Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Clay McLeod Chapman – The Pumpkin Pie Show

Clay McLeod Chapman isn’t your ordinary author! He writes ‘scary’ stories and then performs them. In the upcoming “The Pumpkin Pie Show” he will perform for ‘one person’ at a time!  Vaudevisuals interviewed him about this event and its history.

“A taste of Southern Fried American Gothic that will send shivers down your spine.”
– Time Out New York
For more information/tickets go here!
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2013 – Highlights of the Year

Below is a list of ‘Highlights’ from the 2013 posts.

The categories are all here. Vaudevisuals Interviews, Clown UnMask, Performance documentation, Silent Movies etc.

November 2013 marked the 4th Year Anniversary of Looking forward to what 2014 will bring!


Tammy Faye Starlite @ Joe’s Pub

 Circus Panel Discussion – From Egypt to Eloise @ La Maison Francaise.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Glen Heroy – Talking about Santa

Vaudevisuals Interview with Phoebe Legere

Vaudevisuals Interview with storyteller Slash Coleman

1922 Max Fleischer Animation – Koko Bubbles

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ryan Landry – The Gold Dust Orphans

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Bushwick Starr Artistic Director – Noel Allain

 ‘tinydangerousfun’ at Cloud City

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeff Wirth – Interactive Acting

 Scandinavian Clown group ‘Member of our Limbs’ performs at Amuse Bouche

 ‘The Sister Rosettas’ perform at IRT Theater

 Vaudevisuals interview with Celebration Barn board member Fritz Grobe

 Vaudevisuals interview with Hilary Chaplain

 Vaudevisuals interview with actor Jeremy Crutchley and director Geoffrey Hyland

 Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Luxenberg – Co-founder of The Tank

Vaudevisuals Interview with Steven Samuels – ‘Magnetic Field Theater Company’

Kinematik Dance Company performs at The Fringe Festival

Vaudevisuals Interview with Lone Wolf Tribe Artistic Director Kevin Augustine

Vaudevisuals interview with Svea Schnider – Kinematik Dance Company

Vaudevisuals interview with ‘La Piara’ – Mexico City based Clown Troupe

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ben Model – Ernie Kovacs DVD Curator

Alfred Hitchcock’s films BLACKMAIL and EASY VIRTUE.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Clay McCleod Chapman

Charlie Chaplin’s first silent film “Making a Living”.

“Juggle This” – Miller Theater @ Columbia University

Vaudevisuals Interview with Gregg Mozgala – Apothetae Theater Company

“Strange for Hire” at Times Scare with Todd Robbins

Kawana Trio – Foot Jugglers circa 1919.

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Tom Murrin Performance Awards @ Dixon Place

The Clown Un_Mask – Didi Sanchezco from Mexico

Vaudevisuals interview with Rob Drummond – Bullet Catch @ 59E59 Theaters

PS122 ‘Avant-Garde-Arama’ at Abrons Arts Center

Pierre Etaix films @ Film Forum

Vaudephone – Michael Townsend Wright performing ‘Smith and Dale’.

Vaudevisuals interview with Kendall Cornell – Oil of Ole’.

The Clown Un_Mask – Avner the Eccentric

Vaudevisuals interview with Armitage Shanks

Bill Irwin and David Shiner in “Old Hats” at Signature Theater

Marcel Marceau teaches at City Center – June 1999

Vaudevisuals interview with performance group ANIMALS.

Vaudevisuals interview with magician Albert Cadabra

PS 122 – COIL FESTIVAL – The Curator’s Piece -Video excerpt

Vaudevisuals interview with Nancy Giles

Peggy Shaw solo performance at Dixon Place – “RUFF”…

The Big Apple Circus _ LEGENDARIUM _ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center

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Dixon Place Performing Arts Photography Physical Theater Silent Film

The Penalty – 1920 book adapted to the stage by Clay McLeod Chapman for Apothetae Theater Company

The Penalty 

 inspired by the novel of the same name by Gouverneur Morris, and its film adaptation, starring Lon Chaney.


Directed by KRIS THOR
Starring: Gregg Mozgala, Sarah Buffamanti & Phillip Taratula 

Gregg Mozgala as Blizzard in The PenaltyGregg Mozgala ‘begs’ the public as the character Blizzard in The Penalty.

The cast of The Penalty.

(The Chorus/Burlesquers) Javana Mundy, Claire Sanderson, Jacob Boggs, Ilaria Tarozzi, Rachel Handler

Gregg Mozgala performing as Bliizzard in the Penalty

Sara Buffamanti (Sophie Ferris) Gregg Mozgala (Blizzard)


2013.06.12_Penalty.337 Gregg Mozgala (Blizzard), Sara Buffamanti (Sophie Ferris), Phillip Taratula (Dr. Ferris),


Jacob Boggs, Gregg Mozgala (Blizzard), Phillip Taratula (Dr. Ferris), Claire Sanderson

2013.06.12_Penalty.516Claire Sanderson, Rachel Handler, Phillip Taratula (Dr. Ferris)

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Great writing by Clay McCleod Chapman, skilled directing by Kris Thor and wonderful performances by the entire cast!


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For more information on The Penalty go here!


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To see the original film with Lon Chaney go here.

Dixon Place Film Performing Arts Physical Theater Silent Film Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Clay McCleod Chapman – “The Penalty”

Clay McCleod Chapman has written the adaptation of the book “The Penalty” to stage for the upcoming production at Dixon Place.

He discusses his friendship with Apothetae Theatre Company Artistic Director Gregg Mozgala and what Clay pondered during his considerations when writing the story.