If you peek behind the seats you can find left behind reminders of this venue’s former life as a school, but since 1979, most of the education in this downtown stalwart is of the theatrical kind. With a tiny space downstairs and a sprawling, flexible room (the old gym) upstairs, P.S. 122’s superbly curated seasons—now in the hands of artistic director Vallejo Gantner—mix local experimenters with touring performances. The emphasis remains on multiplatform work, including avant-garde dance and performance by groups like performance art provocateurs Radiohole. The building also includes a space used by the long-lived Mabou Mines and an art gallery, both of which sometimes house theatrical work.
|Venue name:||P.S. 122|
150 First Ave
|Cross street:||at 9th St|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|