We Eat Monsters Too

December, 2011

While visiting an overseas tiny black heart, our scouting party performed a short performance entitled, We Eat Monsters Too, for the 6-11 year old students of the Madrid based English primary school. Flashcards and rocket science.

Procession of the Species

May 10th, 2011

In the spirit of Olypia Washingtons beloved parade, The Procession of the Species, the Tiny Black Hearts meet at the Rainey Street Station on Mothers Day to promenade as their favorite animal. There where only three rules:
1) No live animals
2) No Propaganda
3) No motorized vehicles, save wheelchairs
It was a fine day indeed.

The Ultra Adventures of Friends & Rivals Harry & Frank

Novemeber, 13th and 20th 2010

Frank and Harry are old friends. Really old friends. When they were kids they ran a race that became the source of legend. They were the Tortoise and the Hare. This is their real story. The two old guys reminisce over a game of dominoes about the good old days and in turn give us a glance at The Ultra Adventures of Friends and Rivals Frank and Harry… There is romance, space travel, and a trip to France. All narrated by lovely singing Siamese triplets.

Dandilion and the Amazing Bicycle-Powered Cloud Plane

June 2010

It was just a simple game of jacks in the yard. Just a good older brother teaching his baby sister about greed and gain and skill and domination… Just good clean fun in the yard on a sunny afternoon. Then they came. The Pig People. They came to take her away. Then there could be nothing but hell to pay. Part of the Too Soon Festival at the Brick Theater in Brooklyn, NY it was our first experiment in interstate performance… Half the cast live in Austin, TX the other half in NYC. Several of our actors met for the first time one day before the first performance!!

Love And Chaos

November 15th, 2009

The multi-venue story of tragic love, government arch villians, diabolical hench men, tornadoes, near escapes, and ultimately to the dreamcloud that is Bollywood. Guerrilla Promenading down the street of 6th, back alleyways, train tracks, cliff edges, and of course Rio Rita… Bikes and Trains… Let it rain, let it rain…

Mia Belle’s Mermaid Parade and Carnival

In homage to the glorious traditions of Coney Island and it’s fantastic Mermaid Parade, 6yr old mermaid, Mia-Belle roused her aquatic companions from the shallows and depths fathoms down to squish, slip, and slide down the boulevard in support of their carnie coastal city. Joined in her Chevy Conch Shell chariot, King Neptune and Queen Mermaid shepherded the parade with Battle Seahorses till her Carnival was landed.

Love And Death Feed Flowers

March 15th, 2009

A live action silent film in black and white and color. All the elements of a melodrama mixed with the antics of a high school bus… Betrayal, romance, murder, suicide, phone calls from GOD, elephant poop!! It was narrated by Dr Rev P Knight and featured original music performed by the tiny black hearts orchestra.

Yvonne And Yvette

March 8th, 2008

Two dirty gypsies, Yvonne and Yvette, engaging in such continuous philosophical debates as “Is Corn a real food?” and “Who will win in a dance fight, a matador or a flamenco dancer?” , run afoul of Her Majesty’s Navy, Blood-thirsty Pirates, The Kracken, and The Isle of Mariachi. Hi-jinks of course ensued… Live music by members of the tiny black hearts orchestra.

Mexi-Arte’s Dia De Los Muertos Parade

November 1st, 2007

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Frida Kahlo’s birthday, The Mexi-Arte Museum in Austin, TX selected the theme of their annual Dia de Los Muertos Procession to be 100 Frida’s. Grabbing a handful of cemetery dust, scattering it over a cliff, murmuring an incantation, the Directors of this Monument to Mexican Art and Culture summoned the lost spirits of The Andypants Fanfair Windjammers to corporalize once again and lead the ghosts and shadows of the night clicking and dragging down the boneyard of historic 6th and 5th streets of Downtown Austin to their families and final destinations…

Banana Vs. Monkey

August 16th, 2007

One hot summer Texas night, a vengeful Banana took the law into it’s own hands. The Monkey had no right, no right at all to touch the Banana’s family. The results of this vigilante justice are only whispered about amongst those unlucky enough to bare witness. The infamous and historic streets of Congress Ave. and 6th street still ring with the horror…

Elsie Jackson’s Crackerjack Circus And Ballyhoo

June 22, 2007

We wanted to join the circus, but didn’t really want to run away from home… So we made one.
A rag tag group of dreamers and frightfully talented friends gathered, and as The Andypants Fanfair Windjammers lined up, our fully trained performing professionals ( strong men unicorns, sharks and bears, clowns and conjurers, a even the pope) began to promenade to and fro, startling Clydesdales and delighting the neighbors, till we reached The Scoot Inn. And there, the show really did go on…