The Play About the Bridge (Walking on Water)
Performance, Script by Celine Song
Inspired by the research, development and pursuit of The Bridge, The Play About the Bridge (Walking on Water) was a collaborative project between artist Nancy Nowacek and playwright Celine Song.Written by Celine Song, the script portrays the struggle between the artist’s utopian vision and the pragmatics of governmental policy and regulation.
The one-act work portrays an office meeting between Nan and No—the artist and the bureaucrat—about the possibility and impossibility of walking on water. What begins as a conversation becomes a battle between ideology and reality.
The set design symbolized the The Bridge’s modular platform design, as well as nautical map of the New York City Harbor, and offered the public the opportunity to sit and read—or perform—the one-act play during daytime gallery hours. The work was performed by actresses Charlotte Arnoux and Allison Minik as a theatrical piece at night and during a daytime performance at Zuccotti Park as part of the Brookfield summer series.
Concept & Set Design: Nancy Nowacek
Written by: Celine Song
Performed by: Charlotte Arnoux & Allison Minik
1 hour 31 minutes
The Long, Slow Walk
Every file generated by The Bridge 2012-2016
3 hrs, 22 minutes
Works on Water