Now that Dixon Place is getting settled in it's new home on Christie Street, the company is reaching out to serve the community with more integrated
programs. They aim to house a professional Youth Theater
in Residence, as well as informal weekly courses in the performing
arts for Senior Citizens. The Dixon Place Youth Theater will consist
of participants, ages 13 to 18, committed to creating original performance
through acting, writing, directing, and design. Seniors will be
offered drama courses that will develop their skills in scene-study,
improvisation, and movement. Visit their website here for more information and to help support their new Cultural Education and Community Outreach Program.
For the most original haunted house of the season, don't miss The Steampunk Haunted House at Abrons Arts Center. The pre-industrial/ Victorian era amalgam starts tomorrow night and runs through Halloween. The tour through the Abrons’ century-old Playhouse promises "clockwork
spiders, legions of half-man/half-machine drones, and mechanized
monsters and misfits manifest in eerie parlors, laboratories, and
boiler rooms". Conceived and created by
BESSIE Award-winner Zach Morris of Third Rail Projects, in collaboration with Jesse Green, Liz
Sargent, Barry Weil, Kryssy Wright, and the Abrons’ Urban Youth
Theater. Student tickets will only be sold at the door. No one under 8 years old admitted.
In case CMJ didn't wear you out, the British band Florence and the Machine is playing at Bowery Ballroom tonight. Singer/songwriter Florence Welch, who recently won the 2009 Critics Choice Award at the Brits says “I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off
a tall building, or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and
you can’t breathe”.