About This Show

The Abrons Arts Center is an Obie Award-winning performing and visual arts program. It supports the creation and presentation of innovative, multidisciplinary work. Exhibit A? The center’s spring season of boundary-pushing theater, dance, and performance, including the following:

  • the eighth annual American Realness festival (January 5­-15)
  • the 2017 OpenICE season, featuring an array of chamber, electro-acoustic, improvisatory, and multimedia work (January 23, March 3-5)
  • Dutch choreographer Jan Martens’ Sweat Baby Sweat, which covers the lifetime of one man and one woman in one hour (January 27 and 28)
  • a return of Richard Maxwell’s acclaimed Good Samaritans, presented by New York City Players (February 8-March 4)
  • Your Hair Looked Great, a series of motivational speeches and TED-style talks that asks us what defines the good life and how we define success (February 9-25)
  • Real Talk / Kip Talk, a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, hosted by Kippy Winston (February 25 and April 15)
  • The Terrifying, a premiere from Minor Theater, which brings horror movies to live theater and experiments with sound, darkness, silence, and suspense (March 12-April 2)
  • Aynsley Vandenbroucke, who uses experimental literary devices to create a series of live, three-dimensional essays
  • Mourning Becomes Electra, continuing Target Margin Theater’s two-season exploration of Eugene O’Neill (April 26-May 20)
  • Keen (Part 2), an exploration of that which we avoid: the contours of grief (June 1-11)
  • the premiere of Raw Bacon from Poland, from 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Christina Masciotti (June 1-17)
  • Dylan Crossman’s dance piece Here We Are, which uses movement and an electronic soundscape to explore the concept of humanity within formalism (June 15-17)

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: January 5, 2017 Final Performance: June 17, 2017

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