Why should someone come see your show?
This past year has been the hardest year of my life. I pulled a pin from a grenade and I hugged it to my chest. I’ve spent the year couch-surfing and subletting. I’ve been writing like I just got out of dental surgery: journals, poetry, short stories, lists of things I want in my life. I’ve tried to begin a strange new career as a self-producing game show host. Six Fine Lines is a collage of me attempting to put my life back together. I used to believe so fully in the power of words, I thought they could do anything. Six Fine Lines is the story of words absolutely and devastatingly failing me.
I want inventories of things that speed my heart. I want swiftly-changing things that make a detective out of me. I want fun and I want truth, rolled together and spun like a top. I want to be constantly surprised. If you’re like me, then you should come and see Six Fine Lines. If you want to laugh along to audience members playing Family Feud and then a few minutes later hear a poem underscored by the theme song to Badlands, then you should see Six Fine Lines.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
If Six Fine Lines were a superhero, it would be Green Lantern – a man limited only by his imagination, who can create anything out of a little ring on his finger.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
If I could only see one other show at the Fringe this year it would be Roller Coaster by TJ Dawe.
TJ is forever one of my favourite performers, favourite artists, in the entire world, how lucky that he lives in Vancouver and we get so many changes to glimpse his fascinating brain!
Venue: Carousel Theatre (1411 Cartwright St, Granville Island)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ levelheadedfriendstheatre/
#FringeDuJour is a daily peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.
The 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 7-17 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.