Unveiling Performance Space New York
Performance Space 122 has a new name and renovated digs. Jenny Schlenzka, its director, envisions a “vital center for community.”
By SIOBHAN BURKE,
via The New York Times
Nomadic since 2011, Performance Space 122 has returned to its East Village home. For anyone who frequented the old PS122 — the site of rebellious experiments in dance, theater and hard-to-classify performance — the new, extensively renovated one may take some getting used to. There’s an elevator. And a lobby. And a 3,600-square-foot theater that feels larger than the two old, grittier theaters combined, with soaring ceilings, flexible seating and windows overlooking Lower Manhattan. There’s a brand-new smaller theater, too, that can double as an exhibition space.