The Center at West Park is a home for arts, culture, and community in the landmark West Park Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. The Center is a secular not-for-profit organization that offers a diverse range of programs for artists, audiences, and the neighborhood; manages the building’s venues; and stewards the restoration of its historic exterior.
The best open mic venue on the Upper West Side. Every Friday. Sign up 7:30PM, Show 8:00.
165 W 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, 86th St. entrance.
Bring your Talent, Song, Poetry or Dance.
A story of women's strength, hope, and community as their lives are uprooted.
Translated by Brendan Kennelly
Directed by Rachel Dart
Featuring Joie Bauer*, Ashley Burroughs*, Julia Greer, Erika Grob, Marcie Henderson*, Sam Leichter*, Cerridwyn McCaffrey, Giverny Petitmermet, Portia Lee Rose, Anna Savant, Alejandra Venancio
Dramaturgy by Taylor Beidler
Stage Managed by Melissa Farinelli*
Music by Elizabeth May
Movement by Keri Setaro
Assistant Directed by Alexandra Guhde
Costume Design by Maggie McGrann
Lighting Design by Valerie Insardi
Sound Design by Robert A.K. Gonyo
Set/Prop Design by Dan Morrison
In the days following the Trojan War, how do the women find the will to survive as they await their fate at the hands of the conquering Greeks? A story of women's strength, hope, and community as their lives are uprooted.
Each Thursday, post-show forums will be held with individuals working in/with the refugee and immigrant communities. The goal is to raise awareness about women refugees in our modern political climate at the local, national, and international level and to create an opportunity for the arts to intersect with activism.
Performances Wednesday-Saturday, November 1-18. All shows at 8pm.
Get Tickets*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity AssociationAn Equity approved showcase
Our Artist Residency program provides affordable space for performing artists to develop and present their work in the grand 420-seat Sanctuary Theater and the intimate 74-seat Balcony Theater. Applications are currently open for the Spring 2018 season.
OBJECT MOVEMENT is a curated festival and developmental residency for puppeteers and object theater artists. The purpose of the program is to develop new work and advance existing works-in-progress that address social, political, ethical, and/or philosophical questions through puppetry and object theater, culminating in a festival of performances. Participants will meet weekly as a group to share the progress of their pieces and offer feedback. The group is moderated by a curatorial team of puppetry artists and producers. Group meetings will be from September 2017 through Spring 2018, culminating in a festival of performances.
We value work that challenges aesthetic and cultural boundaries, builds lasting relationships among artists and audiences, engages with underserved and underrepresented communities, and is created and presented in inclusive contexts.