Under Construction Series

“A residency like the Armory’s can be life changing for an artist. With unlimited access to studio space and total creative freedom, even the
wildest idea can be attempted.”

—The Wall Street Journal

The Under Construction Series offers audiences an inside look into the creative process of the Armory’s artists-in-residence, who set up studios and offer intimate public previews of works-in-progress in the disciplines of dance, theater, music, and visual art. The Armory’s period rooms provide a unique backdrop for these workshops, serving as both inspiration and as a collaborator in the development of their works.

Previous artists-in-residence have included director and designer Julian Crouch, choreographer Faye Driscoll, soprano Lauren Flanigan, artist Ralph Lemon, maverick musician and composer Meredith Monk, post-classical string quartet ETHEL, playwright and director Young Jean Lee, performance artist Okwui Okpokwasili, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and singer/songwriter Somi.


Ulysses Owens Jr.
Wednesday, April 8

Taylor Mac / Machine Dazzle
Thursday, August 6 – Sunday, August 9

Andrew Ondrejcak
Wednesday, September 2

600 Highwaymen
Saturday, September 26

Brent Green
Saturday, October 17

Imani Uzuri
Sunday, October 25

The Under Construction Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: James Ewing
Detail of the ceiling of the newly restored Board of Officers Room, showing the restoration in progress.

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