Ward Hall biography by Tim O'Brien

WARD HALL - The Official Biography by Tim O'Brien I attended the 'launch party' for this book at the 'Morbid Anatomy Museum'. I ask Tim if he would be so kind to share some of the wonderful text with my readers. He agreed! Ward Hall -- King of the Sideshow "Ward Hall - King of the Sideshow!" is the first-ever biography of the man who has helped shape the American Circus Sideshow into what it has become today. Ward has worked with monkey girls, half-people, fat men, sword swallowers, fire eaters, Continue reading...

Ping Chong discusses his work.

Coffeehouse Chronicles #124 was presented on March 14th, 2015. A 'free', interactive, educational series exploring the history and development of Off-Off Broadway from its inception within the Village 'coffeehouse theatres' of the 1960's through today. Part artist portrait, part history lesson, part community forum. The curator Michael Gamily opened the evening with comments followed by an interview with Ping Chong by Victoria Abrash. Moderator Victoria Abrash interviews theater artist Ping Chong. During Continue reading...

Edward Einhorn talks about Money Lab

Vaudevisuals interviewed Edward Einhorn who conceived and curated the MONEY LAB. Opening at HERE Arts Center at 145 6th Avenue, NYC It is described as 'an economic vaudeville, a multi-disciplinary experiment to discover whether economic ideas can be represented through performance.' In this interview Edward talks about the Money Lab and the many aspects of the project/performances. For more information on the MONEY LAB go here: MONEY LAB - March 20 - April 11 Tickets $20, plus a required Continue reading...

Vaudevisuals Interview with Jonathan Fluck

ALL GONE WEST: a play in two acts Vaudevisuals Interview with director Jonathan Fluck. All Gone West is the latest play from John Attanas & Jonathan Fluck. It’s New York in the ‘50s. Jazz. Sex. Booze. Drugs. Life Jonathan talks about working on the play. Cast includes: Kristen Booth, Anthony Bosco, Kristen French, Joseph Robinson, Glen Williamson. Musicans include: Henry Vaughn - Drums Grady Tesch - Vibraphonist Joe Wagner - Saxophone Christina Watanabe - Lighting Continue reading...

Captain Ureck (C. H. Ureck) toured with Barnum & Bailey's during the 1890's and was listed at 7 feet 11.5 inches tall. During his exhibition days he was claimed to be from Austria, Hungary, Germany (Hanover) and the U.S. (Colorado). ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading...

Vaudevisuals interview with Barry Rowell

Vaudevisuals interview with playwright and Peculiar Works Project co-founder/artistic director Barry Rowell. Upcoming play "Floydada" is coming to NY and is 'site specific' . Located at The Merchants Square Building. Located at 40 Worth on the corner of West Broadway, Peculiar Works will take over part of the huge ground floor space to mount this play. Barry talks about the play, the writing process and the Peculiar Works Project. For more information about this Peculiar Works Continue reading...

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Nancy Gabor and Paul Binnerts talk about their upcoming acting workshop. They discuss their techniques and approach to the method used in the workshops. Both are International Master Teachers and their workshop is: ACTING FROM THE BARE ESSENTIAL: YOU. Nancy and Paul both have more information posted on their websites. www.gaborworks.com www.paulbinnerts.com For information on the workshop Contact: Greg Taubman, actinginrealtime@gmail.com Or go to this website and sign up.Playing With Reality ~ Continue reading...

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DOG SHOW What do dogs do when their masters leave? Put on a French farce! Quick entrances, mistaken identities, and love triangles collide with panting, sniffing, and lots of leg humping in this unusual and saucy comedy! Inspired by the plays of Georges Feydeau and the behaviors of Man’s best friend, Dog Show is a knee slapping love letter to the joys of unleashing your inner animal. This new work is directed by Animal Engine Co-Artistic Director Karim Muasher and devised by an ensemble of 4 Continue reading...

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KATE KEITHLEY, Giant Lady. Carte de visite. 4 ¼” x 2 ½”. Imprinted information on bottom of mount “The Missouri Giantess...6 feet around the waist, 2 feet around the arm, 675 pounds”. Ca. 1860 -As Exhibited at Burnell & Prescott's Museum in St.Louis,Missouri. Continue reading...