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Water, Water, Everywhere...

created by Tess Howsam

directed by Tara Elliott and Tess Howsam

written by Leah Barker, Blake Bishton, Emily Krause, and E​linor T Vanderburg

photographs by Al Rodriguez

Let’s play a memory game. In Exquisite Corpse Company’s performative exhibition, Water, Water, Everywhere...  step into the lives of people from the past and future. Four overlapping storylines unfold in an immersive, interdisciplinary experience inspired by Governors Island’s past inside a historic house that was once a home. 

Water Water Everywhere… is an intimate immersive performance that takes the audience on a whirlwind of time, space, and environment. In the multiple worlds of this play, ECC has recreated the past, reimagined the present, and hopes to find the future. The audience is split up into small groups, each experiencing the story with different characters from different times. You will meet twins from the 1800s, a family in both 1996 and 2019, a girl from the future, and a questionable, house spirit who doesn’t live in any one particular time at all!


Over the course of 75 minutes, the audience experiences movement, songs, projections, and installations. This site-specific piece challenges the audience to consider what is happening in our local water environment of New York City and how environmental crises can be felt at a personal level. ECC hopes to bring water environmental awareness to its audiences with a salty twist, of course!


Runs Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm & 4:30pm, September 7th - October 27th

Governors Island House 404A Colonels Row


**This production takes place in a non-traditional venue. As per Governors Island, there is no running water and there are no restrooms in our immediate venue. Bathrooms on the island can be found near both the Manhattan & Brooklyn ferry terminals, along with various portable toilets all over the island. Additionally, please remember that is is early fall and temperatures can be high - we suggest that you dress accordingly and bring water. Please also note that audience will be asked to climb stairs, and, as such, the show is not handicap accessible.

For transportation information click here. For a map of the island click here.

technical direction

Andrew Dobbie

stage manager

Holly M Wright

lighting design by

Ariella Axelbank

sound design by

Jesse Vance

costume design by

Matsy Stinson


Liz Frost

lyrics and score by

Emily Krause and Elinor T Vanderburg

art design by

Eamon Boylan

Andrea Caldarise

Lee Collins

Tess Howsam

Rachel Jones

Amity Jones

Becca Travis

casting by

Blaire O'Leary


Varak Baronian, Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo, Jorge Sanches-Diaz, Megan Ermilio, Anya Krawcheck, Vanessa Lynah, Josanna Vaz, Stephanie Orta-Vazquez

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