Shows & Events

HOME(COMING)

When

Oct 14 - Oct 15, 2022

HOME(COMING)

FAREWELL + BLOCK PARTY

Every great party hits up a second spot.

First, we’ll toast our unforgettable memories at Sargent Drive. Then, let’s party with old friends and new neighbors at an epic event on Audubon Street to launch Long Wharf Theatre’s thrilling next chapter.

Everyone’s invited. All are welcome. You don’t want to miss it.

SARGENT DRIVE // FAREWELL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14  6-8 PM

A goodbye moment for our beloved home

  • 6:00 – 7:00  Open House Tours
  • 7:00 – 8:00  Sargent Drive Farewell + Toast

AUDUBON STREET // BLOCK PARTY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15  2-7 PM

Food, fun, and festivities to ring in our next chapter

  • 2:00 – 3:00  Community Pre-Show + Activities
  • 3:00 – 4:00  Community Performance
  • 4:00 – 5:00  Neighborhood Music School presents Anton Kot Band
  • 4:00 – 6:00  Open House, Creative Arts Workshop
  • 5:00 – 7:00  Music + Food + DJ Dance Party + Celebration!

Ribbons with hopes, wishes, and memories during FAREWELL. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Artists and staff performing a scene from Our Town at FAREWELL. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Backstage tours of the space at Sargent Drive during FAREWELL. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

A view of the FAREWELL audience through the onstage ribbon installation. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Betzabeth Castro sings a song from “Little Mary Sunshine.” Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Artists performing memories from our history at FAREWELL. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Audiences go behind the scenes at FAREWELL. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

One of many memory ribbons. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Long Wharf Theatre Board and staff reach the BLOCK PARTY on Audubon Street. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

BLOCK PARTY group photo. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

The Home(coming) creative team. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Staff and Board ready to depart from Sargent Drive to the BLOCK PARTY. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Thabisa performs at the BLOCK PARTY. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Members of the Audubon Arts District pose together. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

The ribbon installation makes it to Audubon St. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Ribbons. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Justin Sudderth from the cast of Jelly’s Last Jam performs at the BLOCK PARTY. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Walking from Sargent Drive to the BLOCK PARTY on Audubon. Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Photo by the Lotta Studio team.

Creative

Jenny Koons (she/her) is a director and organizer. Projects: Oedipus (Deaf West Theatre), Head Over Heels (Pasadena Playhouse), Hurricane Diane (Huntington Theatre), Now Becomes Then (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Men on Boats (Baltimore Center Stage), Speechless (New Blue Man Group North American Tour), The Tempest (The Juilliard School), Between Us: The Deck of Cards (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public Theater Mobile Unit), Burn All Night (American Repertory Theatre), Theatre for One: In This Moment (Pershing Square Signature Center), Gimme Shelter (Why Not Theatre, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games commission), Theatre for One: I’m Not the Stranger You Think I Am (Arts Brookfield), A Sucker Emcee (National Black Theatre, LAByrinth Theater Company, SPKRBOX Festival, Norway), Queen of the Night (Diamond Horseshoe Nightclub, Drama Desk Award), The Odyssey Project 2012 (site-specific NYC). Jenny was a 2021 Vision Resident at Ars Nova and has developed new work at Steppenwolf, Roundabout, and New Black Fest, among others. She was the 2017 curator of New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center Lobby Project, co-curator of the 2016 Toronto ThisGen Conference, and co-founder of Artists 4 Change NYC (National Black Theatre). She has been a facilitator and educator in creating anti-racist spaces and engaging in conversations around race and equity for over a decade, in both non-profit and artistic spaces. Jenny is a Lilly Award recipient and proud member of the SDC.