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JANES CALLING

A Virtual Tour for Jane's Walk 2021

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JANES CALLING

LIVE on Zoom! (rain or shine)
One Night Only: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 6pm

Click to RSVP at The Municipal Art Society of New York

Jane Jacobs being interviewed at a protest; she has a sign that reads This Park is Dangerous Without a Traffic Light!Janes Calling is a 30-minute, online performance by six diverse actresses, all channeling the legendary activist, Jane Jacobs. Zoom-staged as a live, video conference, the performance weaves together speeches given by Ms. Jacobs over her extensive career (1957-2000).

Join our Janes online for this virtual performance. They’ll be calling in from six unique locations—NYC buildings, structures or properties that are, at this moment, in danger of destruction or removal—to share stories about the city we love! These unique backgrounds highlight Ms. Jacobs' evolving ideas on big development and sustainable communities, while drawing attention to the urgent need for historic preservation.

created by RALPH LEWIS and the Ensemble
ASHLEIGH AWUSIE • CARMELA DAVIS • BIANCA ILICH • MELBA LAROSE • CAITI LATTIMER • CATHERINE PORTER

Download the digital show program PDF here.

The Jane’s Walk NYC festival, hosted by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) in collaboration with volunteers and a range of partners, is inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs. The festival typically takes shape as a collection of volunteer-led neighborhood walks, celebrating the City’s vibrant past, present, and future. This year due to COVID-19, the festival has been reimagined to feature “walks” in virtual and socially distanced formats, including self-guided strolls, virtual talks, social media activations, and more.

Questions? Please contact MAS at janeswalknyc@mas.org.
Website: mas.org/janes-walk-nyc
Twitter: @MASNYC / Instagram: @mas_nyc / Facebook: @MASNYC
Approved Hashtag: #JanesWalkNYC


Our Peculiar Works projects are being made possible with public funds from NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program), and private funds from The Ken Glickfeld and Kris Hall Foundation, the Dime Community Bank Fund for NYC Theatres, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), the Mental Insight Foundation, and the Indie Theater Fund's Big Mini Give and Take.