Thursday, November 21, 2013


It's been a while since I posted to this blog! I am posting to help get the word out about a Kickstarter project that I launched recently. In February, I’ll tour to New Zealand and Australia with “The 7-Person Chair Pyramid High-Wire Act," and we are trying to raise funds to make that happen. Please consider donating/sharing the project page here: 

Der Vorfuhreffekt Theatre is taking The 7-Person Chair Pyramid High-Wire Act (a play) to Australia and New Zealand, and I need your help to raise my part of the $10,000 we need to do it. There are three of us on the tour: Donna Oblongata, myself, and Carly Wicks, who will open for us with her beloved solo clown show, “Tragic Tonalities.” So I need to raise at least $3,333.33 for my part of the tour. I have set up some great rewards as a thank you for your support: limited-edition screenprinted posters designed and printed by yours truly, a special printing of the script from the show, postcards from far off places, and even a fully functioning replica of Batticus, the bat puppet from the play! Also, for a limited number of folks, Donna and I can come to your town and lead a workshop or do a performance of the show.

In Australia, we have booked a week-long residency in Melbourne, hosted by the Suitcase Royale at their theater, Warehouse 25a. In New Zealand, we will be performing our show as part of A Low Hum, a grassroots music and arts festival at Camp Wainui in Wainuiomata, New Zealand. After that, we’ll perform at the Wellington Fringe Festival. 

In the wilds of Siberia, Charles Darwin goes off in search of the Yeti. The Yeti (if she exists) enters a radio station’s dance contest, hoping to win an all-expenses-paid vacation to a place that doesn’t exist yet. Darwin’s research companion—a little brown bat—falls in love with the radio station’s electromagnetic emissions—but how could that ever end happily? Meanwhile, Siberia’s caves are home to a secretive tribe of ropemakers—but their disintegrating family structure may cause their ancient craft to be lost forever. Through the lens of the real life allegory of the Flying Wallendas’ famous high-wire act, two performers on a tiny stage unfold Darwin’s laboratory, unfurl anatomic diagrams of the yeti, and try to tease out the difference between miracles and non-miracles.

Donna Oblongata wrote the play in the winter of 2012, and we built and rehearsed it in February of this year. We have toured the play extensively since March. On our travels, we’ve performed in a bedroom in Alabama, standing-room-only warehouse spaces in New York, In the Heart of the Beast Theater in Minneapolis, and ended the last tour performing at the venerable Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

disposable camera summer!

I finally got some summertime pictures developed. Some of these are from Less Miserable, some from ACRE, some from Kate's house in Detroit, and a few are from points in between.

more after the jump...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

mother mother ocean!

For the month of December I am living in Philly and working on a play that my pal Dawn wrote. It is called Mother Mother Ocean, and we are taking the play on a tour of Philadelphia December 19th-21st!

South Philly/Magic Pictures 12/19

West Philly/Wolf Cycles 12/20

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

holiday art stuff!

I have some prints in the Booklyn Pop-Up Shop this month, and some older paintings in a curated Holday Auction that Jason put together. So stoked!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

haven art auction!

I made a new piece for the Haven Art Auction. Go to it and buy stuff because the Haven is the most rad! Oh, and in addition to the auction, there will be a pop-up shop, too. 

This scan is a little funny -- the colors are off -- but here is my contribution:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

chicago opening!

I am in a group show at LVL3, a gallery in Chicago. The show is called Infinite Jamz, and I made some new drawings for it. The canned food color spectrum that Kate and I made this summer is also in the show. I have a few pictures below, but for more (of the installation and opening), go HERE and HERE!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


For the last half of October, I was in the choir for a huge Halloween pageant put on by BareBones in Minneapolis. This year's spectacle was called Chicka-Boom, and it included giant puppets, a full band, circus performers, and lots of kids in cute costumes. The whole production was really beautiful, both as a show and as a community event. Over a thousand people came to each of the 5 performances. Sisters' Camelot provided delicious (and free!) hot food and there was music to cap off each night.