30th Anniversary!!
JULY 28 – AUGUST 14, 2021
HOT! began at Dixon Place in 1992 as the first inclusive all-embracing month-long LGBTQ+ festival of theater, dance, music, literature, performance art, and homoeroticism for the whole family. It remains the longest running festival of its kind in the world! 
This year’s fest deviates from our usual fare: a mini-festival featuring mostly music & comedy, perhaps it’s more appropriately called SPARKS! We kick off with a DP commissioned production by Maggie Moore & Elizabeth Ziff (of BETTY fame) and continue thru mid-August with the hottest queer comedy & music in NYC, fused with sparks of venturous theater & dance!
DP safely welcomes in-person audiences… Join us for our 30th celebration of queer culture!
Here’s the HOT ’21 lineup:
Weds & Thurs, July 28 & 29, 2021 – 7:30pm
The Songs of STARPATH
Starring Carole Willis Walker & tink
A musical story of friendship, fringe fame, and the creative path.
Created & performed by
Maggie Moore & Elizabeth Ziff
Sat, July 31, 2021 – 8pm
The Best of YAAAS! Comedy
Night 1 of 2
Bobby Hankinson hosts an outrageous night of stand-up w/the best of NYC’s vibrant queer comedy scene, with headliner Whitney Chanel, Alex Kim, Nikki Palumbo, Danny Suggs, & James Tison.
Tues, Aug 3, 2021 – 7:30pm
To Be Quite Honest
Written & Performed by
Jaxin Jackson
To Be Quite Honest is a lyric solo performance about the journey to peace through gender transition, from a black, non-binary, queer, person.
Weds, Aug 4, 2021 – 7:30pm
Short Shorts
A special evening of LGBTQ+ monologues, scenes, and live music from up and coming composers/musicians
Mae Krell and Sug Daniels.
Thurs, Aug 5, 2021 – 7:30pm
Lesbopalooza 25th Anniversary: The Movie
Kay Turner’s Lesbopalooza 25th Anniversary, an epic variety show at DP in 2019, is now a HOT new documentary! Tonight features live appearances by the filmmakers!
Sat, Aug 7, 2021 – 7:30pm
They/Them Happy Hour
Tracy Hoida & Margot Mejia
Two up-and-coming playwrights present compelling pieces from their new theatrical works.
Mon, Aug 9, 2021 – 8pm
The Best of YAAAS! Comedy
Night 2 of 2
Drew Tessier hosts HOT’s night 2 of stand-up w/the best of NYC’s vibrant queer comedy scene with headliner Jaye McBride, Oscar Aydin, Auberth Bercy, Calvin S. Cato, Keira McGill, & Drew Tessier.
Weds, Aug 11, 2021 – 7:30pm
Black Artists’ Matter
Curated by Arif Silverman
Black Artists’ Matter is a variety show celebrating original work (or Matter) of emerging & established Black Artists.
Hosted by Auberth Bercy & featuring Shalom Diggs, Kenneth Oonyu, The Bunny Show, & Roderick Woodruff
Thurs, Aug 12, 2021 – 7:30pm
Dying Alone, Together: LIVE!
A special LIVE episode of LGBTQ+ dating, sex & relationship podcast Dying Alone, Together with co-hosts Jack Tracy & JJ Bozeman.
Surprise guest interview TBA.
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 – 7:30pm
HOT Dance!
Curated by Sangeeta Yesley
An evening of live in-person dance with featuring choreographers Anthony Alterio; Efrén Olson-Sánchez; Kennyth Montes de Oca; Nadia Khayrallah; Chanette Manso, Sara Pizzi and Aika Takeshima.
Sat, Aug 14, 2021 – 7:30pm
Pop Off
A celebration of up & coming independent LGBTQ+ Pop, R&B, and Hip-Hop musicians.
Featuring Jack Tracy, Javarr, J.R. Price, Mel Lennon, Marcel “The Artist”, & Vegas Valentine.
Everybody loves good deals, here’s ours:
See all HOT! shows with a Festival Pass for only $50!
The HOT Festival is supported, in part, with funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts w/support from Gov. Cuomo & the NY State Legislature, and generous donors like you!
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Further questions? Shoot us an email at contact@dixonplace.org. Bake 2 cakes in 1 oven — have a great experience with your production and support Dixon Place!
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