A big, hug-filled, crazy-excited welcome to our newest company members, Hannah Holman and Heidi Jedlicka. I asked both of our newest members to introduce themselves and share a bit about their SU experience. Here’s what they have to say. How did you get involved with SU?
Holman: I’m pretty sure the stars aligned when I got involved with Savage Umbrella. In my last semester of college I, somewhat blindly, reached out to an acquaintance/Cobber alum in Minneapolis (the lovely Larissa Shea) in hopes for some guidance in this new world I was about to enter. Knowing my interest in collaborative work, she recommended that I connect with Laura and SU. I took one look at the projects they were working on and immediately fell in love. So, I sent an email asking (maybe begging, ha) to be involved… and here I am today!
Jedlicka: My first encounter with Savage Umbrella was Spring/Summer of 2009 when Laura called to offer me a role in Love Me or Die!; I thanked her from here to next Tuesday, and as I was getting ready to end the call she said, “Wait, don’t you know what the role is before you accept?” Nope. I was just so darn happy to be with these fresh, fun and innovative creators that I didn’t care what role or capacity I would be involved. Flash forward two years to Korea and back; that’s still how I feel.
What excites you about SU?
Holman: Honestly, everything about SU excites me: the people, the process, the work. As an artist, I have always been interested in creating space for conversation and discovery – and this is what SU does best. I really am amazed that I have found such an incredible/talented group of artists that are willing to play with me!
Jedlicka: The works created by this amazing group of people are always valid and relevant. Walking into any SU event feels like a breath of fresh air because these wonderful people aren’t afraid to be silly and serious, often at the same time. There’s nothing better than working alongside excited and exciting artists. I am so, so happy to be here!