Dixon Place to Present Music of Greencard Wedding and La Lucha's PORNING THE PLANET, 12/8


Dixon Place will present The music of Greencard Wedding and La Lucha Art Group's production of PORNING THE PLANET - THE DE-SENSITIZATION OF A NATION, A Works in Progress Solo Showing, Written/Performed by Raquel Almazan, Directed by Penny Arcade. It will take place on Saturday December 8th at 7:30 pm at Dixon Place 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.”

The performance is on December 8th at Dixon Place: 7:30 pm - Greencard Wedding; 10:00 pm - PORNING THE PLANET - THE DE-SENSITIZATION OF A 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.

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

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