Past Programs


March 28 - April 11, 2020

In Nandita Shenoy’s Rage Play, three women stand over the man they’ve killed, struggling to understand how it happened and why he keeps coming back to life. Again and again and again. For more information:


March 26 - March 28, 2020 from 7:30 PM

M _ _ _ ER considers how the concepts of “mother,” “murder,” and “matter” shape experiences of intimacy.


February 20 - February 22, 2020 from 7:30 PM

A duet dance performance created by Csaba Molnár (Hungary) and Márcio Canabarro (Germany/Brazil). Part dance, part lecture, TROPICAL ESCAPE uses both personal confession and historical references in a riotous study of queer eroticism, escapism as resistance, and the labor involved in the pursuit of pleasure, fantasy and freedom.

[@ABRONS SERIES] The Unsinkable Molly Brown

February 8 - March 22, 2020

She’s Back.

Transport Group presents a revitalized version of the musical tale of Margaret “Molly” Brown — still the character you know and the songs you love but a story that’s new and true. This is Molly as she really was: vibrant, progressive, and ready to fight for the underdog as a champion of women’s rights, labor rights, and immigration reform. Transport Group’s production, starring Beth Malone, marks this show’s off-Broadway debut, and the first production in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1960.

[CONVERSATION] Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness

February 7 - February 7, 2020 from 7:30 PM

Fashion scholar and co-curator Kimberly Jenkins moderates a conversation about fashion and the power of portraiture with photographer Zun Lee, scholar and cultural critic Tanisha C. Ford, and Elroy Gay, a fashion designer and longtime Lower East Side resident who is featured in the Rainbow Shoe Repair photography archive.

[EXHIBITION] Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness

February 6 - March 29, 2020

Presented during New York Fashion Week, Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness is an exhibition and event series that considers how Lower East Side residents utilized a local photo studio to document community, fashion, and self-expression. Produced and presented in partnership with United Photo Industries.