2016 Wrap-Up

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!

January:

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Was thrilled to be on the very first episode of Jennifer Harder’s Radio Free Brooklyn show Blonde Thunder Presents. Hear it here. 

March:

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AVT 20th anniversary show and benefit show for I’ll Say She Is at the Slipper Room. More here.

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Premiere of Derek Davidson’s film Moving Pictures., in which I played a small role

April:

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!

Gimme a Thrill, Noah Diamond’s book on the history of I’ll Say She Is n which I am generously featured, is released. 

May/ June:

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I’ll Say She Is revival (of which I was one of the co-producers) at the Connelly Theatre

July:

In July, we profiled our 1,000th vaudevillian in our Stars of Vaudeville series here on Travalanche

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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

with Brian Gari, Eddie Cantor's grandson at launch event for "Windows on the Bowery"
with Brian Gari, Eddie Cantor’s grandson at launch event for “Windows on the Bowery”

 

w/ Charli Ouda in "The Iron Heel", South Oxford Space
w/ Charli Ouda in “The Iron Heel”, South Oxford Space

July through September I acted (and played banjo) in UTC #61’s revival of Jack London’s The Iron Heel (July through September)

August:

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Married the Mad Marchioness, Part One!

September:

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with Dr. Lisa

A guest on the Radio Free Brooklyn program Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t. Listen to it here.

October:

A guest on the Between the Liner Notes podcast with Matthew Billy. Listen to it here. 

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with Killy Dwyer, officiant

Married the Mad Marchioness, Part Two (Slipper Room vaudeville show). Full spread here. 

November:

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L-R, Lauren Milberger, Trav S.D., Kita St. Cyr, Glen Heroy

Fields Fest: We presented our adaptation W.C. Fields for President at the Lambs. 

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I appeared as the Narrator in Peculiar Works’ Project’s presentation of America’s oldest play Androboros

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Appeared on Rachel Cleary’s Radio Free Brooklyn program Hear and Now to talk about Fields Fest

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Fields Fest: Times Square History Walk with Kevin Fitzpatrick and appearance on web tv program Classic Movies and More

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with Dr. Harriet Fields, WC Fields’ only grandaughter

Fields Fest: Screening of The Bank Dick at the Cinema Arts Center

with Austin Pendleton following his Christmas show at Pangea

With Austin Pendleton following his Christmas show at Pangea

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Fields Fest: Trav speaks at NYPL on WC Fields and Vaudeville

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Fields Fest: Trav speaks at Greater Astoria Historical Society on W.C. Fields silent movies for Paramount

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at the Kraine Theatre

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Presentation of Man on the Flying Trapeze at Metrograph

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.

 

 

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