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That’s in Cincinnati, just south of the art museum. It was the closing performance of “Murder for Two,” and the management decided to throw a party for the audience. Nice.  You need a caricaturist for a party like that and, of course, that had to be that famous Whatsername.

My kind of crowd: theater lovers, people who know how to make an entrance, people who do a dance step or a dancey wiggle at the drop of an eyelid, people who worry about LIGHTING. Think of the Hogarth crowd in 18th century Bath, if you can.  Well, I do.

Thank you Clare!

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Rachel and José are theater people in Brooklyn, working at the trade and bound to be famous soon.  He’s 5’6”, she’s  5’10”.  They’ve been together for two years, get along famously and their friends are all height doesn’t matter.  The parents are not chiming in so much.  So for Valentine’s Day they treated themselves to a kind of documentation of their enduring love.  Worth it!!  Turned out to be a big hit back stage with the rest of the crew and cast.  The rents are trying to catch up, they told me.  Congratulations, Rachel and José!

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Cab Vag was back after taking off for the summer, when actors tend to roam the country in what’s cringingly called summer stock.  We heard about one such adventure in Maine.  Good to be back!  Good to be back on the 6th floor of the D.A.N.K.  house in Lincoln Square, a very venerable venue but  sufficiently  seedy for a cabaret.  I am privileged to be the caricaturist of choice in this “atmosphere of experimentation and provocative entertainment,”  as they say on their web site.

“Failure is encouraged. Experimentation is required.”  I stole that from Cab Vag and wrote it on the board at my drawing class. My students gave me worried glances. That’s how it is.  When you’re an artist, people worry about you—in a peripheral sort of way.

Read all about Cabaret Vagabond at http://www.cabaretvagabond.com/about_who.html   and see my post here for June 15.

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And now for something completely different…in a week of school events (three in five days!)  I got to do a late night cabaret bash.   The Cabaret Vagabond was celebrating its third birthday at the DANK (Deutsch-Amerikanischer Nationalkongress) on Western Ave at Lawrence in Chicago.  Founded by Brian Bell, a bilingual actor and impresario who had just come from a theater convention in Berlin, the Cabaret Vagabond plays in different venues throughout the city.  The devotees of the cabaret are theater people, actors and singers.  When Brian, at the mike,  asked what everybody was working on, there must have been thirty people speaking up, telling us where they were performing at the time, from Pheasant Run to Steppenwolf.  The music was original, performed by the writers themselves and about to appear on CD.  These were all beautiful people, not only in the photogenic sense but also in the sense of personable and “right there” with you.  One of the actors was about to leave for Los Angeles, to do a film audition.  Artists are wonderful, generous people.  I felt right at home.  I did this gig for pleasure, of course.

And I’m available for any theater’s fundraiser (any time I don’t have a paying job)– my gift to all of you, who play with masks to make us aware of them.

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