Manhattan Theatre Source (MTS) will close its doors permanently in January 2012. The company will, however, continue as a producing entity, offering such programs as such as its signature EstroGenius Festival, an annual celebration of female voices; and the Writers' Forum in 2012 and beyond.

"Despite efforts to save it, we have finally reached a point where we can no longer sustain the running of our space at 177 MacDougal Street," stated MTS Board member Doug Silver. "Our deficits have grown too high, and the terrible economy has badly hurt small theater companies in NYC, not only The Source itself, but even more significantly the companies that we depend on to rent our theater all year long. These harsh realities have left us no choice but leave our space."

Founded in 2000, The Source has given opportunities to almost 10,000 artists -- including actors, directors, designers, musicians, dancers, painters, poets, photographers, and others -- to work in almost 1,000 stage productions, including BridgeClub Production's [title of show].