Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SPANDEX at Clemson University, Fall 2014

Here at Wishbone, we are so excited to be returning to Clemson University this fall! They have graciously given us the opportunity to restage Spandex, our hit show on superheroes and the nature of the American dream, which we performed at Fringe Festivals in Chicago, IL and Edinburgh, Scotland.

This opportunity is particularly exciting because most of Wishbone’s founding members are Clemson University Alumni. Clemson was the place where we learned so many of the skills that we needed to work in the theatre professionally. It was where we began dreaming about possibilities, and were captivated by the magic of art and community. Our training there was a solid foundation upon which we were able to build our company and our friendships as an ensemble. So we are thrilled to be able to show our university what they helped us to create, and, also, to work with the students, to show them just one of the potential paths where their performance training can lead them.

We will also be using our time at Clemson as a residency. Given that Spandex has a simple and streamlined technical setup, Wishbone is using our additional time to create new work. After many seasons of doing a mix of scripted, adapted, and original work, we have realized that we have the most interest and the most audience enthusiasm from the original work we produce. This is very exciting, as it is somewhat uncommon, and gives us the confidence to create shows that really speak to the issues and stories that we care about, while still retaining our humor and whimsy. We can’t spill the beans about our new project just yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know soon.

In the meantime, especially if you’re in the Greenville/Clemson area, please watch for updates about Spandex and join us in investigating and fighting for a better country and a better world. 

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