The RIPE Project was built as a framework to explore what it means to be creative. The process, the habit, the technique, the arc. The inaugural focus of The RIPE Project is to chronicle as I create a new solo show — “RIPE” — from original concept to the stage. Anything that sparks an idea is fair game for this blog.
HOW IT BEGAN:
The RIPE Project was born over dinner with one of my friends and collaborators, Gerry Stockstill. For the mini-series edition, your can read Post #1, Pennsylvania Six Five O-O-Ohhhh….
For you C students and the impatient, here’s the Cliff Notes:
I act and sing. I write. I wind a decent story. For a couple of years I’ve had this desire to create a solo show entitled RIPE. The concept for RIPE, the show has shadowed my brain for a while. It revealed itself in a flash then scurried away so I’m hunting it down again.
Essentially, RIPE is my desire to step up and be the real me as a person and as a performer, warts, bells, whistles and falls. In the course of this work I seek to uncover, discover, recover — me. On the stage in performance I hope to share the truth that is, well — us. People. Just living our lives on the way to those places we really want to go.
Dezur – Just got to seeing this wonderful project of yours. I’m exploring every nook I can open. What a writer you are! I had no idea. This is something I can fall into – we are all at some time at this very place – “What comes next?” Congratulations, and I look forward to seeing more. Please give my best to Eric. Maryann
Maryann – So glad you found your way here! Thanks for your kind words. Fall at will!