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The Full Moon Show
John Pizza: Pathways Through a Stone City

The Full Moon Show
John Pizza: Pathways Through a Stone City

August 3, 2020

The Full Moon Show: A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention Presents

John Pizza: Pathways Through a Stone City 

Visit Howlarts.org on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 12 AM to 11:59 PM to watch the Full Moon Show!

John Pizza performs Pathways Through a Stone City—another installment of the Full Moon Show series on Howl TV. Every day you jog these blocks, touch these stone walls, stop by the deli, order an egg sandwich: stomping over bricks, tripping over fissures, waving hello to your wiseass neighbor. What poetry is there? The past, the present, the future are stanzas, like tendrils on climbing plants relentlessly cracking the concrete. The city is crumbling, rebuilding, crumbling, rebuilding, crumbling, rebuilding, crumbling…, the performer says.

The show features a poem by Charlie Smarts and jaw-harp music by Justin Joseph.

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. 

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