In 2008, a group of seasoned actresses and directors began to meet on and off to read scripts, share experiences and dream of making opportunities to make work that mattered, with a markedly feminine point of view. From those get-togethers came the idea of an informal alliance of theatre artists intent on exploring challenging work and creating untraditional experiences both for theatre aficionados and for those who would rather be mugged than attend a play.
No one is more surprised than us that On The Verge is still around eight years later with eight productions under our belts. Each has differed wildly from the other in subject matter, approach and venue, but each has showcased the work of singularly excellent actors and designers. We are proud to say that we have made it a priority to pay all our actors, designers and production staff from day one — modest stipends admittedly, but nonetheless an acknowledgement of their talent and professionalism.
Everything we have accomplished so far is a tribute to the wealth of artistic talent that exists in this community. And to the audiences who have supported us on every step of our journey. Thank you. And ever onward.
2008: The Little Foxes |Lillian Hellman| The Bodley Bullock House
2009: Another Part of the Forest [Lillian Hellman| The Hunt Morgan House
2011: Three Viewings |Jeffrey Hatcher| The Milward Funeral Home
2011: God of Carnage| Yasmina Reza| The Downtown Arts Center
2013: Love, Loss, and What I Wore| Nora Ephron| Après Vous Boutique.
2014: Much Ado| William Shakespeare| Central Christian Church.
2015: Legacy of Light| Karen Zacarias| ArtsPlace
2016: The Cherry Orchard| Anton Chekhov| Ward Hall, Georgetown