Bitch and Tell: A real funny variety show
Bitch and Tell performers get to the heart of what makes us laugh without being gross, moronic and pandering. The first shows opened and sold out in May and July and hit a nerve with audiences who are asking for more variety in the standard comedy format. So each month there will be a fresh show with returning guests and new faces doing stand up, music, phsyical comedy, improvisation and audience interactive experiments.
November lineup includes stand up comedian Paco Romane, magician David Miller, clown couple Natasha Kaluza and Jamie Coventry, improv by Bruce Yelaska, sketch comedy by Lindsay Wood plus Rosemary Hannon of NONO Dance is bringing her chicks, Phoenicia Pettyjohn and Diana Lara! Are you ready to bitch or are you chicken?
Paco Romane was voted "Best Comedian" in the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has produced the critically acclaimed Romane Event Comedy Show for 8 years. He recently appeared on Comedy Central's Drunk History-San Francisco. NPR recently named Romane "an up-and-coming" comedian and he was invited to perform live on Michael Krasny's Forum. He is an actor, writer, director and company member of the sketch comedy group, Killing My Lobster. Paco has worked with Robin Williams, W. Kamau Bell, Moshe Kasher, Eric Andre, Brendan Walsh, Kids In the Hall, Matt Braunger, Will Durst, and many others. He has performed many times in SF Sketchfest, Comedy Day, SF Fringe Festival and other great festivals. pacoromane.com
Photo of Paco Romane by Stuart Locklear
What people are saying about Paco Romane:
"Paco's stand-up is really strong." Cole Stratton producer, SF Sketchfest
"brings energy, improv and great observations into his act!" NBC Bay Area
"keeps audiences riveted and coming back for more with live shows and TV gigs." Jonathan Curiel, KQED Arts
"really knows how to deliver the laughs." SF Bay Guardian
"hilarious" The Onion
Gallus Gallus Domesticus (excerpts) written and performed by Rosemary Hannon, Phoenicia Pettyjohn and Diana Lara is about being chicken; always afraid the sky is falling; about being a post-modern, domesticated free-range female searching the environment for threats. It is about the conceptual object of the body, a breast, a thigh, a wing and where the ability for flight was lost. It is about the memory of wildness. It is a hyperactive, interactive, hilarious intersection of cultural conditioning and biological imperative.
Rosemary Hannon is a performer, choreographer and dance teacher whose collaborators include Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement, Scott Wells and Dancers, Cathie Caraker, Rajendra Serber, Vitali Kononov, Avy K Productions, Andrew Wass, Katarina Eriksson, Nita Little, Karen Schaffman, Nancy Stark Smith, Christine Bonansea, and Miriam Wolodarski.
Photo of Diana Lara and Phoenicia by Mark McBeth.
COVENTRY & KALUZA: Jamie Coventry and Natasha Kaluza were clown school sweethearts and are graduates of the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center. They have performed with the New Pickle Circus, Pickle Circus School Tour, Circus Bella, Flynn Creek Circus, Circus of Sound, Vegetable Circus, Sweet Can Productions and many others. They won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row, and Best Duo in the Picklewater Free Circus Festival. coventryandkaluza.com
David Miller is an award winning magician and illusionist with spellbinding paradoxical mysteries designed to captivate and excite. Part magic, part dance and performance art, David's eccentric characters and dreamlike visions are unique. He has been showcased at the San Francisco Zoo, Six Flags, Castro Street Fair, plus many nightclubs, cabarets and private events. His one man show, Paradox Magic, premieres at the Alcove Theater October 31 through November 3, 2013. paradoxmagic.com; facebook.com/dreamdweller
Lindsay Wood returns to the SF theater scene from a hiatus after performing for ten years in the festival circuit as Betty Biodiesel. She brings her talents as a Green MBA, dancer, emcee and videographer to Bitch and Tell with renewed vigor as her alter ego, Victoria Black, who tells all about the upside of global warming. Lindsay Wood has been seen on TV20, and featured in the SF Examiner and the Press Democrat.
Free for all ages Interactive Performance/Jam
Footloose presents See/Sound/Move
an interactive performance and jam for creative play fueled by open source digital media. Dancers, musicians and sound artists will lay the groundwork for making improvised art which will be layered by computer wizards using video processing visualizations. You are invited to be in the zone by witnessing or immersing yourself with others. It’s a trip down the rabbit hole that gets “Curiouser and curiouser!”
Program Note: After each section, the audience is invited to JAM with the guest artists
Kinetech: “Star” dancers Irene Hsiao, Katharine Disenhof, choreography by Daiane Lopes Da Silva, developer Weidong Yang, Florian Hoenig Open score with musicians/vocalist/movers Herb Heinz, Doug Carroll, Craig Latta, Mary Alice Fry and Bob Marsh “Sonic Suit #1 The Visitor”
Anastasia Kostner and Maarten Vanderglas, dancers/choreographers from the Netherlands bring an interactive dance installation allowing a humor-play of encounter with audience.
Footloose is a presenting and producing nonprofit that creates and develops work in collaboration with artists from all fields of the arts. Programming includes Footloose’s own productions, residencies, and co-presentations with other producers of theater, dance, music, comedy and multi-media. The company is funded by Grants for the Arts/SF Hotel Tax Fund, generous individuals and businesses.
Kinetech is a collaboration of dancers, visual/sound artists, programmers and scientists who share a common passion for live performance with the current day technology. The members host an ongoing weekly open lab and create public performances and installations.
The metrics of intimacy
Footloose continues its monthly series at The Garage with The metrics of intimacyy, contemporary dance performance with Hope Mohr and Christian Burns in collaboration with visual designer David Szlasa.
The evening offers a unique window into the creative relationship between Hope Mohr and Christian Burns, which has developed over time through an intimate studio practice of improvisation. Acclaimed performers Mohr and Burns draw on their different dance lineages: Mohr is anchored in the world of modern and post-modern dance and Burns is anchored in the world of ballet. What emerges out of the performers' shared attention to the improvised moment is a visceral and thoughtful choreographic portrait of intimacy.