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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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The Clown Un_Mask – Barry Lubin

Barry Lubin in the Clown Un_Mask seriesBarry Lubin poses for the Clown Un_Mask series.

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 2.10.36 PMGrandma dancing ringside with a young fan from the Big Apple Circus audience.

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 2.13.41 PMBarry Lubin getting on his ‘Grandma’ makeup backstage at Big Apple Circus season #23.

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 2.13.52 PMGrandma gets a ride in NYC taxi. Photograph part of the series “Grandma in NY”.

2014.09.28_NYCTF_346Grandma douces Mark Gindick in the ‘Singing in The Rain’ routine that they performed at The 2014 NY Clown Theatre Festival.

Barry and I have had a long friendship and I have been so fortunate to have been there to photograph him during so many wonderful moments.

To keep up with what Barry and Grandma are doing go here.

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Hew Parham and Craig Behenna – Australia

Hew Parham and Craig Behenna came from Australia, were camping in Canada a week ago and now they are here for the NY Clown Theater Festival.

Hew is performing in his new one-man show GIOVANNI! and Craig directed it. They gave a nice interview about the show and the process of creating it.

 

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Tickets and calendar for GIOVANNI! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/938282

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen – NY Clown Theatre Festival


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For more information on the NY Clown Festival Shows go HERE!

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Matthew Morgan & Heidi Brucker Morgan

Matthew Morgan and his wife Heidi Brucker Morgan are quite a couple..(of clowns)

This year at the NY Clown Theatre Festival they will be performing a new show
“Life After Death”?

I got Matthew and Heidi to talk about the show and about their process.

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For more information/Tickets etc go HERE.

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeff Seal and Chris Manley – Jeff and Buttons Show

Jeff Seal and Chris Manley (referred to as Buttons in this show) are performing a new show at the 2014 NY Clown Theatre Festival. Here they talk about the show and how they created it.

The dates for the show are Sept 12th and 24th at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg.

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Vaudevisuals Interview with clown Felipe Ortiz – Bogota, Columbia

Felipe Ortiz, clown from Bogata, Colombia – South America talks about his show, his recent work in Canada and upcoming performances in New York, Europe and South America. He will be performing his one-man show at the NY Clown Theater Festival which starts on Sept 5th and goes until the 28th.

For More information on the NY Clown Theater Festival go here.

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