Greencard Wedding and PORNING THE PLANET Play Dixon Place, 12/8
Dixon Place presents the music of GREENCARD WEDDING, featuring special guest David Anzuelo and la Lucha Arts Group production of PORNING THE PLANET The De-Sensitization of a Nation, A Works in Progress Solo Showing, written/performed by Raquel Almazan and directed by Penny Arcade on Saturday, December 8th at 7:30 PM. Dixon Place is located at 161A Chyrstie Street. Lounge bar is open before and after the show.
Greencard Wedding (Jody Christopherson and Michael de Roos) is an indie folk beatbox rock duo from Omaha Nebraska and Lieden, Netherlands based in Brooklyn, NY. The band plays all original music in Dutch (with English subtitles) and in English (no subtitles). All performances include Wedding Cake wrapped in free downloads, as well as other wedding party favors such a garters, bubbles and a set list t-shirt worn by one lucky audience member.
Porning the Planet melds Japanese Butoh dance and narrative performance through a multimedia experience to explore how our virtual world interacts with our “real world.” Conceived from contributed real life interviews, recordings and blog based pornography, Porning the Planet challenges our notion of how pornography has altered our methods of how we communicate and connect with each other and our own consciousness – our creation of a“De-Sensitized Nation.”
Tickets are FREE for the 7:30 PM performance of Greencard Wedding. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $10 for students and seniors for the 10:00 PM performance of Porning the Planet. For info and tickets visit www.dixonplace.org. The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during and after the show. Proceeds directly support Dixon Place’s artists and mission.
MICHAEL DE ROOS (Singer/ Guitarist/ Beatboxer/Composer) Michael is an actor/musician from Holland. He studied at the Academy for Comedie (KoningstheaterAkademie) and at The Actors Studio Paul Dekker (Meisner) in Holland. Michael moved to New York to study with Maggie Flanigan at the Maggie Flanigan Studio (Meisner) and dance at Dance New Amsterdam. During his stay in the US he has performed Diganwhisky at Dixon Place, The Little Prinsinn at the Brooklyn Lyceum and performed several Sticky musicals and plays for BlueBox Productions by Libby Emmons, Alex Beech, Christian L. Starr and Christy Baugher. As a founding member of the band Greencard Wedding he sings, plays guitar, beatboxes and composes.
JODY CHRISTOPHERSON (Singer/ Lyricist) is a performer/writer. As a theater maker she has been awarded grants from and presented at; Dixon Place, Philadelphia Shakespeare, Bowery Arts and Sciences, as well as commissions from Blue Box productions and the Exquisite Corpse Festival (Winner 2012 Exquisite Corpse Film Festival). Her work as an performer has been seen at: Ensemble Studio Theater, the Humana Festival, Classic Stage Company (The Seagull w/ Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming, The Tempest w/ Mandy Patinkin) The Bushwick Starr, Bowery Poetry Club, The Brick Theater (Crystal Skillman’s CHEER and also her musical Mrs. Perfect in MRS. PERFECT AND THE UNEXPECTED VISIT OF EVIL), Nebraska Rep and more. She has written music for films, theater festivals and regional marketing campaigns. Jody is the editor and creator of NYTR blogspot and an Arts Blogger for The Huffington Post. Member and awards director, Independent Theater Bloggers Association.
David Anzuelo aka UnkleDave – is a NYC based actor/fight-director/singer-song-writer who has been photographed by the late Bill Costa; painted by George Towne and cited in performance artist Penny Arcade’s book Bad Reputation. He has appeared in feature films such as Reservation Road; Prime; Remember Me; You Won’t Miss Me and Man of the Century. TV credits: Blue Bloods; Law & Order; One Life to Live; Law & Order: SVU; The Sopranos; Missing Person; The Untouchables. He’s fronted two bands in NYC: the Texas Goth-Rock band MonsterRally and the spooky folk trio CaveHound. Other musical collaborations include: The Gotham Roots Orchestra; Izzi Ramkissoon; and now Greencard Wedding. He is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company; an associate artist at INTAR Theater and a founding member of (Your Name Here): A Queer Theater Company. His work as a fight-director can be regularly seen on many off-broadway stages in NYC.
RAQUEL ALMAZAN (Writer/Performer) B.F.A. in Theatre from U of F. M.F.A Columbia Playwriting Candidate. La Paloma Prisoner w/ La Mama ETC, INTAR and LAByrinth Theatre Company, WPIC Stockholm. The Hopefulness (Theatre Row Reading-Rising Circle Theatre Company) Porning the Planet (Dixon Place) Glossy Page Pimps (directed by Michael Garces). Death of the Doll, the film (B H L I Film Fest) and Naked Angels Theatre Reading Series. She Wolves: Women in Sex, Death and Rebirth, NYC Fringe Festival, P.S.122 Louis O’Gerrits Theatre, Junkyard Food. Ur-Faust that toured to Hyterio Theatre in Athens, Greece. Grants- Ford Foundation, Manhattan Community Fund, and The Artist Access Grant. Nominated 1st annual United States Artists Grant innovative theatre artists. www.raquelalmazan.com
Penny Arcade (Project Director) Legend, icon, wild-hearted demoness bad-girl bitch. It is impossible to describe the juggernaut that is Penny Arcade without entering the world of hyperbole that she not only inhabits but also personifies. www.pennyarcade.tv
VANGELINE (Choreographer) Vangeline is a Butoh artist from France and the Artistic Director of the Vangeline Theater, a Dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century. Joyce SoHo, White Wave, HERE Arts Center, Dance Theater Workshop, PS122 Performance Space. www.vangeline.com
SINDY BUTZ (Costume/Installation) Sindy Butz Fine Art, Art Science and Interactive Telecommunications. multi- media artist and sculptress she likes to initiate discourses between fashion designers, scientists, technologist and artists to conceptualize new possible collaborations within the art; science and business world. www.sindybutz.com
Sandra Powers (Multi Media Artist) Peruvian-American filmmaker Sandra Powers has always had an interest in the fantastical and the macabre. Screenings at different festivals in France, Germany, England, South Korea, the U.S. Art direction for the operatic glam-rock band "Timur and The Dime Museum" and works at Nickelodeon. www.sandrapowers.com
ADAM MANSELL (Sound Design) Adam began studying piano, trumpet and voice fervently at the age of 8 and began writing original work. After embracing the music of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, his teen years brought forth influences as far and wide as Radiohead and Aphex Twin to Thelonious Monk and Brad Mehldau. Adam completed a long collegiate haul at SUNY Buffalo State with a double major in Music & Psychology as well as film scoring at the Berklee School of Music.
MIMI SETON (Additional Direction) As a theatre devisor (actor, writer-composer and director) her work garnered many press awards. Abbreviated credits include Trojan Women (LA Ovation Award nominee for Best Adaptation); and The Good Person of Sezuan, (Samuel Beckett Center, Dublin) THE FEVER, in London at LauderDale House. The National Shakespeare Company, playing Lady Mac Beth. Improviser with Bru Ha Ha, directed by Viola Spolin. Best Actress awards from LA Weekly (“A New Theatre visionary”) and Drama-Logue for Brain Hotel. She has voiced over 2000 recordings in LA, New York, Paris and London, and has directed voice recordings for TV Animation, film and public service. http://www.mimiseton.com/
FERMIN GONZALEZ (Graphic Design) holds a B.FA. in Visual Arts and Design from University of Florida. His work has been featured at the CELTIC IX Festival Internacional de Teatro, The New York International Fringe Festival, and “The Design of Dissent” a book by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic. Designs for *S,C,P,F (Miami) an international Advertisement Agency based in Spain. Fermin has spearheaded both interactive and print efforts for several artists and enterprises such as IKEA, COCA COLA, FLOR DE CAÑA RUMS and DR.BRANDT. For the past 3 years, he has volunteered marketing services to a coffee cooperative "Cafe Cocano" located in Port du Paix, Haiti. Member of American Institute of Graphics Arts (AIGA) www.typegrafix.com
ELIZABETH GOODMAN (Stage Manager) Elizabeth is currently a first year Stage Management MFA student at Columbia. Past credits in New York City include: St. Joan of the Slaughterhouses, Caucasian Chalk Circle (Columbia University). Back home in Canada, Elizabeth’s credits include: Dido and Aeneas, Hippolytos, playGround (York University), Idealism of the Unknown (Paprika Festival) among others. Overseas, Elizabeth has worked on Guilio Cesare (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy) and Scenofest as part of the Prague Quadrennial (as Production Manager).
BRITTANY ANDREWS (Muse/Consultant) Named one of the Top Three Porn Stars by "Entertainment Tonight" & Cosmopolitan. Both from porn and from her stints on "The Howard Stern Show", both radio & on the E! Channel. At PLAYBOY Channel as she has hosted over 10 of their best shows. www.brittanyandrews.com
NANCY KIM (Co-Producer) is a writer/performer and producer. She is a member of Rising Circle Theater Collective, a theatre company bringing artists of color together to develop and create new work. With Rising Circle, she also launched Q Up, a youth arts program for Asian American high school girls from Queens.
MONET HURST-MENDOZA (Co-Producer) is a playwright, producer, and director from Los Angeles, CA. New York producing credits include Playing in Traffic (Women's Project/EST), Miss Lulu Bette (Women's Project), PlayRISE Festival 2011 & 2012 (Rising Circle Theatre Collective), Work(s) in Progress (Bare Bones Ensemble); Los Angeles: The Women (dir. Bob Goldsby), Richard III (dir. Armin Shimerman), and The Young Idea Project with The Antaeus Company. B.A. in Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College. www.angrypatrons.com
AARON SIMMS (Associate Producer) As You Like It, The Golem, Othello, War of the Worlds, The Comedy of Errors, Tombstone Saga of the American’s – The West, The Merchant of Venice, Dracula for Inwood Shakespeare Festival. Deleted Scenes and Alternate Endings for LABryth Theater’s Master Class, Encore ’97 for Ohio Showboat Drama. K Comma Joseph for Up Theater Company. Broadway wardrobe production credits: Sister Act, Evita, Peter Pan, Cirque Dreams, Jersey Boys, Cirque du Soleil’s Wintuk. Off Broadway wardrobe credits: Rent. Regional performance credits include: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, American Stage Theater, Human Race Theater, Theater West Virginia, Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. TV: One Life To Live, All My Children, As the World Turns. AEA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE. He is the Producing Artistic Director of The Back Porch - New York Vaudeville. @TheaterCreator
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