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Tim Miller Mentor Performances

Tim Miller Mentees

Performances by Tim Miller, Kamelle Mills, Brigham Mosley & Katie O

Performance Space 122 with support from the National Performance Network Community Fund created a seven month mentorship for three emerging queer performers to work with internationally acclaimed performer and PS122 co-founder Tim Miller.
On Saturday, June 11 see Tim Miller and the artists perform as the culmination of this project.

Tim Miller
Irregular Forms of the Verb To Be

Tim Miller charts the way lives grow and change in most irregular ways with help from outside. As is so often the case, Lederhosen may be involved.

Kamelle Mills
To Bloom

Kamelle Mills takes a look at a set of characters surrounding an adolescent homosexual boy on the verge of discovering who he is.

Kamelle received his BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Playwrighting at SMU. His first full length play, “Where Pride Rides”, was workshopped in the festivals New Visions, New Voices in Dallas. Kamelle is committed to both Playwrighting and Acting.

Katie O

An elegy about sex and sexuality. A fantastical look at a real girl.
The secrets and true stories of a sex worker, a lover, a survivor and an all around whore.

Katie O is a queer sex worker and performance artist originally from San Francisco. She has performed in Radio City Music Hall, subway cars, New York Theatre Experiment, out of third story windows, PS122, bathrooms, HiChristina! Gallery, basements, BDSM clubs and stairwells
all over the fine state of New York. She likes Lady Gaga, cheese and being sentimental. Follow her on

Brigham Mosley
Oh Whatta Beautiful Mornin’

Young, glittery Brigham must return to his dusty Oklahoma roots after the death of his grandfather. A funny, grief-filled examination of ancestry and hierarchy for the queer prodigal son. Dream ballets included.

Brigham Mosley is a young performer/playwright from southwest Oklahoma. His work has been produced in New York, Chicago, and Dallas. For more information and to contact Brigham go to

Supported in part by the National Performance Network

Saturday, June 11 at 7:30pm
with post-performance talk-back

Tickets: $20 / $15 (Students / Seniors)

Edgar Oliver


Edgar Oliver
East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House

… 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

As I was walking in front of this old, decayed townhouse, I happened to look up just in time to see a gnarled hand reach through the Venetian blinds and tape this beat-up old paper bag to the inside of the parlor floor window. On the paper bag was scrawled in pencil, in this kind of horror handwriting – Room For Rent. So I ran up the front steps, and I rang the doorbell. The room was very small. But it had a big, beautiful window looking out onto the trees of Tenth Street.

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; in-habited by a dwarf cabalist, possible Nazi, the landlord’s former wet nurse, – and wherein lie the secrets of his family and the unbelievable odyssey that brought him there.

Presented in 2010 at PS122 as part of COIL in association with Brian Barnhart, Axis Theatre and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd

Written & Performed by Edgar Oliver
Directed by Randy Sharp
Lighting Design by David Zeffren
Sound Design by Steve Fontaine

Photo: Paula Court

Fri, Mar 18 – Sat, Apr 9, 2011
Fri at 8PM, Sat at 10PM


Nonsense Image
Tom Shillue “laugh-out-loud funny… charming, heartwarming and delivered with vivid details.”

– Time Out NYTom’s stories about his life in New York and of growing up in suburban Massachusetts have been gathering a cult following at live venues, on the internet, and on satellite radio. Join him for an evening of stories so normal, they’re radical.The magazine Time Out New York labeled Tom “Professionally Clever”, and the title fits. Tom has gained a world-wide following with his highly praised Comedy Central specials and his top-selling CD, “Tom Shillue: Overconfident,” which the Boston Globe named one of the Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2007. A former correspondent on The Daily Show, Tom has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and in the feature film Mystery Team. SUPERNORMAL was developed at 45 Bleecker Street and is now making it’s official NY Premiere.

The New York Times called him “Inspired”, and the New York Post said, simply, “Brilliant”. Backstage named him the Top New York Comic, saying “There isn’t anything Shillue can’t do”, and fans on Comedy Central’s website voted Tom one of the top ten comedians in the country in their 2008 showdown. He was recently awarded best One Man Show at the ECNY awards for his show “SUPERNORMAL” at The Green Room, in which Time Out NY said he “really as a performer and a wit.”

Recently, he has expanded his audience as one of New York’s most well-known storytellers with the launch of his own monthly comedy/storytelling show at Comix, TELL: WORLD’S COLLIDE as well as regular performances at the Moth’s Mainstage and Risk! at Joe’s Pub.

Photo: Seth Olenick

Wednesday, March 16 – Saturday, April 9, 2011
Wed, Thu, Sat at 8PM
Fri at 10PM
$20, $15 (students / seniors)

Kim Noble Will Die

Kim Nobel Will Die

“Shocking, beautiful and profound. It will blow your mind.” – Time Out NY
“COMPLETELY STUNNING … honest and fearless.” – Time Out

Following extraordinary critical acclaim, five-star reviews and sell-out seasons at London’s Soho Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival, Kim Noble Will Die makes its US PREMIERE as part of Performance Space 122’s COIL Festival. Life is tough. Kim Noble will help you get through it whilst laying bare his plans for departing this world.

Forced to assess his meagre legacy as his contemporaries become more and more successful, what Kim Noble bequeaths to the world has become of utmost importance to him.

In a series of benevolent acts, audience members are written into Kim’s legally binding Last Will and
Testament, provided with guides to surviving terrorist plots on the underground, money is given away and, perhaps most touching of all, containers of Kim’s sperm will be available to female audience members in a bid to populate the world with genius once he is dead.

A ground-breaking new multi-media show, this is an absurd mix of comedy, video and avant-garde theatre from award-winning, BAFTA-nominated performance artist, video artist and comedian Kim Noble. Co-directed by Kim Noble, Gary Reich and Flick Fernando

Tue, Jan 11 5PM / Thu, Jan 13 10PM / Fri, Jan 14 7:30PM / Sat, Jan 15 10PM
Extended: Wed, Jan 19 & Fri, Jan 21 10PM
Thu, Jan 20 & Sat, Jan 22 7:30PM

Strange Action

lewis forever

“Isabel Lewis is a fierce and fiercely smart choreographer and dancer.” – Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

“Lewis’s Untitled Solo (Sweet Exorcist) contains poetic, powerful imagery and energy.” – Eva Yaa Asantewaa

This piece is about the peculiar act of performing.
This piece is about the possibility of making a solo that is not a dead end to autobiography and identity politics.
This piece is about Mr. T, headbanging, and Nicole Kidman.

STRANGE ACTION: a solo in three seemingly unrelated parts

In Isabel Lewis’ premiere evening-length solo show she resurrects her depiction of Mr. T, using him and a few other icons as the unexpected reference points of a discussion by way of performance about the strange act of performing itself. Making minimal use of stage design and media elements Lewis tightens the focus around the presence of the performer in an anti-gesamtkunstwerk, using language and movement to frame her interplay of associations and disassociations. Drawing on a range of references from B.A. Baracus to Beckett, Lewis weaves a circuitous narrative about altered states, imagination, connectivity, process, and fiction.

Concept and Performance by Isabel Lewis
Dramaturgy and Performance by Josep Maynou

Isabel Lewis is a Brooklyn and Berlin-based dance artist and curator from the Dominican Republic. She is a graduate of Hollins University (USA) where she majored in both Dance and Literary Criticism. In 2004 Isabel formed The Labor Union along with Erika Hand and presented work at the Cunningham Studios, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson Church, PS 122, and The Kitchen amongst other venues in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. Isabel now creates solo work, performs with her family art collective LEWIS FOREVER and with Ann Liv Young. She has also had the honor of working with Miguel Gutierrez, David Neumann, Levi Gonzalez, and Crystal Brown. Isabel was a Movement Research Artist in Residence and a Fresh Tracks Residency Recipient in 2005-2006 and was selected to take part in the Meeting Points Artist Exchange in Budapest in the summer of 2008. She has worked as an editor and writer for the Movement Research Performance Journal and was the curator for the dance series, Body Blend, at Dixon Place from 2005-2009. As a curator Isabel has also worked on the Movement Research Festival 2004: Improvisation is Hard and the Movement Research Festival Spring 2007: Reverence (Irreverence) as well as Re-Imagining Utopia, an Austrian and NYC artist exchange, a project of Movement Research (NYC), the Austrian Cultural Forum (NYC), and Tanzquartier Wien (Austria).

Josep Maynou studied Fine Arts in Barcelona (UB), Porto (Facultade Belas Artes Porto) and London (Middlesex University). Maynou has shown his work all over Europe highlighting Getxo Arte in Bilbao, Strip Art and Sala Pares in Barcelona, Galerie Eva Bracke in Berlin and Maoshabitos in Oporto among others. He has been working in different artistic fields and is now focused on media art often collaborating with Berlin-based media artist Arturo Steele. Reusing images and giving them new meanings, he creates visual collages which function as a continuous whole, as complete films unto themselves. The visual and rhythmic coherence of his films, achieved through a process of careful editing, makes reference to the manipulative power of audio-visual media. This process of recycling also leads to installing his work in different contexts such as TV repair shops, warehouses, abandoned spaces and second-hand stores.

Photo by Arturo Martinez Steele

This performance was supported by a Commission Grant from the Jerome Foundation

World Premiere
June 3 – 6, 2010
Thu – Sat at 8PM, Sun at 6PM
Late Show: Sat, June 5 at 10PM
Thursday Night Social: June 3
$20, $15 (students/seniors)
ONLY $11 with a PS122 Passport
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