2023 Season


February 25–March 25, 2023

Writer and director Alexander Zeldin makes his New York debut with this powerful piece of drama. Played with the house lights up and audience members seated amongst the company, this immersive and heart-breaking production highlights the link between homelessness, mental health, and austerity politics, but also the yearning for, and power of, love.

More Info

The Doctor

June 3–August 19, 2023

Visionary director Robert Icke returns to the Armory with the North American premiere of this striking adaptation, utilizing the lens of medical ethics to examine urgent questions of faith, identity, race, gender, privilege, and scientific rationality. Olivier Award-winner Juliet Stevenson reprises her role as the doctor at the center of the drama where nothing is quite what—or who—it seems.

More Info


September 22–28, 2023

Claus Guth, one of opera's most adventurous directors, reimagines Franz Schubert's emotive Schwanengesang (Swan Song) in a production that is part performance and part installation art performed by world-renowned tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Named for the last song "Der Doppelgänger," this Armory commission beautifully explores the hunger for life and its beauty and the idea that death is not a sudden moment but a last journey.

More Info

Arca: Mutant; Destrudo

October 11–15, 2023

Shape-shifting artist, singer, DJ, performer, and composer Arca (Alejandra Ghersi) congregates her close friends and collaborators around a shared vision of creating space to allow for the deconstruction of perceptions in this ambitious new project. The resulting Armory commission merges all forms of creative practice, reexamining the ritual of the concert as a moment of heightened connection.

More Info

The Rite of Spring / common ground[s]

November 29–December 14, 2023

Choreographer Pina Bausch's pioneering work is given a thrilling new life by a specially assembled company of 36 dancers from 14 African countries and performed on a peat-covered stage in a wild and poetic struggle of life, ritual, and sacrifice. It is paired with a new work, created, performed, and inspired by Germaine Acogny, founder of the Senegalese company École des Sables, and Malou Airaudo, who performed leading roles in many of Bausch's early works as a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

More Info

Artists Studio

February 18–December 18, 2023

Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur fellow Jason Moran, this series of interventions expands this season to spotlight the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM). For nearly 60 years, this revolutionary collective of artists, musicians, and creators from a range of backgrounds have been blending art forms and pushing boundaries. Their body of work has achieved lasting significance across borders of musical genre and geography and plays a critical role in the ever-evolving process of music creation.

More Info

Recital Series

April 3–October 17, 2023

Performed in the restored Board of Officers Room and other intimate spaces, these enchanting musical moments utilize the pristine acoustics and intimate scale intended by many composers while invoking the Salon culture of the Gilded Age. This season includes a highly anticipated North American recital debut, thoughtfully curated programs of lieder, art song, and contemporary works by some of today's most exciting musical interpreters, and thrilling performances that explore signal works and take the art form in bold new directions.

More Info

Making Space at the Armory

January 14–December 3, 2023

Held in our historic period rooms and spaces, this insightful series of cutting-edge conversations, performances, and activations provide a unique forum for bridging art and culture. These happenings—curated by professor and scholar Tavia Nyong'o—make space for new points of view and unique perspectives from a diverse array of artists, scholars, cultural leaders, and social trailblazers.

More Info