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Dixon Place Donor Dinner – ‘Wake Up Call’ – 9/25/2017

Honoring:

Lisa Kron – Tony Award Winner (Fun House) playwright, actress, and DP Alum

Mark Russell – Founder/Director of Public Theater’s ‘Under The Radar Festival’.

Joy Tomchin – Award Winning Documentary filmmaker, human rights activist & champion of the arts

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Performances by:

Arielle Rosales & Brinda Guha – Blazing rhythms of Flamenco & Kathak dance.

R. Sikoryak – Master satirist & cartoonish.

Chesney Snow – NY’s premiere beatboxer & Drama Desk Award winning actor, star of the musical ‘In Transit‘ on Broadway.

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HOSTED by the Inimitable

Nancy Giles – Actress, writer, Pundette & Emmy Award-winning contributor to ‘CBS Sunday Morning’.

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AND WE’RE CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF
DP SAMARITAN DICK CONNETTE (Shhhh! it’s  a surprise!)

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Home-Cooked Creations by Richard Bach & Michael Hovett

Fall Flowers Generously Donated by Steven DeLaTorre & Carolyn Gregg – Flower Design L.P.

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TICKETS HERE!

DIXON PLACE – 161A Chrystie Street – New York NY 10012 – 212-219-0736

contact@dixonplace.org

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Dixon Place Donor Dinner – Sept 20th, 2015

DIXON PLACE DONOR DINNER

honoring James Lecesne, Virginia Louloudes and Emily Morgan

What is Dixon Place?

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 & consummate new practices.

The artist’s experience is given top priority through our professional atmosphere and remuneration, and their process is enhanced through the reaction of our adventurous audiences. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation. If you have work that would be appropriate for Dixon Place, please read our open submissions policy.

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On Sept 20th Dixon Place organized an evening to end all evenings. Entertainment, great food and amazing dessert!

The Dixon Place Donor Dinner is an Annual Event that helps support Dixon Place. With an Auction, dinner, dessert and entertainment.

Here are some photographs from the evening’s festivities.

Master of Ceremonies: Keith Nelson

Performances by:

ANIMALS

Monstah Black

David Cale

Nancy Giles

Victor Morales

Shye Sales

Stew

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Food Creation by:

Michael Howett and Richard Bach

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While walking down the stairs from the Lounge to the Theater I passed the studio which was occupied with the most amazing site.

The Dessert Table!

The Dessetrt Talble at Dixon Place Donor DinnerThe Dixon Place Donor Dinner had ample ‘desserts’ for the audience that attended.

The Auction tables had many items to bid on. Vacations in France, Upstate weekend getaways, Original art work, jewely etc.

Dixon Place Donor Dinner Auction tables.Auction items are previewed in the Lounge before the show.

Ellie Covan at Dixon Place Donor DinnerDixon Place founder and Artistic Director Ellie Covan introduces the evening.

Stew and David Cale sing a duet at Dixon Place Donor DinnerStew and David Cale sing a duet at the beginning of an amazing evening of entertainment.

Nancy Giles performs a piece from her personal experiences.Nancy Giles performs a hysterically funny piece from her personal experiences.

Keith Nelson MC the show and performed some wonderful classic vaudeville routines.Keith Nelson MC’ed the show and performed some wonderful classic vaudeville routines.

David Cale at Dixon Place Donor DiinnerDavid Cale performs a wonderful story about his days working in a record store in the UK.

James Lecesne at Dixon Place Donor DinnerJames Lecesne receives the Dixon Place Honor Award.

Virginia Louloudes at Dixon Place Donor DinnerVirginia Louloudes receives the Dixon Place Honor Award.

Emile Morgan speaks after receiving the Honor Award.Emily Morgan speaks after receiving the Dixon Place Honor Award.

Monstah Black performs a wild costumed piece.Monstah Black performs a wild costumed piece.

Shye Sales performs a beautiful love rap poem.Shye Sales performs a beautiful love rap poem.

2015.09.20_DP.245Dixon Place Board Member Eric Jensen celebrates his birthday with a lineup of candles to blow out.

A solo performance from ANIMALS with an excerpt from their upcoming show “CHASE: What Matters Most”.

2015.09.20_DP.253The cake at my table was so delicious! It was created by Dixon Place’s own Michael Griffith.

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For more information on or to contribute to Dixon Place please visit their website HERE! 

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Celebrating Dixon Place – An Online Gallery of photographs by Jim R. Moore

Theatre The’s production of “Radio Purgatory” Oct. 2010

Radio Purgatory at Dixon Place 2010The Dame (Jenny Lee Mitchell) leaning over the typewriter shares with us the goods!

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Sinatra Simulcra – Starring Jonny Cigar – April, 2011

Jony Cigar at Dixon PlaceJonny Cigar getting emotional during his rendition of  “That’s Life.”

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Glen Heroy as Elton John at Jim Moore’s ‘Dyslexic 56th B’day Party – May 2011

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MAC WELLMAN’S NEW PLAY – “3 2’S; OR AFAR” Oct. 2011

Mac Wellman's Play at Dixon PlaceJocelyn Kuritsky gets wrapped up in the sofa by the Something/Nothing characters.

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THE SECRET DEATH OF PUPPETS BY SIBYL KEMPSON Nov.2011

Secret Death of Puppets @ Dixon PlaceThe secret life of puppets. Suzanne Davies and Julia May Jonas.

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THE BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY SHOW

Jan 2012

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 4.42.38 PM Keith Nelson attempts to catch 2 spoons in the cups while keeping his plates spinning.

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Keith Nelson keeps his 4 plates spinning and next month will add more.

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MR. AVINER’S VARIETY HOUR – April 2012

Karianne Hayes at Dixon Place.Currently in her second year at Ecole de Cirque de Quebec, Karianne Hayes has amazing promise for the future.

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CORN MO – THELOWEREASTSIDEMUSICFESTIVAL

August 2012

Corn Mo at Dixon PlaceCorn Mo sings an original ‘heavy metal’ song about a Hava Nagela Monster. 

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“NO HOLDS BARRED VARIETY NIGHT” – Sept 2012.

Jason Mejias performs ‘How it Ends’ aerial piece. Jason Mejias performs ‘How it Ends’ aerial piece.

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“RUFF” – PEGGY SHAW SOLO

PART OF THE PS122 COIL FESTIVAL

Jan. 2013

Peggy Shaw in "Ruff" at Dixon PlacePeggy Shaw explains the different ways to tell if you are having a stroke.

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‘THE PENALTY’ – 1920 BOOK ADAPTED TO THE STAGE BY CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN FOR APOTHETAE THEATER COMPANY

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.21.29 PMGregg Mozgala ‘begs’ the public as the character Blizzard in The Penalty.

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NANCY GILES

“THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE ACCIDENTAL PUNDETTE”

Nancy Giles at Dixon PlaceTalking about life experience and the political scene.

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“THE NON-DENOMINATIONAL, NON-SECTARIAN, NON-PARTISAN, HOLIDAY SPECTACLE”

December 2013

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 5.21.10 PMKenny Mellman opened the evening’s festivities with a wonderful song.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.59.11 PMJoseph Keckler with some stories and songs.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.00.18 PM Erin Markey with another character and song.

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“THE BARONESS IS THE FUTURE”

THE ANIMALS PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jan. 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.01.15 PMMadison Krekel flings up her arms in a passionate moment in front of the Baroness.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.00.58 PMLinda Mancini as The Baroness with dancers behind her.

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KEVIN AUGUSTINE’S LONE WOLF TRIBE

HOBO GRUNT CYCLE

Feb. 2014

Kevin Augustine in Hobo Grunt Cycle at Dixon PlaceThere are many emotional moments in this play and wonderful acting by Kevin Augustine and his cast or actor/puppeteers.

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BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE

April 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.37.53 PMKeith Nelson balances all these glasses on top of one another.

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JIM TURNER – ‘The Now and Low: Misadventures of the Glucose Highway”

August 2014

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.19.52 PMIn this work he delivered an informative, hysterical rant on his 44 years of Diabetes.

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28TH ANNIVERSARY – DONOR DINNER – SEPT 15TH, 2014

Stew performing at Dixon Place.Award winning composer and writer STEW performed a few songs from his career.

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DIXON PLACE – A WONDERFUL PLACE TO SEE ART, THEATER, POETRY, CIRCUS, AERIAL, ETC.

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.08.39 PMThis is Dixon Place in 1989. A small store front on East 1st that was home to many performers and writers.

Tom Murrin and Jim Tuner at Dixon Place in 1989.Two of Dixon Place’s regular performers were Tom Murrin (Alien Comic) and Jim Turner in 1989.

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.10.24 PMAnd the new DIXON PLACE is so lovely. Located at 161 Chrystie St. in Lower Manhattan. Theater, Bar and Cabaret. Come visit!

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Dixon Place – 28th Anniversary – Donor Dinner – Sept 15th, 2014

Monday, September 15th, 2014

A magical evening for all that attended this glorious event. Hosted by Bindlestiff Family Circus’s Keith Nelson and Honoring Board Members Eric Jensen & Yoshiko Kasuga and Award Winning Actor-Playwright Peggy Shaw and The Jerome Foundation celebrating their 50th Anniversary.

Performances by:

Terry Dame

Ted Keegan

Nancy Giles

Lava

Stew

Along with the performances there was a ‘Silent Auction’ that had many wonderful books/art pieces/comic strips and more from quite a few generous sponsors:

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Here are a few photographs I was able to capture while eating the delicious meal provided by Richard S Bach and The Marilyn Schlossbach Group.

Ellie Covan opens the evening with a lovely song on her accordion.Ellie Covan opens the evening with a lovely song on her accordion.

Keith Nelson and Ellie Covan start the Bingo game.Keith Nelson and Ellie Covan start the Bingo game.

DP Board Member and supported Yoshiko KasugaDP Board Member and supported Yoshiko Kasuga with Ellie Covan.

Board Member and DP Supported Eric Jensen DP Board Member and Supported Eric Jensen.

Honoree Peggy ShawHonoree Peggy Shaw. Actor/Writer/Producer and cofounder of Split Britches.

2014.09.15_DP.Bnft_113 2014.09.15_DP.Bnft_114Host Keith Nelson performs a wonderful vaudeville trick where he pops a ballon that is balancing on a mouth stick and has a bottle on top of it and catches the bottle on the stick.

Lava performs at DPLAVA cast members perform an excerpt from their show in the audience.

2014.09.15_DP.Bnft_202Award winning composer and writer STEW performed a few songs from his career.

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2013 – Highlights of the Year

Below is a list of ‘Highlights’ from the 2013 posts.

The categories are all here. Vaudevisuals Interviews, Clown UnMask, Performance documentation, Silent Movies etc.

November 2013 marked the 4th Year Anniversary of Vaudevisuals.com. Looking forward to what 2014 will bring!

 

Tammy Faye Starlite @ Joe’s Pub

 Circus Panel Discussion – From Egypt to Eloise @ La Maison Francaise.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Glen Heroy – Talking about Santa

Vaudevisuals Interview with Phoebe Legere

Vaudevisuals Interview with storyteller Slash Coleman

1922 Max Fleischer Animation – Koko Bubbles

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ryan Landry – The Gold Dust Orphans

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Bushwick Starr Artistic Director – Noel Allain

 ‘tinydangerousfun’ at Cloud City

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeff Wirth – Interactive Acting

 Scandinavian Clown group ‘Member of our Limbs’ performs at Amuse Bouche

 ‘The Sister Rosettas’ perform at IRT Theater

 Vaudevisuals interview with Celebration Barn board member Fritz Grobe

 Vaudevisuals interview with Hilary Chaplain

 Vaudevisuals interview with actor Jeremy Crutchley and director Geoffrey Hyland

 Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Luxenberg – Co-founder of The Tank

Vaudevisuals Interview with Steven Samuels – ‘Magnetic Field Theater Company’

Kinematik Dance Company performs at The Fringe Festival

Vaudevisuals Interview with Lone Wolf Tribe Artistic Director Kevin Augustine

Vaudevisuals interview with Svea Schnider – Kinematik Dance Company

Vaudevisuals interview with ‘La Piara’ – Mexico City based Clown Troupe

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ben Model – Ernie Kovacs DVD Curator

Alfred Hitchcock’s films BLACKMAIL and EASY VIRTUE.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Clay McCleod Chapman

Charlie Chaplin’s first silent film “Making a Living”.

“Juggle This” – Miller Theater @ Columbia University

Vaudevisuals Interview with Gregg Mozgala – Apothetae Theater Company

“Strange for Hire” at Times Scare with Todd Robbins

Kawana Trio – Foot Jugglers circa 1919.

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Tom Murrin Performance Awards @ Dixon Place

The Clown Un_Mask – Didi Sanchezco from Mexico

Vaudevisuals interview with Rob Drummond – Bullet Catch @ 59E59 Theaters

PS122 ‘Avant-Garde-Arama’ at Abrons Arts Center

Pierre Etaix films @ Film Forum

Vaudephone – Michael Townsend Wright performing ‘Smith and Dale’.

Vaudevisuals interview with Kendall Cornell – Oil of Ole’.

The Clown Un_Mask – Avner the Eccentric

Vaudevisuals interview with Armitage Shanks

Bill Irwin and David Shiner in “Old Hats” at Signature Theater

Marcel Marceau teaches at City Center – June 1999

Vaudevisuals interview with performance group ANIMALS.

Vaudevisuals interview with magician Albert Cadabra

PS 122 – COIL FESTIVAL – The Curator’s Piece -Video excerpt

Vaudevisuals interview with Nancy Giles

Peggy Shaw solo performance at Dixon Place – “RUFF”…

The Big Apple Circus _ LEGENDARIUM _ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

 

 

 

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Nancy Giles – “The Further Adventures of the Accidental Pundette” @ Dixon Place

Photograph © 2013 Jim R Moore
Photograph © 2013 Jim R Moore

Nancy  Giles is one intelligent, hysterically funny woman ‘pundette’. The show was a collection of monologs about her life in show business followed by her current life in Network News as a ‘pundette’ as she calls herself. Half satire, half personal observations. Not a moment too much for the audience.

Here are  a few stills I took tonight at the show.

Reflecting on her time as a radio commentator.
Reflecting on her time as a radio commentator.
Talking about life experience and the political scene.
Talking about life experience and the political scene.

For more information or to get tickets go here!

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To see a video interview with Nancy Giles on Vaudevisuals go here.

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Nancy Giles – “Further Adventures of the Accidental Pundette” – Dixon Place – Feb

Opening in Feb is Gracie Award winning CBS Sunday Morning pundette NANCY GILES!
The interview is 'what inspired' Nancy to write and perform in her own one-woman show?
Directed by Ellie Covan and presented at Dixon Place every Friday and Sat. at 7:30.

For tickets and information go here:
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/171/1359765000000

Interview originally on:
https://vaudevisuals.com