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2011 'Amuse Bouche' NY Clown Theatre Festival Music Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts

2011 – Channel One – Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith – Amuse Bouche

A warm and welcoming duo meet and greet the audience.

Ishah Janssen-Faith acting up in a character like fashion.

Emily James loves to blow bubbles at the audience in the “Bubble Buster’ piece.

Ishah Janssen-Faith as the sexy and delirious game show host ‘Monica’.

Emily James plays her ‘disconnected’ assistant.

When Monica gets going on her show you better watch out!

Emily James performs her wild and crazy accordion wielding Love Songstress.

Emily James performs her ‘mystic’ exorcist medium.

If you need a good laugh you should try and catch these two when they perform near you!

CHANNEL ONE

Written and performed by Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith

Creative Adviser: Richard Crawford

Writing Adviser: Elena Zucker

Lighting Designer: John Wilder

Seamstress: Elya Yerushalmy

Set Designers: Billy Schultz and Mike Campbell

Jingle Mix: Dewey Caddell

Title Card Artist: Marisa Manso

You can always find them here

www.jamesandjf.com

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‘WHOA WEDNESDAY’ – A Variety show at Triskelion Arts

I was away for most of the month in July and as such missed one of the most exciting new variety series in town!

I attended the last one of the month and was I happy I did!

It was a wonderful VARIETY of performers from all kinds of disciplines.

Hosted by Billy Dee Bedlam.

Trusty notebook in hand Billy Dee Bedlam brought on the acts charmingly.

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TUBER THE CLOWN – Eric Hoffman

Charming hat juggling act with audience member.

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THE BUBBLE BURSTER – Emily James and Ishah Jannsen-Faith

They performed an excerpt from their wonderfully enchanting show CHANNEL ONE.

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JEFF SEAL

Jeff Seal is charmingly hysterical with a wonderful biting sense of humor.

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XAVIER AND SHAQUANDA COCA MULATTA (were separated at birth)

A off the edge, over the top musical number with a blind sister and Izzy the Dog making a cameo appearance. Raunchy and funny as can be!

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YOUTH AND AGE – Marina Tsaplina

Franz Nicolay on the Accordion and Sarah Zar on the Singing Saw

Surreal, emotional voyage thru a series of characters dancing in a void of attachment.

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PATRICK de VALETTE

One of the funniest clowns performing in the universe today!

Catch his ensemble THE ROTTEN PLANTAINS for one night only – This Monday. Info HERE.

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JOSH BISKER  with COBRA GOLD – THE BAND

Cobra Gold Band includes Cecil Schieber, John Waters and Josh Bisker.

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GOOD TO GO GIRLS – Molly Merkler, Jessy Smith, and Julian Hollis

In one of the delightful surprise of the evening. The Good to Go Girls intreped a Miranda July story about swimming with a pool.

Visually hysterical and beautifully executed choreography.

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BIlly Dee Bedlam does it RIGHT! The audience was rewarded with  a great show!

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Watch the Triskelion Arts Calendar for future WHOA WEDNESDAY shows!


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The LeRoy Sisters host Clown Theatre Festival Cabaret – Sept.16th!

The LeRoy Sisters

(Aimee German and Jennifer Sargent)

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This rollicking variety cabaret had something for everyone. Let’s get goin to introduce you to the cast!

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CHANNEL ONE (Ishah Janssen-Faith and Emily James)

Ishah Janssen-Faith and Emily James crack up with the audience.

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THE LAST SHOW YOU’LL EVER SEE (Sarah Liane Foster)

Intelligence, satire, music and wit made up this delightful show.

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HARLAN the MAGNIFICENT (Quince Marcum and Tanya Solomon.)

The chemistry between these two could  light a molotov cocktail.

Cloris Flap (Tanya Solomon) is beginning to learn the ropes of magic.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE…ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE….Right? – Nettie Lane

“Look at me…yea look…where is the love coming from? Huh?”

A challenge for anyone! Including her creator Nettie.

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HOW TO GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS BY NOT REALLY TRYING – Zea Barker

A little uke and lots of great words make up this show!

What can I see over there? Is it something new and exciting? Probably not!

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MISERY IN B FLAT – Dreagn Foltz and Carol Lee Sirugo

Love prevails after many wild bouts of anger and physical acrobatics.

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SEND IN THE ANGELS – Denni Dennis and Clare Parry-Jones

Actions speak louder than words especially in a pillow fight.

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The wonderful hostesses The LeRoy Sisters

A message for the Audience to decide what change of clothes they should make.

Curtain call for a great line up of talent.

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Channel One with Ishah Janssen-Faith and Emily James – NY Clown Theatre Festival

This interview is with the creators and performers of the show CHANNEL ONE. Ishah Janssen-Faith and Emily James are the duo aka ‘James and JF‘. I had a few minutes before their show at The Brick to ask them a few questions about how the show came about and what their original idea was to create it. The show is part of the NY Clown Theatre Festival.

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CHANNEL ONE
This wild roller coaster of a show had me laughing so hard I found myself having trouble shooting the photographs.
It was broken down into sections. Each one was a ‘TV Show’ of sorts that takes place in the future.
I cannot comment on all the sections of the show except to say it was delightful, hysterical, intelligent and original.
I am posting the best images i have of the show for your perusal.

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Opening sequence of the show was really fun.

Karla’s Kitchen was a cooking show with flare and laughter.

Dancing on the cooking show. Wouldn’t that be fun!

Emily just had so much trouble getting her show to start.

Heidi’s show and she made you know it.

Another dance number – this time on Heidi’s show.

This is the show “He’s Your Man Now’.

Thinking about the issue at hand.

He is your man now!

Next up was a ‘healer’ show with Emily.

The duo had a funny show called THE MONO SISTERS.

Never able to complete anything due to their case of mono.

Curtain call for two very funny and talents women.

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