The New York Times Announces Our 2018-2019 Season!
“Abrons Arts Center’s season is taking a moment to examine the role that arts plays in the creative, political and cultural evolution of the Lower East Side and beyond,” Craig Peterson, the artistic director of the center, said in a statement. “Our local issues are a microcosm of much broader conversations about an ever-changing America.” Read more!
Tickets for Fall 2018 programs are on sale now!
Brian Rogers/The Chocolate Factory Theater: ScreamersAugust 24 through August 25, 2018 @ 7pm
co-presented with Abrons Arts Center
Screamers is a 75-minute feature film created and performed by members of the New York City experimental dance, theater and performance communities – including dancers, actors, directors, designers and curators.
Summer School – Arts Education Programming
This summer, Red Bull Arts New York partnered with the educational department of the Abrons Arts Center to co-design a student program with a series of artist-led workshops in response to RAMM:ELL:ZEE: Racing for Thunder (on view through August 26). Over the course of six weeks—inspired by Rammellzee’s unique brand of performance art and ornate costumery—a group of students, under the tutelage of visiting artists, designed personalized Tyvek suits and masks, created musical tracks, and developed singular performances featuring their own interpretive break-dancing and choreography. Visiting artists included Kool Koor, Tau Lewis, and Standing on the Corner’s Gio Escobar. On Friday, August 17, a selection of students will showcase the culmination of their six-week arts education program at the Abrons Playhouse Theater. The event also features the screening of the iconic documentary Style Wars (1983), a film chronicling the birth of hip hop culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Please note that this film contains profanity and some adult-themed content that may not be suitable for all viewers.