Home Base


Post christmas blogging, avalanche style. Check it out!

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The concept of “Home Base” really struck…er…home with me today. With the news that WSC Avant Bard lost its home in Artisphere, and visiting with a dear friend in town from LA, the concept of a base grows more and more important.

I won’t lie, Avalanche likes art that I feel a lot of people don’t like, or perhaps would prefer to shy away from. We like difficult, emotionally honest work. It seems difficult because we deal with parts of ourselves, as humans, that most of us choose to deny. I’m not saying we by any means condone the behaviours in plays that we like. Quite the contrary; we think rape, abuse, cheating, and brutality are horrible. However, we don’t try to hide the fact that they exist.

But this art is not as widely accepted as I’d like, because we as humans find the existences of uncomfortable things…

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