Friday, January 16, 2009

Meet Bhurin Sead.

The first time I found myself sitting around in a circle with a hackey-sack being hurled at my own sac, I realized the power of Bhurin's leadership.
Throughout the years, Bhurin has played an influential role in my life in many, many forms. Anyone who knows the guy can testify that he has an undeniable ability to direct, write, perform, collaborate and inspire. After graduating from UT and taking his final bow with the Silk Mangos, Bhurin continued to
pursue the creative endeavor by teaching and empowering young folks with the craft of theatre...all while working full time as an evil scientist. He traded in the labcoat pursue and eventually actualize an opportunity to perform with the Blue Man Group in New York City. That's right, ladies and gentlemen. You're meeting a real, live Blue Man. Unfortunately, as you will read in the interview, no one and no organization is immune the current state of the economy.
Fortunately, Bhurin just isn't the type of guy who would let this get him down (Cue Chumbawamba). He's got a tank full of creative ass-kick, and he's got plenty of coffee cans in his imaginationmobile, so I don't plan on seeing him at a rest stop any time soon.

Meet my friend, Bhurin (like a cat...purr-in) Sead.

Name: Bhurin Sead

1. Are you a practicing artist?
(If YES, please describe your work in a sentence or two. If NO, please describe your connection/interest in the arts community).
If we use "practicing" loosely, then yes. I haven't had too much time this year to give to myself due to my previous job. But thanks to our turbulent economy, "job" won't be in the picture much, so I'll get back to "practicing."

2. What is your primary artistic medium?
Music, napkin doodling, and fried chicken.

3. What do you dabble in (artistically)?
Music, napkin doodling, and fried chicken. That sums it up pretty well.

4. Where do you live (generally, not creepily)?
Currently in Cambridge, MA. Moving to NYC in a few weeks. Once again, thanks economy!

5. Aside from your studio, what physical, local space inspires you the most?
Busy city streets, my old theater, and anywhere where there's people.

6. What is your favorite part of town?
The Charles Playhouse and East Meets Words Bookstore.

7. Norm had Cheers. The gang on Saved by the Bell had The Maxx. Where would you be considered a "regular?"
My bathroom. A lot of thinking happens during cleaning and relieving.

8. What is your (alcoholic) beverage of choice?
Schneider Weisse and Dos Equis

9. What is your (non-alcoholic) beverage of choice?
Tea, without the pinky.

10. What would your last supper consist of?
Chicken and rice, Bangkok street style.

11. What 3 famous artists (visual artists, actors, directors, writers, musicians etc.), dead or alive, inspire you the most?
Long list here, but Andrew Tolentino, Henry Rollins, and Emily Lawsin are currently at the top.

12. What 3 non-famous people, artists or non-artists, dead or alive inspire you the most?
Lately its been the Boston Progress Open Orchestra, people who do open mics, and people doing what they love.

13. Name 3 bands/musicians that you dig immensely:
Wow Andrew, what's your thing with the number 3? From Monument to Masses, Hot Water Music, and The Get Up Kids have been shuffling a lot on the iPod lately.

14. Name 3 movies that you dig immensely:
Back to the Future Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy, and The Goonies.

15. What book are you currently reading?
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

16. Do you work a "regular" 9-5 job?
Nope, and here's to never again!

17. Where were you born?
Bay City, Texas.

18. How long have you lived where you live?
5 frigid months.

19. At what time of the day do you feel most creative?
Anytime when I'm not trying.

20. If you went to college, what was your major?
Human Biology.

21. If you went to college, what was your minor?

22. In a haiku, please describe a memory from childhood.
I told him if he
doesn't do it, I'll make him.
So he peed his pants.

23. Do you consider yourself to be a Texan?
Hell Yes.

24. Name 3 things you enjoy (or miss) about Texas.
Open skies, family, and friends.

25. Anything else you would like to add?
Sweep the leg!

Next Up: Cara Michelle Smith

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

best haiku. yet!