Times are tough for performance companies and ensembles, musicians, emerging composers, choreographers, and directors, and performing artists of all kinds. It’s rare to find a space that is truly dedicated to maintaining the community at large.
the cell is unique in this way largely because it is artist-run, lead by founder and lyricist/playwright/producer Nancy Manocherian and Artistic Director and theater/opera director Kira Simring. Read more about them and the other artists managing and working at the cell here.
PPL would just like to issue a huge THANK YOU to the cell for hosting our opera Institute_Institut this past weekend. We had a fantastic time performing in this beautiful space on 23rd Street, where the floors are warm, the acoustics are perfect, all is clean and thoughtfully organized (from tech to patio) and audiences and artists alike (and everyone in between) can really feel at home.