Banana Man at the Upper Jay Art Center


Upper Jay Art Center
United States

Event Listings

Banana Man at the Upper Jay Art Center
April 15, 2023
Upper Jay Art Center

Time & Location

Apr 15, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 State Hwy 9N, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA


About the Event

Perfromed by Michael Galligan

Directed by Bailey Nassetta


Is it man? Or is it banana? In this solo clown show, Banana Man is stuck in a box with only one hour before he ripens. Performed by Michael Galligan, Banana employs stand-up, dance, physical comedy, live music, magic, audience participation, and sadness to explore what it means to be put in a box.


Michael Galligan is a clown, producer, and teaching artist based in Brooklyn. His  work has been developed at Irondale Center, The Deep End, 59E59 Theater, the Upper Jay Art Center, ChaShaMa, Cincy Fringe, FringePVD, and ZOO at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is a member of the Slugfest theater collective, a lead teaching artist with the Irondale Center, a co-producer of Clown Gym's variety shows, and a co-creator and producer of PUNCHLOCK, a strictly timed variety show with punishments.


Bailey Nassetta is a Brooklyn based theater director and teaching artist. She is currently studying to receive her Masters in Educational Theater in Colleges and Communities at NYU. Bailey’s most recent directing credits include: Banana Man (BCC, 2022), Bradaret (in-development, 2022), Missing 411: Into the Void (The Recovery Lounge, 2021), Fuckboi Healing Circle (Buffering Zoom Festival, 2021), Missing 411: The Musical (The Recovery Lounge, 2020), Accountability (The Kennedy Center's Page to Stage Festival, 2019). BFA NYU Tisch, Experimental Theater Wing (2015)