$1M Donation to Proctors Collaborative – Wright Family Foundation Makes an Investment for Schenectady

$1M donation “a vote of confidence” in Proctors Collaborative  Wright Family Foundation makes “an investment in tomorrow” for Schenectady SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—OCT. 29, 2019—With a landmark $1 million donation, The Wright Family Foundation has cast a vote of confidence for a new era at Proctors Collaborative. The gift will serve as a matching grant to leverage…

Proctors Continues to Explore the Dark Side of Alternative Film this Fall

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—SEPT. 16, 2019—Proctors continues to explore the dark side of alternative film this fall with a series of screenings stretching from Fangoria favorites to Knives and Skin! 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept 19, Donnie Darko Michael Gingold, editor of the classic horror movie magazine Fangoria, will introduce Richard’s Kelly’s 2001 cult favorite Donnie Darko, about a troubled teenager plagued by visions of…

Four Local Cities Proclaim Capital Region Immigrants’ Day

Declarations coincide with The Immigrants’ Ball: Celebrating the American Dream at Proctors, Sunday, Aug. 18 SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—AUG. 15, 2019—The mayors of the four anchor cities of the Capital Region will proclaim Sunday, Aug. 18, Capital Region Immigrants’ Day in their individual municipalities. Mayors Meg Kelly (Saratoga Springs), Patrick Madden (Troy), Gary R. McCarthy (Schenectady) and Kathy Sheehan (Albany) have all, or…

Proctors Broadway Camp Students Perform “Les Miserables”

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—JULY 10, 2019—Proctors Collaborative has long been a pioneer in providing professional training in the technical aspects of theatre for local students—proving that what happens offstage is just as important as the action on the boards.   The annual culmination of these efforts flower with the School of the Performing Arts’ Broadway Camp, in…

Proctors Collaborative Adds Two Marketing Associates

 Tiarnan Barrett and Rachel Hamlin join marketing team   SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—June 10, 2019—Recent college graduates Tiarnan Barrett and Rachel Hamlin have joined the marketing team at Proctors Collaborative, each taking on roles as marketing associates.   Barrett, of Slingerlands, graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing from…

Capital Repertory Theatre’s NEXT ACT! New Play Summit Arrives June 7–10

 Albany, N.Y.—May 21, 2019—The eighth annual NEXT ACT! New Play Summit, at Capital Repertory Theatre and Proctors, June 7–10, features readings of three full-length plays—Meridith Friedman’s The Luckiest People, Rachel Lynett’s Here Be Dragons and Deborah Yarchun’s The Calm Before. The developmental workshop will also include the popular First 15; a Synopsis Clinic led by Dramatist Guild Member Aoise Stratford; two events featuring Young Playwrights; and,…