Timeline

  1. The Spring Gala 2014

    May 12, 2014

    Co-chairs Michael Stipe and Justin Vivian Bond invite you to Celebrate Freedom of Expression

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  1. A (micro) history of world economics, danced

    Opening Night: October 11, 2013

    Created and Directed by Pascal Rambert In collaboration with Éric Méchoulan Performers: Clémentine Baert, Cécile Musitelli, Virginie Vaillant Additional Text by Montaigne, Mallarmé Music by Alexandre Meyer Additional Music by …

  2. 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 a recently injured factory worker from China.

    May 1-5, 2013
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  3. The Quiet Volume

    April 29, 2013

    The Quiet Volume, a collaboration between Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience.

    April 29- May 5
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  4. Magical

    January 15, 2013

    Annie Dorsen & Anne Juren
    Magical, a collaboration between Juren (performer) and Dorsen (director), places a canon of historical feminist practices into the context of a magic show.

    Jan 15 – 19
    as part of COIL 2013

  5. The Curators Piece

    January 13, 2013

    Tea Tupajić + Petra Zanki
    Working in partnership with an international team of curators, who not only serve as the cast but also as presenters of an international tour of the work, Tea Tupajić (direction, lighting) and Petra Zanki (dramaturgy, choreography) present The Curators’ Piece (A Trial Against Art) as a “trial” against art and its protagonists.

    Jan 13-14
    as part of COIL 2013

  6. Pavel Zuštiak / Palissimo
    Haunting images interface with a cast of three, juxtaposing the past and present, real and virtual, as a constant shifting illusion at the intersection of dance, visual art, and live music.

    Jan 12-14
    As part of COIL 2013

  7. Hot Box

    January 12, 2013

    Brian Rogers
    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, foggy, sweaty, and drunk.

    Jan 12-15
    As part of COIL 2013

  8. Sacre

    January 10, 2013

    David Wampach / Association Achles
    French dancer / choreographer David Wampach draws inspiration from filmmaker Jean Rouch and photographer Trude Fleischmann, as he radically re-imagines Nijinsky’s group choreography into a duet.

    Jan 10-14
    As part of COIL 2013

  9. Ruff

    January 10, 2013

    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 a tribute to those who have kept Shaw company over the last 68 years

    Jan 10-15
    As part of COIL 2013

  10. Half Straddle / Tina Satter
    Writer/director Tina Satter draws on Chekhov’s letters, translations, and perverse sense of comedy to consider anew the darkness, beauty, and history of Chekhov’s iconic play The Seagull and its resonances with her Half Straddle ensemble.

    Jan 9-19
    As part of COIL 2013

  11. Niicugni

    January 09, 2013

    Emily Johnson / Catalyst
    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 everything that will happen.

    Jan 9-12
    As part of COIL 2013

  12. Inflatable Frankenstein

    January 05, 2013

    Radiohole
    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 whims, technological absurdity, and bodily fluids.

    Jan 5-14
    As part of COIL 2013

  1. There There

    December 18, 2012

    Christopher Walken (A View to Kill, 1985), on tour in Russia with a solo show inspired by everyone’s favorite Chekhovian sociopath, Vasily Vassilyevich Solyony (Three Sisters, 1901), mysteriously falls off a ladder and is unable to perform.

    Dec 18 – Jan 12

  2. Ich, Kürbisgeist

    October 25, 2012

    A harsh, quasi-medieval locale facing destruction is populated by a community speaking a rigorous, specific, and completely invented language.

    October 25 – Nov 10

  3. Habit

    Opening Night: September 21, 2012

    Created & directed David Levine Environment & clothes Marsha Ginsberg Text Jason Grote Produced Maria Luisa Gambale Production Manager Chris Batstone Assistant Directors David Conison & Kristin Meyer Dedicated to …

  4. Season Launch Party

    September 05, 2012

    From start to finish the evening’s social convergence of artists, PS122 staff, and friends will be infused by singular performative and non-performative events of the unexpected, absurd, and often coy nature curated and featuring Get Modern on Me aka GMOM aka Neal Medlyn & friends.

  5. Season Launch Party 2012

    Opening Night: August 04, 2012

    “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 …

  6. Post Plastica

    Opening Night: May 30, 2012

    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 Featuring Becca Blackwell, Erin …

  7. Strange Cargo

    Opening Night: May 03, 2012

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

  8. The Spring Gala 2012

    Opening Night: January 26, 2012

    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 …

  9. Super Nature

    Opening Night: January 14, 2012

    Conceived and directed by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad Composer Zeena Parkins Set Design Emmett Ramstad and Olive Bieringa Costume Design Emmett Ramstad Light Design Heidi Eckwall Performers Emily Johnson, …

  10. newyorkland

    Opening Night: January 12, 2012

    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 …

  11. untitled feminist show

    Opening Night: January 12, 2012

    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 [she] hold nothing sacred? Rather …

  12. Choreography for Blackboards

    Opening Night: January 08, 2012

    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 …

  13. Mission Drift

    Opening Night: January 08, 2012

    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 …

  14. Waking Things

    Opening Night: January 07, 2012

    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 …

  15. The Past is Grotesque Animal

    Opening Night: January 07, 2012

    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 …

  16. too shy to stare

    Opening Night: January 06, 2012

    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 …

  17. 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 …

  18. 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 …

  19. COIL 2012

    Opening Night: January 01, 2012

    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. Red and White Party 2012

    Opening Night: November 15, 2011

    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. Anger at the Movies

    Opening Night: November 12, 2011

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

  3. COIL 2011

    Opening Night: November 04, 2011

    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

    Opening Night: September 21, 2011

    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. 2011-12 Season Launch Party

    Opening Night: September 13, 2011

    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. The Rehearsal

    Opening Night: August 23, 2011

    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 Benefit

    Opening Night: June 22, 2011

    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. AGA Wrecking Ball

    Opening Night: June 17, 2011

    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. RetroFutureSpective All Day Dance Class

    Opening Night: June 12, 2011

    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. RetroFutureSpective Festival

    Opening Night: June 11, 2011

    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. UK Festival

    Opening Night: June 01, 2011

    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. Tim Miller Mentor Performances

    Opening Night: May 31, 2011

    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. The Green Surround

    Opening Night: May 04, 2011

    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

    Opening Night: May 04, 2011

    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 2011

    Opening Night: April 25, 2011

    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

    Opening Night: April 15, 2011

    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. Radioplay

    Opening Night: April 15, 2011

    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 Oliver

    Opening Night: March 18, 2011

    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

    Opening Night: March 16, 2011

    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. SWAN

    Opening Night: March 10, 2011

    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. Storm Still

    Opening Night: February 19, 2011

    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. Kim Noble Will Die

    Opening Night: January 11, 2011

    “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. A Disaster Begins

    Opening Night: January 10, 2011

    “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. Symptom

    Opening Night: January 07, 2011

    “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. Hello Hi There

    Opening Night: January 06, 2011

    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. Men Go Down

    Opening Night: January 06, 2011

    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. Ouverture Alcina

    Opening Night: January 05, 2011

    “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. Green Eyes

    Opening Night: January 05, 2011

    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. Rabbi Rabino

    Opening Night: January 05, 2011

    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. Holiday

    Opening Night: December 21, 2010

    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. Brothers and Sisters and Motherfuckers

    Opening Night: December 15, 2010

    “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. Red and White Party 2010

    Opening Night: December 14, 2010

    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

    Opening Night: December 12, 2010

    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. Lay of the Land

    Opening Night: December 01, 2010

    “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. Now and Nowhere Else

    Opening Night: November 10, 2010

    “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. Supergabriela

    Opening Night: November 04, 2010

    “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. Them

    Opening Night: October 21, 2010

    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. I Am Saying Goodnight

    Opening Night: October 13, 2010

    “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. AGA Fall 2010

    Opening Night: October 10, 2010

    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. Hotel Savoy

    Opening Night: September 30, 2010

    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. Graham Frost

    Opening Night: September 17, 2010

    “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. 2010 Season Launch

    Opening Night: September 15, 2010

    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. Mundo Overloadus

    Opening Night: September 12, 2010

    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. Hetero & The Sea Museum

    Opening Night: September 11, 2010

    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. Rumble Ghost

    Opening Night: August 23, 2010

    “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. The Octoroon

    Opening Night: June 26, 2010

    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. Strange Action

    Opening Night: June 03, 2010

    “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. Speaking from the Diaphragm

    Opening Night: May 15, 2010

    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 Festival 2010

    Opening Night: May 05, 2010

    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. The Spring Gala 2010

    Opening Night: May 04, 2010

    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. Gin and It

    Opening Night: April 24, 2010

    “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. AGA Spring 2010

    Opening Night: April 16, 2010

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

  24. One of Our Ain

    Opening Night: April 08, 2010

    “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. Cinderella Toe Jam 2

    Opening Night: April 02, 2010

    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. The Talking Show

    Opening Night: February 18, 2010

    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. Whew! Age

    Opening Night: February 12, 2010

    “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. ADS

    Opening Night: January 20, 2010
    [Richard Maxwell is] “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 …

  29. Mimic

    Opening Night: January 08, 2010

    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. Heaven

    Opening Night: January 07, 2010

    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

    Opening Night: January 07, 2010

    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. COIL 2010

    Opening Night: January 06, 2010

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

  33. within us

    Opening Night: January 06, 2010

    “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. Red and White Party 2009

    Opening Night: December 15, 2009

    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. Conversations With Culture

    Opening Night: December 09, 2009

    “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. Rabih Mroue's Gift To New York

    Opening Night: November 07, 2009

    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. Symphony n.1

    Opening Night: November 02, 2009

    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. Terrible Things

    Opening Night: October 30, 2009

    “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

    Opening Night: October 28, 2009

    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. Assember Dilator

    Opening Night: October 08, 2009

    “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. The Archery Contest

    Opening Night: October 02, 2009

    “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. Crime or Emergency

    Opening Night: September 30, 2009

    “…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. Solo and SoloShow

    Opening Night: September 29, 2009

    “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. Way Out West, The Sea Whispered Me

    Opening Night: September 24, 2009

    “…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. AGA Fall 09

    Opening Night: September 18, 2009

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

  13. PS122 at Bumbershoot

    Opening Night: September 09, 2009

    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. Americana Kamikaze

    Opening Night: August 22, 2009

    “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. Prima

    Opening Night: August 20, 2009

    “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. A Last Supper

    Opening Night: August 19, 2009

    “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. Why Won't You Let Me Be Great

    Opening Night: July 30, 2009

    “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. Darling

    Opening Night: June 24, 2009

    “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. undergroundzero festival

    Opening Night: June 07, 2009

    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

    Opening Night: June 05, 2009

    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. Human Company

    Opening Night: May 28, 2009

    “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. The Spring Gala 2009

    Opening Night: May 27, 2009

    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. Jimmy

    Opening Night: May 27, 2009

    “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. Near Death

    Opening Night: May 22, 2009

    “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. AGA Spring 09

    Opening Night: May 15, 2009

    “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. Cracked Ice

    Opening Night: April 25, 2009

    “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 Radicals

    Opening Night: April 24, 2009

    “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. Beowulf

    Opening Night: March 31, 2009

    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. Semiospectacle

    Opening Night: March 22, 2009
    [Vaginal Davis is] “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, …

  30. yessified

    Opening Night: March 22, 2009

    “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. Venice Saved

    Opening Night: March 21, 2009

    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. CHAUTAUQUA

    Opening Night: February 21, 2009

    “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. Whatever, Heaven Allows

    Opening Night: February 20, 2009

    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. Half Life

    Opening Night: February 10, 2009

    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. Architecting

    Opening Night: January 22, 2009

    “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. The Crumb Trail

    Opening Night: January 07, 2009

    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. Eight

    Opening Night: January 06, 2009

    “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. Guruguru

    Opening Night: January 06, 2009

    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. Coil 2009

    Opening Night: January 06, 2009

    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 Duckie!

    Opening Night: December 20, 2008

    “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. Meow Meow

    Opening Night: December 17, 2008

    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. The Red and White Party 2008

    Opening Night: December 17, 2008

    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. Point Blank

    Opening Night: December 11, 2008

    “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. Freak the Room

    Opening Night: November 30, 2008

    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. Cape Disappointment

    Opening Night: November 22, 2008

    “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. Jester of Tonga

    Opening Night: November 13, 2008

    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

    Opening Night: November 06, 2008

    “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. Death

    Opening Night: October 24, 2008

    “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. The Society

    Opening Night: October 15, 2008

    “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. BLIND.NESS

    Opening Night: October 12, 2008

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

  12. Diptyque

    Opening Night: October 03, 2008

    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

    Opening Night: September 25, 2008

    “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. The Passion Project

    Opening Night: September 10, 2008

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

  15. Southern Promises

    Opening Night: September 07, 2008

    “[Prophet] is situation satire with a vengeance, and each situation ups the ante for the audience.” – Margo Jefferson, New York Times “IMPRESSIVE! [Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist and …

  16. Camp Summer Camp

    Opening Night: August 21, 2008

    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. A Day in Dig Nation

    Opening Night: August 13, 2008

    “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. Waves of Mu

    Opening Night: August 08, 2008

    “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. NEAL MEDLYN'S UNPRONOUNCEABLE SYMBOL

    Opening Night: July 22, 2008

    “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

    Opening Night: July 17, 2008

    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

    Opening Night: July 09, 2008

    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. Stories Left to Tell

    Opening Night: July 02, 2008

    “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. Opera Francais

    Opening Night: June 19, 2008

    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. SoloNova Festival 2008

    Opening Night: June 18, 2008

    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

    Opening Night: June 11, 2008

    “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. Oedipus Loves You

    Opening Night: May 21, 2008

    “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. The Spring Gala 2008

    Opening Night: May 15, 2008

    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. Trash Warfare

    Opening Night: May 14, 2008

    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. Gottlieb

    Opening Night: May 08, 2008

    “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. Black Holes

    Opening Night: May 01, 2008

    “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. Best of Boroughs 2008

    Opening Night: April 25, 2008

    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. Vengeance Can Wait

    Opening Night: April 25, 2008

    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. Remember this moment

    Opening Night: April 15, 2008

    “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. Mars

    Opening Night: April 08, 2008

    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. Democracy in America

    Opening Night: March 30, 2008

    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. Bride

    Opening Night: March 17, 2008

    ☆☆☆☆ “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. Hello Failure

    Opening Night: March 06, 2008

    “[Kosmas is] 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 …

  39. Avant-Garde-Arama Spring 2008

    Opening Night: February 24, 2008

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

  40. Welcome to Nowhere

    Opening Night: February 20, 2008

    “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. Lustre

    Opening Night: February 20, 2008

    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. Pent Up

    Opening Night: February 08, 2008

    “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. Iodine

    Opening Night: February 05, 2008

    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. Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    Opening Night: January 09, 2008

    “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. Concert For Greenland

    Opening Night: December 28, 2007

    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. 500 Clown Christmas

    Opening Night: December 21, 2007

    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. COIL 2008

    Opening Night: December 13, 2007

    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. Catch 27

    Opening Night: December 13, 2007

    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. 500 Clown Frankenstein

    Opening Night: December 12, 2007

    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 and The Hotel Savant

    Opening Night: November 08, 2007

    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. Beethoven Live

    Opening Night: October 28, 2007

    “What [Lhotáková] 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 …

  8. What if Saori Had a Party?

    Opening Night: October 21, 2007

    (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. A Bowl of Summer

    Opening Night: October 18, 2007

    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. Start Up

    Opening Night: October 07, 2007

    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. Avant-Garde-Arama Goes Clubbing

    Opening Night: October 05, 2007

    “Try as it may to maintain theatrical composure, [AGA] 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 …

  12. Danceoff Franceoff

    Opening Night: October 03, 2007

    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. The International Show: A Panikk Transatlantique

    Opening Night: September 27, 2007

    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. medEia

    Opening Night: September 26, 2007

    “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. (3-D) Dinosaur Death Band

    Opening Night: August 23, 2007

    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. C.L.U.E.

    Opening Night: August 22, 2007

    “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

    Opening Night: August 21, 2007

    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

    Opening Night: July 12, 2007

    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. Saint Joan of the Stockyards

    Opening Night: June 16, 2007

    “Haunting voice and powerful lyrics…[Kelly McRae's] 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 …

  20. The Devil on All Sides

    Opening Night: June 13, 2007

    “…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. The Forest is Young and Full of Life

    Opening Night: May 22, 2007

    “…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. AGA Summer 07

    Opening Night: May 21, 2007

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

  23. Danceoff Summer 2007

    Opening Night: May 16, 2007

    “…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. soloNOVA Arts Festival

    Opening Night: May 16, 2007

    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. The Spring Gala 2007

    Opening Night: May 14, 2007

    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. AGA for the Whole Family Summer 07

    Opening Night: May 10, 2007

    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. Goodness

    Opening Night: May 01, 2007

    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. The Fall and Rise of the Rising Fallen

    Opening Night: April 26, 2007

    “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. Church

    Opening Night: April 14, 2007

    “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. Le Petit Mort

    Opening Night: April 12, 2007

    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. Best of Boroughs

    Opening Night: April 06, 2007

    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. genesis, no!

    Opening Night: March 22, 2007

    “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. RrrrrrrKILLKILLKILL

    Opening Night: March 15, 2007

    “[Choreographer John Scott's IMDT] 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 …

  34. Five in the Morning and Doublethink

    Opening Night: March 11, 2007

    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. Tim Miller's 1001 Beds

    Opening Night: March 08, 2007

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

  36. Particularly in the Heartland

    Opening Night: March 01, 2007

    “Explosive youthful energy…sheer intelligence…sense of history…radical theatrical vision…[the TEAM's] willingness to express idealism and hope, as well as cynicism and despair, gives their work its special richness, and its political …

  37. No Where

    Opening Night: February 22, 2007

    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. Every Day Above Ground

    Opening Night: February 08, 2007

    ★★★★★ “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. Divine Comedy of an Exquisite Corpse

    Opening Night: January 27, 2007

    “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. Edith and Jenny

    Opening Night: January 26, 2007

    “[Rogoff's choreography] 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 …

  41. Finn

    Opening Night: January 19, 2007

    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. Moopim

    Opening Night: January 19, 2007

    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. Glory and Feed

    Opening Night: January 17, 2007

    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. Faker

    Opening Night: January 17, 2007

    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. Purity

    Opening Night: January 06, 2007

    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. You Belong to Me: Death of Nations Part V

    Opening Night: January 05, 2007

    “Fox is one of the most adventurous impresarious of the New York avant-garde. [Death of Nations I is] Hallucinatory. Chilling. Stunning.” -Jason Zinoman, The New York Times “At once abstract …

  1. Three Minutes of Pork and Shoving

    Opening Night: December 14, 2006

    “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. Carrie

    Opening Night: December 02, 2006

    “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. Red and White Party

    Opening Night: November 24, 2006

    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. BAiT

    Opening Night: November 04, 2006

    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. Invisible Messages

    Opening Night: October 12, 2006

    “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. AGA FALL 06

    Opening Night: October 06, 2006

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

  7. Danceoff Fall 2006

    Opening Night: October 03, 2006

    “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. A Room of One's Own

    Opening Night: September 28, 2006

    “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. Moopim 2006

    Opening Night: September 27, 2006

    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. Tower of Babel

    Opening Night: September 20, 2006

    “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

    Opening Night: August 07, 2006

    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. Tale of 2Cities

    Opening Night: July 28, 2006

    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 Fall 06

    Opening Night: July 27, 2006

    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. Orange Lemon Egg Canary

    Opening Night: July 12, 2006

    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

    Opening Night: June 15, 2006

    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. The Patriots

    Opening Night: June 08, 2006

    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. Leftover Stories to Tell

    Opening Night: May 31, 2006

    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. Cleansing the Senses

    Opening Night: May 18, 2006

    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. Throw People

    Opening Night: May 11, 2006

    “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. At Said

    Opening Night: May 08, 2006

    “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 Spring Gala 2006

    Opening Night: May 04, 2006

    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. Absence and Presence

    Opening Night: April 27, 2006

    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. FLUKE

    Opening Night: April 21, 2006

    “…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. Red Tide Blooming

    Opening Night: April 13, 2006

    “[Mac is] 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 …

  26. Hell

    Opening Night: March 31, 2006

    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. Dangerous Women

    Opening Night: March 30, 2006

    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. AGA for the Whole Family Spring 06

    Opening Night: March 26, 2006
  29. AGA Spring 06

    Opening Night: March 24, 2006

    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 …

  30. Danceoff Spring 06

    Opening Night: March 21, 2006

    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 …

  31. The Pumpkin Pie Show

    Opening Night: March 16, 2006

    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 …

  32. Sinner

    Opening Night: March 15, 2006

    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. …

  33. No Direction Homo

    Opening Night: March 09, 2006

    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 …

  34. Thousand Years Waiting

    Opening Night: February 23, 2006

    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 …

  35. Susan Sontags A Parsifal

    Opening Night: February 23, 2006

    “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 …

  36. ABSN:RJAB

    Opening Night: February 19, 2006

    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 …

  37. The Money Conversation

    Opening Night: February 17, 2006

    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. …

  38. No Great Society

    Opening Night: February 02, 2006

    “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 …

  39. Coil 2006

    Opening Night: January 19, 2006

    “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. Scotty the Blue Bunny

    Opening Night: December 29, 2005

    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 Red and White Party 2005

    Opening Night: December 19, 2005

    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. We Failed To Hold This Reality In Mind

    Opening Night: December 10, 2005

    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. Un-Do-Three

    Opening Night: December 03, 2005

    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. Prophet

    Opening Night: November 30, 2005

    “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. ...it's only a rehearsal

    Opening Night: November 30, 2005

    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. But, What's It All About?

    Opening Night: November 29, 2005

    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. Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players On Ice

    Opening Night: November 20, 2005

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

  10. Puppy Skills

    Opening Night: November 17, 2005

    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. The Itching of the Wings

    Opening Night: November 09, 2005

    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. Suicide, The Musical

    Opening Night: November 03, 2005

    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. PUSH

    Opening Night: November 03, 2005

    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. Dear Land

    Opening Night: October 27, 2005

    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. Herd Of Bulls

    Opening Night: October 18, 2005

    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. AGA For the Whole Family

    Opening Night: October 16, 2005
  17. Murder

    Opening Night: October 15, 2005

    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 …

  18. AGA FALL 05

    Opening Night: October 14, 2005

    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 …

  19. Danceoff Fall 2005

    Opening Night: October 11, 2005

    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 …

  20. John Moran and His Neighbor Saori

    Opening Night: October 06, 2005

    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 …

  21. Christina Olson: American Model

    Opening Night: September 21, 2005

    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 …

  22. Pastoralia

    Opening Night: September 21, 2005

    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 …

  23. From Dakota

    Opening Night: September 07, 2005

    “…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 [PS122 Artistic Director] seems to take a …

  24. Praxis

    Opening Night: September 07, 2005

    “…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 …

  25. Inside Outside

    Opening Night: August 25, 2005

    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 …

  26. The GoTour Road Show

    Opening Night: July 08, 2005

    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 …

  27. Daylight

    Opening Night: June 15, 2005

    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 …

  28. Taylor Mac's "Young Ladies Of"

    Opening Night: June 02, 2005

    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 …

  29. Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement

    Opening Night: May 19, 2005

    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 …

  30. Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins

    Opening Night: May 12, 2005

    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, …

  31. Fusion FEED

    Opening Night: May 12, 2005

    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 …

  32. Songs of the Table

    Opening Night: May 05, 2005

    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 …

  33. C.A.R.O.U.S.E /L.

    Opening Night: May 05, 2005

    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, …

  34. The New, New Stuff

    Opening Night: May 05, 2005

    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 …

  35. mundane

    Opening Night: May 05, 2005

    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 …

  36. Live Onstage! Benefit 2005

    Opening Night: May 02, 2005

    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 …

  37. Warhol

    Opening Night: April 28, 2005

    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 …

  38. The Cardiac Shadow

    Opening Night: April 28, 2005

    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 …

  39. The Mammy Project

    Opening Night: April 14, 2005

    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 …

  40. AVANT-GARDE-ARAMA

    Opening Night: April 08, 2005

    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 …

  41. Danceoff

    Opening Night: April 05, 2005

    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 …

  42. hothouse

    Opening Night: April 01, 2005
  43. Screen Test

    Opening Night: March 31, 2005

    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, …

  44. they will use the highways

    Opening Night: March 31, 2005

    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 …

  45. All Stories Are Fiction

    Opening Night: March 14, 2005

    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 …

  46. Gorilla Man

    Opening Night: March 10, 2005

    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 …

  47. Pullman, WA

    Opening Night: March 10, 2005

    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, …

  48. The Last Word

    Opening Night: February 24, 2005

    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 …

  49. They Are Not Falling

    Opening Night: February 17, 2005

    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 …

  50. My Price Point

    Opening Night: January 28, 2005

    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 …

  51. Aphrodisiac

    Opening Night: January 07, 2005

    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. Cul-De-Sac

    Opening Night: December 02, 2004

    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. Hothouse

    Opening Night: November 21, 2004

    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. I am the Moon and you are the Man on Me

    Opening Night: November 18, 2004

    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. 14 Unnatural Acts

    Opening Night: November 04, 2004

    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. Where's the Rub?

    Opening Night: October 28, 2004

    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. Hamlet

    Opening Night: October 28, 2004

    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

    Opening Night: October 22, 2004

    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. Nobody's Lunch

    Opening Night: September 23, 2004

    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. US

    Opening Night: September 09, 2004

    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 Wild!

    Opening Night: September 01, 2004

    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. WYSIWYG: IMHO

    Opening Night: August 31, 2004

    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

    Opening Night: August 17, 2004

    “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. WYSIWYG: That's SO Gay

    Opening Night: June 22, 2004

    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. Charlie Victor Romeo

    Opening Night: May 26, 2004

    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. WYSIWYG: Ladies First

    Opening Night: May 18, 2004

    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 Gala Benefit

    Opening Night: May 12, 2004

    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. Freedom of Speech

    Opening Night: April 22, 2004

    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 Gets Hitched

    Opening Night: April 16, 2004

    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. WYSIWYG: The Dope Show

    Opening Night: April 14, 2004

    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

    Opening Night: April 01, 2004

    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. 131

    Opening Night: March 18, 2004

    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. WYSIWYG: The Ides of March

    Opening Night: March 17, 2004

    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. Cold Comfort

    Opening Night: March 11, 2004

    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

    Opening Night: February 29, 2004

    “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. Iceland

    Opening Night: February 26, 2004

    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. WYSIWYG: Worst. Sex. Ever.

    Opening Night: February 11, 2004

    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. The Life and Times of Barry Goldhubris

    Opening Night: February 05, 2004

    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. Instructions for Forgetting

    Opening Night: January 08, 2004

    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

    Opening Night: January 03, 2004

    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

    Opening Night: December 11, 2003

    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

    Opening Night: December 04, 2003

    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. A Dream Deferred

    Opening Night: November 20, 2003

    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. Placid Baby

    Opening Night: November 13, 2003

    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. Paradise?

    Opening Night: November 06, 2003

    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. The Courtesan Tales

    Opening Night: October 08, 2003

    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. Life Interrupted

    Opening Night: October 05, 2003

    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

    Opening Night: October 02, 2003

    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: An American Odyssey In Eight Acts

    Opening Night: September 04, 2003

    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. The New Stuff

    Opening Night: May 08, 2003

    “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. Poon

    Opening Night: April 25, 2003

    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

    Opening Night: April 05, 2003

    ‘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. People Are Wrong!

    Opening Night: March 20, 2003

    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

    Opening Night: March 13, 2003

    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

    Opening Night: March 07, 2003

    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

    Opening Night: March 06, 2003

    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. Sentence

    Opening Night: February 13, 2003

    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. Bitter Bierce

    Opening Night: February 06, 2003

    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. Trick Saddle

    Opening Night: January 24, 2003

    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

    Opening Night: January 16, 2003

    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. Art, Life, & Show-Biz

    Opening Night: January 03, 2003

    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. Mighty Nice

    Opening Night: January 03, 2003

    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. NONE OF IT: more or less Hudson's Bay, again

    Opening Night: November 29, 2002

    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. Lapse

    Opening Night: November 08, 2002

    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. Room Tone

    Opening Night: October 25, 2002

    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. Black Spot

    Opening Night: October 07, 2002

    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. Single Wet Female

    Opening Night: October 03, 2002

    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

    Opening Night: September 26, 2002

    “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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