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Working Open: Small Experiments at Staten Island Arts

Working Open Fellow, Monica Valenzuela from Staten Island Arts (SIA) created an abstract film featuring archival footage layered on top of video documentation from current programs. Her short film speaks to the complicated dynamics of history and place in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, SIA’s new home. Her post elaborates on their experiments with arts programming and flexible, sliding-scale ticketing mechanisms. Watch the video and read her post here.

Production of Seafoam Sleepwalk on the beach at La Jolla Playhouse

Site-specific Storytelling: La Jolla Playhouse’s Theatre Without Walls

La Jolla Playhouse offers an annual subscription series of six new plays, re-imagined classics, and musicals to over 100,000 patrons in San Diego County and Southern California. In their Arts Innovation Fund project, they created Theatre Without Walls (WoW), a site-specific initiative designed to remove the physical limits of typical performance venues by immersing audiences in theatrical work in a variety of community settings.

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