Fugitive Productions is the invention and avocation of David Gerratt.
“Over the years, I’ve performed on a number of stages and promoted music in many settings — from a local farmers market to urban concert halls, from restaurants to stadiums.”
Whether it is music, comedy, storytelling — whatever — people yearn to create and to connect and are drawn to those who share their talents and inspiration. Fugitive Productions is my creative outlet, merging my background in performance and small business. It is my mission and my pleasure to bring together artists and audiences to share a moment outside of the routines of daily life, a moment which, hopefully, brings us simultaneously closer to ourselves and to the community at large.
Some Performance highlights. . .
- Spent my Saturdays at the New England Conservatory of Music as a kid.
- Managed a restaurant in Somerville where we offered live classical and jazz music four nights a week.
- Produced collateral materials for Farm Aid and Boston Baroque for 20-plus years each.
- Organized and hosted a late-night Cabaret in a Boston restaurant.
- Created, performed with, and arranged for a seven-member mixed-voice a cappella group.
- Volunteered backstage at Farm Aid concerts for a decade.
- Been booking weekly performances for our local farmers market’s 20-week season since 2009.
- Created and booked a Saturday night music series at The Local Table in Acton.
- Co-founded the Thursday night Blues Jam in West Acton. (I’ve been jamming on keyboards weekly ever since.)
other fun facts. . .
- Experienced my “15 minutes of fame” after a theater performance when The Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling told me, “You’ve got a future in this business, kid.”
- Started a homemade ice cream shop in Amherst, Mass. (A year before Ben & Jerry’s.)
- Worked in London writing and designing materials for a natural foods company.
- Was the in-house graphic designer for Oxfam America for seven years.
- Worked as a graphic arts and print production trainer in West Africa for three years.
- Started a collectively run typesetting business aptly named “Just Your Type.” (Often mistaken for a dating service.)
- Co-created a traveling bookstore servicing nonprofit and co-op events throughout New England.
My Day job. . .
I own and operate DG Communications (aka NonprofitDesign.com) which “promotes the good work of others by helping them look good.” I work primarily with organizations that promote environmental health, and social and economic equality. I’ve created print materials and websites for hundreds of nonprofits and educational institutions. I help my clients inform people, raise funds, and inspire action.