If there’s one thing that’s been constant for the last several years, it’s change. Isn’t that what they always say? [I have no idea who “they” are, but I’m pretty sure they do say it.] Well, if you’ve been paying attention, you know that Ted & Company is always in some form of metamorphosis. And ultimately, change can be a very good thing. That’s why we’re so excited to bring you a NEW website that is pretty to look at, easy to use, and easy to change [should the mood strike us]. And it most probably will. Poke around and tell us what you think.
Another new beginning
We are welcoming Tim Ruebke to the company. Tim will be taking over the role created by and with Trent Wagler in I’d Like to Buy an Enemy. Trent has been removed for various infractions too complicated to go into on the web. (Just wondered if you were paying attention) No, Trent is still in good—even outstanding—standing. He is just a little too talented. His band, Steel Wheels is taking off . If you haven’t heard them live, you really must.
Tim is Executive Director of the Fairfield Center—formerly the Community Mediation center in Harrisonburg, VA—has a masters degee in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, acted with me in while he was in college, and is a very funny man, always a boon for this work. We are currently formulating the touring schedule for 2011 and 2012. There is a lot we could offer your organization, conference, or school.
Another new show
Jeff Raught and I were back up at Shenandoah International Playwright Retreat , in Plainwell MI. ( Yes, Shenandoah in Michigan) for a week in late March, writing and polishing What’s so Funny about Money and creating a new show The Jesus Stories. Bob Small and Kathleen Tosco are dramaturge and managing director of Shenandoah, amazing hosts, and dear friends. We are very excited about the new shows—there were many places where we laughed until it hurt. Jeff does play a mean polka. Look for these two shows on the calendar in your area.
Another new Swartz
Lastly, the newest excitement is the arrival of first grandchild, Mona Quinn, born March 7. Parents Eliot (oldest son) and Katrina are doing great—and it is pretty cool, just like they said it would be. There they are again—they’re so smart.
And yes, I have pictures…