Dixon Place presents... Research & Development (2017)
Research & Development is a participatory theater experience in which audiences enter into our surreal venture capital laboratory. Ridiculous inventions, outrageous apps, and ludicrous start-ups are pitched by entrepreneurs eager to prove they've got the Next Big Thing. Performers integrate verbatim audience text gathered in live interviews into public and intimate exchanges, as we all await the arrival of the firm's mysterious investor. Propelled by dance and live music, performers and spectators engage collaboratively in the exhilarating moment of creation - the moment when the possibilities seem endless and even bad ideas seem revelatory.
World Premiere Workshop Production at Dixon Place in February, with complete productions of it to follow. Featuring Catherine Mary Stewart, Hanna Allerton, John Goodman, Sam Myers, Nick Auer, Max Pendergast, Dan Peeples, Maddie Legro, and Nicko Sandy. Directed by Nick Auer and Max Pendergast. Text by Sam Myers developed in collaboration with The Company. Choreography by Alexandra Tweedley. Music by Maddie Legro.
Wrestling with Lesbians (2016)
Tunnel Odyssey (2016)
Digging into the memory of his grandmother, writer/performer Dan Kuan Peeples is made into a man by wrestling the formative figures from his Asian childhood-- the lesbians that whipped his ass.
Directed by Nick Auer and Max Pendergast. Presented at The Tank as part of The Dark Fest. July 29th & 30th, 2016.
May 5, 6, & 7th, 2016
Staged in Prospect Park's historic and stunning Meadowport Arch, Tunnel Odyssey explored the moments on journeys that alter or redefine the destination.
Combining The Odyssey and The Oregon Trail, this raucous dance-theatre production featured original folk music by the female power trio The Oshy Annas. Audience were led on a meandering route to the tunnel, where they encountered strange denizens of the trail, haunting melodies, and site-inspired dance. The production was featured as #2 on Brokelyn.com's Best Cheap Events of the Weekend: "Find the light at Tunnel Odyssey."
Featuring Hanna Allerton, Dan Kuan Peeples, Gunnar Manchester, Annie Whitford, Max Pendergast, Nick Auer, Carla Diaz, Ali Millard, and Chloe Kostman. Music by the Oshy Annas. Choreography by Annie Whitford. Conceived and directed by Nick Auer and Max Pendergast. Text by Abby Zwetchkenbaum and Dan Kuan Peeples. Additional Text by Charles Mee, Homer, and Nicole Krauss. Assistant Direction by Reilly Horan. The production was made possible by our generous Indiegogo supporters.