A Special Partnership Performance of The Drunkard Benefitting Spotlight Theater
$25 | Event starts at 7:15 PM (Doors open at 6:45) | Friday, November 11th, 2022
Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) is partnering with Spotlight Theater in support of building restoration efforts and we need your help!
Please join TFA in partnership with Spotlight Theater for a special, Friday evening performance of The Drunkard. Proceeds from this performance will go to Spotlight’s building fund and will be used to restore the studio’s historic front doors.
TICKET INFORMATION: You may purchase tickets online HERE
Tickets are limited to 80 and will sell out fast!
*Please note that because this is a fundraiser for Spotlight Theater, TFA member discounts are not available for this event.
ON EVENT DAY: Please arrive a few minutes early to get checked in using your name at the box office (doors open at 6:45) in and find your seat. The performance will begin promptly at 7:15 PM.
Spotlight Theater Box Office
1381 Riverside Drive
Street parking is available surrounding Spotlight Theater and is Free of Charge.
ABOUT TULSA FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE: Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, champions the art of good design and celebrate Oklahoma’s architectural heritage through education, advocacy, and archives. In 1995, a group of architects formed a nonprofit to provide expertise in the areas of architecture and historic preservation. Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) was born out of AIA Eastern Oklahoma, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA needed a repository for collections of architectural drawings and artifacts. The community needed a nonprofit organization to provide leadership in historic preservation, urban design, and to educate the community about Tulsa’s diverse architecture. Today, TFA archives house a large (40,000 +) inventory of original architectural drawings and blueprints, architectural periodicals, newspaper clippings, photographs, project specifications, and artifacts. TFA believes that architecture it is the most complex and vital art forms to mankind, and this belief is reflected in our numerous and diverse public programs. Our programs include a variety of tours that focus on the history of Tulsa’s built environment, public school and youth tours, historic neighborhood tours and design-based open houses, diverse partnership programs with local businesses and individuals, advocacy for historic preservation, and workshops for all ages that focus on creative thinking and hands-on design.
ABOUT SPOTLIGHT THEATER: The Spotlight theater was built in 1928 and was originally The Riverside Studio, also known as Tulsa Spotlight Club. It was designed by renowned architect Bruce Goff. It was built as a house with a studio wing for a music teacher named Patti Adams Shriner. The Riverside Studio was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Riverside Studio is adorned with several unique artistic features. These included a large, circular front window, a fountain designed by Italian sculptor, Alfonso Iannelli, black glass and green marble fireplaces, Japanese wall coverings made from wood veneer, and a series of nine murals that Goff commissioned from Oklahoma artist Olinka Hrdy. Facing bankruptcy during the Great Depression, Ms. Shriner lost ownership of the building in 1933. It went through a series of a series of receivers, and sat vacant until actor Richard Mansfield Dickinson bought it for only $2,500 in 1941.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to help!
SUPPORT: If you cannot attend the show but would like to donate to the Tulsa Spotlight Theater Building Fund, please scroll to the bottom of their homepage and click the “donate” button:
If you are not a member of Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, we encourage you to visit our website and to consider joining.