From Adelaide Fringe, to 43 shows over 3 venues at Comedy Festival, to the wrapping up of Puggs in Space, launch of Imperial Comedy and another successful Melbourne Fringe, it was a big year.
I’m producing a lot more shows in more festivals next year, and I’m going to use this page to keep track of what we’ve done, as we do it. Rather than desperately clawing to put together some kind of retrospective at the end of the year, which is what I am considering the previous paragraph. Such as it is.
This year I spent over 120 nights at the Imperial Hotel, running weekly shows, trials, two festivals and some one off events like the NYE party. There were over a months worth of days where I spent more time at the Imperial than at my own house. So, when it feels like a second home, it’s because it is.
First cab off the rank for next year’s shows is Stuart Daulman at Fringe World in Perth. From then on, it’s nearly 3 solid months of touring and festivals. My number one goal is to correctly pack for a festival, and be able to live out of carry on luggage for weeks at a time. A noble aim.
There are going to be a few new projects in 2015, with a few old ones being put to bed. Or perhaps put to sleep is a better phrase. As long as they are put somewhere far, far away.
This year has had it’s ups and downs, but in terms of shows was pretty smooth sailing the whole year. I owe a great deal of gratitude to a few individuals whose support has been quite overwhelming at times.
2015 is going to be a lot more about collaboration, sharing of ideas and hopefully, being a lot less stubborn. We’ll see how that last one goes.
Thankyou to everyone who made 2014 as great as it was.
Now, here is a photo of one of 2014’s highlights, when I met a miniature Dachshund called Fifty Cats.