Okay... well... it's "go time" with the accordion. It will be the only instrument I play in my upcoming Circus show, it features in my plans for most of my following shows, and I need to know for 100% sure that the instrument I practice with is going to work. I fell in love with the accordion … [Read more...] about Accordion Adventures: Sheboygan Falls edition
Behind the scenes at Mister Kipley
My shows, even the ones for the littlest children, are colored with surrealism. I just pretend like whatever is happening is perfectly normal, and the kids just go with it, which is often hilarious for teachers and parents. In the show I've been doing the past few days, a winter-themed … [Read more...] about Answering a banana
Stars of the 2018 Winter Toddler Show It's been a genuinely pleasant holiday break for me - it was a crazy fall and December, and I appreciated a little time off. But now we're hitting the end of winter vacation and I'm anxious to get back to shows and rehearsals and work. My "Tales of Winter … [Read more...] about Back to work!
I got some photos of the marionette that's being made for my circus show. It has been sculpted, now it needs to be painted, varnished, and strung. An important question is the length of the strings. The performance surface is 38 inches high, and I'm 5'10". I'm hoping to avoid having to bring a … [Read more...] about Progress on the marionette
Day 2, 2018. Zoom. Here we go. Career-wise, my goals for 2018 include three new shows, and entering a new market. That's it in a nutshell. After five years in Chicago, I have begun to establish myself on the preschool circuit, an audience I absolutely love, but there is a strong ebb and flow to … [Read more...] about Some goals for 2018