Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Just about 10 years ago I was trying to get a performance space for Prague Spring to perform. At the time that was basically Sky Grealis, a computer for playback, our friend Kevin, Melissa Riker, and me.

So I was discussing how expensive theaters were with my friend Ed and he said "Hey, I'm going to meet my friend Andrew Frank -- he's thinking about putting a theater in the old Capezio dance clothing store on MacDougal Street. You want to come along and see it?"

Of course I said yes. And when Andrew foolishly asked me if I thought it was a good idea to build a theater in the space I said "yes" once again. I think that was the final bit of convincing he needed.

Now, thousands of theatrical performances later (Prague Spring performed there twice but since Sky moved to San Francisco we have been essentially dormant as a performing group), my studio/edit suite/office is on the ground floor, immediately below the theater itself.

Jon Ecklund produced this video. It features many of our friends from over the years and gives you an idea of the kind of community we made. When I say "we" what I mean is that there are many many people who worked very hard to create it. All I did was say "yes". ;-) Heck, sometimes that's all you need.

"What is TheatreSource?" from Jon Ecklund on Vimeo.

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