In this episode of the Moisture Festival Podcast, we are thrilled to have the extraordinary Ariel artist, Amy Funbuttons, joining us. Amy takes us behind the scenes, sharing the ins and outs of what it truly means to be a professional Ariel performer.
We learn about the challenges that come with the territory and delve into the daily experiences of a variety artist hard at work. We discuss her creative process as we uncover the mysteries and joys that accompany her journey. We also take a stab at an unsolved mystery from Amy’s own life. It’s a captivating interview with a remarkable performer that you won’t want to miss!
On this episode it is all things accordion with accordion duo Creosote. We learn about the different types of accordions, get some history about the accordion and how it is still one of the most popular instruments in the world.
Jamie and Gabe discuss how they met, what makes they do so unique and some of the cool opportunities they have gotten throughout their years of playing. We also learn both of their completely different accordion origin stories. A really fun interview with a some fantastic people.
On this episode we welcome in the youngest person we have interviewed Matthew Laslo. We learn about how he started in magic, what it was like being the only magician in his town and where he looked to for inspiration.
He tells us about all the people who has helped him a long the way and some of his great success’s including multiple TV appearances and a crazy trip to China. We also learn how he came to be a part of the touring Broadway style magic show called Shazam. A great interview with a fantastic young performer.
On this episode we welcome in bounce juggler Audrey Greaves. We discuss how she discovered the circus and how her parents figured out how to get her involved in it at a young age.
She explains to us what bounce juggling is and how she decided that was something she wanted to devote her time on. We discuss what you do when you mess up on stage and how her performance at the Moisture Festival Gala went. A really fun conversation with an amazing bounce juggler!
On this episode we welcome in a stage manager for the Moisture Festival Ria Lodick. We talked with her about her joy of teaching, how she came to be so good at conveying information and what brought her to Seattle.
We also discuss the challenges running a show like the Moisture Festival presents and why she keeps coming back. A fun interview with someone that makes all the shows run as smoothly as possible.
On this zoom episode of the MFP (new term) we welcome in the amazing Felicity Hesed. We discuss her beginnings as an actor, her interest in theatre and how walking by a circus building one afternoon changer her life.
She tells us what she is doing to fuse theatre with circus and the organization she started to help support that vision. A really great conversation with an awesome circus advocate.
On this episode we welcome in the brand new Executive Director of the Moisture Festival Victoria Watts.
We discuss her background in the arts, her ability to notate movements in different styles and what brought her to Seattle. We also discuss her vision for the Moisture Festival, the challenges her new role will face and we learn why she is the perfect person for the job.
On this podcast we welcome in the troubadour himself Eric Haines. We discuss all the disciplines Eric implements into his show, how he came to be so good at all of them and how he found his calling with the One Man Band. We learn why someone would want to play so many instruments at once and all the great opportunities it has granted him. A really great conversation over Zoom with a one man Moisture Fest.
On this week’s episode we are joined in person by Jeremiah Johnston. We learn all about his passion of juggling and teaching other people circus arts.
We discuss the different types of object manipulation and how he fused multiple disciplines into his performance. He tells us how he developed his show and the people that helped him along the way. A really great conversation with a very talented performer.
The Moisture Festival podcast is joined by Alan Plotkin! Alan is the festival’s official videographer and the created Moisture Festival The Movie which can be seen at film festivals around the USA!
We learn about Alan’s beginnings as a film maker using old school 1970’s video editing equipment, how he got involved in recording variety acts and he role as a referee! It’s a great interview that you’ll love!