Ryan Gilliam

Photo by Q Sakamaki

A History of Struggle in Tompkins Square Park 1988-1991
Text based on coverage by the New York Times

Performance Dates: TBA

NO HOUSING NO PEACE revisits the events of the 1988 Tompkins Square riot and its aftermath. Issues at the core of the conflict include policing, homelessness, and the uses of public space all within the larger context of increasing neighborhood gentrification. With a script created from first hand accounts and news reporting, the ensemble performance seeks to accurately reflect multiple perspectives from those who lived through, witnessed, and made decisions on the events.

Performances are 1 hour long and will be followed by refreshments and facilitated open dialogue on the issues raised in the work and their connections to the present.

Produced by Downtown Art and FABnyc
Photo by Q Sakamaki

Ensemble performance by JC Augustin, Gustavo Flores, Noch Foster Jr., Eddie Glass, Justin Jones, Saarah Medrano, Josefina Montesino, Mikayla Rose, Parker Rhodes, Yelena Virovlyanskaya

Assistant Director Imani Vieira
Lighting Designer Antígona González
Director Ryan Gilliam

No Housing No Peace is produced by FABnyc and Downtown Art.  The project is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, City Councilmember Carlina Rivera, and the New York State Council on the Arts.