Drawing on his signature blend of vocal acrobatics, funny, trenchant language, and uncanny characterizations, Featured Creatures is a new multimedia cycle by monologist/singer Joseph Keckler in which he evokes stories of adolescent transformation, the vengeance and longing of an incompetent receptionist, and an imagined encounter with a biological hybrid hiding out in Brooklyn. Joined by violinist Dan Bartfield, Keckler heightens the everyday to the level of operatic.
Launched in 1991 as an initiative of Dixon Place, HOT! Festival (July 1-August 1) is a pioneering festival of queer performance and culture. In fact, it’s the longest running festival of its kind. 2009 sees a dynamic expansion of the festival with the new, state-of-the-art Dixon Place theater complex at the heart of five weeks of performance, literary events, and humanities programming. Dixon Place is located at 161A Christie St. (between Rivington and Delancey).