Poway OnStage Event
What if you discovered an old apartment covered with forty layers of wallpaper? What if these layers could be peeled back to reveal the stories of past tenants? Layer the Walls explores stories of a tenement apartment in New York City that was once home to hundreds of new immigrants. Shadow and Bunraku puppetry, along with masks bring to life the stories of Irish, Italian and Jewish families. These compelling stories have shaped the America we know today.
“The artistry and craftsmanship of Layer the Walls will captivate your audiences. This show highlights the stories of immigrants and makes them accessible through all forms of puppetry. We can’t wait to bring this show back for our community.” – Mark Fitzgerald Wilson, Director of Cultural Affairs Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
COST: Pay What You Can (suggested donation $15)
Layer the Walls explores the imagined stories of tenants whose actions influenced the world we know today. A tenement scheduled to be torn down is where the story unfolds. We soon discover the interior walls reveal a rich history plastered with over 40 layers. These layers are examined through the use of masks, toy-theater techniques, and puppets in hopes to expose and break damaging cycles of prejudice, exclusion and injustice.
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Saturday January 23rd, 2021 - Saturday February 6th, 2021
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