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Installation: The Building Show

November 20, 2016 at WeisAcres, NYC
Performed by: Ashley Brockington, Greg Corbino, Tyler Fairbanks, Maura Gahan, Patrick Gallagher, Kevin Lovelady, Maria Manhattan, Jennifer Miller, Saori Tsukada and Cathy Weis.

 

Performers: Weis, Lovelady, Corbino, Gahan<br/>Photo: Richard Termine
Performers: Gahan, Tsukada<br/>Photo: Richard Termine
Performers: Corbino, Weis, Tsukada<br/>Photo: Richard Termine
Tour Guide Maria Manhattan and audience<br/>Photo by Richard Termine
Performers: Manhattan, Weis, Gahan, Corbin<br/>Photo: Anja Hitzenberger
Performer: Gahan<br/>Photo: Richard Termine
Performer: Gahan<br/>Photo: Richard Termine
Performers: Gallagher, Lovelady<br/>Photo: Richard Termine
Performer: Gahan<br/>Photo: Richard Termine
Performer: Brockington <br/>Photo by Richard Termine

 

In March 2015, Weis launched the first of a series of installations at WeisAcres that would eventually take over the entire building at 537 Broadway. The Building Show is the third iteration.

The tour guide leads the audience through its creaky halls and up the broad, sloping staircases. Performances occur in various rooms, corners and landings on three different floors of the building. Each live performance reveals bits and pieces of the building’s history and takes place in the spaces where the history was made.

From its early days as a corset factory to P.T. Barnum’s American Museum to George Maciunas and the birth of the Fluxus movement, the audience experiences the storied history of 537 Broadway.

Performance history:
Sundays on Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (Nov. 20-Dec. 4, 2016 – premiere)

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Sundays at 6pm

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537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012

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©Cathy Weis 2021

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