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Vaudevisuals interview with Janek Turkowski – Margarete

I attended the Thursday night performance of “Margarete” at the Public Theater. I was taken to a small room upstairs from the main stages in what seemed like an apartment. Small shaded lamps and circular rugs highlighted the room with a small 8mm projector and a laptop to the right of the main rug area. The seats were all living room chairs and a few small sofas. Maximum attendance was 16 people allowed.

The small movie screen with a clip showing from the 8mm films of Margarete.

I was offered tea, coffee or a glass of water by the young woman that greeted me when I arrived at the door. A very different ‘theater’ experience for sure. Janek Turkowski began the show by lowering the room’s lights with a control board and then began his performance/talk about ‘Margarete‘. This performance was part of Under The Radar Festival and as such, I realized it was unique and a charming theatrical experience.

“I rarely leave theater so much convinced that what I just saw is a touch of the unattainable, yet important and significant.”  teatrblog.pl

For ticket information go here!

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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The RedThroats” by David Cale

“This book, a collection of prose and poetry by David Cale, changed the way I look at life and love. Cale’s way of putting human emotion into words liberates and invigorates. His meanings are sometimes obscure, so I do not recommend this book to the linear thinker. It’s out of print, but find it and read it any which way you can.”

Copies of this wonderful book can be purchased here!

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Here is an interview I did with David in 2011.

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Vaudevisuals interview with Bill Bowers – “All Over The Map”

All Over The Map

A new performance by Bill Bowers

In this interview, Bill talks about his new show and it’s history. Why it came about and a few anecdotes about his previous Award Winning Shows.


For more information and/or tickets go here.

Bill Bowers 'All Over The Map"

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Vaudevisuals interview – Karen Jenson interviews James Lecesne

Karen Jenson and I attended the performance of James Lecesne's "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" at The Westside Theater today. After the show we got to talk with James about his wonderful one-man show, about the book it was based on and other projects in his life.

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THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the new play written and performed by James Lecesne (Word of Mouth), directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik.

“REMARKABLE! A DAZZLING BEACON OF THEATRICAL TALENT. Leaves you BEAMING with JOY.”

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

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‘tinydangerousfun’ – March 2014 @ Branded Saloon – Brooklyn

John Le0 and Andy Sapora at tinydangerousfun

we’re back y’all!

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Adina Ballerina does the entire Nutcracker (much abridged).

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2014.03.04_tinydanfun_020John Leo stands alone on stage as his friend and co-MC Andy Sapora shoots him head on.

John Leo reveals his trick 'blood splurting' device.John Leo reveals his trick blood splurting device or ‘squib’

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Andy Sapora and John Leo perform the 8 Plate spin.Andy Sapora and John Leo perform the 8 Plate spin.

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tiny dangerous fun at Branded Saloon

Jill Stoddard with a HILARIOUS true story that she made up.

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tiny dangerous fun at Branded Saloon

Penelope Labradoodle Rockefeller  performs an Inner Beauty Makeover.

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Gio presents a slideshow lesson on how to talk like his mother.

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The 13th Act at tinydangerous fun

The 13th Act!

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tinydangerous fun variety at Branded Saloon

Amy Virginia and Eben Hoffer perform sweet, sweet songs.

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Torkova mesmerizes the audience with his mentalism.

Torkova blows our minds again!

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Andy Sapora and John Leo reading the cue cards.

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Wonderwoman (Emily James) shows off her superpowers.Wonderwoman (Emily James) shows off her superpowers.

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For more information about attending or performing go to this LINK!

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Slash Coleman – Story Teller/Author/Performer – “The Bohemian Love Diaries”

SLASH COLEMAN‘s book has the following opening description:

“Infused with southern charm, this irresistibly weird and wonderful story chronicles Slash Coleman’s upbringing in a warped but warm-hearted household of eccentric artists. Descended from a posse of off-beat immigrants–including a grandfather who danced at the Moulin Rouge–and raised near the capital of the Confederacy during the 1970s and ’80s, young Slash sets out to find true love. Unfortunately, he’s his own worst enemy. Obsessions with Evel Knievel, rock band KISS, and crisscrossing the country to find the girl of his dreams set his quest for happiness on a hapless course.
Hilarious and profound, Coleman slowly comes to terms with his father, a genius sculptor and volatile alcoholic, and his mother, a Holocaust survivor who makes him promise never to reveal that he’s Jewish. A touching portrait emerges of a young artist…”

The Bohemian Love Diaries by Slash Coleman

In this video interview Slash Coleman talks about adapting his oral stories to a book and then back to the stage. The legacy of his family and the inspiration he gets from them to become a story teller.

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For information on his upcoming show go HERE
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