Dixon Place, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1986 to provide a space for literary and performing artists to create and develop new works in front of a live audience.
Dixon Place and Lava present ATLAS
Thursday - Sunday, December 1- 4 at 7:30pm
Tuesday - Sunday, December 6 - 11 at 7:30pm
Saturday matinees, December 3 &10 at 3pm
December 1 & 6: $10 Previews
All Other Performances: $15 / $12 (stu/sen/under 12) advance online purchase
$18 / $15 (stu/sen/under 12) at door
Directed by Sarah East Johnson
Music: DJ TIKKA MASALA
LAVA investigates relationships between women, amongst trees, along ropes and through hoops. They explore uncharted territory with collaborative dialogues that allow them to use their acrobatic strength, agility, feminist street-smarts, and their intimate relationships with visual artists and musicians to create choreography and performances that liberate and elevate the spirit.
Musical Comedy Theater
Saturdays, December 3 and 10 at 9:30pm
Vickie & Nickie’s Holiday Sleigh Ride!
Created, written & performed by Lisa Brigantino & Lori Brigantino
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
The multi-instrumental, singing housewife sister duo take time out of their busy prison circuit tour to celebrate the holidays Minnesota-style with wacky original tunes, hilarious pop songs, family stories and audience participation.
Celebrate the holiday season Minnesota-style with the multi-instrumental, singing housewife real-life sister duo Vickie and Nickie…coming to you straight from their prison circuit tour to take you on a zany ride as they share their rise to “fame,” family stories and their own special take on the holidays. The fast talking, tacky and slightly twisted Minnesota Moms entertain with humorous banter, wacky original tunes, hilarious pop song interpretations and audience participation. www.vickieandnickie.com
Tuesday, December 6 - 7:30pm (lounge)
Experiments and Disorders
Curated by Tom Cole and Christen Clifford
Readings by Karen Lillis and George Gilmore
Karen Lillis is a novelist, a freelance writer, and a small press advocate. She is the author of the novels i, scorpion (Words Like Kudzu Press, 2000) and The Second Elizabeth (Six Gallery Press, 2009) and has written for Art Papers, The Austin Chronicle, Big News, Keyhole Magazine, New Art Examiner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pop City, Pulse/Berlin, Southern Quarterly, and Verdure Magazine, among others. Her article on the indie presses of Pittsburgh was nominated for a Golden Quill Press Award in 2007, and in 2008, she created the site Small Press Pittsburgh.
George Gilmore has played the Smelliest of Gin Mills to the Most Holy Pristine Venues that NYC has to offer. Co-compositions with Cripsin Cioe include the music for the films Burnzy's Last Call (for which he also served as screenwriter), Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me and The Pink House. He appeared Off-Broadway as Dennis Leary's on-stage accompanist in No Cure for Cancer and continues to appear with Leary in his comedy revues at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Boston's Orpheum theater. George was a founding member of the 80's cowpunk legends The Tall Lonesome Pines and currently plays about town with his own band George Gilmore and the Giblets.
Thursday, December 8 at 9:30pm (lounge)
Catahoula Cajun Band
$5 cash only at the door
Come on out for a taste of “Northern fried” Cajun music with members of the Catahoula Cajun Band and guest fiddler, Tim Kness! Our trio will be rockin’ the lounge at Dixon Place with music of Southwest Louisiana, upbeat, danceable roots music that includes spirited two-steps and beautifully heartwarming, bittersweet waltzes that express the unique culture of the Cajun people. This is a rare opportunity to hear this style of music which is gaining popularity around the country, around the world and here in the New York area!
Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9 at 9:30pm
By the Time Kurt Cobain Was Your Age, He Was Dead
Written by Devin Burnam
Music and Performances by Lillie Jayne & Devin Burnam
Faulkner said it best when he said, 'The past is never dead; it's not even past.'
By the Time Kurt Cobain Was Your Age, He Was Dead is a meditation on the relationship between art, genius, time, and infinity. What if everything that has ever happened is still happening somewhere in the universe? And what if that somewhere is right here in the theatre? Then theatre might not be a theatre at all, but a place where you are so young that you haven't even made your big mistakes yet.
Lillie Jayne is a performer, composer and musician. Devin Burnam is a performer and likes music. They can both talk at length about what places used to be awesome but are now gone and what places used to be pretty good and are now great.
Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm (Lounge)
The Turner Effect
Written and performed by Jim Turner
Directed by Paul Linke
THE TURNER EFFECT is horror stories and silly tales from the outskirts of show business.
Jim Turner has chased the dream of supporting himself doing completely whacked theatrical shows like, Clowntown City Limits, Girly Magazine Party, Walk A Mile In My Head, 2 Headed Dog for over 30 years. Occasionally he has to turn to the motion pictures: Bewitched, Golf In The Kingdom, Meet Dave and television: Arliss, Boston Legal, Dlife, Party Down to pay the rent.
Monday, December 12 at 7:30pm
OBIE-winning cutting-edge series (theater, dance, music, performance art, media, robotics, animals -- serious fun)
curated by Scott Adkins, Rob Erickson, Jeff Jones, Tina Satter & Normandy Sherwood
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30pm
Curated by Marcia Monroe
Featuring Raquel Cavalcanti, Pat Hoffbauer, Sonia Lopes Soares, Jill Sigman & Smruti Patel Jani
$10 in advance online, $15 at the door
Curator Marcia Monroe mixes different forms of expression and promotes encourages artists to take risks and overcome limitations within their own art form. The boundaries crossed may be cultural, with artists coming from South America, Denmark, Germany, India, Israel, Japan and the U.S.; or within disciplines, with 'legitimate' local artists traveling 'downtown' for the first time.
Raquel Cavalcanti is a Brazilian-born dancer, choreographer and dance educator based in NYC since 1995. She started her professional career at *Primeiro Ato Grupo de Danca* in Brazil, in 1987. From ‘88 to ‘94, she performed and taught workshops with the company throughout Brazil, South America, and Europe.
Hoffbauer is a Brazilian-born choreographer, director, performer and educator. In 2002-03 Hoffbauer and Georege Emilio Sanchez were the Viola Farber Artists-in-Residence at Sarah Lawrence. Their collaborations and her individual work have been supported by the NEA, NYFA, NYSCA & The Rockefeller Fdn MAP Fund. Hoffbauer has taught at Wesleyan, Virginia Commonwealth University, Miami Dade Community College, Sarah Lawrence, Pratt Institute, Marymount Manhattan College and Yale.. She is currently on the faculty of Hunter College’s Dance Program and has a one-year appointment at Princeton University.
Sônia Lopes Soares is a choreographer, interpreter, and artistic director of a cultural center in São Paulo, Brazil, Viga Espaço Cênico. In 2007, her dance company, Cia Viga, was awarded best dance creation and production by the British Cultural Council Festival. For the passed three years, Soares has been coordinating various social projects related to dance. Currently, she is coordinating a social project for 80 children from low income families around in São Paulo. The project offers free lessons in the area of education through movement and dance.