Audience member, Shannon B. O’ Connor said she “enjoyed the show because it was different.”
Thal said his journey becoming a performer started with poetry, as he developed his voice and began attending open-mics. Later, Thal was introduced to William J. Barnum, who taught him the art of mime.
“That is when I started to incorporate acting, poetry and mime in my performances,” he said.
After learning from Barnum, Thal worked with another teacher of mime, James Von Looy. Together they collaborated to create the Cosmic Splunker, which Thal said is still an ongoing concern.
Thal’s last performance was several months ago, in which time he has taken classes, refined his skills, and create new material, he said.
Thal said the time he puts into the performances are well worth the effort.
“He fits in well,” said Meredith L. Garniss, the owner of Willoughby and Baltic.