American Realness

Neal Medlyn & Fawn Krieger

The POP-MEDLYN Hall of Fame

TUES JAN 14 . 8:30-9:00 PM + WEDS JAN 15 . 8:00 – 8:30 PM**

466 Grand Street / FREE

From 2006 – 2013 Neal Medlyn created a seven-show performance series in which each piece is built around a pop star or iconic group, including Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Britney Spears, Prince, Miley Cyrus, the Insane Clown Posse and Michael Jackson.

The POP-MEDLYN Hall of Fame presents set, costume pieces and props from the series (viewable onstage after performances of King (Jan 14 & 15) and a nine-foot statue of Medlyn as Michael Jackson, created by Fawn Krieger, that will be viewable in the Playhouse Lobby throughout the festival.

*Fawn Krieger Statue viewable in Playhouse Lobby
**Memorabilia / Ephemera viewable on stage post-show

Neal Medlyn (creator & performer) is a performance artist best known for his series of pop star-inspired performance pieces, presented in New York and on tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. Previous works in the series are Neal Medlyn’s Lionel Richie Opera (the Apocalypse Lounge), Coming in the Air Tonight (Galapagos Art Space), Unpronounceable Symbol (PS 122), …Her’s a Queen (Dance Theater Workshop), Brave New Girl (The Chocolate Factory) and Wicked Clown Love (The Kitchen). Along with the above venues, Medlyn’s work has been seen at the New Museum for Contemporary Art (The Neal Medlyn Experience Live, a faithful reenactment of a Beyoncè concert DVD), the Andy Warhol Museum, Joe’s Pub, the TBA Festival, the Fusebox Festival and Duckie (UK). He has collaborated with a wide range of other artists, including Karen Finley (George & Martha) and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys (Neal & Bridget Are F**king and Adam is Watching at Le Poisson Rouge), Kathleen Hanna and others. He was a co-creator and co-host of Our Hit Parade, the popular monthly show at Joe’s Pub, which was named among the top cabaret shows in New York for three years. He was active in the dance community as a dancer and a Bessie Award-winning sound designer, working with artists Miguel Gutierrez, Adrienne Truscott and David Neumann, among others, and as a co-curator of and performer in WHY WON’T YOU LET ME BE GREAT an evening of dance works built around Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak album. He is also in the process of becoming a rapper named Champagne Jerry and his shows as Champagne Jerry have played at BAM and Joe’s Pub. He is also releasing music once a month via his website,

Fawn Krieger (sculptor) is a NY-based sculptress, whose multi-genre works are informed by and shaped from collaboration, movement practices, anti-materialism, primal memory, utopian excavations, and embodiment.  Her sets and sculptures have been supported by, among others, Art in General, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Soloway Gallery, and The Kitchen.