Timeline

 

  1. Posthuman Series

    August 14, 2018

    For the next three months you are invited to join artists in exploring worlds that challenge and transcend the very idea on which theater is based—the human.

    Sept – Dec 2018

  2. East Village Series

    February 01, 2018

    Welcome to the East Village Series at Performance Space New York. Between February and June you are invited to join us in contemplating the past, present and future of our art organization and its immediate neighborhood, the East Village.

    Feb – June 2018

  3. COIL 2018

    January 04, 2018

    Since 2006, Coil has presented works from the world’s most exhilarating and thought-provoking performers and interdisciplinary artists.

    Jan 10 – Feb 4

  1. Emily Johnson / Catalyst (USA) Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars weaves …

  2. Residency Dates: June 5-11 Residency Showing: June 9 & 10, 8pm In partnership with Henry Street Settlement•Abrons Arts Center Showings will take place at Henry Street Settlement•Abrons Arts Center’s Experimental …

  3.   M.C. Jack Ferver Performances and Remarks by Tyler Ashley, Justin Vivian Bond, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Lance Horne, DJ Amber Martin, Erin Markey, and Ashley R.T. Yergens. Live Auction with Julie …

  4. ILBIJERRI Theatre Company (Australia) Jack Charles V The Crown Uncle Jack Charles is an award-winning actor, accomplished musician, indigenous elder and activist, but for a good portion of his 72 …

  5. PS122 Ramp 2017: Justin Hicks Free Public Showing: Thurs, March 16th at 9pm RSVP here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10150580 Residency Dates: March 6-19 In partnership with Park Avenue Armory Showings will take place …

  6. Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe (Australia) MEETING Two performers share space with 64 robotic instruments. A relentless stream of activity unfolds, where the bodies enter states of heightened physical and …

  7. Yara Travieso (NYC) La Medea La Medea is a musical re-imagining of Euripides’ violent tragedy into a dance-theater performance and feature film á la Latin-disco-pop variety show. Directed, performed, filmed, …

  8. The PS122 Coil Pass can not be applied to this performance. To purchase a single ticket for Daniel Fish’s Untitled , please visit: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/966486

  9. Nicola Gunn (Australia) Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is the story of a man, a woman and a duck. The work is disarmingly …

  10. Britt Hatzius (United Kingdom / Belgium) Blind Cinema In the darkness of a cinema space, you sit blindfolded. A child seated behind describes, in hushed and fragile tones, a film …

  11. Emily Johnson / Catalyst (NYC) Umyuangvigkaq: PS122 Long Table and Durational Sewing Bee Co-hosted with Emily Johnson/Catalyst and Ace Hotel New York Umyuangvigkaq is “a place to gather ideas”. Let’s …

  12. Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith (NYC) Basketball Basketball reinvents past shames as colorful, sculptural and textural expressions. Engulfing one another with fully embodied presence, Lieber and Smith move backward and …

  13. Kate McIntosh / SPIN (Belgium) Worktable Worktable is a live installation that contemplates and completes acts of creation and destruction using every day, domestic objects. Sign up to enter and …

  14. Pavel Zuštiak/Palissimo (NYC) Custodians of Beauty For decades in the humanities, various arguments have been put forward against beauty. Where do we find beauty today and does it need our …

  15. CVRTAIN is a virtual reality (VR) experience starring you. Placed center stage in a beautiful theater, the curtain parts to reveal an audience of thousands teaming with adulation. Do you …

  16. PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival January 3 – 22 Performance Space 122’s Coil Festival explores the vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures, …

  1. PERFORMANCE SPACE 122’S LONG TABLE SERIES Long Table: Art + Technology Tuesday, November 29th at 6:30pm At TED Conferences, 330 Hudson St, 11th Floor in Manhattan In partnership with Kickstarter …

  2. RAMP 2016: Dane Terry music, theater RAMP Residency Dates: June 16 – 29 Public Showing: June 29 at 8pm at House of YES!, 2 Wyckoff Avenue in Brooklyn Residency at …

  3. RAMP 2016: Lauren Slone RAMP Residency Dates: May 30 – June 12 Public Showings: June 8 & 9 @ 7PM at miLES, 103 Allen St. in Manhattan Lauren Slone will …

  4. RAMP 2016: Yara Travieso dance-theater, musical, feature film RAMP Residency dates: April 18 – May 1 Public Showing: May 1 @ 2PM at Ideal Glass Gallery 22 E 2nd Street, …

  5. RAMP is Performance Space 122’s residency program designed to foster the creation of ambitious new work from New York City-based emerging artists working across genres, perspectives and cultures. With this …

  1. The Holler Sessions Frank Boyd (USA) Staged as a live radio show, The Holler Sessions centers around one man’s burning obsession for jazz. An explosive Kansas City DJ broadcasts his …

  2. Morphia Series Helen Herbertson & Ben Cobham (Australia) At the intersection of darkness and spatial depth lies Melbourne-based Helen Herbertson and Ben Cobham’s Morphia Series. A set of visual haikus, …

  3. o’ death Findlay//Sandsmark + Pettersen (Norway/USA) Inspired by 1920s blues singer and brimstone pastor J.M. Gates’s songs such as “O Death, Where is Thy Sting?” o’ death is a multidisciplinary …

  4. Confirmation Chris Thorpe & Rachel Chavkin (UK/USA) Confirmation attempts to have an honorable dialogue, real and imagined, with extremist thinking and the toughest political issues of our time. Set in …

  5. Song Ranters Theatre (Australia) A truly international collaboration between Australian based Ranters Theatre, acclaimed Brazilian visual artist Laura Lima, and UK musician James Tyson, SONG is an exploration of place, …

  6. Intimacy Ranters Theatre (Australia) Based on a series of real, intimate and diverse conversations with strangers, Intimacy gives a candid and sometimes disquieting portrait of everyday life where personal anxieties …

  7. bewilderment and other queer lions Samita Sinha (USA) An intimate, immersive experience of voice, sound and image, bewilderment and other queer lions radically transmutes Indian classical, folk and ritual music …

  8. Discotropic niv Acosta (USA) DISCOTROPIC situates itself between the pragmatic and the fantastical while exploring the relationship between science fiction, disco, astrophysics and the black American experience. Reflecting on the …

  9. GO FORTH Kaneza Schaal (USA) Drawing inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, GO FORTH is a performance and photo installation that considers how we create space in our …

  10. Panopticon Jillian Peña (USA) Panopticon is a duet that is simultaneously a solo and a work for 100 dancers. Through choreographic reflections and multiplications, a kaleidoscopic arena of bodies is …

  11. I Understand Everything Better David Neumann (USA) I Understand Everything Better is a deeply personal reflection on the consciousness of dying and narratives interrupted by a cataclysmic storm. Combining personal …

  12. Shanghai / New York: Future Histories 2 Xi Ban & Pi Huang Club (China) Performance Space 122, Asia Society, and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) come together for …

  13. Jonathan CapdevielleAdishatz / Adieu Through formative teenage years spent learning to imitate pop icons like Madonna and singing the greatest hits from the 1980s, Adishatz / Adieu is a self-portrait …

  14. Excavation Site: Martha Graham U.S.A. Michael Kliën (Austria) In this one-time-only dance event, a multigenerational group of performers from the Martha Graham Dance Company’s past, present, and future will excavate …

  15. Yesterday Tomorrow Annie Dorsen (USA) Human artists and computer algorithms collaborate to form a concert of song, machine, gesture, light and space. Beginning with the Beatles’ “Yesterday,” evolutionary algorithms breakdown …

  16. Eric Bogosian’s 100 Monologues Directed by Jo Bonney   To benefit our return to the East Village, PS122 brings together widely acclaimed playwright Eric Bogosian and director Jo Bonney along …

  17. Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy And Little Else! Adrienne Truscott (USA) Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring …

  18. Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble Multimedia, Performance Residency dates: June 16 – 29 Public Showings: June 27 & 28, 6pm at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center 280 Broadway, Manhattan …

  19. RAMP is PS122’s annual residency program designed to bolster the career of New York City-based emerging artists through offering time, space and resources to create ambitious, new work. RAMP is …

  1. The Evening Richard Maxwell / New York City Players (NYC) The New York premiere by celebrated playwright-director Richard Maxwell, The Evening is the first installment of a Divine Comedy-inspired triptych …

  2. PS122 invites you to leave it all on the court at The Award Winning, Premiere Sporting Event of the festival season, the Red + White Party! Held annually at SPiN …

  3.     SPAN is PS122’s annual discussion series based around theory and practice, the role of criticism and collaborative relationship forming within the ecosystem of the New York City performance industry. The two …

  4. A Pause in the City That Never Sleeps Sebastian Errazuriz (NYC/Chile) A continuous yawn is projected repeatedly in Times Square. Advertising screens fill with an omnipresent head looking down from …

  5. dataPurge Ryan Holsopple / 31 Down (NYC) dataPurge is the first live exploration of PS122’s Virtual programming which investigates how we create live performance digitally, interactively and beyond the stage. …

  6. Shanghai / New York: Future Histories Sam Wu, Qin Yi and Zulan (China) In our fractured times, it is more important than ever that artists and audiences are brought together …

  7. From A to B via C Alexandra Bachzetsis (Switzerland) Swiss choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis has been exploring the various provinces and domains of ‘mainstream’ popular culture – hip-hop, fashion, strip-tease, movies …

  8. MY VOICE HAS AN ECHO IN IT Temporary Distortion (NYC) MY VOICE HAS AN ECHO IN IT is a six-hour durational performance of live music, spoken text and video set …

  9. The Blind Date Project Ride On Theatre (Australia) Unpredictable, dark and funny, The Blind Date Project is an event to which everyone can relate – a blind date between two …

  10. RoosevElvis the TEAM (NYC) On a hallucinatory road trip from the Badlands to Graceland, the spirits of Elvis Presley and Theodore Roosevelt battle over the soul of Ann, a painfully …

  11. BeginAgain zoe | juniper (Seattle) BeginAgain questions the multiplicity of self, memory and perspective through two parallel solos weaving in and out of each other. Juniper Shuey’s futuristic design explores …

  12. CATCH COIL (they made us do it again) Following its sold-out, line-around-the-block, wall-busting, keg-spewing 10th anniversary blowout at COIL 2014, CATCH – “everybody’s favorite” hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready performance series – …

  13. Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith (NYC) Rude World   Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith make dances together by constructing improvisational practices into a mutual experience of performance. Seemingly conjoined at …

  14. Thank You For Coming: Attendance Faye Driscoll (NYC) Faye Driscoll’s Thank You For Coming series envisions a society in which performance is both a collective and political act. In Thank …

  15. YOUARENOWHERE Andrew Schneider (NYC) A conjuror of futuristic shamanism, Andrew Schneider’s YOUARENOWHERE experiments with the virtues of sensory overload via quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and Craiglist’s “Missed Connections”. Battling glitchy …

  16. SORRY ROBOT Mike Iveson (NYC) Mike Iveson makes his debut as a playwright with SORRY ROBOT, a satirical, sentimental, song-studded spaz opera. Four performers and a piano create a haunting …

  17. Everything by my side Fernando Rubio (Argentina) Seven actresses in seven white beds whisper vivid childhood memories to individual audience members in Everything by my side. Taking place in a …

  18. PS122 SEASON LAUNCH PARTY 2014 Kicking off the 2014/15 Season, we’re returning to Gawker Media’s Rooftop in Nolita for a dance-infused, musically raucous evening with choreographer/musician Steven Reker curating the …

  19. at the Diamond Horseshoe in the Paramount Hotel 235 W 46th Street, Manhattan Co-chairs Justin Vivian Bond and Michael Stipe invite you to celebrate freedom of expression by honoring Holly …

  20. 33 rpm and a few seconds Lina Saneh / Rabih Mroué Co-presented by Asia Society, PEN World Voices Festival and Performance Space 122. A turntable sits on a stack of …

  21. Kaneza Schaal Theater Residency dates: March 31 – April 12 Public Showings: April 11 & 12, 8pm at The Chain Theatre 21-28 45th Rd, Long Island City in Queens Kaneza …

  22. LYFE™ Glass Ghost (USA) Music, Multimedia LYFE™ is an interactive music performance that explores the intersection of technology and the self with music created by Brooklyn band Glass Ghost. Opening …

  23. Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith Dance Residency dates: March 3-15 Public Showing: March 15, 8pm at The Chain Theatre 21-28 45th Rd, Long Island City in Queens Molly Lieber and …

  24. RAMP is a new residency program designed to support early career New York City-based artists by offering a place and space to create ambitious new work. RAMP is a unique …

  1. Cap the night off with drinks and revelry at the official festival spot, The Lounge. Under the Radar, COIL, PROTOTYPE and American Realness festivals come together for the first time …

  2. PS122 invites you to drink, mingle and play a rousing game at the city’s #1 ping-pong social club, SPiN New York. Socialize with COIL artists, PS122 staff and board members …

  3. Thank you to all that attended SPAN 2014. The below videos highlight some of the conversations that took place. We look forward to continuing the conversation and collaboration next year! …

  4. Bronx Gothic Okwui Okpokwasili (USA) Corner bodegas, Newport loosies, and Orchard Beach on fire mark the landscape of Okwui Okpokwasili’s Bronx Gothic. Clandestine notes are passed between two 11-year old …

  5. TYSON vs. ALI Reid Farrington (USA) Harrowing and unpredictable, TYSON vs. ALI brings the debate heard in hundreds of barbershops across America to life – placing these two giants in …

  6. CATCH 60: Catch Takes the Decade CATCH ! (USA) CATCH 60 celebrates the 10th anniversary of “everyone’s favorite” hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready performance series with a blowout birthday performance bash on …

  7. Muazzez Mac Wellman (USA) Muazzez is derived from A Chronicle Of The Madness Of Small Worlds, a collection of offbeat stories by renowned author, playwright and poet Mac Wellman. Muazzez …

  8. Have I No Mouth Brokentalkers (Ireland) A real-life mother and son take a brave, unflinching look at their past and attempt to piece together the truth in the aftermath of …

  9. a quartet Heather Kravas (USA) Comprised of a kaleidoscopic ballet, a mutating folk dance, a human machine and a titillating cheer, Heather Kravas’ a quartet explores the possible outcomes of …

  10. House of Dance Tina Satter / New York City Players (USA) Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run this fall, which Ben Brantley in The New York Times called “enchanting” and …

  11. The Angola Project Jeremy Xido / CABULA6 (USA/AUSTRIA) The Angola Project playfully straddles the worlds of live performance and filmmaking – constructing a movie in real time from fragments of …

  12. An Evening with William Shatner Asterisk Phil Soltanoff with Joe Diebes & Rob Rameriz (USA) Through meticulously cataloguing and remixing everything William Shatner ever said on the original Star Trek …

  13. COIL is Performance Space 122’s annual winter performance festival showing remarkable contemporary performance from local, national and global artists. Full of textured, contemplative, grounded, rigorous, and always very live performance. …

  14. A (micro) history of world economics, danced Pascal Rambert (France) Conceived at the height of the European economic crisis, A (micro) history of world economics, danced explores our collective economic …

  15. Season Launch Party 2013 Curated by AUNTS Known for throwing DIY performance events in lofts, museums and even once on a boat, AUNTS will take over this year’s Season Launch …

  16. The Quiet Volume, a collaboration between Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience. A self-generated and ‘automatic’ performance, Autoteatro, for two …

  17. An Autoteatro experience for two, Cue China (Elsewhere, Offshore) asks the pair to face each other through a glass teleprompter, which reveals a video conversation between creator Ant Hampton and …

  18. …the feeling of heightened awareness in which every sound is magnified, every movement has increased significance and all words dance with possibility (…) there is a sense that we are …

  1. Come drink, mingle and play ping pong with PS122 artists, board members and staff at SPIN New York, the Ping-Pong social club. The National Theater of the United States joins …

  2. Admist (The Painted Bird II) Pavel Zuštiak / Palissimo (USA) Haunting images interface with a cast of three, juxtaposing the past and present, real and virtual, as a constant shifting …

  3. SACRE David Wampach / Association Achles (France) The 1913 premiere of Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring caused legendary scandal and has since been regarded as a milestone in dance history. …

  4. Inflatable Frankenstein Radiohole (USA) Influenced by James Whale’s Frankenstein films, Radiohole explodes the tumultuous and tragic life of Mary Shelley. Blood chilling and completely strange, Inflatable Frankenstein is brimming with …

  5. Seagull (Thinking of you) Half Straddle / Tina Satter (USA) Writer/director Tina Satter draws on Chekhov’s letters, translations, and perverse sense of comedy to consider anew the darkness, beauty, and …

  6. Ruff Peggy Shaw (USA) Peggy Shaw has always had a host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands, and eccentric family members living inside her. Ruff is …

  7. Niicugni Emily Johnson / Catalyst (USA) There is this idea of place holding everything—things that happened before, people that used to be here, everything that is happening right now, and …

  8. The Curators’ Piece (A Trial Against Art) Tea Tupajić + Petra Zanki (CROATIA) Working in partnership with an international team of curators, who not only serve as the cast but …

  9. Magical Annie Dorsen & Anne Juren (USA, AUSTRIA) Magical, a collaboration between Juren (performer) and Dorsen (director), places the canon of historical feminist performance into the context of a magic …

  10. Hot Box Brian Rogers (USA) Hot Box is a companion piece to Rogers’ 2010 Bessie-nominated performance Selective Memory. Where Selective Memory was extremely clean and minimalist, Hot Box is loud, …

  11. COIL is Performance Space 122’s annual winter performance festival full of contemporary, textured, global, local, contemplative, grounded, rigorous, and always very live performance. “The beauty is in what we don’t …

  12. David Levine Habit The Real World meets No Exit: audiences circulate around the exterior of a fully functional house, watching the ever-changing action through the windows, and coming and going …

  13. There There Kristen Kosmas (USA) “Nobody, and I mean nobody, holds a candle to writing. No gimmicks, no flash just sheer poetic brilliance” – Andy Horwitz, Culturebot Christopher Walken, on …

  14. Big Dance Theater & Sibyl Kempson Ich, Kürbisgeist A harsh, quasi-medieval locale facing destruction is populated by a community speaking a rigorous, specific, and completely invented language. Five absurdly fearful …

  15. “In previous episodes of this annual event, we’ve seen Dynasty Handbag, failed to see Praxis’s invisible tea, wounds, and substances (legal and illicit), we’ve had our portraits taken by Mark …

  16. Carmelita Tropicana & Ela Troyano (NYC) Post Plastica “Carmelita Tropicana lights up New York’s performance venues with colorful, hilarious, and brain-twisting narratives.” -Time Out New York Part live performance, part …

  17. Pavel Zuštiak + Palissimo Company (NYC)The Painted Bird (Part III): Strange Cargo “A vivid, often anguished, imagination shines through in work…”– The New Yorker In this capstone of the acclaimed …

  18. Honorary chairs Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jo Andres & Steve Buscemi, John Leguizamo, Yvonne Rainer, Gala chair East Village Community Coalition, and the PS122 Board of Directors invite you to The 2012 …

  19. Super Nature The BodyCartography Project & Zeena Parkins (USA) Born out of the restless imaginations of Olive Bieringa & Otto Ramstad, this radical ecological melodrama is replete with artifice and …

  20. Temporary Distortion (NY)Newyorkland (NY Premiere) “Theater-artist Kenneth Collins and filmmaker William Cusick—just keep elevating their game.” – Time Out New York “Seamless and gorgeous… a dreamy, poetic, abstracted and sometimes …

  21. Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company (NY)UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (NY Premiere) A “brief, joyous, mute extravaganza of dance, mime, and movement” – New York Magazine “Does hold nothing sacred? Rather little, …

  22. Michael Kliën with Steve Valk (Ireland) Choreography for Blackboards (US Premiere) “Choreography is not to constrain movement into a set pattern, it is to provide a cradle for movement to …

  23. the TEAM (NY) Mission Drift (US Premiere) “The liveliest lesson on desire, destruction, and economics that you’ll see in many a year.” – The Village Voice “What a blast. Economics …

  24. Waking Things by Melika Bass “Characters announced in exquisite typeface. . . scurry along paths, dart through doorways and sleep upright. Bass mystifies the work of these plain folk with …

  25. Mariano Pensotti (Argentina) El pasado es un animal grotesco (The past is a grotesque animal) (US Premiere) “Pensotti has a fine facility with irony, with the fine balance between comedy …

  26. Davis Freeman (Belgium) Too shy to stare (US Premiere) “The most intimate and liberating performance experience I have ever encountered.” – Rachel Zeharin, Live Art Development Agency “Starts there where …

  27. Rabih Mroué (Lebanon)Looking for a Missing Employee (US Premiere) & The Pixelated Revolution (World Premiere) “Mr. Mroué belongs to a tight-knit generation of artists, writers and filmmakers that has put …

  28. Every House Has a Door Let us think of these things always. Let us speak of them never. Time Out Chicago praised the show for “..the meticulous way that the …

  29. Performance Space 122’s contemporary performance festival, COIL, returns in an expanded edition for its seventh year. Spanning 25 days and taking place at multiple venues across New York City, this …

  1. The Red & White PartyPresented by Performance Space 122 & SPiN New York and hosted by Bobby Hernreich Downtown’s definitive holiday bash turns 7 this year at SPiN New York …

  2. David Levine (NY, Berlin) ANGER AT THE MOVIES (World Premiere) “Enraging, engaging.. Levine a savvy rascal who makes theater pieces that bleed into Conceptual art” – Time Out A follow …

  3. 11 Days. 17 Companies. Theatre. Dance. Live art and beyond. “How much crazy can you stand?” – Variety Performance Space 122’s 6th annual winter festival of contemporary performance features the …

  4. Michel Groisman – Showcase “I first saw Michel at the 2002 Intransit Festival in Berlin and was completely transfixed by his pure, inquisitive, and intimate performative games and am honored …

  5. The 2011-12 Season Launch Party Atop the Gawker Media Roof Hosted by PS122 Board Member Gaby Darbyshire Curated with and featuring work by PRAXIS – the collaborative art team of …

  6. Cuqui Jerez – The Rehearsal In this highly original and intriguing US Premiere, Spanish choreographer Cuqui Jerez employs the simple process of the rehearsal, an integral component of traditional theater …

  7. Old School BenefitTo begin and end the world as we know it… A veritable who’s who of NYC performance promises to be on parade for 4 action-packed nights in the …

  8. Avant-Garde-AramaWrecking Ball Performance Space 122’s longest running series kicks it up a few notches for this demolition derby of theatre, dance, music, and video installation as part of the 30th …

  9. All Day Dance Class Your don’t have to be a dancer to dance the day away with Performance Space 122! 4 back to back classes with Yvonne Meier, Yoshiko Chuma, …

  10. The 30th Anniversary Season RetroFutureSpective FestivalTo begin and end the world as we know it… Performance Space 122’s 30th Anniversary Season RetroFutureSpective Festival will include interactive events, nostalgic experiences and …

  11. The UK Comes to the EV With support from the British Council, Performance Space 122 brings 3 companies across the pond for a taste of the UK’s hottest contemporary performance …

  12. 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 …

  13. Heather Kravas The Green Surround Heather Kravas upends the effortful, immodest, non-sequential physicality of 9 women and the practice of perfection. Through repetition and the endless rhythmic possibilities of classical …

  14. Festival of Ideas For A New City Rhythm and Repetition: Reconfiguring Performance Practice Across Genres May 7, 4pm A Conversation with Reggie Watts and Heather Kravas as part of Festival …

  15. Gala Chairs Jane Friedman and East Village Community Coalition join Honorary Chairs Mark Russell, Eric Bogosian, and John Leguizamo as well as the Board of Directors of Performance Space 122 …

  16. The Escape Artist John Kelly 2010 Ethyl Eichelberger Award Winner “You realize what you’re watching isn’t so much an artist inventing himself as inevitably discovering the true self within.” -The …

  17. Reggie Watts & Tommy SmithRADIO PLAY “Radio Play is meant to be listened to more than seen, which is why much of it occurs in the dark. Inspired by a …

  18. Edgar OliverEast 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, …

  19. Supernormal 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 …

  20. Jack Ferver’s QWAN Company SWAN!!!A sexy, scary, spectacular, salacious, stunning, startling werk from Jack Ferver’s QWAN (Quality Without a Name) Company. The same people who brought the smashing success NOTES!!! …

  21. The Nonsense Company Storm Still “After hearing what composer Rick Burkhardt can make from singing wineglasses and a scraping fork, we feel better prepared for the exquisite musicality of his …

  22. “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 …

  23. “Seeking order in a life, a war, and a deluge…(with) cleareyed passion.” – The New York Times A lone woman’s unbreakable bond with the hurricane that devastated the Texas island …

  24. “A stirring piece, viscerally, and you’ll be thinking about it afterwards, as I am now.” – TC Daily Planet Join twins, dancer Otto Ramstad and visual artist Emmett Ramstad, as …

  25. Annie Dorsen Hello Hi There Language is meaningless, thought is pointless, and we’re all gonna die. Hello, hi there! New York director Annie Dorsen takes the famous television debate between …

  26. John Jahnke & Hotel Savant Men Go Down Presented by and developed at 3LD Art & Technology Center A strange and provocative theatre work that utilizes the construction of a …

  27. “This is a remarkable performance, the script superb, irreproachable” – Muriel Mingau, Le Populaire Ouverture Alcina is a vocal performance based on the figure of the sorceress Alcina from Ludovico …

  28. Travis Chamberlain Green Eyes “The play is gorgeous: a short, eloquent evening that feels complete, complex, and entirely satisfying. Williams’s dialogue flows with uncanny surprise, catching in its resonance all …

  29. Renowned Argentinian director Vivi Tellas kidnaps reality, placing two Conservative Rabbis onstage to perform their own autobiographies – ranging from jokes to Jewish food to their opinions on Charlton Heston’s …

  1. Ranters Theater Holiday “An extraordinary piece of theatre, a subsuming into another place that send the audience into the night refreshed an afloat on a sea of calm.” – Emer …

  2. “It’s like an inner-spirit ventriloquism; the exchanges are real, her timing is perfect.” – Paper Magazine This year Dynasty Handbag is hosting the family holiday dinner that is sure to …

  3. Downtown’s Definitive Holiday Bash takes over Le Poisson Rouge Our biggest most badass bash to date featuring Musical Delicacies so sweet they could make you dance on glass plus a …

  4. KNEAD An original performance work created in collaboration with the performers with workshop nudges from Tim Miller “This week-long performance workshop I have led here at PS122 has been an …

  5. “Passionate, witty, endearing, furious, and fabulous!” – Critic’s Pick, Backstage “A vivid, must-see achievement.” – David Nichols, The Los Angeles Times Performance Space 122 co-founder Tim Miller’s sharp-knifed, saucy look …

  6. “It’s 1977. It’s 1973. It’s 1958. It’s 1962. It’s 1979. And I’m going to ask you the same damn thing people are always asking me, like ‘how did you end …

  7. “Hi, hello my love, I’m so happy you’ve called…I’m happy to hear your voice, I was missing you.” – Cosmin Manolsecu on the phone with Gabriela Tudor “Inventive, relaxed and …

  8. Presented in association with the New Museum and tbspMGMT “One of the most genial survivors of the eighties avant-garde” – The New Yorker “Mr. Houston-Jones clearly has a strong, sure …

  9. “She is certainly intense, and she is certainly talented.” – John Rockwell, The New York Times Every night I AM SAYING GOODNIGHT only to wake up in the morning longing …

  10. Hosts and guest curators: Bridget Everett & Kenny Mellman Fasten your seatbelts for PS122’s 2-night interdisciplinary festival — a nightly bento box of performance shorts that “always ends up exploding …

  11. A blendwerk production Presented in association with the Goethe-Institut New York “You are checking into an hour of existential angst, with only your spiritual baggage for company…Certainly my hour inside …

  12. “A sharp, true and quite eviscerating new play from the young Irish writer, Belinda McKeon; Arthur Miller might have been happy to have orchestrated its humane and subtle ironies.” – …

  13. Performance Space 122 invites you to our 30th Anniversary Season Launch Party Putting the P and the Y in ART since 1980. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 GAWKER MEDIA ROOFTOP 6:30 – …

  14. Michael Lederer is an éminence grise of his generation. After growing up in the ivory towers of New Haven and Palo Alto, the son of Stanford historian Ivo Lederer has …

  15. 2 site-specific reading installations Presented in association with Crossing the Line Hetero written by Lachaud and directed by Arthur Nauzyciel An all-male cast struggles with concepts of gender in modern …

  16. “Best dance of 2009” – David Velasco, Artforum (on Death Is Certain) 4 STARS – The Financial Times Horror movies will never be as terrifying and shocking as the human …

  17. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins tackles Dion Boucicault’s infamous melodrama about Americans. (And slavery.) A bombastic, super-theatrical, full-scale investigation of that classic intersection of theatre and identity politics, this play with “real” actors, …

  18. “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.” …

  19. WINNER OF THE 2009 ETHYL EICHELBERGER AWARD “A performance artist of underground legend.” – Guy Trebay, New York Times A performance piece that re-examines the heyday of 1970s American daytime …

  20. soloNOVA ARTS FESTIVAL celebrates innovative individuals who push the boundaries of what it means to be an artist, aims to redefine the solo form and uniquely invigorates the audience through …

  21. Honorary Chairs CLAIRE DANES & BAZ LUHRMANN and the Board of Directors of Performance Space 122 thank you for supporting The Spring Gala 2010 Honoring John Leguizamo Emcees: Carmelita Tropicana …

  22. “What beauty there is in Mr. Farrington’s work.” – Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times “The interplay between the live and film actors is an elegant kind of dance” …

  23. “Orchestrated mayhem and the excitement that ensues are the only predictable variables…Try as it may to maintain theatrical composure, always ends up degenerating, or exploding, into an all-out party.” – …

  24. “From the moment she stepped onstage, Sandra had the first night audience eating out of her hand. She shocked them, she made them laugh, and brought them close to tears …

  25. Royal Pink explores restriction through the body, resulting in a dance that reveals an unusual and unexpected beauty – the transformation of body, lives, movement. The piece’s choreography stylizes the …

  26. 4 STARS “As long as Murrin’s willing to talk, there’s reason to listen. – Paul Menard, Time Out New York “Perhaps a sequel is in order. Anticipate another Alien invasion.” …

  27. “Funny and humorous” – Wired “Anything but stupid.” – The New York Times While no audience participation is required, Marisa Olson will invoke the familiar persona of the self-help “guru” …

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

  29. Written and composed by Raymond Scannell Directed and designed by Tom Creed “A compelling constellation… vertiginous, playful and poignant” – Irish Theatre Magazine Best Male Performer, Dublin Fringe Festival 2009 …

  30. BEST CHOREOGRAPHER 2008 – Best of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St.Paul City Pages “Powerhouse” – Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times A near-imperceptible hum that mutates into angelic, wordless plainsong; …

  31. 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 …

  32. Richard Maxwell/NYC Players – Ads 60 Minutes Upstairs at Performance Space 122 WORLD PREMIERE | THEATRE, VIDEO Co-presented with Under The Radar Festival* “One of the most innovative and essential …

  33. “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 “…eruptions of movement …

  1. Karl Giant, Elizabeth Hodur & Michael Wiener, Earl Dax, Nik Quaife, Andrew Andrew, Maedhbh McCullagh & Jonathan Jacobs, Ilan Bachrach, FLAVORPILL, CRUMPLER and HOBNOB Wines Cordially invite you to Downtown’s …

  2. “Contemporary Performance and the Multiverse” December 9th at 7pm Location: Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Avenue (at 56th Street) Free with RSVP On December 9th, PS122 will host the …

  3. A surprise reading for New York by Jim Fletcher (Saturday) and Okwui Okpokwasili (Sunday), followed by a selection of Mroué’s video works. “Mr. Mroué belongs to a tight-knit generation of …

  4. For Performa 2009, the Italian collective Alterazioni Video and Ragnar Kjartansson (currently representing Iceland at the Venice Biennale with “The End”, a non-stop performance which began on June 5th) will …

  5. “Next time D’Amour and Pearl bring their enchanting work to town be sure to take it in.” – John Del Signore, The Gothamist “The collaborative team of playwright Lisa D’Amour …

  6. ZEE is a rigorous mindscape; a hallucinatory architecture of light; a dream machine. An enclosed space is filled with a dense, odorless fog that completely obscures the walls, floor and …

  7. “31 Down is an amazing and groundbreaking company and their work deserves a broad audience.” -Martin Denton The Assember Dilator is a sonic meltdown of science fiction and perversion focused …

  8. “Dandy theatrical experimenteur…mind bending sex comedy.” – Time Out, New York “…one of the highlights of the fall season at Performance Space 122.” – NY Times Downtown’s enfant terrible delivers …

  9. “…my favorite, favorite thing that I have encountered in the last few years… I froze into that enchanted immobility that only the most spectacular shows provoke… I would actually buy …

  10. “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, …

  11. “…this pair of Chicago-based 30-year-olds can lay claim to a special talent for alternative performance-making of disarmingly odd, cosmic charm.” – Donald Hutera, The Times of London “What Samuel Beckett …

  12. “Orchestrated mayhem and the excitement that ensues are the only predictable variables…Try as it may to maintain theatrical composure, always ends up degenerating, or exploding, into an all-out party.” – …

  13. Presented in association with Bumbershoot This Labor Day weekend, Performance Space 122 delivers a live bento box teeming with a delectable assortment of technology-infused multimedia, mind-bending dance, inflammatory theatre and …

  14. “Go to the theatre to see death performed live to really test your limits.” “Refracting a Japanese ghost story through an American experimental sensibility, Temporary Distortion, integrating mind-blowing video images …

  15. “LeeSaar’s dances always require unwavering attention” – Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times The physicality and explosive tempos synonymous with LeeSaar’s award-winning choreography mature and ripen in the company’s fourth …

  16. “Irreverent, sacrilegious, lascivious, foulmouthed, and uninhibited” – The New York Times “Like ‘The Vagina Monologues’ on acid!” – PTown News Weekly “Filthy, flying, fun!” – Funny That Way Gay and …

  17. “It’s hard to justify seeking any other form of entertainment on your Saturday night.”-Claudia La Rocco , The New York Times “Would you totally go out and see some of …

  18. “Ms. Kim is a smart, analytical artist, creating works that challenge personal and cultural assumptions… her choreography, often drawing on deeply personal experiences, relies on a gripping, dreamlike logic.” – …

  19. The undergroundzero festival is an experimental theater festival curated by Paul Bargetto and produced by East River Commedia in association with Collective:Unconscious. Now in its third year, the undergroundzero festival …

  20. Dark Horse/Black Forest at The Gershwin Hotel Presented by Performance Space 122 and Neke Carson A special Dance Installation: Space is Limited, Book in Advance What is DARK HORSE/BLACK FOREST? …

  21. “Bold, disturbing and richly imaginative, a vision of otherworldly reckoning that careens with impressive fluidity between heaven and hell. A dense and dreamily luminous meditation.” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times. …

  22. GOLD SPONSORS Scott Rudin Productions, Creative Artists Agency, Ivan Martinez & Patty Adams de Martinez, East Side Community Coalition, David Neubert, Heather Thomas & Chet Kerr SILVER SPONSOR Proskauer Rose …

  23. “Vital, world-class theatre not to be missed” – Ian Kilroy, The Irish Times “Brassard is breathtaking” – Jo Lendingham, The Vancouver Courier Have you ever had a dream where you …

  24. “One of the most adventurous and accomplished groups in new music” – The New York Times “A powerhouse of new-music programming,” – The New Yorker The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) …

  25. “Theatre Askew is queer in the best sense of the word: self-consciously outside of the mainstream, looking in with intelligence and wit.” – Julia Wallace, The Village Voice Queer duckling …

  26. “Miller wows ’em” – The Village Voice “Circus AMOK reinventing the circus form, borrowing drag fabulousness from Charles Ludlam’s Theater of the Ridiculous, large scale transformation using whole-body masks from …

  27. “Problem Radical(s) is an experimental theatricalist opera just the way such things should be and rarely are. Creators Kara Feely and Travis Just have created a sophisticated collision between elegant …

  28. Flawed heroes, sympathetic monsters and haughty professors collide as this hefty poem is rescued from the grasp of 1,000 years of highbrow analysis and transformed into a defiantly raucous musical. …

  29. “A performance artist of underground legend.” – Guy Trebay, New York Times Lord Whimsy authors “a rallying cry for the return of the dandy.” – Liesl Schillinger, New York Times …

  30. “One of the most beloved of downtown choreographers.” – Joan Acocella,, The New Yorker ” Bewitching … One of today’s most alive, sensitive performers.” – Claudia LaRocca, New York Times, …

  31. A performance piece that takes theater as its topic. Truly interactive theater (ugh). Performance as education. A performance about the nature of performance (ugh). Potential topics include: theater,performance art, torture, …

  32. “One of the most exciting and eccentric young theater companies in town.” -The New York Times “The National Theater of the United States of America left me stunned and breathless …

  33. WINNER OF THE 2009 SPALDING GRAY AWARD NY PREMIERE | THEATRE “INSPIRED” – NY Times “OUTRAGEOUS” – The New Yorker “MARVELOUS” – Voice “BOISTEROUS” – Flavorpill Excerpts from Ben Brantley’s …

  34. Artist of the Year 2007, Minneapolis-St.Paul City Pages “The pleasure of viewing is so intense here, so fun as to be nearly guilty.” – Lightsey Darst, MSP magazine 2008 “We …

  35. “Wake up in 2009 in the hands of a theater company who knows what it’s doing” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times Architecting is an exhilarating saga that weaves …

  36. Praise for Oedipus Loves You: “Wonderful” – Time Out New York **** “Unexpected rewards come to those who wait” – Ben Brantley, NY Times “…approaches the sublime… the songs are …

  37. “One of the most self-assured, startlingly well-written and moving pieces of theatre around.” – The Herald “Stunningly well performed…this is a truly impressive and exciting hour of theatre” – The …

  38. By Ant Hampton, with Joji Koyama and Isambard Khroustaliov “Hugely entertaining… This smart, mysterious exercise in programmed thinking and collective chaos is strange but exhilarating.” – The Times “You may …

  39. Pan Pan – The Crumb Trail The death of the Fairy Tale. Where did being good ever get anyone? It’s a sort of detective story, sharp and blunt. Detecting where …

  1. “C’est delightful, C’est divine, C’est trés magnifique!” The Guardian “Delicious bite sized burlesque” Time Out London The perfect show and nightclub for a swanky holiday night out! Patrons please note: …

  2. David Binder, Josh Wood and Performance Space 122 present Meow Meow in ‘Meow to the World!’ Named one of the Best Cabaret acts of 2007, Meow Meow “Leaves audiences dangling …

  3. Downtown’s definitive holiday throwdown packs new punches… DJ Rich King (of SNAXX, Special SNAXX, and Summer SNAXX parties) is on deck from 9,30 PM ’til who knows when… John Cameron …

  4. “The purpose of life explored through the lens of a camera… One hell of a performance!” – Le Soir, Belgium The definitive spy-ware performance – a voyeur’s paradise. Kaldor invites …

  5. What happens when we freak the fiction of cultural and familial identification? There is play and fantasy. There is sex and violence. There is an impostor. Words seem to come …

  6. “The Debate Society’s theatrical brilliance can’t be argued with.”-John Del Signore, Gothamist The Debate Society’s 4th full-length play transforms the upstairs space at P.S. 122 into their own version of …

  7. Joe Silovsky woke up on his birthday in 2001 and read the paper. What he discovered dramatically affected how he would spend the next 7 years. Now the man behind …

  8. “The Lastmaker is full of balanced contradictions as it follows a deliberately fractured internal logic. Cryptic yet transparent, it is mathematical in construction and poetic in content.” -The Times (London) …

  9. “It’s nerve is undeniable.” -The Village Voice “Sara Juli gives of herself.” -The New York Times “A gutsier look at self worth…” – Gia Kourlas, The New York Times (on …

  10. “Expertly straddles the fragile line between humor and horror.” -GIA KOURLAS, New York Times (full review) “The Jo Strømgren Kompani has never appeared in New York City. It is time …

  11. John Del Signore, Gothamist, raves: ‘You’ll go wild for this” is “dark and steamy” The globe trotting, discipline-bending, unmistakably downtown WaxFactory presents a stellar female cast on an emotional roller …

  12. Celebrated choreographer Rachid Ouramdane and director Pascal Rambert’s two pieces comprise a third through the experience of comparing and contrasting these two works, challenging the audience to forge a complete …

  13. “Louder stands as an ultimate artistic reflection of modern times, and a voyage through theatre, technology and cultural history which pulls at the nervous system of the world weave.” -Elin …

  14. “One of the most satisfying theatrical experiences I’ve had in ages” writes Claudia La Rocco after previewing The Passion Project. ” a way of engaging with history and making this …

  15. ” is situation satire with a vengeance, and each situation ups the ante for the audience.” – Margo Jefferson, New York Times “IMPRESSIVE! are a wickedly shocking double bill that …

  16. It’s summer time, and that means another year at Camp Summer Camp. Come for the spiked punch, stay for the go-go fitness, arts & leathercrafts, and so much more. Just …

  17. Karen Finley was in Albany, New York on March 10 waiting to hear a speech from Eliot Spitzer on Reproductive Health. Instead later that day, Spitzer performed an apology with …

  18. “DIG NATION has impressive scope and flawless execution…A multi-media vaudeville extravaganza.” -Seattle Times Produced by Flying Carpet Theatre, A DAY IN DIG NATION follows the company’s tradition of developing exciting …

  19. “Just when you thought science geeks and art snobs had nothing in common, along comes Waves of Mu.” – Sarah Henning, Anchorage Daily News. “You don’t know what you’re in …

  20. “A quirky and appealing performer” -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times “A performer of slinky, daring intensity!” – Gia Kourlas, Time Out NY “A Stream fo consciousness strip tease…like Jim …

  21. PURE, a new dance theater work by Zsolt Palcza, is an excursion into the subterranean currents of the mind. Three female dancers move through a metaphoric world in a three-sided, …

  22. WHISPER is a visually decadent, aurally immersive performance that asks the audience to question ‘what is real’ in a world of increasing technological sophistication. Each audience member is given a …

  23. “Vividly funny. joyous, devastating, affecting, gorgeous…a breathing portrait.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times “Fresh, engaging, moving, powerful. Gray’s words not only relate the story of his own life, they …

  24. Mephisto Project is the Faust legend viewed through the eyes of the devil – the original pact, the seduction of Marguerite, the damnation of Faust, and Marguerite’s redemption. Mephisto Project …

  25. The 5th Annual soloNOVA ARTS FESTIVAL presents eight solo artists at the top of their game, including character pieces, humorous monologues, Shakespeare, digital and audio performance, escritura acto, storytelling with …

  26. “Blind Spot casts a potent spell.” – Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice Pavel Zustiak, the 2007 recipient of The Princess Grace Award in Choreography, reprises the acclaimed Blind Spot at …

  27. “This is a sensational new take on an ancient story…featuring a brilliantly poised and witty Irish A-list cast.” – The Scotsman “Wickedly funny and wonderfully theatrical.” – The Irish Times …

  28. Date: Thursday, May 15, 2008 Location: The Angel Orensanz Center 172 Norfolk Street (btw. E. Houston and Stanton St. in Manhattan) Honorees: Performer Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Producer Lori E. Seid …

  29. The Shalimar Trash Warfare Winner! The Stage Award for Best Ensemble at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival “The most exciting young American company I have seen up here so far this …

  30. “A commanding vocalist” – The New York Times “Powerfully straddles jazz, cantorial and the avant-garde” – All About Jazz “Israeli jazz seductress” – Rolling Stone “Avant-garde yet surprisingly accessible” – …

  31. “Number One Progressive Drummer” – Modern Drummer Magazine’s Readers Poll (3 times) “Best Drummer” – Rolling Stone Magazine’s Critics Poll Two-time Grammy Award winner Will Calhoun presents a live world …

  32. As part of our commitment to promoting excellence in the arts in New York City, P.S. 122 partners with esteemed arts organizations from all over the city to present B.O.B., …

  33. Written by up and coming Japanese playwright Yukiko Motoya, Vengeance Can Wait is a kinky comedy about love, submission, and sweet revenge by one of Japan’s leading contemporary female playwrights. …

  34. “Ms. Christa has a way of making dance and theater happen without seeming to lift a finger” – Jennifer Dunning In anticipation of their two year-old child’s fiftieth birthday, two …

  35. Taking a cue from the space industry, Jay Scheib pits hard Science against Philip K. Dick in his unpredictable and explosive “antic play – half lab-rat experiment and half sex …

  36. Annie Dorsen, critically acclaimed co-creator and director of the hit rock musical on Broadway, Passing Strange, continues to break molds with her new performance event Democracy in America. An episodic …

  37. ☆☆☆☆ “In the church of puppet artistry, Augustine is divine.” – David Cote, Time Out New York Psychologically dark and brutally poetic, Bride is an epic puppet work for adults. …

  38. ” a rare sort of poet who can bring you along on rhapsodic flights of storytelling, like an expert rafter running the rapids of a wild and unruly word river. …

  39. AVANT GARDE ARAMA KEEPS HOPE ALIVE “Try as it may to maintain theatrical composure, always ends up degenerating, or exploding, into an all-out party.” -flavorpill.net P.S. 122’s longest-running series (25 …

  40. “A captivating, hypnotic, and mesmerizing work of art, easily one of the best plays I’ve seen this year… So compelling, so haunting, so thoroughly absorbing. I loved this show.” – …

  41. 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 …

  42. “Moves beautifully, with stunning expressiveness.” – N.Y. Times Bessie Award-winner Okwui Okpokwasili spins a modern folktale. A daughter attempts to construct a coherent past out of her mother’s cryptic signals …

  43. The work of Israeli choreographer Deganit Shemy has been leaving New York audiences awestruck for years. It comes as no surprise considering her impressive resume of achievements. Winner of both …

  44. “Deliciously Nasty” – Guardian “Frighteningly gifted new theatre company” – London Times “A surreal performance piece that combines acting, animation, film and live music has won every major award at …

  1. Particularly well known for their original and unexpected use of new technology in live art Verdensteatret has been one of the most innovative and experimental companies in Norway for several …

  2. Performance Space 122 presents 500 Clown to infuse the holiday season with jaw-dropping hilarity, off the hook festivity, and twisted tales of horror and delights. 500 Clown is the award-winning …

  3. Performance Space 122 presents its annual winter event The Coil Festival featuring some of the best up and coming artists in New York’s underground performance scene. Dancers, actors and performance …

  4. Andrew Dinwiddie and Jeff Larson aim to destroy your mind with their latest installment of the Catch series – CATCH 27. This festival celebrating the rough and ready presents a …

  5. Performance Space 122 presents 500 Clown to infuse the holiday season with jaw-dropping hilarity, off the hook festivity, and twisted tales of horror and delights. 500 Clown is the award-winning …

  6. The Archery Contest, a Radio Play is an abstract sex comedy which follows the al fresco adventures of a quintet of players trapped between the Christian rules of the past …

  7. “What does is not a complete experiment, something that you have not seen before, it is something completely different than you have ever seen.” -Jana Navratova, Dance Zone Magazine Czech …

  8. (a.k.a. Saori’s Birthday) Created by John Moran in collaboration with: Saori Tsukada, Katherine Brook and Joseph Keckler “I am convinced that there is no more important composer working today, than …

  9. As recommended by The New Yorker: “This all-female troupe crosses two kinds of Japanese strangeness: Butoh extremity and infantilized pop. In party dresses and corpse-white makeup, they grimace and grin, …

  10. by Roland Schimmelpfennig GTA’s Road Theater USA embarks on a hilarious theatrical adventure – or misadventure – as five actors (three German and two from the U.S.), two Austrian video …

  11. “Try as it may to maintain theatrical composure, always ends up degenerating, or exploding, into an all-out party.” -flavorpill.net P.S. 122’s longest-running series (25 years) is an action-packed, eye-popping multi-disciplinary …

  12. Franceoff! New Yorkers Terry Dean Bartlett and Katie Workum show us what rising choreographers can accomplish in seven minutes with this French take on their popular series DanceOff! In a …

  13. A powerhouse international interdisciplinary collaboration serves up stimulating performance. Internationally-renowned visual and performance artists Marie Nerland (Norway) and Alexander Gerner (Germany) team up with Collapsable Giraffe’s co-founder Iver Findlay (New …

  14. “A miracle of non-traditional theatre.” -Patrick Sharbaugh, The Spoleto Buzz Amsterdam’s trailblazing Dood Paard (Dead Horse) brings its acclaimed contemporary version of the Medea myth to New York. medEia is …

  15. Williamsburg’s favorite noise-rock band Japanther (Ian Vanek and Matt Reily) unveils a new comedic rock-opera of unpredictable scale, repercussions, and decibel levels. Using a high-energy multi-media format – their tool …

  16. “The performance as a whole is a kind of choreographed rainbow, with each band dancing its own dance. And they are wonderful dances.” – Holland Cotter, The New York Times …

  17. GLORIA is Maria Hassabi’s fourth evening-length piece; for its creation, she has worked with several of her longtime collaborators, dancers Hristoula Harakas and David Adamo, fashion designers ThreeAsFour, musician Jody …

  18. Version.2.0 is the third episode of an unexpected trilogy. While the first two pieces, MM3 and Woyzeck, explore the public aspect of war, Version 2.0 confronts the private domain. In …

  19. “Haunting voice and powerful lyrics… voice reminds of classic singers such as Patsy Cline” -monstersandcritics.com “Brilliant and thought-provoking…Lear deBessonet blows the doors off this one” -Nytheatre.com (on Death Might Be …

  20. “…dramatizes the inhumanity of war with stunning eloquence.” —San Francisco Chronicle “One of the brightest stars of San Francisco’s experimental theater scene.” —San Francisco Arts Monthly “Director-translator Ben Yalom does …

  21. “…part of a trend of multidisciplinary ensembles with genre-defying approaches that appeal to smart, adventurous young audiences.” – Anne Midgette, The New York Times “…crackling virtuosity…their music grabs the listener …

  22. “Orchestrated mayhem and the excitement that ensues are the only predictable variables…Try as it may to maintain theatrical composure, this always ends up degenerating, or exploding, into an all-out party.” …

  23. “…that perfect cocktail of comedy and full-throttle artistry.” – Maura Nguyen Donahue, danceinsider.com Who says contemporary dance/theater can’t be fun? Since 2003 Katie Workum and STREB Extreme Action’s Terry Dean …

  24. Four years ago, terraNOVA Collective set out to rediscover the art of solo storytelling through various art forms. What emerged was some of the best solo artists in diverse disciplines, …

  25. Platinum Sponsor: $10,000 per reserved table for 10 persons in the Platinum section Includes cocktail party, dinner, live performances, and after-party, plus full-page ad and listing in the Gala program, …

  26. Curated by the teenaged Avant-Garde-Arama Committee: Devon Beckford, James Dennin, Lucian Buscemi, Gabby Smith, and Stella Jones. Hosted by TeaM D (A.J. Ortiz and Vincent Santvoord). Saturday: Dear Son (spoken …

  27. Internationally-acclaimed Toronto-based experimental company Volcano’s production of Goodness was the recipient of the Carol Tambor “Best of Edinburgh” award at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In Goodness Playwright Michael Redhill …

  28. “One of downtown’s most intelligent, anarchic new additions” – David Cote, Best of 2006, Time Out New York The multi-award winning theatre troupe and creators of The Sewers, Banana Bag …

  29. “Emotionally raw dispatches from an angry mind” – David Cote, Time Out New York “Gutsy – taboo-busting” – New York Magazine “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are …

  30. Zustiak’s world is full of “striving, sweating bodies, but beyond what they actually do lies another, more enigmatic kind of “doing.”” -Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice Choreographer Pavel Zustiak teams …

  31. As part of our commitment to promoting excellence in the arts in New York City, P.S. 122 partners with esteemed arts organizations from all over the city to present B.O.B., …

  32. “Adrienne Truscott’s they will use the highways begins, and I’m instantly smitten.” -Deborah Jowitt, Village Voice “A fresh, engaging voice. Bring on her next eruption.” -Jennifer Dunning, The New York …

  33. ” has the potential to yield the most interesting and original developments in European Dance.” – Mike Dixon, Dance Europe Based in Dublin and renowned for its assertive and original …

  34. DOUBLETHINK ★★★★&amp #9733 “A fascinating exercise in psychological puppetry… a supurb deconstruction of notions of relationship… a triumph of technological and conceptual prowess, in the guise of bare-bones avant-gardism.” – Irish …

  35. “Miller has matured without losing either his inquisitive ardor or wicked humor. the nonpareil explorer of self and spirit”– David Nichols, LOS ANGELES TIMES Join Tim Miller in his hotel …

  36. “Explosive youthful energy…sheer intelligence…sense of history…radical theatrical vision… willingness to express idealism and hope, as well as cynicism and despair, gives their work its special richness, and its political edge… …

  37. Where do emotion and mathematics meet? No Where. Artistic Director of mvworks Megan V. Sprenger embarks on an instinctual, methodical and ultimately irreversible journey. Three dancers using raw, unadorned movement …

  38. ★★★★★ “Watching them is pure joy”– The Irish Times “An ensemble that inspires new respect for the craft” – Variety This bold re-imagining of Booker Prize-winner Michael Ondaatje’s Collected Works …

  39. “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 …

  40. ” penetrates past muscle and bone right to the women’s spirit…” – Apollinaire Scherr, Newsday, on Christina Olson: American Model Interwined through Rogoff’s signature choreography, performers Claire Danes and Ariel …

  41. Finn Take a peek at a short clip from this new music-theatre work based on ancient Celtic mythology, the legend of Finn McCool, and a young boy’s quest to become …

  42. Israeli choreographer Saar Harari and Actress Lee Sher craft a compelling coda to the critically heralded “Herd of Bulls,” in which explosive military movement was co-opted to inform one soldier’s …

  43. Bessie Award-winner Jeremy Wade delivers an evening of pulverizing performance. Feed, a new solo with musician Adam Linson, concerns separation anxiety and the paradox of holes that one cannot possibly …

  44. Who is more dead and alive than Elvis Presley? What sustains his image post-mortem? Morgan Thorson dazzles the stage with this sublime dance performance for seven commissioned by the Walker …

  45. Following last season’s critical success, Prophet, playwright provocateur Thomas Bradshaw takes on race, academia, pedophilia, drug and alcohol abuse, promiscuity and infidelity in his signature stunning style. Directed by NTUSA‘s …

  46. “Fox is one of the most adventurous impresarious of the New York avant-garde. Hallucinatory. Chilling. Stunning.” -Jason Zinoman, The New York Times “At once abstract and visceral, You Belong To …

  1. “One of my favorite dances of 2004.” -Tere O’Connor on Fetish “The joining of HIJACK with Heron resulted in a wonderfully madcap exploration” – Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine 3 Minutes …

  2. “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 …

  3. Downtown’s definitive holiday celebration! Monday, December 11 7pm – 4am The reservation page is now closed – however, if you are a member – don’t worry – we know who …

  4. A Festival of 4-English Language World Premieres Buenos Aires is renowned as the playwriting epicenter of Latin America. Particularly over the past decade, new theatre from Argentina has captured the …

  5. “Director Peter S. Petralia is a master at creating atmosphere . . . Keep an eye out for this adventurous group. . .” – Jason Zinoman, Time Out New York …

  6. “Orchestrated mayhem and the excitement that ensues are the only predictable variables…Try as it may to maintain theatrical composure, this always ends up degenerating, or exploding, into an all-out party.” …

  7. “FRESH, FIERCE, AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!… DANCEOFF! deserves its flamboyant reputation for being one of the most palatable and entertaining, yet sophisticated evenings of performance around.” – Tom …

  8. “Ladies and gentlemen, it was the great British writer Virginia Woolf who argued that every woman had to have a room of her own in order to manifest her strengths. …

  9. Israeli choreographer Saar Harari and Actress Lee Sher craft a compelling coda to the critically heralded “Herd of Bulls,” in which explosive military movement was co-opted to inform one soldier’s …

  10. “And while the stranger’s eyes and lips pour out a stream of incomprehensible words, you start feeling like a beloved child. Not a child of one mother or father, but …

  11. One Ring Zero presents songs from their hit album As Smart As They Are, featuring lyrics written by 17 of North America’s bestselling and prize-winning authors including Jonathan Lethem, Margaret …

  12. Bi-Coastal World Premiere, Presented in association with UCLA Live and Fomenting ARTS Unlimited, Inc. “Once again, Ms. Woodbury has built a sweet and sweeping play with breathtaking range” -The New …

  13. AGA for the Whole Family is downtown performance for children of all ages that doesn’t talk down to them – because it’s by them. An instant classic launched in Fall …

  14. Obie Award-winning playwright Rinne Groff and director Michael Sexton – the respective writer and director of Jimmy Carter Was a Democrat – return to PS122 armed with a hatful of …

  15. In The Spirit – For Real is a powerful and compelling one-woman show by acclaimed solo performer Peggy Pettitt. Due to the AIDS epidemic, a feisty older woman with ferocious …

  16. presents THE PATRIOTS America Starts With Me or The Pursuit of Happiness A musical civics lesson, a patriotic revue and a tap-dancing game of recapture the flag. The debut performance …

  17. AMERICANA ABSURDUM Because of Americana Absurdum, the New York International Fringe Festival came to be. This pivotal two-part show is a riotous fun-house mirror reflection on life in the United …

  18. When Spalding Gray succumbed to depression and took his life in the winter of 2004, he left behind a loving family, a legion of devoted fans and an enormous body …

  19. Co-founder of P.S. 122 Peter Rose returns here to premiere a solo infused with the spirit of Open Movement, the seminal free-form performance discipline he introduced to NYC in 1979. …

  20. “A true original..one of the most individualistic dance voices today.”– The New York Times Choreographer Chris Elam’s dancers negotiate complex relationships – and each other’s bodies -through gravity-challenging physical partnering. …

  21. “Not since Circle Repertory have we seen playwrights in New York forging a home for each other.” – 2005 Obie Citation In Gary Winter’s haunting and darkly humorous new play, …

  22. The Board of Performance Space 122, Gala Co-Chairs Kathleen Russo, Lucy Sexton, Stephen Daldry, Scott Rudin &John Barlow, and Donald Guarnieri invite you to attend: THURSDAY, May 4th Location: The …

  23. This acutely intimate work by internationally acclaimed Andrew Dawson, co-founder of the Mime Theatre Project, was honored with the Best of Edinburgh Award and the Herald award at the 2005 …

  24. “…they keep the performance ahead of the art.” – Village Voice “Never, under any circumstances, invite them to dinner.” – The New York Times Recognized as one of the most …

  25. ” 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 …

  26. A lurid new opera by poet Eileen Myles and composer Michael Webster, HELL employs frank and lyrical language and an exalted baroque style to tear away the veils obscuring corporate …

  27. presents “DANGEROUS WOMEN” A PERFORMANCE ART DOUBLE-BILL From March 30 to April 1, PS122’s Schoolhouse Roxx Series presents a double bill of dangerous women. Internationally known performance artist Nao Bustamante …

  28. Avant-Garde-Arama is P.S. 122’s longest-running series. This biannual multi-disciplinary mini-festival showcases short, new works from both established and emerging artists. In a fun, festive and informal atmosphere the best breakout …

  29. Way before there was “So, You Think You Can…” there was DANCEOFF! Fierce, imaginative, and often funny, DANCEOFF! is NYC’s only full-contact, non- competitive, not-really-a, dance competition. Continuing to present …

  30. Celebrating its tenth year, the Pumpkin Pie Show is a rigorous storytelling session amplified by its own live soundtrack. In junta high, Clay McLeod Chapman, a New New Stuff 2005 …

  31. Sinner is a self-destructive “solo for two men” featuring sensational former DV8 performer, Liam Steel and Ben Wright, who originated the role of The Prince in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. …

  32. presents NO DIRECTION HOMO Raunchy performance artist, sensitive singer-songwriter, rock-n-roll nincompoop: Dan Fishback is the quintessential Renaissance Queer, with more disguises than Madonna and more projects than Harlem. NO DIRECTION …

  33. Three simultaneous realities converge in the world premiere of Chiori Miyagawa’s Thousand Years Waiting. Intricately weaving together the history of storytelling like a spider’s web, a woman from present-day New …

  34. “Jahnke directs with elegance and insight. He provides a luscious sightscape and coaxes excellent work from his actors.” – Village Voice The world premiere of a trenchant play by legendary …

  35. Abacus Black Strikes NOW!: The Rampant Justice of Abacus Black In signature, spectacular style, The National Theater of the United States of America takes on the phenomena of crusade, faith …

  36. Sara Juli is determined to let go of her “money issues” by literally letting go of her life savings and putting $5000 into the hands of audience members every night. …

  37. “The best experimental theater troupe in town” – New York Magazine “Even in the ranks of avant-garde performers, Susie Sokol stands out as a wonderful weirdo.” – Time Out New …

  38. “Bravo to Performance Space 122 which (in association with the Joyce Foundation) has quietly come up with an intriguing mix of troupes for this six-day festival” -The New York Times …

  1. presents Scotty the Blue Bunny The End Is Here: Enjoy! On December 29th and 30th at Performance Space 122, Scotty the Blue Bunny saves New York from gloom and doom! …

  2. The definitive downtown holiday celebration. Featuring: DJ Joro-Boro: Resident DJ of the Bulgarian Bar Mehanata, Joro-Boro spins ethno-mesh songs from resistance ska, Arab turbo dub, balkano gitano brass to gypsy …

  3. Theatre artist Ken Nintzel (Pageant, Lapse) returns to Performance Space 122 with ‘Twas the Night Before the Twelve Days of a Nutcracker Christmas Carol, an unparalleled holiday spectacular featuring the …

  4. Hooman Sharifi, who moved from Iran to Norway when he was fourteen, established the in 2000to create direct and unpretentious performances that are also controversial and politically charged. In We …

  5. The Norwegian performance company Baktruppen has been an integral part of the European performance scene over the last 15 years. Un-Do-Three is a clever, humorous movement performance that playfully subverts …

  6. “Fasten your seatbelts. ‘Prophet,’ Thomas Bradshaw’s lacerating satire, has begun.”-The New York Times Emerging playwright and provocateur Thomas Bradshaw (Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist) has had his work produced …

  7. zero visibility corp. works with today’s most innovative artists at the forefront of experimental electronic music. Founded in 1996 by choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen, zero visibility corp. explores diverse themes …

  8. Ole Mads Vevle is a controversial and award-winning artist working within the fields of art/performance/video/text and music. At the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, his short film, Love is the Law, …

  9. If you’ve already encountered the silver-clad trio performing live – singer-songwriter keyboardist Jason Trachtenburg, his slide-projecting/ fashion-designing spouse Tina Pi&#038 #241a Trachtenburg and their 9-year-old daughter Rachel Pi&#038 #241a Trachtenburg, a drummer, …

  10. Come celebrate with “our favorite queen of eloquent & intelligent quirk” (The New York Times). Featuring: Oven Rack (premiere), a solo for Silvers to the music of Iris DeMent; Puppy-Skills …

  11. An “autopsy of our daydreams,” as conceived by Philippe Quesne, The Itching of the Wings (La Démangeaison des Ailes) explores the desire of men to become birds, flying and falling, …

  12. presents Helen Stratford’s Suicide, The Musical “Suicide, The Musical” is a punk rock opera recounting the story of a woman’s decisions to leave the comfort and security of a conventional …

  13. Performer Alexia Monduit and musician/composer Thomas Rannou have adapted New York writer Sapphire‘s classic work Push. Monduit interprets the improbable liberation of Push‘s central character Precious Jones as a creation …

  14. International Contemporary Ensemble’s Dear Land, directed by Berlin based Lydia Steier, is an evening of two contemporary works: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies‘ Eight Songs for a Mad King (1969) and …

  15. Choreographer Saar Harari trained as a dancer in Israel until the age of 18 when he began his compulsory military service with the Israeli Defense Forces, eventually becoming a commanding …

  16. Personal Space Theatrics presents the New York Premiere of Murder, by Hanoch Levin, Israel’s most renowned playwright. Amidst the carnage of a seemingly endless war, Levin presents an unflinching, provocative …

  17. On October 14 and 15 Performance Space 122 will present the latest installment of its longest-running ongoing series, “Avant-Garde-Arama” (AGA). AGA is a biannual multidisciplinary mini-festival of short works. Showcasing …

  18. Way before there was “So, You Think You Can…” there was DANCEOFF! Fierce, imaginative, and often funny, DANCEOFF! is NYC’s only full-contact, non- competitive, not-really-a, dance competition. Continuing to present …

  19. presents JOHN MORAN and His Neighbor SAORI Composer and performer John Moran has received theatrical productions of his operas Jack Benny!, The Hospital, The Haunted House, and The Trilogy of …

  20. Christina Olson is best known as the woman in the pink dress depicted in Andrew Wyeth’s iconic painting, Christina’s World. What is less known is that she suffered from a …

  21. Yehuda Duenyas has performed and toured with Richard Maxwell and Richard Foreman and is a founder of the National Theater of the United States of America. Here he has adapted …

  22. “…what’s on display here is tantalizing… and powerful in itself. And it augurs well for the mixed-genre performance forms in which Mr. Gantner seems to take a special interest.” – …

  23. “…oddly affecting …”Forget Me Not” is finely tuned…to suggest a few obvious but easily overlooked things: the power of physical comfort, the importance of ritual and the need to both …

  24. YOSHIKO CHUMA & THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS (SOHK) returns to Performance Space 122 with a special program for the HOWL! Festival of East Village Arts. In Inside/Outside Yoshiko Chuma …

  25. Groundbreaking artist service organization The Field celebrates the first anniversary of its GoTour.org website with The GoTour Roadshow, a weekend-long multidisciplinary mini-festival of independent artists from across the country.The evening …

  26. A quartet to live music in the upstairs space. By Sarah Michelson in collaboration with Parker Lutz, Mike Iveson and Greg Zuccolo. Also: Claude Wampler, Dominic Cullinan, Lindsey Fisher, Joe …

  27. Schoolhouse Roxx presents Taylor Mac’s Young Ladies Of… In Vietnam 1968, Texan born 2nd Lt. Robert Mac placed an ad asking “young ladies” to write him. Hundreds replied. Almost thirty …

  28. The undisputed Godfathers of the burgeoning Puppet Rock movement, Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement has been accumulating rabidly devoted fans and love slaves over the course of its long-running engagements at …

  29. Choreography by Christopher Williams Original Music by Peter Kirn Dancers: Kindra Windish, Vicky Shick, Nami Yamamoto, Deana Acheson, Beth Simons, Wendy Perron, Hallie Glickman-Hoch, Janet Charleston, Jennifer Lafferty, Elizabeth Zimmer, …

  30. Choreographed and directed by Sarah Vasilas and Leonardo Smith Video and sound design by Chelsea Snider Choreographers Sarah Vasilas and Leonardo Smith’s new multi-media dance piece is a fusion of …

  31. Schoolhouse Roxx presents Ruth Margraff, Nikos Brisco, and The Café Hasani Ensemble in Songs of the Table. Featuring the hot new ensemble behind the radical operas: WELLSPRING, CAFE ANTARSIA, ORPHEUS …

  32. The Vangeline Theater in: C.A.R.O.U.S.E / L. Choreographed by Vangeline Lighting by Pierre Mansire Video projection by Laurent Briet Music by The Mitgang Audio aka Ray Sweeten Dancers: Nicole Baxley, …

  33. The New, New Stuff Curated by Natalie Johnsonius Performance Space 122’s longstanding dance program New Stuff is back and better than ever! We’ve revamped New Stuff and created a brand …

  34. Choreographed by Ryuji Yamaguchi Lighting by Dan Scully Sound by Peyton Sherwood Costumes by Sarah Cubbage Performers: Cynthia Koppe, Christina Shelby, Kathryn Sydell, and Ryuji Yamaguchi Ryuji Yamaguchi’s mundane mundane …

  35. Performance Space 122 Gala Benefit 2005 May 2, 2005 at Webster Hall Performance Space 122 Celebrates 25 Years of groundbreaking Live Theater in New York City with a special gala …

  36. Drama of Works in: WARHOL™ Directed by Gretchen Van Lente Warhol puppet designed and built by David Michael Friend Sound Design by Jill DuBoff Costumes by Mary Trumbour Before the …

  37. The Pumpkin Pie Show in: the cardiac shadow Written by Clay McLeod Chapman Music by Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst (of One Ring Zero) Choreography by Blair Bodie Lighting design …

  38. Developed by Michelle Matlock and Joan Evans Direction -Amy Gordon The Mammy Project confronts the American stereotype of Mammy as a white man’s fantasy, a black woman’s history and a …

  39. Avant-Garde-Arama is Performance Space 122’s biannual mini-festival of performance, dance, music, film, installations and general mayhem. A.G.A brings together emerging and established artists in all disciplines to show off their …

  40. Terry Dean and Katie Present Danceoff! The critically acclaimed series of full-contact, non-competitive dance and sometimes non-dance not-really-competitions has a new home at P.S.122 this season. It’s what’s up in …

  41. Schoolhouse Roxx presents Screen Test a rock/installation project by Rob Roth and Theo Kogan Continuing their experiments in blending haunting surrealist imagery with the gritty seduction of East Village Rock, …

  42. Created in collaboration with David Neumann, Natalie Agee, Carmine Covelli, Neal Medlyn and Mauri Walton. Adrienne Truscott’s new work, tentatively titled they will use the highways, will draw on images …

  43. Last spring monologuist Mike Daisey created 13 new shows in 13 weeks in a daring new series at P.S. 122 called All Stories Are Fiction. Plucking from events that befell …

  44. Directed by Habib Azar Produced by Chris Kam Puberty is hard enough without the insatiable thirst for blood. Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow brings you this theatrical spectacle about a …

  45. Pullman, WA is a play about what to do if you’re unhappy and everyone around you is kind of an asshole, including yourself. Written and directed by Young Jean Lee, …

  46. Mixing the lively pace of a three-ring circus with the soulful spirit of a New Orleans jazz processional, Gamal Chasten explores the hopes, dreams and regrets that accompany the death …

  47. They are not falling is inspired, in part, by some of the works of photographer and video artist Michal Rovner, specifically in them, the occurrence and erasure of gesture within …

  48. Monologuist Mike Albo returns with his latest solo show My Price Point. Albo brings his fast-paced mix of dance, monologues, and vignettes back to Performance Space 122 for a full-frontal …

  49. Congressman Dan Ferris is being questioned about the disappearance of intern Ilona Waxman. Sound awkward? Imagine if he was your dad. 13 Playwrights presents APHRODISIAC by Rob Handel ( #3) directed …

  1. In his latest collaboration with director Daniel Brooks, MacIvor plays the role of Leonard, who narrates the events leading up to his murder while trying to understand them himself. Through …

  2. When Performance Space 122 first opened its doors to dancers and performers in 1979, the central event of the week was Open Movement, and later Music/Dance. In 1985 the Open …

  3. With the logic of a supermarket romance novel, I am the Moon and You are the Man on Me revolves around Muz, creator and star of the show. Muz plays …

  4. In 14 UnNatural Acts, interdisciplinary artists Roberto Sifuentes and Lián Sifuentes explore a political landscape ruled by fear and religious zealotry, in a culture where civil liberties are put in …

  5. New Age Spa or Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory? In WHERE’S THE RUB? Choreographer Mei-Yin Ng and Media Artist Eric Koziol dissect and incongruously reconfigure a traditional Chinese Qi-Gong Massage Parlor and …

  6. Shakespeare’s classic tale of revenge and madness is brought to life by a company of dime-store figurines in this adaptation of Hamlet. Created by Dov Weinstein, Tiny Ninja Theater cooks …

  7. Avant-Garde-Arama was very possibly the first officially programmed event at Performance Space122. 25 years later it is still one of the most fun and beloved events on the calendar. A …

  8. Written and directed by Steven Cosson with songs by Michael Friedman, Nobody’s Lunch is a dark ride through the landscape of American public culture. This latest creation from the Obie-winning …

  9. Fast, funny and furious, Tim Miller’s one-man show Us ricochets between Miller’s love affair since childhood with Broadway musicals and an exploration of gay marriage, exile and the injustices lesbian …

  10. Live Patriot Acts:   Patriots Gone Wiiiild! was produced by Ethyl Crisp Productions and Performance Space 122 in participation with the Imagine Festival ’04. It was created, curated, and hosted …

  11. Curated by Andy Horwitz with Dan Rhatigan Moderated by Jeff Jarvis PANELISTS: John Aravosis  Cam Barrett Jen Chung Jay Rosen Douglas Rushkoff Julian Sanchez This event is presented as part of the Imagine Festival …

  12. “I’m Gonna Kill the President!” A Federal Offense is a guerrilla comedy written by Hieronymous BANG for the Imagination Liberation Front.  A confused college student and a paranoid radical try to …

  13. The WYSIWYG Talent Show is a monthly showcase for the oft-overlooked genius of bloggers in or visiting New York City. Although our events are comprised mostly of readings, any sort of …

  14. Called “a remarkable performance” by Flying Magazine, the painstakingly researched, produced and directed Charlie, Victor, Romeo allows audience members to enter into the tension filled cockpit of real in-flight emergencies. …

  15. The WYSIWYG Talent Show is a monthly showcase for the oft-overlooked genius of bloggers in or visiting New York City. Although our events are comprised mostly of readings, any sort of …

  16. Rave Revue P.S. 122 GALA Benefit; An Evening of Performances in honor of Mark Russell with performances by Eric Bogosian, Ron Brown, Karen Finley, Meredith Monk, Antoy, Jonathan Ames, Lady …

  17. A true story, Eliza Jane Schneider’s twenty-five character solo play, Freedom of Speech, will take the audience on her journey through the kitchenettes and hearts of Arizona polygamists, Los Angeles …

  18. Avant-Garde-Arama joins forces with Buffalo’s ongoing experiment in semi-private media and performance Suburban Samizdat to bring you Avant-Garde-Arama Gets Hitched!. Join hosts Ronawanda and Salley May for this very special …

  19. The WYSIWYG Talent Show is a monthly showcase for the oft-overlooked genius of bloggers in or visiting New York City. Although our events are comprised mostly of readings, any sort of …

  20. Coming Out of the Night With Names is a new work from human future dance corps by playwright/director Peter Jacobs and choreographer DD Dorvillier, which examines a mystery of vessels …

  21. Katherine Profeta takes Elevator Repair Service’s eloquently understated tactics deeper into dance with 131, which at 45 minutes lasts just about as long as its score, Beethoven’s Quartet in C-sharp …

  22. The WYSIWYG Talent Show is a monthly showcase for the oft-overlooked genius of bloggers in or visiting New York City. Although our events are comprised mostly of readings, any sort of …

  23. Populating an Antarctic snowscape, penguins cavorted playfully in Karen Sherman’s Cold Comfort, by turns zoo exhibit, cabaret, and erotic dream. To portray the birds, five dancers wore ingenious hooded unitards …

  24. “Homecoming (Celebrating 20 Years of Dance at P.S. 122 – 1980-2000)” (2004) is a dance, documentary film by Charles Dennis. “Homecoming” chronicles the origins and evolution of Performance Space 122 …

  25. The Obie Award-winning duo of writer, director and actor Roger Guenveur Smith and composer Marc Anthony Thompson are joined by former Urban Bush Woman Treva Offutt to “navigate the bloodstream” …

  26. This was the wildly successful event that started it all. After getting a taste roar of the crowd and the heat of the spotlight, we decided to start a regular …

  27. Larry Goldhuber made his name dancing with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. and subsequently went on to create a wonderful body of work with a collaborator Heidi Latsky. This …

  28. Using home movies, letters and personal videotapes from friends in different parts of the world alongside fragments of movies and news items, Instructions for Forgetting explores video as an artifact, …

  29. House of No More is the third and final part of a conceptual trilogy of Real Time Film begun with the works Shelf Life and Flicker. The performance starts with …

  1. Intimacy in Transition Culturebot, December 13, 2003 Chris Elam and Misnomer Dance Theater’s Intimacy In Transition opened at P.S. 122 on Thursday, December 11th. Elam, known for his whimsical, Balinese …

  2. Solo Me is a solo for two performers – a performance in which two different choreographic solo materials, opinions, processes come in touch with each other. Although both solos were made …

  3. Niles Ford’s unique hybrid of ballet, modern, jazz and street dance has earned him a reputation as an extraordinarily dynamic dancer/choreographer. A Dream Deferred unfolds like a hip, smooth and …

  4. Smart, sympathetic and ensconced in plaid, Placid Baby refuses to take itself too seriously. Jennifer Allen, Sam Kim and Tania Varela Ibarra move to the riffs of Japanese pop, 70’s …

  5. A frenetic meditation on the greener grass at the other side of some fence… Paradise? explores the constant longing for human connection in an age of emotional isolation. By recontextualizing …

  6. Nicole Blackman The Courtesan Tales Pushing open a door visitors find themselves in a den with dim red lighting. A young mademoiselle serves mint tea and asks each visitor separately …

  7. As the first decade of the new century was getting underway, Spalding Gray worried that the joy he’d finally found with his wife, stepdaughter, and two sons would fail to …

  8. To My Chagrin matches Shaw with drummer Vivian Stoll to create a tender rock n’ roll lullaby from a cross-dressing grandma to her mixed-race grandson. An old run down pick up …

  9. WHAT EVER is a 100-character epic serial performance performed by one actor, in 8 installments. It follows 10 main characters across America as they intersect with over 90 others and …

  10. “New Stuff” (P.S.122, May) offered an intriguing mix of younger choreographers—this batch coincidentally all female. In memory collections, Tania Isaac skillfully harnessed the maximum power of each of the dance’s elements: the controlled …

  11. Before Tom and I formed POON Productions, we created an evening of dance aptly titled POON for PS122′s Mark Russell with 10 dancers and an 8 musician world orchestra. My …

  12. ‘MEMBUH: CONFESSIONS OF THE ONLY GENERATION  (a staged essay about memory/memories—both imagined and real—of an African American past, present and future) Written/Directed by Cristal Chanelle Truscott Original Music by Maiesha McQueen When Lady, the oldest in a family of …

  13. Bringing together some of the finest talents from the rock world and New York theater, People Are Wrong! is a manic and joyful celebration of melody and musical fable. Based on a …

  14. Shuffle explores the choreographer’s family history in relation to Japanese mythology and Shinto Buddhism. Inhabiting both contemporary and mythical characters, Yokoshi uses the Japanese creation story of Kojiki as a way …

  15. Wrestling Ladies transforms a theatrical venue into a wrestling ring. In a visual style inspired by contemporary underground comics, the work depicts characters as combatants, superheroes, and saints who all struggle …

  16. The Quiet Bastard was originally a half hour performance/installation collaboration between writer / performer Oscar McLennan & visual and performance artist Anne Seagrave, commissioned by the 2001 Dublin Fringe Festival. …

  17. Titled “Sentence,” the evening of David Neumann’s choreography, presented at P.S. 122, takes clever inspiration from Donald Barthelme’s notion of a sentence. While Barthelme’s writings claim the sentence is a …

  18. Journalist. War Veteran. Cynic. Author. Ambrose Bierce invites audiences into the depths of his eventful life, lacing his tale with his sarcastic definitions from “The Devil’s Dictionary.” Rich with history, …

  19. With a synchronized underwater cowboy ballet as its cinematic backdrop, Trick Saddle presents a posse of women in pursuit of cowboy mythology. Armed with grit and unerring wit, these trick …

  20. Stable begins with the audience entering a very brightly lit theater and seeing three identical Rottweilers, outfitted in cowboy costumes, confined within a plexiglass corral the size of the stage. While …

  21. P.S. 122, in conjunction with the Pick-Up Performance Company, presents the world premiere of Art, Life, & Show-Biz, A Non-Fiction Play. Written, transcribed and directed by Ain Gordon, the piece …

  22. Political satirist and puppeteer Paul Zaloom unleashes his latest solo extravaganza, Mighty Nice. Told in Zaloom’s signature hyper low-tech style, the show employs intense and bizarre found object manipulation for …

  1. On a dog sled loaded down with Pepsi and compressed medical gases, toxic twins, naked and high in Hudson’s Bay, fly across the frozen tundra through the endless night, chasing …

  2. A year in the life of a woman in a coma as measured by holidays. Devised, designed and directed by Ken Nintzel. A co-production of the Whitney Museum of American …

  3. A haunting, humorous, yet sincere meditation on spiritual belief, Room Tone draws on touchstone texts by the eminent turn-of-the-century Harvard psychologist William James, and his brother, the novelist Henry James. While William’s …

  4. Gray will debut his latest solo piece, Black Spot—about the accident in Ireland—at P.S. 122 this fall. The show is a work-in-progress and will run Mondays Oct. 7 through Dec. 30. …

  5. written by Carmelita Tropicana & Marga Gomez Directed by David Schweizer Starring:  Marga Gomez, Carmelita Tropicana, Murray Hill (on video) Single Wet Female combines film-noir satire with goofball socio-sexual performance. …

  6. “Rip It Open”, an exhaustive and athletic examination of each performer’s relationship to violence. This series of solos and duets features choreography by Donohue, lighting design by Frank DenDanto III, …

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