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The Clown Un_Mask – Michael Trautman – Maine

I photographed Michael during his few days in New York while performing at the New York Clown Theatre Festival.

Also the street shots were taken at the 2012 Burlington, Vermont FESTIVAL OF FOOLS.

Michael Trautman in the hallway for The Clown Un_Mask shot.

Michael Trautman demonstrates his licking power back stage at the Burlington, VT Festival of Fools 2012

Michael Trautman performing at the 2012 Festival of Fools in Burlington, VT.

In a back bend position Michael Trautman shoots the can off the stand with a ping pong ball.

After completing a few awesome ping pong ball routines he celebrates with a ‘Say Oh Yea” to the audience.

Great talent and really fun to photograph!

For more information on Michael Trautman and his work go here!

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Festival TV – An Inside look at Theater Festivals Around the World

While I was photographing the Burlington,Vt  FESTIVAL OF FOOLS I met 2 adorable funny people that make up the core of FESTIVAL TV

Richard Stamp and Kate Wright are performers by themselves but together they have formed a new enterprise titled FESTIVAL TV.

By attending festivals all over the world they interview performers, producers from the festival and citizens from that particular town.

Posted to their Facebook page it gives us all a very humorous look at these events.

Alain Bazzard (Richard Stamp) interviewing Festival Artistic Director Woody (Woodhead) Keppel with Nina Fontana (Kate Wright) helping.

I caught up with these two after our LAST LAUGH performance in Burlington and they saw down to tell me about the new series.

 

Vaudevisuals Interview with Festival T.V. Co-Creators and Reporters Richard Stamp and Kate Wright from Jim Moore on Vimeo.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Festival T.V. Co-Creators and Reporters Richard Stamp and Kate Wright from Jim Moore on Vimeo.

Check out the new FESTIVAL T.V on Facebook!
A duo of hard core news reporters bring you what is happening at Theater Festivals all over the world. A little ‘tongue-in-cheek- reporting including interviews with performers, directors, producers, and citizens of the city hosting the festival.
Great Fun!
Check it out!
FESTIVAL T.V on Facebook
Interview by Jim Moore/https://vaudevisuals.com

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“The Last Laugh” – Final Performance at Burlington, VT – FESTIVAL OF FOOLS.

At 5pm on Sunday March 5th  THE FESTIVAL OF FOOLS celebrated 3 days of Non-Stop Entertainment on Church Street in Burlington Vermont with

THE LAST LAUGH

All of the performers that were on hand for the festival contributed a little bit of themselves to a performance in front of City Hall.

The public was sitting down and standing up in front of City Hall.

Here are some photographs from that show.

A few of the cast from the show.

Richard Stamp and Kate Wright performing as the MC’s for THE LAST LAUGH

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David “The Checkboard Guy” Aiken.

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Kamikaze Fireflies (Casey Martin and Rob Williams) with Jonathan Burns

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Aileen Wilkie from Scotland

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Reid Belstock in his bright Red costume.

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Facing the crowd and playing the electric piano is Mark Ettinger who doubled as Music Director for the festival.

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Woody Keppel singing with the band for the closing number of the show.

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The Checkerboard Guy (David Aiken)  dazzles the crown with his hat moves.

Casey Martin (Kamikaze Fireflies) extinguishes fire on her hula hoop with some water.

Jonathan Burns sneaks thru the back of a folding chair with ease.

Henrik Bothe (half of Wells and Woodhead) performing some cowboy roping routines.

Michael Trautman hypnotizes the audience with his ping pong ball tricks.

Aileen Wilkie plays a lovely tune on the saw.

Reid Belstock juggles amazingly different things so well.

Festival of Fools band performing at THE LAST LAUGH show with the great big audience enjoying the show.

[Not all performers on the bill are represented here in photographs.]

For more information on the FESTIVAL OF FOOLS in Burlington, Vermont click HERE!

Festival information:
802.865.7166

Andrea Grayson, Production Manager

Woody Keppel, Artistic Director

Eric Ford, Communication Director

Doreen Kraft, Executive Director