Located in the West Village at the Westbeth Artist Housing complex at 155 Bank Street, the new Collapsable Hole is an artist-run venue for the development and presentation of a wild array of cross-disciplinary performance. Presenting a year-round program of experimental performance, the new venue is a collaboration between a group of eight New York performing artists and companies.
The Obie-winning Collapsable Hole was originally founded in 2000 in Williamsburg as a partnership between the Collapsable Giraffe and Radiohole. The original Collapsable Hole closed in 2013 after a thirteen year run that Claudia La Rocco in Artforum said “incubated a dazzling who’s who of progressive theater and performance folks during its lifespan.”
In its previous Williamsburg incarnation, the Collapsable Hole was the legendary home and performance venue for Radiohole and the Collapsable Giraffe. It also hosted a variety of other NYC and international artists and companies, including: Elevator Repair Service (first presentation of Gatz), Cynthia Hopkins (workshop of Success of Failure), Hoi Polloi (presentation of Shadows), National Theater of the United States (the first iteration of Chautauqua), Young Jean Lee, Big Dance Theater, Banana Bag and Bodice, Goro Tronsmo, Kate Valk, and Phil Soltanoff, as well as many of the current partners.