Mike "H-Dog" Browarski
Mike "Four/4" Brunner
& The Psycho Circus
Defiant Theatre Company
The Higgins Family
Rich "Ram" Moore
Richard "Chip" Rosenthal
Reverend J Vela
James "Jaz" Zoccoli
I became involved with Charybdis in 1996 after attending a gathering at its location in the old washing machine factory near Diversey and Clybourn Avenues.
For the first time, I was made to feel comfortable enough to display my amateur bass playing skills along with other, much more proficient musicians, as we formed an impromptu band.
I immediately realized just how necessary it is to both give and gain support to and from other creative types, be they musicians, artists, performers, etc.
Charybdis provided not only a physical space to grow in but, more importantly, mentorship as I delved into other mediums over the next four years.
I have been involved in the discovery phases of several Charybdis initiatives, including planning events, raising public awareness, creating the web site, and developing the magazine.
I am currently living in Seattle, where I will continue my membership with Charybdis by forming alliances with area artists. I refuse to leave such a good thing behind in Chicago!
If you're in the Seattle area, whether you live here or are visiting, please don't hesitate to contact me by e-mail: