Happy New Year! Below, our annual pictorial recap of the year that was, here in Travyland. And boy would I like to turn the clock back a year!
Was thrilled to be on the very first episode of Jennifer Harder’s Radio Free Brooklyn show Blonde Thunder Presents. Hear it here.
AVT 20th anniversary show and benefit show for I’ll Say She Is at the Slipper Room. More here.
Premiere of Derek Davidson’s film Moving Pictures., in which I played a small role
Launch of my new web site Travsd.com. What? You’ve never seen it? Well, we opened soft, as they say in the business, but Noah Diamond did a beautiful job on its design, and it’s a useful place for me to point folks to. Please check it out!
In July, we profiled our 1,000th vaudevillian in our Stars of Vaudeville series here on Travalanche
Windows on the Bowery launch event at Cooper Union. I contributed text to some of the historical markers that were hung as part of this project, organized by the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
July through September I acted (and played banjo) in UTC #61’s revival of Jack London’s The Iron Heel (July through September)
Married the Mad Marchioness, Part One!
A guest on the Radio Free Brooklyn program Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t. Listen to it here.
A guest on the Between the Liner Notes podcast with Matthew Billy. Listen to it here.
Married the Mad Marchioness, Part Two (Slipper Room vaudeville show). Full spread here.
I appeared as the Narrator in Peculiar Works’ Project’s presentation of America’s oldest play Androboros
Fields Fest: Screening of The Bank Dick at the Cinema Arts Center
With Austin Pendleton following his Christmas show at Pangea
Fields Fest: Trav speaks at NYPL on WC Fields and Vaudeville
In addition, we are especially proud of improvements we have made to Travalanche this year, broadening and deepening the content, adding pieces on politics, society, American history, and some memoir. At the same time, we have not abandoned our usual content streams of vaudeville, classic comedy, show biz, etc.
There are (were) big plans on all fronts for 2017. Typically we announce such things at this time, but because of political developments (and some personal ones) we prefer not to announce anything specific, at least for the nonce. Instead I will simply thank you for your interest and support over the past year, and wish you a safe and healthy twelvemonth to come.