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Talking With Tulip Sweet Part 1

Saturday, March 6th will mark the premier of Schoolhouse Roxx, PS122’s new late-night performance series exploring the intersection of live music and performance art. Stephanie Dickson and Tom Siler have been exploring that intersection for over a decade in St. Paul, Minnesota and more recently

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The Loneliness of Noam Chomsky

For those of a certain political bent, Noam Chomsky is something of a hero. Or at least the idea of Noam Chomsky holds endless fascination. Anybody who was politically engaged (from the left) in the early 90’s saw the documentary Manufacturing Consent and subsequently could

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History of Dance at P.S. 122

This Sunday, February 29th, will be the world premiere of P.S. 122 co-founder’s Charles Dennis’ film Homecoming – a documentary about the past 20 years of dance at P.S. 122, and its influence on the world of downtown performance. Show’s at 5 pm. at P.S.

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Roger Guenveur Smith

Roger Guenveur Smith is a writer, director and performer best known for his Obie Award-winning solo performance A Huey P. Newton Story, which was subsequently adapted for television by Spike Lee, where it won a John Foster Peabody Award. Smith will make his cinematic directorial

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Talking with Colleen Werthmann, part 1

Fans of downtown theater have had ample opportunity to see the talents of Colleen Werthmann. From her work with Elevator Repair Service, to her solo shows, to recent work with The Civilians, she has been a dynamic presence onstage. Currently appearing in Suitcase at Soho

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Talking with Dan Hurlin, part 1

Writer/director Dan Hurlin has been creating original puppet theater since 1980. His work has been presented at such spaces as New York’s P.S. 122, The Kitchen, and Dance Theater Workshop; Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center; the Duke University Institute for the Arts; and the Flynn Theater

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Worst. Sex. Ever. recap

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a downtown crowd that happy and content with sitting on the floor for over two hours. PS 122 was beyond sold out on Wednesday night, so even though those on the floor may have had a sore ass by

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HEY LADIES

Sunday February 8th was the opening night of The Civilians’ The Ladies, presented in partnership with Dixon Place, Chashama and Cherry Lane Theatre. I attended the first preview of this show on Friday, February 6th, along with many members of the Civilians, Mac Wellman, and

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Live Art (UK)

P.S. 122’s production of Instructions for Forgetting was recently reviewed in the UK publication liveartmagazine.com. It’s a good review and a great website. Similar in purpose to Culturebot.org, though somewhat different in tone. Check it out. Hopefully we’ll find some ways to work together with