The Williamsburg Performance Alliance (WPA) is a network of artists, venues, and arts organizations that formed in 2006 to address individual and community issues and concerns. Their goal is to share resources and increase the visibility of performing arts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The WPA Free Fest is a performance festival designed to celebrate the important work being created and performed in Williamsburg. By promoting local artists and venues, The WPA Free Fest aims to identify the performing arts as an integral part of what makes Williamsburg an artistic hub within the larger New York City community.
Audiences for The WPA Free Fest are encouraged to walk from space to space, casually dropping in on performances throughout the day, sampling the varied work which these organizations produce year-round. Maps to all participating performance spaces will be given out at the L Train subway stops on September 30th and October 1st, with suggested walking tour routes and venue programming.
Among the various locations taking part in The WPA Free Fest are Galapagos Arts Space, Triskelion Arts, The Brick Theater, Williamsburg Art neXus (WAX), Studio 111 and Soundance at The Stable.