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Rev. Billy and Stop Shopping Choir @Joe’s Pub

Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir

NEXT WEEK November 24, EARTH RIOT OPENS AT JOE’S PUB in NYC, this is a juicy, heart-pounding ride with Rev & The Choir!

Please send your friends, we really do rely on word of mouth. If you need help with tickets or have a group and want a discount just write to savitri@revbilly.com   ASL performed the first three shows by amazing choir member Debbie Ciraolo, if you have friends in the Deaf Community please let them know. 
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Film LaMaMa etc Performing Arts Photography Vaudevisuals Interview Video

Vaudevisuals interview with Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver

SPLIT BRITCHES

“Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)”

I have always enjoyed walking into the LaMama Annex building. Massive ceilings and great seating for so many audience members. Yesterday I was there to interview Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw. Their new show titled “Unexploded Ordnances” had opened at LaMama and I was interested in what the show’s origin was. Here is the interview.

The show which is part of ‘Under the Radar‘ Festival listed on the LaMama website with this text.

US Premiere
By Split Britches [Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver]

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) by Split Britches is a new exploration of aging, anxiety and ‘doomsday’ created through conversation and collaboration with an array of elders and artists. Developed between the UK and US, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw have created a unique production, combining darkly playful Dr. Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring new protocol for public discussion – the Situation Room.

Here are 3 photographs I captured during the evening performance! 

Lois Weaver (seated) with Peggy Shaw confronting with ideas she isn’t happy with.

Lois Weaver reclines in a rocking chair trying to get some rest from the confrontation.

Lois Weaver on the phone talking to the General with dismay.

Tickets for The Public’s Under The Radar Festival, NYC.

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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – Jackie Mason’s America – Social Commentary

JACKIE MASON’S AMERICA

First Edition – Published 1983

I bought this book when it was first published in 1983. I got it signed years later after attending one of Jackie’s Broadway shows. I went to the stage door and waiting in a short line to see him. He was cordial and ask ‘who are you?”. I gave him my short bio and he seemed delighted to sign my book. I first heard him on a 33rpm record at a friend’s house years earlier and ever since I have been a big fan. I remember laughing so hard at his Broadway show that when I left the theater I was hunched over from having my head, check and back hurting from laughing so hard.

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“I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something.”   Jackie Mason
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This wonderfully hilarious book is still available here!

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Abrons Art Center Comedy Music Performing Arts Photography Women Writer

Eliza Bent – Toilet Fire/Rectums in the Rectory @ Abrons Arts Center 11/13/15

Toilet Fire written by and featuring Eliza Bent (and Aliana Ferris) was a surreal mass chock full of costumes, scenery, sing-along hymns, projected slogans and graphs and plenty of POOP puns. A hysterical romp through Eliza’s intellectual take on the daily ritual that we all share. Here are some photographs from the evening’s mass.

Eliza BEnt in Toilet FireYes..that is right! The Economics of Poop.

2015.11.13_EBent.137Her sermon was intense and provoking to the audience.

2015.11.13_EBent.164Aliana Ferris played the cantor and piano to accompany Eliza in her sermons.

2015.11.13_EBent.288Her altar was unique and useful in her talk about ‘poop’.

2015.11.13_EBent.295She introduced several characters that talked about their relationship with diarrhea and poop.

2015.11.13_EBent.335The bearded old man made a collection from everyone in the audience.

2015.11.13_EBent.370Eliza Bent closes the show with a heartfelt talk to the audience about ‘why’ she wrote this play.

A great time in the theater! Wonderful production, costumes and direction.

To read more about the play go to the delightful review on Culturebot by Jerry Lieblich

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Nic Adams – Assistant Director/Stage Manager

Jess Barbagallo – Dramaturg

Eliza Bent – Playwright/Performer

Christopher Bowser – Set/Lights

Enver Chakartash – Costumes

Alaina Ferris – Cantor (Piano)

Caroline Gart – Producer

Anthony Jackson – Projections

Kevin Laibson – Director

Eva von Schweinitz – Sound

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Martha Wilson – Avant-Garde-Arama – May 2nd, 2015


Martha Wilson (Representing Franklin Furnace) performs at the May 2015 Avant-Garde-Arama at Abrons Arts Center. Produced by PS122 and on loan to Abrons Arts Center for that weekend’s performances.

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The Clown Un_Mask – Gustavo Pace – Brazil/New York

Ever since early 2011 I have been photographing Gustavo in different venues all over New York, Brooklyn. He has been working hard at his career and now it is paying off.

Gustavo Pace posing for Clown Un_Mask series.

Gustavo Pace in "The Naked Brazlian".

Gustavo Pace in "The Naked Brazlian".

Gustavo Pace performing in his one-man show “The Naked Brazlian”. His one-night only performance of this show will be April 29th at 7:30pm.

For more information go here.

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Cornelia Street Cafe Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts Video

Stan Baker – The Human Television @ Cornelia Street Cafe

Stan Baker – The Human Television

I met Stan many years ago performing in the streets of New York City. He has captured the insane fanaticism of current TV with comedy and satire in his act.

I found him performing recently at the wonderful Cornelia Street Cafe basement cabaret. Sharing the bill with another veteran street performer Poez.

I did a video interview with Stan and Poez. I will post Stan’s here with a short clip from his show as well.

Poez’s video interview will be in a separate posting soon.