Sunday, July 11, 2010

Richard III. Round II!

I went back with my friend Jeanette to see Richard III again the next week, enjoyed it so much the first time so why not?! Different day, different mood, different drawings, it's a treat to get a couple shots at something:)

Lady Ann calling Richard a toad/hedgehog, he'll remember that...

Why Clarence??

The happy day.

Such a villain!

If you're up for some excellent Shakespeare in the park check out
Much Ado about Nothing will be performed in July down in Battery Park City!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Haitian Dance-a-thon

The other night I went out to reportage with friends at Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center. On this night Orchestre Septentrional d'Haiti was performing, a Haitian Jazz band who are a blast to listen to (I mostly listened, they were barely visible from where I sat, they wore orange and there seemed to be dozens of musicians!). The most entertaining part were the folks dancing on the side of the main stage, lots of personality and clever enough not to pay;) I wish I had a video of some of these characters, my favorite was a senior citizen version of "Cliff Huxtable" who went from one lady to lady with the suavity of an experienced tomcat, patience ladies, you'll have to wait your turn... Perhaps the most visually stunning were the spectacular hair do's captured with flair but without exaggeration by my friend Jeanette

Lady in blue showing everybody how it's done.

Lothario out to break some hearts!

Dressed up and having a blast!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Richard III. Round I...

Last June I went with friends to check out Shakespeare's "Richard III" staged
by New York Classical Theatre in the under visited scenic northwest corner of Central Park. You never know what to expect with free theatre so my expectations were sorta low but I was pleasantly surprised. I should mention that this production was a "traveling" play, with the audience following the action. Or, in their words... "New York Classical Theatre's hallmark is accessibility and a panoramic staging approach to performance. Site-specific productions are adapted to showcase the unique visual components of each venue through innovative design and choreographic elements. Throughout the performance, the audience follows the actors from place to place, as the plot unfolds from scene to scene. In this way, the spectators become active participants in the drama itself." This was pretty awesome, the constant moving to a new location created a bit of an agitation that added to the plot. While this production is currently over I want to put out a spoiler alert, these captions may give a few things away...

Opening scene, with Richard probably saying some dastardly aside to the audience...

Hey Lady Ann, I just killed your husband, wanna marry me? it's your fault I killed him by the way, you were way too good lookin!

Poor Clarence! he was my favorite..

The crazy looking guy who was supposed to kill Clarence but chickened out. He did manage to kill little Edward later in the play, although he felt really bad about it.

Lady Ann not too excited about the marriage...

Marrying her brothers murderer.

Now for the honeymoon.

The haunting of Richard "kill everyone I know" III

I went back for round II a few days later, so stay tuned for another RIII post! Also keep an eye out for their next production, Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" coming your way July 2010 in Battery Park.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Lil' portrait...

This is not me, but Jeanette said it looks like me so I'll go with it. Portrait of April Kelly with giant pigeon;)

Pigeon in foliage, check out the weirdo with the painted green beard in the background, unfortunately I didn't have neon green on me!

Awesome headband!

Long time no blog, I'm a little backed up!

Here's a few drawings that I did a few weeks ago while waiting for free comedy in Union Square! there is no end to the fun NYC provides in the summer! check them out As you can see I've still got pigeons on the brain, somethings percolating there... also there was a drunk girl with an amazing feather headband, I'm guessing they weren't pigeon feathers though.