! Alert

Due to excessive heat this weekend, we encourage you to take precautions, bring plenty of water to Governors Island and to stay hydrated.

If you’re not feeling well, visit our first aid station at Soissons Landing or contact Island security at 212-809-3299.

Please note that due to the heat, program hours and events may be changed or canceled.

Due to excessive heat this weekend, we encourage you to take precautions, bring plenty of water to Governors Island and to stay hydrated.

If you’re not feeling well, visit our first aid station at Soissons Landing or contact Island security at 212-809-3299.

Please note that due to the heat, program hours and events may be changed or canceled.

Returning to Governors Island for their third year, Rising Sun Performance Company will continue their curated Theatrical Residency and Laboratory program offering free works on a weekly basis. The selected works will be representative of the diverse nature of the company and network of guest artists from the New York City, national and international theatre communities. Their house promises to be a hub for new work development and artistic creation, allowing audiences and creators to meet, merge and share ideas and dialogue.

See immersive theater experiences every Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM, 3 PM and 4:30 PM and children’s theater performances Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM. Please note: 11:30 AM children’s theater performances are canceled on July 20 and 21.


July Schedule:

July 20-21
1:00pm OMG a cyberbullying story
3:00pm So Sad, So Sexy
4:30pm The Handmaid’s Dianetics: Episode 1

July 27-28
11:30AM Hee Hee! Tales of the White Diamond Mountain
1:00PM Warm Family
3:00PM Megan Lohne’s Show
4:30PM CRY HAVOC Company


Show Descriptions:

Hee Hee! Tales of the White Diamond Mountain, written By M.J. Kang
Directed by Andrew Gonzales and Chris Goodman
Helen’s grandfather tells her the fairy tales of her Korean ancestors, tales of spritely sprouts, sad frogs and ignorant boys, of woodcutters and hunters and heavenly maidens, all told at the foot of the White Diamond Mountain itself. The stories come to life in a whirlwind of discoveries and surprises and laughs. Appropriate for all ages, the stories interweave throughout the show, and by seeing through story-telling the power of the soul of her people, Helen learns that she can proudly be both a Korean and an American.

So Sad, So Sexy, by Emily Cordes, Kendra Augustin, and Alison Leaf
So Sad, So Sexy is a devised play centered on Western culture’s depiction of mentally ill women, with special focus on the fetishization of beautiful, unstable women throughout the ages. Through the interlocking tales of three characters—Lucy, a Victorian mental patient; Madeline, a Film Noir starlet, and Izzy, a modern-day “Internet sad girl”—the piece explores each era’s approach to mental health, as well as the larger cultural themes of objectification, female oppression, and the power of telling one’s own story

The Handmaid’s Dianetics: Episode 1, The Handmade Deyenetix Excerpt, written and Performed by Joyce Miller
Ofhubbard lives an ethical life as an immortal spiritual being, but when love leads her off the Bridge to Total Freedom, she is forced to journey inwards, through the garbage, and to the past, where she is catapulted into the future. The Gregorian Karaoke humble beginnings of a Global Super Power. Runs 45 Minutes

Warm Family, by Dirty Laundry Theatre
Dirty Laundry is a New York-based theatre production company, founded by Israeli-American artists. Dirty Laundry is seeking to bridge the gap between various cultures by shedding a new light on personal narratives not typically represented in popular culture.

Getting there
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 10 Minutes from Yankee Pier
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Hours
Saturday 11:30 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am — 5:00 pm