Congratulations! You are now a member of Filament’s Adventurer’s Guild. Glad to have you with us. We look forward to journeying with you and sharing our inventive theatrical process with you as we depart on our next great adventure! If at anytime during our journey you have any questions, please feel free to contact Artistic Director, Julie Ritchey.
To start you down the path, we would like to offer you the poem from which our name is derived. Journey forth!
A noiseless, patient spider,
I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
Ever unreeling them–ever tirelessly speeding them.
And you, O my Soul, where you stand,
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing,–seeking the spheres, to connect them;
Till the bridge you will need, be form’d–till the ductile anchor hold;
Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul.
-Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass