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Last Audience

"Last Audience," commissioned by NY Live Arts, is an immersive performance where audience members are invited to build and embody the work.

  • Project Created By

    a canary torsi | Yanira Castro

    Puerto-Rican born and Brooklyn-based director/choreographer Yanira Castro is a Bessie-award-winning artist who collaborates with a core group of performers and designers on individual projects under the name, a canary torsi. Since 2009, they have created site-adaptable performance projects in a multiplicity of spaces–from warehouses, restrooms, and gardens to the stage.

  • Composers
  • Key Collaborators
    New York Live Arts

    Commissioner/Presenter

    Kathy Couch

    Set, Lighting, Environment Artist

  • Project Dates
    Start Date
    October 16, 2019
    End Date
    October 20, 2019

Last Audience

"Last Audience," commissioned by NY Live Arts, is an immersive performance where audience members are invited to build and embody the work.

Last Audience is an immersive performance event where audience members are invited to embody the work. It is a collaboration between choreographer Yanira Castro and composer Stephan Moore—Bessie-award-winning artists whose twelve-year collaboration has resulted in over ten projects that have toured nationally and internationally. Last Audience is an evolution in our continued line of questioning about the construction of theatrical experience and the audience’s role within it.

Our practice involves the creation of algorithmic systems, scores, and software programs, which ensure that elements of each project (choreography, music, environment) unfold uniquely in each performance in response to the actions of the audience, democratizing and decentralizing control over how the work is made and experienced. With Last Audience, we ask: How do we engage participation and questions of agency? Can theater bring understanding and nuance to the way we commune?

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