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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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Coffeehouse Chronicles #132 – TALKING BAND – LaMama etc – March 12th, 2016

The Talking Band

The Talking Band has been making innovative and influential theater works in New York for 40 years. Collectively, the founders have earned 11 OBIE awards and numerous other honors. The company has performed at nearly all of New York’s celebrated downtown venues, including LaMama, PS 122, Theater for the New City, Dance Theater Workshop, The Ohio Theater, The Flea Theater, and HERE Arts Center. Nearly 50 of its original productions include The Golden Toad, Marcellus Shale, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, Bitterroot, Radnevsky’s Real Magic, Painted Snake in a Painted Chair, Black Milk Quartet and The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol.

The Coffeehouse Chronicles #132 hosted founder Paul Zimet and other founding members for this special survey of their work which included slides, videos and panel discussion. Since the afternoon covered 40 years of work I captured some photographs and a few videos to represent the span of work that The Talking Band created.

Event Moderator: Morgan Jenness

Panelists: Tina Shepard, Ellen Maddow, Paul Zimet, Jack Wetherall, Harry Mann, Lizzie Olesker, Isaac Maddow-Zimet, and Anya Maddow-Zimet.

Paul Zimet talking about the Talking BandPaul Zimet – Director/Writer/Co-Founder of The Talking Band.

Jack Weatherall with The Talking BandJack Weatherall talking to the audience about his experiences with The Talking Band.

2016.03.12_LaMama.097Flyer for The Talking Band production of BIG MOUTH at LaMama in 1985

2016.03.12_LaMama.051Tina Shepard (Founding member) talks about her experience with The Talking Band since 1973.

2016.03.12_LaMama.117Harry Mann and Ellen Maddow participate in the panel discussion talking about their work with The Talking Band.

2016.03.12_LaMama.187Isaac Maddow-Zimet talks about his early memories of being on stage with The Talking Band.


2016.03.12_LaMama.197Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow won OBIE awards in 2002-03 for their show.

Tina Shepard sings a song "What's Next",Tina Shepard singing “What’s Next?” from the show ‘The Golden Toad’.

2016.03.12_LaMama.255Group shot of the Panel and participants of the Talking Band event at LaMama. 

The following video has sound issues due to acoustics in the room it was recorded.