TravisBedard.com

Actor, Puppeteer, and Teaching Artist

How High We Go In The Dark
December 13, 2021

I came into How High We Go in the Dark with two very distinct biases against it. The very American bias that anything free can’t be -that- good (I received a preview copy in exchange for my review), and the…

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Thus Far? No. Further.
September 9, 2019

My biological father was a desperately flawed man. A lot of my early life was shaped by his responses to his mental illnesseses and insecurities. His physical and emotional abuse of my biological mother, his self-hated and his inability to…

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Consist of the subject matter of stalking.
June 30, 2018

We’re all trying to leave a mark. You never know when you’re going to die and you’d like to have nudged the world a little before that happens. The thing is: there in no instructional manual for making that happen….

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Desert
June 30, 2018

Years ago David Dower taught me to look at the abundance in a situation.  I had trained myself to rattle off the sheaf of reasons that I couldn’t be a great theatremaker and never to highlight the unimaginably large foundation that…

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Friday Five Redux
June 29, 2018

A year ago… a man and his art: Well not his art… This is “Crusher” by Simon Birch as installed at 14th Factory. A lot of art folks hate this sort of work… art made for selfies and they hate…

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On the Other Side
June 28, 2018

I am a conservative person by nature. My gut impulse is for status quo reinforcing rule following. I have problems with conflict. During undergrad my friend Matt would suggest ways to subvert entryways into the theatre world and I would…

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Episode 2: A New Hope
June 28, 2018

The first question most people ask about dying is, “was there a light? Anything?” What they mean is did you cheat and get any answers to bring back. The answer for me, as the answer has been for any folks…

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Herein Will I Imitate the Sun
July 20, 2017

My extended cardiac pause at the end of last year was cause for reflection, which I think most folks would find pretty common. That period of reflection combined with a political environment running so hard against what I believe to…

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Root Root Root for the Home Team
March 21, 2017

The current conversational content at my house breaks down pretty simply. It’s approximately 11% making fun of me for dying; 6% what’s for dinner; 43% cats, cat behavior, cat functions, and doing impersonations of the cats; 3% about enhancing verticality…

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