Michelle-Leona Godin's

The Star of Happiness: Helen Keller on Vaudeville?!

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July 1st @ 9pm
July 2nd @ 7pm
July 3rd @ 5pm

The St*r of Happiness: Helen Keller on Vaudeville?!

Historical fact and schoolyard humor collide in dr. michelle-leona godin’s autobiographical treatment of Helen Keller’s time on vaudeville.  This one-woman, two voice show uses storytelling, comedy, music and technology to grope towards an understanding of what it’s like to be the blind spectacle.

Michelle-Leona Godin (all parts and voiceovers) received her Ph.D. in eighteenth century literature from NYU in January of 2009 and has been researching Helen Keller – especially her time on vaudeville ever since.  Besides being a professor of literature, she performs her avant-accordion brain-smash regularly at very irregular variety shows in downtown Manhattan and beyond.

Christina B (music) is a singer, songwriter, producer, and front-woman
for the band, Starlight Girls. Her third album will be released this summer.
Randi Rivera (director) is a director/designer/stage manager/native New Yorker. She holds a BA in Theater and Hispanic Studies from Hamilton College. She studied Technical Theater at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Production Management at Universidad San Pablo (CEU) in Madrid, Spain. Randi has proudly worked with many performing arts organizations such as Dance Theater Workshop, HERE Arts Center, Atlantic Theater Company, DanceNOW NYC, New York Film Academy, Venue13 at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ivy Baldwin Dance, Horse Trade Theater Group, and The Chocolate Factory. Recently, she's been touring with and stage managing for Faye Driscoll Dance Group and Gallim Dance. Her NYC directing debut, The Geographical History of America by Gertrude Stein, was named Critic's Pick by Backstage Magazine. Randi is delighted to be on the Star of Happiness team!

luckydave's (tech designer) recent Projections Design credits include Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Extant Arts), "No More Big Secrets" (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), "Intríngulis" (LAByrinth Theater Company), "underneathmybed" (Associate to S. Katy Tucker) (Rattlestick), "No Traveler" (Frigid Festival), "One Man Hamlet" (Michael Birch), "The Rock Tenor" (Wilma Theater, Philadelphia), "Flamingo Court" (New World Stages), "Kill the Band" and "Hysteri-KILLY" (Horse Trade Theater Company), "Gato Loco Coconino" (Ars Nova Theater), "The Colored Museum" (Crossroads Theater Company) and "A View from 151st St" (LAByrinth). He's worked quite proudly with "Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement" for many years. He is honored to be a Stable Hand with Horse Trade. He also supports QLab.

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