LUNGS SUMMER THEATER FESTIVAL UPDATED SCHEDULE

Saturdays, June 4 & 11  2-7pm

6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St, NYC

12pm
SHOW UP, KIDS!
Written by Peter Michael Marino & The Kids
Directed By Michole Biancosino & The Kids
This fresh twist on the traditional kids’ show blasts off into unknown comedy zones when Pete enlists the Audience to help write, design, and Direct it. What could possibly go wrong?

June 11: Performance in Spangish by Denisse Estefany Mendoza

1pm
TALES WITH STRINGS,
Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre
Czech and Slovak Tales with antique marionettes, performed by Master Puppeteer, Vit Horejs

2pm & 5pm
COFFEE WITH MY TATA
Written and directed by RIKI COLON
Performed by Saarah Medrano (as Tata)  and Joseph Johnson Afthonidis (as Ricardo.)
This is the story of Tata, a shy mother of six, living in Spanish Harlem. She had a secret festering in her soul that she was ready to share with Ricardo, her grandson who had an energetic seeking spirit.

3pm & 6pm
THE GORGON APPROACHES
Written and directed by JUSTIN ELIZABETH SAYRE
Performed by Peter Donnelly and Judy Darling
A comedic dialogue about growing up, growing wise, and perhaps growing kind.

4pm
BY YOUR SIDE
Written and Directed by CHARLY WENZEL
Performers: Kevin Hobaichan, Fernando Rockenbach, Nancy Yao, Nya Yeanafehn
An elderly Chinese woman on the Lower East Side of New York City is immersed in an imaginary birthday party for her late husband. She is yanked back into reality by the frantic knock on her apartment door.
7pm
POST TENEBRAS SPERO LUCEM (After the darkness I hope for the light) Written and directed by ROMAN PRIMITIVO ALBEAR
Performers: Computer – MacBookPro
Mistress – Charly Wenzel
Servant – Andrew Chapman


A mixed media play featuring a dystopian New York with AI as the oligarchy state controlling everything and a tribe of survivors trying to get off the planet.

Sundays, June 5 & 12,  2-7pm
Green Oasis Garden, 370 E.8th St, btw Ave C & D, NYC

2pm & 5pm
SHOW UP, KIDS!
Written by Peter Michael Marino & The Kids
Directed By Michole Biancosino & The Kids
This fresh twist on the traditional kids’ show blasts off into unknown comedy zones when Pete enlists the Audience to help write, design, and Direct it. What could possibly go wrong?

June 5: Performance in English by Peter Michael Marino.

June 12: Performance in Spangish by Denisse Estefany Mendoza

3pm & 6pm
TALES WITH STRINGS,
Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre
Czech and Slovak Tales with antique marionettes, performed by Master Puppeteer, Vit Horejs

4pm & 7pm
INKTOMI
by Charles Krezell, Directed by Susan McKeown
Performed by Stephen Carlsen, Ryan Opalaniete Pierce and Shabbi Sharifi
Inktomi is the trickster spirit of the Lakota people with the ability to change shape or gender at will. He is a mischief maker who delights in leading others astray and he’s coming. for you.

LUNGS SUMMER THEATER FESTIVAL

We are having a Fundraiser for the LUNGS Summer Theater Festival 2022 April 18, 2022.
 
This is A FREE Arts Event. In 1956, Joe Papp began the outdoor theater tradition on the Lower East Side when he introduced “Shakespeare in the Park” in East River Park Amphitheater. From the 1950’s to the present, the Park was the site of frequent free Evening-in-the-Park concerts and plays.
One of the last performances was in 2021, Jody Oberfelder Projects immersive dance and music event called “Amphitheater”.
 
In June 2022, LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) will continue to honor the tradition with the FREE LUNGS Summer Theater Festival, at East Village community gardens.
The theme of the 2022 Festival will be Mother Earth/Nature. Everyone is welcome! We are hoping audiences to enjoy a great experience Free Theater in our community gardens!
 
The LUNGS SUMMER Theater Festival will present 6 thirty-minute plays performed in two community gardens.
Three plays will be performed on Saturdays, June 4 & 11 at 6B Garden, corner of Ave B & 6th St. And three other plays will be presented on Sundays, June 5 & 12 at Green Oasis Garden, 370 E.8th St.
 
Each set of three plays will be performed twice on Saturday, June 4 and another set of three plays will be performed twice on Sunday, June 5. Each program will be repeated the following weekend, Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.
 
Festival Schedule:
SATURDAY Programs: in 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St begins at 2pm with a play presented every hour on the hour, with the final performance at 7pm Saturday June 4 2-4pm and again Saturday, June 11.
SUNDAY Programs: in Green Oasis Garden, E.8th St, btw Ave C & D begins at 2pm with a play presented every hour on the hour, with the final performance at 7pm and again Sunday June 12.
 
This inaugural LUNGS SUMMER Theater Festival is curated by Penny Arcade, Erez Ziv, Riki Colon, Roman Primitivo Albear, Bonnie Sue Stein and Charles Krezell.
 
Please join us and support free theater in the community gardens.  Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens Inc is a registered non-profit 501 (c) (3) so your contribution is tax deductible and will have an impact. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.