Monday, August 31, 2009
More Reasons Why
The further along the road we get, the more it seems right. Last week, we got interviewed by the editor of the Theatre section of Time Out Chicago. Exciting as the publicity will be when it comes out (I'll keep you posted), perhaps the conversation itself was more elating. Kris was planning on writing an article about how Chicago doesn't have a Fringe, and the pros of cons of why we would need one. He brought up an interesting point - the argument could be made that we need a Fringe so that small scale artists from around the country and the world have an opportunity to come here and show their work. In turn, we have the opportunity to view their work. Of course, we believe this argument to be true. People are starting to hear about it, and often the most excited artists are the ones from out of state. They want to come to Chicago! And who can blame them right? Most of us moved here from wherever we were in response to the tremendous siren call of what we perceived as an vibrantly alive theatre scene. I could write love letters to our theatre scene - it's bigger, more exhilarating, more complex than I even imagined when I was moving here with a capital M five years ago.