NEW YORK CITY: Dixon Place has announced its 2016 season, which will mark the 30th anniversary of the downtown venue.
Kicking off the season will be The White Stag Quadrilogy (Feb. 12–27), written by Christopher Ford and Dakota Rose and produced by On the Rocks Theatre Company. Featuring Andrew Butler, Rebeca Miller, Derek Smith, Michelle Uranowitz, and Jaime Wright, The White Stag Quadrilogy chronicles Jerry Wolfert, a despised Hollywood figure, as he reinvents himself as a filmmaker.
Following is Repercussion (March 11–26), presented by Boomerang and Greg Saunier, a founding member of the band Deerhoof. Starring dancers Matty Davis and Adrian Galvin and choregraphed by Kora Radella, Repercussion uses movement and sound to explore the possibilities of the human body.
In Spermhood (May 13–28), written and performed by Mike Albo, Albo reflects on his experience as a sperm donor for a lesbian couple. Spermhood is based on the Kindle single Spermhood: Diary of a Donor.
Next will be the world premiere of Monstah Black’s Hyperbolic! The Last Spectacle (July 8-23). Commissioned by Dixon Place, Hyperbolic! The Last Spectacle uses music, theatre, dance, and fashion to imagine the last party on Earth. Choreographed by Diego Funes, Crisálida is an exploration of reflection and resolution.
Next is Spencer Lott’s Blossom (Sept. 9–24), which uses puppetry, sound design, projections, and more to visualizes dementia in a painter’s mind. Lott is a puppeteer and a resident artist at Jim Henson Foundation.
Following is My Old Man (Oct. 7–22), written and directed by Jess Barbagallo. The play depicts the highs and lows of “daddy” worship on small college campuses.
Next, performance artist John Fleck tells a story of taxidermy, transformation, and caged creatures in Blacktop Highway (Nov. 4–19). Inspired by classic horror films, the show uses video and movement.
Finally, KineticArtchitecture Dance Theatre will present Arie Davidson’s Wonder/Through the Looking Glass-Houses (Dec. 2–17). Starring Davidson as the White Rabbit, this production tells Lewis Carroll’s classic tales through violent reflection and taboo transformation.
Also part of the season will be Dixon Face/Watchplace (April 1), presented by Dixon Place and seven original members of Watchface. Watchface is a performance collective that was active from 1983 to 1991. This benefit will commemorate both the 30th anniversary of Dixon Place and the launch of Watchface Archives website.
Founded in 1986, Dixon Place produces original works of theatre, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature, and visual arts in all stages of development.