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Flashback: 2012 Clown Theater Festival Parade!

Well. The NY Clown Theater Festival has been going on for some time now! It is a wonderful event and one of the reasons why is because of the OPENING PARADE! Here is a glimpse at some of the images from the Parade that started off the 2012 Festival! It has been held at the charming BRICK THEATER in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

See you at the next NY Clown Theater Festival? Hope so…

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Bouffon Brick Theater Vaudevisuals Interview

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Tuesday Sept 18th @7 pm – Last NY performance

For more information and/or tickets to their last NY performance.

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

2016 NY CLOWN THEATER FESTIVAL

September 2 through 18th, 2016 at The Brick Theater

“CLOWN CABARET”

Hosted by ‘Fantasy Grandma‘.

Fantasy Grandma at the NY Clown Theater FestivalFantasy Grandma did a terrific job of hosting the evening’s performances. Rap song and psychedelic jello!

2016-09-08-clwnfest_312Mission: Implausible (Logic Limited Ltd) was one of the most technological pieces of the evening. 

Next up was a lovely film by Corinne Robkin titled “Twisted Business“.

Ambrose Martos at NY Clown Theater FestivalAmbrose Martos solicited audience members to be part of his ‘romantic interest’ for this piece.

Denis Camargo performs in the NY Clown Theater FestivalDirect from Brazil, BR S.A. Collective of Artists’ Denis Camargo performs.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_476Harold Todd Moeller and Rob Lok perform ‘Harry The Magnificent’.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_514Tut’Zanni Theatre presented ‘Beep & Bop’. A funny Commedia-del-Arte based piece.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_288Fantasy Grandma offers the audience some ‘home made’ jello. Later she mentioned it was ‘spiked’.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_539Playpen Theater presented ‘Chalk’, a delightful clown play based on a devasting breakup.

Amo Gulinello performs his a segment from 'Fastcar'.Amo Gulinello performs a segment from his one-man show ‘Fastcar’.

2016-09-08-clwnfest_331Ekaterina Pirogovskaya does striptease done ‘Mime Style’.

Marisol Soledad performs Princess MildredMarisol Soledad performs Princess Mildred from her show ‘Here At Home’.

Tabula Rasa perform with audience member John LeoTabula Rasa (Michael Bauer & Autumn Kioti) perform with recruited audience member John Leo.

Drew Richardson performs his funny "Drew the Dramatic Fool".Drew Richardson performs his funny “Drew the Dramatic Fool”.

Rob and Miss Jane perform at NY Clown Theater FestivalRob and Miss Jane knows that “It Takes Two” to make a thing go right!

The 2016 NY Clown Theater Festival continues all this week. Check out the shows!

At The Brick Theatre

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2016 NY Clown Theater Festival – “Clown Cabaret” – Sept 2, 2016

2016 NY Clown Theater Festival

September 2 through 18th, 2016 at The Brick Theater

“Clown Cabaret”

Hosted by Tanya Solomon

Tanya Solomon performing at NY Clown Theater FestivalTanya Solomon hosted the evening’s variety clown cabaret and opened with some magic.

Rich Potter performing at the 2016 NY Clown Theater FestivalRich Potter performing an excerpt from his show “God! The One-Man Show“.

2016.09.02.ClwnFest_066Penelope the Clown performs a cute and very silly ROFL Flowers.

One Lonely Chunk performing at the 2016 NY Clown Theater FestivalOne Lonely Chunk (Kim Kaiser) performs a routine that ‘read the future’ and could change the future.

Joe Galan performs at the 2016 NY Clown Theater FestivalJoe Galan performed a ‘dark’ and comical take on pill popping and suicide.

2016.09.02.ClwnFest_172SarahBesque’s show “SarahNDipity” excerpt involved 2 audience members helping in the antics.

Bill Shannon performing at the 2016 NY Clown theater FestivalBill Shannon performed an excerpt from his show “Just Clowning Around”.

Becca Bernard performing at the 2016 NY Clown Theater FestivalBecca Bernard performing an excerpt from her show “The Fainting Room”.

2016.09.02.ClwnFest_276Clown Cabaret performing an excerpt from their show “The Heist”.

 

2016.09.02.ClwnFest_330Les Bunheads (From Montreal) combined the grace of ballet with the slapstick of professional wrestlers.

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For tickets and information about the 2016 NY Clown Theater Festival go HERE!

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Untitled Theater Company No. 61 – Paul Auster’s novel “City of Glass”

Untitled Theater Company No. 61Paul Auster‘s novel “City of Glass” adapted for stage by Edward Einhorn

Shot the dress rehearsal and had a great time documenting this lovely visual feast!

The show is beautiful, and the book is excellent. Edward has made an amazing adaptation of the book for the stage.

Music by Freddi Prince

Movement/Choreography by Patrice Miller

Robert Honeywell as Daniel Quinn

and performers/dancers Dina Rose Rivera and Mateo Moreno.

I see the show as a detective novel with an existential slant by Paul Auster brought to life by Edward Einhorn.

So most of the photographs in this post will be Film Noir black and white.

 City of Glass by Paul Auster @The New Ohio(Left to Right) Robert Honeywell, Dina Rose Rivera and Mateo Moreno.

2016.02.18_CityGlass.140Robert Honeywell as Daniel Quinn talks from his leather chair.

Edward Einhorn's adaptation of City of Glass(Left to Right) Dina Rose Rivera, Robert Honeywell and Mateo Moreno.

2016.02.18_CityGlass.377Mateo Moreno video tapes Robert Honeywell as he examines the photograph.

2016.02.18_CityGlass.875Mateo Moreno in a fit of chaos manifesting itself in his body.

2016.02.18_CityGlass.913-2Robert Honeywell grabs the wrist of Dina Rose Rivera as Mateo Moreno reaches out.

2016.02.18_CityGlass.961Robert Honeywell makes a call to someone.

2016.02.18_CityGlass.998Robert Honeywell observes the ‘city of glass’.

The book/play is rich in mystery and existential dialog. 

For more information and/or tickets go here.

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Set Design: Christopher Heilman

Video Design: Gil Sperling

Costume Design: Carla Gant

Lighting Design: Chris Weston

Stage Manager: Berit Johnson

Assistant Director: Becca Silbert

Assistant Costume Designer: Matsy Stinson

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Flashback – ‘Bouffon Glass Menajoree” at The Brick

Directed by Eric Davis. Here is what he had to say about the show.

“Grotesque in nature, often physically deformed, the bouffon is the outcast shunned by society and told to live outside of the village. On rare occasions, they are asked to perform for the pleasure of those who previously persecuted them. On these occasions the bouffons willingly accept. (What choice do they have? Perform or be killed!) Thus, these hideous creatures enter the circle of society once more, light on their feet, eternally smiling with hateful eyes. Charming, entertaining and smart, they plan to take the piss out of you all!”Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 2.01.11 AM

Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 2.08.39 AM Amanda (Aimee German) Laura (Audrey Crabtree)Tom (Lynn Berg),

Time to bring this show back? Certainly seems like it…

Produced by Ten Directions & Aimee German

Written by Lynn Berg, Audrey Crabtree, Eric Davis & Aimee German

Directed by Eric Davis

Bouffon Wrangling by Melinda McEndarfer Krumm

Scenic Design by Eric Davis

Light Design by Miriam Nilofa Crowe

Original Music by Eric Davis

CAST:

Lynn Berg, Audrey Crabtree and Aimee German

Last produced at The Brick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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