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Jazz Music Pangea Performing Arts Street Performing Variety Arts Women

Eccentric Mr. Matt Roper & Miss Muffy Styler @Pangea 10/23 ~ 7pm

Seating is strictly limited. Pangea has about 20 seats outdoors, so table reservations are necessary.

We would strongly suggest calling (212) 995-0900 to book.

A suggested donation of $15 would be warmly welcomed to support the artists and Pangea.

Everyone is welcome. Pangea is following Covid19 guidelines!

Remember to wrap up warmly for these cooler fall evenings… . 


Pangea has been supporting and providing a platform for artists of all persuasions since the 1980s. Pangea is an out-and-out East Village staple and in these urgent times they, and NYC, need your support more than ever! Plus, the staff are the best and the hospitality is legendary.

Since the Pandemic, many favorite restaurants that are very supportive of the performing arts have been having financial troubles.

No restaurant patrons = Financial Trouble!

So in light of this situation, I am asking anyone to contribute to the GoFundMe campaign for PANGEA!

go HERE for More information

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Comedy Music Performing Arts Photography United Theater Company No. 61

‘The Resistible Rise of JR Brinkley’ – United Theater Company No. 61

Written and directed by Edward Einhorn

The true story of a 1920’s con man (JR Brinkley) who made a fortune selling his impotence cure: surgically implanted goat testicles. He then became a radio star and a successful politician. A Brechtian parable about American Greatness, told with country music.John Blaylock was narrator, Blind Cowboy and Clyde Reed. Great performance!Minnie Brinkley (Jenny Lee Mitchell) and  JR Brinkley (Trav SD) broadcasting from his radio station

Julia Hoffman (Fishbein, Laura & others) back to back with Jenny Lee Mitchell.

 JR Brinkley (Trav SD) giving one of his heated political speeches.

Julia Hoffmann performing one of the other characters so played so well.

Jimmy (Craig Anderson) telling his story about the successful operation by JR.Brinkley.

JR Brinkley (Trav SD) and Fishbein (Julia Hoffman) go head to head about medical malpractice.

Jimmy (Craig Anderson) preaching on the radio show of Minnie(Jenny Lee Mitchell) and JR Brinkley.(Trav SD.)

Arrangements: Tom Berger
Music Direction: Richard Philbin
Costume Designer: Ramona Ponce
Lighting Designer : Jeff Nash
Scenic Artist: Eric Shanower
Stage Manager: Berit Johnson
Assistant Director: Becca Silbert
Graphic Design (image above): Clinton Corbett

“A fresh, energetic, biting satire that deconstructs the power of the con man and the charming story teller” Show Biz

For additional information on United Theater Company No. 61.

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Clown Comedy Photography

The Clown UnMasked Series – A Comprehensive List 2010 – 2016

The Clown UnMasked

In 2010 I had a concept in my head one day that I should photograph my favorite subjects (Clowns) without their performance costume and makeup and match it with a performance shot. The ‘Unmask’ shot would be black and white and the performance shot in color.  I decided to call it The Clown UnMask. I began shooting in Feb. 2010 with one of the funniest clowns I know and admire. Glen Heroy.

I followed up with many more (almost 50) until I stopped shooting the series in 2016. Here is a comprehensive list of the performers (with links to the original posts) I documented in my ‘hallway’ studio. In the order in which I photographed them. Full post are reached by using the links. Some portrait are provided for visual excitement!

(The wall came down in 2016 so the series was discontinued)

Matt Mitler

Clowns ExMachina

John Leo

Eric Davis

Hilary Chaplain

Audrey Crabtree

Keith Nelson

Ambrose Martos

Joel Jeske

Amy Gordon

Rob Torres

Patrick de Valette

Tiffany Riley

Dick Monday

Julie Ferrier

Fred Blin

Tanya Elchuk

Nina Levine

Hew Parham

Mark Gindick

Peter Daniel Straus

Kevin C. Carr

Jeff Hess

Chris Allison

Drew Richardson

Lilli Sukula Lindblom

Mona Ray

Thom Monckton

Sampo Kurppa

Jenny Lee Mitchell

Michael Trautman

Jennifer Sargent

Maja Bieler

Helen Donnelly

James Godwin

Avner Eisenberg

Summer Shapiro

Neil Arthur James

Gustavo Pace

Didi Sanchezco

Kenny Raskin

Mooky Cornish

Adam Kuchler

Barry Lubin

Daniel Passer

Angela Delfini

Armitage Shanks

Matt Roper

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Fringe Festival Vaudevisuals Interview Video

Vaudevisuals interview with Edward Einhorn – ‘The Resistible Rise of J.R. Brinkley’.


For more information/tickets go here!

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“The Secret Variety Society” at Pangea

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2016-12-07davida_091Starting the evening off is Reverend Roper and his attempt to get all present to be ‘blessed’.

2016-12-07davida_097With kazoo and piano, Sabrina Chap provides more than ample music for the evening.

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2016-12-07davida_108Wild and wonderful comrade Miss Ekaterina sways down the aisle with a bottle in hand.

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 2016-12-07davida_144Magic Brian heats up the audience with his delightful magic.

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2016-12-07davida_345Jenny Lee Mitchell always has the audience roaring with laughter with her many characters and musical talent.

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A fun evening of variety, comedy, magic, burlesque and ‘surprises’!

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The Secret Variety Society will back at Pangea on January 11th and February 8th. Both nights at 7:30 pm

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Vaudevisuals interview with The Secret Variety Society

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The Secret Variety Society

Performing at PANGEA – Nov 7th and December 7th. Make sure you see this amazing group of ‘Secret’ variety royalty!

(Left to Right: Magic Brian, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Matt Roper, Sabrina Chap, Ekaterina)

For more information/Tickets go HERE!

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Mad Jenny and the Society Band’s ‘Love Und Greed’

Mad Jenny and the Society Band’s ‘Love Und Greed’

Presented at Dixon Place on January 13, 2016

2016.01.13_JennyL.007Jenny Lee Mitchell performs her show “Mad Jenny” at Dixon Place. 

2016.01.13_JennyL.248Jenny Lee removes half her clothes to reveal the other half of her personality.

2016.01.13_JennyL.033From the depths of the Berlin cabaret scene in Germany comes the show “Mad Jenny”.

2016.01.13_JennyL.169Andrianna Smela added the ‘soprano’ voice to the evening’s mood.

2016.01.13_JennyL.192Marry Isenberg (Bass) and Ric Becker (Trombone) added the right amount of instrumental music.

2016.01.13_JennyL.040Pandora (Anita Berber) enticed the audience with her exotic dance.

2016.01.13_JennyL.086The women of ‘Desert Sin’ added a very surreal comic touch to the show.

2016.01.13_JennyL.348Maria Dessena with the accordion added musical talent to the evening’s songs.

2016.01.13_JennyL.291With paper in hand she leaves the audience with one last romantic song.

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Mad Jenny and the Society Band’s Love und Greed.

Cast & Creatives

Jenny Lee Mitchell (concept, translations, vocals & clarinet)

Maria Dessena (arrangements, piano & accordion)

Patrice Miller (staging & choreography)

Pandora (Anita Berber)

Djahari Clark (artistic director)

Desert Sin

Andrianna Smela (soprano)

Ric Baker (trombone)

Marry Isenberg (Bass)

David Palmer (lighting & projection design)

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Two wonderful reviews of the show!

One by Jed Ryan here.

And One by Laura Vogels here.

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Vaudevisuals Interview: Karen Jenson interviews Jenny Lee Mitchell

Karen Jenson interviews Jenny Lee Mitchell

Vaudevisuals visits Jenny Lee Mitchell for a great interview by Karen Jenson.
Jenny talks about her work, feelings about her career and direction she is taking
in her work.

Here is a video from the Vaudephone Series of Jenny performing her ‘Diedre Pazzesco’ character.

Vaudephone is a co-production of Vaudevisuals.com and the American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche

(Diedre Pazzesco played by Jenny Lee Mitchell)

Recorded at Dixon Place on October 25th, 2011.

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Photographs from the ‘Theatre The’ Production of RADIO PURGATORY in Oct. 2010 at Dixon Place.

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Jenny Lee Mitchell sings up a storm during the show TRAVESTIES of 2012.
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For more information on Jenny Lee Mitchell visit her website 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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Celebrating Dixon Place – An Online Gallery of photographs by Jim R. Moore

Theatre The’s production of “Radio Purgatory” Oct. 2010

Radio Purgatory at Dixon Place 2010The Dame (Jenny Lee Mitchell) leaning over the typewriter shares with us the goods!

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Sinatra Simulcra – Starring Jonny Cigar – April, 2011

Jony Cigar at Dixon PlaceJonny Cigar getting emotional during his rendition of  “That’s Life.”

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Glen Heroy as Elton John at Jim Moore’s ‘Dyslexic 56th B’day Party – May 2011

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MAC WELLMAN’S NEW PLAY – “3 2’S; OR AFAR” Oct. 2011

Mac Wellman's Play at Dixon PlaceJocelyn Kuritsky gets wrapped up in the sofa by the Something/Nothing characters.

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THE SECRET DEATH OF PUPPETS BY SIBYL KEMPSON Nov.2011

Secret Death of Puppets @ Dixon PlaceThe secret life of puppets. Suzanne Davies and Julia May Jonas.

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THE BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY SHOW

Jan 2012

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 4.42.38 PM Keith Nelson attempts to catch 2 spoons in the cups while keeping his plates spinning.

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Keith Nelson keeps his 4 plates spinning and next month will add more.

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MR. AVINER’S VARIETY HOUR – April 2012

Karianne Hayes at Dixon Place.Currently in her second year at Ecole de Cirque de Quebec, Karianne Hayes has amazing promise for the future.

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CORN MO – THELOWEREASTSIDEMUSICFESTIVAL

August 2012

Corn Mo at Dixon PlaceCorn Mo sings an original ‘heavy metal’ song about a Hava Nagela Monster. 

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“NO HOLDS BARRED VARIETY NIGHT” – Sept 2012.

Jason Mejias performs ‘How it Ends’ aerial piece. Jason Mejias performs ‘How it Ends’ aerial piece.

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“RUFF” – PEGGY SHAW SOLO

PART OF THE PS122 COIL FESTIVAL

Jan. 2013

Peggy Shaw in "Ruff" at Dixon PlacePeggy Shaw explains the different ways to tell if you are having a stroke.

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‘THE PENALTY’ – 1920 BOOK ADAPTED TO THE STAGE BY CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN FOR APOTHETAE THEATER COMPANY

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.21.29 PMGregg Mozgala ‘begs’ the public as the character Blizzard in The Penalty.

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NANCY GILES

“THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE ACCIDENTAL PUNDETTE”

Nancy Giles at Dixon PlaceTalking about life experience and the political scene.

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“THE NON-DENOMINATIONAL, NON-SECTARIAN, NON-PARTISAN, HOLIDAY SPECTACLE”

December 2013

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 5.21.10 PMKenny Mellman opened the evening’s festivities with a wonderful song.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.59.11 PMJoseph Keckler with some stories and songs.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.00.18 PM Erin Markey with another character and song.

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“THE BARONESS IS THE FUTURE”

THE ANIMALS PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jan. 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.01.15 PMMadison Krekel flings up her arms in a passionate moment in front of the Baroness.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.00.58 PMLinda Mancini as The Baroness with dancers behind her.

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KEVIN AUGUSTINE’S LONE WOLF TRIBE

HOBO GRUNT CYCLE

Feb. 2014

Kevin Augustine in Hobo Grunt Cycle at Dixon PlaceThere are many emotional moments in this play and wonderful acting by Kevin Augustine and his cast or actor/puppeteers.

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BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE

April 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.37.53 PMKeith Nelson balances all these glasses on top of one another.

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JIM TURNER – ‘The Now and Low: Misadventures of the Glucose Highway”

August 2014

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28TH ANNIVERSARY – DONOR DINNER – SEPT 15TH, 2014

Stew performing at Dixon Place.Award winning composer and writer STEW performed a few songs from his career.

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DIXON PLACE – A WONDERFUL PLACE TO SEE ART, THEATER, POETRY, CIRCUS, AERIAL, ETC.

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.08.39 PMThis is Dixon Place in 1989. A small store front on East 1st that was home to many performers and writers.

Tom Murrin and Jim Tuner at Dixon Place in 1989.Two of Dixon Place’s regular performers were Tom Murrin (Alien Comic) and Jim Turner in 1989.

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.10.24 PMAnd the new DIXON PLACE is so lovely. Located at 161 Chrystie St. in Lower Manhattan. Theater, Bar and Cabaret. Come visit!

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