Lotte van den Berg

French Institute Alliance Francaise, Crossing the Line

In partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française’s (FIAF) Crossing the Line Festival, Times Square Arts kicked off the Fall 2012 Arts Program with Agoraphobia/Pleinvress by director Lotte van den Berg. Performed in the midst of the bustle of Times Square, a solitary man walked in circles talking to himself, yet his words were picked up by audience via cell phones.

With Agoraphobia/Pleinvress, Bessie Award-winner Donald Fleming returned to his hometown of New York for his first performance in the city since 2007. Agoraphobia/Pleinvress was at once an intimate monologue about how this solitary man experiences the world and an insightful performance experience for spectators.

Agoraphobia/Pleinvress was presented September 20-22 once daily for an hour at 3:00 pm, with an additional showing included on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00am. The performance took place on Military Island - the Broadway Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets.