Back by popular demand! Spermhood Mike Albo
About This Show
‘‘When Caroline asked me to be a sperm donor, I was speechless. But then I did it. And it changed everything. Jerking off in a cup is a spiritual path. Who knew.’’
Called a “wonderful performer” by The New Yorker, acclaimed writer & performer Mike Albo returns to Dixon Place, bringing his recently published Amazon Kindle Single Spermhood: Diary of a Donor to the stage. Albo gives a naked, heartfelt & hilarious account of the year he spent donating sperm for his friends, a lesbian couple.
Directed by David Schweizer, Albo explores creepy donation clinics, the painful shadow of AIDS and what being a ‘dad’ really means—all while attempting to get aroused by cheesy straight porn.
Spermhood was developed as a Dixon Place commission, with public funds from NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov Andrew Cuomo & the NY State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and private funds from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation and The Peg Santvoord Foundation.
About the Artist
Writer/performer Mike Albo’s solo shows include Spray, My Price Point & most recently, The Junket, which was directed by David Schweizer at Dixon Place in 2014 before moving off-broadway to the Lynn Redgrave Theater. His work has been praised in many publications, including, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Independent in London, The Boston Globe, The Pittsburgh Tribune & The Los Angeles Times. He is the author of the novel Hornito: My Lie Life (HarperCollins); The Underminer, co-written with Virginia Heffernan( Bloomsbury USA); and the Amazon Kindle Singles The Junket & Spermhood.
Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30pm
Monday, October 17 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 29 at 10:00pm
$19 in advance
$22 at the door
Students / Seniors / ID NYC
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