The season will kick off with a long-standing performance artist's return to the New York stage. Tim Miller will present Us, which mixes Miller's love of Broadway musicals with such issues as gay marriage and bias against gay people in America. The show will run Sept. 9-19.
Next up will be the latest from the Off-Broadway troupe The Civilians, which specializes in weaving new, off-kilter stage pieces from interviews with real people and existing journalistic, biographical and documentary materials. The new work, Nobody's Lunch, was written by The Civilians' artistic director Steve Cosson. It explores how the public receives information and gains knowledge in today's media and government-controlled culture. Among the interviews conducted in preparation for the piece: every Jessica Lynch in the phone book. Dates are Sept. 23-Oct. 17.
Tiny Ninja Theater, the company created by Dov Weinstein and a bunch of miniature plastic ninja figures, returns Oct. 28-Nov. 21 with its version of the greatest of all plays, Hamlet. Weinstein has already presented Romeo and Juliet and—the NYC Fringe show that started it all—Macbeth. According to press materials, "there are currently over 300 Tiny Ninjas in the company, as well as several aliens, robots, and special stars Mr. and Mrs. Smile."
Performance artist Mike Albo presents his new piece, My Price Point, Jan. 27-Feb. 13, 2005. In it, he rails against "placed products, screeching divas, botoxic beauty, and constant reality show orgasms."
The P.S. 122 season will also include work by Mei Yin Ng and Eric Koziol, Roberto Sifuentes, Julie Atlas Muz, da da camera/Daniel McIvor, Charles Dennis, Sarah Michelson, Alejandra Martorell, Gamal Chasten, Young Jean Lee, Kyle Jarrow, Adrienne Truscott, Michelle Matlock and Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement.