Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
Established in 2013 by American artists Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, New Theater has mounted plays within a converted storefront in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood for the past two years. Their work is built fundamentally on collaborations—inviting other artists, writers, and musicians to contribute to the scripts, sets, props, soundtracks, and as performers. As a final project after closing their theater this year, New Theater will present a new version of their play Apartment in the Whitney’s theater. As with their Berlin-based shows, they will build the community around this new work in real time by transporting their highly local ethos to New York. This shift in locale will serve as a moment of reflection upon their past productions.
October 17–18, 23–24*
*Please note: all performances are sold out.
Tickets are required, and include the cost of admission to the galleries ($22 adults; $18 students, seniors; free for members). Due to limited capacity, visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased online until two hours before the program begins. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
Apartment is written by James Brittingham, Calla Henkel, Karl Holmqvist, James English Leary and Max Pitegoff.
Featuring Bless, Robert Bittenbender, Jim Brittingham, Ceramics Club, Skye Chamberlain, Leidy Churchman, Nhu Duong, Eckhaus Latta, Oto Gillen, Mia Goyette, Georgia Gray, Phillip John Velasco Gabriel, Deanna Havas, Leila Hekmat, Lena Henke, Lisa Holzer, Marie Karlberg, Joe Kay, Valerie Keane, David Lieske, Keegan Monaghan, Jory Rabinovitz, Andrew Ross, Amy Sillman, Hayley Aviva Silverman, Telfar, Eugene Wasserman, Scott Cameron Weaver and Maximilian Zentz Zlomovitz.