We had a fantastic turn out for The People's Circus! It seemed to me like there were fourty people packed into the bar (though I'm not a numbers man). Many friends and collaborators were in the audience; though there were also genuine strangers just interested in seeing something strange, which was very exciting for me! We stationed a clown (my roommate zoe) outside the bar, and she attracted some people off the street. All the performers owned it. My favorite part structurally was in the middle of the show, when we presented some matchbox theatre, and then a huge sword fight, and then some more matchbox theatre; so the perspective kept zooming in and out. Kim and I got fantastic reactions and feedback from our piece. As Kim said, it's good to know that we work well together, and that it seems to yield good results. John Leo amazed everyone; so putting him at the end was the right choice. THEN the Delicate Flower Burlesque Hour went on right after us. Bettie Rose had some last minute cancelations, so in addition to doing my magic act, Ora and I did our two part existential puppet piece. Ora was congratulating me backstage after our first act went, and I whispered back, "it's still happening. it's not over yet. Why is this still happening?" Tons of people have been asking about whether the Circus will continue. It very well may... once I get back to NYC!
And then tinydangerousfun, well, it was just beautiful. Lots of hilarious stuff. Got to see John perform, AGAIN. Finally got my card prediction routine right. But I'm most happy with the new piece I made, Andy Sapora Makes my Dream Come True. John said, "I've never seen anyone mess with reality quite like that," which I took as a HUGE compliment. And I got to see more of my favorite people, or my clown family, as Barbara would say.
Updates on puppets soon!