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Vaudevisuals interview with Adam Burnett & Lisa Nevada – “T.B. Sheets”

T.B. Sheets – About The Show

Set in a tuberculosis sanatorium on a remote mountainside (not unlike Magic Mountain), a community of terminally ill Ones transcend to an order of living saints and build a spaceship to escape their physical ailments. This dizzying and iconoclastic new work celebrates the power and beauty of the fragile body and the multiplicity and fluidity of identity.

About the Artists

Written by Adam R. Burnett
Co-directed by Lisa Nevada & Adam R. Burnett
Choreography by Lisa Nevada
Original sound & music by Broken Chord
Scenic design by Nicholas Kostner
Lighting, video & puppetry design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew & Masha Tsimring
Assistant lighting design by Tomas Del Valle
Assistant video design by Katie Pedro
Costume design by Baille Younkman
Production management by Katy Einerson
Stage management by Kathryn Sykes *

Featuring Brady Blevins, Danny Brave, Maybe Burke, Nehassaiu deGannes, Yuki Kawahisa, Daniel Nelson, Colleen O’Neill, Lori Parquet, Tina Shepard, and Moira Stone

Buran Theatre is an NYC-based ensemble of disparate multidisciplinary and intergenerational artists who joyfully and anarchically reconfigure narrative, form, genre, gender, and design to develop and present new performance works. Past productions include The House of Fitzcarraldo, Meile be Akcento, Nightmares: a demonstration of the sublime, Magic Bullets, and Mammoth, among others.

Performance space for this production was subsidized by the A.R.T./New York Theatres Rental Subsidy Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).

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For more information and tickets go here!

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“The Wild Party’s Over” – at The Tank – Jennifer Harder and the 3 Gentleman


Directed by Chris Rozzi, Produced by Jennifer Harder

Program made possible, in part, by support from The Tank, Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Opening Scene – (Left to Right – Mr. Black – Charley Layton, Queenie – Jennifer Harder, Jackie – Natti Vogel and Burrs –  Stephen Heskett)

Jackie (Natti Vogel)  introduces Queenie (Jennifer Harder) to the audience.

Queenie and her two escorts.

Queenie on her knees in front of Burrs (Stephen Heskett)

Jackie steps out in front of the ‘shadow show’ of other activity in the show while Mr. Black (Charley Layton) plays in the foreground.

Mr. Black (Charley Layton) plays solemnly while the show goes on.

Burrs reading and playing tambourine while Jackie is on keyboards and Mr. Black play guitar.

Queenie looks on as Burrs reads the newspaper.

With eyes closed, Jackie smirks at the events going on.

Jackie consoles Burrs while he is drinking.

Burrs and Queenie laugh it up while drinking.

Queenie sings her heart out.

 Mr. Black dances up a storm with Queenie.

Cast (left to right) Charley Layton, Jennifer Harder, Stephen Heskett and Natti Vogel applaud director Chris Rozzi.

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For written description on this project check out Trav SD’s blog post HERE!

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Mexico City based clown company – La Piara

Visiting NY with their show GUERRA, La Piara speak about their clown company and their show GUERRA. Currently running at THE TANK in NYC. The company is: Artus Chavez, Fernando Cordova, and Madeleine Serra.
In this interview are Artus Chavez and Fernando Cordova.

For more information on the company:

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“Guerra” – A Clown Play performed by La Piara @ The Tank

They describe the show as follows:

“A military farce from Mexico with love”

It is a wonderfully funny show that combines slapstick, dance, bouffant and farce to tell the story of a military outpost desparate for recruits.

The company La Piara is Artus Chavez, Fernando Cordova and Madeleine Sierra Carrascal.  They are superb comics and actors.

Here are a few photographs from the show.

Guerra being performed at the TankFernando Cordova as the General’s assistant and Artus Chavez as the General in a surprise moment.

The General looks down at his assistant in Guerra.Fernando is looked down upon by The General (Artus Chavez) in many moments during the show.

The General is outraged by the phone call in GuerraThe General (Artus Chavez) is outraged by the Commanders phone call.

Madeleine Sierra Cassascal plays the audience member who gets drafted to fight.Madeleine Sierra Cassascal plays the audience member who gets drafted to fight.

La Piara company looks on surprised.La Piara company looks surprised by the sudden activity.

The General tries to convince the new recruit (Madeleine Sierra) to use the 'big' gun.The General tries to convince the new recruit (Madeleine Sierra) to use the ‘big’ gun.

During the war off stage the recruiit loses her mind and Fernando looks on in terror.Returning from the war off stage the recruit loses her mind and Fernando looks on in terror.

La Piara company dance a disco number during the show.La Piara company dance a military disco number during the show.

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The show is on from July 11th thru the 21st as part of the Flint & Tinder series at The Tank.

Sound Design: Nick Keenan

Costume Design: Mieka van der Ploeg

Graphic Design: Guram Lubaggi

Created by Seth Bockley, Devon de Mayo and La Piara

More information about this series at The Tank here.

More information about La Piara here.

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La Piara will be teaching a three day clown workshop at The Tank July 20-22.

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Summer Shapiro – “Kinds of Light” presented at The Tank – May 2nd thru May 18th, 2013


Created and performed by Summer Shapiro

Summer Shapiro in "Kind of Light" at The Tank

Summer Shapiro summons the ANSWER from the Audience in her show "Kinds of Light"

Summer Shapiro summons the ANSWER from the Audience in her show “Kinds of Light”.

Summer Shapiro in "Kinds of Light" at The Tank

Summer Shapiro in "Kinds of Light" at The Tank

Summer Shapiro in "Kinds of Light" at The Tank


A lyrical, visual poem with comedy and absurdity.

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Sound and Music by Sean Brennan

Lighting by Simon Harding

Set by Mary Olin Geiger

Press Agent: Emily Owens

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Part of the Series “Flint and Tinder” at The Tank/A Curated series of exciting new independent theater showcasing feriously imaginative emerging artist making work that spans (and often flagrantly combines) physical theater, puppetry, dance, clowning, and more. Curated by Josh Luxenberg and Jon Levin of Sinking Ship Productions. Maggie Baker is the series coordinator.

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For tickets go here!




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Vaudevisuals Interview with Summer Shapiro – “Kinds of Light”

One afternoon last week I interviewed Summer Shapiro. She was smiling and happy talking about her new performance project “Kinds of Light”. After 2 years of absense from the  project she is working diligently on it for a May 2nd showing at the Flint and Tinder Series at The Tank in NYC.

On Sunday, May 19th from 1pm to 6pm Summer will teach a workshop titled ACCESSING THE DEVISER: A on-your-tippy-toes workshop in creating from play. The curriculum will focus on a variety of performance and devising elements, a few being: how to structure your play, dynamism, story structure, physical comedy techniques and authencity. For more information visit:


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The Clown Un_Mask – Summer Shapiro – New York City

Summer is currently preparing/rehearsing for her new show “Kinds of Light” which opens May 2nd and runs thru May 18th at The Tank as part of ‘FLINT & TINDER‘ series.

Legs and All with Summer Shapiro

Summer Shapiro performing in her show ‘Legs & All’.

Summer Shapro in "In the Boudoir".

Summer Shapiro performing her show ‘In The Boudoir’ at the NY Clown Theatre Festival 2012.

Summer Shapiro poses for the Clown Un_Mask

Summer Shapiro poses for the Clown Un_Mask series.

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