Little Island's Artists-in-Residence are a diverse group of creators who bring our park to life through performance and curation. These New York-based artists participate in a three-year residency: performing and/or directing work, curating events and festivals, engaging with our community partners, and serving as reviewers for our Perform in the Park submissions program. Representing a range of disciplines and perspectives, Little Island's Artists-in-Residence are our artistic collaborators, partnering with us to present eclectic, surprising, and distinctive experiences to inspire and delight visitors of all ages.
Tap dancer & Choreographer
In our inaugural season, Ayodele will co-curate the Little Island Dance Festival with frequent collaborator Torya Beard in September. The Dance Festival celebrates percussive dance forms of a variety of styles, activating the park with lively rhythms and sounds.
playwright & director
Find Tina Landau in The Amph three nights this summer for After Hours with Tina Landau, a cabaret-type evening celebrating young female composers, work by gender non-conforming artists, and entertainment from Tina's Broadway friends.
actor, singer, music director
Music in The Glade is an intimate concert series in The Glade featuring artists curated by Michael McElroy. He also makes his final appearance as the founding artistic director of gospel choir Broadway Inspirational Voices in two evening performances in The Amph in June.
PigPen Theatre Co.
actors, musicians, storytellers
The artists of PigPen Theater Co. curate July's Little Island Storytelling Festival, multidisciplinary celebration drawing upon their theatrical and eclectic style to animate and activate Little Island’s spaces with stories and wonder.
Photos by Obed Obwoge