James Habacker MFA '94

James Habacker


James Habacker graduated from Bennington with an MFA in sculpture in 1994. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Slipper Room, a Variety theatre in Manhattan that has been home to the downtown performance art scene since 1999 and has a strong international reputation. In that time he has produced, written, and performed in thousands of Variety shows, numerous plays, and an operetta. His shows have travelled around the United States and Europe. He has recently completed his first feature film The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man, a dark comedy which he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in. He is currently at work on his second film, The Mel & Fanny Movie, a screwball comedy he co-wrote with Marc Spitz '92. You can see him perform every Wednesday and many weekend nights at the Slipper Room.