Genre: Drama, Dance, Other
Based on essays written by the cast members and is performed by Michael Gene Jacobs, Tatyana Kot, Ariel Polanco, and Anna Wulfekuhle, with final text adapted and edited by Keith Hamilton Cobb and Teddy Jefferson. Directed by Jessica Burr.

The award-winning performance ensemble Blessed Unrest presents a new, live, movement-based performance TOUCH, a post pandemic meditation on skin hunger and a longing to connect. Inspired by our growing understanding of the function of mirror neurons and driven by the need to provide a refuge from the isolation and fear of the past year, the piece invites its audience to partake in the warmth of creative intimacy, with the safety of distance. Presented as part of the NYC Open Culture program of outdoor performances, TOUCH weaves together text, music, and movement, and strives to awaken the audience’s senses as they follow the performers through fractured journeys of forbidden touch set against the beautiful canopy of Madison Square Park.

Space is extremely limited and reservations are highly recommended. Tickets (suggested donation $25) can be purchased by emailing with the patron’s name, desired show date and time, and the number of tickets requested. More information at

About the Company: Blessed Unrest

Blessed Unrest is committed to producing dynamic, disciplined, and exuberant new works for the stage by training and collaborating as an ensemble of artists, building original pieces, and reconstructing established texts.

Open:   05/01/21
Close:   05/09/21

Saturday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 2, 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 8, 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 9, 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Theater:   Madison Square Park
Address:   East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison)
New York, NY 10010
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subway R/W to 23rd St. and 6 to 28th St.

Cost:Pay What You Will (suggested: $25)
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