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Jennifer Harder

Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen

A steampunk collaboration of prohibitionistic proportions, Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen sneak you into their world of slapstick, stand-up, and vaudeville.  Follow Jersey's finest speakeasy entrepreneur/bootlegging hoodlum Bathtub Jen and her curmudgeonly Russian ex-con husband Ivan as they embark on poorly judged money-making schemes, kvetch about erotic sessions gone awry, and stay one step ahead of bumbling Police Commissioner Kelly.  They back up their escapades with a mix of instrumentation including accordion, ukulele, upright bass, clarinet, spoons, trombone, and trumpet.  Co-conspirators make guest appearances.

"It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then, I’ll watch a contemporary act and get a little flash of revelation about what the experience of the original vaudeville must have been like. There is a nice, expert balance between well crafted material (some REALLY smart writing, BTW), well rehearsed musical turns, and physical comedy….with improv, loose, living in the moment which keeps the thing alive and keeps us all on our toes."
-Trav S.D., author of "No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous"

"Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen is a riot of laughter; wild, zany, and delightfully hysterical."
-vaudevisuals.com

"This trio-cum-love triangle do it all. Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen is a love letter to theatrical invention, music, and even the films of Quentin Tarantino. The ensemble of Harder, Heroy, and Layton are entertainers of the first order and are not to be missed."
-nytheatre.com

"From the other side of the tracks, this is of course is a very odd threesome and they all play music, sing and do an intriguing variety act.  Yes, it gets raunchy and beautifully ugly." -Mask Arts Company Blog

 

Jennifer Harder - Bathtub Jen

Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen

Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen

"5-foot-9"

"Ain't We Got Fun"

Pulp Fiction/"Miserlou"

Upcoming Events

New York Clown Theater Festival
September 18, 19, & 25, 2014, 7pm
The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn

Gathering the Magic (opening act)
Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2014, 9:30pm
at the Tank, 151 W. 46th St, New York

The Back Porch: New York Vaudeville
Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2014, 7:30pm
at 95 Park Terrace West, New York

Mini-FRIDGE Festival
at UNDER St. Marks, 94 St. Mark's Place, NY
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014, 9pm

9 Miles off Broadway
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8pm
at The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

The Squeaky Cleans!
April 14th, 2014, 7pm
at The Slipper Room, NYC

The Glitter Gutter
February 12th, 2014, 10pm
at The Slipper Room, NYC

The Disappearing Man (Pre-show entertainment)
Jan. 17-26th, 2014 (showtimes vary)
at Cloud City, 85 N. 1st Street, Brooklyn

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Pre-show entertainment)
Sept 27th - Oct 11th, 2013, 2 hours before showtimes
at Kazino, 259 W. 45th Street, NYC

The Penny Jive (Featured Vaudeville Act)
August 16th & 18th, 2013, 8pm
at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, MA

Clown Bar (Pre-Show Shenanigans)
April 4th & 5th, 2013, 7:30-8pm
at Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St., NYC

The Twisted World: Divine Decadence
April 27 and 28, 2013 (showtimes vary)
at the Doubletree Hotel, Somerset, NJ

Bowery Electric
Thursday, March 14th, 2013, 10pm
with Shayfer James, Dandy Darkly, and Renaldo The Ensemble

Full-length Theatrical Spectacle in FRIGID Festival - Click HERE for tickets
at UNDER St. Marks, 94 St. Mark's Place, NY
Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2013, 10:15pm
Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 2013, 3:40pm
Monday, Feb. 25th, 2013, 8:40pm
Thursday, Feb. 28th, 2013, 5:30pm
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, 5:15pm

Circus Variety Show (HOSTING)
Thursday, Jan. 31st, 2013, 9pm
at The Muse, 32 South 1st St., Brooklyn

Vintage Vantage Musical Variety Show
Sunday, Jan. 27th, 2013, 7pm
at UNDER St. Marks, 94 St. Mark's Place, NY

"Blondie" CopyCat Nite
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 2013, 9pm
at Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th Street, NY

Just Noise: A Concert Recording Session for Beck's Song Reader
Friday, Jan. 11th, 2013, 10pm
at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn

EstroGenius Festival
Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2012, 12:55pm
at TBG Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NY

185 Seconds
Friday, Nov. 9th, 2012, 10pm
at Brooklyn Lyceum, 277 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Bindlestiff Cirkus Open Stage Variety Show
Monday, Oct. 1st, 2012, 8pm
at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NY

tinyDANGEROUSfun!
Tuesday, Sept. 25th, 2012, 8pm
at Sycamore Bar & Flowershop
1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY

Whoa Wednesday
Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 2012, 8pm
at Triskelion Arts, 118 N. 11th Street, Brooklyn

Alter Ego: Vaudeville Surreal
Sunday, Sept. 16th, 2012, 8pm
at Fontana's Bar, 105 Eldridge St, New York

The Back Porch: New York Vaudeville
Saturday, Aug. 25th, 2012, 7:30pm
at 95 Park Terrace West, New York

Caps Lock Theatre presents... "Naked People Are Magic"
Sunday, July 29, 2012, 7:00-11 PM
Public Assembly: 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Gemini & Scorpio Presents: The Lost Circus (HOSTING)
Saturday, Aug. 1th, 2012, 8pm
Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

NY Musical Theater Festival: Travesties of 2012 (featured performers)
July 19-28th, 2012, (showtimes vary)
at 45th St. Theatre, 354 West 45th Street, NYC

The Coney Island Circus Sideshow
April 28, 2012, 8pm
at Coney Island Museum

Cast Members

Jennifer Harder

Jennifer Harder (Bathtub Jen) BFA, Drama from NYU Tisch; founding member of theater company The Management; has toured to the Capital, Dublin, and Montréal Fringe Festivals and the Ibero-American Festival in Bogotá, Colombia; NYIT Award winner for Outstanding Featured Actress, musician with Hungry March Band, and she bakes a mean vegan cookie.

www.jenniferharder.com

Charley Layton

Charley Layton (Ivan) plays over 13 instruments, though not simultaneously, all self-taught. He holds a BFA in Drama from NYU and teaches speech/dialects both at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. He has acted in and directed shows throughout NYC and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also teaches music to kids through the Funkytown Playground.

www.charleylayton.com

Glen Heory

Glen Heroy (Police Commissioner Kelly) Hospital clown, Documentary subject (PBS' Circus), Dead Guy on Law & Order, Spoon Player, Singer, Santa Claus, Monologist, Elton John Impersonator, Cornelius Aldo in The Maestrosities, Mentor, Educator, Name Dropper, Iconoclast, Nihilist, Friend. Glen looks younger than he actually is because he moisturizes. Member of AEA.

www.glenheroy.com