A creative place is important for all artists, and that goes for experienced and novices alike. To be in a space with good energy helps promote creativity. If you have ever walked into a place and heard yourself say, “It feels good here,” you know what I am talking about.
As well, people bring good energy to a space. HMTC relishes members who are positive, enthusiastic, willing to learn, and most importantly want to have fun.
I personally thrive artistically in an environment that “feels good’ and has positive people around. It is a great help to my writing.
In fact, the puppet play Don’t Just Look was inspired by the lead puppeteers, Christopher De La Rosa, and Ricardo Sierra. I took their sensibilities and constructed the puppet play story.
Pedro The Puppeteer, a mixture of puppets and human actors, was constructed with Gabriel Omar and Brandi Aguilar in mind.
The main characters of the new play The Mussel Slough Chronicles – A California Tragedy, was inspired by Sarah McCullough, Gabriel Omar, Jaz Posey, and Michael Adams. Without them, I would have labored longer with the main character traits. They made it easier to construct the characters and their relationships to each other.
I believe optimal creativity occurs in a good atmosphere and positive people. From our early beginnings, we thrived the most when there is that good energy.