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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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Clown Comedy Silent Film The Slipper Room

Attack of The Slipper Room Movie Mondays!

Mon, March 5, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION! FREE POPCORN!

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WINNER OF THE CONEY ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL

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Circus Clown Comedy Magic NYDownTownClownRevue Performing Arts Photography Physical Theater Variety Arts Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals Interview with clown, magician, comedian and actor Kevin C. Carr

Originally recorded in 2009 as part of the NY Downtown Clown series.
Kevin is asked to answer some specific questions about his life, work and career.

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PART 2 of the interview with Kevin C Carr.

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Clown Music Performing Arts Photography The Ridiculous Romantic Variety Arts Video

“The Ridiculous Romantic” A Silent Film Experiment WINS Coney Island Film Festival Award!

Directed by Jim R Moore

Thanks to all the made this film possible.

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It will be screened on Sept 28th at The New York Clown Theatre Festival 10pm Cabaret

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March 2012 – New York Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

The New York Downtown Clown Revue

Season 5, Show #58

Christopher Lueck hosting the Downtown Clown Revue.

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Will Shaw

Will Shaw performs a new piece of business which includes a dry wit and dazzling skills.

Will Shaw spins a top on top of his cigar box structure.

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The Ridiculous Romantic

Kevin C. Carr and Carol Sirugo in a still from the film “The Ridiculous Romantic”.

Directed by Jim Moore, edited by David Katz, with Kevin C. Carr, Peter Daniel Straus, Kenwyn Dapo, Carol Sirugo, Emily James, Ishah Janssen-Faith, Emily Season, Music Score by Polygraph Lounge.

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Matthew “Phineas” Lish

Matthew ‘Phineas’ Lish juggles 9 balls all at once!

Matthew ‘Phineas’ Lish juggles 3 machete knives.

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Christopher Lueck prepares the audience for the next act by reading the cue cards.

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Everybody Nose It’s My Birthday

A series of short vignettes about dating and family life.

An offer from the audience to ‘marry’ the on stage actress.

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No Reservations

Billy Schultz takes Audrey Crabtree out on a date in ‘No Reservations’.

This piece gets wilder as it goes along but I will leave that to you when you see it!

This new piece is being directed by John Towsen.

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The Clown Un-Masked – Kevin C. Carr

Kevion C. Carr models for the Clown Un_Mask SeriesKevin C. Carr relaxing for the camera in my hallway.

Kevin performing at the New York Downtown Clown Revue for the first time.

Sitting in the park during the filming of ‘The Ridiculous Romantic’.

Kevin with Carol Sirugo in a still from the film ‘The Ridiculous Romantic’.

The silent film ‘The Ridiculous Romantic’ will appear soon at a theatre near you.

The cast includes Kevin C. Carr, Carol Sirugo, Mistress B, Peter Daniel Straus and Emily Season.

Kevin C. Carr can be reached here

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2012 Jim R. Moore

 

 

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The Clown Un_Mask – Peter Daniel Straus

Peter Daniel Straus posing for the Clown Un_Mask seriesPeter Daniel Straus seems to defy gravity sometimes.

This man has many different characters.

Peter Daniel Straus and Kevin C. Carr in the Ridiculous RomanticHere he is in the upcoming film “The Ridiculous Romantic” with fellow clown Kevin C. Carr.

Peter Daniel Straus in the subway during the shooting of "The Ridiculous Romantic"A color promo shot of Peter Daniel Straus for the film “The Ridiculous Romantic”.

Peter Daniel Straus performing at Dixon PlacePeter Daniel Straus with monkey in a scene from the duet with Carol Lee Sirugo at Downtown Clown Revue.

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Dance Mime Move It Variety Revue Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts

“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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October 2010 – NY Downtown Clown Revue at Dixon Place

DIXON PLACE

The New Home for The New York Downtown Clown Revue

October 2010 NY Downtown Clown Revue has many new surprises in store for the audience.

Commissioned work by Kevin C. Carr and Nina Levine along with performance by Chris Allison, Jef Johnson and Hilary Chaplain.

To open the night Christopher Lueck performed a short clown Intro.

A pratfall is a wonderful way to open a clown revue!

The balloon took center stage.

Playing with the ball and the audience.

After the large balloon popped he had an audience member (Peter Daniel Straus) get the remains.

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“CONEY ISLAND CHRIS”

One of his fun stunts is getting his tongue stuck in a large rat trap.

He was so excited to try out his new Xray vision glasses he had a woman audience member stand up as he put them on.

With a raw egg taped to his head he attempted to smash it with his new ‘bed of nails’ mechanical smasher.

Travel far and wild to see ‘CONEY ISLAND CHRIS’ do this act.

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Host Christopher Lueck introduces the next act JEF JOHNSON

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JEF JOHNSON

An abstract clown piece from head to toe.

Walking on stage he was pulling a balloon on a string.

Balancing on top of a ladder listening to a ipod. Audience could hear silence.

After having recruited audience members he was pushed around the stage through the maze of music stands.

In and out of the music stands on stage until he reached the original starting point.

The little balloon that finished the piece intact with him.

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One of the fun audience participation segments is:

THE GAME!

Tonight’s game had two contestants that were given a deck of cards with many aces that needed to be found & run across the room to be put on a music stand.

The Winner was Monica who won 2 tickets to see PLAY DEAD at the Players Theatre.

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NINA LEVINE – The Quitter

A Commissioned Work by the NY Downtown Clown Revue
What is must be like to try and give up smoking when you have a habit?

On all fours looking for that next cigarette.

Pleading with the audience to give her a cigarette.

Ahh..that is more like what I remember it to be like!

Collecting all the cigarettes from the audience members.

Having ‘QUIT’ she plays the flute as the lights fade out. Funny Piece indeed!

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Host Christopher Lueck introduces the next commissioned act. Kevin C. Carr.

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KEVIN C. CARR

The Hoboken Hobo

A Commissioned Work by the NY Downtown Clown Revue

Flask in hand ready to take on the world.

Blowing up a balloon in preparation for a trick.

Pushing the skewer into the balloon with it popping.

Showing off that terrific ‘hobo’ physique.

Always wants to be in the ‘spotlight’.

Kevin C. Carr can be seen in the upcoming film The Ridiculous Romantic.

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Host Christopher introduces the new VOTE containers.

Every month the audience is encouraged to VOTE for their favorite act/performer and at the end of the season the winners are selected and presented with

THE GOLDEN NOSE AWARD.

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HILARY CHAPLAIN – The Diva

Dressed so elegantly and performing an aria so nicely.

Then the audience realizes she is pregnant. The show must go on!

The singing is divine.

But she still feels a little uncomfortable.

The ‘bambino’ is born and the diva completes her show!

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Curtain Call for the cast. Drinking a glass of champagne to celebrate the New Season!

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For information on upcoming shows of The New York Downtown Clown revue click here.

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DIXON PLACE is available for parties, performances and other events.

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Clown Performing Arts Photography The Ridiculous Romantic Variety Arts Video

The Ridiculous Romantic – A short silent film about love!

On the way to location last week Peter Daniel Straus stopped by a ‘little horsey’ ride and decided to enjoy a little diversion.

We finished the last day of shooting and now all there is left to do is edit, make titles and do music.

Here are a few more shots from the days shooting.

Peter Daniel Straus and  Kevin C Carr in character for filming.

Peter Daniel Straus’s character was perfect for the film’s old fashion feeling.

The feeling between the characters is evident in this still from the shooting that day.

Stay Tuned for the release of the film sometime in November!

The film was written by Jim Moore and Kevin C. Carr with serious contribution by Carol Sirugo, Mistress B, Peter Daniel Straus.

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