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Off A Bridge  | Open: 10/05/12 Close: 10/05/12
 

 

OFF A BRIDGE, written by Jennifer Skura and directed by Greg Skura, is about William, a cross-dressing, queer man, who must travel through time to find his family, his friends, and even his younger self. As each day unfolds, William's Sisyphean journey becomes clear: Can he change his life’s moments before his fateful turn? The show starts at 7:30pm on October 5th, at the Dixon Place - 161A Christie St. (btwn. Rivington & Delancey) New York, NY 10002 - www.dixonplace.org- 212.219.0736. Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door, and $10 for students/seniors.

OFF A BRIDGE, according to Jennifer Skura is, “A story inspired by my brother, the drag performer ONYA STEREO, LGBTQ teens in need, and my dear friend, activist Jim Swimm, who was present when Tyler Clementi's body was discovered in the Hudson River. A large part of society has neglected the tremendous bigotry and injustice gay adults have had to endure in their youth in order to stand proud today. There are many gay teens out there with nowhere to turn for compassionate and safe gay mentoring and guidance. This is a problem. I'd like my play to be a part of the conversation to finding solutions.”

OFF A BRIDGE is written by Jennifer Skura; performed by Sean Meehan, Jason Blaine, Annalisa Loeffler, Rob Sheridan, Eli Gelb, Evan Daves; direction & light/sound design by Greg Skura; assistant director/narrator Mia Anderson.

As Dixon Place's signature activity, Performance Works-In-Progress is one of their most successful ongoing programs. Presented several nights each month as schedule permits, this series focuses on new theatre, performance art, puppetry, dance, music and interdisciplinary collaborations from today's most innovative artists. The goal of the series is to feature a diversity of disciplines and perspectives, and to encourage artistic risk-taking in a supportive, intimate and professional environment. 

Take a multidisciplinary expedition with three extraordinary women and the apes they followed, loved and fought for. These three short plays weave together the struggles, achievements and relationships of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas as they seek to understand and empathize with their primate cousins: the chimpanzee, gorilla and orangutan. Innovative puppet design coupled with original music and text create a landmark theater experience that has been carefully crafted by a dozen professional theater women.

Leakey's Ladies has received multiple grants from The Jim Henson Foundation.

"[Gretchen] Van Lente and Drama of Works, however, consistently produce work that satisfies on multiple levels.”
— Frank Episale, Performing Arts Journal

Presented by DIXON PLACE & DRAMA OF WORKS
Written by ERIN COURTNEY (JANE), RACHEL HOEFFEL (BIRUTE), &
CRYSTAL SKILLMAN (DIAN)
Directed and designed by GRETCHEN VAN LENTE
Assistant direction by MOLLY KOHL
Ape puppets and masks by DAVID VALENTINE
Original music by STEPHANIE RICHARDS
Featuring MEGHAN WILLIAMS as Jane Goodall, TATIANA PAVELA as Dian Fossey, AMY CARRIGAN as Birute Galdikas, SCOTT WEBER as Louis Leakey
Puppeteers: EMILY HARTFORD, JOSEPH GARNER, MOLLY KOHL, MELISSA MENDEZ & JULIA SMITH

Charles Manson meets Mad Magazine in this tasteless rock’n’roll spoof about a filthy faux-Messiah, his cult of wanton women, and high Hollywood murder. With a raucous score, gratuitous nudity, acid freakouts, excessive gore, cruel stereotypes and slapstick misogyny, consider this fictionalized musical satire the anti-Hair.

Finishing House  | Open: 03/06/09 Close: 03/28/09
All hail the United States of Health! And all do. But terrifying rumors are spreading of a covert budgetary agency capping the lifespan of citizens. Elizabeth, living in a remote gentleman’s farmhouse in Connecticut, is fraught with paranoia of her own blue-blood husband. Is he one of the secret agents culling Americans with a mysterious device called the Passion Light?

Everything is at stake for Elizabeth, her lavish organic farm of strawberries and the safety of her homosexual son, a son destined for quarantine after sleeping around with her quality-controlled illegals. She’s no revolutionary. But the stranger at her door may be.

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This production of FINISHING HOUSE is supported by Dixon Place's Mondo Cané Commissioning Series.

 

Finishing House  | Open: 03/06/09 Close: 03/28/09
FINISHING HOUSE—Written by Jack Hanley and directed by Christopher Eaves, FINISHING HOUSE premieres at Dixon Place on MAR 6 and continues every Friday and Saturday through MAR 28. Curtain is at 7:30PM.

All hail the United States of Health! And all do. But terrifying rumors are spreading of a covert budgetary agency capping the life span of citizens. Elizabeth, living in a remote gentleman’s farmhouse in Connecticut, is fraught with paranoia of her own blue-blood husband. Is he one of the secret agents culling Americans with a mysterious device called the passion light?

Everything is at stake for Elizabeth, her lavish organic farm of strawberries and the safety of her homosexual son, a son destined for quarantine after sleeping around with her quality-controlled illegals. She’s no revolutionary. But the stranger at her door may be.

FINISHING HOUSE is performed by Natalie Ferrier, Jessica Howell and Bob Jaffe. Scenic Design by Leonel Valle. Lighting Design by Stephen Quandt. Sound Design by Joshua Coleman. Wardrobe & Makeup by Yveyi Yi. Original Music by Sarah Lynch.


Potatoes of August  | Open: 12/04/08 Close: 01/12/09
POTATOES OF AUGUST is a theatricalist fugue wherein 4 retirees encounter a sack of sentient potatoes, and find their outworn belief systems forcibly confronted by the challenges of a highly integrated, enlightened metaphysics. These potatoes have brains, have read their Swedenborg, and don't always play fair. Parts kitchen sink drama, musical comedy, intimate biographical portraiture, museum educational presentation, opera, Renaissance fair, science fiction, science fair, and phenomenological debate it is a fugue in both the musical and psychiatric sense, and also a swarm. A flight is tracked from comprehensible identity and habitual perception into an unknowable environment of vastness, multiplicity, and high, high entropy.