The New Ohio Theatre - Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2016

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Transgender ‘Street Children,’ Out on a Pier

 "The characters in some plays — generally the not-so-good ones — leave your consciousness almost as soon as you leave the theater. Others stay a while, or never leave at all. I’m confident that the three central characters in “Street Children,” an affecting and saucily funny new play by Pia Scala-Zankel, about transgender youth living on the harsh streets of New York in the 1980s, will remain with me for good. But also, given the dark turns their lives take, for not-so-good."
- Charles Isherwood

“Street Children”: Story of LGBTQ Youth in 1980’s New York City Gets World Premiere

"The acting of both the main and supporting cast is superb and fearless, and their performances are enhanced by a young, energetic, and diverse chorus. "

Must See: Street Children Is a Celebration of the Beautiful and Tragic Queer New York of the 80s

"Street Children shines an unrelenting light on the queer subcommunities of downtown New York in the 1980s"

Street Children Proclaim the Right to Be Fabulous in the Face of Adversity

"The cast and creators of Street Children bring the untold story of New York’s ’80s queer community to life—though it doesn’t feel like a whole lot has changed."

Photo Flash: First Look

"Street Children does not feel like a relic of the past. It is a rite. Its audience, a congregation. Pia Scala-Zankel’s dialogue is vibrant and uninhibited."

Forget Me Not

"superb and so authentic that it was at times almost painful to watch"

"The freshness and bold vitality of the approach to historical material is what makes “Street Children” a truly valuable piece of theater."

Our Top 10 New York Theater of 2016

Honorable Mention

9 Times 2016's Off-Broadway Shows Tackled Hot Button Issues


"an important chapter of American history, one that is painfully invisible from our collective memories. Go see it."

Vertigo Theater's "Street Children" Tells the History of Queer Life on the Hudson Piers

Lessons on Rebelling, From the 1980s

By Gina Bellafante - Dec. 1, 2016