Bessie-winning Third Rail Projects Premieres OASIS, free performances offered April 1 -12
Arts Brookfield + Third Rail Projects
Arts Brookfield and Third Rail Projects (creators of the seminal
immersive hit THEN SHE FELL, now in its 7th year of performances) have
collaborated for over 10 years, creating and presenting 10
site-specific pop-up performances. As part of its 30th Anniversary
programming, Arts Brookfield has now commissioned Third Rail Projects
'newest site-specific pop-up, OASIS, for the Winter Garden at
BrookfieldPlace -- the shopping, dining and office complex on the
Hudson River in Lower Manhattan. Free performances will be offered
during from April 1 – 12.
Set in the 1980s, when the building first opened, four over-worked
dreamers take their daily lunch breaks inside the Winter Garden.
Longing for relief from the daily grind, they find themselves
unexpectedly swept into a mirage that appears on the staircase,
providing them a respite from the fast-paced pressures of the work
day. As the story unfolds over ten episodes, these strangers find
themselves uniting in unexpected ways, chasing the promise of escape
only to discover that they wield the power themselves to create their
Over the course of ten daily episodes, characters meet through quirky
interactions, busting out 80s dance moves as they cascade and tumble
across the steps of the palm-tree-lined Winter Garden at Brookfield
Place and into a pop-up tropical installation. After a two-week series
of lunchtime vignettes, a culminating performance will occur on the
evening on Friday, April 12 that combines all of the previous
OASIS is conceived, directed and choreographed by Jennine Willett, in
collaboration with performers Julia Kelly, Madison Krekel, Edward
Rice, Jessy Smith, and Ryan Wuestewald. Third Rail ProjectsCo-Artistic
Directors are Tom Pearson, Zach Morris, and JennineWillett.
Hailed as one of the foremost companies creating site-specific,
immersive and experiential dance and theater, Third Rail Projects, led
by Artistic Directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett,
is dedicated to re-envisioning ways in which audiences engage with
contemporary performance. They have made work in New York, nationally,
and abroad since 2000 with projects including GHOST LIGHT at Lincoln
Center, the Off-Broadway hit THE GRAND PARADISE, SWEET & LUCKY with
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Chicago's LEARNING CURVE
with Albany Park Theater Project. Third Rail Projects has been the
recipient of several prestigious awards, including New York Dance and
Performance (Bessie) Awards for Then She Fell (2013) and Vanishing
Point (2008). Third Rail’s artistic directors were named among the
100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine.
For more info, visit thirdrailprojects.com.
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to
hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and
outdoor public spaces at Brookfield's premier office properties in New
York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Washington, D.C., London, Toronto,
Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings
and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield has brought public spaces to life
through art for the past 30 years.
Brookfield Place (BFPL) New York is one of Brookfield's most iconic
Place Making destinations that brings together modern office space,
cultural experiences, curated dining and world-class shopping. One of
New York City's most dynamic districts, Brookfield Place is a step
away from the everyday and in step with the latest in global and local
culture. The 14-acre, 5-building complex on the Hudson River in Lower
Manhattan is home to some of the world's most innovative companies and
one of New York's most celebrated experiential, culinary and shopping
destinations. Brookfield animates its grand indoor and outdoor public
spaces year-round through a mix of culture and events, bringing
together a diverse array of New Yorkers and visitors. From waterfront
cafes along the North Cove Marina to palm trees inside the famed
Winter Garden, art installations to live music, Brookfield Place New
York is a setting for discovery and inspiration, savoring and
indulging, relaxing and socializing.
OASIS runs Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5 at 12 – 12:10PM & 1 – 1:10PM and
Monday, April 8 – Friday, April 12: 12 – 12:10PM & 1 – 1:10PM. The
final full-length performance run Friday, April 12 at 7:30 PM. All
performances are free and open to the public, no advance reservations
are needed. Brookfield Place is located at 230 Vesey Street in Lower
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