Greencard Wedding, Porning the Planet, Dixon Place
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