Title: Co-founder, Senior Producer
“Live to have fun.
The Early Years:
When I was nine my mother said to me, “if you make me laugh, I’ll give you a quarter.”
I couldn’t do it.
So I went to my little brother and said, “If you can get mom to laugh, I’ll give you a dime.” He went and pretended to fall down and she laughed hysterically. I got the quarter for him and kept fifteen cents.
I’ve been bringing performers and audiences together like that for most of my life.
Another early experience that shaped me was finding a sick animal on my way to school (can’t remember if it was a dog or cat). I knew that’s what I didn’t want to do: work with animals, and I never have since.
The Later Years
In Chicago, the theater scene in the 1960’s was so vibrant and connected to the political environment. My first week there, I went to Anton Verbich’s play The Panda Closet, and my whole world changed. I made a decision then to be involved only in art that mattered. I kept that promise not just through my life in theater but through my work in TV (the AIDS episode of Air Wolf, March 3, 1985), and the silver screen (“Extinct!” — an interactive IMAX experience for families).
I knew the moment I met Pieter that Wonder Glen had a chance to carry that mission to new heights with programming that was entertaining yet vital and connected.
My partner Dr. Dean Payne and I have been busy in our spare time touring with his new book, Mandolini’s Clarinet. I’m biased of course, but it’s amazing. I’ve re-read the first chapter probably ten times and am just starting to make sense of some of the themes. His publisher, Youreanauthor.com, gave him a lot of freedom to stretch out and run with some of his ideas.
Is there a fun side of Aidan? Absolutely. Wine. Dancing. Competitive Scrabble. The book tour. And lots and lots of movies. I’m somewhat of an amateur photographer as well!
Princess Lucky, the most decorated bitch in North America, snags the Obedience Cup for the three-kilo division
The next chapter for me? Taking what I’ve learned in that crazy business known as show business and bringing it with all my passion and all my fire to this wonderful company. Wonder Glen, let’s try to change the world!
Kramer versus Kramer
Illusions by Richard Bach