The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini
Trailer for The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini
Prospective TV series
Arthur Woo, video
Cynthia Von Buhler, producer/creator/writer
Cast (in order of appearance): Pearls Daily (Minky Woodcock), Lord Kat (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Veronica Varlow (Margery of Boston), Cliff Fuller (Butler), Erica Mancini (Bellhop), Mat Leonard (Jim Collins), Vincent Cinque (Harry Houdini), Delysia La Chatte (Nurse La Chatte), Luka Fric (Bennie Woodcock), Tess Richie (Bess Houdini).
Oddities, The Science Channel
Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse,
A Sequel to Of Dolls & Murder,
Narrated by John Waters,
Directed by Susan Marks
Inspired by a collection of dollhouse crime scenes known as “The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death,” Cynthia von Buhler recreates the story of her grandfather’s prohibition-era murder with a dollhouse replica of his speakeasy club and bakery.
This documentary film goes inside Cynthia’s world of miniature murder and steps back in time through her off-broadway immersive play. With these investigative techniques she attempts to unravel the curious mystery surrounding her grandfather’s death.
Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse DVD includes the documentary film (Running time 17:38) and special PDF files of Cynthia von Buhler's graphic novel "Speakeasy Dollhouse, The Bloody Beginning" and an Evidence Booklet Playbill.
Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic
Cynthia Von Buhler made a short silent film based on her immersive play, Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic.
Speakeasy Dollhouse Kickstarter
The speakeasy is our dollhouse and the audience are the dolls.”
– Cynthia von Buhler
Speakeasy Dollhouse is a time capsule transporting audiences to the scene of a riveting crime and then inviting them to live fully in that world, erasing the boundary between themselves and the performers. The plays are interactive, non-fictional investigative stories inside sensory theatrical worlds. The Speakeasy Dollhouseexperience begins with a series of emails featuring actual news articles, investigative dollhouse recreations and a password for entry through a secret door where guests are given a role to play.