Behind the Scenes of Filming Episode 3: Tony FitzpatrickMarch 29th, 2011
Due to a tiny budget, Fear No ART Chicago is shot in one day, one 13 hour long, long day. The crew and I are on time, maybe even a tad bit early when we arrive to Tony Fitzpatrick’s home, the second interview of the day on a cold December 16 around 11:30. Tony has some of his assistants there to make us feel welcome and in true Tony fashion, he is working at his studio desk in the kitchen with talk radio on, smoking a cigarette.
Tony’s shoot has to be one of the smoothest shoots I have ever done. Consummate professional that he is, Tony and I get to talking and the interview flows from there. We talk about how he got interested in art as a kid, his play “This Train” and the upcoming part II of III, “Station’s Lost”, to play at Steppenwolf this July, his new book, “This Train”, and, of course, his artwork: collages of moths, carp, stars, and the Hobo Alphabet. We cover it all and do some cutting and gluing in the process! Then Tony buys everyone some of the best subs in the city of Chicago.
Don’t miss it! Fear No ART Chicago airs on WTTW on March 31 @ 10 PM, April 3 @ Noon, April 6 @ 10:30 PM and April 23 @ 11:30 PM.
It also airs on WTTWPrime on April 1 @ 4 PM, April 7 @ 4:30 PM and April 9 @ 5 PM