For Hatch, I created a site-specific solo piece called City Creature on the Cascades based on City Creature research and musings. It was created and staged on February 28, 2015 at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. Enjoy photos and what I could re-create of the script at the link to the Hatch Performance Collective’s website.
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!