Basically in ‘Der Helle Wahnsinn’ (Sheer Madness) I’m treating acrobat patients as a Nun-Nurse two years after WWII in a German psychological institution musical play…
… all while playing the cello and singing.
I’ve always wanted to be a therapist, now I have a chance!
My favorite patient, Punka (played by David Periera), is a gypsy boy I saved from the streets. His entire family was killed by Nazis and he survived by wearing women’s clothing. He expresses is loss and desires in a contortion dance and aerial hoop.
I dislike a new patient, Heymann (Jack Woodhead), who wants to create a Cabaret Revue with all the patients and make a star out of Punka.
It seems like childs play until an American Producer, Mr. Wonderland, wants to see Punka and recruit him for his own show… of course I don’t want to lose Punka.
Will Mr. Wonderland take Punka away? Will I stay with Punka?
Come see the show at the Wintergarten Berlin!
We have an amazing band of 5 people with instruments (Matt Voodoo, Tobias Tinker, Lukas Thieman, Jack Woodhead): guitar, bass, cello, accordion, trumpet, french horn, piano, ukulele, drums, percussion.. yeah.. do the math- its amazing.
And an amazing cast with artists from Base Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Cirque du Soleil directed by Markus Pabst.
Hitching up the Cello, Backpack, and CDs for a train ride tour along with a new Violinist Simon Kluth for the Czech Republic Run! Olga Kwiatek will be joining me for Apropos Club and Nowa Cafe in Poland!!!
Ola Kwiatek, My sweet violinist from Wroclaw, PL and I will be touring with 3 other sensational singer-songwriters from N.America as the American Songbirds.
Come out to these shows! We’d love to see you! Its our first ever ‘West European’ Tour at incredible venues and has always been in our dreams to do this!
11.3 Wroclaw, PL – Nowa Cafe
13.3 Karlsruhe, DE – Tollhaus
14.3 Salzburg, AU – Jazzit
15.3 Wien, AU – Sargfabrik
17.3 Mainz (Frankfurt) – Frankfurter Hof
18.3 Stuttgart – Theaterhaus
19.3 Freiburg – Jazzhaus
20.3 Friedrichshafen – Caserne
21.3 Inglostadt – Bürgerhaus
22.3 Saarburg – Evangelische Kirche
23.3 Erlangen – E-Werk
25.3 Kiel – Kulturforum
26.3 Bremen – Schlachthof
27.3 Halle/Saale – Objekt 5
28.3 Neustadt a Rübenberge (Hannover)- Schloß Landestrost
29.3 Nörten-Hardenberg – Hardenberg Atrium
30.3 Bochum – Christuskirche
31.3 Koblenz – Cafe Hahn
2.4 Hamburg – Nochtspeicher
3.4 Berlin – Passionskirche
Next Spring I’ll be joining 3 other American Songbirds to tour in Europe in the Spring! We need the help of supporters to help us fly to Europe through a START NEXT CAMPAIGN!! – otherwise its trains, boats, and bikes to get us there!
This tour and performances will be very special: Each Songbird has her own strong and individual style: from ambient folk to rapping jazzy hip-hop to dingy cabaret.. and the works of yours truly.
Please check out our fundraising video and video of our work below- I’m speaking in German !! ha!
I’m excited to be flying back to the Pacific NW after a year in Europe and performing under the sweet mossy fir trees once again! Its been a full year of performing in Berlin in the Spring with Dummy the Show, touring Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany as the Bison Rouge & now its time to RETURN!!
SEATTLE, WA Friday Nov. 8th
Eastern Bloc Party!
Ashia & the Bison Rouge CD Release Show!
with Clearly Beloved and Bucharest Drinking Team come together for a night of Neo-balkan theatrical dance music, intimate and grand party, speakeasy show. Columbia City Theater
8pm Doors, 9pm Show
4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98118, US
$10, 21+ Advanced Tickets $8, while they last! FACEBOOK INVITE
PORTLAND, OR Thursday Nov 14th, 2013 Ashia & the Bison Rouge CD Release Show: “Polish Immigrant Songs” Presented by Classical Revolution PDX w/Special Guests: Robin Jackson (Vagabond Opera), Lyrical Strings Duo – Lucia Conrad String Quartet, Andrei Temkin (from Chervona), Darka Dusty, Todd Bayles, Patti King (Radiation City) Alberta Rose Theater Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant Event
$12 Advance | $15 At the Door | $20 CD Package (Show/CD) | $30 VIP Package (Show/CD/Preferred Seating) | $7 Student (w/ ID) TICKETS
EUGENE, OR Friday Nov 15th, 2013 Ashia & the Bison Rouge CD Release Show w/Kingdom County Sam Bond’s Garage
407 Blair Blvd Eugene, OR 97402