Actress Kim Katzberg will present her work-in-progress, Penetrating the Space, at Dixon Place tomorrow night at 10pm. The piece is “a tragicomic send-up of a one-woman show in which a kooky bisexual performance artist and incest survivor mistakenly believes that theatricalizing her psychological fragmentation and integration in front of an audience will lead to mainstream acceptance in the acting industry and a big-time agent.”
Kim recently told The Lo-Down her inspiration for the show comes from “my struggle to be my weirdo self in a mainstream world.” She also said, “I am extremely excited and ultra nervous for the show because I’ve never been in a show where it’s all about me. My therapist gave me the advice, “Love them (the audience).” I’ve worked really hard to promote the show and have personally invited so many people…now I feel like it has to be amazing. My goal is to have so much fucking fun. If I can do that I will feel like the performance was a success. I have never performed the whole thing, and this version, in front of an audience before. (YIKES!) It’s a work-in-progress. That’s Dixon Place’s thing.” Directed by Shelly Mars. With original animation by Maia Cruz Palileo. Tickets are $15, $12 students and seniors.