Sunday, November 27, 2011

OWS: Now let's Occupy Broadway!

"They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but looking at them just gives me the blues..."

Okay, now for a little something to cheer me up:

Gathering the Arts & Culture working group (c)2011, Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Occupy the theatre/shopping district 
with performance and spectacle for 24 hours straight!

December 2nd starting at 6pm until December 3rd at 6pm
Occupy Broadway will introduce tourists and New Yorkers uptown going to Broadway shows or shopping themselves into debt in Times Square to the idea of occupation as CREATIVE resistance with non-stop free performances.  We will set up in a privately owned public space near Times Square.  This movement is spreading around the world and around New York City.  In a time when downtown theaters are rapidly losing their spaces, being turned into high-end fashion stores, it is a symbolic attempt to regain the space of theatre as an accessible, popular art form, bringing it back to where it all started - in a public space, for the common citizen.
How you can get involved
The organizers are looking for groups in all styles and genres, to present a segment (2 minutes to 2 hours long) that has a theme of the 99% movement, possibly holiday-related, festive, radical caroling, large puppets, marching bands, dance, etc.
Also, visit this link for an online petition that explains the context of this (and future) events.

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