Are you ready to rumble?
I am helping Liz Hansen and Jon Jon Johnson found Avalanche Theatre Company.
Who is Avalanche?
If you’re a DC fringe goer, you might recall a couple of shows; Sarah Kane’s Crave in the 2011 festival, and Despertar in the 2012 festival. Having done two years of fringing, Avalanche’s creative team was ready to make the jump to a full fledged company, and brought me on.
The company catchphrases is ‘as subtle as,’ which I find fits my personality. I’ve always wanted to ‘one day’ have a theatre company, and so, when Jon Jon and Liz asked if I would be interested in co-directing their company, it struck me as an excellent opportunity.
Why Run Your Own Company?
There are many reasons to run one’s own company, many good, many bad. Many folks do it so they can select their seasons, which I think is one of the primary (and most legitimate) reasons for founding a theatre company. It’s a chance for people like me to use all their skill sets at once, rather than work as a token skill set for another company. For me, it’s a chance to create art in a dynamic, fresh environment with a supportive team. It’s also a chance to continue developing my theatre admin skills while at the same time getting to flex my creative muscles.
We had our first official meeting as a board yesterday, and we’ve got a slew of exciting plans coming up. I won’t say what they are just yet, but… you should be excited. I know I am.
How Do I Find Out More?
A good question, faithful reader, and one that I am prepared to provide links for:
The company website is: