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The Seven Deadly Sins

New York, NY

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.

Each play had a sign in the transom or outside of the storefront spelling out the name of the sin presented.

The world premiere plays were written by Ngozi Anyanwu, Thomas Bradshaw, MJ Kaufman, Jeffrey LaHoste, Ming Peiffer, and Bess Wohl.

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