But despite the uncertainty and the worry --as with every year --Piehole has countless blessings to be thankful for, and that must be celebrated!
2015 was an incredibly fruitful year for us, from Old Paper Houses at the Irondale, to the sold out run of Hand Foot Fizzle Face at JACK, to the recent explorations of our newest project Ski End (working title). What has meant the most through all our growth and success has been the deepening of bonds with our community of supporters, friends, and family. You stoked our creative fires by sharing valuable feedback, donating essential funds, and showing up again and again to make something special happen. We are so lifted, supported, and inspired by you. Thank you!
But you know what? Let's get a little more specific...
As 2015 winds down, we're endlessly thankful for Jessie Renee Hopkins, Benoit Johnson, Emilie Soffe and Ben Vigus, and the countless hours they spent --as writers, performers and collaborators --throwing themselves wholeheartedly into a creative abyss and wrangling with all the stuff that was there... all while being some of the nicest, funniest people you'll ever get to spend time with.
And to all the musicians, fortune tellers, DJs and poets who leant their talents to the Old Paper Houses post-show post-utopian hangout zone, thank you for making our dreams come true!
Time and again, the New York Theater Workshop offered us mentorship, invaluable critique and that white whale of independent theater: space. Each of the three productions we've worked on this year was heavily supported by this generous establishment.
And a great big "thanks" to the peers who have come to our work-in-progress showings and offered us their time as well as their thoughtful, invaluable feedback. Thank you Elena Araoz, Jeff Augustine, Max Bean, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Oona Curley, Tanya Desai, Jeff Doyle, Sanaz Ghajarrahimi, Lucy Kaminsky, Mark Lanham, Martyna Majok, Aaron Malkin, Brian Otano, Jonathan Payne, Allen Riley, Miriam Rosalky, Eva von Schweinitz, Amy Shire, Efrem Sidi-Shire, Rachel Silverman, Kathryn Wallem, Will Walsh and Nicole Watson.