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Ralph Lemon
Nov. 9 — Nov. 10, 2015

Scaffold Room at The Kitchen / The Kitchen
Manhattan, NY
Samita Sinha (Photo: Dani Levanthal)^3465 Cipher (Photo: by Dani Leventhal & Christopher Kuhl)^3465 portrait of myself as my father (Photo: Elise Fitte Duval)^494 The Spinning Wheel^3477 Poor People's TV Room (Photo: Caitlin McCarthy)^3471 Poor People's TV Room (Photo: Caitlin McCarthy)^3471 Samita Sinha. Photo by Aram Jibilian.^3465

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Lars Jan & Holoscenes team will make another monumental splash as they head out to Miami this December for Art Basel for performances hosted by Miami Dade College.

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Okwui Okpokwasili has been named resident commissioned artist at New York Live Arts. The distinguished two year residency includes nearly $200,000 in direct support.

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fordfoundationthumbnail2.jpg TACAC awarded $200,000 from the Ford Foundation!
These funds will be used to sustain and grow the efforts of The Africa Contemporary Art Consortium (TACAC) – an international network of arts organizations managed by MAPP.

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MassIncarcerationImage0.jpg The Kindred Talks at Lincoln Center July 23rd
“What Is Our Creative Response to Mass Incarceration?” THE KINDRED TALKS: Conversations on the Link between Arts and Activism. Join us at the Lincoln Center Atrium at 7:30pm on July 23rd!

Artists and Projects

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Marc Bamuthi Joseph >>>

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

An arts activist, spoken word artist, performer, and librettist, Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a pillar of American performance, arts education, and artistic curation. After ...

Ralph Lemon >>>

Ralph Lemon

Ralph Lemon (Creator, Choreographer and Director) is a director, choreographer, writer, visual artist and curator, and the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a co...


Dan Hurlin >>>

Dan Hurlin

DAN HURLIN, Artistic Director

Dan Hurlin received a 1990 Village Voice OBIE award for his solo adaptation of Nathanael West’s A Cool Million and his suite of puppet pi...

Nora Chipaumire >>>

Nora Chipaumire

Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and currently a resident of New York City, Nora Chipaumire has been challenging stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art, and ...


Lars Jan >>>

Lars Jan

LARS JAN is a director, designer, writer and media artist, and founding artistic director of Early Morning Opera, a multidisciplinary art lab based in Los Angeles spec...

Baba Israel >>>

Baba Israel

Baba Israel (Writer/Performer/Deviser) was raised in New York by parents who were core members of the Living Theatre. He developed as a young artist exploring spoken w...


Somi >>>


In late 2011, acclaimed East African vocalist & songwriter Somi decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months in search of new inspiration. The r...

Faye Driscoll >>>

Faye Driscoll

Faye Driscoll is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer and director who has been hailed as a “startlingly original talent” by the New York Times. Her work is rooted...


Liza Jessie Peterson >>>

Liza Jessie Peterson

Liza Jessie Peterson is a renowned actress, poet, playwright, educator and advocate. Liza has written several plays including her most recent one woman play The Peculi...

Okwui Okpokwasili >>>

Okwui Okpokwasili

Okwui Okpokwasili is a New York-based writer, performer and choreographer. In partnership with collaborator Peter Born, Okpokwasili creates multidisciplinary projects....


Community Engagement >>>

Community Engagement

MAPP International’s Community Engagement and Public Humanities (CEPH) program is where art and civic dialogue converge through dynamic programing and thoughtful partn...

Samita Sinha >>>

Samita Sinha

Samita Sinha is a composer and vocal artist who combines tradition with experiment to create new forms, drawing from a deep grounding in North Indian classical music, ...