The Trey McIntyre Project will enter its fifth year with a number of changes, including a new managing director and a new building.
Currently housed at 775 Fulton St. in downtown Boise, TMP opted to relocate to a new space when its lease is up at the end of June. The new building TMP selected is located at 2285 Warm Springs Ave., across from the Old Idaho Penitentiary and Idaho Botanical Garden. The building formerly housed Five Rivers Interiors.
“There are some great spaces in downtown Boise,” said Brian Aune, the new managing director and general counsel at TMP. “Like, the downtown Macy’s building would be an exciting space. But we are a nonprofit.”
Aune says this new space will allow the company the opportunity to expand in the future. TMP's current space is 5,000 square feet and the new space is more than 10,000 square feet.
The new building will house nearly 30 staffers (including dancers), merchandise, costumes and a performance space, where TMP hopes to hold performances on a regular basis. Aune is excited about the building being more of a destination and is looking into ideas like holding food truck rallies so the public will feel welcome.
Even though Aune has only been a TMP employee for about three weeks, he is no stranger to the company. His wife, Kristin Aune, currently works as the company's engagement manager for education and artistic initiatives.
In future years, TMP's goal will be to focus not just on performances and tours, but also on new projects. While Aune does not know exactly what that will look like, he says it could involve lending themselves to movies, Broadway plays and music videos.
Though the end of its contract at Fulton Street has started rumors that Trey McIntyre Project could be leaving Boise, according to Aune, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The company is currently on a four-week tour through China, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam, where McIntyre will help select a company to travel back to the United States as part of a cultural exchange. That collaboration will receive its world premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music, but Boise will be treated to a preview on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Morrison Center.
While TMP is constantly evolving and growing, Aune assured fans that the company has no plans to leave Boise.
“We think of ourselves as a national or international company,” Aune said. “But we also think of Boise as our home.”