show search header
nyc theatre 101; Info for novice theatregoers
TDF member login; Buy discount tickets online
ticket services
audience info
education and training
for your production
about TDF
support TDF
3rd Annual undergroundzero festival

Off Off Broadway Performance Art — 

This is the current schedule but please check their website to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

See the schedule on their website

JULY 7-26 @

The undergroundzero festival is an experimental theater festival curated by Paul Bargetto and produced by East River Commedia in association with Collective:Unconscious. Now in its third year, the undergroundzero festival has given producing artists a laboratory outside the usual curatorial system where risk is encouraged and innovation can flourish. This year the undergroundzero festival will present a fascinating collection of over twenty experimental theater companies and artists at the legendary downtown performance venue Performance Space 122, July 7-26.

She of the Voice
July 7-10 @ 7:30pm
Adapted by Eliza Bent from Hari Kunzru & Directed by José Zayas
What’s the difference between a wise fool and crazy neighbour? Magda Mandela’s fellow citizens ponder this and more in an adaptation of award winning author Hari Kunzru’s free-wheeling exploration of human fellowship.

Tales from Bordertown (prologue)
July 7-10 @ 9:30pm
Presented by Wax Factory
Written & performed by Eric Dean Scott, Directed & Designed by Erika Latta
Let's get lost.  Downtown performer Eric Dean Scott follows a trail of dreams, poetry, jazz recollection, lost roads, New Orleans and the razor's edge…past shore, past time, past place….into bordertown.

July 8 & 10 @ 7pm, July 9 & 11 @ 9pm, July 12 @ 5pm
Presented by The South Wing Theater Company  
Written by Yukio Mishima's & Directed by Kameron Steele
A tale of passion that survives the grave, when nothing is left but an empty desire to possess and destroy.

The Jamal Lullabies
July 8 & 10 @ 9pm, July 9 & 11 @ 7pm, July 12 @ 2pm
Presented by East River Commedia
Written by Emily Conbere & Directed by Paul Bargetto
The Jamal Lullabies is a musical tribute and lament to Jamal Slims Hall, a beloved gang member, a soft-spoken lover, and a beautiful tired out addict.  

Selling Splitsville
July 11 & 18 @ 7:30pm, July 12 & 19 @ 5:30pm
Written & performed by Nora Woolley & Christine Witmer
TV shopping hosts Kath and Cheryl Marissa hawk speciality products for divorced families. Go from denial to acceptance in three easy instalments of $19.99.

Winter Journey
July 14, 15, & 18 @ 7:30pm, July 19 @ 2:30pm
Presented by Hoi Polloi
Written & directed by Alec Duffy
Hoi Polloi Artistic Director Alec Duffy probes his father's lifelong obsession with Schubert's late masterwork, the "Winterreise" song cycle.

Evanston: A Rare Comedy
July 14, 15, & 16 @ 9:30pm, July 17 @ 7:30pm
Presented by Wolf 359
Written & performed by Michael Yates Crowley, Directed by Michael Rau
A teenage girl disappears in deepest suburbia, and a meeting of the Evanston Women’s Book Club ends in blood.

un cirque de burlesque, un burlesque de cirque
July 15 & 19 @ 7pm, July 16, 17, & 18 @10pm
Presented by Pinchbottom Burlesque
Tickets are $20
Step into the world of Pinchbottom’s Pretençión: un cirque de burlesque, un burlesque de cirque -- but be careful not to trip on the magic.

July 15 @ 9:30pm, July 16, 17, & 18 @ 7pm, July 19 @ 5pm
Presented by Blessed Unrest
Written by Laura Wickens & Directed by Jessica Burr
Blessed Unrest, 2008 Innovative Theatre Award winner for Outstanding Play, presents an electrifying, contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's Ivanov.

The Misanthrope
July 16 & 19 @ 7:30pm, July 17 & 18 @ 9:30pm
Presented by Columbia University School of the Arts
Written by Moliere & Directed by Anna Brenner
An ensemble-created contemporary revisiting of Moliere’s classic social comedy told with austere passion and ecstatic frustration in music, movement, and verse.

Apocalypsis Cum Figuris and The Constant Prince
July 21, 22, & 24 @ 7:30pm, July 22 & 23 @ 9:30pm
Presented by NU Classic Theater
Written by Jerzy Grotowski & Directed by Niky Wolcz
NU Classic Theater presents Apocalypsis Cum Figuris and The Constant Prince, to commemorate Grotowski and his actors work; with poetry, a state of crisis, a biomechanics etude, and intense physicality.

The Consequences
July 22 & 25 at 7pm, July 23 & 25 @ 9pm, July 26 @ 2pm
Presented by terraNOVA Collective and Pace University
Book by Kyle Jarrow, Music & lyrics by Kyle Jarrow & Nathan Leigh
A new indie-rock musical from Kyle Jarrow and Nathan Leigh, the team behind Love Kills (NYMF), Big Money (Williamstown Theater Festival), and the rock band Super Mirage.

July 22 & 24 @ 9pm, July 23 & 25 @ 7pm, July 26 @ 5pm
Presented by Dangerous Ground
Conceived, designed & directed by Doris Mirescu
3! is a multimedia experiment inspired by Fassbinder’s 1979 film The Third Generation. Hybrid forms of performance subvert reality in an attempt to interrogate violence.

We Are Being Held
July 23, 25, & 26 @ 7:30pm, July 24 @ 9:30pm, July 25 @ 5:30pm
Presented by Coffee Cup (a theatre co.)
Written by Delaney Britt Brewer & Directed by Brad Krumholz
Awakened without his memory on the subway, one man’s past is conjured by two seemingly innocuous passengers who begin to unravel with him.

 Visit show website
Pricing information
$5.00 — $20.00
Prices subject to change.

Regular-priced ticket information
Theater Mania
(212) 352 - 3101
or visit website

Listed At TKTS


Opening date
July 7, 2009

Closing date
July 26, 2009
P.S. 122
150 1st Ave (E 8th & E 9th St)
New York, NY 10003
Visit theater website

  July 26, 2009 —  August 8, 2009

By subway
L to 1st Ave.