Sleam’s latest show is pure vaudeville, full of stories of far off countries, theatrical clowning, magic, juggling and so much more. Random, ridiculous yet also revealing, this is her unique twist on a traditional style.
VAUDEVILLE 101 is now on tour across the South West. She tells stories of growing up as a tomboy, discovering clowning, traveling in the States and Guatemala and even revealing loves lost and found. She also performs as “K. Suave” the mind reader. There are elements of theatrical clowning and magic. Mabel, one of her many alter egos and comic characters, is the celebrity guest lecturer, who talks about juggling, burlesque and more importantly what makes a show specifically vaudeville, both historically and currently.
VAUDEVILLE 101 brings to stage an evening of lighthearted, yet heartfelt, sometimes ridiculous, and apparently random skits, it’s as simple as that. There is one version that comes with adult language and themes, and is not for the easily offended! There is also a modified matinee version offering an all ages show. Please be clear as to which show you would like to book! Thanks.
SARAH LEAMY (a.k.a. SLEAM) is a writer, clown, storyteller, photographer, performer and Master of Ceremonies. Raised in England, she studied languages and culture at London University, and then started exploring, performing and writing her way across Europe, Guatemala, and the States.
Her skills include improvisation, stilt walking, storytelling, theatrical clowning, magic, plate manipulation/ juggling, and verbal comedy. She graduated from the San Francisco Clown Conservatory in 2007. She performs in New Mexico, Colorado, California, and Guatemala, where she also teaches clown skills within community art projects.
K. Suave the Magician and Mind Reader. (Photo by Dwayne Calizo 2007.)
VAUDEVILLE 101 brings together all of these influences into a random collection of sketches in honour of my father, Tony Leamy, who was a great storyteller and kind man.”
Mabel is an internationally unknown lecturer, well versed in the clown and circus arts. Quite educational. (Photo/ image by Shelly Johnson 2008.)
www.santafereporter.com for a recent article about Sleam’s theatre work in Madrid, NM.
www.circusnews.com for her article on clowning in Guatemala.
FOR BOOKING INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL SARAH AT firstname.lastname@example.org.