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John Pizza in Why’s the Room Purple? ‘Cause the Moon’s Purple
October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Full Moon Show: A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention
John Pizza is a performer, builder, and drawer. He uses trash and thrift-store detritus scrounged in his Brooklyn neighborhood to tell stories and make his shows. He loves the macabre and the mushy sweet. His sculptures are performative, and his performances involve sculptures—an object theatre of weird surprises.
About Tom Murrin and the Full Moon Show
Performance is anything done with purpose and style—Tom Murrin
Howl! Happening houses the collection of Tom Murrin. Tom, aka the Alien Comic, is known as the “Godfather of Performance Art.” Every full moon—without fail, paid booking or not, in all seasons and whatever the weather—he performed his Luna Macaroona Full Moon Show. When he had a club date that fell on the full moon, he’d wrangle his friends to perform as guests—pushing the careers of such groundbreaking performers as David Cale, David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Blue Man Group, Ethyl Eichelberger, Lisa Kron, and many others. When he didn’t have a club date, he performed on the street for passersby, transforming the pedestrian atmosphere with his madness and magic.
The Full Moon Show is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement/Creative Learning, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net