Reno got her start in 1990 in her Off-Broadway show Reno: In Rage and Rehab, and has gone on to make shows like Reno Once Removed and the HBO Special "Reno Finds Her Mom," co-starring Lily Tomlin and Mary Tyler Moore. Most recently, she presented her reaction to 9/11, Rebel Without a Pause. The new work is described as part of Reno's mission to "insure that 'Shrub' not be living on Pennsylvania Ave after January '05," and will see her explore "the slapstick elements of the 'fundamentalistas' and their plans for world domination."
Dixon Place, which has a long history of nurturing talent, was once located on Allen Street in the Lower East Side. Since losing its space, the company has presented work at a variety of locales, while it waits to open a new permanent space sometime in 2005.