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Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm

The New York Founding Tent meets monthly at The Church of the Transfiguration, founded in 1848 and home of The Episcopal Actors' Guild since 1923. "The Little Church Around the Corner," as it is commonly known, has welcomed theatrical legends including Edwin Booth, Joseph Jefferson, Basil Rathbone, Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Fontaine, Rex Harrison, and Charlton Heston, so we are in great company!

Meeting Location


The Church of the Transfiguration

One East 29th Street
(Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue)
New York, NY 10016

Church of the Transfiguration directions
Meeting Guidelines


There is no formal dress code as there was at our former location of The Players, but please dress respectably. We can bring refreshments and snacks, but no alcoholic beverages are permitted on the premises. Also, it is our responsibility to clean up after our meeting and leave the room as we found it. 


For the time being, guest visits are suspended. Please see below for full COVID-19 guidelines.

Cleaning up after our monthly meeting
Our March Film Lineup


For our March Sons meeting, we have something EXTREMELY RARE for you. We all are familiar with the classic cartoon show Beany & Cecil, but years before the cartoon show, there was "Time for Beany." Same characters, but in puppet form! Beany, Uncle Captain, Cecil, etc.  Since it was broadcast live from California, there were no reruns. We are running a rare kinescope of the show. They are a lot of fun to watch… and they were a favorite of our own Professor John McCabe, founder of our club. We will also be running a wonderful Max Fleischer color classic, "Somewhere in Dreamland." Remember it when you were kids? Our program is dedicated to "when we were kids"… and we also watched Laurel & Hardy. We will be screening the film that started us all off with classic silent comedy and silent Laurel & Hardy: ”The Golden Age of Comedy.” Stan & Ollie, Charley Chase, the Keystone Cops, Andy Clyde (not our member Andy Klyde), Max Sennett films, and more. THIS is the film that introduced us to the world of silent comedies, and this print we are running comes from Jim Dukas’ collection. Jim asked Robert Youngson if he could get a print of it and Youngson had this print especially made up at the lab for Jim.

NYC Sons of the Desert March 2023 film lineup

MEETING NOTICE: Please know that since it is still winter, we will always be on "snow alert." That means if it is snowing during the day of our meeting OR if it is in the forecast, we will alert you by email and also post it on our website. Once it starts, we cancel. But if you are not sure, please call Jack at 914-584-0811. It's always good to be prepared!

COVID-19 Guidelines


The Episcopal Actors' Guild's board still requires proof of full vaccination* and well-fitted, high-filtration masks are still a must.

What does that mean for you?  All clients, members, visitors, volunteers, students, casts, crews, audiences, and renters will be asked to (1) provide in-person proof of full vaccination, (2) present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport, and (3) wear a well-fitted, high-filtration mask (such as a surgical mask, N95, KN95 or KF94) over both their nose and mouth while in the space.  Read the Guild's current COVID Safety Protocols: Updates will be posted as they occur.

*A reminder that you are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks (14 days) after you have received a second dose in a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks (14 days) after you have received a single-dose vaccine (J&J). We cannot make any exceptions. We cannot accept a negative test in lieu of proof of full vaccination.

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