LuLu LoLo as a telephone operator on Union Square.

LuLu LoLo

Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past

LuLu LoLo is an international performance artist/playwright/actor. She has written and performed seven one-person plays Off-Broadway highlighting the struggle of women in New York City’s past. LuLu was “The Gentleman of 14 Street” for AiOP 2011: Ritual, and the “14 Street NewsBoy” for AIOP 2009: Sign.

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LuLu LoLo, as “Telephone Operator Loretta” circa 1940, complete with vintage headset, will attempt to connect passersby with the earliest telephone number they remember. All callers will be invited to leave a voice message to the past. At the end of each day’s performance, LuLu will post these audio messages on the blog: Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past.


October 12 – October 19

Time • Duration • Location

Saturday, October 12 from 1-5 pm, between Sixth and Eighth Avenues.

Tuesday, October 15 from 4-6 pm, on the southwest corner of Union Square at 14th Street and University Place.

Saturday, October 19 from 1-5 pm, between Avenue A and Second Avenue.

Additional Info

Photo: Paul Takeuchi

Wig and Costume Stylist: Ramona Ponce

Sound Technician: Eva von Schweinitz