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Raymond Bobgan

Raymond Bobgan
CPAC: Who or what has influenced you locally and elsewhere?
1) Cornerstone Theatre (L. A.)
2) Jerzy Grotowski/Peter Brook
3) U2 (sorry to be so pop cultural)
4) The many actor/creators I have worked with here and elsewhere
5) James Levin
6) Holly Holsinger (artistically and personally—she’s my wife)

CPAC: How do you generate new ideas?
1) Get in a room with some music and start doing stuff.
2) Get in a room with performers and start doing stuff.
3) Reading source materials: great literature, folklore/myth, psychology non-fiction, religious materials (typically from non-conventional perspectives)

CPAC: What is the hardest part about creating?
Raymond: Creating the personal space (time/attention) to feel at leisure.

CPAC: What is the best moment you have had creating or presenting your work?
Raymond: There are so many “best moments” it is hard to choose one. I really loved working on Blue Sky Transmission: A Tibetan Book of the Dead, because I had the resources I needed and so did all the collaborating artists. We could primarily focus on the work itself.

CPAC: Why have you chosen Cuyahoga County as a place to live and work?
1) Cleveland Public Theatre
2) Low cost of living, good centralized location (Chicago, NY, Phili)
3) My particular interests and talents are well aligned with the community needs.

CPAC: What is your favorite place, event, or “hidden gem” in Cuyahoga County?
1) Cleveland Public Theatre
2) Gordon Square Arts District
3) Lincoln Park
4) Edgewater Park