Parallel Exit creates physical theatre inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Parallel Exit’s goal is to create moments of simple magic for audiences of all ages. Its work has been presented in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, to great critical acclaim. The company received a 2008 Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience and received a 2002 “Spirit of the Fringe” award from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In New York City, Parallel Exit’s work has appeared at The New Victory Theater, The Lincoln Center Institute, The Guggenheim Museum, 59E59 Theaters, Symphony Space, and PS122. To find out more about Parallel Exit’s upcoming productions, classes, and educational programs, please visit its website.

During its residency at 14 Wall Street, Parallel Exit will develop GIVE ME LIBERTY. Inspired by the films City Lights and An American In Paris, GIVE ME LIBERTY is a wordless comic ballet for our times – a multi-media dance-theatre piece about living in New York City. The show follows the story of two desperately lonely characters attempting to connect within the speed and chaos of 21st Century New York.

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