The James Rana Show – Interview with Ted Giannoulas and Taylor Nichols

Ted Giannoulas is known worldwide as the ‘San Diego Padres Chicken Mascot’. James interviews this intelligent, witty and charming Ted Giannoulas who has worn this costume for many years and has had millions of fans applaud his antics.

And secondly, James interviews Taylor Nichols. An actor and writer who has had much success with his roles in Witt Stillman films. James talks with him about his work as a writer and actor.

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Interview with filmmaker Shannon Plumb

Shannon Plumb makes funny movies. Usually with her in the leading role. You call them ‘personal art films’. They are in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art as well as in Private Collections. Here is the interview I did with her in Prospect Park. (Planes flying over, baseball practice and wind competing with my sound!) Her work is very ‘low-fi’ so I decided to shot the interview in that style. I attended her screening at MOMA’s New Directors/New Films series and was very moved by her wonderful sense of the absurd in daily life expressed thru her very funny short personal films.
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Interview with Peter Kors

TRIBUTE TO CARLO MAZZONE-CLEMENTI

From Wikipedia: Carlo Mazzone-Clementi (12 December 1920 – 5 November 2000) was a performer and founder of two schools of Commedia, mime and physical theater as well as a contemporary and colleague of leaders of the modern European theater. From his arrival in the USA in 1957, he was largely responsible for the spreading of commedia dell’arte in North America. He first gained attention in Italy in 1947 alongside Marcel Marceau in the mime’s first tour outside of Paris. From 1948 to 1951, he assisted Jacques Lecoq, while Lecoq taught and directed the Players of Padua University. In 1954, Mazzone-Clementi was at Piccolo Teatro di Milano with Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Click here for more information from their post about Carlo.

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Tribute to Carlo Mazzone-Clementi – Interview with Hovey Burgess

I have to admit I don’t remember when I met Carlo but it was before 1983. That was the year I convinced him to visit my studio to do some photographs. He was playful and not too prepared. He came with a couple of great Commedia masks and found objects in the studio to improvise with for the camera. It was great fun! I have decided to make this tribute since many movement-based performers don’t know about Carlo. I contacted a few friends that knew him well ask them to contribute to this post. They knew him better and have stories to tell!

Here is an interview with his friend Hovey Burgess

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