Past Events

Séancers & The Jigaboo King: An American Lyric (EXCERPT)

April 15, 2017 from 6 PM

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko will share an excerpt from his newest work Séancers and The Jigaboo King: An American Lyric, a performance work that collapses strategies of live critical performance analysis, ritual, lyrical poetry, and alternative dance forms. The full work will premiere at Abrons Art Center in the Winter of 2017 and will investigate themes of black magic, resurrection, and paranormal activity.

FREE event

Abby Z And The New Utility: abandoned playground (World Premiere)

April 13 through April 15, 2017 from 7:30 PM

Abby Zbikowski creates works that pay homage to the effort of living, tactics of survival, and the aesthetics produced as the result. Her newest work abandoned playground foregrounds the necessity of rigor in the body and mind in times of futility.

The Playhouse | 7:30 PM | $20

REAL TALK / KIP TALK (World Premiere)

April 8, 2017

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, internet sensation, and citizen of the world.

Experimental Theater | 8 PM | $15

Aynsley Vandenbroucke: AND (World Premiere)

March 30 through April 2, 2017

In this new performance, Aynsley Vandenbroucke uses experimental literary devices to create a series of live, three-dimensional essays.

Underground Theater | Various Times | $20

Women’s History Month Panel & Community Forum

March 19, 2017

Followed by Constituent Resources Fair

You are invited to join Assembly member, Yuh-Line Niou, for a community forum on Women and Gender Issues
With a focus on:  immigration, health care, education and civic engagement

1 PM Underground Theater Panel Discussion
2:30 PM Studio 201 Resource Fair

RSVP by email

minor theater: The Terrifying (World Premiere)

March 12 through April 2, 2017

In a creepy little village on the cusp of modernity, two teenagers and their families are stalked by a ravening monster. How can people live with forces that want to destroy them? Perhaps by cultivating some dark appetites of their own…

The Playhouse | Various Times | $25

International Contemporary Ensemble [ICE]: Winter OpenICE Weekend

March 3 through March 5, 2017

The second installment in the 2017 OpenICE season of FREE workshops and performances featuring chamber configurations of ICE with music by Eric Wubbels, Sofia Gubaidulia, and a new commission workshop with Monte WeberOpenICE, a series of free public concerts by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), is made possible by support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. 

Underground Theater | Various times | FREE

REAL TALK / KIP TALK (World Premiere)

February 25, 2017 from 8 PM

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, internet sensation, and citizen of the world.

8 PM | $15

 

New York City Players: Good Samaritans

February 8 through February 25, 2017 from 8 PM

New York City Players presents a return of Richard Maxwell’s critically acclaimed GOOD SAMARITANS. In a dining hall at a rehabilitation center, pleasure battles virtue in this urban story of an intake counselor and her patient. Starring Rosemary Allen and Kevin Hurley. Written and directed with songs by Richard Maxwell.

The Playhouse | 8 PM | $25

Tiny Little Band: Your Hair Looked Great (World Premiere)

February 8 through February 25, 2017 from 7:30 PM

A motivational speech. An ad for cheese chips. An ancient Greek hero. A desire to do good, to live right, to not fail, to make the world better, to find happiness, to find comfort, to find meaning, to find, to find, to find, success, success, SUCCESS. Your Hair Looked Great is a kaleidoscopic head-trip through the social and cultural forces that shape our sense of what life is and what life should be.

Underground Theater | 7:30 PM | $25