Creative Time


 

MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021

 

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 here, or in-person on the plaza.


 

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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 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.



 

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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.

 

A man and woman sitting in all black, the woman has a painted white face. 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.
 
www.brokenboxmime.com
A group of people holding a banner reading Theatre of the Oppressed. 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.
 
Instagram: @tonyc_action
A woman with long hair and a red shirt, sitting cross-legged in front of a tool wall. 3:00 pm–5:00 pm On Stage—Games with Risa Puno
 
Step right up to play artist Risa Puno’s newest game. Two teams compete to see how well they can collaborate to reach a common goal.
 
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.
 
Instagram: @risapuno
Three women jumping rope (double dutch). 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.
color photo of Jerron, a dark-skinned black man wearing athletic gear and leaning resolutely in profile with hands in mid-stride. 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
A logo with a drum and drum sticks, with an organge cobra in the middle. 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.
A red graphic cutout in the shape of a person. 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.



 

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THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021

 

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 here, or in-person on the plaza.



 

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FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021

 

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 here, or in-person on the plaza.


 

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SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021—MORGAN BASSICHIS

 

Black and white photo of Morgan Bassichis. 10:00 am–10:00 pm On Stage—Morgan Bassichis
 
Over the course of 12 hours, comedic performer Morgan Bassichis will create and present a soon-to-be hit musical.
 
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.



 

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SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021

 

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 here, or in-person on the plaza.


 

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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.