Come Early Stay Late

New York Live Arts welcomes you to Come Early/Stay Late, a vibrant re-imagining of the pre- and post-show experience! Join us as we experiment with edgier ways of connecting your Live Arts experience to the greater conversations surrounding performance, embodied practice, art theory, politics, and more. For up to date details on our schedule of activities, including moderators, descriptions, conversation topics, interactive tours, and performance installations, visit our calendar and click on an event to see details for each show.

To view past conversations, please visit our vimeo channel.

Come Early

Pre-Show Events
Oftentimes taking the shape of a moderated conversation, Come Early is your opportunity to engage with some of the leading thinkers, scholars, and artists working in the performance arena today. For the 2012-13 season, Live Arts has curated a series of talks that will enliven your viewing experience of the work showcased on the main stage. All Come Early events take place in the New York Live Arts Lobby from 6:30-7:00 PM on the opening night of a performance. These free events are open to the public and feature free tea and coffee from our neighborhood partner Café Grumpy.

Pre-Show Talks are supported, in part, by Café Grumpy, and feature free tea and coffee.

Stay Late

Post-Show Events
Stay Late provides an opportunity for the Live Arts audience to engage more deeply with the artist's work and their creative process. We invite you to Stay Late in the theater and take the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the artists' creative process & vision. This season, we have planned special dance parties and interactive events to add to the fun!

Upcoming Conversations

luciana achugar
Apr 3 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation
Voicing the spirit of OTRO TEATRO moderated by Marya Warshaw, Founding Executive Director of Brooklyn Arts Exchange.


Apr 4 Stay Late Discussion
Theater of ritual and desire, Ralph Lemon in conversation with luciana achugar.



Trisha Brown Dance Company
Apr 7 at 4pm Tech Talk
Behind the Scenes of Opal Loop with Julie Martin (Sculpture Reconstruction Supervisor), Judith Shea (Costume Designer) and John Torres (Former TBDC Production Manager) moderated by Jim Dawson (Former TBDC Stage Manager).


Apr 10 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation
Diane Madden (Associate Artistic Director, TBDC) in dialogue with costume designer Judith Shea.


Apr 11 Stay Late Discussion
TBDC dancers in conversation with Associate Artistic Directors, Diane Madden and Carolyn Lucas, moderated by Lee Serle.


April 8 – 13 Archival Film and Installation
Film and materials from the TBDC Archive will be on view throughout the Live Arts Lobby.