Anablog: The Wise Man

You guys, finally, Analog is ready to take the stage! Previews are tonight and tomorrow night and then we open this Monday, March 4th. I watched a run this week and I have to tell you, it is strange and beautiful, personal and peculiar, and also: Kurt does a surprisingly good Jimmy Stewart impersonation. Seriously you should just come see it. That’s all there is to it.

But first another installment of Anablog, a series of blog posts introducing you to the artists of Analog. This week we hear from Hank Vogler, a wise man.


Hank instagram 1Quick! First five words that come to mind when you think of Analog

Sincerity, ambition, perseverance, sharpies, post-it-notes.

What people / experiences / artists inspired you the most in writing for the show?



What has been the most exciting or stimulating part of the Analog creative process?

The icy fragility of the fire escape.

What has been the most challenging part of the Analog 

creative process?

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The wintry wind of the fire escape.

Do you believe in fate?

I’m agnostic on the subject.

What kinds of artistic experiences do you tend to enjoy the most?

The one’s that do a good job of conveying a sense of tragi-comic absurdity.

What turns you off big time?

The neo coffee-maker.*

What are you listening to right now? Reading? Watching? Eating? Drinking?

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A cat scratching in the litter-box, this question, the screen of my lap-top, an apple, coffee.

Are you a righty or a lefty?

I am right handed.

Tell me something about yourself that would surprise me:

I have no idea what would surprise you.

*Editorial comment: since Hank answered these questions for us The Neos have aquired a newer, non-funky coffee maker thanks to none other than Analog director Tif Harrison. Thanks Tif!

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