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Long Live the King! Celebrating Diane Torr

Long Live the King! Celebrating Diane Torr

BY KELLY COGSWELL | Sunday afternoon, I gussied myself up and was at the door putting on my red shoes when I realized I was still wearing puffy white athletic socks. I was going to a memorial at Dixon Place for Diane Torr, a remarkable artist, extraordinary human, and king of all drag kings everywhere, who […]

A Korean-American Girl’s Tale

A Korean-American Girl’s Tale

BY DAVID NOH | Korean-born Soomi Kim is a firmly established actor and movement artist, whose past performance pieces have tackled some big subjects. “Dictee” was an adaptation of the seminal 1982 book about women throughout history struggling, at great personal cost, against long odds in their societies, written by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, who herself […]

Performance Provocateur and Rooted Married Man

Performance Provocateur and Rooted Married Man

BY WILLIAM J. MANN | “Rooted,” the new performance by internationally acclaimed solo performer Tim Miller, digs deep as it explores New York history, his family trees that grow here, and what happens when we actually manage to achieve one kind of social change — like marriage equality — after a long effort only to […]

“Bandwidth: The Ups & Downs of a Lesbian Diva”

“Bandwidth: The Ups & Downs of a Lesbian Diva”

After a sold-out performance in May, Ilene Sameth reprises her one-woman show “Bandwidth: The Ups & Downs of a Lesbian Diva” at Dixon Place, 161-A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets) on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.. It’s part of Dixon Place’s “HOT! Festival: The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture” held July 5-August […]

Angelica Page’s Tribute to Mom

Angelica Page’s Tribute to Mom

BY DAVID NOH | There was a time when Geraldine Page, who dazzled in defining works by Tennessee Williams like “Summer and Smoke” and “Sweet Bird of Youth” and went on to movie greatness in “Interiors” and her Oscar-winning “A Trip to Bountiful,” was considered the most exciting actress in America, but today, she, like her […]

Horror Is the New Fleck Tone

Horror Is the New Fleck Tone

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Halloween may be over, but that’s no reason to pass up the opportunity to grip your ticket and enter the creepy old house at Dixon Place that John Fleck has stocked to the hilt with death, dread, grief, greed, sex, secrets, and lye (and, also, lies). “I like to scare and […]

Flash of Brilliance

Flash of Brilliance

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | After seeing “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” James Lecesne’s gripping solo show recounting the tragic disappearance of a flamboyant gay teen in a tiny Jersey Shore town, I was compelled to research the case online. The details of the incident and characters were portrayed so vividly, I was convinced the […]

HOT! at 23

HOT! at 23

BY DAVID NOH | Ellie Covan’s annual HOT! Festival of live queer performance is celebrating its unbelievable 23rd year at Dixon Place, so I trekked down to her wonderful Lower East Side space to get the full dish, which she provided in her inimitably random yet wholly delightful way (161A Chrystie St., btwn. Rivington & […]

HOT!: 22nd Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture

HOT!: 22nd Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture

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 […]