Living Mural

The Living Mural Project is a direct theatrical response to the Coronavirus crisis in the United States and specifically New York City. We seek to present theater safely and without formalities: our performance is short, raw, and responsive. At its heart the Living Mural supports the relationship between actor and audience sharing a (socially distanced) space together. We believe in the power of theater to support and creatively nurture communities. We miss making theater and we want to provide a safe environment to create live performance.

As New Yorkers, we are accustomed to a variety of interactions with strangers in our day-to-day lives. Suddenly those interactions are fraught. We are now thinking about how to keep ourselves safe: is that person wearing a mask, what does 6 feet away really look like, do I have enough hand sanitizer, why is it still impossible to buy Clorox wipes? At the Living Mural we strip away the anxieties related to social interaction. All of our actors and audiences wear masks, we are outside and we stand 6 feet apart. All you have to do is show up, and experience a minute long piece of theater. Perhaps you want to stay and watch another, or have a short conversation, perhaps you want to continue on your day.

Like a mural, we are responding to and commemorating a specific moment in time. This moment. The time for this work is now, when live, in-person performance is needed more than ever.


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As theater artists, our livelihoods have been devastated by the pandemic. Any amount you can contribute will go directly to helping us pay our bills while we make socially-distant art.

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To watch the Living Mural, join us at the Mall in Central Park (map) on Saturdays through the end of September, any time between 1 and 4 pm.
  • Margaret McCarthy 
    • $5 
    • 14 mos
  • Hillary Aidun 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Maureen McConaghy 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • William Cooper 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Barbara Nagel 
    • $20 
    • 14 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Diana Levy 
Organizer
Raised $325 from 4 donations
New York, NY
Anna Strasser 
Team member
Raised $1,505 from 20 donations
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