Come be whisked away to El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico!
El Coquí’s home has been destroyed after the god Juracán has become upset and caused a wild storm to ravage the rainforest! Audiences will help the tiny but mighty Coquí frog save the home she loves. This interactive quest is infused with Spanish language as well as traditional Puerto Rican music and mythology. Children will learn important lessons about taking care of their environment and their feelings.
Fun for all, crafted for ages 4 to 9.
Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance--limited spots are available! Reserve your tickets here.
COVID safety: This is an indoor performance. Masks for adults and children over 2 are highly encouraged. The performance space will have an air purifier and the front door propped open for ventilation. All actors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
For questions about accessibility and accommodations, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Play Along Series is designed for audience members to experience Emit's programming from the comfort of their own home, free of charge! All performances feature live CART captions.
We are so excited to be able to expand our reach and create content that is inclusive of all learners. We are strongly committed to continuing virtual programming even after we are able to gather together in person again!
Emit Theatre's public performances are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
The Play Along Series is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, a regrant program supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.
Episode 1: Saturday, February 19, 1:00p
Episode 2: Saturday, February 26, 1:00p
Audiences will help the tiny but mighty Coquí frog save the home she loves. El Coquí’s home has been destroyed after the god Juracán has become upset and caused a wild storm to ravage the rainforest! This interactive quest is infused with Spanish language as well as traditional Puerto Rican music and mythology. Children will learn important lessons about taking care of their environment and their feelings.
Crafted for ages 4 to 8.
Come and join Shakespeare and some of his most beloved characters in Emit Theatre’s digital retelling of Twelfth Night! This tale finds a young woman named Viola shipwrecked in the land of Illyria. She disguises herself as a man and starts working for--and falling in love with--the Duke Orsino. Audience members will help characters navigate this merry story full of disguises, pranks, love triangles, and dancing!
Crafted for ages 7 to 10.
Episode 1: Saturday, March 19, 1:00p
Episode 2: Saturday, March 26, 1:00p
Episode 3: Saturday, April 2, 1:00p
Episode 1: Saturday, April 9, 1:00p
Episode 1: Saturday, April 16, 1:00p
Episode 1: Saturday, April 23, 1:00p
Adapted from Shakespeare's The Tempest, our story begins when the magician Prospero creates an enchanted storm to bring a ship filled with his enemies to the island where he and his daughter have been stranded. Along with his fairy helper Ariel and other island spirits, Prospero creates a wild adventure for everyone on the island. As his plans come to pass, he must not only confront his past but also reckon with his own actions. He especially must confront his treatment of the half-human, half-fish Caliban to whom the island actually belongs to.
Crafted for ages 5 to 10.
All episodes of Isle Full of Noises will be ASL interpreted.
The front lawn of El Barrio's Artspace PS109
215 E. 99th Street
Join Emit Theatre for a socially distant adventure through a beloved story! Children will engage with characters and take part in activities to help move the story along. Participants create a prop to be used during the storytelling experience.
All materials are provided. Mask wearing is mandatory. Temperatures are checked upon entrance and information is collected for contact tracing.
Sunday, October 17, 12:00p
Sunday, November 14, 12:00p