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World-class presentation of local and international variety talent. Appropriate for all ages.

Saturday April 10
Pratt Memorial Hall, 7:30pm
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY

General admission $10 BUY TICKETS NOW
Advance purchase recommended as the show will sell out.
Online ticket sales end Friday at 7pm.
Tickets will also be available in the ARC on Friday & Saturday.

Scheduled Performers:
(subject to change, click for photo/bio) Your hosts: Show Produced by:
Performer Information:
Juggle This - Coney Island ChrisConey Island Chris
Mixing equal parts funny and freaky, "Coney island Chris" combines his love for comedy and his fascination with sideshow. His performances are best described as "a terrifying Jerry Lewis," and that’s just the way Coney Island Chris likes it!

His comedic twists on classic sideshow acts are as shocking as they are side-splitting and are not recommended for the faint of heart. From Caroline's on Broadway to the semi-finals of this year's America's Got Talent, audiences love the antics of Coney Island Chris.

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry—Step Right Up and see The Geek, The Freak, The Human Oddity…Coney Island Chris!   top of page
Juggle This - Kyle DriggsKyle Driggs
Kyle Driggs is a Philadelphia-based performing artist whose work includes jugging, acrobatics, and dance. He entertains audiences by combining new and unique forms of juggling with movement and athleticism. In summer of 2008 Kyle won first place in the IJA's individual prop competition for clubs. He has made appearances with the Give and Take jugglers as well as the Bindlestiff Family Circus Cavalcade of Youth. Kyle currently studies and trains at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.   top of page
JuggleThis - Tr'espaceDuo Tr'espace
Petronella von Zerboni and Roman Müller founded Tr'espace in 2002 after being educated at the Swiss school Scuola Teatro Dimitri and the Centre National des Arts du Cirque in Châlons (France). Petronella and Roman devote themselves to a new vision of circus, one that revolves around the diabolo as the primary means of expression. They focus on research combining movement and juggling and integrate the roots of physical theater in their work. They work around the world performing for theater festivals, corporate events, and variety shows; teaching at circus schools; and working with companies such as Cirque Baroque, Circus Monti, Le Site Cra, and others. Apart from their act they have created two full evening shows Le Cercle and inStallation as well as a short form Rencontre D. Their act has been rewarded with the silver medal at the 25th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, a silver lion at the 10th International Wuqiao Circus Festival in China, and a special price at last year's Monte Carlo Circus Festival. Tr'espace stands for a vision of an organic and integrated art—where virtuosity, strength, and lyricism are united.   top of page
Juggle This - Jason GarfieldJason Garfield
Jason Garfield started juggling at age eleven. By age 30, Jason had won 20 gold medals in IJA competitions, two of which from the individuals competition. In the year 2000, Jason founded the World Juggling Federation and has since produced five international conventions, one event in the U.K., three training camps, one WinterBlitz, and seven juggling competition programs that have aired on ESPN and TIME TV. Jason has also produced two instructional DVDs entitled The Theory and Practice of Juggling and Etudes for Juggling: The Next Three Years of Your Life, and has authored the book JUGGLING: Fundamental Exercises and Practice Structure.
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Juggle This - Maria Maria Grimmy
Just like my older sisters, I am a fifth generation circus performer. I would like to be a full-time performer when I grow up. And I look up to my older sister Gena (Shvartsman Cristiani), who I think is the best juggler!   top of page
Juggle This - Matt HenryMatt Henry
As a child growing up in Madison, WI, Matt discovered the joy of juggling from the classic learn-to-juggle tome Juggling for the Complete Klutz and threw himself whole-heartedly into this odd pursuit.

He cut his teeth busking on the streets of Manhattan, and later moved to Orlando Florida honing his skills with thousands (yes, thousands) of shows on the stages of that city. He continued to expand his technical repertoire as well; his hard work was rewarded in 2001 when he bested dozens of other world-class competitors to win a World Juggling Championship.

Since then, Matt's unique brand of charm and skill has kept him in demand around the world, from corporate boardrooms to the high seas, from night clubs to symphony orchestras, from Orlando to New York to Hong Kong to London to Tokyo and back again.
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Juggle This - Book KennisonBook Kennison
Book Kennison is from St. Louis, Missouri. He learned to juggle at age 9 and began performing shows at Circus Harmony, in St. Louis' beloved City Museum, at age 12. In 2004 he began his first of five summer tours with Circus Smirkus. During this time he also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and America's Most Talented Kids. In 2008, at 18, he was offered and accepted a one-year contract with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Book is now living and working in New York City. top of page
Juggle This - Cindy MarvellCindy Marvell
Cindy Marvell began making her mark on New York ceilings at agetwelve. As a teenager, she trained at the Antic Arts Academy at SUNYPurchase, practicing her way to her professional debut at the CarnegieHall Serenades Festival. After graduating from Oberlin College withhonors in 1988, she became the first woman ever to win theInternational Juggling Association's Championship.  Her work has takenher to Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and ex-Soviet Georgia. Off stage,Cindy has written articles about her field for The New YorkTimes, JUGGLE magazine, and Spectacle, and hasproduced a DVD, A Juggling Journey. Now in her 11th year withLazer Vaudeville, Cindy is torn between Sleepytime tea and Java   top of page
Matt and Myles

Hosted by Matt & Myles!
It's been one year since Matt and Myles last saw each other, let alone passed clubs. They've agreed to meet again as hosts on the Juggle This stage. Can they give it another shot? Will two friends reunite? Will clubs be passed? Will there be a funny joke to finish this line? Find out at the Juggle This show!
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Playful Productions

Playful Productions®
In addition to producing circus and juggling-themed stage shows, we book performers for special events, corporate training, and education programs. President Viveca Gardiner is Youth Director of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Company Manager of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of and, Co-Producer of the Grand Falloons, and a contributing editor of JUGGLE magazine. She was a director of the Big Apple Circus for eight years. She has rigged for Cirque du Soleil; coached for Circus of the Kids; and performed as a juggler, ringmistress, trapeze artist, stilt walker, and roller skater. She juggles at Carmine Street and Pratt.
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