It is time to step away for a bit. I'm sure it will be better - deeper and more resonant - with some distance. The next emergence of the piece will be different and I welcome that. I'm not giving up CHOP indefinitely, but I do plan to release it to the greater world for other theatres and performers to take a crack at and see how it stands. And I'm moving on to other projects, with reinvigorated goals to have a really great, portable, personal touring solo show. And with it, have oodles more adventures, perhaps on the great Canadian Fringe circuit this time.
Also at the Seattle Fringe, I met some outstanding performers, met up with family (it is a rare treat to get to share my art with those closest to me... ironic, I know), and experienced great hospitality from nearly everyone we came across. It is as if the city itself were doing its best to be welcoming...
With this in mind, her's a few final pics of my time in the Pacific Northwest at the Seattle Fringe.
|Ruth and I with Grant, on of the organizers of the Seattle Fringe.|
|At Pikes Place Market.|
|Our excellent hosts... Richard, Curt and wee Thomas.|
|My aunt and uncle from Oklahoma happened to be visiting my cousin and his partner, newly relocated to Seattle. They all came to see the show and we grabbed dinner afterwards.|
If you are curious, you can see a whole set of my travel pics related with CHOP over the years HERE.