The OBIE Award-winning New York City performance space, Dixon Place, will move to their new home this season -- now dubbed Dixon Place at Vineyard 26. Dixon Place said good-bye to their former home on the Bowery on July 31, when Holly Hughes ended performances for her most recent solo, Preaching to the Perverted.
Dixon Place will take up residency at their new home after Labor Day, when they begin the remainder of their 1999 season, including:
• The Child, Sept. 9 - 12, a workshop production of Sarah Schulman's controversial new play, directed by Craig Lucas (playwright of The Dying Gaul and Prelude to a Kiss). The play tells about the relationship between two men and a 15-year-old boy.
• A Sept. 15 gala celebrating the official opening of the space, with guests including Kathleen Chalfant (Wit), Tony-winning playwright Warren Leight (Side Man), Craig Lucas (Blue Window) and many others.
• Magician-performer Derek Hughes will present his latest piece Sept. 30- Oct. 30. The piece will be presented as part of Dixon Place's on-going "Mondo Cane!" Series, which commissions new works by emerging artists. • Writer-comedian Nancy Giles will see her Notes from a Negro Neurotic staged, Nov. 7-29, directed by Dixon Place artistic director Ellie Covan.
For performance and ticket information, call (212) 532-1535.
-- By Sean McGrath