MY NAME IS GIDEON [ON TOUR]

"Eccentric and exhilarating. The best possible combination."
Stephen Sondheim

MY NAME IS GIDEON

 

MY NAME IS GIDEON fuses song, story and space travel through the experience of a nomadic bard. Gideon's idiosyncratic alchemy of compositions and theater surprises and enchants with moments of unexpected fantasia and a voice that The New Yorker described as "unique and unclassifiable, just like the guy himself."

 

Written and performed by GIDEON IRVING

 

Since 2012, GIDEON IRVING has been playing shows, amalgams of music, stories and other theatrical curiosities in over 450 peoples homes across England, Scotland, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, USA, and NYC. He plays Stove Top Folk, which he describes as "a bit of this and some of that", using a menagerie of instruments. He has toured home to home by bicycle towing a trailer, on roller blades pushing a modified shopping cart and within vehicular automobiles. Building his tours through connections made by audience referrals on good old fashioned maps after each performance, and staying with his hosts along the way, Gideon is building a global and committed network. He and his two man home show partner, Hubcap Sloan, were nominated for the Total Theater Award for Playing With The Form during their FIVE STAR run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. He was commissioned by The Foundry Theater in NYC to create a new home show and he's been covered by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Vice, Time Out NY, The Village Voice, Culturebot, Howlround, BBC, Broadway Baby, The Mumble, The Herald (Scotland), TV Bomb and several New Zealand publications and TV shows. He is currently in development on a home show for deep international touring using no English, a kids home show with Hubcap, and a twelve month tour across America on horseback in 2020. He enjoys pastries and optimism.

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Photos by Maria Baranova