For the first time ever Legendary Sideshow Impresario Ward Hall discusses his 70 years on the carnival lot as a gay man. In a live interview with Circus Amok director Jennifer Miller Ward will shared the stories of his life and the many gender queer performers he’s worked with over the years. Both he and Miller performed excerpts of their sideshow acts.
Jennifer Miller introduces the evening’s agenda.
Coney Island USA’s Dick Zigun presents Ward Hall with a special Award from Coney Island USA.
Ward Hall talks about his time performing in the sideshow and carnivals.
Ward Hall talks about producing and directing sideshow for the past 60 years and his life during that time with partners.
Ward Hall performs his very risque vent act.
Jennifer Miller sits down with Ward Hall to discuss his personal life on the road.
Like any good sideshow talker Ward Hall pitches his novel to the audience.
Jennifer Miller closes the show with her ‘juggling machete’ sideshow act.
Jennifer Miller bids the audience ‘Goodbye’ and explains that Ward is selling his books and DVD’s in the bar. “Go have a drink”.
Great evening with the remarkable Showman Ward Hall and hosted by the delightfully charming and talented Jennifer Miller.
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VIDEO EXCERPT FROM THE EVENINGS TALK AND DISCUSSION