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PS122's COIL 2014 Festival Kicks Off Today

PS122's COIL 2014 Festival Kicks Off Today

PS122's contemporary performance festival, COIL, is set to begin today, January 3, featuring theatre, dance, music and more. Details below!


In TYSON vs. ALI, Reid Farrington realizes the greatest heavyweight-boxing match that never happened, placing Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali into the ring in a way no one thought possible.

One of our country's leading playwrights, Mac Wellman, offers an offbeat, sci-fi tale performed by longtime collaborator Steve Mellor. The story is set on the tiny, imaginary planet of Muazzez.

In An Evening with William Shatner Asterisk, Phil Soltanoff creates a dynamic video oracle of the commander on the USS Enterprise, expanding our universe on contemporary arts and science as only Captain Kirk can.

Tina Satter's highly stylized House of Dance offers an intimate, heartfelt look at ambition and is set within a small town tap studio, where four dancers prepare for a competition.

Okwui Okpokwasili uses song and movement to chronicle the sexual awakening and exploits of two 11-year-old girls living in the Bronx in her solo performance Bronx Gothic.

In the autobiographical Have I No Mouth, Dublin-based Brokentalkers' company director Feidlim Cannon and his mother, Ann, attempt to piece together the truth in the aftermath of a family tragedy.


In a quartet, devoted experimentalist Heather Kravas uses a kaleidoscopic ballet, a mutating folk dance and a titillating cheer to examine the possibilities of individuals interrelating.

The Angola Project is a three-part solo performance by Jeremy Xido that playfully constructs a movie in real time from fragments of film and narrative, only to have it crumble into disarray.

And the 10th anniversary of CATCH, the multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready performance series, the popular Red + White Party with sounds by Elevator Repair Service, plus soon to be announced late night programming at The Lounge at The Public Theater.

Performance Space 122's contemporary performance festival, COIL, returns for its ninth year. Spanning 16 days and taking place at multiple venues across New York City, this annual mid-winter festival "aimed at the head, the guts and the heart" (New York Post, 2011) features six ground-breaking theater pieces, two visceral dance works and the 10th anniversary of the beloved multi-disciplinary series CATCH-all from daring, risk-taking artists.

Performance Space 122 Artistic Director Vallejo Gantner commented, "For this year's COIL Festival, we turn our gaze inward by focusing on our own - New York City artists working on very intimate, personal stories of who and why we are. COIL14's artists are re-imagining how we tell these stories - with traditional forms juxtaposed against new and remarkable combinations of song, movement, fight and sound."

Most tickets for COIL will go on sale November 12. Tickets may be purchased online at, via phone at 212-352-3101, and in person at venue box offices except where otherwise noted. Single ticket prices vary per event. Ticket packages include: The PS122 Passport (5 tickets for $75 valid through June 30, 2014) and The COIL Pass (8 tickets for $122, valid through January 26, 2014), recommended for arts professionals and performance lovers.

PS122's ninth annual COIL festival is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program.

More information about COIL can be found at

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