Events

“This small but mighty organization presents 10 commissions and six supported creative residencies as it continues with the first phase of its renovations at its new space in Long Island City, Queens. During the 2019-20 season, performances will take place at its original home and at other theaters” – Gia Kourlas, New York Times

Current Season

February 17-22, 2020

Liana Conyers
Untitled

FREE

This work explores my familial ethnography, through the use of implicit and explicit memories. As a burgeoning comedian and social media non-influencer, I examine the ways comedy and performance are used to heal, hide, and address systemic trauma.
Traveling through the fractured American landscape, looming vibrations push the ground up and the cosmos down as our community-turned-cabal explores terror, tectonic shifts, psychedelic self-harm and toxic monuments. Through the lens of a thriller, our cell flows through domestic borders, mingles with the extraterrestrial and unpacks landlocked limitations through discursive research, experiments in moving image, experiential installation, and absurd rigorous ensemble development.
Disease Thrower is the final work of a performance trilogy based on Gaudalupe Maravilla’s autobiography. The first part, titled The OG of Undocumented Children (performed at the Whitney Museum in 2018) told the story of how Maravilla became an undocumented and unaccompanied child immigrant. The second part, titled Walk on Water (performed at the Queens Museum in 2019), focuses on Maravilla’s past as an undocumented immigrant, the deportations his family endured, and methods for healing. The final performance of the trilogy, Disease Thrower, will center on how the trauma of Maravilla’s border crossing manifested into cancer and the ways he overcame the disease.
“dream[e]scapes is my first look inside building a world that is particularly made for me and bodies that look like mine. it is a practice in duration and reimagining the gaze we place on ourselves and those around us. i come to think of it as a 24/7 event that is always happening in spaces that we claim to reside in....spaces we think we already know. what is it like to step into a pool and realize it is an ocean?”

April 2020

Ingri Fiksdal
Diorama

$20

In Diorama, Oslo-based choreographer Ingri Fiksdal stages particular views of natural and urban landscapes in different cities and contexts. The word “diorama” often refers to a three-dimensional model of a landscape, such as displayed in museums of natural history. Another use of the word is for the French diorama theatre invented by Louis Daguerre in 1822, for which the audience watched large landscape paintings transform through skillfully manipulated light, sound effects, and live performers.