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Voix de Ville is a pop-up imaginarium of neo-vaudeville, musical extravaganza, circus arts, comedy, and theatre in a tiny circus tent!

The Voix de Ville (or "Voice of the City") theatre is a entertainment venue, art space and learning arena. 

We are taking what food trucks have done for restaurants and applying the same approach to theater.

 We are creating a 60 seat mobile tent inspired by the historic Spiegel tents, and European tent venues. It will showcase our zany multi-faceted neo-vaudeville cast, our three piece band and invited guests from all over Cleveland and the US to entertain, enlighten and share. We will create and perform shows throughout the year as well as open this venue for other creatives. Imagine a pop-up venue for new and established theatre companies, and comedy troupes. The Voix de Ville will host theatre classes, art openings and camps for children and adults. Dinner theatre night? SURE! The Voix de Ville and local food trucks can team up to deliver dinner and a show! Instant supper club!

We will make our home here, around Cleveland, but plans to take this on tour are in our future. We have teamed up with Ingenuity Labs part of the Ingenuity Fest. It is with yours and their support that the Voix de Ville will be brought to life. With your support, it will be showcased at the 2013 Cleveland Ingenuity Fest presented by Scene Magazine.  September 20, 21 and 22, 2013, the Voix de Ville will be set up amongst some of the most amazing and creative things that Cleveland has to offer. Throughout the weekend of September 20th 21st and 22nd the Voix de Ville will have regularly scheduled shows by our main cast, and pop in performances by innovated, talented and extraordinary people.

Its a fringe theatre! A tiny circus! A school! A miniature art gallery!

The over all tent design will take you to another time, into a dream you once had! All light and sound from the outside is blocked by lush theatrical Duvetyne, modest yet beautiful lighting illuminates the 8x8 stage and twinkles above with an exotic cabaret feel. Our shows are exciting and inspiring with a eclectic cast of professional entertainers ranging from acrobats, comedic actors, singers, dancers, jugglers and musicians.

We have the tents on order, but cannot do the rest without your help! And this is what we need! 

We will need to supply the tent with some gear to make it a theater.

Curtains,tassels, and trimmings.

Exterior carnival lights.

Theatre lights, light controller, cords, and clamps 

Electrical needs, power strips, microphones, and a subwoofer

Permit fees, permit application fee, licensing

Building materials for the seating, stage and back stage.

Artists payments for posters, advertising materials, logo, and illustrations.

Stagecraft, props, and costumes.

Portable air conditioning unit. 

A modest used trailer to haul and store the tent itself.

A decent wage to our performers during our opening weekend at Cleveland Ingenuity Fest presented by Scene Magazine September 2013.

There are no ticket sales for the Voix de Ville during the Ingenuity Festival. We are looking at 4, hour long free shows a day including event busking (strolling entertainment) throughout the festival.

TOGETHER, we can make something great!  The more capital we can raise, the more amazing the Voix de Ville will be for EVERYONE!!!

OUR GOALS and what happens in the case we surpass our goal;

  • $5500 = It is happening!  {Goal} - Together we raised the funding to get the Voix de Ville off the ground!
  • $7,500 = Trailer - We will buy a trailer to make get the tent where the action is! 
  • $10,000 = Props and Cast - Payment for artwork created, Actors and a proper budget for props! 
  • $12,000 = More and More  - We can live a little! We will add more banners artwork and additional lighting to the tent!
  • $15,000 = This is going to blow your mind!   - We are going to be bringing you the best that Cleveland has to offer in the form of variety entertainment. We will be able to draw in some bigger acts, add more rhinestones to our costumes, and pay our artist and actors more!
  • $17,000 = Moving ON! - Wow! We will begin to book more shows in various places.  This amount starts to pay our performers and staff a living wage for rehearsal time and travel expenses
  • $20,000 = Shows Galore!  {Above and Beyond!} - WE ARE FLATTERED AND STOKED! We will continue to book our next appearances and look to bring theater where you least expect it for the up coming year! This also allows us to begin the plans for producing The Boffo Festival ( a weekend long variety,sideshow and busking festival here in Cleveland)
  • $25,000 = ???????? {Above and Beyond!} We will share this secret once we hit Shows Galore! STAY TUNED!  


Pinch and Squeal, Are an eclectic musical neo-vaudeville duo of whims and hilarity full of clichéd sentimentality, kneejerk patriotism and old-wheeze jokes

Pinch and Squeal Facebook page

Voix de Ville Facebook page

Voix De Ville Website

Producer/Director Jason Tilk

Producer/Director Danielle Tilk

Producer James Krouse

Lead Artist Craig Worrell Facebook Page

Craig Worrell Website

Lead Designer Matthew Beckwith

Principle Actor BC Miles

Technical Director Dave Tilk

Here are the sweet 1" buttons: PUSH OUR BUTTONS! For a donation of $20 we will give you a set of 3 Pinch and Squeal pins designed by our very own favorite illustrator C.B.Worrell, AND a signed Voix De Ville poster!!! The amazing poster that will be used to announce the arrival of the Voix De Ville signed by the artist and cast!

Pledge $25 or more and you get: A TINY TENT! A Voix De Ville paper craft tent! You too could have your own tiny circus tent! We will send you a LASER CUT paper craft version of our project for you to paste up and assemble! FUN!

Pledge $10 or more and you can PUT US ON YOUR WALLS!! A Voix De Ville poster!!! You will receive the amazing 8.5"x 14" poster that will be used to announce the arrival of the Voix De Ville.

Pledge $10 and you can PUT US ON YOUR WALLS!! A Voix De Ville poster!!! You will receive the amazing 8.5"x 14" poster that will be used to announce the arrival of the Voix De Ville.

For $60 you can WEAR IT WELL! You will receive a Voix De Ville t-shirt and the trio of Pinch and Squeal pins! Our amazing logo on fine cotton for you to strut around town in!! For Good measure we will throw in the amazing 8.5"x 14" poster that will be used to announce the arrival of the Voix De Ville

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Jason and Danielle have been making objects, art, events, shows, and entertainment for their whole lives, and each fills in different key roles to make this happen. We all know things can come up. We feel we have enough planning time put in to the project to allow for all the key elements to be built assembled and tested.

The whole time the construction of the tent is happening the show is being written and acts are being booked to fill in around the "Big Show!"

We have a amazing core group to call on for assistance and for support. The backing of the Shaker Launch house, a huge band of amazing volunteers ,the board of the Ingenuity Festival and Ingenuity Labs, will all be called on if we need help though out the development of the Voix de Ville!

Thank you! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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    A HAND SHAKE AND A SMILE! For a one dollar donation, we will give you a hearty hand shake and hug. Thank you so much for your donation!!

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    PUT US ON YOUR WALLS!! A Voix De Ville poster!!! You will receive the amazing 8.5"x 14" poster that will be used to announce the arrival of the Voix De Ville.

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    9 SECONDS OF TRIBUTE! A custom made "Vine" or a 9 second video by Pinch and Squeal for you or your business.

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    PUSH OUR BUTTONS! For a donation of $20 we will give you a set of 3 Pinch and Squeal pins designed by our very own favorite illustrator C.B.Worrell, AND a signed Voix De Ville poster!!! The amazing poster that will be used to announce the arrival of the Voix De Ville signed by the artist and cast!

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    A TINY TENT! A Voix De Ville paper craft tent! You too could have your own tiny circus tent! We will send you a LASER CUT paper craft version of our project for you to paste up and assemble! FUN!

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    LOVE IS LOVE! In celebration of marriage equality and 25 years of Cleveland Pride week our favorite vaudeville chanteuse the famed Sabrina Chap is offering her new CD "WE ARE THE PARADE" lovingly signed to you personally or to a friend!

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    YOUR NAME IN PRINT!! The Voix De Ville will have many banners inside and out featuring art work by C.B.Worrell. Featured in the tent will be a banner naming our significant benefactors, For a $50 donation your name will be on a banner in the tent, listing you and and your fellow benefactors. Let the world know you were in the tent first!!

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    WEEEE! 1 hour hoop dance lesson by professional Angelina Rose! For kids and adults! Perfect for a girls night cookout! Cleveland and surrounding areas only please

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    WEAR IT WELL! You will receive a Voix De Ville t-shirt and the trio of Pinch and Squeal pins! Our amazing logo on fine cotton for you to strut around town in!! For Good measure we will throw in the amazing 8.5"x 14" poster that will be used to announce the arrival of the Voix De Ville.

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    SHARE THE LOVE!!! A 1 hour dance class of your choice by our very own Squeal. Squeal is a renowned Belly dance and Burlesque instructor and performer! Choose one of the following as a gift. Burlesque or Belly dance lesson Great idea for a party! Location Cleveland Ohio. Classes will be redeemable after October of 2013. We will contact you to schedule your class via Email.

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    LIFE IS A CABARET! A ticket to the VoixDeVille launch party here in Cleveland! Celebrate with us! Tour the tent before the public! Meet the cast and crew! A delicious,gorgeous and entertaining evening!!!

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    SHARE THE MAGIC!!! A 1 hour Accordion or Magic class of your choice by our very own Pinch. Pinch is a renowned Accordionist and Magician. Choose one of the following as a gift; Accordion lesson:: Magic lesson:: Location Cleveland Ohio. Classes will be redeemable after October of 2013. We will contact you to schedule your class via Email. Includes ticket to the launch party 9/13

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    MAJOR SUPPORTER! The Voix De Ville will have many banners inside and out featuring art work by C.B.Worrell. Featured on the tent will be a banners of illustrations. We will put your name tucked away in the details of one of these amazing illustrations, For a $100 donation your name will be on an EXTERIOR banner in the tent.Includes ticket to the launch party 9/13

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    TAKE YOUR SEATS FOLKS! In the Voix De Ville there will be custom made folding chairs designed by Jason Tilk and Matthew Beckwith. We are manufacturing these chairs ourselves in Cleveland. You could have your name on one of these chairs that get used in the tent! For a $150 donation we will make a custom plaque and immortalize your name on one of these 52 chairs! Includes 2 tickets to the launch party 9/13

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    CREATIVE ARCHIVE!!! There will be plenty of art in and around the Voix De Ville. You could own a part of it. Up for a $150 donation is a signed sketch of a part of the Voix De Ville's art work, You could have an original concept sketch of the a part of the tent's art work. Anything from logo sketches to side art, to layout concepts! We will randomly give these out so it will be like a cracker jack prize of ART!!!Includes pins and 2 tickets to the launch party 9/13

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    SINGING TELEGRAM! We will come to your house and sing you a song!!! Pinch and Squeal will perform at your front door, for a party... or someone else's front door! In and or around the Cleveland area! If you want this to happen someplace else you can buy us plane tickets and we will happily do play for someone in another town!!Includes 3 tickets to the launch party 9/13

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    "D" ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! The gifts from the following rewards. CREATIVE ARCHIVE!!! Signed, one of a kind piece of art. YOUR NAME IN PRINT!! Your name on inside of the tent in a banner of benefactors. A TINY TENT! A Voix De Ville paper craft tent! PUSH OUR BUTTONS! a set of 3 Pinch and Squeal buttons! PUT US ON YOUR WALLS!! Voix De Ville Poster. Includes 6 tickets to the launch party 9/13

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    LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!! We will drive anywhere in the continental USA, set up the Voix De Ville, and perform for you and 60 of your friends. In fact, we will hang out all night long! Includes tickets to the launch party in Cleveland Ohio 9/13

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