95 Empire Street
A BUSKER’S DIGITAL ROCK & ROLL STORY
by Andrew Potter
The true, tell-all tale of two unicycle-riding/fire-eating/guitar-playing/rubber chicken-juggling street performers,in a one-man, live, musical, digital storytelling show. Oh… it’s about chasing your dreams, too.
“Mesmerizing… worth it in every way.” –Bitter Lemons, Hollywood, CA
“Powerpoint gone mad…” -Kings River Life
Andrew Potter is a video producer, musician, performer and digital storyteller. He spent 15 years as a juggler and street performer in San Francisco. His work with Wheeler Cole as the High Street Circus earned them 1st prize in the San Francisco Street Performers Competition, as well as winners of the “Premio Strada” performing competition in Milano, Italy and numerous tours in Japan and Canada.
Andrew Potter and Wheeler Cole started working together as The High Street Circus at the University of Rhode Island in 1976. They left for San Francisco shortly after graduation in 1980, and won the top prize in San Francisco in 1983. Their career then took off, and for the next seven years, they performed full time at Pier 39 in San Francisco. as well as gigs and events all over the state, the country, and the world, including seven trips to Japan. They performed their last shows together back in Rhode Island, appearing at the Water Fire Festival and First Night in the late 1990’s, capping a 20+ year career together.
Andrew Potter started his show of their story “The Road to High Street” as a graduate student at Emerson College in 1997. After many, (many!) years of development, he hit the fringe show circuit in 2010. With his unique combination of live storytelling, music, and projected media about his very unusual career, Andrew has been earning rave reviews ever since.