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SAINT VINCENT'S PROJECT: NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL


Photo creds: Mark Abrahams

Check out our NYTimes feature about the St. Vincent's Project, currently running through this Sunday:

The St. Vincent's Project is currently sold out, but come get on the WAIT LIST! We anticipate many people getting in each night. 

To put your name on the list, please come to 218 W. 11th St. This is the entrance to St. John's in the Village, where the prologue of the show begins. The audience will travel over the course of the show back to Rattlestick's theater and and then into the streets.

By Cusi Cram
With Dramaturgy by Guy Lancaster
Directed by Daniella Topol
With additional collaboration by Kevin Hourigan, Scott JohnsonJames Scruggs, and Lannyl Stephens
Choreographed by Irving Amigon

Starring Kathleen Chalfant and actors Ken Barnett, Oscar A. L. Cabrera, Craig Grant, Mahira Kakkar, Kelly McAndrew, and Lucas Steele
Haitian singing by Goussy Celestin

Designed by Serge Ossorguine (Sound), Theresa Squire Betsy Rugg-Hinds (Costumes), Yang Yu (Set/Lighting Design), Wyatt Moniz (Props)
Asst. to the Choreographer & Dance Captain: Luke Muscat
Stage Managed by Clarissa Marie Ligon
Production Managed by Andrew Trent

June 12 - 15 and June 17 at 7pm
House opens 20 minutes before start time. Please pick up your tickets at ST. JOHN'S CHURCH at 218 W 11th St,. Our Box Office will be set up there.
A first-come, first-served WAITLIST will form at 6PM prior to the start of the performance, also at the box office at St. John's.

Seating in the theater is General Admission.

Presented in partnership with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the NYC AIDS Memorial Board, St. Johns in the Village, and the Stonewall Chorale.

Written by Cusi Cram, and starring Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit), Saint Vincent's Project: Novenas for a Lost Hospital, is inspired by those who dedicated their lives to care and those who were lost.  Guided by Elizabeth Seton of the Sisters of Charity (played by Chalfant), the piece theatrically explores the 161-year history of the hospital.  This piece uses theater as a vehicle to remember, to honor and to celebrate the life and impact of St. Vincent's Hospital.

Notice: Put on your sneakers (or most comfortable pair of shoes) and leave your heavy bags at home because ST. VINCENT'S PROJECT is on the move ... Don't worry not too far!  We will start at ST. JOHN'S IN THE VILLAGE (below our theater at 218 West 11th Street), then move up the stairs to our theater, then move back downstairs a few blocks away to visit the NYC AIDS Memorial. Due to the traveling nature of this workshop production, we encourage you to let us know if you anticipate having any difficulty traveling with us.  Please inform our Directing Fellow, Kevin Hourigan at Khourigan@rattlestick.org

Rattlestick artists Dramaturg Guy Lancaster, Board Member Zachary Quinto, and Artistic Director Daniella Topol meet with Speaker Corey Johnson  to discuss the St. Vincent's Project. (Photo cred: William Alatriste, NYC Council Photographer)

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

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GREENWICH VILLAGE SOCIETY FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation was founded in 1980 to preserve the architectural heritage and cultural history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. GVSHP is a leader in protecting the sense of place and human scale that define the Village’s unique community.

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NYC AIDS MEMORIAL BOARD
This memorial is intended both to honor and acknowledge the past and – as the AIDS crisis is far from over – energize and inspire current and future generations of activists, caregivers and people living with HIV. Founded as a grass-roots advocacy effort in early 2011 by Christopher Tepper and Paul Kelterborn, the NYC AIDS Memorial organization is now a 501(c)3 corporation, with an 18 person Board of Directors, chaired by Keith Fox.

ST. JOHN’S IN THE VILLAGE
St John’s in the Village is an inclusive, diverse and welcoming community of faith, centered in the worship of the Holy One with a Spiritual inquiry that seeks to embody God’s reconciling love, coupled with contemporary creative ideas. We seek to be a place where all are welcome as we encounter the living God, through the healing grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are a community challenged by the transformative power of the Holy Spirit, through worship, music, the arts and joyful hospitality as we reach out to the needs of our world. Saint John’s in the Village plays a meaningful role in the community of the village, the Diocese of New York and beyond.

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THE STONEWALL CHORALE
Based in New York City, the Stonewall Chorale is the nation's first gay and lesbian chorus. Our mission is to enrich people's lives through learning and performing beautiful choral music, and to nurture and celebrate the community we create together. The Stonewall Chorale originated in December 1977 as the Gotham Male Chorus, and specialized in Gregorian Chant and Renaissance music. In 1979, women joined the chorus for the first time, and the name was changed to Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first Lesbian and Gay chorus.

 

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