Our new Artistic Leadership Team (PCC ALT), Nile Harris, Jane Jung, Mei Ann Teo, Talvin Wilks, Sara Zatz, will host an afternoon soiree celebrating a new generation of performing arts leaders exploring legacy and transition on Saturday, June 24, 4-7pm at the newly renovated La MaMa (74A East 4th Street).
This interactive event will feature performances, food, and conversation that probes the complexities of artistic legacy and the future of new leadership in the New York City performance scene. Tickets are $10-25.
The Artistic Leadership Team is rigorously exploring a vision for PCC's future as new directors are taking over the reins of various beloved New York City cultural institutions and arts organizations. For An Extra Ordinary Afternoon with Ping Chong and Company, we have brought together peers who are managing similar transitions for a generative conversation about the opportunities and challenges of their situations.
Panelists will include Jonathan McCrory (National Black Theatre), Mia Yoo (La MaMa), Carl Hancock Rux (Mabou Mines/Harlem Stage), Mame Diarra Speis and Chanon Judson (Urban Bush Women); and Ain Gordon (Pick Up Performance Co.).
The event will feature performances by Johnnie Cruise Mercer; Grace Galu; Diana Oh; and Nile Harris with Crackhead Barney, Malcolm-X Betts, and Geng PTP.
Food will be provided by DeVonn Francis, Chef and Founding Director of Yardy World, a culinary studio that specializes in creating immersive food experiences and reimagining Caribbean cuisine.
4pm - 5pm Conversation
The Club, 2nd Floor
OPENING INVOCATION -Chanteuse Provocateur, Grace Galu
WELCOME - PCC ALT - Nile Harris, Jane Jung, Mei Ann Teo, Talvin Wilks, Sara Zatz
Mia Yoo (LA MAMA), Jonathan McCrory (NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE), Carl Hancock Rux (MABOU MINES/HARLEM STAGE), Ain Gordon (PICK-UP PERFORMANCE CO), Chanon Judson (URBAN BUSH WOMEN), Mame Diarra Spies (URBAN BUSH WOMEN)
Mei Ann Teo and Talvin Wilks, Moderators (PCC ALT)
PERFORMANCE TRANSITION - Mame Diarra/Chanon Judson (URBAN BUSH WOMEN)
5pm - 6pm Social Hour
Community Room, 3rd Floor
Food Activation by DeVonn Francis, Chef and Founding Director of Yardy World
DJ and Music by Diana Oh
6pm - 7pm Performances
The Club, 2nd Floor
PERFORMANCE 1: the indigo kid
Johnnie Cruise Mercer - PCC Creative Fellow Alum
Nile Harris featuring Crackhead Barney, Malcolm-X Betts, and Geng PTP
OUTRO - Chanteuse Provocateur, Grace Galu
Please join us on Saturday, June 24th for this celebration of legacy, change, community and artistry!