The Full Moon Show John Pizza: Romantic Apocalypse
November 30, 2020
Visit Howlarts.org on Monday, November 30, 2020, from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. to watch the Full Moon Show!
John Pizza performs Romantic Apocalypse—another installment of the Full Moon Show series on Howl TV. His new performance video honors November’s full Beaver Moon.
I bet y’all didn’t know I was a doomsday prepper, huh?
But if you’ve ever been to a John Pizza performance you’ve already secretly taken a class on how to navigate the apocalypse. Think about it. I take a bunch of random junk (empty cans, plastic bottles, an old blanket, leftover paint…) and show you how to use them to start a fire (in your heart).
And now it’s the Full Moon in November 2020, and it seems that A LOT is going down. I’m not sure if it’s the end of days, but…
Join me (John Pizza) for a crashcourse performance all about how to impractically survive doomsday—a reminder that poems feed us just as good as dried rations and warm us like hoarded propane. It’s called Romantic Apocalypse.
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.