Meltzer Garden

Visualization of The Living Stage performance installation in NYCHA’s Meltzer Garden located at the intersection of 1st Street and 1stAvenue on the Lower East Side. Murals painted on the surfaces of the park were inspired by the geometry of public housing projects in New York City.


The Living Stage was designed as simultaneous theater where the audience is inspired to move around multiple stages to view different performances happening at the same time. The stage was constructed of recycled objects that could support plants, herbs and vegetables.

The performance in Meltzer Garden was part of a 3-day neighborhood festival. Intergenerational workshops with Meltzer seniors and fifth graders from nearby PS 63 inspired the content for the eco-play.