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Cast and Crew
From the depths of the Kremlin, to the East Village, we achieve world domination with Socialist Vaudeville for the New Millenium.
Liliana Velasquez is a multidisciplnary artist based out f NYC. Her love
of Comedy, Dance, Theater have brought her to Kraine theater. She is
Producer and Host of KGB show! This show is Top Secret. Tell all your
friend but only whisper it. Liliana Velasquez joined forces with Robert
Prichard in 2013 to bring you a variety of entertinment. You can find
Liliana performing all at Dixon place theater, the Producers club theater
and Kraine theater every month.
Don’t call Lloyd Floyd a comic. He is a freak of the highest order. Although you’ve heard him all over tv and radio, you’ll never know it’s him. He is the man of 1036 voices. Part man, part cartoon, his octaine is high, but his brow is low. Fully half his act is made up on the spot, so the comedy’s always fresh…and the jokes are always filthy. I mean rotten. I mean bloodyawfulfilthyfuckinrotten. Y’know…for kids.
While other kids were going to school to learn Adult Responsibilities, accordionist Melissa Elledge was studying Classical Piano in New Orleans and New York. While other girls were clamoring to be the girlfriend of someone in a rock band, Melissa was skipping that awkward stereotype, and playing in a variety of bands, from goth to country, and rocking stages from Hollywood to Manhattan. While everyone else was growing up to be big and tall, Melissa stubbornly refused to do that as well. When not bringing a veil of tears to the eyes of all who hear her, Melissa's hobbies include making money, reading about the dangers of psychedelic drugs, and forgetting both the names AND faces of people she knows really well.
A BRIEF VIEW OF THE HUDSON
Joseph Mauricio is a performer, teacher, lecturer, life coach and author living in Baltimore and New York City. A veteran of thousands of shows as an actor, comedian, and improv performer, Joseph is the founder of LIFEWORKPersonal Performance Coaching, helping performers, professionals and private clients recognize and empower the personal voice projected into a public arena.
A performing artist since childhood, Lea McGowan enjoys experimenting with different mediums, going from ballet and dance to circus, stand up comedy, singing parodies and playing the ukulele. Born in Austin, Texas, Lea grew up in Delaware, studied Psychology and Dance Theater at University of Tampa, Florida, training with LINES Ballet in San Francisco, California, Houston Ballet in Texas, and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Using liturgical dance in worship, Lea has connected spiritually with communities throughout the United States and in Africa. A passionate teacher of dance and yoga, Lea has lead dance therapy and workshops for various groups- from pre-professional dancers to female military veterans, and in February will be in Costa Rica working with Envision Festival as well as teaching in drug rehabilitation clinics and dance schools. She works a freelance dancer/acrobat, actress/model/comedian, dance/yoga instructor and performing artist based in New York City, spreading her love and passion throughout the universe.
Pearl the Mime has performed, professionally throughout:
New York, China, Italy, WA, MA, NJ, PA, VA, CT, TX, WV, along the East Coast, and Mid West.
She has also been spotted amidst everyday, ordinary places extracting smiles from unsuspecting passersby.
Instructing mime, clown, and theatre is included in her professional history.
Victor Varnado’s devilish knack for outrageousness and originality plays out in his personal URL: bestalbino.com. Varnado has navigated the adversities of born legally blind and an African-American albino with unique sensibilities to become a nationally known actor and comedian and, according to legend, a Jedi. You may recognize him from appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adult Swim and My Name is Earl – not to mention films with Arnold Schwarzenegger (End of Days), Eddie Murphy (The Adventures of Pluto Nash), Julia Stiles (A Guy Thing) and Werner Herzog (Julien Donkey Boy).
Creator and director of Realm of LARP and The Awkward Comedy Show, Victor Varnado has been an active filmmaker, writer and comedian in NYC for over a decade.
As a filmmaker, Victor Varnado has succeeded in almost every role. He has co-written a feature film with comic book legend Stan Lee. Victor also directed the feature Twisted Fortune starring Charlie Murphy and Dave Attell for Warner Brothers Pictures. His short films have been featured on Comedy Central’s Jump Cuts, CollegeHumor.com and numerous film festivals. “Roboto Supremo”, Victor’s most recent short features Michel Gondry (Director “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) as the Japanese speaking mayor of Final Tokyo.
Our objective is to represent and promote artistic and cultural interests of a cosmopolitan nature. Theater, cinema, dance, music and plastic arts are utilized through an inclusive and multiethnic lens. We provoke the creation of an open space, a meeting point, exploration, fusion of new artistic languages incited by the cultural exchange fermented in New York City, whose cosmopolitan character makes it the ideal laboratory to create and "believe" art in this manner.
Drew Valins He has worked with Anne Bogart (Columbia Stages), Bonnie Monte (Shakespeare Theater of NJ), The Vital Children’s Theater, and Jef Johnson of Slava’s Snowshow, as well as with countless Columbia Film Graduate students on their projects and is the star of the upcoming webseries “The Mackenzie Dylan Show.” Drew tours his solo show: A Report to an Academy based on the short story by Franz Kafka in which he plays a humanized ape. His principal training is with the Shakespeare Theater of NJ, Dell Arte School of Physical Theater, Anna Brennen and Stageworks Theater, Michael Howard, Larry Singer, Jef Johnson, and the streets of NYC. (www.drewvalins.com)
A born & raised New Yorker from Queens, he is truly the last
dodo. Golan is currently a member of Theater Group Dzieci (http://dziecitheatre.org/). He also trained with NY Goofs, and Jef Johnson’s Clown Lab in New York City, among others. After years of clown training, he still seeks to find the HUMan in the HUMorous, and to connect with everyone (himself, his clown partner, you, YOU!) on a deeper yet genuinely shallow wave.
A performing artist since childhood, Lea McGowan enjoys experimenting with different mediums, going from ballet and dance to circus, stand up comedy, singing parodies and playing the ukulele. Born in Austin, Texas, Lea grew up in Delaware, studied Psychology and Dance Theater at University of Tampa, Florida, training with LINES Ballet in San Francisco, California, Houston Ballet in Texas, and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Lea has modeled for various dancewear brands, and performed for a diverse array of dance companies including Revolutions Dance, Ballet Neo, Nai Ni Chen Dance Company, Neville Dance Theater. Using liturgical dance in worship, Lea has connected spiritually with communities throughout the United States and in Africa. A passionate teacher of dance and yoga, Lea has lead dance therapy and workshops for various groups- from pre-professional dancers to female military veterans, and in February will be in Costa Rica working with Envision Festival as well as teaching in drug rehabilitation clinics and dance schools. Recognizable from America’s Got Talent Season 5, Lea has performed internationally doing acrobatics, comedy and dance. Lea spent two years with a circus theatrical spectacular as solo ballerina and character dancer/acrobat in “Voyage de la Vie” Singapore’s largest production and longest running show. She works a freelance dancer/acrobat, actress/model/comedian, dance/yoga instructor and performing artist based in New York City, spreading her love and passion throughout the universe.
Michele Carlo: is the author of Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks (Citadel 2010). Her writing appears in Mr. Beller’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York, SMITH magazine's Next Door Neighbor and F***ed In Park Slope, among others. She’s told stories almost everywhere, including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage. Fish Out Of Agua, the solo show adapted from her memoir, debuts Spring 2013. For more info: www.michelecarlo.com
Mike Brown is a standup comic and writer based in New York. In 2012, he was named one of Rooftop Comedy's Comics to Watch, Caroline's Best of New Talent and a semi-finalist in NY Funniest Stand Up competition presented by JetBlue. Along with featuring at various comedy festivals (New York Comedy Week, The San Francisco Sketchfest, The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival) Mike Brown regularly hosts the monthly stand up comedy showcase Comedy Outliers, recently highlighted in AM New York. His material is based on growing up in New York City and is accessible to many audiences ranging from corporate (NAACP, NYSC) to collegiate (Penn State, SUNY Albany, CUNY City, Hofstra University).
Miss Vivian The Piercing Lady of Burlesque
Miss Vivian is an art/glamour model, performer and muse. She has been modeling and performing for over 8 years and loves to inspire and entertain. Her performances range from self - piercing burlesque, performance art to sexy, campy horror. Vivian loves using different mediums and melding them together to create something unique. She has posed for world renowned artists like David Salle and has been featured in numerous photography books, gallery shows, and art installations. She has performed at such events as The Black and Blue Ball, SMack!, and various alt events throughout the city. In July of 2010, she made her burlesque debut at The Return of Rococo and has been performing at burlesque shows in the city since.
Sean T. Hanratty
Sean T. Hanratty is a Brooklyn bluesman who takes in the make believe and believes in what he makes. You can find out more about his work and whereabouts at seanthanratty.com.
Two brothers do everything and nothing, but always together, even when they are apart. Two brothers speak (sometimes). Two brothers walk. Two brothers applesauce. Two brothers. Chop chop. Thank You. Two donuts and two danishes please. Thank you!
Leni Mendez Void Theater Company
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated with a BA in fine arts, majoring in stage design.She also studied acting and training movement at the anthropological theatre and Director of Theatre. Two years ago she began working in NYC, creating VOID Theater Company, a new space for artistic interests of a multidisciplinary nature: theater, film, dance, music, and plastic arts where the body is the conductor of the expression. Her work was exhibit in Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, United States and Europe.
Nicky Sunshine blazed onto the New York Comedy scene as a finalist in Sal’s Comedy Hole competition in the West village™ Since then she has starred in and produced several comedy shows in major NYC venues like Times Square Arts Center, Broadway Comedy Club, Stand-Up NY & New York Comedy Club. Most recently she performed for COMEDY PIE™ PRODUCTIONS at Harrah's Casino in Missouri.. She originated the role of Samana in the hit play PLATANOS AND COLLARD GREENS and most recently starred in THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES at the New World Stages Theater in NYC benefiting Women’s Organization of Rebirth Through Healing, Women Are Dreamers Too and Women of Color Network. Ms. Sunshine also appeared in the Independent Film 'DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF.
Theatre Group Dzieci
Theatre Group Dzieci is a spirited ensemble, which balances work on performance with work of service. Dzieci is committed to Art as a path for transformation, and has presented its work in schools, hospitals, and houses of worship, including The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, where their signature piece, Fool’s Mass, has been an annual presentation for twelve seasons. Company director, Matt Mitler, and Dzieci are featured in the anthology, Working on the Inside: The Spiritual Life Through the Eyes of Actorsand profiled in the The Encyclopedia of Religion. http://dziecitheatre.org
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