An interview I recently did with Pirie Jones Grossman about my “second chapter” is now on the Authority Magazine website. As a teaser, here are three of the “five things I wish someone had told me before I became a communications consultant.”
- “The thing you are trying to hide, that you’re a circus clown, is exactly the thing that makes you good at this job.”
- “You will need to teach executives many of the same things you used to teach grade school kids because art education has been severely cut for generations.”
- “Everyone is wearing costumes and you still need to wear one, too, only now you won’t have a costume department to make it for you.”
And I haven’t abandoned my “first chapter” — few days ago, I stood in a converted parking lot in west Alameda crying as the dancers in Tara Pilbrow’s “Breathe” embodied the pain and paradox of the last year. The show is running July 8 & 9, get tickets here. Trivia question: where do you hear my voice in the soundtrack?
Over in S.F., I smiled watching Gypsy Snider, who has been my favorite circus director since way before she won her first Tony award, work with a cast of world-class performers, most of whom trained at Circus Center. “San Francisco: A High- Flying Love Story” will open in the fall and, hopefully, settle in for a run as long as “Beach Blanket Babylon,” its predecessor at Club Fugazi.
See you soon, I hope, live and in person!