Ragtime on Ellis Island is produced by Journey Project, LLC, a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Journey Project, LLC must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The Journey Project strives to redefine the audience experience of theatre, particularly by presenting unique site-specific theatrical experiences.

All donations should be made to Fractured Atlas for the purposes of, "The Journey Project LLC."

For any questions about donations, please contact producers Sarah Flamm and Jess Kahkoska.

Thank you to our donors to the Developmental Concert

Suzanne Friedman

Roberta & Steven Denning

Susan and Donald Ware

Mark Milliken

Susan Wolfman

Agustin Fernandez

Brian Semple

Janet Gorkin

Michael Sinatra

Michael Racioppa

Heather

New York State Council on the Arts

New Music:

Support Ragtime on Ellis Island

The developmental concert of Ragtime on Ellis Island was the first step on our journey to tell our story in the place where so many stories began. In March 2018, the creative team behind Ragtime on Ellis Island is convening for an unprecedented style of artistic development: a “Sound Workshop” with LA- based sound designer Nick Tipp.

The process of creating our concert in 2016 inspired us to dig deeper to find new ways to experience Ragtime on Ellis Island. In assessing the acoustic and spatial dynamics of the Ellis Island Registry Room, we wanted to find an approach to sound that not only allowed for the best possible sonic quality, but also granted us the freedom to unlock the potential of the journey to and within the site itself.

Our workshop will explore an innovative method of live performance wherein the performances, orchestrations, and audio effects are live-mixed into wireless headphones worn by each audience member. Renowned sound designer Nick Tipp is collaborating with team Ragtime on Ellis to develop a sensory experience of the piece that is the perfect match for Ellis Island.

Our workshop in March will allow us to see how this innovative form of sound design can be incorporated in the full production. The generosity of our donors not only opens doors for future iterations of Ragtime on Ellis Island, but also allows for the development of exciting innovations that make site specific performance possible without limitations. This is the music of something beginning. 

Make the Sound Workshop of Ragtime on Ellis Island possible by contributing to

The Journey Project

Ragtime on Ellis was developed previously as a fiscally sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

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Footage from The Library of Congress Archives

Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24July1903; H33775.
Camera, Alfred C. Abadie.
Photographed July 9, 1903.