Brianne Richardson and I will be exploring the world of San Marcos' open mic nights. Specifically, we will try to conduct our interviews as a look into the psyche of the participants: How do they find the courage to do what they do? Where does their material come from? What is their creative process like? Why do they do open mics? What is the atmosphere like? How does performing in front of strangers differ from performing in front of people you know? We would like to answer all of these questions and more for our site.
We hope to cover poetry, stand-up comedy and live music. We will shoot most of our interviews and performances at venues around San Marcos like Cheatham Street and Sean Patrick's.