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


“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

CATCH COIL (they made us do it again)

The New York Times T Mag Blog Feature

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


“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

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


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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


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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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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:

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  • Saddened to hear of Randy Martin's passing. A remarkable mind who will not be forgotten: @nyuniversity #SPAN

  • Thanks to @theblinddatepro, we have a legitimate bar set up in our office. #officeculture #beeroclock

  • @MildlyBitter try it now? #snowerror

  • MT: @hyperjetlag Tix for @PS122 & @TheKitchen_NYC's co-pro 'The Evening' by @nycplayers are now on sale! #spalding

  • RT @AmericanTheatre: 5 shows that made @MildlyBitter's NYC festival binge worthwhile @UTRFestival @PS122 @AmericanRealnes @PROTOTYPEfest ht…

  • RT @TSqArts: @TSACNYC #MidnightMoment makes 'The weekend in pictures' @holySebastian @PS122

  • RT @TSqArts: Yahoo says see @holysebastian #MidnightMoment @PS122 @TSACNYC in @TimesSquareNYC every night Jan 11.57p…

  • What a way to end #COIL15...with a yawn from @holysebastian! @ Times Square NYC

  • Get these last few shows in - it's the end of #COIL15! At 11:45pm, come to #TimesSq for crowd yawning & a toast! @TSqArts @hyperjetlag

  • RT @hfgerardo: Bursts of Tourette’s-like fury interspersed with transcendent repose in the lush melancholia of #BeginAgain by @zoejuniper @…

  • RT @hfgerardo: Thanks for the fav @katiewins. See you @TSqArts @PS122 #COIL15. Who can resist @holysebastian's yawn? Insomniac minds want t…

  • #SPAN at @theinvisibledog talking about the cost of theater. "$100 sounds pretty reasonable for a…

  • We need to find a new value system besides one that revolves around the dollar. #SPAN @theinvisibledog #COIL15

  • RT @bacnyc: Here's to a great closing night of BeginAgain's sold out run at @bacnyc! Thank you @zoejuniper & @PS122 #COIL15…

  • I'll take the second to last day to tell you that we've been posting run downs of each day in #COIL15 on fb:

  • @MildlyBitter @hyperjetlag @UTRFestival @AmericanRealnes @herearts @Ovrhrd_dtwnthtr No. Copious amounts of Berroca. That's the secret.

  • One more hour of purges! @dataPurge @DorisDukeFdn @GibneyDance #COIL15

  • RT @bevinross: @hyperjetlag @PS122 @dataPurge chicken.

  • .@hyperjetlag is considering having a cleanse @datapurge. RT if you'd watch! #COIL15

  • Live Purge. #COIL15 @datapurge gibneydance @ Gibney Dance