THE UNWRITTEN LAW Comes To Dixon Place

By: Aug. 22, 2018

THE UNWRITTEN LAW Comes  To Dixon Place

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) presents the co-production of world-famous beatboxer and Drama Desk Award recipient Chesney Snow & critically praised director Rebecca Arends's THE UNWRITTEN LAW opening Friday, September 7th. Snow comes direct from his run in Broadway's In Transit, where Ben Brantley of the NY Times called him "a one-man sound effects wiz." Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Arends, with original live music, Snow delivers a brilliant blend of spoken word, dance, and visuals. THE UNWRITTEN LAW, will play a limited engagement at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets for THE UNWRITTEN LAW range from $18 to $25. For tickets and further information please visit or call 866-811-4111.

THE UNWRITTEN LAW is an unforgettable evening of one man's poignant story. World renowned beatboxer, Chesney Snow, presents his harrowing journey from a legacy of incarceration to fatherhood, homelessness to ultimately starring on Broadway. Through powerful prose, contemporary dance, visual design and live music, The Unwritten Law, weaves together inspiring stories of redemption and resilience into an unforgettable exploration of our times.

THE UNWRITTEN LAW is co-created by Chesney Snow and Rebecca Arends, who also perform in the show with Maleek Washington. Original music is by AJ Khaw and Varuni Tiruchelvam and Laura Dadap. Lighting design is by Ro-Z Edelston, with projection design by Joanna Sobieski.

Chesney Snow is an actor, poet, songwriter, composer and pioneering figure in American beatbox culture, having created and co-founded the World Beatbox Association and the American Beatbox Championships. He starred in and executive produced the award-winning film American Beatboxer, which earned its place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame archives has garnered over 20 official selections on the independent film festival circuit. Mr. Snow was a Visiting Artists in Residence at Harvard University, where American Beatboxer was presented in conjunction with an artist teaching workshop on the practice and performance of beatboxing. Chesney returns to Dixon Place fresh off his work composing new music and lyrics for CROWNS the musical and touring with acapella super group ReVoiced. As an actor, select credits include the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of In Transit, Regina Taylor's CROWNS (McCarter Theater & Long Wharf), How To Break (Village Theater), Antigone (Cherry Lane Theater),lyr Lanford Wilson's Burn This, To Kiss a Wound (Dixon Place), Clifford Odets' Golden Boy and Back From the Front (NY Fringe).

Rebecca Arends earned a B.A. in History and Afro-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and attended The Ailey School (Oprah Winfrey Foundation Fellowship) under the direction of Denise Jefferson. She collaborated with the Seán Curran Company for nine seasons touring domestically and internationally. Additional notable credits: Anybody's (El Paso Opera's West Side Story); The Kiss (Tino Sehgal, Guggenheim Museum); Champion (Original Cast, Opera Theatre of St. Louis); Trainor Dance; Ana Isabel Keilson Company; Rosario/Adriane Lee. Ms. Arends is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of the Drexel Dance Ensemble at Drexel University, Resident Jazz & Contemporary Instructor for Sparks Dance Company at the University of Pennsylvania, and Ballet and Modern Dance Faculty at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. She served as Dance Captain in Washington National Opera's production of Terence Blanchard's Champion at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Rebecca is the founder of RAREdancework, a non-profit organization, dedicated to the performing arts, and her work has been presented at Dixon Place, Greenspace, Constellation-Chicago and Drexel University. She is also a longstanding member of SAG-AFTRA and continues to work in film and television.

An artistic incubator since 1986, Dixon Place is a Bessie and Obie Award-winning non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature and visual art at all stages of development. Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires and encourages diverse artists of all stripes and callings to take risks, generate new ideas and consummate new practices. Many artists, such as Blue Man Group, John Leguizamo, Lisa Kron, David Cale, David Drake, Deb Margolin and Reno, began their careers at DP.

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