A Marvelous Adventure Indeed

This snowy day is giving me the perfect excuse to stay inside, sip tea, and be sentimental. It’s hard to believe that, after beginning work on this project seven months ago, Choose Thine Own Adventure has actually closed…

What a joy to live in the topsy-turvy, unpredictable, and generous world of this show for so long! Our amazing cast – Marco Minichiello, Ped Naseri, and Filament ensemble members Omen Sade and Mary Spearen – not only memorized hours worth of material from 24 different plays, but also had the chutzpah to walk on stage every night and literally have NO idea what they were going to do. Our hats are off to you, my friends. You are much braver souls than I. Behind the scenes we were surrounded by an unbelievable design team and support staff – Katie Wenzlick, Amy Gilman, Kristen Ahern, Will Dean, and Agnotti Cowie, who kept that ship of ours steering right on course. And, of course, huge thanks to the Underground Lounge, our home since October, and especially to our new friend Dave, the bartender.

The biggest hugs of all go out to you guys. Yes, you! You reading this right now. For following along on our adventures, supporting us, seeing our show and those of you keeping involved in the goings-on of Filament from afar and out-of-town. As a company, we learn a million and a half new things every day about how to best operate as a business, so your involvement, feedback, attendance, ideas, and support are instrumental in shaping us into the company that we are growing to be. So, from the bottom of our hearts, we express our gratitude for walking down those creaky stairs to the Underground Lounge and spinning that Wheel of Chance. We very much look forward to sharing more evenings of theatre with you.

The bears and the little mice have started their winter hibernation long ago, but do not expect those of us at Filament to tuck ourselves away for these cold months! Believe it or not, we have our first production meeting for Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice and ORPHEUS (Featuring DJ Puzzle as Fate) coming up this Wednesday. This blog (as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and My Theatre Club pages) will be alive and kicking all winter long, keeping you up to date on the development of Orpheus & Eurydice, as well as general fun thoughts and pleasantries from the Filament crew.

Choose Thine Own Adventure was a marvelous adventure indeed. I can’t imagine a better way to kick off our new-and-improved, revamped company. Thank you again, all of you, and we will see you very soon!

Julie Ritchey
Artistic Director

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