PS 122's annual winter performance festival full of exciting new works.
For those up for a bold and brain-tingling adventure, we recommend wrapping your head around COIL, the annual festival organized by renowned contemporary performance incubator PS 122. Now in its eighth year, this two-plus week affair illuminates a number of theatrical spaces in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens with groundbreaking works from the worlds of dance, theatre, and performance art. With many making their New York debut, standouts from this year include Ruff, the latest one-woman show from legendary queer performance artist Peggy Shaw, Radiohole's awe-striking and wildly unorthodox Mary Shelly blow-up, Inflatable Frankenstein, and two takes on Chekhov: Kristen Kosmas' There There, which casts Kosmas as a replacement for Christopher Walken who's unable to play Solyony (Three Sisters) during a Russian tour, and the world premiere of Half Straddle's re-imagining of The Seagull. For more clues to how this year's COIL unravels, check out the teaser trailer.”