Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Julia VanderVeen Resurrects Award-Winning, Absurd Clown Comedy MY GRANDMOTHER'S EYEPATCH, October 23 & 30

Clown, improvisor, and magician Julia VanderVeen leads the audience through wild stages of grief as she attempts to honor her long dead Grandmother.

Julia VanderVeen Resurrects Award-Winning, Absurd Clown Comedy MY GRANDMOTHER'S EYEPATCH, October 23 & 30

What happens when an idiot leads a memorial service for a long-deceased family member? In this off-the-wall-comedy, clown, improvisor, and magician Julia VanderVeen leads the audience through wild stages of grief as she attempts to honor her long dead Grandmother.

Winner of "Best Solo Clown" and "EstroGenius" awards in the 2022 FRIGID Festival, "My Grandmother's Eyepatch" absurdly examines what happens when a memorial service goes seriously wrong - helping us appreciate our own humanity. The one-hour show is part of Frigid's Day of the Dead Festival and plays Sunday's October 23 at 5:00pm and October 30 at 7:00pm at The Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th St., NYC.

Julia VanderVeen is a New York city based actor, clown, and teacher. Her one woman show, "My Grandmother's Eyepatch," has toured nationally and internationally, where it has been met with much acclaim. It was the recipient of the "Best Solo Clown" and "EstroGenius" awards, Frigid NYC, 2022. Julia has toured much of the globe performing, from Alaska to the Mediterranean, and has also been seen in your own home, selling dairy items on TV. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and two cats, where she ambitiously tries to teach 9-year-olds how to act. www.juliavanderveen.com

Isaac Kessler has been performing, writing, and producing comedy for over 15 years. He is an internationally-acclaimed and multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee (2012/14/15/19), nominated as Best Male Improviser in 2015. He is one half of the award winning improv/clown/sketch juggernaut 2-MAN NO-SHOW alongside his comedic soulmate Ken Hall. For the past 11 years, Isaac's training has focused on Clown, Mask, Idiot Work, Bouffon, and LeCoq-based Physical Theatre with world-renowned instructors Philippe Gaulier, Paola Coletto, John Gilkey, Dr. Brown, and Aitor Basauri of Spymonkey fame. He is oh so very pleased to direct Julia in her solo show, and Rachel Resnik in her upcoming solo clown show, Popped Out.

Aitor Basauri is an acclaimed teacher of clown and founding member of world-renowned Spymonkey. Directing credits include: 'Lily & Marlene' for La Dinamica (Spain 2015); 'Looking for Duende' for Teatro Entre Escombros (Spain 2015); 'Hondycops' for Squadra Sua (Czech Republic 2015); 'Ferucchio Peru is Extraordinaire' for Leebo Luby (UK 2015); Manifest Destiny (New York 2015). Director of physical comedy for Chichester Festival Theatre's 'Mack & Mabel' (2015) starring Michael Ball.

My Grandmother's Eyepatch

Performed by Julia VanderVeen

Directed by Isaac Kessler

Original Direction and Concept: Aitor Basauri

5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23

7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30

Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th St, NY, NY 10003

TICKETS: www.frigid.nyc/event/6897:95/

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes

WEBSITE: www.julia vanderveen.com




More Hot Stories For You


Mystical Feet Company to Present SECRET OF THE POSSIBLE at 14th Street Y This MonthMystical Feet Company to Present SECRET OF THE POSSIBLE at 14th Street Y This Month
December 3, 2022

Mystical Feet Company, in partnership with the Theater at the 14th Street Y, has announced December 2022 dance/theater performances of a new ensemble-created work from award-winning playwright/choreographer Yehuda Hyman, presented at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, Thursday, December 15 through Friday, December 23, 2022.

First Kiss Theatre to Close Out In-Person Season With A MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY By Alice NoraFirst Kiss Theatre to Close Out In-Person Season With A MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY By Alice Nora
December 2, 2022

A Middle School Play by Alice Nora, directed by Jacqueline Keeley - December 11th and 12th at 7pm Relive the wonder years with this comedic take on the messy & outlandish time that is the middle school experience.

La MaMa to Host PAINT2POWER Public Art-Making EventLa MaMa to Host PAINT2POWER Public Art-Making Event
December 2, 2022

On Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m., LA MAMA will host PAINT2POWER,  the making of a large public art mural  at the company's Galleria in Manhattan.  The public is invited to participate.  Admission is free.

Benefit Reading Of BROS FOR HOES, a One-Act Comedy About SantaCon, To Take Place In West VillageBenefit Reading Of BROS FOR HOES, a One-Act Comedy About SantaCon, To Take Place In West Village
December 2, 2022

Independent producers Emily Jeppesen, Rebecca Kane, and Taylor Thomson will present a reading of a new one-act comedy in a performance entitled 'Bros for Hoes: A SantaCon Play Benefit Reading' on December 12th, 2022.

NYU Skirball and Under the Radar Festival Present MOBY DICK Next MonthNYU Skirball and Under the Radar Festival Present MOBY DICK Next Month
December 2, 2022

NYU Skirball and Under the Radar Festival present Moby Dick, an adaptation of Herman Melville's mythical work, halfway between theater and puppet show, featuring seven actors, fifty puppets, video projections, a drowned orchestra and a whale-sized whale, running January 12-14 at NYU Skirball.