New York City

Winter Festival

Jan 3 - 19

RAMP 2014

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.

This year, we turn our gaze inward by focusing on our own: New York City artists working on very intimate, personal stories of who and why we are. COIL14’s artists are re-imagining how we tell these stories – with traditional forms juxtaposed against new and remarkable combinations of song, movement, fight and sound.
– Vallejo Gantner, Artistic Director


“If your holiday revels have left you absolutely panting for some palate-invigorating, mind-challenging theater, the COIL FESTIVAL can give you a head start.” – The New York Times

Become a Friend today. Benefits include tickets to COIL. Donate any amount you are able to Performance Space 122 – the festival (and all we do) is not possible without your support.
5 tickets for $75 / 8 for $122*


World Premiere | Theater
3-Legged Dog Production, commissioned by PS122, co-presented with 3-Legged Dog
January 3 – 25 (extended!)

New York Premiere | Theater
Co-presented with The Chocolate Factory
January 7 – 17

New York Premiere | Dance
Commissioned by PS122, Co-presented with The Kitchen
January 8 – 13

New York Premiere | Theater, New Media
Co-presented with New Ohio Theatre
January 9 – 12

Commissioned by PS122, Co-presented with New York City Players & American Realness
January 9 – 13
CATCH 60: CATCH TAKES THE DECADE | 10th Anniversary

Multi-disciplinary | Theater, Dance, Performance
Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center
January 11

World Premiere | Performance
Co-commissioned & co-presented with Danspace Project
January 14 – February 1 (extended!)

New York Premiere | Dance, Theater, Film
Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center
January 14 – 17

US Premiere | Theater
Presented by Irish Arts Center in association with Baryshnikov Arts Center
January 14 – 26


Red + White Party 2014
at SPiN New York (48 East 23rd Street, Manhattan)
January 12; Doors at 7pm
Single tickets from $30, VIP tables from $500 (includes 10 tickets and a ping-pong table of your own all night)
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 all while feasting your ears on a veritable smorgasbord of live and prerecorded sounds brought to you by Elevator Repair Service – DJ Djuna “Jake” Barnes (aka Kate Scelsa) starts the evening off with gender revolution pop; a musical number by the cast of the ERS; DJ Hotel Scampi (aka Mike Iveson) compels you to the dance floor with Euro dance dirt; and ERS sound designers enhance the ping-pong tournaments with a ridiculous real-time sound score.

Info & Tickets  

Jan 18 | 2-6pm with reception to follow
New York University, 19 W. 4th Street, Manhattan
SPAN is PS122’s conversation series partnering PS122 artists with luminaries from other fields in a dialogue of ideas addressing the intersection between the artist, artistic practice and the larger world in a way that moves beyond the traditional artist talk back.
For COIL 2014, director Annie Dorsen and NYU’s Art and Public Policy Department Chair, Randy Martin have collaborated to create a durational dialogue, that commences with an in-depth discussion of Risk in all its manifestations. Economists, social scientists, financiers, choreographers, and technologists will respond to each other in an improvised, round-robin style conversation.
full list of participants:
Span 2014  
Major support for SPAN is provided by the Albert & Anne Mansfield Foundation. SPAN is a co-production between PS122 and New York University Tisch School of the Arts’ Department of Art and Public Policy

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 to bring an eclectic mix of adventurous music, cabaret performances and late night offerings for our intrepid audiences and festival artists.


Featuring performing artists Invincible, Champagne Jerry, M. Lamar, Christeene, Chris Tyler, Nick Hallett, Elizaveta & many more…with an evening dedicated to the life of Spalding Gray and a special presentation of the 2014 Spalding Gray Award.


The Lounge
at the Public, 425 Lafayette St, 3rd Fl
January 9 – 19
Nightly entertainment from 9:30pm – LATE


full list of performers:
The Lounge

*Maximum (2) tickets may be redeemed per performance. Some restrictions apply. Questions? or call 212-477-5829 x.302.

PS122’s ninth annual COIL festival is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program.

COIL Photographer Ilan Bachrach

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