The artistic city of Ithaca has a new multimedia production house, House of Ithaqua (HOI).
Comedians, ventriloquists, singers and acrobats all nestled into the comfortable chaos of vaudeville performances, which first emerged in the 1850s.
“We’d talked to a lot of people who’d like to see shows . . . spotlighting a different kind of musical or aspect of pop culture,” sophomore Joshua Isaac said.
Every character besides the narrator is played by a member of the audience. Some stay in their seats … while others are brought onto the stage.
I was kind of planning on transitioning to communications. When I got “Saigon,” that’s when I left school and that’s what got me back into theater.
“The point of those exercises is to teach you what your gut reaction is, so you can learn what your inherent biases are and point them out.”