A multi-part opera-esque theater piece takes over the Park Avenue Armory
Last year I kind of did something like this, and as someone pretty relentlessly focused on the future, it’s refreshing to take a moment to reflect. Whoooosh!
ANNUAL PROJECT 2015:
Watch Alex Coulombe Talk Stuff! in which I chronicled my activities on a weekly basis to chart the transition from not-fatherhood to fatherhood – 48 episodes
(2013 was a Daily Journal & 2014 was my Productive Commuter blog & 2016 will be Watch Alex Coulombe Learn Stuff)
In 2016 I predict VR permeating every one of those categories– I see a revolution on the horizon. See you in early 2017!
WhAT Studios puts on an original show for the Venus Theater Festival.
*No letter grade because I’m too biased– I know everyone in the cast, the director, and the writer. And I’ve read several versions of the script in progress.
My old theater group (WhAT (now What)) takes on a big ol’ musical.
Tales from Before and After the Show:
I was invited up by Syracuse University this weekend (December 12, 2015) to be a guest critic for finals at the School of Architecture. A real honor! And even better was finding out that the theater group I cofounded back in 2006 was putting on a show. What joy! The new head of the group was very sweet and invited me on stage for a quick hello before the show got started. I have to say– I had very mixed feelings throughout the weekend after seeing the show. On the one hand, it’s a far more popular group than it was when I left school in 2010. The singing was a thrill and everyone in the audience seems to have really enjoyed themselves. On the other hand, the ethos of WhAT (back when it was Warehouse Architecture Theater instead of What Theater) was to put on well-acted, off-the-beaten-path shows suited to the schedules of busy people. A big fluffy musical seems a little against that sentiment. Still! It seems like they’re settling into splitting the year between a musical and a standard play (just like my high school!). And next semester’s production of Almost, Maine is sure to be great– I saw that show at Syracuse Stage back in the day and I think it’s a very good show for WhAT. Or What.