Rent a house? Rent a performance venue? Nope, I own both!
Let's start in the middle of this story. This video was shot during the building process of my "dance pod", also known as a mobile performance dwelling. It is a travel trailer, designed and built by myself (with lots of help).
In it are two rooms. These two rooms took five years of weekends to complete and fund. These two rooms have changed my life.
The front room is the living space and/or the green room. It has a dry flush toilet, a shower, a built in bench/bed, a desk, and a full kitchen. It has wrap around windows, allowing for 270 degrees of viewing pleasure.
The back room is a mini black box filming/performing studio. The black box has a cantilevered roof, allowing for half of the walls to unfold, thus transforming the room into a twelve by twenty-four foot stage. The stage floor was designed for dance-- the wall's hinges are seamlessly hidden from dancing feet and the structural posts are removable.
This video will be edited into a more concise version. I think the raw version is kinda funny and heartfelt....and reflects the motto I have discovered during this invention process: "done is better than perfect"!