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House of screwball Selected press:

BUSHWICK’S CIRCUS OF DREAMS IS A BIZARRE PARADISE, Feb. 5, 2015

"For such an odd and daring show taking place in prime Bushwick real estate quickly gentrifying, the fact that Circus of Dreams does not appear to be going anywhere is truly a testament to it’s quality and community."

"...one of the most unique variety shows in New York."

~ Cassidy Dawn Graves, NYU Local. Read more here. 

TAROT SOCIETY, FROM TIMEOUT NY, MARCH 16, 2014

"A cadre of tarot-card readers convenes at this loungey New Age bazaar. Listen to chilled-out tunes from DJ Sex Libris and down a drink or two before venturing to get a palm, tarot, rune or astrology reading ($5–$30). Not sure where to start? Organizers, including host and palmist Miss Darcey Leonard, will happily steer you toward the right reader for you—just think of them as your psychic sommeliers."

Read more here.

ABOUT TAROT SOCIETY, FROM BUSHWICK DAILY, FEB. 27, 2014

“The Tarot Society, a biweekly bazaar of psychics put on by House of Screwball–power couple Kevin Pelrine and Darcey Leonard…
…So from what I found, is The Tarot Society legit? Yes. I totally drank the kool-aid! In the very least, if you don’t believe that the sky is opening and divine nature is shining down on you to assist in defining your future and all that is destined, getting a reading can actually be therapeutic. The process of bringing up your issues (don’t act like you don’t have any) and sorting them out through a reading causes you to address what’s really important for you to improve at that time. So stop being so cynical.” 

Read the full story here.

THE WILD PERFORMANCE JOURNEY OF MATTHEW SILVER’S CIRCUS OF DREAMS IN BUSHWICK DAILY, 1/27/2014:

"While it is easy to get caught up in the shock value of the show, once you really begin to see the performers and acknowledge what they are doing, you begin to see the power of such a fantastical night. “Circus of Dreams” creates a haven of the bizarre, where performers and artists are free to try out their art in, for all intents and purposes, a safe environment and a circle of trust. House of Screwball’s Darcey Leonard told me that she wanted to let “Circus” be an outlet for Silver to run free. Bringing together a variety show of performers who might not fit into a typical night of burlesque or performance art space, “Circus” might seem a little disjointed at times, but Silver’s unmatched ability to find the beauty and slightly off-balance order in the chaos keeps us all in it together."

Read the full story here

ABOUT CIRCUS OF DREAMS IN NEW YORK NATIVES, 10/29/2013:

"Circus of Dreams is produced by House of Screwball’s Darcey Leonard & Kevin Pelrine and hosted by street performance artist and creator, Matthew Silver. The beautiful Nia Nottage also lends a helping hand as the production assistant.
This combination is deadly when you consider that Darcey is also a performance artist who has spent time on stage as a burlesque dancer, singer, and general screwball. She even sells vintage clothing under the moniker Screwball Diva. Not to be outdone, Kevin is the tech guru and designer for House of Screwball and DJs under the name Sex Libris.”

Read the full story here.

House of Screwball - a chat with Miss Darcey. From Wickbush 10/28/2013:

"At the House of Screwball we create events that center around meaningful social interaction. Parties are a nexus of serendipity. We want to throw the kinds of events that change your life, events where you could fall in love or meet a new real friend or where you could have an epiphany on the dance floor. Life is a “Psychic Dance Party” and we are always dancing with all of creation, and all of our loved ones even if they are not at the party or alive. Using a party to raise the energy and “good vibrations” of the people there and in the world. Activation as activism. A party is a time out of time, a momentary holiday where you can step outside yourself in order to go back to the labors of life, renewed. It is sacred in it’s very nature."
 

Read the full interview here.