MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021
TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2021
|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.
|6:00 pm–8:00 pm On Plaza—Salsa Social|
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021—PLAY
PLAY: A FESTIVE CONVENING OF NON-STOP GAMES FROM DOUBLE DUTCH AND DANCE CLASS, DRUM LINES TO MIMES, CHESS TO ARTIST-LED ACTIVITIES.
|12:00 pm–1:00 pm On Stage—BKBXperiments Presents: The Stuck Layer Players
Join members of Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) for an interactive exploration of power, gesture, and the power of gesture in a series of farcical vignettes (with words!).
Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) is a collaborative theater company that performs original, contemporary short plays entirely through movement. The diverse group of artists who call BKBX their artistic home believe in making innovative, provocative theater that erases the language barrier and champions the power of simplicity in performance.
|1:00 pm–3:00 pm On Stage—Spect-ACTOR Spectacular! with Theatre of the Oppressed
Why just be a spectator when you could be a spect-ACTOR? Come warm up your mind and body in our public rehearsal for the revolution with games and exercises from Theatre of the Oppressed, a technique for making activist theatre practiced all around the world!
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC partners with community members at local organizations to form theatre troupes that devise and perform plays based on their challenges confronting economic inequality, racism, and other social, health, and human rights injustices. After each performance, actors and audiences engage in theatrical brainstorming—called Forum Theatre—with the aim of catalyzing creative change on the individual, community, and political levels.
|3:00 pm–4:30 pm On Stage—Collective Safety Scramble by Risa Puno
*This program was cancelled due to the heat wave.*
Step right up to play artist Risa Puno’s newest game, Collective Safety Scramble. In this fast-paced activity, groups of volunteers must collaborate and communicate in order to reach a common goal. Can you get all the community members to safety before time runs out? Come play to find out!
Risa Puno is a sculpture and installation artist who uses interactivity and play to understand how we relate to one another. Often taking a whimsical form, Puno’s work creates accessible spaces to explore universal human conundrums. She was the inaugural winner of the Creative Time Emerging Artist Open Call.
|3:00 pm–5:00 pm On Plaza—Jumping for Joy with Double Dutch Dreamz
Show off your skills with Double Dutch Dreamz. Veteran jumpers and newbies are welcome. Founded by Reverend Malika Lee Whitney, Double Dutch Dreamz celebrates the importance of community play as community-building in the lives of young people. A demonstration, basic jumping and turning instruction, and learning call and response rhymes that accompany the activity.
|5:00 pm–6:00 pm On Stage—Questions for Future Museum Educators with Pablo Helguera, Maya Jeffries, and Tom Finkelpearl
The education department is often the most progressive and diverse area in an art museum. But what is the state of these departments and where will they be in the future? We invite you to join a discussion on this topic based on a letter that artist/educator Pablo Helguera has written to an imagined art educator 100 years from now. Artist and educator Maya Jefferies and former museum director Tom Finkelpearl will join Helguera in this discussion of the status and possibilities of the field. We invite arts educators, museum enthusiasts, and reformers alike to come, discuss, listen, teach, and learn.
— Can arts education achieve its mission as long as it is situated within the structure of institutions that venerate tradition that is steeped in white supremacy?
— How can we prepare for the future of society, the museum, arts education? Is this preparation futile, essential, inevitable, or unpredictable?
— Is there an inherent self-centeredness in the artistic vision of the North American art Museum, and can arts education transcend/critique/dismantle self-centeredness?
|6:00 pm–6:30 pm On Stage—PHYS ED: FREEtime
This is not your ordinary P.E. class—here you'll chalk up the sidewalk, play telephone, and get into your body as disabled artist Jerron Herman revisits what a physical education is all about.
Jerron Herman is a disabled dancer and writer who has created works to facilitate welcoming. Jerron began his training as a company member with Heidi Latsky Dance from 2011-2019, performing widely, and has since joined Disability Arts collective Kinetic Light.
Instagram: @jerronherman | Twitter: @jerronherman | jerronherman.com
|6:45 pm–8:00 pm On Stage and Plaza—Performance by Marching Cobras
Join Marching Cobras for an explosion of energy with a full drumline and danceline.
Founded in 2008, The Marching Cobras is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of teens with emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities across a broad spectrum.
|7:30 pm–10:00 pm On Stage—House of AiOPY: Bravura Outbreak
Serving resilience after the worst pandemic of our lifetime, Bravura Outbreak is a CALLING ALL featuring walking the walk — serious model mothers, official boom box orchestras, superstar sex workers, unqualified caregivers, licensed drummers, unexpired produce, bona fide drivers, original choirs, hypocritical activists, imaginary dancers, micro-parades, unplugged DJs, frank children groups, uniformed volunteers, fraudulent explorers, heartfelt twirlers, fantasy change-makers, reliable 007s, compelling statements, substantial fashion, and costume designers, vetted legends, effected visual and performance artists, senior scientists, fabulous farmers, persnickety poets, unaffected messengers, virtual vocalists, mimicked musicians, and cockeyed protesters — turning the runway — proud, strong, living.
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021
FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021
*DUE TO RAIN, MORGAN BASSICHIS IS RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 4.*
SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021—MORGAN BASSICHIS
|2:00 pm–8:00 pm Don’t Rain On My Bat Mitzvah by Morgan Bassichis
Oh no! Your bat mitzvah is tonite and you forgot to study? It’s OK! Come cram with your tutors and then we’ll become adults together!
Roll call: Drop in from 2:00 pm–6:00 pm to tutor sessions with esteemed artists, activists, scholars, and rabbis to deepen your engagement with the robust lineages of Jewish anti-zionism. Using learnings from the day, Morgan Bassichis and an all-star band led by Ira Khonen Temple debut their soon-to-be-hit musical Don’t Rain On My Bat Mitzvah at 6:30 pm sharp.
2:15 pm “But do I have to learn Hebrew?” Lineages of Jewish Anti-zionism with Brooke Lober and Shirly Bahar.
Brooke Lober is a feminist scholar, teacher, and Director of Harm Reduction at the St. James Infirmary in San Francisco. Shirly Bahar teaches at the School of Visual Arts at Columbia University and is Co-Director of Tzedek Lab.
3:00 pm “But who do I invite?” Palestinian Popular Resistance with Izzy Mustafa and Tamar Ghabin.
Tamar Ghabin is an organizer with the Palestinian Youth Movement and a grad student in New York City. Izzy Mustafa is a Palestinian digital organizer and storyteller, weaving his way across colonial borders from Turtle Island to Palestine.
4:15pm “But what do I wear?” Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions with Dean Spade.
Dean Spade is the author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next) (Verso Press, 2020). Sierra Mohamed works as a paralegal in ACLU’s Racial Justice Program and became active in the BDS movement as an undergraduate at Earlham College.
5:00 pm “But do I have to make a speech?” Today’s Torah Portion with Rabbi Miriam Grossman and Ita Segev.
Rabbi Miriam Grossman leads the Kolot Chayeinu congregation in Brooklyn, NY. Ita Segev is a performance artist, writer and actor. She is a Jewish anti-Zionist transsexual from Jerusalem.
6:30 pm The Show!
Don’t Rain On My Bat Mitzvah with Morgan Bassichis and an all-star band led by Ira Khonen Temple featuring Emma Alabaster (bass), Zoë Aqua (violin), April Centrone (percussion), and Pam Fleming (trumpet).
This program is open to everyone and anyone interested in learning about the lineage of Jewish anti-zionism. Against the backdrop of the 4th of July weekend, Bassichis presents this day of learning, ritual, and music for resisting allegiance to nation states!
ASL interpretation provided.
Morgan Bassichis is a comedic performer living in New York whose solo and collaborative works draw on stand-up comedy, music, and historical archives to activate lineages of queer and Jewish radicalism. They have been described as “fiercely hilarious” by The New Yorker and “a tall child, or, well, a big bird” by The Nation. Recent performance projects include “Nibbling the Hand that Feeds Me” (Whitney Museum, 2019), “Klezmer for Beginners” (with Ethan Philbrick, Abrons Arts Center, 2019), “More Protest Songs!” (Danspace Project, 2018), and “The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions: The Musical” (with TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Ilona Osato, Una Aya Osato, New Museum, 2017). Their book of comedic to-do lists, The Odd Years, was published by Wendy’s Subway in 2020.
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.