Contractors WANTED! Doomsday Gala was AMAZING! The Kickstarter packages are COMING!
Inside the firehouse on Flickr.
Lots of new pictures of our rehab work on Torrent Engine 18.
Inside the Firehouse
Outside the Firehouse
Legitimate, a revenge film by Izzy Lee, shot on location at Torrent Engine 18. Starring UnAmerika’s Sweetheart Karin Webb, Michael Thurber, and Katrina Galore.
Oops, I didn’t update this for about a month. Here’s a photo from the Torrent 18 benefit gala in which Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer graced us, with Walter Sickert and many amazing burlesque acts. More photos to come.
Tee Jay before the set of Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys
Dorchester, MA 12.21
Amy Macabre at the Torrent Engine 18 Doomsday Gala
Dorchester, MA 12.21
Gala on calendar for Gaiman and Palmer
“American Gods” and “The Sandman” writer Neil Gaiman and his wife, Lexington-bred Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer, kept their promise over the weekend by spending the last night of the Mayan calendar in Dorchester with locals who are turning a neighborhood firehouse into a space for visual and performing arts. Gaiman and Palmer performed at the Friday night Gala Party for Torrent Engine 18, which is being turned into an art space by Katherine Bergeron — a.k.a. performer Katrina Galore — and E. Stephen Frederick, of the Empire S.N.A.F.U. Restoration Project. Guests donated $125 to get a ticket to the party, which also featured a burlesque performance and some stage time with Bergeron. The appearance by Gaiman was especially timely for fans who read on his website last week that his next book-signing tour will be his last. Gaiman explained in a blog post that book tours are exhausting for writers, and that “I love meeting people, but the sixth hour of signing, for people who have been standing in a line for seven hours, is no fun for anybody. (The last proper US signing I did, it lasted over 7 hours and I signed for over 1,000 people. I’d suspect a lot of the signings on this tour will be like that, or bigger.)” Gaiman, whose forthcoming novel is “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” told the Globe before Friday’s party that he won’t disappear on fans, and that he will absolutely continue to tour with his books — he just won’t sit for hours and autograph each one. He joked that when he does his final signing tour for “Ocean” next year, he’ll wind up “plunging [his hand] into bags of frozen peas.” “But I love the book and I’m really proud of it,” he said. “And if I’m going to go out, I’m going to go out with a bang.”
The DigBoston - ARTS: Torrent Engine 18
“Most people today are constantly connected to each other via various social media, but having a real location where creative people can interact in real life is an irreplaceable part of the human experience.” - E. Stephen Frederick
2nd Chance for Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman do Mayan Doomsday/Gala Party benefit for Torrent Engine 18 tickets!