Last week, Sandbox headed back for a second workshop day with students from Macalester College’s Community-Based Theatre class. The students — many of whom were first-time performers — were such a blast to work with. Leading them through an abbreviated creation process and they knocked it out of the park. They were open and honest and fearless, and we can’t thank them enough for making our day!
It’s been a while since we did a Five Things We’re Grooving On post, so here’s one from Matthew.
1. Documentaries. I’ve been on a huge doc kick lately. Art, fashion, design, music, sports…I’ve been using a few of them as research points for the fall show, but most are just areas of my interest. A partial list of recents: Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, Unzipped, Bloomberg Game Changers: Anna Wintour, A Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams & the Warhol Factory, Style Wars, 30 for 30: Once Brothers, Herb & Dorothy, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, Anvil!, Fixation, Urbanized, Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade, One Night in Turin … and a few revisits: September Issue, Eames: The Architech & The Painter, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Objectified, Helvetica, 30 for 30: The U, Rattle & Hum. Oddly, the one that cast the largest spell over me was a TED Talk on how to use a paper towel. I’ve not used more than one towel per wash since.
2. Springtime. I’m excited to get back on my bicycle. Pneumonia in 2011 and an upper respiratory infection in 2012 left me gun-shy about winter biking. Haven’t done #30DaysOfBiking in a while, so I’m planning on making it happen in April.
3.Macklemore’s Same Love. I’ve had this buried in my head for the last few days. It’s beautifully shot, and the song is as good as it gets.
4. The work of my friends. I’m surrounded by stupidly talented friends who make things; drawers, painters, writers, directors. I see their work and it makes me want to play along. A few current faves Here | Here | Here | Here
5. Triple Rock breakfast, crosswords, and spitballing art ideas with my GF. It’s one of my happy places.
Matthew Glover has been an ensemble member of Sandbox since 2010, and serves as Marketing & Promotions Director. This fall, he’ll serve as Project Lead on This Is A World To Live In, our exploration of Pop Art.
Sandbox is pleased to announce the newest member of our creative family, Theo Langason. Theo comes to Sandbox by way of NE Minneapolis and Rutgers University. Taking no time at all to dig his heels in, Theo has already made his mark with his unforgettable role as Robert Kaufman in 2012′s Beatnik Giselle, and can be seen this February in Suitcase, and again this fall in This Is A World To Live In. Welcome Theo, we’re so happy to have you with us.