Hello friends! Wow - a brand, new website. Exciting. I've been working away on The Secret City for most of the past seven years (!!) and it's been incredible to bring that vision to life. Life-changing, really. What is it about seven year cycles? We advance in years of seven, I think, maybe it also has to do with the way our cells regenerate. I don't know but I do feel like I'm entering a new phase - The Secret City is thriving - and I'm excited to keep growing that in NY, LA and The Hudson Valley, as well as other cities around the country - only a matter of time. Now that things are a bit more stable in that department, I'm starting to work on some other projects that are near and dear to me - I've got two books in the works. One is a memoir that is based on stories I've written for The Secret City - it's called The Bermuda Triangle Inn - the other is a book about the founding of The Secret City called Confessions of an Art Worshipper. I also have a new performance series I'm building with a new collaborator - the wonderful Rachel Grimes, pianist/composer and fabulous art-maker. It's called RC Radio Hour. We did a workshop at Skidmore in June of the piece - using my stories and her music and occasionally whipping out an old standard or two. It's really great to be making a new show again. I've really missed being in the rehearsal room.
I'm also adding more writing workshops to the calendar - in NYC, LA and a few other cities. I have really loved developing this work, and working with people on their projects - it brings a lot of joy. I've got a page here on the site about upcoming WRITING LIFE dates - check that out.
So, here's my new shingle, MrChrisWells.com - a place for me to post about all the various things I do. I've loaded it up with lots of fun pics cuz, well, i like to dress up.
Thanks for checking it out - and here's to making art that connects people, to telling our stories in ways that illuminate the human experience and to bringing joy into our lives everyday. We're connected.
Speaking of which, drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you.