Most importantly, I've been busy at work restoring and preserving art and music from the Reinhard Palovcik FREDInk Archives. My fundrazr is still running for this event. Although we have raised over $1,000, we still need another grand to purchase an iMac for video editing and audio/photo restorations. The place to help is here, and you can get some great art perks from me if you are kind enough to donate. The question is...what's next?
Jan. 23, I will be in New York City for the URTA auditions. That's where they give you two minutes to impress representatives from near forty colleges from around the country for their graduate programs. I also have my name in the running for a competitive opportunity to...wait for it....go to Cuba with legendary film director, Werner Herzog and make a movie. I don't have a camera or film, so I think I'm a perfect candidate. We'll know in the second week of January if I'm selected. If so, off to Cuba I guess. Sometime near May, the Acrosstown has selected my play UMMU as one of it's season plays and this will be directed by Michael Bobbitt, who actually played the lead role when I first presented the work at the Acrosstown in a staged reading. Very excited to see what he is going to do with it. Meanwhile, I am in rehearsals for a one-man show called Thom Pain (based on nothing). 75-minutes of monology! We'll stage this at the Bobbitt Compound towards the beginning of 2017 (to be announced) for just forty select people, and it will be mind-bending, spellbinding, emotionally wrenching, and sardonically funny. Directed by Gregg Jones with lighting design by Michael McShane, this will be one hot ticket. Lastly, I'll be doing two sound designs at the University of Florida for Dr. Young's production of The Divine, and Dr. Williams' production of King Lear.
And I'm not saying I scored an impossible table in Mexico for Chef Rene Redzepi's Noma Pop-Up. But I can tell you that if I ever did, that would be a hell of a pipe dream and I'd be going to Mexico with friends April 13th to eat crickets, wasp larvea, ants, and tacos. But I'm not saying that happened.
Let's make art and music together. Let's see art and music together. Let's keep Gainesville weird and wonderful. Let's motivate each other and share our passions.