LES Arts & Culture Open House: Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC)

Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC)
Sat Oct 21, 2pm-4pm 
62 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003

Visit CONTACT by Michelangelo Alasa, DMAC’s founder. Part art installation, part one man show, CONTACT is told with wit, heart, humor and beautifully stunning visuals. Have you ever lost someone you loved? Have you ever lost a dream? In 2021, Michelangelo lost his husband of 48 years to covid. He created CONTACT as a place… somewhere between the realms of life and death, between lost and found, between shadow and light where he could experience his loss and move on with his life.

Seating Available | Gender Neutral Restrooms Available

The building at 62 East 4th Street was built as a social hall in 1889. It hosted meetings by John Philip Sousa as he established the first musicians union in NYC as well as the early ILGWU (International Ladies Garment Workers Union) organizational meetings. East 4th Street was at the center of social activism at the turn of the century.

In the 1930’s, the ballroom where these meetings were held was converted into a theater which continues in operation. A stage and proscenium were added, the murals from the original construction remained. It was used by many Yiddish theater companies of the time, it housed a television studio where many early TV shows were filmed.

In 1969, Andy Warhol rented the 150 seat Fortune Theater(as it was called then) at 62 East Fourth Street, with Gerard Malanga as manager,

Duo Multicultural Arts Center  (DMAC) offers residencies and felowships through an open submission policy. To apply, fill out a general inquiry form along with a detailed email to Michelangelo Alasa, duotheatre@gmail.com.  DMAC offers a 74 seat theater space for rental bookings located in the center of the East Village Cultural District.

For more information on programs and opportunities, visit their website.