Thursday, May 27, 2004


RISD Flea For All May 29

Saturday May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend), I'll be presenting two free shows of my award-winning flea circus at the RISD Museum in Providence. This is a rare local appearance of the show, so if you haven't seen it, now may be a good time. Admission is free, but tickets are limited so call RISD to get your ticket reserved early. Shows are at 1 and 2 pm Phone the RISD Museum at 401-454-6674 to reserve your tickets.

Do it early, as there are only about 200 seats, and they are expecting 800 people at the museum that day!

Right after that I am off to Charleston SC, where my show is featured at the
acclaimed Spoleto USA Festival (I'm part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival)
For more information, check out the following URL'S: or

As a matter of fact, both the Charleston Post & Courier and the Charleston City Paper have picked my show as Critic's Picks of the Festival!

Tickets for Spoleto are available through ticketmaster
if you happen to be in the area (or know someone who lives down there!

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

YouthFirst--an International Arts Festival for Kids

June 11 & 12, First Works, the organization formerly known as First Night, will present a Kid's Art Festival. Featured will be the virtuoso of junk music David Knaack, storytellers Len Cabral and Derek Burrows, and the African dance/music troupe Manding Jata. Also on display will be Imagination Market workshops, a Rising Stars Showcase, the Big Nazo Puppets, and lots more. See the whole schedule of events.

Manding Jata

Theatre, dance, and musiqe d'Africa

June 11, 7:30 PM, June 12, 4:00 PM

RISD Auditorium, tickets at the

door or at

"Complex Cultural Circus"

--Adelaide Adveriser, Australia

Friday, May 21, 2004



For tonight Friday, May 21, if you mention the word BFAT at the Kid Simple Box office, you'll get a half price ticket to see the Kid Simple show. Afterwards, if you like, stick around for the 10 pm Blood From A Turnip Puppet Salon-- it will cost you $5 more, but it's quite simply worth it! Great short puppetry bits by some of the top artists in Rhode Island and New England. The lineup includes:

Marsian, a transdisciplinary visual & performance artist.
Bonnie Duncan/Snappy Dance Theatre
Evan O'Television
Sasha Rubel
and more more more!

Don't go without! Quench your puppet thirst!

And in case you wanted to see some more Blood From A Turnip, here's a great engraving by artist David Gilhooly.

Click the artist's name above to find out more about him, or view his gallery online.

Thursday, May 20, 2004




Our Heroine Journey
Toward Certain Death to Save the Planet!


How One Simple Ear Bone
Can Change the World!


To the Sound of an
Uncertain Heart!

Ends May 29, 2004

Thursdays @ 7pm

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm

May 16 & 23 @ 3pm


Adults: $20      
Students/Seniors: $15

Group Rates Available

Available Through

Click Here

By Phone: (401) 621-6123

In Person at the ArtTix

1 Kennedy Plaza, Downtown

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

BioBlitz 2004 June 18-19


The state's top biologists,ecologists, naturalists, birdbrains, tree huggers, lichen lovers, swamp stompers, bug people, wild flower watchers, snake charmers, moss minders, and all-around natural enthusiasts are going to join together to have fun and celebrate Rhode Island's amazing and beautiful natural history.

BioBlitz 2004 will be held on June 18-19 (3:00 p.m. Friday through 3:00 p.m. Saturday) at the URI W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich, one of the state's most beautiful natural areas.

For a special treat this year, scientists and volunteers will be able to stay overnight (without charge) in the cabins at the Environmental Education Center [EEC] (tenting areas are also an option), and Alton Jones staff will be preparing the meals for a very reasonable cost. Space is limited, so register SOON.

The deadline for registration for meals is June 1.

The public component of the BioBlitz will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the EEC lodge; the schedule of events for that day will be released soon. Organizations are invited to set up displays; the form is available at the web link below.

Click here to get the registration forms and for more information.

Join BioBlitz 2004 for 1 hour or for all 24 and help explore and celebrate Rhode
Island's fascinating biological diversity!

BioBlitz 2004 is sponsored by:
The Rhode Island Natural History Survey
The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island
The University of Rhode Island
Largess Forestry

Monday, May 10, 2004

Marvin Novogrodski is Out of His Mind

My good friend Marvin Novogrodski has created a great show with his hypnotherapist Doug Vogel. By exposing his own personal and family frailties, Marvin strikes a universal chord among his audience, one that shares in his struggles and realizations. With Doug on board, Marvin's actual therapist, the audience gets to observe hypnosis in action. Script scenes are played directly from therapy sessions.
" It's a captivating combination of thought-provoking wit and poignant soul-baring"
-Johnette Rodriguez, Providence Phoenix.

I've seen the show a couple of times-- it's very very good!

At the Carriage House Theatre, 7 Duncan St, Providence, RI
May 14th and 15th, May 21st and 22nd
Shows at 8 pm
Tickets are $10.

Call 401-831-9479 for more information or to reserve tickets.