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Constantine Maroulis & Randy Jones to Guest as 'Shaman' in THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, 10/11 & 13

RAGING SQUID INK and ERIC SCHMALENBERGER are thrilled to introduce the celebrity guest artists performing the role of SHAMAN in Jake Thomas' horror experience THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE, video art by Sean Gill and directed and choreographed by Around the World in 80 Days' Rachel Klein. In the final scene each night, the SHAMAN with sing a gothed out orchestral version of Nick Cave's "There is a Kingdom."

The role of SHAMAN will be played by:
- Thursday, October 3: Miss Guy (lead singer of Toilet Boys)
- Friday, October 4: Corn Mo (.357 Lover and regular opener for They Might Be Giants and Ben Folds)
- Saturday, October 5: Brooklyn Ladies Choir
- Thursday, October 10: Michael T (Mother F-er, Oh You Pretty Things, Michael T and the Vanities)
- Friday, October 11: Constantine Maroulis (American Idol, Tony Winner Rock Of Ages, Jekyll and Hyde)
- Saturday, October 12: TBD
- Sunday, October 13: The return of RAndy Jones (Cowboy from The Village People)

In an abandoned theater on the outskirts of town, an experiment is being conducted-one which extracts dreams! This crazed horror anthology incorporates song, dance, puppetry, aerial, magic and more to create an out of body theatrical experience. THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE will play a limited engagement at La Luz (135 Thames Street, Brooklyn, NY). Performances began Wednesday, September 18 and continue through Sunday, October 13.

THE DEAD DREAM MACHINE stars various luminaries from the alternative stages of New York City, including Darlinda Just Darlinda, "Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza", as The Queen/The Domestic Goddess, Arden Leigh, author of the book The New Rules Of Attraction, as Woman/Audrey, Michael Cavadias, performance artist, as Marcus, Malia Scharf, director of the documentary "Kenny Scharf, More, Newer, Nower, Better, Funner", as O'Connor, Eric Schmalenberger from Blunderland and Banzi!!!, as the Impresario, the Great Dubini, a Ripley's Believe it or Not magician as O'Bannon/Man, and more all uniting to create the ultimate colorful and wicked theatrical horror experience, which through a rich narrative taps into different fears that resonate in all of us. The cast is rounded out by Aurora Black, ("The Prima Ballerina of Burlesque") as the Nightmare Dancer, Chris Cipriano as Drew/Peter/Nameless/the Vizier, Elena Delgado (actress, aerialist, House of Yes) as Angelica, Brian Ferree (aerialist) as Will/Ed/Humphrey, Jillaine Gill as Laura/the Dreamer, Nicki Miller as Jackson/Aerial Dancer, Robyn Nielsen as Cathleen/Dancer, Amanda Peck (Peoples Improv Theater) as Janet/Servant Girl, Michael Porsche (RKP Ensemble) as The Master Story Teller/Demon Bartender, David F. Slone, Esq. (the Love Show) as EmCee/Bouncer and Charlie Wilson as Anthony/Lawrence.

The production, produced by Eric Schmalenberger and Raging Squid Ink, features scenic design by Evan Collier with fabrication by Arch Production and Design, costume and puppet design by Elena Delgado and Juanita Cardenas, and lighting design by Ben Kato. Sean Gill is the video art director, the associate director and the sound designer and Marina Steinberg is the stage manager. Marketing and PR by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR.

Tickets are $20 and are now available online at or by calling 1-800-350-8850. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.

Photo by Walter McBride

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