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Layer the Walls
November 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y
Created and Performed by Liz Parker and Rachel Sullivan
Directed by Elise Thoron
Presented at The Theater at the 14th Street Y
November 7 @ 9:30am & 11:30am
November 8 @ 9am & 11:30am
November 9 @ 9:30am & 11:30am
November 10 @ 11am* & 3pm***
November 11 @ 11am* & 3pm*
*Talkbacks and Puppet Demonstrations following each performance
***The Tenement Museum will be speaking after the November 10, 3pm performance
About the Show:
Like prehistoric sediment, the walls of a building often contain traces and impressions of lives once lived. Liz Parker and Rachel Sullivan created this Manhattan production, for children 7 and older, after a visit to the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side, where they learned of the old apartments’ many layers of wallpaper, each applied by an immigrant family. Set within a tenement that is about to be torn down and whose interior is plastered with 40 layers, this show uses masks, toy-theater techniques and puppets designed by Spica Wobbe to imagine the proud and perilous histories of the building’s Italian, Jewish and Irish occupants.
Created and Performed by Liz Parker & Rachel Sullivan; Directed by Elise Thoron; Associate Director/Production Stage Manager: Margaret Baughman; Puppetry Design by Spica Wobbe; Set Design by Peiyi Wong; Lighting Design by Sarah Johnston; Costume Design by Cat Fisher; Original Music by Vlada Yaneva; Sound Design by Elia Chuaqui.