Dixon Place Announces Latest Iteration of NECESSARY EXPOSURE: THE FEMALE PLAYWRIGHT PROJECT 2/8/2017

Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project (on view Feb 7- March 8 2017) is a series of photographic portraits and sound installations that bring visibility to and amplify playwrights who identify as female. The third in a series, this current installation explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history.

The gallery opening takes place at Dixon Place Gallery and downstairs in the theater. In addition to viewing the exhibit in the Lounge, patrons will experience immersive audio performances in the theater downstairs with the use of sight deprivation, emphasizing the absence of seeing these plays performed, bringing a heightened awareness to each writer's voice.

Patrons will be invited to download fully sound designed Podcast recordings of writers and actors performing these excerpts of their plays. In the gallery, patrons can listen to each podcast while viewing the corresponding portrait. All sound plays/ Podcasts will be available for download beginning Feb 7th.

There is a $12 ticket charge for the opening presentation on Feb 8th.

The exhibit will remain on display until March 8th. Gallery hours are 6pm to 10pm, or during the day by appointment. Email contact@dixonplace.org to schedule a daytime appointment.

Follow Necessary Exposure on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Necessary-Exposure-The-Female-Playwright-Project/795089977220325

And on Wordpress at: http://thefemaleplaywrightproject.com/

Jody Christopherson (photographer/ conceptual artist) is a performer, writer and photographer living in New York. As a generative artist she creates and performs interactive events within the context of theater, film/new media. Recent works include: Because You Are Good (2015 Innovative Theater Award Nominee), transcribed from interviews with Clove Galilee of Mabou Mines and the touring rock concert/ live indie film Greencard Wedding which has performed and had music presented in New York, New Orleans, Detroit, Florida, Lithuania, Berlin, Russia, Amsterdam, New Mexico and will be presented in March 2017 by The Studios of Key West.

Photo publications include: the New York Times, American Theater Magazine, Huffington Post, UMBC Magazine as well as on websites of many actors, directors, playwrights and theatre companies and business professionals.

Martha Goode has been working in NYC as a Sound Designer for the past 13 years. She has worked in Indie Theater to create soundscapes for new works and with the New York City Children's Theater to bring stories to life Off-Broadway. Some of her favorite designs include; Greencard Wedding, Young Charles Dickens, The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess, Ballerina Swan (New York City Children's Theater), The Rime (at The Virginia Arts Festival), I Sing the Rising Sea, Peter and the Starcatcher (Virginia Stage Company), Tribes, The Mountaintop, Slowgirl, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Venus in Fur, Other Desert Cities, Good People, Time Stands Still, Boom, The Clean House, Photograph 51 (Vermont Stage Company), Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell, Costa Rehab, The Oath and Barrier Island (Manhattan Theatre Works), Don't Do Drugs!, Every Man (winner Samuel French Short Play Festival), To Barcelona! and Eli and Cheryl Jump (Ignited States).

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The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during and after the show. Proceeds directly support Dixon Place's artists and mission.

Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey), in Manhattan's Lower East Side (By subway: F to 2nd Ave, J/Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring St, M to Essex St).

Dixon Place, an artistic incubator since 1986, is a non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature & visual art at all stages of development. Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires & encourages diverse artists of all stripes & callings to take risks, generate new ideas & and consummate new practices. Artists, such as Blue Man Group, John Leguizamo, Lisa Kron, David Cale & Reno began their careers at DP. In addition to emerging artists, we have been privileged to present established artists such as Justin VivIan Bond, Karen Finley, Martha Wainwright, Kate Clinton, Mac Wellman, Mark Dendy, Sarah Michelson, Wally Shawn, Big Art Group, James Lecesne& Peggy Shaw.

In 1989, Ellie Covan, founding director, was a recipient of a Bessie, a New York Dance and Performance Award, for her service to the community; and Dixon Place received a Village Voice Obie Grant Award in 1990 and 1999. Additionally, in 1999, Dixon Place was awarded an Edwin Booth Award for Excellence in Theater.




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