Sunday, February 09, 2014
Out North's Waking Up From Its Coma
Last summer, Out North shut down. There'd been rumors of problems, grants not extended, etc. I didn't write about it at that time because I didn't know much and because it was too painful. Out North has offered Anchorage a door to another world that isn't often seen here - a world of art and theater and performance that pushes limits and makes audience members reassess what they believe. For me, that's one of the criteria for great art.
We'd heard rumors that that Out North might be coming out of its coma, and last night it was official. There's a new board and new enthusiasm, and maybe soon new money.
Coming out of a coma is a good metaphor and it was echoed in the movie that showed after, The Wisdom Tree.