What the Hell’s Going on Downtown Day

In 1999, I co-organized this collaborative street performance in downtown Santa Cruz with artist Bonnie Primbsch.

This whimsical and informal (and unpermitted) street fair featured a wide array of  improvisational performance, including

  • Blabbermouth the very talkative mime
  • A street corner soapbox preacher in a blood-splattered shirt and tie tearing out and offering pages of the Bible
  • A tiny orchestra of tiny barely-audible instruments
  • A bleary-eyed couple in bathrobes and slippers seeking coffee
  • A half dozen other performers committed to bewildering downtown shoppers during the consumer-focused holiday season.

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