Tim Barsky (Playwright / Composer / Narrator / Character) is a beatboxer-instrumentalist, playwright, urban circus artist based out of the San Francisco-Bay Area. A graduate of Brown University with a degree in Islamic & Judaic religious studies who has also studied at the Berkeley School of Music, and with the renowned Chassidic folklorist and archivist Fishel Bresler. He has worked as a producer for a Black Nationalist theatre company, is a fire juggler in Dublin, Ireland, as a street outreach worker for the state health department of Rhode Island & and as a beatboxing instructor in California's juvenile detention facilities. One of the pioneers in the field of woodwind-beatboxing, he is also a co-founder of Vowel Movement Beatboxers, the oldest extant beatboxing crew on the West Coast. His work has been produced and performed at LaMama NYC (2011), The 2011 North American Human Beatbox Festival, Tiny Telephone Recording Studios (2011), The Brava Theatre (2006-2010), Climate Theatre (2008), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2005), Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley (2005), Traveling Jewish Theatre in San Francisco (2004), The Exit Theatre in San Francisco (2003), The Finborough Theatre in London, UK (2002) and AS220 in Providence RI (1997-2001). A former line-producer for the Burning Man Arts Festival, & a member of the Hybrid Project at SF's Intersection for the Arts, he has also been a guest artist and lecturer at the Royal College of Art (London), Stanford University, RISD, & Oberlin College, a featured speaker at The American Press Institute, a resident artist at Lockwood Elementary School in East Oakland. He is artistic director-ermeritus of Acrosports' City Circus, & is proud to currently serve as the lead organizer for the San Francisco Circus, and as a consultant wth Bay Area circus coaches from a variety of specialties. He's the only beatboxer ever to be charged by the SFPD with a PC242 Felony Assault Charge for “assault with human vocal percussion.”
Fleeky (Frontbender, Handbalancer, Character)
Fleeky has been studying for the last 20 years to be a demon, he spent many years learning how to walk, run and live on all fours. When this wasnt enough Fleeky decided to go through more pain then is sensible and decided to join the circus, there the appetite for self torture was satiated and Fleeky created an act with the help of Dominik Wyss. After winning a circus festival fleeky began to perform this act in Germany for about 4 years. Fleeky returns to SF specifically to push what is possible with demon characters.