Showing nightly on Astor Place: SAY THEIR NAMES & THE SEED PROJECT
SAY THEIR NAMES
On Display November 11 – December 5
On repeat from 6:30PM – 2:00AM EST
SAY THEIR NAMES will honor, remember, and include at least 2,000 names and accompanying sentences of Black lives murdered at the hands of the police. Curated by Garlia Cornelia Jones, this installation will cover the entire front of the landmark building and feature work by ten visual artists from varying mediums, including From Ferguson to Baltimore by Dáreece Walker and Pietà by Tylonn J. Sawyer, responding to one single prompt:
For centuries, the murders of Black Americans have been overlooked, covered up, and disregarded.
We invite you to remember. We invite you to honor. We invite you to Say Their Names. Learn more.
On Display October 29 – November 2 and November 4 – 10
On repeat from 7:00PM – 12:00AM EST
This is a rare moment of intense shared experience across our country. Given the antiracist uprising in the U.S. and the global pandemic, the theaters in Public Works National feel called to rethink how to be of service to their communities. This cohort of community artists is activating their creativity to reimagine spaces for collective artmaking and believes that there is strength and joy to be found in envisioning the future together. The call to action has resulted in THE SEED PROJECT, an ambitious work of collaborative and participatory art across the nation. In New York City, Public Works has collected responses to the prompt “Today, I am planting a seed of …” from more than 150 of its community members from all five boroughs, and is using them to create a large-scale projection that covers the entire facade of the historic Public Theater with offerings for the future of our city.
The Public is Theater Of, By, and For All People.
Additional Digital Season support provided by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg New Play Development Fund, The Shubert Foundation, The Tow Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and David Rockefeller Foundation.
Additional support for Public Works provided by Alphadyne Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Jody & John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation, Robert & Mercedes Eiccholz Foundation, Consolidated Edison of New York Inc., WarnerMedia, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Leon Levy Foundation, One World Fund, SHS Foundation, and Susan & David Viniar. Special support provided by the George T. Delacorte fund for performances at The Delacorte Theater