The Living Theatre Turns to Crowd Funding in Bid For Survival

Last month, we told you about the plight of the legendary Living Theater on Clinton Street.   Co-founder Judith Malina temporarily averted eviction from the performance space as well as her apartment located above the theater.  The experimental institution’s troubles are not over, though. The bills keep piling up – and the theater’s long-term future is uncertain.

Now crowdfunding start-up Lucky Ant is trying to help.  The Living Theater is the featured project on Lucky Ant’s web site; the goal is to raise $24,000 in the next 13 days not only to pay the rent but to hire a consultant who will help Malina and company develop a five year financial plan.

Watch the video posted above to hear about the dire situation in Malina’s own words and see more info about the fundraising campaign here.

You might also want to have a look at this passionate plea from John Clancy (a founding artistic director of the Fringe Festival) about the importance of saving the Living Theater.