New York Live Arts’ Bill Chats series will welcome Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis February 11, 2019.
The 7 PM conversation will be led by Tony-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones, the artistic director of New York Live Arts. As both leaders in the arts world and change-makers, Jones and Eustis will delve into the responsibilities of both arts organizations and artists.
The upcoming discussion will speak to ideas of art spaces as incubators for resistance, performing arts existing within corporate culture, and self-reflection from Jones and Eustis on their motivation as artistic veterans to continue creating.
Jones is the artistic director-co-founder-choreographer for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and the artistic director for New York Live Arts. He is the recipient of the 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award; the 2013 National Medal of Arts; the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors; a 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography of the critically acclaimed FELA!; a 2007 Tony Award, 2007 Obie Award for his choreography for Spring Awakening; the 2010 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award; the 2007 USA Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship; the 2006 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography for The Seven; the 2005 Wexner Prize; the 2005 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement; the 2005 Harlem Renaissance Award; the 2003 Dorothy and lillian Gish Prize; and the 1994 MacArthur “Genius” Award.
Eustis has served as the artistic director of The Public Theater since 2005. In the last three years, he has produced two Tony Award-winning Best Musicals (Fun Home and Hamilton), and back-to-back winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hamilton and Sweat. He came to The Public from Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, where he served as artistic director from 1994 to 2005.
New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street. For tickets, priced $10, call (212) 924-0077 or visit newyorklivearts.org.