This outdoor theater anthology series composed of seven 10-minute long world premiere plays took place in empty storefronts and a shipping container in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in Summer 2021—a triumphant return to live performance. A Tectonic Theater Project directed by Moisés Kaufman, each play addressed a sin—pride, sloth, greed, lust, wrath, envy, and gluttony—and socially distanced audiences were guided to the different locations.
Guests began their journey in Purgatory, a loading dock across from the Whitney Museum with neon and a red Mylar curtain that doubled as the introduction to the performance and a pop-up bar.
Abstract flowers and foliage inspired by Henri Rousseau; a riot of Pride parade paraphernalia.
The world premiere plays were written by Ngozi Anyanwu, Thomas Bradshaw, MJ Kaufman, Jeffrey LaHoste, Ming Peiffer, and Bess Wohl.