12th Night: An Immersive Experience
12th Night: An Immersive Experience is an interactive show for young audiences and families, adapted from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and directed by Victoria Giambalvo. 12th Night runs for a limited engagement November 12th & 13th at 7 pm at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 (215 E. 99th St., off the Q and 6 trains). Join the cast and crew for the Cakes and Ale after party on Opening Night, November 12th.
lllyria is seeking change. The Illyrians know something in their culture is not working, but they can’t identify what. Perhaps, their restriction of the gender spectrum is to blame. This adaptation of 12th Night will divide Illyria by the gender binary and present Viola as a non-binary person forced to present as a binary gender in Illyria. The production will allow participants to directly engage with these themes with a high level of agency.
El Barrio is an ADA-compliant venue and audience members will be provided with hand warmers. The show runs 75 minutes. All of Emit Theatre’s productions are built to be engaging for multiple ages and abilities and allow audiences to experience plays in their own ways. Emit’s plays are “shush-free zones,” and all audience members are encouraged to become active participants in the story. For ages 10+.
Twelfth Night is a sensory-friendly and relaxed performance and El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 is ADA compliant. The performance will be outdoors and masks will be required. Audience members will be provided with hand warmers. For more information about accessibility, visit emittheatre.org/accessibility.
Emit Theatre is dedicated to inclusive learning through the arts, placing artists and audiences side by side to provide one-of-a-kind opportunities for wonder and discovery. Emit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit interactive educational theatre company committed to sharing high-quality arts experiences with diverse young audiences in non-traditional settings and unique, ADA-compliant spaces. By crafting portable productions lifted from Shakespearean texts as well as innovative new works, we invite each audience member to approach our immersive productions from their own curiosity. https://www.emittheatre.org