Monthly Archives // August 2011

The Metaphysical Mask Improv

[Translate] Stanley Allan Sherman’s MASK ARTS COMPANY presented a workshop with Peter Kors in Metaphysical Mask. The students spent time developing an understanding and performing Metaphysical Mask improvisations through out the workshop. Peter is possibly the only person that comprehends Read the full article…

My Collection – LaFollette – The Man of Many Faces

[Translate] I have collected a nice assortment of Quick Change memorabilia over the course of my life. Working on the definitive history book on QC titled “Quick Change in American Vaudeville” many years ago led me to some amazing collections and Read the full article…

Hudson Street Studio Variety Show – Scene One – 01/03/1979

[Translate] In the late 1970’s I produced a series of ‘variety shows’ based on performers that had passed thru my studio on Hudson Street. The show titled “The Hudson Street Studio Variety Show” The performers were Jeff Sheridan, Mark Stolzenberg, Read the full article…

An interview with Dick Monday – Clown, educator, cofounder NYGoofs

[Translate] I was very interested in hearing the history of the NYGoofs. I had seen the name around for years and knew a few performers that worked with them. Finally a few years ago I began documenting their shows. (Thanks to Read the full article…

Excerpt – A video interview with Dick Monday – NY Goofs cofounder.

[Translate] I had a chance to do a video interview with NYGOOFS co-founder Dick Monday at the Flea Theatre while he was preparing for the WATER FOR CLOWNS show. I haven’t finished editing the whole 20 minutes but wanted to put Read the full article…

American Vaudeville Theatre – August 18th, 2011 Show

[Translate] Who ever wants to see Vaudeville better take this opportunity to get over to 45 Bleecker St. Theatre soon! Only 3 more shows to go! SUNDAY August 21st, 2011 WEDNESDAY August 24th, 2011 FRIDAY August 26th, 2011 The Last American Read the full article…

Vaudeville’s Quick Change Acts – MR HYMACK – One of the Best!

[Translate] In this series I will be profiling a few of American Vaudeville’s impressive Quick Change Artist. This art form is not really known to today’s audiences. It was a big success back in the early 1900’s. One of the Read the full article…

American Vaudeville Theatre at Fringe NYC – Opening Day

[Translate] Trav S.D. does about the most a person can do to keep the vaudeville tradition alive in New York City. Besides writing a blog about American Vaudeville (Travalanche) also presents some of NY’s finest variety performers in his AMERICAN Read the full article…

NY Goofs – WATER FOR CLOWNS show – At The Flea Theatre

[Translate] The press release for this show reads as follows: WATER FOR CLOWNS is the yet untold story of a troupe of traveling clowns during the depression who endure the harsh reality of show business when a drought prohibits the Read the full article…

The Clown Un_Mask – Dick Monday

[Translate] Dick Monday founded The New York Goofs with wife Tiffany Riley. Dick Monday in one of his eccentric moments juggling cigar boxes in the NY Goofs show. Dick Monday performed with GRANDMA (Barry Lubin) as his partner when they Read the full article…