Day Four: Text Me Theater in Midtown Manhattan

We did a pop-up action at lunch time on Tuesday, May 20th, right outside Grand Central Station on 42nd Street. Text Me Theater was all about dramatically performing our old text messages from our cellphone archives, and performing new messages sent to us by passersby while we were on “stage” (milk crates).

We took turns and had signs around our necks with our phone numbers so as to receive texts from the audience.

Some people in the crowd got pretty into it. People started texting us their confessions, secrets, all kinds of things. A few strangers even jumped up to perform.

It was pretty neat because people could have something read out loud right on the street, but retain some anonymity. Further work in this area seems potentially fruitful!

Photos by Stephanie Beaulieu

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