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“Machinations” – Cirque This – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

A visual, prop driven feast of comedy and great music!

The cast included:

Lauri Berritta, Andy Dickerson, Perry Garvin, Ethan Leinwand, and Jason Leinwand

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For more information on Cirque This visit this link!

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“What If I’m Dead” – Alan Fessenden – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

When Alan Fessenden first walked out on stage with his clod like walk and funny style talk I was wondering ‘where is this going”?

I am glad that I was there for this delightful tour-de-force clown show. It was hysterical, thought provoking and down right wonderful!

His character is Bartholomew!

Bartholomew enters the stage with his bottle ready to receive this ashes.

Bartholomew ponders the why and what of life.

Bartholomew drinks from the urn that will house his ashes.

Bartholomew describes a very small detail.

Bartholomew looking through an imaginary glass.

Bartholomew performing the ‘alligator’ at an imaginary party.

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NY Clown Theatre OPENING NIGHT Preview Cabaret – Sept 7th, 2012

At the end of the day (after the Clown Parade and Pie Fight) The New York Clown Theatre Festival hosted a PREVIEW CABARET with a sample selection of some of the upcoming shows scheduled for the Festival. Here is a few photographs taken at the PREVIEW CABARET!.

Audrey Crabtree and Robert Honeywell host the Opening Night Cabaret

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Cirque This presented an excerpt from their MACHINATIONS show.

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Poe and Mathews perform a misadventure in the middle of nowhere.

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Nina Levine performs an excerpt from her show THE QUITTER.

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Emmet and Merril Garrick perform an excerpt from their show TO OPERA WITH LOVE.

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Denni Dennis and Kate Taylor perform an excerpt from UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS

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Jeff Seal and Chris Manley perform  an excerpt from their show NEON LIGHTS.

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Alan Fessenden performs an excerpt from WHAT IF I’M DEAD.

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The Company “LA PIARA” from Mexico City perform an excerpt from GUERRA.

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Summer Shapiro performs an excerpt from IN THE BOUDOIR.

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Will Shaw performs and excerpt from his show DEADPAN ALLEY

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Small Matters Company from Edmonton, Canada performs FOOLS FOR LOVE.

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For more information on these and other NY Clown Theatre Shows go here!

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Interview with Robert Honeywell and Audrey Crabtree – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Curators

Interview with Robert Honeywell and Audrey Crabtree – August 27, 2012


For More Information about the Festival go HERE!

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Best of 2010 – New York Clown Theatre Festival

Thinking about the upcoming 2012 Edition of the NY Clown Theatre Festival I remembered doing lots of photographs at the 2010 Festival. Here are some of the highlights from that great, fun Festival. Hope you will come out to this years!

Eric Davis hosting an evening of Clown Cabaret at the Festival.

Peter Musante and Summer Shapiro performing in the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival

Gabriela Munoz performing at the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival

Butt Kapinsky performing on location for the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival

Will Shaw performing at the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival

There were lots more clowns at the 2010 Festival and you can see them all here.

Consider attending this year’s shows as they are all new, from all over the world in a very intimate theater. THE BRICK.

For more information on the festival go HERE!

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Tiny Theater 2011 at The Brick Theater

A Collection of very small theater.

Performers and scenic elements must not exist outside the box at any point during each piece.

Installation that takes place in a  6×6 space – and in under 10 minutes.

Eight short 10 minute plays performed in a 6×6 area box.

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“Mercy” by Evolve Company

A small puppet stage in the 6×6 box that utilized shadow puppets, human hands and flat drawn puppets.

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Boldly Go” by Matt Barbot

Matt Barbot and Kelly Rogers stand in the box in space suits.

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“It’s a 10 Minute Life” by Animal Engine

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ done as a 10 minute play in a 6×6 box.

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“Brown Clown” by Art Wallace

Cast included: Josephine Cashman, Timothy McCown Reynolds, Trav S.D.,Art Wallace, Victoria Miller, Sarah Engelke.

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“Dreams in the Witch House” by AntiMatter Collective

A H.P. Lovecraft short story adapted/directed by Will Fulton

Starring James Rutherford. Puppeteering by Dan Rogers and Allison LaPlatney.

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“Fear and Loathing in Brooklyn, 2011” by Ten Directions

Pictured L to R are: Eric Wright and Lynn Berg

Written by Lynn Berg. Directed by Dan Krumm.

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“Roger Nassar is The One Man – Ten Minute The Crucible” by Piper McKenzie

 

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“YES IT DID” by Sneaky Snake Productions

Timothy McCown Reynolds stands alone after the theater was filled with crazy sound effects.

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The Brick Theater is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2011 Jim Moore

 

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2011 – Channel One – Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith – Amuse Bouche

A warm and welcoming duo meet and greet the audience.

Ishah Janssen-Faith acting up in a character like fashion.

Emily James loves to blow bubbles at the audience in the “Bubble Buster’ piece.

Ishah Janssen-Faith as the sexy and delirious game show host ‘Monica’.

Emily James plays her ‘disconnected’ assistant.

When Monica gets going on her show you better watch out!

Emily James performs her wild and crazy accordion wielding Love Songstress.

Emily James performs her ‘mystic’ exorcist medium.

If you need a good laugh you should try and catch these two when they perform near you!

CHANNEL ONE

Written and performed by Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith

Creative Adviser: Richard Crawford

Writing Adviser: Elena Zucker

Lighting Designer: John Wilder

Seamstress: Elya Yerushalmy

Set Designers: Billy Schultz and Mike Campbell

Jingle Mix: Dewey Caddell

Title Card Artist: Marisa Manso

You can always find them here

www.jamesandjf.com

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Jango Edwards visits New York!

After nearly 30 years in Europe and having established the “Festival of Fools” in Amsterdam in the late 60’s Jango Edwards returned to NY to spread the word of the Nouveau Clown Institute (NCI) which was recently formed in Barcelona, Spain. While in NY Edwards taught a class in conjunction with Jef Johnson’s Clown Lab at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was a delightful excursion into the soul of clown and also technique. Jango invited Nikolai Terentiev to teach pantomime on the last day of the workshop. I was there for 2 of the 3 days and was able to document the workshop with a video and some stills. Here is one of the class after an exercise in minimal costume.

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