We are excited to announce that we are adding a reading of Steven Ackley's play SPINNING COUCH to the FGP Festival next week.
Steven developed SPINNING COUCH at the FGP BRB Retreat in 2017. BRB is series of summer retreat outside of the city for artist to get new ideas of the ground and work in a collaborative and communal environment.
Applications for the 2018 BRB Retreat at online now HERE. Apply to join us this summer!
For more about Steven, read his interview below!
What are you most excited about in bringing your work to the FGP Festival?
Honestly, to be in a room where people want to see new and experimental work. Every experience I have had with watching or being a part of an FGP process, it has always been extremely giving and familial and that's really hard to achieve. To have the chance to be in a room where that seems to flow regularly is an opportunity not to be missed.
Send us an image that describes or represents your artistic process (bonus points for a gif)
Who are some of your art heroes?
And I don’t mean this in an alcoholic way... but good bartenders. And my pets. They really help me think. Like art art heroes, Ryan Mitchell, The Gob Squad, Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Rude Mechs, Godot whereever or whatever Godot may be.
Oh no, your process is showing! What's your artistic process guilty pleasure? Or what's the thing you do that you don't want to tell us?
I like to eat chips and salsa. A fucking lot. And if I'm low on chips i'll just pour the chip crumbs in a bowl and cover them with salsa and have like salsa cereal. Just as good, maybe even better because it can be spoonfed.
What was a highlight of your time one the BRB Retreat developing Spinning Couch?
Whether it was working on the farm, working on our projects, or working on the fire, we were all workers, all trying to get something done. Some collaboratively. Some not. But all working. It's a great feeling to be a part of a group who wants to work in such a beautiful environment. Everything we did had an end. Everything we were presented with had the opportunity to be completed.
What other Festival events are you excited to check out?
I'm ready for that K-A-A-R-O-N show and BRB Alum event on the 17th yaaaaaa heard.
by Steven Ackley
featuring Jessica Frey and Donna Wood
Wednesday April 18th at 12pm