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Since 1992, this trailblazing summer festival sizzles with over 100 artists presenting queer theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry, comedy, and homoeroticism for the whole family! The longest-running annual LGBTQ festival in the world, HOT! has been a pioneer of queer arts and culture for 27 years.
Join us for our opening night kick-off performance party featuring sneak peeks of our lineup of New York’s most spectacular queer artists.
Various Dates from July 2nd - 28th, 2018
July 2 - FREE
An evening of queer fellowship celebrating the kickoff of the 2018 HOT! Festival, with sneaky peeky previews of HOT! Fest shows. We’ll have fizzy, fruity, summer cocktail specials and will be handing out HOT! Festival Passes to all HOT! artists.
July 3 - FREE
Pretty Girls Don’t Light Their Own Cigarettes is a continuous exploration of identity. Pretty Girls has been in development for over a full year. Previous episodes include Bananas, Burlesque, Clowns, Cigarettes, Coccaine, and Drag as articulators for an expression of self. Each episode gives you just a little bit more insight into the world of The Great Fairy Venus Celestina, and who she is, or possibly, who she once was.
July 5 - FREE
After a botched suicide attempt total bottom & force of nature Glace Chase is stuck in the space time continuum forced to cure the lovesickness of the people she now inhabits. Aided only by her present day advisor Siri, Glace must figure out her own love crime, if she ever wants to find her way home.
Jesus and Judas are in love and everything is wonderful; until God intervenes. This divine intervention forces Jesus to abandon Judas and set off on a path to carry out God’s mission. ‘I Love You, Jesus Christ!” is a queer allegorical retelling of the crucifixion where Jesus ascends as a martyr leaving Judas searching for something to believe in
July 6 - FREE
New work by America’s sweetheart Manning Jordan, who thinks it’s safe to eat romaine lettuce again.
to Bare the Rose ||| a visual memoir is a solo self-exploration of intimacy and trauma under love. This memoir recounts, redefines, and relearns truths of Black Queer Femme Love, and the ways violence retaliates against it. It is an interdisciplinary work encompassing movement, film, voice-overs, installation, and poetry to share the encounters of a lover who fails to love the self and others at the same time. This competition between self-love and self-lost manifests a need for truth seeking and vulnerability through memory. to Bare the Rose is itself a healing journey through acts of self-research, creating, and baring.
Kris, Eyeball, Baby, and Lane are a quartet of techno heathens in Berlin. They try to keep the party bumpin despite queer loneliness, suicidal thoughts, abusive men, Jesus, and Tomorrow knocking on the door.
July 7 and 21 - FREE
With ‘Swinging The Other Way’, Lee and Zaray present a musical celebration of an identity that has not always found an easy place in society – that of the female jazz artist. This unique presentation combines performances of new compositions with bits of historical background, humor and passion in between.
Not for Resale is a play that explores queer identities, queer communities and, the implications of queerness in socially constructed spaces.
A high-spirited, comedic, at times irreverent and other times vulnerable music-filled production that examines queerness as a place of personal and cultural innovation. And, like any place of innovation and experimentation that has strong aesthetics at work, there is the ever-present danger for appropriation and commodification by capitalist, patriarchal systems. With any visibility comes the danger of this commodification and the play wrestles with identities being marketed and examines “what is being sold”. It suggests that, potentially, queerness may only successfully exist outside of capitalist structures and asks us to consider if it can operate within them. It was devised by queer-identifying performers and drama therapists in NYU’s As Performance research series and written by actor and playwright Jess Barbagallo and directed by Alexis Powell.
PICK A COLOR follows four women over the course of a holiday season at their local nail salon. It’s a play about surviving the present together with resilience and strength. It is a celebration and examination of womanhood from the inside-out.
July 9 - FREE
Here is a new kind of bedtime story. One day, the sky bent down low and kissed the sea. They became lovers and from their love a child was born; it was both fish and bird. The fish/bird had to learn itself and the world (as we all do), while also navigating the confusion, misplaced anger, and obsession of the other creatures who could not fathom it being more than one thing. FISH/BIRD will combine excerpts from this short story, poems, and comedy from T. Wise, a real-life fish/bird.
Created with the intention to resist the intense wave of racism that is dividing this country, this play portrays the ridiculous xenophobia that makes people believe that speaking, learning or even listening to a different language will damage their culture.
In RUN! A pretty ordinary white nationalist family falls into a muddy and desperate identity crisis when they are attacked by La Contaminación Cultural. Their sense of language, grammar and origin gets altered, making them confused of who they really are.
July 10 - FREE
A series of sharply drawn character studies in song that explore life under transmisogyny. Join Ruthie as zie embraces hir newfound craving for salt, Judith as she’s forced to confront the overlap between trans lesbians and Jewish anti-zionists, Selena as they revel in the liberatory potential of a gender-weird future, and a dozen other ladies, dykes, and enbies as they explore, stumble, soar, and change. By turns euphoric, bitter, bleak, and stubborn, Defiant, Majestic, and Beautiful imagines a world without the distortion of the cis gaze and demolishes the myth of a singular, monolithic transfeminine experience.
Using borrowed text, song, & movement, The Organism that Persons (The OtP) seeks to create new worlds from old ones and offer new perspectives on what it means to be a person. This first installation of person[ing] borrows from the 1971 documentary A Lady Called Camille, the book ‘Architectural Body’ (Gins & Arkawa), and musical samplings from Depression-era tunes to Lana Del Rey. The OtP draws from classical & postmodern dance, Buffon (clown), vocal arts, & drag performance.
More information at http://dixonplace.org/category/hot-festival/