Creative Time


MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021


Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM 10:00 am–2:00 pm On Stage—The People’s Platform
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance, or in-person on the plaza.
Three people seated playing hand drums. 3:00 pm–5:00pm On Stage—Brooklyn Music School
Join Brooklyn Music School, a community school for the performing arts based in Fort Greene, at Red Stage for a performance by vocalist and faculty member Emily Tepe, playing her new original works!
round colorful graphic logo reading soft power 5:00 pm–7:00 pm On Plaza—Soft Power Vote
There is MORE on the ballot than the Mayor! Drop-in to get your ballot primer from Soft Power Vote! Learn how to vote, when to vote, and why it matters.
Two images of children painting on canvases. 5:30 pm–6:30 pm On Stage—An Exploration in Still Life Movement with Black Painters Academy
Join the Black Painters Academy, a new school dedicated to Black art history, for an adult painting class in the still life tradition. Led by artist and founder of the Academy Azikiwe Mohammed, this class will focus on the natural, with lush plant life and fresh cut flowers. Painting supplies will be provided for the first 10 people to arrive, after that people are invited to participate as they see so fit. Class is open to all, but inherent to the mission, Black Painters Academy centers Black people.
A 2005 graduate of Bard College, where he studied photography and fine arts, Azikiwe Mohammed received a Rauschenberg Artists Fund Grant in 2021 in support of The Black Painters Academy, a free art school / space for mutual aid he founded in 2020.
Instagram: @blackpaintersacademy
A black and white photo of a women, her face resting on her hand. 6:00 pm–8:00 pm On Plaza—Meditation Journey for Renewal & Emergence with Lana Homeri
This meditation circle provides an ecological space of care inviting the public into a sacred pause to gather your inner resources and reclaim your regenerative life force.
A woman's face with dark skin surrounded by leaves and flowers. 7:00 pm–7:45 pm On Stage—The first sky is inside you: A sound experience by sunlove
sunlove offers a multi-instrument sound meditation on and around the stage to close the day with intention, rest, and care. The event is free and open to all. There will be accessibility accommodations, including space for wheelchairs and social distancing protocols in place.
ASL interpretation provided.
sunlove aims to create space to allow for new growth and new pleasures to shine through for resilience and space to flow. It is an invitation to take part in harmonic experiences that unveil a new perspective and experience of the self, and a recognition that the oppression that we face cannot only be fought externally. Founded in 2020 by the writer Jenna Wortham, sunlove is a practice of care that centers Black queer and trans folks.



TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021


A peach farmstand. 8:00 am–5:00 pm On Plaza—GrowNYC Farmer's Market
The largest and most established environmental organization in NYC, GrowNYC offers its network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
Avi 6:00 pm–8:00 pm On Plaza—Salsa Social





Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM From 10:00 am On Stage—The People’s Platform
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance, or in-person on the plaza.





A large group of seals on the beach. 10:00 am–10:00 pm On Stage—Echo Location by Sunder Ganglani, Kai Pelton, and Charlotte Brathwaite
Echo Location: A shared story of struggle and survival, a public reading, a song of renewal, a multitude of voices, a people’s mic, a collective breath across life-forms and life-times by a loving community. Be present, raise your voice, open your heart. An intimate public reading embraced by song—created by Sunder Ganglani, Kai Pelton, and Charlotte Brathwaite.
Over the course of 12 hours, Red Stage will be enlivened by a deep reading of Alexis Pauline Gumb’s Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, a book that meditates on lessons of marine mammals that are applicable to human survival. Drop in at any time, pick up a book from a Creative Time staff member, and join in.
Charlotte Brathwaite began working with La MaMa E.T.C’s Great Jones Repertory Company as an actor at the age of 16 and performed in New York and internationally with the company for over a decade. As a director, she is known for her unique approach to staging classical and unconventional texts, dance, visual art, multi-media, site-specific installation, video, film, performance art, plays, and music events. Named as one of the “up-and-coming women in theatre to watch” by Playbill, her work has been seen in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia. With subject matter ranging from the historical past to the distant future, her work offers unique perspectives on form as it illuminates issues of race, sex, power, and the complexities of the human condition. In 2019 Brathwaite received a Creative Capital award, a United States Artist Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Fellowship, a Rockefeller Bellagio residency, and a Map Fund Award. Brathwaite is currently a freelance director and Associate Professor of Music and Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Instagram: @interstellartendencies3000





Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM 10:00 am–2:00 pm On Stage—The People’s Platform
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance, or in-person on the plaza.
A woman in an animal print shirt, wearing glasses. 3:00 pm–4:30 pm COMMENCEMENT: A Procession & Ceremony of Gratitude, Reunion, Celebration and the Closing of School Year led by Tiffany Lenoi Jones
On the last day of NYC public schools to celebrate the youth & families who have persevered, to thank educators who have sustained learning, and to reunite school communities who have been distanced during the pandemic, educator Tiffany Lenoi Jones will gather educators, students, and families for a procession & ceremony marking progress, achievement, and new beginnings. Youth participants include Zeke Tishcoff, Ronnie Gibson, Nyla Cepeda, Nico Shields, and Oona Ervin.
Tiffany Lenoi Jones is an abolitionist public school art educator, artist, and healer. Teaching and learning is her ultimate art practice. She is committed to the practice of unconditional TLC (tender love and care) to contribute to communities that thrive through the interdependent practice of teaching, learning, change, create, and/or challenge (TLC).
Graphic reading THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM From 5:00 pm On Stage—The People’s Platform
Throughout the run of Red Stage, The People’s Platform offers times for the public to activate the stage in performance, rehearsal, gathering, protest, and all forms of creative expression. Folks can register to take the stage in advance, or in-person on the plaza.
Avi 6:00 pm–7:30 pm On Stage—The People's Platform with Re-Connection Lab by Lacey Dorn
As we re-enter the world from isolation, have we forgotten how to connect? Amidst the collective trauma of global lockdowns and social and political turmoil, loneliness prevails. Screens have become our portal to everything: work, friendships, family, entertainment, and even love. In Re-Connection Lab, artist Lacey Dorn will conduct 10-minute human connection workshops. Using the 36 Questions For Closeness Generating, which were empirically proven by psychologist Dr. Arthur Aron to forge a bond between any two strangers, Dorn will allow participants to re-acquaint themselves with the art of establishing human connection.
Lacey Dorn is an artist, actor and filmmaker, working in both fine art and cinema. Dorn's experiential performance/video works have been featured in solo and group shows, including at Palais de Tokyo, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Paul Kasmin Gallery and Mana Contemporary Museum. On stage, she stars in Jay Scheib's ongoing live-cinema art performances of “Persona” and “The Silence.” Dorn and Scheib have ongoing collaborations with The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, including work with the Computer Science Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab. Narrative films she has directed, written, produced and acted in have screened at festivals, including SXSW, Mill Valley and Cannes.





Avi 2:30 pm–3:30 pm On Stage—Arts on Site
Arts On Site is a women-led nonprofit arts organization dedicated to providing artists with affordable studio rentals and opportunities to create and perform new work. The artists you will see perform—The Bang Group, ARKAI Music, Jamal Jackson Dance Company, BOiNK! Dance & Film, and Dual Rivet—were curated in celebration of both Pride and the return of live performance to the East Village.
Flyer reading The House Party and details of the event. 4:00 pm–8:00 pm On Stage—Live Arts Pride 2021: THE HOUSE PARTY
Performing in The House Party on Astor Place will be the oldest and most revered house in New York’s drag and ballroom scene: Performance Artist, Transgender Advocate, and Poet Linda La with performer and activist The Perfect Poison, and guests; Asian/Pacific/Queer collective of collaborative and creative minds Bubble_T; the uplifting and innovative duo OOPS! with guest friends; queer Brooklyn nightlife staple drag collective Switch n’ Play; RAGGA, a growing network of queer Caribbean artists and allies working across a wide range of disciplines; and Bubble_T member DJ THELIMITDOESNOTEXIST who is originally from Singapore and plays hyperpop club beats. Welcomed by Live Arts Artistic Director Bill T. Jones, these families will express their distinct voices in 30-minute performance sets.
Full Line-up:
—SWITCH N’ PLAY: Divina GranSparkle, K.James, Nyx Nocturne, the Illustrious Pearl, and Zoe Ziegfeld, hosted by Miss Malice
—BUBBLE_T: Sammy Kim, Keekai, Sina, Kiko Soiree, Snix
—OOPS!: Chiquitita & West Dakota
—RAGGA NYC: Shawn Neon, Viva Ruiz, Batalá New York
—LINDA LA & THE PERFECT POISON: Linda La, The Perfect Poison, Rozay LaBeija and guests
Free with RSVP. RSVP does not guarantee admittance if the event has reached the predetermined maximum capacity. Capacity is set for precautions around safety and care, and we expect to have a flowing entry/exit. Please come and join us- be sure to arrive early! Doors open at 4:00 pm.
ASL interpretation will be provided.
New York Live Arts produces and presents dance, music, and theater performances in its 20,000 square-foot home, including a 184-seat theater and two 1,200 square-foot studios. New York Live Arts offers an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people; it supports the continuing professional development of performing artists.







Two women, in a pink dress and a blue dress, holding a rainbow-colored fan. 10:00 am–7:00 pm On Stage—Stonewall Protests Takeover: Black Trans Liberation at Red Stage
Meet at Red Stage before, during, and after the march to hear speakers and watch performances, make signs, and participate in teach-ins from the Stonewall Protests community.
Black Trans Liberation aims to end homelessness within the trans population by providing access and resources that empower and celebrate the TGNC community. They’re committed to dismantling the current 35 year life expectancy of Black Trans people and abolishing systemic oppression.
ASL interpretation provided from 11:00 am–7:00 pm.
12:00 pm Rally with Stonewall Protests
                China B.
                "Street Princess" Alani
                Jade Kuriki Olivo
                Qween Jean
                Joel Rivera
                Hennessy Garcia
1:30 pm Leave for the march from Red Stage
1:30 pm–4:00 pm* Teach-ins, sign making, and community gatherings led by members of the Stonewall Protests and Black Trans Liberation collective at Red Stage

4:15 pm Welcome by Qween Jean and the Black Trans Liberation collective
5:00 pm Stonewall Shares

* We hope that Red Stage serves as an accessible gathering space for those who will not be marching. The plaza and stage are ADA accessible with a variety of seating.
Astor Place plaza is flat with multiple ramped entries, located at each intersection: Lafayette Street and Astor Place; Lafayette and 8th Street; Cooper Square and 8th Street; and Cooper Square and Astor Place. The stage is accessible via an ADA-compliant ramp. The plaza has permanent and temporary seating that is available on a first-come first-serve basis, and our team will provide additional seating as desired. The plaza does not have public restrooms. Nearby public restrooms can be located in Washington Square Park, McKinley Playground, Tompkins Square Park, Union Square Park, or Washington Square Park. Water and snacks will be available.



Lead project support for Red Stage is provided by Max and Monique Burger, Burger Collection Hong Kong; Molly Gochman; The O’Grady Foundation; and an anonymous donor. Red Stage is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project would not have been possible without site support and collaboration from the NYC Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program (DOT Art) and the Village Alliance.
Major Creative Time programming support for 2021 has been generously provided by Arison Arts Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and The Willem de Kooning Foundation. We are also grateful for the support of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the City Council; and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.