Spotlight On: Abigail Nesson Bengson, Part of the 6th Annual SoloNOVA Arts Festival


The Clyde Fitch Report is supporting the artists appearing in the 6th annual SoloNOVA Arts Festival. Today’s featured artist/show is Abigail Nesson Bengson and The Magic Show: The Story of the Barefoot Angels.

The soloNOVA Arts Festival is the premier festival for solo performers and visual artists in New York City. It celebrates innovative individuals who push the boundaries of what it means to be an artist, aims to redefine the solo form and uniquely reinvigorates the audience through the time-honored tradition of storytelling. The 6th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival features visual artists, character pieces, storytelling, interactive fun design, dramatic and humorous monologues, paintings, singer/songwriters, magic, cabaret, performance art, photography, comedians and spoken word.

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Performances are at:

DR2 Theatre & D-Lounge
103 East 15 Street
East of Union Square Tickets
$20 general admission, $15 students/seniors
Festival Passes ($100 for all shows) may be purchased at or at the DR2 Box Office.

Domingos Goncalves
(also pictured:
Shaun McClain Bengson)

The Magic Show: The Story of the Barefoot Angels
Written & Performed by Abigail Nesson Bengson
Directed by David Eppel

May 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 @ 7pm

The Magic Show: The Story of the Barefoot Angels is the story of two American communities, one devastated by Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and the other by a volcano eruption in Santa Ana, El Salvador. Nessen Bengson channels the voices of six good-hearted and passionate characters that dance, weep, laugh, seduce, share their stories, tell dirty jokes and sing music from old-time 12- bar blues to Salvadoran hip-hop and zydeco. It’s a whirlwind performance with live music by “one man (hus)band” Shaun McClain Bengson.