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MONUMENTS by Diane di Prima

A Promenade Performance on Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village

Monuments by Diane di Prima. A site-responsive promenade performance on Cornelia St., Greenwich Village. September 12-15, 2021. Collage of faces and images from the original 1968 production of Monuments at the Caffe Cino, 1968.

MONUMENTS by Diane di Prima

4 NIGHTS ONLY:
Sunday, September 12 - Wednesday, September 15, 2021

2 Tours Nightly: 6:00pm and 7:00pm
SPECIAL Early bird price for Sunday and Monday: $20 / $15 students/seniors
Regular Admission Tuesday and Wednesday: $30 / $20 students/seniors

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Performed by
OSCAR CASTILLO* • NATHANIEL CLARIDAD* • CHERRYE J. DAVIS* • JACQUELINE GREGG* • JONATHAN MATTHEWS-GUZMÁN • ANDREW HARDRO • KAMELLE MILLS • CATHERINE MICHELE PORTER* • DAN LANE WILLIAMS*

Map of Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village with the names of dedications in Diane di Prima's MONUMENTS: James Waring, Deborah Lee, Alan Marlowe, Diane di Prima, John Herbert McDowell, John Braden, Eddie Barton, Fred Herko.

Take a journey along historic Cornelia Street with legendary Beat poet and playwright Diane di Prima. These 8 monologues are all dedicated to—and were originally performed by—Diane's artist friends and lovers in 1968 Greenwich Village. These Monuments provide startlingly unfiltered and unblinking revelations of these characters; they open up to us and offer a brief glimpse into the rich Bohemian worlds they inhabit. These snapshots, made at a particularly volatile moment in history, have been reinterpretted for our contemporary society—one that is forging its own way through a challenging and turbulent time.

Composer: BÁLINT VARGA
Lighting Design: DAVID CASTANEDA
Costume Designer: GRACE MARTIN
Production Stage Manager: HEATHER OLMSTEAD*
Choreographer: JOHNATHAN MATTHEWS-GUZMÁN
Director: BARRY ROWELL
Producers: RALPH LEWIS, CATHERINE PORTER, BARRY ROWELL

*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production.


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), administered by A.R.T./New York, and private funds from The Ken Glickfeld and Kris Hall Foundation, the Mental Insight Foundation, the Indie Theater Fund's Big Mini Give and Take, and the Leon Levy Foundation COVID Relief Fund and the Dime Community Bank Fund for NYC Theatres, both programs of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York as well as our many, wonderful, individual donors.