It’s official! I’m moving to California! And for a number of reasons, I wanted to let you know.
What, you might wonder, prompted this sudden plan for a change of coasts? It isn’t sudden: for four years I’ve been slogging away trying for a job in my profession here, there and everywhere. The competition is overwhelming, the arts economy is stuck in the doldrums (read: toilet!) and, needless to say, I haven’t got that job yet. Finally, it seems more sensible to just pack up and go and let the fates have their way with me. At least I’ll be warm!
Right now, I’m sorting through all those belongings I don’t really need and can’t fit into my tiny Honda. Recycling all those ridiculous amounts of paperwork we’re compelled to keep filed away. Selling the furniture, the dishes, the silverware, the plants—everything!
And I’m truly excited about heading to the land of endless summer again!
I plan to leave after a final performance of a new solo-piece I’ve been working on, “Poet in Amerika: In which an oppressive and intangible system keeps putting the protagonist into bizarre situations.” Even though it’s a solo-performance, I’ll be incorporating a film of some of my talented friends and colleagues reading from my poetic works into the show. This day-in-the-life of a poet premiers on Friday, March 8th at the Hooker-Dunham Theater for friends and supporters of Acting On Impulse Theatre Company.
As for the Company, it’s heading to California, too.
And some big changes are in the works:
1) We’re reorganizing into a worker-owned Cooperative theatre company! More to come on this in the next few posts.
2) We’re looking to buy/lease and renovate our new home to be 100% sustainable! That means totally off-the-grid and completely recyclable wherever/whenever possible. 0% waste. 0% carbon footprint.
These 2 new directions have long been my personal dream. I’m scouting now for cities with empty warehouse areas or defunct shopping centers that I and my fellow artists can revive and renew.
I want to take something that’s gone fallow and breathe new life into it. But a life that is based upon respect for all!
Want to be a part of this? Let’s talk!