A few reflections on a wild, wonderful, hard, and satisfying year under the umbrella along with our plans to tear 2015 up. Duh.
I think this year was an especially exciting year for Savage Umbrella workshops. We explored new ways of creating narratives and moments in JUNE, dug into the nooks and crannies of THESE ARE THE MEN (full production coming in March/April 2015), discovered new mythologies with the vikings of VINLAND, and tried out some new ways of staging and engaging audiences with HOUSE PARTY. It's not out of the ordinary for Savage Umbrella to try new things, but this year felt particularly satisfying. We're really getting into an awesome groove.
I'm looking forward to SO MUCH in 2015; Savage Umbrella has some exciting things planned. I think I'm most excited to see what bubbles out of the workshops this coming year. The part of new work that gets me the most excited is the start of an idea -- when the possibilities are infinite and we get to decide where it goes. We haven't announced everything that will happen in 2015 yet, but trust me... you're in for an incredible ride.
We fit more workshops into one year than, I think, we have ever done before. That means we have reached out to and worked with so many new artists and got them under our umbrella and that is so exciting.
We are gonna make so much awesome stuff!