Hello all. `Speare Bearer here. As some of you might know, I took a hiatus from my ONE-MAN STREET SHAKESPEARE ON A BIKE tour around the US, and flew back home to Florida where my folks are about a week and a half ago to get some much needed rest, as I was suffering some pretty debilitating, persistent, and indomitable exhaustion the last two months, as well as to attend my 10 yr high school reunion. Well, that’s all done, and I feel strong again. I am hoping to fly back out to Chicago, and finish my last leg of the tour to New York from there. The problem is, I am completely out of money.
I’ve been on this tour for nearly six months now, and I think overall it’s been an even greater success than I ever imagined it could be. I’d like the chance to finish it strong, as well as make it home to New York before it gets too cold. I want to end this tour doing better shows, more frequently than any other point in the trip. So, for this last, final push I am imploring you all who believe in this project, it’s merit, and just all the work my director Jolie and I have done since last July (She’s just had a baby this past month BTW!!!!) please hit donate and give anything you can, as soon as you can, so I can book a flight to Chicago and finish this mission.
I know many of you have been supporting my throughout my journey, and know truly, from the bottom of my heart, that this trip is probably one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. I thank God for this opportunity, and I am so deeply appreciative of all of your help, and support, monetary or otherwise over the past year. But I still have a little ways to go, and I’d just like to opportunity to finish this thing the way it should be finished.
That’s it. There’s no long speech. I just need a plane ticket to Chicago, to get back on my bike before August, and the sooner you donate the better, because it will take a few days to process and transfer your donations to my bank account. If you do have the inclination to donate something, anything, please, please, please follow it. Please help if you can, and spread the word. And feel free to go back, check out my blog archives and review for yourself the crazy details of my little Shakespearean adventure thus far. God bless you.
Just performed in Seattle Airport for a group pf young military cadets at 1:30 AM. Performed a Macbeth scene for them, because of the whole military thing and all, and on cue, I was surrounded by airport security.
They were quite nice to me, the security, and the cadets, even though they were understandably nervous and fidgety. Well, if I were them I might’ve been anxious and fidgety too.
Man, what a dream come true, that was awesome! Been really hoping to perform for some military. I think they were actually into the scene! Even the security lady let me finish!! Then she ran my I.D. It was just fine.. Maybe just a little more excitement than those cadets were looking for.
Sorry, Jolie. It was my only chance, I couldn’t let it slip by.
Maaayybeee I get a video of it soon… If not you’ll just have to take my word for it.
This is an article Entertainment Weekly just published about some of the most exciting new webseries about young adults in the US, and some of my closest friends in Chicago, Ted Evans, Kate Carson Groner-Lippert, and Michael Lippert, all of whom I went to Savannah College of Art and Design with, made the list with their awesome comedy webseries Funemployed! They write, direct, star in, edit this whole thing themselves and it’s DOPE! Check them out!!!!
In Eugene, OR, I stayed with a really cool lady named Tree Bressen. She was the coolest host, even though I immediately lost her spare key right after she entrusted it to me… She was very knowledgeable about Eugene and most of the biking in the area.
Tree also has a really interesting job. She is a group skills facilitator. She helps to teach/coach non-profit groups toward better listening and communication skills. She told me about this cool card deck her and her colleagues created, a comprehensive deck of fun, sort of trading cards, characterizing another positive, affirmative communication technique, along with a cool design and a short description.
I just thought it was a really cool idea, and that thr deck was actually quite interesting and impressive, so I thought I’d share the link here on my blog. I believe the site offers this deck, officially called the “Group Pattern Language Project”, for free.
So of you’re in the market for some.positive vibes, fluid communication, and fostering and affirming supportive environment in whatever meetings you’re holding, maybe you want to look into this.
Met this fella in Ashland, OR, after I performed there for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, but sonehow he’d seen me perform a MONTH before in Las Vegas.
Kind thoughful guy, had nothing but encouraging.words for me, and was super curious about my project, being a bit of a wonderer himself. Young guy, told me he’d just gotten serious backing for a super AMBITIOUS webstart up he is developing and about to launch called RENNDER. It’s a site that basically let’s you build your own website from scratch, and Mark has done the millions of lines of intricate, tedious coding for you.
Super impressed by this project and this guy. Please check it out.
What the FUCK is it with Hipsters/artists/theater companies/arts orgs/MFA's with the word "Community?" You use the word over and over, and by this point it doesn't even mean anything. Community is just like making friends, if you're trying to do it, you're not doing it.