The Performance Project @ University Settlement provides established, emerging and young artists with opportunities to connect to local audiences and enrich each others' lives. Our aim is to encourage greater participation in the live arts and to help cultivate a diverse creative community on the Lower East Side.  Our exciting performance events take place in intimate and historic Speyer Hall, a cultural landmark in the heart of the neighborhood.

Ticket Prices, unless otherwise noted:

$15 adults/$10 for students and seniors
$5 for youth 18 and under

Your ticket purchases help subsidize tickets for families in-need and help make the arts accessible for all.


The Performance Project @ University Settlement is located at the corner of Eldridge Street and Rivington Street. F to Second Avenue, B/D to Grand Street, J/M/Z to Essex Street.

The Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL): Nature Fetish

Each event runs from 7-9PM

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 7:00pm

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:00pm


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NATURE FETISH is a participatory performance project, conceived by director/playwright Esther Neff and composer/interactive artist Brian McCorkle, co-artistic directors of Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL). It begins with five episodic evening events that pose the question, "What do we think nature is?" These five participatory episodes will lead to a full-scale production, to be presented at The Performance Project in Spring 2012, by the company and any community member who commits to this creative process. Join us to dialogue, experiment and create along with PPL.

For more information on Panoply Performance Laboratory visit


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