AVAC Memories


I’m finally going to see the Fast Trash exhibit on Roosevelt Island this weekend. Sadly, my Saturday schedule does not allow time for this TRASH THEMED MUSICAL THEATER. Sigh. Next year.

Roosevelt Island trash tubes

Saturday, May 22, 5pm

Live musical theater “AVAC Memories” in Gallery RIVAA: “AVAC Memories” tells the story of five pieces of household waste who are tossed into a Roosevelt Island garbage can and, together, go on a thrilling journey through the AVAC sanitation system. As they are dropped down garbage chutes, sucked through pneumatic tubes, crunched in a compactor and shipped off to the dump in a garbage barge, our grimy heroes learn some valuable lessons about friendship, courage and perseverance in the face of adversity. Please join us for this short live performance followed by a Q and A with the creators.

“AVAC Memories” was written by Frederick Alden Terry (music) and John Herin (lyrics). The original production was directed by Dev Bondarin and produced by the Prospect Theater Company in April 2009.

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9 Responses to “AVAC Memories”

  1. sweeti Says:

    amazing the view through garbage .

  2. accountancy Says:

    That sounds amazing, too bad I live far away. good concept though! how long is AVAC memories?

  3. Leila Darabi Says:

    No idea. But how long could it be?

    • Dev Says:

      It runs about 10 minutes (I am the director of the piece.) We hope to see you there!!!

      • Leila Darabi Says:

        Thanks! I can’t make the performance but please send photos of video if you take any and I’ll post them! I hope you put the show on again sometime so I can see it. And I encourage readers to get out there and support trash tube theater 🙂

  4. Dev Says:

    Sorry you can’t make it but please spread the word. It’s an awesome piece! We will definitely take some photos!

  5. Leila Darabi Says:

    Will do!

  6. accountancy Says:

    Is there any chance of posting it on youtube or something?? possibly posting all the pics and sounds here??

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