Underwater New York launched on October 7th, 2009 aboard a once sunken ship, now docked in the Hudson River: The Lightship Frying Pan. We took over the rusty, barnacled boat with an evening of performances of original work created for the project, including a reading by Ben Greenman, sketch comedy by Alex Scordelis and Chris Schell of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, art by Mary Mattingly and Nura Qureshi, musical performances by Supergood! and Lawrence Kim & His Boss, and Michael Hearst Underwater: a Songs for (Underwater) Ice Cream Trucks installation. Nautical music was spun by DJ Dan Selzer, who also made an underwater audio montage of authors reading excerpts from fiction written for the project, which leaked from a hidden speaker into one of The Frying Pan’s creaky cabins.
Listen to the audio montage here: