Past Events

George Emilio Sanchez: Bang Bang Gun Amok II

December 14, 2018 from 6pm

Presented in Partnership with University Settlement
University Settlement’s Speyer Hall, 184 Eldridge St
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $5; $10; $15; $20
Youth 18 and under are free, available at box office only

Bang Bang Gun Amok II is a 24-hour performance marathon that addresses how gun culture is embedded in the history of the United States. Artists, activists, scholars, Lower East Side youth, and gun violence survivors unite in a spirit of solidarity to collectively call for an end to our nation’s culture of violence.  

[BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND] ONEOFUS: Jack & the Beanstalk

December 14 - December 30, 2018

Playhouse
$20 for December 14 performance
$25 for December 15-16 performances
$35 for December 20-23 performances
$45 for December 27-30 performances
Recommended for ages 5+

Jack needs the whole town’s support to help them chop down the beanstalk. In the process, Jack and their neighbors free themselves from their oppressor, the plundering Giant Rump.

[New York Premiere] Big Dance Theater: ANTIGONICK

November 14 - November 17, 2018 from 7pm and 8:30pm

Underground Theater
$20

Big Dance Theater’s latest work, ANTIGONICK, is a “pop-up play under construction” of Anne Carson’s one-act, radical-feminist take on Sophocles’ Antigone.

[World Premiere] Revision Suite

November 8 - November 9, 2018 from 8pm

Presented in Partnership with St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 290 Henry Street
$20 

Join us for an evening of readings and live performances by Geng, Salome Asega, Rena Anakwe, Destiny Be, DeForrest Brown Jr., L’Rain, and Stacy Lynn Smith.

[World Premiere] Ashley R.T. Yergens: prettygirl264264

November 1 - November 3, 2018 from 7:30pm

Underground Theater
$20

prettygirl264264 is a premature funeral for critically unclaimed artist Ashley R.T. Yergens and an extremely loose re-imagination of the 2011 documentary, Becoming Chaz. The ceremony includes deleted behind-the-scenes footage of invented family and friends who routinely emerge as tropes in trans masculine lives.

Top Rank Podcast Presents: Desmond is Amazing on Life as a Child Social Media Influencer

October 25, 2018 from 7pm

Experimental Theater • $10

What is it like to be a professional social media influencer at just 10 years old? On this live recording of the Top Rank Podcast, New York City-born, drag performer, and youth LGBTQ advocate known as Desmond is Amazing speaks about his emerging entertainment career, activist endeavors, and how social media is transforming the experience of childhood today.

The Lenape Center Symposium

October 13, 2018 from 10am-6pm

Underground Theater
Sliding Scale Donation: $5, $10, $15, $20

The Lenape Center presents a day-long platform of discussions and performances that addresses the complex histories of colonization and the potential for art institutions to influence more equitable futures for Indigenous communities.

 

[World Premiere] Juliana F. May: FOLK INCEST

October 9 - October 20, 2018 from 7:30pm

Studio G05
$20

In FOLK INCEST, five women interrogate seemingly unrepresentable subject matters including the Holocaust, sexual trauma, and the fetishization of young girls.