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COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #136 – Theodora Skipitares – LaMama – October 8th, 2016

Theodora Skipitares On October 8th, 2016 La Mama presented their monthly series Coffeehouse Chronicles. This afternoon was devoted to the work of visual theater artist/puppeteer Theodora Skipitares. Coffeehouse Chronicles #136 Curator: Michal Gamily Moderator: JoAnne Akalaitis Panelists: Andrea Balis, Claudia Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Jessica Scott – “Ship of Fools” @ HERE

Backstage at HERE I had a chance to interview theater director/performer/teacher/puppeteer Jessica Scott. Her new show opens Oct 13th. SHIP OF FOOLS ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Conceived by Jessica Scott Devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble Co-Director, Puppetry, Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Spencer Lott – “Blossom” at Dixon Place

BLOSSOM Emerging puppeteer & Jim Henson Foundation resident artist Spencer Lott visualizes the surreal landscape between reality and memory through the beautiful unraveling of one man’s mind. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, James Blossom and his daughter grapple with Read the full article…

William Castle’s 1974 film “Shanks” with Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau performs in William Castle’s 1974 horror film about puppetry. A revenge-driven puppeteer applies his talent to humans in this supernatural horror film. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Wikipedia says: “Shanks is a 1974 American horror film about a Read the full article…

LaMama Coffeehouse Chronicles #129 – Contemporary Puppet Theater

Contemporary Puppet Theater Curator: Michal Gamily Moderator: Cheryl Henson Panelists: Ralph Lee, Roman Paska, Lake Simons and Amy Trompetter Examining the contemporary puppet theater from 1970’s to present. Cheryl Henson introduces the evening’s agenda to the audience. Federico Restrepo talks Read the full article…

MOVE IT! – Parallel Exit’s Variety show – June 27th, 2015 @ Brooklyn Public Library

Parallel Exit presents MOVE IT! Saturday June 27th, 2015 @ Brooklyn Public Library The line up for this hour of variety arts is: John Grimaldi Daniel Passer Nelson Lugo Stephanie Fribourg Paul Valenti Mark Gindick ~ ~ ~ Hosted by Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Gabrielle St. Evensen – Radical Vaudeville

Every first Wednesday of the month at a Lower East side venue called THE COW a celebration of eccentric variety arts commences. RADICAL VAUDEVILLE! A cross section of NY's wildest performers come together for an evening of wonder and chaos! Read the full article…

Celebrating Dixon Place – An Online Gallery of photographs by Jim R. Moore

Theatre The’s production of “Radio Purgatory” Oct. 2010 The Dame (Jenny Lee Mitchell) leaning over the typewriter shares with us the goods! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sinatra Simulcra – Starring Jonny Cigar – April, 2011 Jonny Cigar getting emotional Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ralph Lee – Mask Maker/Puppeteer/Actor

Upon entering Ralph Lee’s apartment I glanced up at a small loft bed and was greeted by a large mask. Ralph explained to me it was the used in the first Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in 1974. In 1976 Ralph Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass – “D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks”

A piece about play, joy, and communication. A piece about dementia. D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks is a full-length theater piece based on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage dementia. The work is performed by three puppeteers Read the full article…