CITY WATER TUNNEL #3 (1996 - 1999)
Solo performer, writer and Artistic
Director. Multi-media, Obie-winning play and 5 year community art
Produced by Dancing in the Streets 1996 and The Working Theater 1998.
Steve Elson. Premiered Dance Theater Workshop and HERE, NY NY 1996.
Water Tunnel #3 is about the building of the largest public works
the Western Hemisphere (non-defense). The tunnel's construction began
and is scheduled for completion in 2025. CWT#3 was created in
with Local 147 of the Tunnelworker's Union and NYC's largest city
the Department of Environmental Protection who is in charge of the
design, planning, financing and construction.
To date, CWT#3 has included:
- Gallery Exhibits of photographs,
- live multi-media performance(s) produced in NYC,
Upstate Watershed Region, universities, conferences and theaters
establishing a Memorial Fund which raised $20,000. towards the
installation of granite drinking fountains in each of the five boroughs
honor the 25 people who have died thus far
- onsite lunch time
at construction sites and NYC Government office buildings
- a video by
Ellen Strom that traveled in installation form to the jobsites
or the public and tunnel building community.
In 2000/01/02 CWT#3
Rome, Stockholm, Belgrade, N. New England Tradeswomen Conference,
Iowa; 1999 included Danceplace, Washington DC.; George Meaney Labor
Silver Springs, MD; Working Women Festival, San Francisco CA;
Kansas, Lawrence KS; 1998 included a month run at the Judith Anderson
NY NY. Lila Wallace Arts Partners, Rockefeller MAP, NYSCA, NYFA, Arts
International, Greenwall Foundation.