Stephanie Elyse Sherman

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playing in desert traffic // high desert test sites // joshua tree, ca // performance // october 12 + 13, 2013

On October 12 and 13, 2013, pedestrians and drivers in Joshua Tree, CA discovered a two-day game of Red-Light Green-Light at the notoriously dangerous intersection that links downtown Joshua Tree with the road into the national park. A play performed in 20 acts structured activities over the two days, with participation from crossers, drivers, neighborhood shopkeepers, and police. Intervening in a dangerous passage neglected by civic municipalities and notorious for the neighborhood, Crosswalks offered an existential Play on the futility of infrastructure, temporarily re-calibrating car-human relationships and re-claiming the rights of people traversing public space.