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June 1 Update

Can’t believe it’s June! Only JUST finished up second edition of 𝑬𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏 π‘Ύπ’‰π’Šπ’•π’† π‘·π’Šπ’π’† and sent it to print, and started layout for π‘·π’‚π’•π’„π’‰π’˜π’π’“π’π’…. A bit behind. 1st full ep of 𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒆 π‘ͺπ’π’Žπ’†π’” 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π‘Ύπ’†π’Šπ’“π’…π’ 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒆 is out, to good reviews (about 30 views/listens so far). Next one featuringΒ The “Great” DemonioΒ on Monday. 𝑷𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒐𝒏 patrons have already seen it. Upcoming eps are very exciting.

For books and writing, π‘°π’Žπ’‘π’–π’π’”π’† π‘ͺ𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 is chugging along, π‘­π’–π’π’π’š 𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑭𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒓 π‘­π’“π’Šπ’†π’π’…π’” has its first illustration sketches from Daniel Milco, and the musical play 𝑻𝒉𝒆 π‘©π’‚π’„π’Œπ’π’Šπ’π’† is starting to take shape (VERY early days!). Most likely after PW comes out I’ll work on re-release and expansion of π‘ͺ𝒉𝒖𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒍 𝑺𝒖𝒓𝒇𝒆𝒓 𝑰𝑰 while working on IC and the cozy mystery I was working on when ‘Rona shut down my writing circuits.

Doing some work with Mynheras now, too!

Theatrically, I plan to bring Gonzo Rising to the theater this summer, as well as a return of π‘Ίπ’Šπ’π’π’š π‘Ίπ’π’‚π’Ž and 𝑳𝒆 π‘­π’π’π’–π’“π’Šπ’”π’‰. And most likely a return to π‘΅π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’•π’Žπ’‚π’“π’†π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π‘«π’“π’†π’‚π’Žπ’”π’„π’‚π’‘π’†π’” in October. And some sΓ©ances, too, mustn’t forget Liar’s Seance! And possibly a new winter show?

Continuing work with Kiki Cabaret SLC of course, and supporting such shows as Love Yourself! A BTS themed Burlesque Show coming up!

All while somehow, magically, keeping my time parceled out so I have enough downtime to not be constantly skirting burnout. Which, you know, means a lower paycheck, as almost none of these things is making me any money (for now). But pretty okay with how things are going.

As long as I keep up with my mental health regimen. Which I am doing pretty well with.

NEEEED to get back to Maine soon, though. If only I could keep some money in savings without, you know, needing new TEETH or something.

[Could seriously use some organization support and social media management support. Might be time to hire an assistant.]

Hm, need an image for the algorithm…how about screenshots of the first page of a google vanity search?

Google search for Scix Maddix, with many, many links
Coming Events · Here Comes the Weirdo Parade · Podcast · weirdo

Here Comes the Weirdo Parade

This new Podcast is coming to YouTube and everywhere fine podcasts are found!

Scix brings weirdos aboard to discuss the power of weirdness, the challenges and fun of being a weirdo in our society. Weirdo in this case is a badge of honor! Anyone who is marginalized, outsider, artistic or dreaming can be called a weirdo, for any silly reason. Those of us who embrace the moniker tend to band together.

The first episode airs May 30 (2022) and features the Whistling Swans, a weirdo enby folk duo that’s won the hearts of the Gonzo Rising crowd!

We are the
WEIRDOS:
The outsiders,
the edge cases,
the marginalized,
the artists,
the dreamers.
We are part of
what makes life
worth living.
And we deserve
a damned
PARAdE
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Reference Letter

I needed a reference letter for a grant application that I wound up not using. Derek wrote me such a nice one I thought I’d share it:

To whom it may concern:Β 

It is my pleasure to be writing to you on behalf of Scott (Scix) Maddix. I cannot even begin to express how much I would recommend this incredible human being for anything and everything! For almost a decade, they have been influencing my life in a great myriad of positive ways. 

To begin, their reliability and steadfast work-ethic are something to behold and be admired. From moment one, on any project, Scix moves forward with nothing but passion and commitment. They have a wonderful knack for adapting to high-stress and high-octane situations, and have an exceptional ability to maintain concise communication and operational skills.

I first got the privilege of getting to know Scix at Fear Factory Haunted House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Initially, we worked alongside one another as performers in the show, and from the get-go, they demonstrated their problem-solving, and coaching skills. As the years went on, and we worked as fellow leadership, Scix became the director of our various training programs we have at Fear Factory, with astounding success. Fear Factory has quickly grown into one of the top haunted-attractions and seasonal productions in the entire world, and I strongly believe that Scix was essential in that progressive growth. Several individuals, including myself, have greatly benefited from Scix’s instruction and mentorship. 

They also greatly excel in the field of show and event production, with the additional skills to handle the business logistics of both. On many occasions, I have personally witnessed them pulling off triumphant productions and events that have had a lasting impact on several neglected corners of the theatrical community. 

I am passionately compelling you to strongly consider Scix for any project, and in any capacity. Thank you!

Regards,

Derek Green

Long-Time Colleague of Scott β€œScix” Maddix     

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March and April updates: a Class, a Show, a Conference!

SOS Improv is: Scix Maddix, Nathan Sears and Karren Shamo

Starting March 15th, SGS will be teaching SOS Improv at Alliance Theater, along with local improv talent Nathan Sears and Karren Shamo. This is a six-week course every Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Boardroom at the theater. We specialize in those improv skills that commute to other realms of life! Some of these skills have value even outside of making strangers laugh! $10 per class or $50 for the full six-week course.

March 20 brings on the return of Gonzo Rising! A two-month rescheduling has changed the lineup a bit, but taken out none of the joyful weirdness! Get your tickets for the livestream or join the live studio audience here. This year’s theme is “Resurgat!” We’re rising again. Acts include The “Great” Demonio, Eros Des Flammes, Bunny, Lamar Kellywood and some surprise guests!

April 1-2 brings us to UVAC: Utah Variety Arts Conference! Join local performers, pros and business people as we help Utah’s performing artists — and those not yet taking that first step — develop their skills, get gigs, and get paid. This is a three-day conference. Tickets are $40 per day, or $90 for the full series. In addition to panels and workshops, the event will offer lunch and will culminate in a big allsorts show just for us! Artists-for-artists!


First UVAC presenter bio:

Dr. Louay Chebib, Vice President SCORE Mentors Utah

Louay Chebib is an IT and entrepreneurial jack of all trades. He currently works for himself as a technology consultant and teaches business and information technology for the University of Phoenix. He is a SCORE small-business mentor and vice president of the Utah SCORE chapter as well as the host/organizer for the Python Utah North Meetup.

β€œThe role of good technology is to blend it into the background so people can accomplish their task rather than be distracted by the tool. Through volunteerism, I am able serve my community and make a difference. By helping others, I can make a small difference. When we cooperate and share, we help to make everyone’s life a little better,” he said.

SCORE (https://www.score.org/) is the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a volunteer organization to mentor folks starting up small businesses, with everything from filing and legal and tax advice to managing grants and fundraising to simply checking in an seeing how things are going.

Louay has been Scix‘s business mentor for years now, and is familiar with the needs of performing artists in Salt Lake City trying to make it pro.

Louay will be part of the Make it a Business panels on Friday and Saturday, along with local performers and non-profits.

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Man Proposes, God Disposes

Due to the surge, every January event has been rescheduled. I was heartbroken enough I had a hard time making an update here and on my Linktree.

More full update coming soon. In the meantime, did you know I had some novels?

Chunnel Surfer II

Chunnel Surfer II (There is no “I”) – I don’t know, I don’t understand anything. I mean, I watch, I read, I listen — but what do I know? Sometimes I think I have an idea, like there’s some meaning or something, but then it’s gone before there’s any resolution.

I sometimes slip inside, you know? Like it’s my story. I am sure, even. But then, well, it changes again. I think this is really me now, but is it? How would I know?

Maybe one of the others is the real me: the man who kills, the boy who hunts, the detective, the surgeon, the amnesiac, the victim. I shudder to think that some of those lives might really be my own. Their reality scares me, even as I wake from it into another. And another. Sometimes there’s a theme, I think, a reason for this one to come after that one, but even that passes, and I am in a reality, and for a time, it is mine.

Eastern White Pine

Eastern White Pine – A group of local teens seek answers to the mystery of their friend’s brutal murder, and the trail leads into a house whose interior leads to strange, confusing rooms.

Both books are also available form Amazon, B&N, and can be requested from your local bookstore or library. And hey, drop me a line and you might be able to order one from me directly.