PPL (Panoply Performance Laboratory)

(PPL)**********is a flexible collective, thinktank, and organizational entity. 

Founded in 2004 as an “experimental theater company,” PPL has operated across disciplines and forms, making “operas of operations,” performance art, dance, theater, installation, tours, a touring diner, and a lab site (also called PPL, 2012-2018). PPL is currently based in NYC and St. Louis.

Portfolio blog “PPL index” … PPL website

Operas of Operations (PPL)
I work as conceptualizer/librettist/director/designer with composer/digital artist Brian McCorkle and made with a flexible collective of performance-makers and researchers to make larger-scale, multi-modal, often multi-year and socially-integrated operas we call “operas of operations”…

Embarrassed of the Whole (EotW)
Any Size Mirror is a Dictator
NATURE FETISH
You’re a Big Boy Now, or Rauschenberg Ist Todlich
The Last Dreams of Helene Weigel OR How to Get Rid of The Feminism Once and For All
The Transformational Grammar of the Institutional Glorybowl I (Schooled and Unschooled) II (Workforce_Forcedwork) and III (Institut_Institute)
On the Cranial Nerves of Barbarians

PERFORMANCY FORUM (see “organizing”)

Other smaller-scale “operations” have included Relational March tours, shorter-form and one-time-only performances…see www.panoplylab.org 

DOCUMENTATION/PROJECT PAGES:

Embarrassed of the Whole (EotW) Phase III
(image by Megan Raymond for SU Art Galleries of Phase III “Whole at Last” at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD)

Embarrassed of the Whole (EotW) Phase II 
(image by Karl Cooney of month of 64+ “user-defined” individual operations at PPL lab site, NYC…image from User “daver”)

Embarrassed of the Whole (EotW) Phase I
(image from performance during Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival as part of arrays of performances across EotW matrix locations)

Any Size Mirror is a Dictator
(Photo by Robert Zott of 7-week culminating performances/evolving installation at Momenta Art, NYC)NATURE FETISH
(image of performances at University Settlement, NYC)
You’re a Big Boy Now, or Rauschenberg Ist Todlich
(image by Teena Lange of iteration at Gruentaler9 in Berlin, DE)


The Last Dreams of Helene Weigel OR How to Get Rid of The Feminism Once and For All(
(image from performances at Surreal Estate, NYC)


The Transformational Grammar of the Institutional Glorybowl
 III (Institut_Institute)
(performances at the cell, NYC)

The Transformational Grammar of the Institutional Glorybowl II (Workforce_Forcedwork)
(image from chashama residency performances on 42nd St.)

The Transformational Grammar of the Institutional Glorybowl I (Schooled and Unschooled)
(image from performances at Dixon Place)

On the Cranial Nerves of Barbarians
(image from performances at Dixon Place)

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