ARTISTS RISE UP NEW YORK presents: The Rising: Volume I

January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017

19:00 To 22:00

47 Great Jones Street, New York, NY, United States

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The Rising: Volume I
Performing artists respond to the 2016 presidential election

JANUARY 30thw47 Great Jonesw7:00 pm

Free Admission

(RSVP recommended as seating is limited –

THE RISING, Volume 1

Our first performance, in association with La MaMa and The H.E.A.T. Collective, includes The Fear Project, created by Jessica Litwak. The FEAR Project is an ensemble piece based on interviews taken by the entire ARUNY community. Telling stories about our collective and individual fears in our current climate, it is a collage of choral poetry, monologues, songs, scenes and audience interaction performed by five members of our group. The piece has been created and performed in the Czech Republic and India. This new version will be the U.S. premiere. There will also be a carnival of activist actions, celebrations and conversations. An interactive dance piece will also be presented as an effort to galvanize our energies and begin to create the physical momentum we need. The audience will have the opportunity to engage in serious discourse, to laugh, sing and become an active part of a supportive and motivated community.

Our current members include: Ioan Ardelean, Deborah Black, Dana Boll, Coral Cohen, Cindy Cooper, Jonathan D. Draxton, Martha Gelnaw, Jerry Goralnick, Carol Landis, Jamie Leo, Julia Levine, Stacey Linnartz, Joan Appell Lipkin, Jessica Litwak and Jennifer Needleman.

Contact us via email; visit our website:; find us on Facebook: Artists Rise Up New York ( and twitter ArtistsRiseUpNY (


About the Organizers



Born on November 9 with ARTISTS RISE UP LOS ANGELES (ARULA) when Jessica Litwak (NY) and Sue Hamilton (LA) decided to start a national theatre action in response to the 2016 Presidential Election.

ARUNY's purpose is to create performative actions for justice and peace. Our intention is to create positive, social and revolutionary action by bringing our creative minds, our wounded hearts, our righteous fury and our collective strength to the process of making art for change. Our group, a voluntary group of diverse members of the creative community, has been meeting since the election: actors, directors, writers, filmmakers, singers, dancers, spoken word artists and others. 

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