Folk Art is a funny thing. Everyone thinks about it a little different. Try it: Think "folk art." What do you see? Now go up to someone else. Random co-worker, man on the bus, heck, call up your best friend. "Hello. I'm thinking about folk art. When you think of folk art, what do you … Continue reading Folk Art
Category: Shout Outs
What is a Puppet Slam?
A puppet slam is like a cabaret, and a puppet show, and late-night TV, and a big family reunion all rolled into one. It happens at the Puppet Showplace Theatre at night, after the usual audience of children has gone to bed, and has a cult following of adults who work with puppets, or work … Continue reading What is a Puppet Slam?
I can’t. I’m in tech.
This month has been christened "Oc-tech-bur" (or as Jane said it, "Oc-tech-BLUR") for the vast quantiy of tech rehearsals that I am about to experience. It starts this week, when Metro Stage's production of the musical Chicago loads in to the Cambridge YMCA. I'm propping this one, and the major prop so far has been 7 cafe chairs. … Continue reading I can’t. I’m in tech.
Words from the Windy City
In the wake of the surge of new projects that resulted from the Freedom Art Retreat, I've been chatting with some of my old Chicago friends and looking up some things that remind me of the way theatre is born and grows. Folks who have spent time in Chicago know the phrase "storefront theatre" - … Continue reading Words from the Windy City
Scorched in Chicago
In November I journeyed from Boston back to Chicago to run wardrobe for the extension of Silk Road Theatre Project's production of Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad, directed by Dale Heinen. Being back in the theatre where I had started my freelance career brought mixed emotions - a sense of happiness upon my return, and the … Continue reading Scorched in Chicago