East Village performance legend and PS122 favorite Tom Murrin is being celebrated tonight with the kickoff of the first annual Tom Murrin Full Moon Performance Festival at Lamama.
A celebration of the wildly inventive works of Tom Murrin
featuring plays, readings, street performances, art, and more.
More info: http://lamama.org/now-playing/tomfest/
Here’s a video of Tom performing at PS122:
On April 1st, 2014, PS122 will be participating in Bruce Andrews 25 Hour Twitter Project, an experimental performance piece from poet Bruce Andrews.
“The Bruce Andrews 25 hour piece is meant to use Twitter as sculptural documentation, becoming a real time archive of Bruce Andrews’s current poetic writing and the responses it elicits in real time. Using a social media platform as an exhibition space, Maria Chavez will tweet a Bruce Andrews language text, every 5 minutes for 25 hours. That’s the 300 parts of a new poetic sequence, ‘Improper’, designed and edited for this occasion.
Each twitter post will also have a link leading to a Soundcloud web page made specifically for the piece, with audio recordings of Andrews, performing each tweeted ‘poem’ individually.”
We just received some pictures of the tile work from Ethyl Eichelberger’s honorary dressing room at PS122. During the ongoing construction at our home at 150 First Avenue these were saved and we’re hoping to find a place to display them somewhere in the new building.
The tiles spell out the lyrics to Ethyl’s song We Are Women Who Survive:
“We are women who survive, but we will live to fight another day.” Full lyrics and mp3 can be found on our Ethyl page.
PS122 is proud to announce the co-chairs of our Give Performance Space campaign, a capacity campaign coinciding with the renovation of our home at 150 1st Avenue. Give Performance Space is a campaign to launch Performance Space 122′s growth as an organization with the goal of better serving the artists and audiences of New York City. The co-chairs are acclaimed actor, photographer and activist Alan Cumming; producer, writer and director Stella Schnabel and PS122 Board Vice President Charles L. Kerr, partner at international law office Morrison & Foerster.
Since PS122’s start as an East Village artist squat, we’ve grown from a scrappy under dog providing artists a space to experiment to a globally renowned leader in the performance field. PS122 has launched careers, supported innovation and developed new art practices that have enriched the cultural life of New York City and contemporary performance worldwide.
The City of New York has begun work on a code renovation of the organization’s beloved East Village home. The funds raised during the Give Performance Space campaign will ensure that PS122 can successfully navigate the institutional and physical growth necessary to take full advantage of this renovation. It will give PS122 the flexibility to take risks, adapt and grow as a leader within the cultural ecology of New York City by providing a much-needed, multi-disciplinary medium-sized venue to the performing arts sector.
The Give Performance Space campaign is still in the leadership-giving phase. PS122 will release public information in 2015 as they move into the public phase of the campaign. Visit ps122.org/GPS for more information.
It’s happening again…join PS122 and hosts Winsome Brown & Claude Arpels next week at the 2nd Annual Performance Space 122 Backgammon Tournament. Test your skills, play for your honor and support your favorite contemporary performance hub in the process. All levels welcome.
2nd Annual Performance Space 122 Backgammon Tournament
Wednesday, March 5th, 7pm-11pm
145 Hudson Street, Apt 12B, New York, NY 10013
$300 to play, rebuys starting at $100
100% of donation is tax-deductible
All guests enjoy libations and snacks all night long.
NEW! Tournament champion wins a one-on-one lesson with Backgammon great Ijaz Malik and two tickets to Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway starring Neil Patrick Harris!
For details about the tournament play or if you are not available on 3/5/2014 but would like to receive future invitations to similar events in the future, please contact Lori Vroegindewey by email [email protected] or phone 212-477-5829 x.302