The Film

TIME TO PLAY tells the story of street musicians anyone can bump into any time in NYC. We want to get a closer look at their lives, by examining who they are, what their hopes and aspirations are, and why performing is their chosen means of expression.

Beyond performances, interviews will lend intimate portrayals of each performer – allowing for the casual passerby or onlooker to stop and consider the reality of the musicians. 

Most street performers have rich personal stories beyond what is expressed publicly through their music.  


We want to provide them another platform for communicating about the lives they lead behind the music.


TIME TO PLAY follows the story of performers who collaborates over several months to create a professionally recorded album to be performed live in a spectacular concert for New York City. The artists, who share their experiences with us in the film, will work toward the creation of a truly unique and unprecedented performance.