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HOT!: 22nd Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture

Lea DeLaria joins Maggie Cassella in “Loudest Show on Earth,” July 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27. | THE STUDIO ST. LOUIS

Lea DeLaria joins Maggie Cassella in “Loudest Show on Earth,” July 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27. | THE STUDIO ST. LOUIS

The HOT! Festival is Dixon Place’s 22nd annual celebration of queer culture in New York City. Dixon Place’s mainstage and cocktail lounge — at 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets on the Lower East Side — are the venues for all performances.

A summary of all performances through July 27 appears below. For performances through August 3, check back here for updates or pick up the July 24 issue of Gay City News.

For more information on the festival offerings and to order tickets, visit hotfestival.org.

Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27
7 p.m.
“THE LOUDEST SHOW ON EARTH” is an exploration of the queer urban existence as seen through the eyes of two of the queerest urbanites ever –– Lea DeLaria and Maggie Cassella. Rageful. Angry. Musical. Funny. And did we mention loud? Many F-bombs will be dropped. Bring the kids!

Mainstage; $15-$25.

 

Sacha Yanow in "The Prince."

Sacha Yanow in “The Prince.”

Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27
7 p.m.
Conceived as a “public service announcement,” Sacha Yanow’s “THE PRINCE” is a solo performance that follows a lonely prince and her struggles with her potential, fantasies, and connections as she prepares to be special while never leaving the safety of her bedroom. Unfolding as an episodic parable, the show explores an intimate psychological landscape drawing from Yanow’s personal history and family mythology, as well as queer/ feminist history.

Mainstage; $12 in advance; $15 at the door; $10 for students & seniors.

Monday, July 29
7:30 p.m.
“COROMANDEL” is a vibrant musical odyssey for children and adults, sung by the bizarre characters of poet Edward Lear. In six 10-minute operas, Lear propels the audience through a bizarre, colorful land running amuck with strange sounds, quirky creatures, and new friends. Music and lyrics by Trevor Bachman, with dramaturgy by Teri Madonna.

Mainstage; $12 in advance; $15 at the door; $10 for students & seniors.

Tuesday, July 30
7:30 p.m.
“FIGMENT” is a dance-theater, multimedia piece from David Macke’s {Your Name Here}: A Queer Theater that explores the world amongst those living, the dead, and the space in-between. Fe(lix) Namasté and John Swartz perform a story of those who have been beyond the threshold, met with death in their dreams, and came back with deeper wisdom, using an original music score and movement.

Mainstage; $12 in advance; $15 at the door; $10 for students & seniors.

HOT HI-REZ DIXON LOGO ISWednesday, July 31
7:30 p.m.
Leigh Hendrix’s “GET AWAY FROM ME I LOVE YOU” is a maybe post-post-modern performance collage with dancing, pop music, lip sync, and feelings that is all filled up with leaving — leaving people, leaving places, leaving selves in search of a future transformation that won’t stop getting interrupted by the people of the present. This is story of how you stay until you go.

Cocktail lounge, free admission.

Justin Valhala's "What the Wind Has Laid."

Justin Valhala’s “What the Wind Has Laid.”

Wednesday, July 31
7:30 p.m.
Justin Vahala’s “WHAT LEAVES  THE WIND HAS LAID” tells the story of two men who cross paths in an enchanted bathhouse, ruled over by a mysterious madam. In this archetypal tale of love and loss, the characters struggle to find their way in the steamy halls where every corner is filled with fresh temptation and trauma. Vahala, Paul Leopold, and Carolyn Gilliam star.

Mainstage; $12 in advance; $15 at the door; $10 for students & seniors.

Thursday, August 1
7:30 p.m.
“I AM YOUR GIRLFRIEND” is performance artist Hari Nef’s autobiographical dreamscape. A wry backward glance into the gendered self, “I Am Your Girlfriend” is a pastiche of drag performance, confession, and new media that illuminates the soaring ambivalence and bittersweet redemption of discovering, exploring, and presenting queer identity without compromise.

Cocktail lounge, free admission.

Thursday, August 1
7:30 p.m.
In “BARE BONES UNBOUND,” Samantha Galarza and Natalyn Tremblay are two lovers literally bound together, unraveling the complexity of their identities, stories, fears, and desires. In the process, they exhibit our bodies and their stories — stories of internalized trans/ homophobia that illuminate our gender identities and the complexity with which we relate to them, reclaiming our “sexy” in the midst of exotification and sexual abuse, survival strategies, and fluidity.

Mainstage; $12 in advance; $15 at the door; $10 for students & seniors.

Essence Revealed.

Essence Revealed.

Thursday, August 1
10 p.m.

In “ELECTRIFY GENDER!,” Aimee Herman and Essence Revealed celebrate the spectrum of gender and sexualities through burlesque and performance art. Gender is bent and retranslated, twisted into a new discourse as the performers question how bodies can experiment with the many versions of masculine and feminine inside.

Mainstage; $12 in advance; $15 at the door; $10 for students & seniors.

Saturday, August 3
8:30 p.m.
In “WE ARE CALIGULA,” Susana Cook brings back the meanest man in history in a delightfully witty and savagely funny play that will be one of the summer’s biggest guilty pleasures. The cruel and brutal Roman emperor who thinks he’s God is dissected, lampooned, and spliced with the everyday acts of normalized cruelty that people do in the name of entertainment, pleasure, and protein — and because they taste good. The musical score is by Julian Mesri.

Mainstage; $12 in advance; $15 at the door; $10 for students & seniors.

2 Responses to HOT!: 22nd Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture

  1. Anthony Fusco July 19, 2013 at 2:47 am

    http://www.timeout.com/newyork/gay-lesbian/crossi

    Come and check out a great 75 minute drama based on a true story that took place at the Stonewall Bar 2010! Contains some nudity! Read details at http://www.localtheatreny.com

    Tickets can be purchased in advance online at http://www.nuyorican.org for 15.00 or 20.00 at the door.
    LIMITED ENGAGEMENT ONLY 4 NIGHTS…..JULY 24, 26, 31 & AUGUST 1 @ 7PM

    Reply
  2. Anthony Fusco July 19, 2013 at 2:54 am

    http://www.timeout.com/newyork/gay-lesbian/crossi

    Reply

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