For the 16th consecutive year, Dixon Place is proud to present HOT! (The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture). The festival that features LGBT artists takes over the famous LES living room. Theatre, dance, music, literature, performance art, puppetry and homoeroticism for the whole family! Jack Ferver's When We Were Young and Filled with Fear Fri & Sat, July 20, 21, 27, 28 @ 8PM Thurs - Sat, Aug. 2, 3, 4 @ 8PM $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors A new evening-length theatre/dance piece by the delirious glittering macabre spectacle that is Jack Ferver. WWWY&FWF is a hysterical and terrifying emotional roller-coaster rampage that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality. The Red Terror Squad's Grey-Eyed Dogs Thurs - Sat, Aug. 9 - 25 @ 8PM $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors A mysterious ditch littered with broken glass. A one-eyed driver with lascivious intentions. A nappy piss-dog named Mister Samantha. Grey-Eyed Dogs is not a story of redemption, but it is a story about sensless pursuits and backdoor sensations, plus a little fur on fur... Join a boy named Sheep as she journeys home in the midst of an emotional rainstorm - if she can make it before the booze runs out and the love goes sour. A kitchen-sink drama that can't afford the sink. HOT Opening Party Monday, July 2 @ 8:00pm FREE Get a sneak preview of this year's festival featuring: Jonah Bokaer, Peter Cramer, Patricia Drozda, Grey-Eyed Dogs, The Georgettes, Ryan Green, Erin Markey, Jeff McMahon, na+an, Peter Neofotis, Theodore Nicholas, Mark Sam Rosenthal, Philip Trevino, Jack Waters, Vanda, Whore's Mascara & many more! Gretchen Phillips: Don't Stop Believing Thursday, July 3 @ 8:00pm & 10:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Interspersing original songs with spoken memoir about growing up queer among republicans in Texas, Gretchen Phillips presents an intimate evening of pain, faith and redemption. It's funnier than it sounds. You may remember Gretchen from such ground breaking queer bands as Two Nice Girls and Phillips & Driver, to name a very few. Philip Trevino: Q & A Thursday, July 5 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Philip asks probing questions in an effort o tap into the collective consciousness via e-mail, friendster and myspace. Expect to answer. Philip has performed as a queen in Helen Stratford's Suicide, as Liza in Karen Finley's Make Love at Fez and again in his own show, Apocyluptious Variety Night at Joe's Pub. Daisy Spurs featuring The Fuckerettes! Thursday, July 5 @ 10:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Don't call it a cult and puh-lease don't call it a comeback. Daisy Spurs - along with their synchronized cousins-in-crime, The Fuckerettes - are taking it off the farm and off the wagon, straight into your hopes and dreams of what it means to be free. They are "Gogocuntrypunkmashupelectrohouse!" Lisa Kron Friday, July 6 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors No matter how open or self-reflective you think you are, you'll never be able to see your own blind spot. Lisa Kron presents the first reading of a new play. Lisa is a playwright and actor whose most recent play, Well, premiered on Broadway in 2006 after an acclaimed run at the Public Theater where it was widely considered one of the year's best plays. Lisa's performance in Well earned her a Tony nomination for Best Actress. She is also a proud founding member of the Obie and Bessie Award winning theater company, the Five Lesbian Brothers. Jonah Bokaer: False Start Friday, July 6 @ 10:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors A new choreography by Jonah Bokaer, False Start is a technology-influenced solo piece that has been animated, choreographed, and performed by Bokaer through the use of digital choreographic software. Based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Bokaer has been presented widely throughout venues in the United States and abroad, including Dance Theatre Workshop, Danspace Project/St. Mark's Church, Dixon Place, La Mama ETC, P.S. 122, and Symphony Space. Symptoms of Your Affection Saturday, July 7 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors New dance & performance from the LGBT communities of NYC, curated by Jonah Bokaer. Scheduled to appear: Malinda Allen, Walter Dundervil, Cori Olinghouse & Shasta Cola. More info: 212-219-0736 ext. 103. 365 Days/365 Plays Sunday, July 8 @ 8:00pm FREE 365 Days/365 Plays started with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks committed to writing a play a day for a year. Dixon Place has been selected to produce a week's worth of world premiers, featuring seven plays written by Parks and performed/ danced/ drawn/ puppeteered/ sung by Susana Cook,Michelle Matlock & Inner Princess, R. Sikoryak, David Michael Friend, Laura Peterson, and the DP staff! Page to Stage Monday, July 9 $10.00 - $12.00 7:30pm - Vile Affections is the true story of Benedetta Carlini, a 17th century nun charged with being a false mystic. Written by Vanda. 8:00pm - STDs (Socially Transmitted Dissociation) Six characters in search of identity, love, and meaning in our busy, modern world. Written and performed by Theodore Nicholas, directed by Tos Sasitorn. 8:30pm - H.A.! Homosexuals Anonymous The two extra steps are for complete recovery. By Perry Ojeda. The Lesbian Overtones, Michael Helland, and Jim Leija Tuesday, July 10 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors After a crushing rejection from the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, the Overtones discover that they need more than just a pitch pipe to stay in tune. The most stimulating lesbian a cappella group in the world takes you Behind the Harmony! Performers include Elizabeth Dahmen, Lisa Haas, Erin Markey, Elisabeth Snell, and Laura Terruso. Perverse showtunes and twisted jazz hands guide audiences through the fantatical landscapes of suburban Catholicism and urban gay nightlife in a post-queer, post-AIDS era in Jim Leija's Sins With All My Heart. It Just Didn't Sparkle: On the electrodynamics of moving bodies: cubic zirconia vs. diamonds, a new solo created and performed by Michael Helland. na+an, Ryan Green, and Laryssa Husiak Wednesday, July 11 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Emergent feminist, multi-disciplinary performance group na+an (Natalie Agee & Aimee Norwich) unleash an extravaganza of ultra-high frequencies, gay love vibrations, technological magic, original music and passionate partnering moves on the world, in their adventurous pursuit of The Funnest Person in the Universe. Ryan Green's Managing Disappointment features stories and songs from the tragic past, disappointing present, and semi-grim future of a half-breed homosexual. No More Maurice employs poetic language, food and the music of the Shirelles to explore isolation, the drive for self-sacrifice and going crazy for love; by Laryssa Husiak. Puppet Blok Thursday, July 12 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Innovative Storytelling curated by Leslie Strongwater. Featuring: Gabrielle Cryan, Christopher Williams & Ricardo Muniz. Gabrielle Cryan presents A City That Sleeps, which explores the never-changing cultural, economic and architectural landscape of NYC and what is being lost right now. Christopher Williams presents excerpts from Virgo Genitrix, inspired by the curious phenomena of desert asceticism, mortification of the flesh, holy fasting, sexual abstinence, and daemonology. Richard Muniz asks "Do you remember your first, one true love? The one you can never forget? You know, the one who comes up behind you when you least expect it and just holds you oh-so-tight?" Come take a ride as Li'l Ricky takes you on his journey of love and betrayal. Dynasty Handbag: The Quiet Storm Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Come see the voices in her head multiply and get madder and louder when Dynasty Handbag takes a vow of silence. Dynasty Handbag is the one-woman music/comedy/performance/meltdown portable electro-ballad vehicle of Jibz Cameron. "Fantastically unwholesome and almost completely demented," are just a few of the compliments she has received from those who have witnessed her deranged yet sensitive exploration of her own psychic waste. QT: Robert Gluck & Laurie Weeks Tuesday, July 17 @ 7:30pm $6.00 Dont miss this special edition of QT, featuring two of the most provocative and accomplished queer writers in New York (or anywhere!); curated by Sara Marcus. Robin Cloud + Robert Appleton + Jen Abrams Wednesday, July 18 $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors 8:00pm - An African American woman claims her lesbian identity at 15. She finds out that being a lesbian is only half the battle in Tales from the Big House by Robin Cloud. 8:45pm - In Midnight at the Oasis, Mr. Appleton teams up with cabaret legend Bobby Short to present a cabaret showcase devoted to his personal memoir of Brazil. PLUS - Study #2 for "Most of This is True" by Jen Abrams. A short duet for two sisters examining power dynamics in family relationships. Nick Hallet & Mikael Karlsson Thursday, July 19 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Conversations in contemporary music between composer Mikael Karlsson and vocalist Nick Hallett. Live projections by Brock Monroe add a touch of synesthesia. Johnny Kat presents Dignitude: A Night of Coming Out Stories Monday, July 23 @ 8:00pm $10.00 "Dignitude" as in, "George W. Bush is a man of great dignitude." Curated by Stacey Whitmire. Scheduled to appear: Maggie Burkle, Ellie the Gaysha of *snapshot*, Johanna Weller-Fahy, Dirty Phoenix, Shira Klin, Sand*, Andrea Dionne. With his peculiarly southern enthusiasm and flawed sense of masculinity, Johnny Kat reveals the pain of the losing white man. More info: 212-219-0736 ext.103 Mark Sam Rosenthal & Greg Walloch Tuesday, July 24 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors In Mark Sam Rosenthal's Wet Desire: Blanche Survives Katrina, tragic American heroine Blance DuBois has survived Hurricane Katrina and has not aged since 1948! Put on an evacuation bus to a far away, unwelcoming city, Blanche must resort to deep-frying wings at Popeye's. Greg Wollach Comes Home to DP to tell some brand new stories and a few old favorites. Jeff McMahon + Jack Waters & Peter Cramer Wednesday, July 25 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Failure to Thrive, a kinetic monologue roping together political/sexual violation and obsession with moments of redemption and epiphany. Written/performed by Jeff McMahon. Directed by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman. Pestilence incorporates mixed media & live action (dance, film, oratory, stills, music) to deliver an opus of epic proportions in three theatrical cycles. By Jack Water & Peter Cramer, also with Inbred Hybrid Collective. Sex and the Modern Drag Queen Thursday, July 26 @ 9:00pm $10.00 The girl talk gets steamy tonight as some of NYC's most illustrious female inpersonators engage in a revealing and enlightening discussion about the joys and dilemmas of trying to fuse dressing up in drag and having a sex life - with trannychasers, gay guys and others. Moderating the panel is vivacious nightlife hostess and My Comrade magazine editor, Linda Simpson. Rites of Passage Monday, July 30 @ 8:00pm $10.00 Michelle Mtlock curates an evening featuring LGBT Youth as well as seldom heard voices from the downtown queer arts scene. Featuring Tanisha Thompson, Monstah Black, Deirdre Boddie-Henderson and more! Moving Men Tuesday, July 31 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Curated by Michael Cross Burke, Moving Men provides an opportunity for emerging male choreographers to present their new work. Featuring Kyle Abraham, My Name & Company, Peter Sciscioli & Dandelion Dance Theater. Erin Markey + Glenn Marla Wednesday, August 1 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Puppy Love: A Stripper's Tale is a depraved cabaret chronicle of locker-room romance. Come for the G-String, stay for the torch songs, pole-dancing and toxic amounts of barbecue-grilling-Dad-drag. Written and performed by Erin Markey. Come experience the Gut as Glamour revolution where backfat is the new cleavage. Special appearance by Tyra Banks in The Skinny People Inside Me by Glenn Marla. DP Artist in Residence: Michael Cross Burke Wednesday, August 1, 8, & 15 @ 10:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors In Ice Queens: The Faggot War, Michael Burke continues his obsession with forgotten history through a performative exploration of the "Battle of the Brians" from the 1988 Winter Olympics. Highlights include neurotic "channeling" of both Brians, pop culture musings, and, as always, Burke promises to show lots of skin. Brink Saturday, August 4 @ 10:00pm Sunday, August 5 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Curated by Michael Helland, featuring Karinne Keithley & Rebecca Brooks. I'm a Paint -Or- Collect-A-Thon, a solo performance comprised of found images and words, an investigation into collection as a form of minor history by Karinne Keithley. Rebecca Brooks presents Biased Toward the Mouth End. "I love it when you yell at me or raise your voice for no specific reason." A Night at the 82 Club Monday, August 6 @ 8:00pm $10.00 A multi-media talk by noted drag historian and NYU Tisch School of the Arts professor Joe E. Jeffreys exploring the history and cultural significance of the famed 1950s East Village nightclub that offered lavish drag shows to a largely straight audience. Peter Neofotis: Stories from Concord, VA Tuesday, August 7 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Peter Neofotis returns on the eve of his 1-year DP anniversary, with more tales of slanderers, libidinous priests, murderers, sodomites, patricides, gypsies, bootleggers, and the occasional law-abiding citizen. The Georgettes: Red, White and Bluetiful Wednesday, August 8 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors The Georgettes are determined to spread Freedom, Equality and Democracy. With wholesome sounds and edgy lyrics, even Republicans will be laughing. The Georgettes are: Vinny D'Amato, a fashion designer; Lauriana Zuluaga, an art school graduate; and Sarah Lafferty, a puppeteer. Page to Stage Monday, August 13 @ 8:00pm $10.00 Patricia Drozda's Spilled Milk: Domesticity meets discontent. See Sarah's on house turn against her. She doesn't have a prayer. Moira Cutler's Asshole Differential mixes video, vaudeville, kung fu, and Chekhov to explore sex, violence, and power in the context of a prison drama. Brian Quirk's Strangers explores the disconnect between who we are and who we want to be. Whore's Mascara: Like This, But Sexy Tuesday, August 14 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors You drop your pants but can't find romance? Let Chaz Kourday and Lonni Bahls take you on a musical lesson through the ups and downs of dating, mating and lubricating. Joseph Keckler + Thain Torres Wednesday, August 15 @ 8:00pm $15.00 Regular; $12.00 Students/Seniors Cat Lady: past lives are recalled, songs are sung, and finally, a trip to the vet is made. By Joseph Keckler The Hair of the Dog that Bit Me: This mixed media monologue explores the alternating states of isolation and dependence. By Thain Torres. Whew! What a summer!