September Saturdays, 1:00-4:00pm, EST
The Mall, Central Park
We seek to present theater safely and without formalities: our performance is short, raw, and responsive. At its heart the Living Mural supports the relationship between actor and audience sharing a (socially distanced) space together. We believe in the power of theater to support and creatively nurture communities. We miss making theater and we want to provide a safe environment to create live performance.
As New Yorkers, we are accustomed to a variety of interactions with strangers in our day-to-day lives. Suddenly those interactions are fraught. We are now thinking about how to keep ourselves safe: is that person wearing a mask, what does 6 feet away really look like, do I have enough hand sanitizer, why is it still impossible to buy Clorox wipes? At the Living Mural we strip away the anxieties related to social interaction. All of our actors and audiences wear masks, we are outside and we stand 6 feet apart. All you have to do is show up, and experience a minute long piece of theater. Perhaps you want to stay and watch another, or have a short conversation, perhaps you want to continue on your day.
Like a mural, we are responding to and commemorating a specific moment in time. This moment. The time for this work is now, when live, in-person performance is needed more than ever.
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September 1, 2020, 8:00pm, EST
From a myriad of people locked in a virtual landscape, these are our stories. How do you truly connect with someone when we can only be together over the web? From a break-up to a make-up, a dystopian Truth or Dare, an unconditional love between man and whale, a call to arms, and the aftershocks of a silent retreat. Join as we push the emotional impossibilities and explore the undiscovered depth of our screens.
Inspired by a simple prompt:
“write a monologue about the coronavirus that’s not about the coronavirus”
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