|CHASE: WHAT MATTERS MOST?
| Open: 10/09/15 Close: 10/31/15
Dixon Place’s (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) commission CHASE: WHAT MATTERS MOST?, by the Award-winning ANIMALS performance group, will have its world premiere on Friday, October 9th at 7:30 PM. ANIMALS are known for their eclectic use of performance, dance, video, puppetry, crafted objects & interactive media. Using tools from various performance disciplines, visual arts practices, and scientific procedures, CHASE: WHAT MATTERS MOST? will play eight performances only – October 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st at 7:30PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door, and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
In CHASE: WHAT MATTERS MOST? six low-level employees, all named Chase, work at an anonymous bank and refuse to take the apocalypse seriously. Through their dreams, stories, prayers, songs, dances and conflict resolution seminars, the Chases attempt to forge a new and meaningful world from the crumbled edifice of contemporary corporate culture.
|HOT - the 14th Annual NYC Celebrtationof Queer Culture
| Open: 06/29/05 Close: 08/29/05
Eight weeks, 48 nights, 108 artists. Theatre, dance, music, performance art, literature & homoeroticism for the whole family
|MLCG (MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL)
| Open: 11/03/17 Close: 11/18/17
Dixon Place presents the world premiere of MLCG (MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL), a new production by acclaimed downtown theater artist Soomi Kim, with direction by Leta Tremblay. MLCG (MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL) is playing a limited engagement of six performances only, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, November 3 through November 18 at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street).
When David Bowie died, performing artist and choreographer Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age as a Korean-American in the MTV generation, and her adolescent desire to be the exotic Asian woman in Bowie’s “China Girl” video. MLCG (MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL) is a high-octane solo performance that deals with Ms. Kim’s experiences as a first generation Korean-American, tackling themes of Western standards of beauty, the deep and physical pain of loss, and yearning for approval - from her father, from society, and from the white male icon on her TV screen.
Tickets are $21 in advance and $24 at the door. For tickets and further information, please visit http://dixonplace.org/performances/mlcg-my-little-china-girl/ or call (866)-811-4111.
|MY OLD MAN (AND OTHER STORIES)
| Open: 10/07/16 Close: 10/22/16
Dixon Place's (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) new commission MY OLD MAN (AND OTHER STORIES) – a collection of theatrical short stories by the acclaimed performer, writer, and downtown favorite Jess Barbagallo (Half Straddle, The Big Dance Theater). This limited run, directed by Jess Barbagallo will begin Friday October 7th at 7:30 PM and will play of six performances only – October 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21th, and 22th, at 7:30 PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 at the door, and $15 for seniors and students and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
MY OLD MAN (AND OTHER STORIES) is a collection of theatrical pieces featuring whimsical characters desperately looking for emotional connection. Conceived as a surreal comedy, the play takes inspiration from pop culture and pulp entertainment to deliver a poignant and ironic take on the universal need for love.
This production marks the full-length directorial debut for Jess Barbagallo, an acclaimed performer and longtime downtown favorite known for playwriting marked by keen eye for human emotions, queerness in all of its forms and absurdist sense of humor.
The Dixon Place Lounge is open before and after the show. Proceeds from the bar directly support Dixon Place’s artists and mission.
Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey), in Manhattan’s Lower East Side (By subway: B/D to Grand, F to 2nd Ave, J/Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring St, M to Essex St).
|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.
| Open: 12/04/15 Close: 12/19/15
Dixon Place’s (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) commission, Victor Morales’ QUANTUM JOY, will have its world premiere on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 PM. Critically acclaimed visual artist and performer Victor Morales is one of the most extraordinary performers experimenting with video gaming today, whose shows have been performed throughout the US & Europe. QUANTUM JOY will play six performances only – December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th at 7:30PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door, and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
QUANTUM JOY, combines theatre and visual art in an exploration of gaming environments, where glitches, errors, and bugs are transformed into dramatic and comedic real time renditions. Morales takes his audiences for a ultimate digital performance ride, where particle robots, computer vision and mapped dynamic projections are used to answer important and universal questions about purpose in art and life.
| Open: 05/13/16 Close: 05/28/16
Called “the ultimate satirist of the downtown New York social landscape,” by The New York Times, and “a wonderful performer” by The New Yorker, acclaimed writer and performer Mike Albo’s comedy Spermhood chronicles the year he spent trying to make a baby with his friends, a lesbian couple. Albo explores the insanity of modern digital dating, the reproductive industry, the lingering shadow of AIDS for gay men, and what it takes to be a father.
|Sandy The Dandy & Charlie Mcgee
| Open: 07/30/09 Close: 08/01/09
In the Summer of 2006, a group of actors staged a worker’s strike against the American Girl Co., one of America’s most popular doll retailers. If you didn’t walk past them standing proudly on 5th Avenue, you probably saw them on the evening news protesting in four-part harmony. Perhaps, you caught the picture of young adults proudly brandishing colorful signs, decorated with ribbons and sequins in the Theatre section of the New York Times, and flipped the page because you thought they were a group of Clay Aiken fans.
Mat Sanders was at the forefront of this dispute. As he boldly stood in protest of the theater management’s unethical policies governing the mini-musical in which he starred, his creative partner, Guerrin Gardner, also rallied behind the cause and joined him on the picket line…
Inspired by a hilarious controversy comes an even more hilarious new comedy adventure. Set against the backdrop of a whimsical New York City, this new-fangled vaudeville chronicles the adventures of Sandy—a self-proclaimed star-to-be with dreams as big as his debts, and Charlie—his hopelessly optimistic and slightly peculiar companion. Witness their rise to the top as they softshoe through a world of corporate corrupt children’s theatre, big-apple ambitions and menacing leather daddies. By weaving together fanciful satire and real life events this stylish and irreverent comedy begs the question,
“How much of my soul must I sell to make it to the top?”
|THE WHITE STAG QUADRILOGY
| Open: 02/12/16 Close: 02/27/16
Dixon Place’s (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) co-production of The White Stag Quadrilogy with On The Rocks Theatre Company, written by On The Rocks founders Christopher Ford & Dakota Rose, and directed by Dakota Rose, will have its world premiere on Friday, February 12th at 7:30 PM. The White Stag Quadrilogy will play six performances only – February 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th, at 7:30 PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
The White Stag Quadrilogy portrays sex, scandal and obsession during the late 1970’s and early 80’s where the most hated man in Hollywood reinvents himself as an avant-garde filmmaker. With his ex-wife and a hodgepodge of other old pals in supporting roles, surprises arise when he debuts his four-part cinematic triumph.
|TIGER TIGER (ON THE NATURE OF VIOLENCE)
| Open: 11/06/15 Close: 11/21/15
Dixon Place’s (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) commission tiger tiger (on the nature of violence) written and directed by playwright Jessica Almasy, will have its world premiere on Friday, November 6th at 7:30 PM. The music is composed by Dan Veksler in collaboration with Ms. Almasy. tiger tiger (on the nature of violence) will play six performances only – November 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at 7:30PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 for general admission, and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.
In tiger tiger (on the nature of violence), three boys walk into a zoo in San Francisco, two walk out in handcuffs & the world is turned upside down when a tiger is on the loose & the media wants an answer. This American pastoral is not appropriate for children.