Closing Party

ARTIST STATEMENT My work explores the connection between places and internal solitude. While capturing these select images, I found myself reflecting upon ideas, plans, and dreams while suddenly realizing I was solo within the cultural landscape minus its inhabitants. I intend to take the viewer to this quiet place of contemplation where the textures, shapes, and light provide a heightened sensation of the solo perspective. From the hush in the light drenched hall of the Louvre in Paris or gritty Continue reading...

Julie Goell

 Julie Goell "As Lena, an old-world urchin, I audition for the legendary Mr. Big Time in my one-woman show, Woman in a Suitcase." ~ ~ Julie Goell Photographed at The New York Clown Theater Festival (circa 1983) Here is a link to Julie's wonderful book "Life in a Clown House". "Written with an improviser's freedom, a clown's humility and a poet's potency, Life in a Clown House is a deeply life-affirming invitation to move and to be moved. In "The Manual" Julie outlines a series of valuable Continue reading...

Big Apple Circus Clowns

Big Apple Circus Clowns "1987 - Big Apple Circus Clowns. This shot encompasses the wonder of clowns' first contact with the audience: hope, innocence, vulnerability, and impending mayhem." ~ ~ Paul Binder - CoFounder of The Big Apple Circus (Pictured above top to bottom: Michael Christensen as Mr. Stubs, John Lepiarz as Mr. Fish, David Casey as Oaf and Jeff Gordon as Gordoon.) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading...

Carlo Mazzone Clementi From Wikipedia. Carlo Mazzone-Clementi (12 December 1920 – 5 November 2000) was a performer and founder of two schools of commedia, mime and physical theater as well as a contemporary and colleague of leaders of modern European theater. From his arrival in the USA in 1957, he was largely responsible for the spreading of commedia dell'arte in North America. He first gained attention in Italy in 1947 alongside Marcel Marceau in the mime’s first tour outside of Paris. Continue reading...

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“When you’re onstage, part of you wants to be off as fast as possible. And once you’re offstage, everything is in anticipation of the next time you’re on.” Bill Irwin Studio photographs of Bill Irwin taken Nov. 1986 by Jim R. Moore Published in the book IN/SIGHTS - Moore Photographs ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Here are some additional links to some great resources on Bill Irwin and his brilliant clown work! Great Performances film "Bill Irwin Clown Prince". Bill Irwin's Continue reading...

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Ventriloquism for a new generation… edgy, outrageous, and off the charts! Direct from her run at The Criterion Theatre in London’s West End, NINA CONTI, Britain’s voice-throwing queen, leaves the crowd speechless without even opening her mouth. Using face masks to turn her audience members into live puppets, Nina creates a hilarious new show nightly. PRESS "Nina Conti is a stellar talent!" - UK’s The Mirror "Devastatingly witty and full of daring flights of fancy!" - Continue reading...

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SHADOWS In this powerful story of racial prejudice, Chaney plays an aging Chinese man who converts to Christianity to prevent a friend from being blackmailed. Directed by Tom Forman Starring: Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte Music: Kevin MacLeod Adapted from the Famous Prize Story "Ching Ching Chinaman" by Wilbur Daniel Steele Continue reading...

Jeremy Lawrence

Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeremy Lawrence "Lavender Songs - A Queer Cabaret in Weimar Berlin Songs and sketches of the period performed by Jeremy Lawrence in his own translations. Based on an evening created by Alan Lareau. Directed by Jason Jacobs With Ariela Bohrod on piano. Produced by TOSOS In Lavender Songs; A Queer Cabaret In Weimar Berlin, “Tante Fritzy,” a famous cabaret artiste, of Berlin Weimar Cabaret, takes the audience on a wild and racy ride through her gender-bender Continue reading...

Jeff Gordon "GORDOON" Jeff Gordon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), in 1954. A former All-American Springboard Champion diver, he graduated from Clown College in 1979 and spent the following year somersaulting over elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. In 1981, he joined the Big Apple Circus, where he worked on the ring crew. He also appeared as a plant in the audience for the Big Apple Circus’s trio of clowns, Carlo Pellegrini (Carlo), Michael Christensen (Mr. Stubbs), Continue reading...