Dear Prelude Festival friends, Prelude 09: Economies, Ecologies, and Engagement is nigh! This is your invitation to our opening night extravaganza, which lands this coming Wednesday, September 30th. We’ll be hosting an artists reception beginning at 5:00pm at the Segal Theatre (365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street) with wine and light bites- to be followed … Continue reading


Just a reminder to save the date for PRELUDE 09! September 30-October 3, 2009. It is going to be great. Check out the new website!

Volunteers Needed for PRELUDE

Calling all lovers of downtown theatre and performance! Prelude 09: Ecologies, Economies, and Engagement is currently looking for a few good hands to volunteer for festival outreach and hospitality. Prelude 09 is an amazing opportunity to get involved with New York’s downtown theatre and performance scene, and is chock full of fantastic parties, symposia, and … Continue reading


Artists for this year’s PRELUDE are: Marina Abramovic Bruce High Quality Foundation The Chocolate Factory Erin Courtney Steve Cuiffo William Cusick Andrew Dinwiddie Branden Jacobs-Jenkins John Jesurun Kristen Kosmas Aaron Landsman David Levine The Living Theatre Mad Dog Experimental David Michalek NYC Players Object Collection Radiohole Jay Scheib SPOTLIGHT: KOREA Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf … Continue reading

Prelude to Prelude

Check out photos from last year’s PRELUDE on Facebook!! Here are some samples:        


Here’s a big THANK YOU to all the artists, audience members, curators, thinkers, do-ers, staff and supporters of PRELUDE ’08. This year was absolutely phenomenal.  Pretty much every showing and talkback and panel was full, there was performance in the library, the halls, the lobby, the auditoriums, on the street and even in Second Life! … Continue reading

PRELUDE update

Thanks to Beatrice for picking up the editorial slack around here while yours truly is neck-deep in PRELUDE! It has been going really well – check in with Claudia and Art.Cult for updates. also check out the article in TIME OUT! – and check the Prelude Blog for updates and illustrations from Michael D. Arthur!

Download the PRELUDE Program

Okay everybody! Wanna get the scoop on the whole thing!? Download the Web-Optimized version of the Prelude ’08 Program and get a sneak-peek of this season’s most awesomest all-FREE downtown theatrical extravaganza!!!

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