HAPPENINGS:

COMING SOON!

AN UPDATED CALENDAR FOR 2019!

       

      MARCH 30- April 1, 2017

Vanessa will be performing her solo show, "Your Best Self" at Open Eye Figure Theatre's Toy Theater After Dark in Minneapolis. http://www.openeyetheatre.org/toy-theatre-after-dark/

APRIL 2-6, 2017

A West Coast Mucca Pazza tour! Check here for listings and tickets:

http://www.muccapazza.com/#schedule

JUNE!, 2017

Performing in "End of TV"

with Manual Cinema in Lake Placid, NY 13-15

New Haven, CT Arts and Ideas Festival 19-22

Columbia, MD Columbia Fest 24-25 https://home.columbiafestival.org/events/manuel-cinema-the-end-of-tv/

JULY 19, 2017

Performing in the National Puppet Slam as part of the National Puppetry Festival! 

https://www.puppeteers.org/national-puppetry-festival-2017/

July 23, 2017 

Mucca Pazza opening for Andrew Bird at Ravinia in Highland Park, IL 

https://www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/Index?id=1322

AUGUST 4-6

Ada in Ada/Ava in Berlin

http://www.ticketmaster.de/search/?keyword=ADA&brand=de_me_admiralspalast&camefrom=de_va_m

ARCHIVED HAPPENINGS:

JAN. 9-13, 2017

Performing in "The American Revolution" with Theater Unspeakable at the Des Moines Performing Arts Center

https://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/events/applause/546-the-american-revolution/

JAN. 21, 2017

Ada in Ada/Ave with Manual Cinema at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN

http://events.sctimes.com/collegeville_mn/events/manual-cinema-adaava-/E0-001-096324135-8

JAN. 23-26, 2017 

Vanessa's solo show "The Life and Times of Terry" at Chicago's International Puppet Theater Festival

http://www.chicagopuppetfest.org/

JAN. 28, 2017

Mucca Pazza at Bloomington Center For the Performing
Arts, Bloomington, IL http://www.cityblm.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5043/17

FEB. 1-7, 2017

Ada in Ada/Ava with Manual Cinema at Stanford University, Stanford Live, Feb 1-5

https://live.stanford.edu/calendar/february-2017/manual-cinema

And also at The Chan Center for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, Canada

http://chancentre.com/events/manual-cinemas-adaava/

FEB. 10, 2017

Vanessa will participate in "The Puckin Fuppet Show" - a slam curated and hosted by Beau Brown in Atlanta, Georgia

http://ec2-54-166-49-146.compute-1.amazonaws.com/event/the-valentine-s-puckin-fuppet-show58797d33c3914

JULY 5th, 2016

Vanessa will be doing 10-15 minutes worth of material at The Annoyance Theater. The event is called "That Maxwell Bitch" and it's an evening of improv, sketch, and song..

Here is a link to the event: 

https://theannoyance.com/events/event/the-maxwell-bitch/

JULY 9th, 2016

As an ensemble member with Tour De Fat, a New Belgium Brewery touring festival, Vanessa will be performing in Chicago on July 9th, where you can witness her antics with other Chicago clowns (Leah Urzendowski and Anthony Courser) as well as catch her new solo show "The Life and Times of Terry" in the Le Tigre Tent. 

Here is a link to the event:

http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/Chicago

JULY 12th, 2016

Vanessa will be doing her brand new 12 minute show "The Life and Times of Terry" at Improv Olympic as part of Heels Over Head. Heels Over Head is an awesome evening of acts rooted in physical theater.

JULY 25th, 2016

Kasey Foster is a powerhouse in Chicago's theater and music scenes and every year she organizes an amazing dance tribute event at Martyrs'. This year Vanessa will have the good fortune of appearing in one of the pieces. Here is a link to the event:

http://martyrslive.com/dance-tribute-jock-jams 

 

AUGUST 13th, 2016

Vanessa will be performing with Tour De Fat again. This time in Boise!

AUGUST 23rd, 2016

Vanessa will be performing an excerpt from one of her puppet shows at the Wham, Bam! Puppet Slam in Asheville, NY. David Liebe Heart from "Tim and Eric" will also be there!

Here's a FB link to the event:

https://www.facebook.com/whambampuppetslam/

 

 

AUGUST 27th, 2016

Vanessa will be back at the Tour De Fat in Asheville! 

SEPTEMBER 10th, 2016

Vanessa will be in Denver with Tour De Fat!

SEPTEMBER 11th, 2016

Vanesa will be in an awesome cabaret event organized by the beautiful and talented Ami Saraiya. Ami is bringing together some amazing people for this night. It will be at the Uptown Underground and it will be called "Cupid's Kitchen: An Evening of Music for the Mood." The event doesn't have a page yet... but it will. 

SEPTEMBER 17th San Fran Tour De Fat!

& 24th San Diego Tour De Fat!

OCTOBER 1st Tempe Tour De fat!

 

NOVEMBER 1-20, 2016

Vanessa will be back with Theater Unspeakable performing in "Moon Shot" at the Chicago Children's Theater! 

http://chicagochildrenstheatre.org/16-17season

 

STAY TUNED!

Vanessa will start rehearsals in September for a show called "Ada/Ava" with Manual Cinema. Performance dates are pending, but if you haven't seen this company, you really should check them out. They make great work. 

http://manualcinema.com/

 

A link to the Mucca Pazza video that Vanessa choreographed:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFQWH1abpG0

 

STAY TUNED!

For an upcoming "aerobics video" with Vanessa, Kasey Foster, and Lindsey Noel Whiting!

 

 

SEPTEMBER 23, Los Angeles

Performing in Los Angeles in a comedy/variety show called Boobie Trap!

http://boobietrapshow.com/

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 26, San Diego

Performing in Le Tigre and on the mainstage at         San Diego Tour De Fat:

http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/san-diego.aspx

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 3, Arizona

Performing in Le Tigre and on the mainstage at         Tempe, Arizona  Tour De Fat:

http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/tempe.aspx

 

 

 

OCTOBER 10, Evanston, IL 

Performing as part of The Actor's Gym Show: "Circus In Progress."

Curated by Dean Evans.

4:30 and 7:30 show. 

http://www.actorsgymnasium.org/shows/

 

 

 

OCTOBER 13, Chicago, IL

Opening for the awesome Plucky Rosenthal at the Uptown Underground:

http://www.uptownunderground.net/ox_portfolio/the-plucky-rosenthal-show/

 

 

 

OCTOBER 16-18, Asheville, NC

Performing as a puppeteer and clown at LEAF in Asheville, NC. 

http://www.theleaf.org/the-festival/

 

 

NOVEMBER 2-16, 2015 TOUR

Touring with Theater Unspeakable in "The American Revolution."

Florida, New York City (Lincoln Center Education), Westhampton Beach, and North Carolina

http://www.theaterunspeakable.com/#!tour/cr6j

 

OPENING MAY 7:
 

"The American Revolution" with Theater Unspeakable at Victory Gardens as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival: Stages, Sights, and Sounds. It's a short run packed with shows. The story of the American Revolution on a three by seven platform with seven actors. 
This show is definitely family friendly. 
Tickets:

 http://chicagohumanities.org/events/2015/stages/american-revolution
 

 

 

BEGINNING MAY 30th: 

 

On tour with Tour De Fat. 

Check out all ten tour dates and cities here:

http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat.aspx

 

 

JUNE 4th & 5th:
 

"HONORABLE MENTION"
A devised solo show performed as part of the Pivot Arts Festival at a new performance space called the Uptown Underground in Chicago. A series of three 10-12 minute pieces. One of the ten minute pieces ("Nice Try") was featured at the Chicago International Puppetry Festival. Another of the pieces ("Your Best Self") was at The Chicago Clown Revue on Theater on the Lake. But the third piece will have its Chicago premier as part of "Honorable Mention." It's so new, it doesn't even have a name yet. (!) 

http://pivotarts.org/project/honorable-mention/

 

 

JULY 13-16:

 

NYC with Theater Unspeakable's "The American Revolution" as part of Lincoln Center's Education program.



STAY TUNED FOR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 19, 2014 
 
Solo show "Your Best Self" at Cabaret Night at Uncommon Ground, Chicago. Produced by Pivot Arts. Click here for a link to the event.
 
January 21-22, 2015
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival 
 
Come see solo shows "Nice Try" and "Your Best Self" alongside the work of Joe Mazza, Meredith Miller and Rough House.
 
More details here: http://www.chicagopuppetfest.org/event/nbs-program-b/
October 31, 2014
 
Mucca Pazza's Halloween Party, CD Release party and anniversary celebration all in one awesome night. At Lincoln Hall. It will likely sell out so Buy Tickets here:
www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-31-2014+Mucca+Pazza
November 8-29, 2014
 
Theater Unspeakable's production of "The American Revolution" at Adventure Stage.
Cllick here for a link to tickets.

 
January 24, 2015
Mucca Pazza at "The Wick" in Brooklyn, NY
http://www.thewicknyc.com/event/739655-mucca-pazza-brooklyn/
 
 
December 31, 2014-15
NEW YEARS EVE!
 
Ring in the new year with Mucca Pazza at the Double Door!
Find tickets here:
http://www.doubledoor.com/event/716425-mucca-pazza-chicago/ 
    • A new Mucca Pazza video featuring Vanessa's choreography to Ronnie Kuller's "Sit Down Waltz"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 19, 2014 
 
Solo show "Your Best Self" at Cabaret Night at Uncommon Ground, Chicago. Produced by Pivot Arts. Click here for a link to the event.
 
January 21-22, 2015
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival 
 
Come see solo shows "Nice Try" and "Your Best Self" alongside the work of Joe Mazza, Meredith Miller and Rough House.
 
More details here: http://www.chicagopuppetfest.org/event/nbs-program-b/
October 31, 2014
 
Mucca Pazza's Halloween Party, CD Release party and anniversary celebration all in one awesome night. At Lincoln Hall. It will likely sell out so Buy Tickets here:
www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/10-31-2014+Mucca+Pazza
November 8-29, 2014
 
Theater Unspeakable's production of "The American Revolution" at Adventure Stage.
Cllick here for a link to tickets.

 
January 24, 2015
Mucca Pazza at "The Wick" in Brooklyn, NY
http://www.thewicknyc.com/event/739655-mucca-pazza-brooklyn/
 
 
December 31, 2014-15
NEW YEARS EVE!
 
Ring in the new year with Mucca Pazza at the Double Door!
Find tickets here:
http://www.doubledoor.com/event/716425-mucca-pazza-chicago/ 
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