The Full Moon Show John Pizza: Masks
October 31 - November 1
John Pizza performs Masks—another installment of the Full Moon Show series on Howl TV. Join us for a performance video in honor of October’s Blue Moon. The performer himself explains:
Hey, have you seen The Blair Witch Project? That movie’s scary! But when I watch it, I get revved up ’cause it’s the kind of movie that tells me I can make a movie too.
Here we are on HALLOWEEN 2020. In the woods during the full moon, gathered around the campfire wearing masks. This performance is called Masks because masks are special…because they represent our feelings, protect our faces, and allow us to safely be ourselves.
How do you cover your face?
What’s your mask?
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 is home to the archive of Tom Murrin, aka the Alien Comic and 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.