Roadside Attraction

June 23, 2013–July 24, 2014
Various Locations


Roadside Attraction

June 23, 2013–July 24, 2014
Various Locations


Roadside Attraction was a versatile work housed in and around a vintage Seventies-era pop-up camper that was retro-fitted to become the stage and setting for a dance/theater piece. The work was performed by a company of six who incorporated the intimate, quirky, stunning and startling choreographic sensibility that is the hallmark of Third Rail Projects’ critically acclaimed work.

Designed to be shown virtually anywhere, indoors or out, Roadside Attraction was a family vacation that stepped back in time to when Supertramp was on the radio, Connect Four was on the folding table and frisky business was in the bunks. Mom’s red Candies clapped across the linoleum kitchen floor before she emerged in her cheetah print bathing suit with matching blanket, her platinum wig blowing in the breeze.

A site-specific work that brought it site along, Roadside Attraction was a slice of nostalgic Americana, replete with lawn chairs, a picnic table, and all the trappings of a family that had been together on a road trip for far too long.



Photography by Darial Sneed and Third Rail Projects




Created by Third Rail Projects

Artistic Directors
Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett

Choreographed and Directed by
Jennine Willett, Zach Morris, and Tom Pearson

Created in Collaboration with and Performed by
Elizabeth Carena, Rebekah Morin, Tara O’Con, Tori Sparks, Niko Tsocanos, Carlton Cyrus Ward

Production Staff

Composer & Sound Design: Sean Hagerty, with Isaiah Singer
Costume Design: Karen Young

Stage Managers: NJ Agwuna, Dana Gal
Assistant Director: Marissa Nielson-Pincus


Roadside Attraction premiered in the River To River Festival 2013 with free events at Brookfield Place Plaza, (open rehearsals: Jun 16 – 22, and performances Jun 23 – 27 ) and at One New York Plaza (with performances Jul 1 & 2). Roadside Attraction was commissioned by Arts Brookfield and subsequently toured throughout New York State with Support from the Malta League of ArtsNew York State DanceForce, and the New York State Council on the Arts


Past Performances

The Green Building
452 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Thursday July 24th, 2014 & Friday July 25th, 2014 @ 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Governors Island
House No. 17 (Nolan Park)
July 6th, 2014 @ 2:00pm & 4:00pm

MetroTech Commons
Thursday, Sept 19th, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Marcy Plaza
NE Corner Marcy Ave & Fulton St
Wednesday, Sept. 18th, 2013 @ 12:00pm

Prattsville Town Hall (adjacent to the Town Green)
14517 Main Street. Prattsville NY 12468
Sunday July 21st, 2013 @ 6:00pm

Schenectady Green Market
Schenectady City Hall, 105 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Sunday July 21st, 2013 @ 11:30 am


Troy Farmer’s Market
South End of River Street, Troy, NY, 12180
Saturday July 20th, 2013 @ 1:00pm

Capital District Cooperative Home of the Farmer’s Market, Menands
381 Broadway, Menands, NY 12204
Saturday July 20th, 2013 @ 10:00am

Malta Drive In
2785 Rt. 9, Malta, NY 12020
Friday July 19th, 2013 @ 8:00pm

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY
Thursday, July 18th, 2013 @ 6:30pm

One New York Plaza
At Water St. between Whitehall & Broad Street.
July 1st & 2nd, 2013 @ 12:30pm

Brookfield Place Plaza (220 Vesey Street)
Between West Street and the Hudson River
June 23rd – 26th, 2013 @ 12pm & 1pm
June 27th, 2013 @ 1pm & 7pm