May 19, 2023

An Extra Ordinary Afternoon with Ping Chong and Company, June 24 at La MaMa

Our new Artistic Leadership Team (PCC ALT), Nile Harris, Jane Jung, 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.

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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; 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.

Please join us on Saturday, June 24th for this celebration of legacy, change, community and artistry!