Salon @ Spoke: May Edition
Saturday, May 18th at 7:30pm

Dan Rauchwerk / Music
JACKS / Film
Rebecca Van Dover / Dance
Lexie Thrash / Dance
Mark Lamb / Storytelling

$10 in advance
$15 at the door
Your ticket also includes admission to Gilligan Comedy at 8:45!


Best described as a “musical Wikipedia,” songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Rauchwerk seeks to educate as he entertains. A founding member of the internationally touring folk band The Lords of Liechtenstein, Dan has recently embarked on a solo career. “We Are More Than What We Leave Behind,” his debut solo album, was released in December of 2018.



JACKS is a moving, making duo committed to investigative movement experiences, meaningful processes, and telling the truth. The duo premiered their first collaborative film, ground-swell in November 2018 in Red Hook, Brooklyn with artists Emily Kohl-Mattingley, Allistair Johnson, Mika Mintz, and Amber Schmeising. The work has also been screened at An Evening of Dance on Film (Washington, DC), and 30Under30:3 (West Stockbridge, MA).


Rebecca Van Dover is a performer and maker, originally from Pueblo, CO. After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she relocated to NYC and has worked with artists like KEIGWIN + CO, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, The Borscht Collective and Graham Cole Dance.






Mark Lamb resides in New York City where his work as a choreographer and performer has been recognized by the New York Times as “quietly celebratory” “gently charming” and “expression of communal joy”. Mark is a Grand Slam champion at the Peabody Award winning Moth storytelling series, and also was featured on their podcast. He was the first storyteller to tell a story on PBS’ “Stories from the Stage”. Mark is the Slam Champion of The National Storytelling Festival Slam in Jonesborough, TN for his story “A Boy and His Dolly.” His story “A Boy and His Dolly’ was sanctioned by the Dollywood Foundation as a fundraiser in celebration of Dolly’s 70th birthday.


Lexie Thrash is a compassionate movement artist born and raised in Frederick, MD. She is co-founder of the dance and filmmaking company, JACKS, alongside Kelsey Kramer. Her creative journey has led her to performance projects with: Ian Spencer Bell, Eric Gottshall, and Debbie Mausner/dmdancecollective, and administrative/design work with: Dance/NYC, Doug Varone and Dancers, Ephrat Asherie, Joanna Kotze, Jacob’s Pillow, The Kitchen, Alice Sheppard/Kinetic Light, Movement Research and L.A. Dance Project.




with host, Gabe Pacheco
Saturday, May 18th at 8:45pm


Aimee Rose Ranger
Dan Enfield
Sam Morrison
Drexton Clemons
Amber Rollo
Gabe Pacheco

$10 in advance
$15 at the door


Aimee Rose Ranger is a Brooklyn-based actor, comedian, and storyteller. She performs stand up and characters. She co-hosts and co-produces a monthly comedy + poetry variety show in Brooklyn called The Ranger Zone with her twin sister, April Ranger.







Miami native Dan Enfield has been on the New York circuit for a decade and runs a show at Gotham comedy club the first Saturday every month




Sam is a New York City-based comedian has appeared on the Travel Channel, SiriusXM and will be featured on a PBS documentary about up and coming comedians. He has been featured in the New York Times, Time Out NY, and recently headlined the legendary comedy club Stand Up NY.







Drexton Clemons is an explosion of comedy energy, with quirky and nuanced takes on relationships, music and social issues. He has been featured in A3C, the Athens Fringe Festival, the Harlem Comedy Festival and the DC Comedy Festival. His debut comedy album, “And Another Thing” is set to release in 2019.





Called “a powerhouse comedian and producer” by This Week In Comedy, Amber Rollo hosts shows in Brooklyn, Queens and even Manhattan. She is the Co-Host of Daddy-less Issues: The Orphan Podcast, with Chanel Ali, where they talk to comedians and artists who have lost one or more parents about how they succeed in life despite that. She is also the Head of Digital Production for The Box, the intersectional feminist comedy show. Amber performs all over the city, bringing humor to dark topics like growing up an orphan and the infantalization of female sexuality.




Gabe Pacheco is a Brooklyn based comedian/radio personality/film maker. He featured in the Accidental Comedy Festival, and the Asheville Comedy Fest. Gabe regularly provides commentary on Insights on Sirius XM with John Fugelsang and appeared on Current TV. He performs sketch comedy based on the work of school children with the Story Pirates and is a permanent guest host on WBAI’s “the Katie Halper Show”.