Feast Your Famine: a watch-and-play — performance / social-action festival
November 13 – 17, 2019
The Center at West Park
165 West 86th Street
With possibilities for multi-day game play or a single night’s experience, audiences can join a diverse body of artists and activists in a journey of boundary crossing, soul-troubling, and action through both performances and social-action events — set inside the framework of a medieval feast reimagined for a more equitable society in the here and now. Events range from avant garde musical acts to narrative stage plays, from a talk on contemporary civil-rights work to an interactive action “marketplace”.
This event is a result of Wistaria Project’s Re-Residency, in which we “re-gift” the Center at West Park Performing Artist Residency we received to an exciting diversity of performers and activists.
Wednesday November 13th @ 7:30-9:30pm
First Night: An interactive event inside a re-invented, justice-oriented medieval “feast”, created by the Re-Residents and guests. Songs. Poetry. Activities. Actions. Quests.
Thursday November 14th @ 7:30-9:30pm
commoning by Eric Farber (multimedia/music/storytelling)
Waterwell Drama Program (youth performance)
Jace Valentine/Integrate NYC with Teens Take Charge (youth empowerment panel)
Friday November 15th
@4:30-6:30pm The Space Between the Letters – a FREE collective conversation about literacy, power, and access. RSVP: [email protected]
Somos Más by People’s Theatre Project (theatre performance)
MAKADEWIIYAASIKWE by Kelsey Pyro (multimedia performance)
and Timothy Edward Craig (theatrical performance)
Saturday November 16th @ 7:30-10:50pm
Antigone Assata Shakur by Jacqueline Wade/Women of Color Productions Inc. (theatre)
Ms. Aza Metric (drag act)
Mosh-Pit Daisies by Wistaria Project (theatrical performance)
Monica Carrillo (activism talk and performance)
Sunday November 17th @ 6:30-9:30pm
Last Night: Continuation. A non-commercial marketplace of art and action. Reflect Back. Act Forward. Re-Residents, More Invited Guests, and Songs.
Tickets are on a sliding scale, starting at $5 for one night, $15 for three nights, and $25 for five nights.