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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Brick Theater Clown Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Inda Pereda – “Trapped”

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Trapped

September 14 – 16, 2018

Performed, created and directed by Inda Pereda.

Inda Pereda‘s hilarious one-man show uses physical comedy, sound and mime to build a wild, imaginary dreamscape bound up in exciting, ridiculous and grotesque situations -*ahem* emergency operations, unusual body musicals, the happy birth of mutant beings – and populated by a host of crazy universal characters – *err* annoyed Japanese samurais and happy cows.

Through sheer spectacle and audience particiption, TRAPPED unlocks a place where surreal worlds converge with nonsense, where irreverent moments lead to transcendent beauty.

“Inda Pereda made me giggle, snort, guffaw and squirm around in my seat. What a fun show. Go!”   RED BASTARD – Eric Davis

Friday, September 14 @ 7pm
Saturday, September 15 @ 2pm
Sunday, September 16, @ 5pm

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Clown Comedy Photography

“Angela Delfini Explains It All For You: A ¾-Woman Show” – NY Clown Theater Festival 2018

“Amazing talent” — La Stampa (Torino, Italy)Angela begins the show by ‘explaining it all’ to the audience.

Her ‘alter-ego’ has some issues with the ‘theory’ of ‘explain it all’.

Utilizing her skills in acrobatics, dance, clown and aerial Angela performed an amazing show for the audience.

Angela created a myriad of characters on stage.

Resorting to reading a book on “Clowns‘ she begins another episode in the show.

Angela brings a real moment to her performance.

A show definitely worth seeing! Angela has so many wonderful skills and her acting is terrific!

Tuesday, September 11 @ 7pm
Sunday, September 23 @ 2pm

Here is a link to an interview Vaudevisuals did a week ago with Angela.

For tickets go here!

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579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street)

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Photography

Vaudevisuals interview with Bonnie He – “A Terrible Show for Terrible People”

A Terrible Show for Terrible People is a raunchy and rambunctious solo clown performance that is both boner- and vomit-inducing.

In her East Coast premiere at the NY Clown Theatre Festival, physical comedian Bonnie He takes the audience on an flirtatious journey from death to rebirth, opening a voyeuristic window into personal tragedy, triumph, and titillation. Mostly titillation. TIT-illation.

The show is nonverbal, but fiercely interactive. The audience is complicit, and that’s what makes A Terrible Show so riveting: you’re not just watching a show – you’re participating in the destruction of common decency.

30 minutes

Saturday, September 8 @ 5pm
Monday, September 10 @ 9pm
Wednesday, September 12 @ 7pm

Appropriate for ages 13 and older

For tickets go here.

Bonnie He is a native of Los Angeles. Her favorite acting credits include “The New Empress,” a short film with
Maggie Gyllenhaal, and “Darla Wang, Dick Whisperer,” a self-described “really dumb web series” Bonnie created, produced and starred in. Both
works can be found on her YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/bonniehe.
She is a house team member on Excelsior!, her Long Form
Ensemble at The Second City Hollywood. She’s also a rotating clown act in the monthly main stage show, JETZO & Ithamar.
Follow her on Twitter @BonnieHe and Instagram @abonnielass.

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Photography

Bonnie He – “A Terrible Show for Terrible People” – NY Clown Theater Festival 2018

I roller coaster ride thru the mind of Bonnie He. Raunch in a fun way!

Bonnie He uses her delightfully mimetic facial expressions throughout the show.

The sexual insinuations run rampant in the show in a hysterical way.

The iconic image of the loving wife and ‘sports addicted’ husband make an appearance in the show.Bonnie is wonderfully ‘seductive’ in a very comical way that garnered the audience’s laughter.

There are many other photographs which I am NOT going to include here since it will spoil your experience of the show. I suggest you go see it since she has ONLY 2 more performances at The NY Clown Theater Festival.

Monday, September 10 @ 9pm
Wednesday, September 12 @ 7pm

Go here for tickets!

579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street)

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Brick Theater Clown Photography

‘Clown Cabaret’ – New York Clown Theater Festival – Sept 5th, 2018

Hosted by Frank (Joe Galan) and One Lonely Chunk (Kim Kaiser) of An Unapologetic Mess: A Clown Variety Show.

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Angela Delfini Explains It All For You: A ¾-Woman Show

Angela gets her temper going as the audience member tries to help her to get her shoe on.

From the Festival brochure:

Straight from Barcelona, Toronto, and La Spezia, meet Italy’s greatest export, personality pioneer Dr. Angela Delfini, and her nervous but brave subject, Estrella. Join them on a clownesque five-step recovery program full of unique challenges and you-can’t-go-home-again transformations. Can the maniacally confident Delfini get the stuck-in-beta Estrella to dance and laugh her way to version 2.0 and beyond?? Probably, but not without your help!

Angela’s show will be performed on the following dates and times at the Festival.

Saturday, September 8 @ 7pm
Tuesday, September 11 @ 7pm
Sunday, September 23 @ 2pm

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Sitting in the front row was a young ‘Harpo’ commenting on almost all the acts on stage. (His mother has her hand over face)

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Look at What We Found

A clown ensemble from San Diego, California had to deal with the young ‘Harpo’ as he got involved in the show

The ensemble got into an improv of the previous clown act.

Headed up by Tommy Galan the ensemble worked with a guitar player as well.

From the Festival Brochure:

Look At What We Found is a theatrical improvised clown performance that invites the audience into a world where they can let go of their rigid adult lives, surrender to play, and find the joy and magic they left behind as children. The clowns begin with the stage and theater as their blank canvas, and with one brush stroke of stupidity at a time they build a tapestry of games, play, interaction and fun. Together, clowns and audience will Look At What We Found!

One more performance!

Saturday, September 8 @ 3pm

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JON DAVISON

Jon is an accomplished clown and performed one piece in this cabaret. His remaining time with the festival will be teaching a workshop on Sat/Sunday. His performance was delightful.

Utilizing his clown skills and a comedic visual built into his costume Jon charmed the audience.

Nothing like ‘reaching out to your audience’.

Getting into the audience and making it work is one of the routines of a great clown.

For more information on Jon’s upcoming workshop ‘Devising and Creating Clown’  go here.

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Yay, America!

Kaitlin Kaufman performed an excerpt from her show which she is premiering at the Festival on Sat. with 2 more performances during the week.

Saturday, September 8 @ 1pm
Tuesday, September 11 @ 9pm
Sunday, September 16 @ 3pm

For more information on the NY Clown Theater Festival go here!

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At The Brick Theater

The Brick is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at:
579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street)

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Clown Comedy Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Chris Manley and Jeff Seal – ‘Jeff and Buttons Entertain an Audience”.

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Jeff and Buttons Entertain an Audience

Bankrukt Productions

September 13 – 17, 2018

~ 43 Minutes ~

Created and performed by Jeff Seal and Chris Manley.

Jeff and Buttons (2 very funny jokesters) will entertain their audience by performing their new show entitled “Jeff and Buttons Entertain An Audience.” Their show consists of lots of new but also some old material which will be performed for an audience with the express purpose of entertaining said audience. It should be an entertaining night of performing!

“Jeff and Buttons had me laughing so hard that I was literally wheezing.” – The Happiest Medium

“Their material is so stupid it becomes profound and refreshing” – MaskedArts.com

For more information and/or tickets go here!

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Clown Performing Arts Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Joe Galan – Clown Cabaret Host

JOE GALAN is an actor, comedian and clown based out of New York. He co-hosts An Unapologetic Mess: A Clown Variety Show and has performed as part of numerous sketch, improv and clown teams over the last 15 years. He was a teacher for over five years at the People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), and also taught regularly at New York’s own Clown Gym and Finest City Improv in San Diego. Joe is a founding member of NYC’s “most outrageous” comedy troupe FUCT, which performed at UCB, the PIT, Joe’s Pub, Caroline’s on Broadway and comedy festivals nationally and internationally.

For more information about the Clown Cabaret or Joe’s workshop go here.

Free Preview Cabaret

September 5, 2018

See free preview of upcoming festival shows and more! Hosted by Frank (Joe Galan) and One Lonely Chunk (Kim Kaiser) of An Unapologetic Mess: A Clown Variety Show.

60 minutes

Wednesday, September 5 @ 7pm

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Clown Vaudevisuals Interview Video

Vaudevisuals interview with Tommy Galan – “Look at What We Found”

Tommy Galan interview

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Look at What We Found

September 5 – 8, 2018

Created & performed by Tommy Galan, Kasey Pearl-Lee, Christina Perry, Amber Largent & Lauren Flynn

Look At What We Found is a theatrical improvised clown performance that invites the audience into a world where they can let go of their rigid adult lives, surrender to play, and find the joy and magic they left behind as children. The clowns begin with the stage and theater as their blank canvas, and with one brush stroke of stupidity at a time they build a tapestry of games, play, interaction and fun. Together, clowns and audience will Look At What We Found!

For more information and/or tickets go here.

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Clown Comedy Music

Vaudevisuals interview with “Clown Band”

Clown Band is Becca Bernard, Alex Ortwein, and Julia Register. They will be performing on Sept 20th at the NY Clown Theater Festival. An evening of Clown Cabaret. Here Alex and Becca talk about their work and music.

For ticket and additional information go here!

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Clown Comedy

Vaudevisuals interview with Kaitlin Kaufman – Penelope – ‘Yay America’

Kaitlin Kaufman sat down with Vaudevisuals to talk about her show and her life as a ‘clown’. How she started and a little about discovering her character ‘Penelope’.

Her show ‘Yay America‘ will be presented at The New York Clown Theater Festival Sept 8, 11, and 16th.

 

For more information/tickets go here.

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