Peculiar Works Project presents
Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 3pm
Reserve Your Spot for the FREE In-Person Performance
Watch the Virtual Performance on Zoom
Admission is Free – Reservations are Required
Walking time: 75 minutes (approximately 1/2 mile)
Travel back in time to the original Penn Station and across today’s most controversial NYC real estate developments for this site-specific performance. Using the incomparable Jane Jacobs’ timely words and sporting her iconic blonde bob and black glasses, our diverse cast will march from Greeley Square to Madison Square Garden, with stops at landmark architecture in imminent danger of destruction.
Performed by ASHLEIGH AWUSIE • LAURIE BENNETT • MICHELLE BESHAW • CARMELA DAVIS • BETH GRIFFITH • JUDE KONDIK • MADELEINE POPKIN • CATHERINE PORTER • ISABELLA JANE SCHILLER • and CONCETTA ABBATE
Music by SKIP LAPLANTE • Cinematography by BIANCA ILICH • Stage managed by HEATHER OLMSTEAD • Dramaturged by BARBARA YOSHIDA • Online hosting by IBEN CENHOLT • Produced by BARRY ROWELL • Created & Directed by RALPH LEWIS
Our Janes are back for a 3rd Jane’s Walk NYC (2 JANE JACOB, 2019; JANES CALLING, 2021), and this year they’ll will channel their inspirational namesake to march through the controversial Penn Station District with protest signs and musical instruments. Informed by the historic 1962 Penn Station marches, our Janes will reinterpret the the prescient words of Ms. Jacobs at the sites of endangered NYC architecture in this fast-changing Manhattan neighborhood.
Our Peculiar Works projects are being made possible with public funds from is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, 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, as well as our many, wonderful, individual donors.