David Peter Fox
New York Talking Statues Bring the 1969 Stonewall Uprising to Life Aided by exciting new technology, the Gay Liberation statues will tell their stories--in so doing, revitalizing the history of Pride. New York, NY – Talking Statues, an international project originally founded in 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest endeavor—talking statues at the Gay Liberation Monument, part of the Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village. Partnered by the National Parks Conservation Association, the project will be hosted by The American LGBTQ+ Museum and launch at 12 pm on June 11th, 2023, offering the public a tantalizing audio experience that brings to life the stories of the Stonewall uprising. Statues and monuments all over the world are being given a voice by means of a low-cost technology. Using drama, humor and location technology, Talking Statues breathes new life into the statues that surround us. How does it work? Visitors at the statue in Christopher Park scan the code on their phone, then wait for a call back from the Gay Liberation sculptures. All that’s required is an internet-capable phone and a link to video. The statues and the park are voiced by several well-known actors: ● Claybourne Elder: Actor, singer and writer known for his work on Broadway and television, most recently “The Gilded Cage” ● Rosa Gilmore is an actress known for her portrayal of Dr. Lucia Mazur in Season 4 of The Expanse. She has also appeared in Elementary, Younger, Modern Love, Platonic, and The Handmaid's Tale. ● Jenn Colella: well-known for her work in theater, films and television; nominated as “Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical” for the Outer Critics Circle Award ● Conrad Ricamora: Stage and television actor renowned for his portrayal of Oliver Hampton on the ABC television series “How to Get Away with Murder.” ● J. Harrison Ghee, actor, singer and dancer, recognized for his role in the stage musical version of “Some Like It Hot.” Similar Talking Statues projects are now running in many different cities and countries around the world London, Berlin, and Dublin, and in the US New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Diego, with the most recent project being the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument, in collaboration with Monumental Women, located on Central Park’s Mall. With Viola Davis, Jane Alexander and Meryl Streep portraying Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the project is receiving rave reviews from visitors on TripAdvisor, as well as New Yorkers.
Venue: New York Talking Statues Bring the 1969 Stonewall Uprising to Life
Christopher Park, New York
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