iTheatre Saratoga / The Creative Place International (CPI) is a not-for-profit professional theatrical/cultural resource based in Saratoga Springs, NY now entering our 8th season. A February, 2011 “pilot” of the Young Playwrights Workshop affirmed the effectiveness of the program and led to the creation of a 3-week workshop in July, 2011. CPI recruited an impressive roster of Master Teachers and provided scholarships for talented youth for participation in the July workshops in creative writing, playwriting and performance. In February, 2012, CPI presented an audition workshop for young people to build confidence and bolster their intrinsic talents. In August, 2012, CPI presented American Soup, a new play with music, at The Arts Center in Saratoga to unanimous raves among audience members and benefit performances raised funds for area non-profits. CPI also presented an October, 2012 reading of Sweetie, a new musical, in New York City as part of the League of Professional Theatre Women 30th Anniversary. In August 2013, CPI presented Saratoga Chips, a new play with music as part of the Saratoga 150 Celebration. CPI also participated in the presentation of the new musical Orphan Train as part of the Centennial Celebration at Grand Central Station in New York City. In 2014, CPI collaborated with the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance to establish a theatre arts program. CPI inaugurated the new theatre space at the National Museum of Dance with a new Pinocchio, presented its first mystery, The Sound of Murder, at The Arts Center in August, 2014, followed by productions of Letters From A Window In The Sky and Other People’s Money in the summer of 2015, a reading of A Legend of Sleepy Hollow, productions of Master Class and The Vagina Monologues, readings of Shakespeare’s Star Wars and Two Gentlemen of Lebowski, productions of Guardians of the Treasure and Hollowville: An American Ghost Story in 2016, a successful 2017 Off-Broadway NYC run of CPI’s production of Kunstler, followed by a youth workshop production of The Golden Phoenix and the holiday return of American Soup. 2018 highlights included our youth theatre workshop Inst-Adventure: Metropolis, a multi-media presentation of Night of the Living Dead, and the professional world premiere of Agatha Christie’s The Stranger.
We are dedicated to creating new theatre works and our continuing mission to develop the next generation of theatre artists and audiences. Our organization is spearheaded by talented theatre arts professionals of various disciplines and has been host to a number of notable theatre guest artists including Tony Award Winning actor Ron Holgate, legendary choreographer Patricia Birch, actress Tandy Cronyn, Broadway actor Jeff McCarthy, playwright Jeffrey Sweet, and more. CPI is in the process of re-branding as iTheatre Saratoga and proud to be Saratoga’s year-round professional theatre company.
iTheatre Saratoga / The Creative Place International
P.O. Box 99 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph: (518) 584-7780