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14Y Theater Programs

Grand Pistachio presents  

Written by David Quiñones, Rachel Sullivan, and Peiyi Wong Developed with Liz Parker Directed by Elise Thoron Puppets by Spica Wobbe

March 11 – 12 | 3:00 PM

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Rising Sun Performance Company (Producer)

Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors, designers, administrators and playwrights, Rising Sun Performance Company’s (RSP) mission is to advance the vitality and diversity of American theater by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships, and contributing new works and revitalized, pre-existing work to the national canon. Rising Sun Performance Company realizes this goal by providing a safe artistic home that stimulates risk-taking without limits of genre or agenda.

Led by Founding Artistic Director Akia Squitieri, is a vital part of the Indie Theatre landscape; being one of the longest-running ensemble companies in NYC. Founded in September of 2001, RISING SUN PERFORMANCE COMPANY (RSPC) is dedicated to producing ensemble-based work. It is run by artists for artists to allow them to create their own opportunities instead of their opportunities creating them. 2022 marks the beginning of RSPC’s 20th producing season, culminating in 500 plus productions, workshops and events. This includes the development of countless NYC and World debut plays, over 100 One-Act Plays Series, 3 musical cabaret series, free outdoor performances, children’s theatre, immersive themed theatrical experiences, and its trademark revivals, including sold-out critically acclaimed hits. RSPC has been Artist in Residence at Horse TRADE Theater Group, The Field’s Far Space, Hosteling International, Space on White & Governors Island. RSPC has received 9 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominations, 37 PCTF Nominations and 12 Awards from Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and is a 5-time FRIGID NY Festival Award Winner.

About the 14th Street Y

The 14th street Y is a vibrant community center grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection, and learning for the individuals and families we serve throughout downtown Manhattan. We focus on health and fitness, education and enrichment programs, and innovative arts and cultural programming.

We are committed to the development of the whole person and bettering people’s lives and strengthening individual and family connections by building an inclusive and sustainable community.

The 14th Street Y is part of Educational Alliance’s network of community centers in Lower Manhattan. We believe strong communities can transform lives. Our programs turn strangers into neighbors and provide New Yorkers access to quality education, health and wellness services, arts and culture, and civic engagement opportunities.

About the 14Y Theater

The Theater at the 14th Street Y’s mission focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative. Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists as the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive cultural experience for all.