Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Looking for Something to Do This Weekend?

Have you considered this?

NYC WTD Flash Mobs

Create a Spectacle in NYC

A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual act for a brief time, and then quickly disperse. In paying homage to our WTD compatriots in Chicago, the NYC WTD Coalition will be assembling the following Flash Mobs on Saturday, March 27th.

  • The Message directed by Amanda Feldman
    A poetic reading of the International Theatre Messages.
  • Join us in Song directed by Kyle Ancowitz
    Performed by the cast of Glee Club a Matt Freeman play currently being produced at the Access Theater, everyone will sing the chorus together with one united voice.
  • All the World's a Stage directed by Alex Mallory
    A play on Shakespeare's famous phrase the mob will split up and encourage everyone to take part in a simple call and response.
  • Zip Zap Zop directed by Tom Wojtunik
    We will storm a NYC park to play everyone's favorite theatre game, with a crowd this big; it should be quite a sight.
  • [UNTITLED] directed by Amanda Joshi
    It's so awesome; we can't even describe it.
  • Cheers to You directed by Morgan Gould
    Just what it sounds like, a thunderous round of applause.
  • The Kiss directed by Isaac Byrne
    We will recreate the famous photo of a nurse kissing a sailor times one hundred.

Flash mobs can be amazing fun; creating a public spectacle and a piece of performance art. Want to be a part of one of these exciting and fun events? Email and let us know.

For more information or to get involved, contact us at

There are a whole bunch of other events and, or course, a party.

Official NYC WTD Event

NYC WTD Coalition Celebration & Networking Event

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Houndstooth Pub, on the South East corner of 37th Street & 8th Avenue
Description: Come mix and mingle with fellow theatre artists who care about international theatre projects both in the NYC and abroad. Hear a dramatic reading of the International Message.

And that message? The U.S. version is by Lynn Nottage. You might have heard of her. And it is awesome.
I challenge all of us to sustain the complexity of our world; to invite a multitude of diverse voices onto the stage. We must open the doors and windows of our theatres to let the world in. It is our responsibility; it is our burden and our gift. We are fabulators...we are cultural watchdogs.
What else you got to do?

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