This year’s COIL was our biggest festival to date! We’re so proud of the work our COIL 2015 artists churned out and are happy to share some press highlights with you all.
Photo by Maria Baranova

Sebastian ErrazurizA Pause in the City That Never Sleeps

Design Milk Article
Daily Architecture Design
Clocktown Radio Interview

The TEAMRoosevElvis

Exuent Magazine
BYT – Brightest Young Things

Mike IvesonSORRY ROBOT

“SORRY ROBOT at the New Ohio Theater is a gleeful, ramshackle tale of a not-too-distant future in which machines are both our best friends and mortal enemies.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

The New York Times feature on Mike Iveson

CATCH COIL (they made us do it again)

The New York Times T Mag Blog Feature

Hyperallergic

Temporary DistortionMY VOICE HAS AN ECHO IN IT

Mildly Bitter
American Theater Magazine

Molly Lieber and Eleanor SmithRude World

“Have you ever wanted to know what it looks like when two bodies become one?”Time Out Interview with Gia Kourlas

“Body on body, staying attached in a loose and continuous tumble, they are like tangled strands of seaweed caught up in gently churning waves. Sometimes one or the other seems in control, but what fascinates is the flow, a complex interplay of weight, muscular tension and release.” Brian Seibert, The New York Times

Andrew SchneiderYOUARENOWHERE

“This is a show about presence, about immediacy, about the hitches and hiccups of life in the phenomenal universe. With his tech and his tricks and his intensified monologues, Mr. Schneider explores the continuities and differences in the world each of us perceives. “We exist in each other’s realities,” he says. “But not in the way that we think we do.” How might the world look different from the stage? From elsewhere in the audience? From somewhere behind the curtain?”- Alexis Soloski, The New York Times

“A weird hybrid of an inspirational seminar, confessional one-man show, introductory lecture on relativity and visually gorgeous prediction of what will happen when the machines take over, YOUARENOWHERE is a tour de force—both of acting and design.”Time Out New York

Brooklyn Paper

Hyperallergic

Flavorpill

Ride On Theatre - The Blind Date Project

Wall Street Journal Interview with Bojana Novakovic
New York Theater Now

“This clever show, created by the Australian actress Bojana Novakovic, who plays one-half of the couple at each performance… takes place in the back room of an actual bar, the funky Parkside Lounge.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Alexandra BachzetsisFrom A to B via C

“this coolly disarming work revealed many such convoluted structures, favoring switchbacks, detours and double exposures over any linear route.” – Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

zoe | juniperBeginAgain

The New York Times Critics’ Pick

“The shadows and uncertainties of movement and relationship were at first unsettling, as the audience sought to find stories or sense in this mix. Eventually, though, the crowd seemed to release in a collective sigh. The visual and auditory richness became a lullaby. In the final scene, as the dancers touched each others’ faces with tenderness, Pyborn crooned an extended song in French song, offering a veritable lullaby to a piece that had touched every sense.”Danceviewtimes

Ryan Holsopple / 31 DowndataPurge

Culturebot Interview

Faye DriscollThank Your For Coming: Attendance

Danceviewtimes Review

Overall Festival Coverage

Q&A with Vallejo Gantner – bringing the World to NY and NY to the World

Vallejo Gantner Interview in Flavorpill

Flavorpill Preview Picks

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This week PS122 officially announced the Derek Lloyd Production Fellowship, designed to help future technicians reach new heights with the kind of mentoring Derek was known for giving so generously.

“Derek Lloyd, our Director of Production and a beloved staff member for over 14 years influenced the careers of countless designers, technicians and the performing artists he unflaggingly championed. He was instrumental in the planning and design of Performance Space 122’s transformative renovation. His impact as a mentor and upon the new venues will resonate in the NYC theater scene he so loved for years to come.”

Read more about the Derek Lloyd Production Fellowship and Donate on ps122.org/derek.

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Want to see how all your COIL shows line up with the other festivals? The PFORM app by Contemporary Performance lists January performances from the major festivals as well as independent performances. PFORM is available to download at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

If you enable PFORM to send you push notifications you’ll also receive updates and announcements about PS122 events and parties during COIL 15!

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Nov 24

GALA 2015

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Honoring
CLAIRE DANES
 
Shining Star Award presented to
JIMMY VAN BRAMER
New York City Council Majority Leader & Cultural Affairs Committee Chair
 
Hosted by
ALAN CUMMING

 
Monday, April 20, 6:30pm at Capitale, 130 Bowery in Manhattan
 
Appearances and Remarks by
Alan Cumming, Faye Driscoll, Lance Horne, Meow Meow,
Edgar Oliver, Mandy Patinkin, Peaches

 
Menu Designed by
Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune

 
Live Auction Conducted by
Ck Swett

 
DJ sets by
AndrewAndrew and DJ Sammy Jo

 

2015 Spring Gala Committee: Marie Abma and Dike Blair, Louise Allen, Philip Bither, Justin Vivian Bond, Winsome Brown and Claude Arpels, Sammy Chadwick, Alan Cumming, Gaby Darbyshire, Gillian Fallon and Ross Mollison, Olga Garay-English and Kerry English, Suzanne Geiss, Eileen Guggenheim, Agnes Gund, Melinda Hackett, Dena Hammerstein, Simon Hammerstein, Jesse Hernreich, James Kaliardos, Thomas O. Kriegsmann and Shanta Thake, Matthew Kwatinetz, Sheila Lewandowski and Brian Rogers, Jennifer Lim and Gary Wilmes, Josephine Linden, Kathryn Lynch, Sean and Rachelle MacPherson, Ivan Martinez, Hilary McMahon, Tom Moore, Adam Whitney Nichols, Sherwin Parikh MD, Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody, Russell Piccione, Michael Rich, Tamar Rogoff, Daryl Roth, Eli Scheier, Stella Schnabel, Kambiz Shekdar, Heather Thomas and Charles Kerr, Timothée Verrecchia, Arden Wohl, and Lucien Zayan
 

Sponsorship Tables and Tickets

 
Purchase Gala Tickets or Tables  
 

Lead Architect $50,000
• 20 tickets to the Gala
• Step and Repeat Logo placement
• Recognition in the new building as part of the Give Performance Space Campaign
• Exclusive invitation to the donor recognition event for the opening of our Building
• Prominent listing, Logo/Link on website event page and 2015-2016 Season Sponsor Listing
• Featured content in pre-benefit newsletter and follow-up email, 21,000+ recipients
• Inclusion in all promotional and press materials as released
• Customized marketing presence and additional sampling opportunities at the event
• Inside Cover/or Center Full page advertisement and sponsorship listing in program
• A table portrait taken of your party with Gala Host Alan Cumming
• 20 complimentary tickets to the 2015-2016 Season, unlimited discount code and a post-show cocktail
reception in the new building held in your honor
 
Architects & Contractors $25,000
• 12 tickets to the Gala
• Step and Repeat Logo placement
• Recognition as part of the Give Performance Space Campaign
• Exclusive invitation to the donor recognition event for the opening of our Building
• Prominent listing, Logo/Link on website event page and 2015-2016 Season Sponsor Listing
• Link and logo inclusion in benefit section of weekly e-newsletter, 21,000+ recipients
• Inclusion in all promotional and press materials as released
• Marketing presence and additional sampling opportunities at the event
• Inside Cover/or Center Full page advertisement and sponsorship listing in program
• A table portrait taken of your party with Gala Host Alan Cumming
• 12 complimentary tickets to the 2015-2016 Season and unlimited discount code
 
Roof Deck $15,000
• 10 tickets to the Gala
• Step and Repeat Logo placement
• Prominent listing, Logo/Link on website event page
• Link and logo inclusion in benefit section of weekly e-newsletter, 21,000+ recipients
• Inclusion in all promotional and press materials as released
• Marketing presence and additional sampling opportunities at the event
• Full-page advertisement and sponsorship listing in program
• 10 complimentary tickets to the 2015-2016 season
 
Bricks & Mortar $10,000
• 10 tickets to the Gala
• 5 complimentary tickets to our 2015-2016 Season
• Full-page advertisement or acknowledgment in the PS122 Gala program, a contribution listing in Gala
invitation, program and on PS122 website
 
Insulation $5,000
• 8 tickets to the Gala
• 2 complimentary tickets to our 2015-2016 Season
• Half-page advertisement or acknowledgment in the PS122 Gala program, a contribution listing in Gala
invitation, program and on PS122 website
 
Bedrock $2,500
• 4 tickets to the Gala
• Business card size advertisement or acknowledgment in the PS122 Gala program and a contribution
listing in Gala invitation, program and on PS122 website
 
Single Ticket $400
 
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• or contact: Lori Vroegindewey at [email protected] or 212.477.5829 x302

 

Can’t attend? Please consider a tax-deductible donation!
 
Beginning with the Gala and continuing through 2016, PS122 will be making our way back into our newly-renovated building. Every step we take matters. If you are unable to attend the Gala this year, please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us along our journey.
 
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Everyone at PS122 was saddened to hear of the passing of Helen Weiss, a regular attendee and participant in PS122’s shows in the East Village. Her daughter Holly sent us this note:

“It is with a sad heart that I advise you of the passing on 11/4/14 of my mom, Helen Weiss, whom you all knew to be the vibrant and spunky 91-year-old, 5-foot tall gray-haired lady with the walker who high-kicked and gyrated her way to fame at many Avant-Garde-a-Rama “40 Second Street” performances and also attended other P.S. 122 performances.”

To remember Helen, we all re-watched this video of her energetic performance in a recent Avant-Garde-Arama:

  • Super fun @ps122 video shoot w/ Gala Honoree #ClaireDanes this morning! Teasers coming soon...#Gala15… https://t.co/vakcFg6PFD

  • See @whoamoane killing it at our Red & White Party http://t.co/rtEo4vayY5 http://t.co/mwmPmwZv7c

  • See @richmaxwell in conversation with @walkerartcenter and then see The Evening in New York starting March 12 http://t.co/AqGUo3e5yX

  • RT @TheVintageDJ: Thrilled to announce that I am DJing @TheAcademy #GovernorsBall #Oscars2015 http://t.co/RZYye9BslU

  • RT @YlanaKellar: Performance by @creativecap artist Richard Maxwell: "The Evening" @TheKitchen_NYC. Co-presented @PS122. 12-28 Mar http://t…

  • Richard Maxwell / newyorkcityplayers "The Evening" takes flight in 3 weeks @thekitchen_nyc ! Tix on… http://t.co/WCXqO7RFng

  • 2015 Spring Gala honors #ClaireDanes! Here's a #TBT of her performing in Tamar Rogoff's choreography… http://t.co/M1LQqwGqQh

  • .@PS122 Spring Gala - tickets now on sale! Honoring #ClaireDanes & Hosted by @AlanCumming - http://t.co/r8Eh9TcHlJ #news

  • RT @theatermania: .@PS122's spring gala will honor Claire Danes with @Cabaret_Musical's @Alancumming as host → http://t.co/x7qQMfHp3P http:…

  • RT @alexsarian: Hear ye! Chance of a lifetime to be a part of a new cultural renaissance in NYC as @PS122's new executive director! https:/…

  • Missed @catchseries in #COIL15? We're posting some full pieces starting with Niall Jones: http://t.co/xSeAA0IDqX http://t.co/OU4sy4ETrL

  • #Friday tip: your @ps122 broadsheets can be reused as coloring books. #kidsintheater #promomaterials @… http://t.co/f2xmnfwpqU

  • #TBT to a tour of the 122 Community Center renovation project with @nyculture Commissioner… http://t.co/pM1JU1HeDE

  • Richard Maxwell / New York City Players @thekitchen_nyc in March. Broadsheets hitting streets,… http://t.co/Iss0vRm3Y1

  • RT @breakingnycnews: Tax preparation for artists! Take this awesome class at @creativecap! http://t.co/uMrdHEtwkK #art #taxes #NYC http://t…

  • RT @andreakleine: what I did over my winter vacation: http://t.co/krkVz2gepe #apap @UTRFestival @PS122 @AmericanRealnes

  • #FBF to when we vandalized city sidewalks with chalk. #COIL15 @ New York City http://t.co/LYfuAAIIKh

  • So this is what the sun looks like, huh NYC?

  • @laurahitt1 2/2 Check this great interview of @richmaxwell & @sohorep's Sarah Benson, courtesy @walkerartcenter: http://t.co/4cU1WN1BHp

  • @laurahitt1 1/2 - "It’s become a story about characters, and I’m working with archetypes." - @richmaxwell