Past Events


New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

June 13 through June 19, 2016

Dedicated to showcasing the best electroacoustic music and video art from all over the world, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival includes electroacoustic music recorded in up to eight channels, works involving live electronics, works combining musical instruments or voices with recorded or live electronics, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations.


Joyce Unleashed: Vanessa Anspaugh: The End of Men

June 8 through June 11, 2016 from 7:30 PM

Presented as part of Joyce UNLEASHED, a series of experimental performance, Brooklyn-based choreographer Vanessa Anspaugh makes her Joyce debut with the world premiere of The End of Men.

Yasuko Yakoshi, photo by Peggy Jarrell Kaplan

Performance Mix Festival

June 6 through June 11, 2016

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Performance Mix Festival as it returns to its first venue, Henry Street Settlement, where it started in 1986. Founder/curator Karen Bernard has orchestrated an eclectic program that represents the best of the last 29 years of experimental dance, contact improvisation, tap, theater, performance art, new music, and multi-discipline works.


Levi Gonzalez: every cell and I a mouth (World Premiere)

May 5 through May 7, 2016 from 7:30 PM

The work explores the endless possibilities inherent in the body to express, challenge and transform the act of perception, and to reinsert sensuality, proximity and intimacy into a shared public space.


Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty: Why Why Always

April 21 through May 2, 2016

It is seventeen minutes past midnight, Oceanic Time. You’re sitting in a theater of sorts – a show is about to begin – there is an occasional flicker of light – a sonic shudder – an atmosphere of electronic energy – you look down at the program in your hand, black letters spell the words Why Why Always…


Luke George & Daniel Kok: Bunny (U.S. Premiere)

April 20 through April 23, 2016 from 8PM

In order to unravel shared lines of connection, to suspend tension and to unleash collective desires, Kok and George look to macramé, sailors’ knots, Chinese knots and rope bondage to weave together an interactive experience of collectivity. “Bunny” is a nickname given to the person being tied in rope bondage. In this work, we ask ourselves this question: What if everyone (in the theatre) is a Bunny?


Aaron Landsman: Empathy School & Love Story

April 20 through May 1, 2016 from 7:30PM


Abrons presents the NYC premieres of two monologues by Aaron Landsman.

Empathy School is performed by Jim Findlay, and co-created with filmmaker and composer Brent Green. An out-of-work bus driver riffs a layered, immersive story on an overnight ride through rural Illinois; rough music, played live by Green, Kate Ryan and Todd Chandler, creaks and throbs; Green’s scratched images flicker by like memories you may not have known you had.


Pan Pan Theatre Company: The Seagull and Other Birds (U.s. Premiere)

March 23 through April 2, 2016 from 7:30PM

THE SEAGULL AND OTHER BIRDS is a roller coaster reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s much-loved comic masterpiece. The performance centers around a concise new version of THE SEAGULL integrated with a number of works specially commissioned by the company.