Farewell to Where Eagles Dare

Finding a good, affordable rehearsal and performance space in Manhattan is the Holy Grail for artists.  So when reliable and reasonably priced places shut down, it is a loss for everyone in the arts community.  Where Eagles Dare, managed by John Chatterton, was one such space and it is now gone. 

Small theater spaces come and go.  I still miss the Ground Floor Theater in Greenwich Village.  It was a great black-box space with a wonderful garden adjacent to it that was great for refreshments during intermission.

I performed a number of staged readings and short plays at the Blackbird Theater of Where Eagles Dare.  It was a no frills space, but John kept adding amenities to it, and it served the needs well for companies like Darknight Productions to workshop their original plays or offer its actors the opportunity to hone their skills with monologue nights or performances of one-acts.

Where Eagles Dare served an important niche and it will be missed.