East 3rd, A Brief History
East 3rd Productions was founded in the Fall of 2008 by Ricardo Riethmuller and Charles Alexander Khaikin. Their mission was to create an acting/producing company for theater and film and to be a platform for visual artists. The work that would be created would adhered along social, political, and economical themes and would be in collaboration with other artistic groups and/or individuals. Since its inception, East 3rd Productions has produced four main-stage plays, a workshop presentation of an original musical by Harvard alumna Zoe Sarnak, a marathon festival honoring the work of American playwright Israel Horovitz with Barefoot Theatre Company, a photography division, and an award winning film titled Tapeworm. Following the company motto “facilitating art anytime, anywhere, any way” East 3rd Productions, among its producing work, has also provided space, time, and resources for artists to research and cultivate their work.
East 3rd Bio
East 3rd Productions theatrical work includes The Weird Sisters by Zack Calhoon, A Bicycle Country by Nilo Cruz, Mary Esther by Christopher Petit and Nick Zagone, A Lasting Impression music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak, Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe, 70/70 Horovitz Project: Horovitz Marathon a festival honoring playwright Israel Horovtiz, and the Enter Playwright Theater Festival. The company has also produced the short film Tapeworm, which won awards for best short film and best actor in a short film at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival. This past Spring, East 3rd Productions launched their photography division called East 3rd Visual. The company forever searches out work that speaks to its mission statement of cultivating artists across political, social and economical lines. East 3rd’s motto is “facilitating art anytime, anywhere, any way”.