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Vaudevisuals interview with Richard Saudek – “Beep Boop” @HERE

“BEEP BOOP”

Created by physical comedian Richard Saudek (Balls at 59E59), TV and film composer Jesse Novak (BoJack Horseman), and director Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose at Ars Nova), beep boop is a multimedia clown show carelessly crafted to be both meaningful and meaningless. It’s a hilariously twisted romp, exploring our obsession with technology and our increasing loneliness in a world with so many ways to connect.

Here is another great interview with Richard!

For more information/tickets click here.

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James Godwin – ‘The Flatiron Hex’ – An Appeal!

““The Flatiron Hex” is a dauntingly original and possibly hallucinogenic delight.”

The New York Times

THE FLATIRON HEX

I was asked to photograph the early development stages of this piece a few years ago. It was a delightful challenge to capture James Godwin’s puppet creations in still photographs. ( see image above)

I must admit I was rather taken by the unorthodox story line and puppets that were made for this show. They were macabre and magical.  So now, James needs YOUR help to mount this show at HERE Arts. After a successful run at Dixon Place, it is now ready for more audience viewers. I am copy and pasting his ‘Fund Raising’ copy here and hope that you give it some consideration. Be part of this creative process and production.

““The Flatiron Hex” is a solo puppet performance that tells the story of Wylie Walker, a contract shaman who works for NYORG, A city in the middle of a swamp. Wylie uses his unusual talents to solve problems and do routine maintenance on the city’s interweb biotechnology. Due to the haunted land and sentient mainframes, Wylie faces many occult adversaries. Storms constantly threaten to destroy NYORG, but a secret feature of the Flatiron building keeps the storms at bay, that is as long as the cloud-code is cracked and the correct ritual procedure is followed. Inspired by speculative fiction and neo-noir, “The Flatiron Hex” is peeking inside a parallel world infected with intelligent viruses and paranoia. Elements of the fantastic collide with the every day to become evocative of a magical reality. It’s also a quest, a blood soaked comedy of redemption and sacrifice. HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT: “The Flatiron Hex” was created by Co-writers James Godwin and Tom Burnett during a residency at Dixon Place, supported in part by a Doris Duke Exploration Grant. The first workshop presentation of “The Flatiron Hex” took place in October 2014 as part of the P.A.T.C.H. Series with the support Heather Henson and a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant. After completing a wildly successful 6 show premiere run at Dixon Place in New York City in May 2015, “The Flatiron Hex” is now raising funds for a month-long run at HERE Arts in September 2017.

This is the link where you contribute!

Here is James Godwin posing for my “Clown Un_Mask” series a few years ago.

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Sept 7th through Sept 30th, 2017

For more information about the show go here!

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Check out Vaudevisuals – Review – MARCH 2016

Vaudevisuals.comMarch 2016 Vaudevisuals Posts

This month I did quite a few interviews! Heather Litteer, Hilary Chaplain, Gus Solomons, Jr. and photographed the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue. A few books were mentioned too!

RED BULL THEATER PRESENTS – 2 DAY CLOWNING WORKSHOP

“WORDS” BY CHUCK WORKMAN – A 1987 COMPILATION OF HOLLYWOOD FILMS

VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH HEATHER LITTEER – “LEMONADE”.

VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH HILARY CHAPLAIN – “PHYSICAL COMEDY WORKSHOP”

BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE – MARCH 7TH, 2016 @ DIXON PLACE

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “ZOOMAR” BY ERNIE KOVACS

COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 – TALKING BAND – LAMAMA ETC – MARCH 12TH, 2016

VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH GUS SOLOMONS JR. – “FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH”

JUSTIN WEBER’S “WACKY OF WALLABAZOO” AT CONEY ISLAND USA

COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #133 – JOHN KELLY – LAMAMA – MARCH 26TH, 2016

LaMama Coffeehouse Chronicles

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In the next few days I will post the April and May review posts. Stay tuned!

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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

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Conceived by Jessica Scott
Devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble
Co-Director, Puppetry, Costume and Set Design by Jessica Scott
Co-Director, Text, and Projection Design by Eamonn Farrell
Original Music by Alex Klimovitsky, except Gnossienne No. 3 composed by Erik Satie with lyrics by Eamonn Farrell
Lighting Design by Ayumu Poe Saegusa
Sound Design by Gavin Price
Performed by Kate Brehm, Liz Davito, Jacob Graham, Takemi Kitamura, Sarah Lafferty, Georgie Tisdale, and Jessica Weinstein

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For more information/tickets go here!!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Edward Einhorn – “Money Lab”

Vaudevisuals interviewed Edward Einhorn who conceived and curated the MONEY LAB. Opening at HERE Arts Center at 145 6th Avenue, NYC
It is described as 'an economic vaudeville, a multi-disciplinary experiment to discover whether economic ideas can be represented through performance.'
In this interview Edward talks about the Money Lab and the many aspects of the project/performances.

For more information on the MONEY LAB go here:

MONEY LAB – March 20 – April 11
Tickets $20, plus a required $5 – 10 buy in
PLUS: EVERY NIGHT HAS TWO PREMIUM SET AVAILABLE: $50 EACH
EXTRA BENEFITS! PRIORITY SEATING WITH MORE LEGROOM! FREE SNACKS!
Conceived and curated by Edward Einhorn
Game design: Edward Einhorn and Gyda Arber
Assistant producer: Patrice Miller
Stage manager: Berit Johnson
Set design: Christopher Heilman
Lighting design: Jeff Nash
Video design: Gil Sperling
Costume consultant and design: Natalie Loveland
Sound engineering and design: Travis Wright
Concessions manager: Corinne Woods
Interns: Joshua Espinoza, Allison Hohman, Angelica Sumner

Hosted by Mick O’Brien

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