Up Close Festival 2018, New Ohio Theatre


An Immersive Festival About New York For New Yorkers Of All Ages.

New Ohio Theatre’s Theatre for Young Minds presents the inaugural (and first-ever-of-its-kind) UP CLOSE Festival an immersive theater festival for the entire family, inspired by the community organizing legacy of Jane Jacobs. The event – held at the venue’s underground theatre, located in a landmark building that once housed the National Archives Record Center –  brings together leading NYC experimental theatre artists, musicians, physical comedians and clowns for two programs, each consisting of an interactive pre-show and four short stories that bring Greenwich Village history to life.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Curated and co-directed by Peter Musante and Summer Shapiro, the festival features Trusty Sidekick Theater Company; Bated Breath Theatre Company; Lauren Sharpe; Marisol Rosa-Shapiro; Jono Waldman; Christina D. Eskridge; Peter Musante, and is hosted by Summer Shapiro.

December 20 –31, 2018
New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street, NYC

The Best Immersive NYC Theater pick, Time Out New York

The Best ThingsTo Do In NYC This Week pick, Gothamist

Interview with curator Peter Musante, No Proscenium

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