Ranging from a bathtub, to the mast of a ship, to a closet, Small Plays For Giants is a five play series that emphasizes the relationship between audience and performer. Each of these highly interactive solo performances, written for intimate audiences, will be presented by WalkUpArts between February and July, 2018.
The Jester And The Dragon
Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14 @ The Tank 312 W. 36th St
An arthritic finger puppeteer gives her final performance as she slowly loses the use of her fingers. The Jester And The Dragon is a play about art and age. The audience interacts as children, mourners, and participants in this play celebrating and saying farewell to the legacy of a life dedicated to the arts.
Touring to audience members’ homes and performed for only two people at a time, Bar and Bathtub is a play about conviction and choice. The world is ending and Philip has discovered the only place you'll be safe.
April 17th and 19th at 9:30pm, April 27th and 28th at 7pm @ The Tank 312 W. 36th St
A woman sets out to die absolved of all her sins. Inspired by the Confessions of St. Augustine, God Likes You is a play about belief and the fragile line between devotion and obsession. Audience members are asked to contend with the responsibility of helping a young woman find everlasting peace.
Written for one audience member at a time. Baby Jessica’s Well-Made Play is a conversation about fear and hope, as told by an eighteen month old stuck in a well. Touring to audience members’ closets, headphones, and nearby cafes Baby Jessica's Well-Made Play is a four act conversation.
July 14th, 17th, 19th, and 23rd @ The Tank 312 W. 36th St
Odysseus is determined to hear the sirens’ song. He needs the audience’s help to ensure he won’t jump to his death. odysseus tied to the masT is a play about the drive for immortality and the desire to control our own legacies. Can the blood-soaked Odysseus survive the experience of absolute beauty, and if he does, will he finally feel clean enough to return home?