John Kelly is a performance artist and vocalist known for his 3-octave range, for vocal impersonations of Joni Mitchell and for theatrical performances that explore the genius of art and artists. Kelley, who was in ICA’s Queer Voice in 2011, is coming to Bryn Mawr College this Friday, Jan. 24, to perform his one-person show “The Escape Artist,” which is loosely based on an experience he had when he fell off a trapeze, broke his neck and was flat on his back in the hospital ER for 15 hours staring at the ceiling. In this clip from our interview he talks a little about that harrowing experience. Coming soon — the full podcast episode, in which he sings a song for us!
The Escape Artist, Friday, January 28, 2014 at Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College.