Cultural Animators Series

Cultural Animators Series

The Theatre has presented many programs that reflect on and give voice to societal concerns as revealed through the imagination and creativity of our artists. We have created a dynamic new series that will bring these stimulating works under one umbrella. The Cultural Animators Series, first presented in May, 2008, is a thought provoking, attitude adjusting, relationship mending, behavior modifying set of original theatre works to inform, arouse and promote change. More...

May 6 - 29

Cultural Animators Series:
Tearing Down the Walls

A new musical by Daniel Beaty

The Riverside Theatre, Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, and Walk Tall Girl Productions present the New York premiere of Tearing Down The Walls, a new musical featuring direction, book and lyrics by Obie Award-winner Daniel Beaty (Through the Night, Emergency) and music by Beaty and Oscar and Grammy-nominated songwriting team Jamal Joseph & Charles Mack (August Rush). This production follows on the heels on the acclaimed, award-winning, and extended run of Beaty's solo show Through the Night, which premiered at the Riverside Theatre last year.

Infused with soulful music, impassioned spoken word and laugh-out-loud humor, Tearing Down The Walls tells the story of the residents of a tight-knit Harlem community upended and pushed to the limit by life's challenges, but who find hope in the most unusual places.


May 6th at 8 PM
May 7th at 8 PM
May 8th at 3 PM
May 10th at 8 PM
May 11th at 8 PM


May 12th at 8 PM, followed by a VIP Reception and Art Exhibit by Bryan Collier

Performance thru May 29th - Thursday thru Saturday at 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM

All preview tickets are $15.00, and all regular performance tickets are $25.00.

Opening night tickets are available for purchase at $50, and include exclusive access to the VIP reception, which will include an exhibit of original artwork by Bryan Collier.

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