In a warehouse space, a figure in a purple suit and wearing a wolf mask faces away from the camera with their arms reaching behind them. To the right, there is a group of mic stands.
Niall Jones, A Work for Others, February 13, 2021. Performance view, The Kitchen. Photo ©2022 Paula Court.

Niall Jones

A Work for Others

On View: December 28-February 15, 2021

The Kitchen at Queenslab (1611 Cody Avenue)


6:30 pm

A mise en scène in collapse. An erratic occupancy. A potential theater of dispersed fantasias, ruptures and un/assemblies. Remains under construction.

In Residence at Queenslab: December 28, 2020–February 14, 2021

Live Performance Stream: Saturday, February 13, 6:30pm EST

Organized by Matthew Lyons, Curator.

Niall Jones, “A Work for Others” at Queenslab (February 13, 2021)


Production Team: Joseph Bacon, Courtney Cooke, Paula Court, Leslie Cuyjet, Josh Davenport, Ryan Holsopple, Jackie-Jane, Ian Douglas Moore, Iki Nakagawa, Randi Rivera, and Jesse Zaritt.


Niall Jones is an artist working and living in New York City. Jones constructs, inhabits, and explores the theater as a mode and location of instabilities. Working through an ongoing fascination with labor, temporality, and fantasy, Jones creates immersive, liminal sites for practicing incompleteness and refusal. Jones received a Bessie Award nomination for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer in 2017 and, more recently, a 2021 Grants-To-Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Recent works include: A Work for Others at The Kitchen OnScreen (2021); Fantasies in Low Fade at Chocolate Factory Theater, New York City (2019); Sis Minor: The Preliminary Studies at Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (2018); Sis Minor, in Fall at Abrons Arts Center, New York City (2018), and Splendor #3 at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, New York City (2017). Jones received a BFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches at the University of the Arts, School of Dance in Philadelphia, where he is also producer and co-curator of The School for Temporary Liveness (Vol. 1 & 2)


Niall Jones: A Work for Others is made possible with support from a Late-Stage Production Stipend grant from Mertz Gilmore Foundation; annual grants from Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Season programming is also made possible with support from The Kitchen’s Board of Directors and The Kitchen Leadership Fund. To learn more about the Leadership Fund, click [here].