PS122 SEASON LAUNCH PARTY 2015/16
Hosted by The Bowery Hotel, Alan Cumming and PS122’s Give Performance Space Committee.
To celebrate the last season out of our beloved and constantly-under-construction building in the East Village, we’re giving acclaimed performance artist Erin Markey full reign to curate an evening of fashionable chaos at the much-too-fancy Bowery Hotel.
In cahoots with designer Enver Chakartash and performers Adrienne Truscott & Laura Sheedy, Markey will be transforming the Hotel into a mandatory braid tutorial zone: waterfall, fishtail, classic french, five strand, YOU NAME IT. Rules for the evening dictate that you may NOT have a drink unless you can master a braid because it’s National Take My Femininity Seriously Day, as it is every day. Party guests who opt-out risk dehydration, which can lead to death and kidney failure.
Style icon DJ Amber Valentine will be spinning and guest appearances by some of Downtown’s sickest National Treasures. Silent Auction includes a Lena Dunham/GIRLS package with signed swag, a sunset tour of Central Park, a wine tasting and much more.
Join PS122 staff, board and artists in donning some serious braids and toasting the year to come!
Tickets: $30 in advance | $35 at the door
All tickets include open bar + hors d’oeuvres
Special thanks to the Season Launch and GPS Committees:
Sammy Chadwick, Enrico Ciotti and Vbar & Company, Alan Cumming, Adam Forman, Seth Hamlin, Charles Kerr, Maedhbh Fiona Maria Mc Cullagh, Lillian Meredith, Anson Mount, Ivan Talijancic and WaxFactory. Videography by Mehmet Salih Yildirim
The Season Launch is generously sponsored by The Bowery Hotel, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Monsieur Touton Wines and Vbar&Co.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Erin Markey is a writer, comedian and performance artist who makes music, shows and videos. She has shown work at the Under the Radar Festival, New Museum, PS122, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, UCBeast, Bard Spiegeltent, Tasmania’s Festival of Voices, San Francisco Film Society and frequently at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. Her new musical, A Ride On The Irish Cream, will premiere at Abrons Arts Center in January 2016. She is the recipient of a 2014 Franklin Furnace Grant and a 2012 NYFA Cutting Edge Artist Award. She won an Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance in 2013 and has been recognized by Time Out New York as a Top Ten Cabaret Artist 2013-2015.
As an actress and performer, she is a company member of Obie Award winning Half Straddle. She will be co-composing music with Chris Giarmo and starring in the upcoming Tina Satter/Half Straddle production Ghost Rings at New York Live Arts in April 2016.
She has appeared in several web series including Paula Pell’s and James Anderson’s Hudson Valley Ballers, Monica (The Mini Series), Rods and Cones, Your Main Thing, and The 3 Bits. She was also featured in the LOGO television show Jeffery and Cole Casserole. Film credits include Valencia (The Movies) and Junkie Doctors.