Snake Oil Productions,
professional variety entertainment and other modern conveniences.
proprietress, designer, performer, producer, makeup artist,
stitcher, props-fabricator, illustrator
Updated 9/19/2007 .
Specialties | Body
Art | Charlie
Chaplin | Fire
Stylings | The
Human Puppet |
Al Fresco | Western
performances are becoming more popular in today's special event
world. Interactivity invites a guest to forget
his own world and enter a new, fantastic world. Over 20 years
of experience working directly with the public,
in a special character, costume, or performance? Just
ask - it just might be in the closet, without a photograph
having arrved on this website. It's a vest closet and a vast
website, and not always the twain shall meet...
newest trend in event entertainment and adornment, facepainting
is taken to a whole new level of artistic heights. See the new
Faces web page for information.
| Balloon-twisting for all occasions.
Figures, hats, even public lessons at festival events. Already
had balloon-twisters at your event? The fun is in the costume
and the attitude!
painting taken to a high art. Lauren has a degree in
Illustration, so these are truly works of art on the face or body.
No more scrawled images by bad clowns on children's pretty faces.
Children are encouraged to use their imaginations for the creations.
Want to see an entire aquarium? A jungle
found the right artist. Only non-toxic paints are used.
fantastic character likeness of the comic master. Lauren
has researched Chaplin's moves for use in interactive situations.
Requested by the 1997 Presidential Inaugural Committee
for performance during the Arkansas State inaugural Ball in
Washington, DC. "Chaplin" was 'bopping' everyone in
the backside his "his" cane. Was that Colin Powell
who got bopped? Sure was. Terrific for meet & greet. Very
popular at corporate events and festival events . . .
2007 saw Lauren's Charlie Chaplin
at 2 international clowning festivals: Liuzhou, China and Shanghai,
China - to great acclaimn from the guests and the other performers!
entire Chaplin page for more information on this performance
as well as the film project, "Chaplin Returns to Shanghai"
Fire-eating done by the nation's best. Honest. Read
about Lauren in Time-Life Books. Highly requested performances
yet done very safely in certain events and situations. Any performance
bid & contract will describe carefully any safety measures.
The Human Puppet
stationary mime-like presence, similar to a Mannequin or Robot
Already used in:
- trade show events,
- corporate functions,
- store windows, and
- other festivities needing an
element of silent wonder.
This performance is perfect for
drawing attention to a place of importance - a point of purchase,
a display, mall window - anywhere which can benefit from attention
by passersby. The Puppet will interact directly with the crowd,
even through glass. Audiences are amazed and will watch for
upwards on 30 minutes! Can your event benefit form such "sticky"
interactivity? Ask about custom costumes for your needs.
a theme. Roving characters will improv with your guests to create
the mood. Snake Oil Productions can provide a list of costumes/characters
available for your event - complete with accents, necessary props,
and quck wits.. Most costumes are handmade in Lauren's
here . . Lauren as the a comic cowgirl and a Snowflake Princess..
Stuff Great and Small
||Imagine what can get thrown around!
"Juggling" is much more than just balls...
Magic & Legerdemain
|| Sleight of hand with cards, balls,
and cards. Now you see it, now it's... comical! Jim Frank has
been invited to perform at corporate and private events across
the region. See the magic
web page for more pictures and information.
a trained Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Clown College
graduate, entice your guests with her silent comedy performances.
Don't expect large-haired birthday-party clowning here - only
respectful, interactive entertainment will be offered.
Great for many event formats - many beautiful costumes are in
or Card Shark
| Jim Frank's special spin on
magic; card &
coin, magic in the flair of a classy gambler, card shark, or street
con. He has been studying the 'art of the con' for many years,
fascinated by what can be done to fool the eye - when the eye
is still attached to your face. See Jim's own website,
tall and full of themed costumes. Favorites of children and adults
alike for festivals and events.
Tableaux Al Fresco
A walking talking classic masterpiece painting
interacts with guests, including having them assist painting
the canvas! See description under
Western Ropes & Whips
Western skills who are members of
Wild West Arts Club. They know how to safely perform
and demonstrate the cowboy
arts so that any guest at any function may be able
to feel like they've just stepped out of the Old West.
Roping is best for roving - however, to try "catch-roping",
these ingenious entertainers have wooden steer available to bring
to events. Please inquire for details.