Sunday, November 8, 2015

Victory Laps: Interview with Dan Kilian

Following the critical and commercial success of The Screaming Majority production of Waste Fraud and Abuse, writer / performer / director / producer Dan Kilian is returning to his first love, solo performance.  Okay, there was no critical acclaim of any kind, they didn’t make a cent, and Dan gets extremely anxious during his live shows, but there’s still some truth to the idea that this show Victory Laps IS a victory lap for Dan. At least that’s the sense I got while interviewing Dan at his Sunnyside home earlier this afternoon. Also, I am Dan and am interviewing myself. The following is an excerpt of the conversation. 

What do you expect to get out of this performance?

Well, I was hoping some of the young actors we cast in Waste Fraud and Abuse would come out and see me in a different format, and that they would have a lot of friends and that my little pyramid scheme would snowball into a massive fan base. Also hoped all those people who came to the play would have forgotten that they’d already blown a few hours of their life to me only recently, and want to come see me now. My other expectation is that none of that happens and that I play my songs for my beloved gift circle.

What do you find is the main difference between writing for a play and writing individual songs for public consumption?

When you write a song for a play, it goes into the play. When you write for public consumption it’s not always consumed. Also, you don’t have to write about some guy named Ron.

Will we ever see Waste Fraud and Abuse again?

If our upcoming fundraiser goes well, we’re hoping to put a revised version of the play on in a three weekend run at a theatrical venue in October next year.

What’s on the back of this sheet?*

An actual page from an earlier script to Waste Fraud and Abuse! A commemorative piece of history!

Are you a vainglorious bastard?

Am I not conducting an imaginary interview with myself?

Did you kill those women?

No! That was you!

You’re right. It was I. And you’ll never tell?

I’ll never tell! 

--Dan Kilian

* This was the program for the Victory Laps show, with this interview printed as described. Because of printer problems, there were only 5 or 6 programs printed, and they were not distributed.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Victory Laps at Freddy's Saturday November 7 at 9 pm

Following the successful debut of Dave's and my musical Waste Fraud and Abuse I return to rock: only solo music show this year. With a special guest! I play at 9 pm. The show is called Victory Laps.

Freddy's is at 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Come early for the Gotham Girls Roller Derby viewing party at 8. Stay and enjoy the eclectic and electric rockpopbluescountrysurf stylings of Brooklyn's own Band of Others at 10 followed by the inimitable sounds of American String Conspiracy at 11.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Waste Fraud and Abuse: New Musical October 21 at Judson Memorial Church

Wednesday, October 21 at 7 pm
Judson Memorial Church - New York City

55 Washington Square, New York, New York 10012

A New Musical by The Screaming Majority

Written by Dan Kilian and David Benjoya

Directed by Dan Kilian Assistant Director, Mindy Fintz

When Audrey and Ron get divorced, they decide to take the rest of the country with them! This absurd musical comedy has it all: A presidential campaign, sexual hijinks, romance and a Jacuzzi walrus. CAST: Tyler Begnoche Matt Dolingo Sara Duplanic Lauren Gentry Kasey Huizina Bryna Kearney Dan Kilian Mariana Lilla Maya Murphy Matt Roullaird John Sharples Siobhan Stephenson One night only performance. It's FREE!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Callicoon Invasion!

There will be men in The Million Man Band this Saturday July 25 at The Callicoon County Fair. Here are the events.

1:00 pm Crier Brothers play the Railway Stage
4:00 pm Extravagent Bastard  plays Sidetracks Bar
4:45 pm Dan Kilian and the Million Man Band play Sidetracks Bar
6:00 pm Dan Kilian plays solo-acoustic at The Weigh Station on Main Street
9:00 pm Daniel Kilian and the Million Man Band  play the Callicoon Brewing Company

Come to Callicoon and follow this map:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Waste Fraud & Abuse

See a FREE staged reading with songs performed from the new musical Waste Fraud and Abuse this Thursday at the The Assembly Hall of The Judson Memorial Church this Thursday, June 4 at 8 pm. 

The show is being read by wonderful actors: Becky Baumwoll, Paul Birbil, Adrianne Chu, Bryan Cohen, Schyler Conaway, Stephanie Fagan, Mindy Fintz, Justin Jacobson, Matt Rouillard, Michelle Siracusa, James Tolbert, with songs performed by Dave and myself and the great Dann Baker.

We're looking for feedback, so bring a pen and paper!

Thursday June 4 8 pm
at The Assembly Hall
Judson Memorial Church

The church is at 55 Washington Square South but the entrance for the Assembly Hall is at 239 Thompson Street. Take the ABCDEFM to 4th Street, walk 4th Street towards Washington Square to Thompson Street quick right and the door's right there.  

Monday, April 27, 2015

"L" is here!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Album Release Party! "L" at Freddy's In Brooklyn

The album release for "L" happens Thursday, April 16 9-11pm at Freddy's in Brooklyn. There will be live music, and then an immersive listening party with drawing, coloring, performances, video shoots, flags, hats, coats, howling and a small harmless firework. No one has to do anything they don't want to do, but there will be plenty to do if you want it. I think it will be a singularly fun experience!

627 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Friday, March 20, 2015

Singing at the Tom Waits Tribute

Playing the Tom Waits Tribute Saturday March 21 8 - 12 at at Freddy's Bar & Grill, Saturday, March 21  8 to midnight.
627 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Yesterday Is Here.