Group is a member based Indie Theater company dedicated to producing
new work in New York with emerging artists through ensemble, creation
of family, and education.
Pronunciation: im-'pech-w&s, -'pe-ch&-
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French impetueux, from Late Latin impetuosus,
from Latin impetus
1 : marked by impulsive vehemence or passion <an impetuous
2 : marked by force and violence of movement or action <an
synonym see PRECIPITATE
- im·pet·u·ous·ly adverb
- im·pet·u·ous·ness noun
Theater Group: Was founded in November, 2004 by three
artists who were seeking a cohesive group to explore, support and
push the boundaries of their art with. In February, 2004 James
David Jackson, Josh Sherman and
Joe Powell met in a midtown coffee shop to discuss their mutual passion,
dedication and commitment to the theatre. After about an hour had
passed, they collectively decided to join together and start a new
family. Impetuous Theater Group was born.
member based: ITG
believes that like with any relationship, it takes time to cultivate
the bonds that are needed for creation. That’s why we are dedicated
to keeping our membership base low so that we can really focus on
what the family needs to become a better ensemble. This further pushes
our members to become multidisciplinary, and strengthen their entirety
as an artist. Ultimately, this creates a body of artists who can
adapt on a per show basis to give each individual production and
guest artist what is needed to make their goals.
Theater: " . .
. is "artist-driven" theater, as opposed to "producer-driven" theater.
That which, at every point in its development, answers the question "What
do we do here?" with the answer "Whatever the artists want," NOT
with "Whatever the producer wants." Theater that has as its
sole goal the creation of something satisfying to the involved artists'
sensibilities, not the creation of something gratifying to the involved
producers' financial portfolio and its various budgetary outlays and
speculations. Theater that is done to please the audience as the artist
imagines it, not as the producer imagines it."
- Kirk Wood Bromley
new work in New York: ITG
is dedicated to the idea of producing new and emerging playwright’s
work in New York City. New York is known as the great melting
pot, and without new playwrights pushing the established boundaries,
theatre in New York will no longer remain vital. We provide
to playwrights who may not have a cohesive group to explore
with. The fact that we are based in New York gives these playwrights
a chance to be seen in a theatrically rich environment.
emerging artists: We feel strongly that emerging
artists need a place to feel comfortable while taking risks. By working
with an already established group of members, emerging artists will
have the tools necessary to learn what is needed in a professional
environment. This allows the emerging artist to focus their energy
solely on their respective craft, and for ITG to support the artists
ensemble: Pulling from the community of artists
around us, ITG is committed to assembling a cohesive group of passionate
individuals. By gathering these artists together and working towards
a single goal, we hope to create a true collaboration in all of our
creation of family:
As we live in an ever changing
world full of impossibilities and tragedy, we realize that only by
banding together can we hope to survive in the arts. ITG acknowledges
that it is supported and wholeheartedly supports other companies
and artists that build the New York theater scene and across the
nation. Friends and family are what keep creation possible. We have
produced New York, American, and World Premieres throughout Manhattan.
ITG has produced at several venues and festivals including The Irish
Arts Center, Center Stage NY and with The New York International
Fringe Festival. ITG has worked with emerging artists from The American
Musical Dramatic Academy, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts,
Bare Bodkin Company, Boomerang Theater Company, Brooklyn College,
Carnegie Mellon University, Circle in the Square, Developing Artists
Theater Company, Devil's Dance Belt, Ivy Baldwin Dance, The Juilliard
School, LAByrinth Theater Company, The Lee Strasberg Institute, The
McCarter Theatre, New York University, The New School, Partial Comfort
Productions, Po-Jack Jobs, Princeton University, The Royal Academy
of Dramatic Arts, The Sanford Meisner Center, Stella Adler Studio
of Acting, Stonestreet Studios, Sunflower Works, terraNOVA Collective,
Terrapin Troupe, Theatre of Mass Destruction, Tisch School of the
Arts, Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company, Valdosta State University,
and Urban Stages among others.
constant training, challenging each other and hard work, ITG strives
to continually keep a finger on the pulse of emerging theater trends.