OpenICE 2016

02/10/16

We are partnering with artists-in-residence the International Contemporary Ensemble for the second annual OpenICE series of FREE concerts. Up next: "Babbit at 100” featuring Peter Tantsits (tenor), Dan Lippel, (guitar) and Alice Teyssier (flute & soprano)

TARGET MARGIN THEATER: DRUNKEN WITH WHAT: A study of Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O’Neill

02/11/16 - 02/27/16

Target Margin Theater launches a two-season exploration of Eugene O’Neill. Who was he? Genius, blowhard, giant of the imagination, ham-fisted avatar of pseudo-psychology, geographer of the human spirit, was he drunk on art or just drunk?

TRAVELOGUES: SARAH SKAGGS, The New Ecstatic 2.0

02/18/16 - 02/21/16

The New Ecstatic 2.0, a duet created in collaboration with dancer Cori Kresge, is an examination of the changing nature of ecstatic dance forms, as affected by cultural shifts in the meaning of “out-of-body” states within the everyday.

BECCA BLACKWELL: They, Themself and Schmerm

02/25/16 - 02/28/16

In this hilariously raucous romp, inspired by a self produced video by Corey Haim called Me, Myself and I, Becca Blackwell (a he-she-schmerm ginger who was in the circus and enjoys cute sweaters) chronicles their struggle with abuse, identity, sexuality and gender in this laugh out loud family tragedy for a post post modern downtown theater age. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder what bathroom to use.

JO STRØMGREN KOMPANI : THE HOSPITAL (NYC PREMIERE)

03/09/16 - 03/12/16

Set in a remote hospital where three nurses try to endure the lack of patients by injuring then treating each other, performing their duties on themselves as an alternative to the real thing. Everything is serious. Everything is nonsense.

NEW YORK CITY PLAYERS: REALLY (WORLD PREMIERE)

03/16/16 - 04/02/16

A black woman takes pictures of her artist boyfriend's mom. As they jockey for a claim to him, they try to redefine themselves in the wake of his legacy. REALLY is a play about grief, intimacy, and the difference between goodness and greatness seen through the lens of photography.

PAN PAN THEATRE COMPANY: THE SEAGULL AND OTHER BIRDS (U.S. PREMIERE)

03/23/16 - 04/02/16

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.

DÁNYI/MOLNÁR/VADAS: SKIN ME (U.S. PREMIERE)

04/08/16 - 04/09/16

Set to a punchy rock score that’s performed live, the work unfolds with brazen displays of nudity, hilarious interactions, and provocative images. Overtly sexual yet not gratuitous, it’s a prime example of the bold and energetic choreography that is currently being made in Eastern Europe.

DANIEL KOK & LUKE GEORGE: BUNNY (U.S. PREMIERE)

04/20/16 - 04/23/16

In order to unravel shared lines of connection, to suspend tension and to unleash collective desires, Daniel Kok and Luke 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 wish to reconfigure the aesthetics and sexual politics in the power play of bondage. Simply put, we ask ourselves this question: What if everyone (in the theatre) is a Bunny?

SHAUN IRONS & LAUREN PETTY: WHY WHY ALWAYS (WORLD PREMIERE)

04/20/16 - 04/30/16

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...In this sci-fi misadventure of secret agents and seductresses, where Alphaville meets ASMR - mesmeric whispers fill the air, lighters flash, linens are folded, and a super computer is foiled.Why Why Always conjures a live cine-performance through the interplay of otherworldly video, music, sound and technology.

AARON LANDSMAN: EMPATHY SCHOOL & LOVE STORY

04/20/16 - 04/30/16

The NYC premieres of two monologues by Aaron Landsman

LEVI GONZALEZ: every cell and I a mouth (WORLD PREMIERE)

05/05/16 - 05/07/16

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.

TRAVELOGUES: COLIN GEE & ANGIE SMALIS: CHAPLET OF ROSES AND THEY GO OUT IN JOY

05/06/16 - 05/08/16

Created in Limerick, Ireland, with Gee and Smalis performing the four parts, the work explores a contemporary interpretation of the allegory as a notion of individual and community morality, by framing shifts between public and private life.

Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido: Still Standing You

05/12/16 - 05/14/16

Two dancers play out scenes of male friendship, machismo, and the naked male body in this daring, hilarious dance work.

NEW DANCE ALLIANCE: 30TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE MIX FESTIVAL

06/06/16 - 06/11/16

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Performance Mix Festival as it returns to its first venue, Henry Street Settlement, where it started in 1986.

JOYCE UNLEASHED: VANESSA ANSPAUGH: THE END OF MEN

06/08/16 - 06/11/16

Brooklyn-based choreographer Vanessa Anspaugh makes her Joyce debut with this world premiere performance. Featuring an all-male cast, Anspaugh considers the question: “What does feminist work look like without women?”

NYC ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

06/13/16 - 06/19/16

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.

OpenICE 2016

02/10/16

We are partnering with artists-in-residence the International Contemporary Ensemble for the second annual OpenICE series of FREE concerts. Up next: "Babbit at 100” featuring Peter Tantsits (tenor), Dan Lippel, (guitar) and Alice Teyssier (flute & soprano)

OpenICE 2016

02/10/16

We are partnering with artists-in-residence the International Contemporary Ensemble for the second annual OpenICE series of FREE concerts. Up next: "Babbit at 100” featuring Peter Tantsits (tenor), Dan Lippel, (guitar) and Alice Teyssier (flute & soprano)

TARGET MARGIN THEATER: DRUNKEN WITH WHAT: A study of Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O’Neill

02/11/16 - 02/27/16

Target Margin Theater launches a two-season exploration of Eugene O’Neill. Who was he? Genius, blowhard, giant of the imagination, ham-fisted avatar of pseudo-psychology, geographer of the human spirit, was he drunk on art or just drunk?

TRAVELOGUES: SARAH SKAGGS, The New Ecstatic 2.0

02/18/16 - 02/21/16

The New Ecstatic 2.0, a duet created in collaboration with dancer Cori Kresge, is an examination of the changing nature of ecstatic dance forms, as affected by cultural shifts in the meaning of “out-of-body” states within the everyday.

BECCA BLACKWELL: They, Themself and Schmerm

02/25/16 - 02/28/16

In this hilariously raucous romp, inspired by a self produced video by Corey Haim called Me, Myself and I, Becca Blackwell (a he-she-schmerm ginger who was in the circus and enjoys cute sweaters) chronicles their struggle with abuse, identity, sexuality and gender in this laugh out loud family tragedy for a post post modern downtown theater age. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder what bathroom to use.

OpenICE 2016

02/10/16

We are partnering with artists-in-residence the International Contemporary Ensemble for the second annual OpenICE series of FREE concerts. Up next: "Babbit at 100” featuring Peter Tantsits (tenor), Dan Lippel, (guitar) and Alice Teyssier (flute & soprano)

JO STRØMGREN KOMPANI : THE HOSPITAL (NYC PREMIERE)

03/09/16 - 03/12/16

Set in a remote hospital where three nurses try to endure the lack of patients by injuring then treating each other, performing their duties on themselves as an alternative to the real thing. Everything is serious. Everything is nonsense.

NEW YORK CITY PLAYERS: REALLY (WORLD PREMIERE)

03/16/16 - 04/02/16

A black woman takes pictures of her artist boyfriend's mom. As they jockey for a claim to him, they try to redefine themselves in the wake of his legacy. REALLY is a play about grief, intimacy, and the difference between goodness and greatness seen through the lens of photography.

PAN PAN THEATRE COMPANY: THE SEAGULL AND OTHER BIRDS (U.S. PREMIERE)

03/23/16 - 04/02/16

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.

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