Monthly Archives // February 2017

Joel Jeske – Lessons in Comedy Performance!

[Translate] I usually don’t use this space to promote events, BUT this one is SPECIAL! Joel Jeske is teaching a class in ‘Comedy Performance.’ I sat down with Joel yesterday, and he mapped out the classes and what he would Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with “The Umbilical Brothers”.

[Translate] SPEEDMOUSE (re-squeaked)! 1 Week Left. See it before it closes! Sitting on stage at Theatre 80 with David Collins and Shane Dundas (aka The Umbilical Brothers) was great fun! Their energy and animated gestures kept me laughing almost the Read the full article…

Weimar Cabaret and Le Pustra’s ‘Kabarett der Namenlosen’

[Translate] This blog post is authored by our Berlin Correspondent Victoria Linchong. For most of the world, the mention of Berlin invokes a decadent underworld of androgynous women in beaded gowns and men in monocles smoking from ebony cigarette holders Read the full article…

Clown Documentary for American Theater Wing

[Translate] Directed by Margarita Jimeno. This delightful documentary shares the love of clown from the perspective of Clowns! Slava Polunin(Snow Show), David Shiner(Old Hats), Joel Jeske(Big Apple Circus), and Brent Mcbeth(Big Apple Circus) discuss clowning with wonderful footage of their performances. Read the full article…

Ethyl Eichelberger @Mike’s Talent Show – Bottom Line

[Translate] Mike’s Talent Show @The Bottom Line I have been combing thru my ‘archives’  lately and found these wonderful shots I took of Ethyl Eichelberger. She was one of the many performers featured at “Mike’s Talent Show” at The Bottom Read the full article…

Ward Hall reflects on “The Greatest Show on Earth”

[Translate] (Originally published at WLRN.org on Feb 8th, 2017) This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the end of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus has a long rich history and a colorful past full Read the full article…

The Theatre of Robert Anton – An Exhibition

[Translate] The Theater of Robert Anton It must have been early 1980’s, and I was working (performing as a mime) at an upstate NY fair “German Alps Festival” at Hunter Moutain. The festival included many performers and once in awhile Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – Caffe Cino

[Translate] The Birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway CAFFE CINO “It’s Magic Time!” That colorful promise began each performance at the Caffe Cino, the storied Greenwich Village coffeehouse that fostered the gay and alternative theatre movements of the 1960s and launched the careers Read the full article…

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – Feb. 6th, 2017 @ Dixon Place

[Translate] THE BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE Hosting the evening’s entertainment was ‘Magic Brian’. First up was the ‘Amazing HouDino’ performing a wonderful card trick with his father Magic Brian. HouDino carefully selected a card as audience volunteer looks on. Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Girls Will be Boys” by Laura Horak

[Translate] “Girls Will be Boys” by Laura Horak Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Katharine Hepburn all made lasting impressions with the cinematic cross-dressing they performed onscreen. What few modern viewers realize, however, is that these seemingly daring performances of the Read the full article…