FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dixon Place Presents End Zone by Bob Shuman, starring Roger Hendricks Simon, the Simon Studio; Matt de Rogatis*; Michael Siktberg*;
directed by Tania Fisher
Equity Approved Showcase
PLEASE JOIN US:
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30pm
AT Dixon Place: After spawning Dixon Place as a salon in her Paris apartment in ‘85, Artistic Director Ellie Covan pioneered the organization in her NYC living room for 23 years. After organic development & expansion, DP is now a leading professional, state-of-the-art facility for artistic expression. While other venues of its kind have since died off, or now only present established artists, Dixon Place remains at the heart of the New York experimental performance scene.
Covan has received a NY Dance & Performance Award (a Bessie), two Obies, a BAXten Award & the NY Innovation Theater Foundation’s Stewardship Award for service to the community. DP has also received CUNY’s Edwin Booth Award, & the Alliance of NY State Arts Organization’s Celebrate the Arts Award for outstanding contributions to NYC.
Many artists, such as Deb Margolin, Blue Man Group, John Leguizamo, Lisa Kron, David Cale, Penny Arcade, and Reno began their careers at Dixon Place. In addition to emerging artists, Dixon Place has also been privileged to present evenings of new and experimental work by more established artists, such as: Theatre/Performance by Justin Vivian Bond, Taylor Mac, Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn, Craig Lucas, BD Wong, James Lecesne, John Fleck, Kate Bornstein, Ethyl Eichelberger, Holly Hughes, Karen Finley, Kate Clinton, Peggy Shaw, Mac Wellman, Big Art Group; Literary: A.M. Homes, Rick Moody, and Oscar Huelos; Dance: Mark Dendy, Jane Comfort, Sarah Michelson, Douglas Dunn and Yoshiko Chuma; Music: Vernon Reid, Rodney Crowell, Diamanda Galas, Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzy Roche, Maggie Roche, Rodney Crowell and They Might Be Giants.
Dixon Place presents
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Tania Fisher
Produced by Bob Shuman, Stage Voices
Starring Roger Hendricks Simon, Michael Siktberg*
Rob Lariviere, Production Manager
Benjamin Soencksen, Business and Finance Director
Mike Griffiths, Marketing & Audience Development Associate
Ashley Brockington, Artistic Associate
Mark Hayes, Artistic Associate
Kai Chieh Tu, Marketing/Administrative Associate
Keshi Taryan-Kigel, Administrative Intern
The last thing a performance artist needs is a larger cast—yet that is exactly what he gets in End Zone, by Bob Shuman, set in the absurd world of a New England football reunion for a septuagenarian father, the teams he coached, and the sons he keeps forgetting. Best characterized as a cross between That Championship Season and True West, the expressionistic tragicomedy chronicles new heights of dysfunction, both on and off the field, in workplace politics, multiple marriages, elder care—and even on a joyride in a hearse.
Performance length: 75 minutes, no intermission
Ticket prices at Dixon Place:
Students / Seniors / ID NYC $15 in advance $17 at the door
SAT JAN 25 2020 7:30PM
General Admission $17 in advance $20 at the door
Students / Seniors / ID NYC $15 in advance $17 at the door
Equity members will be entitled to one complimentary ticket upon presentation of their union card on
a stand-by basis at show time.
The Dixon Place Lounge is open before and after the show, and you can bring your drink in the theater! Bar proceeds directly support DP’s artists and mission.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
A partial credits listing for Roger Hendricks Simon includes Yale Repertory Company founding member, director and actor for the New York Shakespeare Festival and London’s Royal Court Theatre, among many others. Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, he has premiered works by Williams, Shepard, Hare, and directed Lithgow, Travolta, Jones, to name only a few. As a teacher, his influence has been felt from the U.S.I.A. and U.S. State Department to UCLA, Columbia University, Yale University, N.Y.U., and beyond. Founder of The Simon Studio and the Los Angeles Theatre Center Classical Theatre Lab, he has been a producing director for NPR. His films include ‘Wall Street 2’ and, currently, ‘Love in Kilnerry.’
Bob Shuman (MFA, Tisch School of the Arts/NYU) is an award-winning playwright, professor, author, reviewer, composer, and owner of Marit Literary Agency and Stage Voices Web site. The coeditor of several drama complications from Northwestern University Press and Applause Theater and Cinema Books, he is a Lark Fellow, and has presented his work at Second Stage, Hunter College, Ursinus College, the Amoralists,Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference, among others.
Tania Fisher: Voice-over artist at 15. By 20, acting in feature films. Became familiar face on Australian TV, guest starring in iconic soaps ‘Neighbours,’ ‘Secret Life of Us,’ ‘Gladrags,’ several national TVCs. Attended Cannes Film Festival as actress in 2003, then film producer 2004 winning Co-Producer award. Starred in Alan Bennett’s ‘Kafka’s Dick’ Garrick Theater, UK, 2006. In NYC acted in theater/films, produced/managed Off-Broadway theater/films, writes industry-insider articles, is a theater reviewer, and children’s book author.
Matt de Rogatis* has played “Tom” in The Glass Menagerie (Wild Project), “Ken” in Red (Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery), “Frederick Clegg” in the United States premiere of The Collector (59E59 Theaters), “Roy” in Lone Star (The Triad/13th Street Rep), and “Richard III” in Austin Pendleton’s Shakespearean mashup, Wars of the Roses: Henry VI , & Richard III, also directed by Pendleton and Peter Bloch (124 Bank Street Theater). Other favorite NYC and regional credits include playing “Hamlet,” “Stanley Kowalski” in A Streetcar Named Desire, and “The Elephant Man” in The Exhibition. This summer he will be playing “Brick” in an Off-Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Wild Project.
Michael Siktberg* has extensive credits in musical theater, having performed in Rock and Roll Man (Bucks County Playhouse), Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre By the Sea), Million Dollar Quartet (St. Michael’s Playhouse), Saturday Night Fever (Ogunquit Playhouse), Million Dollar Quartet, (Fireside Theatre), Crude: The Musical (NYMF), Girlfriend From Hell (54 Below), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Cumberland County Playhouse). He has studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the Simon Studio.
Dixon Place: An artistic incubator since 1986, Dixon Place is a Bessie and Obie Award-winning 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.
DIXON PLACE DIRECTIONS
All shows are at 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey.
Nearby Subway Stops:
F to 2nd Avenue
J Z to Bowery
C to Spring
M to Essex
B D to Grand
You may also use Google Maps for DRIVING or WALKING directions or HopStop.com for SUBWAY, BUS & WALKING directions.st’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.
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