Teachers, Spaces, Inspirations and Cohorts
Sarah Alden—fiddler, teacher, inspiring collaborator
Ranya Renee Fleysher—my sister, an inspiring bellydancer and teacher
The Donovan Ensemble—the singing, dancing sweethearts of Union City, NJ
Mistress B—balloon artist, dominatrix, chanteuse, master knitter
Sxip Shirey—everything’s a musical instrument to this madman. great curator too.
Red Bastard—a hit show I was proud to direct and co-write
Murray Hill—drag king of the burlesque world, hilarious host
Nature Theater of Oklahoma—wild, original theater without a wall
Fleur Elise Noble—mixed media theater artist, Australian imp of mischief
Patty Farrell—brilliant accordionist, vest-clad bandleader
Film Noir Foundation—a scholarly and thorough center of all things Noir.
Jim Moore—tireless photographer of downtown NY cabaret performance.
Speed Levitch—inspirational tour guide of inner and outer spaces.
Jeff Seal—clown brother, funny funny funny.
Triskelion Arts—wonderful performance space in Williamsburg
The New York Clown Theater Festival—THE festival for clown theater
Big Sky Works—hot aerial and cabaret space in Williamsburg.
Dody DiSanto—terrific teacher of clown, bouffon and physical theater, based in DC.
Ecole Phillipe Gaulier—International school of clown, bouffon, melodrama, jeux and character, outside Paris.
Mick Barnfather—great English teacher of clown
Giovanni Fusetti—great Italian teacher of clown
Sue Morrison—great Canadian teacher of clown
The Secret City—”We Worship Art.” A lovely monthly ritual in NYC, a wonderful community.