The Theater at BAX has an intimate atmosphere. Somewhere between a loft and a black-box, this theater allows audiences and artists to enjoy a creative dialogue unlike any other in NYC.

We present over 50 performance evenings and matinees each season featuring work by our Artists In Residence (AIR) and Space Grantees, Visitor’s Programs, Guest Curated Performance & Discussion Series, the Upstart Festival, The Jumpin’ Juniper Series for family audiences, and the work of young artists from our arts education programs and beyond.

Visit the PERFORMANCE SEASON page for the entire 2013/14 Season. Meanwhile here is what’s going on now and what’s about to happen at BAX:



Created by Love | Fortè, A Collective

Friday-Saturday April 25-26 @ 8pm | Sunday, April 27 @ 6p
Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income

After several years of development prior to and within our 2-year residency at BAX, we’ve developed a project that examines the notion of memory residing in the bodies and practices of African descendant communities in North America.  There are places where we, as African descendants, have become rooted through culture: communities that hold our traditions, and bodies that signify a shared experience. [Learn more]



By Max Steele

Friday-Saturday, May 2-3 @ 8:00pm  |  Sunday, May 4 @ 6:00pm
Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income

MAPPLETHORPE is a kind of service, a product or device. A disposable personality, a soulless soul-singer, a TV character set to self-destruct, a eulogy to stay alive, a pop star designed for rancor. A lover who cannot bear the weight of the spotlight and whose incineration glimmers on command. [Learn More]



By Erin Markey

Friday-Saturday, May 9-10 @  8:00pm | Sunday, May 11 @ 6:00pm
Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income

A Ride on The Irish Cream is a sung-through, dark surrealist comedy about a grown girl’s relationship to family, femininity, sexuality and pop culture–a collection of fictionalized melodic accounts of true stories from the life of Erin Markey. She and her pontoon boat, Irish Cream, live inside a piece of Arctic Mint Gum. It is bright and cold. On the river, there are hurricanes, psoriasis and Christmas to weather. Luckily, they have a Swarovski crystal studded microphone and pink leather umbrella to guide and protect them through the unpredictable water and terrain. A Ride on The Irish Cream is about the gorgeous, stupid and terrifying ways our bodies choose to interpret our memories. [Learn More]



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