Street Theater

Bade Stageberg Cox


Open to public:

May 16 & 17, 2014 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

May 18, 2014 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Broadway plaza between 44th & 45th Streets

Street Seats, a collection of reclaimed chairs found on the streets of New York City and given a new life by repairs and a coat of taxicab yellow paint, was the basis of an urban research project called Street Theater.

The yellow chairs, arranged in 7 rows of 7, were positioned on a plaza in Times Square where visitors were invited to sit and view the spectacle of Times Square. The precise spacing of the chairs as they were arranged each morning mimicked theater seating with Times Square as the stage. The rearrangement of the chairs throughout the course of the day became a performance about how people use public space and shape it to suit their needs. With their taxicab yellow paint, the chairs re-manifested taxis back onto this Broadway plaza.


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