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Karen Jenson and I attended the performance of James Lecesne's "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" at The Westside Theater today. After the show we got to talk with James about his wonderful one-man show, about the book it was based on and other projects in his life. THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the new play written and performed by James Lecesne (Word of Mouth), directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. “REMARKABLE! Continue reading...

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“Unruly on the surface yet deeply structured, DANCENOISE’s performances skewered, even eviscerated popular and media culture, with feminist fury, wicked humor and a good measure of gore.” —The New York Times DANCENOISE DANCENOISE performing at La Mama in the The ALIEN COMIC'S FULL MOON show Oct 1989. DANCENOISE makes havoc at the FULL MOON show at LaMama in 1989. DANCENOISE performing at Abrons Arts Center  Jan. 2014 One of the Opening Scenes from the show. Lucy Sexton takes a knife Continue reading...

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AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID By, with and for Richard C. Martinez and Jeff Weiss Presented at The Kitchen This is a video of Play #9 in the series of 16 presented on Tues. July 14th. CONNIE GETS A CALL ONE CRUCIAL NIGHT featuring: Becca Blackwell as CONNIE Dorothy Cantwell as ANNIE Dan Peeples as BOY Directed by Brooke O'Harra Part of the 3 day celebration of Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez at The Kitchen. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading...

Jeff Weiss at The Kitchen

Jeff Weiss & Richard C. Martinez: AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID Presented at The Kitchen Directed by Brooke O'Harra Musical Direction by Nicky Paraiso Downtown performer/playwright Jeff Weiss at the special 3 night event presented at The Kitchen. A series of plays written by Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez were presented on July 14th. The event also took place on July 15th and 16th. These photographs and videos are from the July 14th presentation. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ DADDY AND BILLY - The Continue reading...

Karen Jenson interviews Jenny Lee Mitchell Vaudevisuals visits Jenny Lee Mitchell for a great interview by Karen Jenson. Jenny talks about her work, feelings about her career and direction she is taking in her work. Here is a video from the Vaudephone Series of Jenny performing her 'Diedre Pazzesco' character. Vaudephone is a co-production of Vaudevisuals.com and the American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche (Diedre Pazzesco played by Jenny Lee Mitchell) Recorded at Dixon Place on October Continue reading...

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Originally posted on April 12, 2012. Vaudephone is a co-production of Vaudevisuals.com and the American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche Recorded at Dixon Place on October 25th, 2011. Travis and I both really enjoyed making these Vaudephone videos but couldn't find a 'sponsor' to finance the continuation of the productions. Based on the Vitaphone series that is currently being packaged on DVD. So here is the first one and I will be posting more of them in the coming weeks! Enjoy! Continue reading...

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  Bushwick Starr - a 5 year old performance space in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Presenting new and cutting edge theater premiers as well as original work from artists of the neighborhood. Noel Allain talks about the origin of the theater and how it got to where it is now. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ http://www.thebushwickstarr.org/ Continue reading...