Friday, May 21, 2010

PerformInk Article

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Joe doesn't even sound douchey...

Back in fall of 2006, theatres around the country got together on one of the most ambitious national performing-arts undertakings ever attempted. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays hit the boards in many incarnations, combinations, and interpretations. Chicago alone saw over 50 companies presenting Parks’ work from November 2006 to November 2007.
Joe Janes, longtime sketch performer, director, and writing instructor at the Second City , saw what Collaboraction did with their portion of the Parks experiment, and discussed the project with many other colleagues. “I was left with the idea that people were talking more about the event than the material,” Janes says. Still, he was intrigued enough by the concept to give it his own spin. Thus was born 365 Sketches.

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