Layer the Walls

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About the Show

“Like prehistoric sediment, the walls of a building often contain traces and impressions of lives once lived. Liz Parker and Rachel Sullivan created this Manhattan production, for children 7 and older, after a visit to the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side, where they learned of the old apartments’ many layers of wallpaper, each applied by an immigrant family. Set within a tenement that is about to be torn down and whose interior is plastered with 40 layers, this show uses masks, toy-theater techniques and puppets designed by Spica Wobbe to imagine the proud and perilous histories of the building’s Italian, Jewish and Irish occupants.” Laurel Graeber, New York Times

Supported By

The New Victory Theater LabWorks  - Resident Artists 2015-16

The New Victory Theater LabWorks - Resident Artists 2015-16

2019-2020 ArtsCONNECT Tour:   Layer the Walls

2019-2020 ArtsCONNECT Tour: Layer the Walls

The Jim Henson Foundation  - Family Grant recipient 2017

The Jim Henson Foundation - Family Grant recipient 2017