A star is born - porn star that is. Based on the life of porn star Brittany Andrews, this dark comedic solo play follows the metamorphosis of Sensora on a surreal journey from glam porn star to snuff assassinated President to a refugee launched into the galaxy.
Porning the Planet melds Japanese Butoh dance and narrative performance through a multimedia experience to explore how our virtual world interacts with our “realworld.”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 $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $10 for students and seniors. For info and tickets www.dixonplace.org
The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during and after the show. Proceeds directly support Dixon Place’s artists and mission.
Performances are December 1 and 8th at 10:00 PM
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(BHLIFilmFest)andNakedAngelsTheatreReadingSeries. SheWolves: 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
SINDY BUTZ (Costume/Installation) Sindy Butz Fine Art, Art Science and Interactive Telecommunications. multi- media artist and sculptress she likes to initiate discourses between fashion designers, scientists, technologist and artists to conceptualize new possible collaborations within the art; science and business world. www.sindybutz.com
Sandra Powers (Multi Media Artist) Peruvian-American filmmaker Sandra Powers has always had an interest in the fantastical and the macabre. Screenings at different festivals in France, Germany, England, South Korea, the U.S. Art direction for the operatic glam-rock band "Timur and The Dime Museum" and works at Nickelodeon. www.sandrapowers.com
MIMI SETON (Additional Direction) As a theatre devisor (actor, writer-composer and director) her work garnered many press awards. Abbreviated credits include Trojan Women (LA Ovation Award nominee for Best Adaptation); and The Good Person of Sezuan, (Samuel Beckett Center, Dublin) THE FEVER, in London at LauderDale House. The National Shakespeare Company, playing Lady Mac Beth. Improviser with Bru Ha Ha, directed by Viola Spolin. Best Actress awards from LA Weekly (“A New Theatre visionary”) and Drama-Logue for Brain Hotel. She has voiced over 2000 recordings in LA, New York, Paris and London, and has directed voice recordings for TV Animation, film and public service. http://www.mimiseton.com/