News release from RTM Ventures LLC:
Three Rivers Music Theatre signs letter of intent to locate at Electric Works
(January 17, 2019) – Fort Wayne-based Three Rivers Music Theatre has signed a letter of intent to locate its expanding operations at Electric Works.
The organization, which focuses on developing locally cast musical theater performance and education has experienced steady growth since its founding in 2016, creating a need for expanded space and access to additional resources. Three Rivers Music Theatre will utilize its new location at Electric Works for rehearsal, performance, and education – including its Triple Threat Performance Arts Academy, which provides arts education programs to hundreds of students annually.
“The vibrancy at Electric Works aligns well with our vision and our role in growing and strengthening the arts community in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana,” Andy Planck said. “We knew we would not be able to sustain our current location, and we’ve grown beyond our capacity, which is a good thing to have happen. Electric Works will allow us to continue producing bold, innovative theater with a voice otherwise unrepresented in our community.”
“Our goal, in lockstep with Arts United’s Platform for Cultural Advancement, is to make Fort Wayne a national arts destination, empowered by our presence at Electric Works,” he added.
The organization will stage all productions on site at Electric Works; it typically stages three full musicals a season in addition to their popular cabaret series.
“The commitment of Three Rivers and its academy clearly demonstrates to the community the unique opportunity this space provides in building quality of place for not just the neighborhood, but the region,” said Jeff Kingsbury of RTM Ventures, the development team behind Electric Works. “Successful innovation districts from Boston to St. Louis to Seattle are often an eclectic mix of the highly technical and highly creative. Bringing these organizations and talent together in a place like Electric Works will spark exciting possibilities.”
About Three Rivers Music Theatre
Three Rivers Music Theatre engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with musical productions that range from the classics to new works; seeks to achieve the highest professional quality in a supportive and encouraging environment; provides arts education programs that promote life-long learning; and celebrates the essential power of live theatre to illuminate our community. For more information, visit threeriversmusictheatre.com.
About Electric Works
Electric Works is a mixed-use district of innovation, energy and culture, developed as a public/private partnership between RTM Ventures and the City of Fort Wayne. A redevelopment and reuse of the former General Electric campus in downtown Fort Wayne, Electric Works includes 39 acres, 18 historic buildings and more than 1.2 million square feet of space for office, educational, innovation, retail, residential, hotel and entertainment uses. For more information, visit the Electric Works website.