Occupy Broadway Reclaims Public Space for the Arts

Ashley R. Marinaccio Dec 5, 2011

(Photo: Ashley R. Marinaccio)From Dec. 2 at 6p.m. to Dec. 3 at 6p.m., Occupy Wall Street Activists organized a 24 hour marathon of theatre and live performance featuring over 70 acts from New York’s most innovative theatre practitioners. Says Occupy Broadway organizers, “Occupy Broadway is a symbolic attempt to regain the space of theatre as an accessible, popular art form, bringing it back to where it all started – in a public space, for the common citizen. We are using public space to create a more colorful image of what our streets could look like, with public performances, art, and music.”

Artists included: The Working Groups of Occupy Wall Street, Mike Daisey, The Civilians, Project Girl Performance Collective, HERE Arts Center, Jenny Romaine and Great Small Works, The Foundry Theatre, The Church of Stop Shopping, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, NY Labor Chorus, The Yes Men, Ayo Jackson, April Yvette Thompson, The Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, Tony Torn, Carlo Alban, Dzieci, Urban Research Theatre, Yolanda Kay, The Big Bank- A Musical, Rocha Dance Theater, Reno and Penny Arcade.

(Photo: Ashley R. Marinaccio)

(Photo: Ashley R. Marinaccio)

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