Layer the Walls

Thursday, October 10, 9:30am and 12:15pm

Free. Open to Hudson City School District students (grades 4-7), with tickets available to the public by reservation

Created and Performed by Liz Parker & Rachel Sullivan
Directed by Elise Thoron

“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 bunraku puppets designed by Spica Wobbe to imagine the proud and perilous histories of the building’s Italian, Jewish and Irish occupants.” Laurel Graeber, New York Times

This engagement of Layer The Walls is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Bautti-Ramos Photography