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Vaudevisuals interview with Kate Brehm – ‘Toy Theater Workshop’


MAKING MAGIC WITH TOY THEATER


Let’s start off with this question! What is Toy Theater?

Well..here is a link to the explanation by the World Encylopedia of Puppetry Arts.

Looks like so much fun! Here are the details for those interested.

Sun & Thurs from 6:30-8:30 pm – Aug 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd ‘Over Zoom!’ – $150 – Limited to 8 students. 

To sign up send an email to imnotlost.ny@gmail.com

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5 Years Ago – Today! Interview – Kate Brehm

Vaudevisuals interview with Kate Brehm – puppeteer/performer/director

Vaudevisuals interview with puppeteer/director/performer Kate Brehm. She talks about her original inspiration and the process of creating this new puppet/movement piece ‘The Erdos Discrepancy‘.

The event happened at Dixon Place on April 22nd 2015 at 7:30pm

The Erdos Discrepancy
by imnotlost
Theoretical math, abstract puppets, and a divine meditation on trust.

Featuring a lone human performer against a tide of geometric performing objects and a chorus of indifferent puppeteers, Erdos submerges the audience in a series of meditations about our dependence on technology, the allure of blind faith, and the question of whether participation is even a choice.

The show featured Kate Brehm, Rachael Shane, Alex Young, Maiko Kikuchi, Sarah Plotkin, and Kate Reilly. Directed by Amanda Friou. Music by Nehemiah Luckett. Costume design by Sarah McMillan. Set and puppet design by Kate Brehm

Beginning with this post I will be making weekly ‘flashbacks’ To “5 Years Ago Today“. Mixed in with current interviews with performers and photographs from shows either happening ‘online’ or previously posted! Enjoy!


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Interview with Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz

Returning this Holiday Season to Abrons Arts Center!

December 14th – 30th, 2018

~ DISCOUNT CODES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ~
4for3 – 4 tickets for the price of 3 (code expires Dec. 10th!)
12for10 – 12 tickets for the price of 10
BUY TICKETS HERE!

 ~ JACK AND THE BEANSTALK ~

Last year during the Holiday season I attended the performance at Abrons Arts Center of “Jack and the Beanstalk”. This production was based on the English Pantomime tradition and was written by Mat Fraser and directed by Julie Atlas Muz.

Vaudevisuals own Karen Jenson visited them backstage between shows for this wonderful interview.

 “funny, big-hearted and utterly charming production” –  NY TIMES

Read more here – New York Times Review!

Only 5 more performances! 

Tickets here.

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“Jack and the Beanstalk” at Abrons Arts Center

ABRONS ARTS CENTER AND ONEOFUS PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF 

JACK & THE BEANSTALK

“Now more than ever, New York City needs family theater that is inherently irreverent and lightly political—with good eventually triumphing over evil,” says Fraser and Muz. “We got married in the Playhouse 2012, performed Beauty and the Beast in 2014 to critical acclaim, and consider Abrons to be our artistic home. Let’s celebrate surviving 2017 together and bring the whole family to this riotous, all-ages spectacular.”

Julie Atlas Muz directs “Jack and the Beanstalk” and writer Mat Fraser’s adaptation shows much affection for its Lower East Side setting.

Abrons Arts Center and ONEOFUS are proud to present the world premiere of Jack & The Beanstalk, a holiday extravaganza that promotes radical joy and equality in all forms. Running December 6–23Jack & The Beanstalk features a diverse cast of 22 Lower East Side performers. Written by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and directed by legendary feminist performer Julie Atlas MuzJack & the Beanstalk brings tap-dancing animals, puppets, pie fights, pop music, cross-dressing characters and the glitteriest of sets to the Lower East Side. Returning to Abrons Arts Center after their critically acclaimed show Beauty and the Beast, Fraser and Muz are thrilled to be making their first all-ages event.

Matt Roper surrounded by the ensemble

The cast of Jack & the Beanstalk, a mix of veteran and up-and-coming performers, includes Dirty MartiniHawthorn Albatross IIIMichael Johnnie LynchMatt RoperJenni GilDavid IlkuChristina DuryeaSarah FolkinsEkaterina SknarinaJonathan RodriguezPoison IvoryAllison JaneMikey GiordanoLute BreuerRachael Wickham Shane and Kate Brehm, as well as a chorus of six children: , and Nate Maxwell.

Performances of Jack & The Beanstalk will take place December 6–23 at Abrons Arts Center, located at 466 Grant Street in Manhattan.

 Tickets, priced at $25–$45, can be purchased by visiting abronsartscenter.org or by calling 212-352-3101.

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Vaudevisuals interview with Jessica Scott – “Ship of Fools” @ HERE

Backstage at HERE I had a chance to interview theater director/performer/teacher/puppeteer Jessica Scott. Her new show opens Oct 13th.

SHIP OF FOOLS

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Conceived by Jessica Scott
Devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble
Co-Director, Puppetry, Costume and Set Design by Jessica Scott
Co-Director, Text, and Projection Design by Eamonn Farrell
Original Music by Alex Klimovitsky, except Gnossienne No. 3 composed by Erik Satie with lyrics by Eamonn Farrell
Lighting Design by Ayumu Poe Saegusa
Sound Design by Gavin Price
Performed by Kate Brehm, Liz Davito, Jacob Graham, Takemi Kitamura, Sarah Lafferty, Georgie Tisdale, and Jessica Weinstein

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For more information/tickets go here!!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Kate Brehm – puppeteer/performer/director

Vaudevisuals interview with puppeteer/director/performer Kate Brehm. She talks about her original inspiration and the process of creating this new puppet/movement piece ‘The Erdos Discrepancy‘.
Performance of the piece will take place at Dixon Place on Wed April 22nd @7:30pm
More more information and to get tickets:
http://dixonplace.org

(From the Program)
The Erdos Discrepency
by imnotlost
Theoretical math, abstract puppets, and a divine meditation on trust.

Featuring a lone human performer against a tide of geometric performing objects and a chorus of indifferent puppeteers, Erdos submerges the audience in a series of meditations about our dependence on technology, the allure of blind faith, and the question of whether participation is even a choice.

The first work in progress plays at Puppet Blok,
WEDNESDAY APRIL 22nd at 7:30pm $12-$15
at Dixon Place 161 Chrystie st NY, NY
J to Bowery or F to 2nd Ave
tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9996237

Featuring Kate Brehm, Rachael Shane, Alex Young, Maiko Kikuchi, Sarah Plotkin, and Kate Reilly. Directed by Amanda Friou. Music by Nehemiah Luckett. Costume design by Sarah McMillan. Set and puppet design by Kate Brehm
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“tinydangerousfun” – March 27th. 2012

“tinydangerousfun”

The night had just gotten started and already the Co-Hosts Andy Sapora and John Leo were beside themselves with laughter.

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Glen Raphael singing sweetly, trying to get some action.

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Gio Gaynor reads sweetly about chestnuts.

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The Community Plug brings the tinyDANGEROUS community together.

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Who’s needs the Community Plug next?!

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Kate Brehm with her AMAZING poof!

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Andy Sapora attempts to ‘tongue kiss’ his cohost John Leo.

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Laura Lee Bahr scares us all with an excerpt from her dark, erotic novel HAUNT

John and Andy want some.

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Cohost Andy Sapora goes ballastic with facial expressions during the show.

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The 13th Act

The 13th Act perform Too Soon.

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Jeff and Buttons are funny.

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Karim Muasher finishes the night off with a birthday party and wedding for himself!

John and Andy celebrating Karim’s B’day party!

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NEXT MONTH’S LINE UP IS GONNA ROCK!!

BE THERE! APRIL 24th, SYCAMORE BAR AND FLOWERSHOP.

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“Whoa Wednesday” – Variety Show at Triskelion Arts – Dec. 14th, 2011

Hosted by Billy Dee Bedlam

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GUSTAVO PACE

Telling a heart felt story that really hits home.

Imagine what it would be like if you liked someone but they don’t know it!

You arrive at their front door and they don’t want to open the door.

Gustavo has grown as a story teller and the work he has been doing on his monologs is really showing.

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ISHAH JANSSEN-FAITH

Ishah is having trouble with her assistant as he can’t get her name right when introducing her!

She tries to get him to lift her up but he seems to be not able to do it the right way.

Steve McCarthy (an audience member visiting from Montreal) seems to be the right volunteer.

Ishah gets her ‘lift’ the right way from Steve.

Finally the ‘assistant’ gets it right and lifts Ishah the way she wants him to.

Funny routine by Ishah Jannsen-Faith.

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AUDREY CRABTREE AND BILLY SCHULTZ

What seems like an ordinary date for these two becomes anything but that.

A common enough conversation takes a wild turn.

The couple fling each other in different directions in more ways than one.

You will have to come and see this piece to find out what happens here?

A wonderful Premiere by Audrey and Billy. Directed by John Towsen

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KATE BREHM

A surreal walk thru the corridors of Kate’s mind.

Using metal chairs as instruments of passage Kate manipulated them in many varied ways.

Visually striking and performed wonderfully.

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KIMBERLY O’HARE

Reading her score from the sheet music set up on a special music stand Kimberly amazed the audience with great virtuosity.

Beautiful flute music with many musical surprises.

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TANYA SOLOMON

 

Called ‘Bushwick’s Queen of Mystery’, Tanya Solomon performs her magic for the audience at Who Wednesday.

 

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JOSH BISKER

 

The song is called “Till There Were Jews,” written and performed by Josh Bisker. It goes out, he says, to all those Chosen People who’ve wondered, “just what is it about us, anyway?,” as well as the formerly-goyish transplants whom New York City has transformed into bagel-loving, stuff-schlepping, hand-gesturing goodniks…you know, Jews. Josh, of the uke + trombone + trumpet combo Cobra Gold, and his sister Ellia, of indie-rock sensation Sweet Soubrette, are hosts of the Super Fun Superfund Variety Show, a regular cabaret featuring talents from the circus to the avant garde, staged in the Gowanus’s fabulous upcycling center, Film Biz Recycling. Mark your calendars for the next Super Fun Superfund show on February 11: amazing acts, spectacular prizes, and cheap drinks, all hidden in treasure-filled wonderland of repurposed film sets — what more could anyone want?

 

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JEFF – n- BUTTONS

Two wild and funny dudes (Jeff Seal and Chris Manley) crack up the audience once again

Last year they performed their duet show NEON LIGHTS at the NY Clown Theater Festival.

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Watch the Triskelion Arts Calendar for future WHOA WEDNESDAY shows!