Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mother of Invention

Two years sometimes make a difference, and sometimes they don't. About two years ago, Andrew Utter started the Mother of Invention Acting School in San Francisco, and I attended one of the first (if not the first) "Friends and Family" evenings, where students present scenes they have been working on.
I have never been a fan of theater; I understand the appeal on some level, but it fails to engage me emotionally. Still, I had a great evening: the acting was as enjoyable as it gets for me, and Andrew was vibrating with energy and enthusiasm for his project.
Last week, I decided to catch up, and go to the Friends and Family evening with L. Andrew had promised "new things", and indeed, the two years have made a difference; the organization is smoother, more playful - the picture below may give you a hint of what surprises you may be in for, but you will have to go by yourself if you want to know more.
What has not changed is the energy level of Andrew, and the excitement of the actors. I unfortunately haven't seen the enlightenment of theater in the last two years, but almost regret it, after seeing the intensity that emanates from the Mother of Invention acting class...

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