Vortex of the Great Unkown

This is BUD (Broadcast Updates: Dimnesia). Letting you know about Serenity Fisher & Robin O’Neal Kissel’s 3rd Fringe production, “Vortex of the Great Unknown!” coming to The Art Academy next week!
This video features BUD (@k@Derek Stockwell)! View and SHARE! Big thanks to Cal Harris for video design! And @Thomas Kissel for painting BUD blue!

Vortex comes to Fringe


Fiery Vortex. Singing Flavors. Dim Folk. Lots of kissing.

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Welcome, Visitor – come inside. This is Dimension 317, division of the Zoetropic Galaxy.  While solar quakes foretell the coming Vortex, we prepare. Our world is not (or is it?) like yours. Masses suffer from Dimnesia – a condition that suppresses a once vibrant society into joyless dystopia. Beware the void – it seeks suppression. Here, we practice deep sensational sensing of the senses. Come. Learn. Revel in a taste like no other. It is the only way. We need you. Igniting salt, light and sense – help us – help us to survive the storm.

*Vortex of the Great Unknown was inspired by a vegan Snapdragon Honey Teriyaki Noodle Bowl,  a tangerine  and a dream. Hours of research into synesthesia, anatomy of the tongue, solar storms and vortexes followed. Up sprang vibrant characters who hear flavors and taste colors. Serenity and Robin gladly embarked on Fringe adventure #3. 

Getting to Know Opal Opus Characters

The “J” Family

John, Joline, Joey Jo & Josephine

 John (Father): A devoted husband and father. Man of mathematics, science and reason; struggles to express his feelings.  Not sure he is worthy of his wife and the goodness of his life.

 Joline (Mother): A sensitive soul, she feels deeply and can express herself beautifully, but she retreats when overwhelmed or afraid. Struggles with perfectionism in all her roles.

 Josephine (Big Sister:) the lone extrovert in a family of introverts.  She longs for adventure. She’s in the phase of life where she senses the inner freedom of childhood slipping away and is determined not to lose sight of her dreams and ambitions as her mother has done. She cares deeply for her brother.

Joey Jo  (Little Brother): Intuitive, highly sensitive, rich imagination and off-the-charts perception, reveling in details most miss. Most of the time, he feels out of place; misunderstood. He longs to belong.

The “J” family is disconnected on multiple levels: Husband from wife (and vice-versa). Parents from children (and verce-visa). All from his/her own Creative spark, sense of Purpose/Self and Passion for life.


Opal & Opus

Opal + Opus (The Opulent Twins that make up our Play):

Opal = the feminine, heavenly, whimsical  

Opus = the masculine, planetary, earthy

Our bright, shiny amorphous, iridescent gems,  Opal and Opus hold the natural beauty and song-story that releases the purest form of creative flow. They have the wonder-twin powers to activate even the Worriest Warrior ever to un-stick their stuck, realize their gifts and passion and use them to channel chaos into art, creation, science, math, whatever… the gift of BE-ing TRULY ALIVE.

The Writer

(played by Serenity Fisher – Huzzah! Yes, she is meant for the stage) Narrator and spontaneous Creator of dialogue, lyric, action, plot, conflict and resolution. She is Artist/Creator/Seeker, representing all human beans who have something germinating within (i.e. all human beans).

Together, our cast of characters embark on a journey to find the Opal Opus in the intangible (or is it?), indefinable (or is it?), mysterious (yes it is) land of Alakazoo.

On the Way to the Peak of Normal

A big thank you to Justin Patrick for featuring Serenity Fisher’s music from 2010 Fringe show, Sophie’s Dream, and sharing information about Opal Opus:Journey to Alakazoo on the WAIF 88.3 Radio Program, On the Way to the Peak of Normal. Click on th link to listen to the podcast of Thursday night’s show. Check out Justin Patrick’s blog, Sothis Medias.

THANKS Justin Patrick! Hope to see YOU on the way to the Peak of Alakazoo! 😉