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
the lighting goddess of Charybdis
Let not our babbling dreams affright our souls;
Conscience is but a word that cowards use,
Devis'd at first to keep the strong in awe:
Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law.
March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell;
If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.
Shakespeare, "Richard III"
does it: electrician.lighting designer.stage manager.carpenter.writer.singer.piano player.stitcher.reader.actress.artist.
loves it: light.the absence of light.space.battle.red.snakes.MST3K.Jimmy Stewart impressions.music.
I moved to Chicago from a cheese factory small town in Wisconsin, and began
working as a freelance electrician for theatres. Not really knowing what to expect from
big city life, I thought I would have to wait for years and kiss countless asses before I
had the chance to design lights or create art that would be shown. Instead, I somehow found
myself at Charybdis. I jumped pell-mell into it, and it's a place that has given me freedom to express myself artistically,
and in more fields than lighting. Since I have been involved with Charybdis, I've put talents to use that
would have otherwise been forgotten or neglected. I'm still working as a freelance electrician
and slowly working my way up the ladder, but I am armed with the knowledge that my creativity
is encouraged and appreciated at Charybdis. I am amazed by how much support the members
give each other.
I encourage others to jump into the maelstrom and experience
the glorious tumult that is Charybdis. It's a wild ride, so hang on tight - but don't worry,
you won't drown.
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