August 14 - August 20

Speak Up, Rise Up

CELEBRATING TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL PERFORMERS IN A WEEK OF SHARING DIVERSE EXPERIENCES & STORIES

Speak Up, Rise Up is a first year storytelling festival with a focus on bringing traditional and non-traditional performers together.  Our focus is to raise the profile of people and communities of stories we don't often hear.   The idea is to bring together people's stories and put them, literally, on the big stage with other featured performances throughout the week.  

The purpose of the festival is two fold: first, to bring together traditional and non-traditional performers to tell and share their stories.  We will be offering a series of community workshops to various community groups, and showcase their final shows as part of the festival.  

Second, is to bring the world of storytelling to the big stage.  Too often we have shows in backs of bars or black box theaters and are never allowed to explore the depth and theatricality of a stage.  

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.                                                                                                            

Passes are available as well - Full (18 shows), Half (10), and Quarter (4).
 

Rent the Theater

Theater, Film, Events

One of NYC’s best off-off-Broadway theaters!
— Time Out New York

The Connelly Theater is unique in New York City: an intimate house with a classic proscenium arch and a raised stage.

The Connelly is available for rental for theater productions, film and photo shoots, and events. Lighting and sound package included.