Pendragon Theatre is an ensemble of artists, based in the Adirondacks, dedicated to preserving the vitality and enhancing
the quality of professional theatre through year-round performance and educational programs.
Pendragon’s Feasibility Study
Pendragon has recently received a grant from the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) toward a feasibility study for a theater/community arts center in Saranac Lake. Along with our partners the Village of Saranac Lake and North Country Community College, we want to determine the possibilities for such a center, including potential uses, the requirements generated by those uses, whether such a center could be economically built and operated, and what the benefits to the community could be.
What’s wrong with Pendragon the way it is?
Our beloved and careworn facility needs significant investment to be able to operate in the future. If that kind of investment is needed, can we make it in a way that can benefit more than just Pendragon?
Why a feasibility study?
There are many widely varied opinions as to needs, locations, benefits, and issues. We will be partnering with a firm who can help collect those needs and use their experience to generate requirements and costs in a logical manner. Using as much local knowledge and expertise as possible, we will then look at options including upgrading the current facility, renovating an existing building, or building a new facility. All options are currently open.
What does NCCC hope to gain?
NCCC has wanted to add a performing arts program to its curriculum for some time.
What does the Village hope to gain?
Saranac Lake has gained a reputation as a vibrant center of arts in the Adirondacks. One potential for a new theater/ community arts center is to provide a physical presence for organizations such as Saranac Lake Art Works and others, supporting the many artists in the region. In addition, Pendragon adds more than half a million dollars to the local economy annually. The Village would hope to maintain and expand that positive economic impact and the momentum of responsible growth represented by such projects as the Hotel Saranac renovation .
What if I have ideas? How can I help?
First, you can provide your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send questions and constructive input there. Our current plan is to use our email distribution list for an online survey. In addition, the consultant will be doing phone and in-person interviews, both individual and in groups. If you have a skill to volunteer, please let us know!
When do you start?
We plan to start in March, with the first phase taking approximately 2 months.
Friends of Pendragon
Friends of Pendragon is a list of people who have an interest in supporting Pendragon but may not have the time to serve on the board or commit to a regular investment of time. As I have spoken with many of people in the area, they are more than happy to support Pendragon on an occasional basis, especially when there are many people from which support may be requested.
Friends of Pendragon:
Will be included in any survey for input on our Feasibility Study
May be offered the opportunity to provide a bottle of wine or refreshments on an occasion like opening night
May be offered the opportunity to participate in events such as Stuffathon and Clean-up Day.
Make a suggestion for candidates as board members or advertisers
Other one-time opportunities such as those in which the board is currently asked to participate.
Whereas there is an expectation that board members will participate in many of these “opportunities”, there is no expectation that any “Friend of Pendragon” has to, only the hope that individuals have the desire , time or ability to support Pendragon on an occasional basis.
The list will consist initially of former board members (unless they opt out) and those nominated
by current board members. You can become a “Friend of Pendragon” by providing your email to email@example.com. Former board members can provide their contact information
there also to save us some work finding you!
P.S. this is NOT the list from which ushers are requested for our plays, but we are also happy to get volunteers for that list as well!
Join our email list …
update your information …
It is the best way to receive information on what’s up at Pendragon!
Unfortunately our system currently requires updates to entered as a new entry,
but we will eliminate any doubles!