Month of Rest 2024

April 1–30, 2024
Nap, bathe in sound, enjoy nature, and relax with us!

At PlayCo, we've been digging deeper to understand the role of theatre and theatre artists (besides putting on shows and performances) and working to find ways to activate ourselves in a role of service + healing for our community. In our conversations with audience members, colleagues, and theater makers, people have expressed the need for ways and opportunities to gather, to rest, recharge, and reconnect to themselves and nature.

PlayCo's MONTH OF REST is a month-long slate of virtual and in-person free individual and communal events that encourage rest, dreaming, and doing less (or, what our staff members fondly refer to as “anti-programming”)

This will be MONTH OF REST’s fourth iteration, and we are focusing on activities that bring us closer to nature in more intentional ways.

Please join us for 1 or all of these activities in April!


SATURDAY April 20 at 12pm

Bring yourself, warm clothing, a water bottle, and a yoga mat. The sound bath will be an hour-long meditation. Sam Xu will lead us in a workshop utilizing gongs tuned at a series of vibration frequencies that resonate with the moon and other planets in our solar system.

This event will be in person at Mai House Studio, 99 Canal Street, 4th Floor, NY NY 10002.

About Sam Xu: Sam Xu is a Brooklyn Based actor and sound healer originally from Datong, Shanxi, China. Devoting her practice to the power of collective healing, Sam has performed hundreds of sound baths alongside a group of gifted sound healers for numerous art institutions and community spaces such as MoMA, ICA Richmond, Socrates Sculpture Park and more.


A group walk through Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

Sunday April 21 at 4pm

Join us for a nice leisurely stroll through the 4-acre space and observe nature as well as plaques that carry quotes from Shakespeare that reference plants. Please feel free to bring a friend (or 2), sunscreen, and water.


*Rain date: TBD

Spruce up St. John’s Park in Crown Heights

Tuesday April 30 11:00am-2:00pm

We'll be helping to get the park in shape for spring by engaging in various horticulture activities such as weeding, mulching, and tidying up the garden beds!


*Rain date: May 3, 2024

Please email Carolina Đỗ at with any additional questions, and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Group Nap (Virtual)

Friday April 12th at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

You are invited to join us on zoom, where Carolina Đỗ (PlayCo's Associate Director for Community Engagement and Resident Napper) will guide you through a body relaxation exercise and then a 25 minute nap.

Thank you to our Group Nappers! If you missed it, it's never too late to self indulge in a nap. Take care of yourself!