Coney Island USA has been defending the honor of American Popular Culture for years. Using innovative exhibitions, and performances. Their 'Funhouse Philosophers' is the resident theater company of Coney Island USA and it is under the direction of Artistic Director Dick Zigun. It is Dick Zigun who has authored this play "Dead End Dummy". Directed by Trav S.D. with a stellar cast. I got to photograph the OPENING NIGHT performance and also got a few video clips which are presented below.  GO SEE Continue reading...

Barry Lubin poses for the Clown Un_Mask series. Grandma dancing ringside with a young fan from the Big Apple Circus audience. Barry Lubin getting on his 'Grandma' makeup backstage at Big Apple Circus season #23. Grandma gets a ride in NYC taxi. Photograph part of the series "Grandma in NY". Grandma douces Mark Gindick in the 'Singing in The Rain' routine that they performed at The 2014 NY Clown Theatre Festival. Barry and I have had a long friendship and I have been so fortunate to have been Continue reading...

Andy Sapora and John Leo hosted an evening of 'clown short' films. However they didn't waste any time getting into their 'tiny dangerous' fun! John Leo and Andy Sapora start the show off with some eccentric dancing and stuff. Andy Sapora juggles some razor pen knives for some 'ooohs and aaahs'. John Leo pierces this arm with a long needle and bleeds a little. (the 'dangerous' part of tiny dangerous'.) Just before intermission Andy and John make an 'offering' to the audience of some really delicious Continue reading...

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2nd Installment of the Clown Cabaret had "Deenie Nast" hosting the evenings festivities. Deenie Nast (Audrey Crabtree) was the hostess with the mostess at the Clown Cabaret. Tiny and Tall from San Francisco showed an excerpt from their show "LOCKED UP" Jeroen Bouwhuis from Amsterdam, Holland performed an excerpt from his show "A Few of My Favorite Things". Also on stage were the wild and wonderful, sexy eccentric dancers 'Animal Crackers'. An innocent audience member got recruited to help Deenie Continue reading...

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I don't usually 'plug' events or businesses on my blog. But this GHOST TOUR of New York was so much fun.   Led by tour guide Victor Magnus, The Ghost Walk takes the attendees on a 2 hour walk of lower Manhattan visiting some of the haunted locations that have had reported 'ghost' appearances. This is a video of one of the locations that we visited during our walk. The Merchant House. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ For more information on the Ghost Walk visit: http://newyorkghostwalk.com Continue reading...

Ellie Covan opens the evening with a lovely song on her accordion.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 A magical evening for all that attended this glorious event. Hosted by Bindlestiff Family Circus's Keith Nelson and Honoring Board Members Eric Jensen & Yoshiko Kasuga and Award Winning Actor-Playwright Peggy Shaw and The Jerome Foundation celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Performances by: Terry Dame Ted Keegan Nancy Giles Lava Stew Along with the performances there was a 'Silent Auction' that had many wonderful books/art pieces/comic strips and more from Continue reading...

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Photographed the dress/tech rehearsal of Peculiar Works Project new show titled '3 Christs' based on a psychological study by Milton Rokeach. A World Premiere site-specific theatrical event by SM Dale and Barry Rowell. "The true story of a doctor who forced three men to confront 'the ultimate contradiction conceivable"' that they claim the same sanity." Cast members include Arthur Aulisi, Mick Hilgers, Christopher Hurt, Daryl Lathon, Catherine Porter, Jennifer Tsay, Donald Warfield. ~ Continue reading...

Hew Parham and Craig Behenna came from Australia, were camping in Canada a week ago and now they are here for the NY Clown Theater Festival. Hew is performing in his new one-man show GIOVANNI! and Craig directed it. They gave a nice interview about the show and the process of creating it.   Tickets and calendar for GIOVANNI! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/938282 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading...

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THE MARX BROTHERS LEGENDARY 1924 Production returned to the stage for the first time in 90 years! Video taped on the last night of the Fringe Festival's production of "I'll Say She Is" by Jim R Moore Stills excerpted from the video by Noah Diamond. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Welcome to the lowest dive in the city, where creatures of the underworld drug their brains with poisonous poppy." Pictured are: Melissa Roth, Kita St. Cyr, Emily Turner Marsland, Francine Daveta, Amber Bloom, Alexis Thomason and Lefty Continue reading...