I think you should come find out for yourself. Who am I to define an experience you are about to have? What you get in Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets should give you an outline on how your time will be spent. You fill in the middle.
How are you participating in this event? What are you most excited about sharing with audiences?
I return, for the fourth time as a performer in the acting and interpretation of the poetry.
How does participating in an event like this stretch you as an artist?
I love the collaboration with visual arts, poetry and theatre. Art comes in many formats and interpretations. To be involved with such a project... enhances me as an artist and a human being. It broadens my thinking - it fuels my imagination - and it supports many. Life is full of choices - make many. Learn and grow - Knowledge is power.
Between the two? Two-Buck Chuck. All wine tastes like shit to me, so I could at least fool myself I was drinking something fancy. PBR's need to cold, otherwise I'd choose that. At the end of the day I would rather wind down with a joint. ;^)
This edition of Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets tackles the theme of (D)Constructing Seattle. What is one aspect of living in Seattle that you either love or hate – and why?
I dislike the word hate. So I dislike how expensive this city has gotten. I dislike seeing older neighborhoods loose their charm to endless condo building and/or familiar/chain restaurant/stores. I dislike the cooperation take over. I miss Ballard - I miss Capital Hill. --I love the word love. And I love coffee. I love how diverse Seattle is with coffee - and I love that people have their favorite coffee shops here that isn't a Starbucks (! I dislike Starbucks!!). I love the non profit community - Scarecrow Video, The Grand Illusion, Northwest Film Forum and our many museums! I love the food - and while many of my favorite places slowly fade into the past, many are still around and occasionally I will find something new and exciting. I love nature in the NW. The Olympics are my favorite mountain range - and I love walking into Pike Place Market at 6am and smell the local bakeries dance their scents across the cobblestone streets. My favorite holes in town are...Scarecrow Video, Rain City Video, Carkeek Park, Beth's Cafe, Luna Park Cafe, Baimbridge Island (Black Bird Bakery, anyone?), Greenwood's whole bar scene, The Majestic Bay, Sculpture Park...and I have a soft spot for Dick's Drive-In. Oh! I also love how I can smoke a joint in peace in this beautiful city! We will soon knock down the stereotypes and paranoia!
An exposure to poetry! (How many times have you read a poem in the past month?) A different experience which will lead to creative thinking and conversation.
Can you tell us something about your aesthetic and approach as a writer, actor, or visual artist?
I just want to be happy. And I would like everyone I know to be happy. I approach art as ways of medicine for my soul. If I can share and spread that joy through the forms of an audience, great! But it's all really selfish, really - I do it strictly for my own happiness, experiences and thinking. I am a better person when I work with a team - and when I approach and create characters and situations that represent the many parallels of this short and exciting life.
Fox is a native to Seattle and enjoys many ways of living. Live theatre is a strong part of that - and when the project is right and his appetite is ripe, you will find him lost in the world of a show. Fox also enjoy nature and immersing himself in it. His collaborations recently include -- Seattle Public Theatre, Greenstage, Copious Love Productions, and Sound Theatre Company. He is also a commercial actor, a writer, a film reviewer, a film maker, an animal rights/nature activist, a foodie, a cannabis supporter, a traveler, a chef and a friend to many. Best film of 2015? Turbo Kid! Check it out!