Living Theatre Raises More Than $24,000 to Stay Afloat

Posted on: May 16th, 2012 at 6:46 am by

319 individuals – the precise number of participants who helped keep The Living Theatre, pioneer of the off-Broadway movement, from certain extinction here on the Lower East Side.

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Two weeks ago, the 65-year-old arts institution announced, via crowdfunding website Lucky Ant, that death was knocking on the proverbial door at 21 Clinton Street. The cause touched some sort of local nerve, as both the streets and social media outlets gushed with talk of the establishment. In the end roughly $24,600 was reportedly raised. With this bundle of cash, the Living Theatre will pay off various debts and also hire a consultant to help develop a five-year plan.

The following chart was included in a press release from Lucky Ant yesterday afternoon:

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