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Date: Friday, February 3, 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 February Film Lineup


Following our special January program that was entirely on video (a special thanks to own Craig Marin for supplying us with "The Goodies" program), our February program is back on film.


We have our Boys Stanley and Oliver in their film "Beau Hunks." Not a two-reel short and not a feature — probably Roach’s earliest “streamliner” at FOUR REELS LONG. We also have Laurel & Hardy’s segment from "The Hollywood Review of 1929" — the magic act that they can’t quite seem to get right. It is introduced by Jack Benny. (Remember, it is L&H’s segment only.) We also have some other great goodies as well. "The Little Ranger," a swell Our Gang short from 1938 and their first at their new studio MGM. Alfalfa Switzer is the leader of the Gang in this one. It will be followed by something special from John Giriat’s collection: George Jessel in a TV show from 1958, “George Jessel’s Show Business.” AND…..TWO great Bugs Bunny cartoons in a row! "Hare Do" and "Show Biz Bugs," both from the collection of the late Jim Dukas. Jim was a long time member whom we lost a few years back.

NYC Sons of the Desert February 2023 film lineup
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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