Work-in-progress shot of Joan’s garden-in-a-suitcase prop for The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane opening this weekend at Bay Area Children’s Theater.
Idiot String is now a fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts and Media, a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to support independent, non-commercial arts and media projects that cultivate community, civic participation, cultural engagement, and free expression.
We couldn’t be prouder, especially since IAM’s “ultimate vision is to strengthen a culture of democracy by cultivating arts and media projects that engage neighbors in civic life.” Hear, hear!
Fiscal sponsorship allows us to accept tax-deductible donations, and apply for a greater number of grants.
Hello, world! It’s us, Joan Howard and Rebecca Longworth. After a late night in early March, featuring edits to a Google Doc full of possible names, we’re “Idiot String.” Over a year after creating the Physical Theatre Salon and looking forward to the second iteration of our 2013 SF Fringe show, O Best Beloved… it’s about time to make this collaboration official. We look forward to surprising and delighting you with performances featuring a couple of idiots, and a lot of string (and rope, and pulleys, and hinges, and spinney things, and whirlygigs).
What’s an “idiot string,” you ask? A simple machine, of sorts. Of course.
We’ve received a 2014 Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant to build FluxWagon, our mobile stage, for the summer tour of O Best Beloved. Here’s Joan’s model of FluxWagon, unfolded as the OBB stage… and below, the story of its unfolding!