In partnership with the Educational Alliance, The Lo-Down is continuing our series of panel discussions on interesting neighborhood topics at the new Manny Cantor Center (197 East Broadway between Essex and Clinton). We hope you’ll join the conversation! After kicking the series off with a lively discussion on historic preservation a few weeks ago, our next panel focuses on the “state of the performing arts” on the Lower East Side. Guests include:
- Jay Wegman, artistic director of Abrons Arts Center
- Ellie Covan, founder and artistic director of Dixon Place
- John Collins, founder and artistic director of the theatrical company, Elevator Repair Service
- Nicky Paraiso, director of programming at The Club at La MaMa
We’ll check in with these esteemed programmers, producers and artists, and examine the current climate for the performing arts downtown. We’ll look at how audiences and venues have evolved over the years, and we’ll explore the idea of building and growing audiences in the future, as the neighborhood continues to transform.
There’s another conversation on June 2nd focusing on the Grand Street cooperatives – past, present and future.
The free event on Monday, the 28th, at 7 p.m. Local beer, kosher wine and snacks will be provided. Click here to RSVP. You can also check out some other events coming up at the Manny Cantor Center here.