“Exquisite … full magic.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

In A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique), directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, the Wooster Group takes on one of the greatest figures in the 20th-century avant-garde theater: the iconic Polish stage director Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). The title comes from one of Kantor’s manifestos. It describes a theater that gives the simplest, everyday objects – chairs – hallucinatory power to summon up forgotten history and memory.

The Wooster Group, an internationally acclaimed ensemble of artists who make original work for the theater, is widely known for experimentation and the synthesis of multiple art forms. Founded in 1975, the Group has continually created new landmarks in experimental theater. A PINK CHAIR features performances by the Group’s ensemble, including Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Suzzy Roche and Kate Valk.

A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique) was co-commissioned by the Instytut Adama Mickiewicza (Poland) and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, where it premiered at the Bard SummerScape Festival in 2017.


Recommended for ages 14+.

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NYU Skirball’s educational and enrichment programming is made possible in part with generous support from Con Edison.

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Thu, Jan 23 @ 7:30pm

Fri, Jan 24 @ 7:30pm

Sat, Jan 25 @ 3:00pm

Sat, Jan 25 @ 7:30pm

Sun, Jan 26 @ 3:00pm

Thu, Jan 30 @ 7:30pm

Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30pm

Sat, Feb 1 @ 3:00pm

Sat, Feb 1 @ 7:30pm

Sun, Feb 2 @ 3:00pm

Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
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Photo by Maria Baranova
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Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
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Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova