Michael Venske lives in a third-tier Chinese city where he is chronicling (mis)adventures for his next solo performance endeavors tentatively titled: "The China Sketch Show" & "Art of the Chinese Selfie." He's the creator/performer of "Thumbs Up" which premiered at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. and winner of the 2011 CTV "Hot Mic" Award. Michael knows how to use chopsticks, cook rice, and entertain children.
American culture worships creativity, but mostly in the abstract. Most people really don’t like new ideas that sound entirely new…The trick is learning to frame new ideas as old ideas—to make your creativity seem, well, not quite so creative.