But for a few nights this month, an entirely different tableau will be on view.
Urban Garden Performing Arts will stage its latest show, "Vogue Men's Fashions: The Window," at
"The Window" continues the group's exploration of a character named John who is trying to connect with others: "John is tired of talking to himself and he needs to talk to you," goes the show's tagline.
During the show, the audience interacts with John, watches the passersby in the window and form their own community of people processing the evening.
"We're activating that space. So now anyone who sees the show has a personal, intimate experience with this little block," said
By creating a personal experience for audience members that's tied to a place, Maske hopes to inspire an enduring connection.
"It has to do with people taking ownership of their city," she said.
"It really has been a delight to watch them work in this space," he said.
Audiences met the character of John for the first time last summer, in a show above Foundation, a bar on
Maske grew up with mother who was a visual artist, trained as a dancer, and then moved into the world of theater and married a musician.
"I was really exposed to all of these different worlds and I felt really passionate about blending them," she said.
"The Window" opened
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