next-wave-fest

The Next Wave Festival returns for its 30th season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from September 5 to January 9, presenting an array of contemporary performance, artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film that showcases work by emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

The season includes the BAMcinématek film series, BAMcafé Live weekend music performances, artist talks, art exhibitions, and the highly anticipated “Einstein on the Beach” opera.


Next Wave Festival (Literary): Andrew Zolli

Andrew Zolli is joined by bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, radio host Jad Abumrad, and other special guests to discuss resilience, ...

Next Wave Festival (Literary): Orhan Pamuk

The Nobel Prize-winning writer Orhan Pamuk (Snow, My Name is Red) comes to BAM for the official New York launch ...

Next Wave Festival (Literary): Gary Shteyngart Roast

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Gary Shteyngart's debut novel, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Unbound hosts a Friars Club-style ...

Next Wave Talk: On Shakespeare’s Rome

Acclaimed scholar and Columbia professor James Shapiro, whose work has been described as 'brilliantly researched, highly readable, thoughtful and wise' ...

Next Wave Talk: On Chekhov

Author Anya Ulinich (Petropolis) moderates this panel of fellow Russian-American fiction writers—Irina Reyn (What Happened to Anna K.), Lara Vapnyar ...

Next Wave Talk: On Truth (and Lies) in Art

French visual artist Pierre Huyghe and British conceptual artist Liam Gillick join Critchley to discuss truth and illusion in art. ...

Next Wave Talk: On Truth (and Lies) in Literature

Is literature a true representation of our commonly shared world? The celebrated author of Remainder, Men in Space, and C ...

Next Wave Talk: On Ionesco

In conjunction with 'Rhinoceros' with Edward Albee, Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, Israel Horovitz, and Marie-France Ionesco. Moderated by Tom Bishop.