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Photographs from IN/SIGHTS – Clown/Actor Bill Irwin

[Translate] “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 Read the full article…

2016 NY Clown Theater Festival – “Clown Cabaret” – Sept 8, 2016

[Translate] 2016 NY CLOWN THEATER FESTIVAL September 2 through 18th, 2016 at The Brick Theater “CLOWN CABARET” Hosted by ‘Fantasy Grandma’. Fantasy Grandma did a terrific job of hosting the evening’s performances. Rap song and psychedelic jello! Mission: Implausible (Logic Limited Ltd) Read the full article…

The Illustrated History of Quick Change – A proposed book project

[Translate] I began working on this book project in the early 1970’s..probably around 1973. I have a letter from famed magician/historian Jay Marshall dated 1978. I had inquired to see if he had any ‘quick change’ material I could use Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The City & The Theatre” by Mary C. Henderson

[Translate] “Whatever happens, the information and the images in this book provide us with food for reflection and many pleasant recollections of the way things have been in the past.”  Forward by August Heckscher One of my favorite books when I Read the full article…

“BelloMania” at The New Victory Theatre – April 2016

[Translate] BELLOMANIA For his 3rd year in a row success, Bello Noch presents his new production BelloMania. Featuring  Michael Karas, Dinny McGuire, Annaliese Nock, Shawn Roth Show Host Dinny McGuire kept the show moving along with charm and finesse. Bello Read the full article…

The Regard of Flight – Bill Irwin, Doug Skinner and Michael O’Connor

[Translate] Now that Bill Irwin has joined forces with David Shiner again to present OLD HATS I thought it right to ‘look back’ at Bill’s earlier success. “The Regard of Flight”. The show was performed in many venues before going Read the full article…

The Clown Un_Mask – Thom Monckton – New Zealand

[Translate] Thom’s Monckton performed his one-man show “Moving Stationery” at the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival. What an amazing performance! Thom Monckton performing his character ‘Sigmund’ in his one man show “Moving Stationery”. Thom’s physical comedy routines were brilliant. He Read the full article…

Tribute to Tom Murrin – aka The Alien Comic

[Translate] When I first became aware of Tom Murrin and his ‘aka’ The Alien Comic he had been performing for many years. His work in the ‘performance art’ community is very significant and he has many admirers and friends to Read the full article…

Introducing “The Great Lafayette” – A Man of Mystery – Rags to Riches Story

[Translate] One of the most colorful personalities in the early 1900’s Vaudeville circuit was Sigmund Neuberger. (aka The Great Lafayette) Here are some interesting excerpts from other very informed web sources about his life and career… (Excerpt from The Edinburgh Read the full article…

Henri De Vries – A Great Protean Actor in the early 1900’s

[Translate] A review I acquired during my research on Quick Change. A wonderful actor and protean Quick Change artist from the early 1900’s. “As an actor he is in a class by himself” “The more one recalls the little niceties Read the full article…