SigSpace brings artistic programming to the Center’s public spaces and sustains our lobby as a free public workspace and social hub for New York City artists. In the Spring of 2020, after the pandemic hit, we pivoted to launch SigSpace virtually and re-imagine engagement with our community during this moment in history.
Spring and Summer 2021
Until it is safe and you are comfortable returning to the Center, we will continue to connect virtually and we have a slew of new and exciting SigSpace events to tease, curated by our resident playwrights: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, The Mad Ones, Dominique Morisseau and Lynn Nottage. Stay tuned!
Explore the SigSpace Archive
Twilight 2020: Anna Deavere Smith in conversation with Dorinne Kondo and Susan K. Lee
Twilight 2020: Anna Deavere Smith in conversation with Héctor Tobar
Twilight 2020: Anna Deavere Smith Interviews Twilight Bey
David Henry Hwang and Prof. Diane C. Fujino discuss Black-Asian alliances and activism
Lauren Yee talks to Mekong Executive Director Chhaya Chhoum
Anna Deavere Smith with Mount Sinai Morningside President Arthur Gianelli
Lynn Nottage and NYTimes best-selling meditation expert Sharon Salzberg
Inside the Rehearsal Zoom with Montana Levi Blanco, Lileana Blain-Cruz, and Nia Witherspoon
Inside the Rehearsal Zoom with Alan C. Edwards and Steve H. Broadnax III
Inside the Rehearsal Zoom with Jessica Frances Dukes and Heather Alicia Simms
Sarah Ruhl: Where Poetry Meets Playwriting
Arts Lunch with the Paradise Blue Cast: Holiday Edition
Nikiya Mathis hosts Arts Lunch and challenges her friends to a game of "Black Card Revoked"
Margo Seibert brings back Octet in Arts Lunch
Michael Urie and Michael Benjamin Washington Bring Big Nostalgia Energy
Crystal Dickinson, Brandon Dirden and Jason Dirden make Arts Lunch a Family Affair
Francis Jue speaks with Signature Resident Playwrights David Henry Hwang and Lauren Yee
From Octet: Kuhoo Verma hosts Dave Malloy, Kim Blanck, and Alex Gibson
Saheem Ali and Lupita Nyong'o
Bill Irwin Clowning & Hat Tricks Challenge: pt. 1 BASEBALL
Haiku Challenge: Sarah Ruhl Workshop
The Hot Wing King Cooking Challenge
SigSpace Presents: 3Views on Theater Virtual Launch, featuring Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King
In partnership with various artists and community organizations, SigSpace is a home for live performance and events like concerts featuring new music, works-in-progress, storytelling, panels, social justice conversations, self-care activities and other opportunities to gather. SigSpace also continues to sustain Signature’s lobby as a free public workspace and social hub for the NYC community. SigSpace launches with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
“Since our lives are currently upended by isolation, we are eager to get a head start on SigSpace by re-imagining how to connect with our artists and audiences online. Until we can interact again in our beloved physical space, come interact with us in our virtual space – as we navigate this difficult moment in history together as a community. Once we can gather again in person, we’ll be thrilled for SigSpace to activate our lobby in unique ways for the Signature family, while also giving new artists and communities a home with us.”
– Paige Evans, Artistic Director
“In these times of social-distancing and isolation, SigSpace will help facilitate the Signature community both online and at The Pershing Square Signature Center. We’re thankful for to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their continued support and commitment to bringing audiences together physically and virtually.”
– Harold Wolpert, Executive Director