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Performing Arts Puppetry Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with David Commander – “Steve of Tomorrow”

“STEVE OF TOMORROW”

Created by David Commander and Rob Ramirez
Written and Directed by David Commander

March 16–April 1, 2017  at The Collapsable Hole
55 Bethune Street, New York NY 10014

Thursday-Friday, March 23-24 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Thursday-Saturday, March 30-April 1 at 8:00 pm

Running time: 50 minutes, no intermission

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In Commander/Ramirez’s video-puppetry extravaganza STEVE OF TOMORROW, a couch surfing time traveler Steve appears at a cramped apartment shared by sci-fi blogger Ralph and his partner Scott. Steve lands in the middle of a media frenzy surrounding a corporate-produced hurricane. What ensues is a split-screen dark comedy about miscommunication in the age of ever-present media and a democracy interrupted by a flurry of pop-up windows.  
“I wanted to make a show about how every step into the future seems to divide us, especially now that anxiety has taken a hold on the nation. I want to tell this bleak story using puppets, of course,” says Commander of his 2015 production which strikes a timely chord in the age of Donald Trump.
STEVE OF TOMORROW will be performed by its co-creators writer/director  David Commander and media artist Rob Ramirez, and Lisa Clair. The show features additional computer animation by Jangle Miau, additional voice and video performance by Cary Curran, Jedidiah Clarke, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, set design by David Commander, and lighting by Takaaki Ando.
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“Whores and More” – April 25-26, 2014 – A night of WOMEN reading Tom Murrin shorts.

Readings of Tom Murrin’s short and hilarious plays “Whores on the Range” and “Hide The Baloney”.

Read by (not in order) Kate Benson, CD Clifford, Cary Curran, Anne Iobst, Lucy Sexton, Karen Finley and Reno.

Lucy Sexton introduces the evenings festivities
Lucy Sexton introduces the evenings festivities.

 

Cary Curran does a sexual psychic.Cary Curran performs a sexual psychic.


Kate Benson performs at LaMama etc.Kate Benson performs.

CD Clifford performing a detective monolog.CD Clifford does a private eye monolog.

Reno performs at LaMamaReno performs a ‘BIG’ football game monolog.

Lucy Sexton and Anne Iobst performing at LaMamaLucy Sexton and Anne Iobst are high kickin gals in “Whores on the Range”.

2014.04.25_Whores_163Lucy Sexton, Kate Benson, Anne Iobst and Cary Curran behind the bar.

2014.04.25_Whores_180CD Clifford and Reno performing.

2014.04.25_Whores_247Cast members take a well deserved “Curtain Call”.

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Readings of Murrin's short and hilarious play "Whores on the Range". Directed by Lucy Sexton.
The Tom Murrin Full Moon Performance Festival was held at La Mama from April 17th thru 27th.

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Dance LaMaMa etc Magic Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts

Celebrating the Life of Tom Murrin @ La Mama Ellen Stewart Theater – Sunday June 3rd 2012

Patricia Sullivan welcomes you to an afternoon of words, images and performances honoring the beloved

TOM MURRIN (1939 – 2012)

Performance Artist, Playwright, Writer, Friend.

(Highlights from this wonderful event generously hosted by La Mama’s Ellen Stewart Theater.)

Pat Olezko‘s Inflatables greeted you at the entrance to La Mama for the Tom Murrin Celebration.

Tom Murrin’s desk was on display in the entrance.

Luna Macaroona Blessing by Annabel Sexton-Daltry and Salley and Louise May.

Agosta Machado with the Luna Macaroona Blessing.

Patricia Sullivan reads some very personal funny things about her husband.

Lucy Sexton was an amazing MC for this event. Wig and mask in hand.

Mimi Goese and Dick Connette perform ‘Fixing a Hole’ by the Beatles.

Jo Andres and Steve Buscemi share some hilarious stories about Tom.

Nicky Paraiso sings and gets the audience to participate in a ‘sing-a-long’.

Cary Curran dances a beautiful piece that Tom would have loved.

Mark Mitton levitates a table with the help of Tom’s sister.

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A tax deductible donation can me made in support of Tom’s Archives.

Make checks payable to “Artspire, A Program of NYFA”

In the memo line indicate “The Legend of Alien Comic”.

Mail to: Artspire, A Program of NYFA, Fiscal Sponsorship Program

20 Jay Street, 7th FLoor, Brooklyn NY 11201

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Other speakers of the evening included:

Jane Friedman

John Vaccaro

Ellie Covan

Message from Mark Russell

Carlo McCormack

Message from Alex Souldancer

Alien Comic Video edited by Larry Fessenden

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Thanks to Lori E. Seid and Bill Schaffner for making the great evening’s TECHNICAL brilliance.