Featuring: Our Lady J, Glenn Marla, Nathan Carrera …and The Pixie Harlots; plus special surprise guests nightly, including Taylor Mac and M. Lamar

Heat up your winter nights with Ethyl Eichelberger Award recipient and Tony Nominated performer Justin Bond and friends as they serve up a heady mix of Glamour, Gender Queer Cabaret, and Sexy Provocation.

Musical Director: Jonnah Speidel

More about Justin Bond: Tony nominated performance artist Justin Bond is an Obie winner, Bessie winner and the 2007 Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner, and was recently named by Time Out London as one of England’s 50 Funniest People. As one-half of the Performance duo Kiki and Herb, Justin has toured the world headlining at Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and has starred in successful runs On (The Helen Hayes Theatre) and Off-Broadway (The Cherry Lane Theatre). His most recent solo show, Glamour Damage, had its world premiere at London’s Soho Theatre and was hailed by the Evening Standard as “A glittering walk on the wild side.” He regularly Emcees the performance series “Weimar New York”, performs with his band The Freudian Slippers, and as a featured vocalist on the London Readers Wifes’ Nostalgia, had a top 20 single on the UK alternative chart. Recently, he appeared as Valerie Solanas with Matmos at the Whitney Biennial. Bond toured internationally with avant-garde noise/cabaret band Pantychrist. Film credits include a starring role in John Cameron Mitchell’s feature Shortbus as well as Imaginary Heroes. In 2006 Bond completed his MA Scenography at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London. Justin credits his career as a queer performer to Kate Bornstein who cast him as Herculine Barbin in her ground-breaking play Hidden: A Gender in 1991.

More about The Ethyl Eichelberger Award

Justin Bond is the recipient of the 2007 Ethyl Eichelberger Award, a commissioning award created by Performance Space 122 and made possible with the generous support of the Gesso Foundation. The Ethyl Eichelberger Award (in honor of seminal performer, landmark and legend Ethyl Eichelberger) is given to an artist or group that exemplifies Ethyl’s larger-than-life style and generosity of spirit; who embodies Ethyl’s multi-talented artistic virtuosity, bridging worlds and vitalizing those around them. The 2008 Ethyl Eichelberger Award will be announced following Lustre’s performance on Thursday, March 6 with a reception to follow. Past winners are Taylor Mac (2005) and Julie Atlas Muz (2006).

Visit our Ethyl Eichelberger page to watch videos and read more about this legendary performer

photo by LIZ LIGUORI
Wed, Feb 20 – Sun, Mar 9
Wed- Sun at 8:30 p.m.
additional shows Sat at 11 p.m.
Tickets from $25.00, $15 (students/seniors),
$10 (P.S. 122 members)

Avant-Garde-Arama Goes Clubbing

Avant-Garde-Arama Goes Clubbing

“Try as it may to maintain theatrical composure, always ends up degenerating, or exploding, into an all-out party.”

P.S. 122’s longest-running series (25 years) is an action-packed, eye-popping multi-disciplinary mini-festival that always culminates in a DJ dance party. The latest eruption of breakout dance, music, theatre, performance, video/film and more are presented in 8 minutes or less. The ever-popular “40-Second-Street” segment invites the audience to sign-up and present their own express performance contribution, be it prepared or made up on the spot.

Hosted by Hattie Hathaway and HapiPhace!

Curated by Club Curators of the past and the present along with Salley May, Joe E. Jeffries, Ande Whyland, Miss Joan Marie Moossy and Henry Baumgartner, this very special AGA is a celebration, remembrance and current snapshot of the vital role clubs played and play in the world of NY performance.

Starring club legends including:

Friday, Oct. 5th:

  • Alien Comic
  • Factress
  • Duke Lafayette
  • “Nelson Sullivan Goes Clubbing 1985-1989”
  • Rose Wood
  • “Nelson Sullivan The Pyramid Years 1985-1989”
  • David Ilku
  • Paul Zaloom

Saturday, Oct. 6th

  • Carmelita Tropicana
  • “Nelson Sullivan Goes Clubbing 1985-1989”
  • Flawless Sabrina
  • Scott Matthew
  • The World Famous *BOB*
  • “Nelson Sullivan The Pyramid Years 1985-1989”
  • Rose Wood
  • Phoebe Legere

Featuring photo installation and slide show by by Ande Whyland

Video by Nelson Sullivan, edited by Robert Coddington and produced by Joe E. Jeffreys;
and capped off by a dance party with a mix by DJ Dany Johnson.

October 5 and 6, 2007
Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm
Tickets from $15, $10 (members)

Divine Comedy of an Exquisite Corpse

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Divine Comedy of an Exquisite Corpse

“The bemused blond of downtown performance art”
-The New York Times

“Julie Atlas Muz is the quintessence of fabulousness”
-Gay City News

Including post-mortem dance, ballet, mime, endurance exercises, burlesque and jazz, Muz will purposefully create the worst dance ever in hope that audiences will cheer at her tragic death. Her artful, unique and darkly eccentric performance style delivers tender and terrifying, hysterical and heretical vignettes exploring issues of freedom, fame, mortality and sacrifice.

Miss Exotic World and Miss Coney Island 2006, a 2004 Whitney Biennial and Valencia Bienal Artist, Muz continues to celebrate the ever political lineage of naked ladies in public spaces as set in motion by Lady Godiva.

Approximate running time: 1 hour

Photo by Karl Giant

January 27 – February 11, 2007
Wednesday – Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
$20($10 Members)



“The story’s big prom-night finish has never been more fun than in the deliberately cheesy comedy version of “Carrie” at Performance Space 122.”
-The New York Times

A brand-new spin on the classic novel by Stephen King, Theatre Couture’s Carrie delivers an eye-popping, rib-tickling comic horror thrill ride. Outcast teen Carrie White’s dream comes true when she gets invited to the prom–but that dream turns into nightmare when a nasty prank unleashes her telekinetic fury. Starring Sherry Vine and featuring thrilling visual effects by Basil Twist, Carrie is filtered through the uniquely twisted sensibility of the critically acclaimed Theatre Couture (creators of the Off Broadway hits Charlie!, Doll and Tell-Tale). Carrie is a uniquely theatrical, bloody-good time!

Photo by Aaron Cobbett

Read Anita Gates’ rave review in The New York Times (.pdf viewable in Adobe Reader).

Read Brandon Voss’s interview with Sherry Vine in HX Magazine.


December 2 – 30, 2006
Previews Dec 2-8
Opens December 9
Wednesday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
$18($10 Members)

Red Tide Blooming

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Red Tide Blooming

” by turns (and sometimes all at once) filthy, hilarious, heartfelt, sentimental, raw, and genuinely moving…attacking it all with smarts, style, and a stark-raving fabulousness” – Next Magazine

PS122’s first-ever recipient of the Ethyl Eichelberger Award for artistic excellence, Taylor Mac teams up with puppeteer Basil Twist, choreographer Julie Atlas Muz and a slew of New York’s most outrageously gifted performers in this aquatic musical bonanza grappling with Coney Island’s revitalization. Classic Mermaid Parade antics swim alongside a collective creative visualization of Armageddon in the murky waters of gentrification and cultural homogenization.

As featured in New York Magazine, The New Yorker and The Brooklyn Rail

Join us for a talkback with the artist after the performance Sunday April 16

Friday, April 21: Join us for The Underwater Party

So much to celebrate… Taylor Mac’s aquatic extravaganza… Opening Night of Radiohole’s Fluke… the announcement of the 2006 recipient of the Ethyl Eichelberger Award. Dive in – the party begins in the upstairs theatre immediately after both shows.

Member Exclusive: Underwater After-Party

P.S. 122 Members will get complimentary admission to the new nightclub Element for their exclusive party Just Dance!

Benny Soto In Association With Robbi present…

225 East Houston St
@ Essex St / Avenue A
Directions: F and V Trains to Second Avenue
Info & Tables 212.254.2200 |
Doors at 10pm, 21+

April 13 – 23, 2006
Opens Thursday, April 13
Wednesday – Saturday 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m.
$20($10 Members)

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