Posts tagged ‘Allusionist Live’

September 5, 2019

New show! Live shows!

Hello again, hello! This year I wrote a new Allusionist live show, No Title, about gender in language, honourifics, pronouns – that kind of palaver. It’s very interesting! And fun! We sold out the tour in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, and now it’s NORTHERN HEMISPHERE TIME. The shows are pretty soon: the London Podcast Festival is 14 September, then the North American tour starts in Boston in early October. Some dates are still TBA, but the ones that are already on sale are up at theallusionist.org/events, including NYC, DC, Durham NC, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland and LA. Come to see the show, do!

Since last we’ve chatted, I’ve done a lot of Allusionists, averted personal meltdown – maybe? – and, in the past couple of weeks, started a NEW PODCAST! In Veronica Mars Investigations, we recap every episode of Veronica Mars from the start, and the ‘we’ in question is me and Jenny Owen Youngs, fantastic musician and cohost of the podcast Buffering the Vampire Slayer (and she’s in charge of visual opps, making such magnificent things as this). It’s a romp! Get it on the pod apps and at VMIpod.com. There’s also some very strong activity at @VMIpod on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Clamber aboard.

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October 2, 2018

Allusionist autumn 2018 tour

Hello!

It’s been an unusual few months for me. I’ll tell you all about it sometime, BUT there’s no time right now, because the Allusionist live tour is under way in the US and Canada!

Q: What is the Allusionist live show?
A: It’s a fun 60-75 minutes of language-related entertainment, with absolutely excellent musical accompaniment from Martin Austwick. (Plus, as you can see from these pictures, it’s a visually thrilling experience. I’m hiding my light under a bushel, making audio.)

Q: OK, but what’s it about?
A: Many things, including sedentary champions, political rebellion through foodstuffs, and some rotten portmantNOs.

Q: Can I stay at home and hear it on the podcast?
A: Most of it is new material, tailored just for the live experience, which I might never release on the podcast. This may be your only chance!

Q: Is it suitable for children?
A: There are a few swears in it, but overall, I think yes? My niecephews, aged 10, 11 and 12, saw it and enjoyed it (they are not particular fans of my work and the family tends to be critical, so they’re not biased in my favour). However, check with the venue in question whether they allow under-21s.

Q: Will it help me escape hell for a while?
A: Yes, yes it will.

Q: When and where can I see the show?
A:
3 October: Sleeping Village, Chicago. IE tomorrow! Hurry! Click here for tickets.
9 October: The North Door, Austin. We arranged the tour schedule around making it to Austin before the end of bat season. Click here for tickets.
12 October: the Miracle Theater, Washington DC. Click here for tickets.
17 October: Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia. Click here for tickets.
20 October: the Bell House, Brooklyn. Click here for tickets.
24 October: Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA. Click here for tickets.
4 November: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto. Part of the Hot Docs Podcast Festival, which looks pretty great. Click here for tickets.
6 November: the Vera Project, Seattle. Where better to escape the midterms for an hour or so? Click here for tickets.
8 November: Mississippi Studios, Portland. Click here for tickets.
10 November: Rio Theatre, Vancouver, as part of the Vancouver Podcast Festival. Click here for schedule and tickets.
13 November: Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles. With a wonderful performance from a Special Guest that you should not miss. Click here for tickets.
16 November: St Paul MN. Click here for tickets.

(Little tip: if the booking fees seem A Bit Much, try calling the venue to buy tickets instead.)

All events I do are listed at theallusionist.org/events, so if you’re finding it a bit sleepy over on this website, check there.


Photos by Baraduin Briggs at Allusionist Live at SF Sketchfest, January 2018. instagram.com/bbamok