This whole company thing started off with a publicity photograph
and an application for the 1999 San Francisco Fringe Festival.
While filling out the form we realized that we needed a company name.
In the photo was
in a bag
and between us
hung a bodice.
It seemed so obvious.
After the success of that first show
(The Bastard Chronicles,
a collection of odd characters flung
against a wall), we decided
to continue under this
alliteratively ridiculous name
(or is it ridiculously alliterative?).
In 2000 we moved to NYC to live, returning to the bay area
each summer to perform in the Fringe. This annual pilgrimage
became our theatre education and taught us how to