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Clown Cabaret 9/27 – hosted by Billy and Audrey – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Billy Schultz (Phil) and Audrey Crabtree (Maggie) attend an evening performance in the park.

While attending the performance in the park they host the cabaret.

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Carol Sirugo and Jonathan Kaplan

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Will Shaw

Will Shaw gets the spinning top moving in space.

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Maggie and Phil get closer together on their date in the park.

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Zero Boy

Zero Boy performans his magical voice sound effects.

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Pearl the Mime

Pearl the Mime arrives on stage with a beautiful white costume.

Pearl the Mime performs a lovely mime tale.

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Dante – The Magician

An amazing talent for magic and close up.

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Jeff Seal and Buttons

Buttons and Jeff perform some funny comedy.

Jeff Seal and Buttons stir up the audience with laughter.

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Sampo Kurppa

Sampo Kurppa entertains the audience with his ridiculous coat hang up.

Sampo Kurppa juggles with amazing finesse.

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Maggie and Phil get crazy when they get a bottle of wine.

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Miguel Suero cleans up the mess as a janitor character.

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Helen Donnelly

Helen Donnelly performs an excerpt from her ‘Foo Musical’.

Helen Donnelly is Foo in this delightful excerpt from ‘Saucisse. A Foo Musical.’

Helen Donnelly’s “Foo” strikes a pose for the photographer.

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“tinydangerousfun” – April 24th, 2012

The April edition of tinyDANGEROUSfun was just a terrific show.

Co-hosts John Leo and Andy Sapora start the evening off with a new twist.

The new ‘twitter’ option where the audience can twitter their request for what they want the co-host John Leo and Andy Sapora to do!

One twitter audience member ask that John and Andy change shirts but keep the same ties.

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JOHN GUY with some inappropriate, and quite funny, stand-up comedy.

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Audience member ‘tweets’ what they want the co-hosts to do.

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ANNA GOTHARD plays some fierce original songs!

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MARINA TSAPLINA AND CHRISTOPHER SCHEER with a minimalist, sexy, funny, touching turn.

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Mother Courage the Band wow us with their surreal superhero operatic folk music.

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Siobhan O’Loughlin delivers intense poetry

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The 13th Act

the bait.

the catch.

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Co-hosts Andy Sapora and John Leo inform to the volunteer audience members about the 13th Act.

AFTER INTERMISSION

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JONATHAN KAPLAN

Jonathan Kaplan: witty, intelligent and funny.

“You see this tattoo” say Jonathan Kaplan in his delightful stand up routine.

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SINCERELY YOURS has got skillz!

Sincerely Yours plays bassoon while her dress falls off.

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John Leo takes a moment to show his co-host Andy Sapora how pleased he is with the evening.

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Sincerely Yours waits in the wings for the curtain call.

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TORKOVA setting us up.

Torkova and audience member knocking us down.

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Every last TUESDAY of every MONTH is ‘tinyDANGEROUSfun’ at the Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.

NEXT SHOW IS MAY 29th!

To find out more about this great, fun evening go to

www.tinydangerousfun.com

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“MOVE IT” Variety Show – May 9th, 2011

Mark Lonergan knows how to make great shows! His last production was a terrific hit. ROOM 17B.

His company PARALLEL EXIT has been making great shows for quite a few years now. So it is no surprise that when he puts together a variety show it is wonderful!

Tonight’s show wasn’t any exception.

Mark Lonergan introduces the first act of the evening.

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ERIC WRIGHT and KATRINA DENNY

A puppet performance with different disciplines used.

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COMPANY SoGoNo

Choreography by Tanya Calamoneri

A humorous dance piece about birds.

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Carol Sirugo with Jonathan Kaplan

A very funny dance piece about relationships!

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Honey Goodenough

A precious teddy bear and his coming of age outside the box.

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KEVIN C. CARR

A clown and his relationships. Wonderful physical humor.

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PARALLEL EXIT – DAPPER TAP TRIO

Derek Roland – Brent McBeth – Danny Gardner

Talented tap dancers and physical comedians as well!

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MICHAEL KARAS

Michael Karas has amazing juggling skills and comedic timing to go along with it.

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HONEY GOODENOUGH and MARTA MOZELLE MACROSTIE

A fun collaboration involving plastic manipulated objects, food products and a human being.

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PARALLEL EXIT NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The funding for Parallel Exit’s theatre performances has been cut drastically.

Help them out with any donation you can give. Click here.

Mark Longergan is tipping the hat for your helpful donation.

He deserves whatever you can give. A wonderful presenter of great variety.

Make sure you see one of Parallel Exit’s next shows!

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COPYRIGHT © 2011 Jim Moore

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November 2010 – NY Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

DIXON PLACE

The new home for The New York Downtown Clown Revue.

More commissioned work and a variety of eccentric clowns.

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Audrey Crabtree

was ask to create a work based on a Thanksgiving dish of Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmellow Topping.

Her act was with one of her fun character ‘Graspy‘.

Arriving on stage with her suitcase and some rough manners.

Once she realizes there is an audience she begins dispersing her ‘home cooked’ meal.

A little coaxing from her gets the audience to give her their possessions.

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The Amaziny Amy

was commissioned to create a 5 minute act of gratitude and transformation. The act was to follow the guidelines.

Walking on stage with a cane and serious physical discomfort.

After taking off her outdoor garments she loses the head band and tries to pick it up.

Amazing Amy gets herself tied up like a pretzel.

Physical acts of amazement are her trade.

Off the stage with her chair prop and cane.

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Jonathan Kaplan

performed his whimsical  “Le Fleur” act.

Growing out of the seed into the flower.

He turns into a full fledged ‘rapping’ flower.

“Le Fleur” has an audience member on stage performing. (Anna Zastrow)

A psychedelic ending to a ‘bravura’ performance.

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New York Downtown Clown INTERN ENSEMBLE

Performing routines created from their classes at the  ‘Slapstick Dojo’.

Summer the Clown flexes her clown muscles.

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The host Christopher Lueck introduces another act.

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Mr. Fromage Meets Coccina

A wonderful duet with Peter Daniel Straus and Carol Sirgo.

Mr. Fromage plays the music and makes flowers magically appear.

He has to communicate with Coccina that he doesn’t want to read the letter she has for him.

After reading the letter he realizes it was really bad news and he can’t take it.

Coccina cleans up while Mr. Fromage meditates on the ‘best friends’ last banana.

Finally we discover that his friend (the monkey)isn’t dead. But there are many other wonderful discoveries to be had.

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Rob Torres

A delightfully simple and funny piece of clowning by Rob Torres finished the evening off.

Greeting the audience was his first task. No problem!

He tied the knot in the rope without touching the rope.
Taking notes on an audience member’s technique on putting on a tie.

Then he proceeded to follow the instructions and tie the tie without touching it! Amazing skill.

Taping up the box with a string attached to make it work the way he wanted it to.

The final moments of a very funny act.

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Christopher Lueck pops open a bottle of champagne to toast the evening’s talent.

Everyone gets a glass of champagne to celebrate the work.

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Come and see next Month’s Revue.

Check here to see what is going on.

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All Photographs are ©2010 Jim R Moore

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2010 NY Clown Theatre Festival ‘Kickoff’ Parade

On Friday September 3rd The NY Clown Theatre Festival got off to a great start with the Clown Parade. Beginning in Union Square and moving to The Brick  Theatre in Williamsburg where the festival is presented. More than 100 clowns and admirers moved through the streets of NY and into the L train station for their fun trip to Brooklyn. I have posted a good selection of photographs from that adventure.

John Towsen was present at the parade. John and his performing partner  Fred Yockers were the producers of the First NY Clown Theatre Festival back in the 1983. He was happy to see the tradition continue under the guidance of Audrey Crabtree cofounder with Eric Davis.

Audrey Crabtree muscling in to the picture.

Jeff Seal will be performing with his partner Chris Manley at the Festival

Lilli Sukula-Lindblom(l)  hangs on to Gabriela Munoz (c) and Sabine Choucair(r).

Gabriela and Sabine are perfoming at the festival in ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Quizas.’

Jonathan Kaplan will be performing in the festival in ‘Le Fleur’.

Center in the platform is Audrey Crabtree giving advice to the passengers.

Nick Trotter as ‘Ferdinand the Magnificent’ taking a well deserved rest

Peter Musante is performing with Summer Shapiro in “Legs and All“.

Eric Davis -shooting photographs at the parade.

Butt Kapinski with a handcuffed friend looking proud.

Once the crowd arrived at The Brick Theatre it was only a matter of time until the ‘Pie Throwing Contest’ got started.

First the referee had to lay down the rules and then all hell broke lose!

If you want to see more Clown Theatre that will bring joy to your bones and laughter to your soul…

go here and buy some tickets to the shows!

FERDINAND SAYS “COME AND SEE SOME SHOWS!”

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I will be posting more photographs from each performance I shot in the upcoming weeks.

Stay tuned or subscribe in the upper right hand corner!

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All Photographs are © 2010 by Jim Moore