'Communal Spaces: a Garden Play Festival' Teams with Harvest Festival, 9/27-29
This year, "Communal Spaces: a garden play festival" will share its final weekend with the LUNGS Harvest Art Festival, a multidimensional arts festival that reflects the creative spirit of the neighborhood and the integral part that community gardens play in the culture and life of Lower East Side. Last year, Communal Spaces' play "Don't Weep for Me, Willow Tree" was featured as part of the festival. This year, all the plays will be part of the weekend of arts events. Admission is free.
Communal Spaces Schedule
Fridays - Sundays: Sept. 13-15, Sept. 20-22 & Sept. 27-29
Tim and Tuna in Town. @ 11:00am
Two strangers have a chance encounter in the heart of a city gone dark.
Featuring: Alex Daly, Sanford Wilson, Alex Daly
By: Josh Gulotta, Directed by: Jaki Bradley
Siempre Verde Garden
Stanton and Attorney Streets
(No performance Sept. 14)
Extinguish Yourself @ 12:30pm
A gArden Party goes horribly wrong. An Emily Post catastrophe.
Featuring: Shyko Amos, Sari Caine, Siri Hellerman, Mat Leonard, Shelby Martin, Meghan O'Neill
By: Angela Santillo, Directed by: Michael Padden
East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B
Yield! @ 3:00pm
Two guys get day-drunk and talk about their moms. And there's a girl over there.
Featuring: Edward Bauer, Will Dagger, Keilly McQuail
By: Will Arbery, Directed by: Stella Powell-Jones
All People's Garden
East 3rd Street between Avenues C and D
CO . OP @ 4:00pm
George is new to Little Prairie Co-op Apartments - small space, great garden, friendly neighbor, but wait-- How co-op is too co-op? Please direct your questions to the Co-op Manager.
Featuring: Michaela Morton, Harrison Unger
By: PatRick Shaw, Directed by: Lillian Meredith
Parque de Tranquilidad
East 4th Street between Avenues C and D
Limoncello Limoncello. @ 6:00pm
Old-timey tales, shared drinks in cool glass bottles, an anthem, and finally frivolity; followed by the looming space age.
Featuring: Stephen Bennett, Emily Daly, Rudy De La Cruz, Doug Harris, Maggie Raymond, Kristie Wortman
By: Alexandra Bassett, Directed by: Lillian Meredith
Green Oasis Garden
East 8th Street between Avenues C and D
For more information, visit: http://communitygardenproject.wordpress.com.
The mission of Communal Spaces: a garden play festival is three-fold. First, to make space integral to narrative; by using the garden as the primary inspiration for the story, the garden becomes a character, instead of merely a backdrop. Second, to make theater as public art; by presenting plays in municipal spaces we return to theater's roots as a populist art form. Finally, to embrace the experience of being a New Yorker; by developing a relationship not only with specific urban spaces but also with the communities that thrive within them, by making theater that directly relates to and augments these spaces and encourages exploration of not only the gardens but the neighborhood beyond, we invite our audiences to consider their relationship to the city we all call home. Love your city. Love your gardens. Plant urban roots.