Tag: Population 485

Announcing Population 485 Posters

Worked with some local talent to put together two posters based on Population 485: POPULATION 485 “SUMMER HERE” POSTER Inspired by the opening paragraph of Population 485, this poster features the original collage art of Chippewa Valley artist Lori Chilefone above the words of Michael Perry. (For ordering information or more details about the poster and elements of the collage–including…View post

Real People

  Final show of the Eau Claire run this afternoon. The list of my gratitudes is long, and the laughs have been large. There is also a darker reality: losses that a brief visit to a theater seat cannot repair. Each of us faces these things in our own way, but you need not face them without help. At…View post

Acting Like Real People

Whenever I do a first read-through for Population 485: On Stage, I tell the actors and director very little about the background of the play or the real-life people behind the roles I’ve written. This is primarily an issue of professional respect: The actors don’t need a writer telling them how to proceed in their chosen and…View post

UPDATE: Population 485 Tickets

UPDATE ON POPULATION 485 TICKETS: Howdy folks. There are four performances of “Population 485: On Stage” scheduled for the Kjer Theatre in Eau Claire this weekend. As of this moment, the Friday night performance is pretty much sold out (down to 8 or 9 tickets left), so if you want to guarantee yourself a seat,…View post

Working Out The Fire

Shooting a video promo for Population 485: On Stage. This is the interior attack scene. I vividly recall the actual night of the actual fire; how thrilling, scary, and exhilarating it was to drag hose and crawl into battle against the inferno on that deep freeze night; and I am reminded once again how the…View post