July 5 – August 2
at Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, NYC
The 23rd Annual HOT! Festival brings theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art & homoeroticism for the whole family!
Wednesdays at 10pm in the Lounge
Monday, July 28, 7:30pm
HOT! Festival Chicken- Fried Ciccone: A Twangy True Tale Of Transformation Performed by J.Stephen Brantley
J.Stephen Brantley cleans up his act in Chicken-Fried Ciccone, a recovery cabaret.
Wednesday, July 30, 7:30pm
HOT! Festival Three Months With Pook Written by Jack Feldstein, Directed and Produced by Lauren Sagnella
A Jewish Gay Guy + Jewish Lesbian + Love = a humorous adventure about friendship, love, and abuse.
Thursday, July 31 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 1 at 9:30pm
Saturday, August 2 at 7:30pm
A dark one-woman musical that combines original songs and projections to tell the story of two queers who escape a life of violence for Hollywood.
Friday, August 1, 7:30pm
Gershwin Live at Dixon Place St Fortune Presents: Improvisensational #3 Whiskey Jack Edition Featuring the St Fortune Collective and the cast of WHISKEY JACK
An improvised multimedia romp through the abstract world of St Fortune’s mind.
Monday, August 4, 7:00pm
New York Comics & Picture- story Symposium with Sophia Wiedeman & Anna Raff featuring Sophia Wiedeman & Anna Raff
In its third year, the New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium is weekly gathering of artist, writers, and scholars working in various text-image forms, ranging from comics creation to visual narrative, history, and scholarship, started by cartoonist Ben Katchor.
Thursday, August 7, 7:30pm
The Game Show Version # 6 (Sense) is an interactive performance investigating compatibility through farcical notions of our intrinsic animal instinct versus our intellectual discernment.
Saturday, August 9, 7:30pm
Bingo Lounge The Now of Low: Misadventures on the Glucose Highway Written, performed & lived by Jim Turner
Jim Turner was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 44 years ago. Tonight he explains and re-lives several harrowing – and sometimes hilarious – low blood sugar episodes.
Tuesday, August 12, 7:30pm
Draw It Out! Is an evening of drawing and drinks where anyone from any skill level can learn some new tricks.
Thursday, August 14, 7:30pm
A 5-year old’s neighborhood wedding is diverted by war in this madcap comedy about socialization.
Monday, August 18, 7:30pm
Bingo Lounge Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People Written and performed by Mariah MacCarthy
A true story of becoming a birth mother. Tears, orgies, burlesque, good-byes…and The Gays.
Tuesday, August 19, 7:30pm
A personal reaction and collaborative response to the economy, determining of worth, choices and consequences.
Wednesday, August 20, 7:30pm
It doesn’t always have to happen to make a good story.
Thursday, August 21, 7:30pm
Creative nonfiction and fiction stories that divulge personal truths. Curated by Rob Williams and Laura Podolnick.
Friday, August 22, 7:30pm
Deep pools of strange chords and ominous beds of synthesizers, voices and brass.
Wednesday, August 27, 7:30pm
A radio show about a civilization that doesn’t know the rest of the world exists.
Saturday, August 30, 7:30pm
Fusing elements of House Lounge, Soul, and smooth Jazz, Sanura and Carbon Mirage prove to be a collective powerhouse that stirs the senses.
The Lounge is not only a friendly neighborhood pub but also the first stop for theater patrons on their way into the main stage. You can even take your drinks into the theater, or stay put and catch free readings or live music while enjoying your hand-crafted cocktails! And know that every drink directly supports our artists and programs. Open Monday – Saturday at 6pm.