Words on the Street


Words on the Street is a mystery, a ”what-done-it,” a crime in which all humanity is complicit. Baby is abducted. The Seven Deadly Sins call a summit meeting at which they play out their power struggle. Pandemonium reigns in a dystopian world teeming with falsehood and plagued by threat.  This book of poetry, written by Anna Rabinowitz, has been transformed into a hybrid performance event, collaboratively conceived and developed by the writer, director Kristin Marting, video designer Lianne Arnold, and the late composer Matt Marks (1980-2018). The performance features music direction by Mila Henry, additional music compositions by Lainie Fefferman, John Glover, Mary Kouyoumdjian, David T. Little, Kamala Sankaram, Caroline Shaw, and Randall Woolf. Our team also includes lighting designer Lucrecia Briceno,  costume designer Kate Fry, scenic designer Arnulfo Maldonado, and line producer Sami Pyne, and  as well as a diverse ensemble of 7 performers, including acclaimed soprano Lauren Flanigan, Sumayya Ali, Paul An, Caitlin Cisco, John Kelly, Paul Pinto, and Adrian Rosas. The show was developed over two years with support from The Drama League, HERE and New Georges. It premiered at Baruch Performing Arts Center in a limited engagement from October 26, 2018– November 4, 2018. More info on the show here. Photo by Paula Court.


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