past performance

Hope Is Expensive

Written and Performed by Jill Pangallo
Directed by Mike Albo

With a percolating mix of humor and emotional honesty, Jill Pangallo's newest solo offering, Hope Is Expensive, is a painfully hilarious exploration of our contemporary American pop-cultural insanity. With an adept mix of live and onscreen performance, Pangallo portrays a series of awkward stalkers, misguided fans, social media addicts and delusional dreamers. At first glance they seem like losers, until you realize that they are brave, complicated and a little bit like you.

Jill Pangallo is a New York City-based artist. She has performed and shown internationally at, on and in a multitude of venues and screens including Joe's Pub, MTV/VH1, Judson Memorial Church, Diverse Works (Houston), Bowery Ballroom, Bronx River Arts Center, Galerie Zürcher, CCA (Tel Aviv) and the MIX Film Festival. She is involved in two collaborative duos, SKOTE, with Alex P. White and The HoHos, with Cathy Cervenka. She has received numerous awards and accolades including grants from the Idea Fund, City of Austin and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. The Austin Critics’ Table named her Texas Biennial performance Let Me Entertain You, “Best Work of Art” in 2009. In 2010 she attended the Skowhegan School, a visual arts residency in Maine. In September, Pangallo performed as part of the Afterglow Festival in Provincetown, MA. In addition to her solo shows, she also curates ensemble performance events including the recent "The Way We Were" (Wild Project, Sept 2013). See more at

upcoming performances

Seasoned: World Premiere

July 29
B-Side Fest

July 31-August 2

August 10-13
New York No Limits Film Series: Short Film Event

August 17
the Current Sessions: Volume VII: On Resistance

August 18 & 20
East Village Queer Film Festival (EVQ)

August 21-26
Cherry Picking 17: Hive Mind

August 28-29
Jane Johnson for the Stay at Home Shopper

August 31-September 2

September 5
In a Little Room

September 9 - 24

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