Bartleby Productions

Filled with the profound conviction that the easiest way of life is the best.

Month: August, 2012

Thanks everybody

by waynegjr

Just a quick thanks to everyone who joined us last Wednesday. You made our first event a resounding success.

Also a special thanks to all our performers: Aaron Stephenston, Stephen FosterDime Store FilmsThe Naked RoomatesEmily Dickenson, Mike Rhodes, Truman Capote, Stephanie Webber.

You all rock.

Don’t Mess With a Heart the Size of Texas

by waynegjr


Alert! Clown Auditions


Clown Auditions for the Greatest Show on Earth! are coming to Chicago on August 29th.  Now, We here at Bartleby will be busy preparing for our first show, so unfortunately, none of us can audition, but we definitely encourage you all to.


What do you look for in applicants to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & BaileyClown College? An overactive funny bone and a heart the size of Texas! Also: improvisational ability, a sense of timing, and a sincere desire to be a clown with The Greatest Show On Earth® are necessary characteristics of a potential applicant. Previous professional clowning experience is not required.


Happy Belated Birthday

by waynegjr

Apparently, August 1st was Herman Melville’s(who wrote our namesake story) Birthday!

We forgot, so, happy belated birthday M’ville!

Here are two fantastic quotes to honor the genius:


“Heaven have mercy on us all, Presbyterians and Pagans alike for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.”

— Moby Dick


“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well- housed, well-fed, well warmed.”

— “Poor Man’s Pudding and Rich Man’s Crumbs”