Layer The Walls Part II
Layer the Walls is an original live puppet theater piece for young audiences ages 8 and up, focusing on immigration and universal struggles surrounding discrimination. While visiting the NYC Tenement Museum, the Grand Pistachio creators learned that 40 layers of wallpaper were found on the walls of an old apartment. Each piece had been applied by a new immigrant family in an attempt to make the space their own – every layer filled with hopes, dreams, and incredible stories of survival. Inspired by this history, Layer the Walls Part II takes place in a Lower East Side tenement apartment. As layers of wallpaper are peeled away from the set, stories from Chinese, Jewish and Puerto Rican families are brought to life with shadow puppetry, rod puppets, and half masks.
P.S. You can enjoy Part II without having seen Part I
Grand Pistachio Presents Layer the Walls Part II March 11 @ 3pm March 12 @ 3pm The 14th Street Y (344 E.14th Street @ 1st Ave, New York NY)
Written by Liz Parker, David Quiñones, Rachel Sullivan & Peiyi Wong Director: Elise Thoron Performers: Mery Cheung, Liz Parker, Zahydé Pietri, Rachel Sullivan Stage Manager: Jay Isaacs Production Manager: Margaret Baughman Puppet Design: Spica Wobbe Set Design: Peiyi Wong Props: Sonya Plenefisch Original Composition: Kathleen Tagg Sound Design: Caroline Eng Lighting Design: Sarah Johnston Assistant Lighting Design: Alexander Wang Costumes: Cat Fisher Choreography & Story Inspiration: Margaret Yuen
Venue: The 14th St Y
344 E 14th st
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