Short and sweet one here.
Mild brag moment, mainly a build up.
I had the opportunity to help some friends out at one of the theater's that constantly continues to inspire me, not only by the work they put out into the world, but by the community and the connections they foster here in Cincinnati.
While helping build the set of Know Theatre's production of James Ijames's Kill Move Paradise , I honestly had no idea what the story revolved around, simply that a hand full of the most talented actors that Cincinnati has to offer had signed on to play the parts. We built a huge quart pipe configuration of a set over the course of nearly two weeks, I make it sound like I did a ton of the work, which isn't correct, Know's amazing Technical director Nick K. was the spearhead and driving force behind this amazing build. All of this is to say, I had no clue while i was sawing sheets of ply-wood and screwing in stabilizing scabs between boards that what we were building was going to be the footprint to such a powerful and important story. This play has guts, tenderness, rage, flow, connection, destruction, and most of heart. After seeing the entire company's work come to fruition on opening night, it's hard to think back and find work I've done in theatre that I'd be more proud of. I encourage you to take part while it lasts...