The is the second picture that I’m posting on my blog from the same photo shoot with Marc Norberg. This photo represents a very dark period of my career.
I first thought of this character after I had returned home to Minnesota from directing the Disney Entertainment Arts Festival in Florida. He was a character I wrote into a play called “Which Came Last The Chicken Or The Egg?” I was going to play The Egg and Rosie was going to play The Chicken.
Before we ever had a chance to mount the show, our second daughter Katya died at six days old. I remember Rosie and I each needed to grieve in our own way.
My way of processing my grief was through my art. I’ve always believed that clowning is a healing art. I premiered The Egghead at the first Minnesota Fringe Festival in 1994.