Upcoming Performances:

The 14th Street Y November 10th & 11th!

*** Weekday school-time shows are already sold out! Get your weekend tickets now!

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Show Description

“Like prehistoric sediment, the walls of a building often contain traces and impressions of lives once lived. Liz Parker and Rachel Sullivan created this Manhattan production, for children 7 and older, after a visit to the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side, where they learned of the old apartments’ many layers of wallpaper, each applied by an immigrant family. Set within a tenement that is about to be torn down and whose interior is plastered with 40 layers, this show uses masks, toy-theater techniques and puppets designed by Spica Wobbe to imagine the proud and perilous histories of the building’s Italian, Jewish and Irish occupants.” Laurel Graeber, New York Times

Ideal for ages 7 and up.

Creation Generously Supported By:

  2017 Family Grant Recipient

2017 Family Grant Recipient



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Creative Team

Rachel Sullivan and Liz Parker: Co-creators/ Performers

Elise Thoron: Director

MARGARET BAUGHMAN: Associate Director/Production Stage Manager 

Spica Wobbe: Puppetry and Mask Design and Direction

Vlada YanevA: Original Music




Elia chuaqui: SOUND DESIGN