Big Changes Ahead for Human Combat Chess!

Hello Friends,

We know you’ve been anxiously waiting for more information about the future of Human Combat Chess, and it’s our pleasure to finally be able to start discussing what will be coming over the next year or so. Please remember that even with these changes, and those that will come in the future, our primary goal is to create a safe creative environment in as many ways as possible.

The largest change that is happening is something we’ve come to describe as “cell division”: Six Elements Theatre will no longer be producing Human Combat Chess. The show will continue on with a new production company rising to focus exclusively on the show and the continued developments of the world of Combat Chess. We want to make it very clear that this decision was made in order to allow both Six Elements and Human Combat Chess to reach their full potentials, and was not caused by any sort of internal conflict. Several members of the Chess production team are members of Six Elements, and more may continue to be involved in the show as it progresses.

That change will take at least the next year to complete, however, as Six Elements will be acting as a financial sponsor for this coming year’s production. This was made possible through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) specifically for Human Combat Chess, which will give us access to the funds we need to properly launch the next era of the show.

That new era will launch with what will undoubtedly be the most ambitious production we have pursued to date, and it will be combined with a change in our branding to create a platform that we can continue building on for years to come. This is an exciting time to be a part of this project and the community that surrounds it, and more information will be coming soon. We’re happy to answer any questions that you may have, but please understand if the answer we can give for now is “More to come later” (and soon).

Until next time, Control Your Center!

Johanna Gorman-Baer

Darwin Hull

Mike Lubke

Chris Marchand

Nathaniel Nesheim-Case