UNDER St. Marks Vaudeville Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Trav SD

The American Vaudeville Theatre

It was a pleasure to sit down with Trav SD and hear what he had to say about the upcoming American Vaudeville Theatre show at Under St. Marks.

Trav S.D.’s American Vaudeville Theatre (est. 1995) returns to its Lower East Side origins with a regular series of intimate, informal, seat-of-the-pants semi-improvised revues mixing elements ranging from the old Bowery saloons to Dada Cabaret, to radio comedy, featuring sketches, monologues and songs, plus wonderful line-ups of Trav’s favorite variety, music and comedy acts — usually wonderfully unique people of all sorts. This month we’ll have KOO KOO THE BIRD GIRL (all the way from Australia)

, whip-cracking tap dancer MAVEN PECK PECK, funny lady JENNIFER GLICK,

clown duo JEFF AND BUTTONS and more TBA!

Stay tune for new shows each month!

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Clown Comedy Dixon Place Performing Arts UNDER St. Marks Video

Michael Bongar – In a Class by Himself

Michael Bongar was the featured performer at the November 2009 NY Downtown Clown Revue. Coming from a theatre background but being enticed by the circus, Michael tells us about his move from theatre to clown and what things he thinks are important to the discipline of the clown.

Michael Bongar sheds his three-piece suit for this wild excerpt from his one-man show MAGIC MIKE. A wonderful mockery of mediocre magic and the people that perform it.

And here is a wonderful video Michael used to promote his business BongarBiz.

Many of New York’s finest variety performers are hired by Michael Bongar (BongarBiz) for any number of different kinds of shows/events. He really deserves a lot of credit for featuring many acts in many jobs for quite a few years!

My hat goes off to Michael – Thanks for helping keep the variety-arts and clown community alive!

And here is where you can reach Michael to hire ‘Magic Mike’ or any talent! 

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Music Performing Arts Photography UNDER St. Marks

“The Pumpkin Pie Show: Boogedy Boo” – @ UNDER St. Marks

“The Pumpkin Pie Show: Boogedy Boo” – @ UNDER St. Marks  

All stories written by Clay McLeod Chapman

Music by Shayfer James

Performed by: Clay McLeod Chapman, Hannah Cheek, and Ana Asensio.

15 years and still going strong!

An evening of ‘ghost’ stories that got the hairs on my back standing up!

Clay McLeod Chapman performing at The Pumpkin ShowClay McLeod Chapman started the evening off with his Prologue: ‘Unmask The Phantom- A True Story’.

2013.10.10_Clay.Pumpkin.004Clay demonstrates a moment in the story with a grand gestures.

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2013.10.10_Clay.Pumpkin.009Hannah Cheek performs the second story of the evening. A true story titled: ‘DAYCARE’.

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2013.10.10_Clay.Pumpkin.064Between the ghost stories Shayfer James performed some great original songs.

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Ana Asensio performs "Split Ends' .Ana Asensio performs the  3rd ghost story “Split Ends”.

2013.10.10_Clay.Pumpkin.020A truly delightful performance of “Split Ends” by Ana Asensio.

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Clay McLeod Chapman performs  "B-Side".Clay McLeod Chapman performs  “B-Side”. A wonderful homage to vinyl record collectors.

2013.10.10_Clay.Pumpkin.061Clay McLeod Chapman talkin blues and vinyl and the joy of listening to original music.

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Hannah Cheek performed “Mama Bird” to end the evenings great story telling fun.

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For more information on THE PUMPKIN SHOW go here.

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