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:
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!
July 23, 2017
Mucca Pazza opening for Andrew Bird at Ravinia in Highland Park, IL
Ada in Ada/Ava in Berlin
JAN. 9-13, 2017
Performing in "The American Revolution" with Theater Unspeakable at the Des Moines Performing Arts Center
JAN. 21, 2017
Ada in Ada/Ave with Manual Cinema at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN
JAN. 23-26, 2017
Vanessa's solo show "The Life and Times of Terry" at Chicago's International Puppet Theater Festival
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
And also at The Chan Center for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, Canada
FEB. 10, 2017
Vanessa will participate in "The Puckin Fuppet Show" - a slam curated and hosted by Beau Brown in Atlanta, Georgia
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:
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:
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:
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:
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!
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.
A link to the Mucca Pazza video that Vanessa choreographed:
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!
SEPTEMBER 26, San Diego
Performing in Le Tigre and on the mainstage at San Diego Tour De Fat:
SEPTEMBER 3, Arizona
Performing in Le Tigre and on the mainstage at Tempe, Arizona Tour De Fat:
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.
OCTOBER 13, Chicago, IL
Opening for the awesome Plucky Rosenthal at the Uptown Underground:
OCTOBER 16-18, Asheville, NC
Performing as a puppeteer and clown at LEAF in Asheville, NC.
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
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.
BEGINNING MAY 30th:
On tour with Tour De Fat.
Check out all ten tour dates and cities here:
JUNE 4th & 5th:
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. (!)
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:
November 8-29, 2014
Theater Unspeakable's production of "The American Revolution" at Adventure Stage.
January 24, 2015
Mucca Pazza at "The Wick" in Brooklyn, NY
December 31, 2014-15
NEW YEARS EVE!
Ring in the new year with Mucca Pazza at the Double Door!
Find tickets here:
A new Mucca Pazza video featuring Vanessa's choreography to Ronnie Kuller's "Sit Down Waltz"