This summer Dysfunctional Theatre returns to Governor’s Island for their fifth summer of art, poetry, dance, theater, and song. Each week new works will be offered. Stop by weekends August 24th through October 27th between 11am – 5pm to explore the house and experience art created by New York City independent artists for the public. Have your picture snapped, hear a song, see an opera or short play and explore the house with us!

STAY – September 14-15
On Site Opera, NYC’s innovative site-specific opera company, presents workshop performances of STAY, a new opera by John Glover and Kelley Rourke. STAY is being written specifically for Dysfunctional’s house on Governors Island. Small audiences will be invited into the house to experience opera in a new way, all based around an original ghost story. The 45-minute performance will be followed by a discussion with the cast and creators in order to improve the piece for its eventual world premiere. Join On Site and play an active role in the creation of a world premiere opera!

Performance For One – September 21, 22, 28, 29
Performance for One: a seven minute play by Edward Einhorn written for one performer and one audience member, repeated every ten minutes. An old memory is explored, a new one created. What is the responsibility of the audience member in creating it?

Miss Jane Periwinkle and the Mysterious Medium – October 5, 6, 12, 13
The nosy mystery writer returns to Governors Island this fall with an all-new immersive adventure! Jane has met up with her friends from finishing school to hold a seance. During the seance, medium Madame Carnelian reveals that one of the women has murdered her husband! All of Jane’s friends have lost a husband — Rosalind has lost several — but which one is a murderer? With 5 suspects and 5 possible victims, this may be Jane’s most challenging case yet! Join Jane at the seance, follow the investigation, and see if you can solve the case before Jane!

Getting there
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 10 Minutes from Yankee Pier
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Saturday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm