Joyce Theater

Award-winning choreographer and director Arthur Pita—who also created The Metamorphosis, performed at The Joyce in 2013joins forces with sensational American Ballet Theatre principal James Whiteside to present The Tenant. Based on the novel by surrealist Roland Topor and set in Paris in the near future, this dance play, which also features ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, chronicles a harrowing and fascinating descent into madness brought to life by acclaimed ballet stars.

Please note that The Tenant explores mature themes including drug use, sex, nudity, and portrayals of self-harm. 

Curtain Chat: Wed, Nov 7

James Whiteside in The Tenant is produced by Joyce Theater Productions.

Funding Credits

Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of The Tenant provided by Michèle & Steve Pesner. The Tenant was commissioned and created, in part, with the support of The Joyce’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work and its Artist Residency Center, made possible by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional support for the creation of The Tenant was generously provided by the following individuals: Sarah Arison, Avery and Andy Barth, Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer, Hilda Kraker, Sharon L. Patrick, Sheila Pompan, Jay Rosenberg and Joseph Magee, William Schaberg, Susan and Arnie Scharf, Carol and Jesse Schwartz, and The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund.

A creative and technical residency was generously provided by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY.


Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

Running Time

1 hr 25 mins

November 6—11 The Joyce in Chelsea

James Whiteside in The Tenant

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