One of the aims of PopUp is to take advantage of all of the “4D-ness” of theater and for our Broken City trilogy, nowhere in the world sets a better stage than the streets of New York. After exploring the Lower East Side in 2014 and Harlem in 2015, we are now preparing to present the final part of our Broken City Trilogy, this time investigating Wall Street.
We chose Wall Street because it is the core of the American Dream. The stories will focus on the human transaction with time and achievement, not only in terms of success, but also exploring how we move ourselves through this world anchored to our past, in search of our future and imminently missing our present moments.
Conceived by PopUP Theatrics partners Ana Margineanu, Tamilla Woodard and Peca Stefan, real life and theatre collide in our 'street immersive' that invites nine audience members per performance to navigate the broken trails of stories, following the characters who populate this neighborhood of Manhattan. Broken City: Wall Street is our love letter to this place and these people.
Additionally for this installment, we are collaborating with UK’s Sign Dance Collective, pioneers of the art form of Sign Dance Theatre. Led by the deaf and physically disabled artistic team of Isolte Avila and David Bower, this innovative company fuses sign language with dance, theatre and live music to create electrifying performances all over the world.
Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon!