Past Programs

Many of our past programs are archived on our Vimeo page — watch now!

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Shut UP, Emily Dickinson

July 28 - August 13, 2022

Shut UP, Emily Dickinson is a pseudo-historical, quasi-biographical, hysterically existential, sadomasochistic psycho-romance about America’s most brilliant and annoying poetess.

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Jerron Herman: VITRUVIAN [Virtual]

July 6 - July 30, 2022

A solo performance by Jerron Herman, VITRUVIAN explores the ways natural phenomena and history enter and live in the body. Movement and visual design tell an allegorical tale of the life cycle of the Vitruvian man as he traverses several hemispheres.

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AAC Sound Series Mix #35: Swami Sound

July 1 - August 1, 2022

For our 35th AAC Sound Series, we’re bringing you a brand new mix from Swami Sound. Read our short interview and listen to the mix with Swami Sound below.


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Eden Atias: The Magical Journey Of Arlekina

June 28 - June 30, 2022

Between trees and flowers, between hills and mountains, lays a magical kingdom, Pintiyoga. Between Pintiyoga and the kingdom of humans, stands an amusement park called Dell’Arte. Not long ago, Dell’Arte park was ran and managed by a butterclown named Erliko…  You & your children are about to enter a show that has yet to begin but will never end. WELCOME TO DELL’ARTE PARK! Based on a true story from the fantasy world of Eden Atias. Be part of the magic.

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Mariana Valencia: Heera

June 24 - June 26, 2022 from 5:00 PM / 7:00 PM

Heera is a performance devised by Mariana Valencia and Abrons Arts Center Urban Youth Theater student Heera Gandhu that circumnavigates dance, comedy, horror movies, and coming of age. Their choreography explores performative presence as they speak through witty and dynamic text.

Read about the development of Heera in the New York Times

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June 23 - June 23, 2022 from 7:30 PM

SOUND IS AN OPENING gathers artists of the International Contemporary Ensemble community with dynamic and varied connections to diaspora, and whose work creates, expands, and reframes spaces of home, transformation, and transgression. This first installment – subtitled exhalation – features three unique composer-performers in an exploration of voice, presence, and ritual.

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Wet Ink AIR Concerts 04: Nick Dunston / Mosaic Orchestra

June 22 - June 22, 2022 from 7:30 PM

Wet Ink presents the premiere of a new work by 2021-22 Artist-In-Residence Nick Dunston alongside the debut of The Mosaic Orchestra, a collaborative project geared toward creative music-making on a large scale, featuring the Wet Ink band joined by innovative improvisers including Charmaine Lee, Katherine Young, and Weston Olencki.

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Emily Johnson and Karyn Recollet: Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter

June 16 - June 16, 2022 from 6:30 PM

Join us for monthly ceremonial fireside gatherings hosted by Emily Johnson. Each month, Johnson invites guest artists and organizers to share stories and performances in honor and protection of the land, water, and air of Lenapehoking, the homelands of the Lenapeyok, where Abrons Arts Center is located.

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Theatroom: Ormantik Komedi

June 12, 2022 from 8:00 PM

The play, filled with laughter, is called Ormantik Komedi in which two couples – one married and one engaged – take off on a camping trip far away from technology to resolve their conflicts only to find themselves on a journey of self-discovery.