Trade Practices Kristin Marting and David Evans Morris
About the show
A historic building on Governors Island is transformed into a living market through this immersive site-specific event. After a breezy ferry ride, you enter a fun and interactive world of booms and busts, as you follow a fictional currency company’s evolution from family business to publicly-traded corporation. Cash in hand, you get to choose how to invest your time and money.
All performances take place at Pershing Hall on Governors Island. Click here for a map of the Island.
Directions to the Governors Island Manhattan Ferry:
The Governors Island ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. To reach the ferry terminal:
1 to South Ferry Station
4, 5 to Bowling Green Station
R to Whitehall Street Station
M6, M9, and M15
Directions to the Governors Island Brooklyn Ferry (Weekends ONLY):
The Governors Island Brooklyn ferry departs from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, at the foot of Atlantic Avenue.
R to Court Street
4,5,2,3 to Borough Hall
CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL FERRY SCHEDULES.
BYO Food or there are wide-ranging options for food and drink on the island.
A HERE Artistic Director Production
Conceived by David Evans Morris
Created by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris
Written by Erin Courtney, Eisa Davis, Robert Lyons, Qui Nguyen, KJ Sanchez, & Chris Wells
Directed by Kristin Marting
Set Design by David Evans Morris
Composed by Xander Duell
Sound Designer and Co-Composer: Jane Shaw
Video Design by Gil Sperling
Additional Video Content by Jared Mezzocchi
Costume Design by Elizabeth Bourgeois
Lighting Design by Natalie Robin
Music Directed by Larry Heinemann
Fight Choreography: Qui Nguyen
Assistant Directed by Tara Ahmadinejad
Research Assistant & Assistant Scenic Designer: Cate McCrea
Scenic Design Assistant: Evelyn Elgart
Assistant Costume Designers: Sarah Dixey & Kate Fulop
Featuring: Jenniffer Diaz, Daphne Gaines*, Megan Hill*, Brooke Ishibashi*, Mike Iveson, Jr.*, Daniel Kublick*, Peter McCabe*,
Mariana Newhard, Mary Rasmussen*, & Dax Valdes
Production Stage Manager: Aislinn Curry *
Stage Managers: Carly Levin*, Timothy Love & Sara Stevens
Assistant Stage Manager: Emily Lynch-Fries
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
$18 + $2 ferry ride
Aug 31 - Sept 21
12:00 PM Manhattan ferry departure
12:15 PM event start
Aug 31, Sept 1, 6, 13, 14, 20, 21
3:00 PM Manhattan ferry departure
3:15 PM event start
Sep 3, 10
3:30 PM Manhattan ferry departure
3:45 PM event start
Sept 1, 6, 7, 14, 20, 21
Cash only at the door.
*Ferries do fill up. The departures above are the latest possible in order for you to catch the performances. We encourage you to choose an earlier option and enjoy the Island if your schedule allows.
*Please note Pershing Hall is not wheelchair accessible.
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Running Time: 2 hours