21 Clinton Street

‘Caveat’ Brings Spoken Word Programming to Clinton Street

Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:02 am

There is a new celebration of whimsy at 21 Clinton Street, and it’s called Caveat. The basement venue opened yesterday after more than a year in the works. Caveat, an offshoot of The Idea Distillery arts organization, is the brainchild of physicist and TED Talks alumnus Ben Lillie. In its own words, the establishment “redefines […]

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The Idea Distillery will ‘Give Curiosity a Home’ at Former COW Theater on Clinton Street

Posted August 29, 2016 at 9:39 am

Where two experimental theaters failed in a basement on Clinton Street, a new “home for curiosity” will soon take hold. Following in the footsteps of the COW Theater and Judith Malina’s legendary Living Theater before it. When we last revisited 21 Clinton Street, the enormous subterranean space was being peddled for $11,000 per month and key […]

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The COW Theater on Clinton Street Closes Next Week, Space Now up for Grabs

Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

The successor to the Living Theatre is poised to meet the same fate. Three-and-a-half years after opening at 21 Clinton Street, The COW Theater (“Celebration of Whimsy”) is closing for good at the end of the month. Curtains. Just after the holiday weekend. News of its closure was first circulated to members and supporters earlier this […]

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The COW Theater on Clinton Street Starts Crowdfunding Campaign to Stay Alive

Posted June 18, 2015 at 8:22 am

Much like its legendary theatrical predecessor, the COW Theater (“Celebration of Whimsy”) has kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign to stay alive. Two years into its run on Clinton Street and the bottom line is apparently in the red. The independent arts organization presently seeks $30,000 from supporters to “help keep our lights on and door open” at […]

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Judith Malina, Living Theater Founder, Dies at 88

Posted April 13, 2015 at 5:15 am

Judith Malina, co-founder of the groundbreaking Living Theater, died on Friday morning in her Englewood, New Jersey home. Cause of death was attributed to lung cancer from years of smoking. She was 88. The New York Times has a robust obituary on Malina, but we’ll republish a few tidbits here… But [Malina] steered a far […]

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Coming Soon: The COW Theater at 21 Clinton Street

Posted February 11, 2013 at 6:29 am

Something as intriguing as “The COW Theater” on the Lower East Side certainly needed explanation.

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The Living Theatre is Departing Clinton Street on February 23

Last modified January 16, 2013 at 6:09 am

Word just came down the pike that the final curtain for the Living Theatre in its current location is imminent.

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Clayton’s Corner: Steve Ben-Israel in Hospice

Last modified July 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

Clayton Patterson shares the following depressing email he received regarding the health of prominent local elder statesman Steve Ben-Israel. I am sad to let you know that Steve Ben Israel is in hospice at home. I don’t think he will be speaking much on the phone so please send him all your good wishes for […]

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Living Theatre Raises More Than $24,000 to Stay Afloat

Posted May 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

319 individuals – the precise number of participants who helped keep The Living Theatre, pioneer of the off-Broadway movement, from certain extinction here on the Lower East Side.

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Living Theatre on Clinton Street Struggles Against Eviction

Posted May 9, 2012 at 6:09 am

Eviction is hanging above their collective head, and the Living Theatre is turning to the community for aid.

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