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COIL 2010

Richard Maxwell/NYC Players – Ads
60 Minutes
Upstairs at Performance Space 122

Co-presented with Under The Radar Festival*

“One of the most innovative and essential artists to emerge from American experimental theater in the past decade.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Ads marks a new departure in the work of celebrated downtown auteur Richard Maxwell. In collaboration with photographer/cinematographer Michael Schmelling and Wooster Group technical director Bozkurt Karasu, Maxwell asks whether theatre is possible without a human presence.

Wed, Jan 6 at 10pm | Fri, Jan 8 at 7pm | Sun, Jan 10 at 10pm | Tues, Jan 12 at 10pm Thu, Jan 14 at 10:30pm | Fri, Jan 15 at 8pm | Sat, 16 at 10:30pm | Sun, Jan at 17 5:30pm

EXTENDED at PS122 Wed, Jan 20 – Sun, Jan 31 (Wed – Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm)
ADDED LATE SHOWS: Sat, Jan 23 + Sat, Jan 30 at 10pm / NO SHOW: Thu, Jan 21

Gisèle Vienne/Jonathan Capdeville/Dennis Cooper – Jerk
60 Minutes
Downstairs at Performance Space 122
Co-presented with Under The Radar Festival*

“Jerk might be unbearable for some. But in our eyes, theater so wisely woven with reality, however violent, is wholesome.” – Les Inrockuptibles, France

Gisèle Vienne’s Jerk is based on the chilling text of Dennis Cooper, an author deemed “the most dangerous writer in America” by the Village Voice.

Performed by and created in collaboration with Jonathan Capdevielle

Thu, Jan 7 at 6:30pm | Sat, Jan 9 at 7pm | Sun, Jan 10 at 9:30pm | Mon, Jan 11 at 9:30pm | Thu, Jan 14 at 10pm | Fri, Jan 15 at 7:30pm | Sat, Jan 16 at 10pm | Sun, Jan at 17 6pm

Raymond Scannell & Tom Creed – Mimic
75 Minutes
Upstairs at Performance Space 122

“A compelling constellation… vertiginous, playful and poignant” – Irish Theatre Magazine
Best Male Performer, Dublin Fringe Festival 2009

Performed at a grand piano by one of Ireland’s most exciting new theatrical voices, Mimic is a poetic and extraordinarily prescient solo performance about a culture in economic and spiritual collapse.

Fri, Jan 8 at 10pm | Sat, Jan 9 at 7:30pm | Mon, Jan 11 at 10pm | Tue, Jan 12 at 5pm | Thu, Jan 14 at 8pm | Fri, Jan 15 at 10:30pm | Sat, Jan at 16 8pm | Sun, Jan 17 at 8pm

Rotozaza / Ant Hampton – GuruGuru

50 minutes
In The Classroom at PS122

“Hugely entertaining… This smart, mysterious exercise in programmed thinking and collective chaos is strange but exhilarating.” – The Times

You have been told what to do every moment of the day, for years on end. The voice in your headphones has understood who you are and gives instructions which mirror what you’d be doing anyway. A life free of dither and uncertainty! In your job, this voice is a career-saver… but the day has come when you need to come ‘off the headphones’. You need help.
A Rotozaza Production by Ant Hampton, with Joji Koyama and Isambard Khroustaliov

Jan 6 – 8, Jan 11 – 12 at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm
Jan 9 at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm
Jan 10 at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 10pm

Edgar Oliver – East 10th Street: Portrait with Empty House
50 Minutes
Downstairs at Performance Space 122
Presented by Brian Barnhart, Axis Theatre and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd

“… a judiciously austere production… sweet and sinister… (Oliver is) a living work of theater all by himself.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times

“…an outlandish cast, worthy of Dostoyevsky… creepy and droll beyond words… a pitch-perfect delivery… profoundly affecting.” – New York Press

Direct from its sell-out Off-Broadway season, legendary New York theater-icon Edgar Oliver weaves a fantastical and hilarious voyage through the dark and strange rooms of his East Village tenement building.

Wed, Jan 6 at 9:30pm | Thu, Jan 7 at 9:30pm | SPECIAL MIDNIGHT SHOW: Sat, Jan 9 | Sun, Jan 10 at 4:30pm |Mon, Jan 11 at 7pm | Tue, Jan 12 at 7pm | Thu, Jan 14 at 7:30pm | Fri, Jan 15 at 10pm | Sat, Jan 16 at 7:30pm | Sun, Jan 17 at 8:30pm

Morgan Thorson & LOW – Heaven
50 Minutes
Upstairs at Performance Space 122

“A near-imperceptible hum that mutates into angelic, wordless plainsong; later it embraces a grating, blurry rock effect and beautiful, hymnlike fragments sung by the group.” – New York Times

“The dancing follows a slowly expanding path…the hourlong “Heaven” feels mesmerizingly driven by a taut inner logic.” – New York Times

“Thorson grips us to extremes, where beauty and madness overlap.” – Eva Eva Yaa Asantewaa

After sold out performances in October 2009, Morgan Thorson’s “Heaven” returns to PS122 with the sublime band LOW in this real-time performance ritual.

Thu, Jan 7 at 5pm | Sat, Jan 9 at 5pm | Sun, Jan 10 at 5pm | Mon, Jan 11 at 7:30pm | Tue, Jan 12 at 7:30pm

Temporary Distortion – Americana Kamikaze
70 minutes
Upstairs at Performance Space 122

“Go to the theatre to see death performed live to really test your limits.”- The New York Times
Following a critically acclaimed run at PS122 in November, 2009, Americana Kamikaze once again is haunted by vengeful spirits, impossible physical manipulations, elliptical storylines, creepy sound designs, equally creepy cinematography, and bizarrely happy endings.

SPECIAL MIDNIGHT SHOW: Fri, Jan 8 | Sat, Jan 9 at 10pm | Sun, Jan 10 at 7:30pm | Mon, Jan 11 at 5pm

Lisa D’Amour & Katie Pearl with Emily Johnson – Terrible Things
60 minutes
Downstairs at Performance Space 122

“Next time D’Amour and Pearl bring their enchanting work to town be sure to take it in.” – John del Signore, The Gothamist
Science Tuesday meets Oklahoma angst as Lisa D’Amour and Katie Pearl return to PS122 and get up close and in between molecules, quarks and memories.

Fri, Jan 8 6:30pm | Sat, Jan 9 9:30pm | Sun, Jan 10 7pm | Tue, Jan 12 4:30pm

Megan V. Sprenger/mvworks – …within us.
60 minutes
Downstairs at Performance Space 122

“It is both striking and antiseptic. You think of office spaces, study halls, waiting rooms; the places in between the action.” – Claudia LaRocco, The New York Times

Set in a 360 degree hyper-intimate environment with audience members integrated among the performers …within us. examines the human instincts that lay at the core of physical & emotional conflict and continues mvworks’ investigation of kinetic transfer through movement.

Wed, Jan 6 6:30pm | Fri, Jan 8 9:30pm | Sat, Jan 9 4:30pm

Off-Site COIL Performances

LeeSaar The Company – Prima

55 minutes
Offsite at the Jewish Community Center

“LeeSaar’s dances always require unwavering attention” – Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
In Prima, four arresting performers explore a world of pure sensation and energy. Teasing out the feminine and the virile, they are alternately playful and bashful as they navigate sexuality and temptation.

Thu, Jan 7 8pm | Sat, Jan 9 8pm | Sun, Jan 10 3pm
Tickets available through the JCC

WaxFactory – Blind.ness

60 minutes
Offsite at Abrons Arts Center

“You’ll go wild for this” – John Del Signore, Gothamist

The globe trotting, discipline-bending, unmistakably downtown WaxFactory presents a stellar female cast on an emotional roller coaster ride across the dark, and ultimately humorous underbelly of love.

Wed, Jan 6 – Tue, Jan 12 8pm

Tickets available through the Abrons Arts Center

Maria Hassabi – SoloShow
60 minutes
Offsite at a private studio
West 27th btwn 6th & 7th

“Gazing at this exquisitely designed living sculpture, you also feel your own body straining with Hassabi, and in the slow friction between these two views, mysterious emotions ignite.” – Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

Hassabi continues her rigorous exploration of representations of the female body – embedded within art history, pop culture, and the performance of daily life – dissolving into the physicality of contemporary dance.

Jan 11 at 4:30pm | Jan 12 at 4:30pm | Jan 12 at 9:30pm
Tickets are available for online reservations with a PS122 Passport or by appointment only. Seating is limited. Please contact with your preferred date and time. Your reservation will be confirmed.

The National Theater of the United States of America – CHAUTAUQUA!
75 Minutes
Offsite at The Public Theater
Co-presented with Under The Radar Festival*

“One of the most exciting and eccentric young theater companies in town.”
-The New York Times
Winners of the 2007 Spalding Gray Award, NTUSA returns to NYC to channel the form and style of the original Chautauqua Lectures through their own inimitable aesthetic and theatrical rhythm.

Offsite – Tickets available through The Public Theater
Thu, Jan 7 9:30pm | Sat, Jan 9 7pm | Tues, Jan 12 9:30pm | Thu, Jan 14 9:30pm | Fri, Jan 15 9:30pm | Sat, Jan 16 9:30pm | Sun, Jan 17 3pm

Reid Farrington – Gin & “It”
90 minutes
Offsite at 3LD Art & Technology Center
Co-presented with Under The Radar Festival* in association with 3LD Art & Technology Center

“What beauty there is in Mr. Farrington’s work.” – Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

For his next work Gin & “It”, Reid Farrington’s principle source is a film from the Master of
Suspense. Again Farrington collaborates with film historians and archivists to bring a classic film to the stage with his own boundary-pushing melding of projected imagery and live drama.

Thu, Jan 7- Sat, Jan 9 + Thu, Jan 15 – Sat, Jan 16 at 9pm
OFFICIAL NY PREMIERE: Performance Space 122 April 2010

Tickets available through 3LD Art & Technology Center

January 6-17, 2010
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*Under The Radar Festival 2010 is a program of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and is held in conjunction with APAP Conference NYC 2010. Major funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The Festival is produced by Mark Russell and The Public Theater.

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