Opens Sep. 3 at the Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater at the Theater for the New City

                      155 1st Ave. (bet. 8th & 9th Streets), New York, NY 10003 (Directions)

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Written by Mark Tjarks
Directed by Dennis Gleason (Jayde Fuentes, Assistant Director)
with Musical Direction by Gabriel Aldort & Choreography by Dwayne Beach
Starring real New York Street & Subway Musicians (pictured below):buskers-cover-image-e1501231327840.jpg Pictured from top to bottom, from left to right: Doctor Pure Silver More, Anil Salem, Luke Ryan, Natalia ‘Saw Lady’™ Paruz, Azusa SheShe Dance, Sakinah Iman, Gabriel Aldort, and The “F” Tones (Dwayne Beach & Marcin Wisniewski).  A selection of their music is below.

Sakinah Iman singing her original “Waiting Tables”

Gabriel Aldort

Azusa SheShe Dance sings “Hound Dog”

Natalia Paruz (the Saw Lady)

The “F” Tones perform Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

Luke Ryan’s original “Thunderbird”

Anil Salem’s “Ritual Dance” 

Doctor Pure Silver More’s “Who’s the Enemy?”

Doctor Pure Silver More’s “Jesus Walked the Desert”

Gabriel Aldort sings “All You Need is Love”

Audible Chocolate performing “Waves”

G-Wyll’s “Dream On” (from 57:00)

and Groove Merchant’s Jazz Project.

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On May 15, a staged reading of Buskers, the Musical was presented at the Cino Theater at the Theater for the New City as part of its New Blood Reading Series.


We met many new musicians at the MTA Music auditions at Grand Central Station in May.

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2016 NY International Fringe Festival

Find the surprising humor, humanity, and hope of the homeless.

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HOUSELESS inparadise

(Po’okela Award, Best Play)  

One of the most powerful pieces of documentary theatre I’ve seen…Theatre has the power to heal, to connect, and to transform. Tjarks and director Dennis Gleason, as well as everyone in this impressive cast, understand that completely.” (Theatre is Easy).

                               “If my story can help somebody just one person.  All the things I went through, the pain, it’s worth it.” (Cindy)

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The Unsalable Thing

What would Jesus do if he won a storage locker with an elderly, ex-transvestite, ex-burlesque-dancing language scholar in it?”   (William Faulkner Best Play)

Written by Mark Tjarks       Directed by Dennis Gleason


  • August 12, 2016, Friday 8-10 pm
  • August 15, 2016, Monday 9:30-11:30 pm
  • August 17, 2016, Wednesday 4:30-6:30 pm
  • August 19, 2016, Friday 4:45-6:45 pm
  • August 20, 2016, Saturday Noon—2 pm


  • Teatro SEA at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St #202, New York, NY 10002


  • NY International Fringe Festival website
  • Be sure to line up at least 15 minutes before the performance at the ticketholder flag outside the VENUE. Have your mobile or printed ticket ready to be scanned and enjoy the show! NO LATECOMERS ARE ADMITTED at FringeNYC.



Video interview with Jeffrey Terry Sousa (homeless actor interviewed for the original production): https://vimeo.com/77840097

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