Dysfunctional Collective 2018

This summer Dysfunctional Theatre returns to Governor’s Island for our fourth summer of transforming House 8B on Nolan Park into a grab box of art, poetry, dance, theater and song.  Each week new works will be offered. Stop by weekends May 6th through October 28th between 12pm – 5pm to explore the house and experience art created by New York City independent artists for the public.  Have your picture snapped, hear a song, see a short play and explore the house with us.

To get to Governor’s Island you’ll need to take the ferry! For departure times and locations as well as more information about Governor’s Island visit: www.govisland.com. Once you’re on the island we’re easy to find, follow the signs to Nolan Park! Our house is marked on the map below. Click to enlarge!

The Dysfunctional Collective Summer 2018 Schedule


The Feminist Agenda – Saturdays & Sunday in May

**Sunday May 6th only** knitting demonstration & discussion, 2-4pm

The Feminist Agenda is a Dysfunctional Theatre protest art exhibit about the current state of affairs for women in today’s society. The exhibit has two aspects: One…a room where visitors can surround themselves with the words of strong women for inspiration and strength. The second, a room that focuses on the #MeToo and #TimesUp stories of women with accompanying photographs by photographer Cary Davis. With an emphasis on diversity and intersectionality, and by encouraging guests to anonymously share their own experiences, we hope to provide a safe space for stories, reflection and open dialogue.

I ♥️ Show-tunes – May 19th & 20th, June 2nd, 9th & 16th

Downtown princess and Broadway geek Mel DeLancey sings her favorites from the genre. In her “Show-tuned out” living room you’ll rediscover standards from the musical theater cannon with both historical context and modern perspective.

 Bobby Oahu – May 20th, June 3rd & 10th

Appearing at Governor’s Island… yet again,  Bobby Oahu (Josh Hartung) takes his act out of the lounge and onto the porch!  Yes, that Bobby Oahu! The one you’ve heard about when people say, “who else is playing?” or “did we actually pay for this?” or “that poor ukulele!”  Bobby Oahu (vocals and ukulele abuse) will also be joined on vocals by his ex-wife Shirley (Nicole Lee Aiossa) and a rotating cast of musicians, whenever they get out of bed on time or their medication wears off.  You lucky, lucky people.

Dysfunctional Swingers – May 20th, June 10th, September 9th

Learn about the exciting, jazzy world of swing dance with The Dysfunctional Swingers: Emily Edwards and Brendan Patrick McGlynn, with special guest appearances by Bryce Weinert. Visit and receive a free introductory swing dance lesson and demonstration! The Dysfunctional Swingers will be dancing all season long to those sweet big band sounds. Perfect for all ages and dance levels! For more information, visit our fb page at facebook.com/dysfunctionalswingers