1992 Circus Flora

1992 — Circus Flora, St. Louis — Touring one-ring tent circus, with animals
Positions: Production Manager and Lighting Designer (freelance, six-month season)
Production manager job responsibilities: Determine set-up and tear-down schedules; coordinate production schedules with publicity events; contract set-up and tear-down laborers; provide heavy machinery as needed (fork-lifts, tractors); research local veterinary services and vendors of animal feed and supplies; provide services for concessions and amenities for artist and production entourage (porta-potties and cleaning services, industrial and potable water hookups, septic disposal for recreational vehicles, telephone land lines).

That’s me on the right (above).

In 1992 I took a seasonal gig as the production manager for Circus Flora, a one-ring circus based in St. Louis. Sometime during the season — the only time, and against my better judgment — I agreed to dress up and ride Flora in the Main Street parade.

Links:
One Lucky Elephant (article at Salon.com)
One Lucky Elephant (film website)
See what Circus Flora is up to now: http://www.circusflora.org/

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