Paul Walker Theater

Todays Date: 07/02/22
Last Update: 02/19/09 10:57:29 AM
Address: 721 Waverly (at Broadway)
New York, NY   

Location: 5th Floor
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Subway Info: Take the N, R to 8th Street

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Freeplay Festival 2009  | Open: 03/03/09 Close: 03/08/09
The Tisch Graduate Acting Program is presenting the 22nd annual Freeplay Festival from March 3rd – 8th 2009. Freeplay Festival 2009 comprises 12 original theatre projects created in the classroom by 17 actors and staged in collaboration with lighting, set and costume designers from the Tisch Department of Design for Stage and Film.

The NYU Tisch Freeplay Festival is an annual event that is produced, directed, and performed by the third year graduate acting students. Since its inception in 1987, Freeplay has given students the opportunity to evolve beyond the prepared curriculum, develop new work and collaborate with our peers in the Graduate Design Department.

The Festival is produced by Kimberly Gray and Katie Meister. All performances are at the Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 5th floor, in either the Walker Theatre or Shubert Theatre. (Nearest subway: 8th Street - R, W trains; or Astor Place - 6 train.) The Festival runs each day throughout the week, from 12:30 to 9 p.m, with projects presented in a daily rotation.

Freeplay Festival 2009 is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made by through SmartTix by calling 212-868-4444 or going to starting Friday, February 20th. Additional information can be found at

The 2009 projects are: Back with Matt Harrington, Lee Dolson, Cary Donaldson, David Kenner and Jeff Wise; Charity with Julie Sharbutt and Nina Arianda; Chekprov with Juile Sharbutt and Zhubin Parang; EARTHA with Francesca Choy-Kee; Kicking Up Dust with Jason Dechert, Chris Bolan and David Kenner; My Woman a film by Nina Arianda; The Late Night Hustle with the Amish with David Kenner; Ndebele Funeral with Zoey Martinson, Clifton Duncan and Jonathan David Martin; Point of Departure with Jonathan David Martin, MacKenzie Meehan and Zoey Martinson; Red with Lauren English and Kimberly Gray; The UniVERSE Project with Clifton Duncan; What We Came For with Lauren English, Chris Bolan and Jeff Wise.

Freeplay Festival 2009 is funded by the Graduate Student Organization.

Canticle  | Open: 02/06/08 Close: 02/16/08
An exploration of love, darkness and faith, Canticle follows a devout believer as she confronts life as it has been, as it should be and as it never will be. The piece explores notions of will, choice and divine fate. Inspired by the writings of Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz, Mother Theresa of Calcutta and the stories of various saints, the piece incorporates pre-Gregorian chant forms, Balinese mask work and elements of Japanese Butoh.
Sliding into the Beast  | Open: 02/07/07 Close: 02/17/07
an original theatre piece devised and performed by NYU Graduate Acting's second-year class

Directed by: Jim Calder

To the Colored American Soldier  | Open: 07/22/05 Close: 07/31/05
History folds into itself, crosses its footsteps and returns to the end.

For Richard, a black US soldier fighting on foreign soil, the future will not be forgotten, and the past will get a second chance.