My good friend, Mark Waren, directs documentaries and runs a small non-profit theatre and film production company. His current project is "THE CAFFE CINO: Do What You Have To Do," an exploration of the legendary Caffe Cino on Cornelia Street, the birthplace of Off-Off Broadway theatre in the United States. The “alumni” of the Caffe Cino include Sam Shepard, Al Pacino, Bernadette Peters, William M. Hoffman, Lanford Wilson, Paul Foster and Robert Patrick. This tiny café-theatre remade American theatre, and influenced theatre practitioners all over the world.
You can see further information about THE CAFFE CINO on the non-profit production company, Dramatic Risks, website, www.dramaticrisks.org.
Mark is currently in the midst of a final fund-raising campaign to obtain the funds necessary to complete and distribute the film. All contributions to Dramatic Risks and the CINO project are completely tax-deductible, and there is a PayPal link on the Dramatic Risks website.
Dramatic Risks, Inc. is a New York City-based non-profit cultural and educational corporation, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Dramatic Risks produces high-quality theatre and film programs for educational institutions and the general public. Dramatic Risks is about documenting current and historical communities using a range of performance and motion picture techniques.