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Vaudevisuals interview with Dave Droxler and Marcus Stevens – “Walken on Sunshine”

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WALKEN ON SUNSHINE

Written by Dave Droxler

Directed by Marcus Stevens

Cast: Maggie Carr, Dave Droxler, Jennifer Fouche, DeLance Minefee, Paul Pakler, Jonathan Spivey and James Rushin.

I first met Dave Droxler in 2013 when I did a video interview with him and Stolen Chair director Jon Stancato. They were bringing to the stage a wonderful film “The Man Who Laughs”. Dave gave a most amazing performance in that show. When he contacted me to do this interview regarding his play I was most interested in meeting him to do it. I am very excited to see this show! Please come and support Dave and this great cast!

For more information and Tickets go here.

This production is part of the FringeNYC Festival

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Clown Comedy Fringe Festival FringeNYC Performing Arts Photography Physical Theater Story Teller Writer

Naked Brazilian – Gustavo Pace @Fringe Festival

Gustavo Pace

I have been photographing Gustavo for quite a few  years now. I shot one of his first performances in NYC in 2011.

He has been dedicated and very busy. Here is a glimpse of his bio:

He attended a full two years course at AMDA – American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Graduated in acting with a Master of Fine Arts from The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University.

Gustavo Pace was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for Theater/Acting. He obtained the Extraordinary VISA for Arts, based on shows and theater activities performed in the United States and Brazil.

He is now performing his new ‘original’ play “Naked Brazilian“.  Written, and performed by him. Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried.

We went walking around NYC yesterday and I did some shots to capture the mood of this play. Here is the description:

“Struggling against his father’s wishes to become a lawyer, a young man journeys from Rio to NYC  to make a case for his own destiny.”

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 1.11.16 AMGustavo Pace arrives in NYC with a Brazilian flag and his suitcase.

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 1.12.23 AMHurtled into the train station with doubts and concerns for what the future holds in this grand city.

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His show Promo Card! You can find more information and/or tickets HERE!

“It is a delightful show! I highly recommend it.”  Jim Moore

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Dance FringeNYC Performing Arts Photography

Kinematik Dance Company performs at The Fringe NYC – Limited Run of ‘Insekta’ and “Perfect Prototype’.

Svea Schneider and her international cast of amazing dancers brought down the house Opening Night at the 14th St YMCA Theater last Friday.

Perfect Prototype

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2013.08.09_SveaS.0712Svea Schneider (Choreographer) drags off the ‘perfect prototype’ to another world of beauty.

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Insekta

A movement/dance piece based on the life/movements of insects.

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For more information on KINEMATIK DANCE COMPANY and their upcoming performances at TheFRINGEnyc go here.

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FringeNYC Performing Arts Photography

Landscape with Missing Person – A new play by John Crutchfield – @ The Fringe Festival NYC

“..witnessing it is an enlarging and uplifting experience. This is due not only to the excellence of Crutchfield’s script, which brims with wisdom and humor and deliciously colorful examples of Southern and Midwestern speech, but also to Samuels’ production and the performances of a top-notch cast, all of which add up to as close to perfection as theater ever gets.”    NYTheatre.com

Asheville, North Carolina has quite a few wonderful things going on. One of them is a theater company directed by Steven Samuels. The Magnetic Theatre. A ‘seasoned’ director and theater person, Steven Samuels has brought a new play written by John Crutchfield to this years Fringe Festival. “Landscape with Missing Person”. Being presented at Venue #4 – Teatro Latea located at 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & Delancey)

The shows description reads as follows:  A teenage railroad punk helps a strange middle-aged man search for his mysteriously vanished wife. From a small southern town, across the Midwest, to San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, the mismatched pair’s cross-country journey introduces them to a motley crew of characters, most more desperate and deranged than the last. By turns comic, menacing, lyrical, and bizarre-and sometimes all at once – Landscapes with Missing Person proves moving, mesmerizing, and as surprising as it is psychologically acute, a gripping and poignant hitchhiker’s guide to postmodern 21st Century America.

Produced and Directed by Steven Samuels

Written by John Crutchfield

Starring John Crutchfield, Lisa M Smith and Jennifer Gatti.

Here are some photographs from this delightful production.

Lisa M Smith and John Crutchfield in "Landscape with Missing Person"Lisa M Smith and John Crutchfield conversing at the bus stop in Landscape with Missing Person

John Crutchfield, Jennifer Gatti andLisa M Smith discuss the 'size' of the pickle.John Crutchfield, Jennifer Gatti and Lisa M Smith discuss the ‘size’ of the pickle.

Jennifer Gatti, Lisa M Smith and John Crutchfield in a difficult moment during the play.Jennfer Gatti, Lisa M Smith and John Crutchfield in a tense/comical moment in the play.

Lisa M Smith, Jennifer Gatti and John Crutchfield discussing traveling together.Lisa M Smith, Jennifer Gatti and John Crutchfield discussing traveling together.

Jennifer Gatti, John Crutchfield and Lisa M Smith take their curtain call.Jennifer Gatti, John Crutchfield and Lisa M Smith take their curtain call.

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Production Stage Manager: Rodney Smith

Set Designer: Shaun Kato-Samuel

Sound Designer: Mary Zogzas

Lighting Designer: Alex Moore

Assistant Stage Manager: Cyd Smith

Board Operator: Madison Smith

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For ticket information go here.

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Dance FringeNYC Performing Arts

Vaudevisuals Interview with Kinematik Dance Company Artistic Director Svea Schneider

Vaudevisuals interview with Svea Schneider. Choreographer/Artistic Director of Kinematik Dance Company. Their upcoming shows at The NY Fringe Festival include two pieces from their repertoire 'Perfect Prototype' and 'Insekta'.
Fri, Aug 9th thru Sun, Aug 25th at the FringeNYC Festival.

For more information on Kinematik Dance Company:
http://kinematikdance.com