5 Logistical Updates for the New Year
Happy New Year! We hope your holiday season has been full of good times, but if it was full of stress and pain...hey, at least it’s over.
We’ve received several questions asking us what’s next for our SITI road trip/podcast/project. Curious minds, ya know. So we thought we’d entice you with a few just-vague-enough-to-raise-more-questions logistical updates:
We are currently in North Carolina. We came for the holidays and have had the most enlightening, rejuvenating, restful time. We’ve been working hard to sort through hours and hours of recorded audio so that we can bring you episodes of our podcast starting this month! The Station, in Carrboro, which hosted our original project launch party, also hosted a storytelling event for us in December, where we debuted a podcast teaser to all in attendance. If you missed it, not to worry, we hope to have other events, and we’ll definitely be sharing that teaser episode at some point.
Our travel plans have changed. Originally, we had planned to be in New Orleans this month (January), but we’re working on a delay of sorts. Our schedule is flexible, which has allowed us to take creative license in deciding exactly how it plays out. (This, by the way, is such a dream of mine. I love being able to edit my schedule as interesting, important things arise.)
Up next: Back to DC. With the election results turning out how they did, we felt a pull back to DC to attend inauguration protests. We’ll be heading up to DC the week of the inauguration to check out the scene and (hopefully) collect stories from many different perspectives.
NC keeps calling. Post inauguration, we’ll be heading South. We’ll make a brief stop in North Carolina for an exciting new development in our project. UNC-CH has asked CJ and I to participate in The Process Series, which is a twice-annual performance series that is dedicated to supporting performance works that are in the developmental stage. “The mission of the Series is to illuminate the ways in which artistic ideas take form, to examine the creative process, [and] to offer audiences the opportunity to follow artists…” We’re still planning exactly what our performances will look like, but what we know for sure is that this will take place the weekend of February 10-12 (exact schedule TBD) on campus.
Then, the road trip continues! When we finish our process series performances, we’ll say goodbye to NC for a while and head further south to New Orleans. Part of what we have learned through this experience is that we don’t necessarily need to spend an entire month in each place. This allows us greater flexibility and more diversity of scenery/stories, but does make our path a bit less predictable. We’ll keep sharing updates as they come. After NOLA, we’re heading west (Houston, Texas. Taos, New Mexico. Oakland, California. Portland, Oregon. And Seattle, Washington, to name a few cities on the docket.)
Thank you for your curiosity and your dedication to us as individuals and to our project as a collective piece of work. We have learned so much during the first four months or so, and we look forward to continuing to share that with you throughout 2017.
As always, if you have questions or want to connect us with people you know in different cities, please email us at email@example.com.
Peace and Love!