Wednesday, February 28, 2018

International Women Artists' Salon Event

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Dixon Place presents a celebration of international women artists from history and the here and now on International Women's Day.

New York-based women artists pay homage to a woman artist from their chosen homeland, representing more than 25 nations in tribute to women's artistry across the globe. This year includes a small visual art exhibition that runs during the month of March.

A multi-disciplinary event, including monologues, songs, dance & commentaries, celebrates the legacy of cultural riches created by women around the world & sustained today by international women creatives living in The City of New York.

Working with The OPTimistiks theatre collective, the International Women Artists'
Salon looks forward to its 7th collaboration with the League of Professional Theatre Women and their International Committee as well as dozens of other independent artists, from all disciplines.

Salon sYmphoNY first found its voice in the Lounge at Dixon Place in 2012. Seven
years strong, the chorus of women's artistry from around the World has graduated to the DP mainstage, inviting more people than ever to join the celebration.

Dixon Place is the venue for the event on Thursday, March 8th, doors open for mingling
in the Cocktail Lounge at 7pm; mainstage begins at 7.30pm for a 90-minute showcase (no intermission) with mingling and celebrating in Dixon Place’s Lounge thereafter; for all who are inspired by women artists.  Add your favorite woman artist to our IWAS Wall of Honor!

Advance reservations are recommended via Dixon for discounted tickets of
$14 (senior, student, idNYC) and $17 general admission.

Unreserved seating on the day of event is subject to availability for $17(senior, student, idNYC) and $20 general admission at the door.

For more information please contact Heidi Russell at
Thank you to our current media/event partners and sponsors:
4thU Artivists, ArtCondo, Beauty Bites Beast, Blue Muse Arts Bridge NY, EstroGenius Festival, HER Songs, Rhythm Color Associates, Theatre Beyond Broadway

This event is presented by Dixon Place, an incubator for artists since 1986, and non-profit
organization committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of
theater, dance, music, puppetry, literature, performance and visual art at all stages of
development. Dixon Place is the only non-profit theatre of its sizes to operate a full service
cocktail lounge where all profits support its invaluable mission.
161A Chrystie Street, New York City 10002

International Women Artists' Salon, a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural organization of
women making art in the world today.

The OPTimistiks Collective, International Theatre Artists Learning & Living in New York City
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League of Professional Theatre Women, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote
visibility and increase opportunities for women in the Professional Theatre -

Friday, February 9, 2018

her songs


an international women's singer-songwriter showcase presented by Studio 3rd Vision and Mar Creation

300 W 116th st [B/C Train 116th Street station stop]
(Tips are much appreciated!)

Studio 3rd Vision and Mar Creationare excited to announce their kick off of"Her Songs", a singer-songwriter showcase series featuring international women artists.
Each showcase they will feature one legendary female artist to cover. 

This month, all performing artists will cover one song from Carole King, a legendary artist from New York.

All are welcome to this debut!
Please support singer-songwriters and their beautiful art!

This month features:

- Belle-Skinner (USA)
- Lucite Tokki (Korea)
- Marina Tuset (Spain)
- Kami Maltz (Israel)

Lucite Tokki

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Marina Tuset

Guests are encouraged to stay for the event following as well, "The Poet WILL Be Televised!", which is created bySalonista Dale Novella's Royaltie Entertainment Company - The REC Life
this evening they celebrate Black History month and Valentine's with the amazing singers Toni Nicole and Danielle Martin, with open mic inviting poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way. The second Wednesday of each month at Silvana.

Come celebrate the special day with together with amazing women artists!!

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Salon Solo Amy Hughes

Salon Solo presents 
Amy Hughes 
Painter, Working in oil.

International Women Artists’ Salon is pleased to present a solo exhibition of salonista Amy Hughes 


Connect, 2017, oil on canvas sheet, 10 x 10”

Born in Leicester-shire, UK in 1992, Amy Hughes spent her years growing up between Cheshire, UK and Moscow, Russia. In July 2013 she received a degree in BA Hons Fine Art from Liverpool Hope University, UK. At her undergraduate show, she was awarded the 'purchase prize' by the Liverpool Women's Hospital, where a painting can be found in private collection.

Encased, 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30"

In 2016 she graduated from a two-year full-time MFA program at the New York Academy of Art. During her studies, she was awarded an Academy Merit Scholarship and HRH The Prince of Wales Scholarship (MFA 2016). Since graduating, Amy has continued to exhibit her work in both solo and group shows, working as an instructor of painting and as an Artist in Residence in the UK and New York. 

Most notably she has sold work at Sotheby’s NY and was recently a finalist for the Westminster Kennel Club painting competition in New York City.

Currently she is working as a teaching instructor at acclaimed Sir John Deane’s College, UK. Where she has been teaching an oil workshop to both the students and to the Sir John Deane’s College Art Professors to advance their skills.

Expanse, 2017, oil on linen 25 x 30


Looking forward Amy has many events to look forward to:

She will be teaching an advanced oil class at the New York Academy of Art in 2018. 

Amy also had a show of small works coming  in London at 508 Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK January 3-9 2017 titled Host. 

More locally Amy had a solo show in the lower east side from January 17-31 2018 titled Pure.

Emerge, 2017, oil on canvas 10 x 10”

"My work deals with the female body, typically my own. I painted and depicted my own body after thinking extensively about both my relationship to my body, and society’s relationship to it. Whilst both sensual and suffocating, the representation of the [female] flesh wrapped in plastic is reminiscent of meat packaged and sold ready for consumption, just how the female body is often presented in art history and contemporary visual culture for male consumption." - Amy Hughs

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Salon Feature: PREformance with Allison Charney

International Women Artists' Salon Presents...

PREformance with Allison Charney, celebrating a season of milestones...
the 9th Season of this unique classical music concert series moves to a new home: Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center; heralded by new artwork by the NY-based visual artist and director, Doug Fitch;
and grounded by a new website:

PREformances with Allison Charney moves to a new home at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center on Monday October 16, 2017 at 1PM.
PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY invites audience to experience celebrated classical musicians in “PREformances” anticipating their upcoming engagements on the world’s most prestigious stages. Acclaimed opera singer Allison Charney hosts a behind-the-scenes glimpse into top-level artists’ practices and performance, deliberately blurring the traditional barriers which exist between classical musicians and audience in concerts by providing "un-Google-able" insights into these great performers thoughts and practices. PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY has presented over 95 of the preeminent musicians of our time. Notable appearances include those by New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, Metropolitan Opera stars William Burden and Maria Zifchak, flutist Carol WIncenc, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, pianists Joel Fan and Navah Perlman. The series has presented new classical works by composers Michael Ching, Moshe Knoll, Kim D. Sherman and Dina Pruzhansky. Together with Craig Ketter, PREformances’ noted collaborative pianist, soprano Allison Charney, performs on every concert. Each evening and matinee concert typically run an hour and a half, with no intermission. “PREformances with Allison Charney” maintains a charitable relationship with the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania - both contributing to its cutting-edge research efforts and promoting awareness of the Basser Center’s mission of advancing the care of individuals living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

Soprano Allison Charney, made her New York City Opera debut as Musetta in LA BOHÈME and went on to critical acclaim in opera houses across the US. Concert appearances include performances at Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Boston Pops under the baton of NY Philharmonic music director, Alan Gilbert. A champion of contemporary classical music, Ms. Charney has commissioned and premiered many new works, including 6 pieces written for the ARK Trio, of which she is a founding member. Ms. Charney is the founder and host of the classical concert series, PREformances with Allison Charney (now in its 9th season) This fall, she will be the soprano soloist at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in "Prayer for Peace: The Power of One Voice” singing Beethoven’s NINTH SYMPHONY and Knoll’s PSALM 133. Ms. Charney is featured in the recently-released, first recording of the Pulitzer Prize nominated oratorio Choose Life, by composer Mona Lyn Reese and can be heard in a CD of American song with pianist, Benjamin Loeb, on the DSC Label. Ms. Charney is an active recitalist and master teacher and is the founder and curator of the concert series, PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude with highest honors, in Special Concentrations from Harvard University, she went on to earn two graduate degrees in music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Charney now lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.

On October 16 Soprano Allison Charney, with long time collaborative pianist Craig Ketter, will launch the 2017-2018 Classical Concert Series and Debut of PREformances with Allison Charney at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

The matinee concert will feature ‘preformance’ appearances by special guests pianists Joel Fan and Julia Zilberquit, conductor Jason Tramm, actor Jordan Charney and violinist Kelly Hall Tompkins -

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins and soprano Allison Charney will “preform” Israeli composer Moshe Knoll's lush setting of Psalm 133. Maestro Jason Tramm will conduct veteran actor of stage and screen Jordan Charney in Schoenberg's gripping cantata "A Survivor from Warsaw" along with a special performance by the Seton Hall University Choir in anticipation of “Prayer for Peace: The Power of One Voice” classical music concert, October 27th at NJPAC.

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins will also play a suite from Fiddler on the Roof, arranged for her, that she will both perform with orchestra and record later this year. She will be accompanied by Stephen Benson, guitar; Joshua Camp, accordion and Steve Moran, bass.

Pianist Julia Zilberquit will play selections of the great Russian composers - Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Tchaikovsky - in advance of her upcoming concerts in London and St. Petersburg.

And, in preparation for Open Source Music Festival, pianist Joel Fan will “preform” several new pieces by contemporary composers.

The series continues with evening concerts at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center on Monday, November 27th and Monday, March 5th and will conclude with a final matinee concert on Monday, April 23rd.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - July 15, 2017

Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Host: Pooya Mohseni

Curator: Heidi Russell

Tonight, partnering with Dixon Place's annual month-long HOT! Festival celebrating queer culture, we have amazing women artists sharing work that celebrates and honors LBTQ arts and culture and opens the dialogue around important issues to the LGBTQ community around the globe.

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 26 years. “The Best LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” –The Village Voice

Thank you Dixon!

Historical Honoree: Hope Mirrlees (b. 1887) was a modernist writer, poet, and translator. She was the author of three novels (Madeleine, The Counterplot, and Lud-in-the-Mist), Paris: A Poem, and co-translator of 21 Russian short stories (The Book of the Bear) with her partner Jane Harrison. Mirrlees met Harrison—a highly influential Classicist academic and early feminist—at Newnham College, and the two were to live and travel together until Harrison’s death in 1928. In her later life, Mirrlees published a larger (and more demure) collection of poems, as well as a biography of the antiquary Sir Robert Bruce Cotton. She moved between Cambridge, London, Paris, and Russia, before retiring to Headington in Oxford, where she died in 1978.

Film – Laura Arten, celebrating transgender visual artist TOYEN

TOYEN , film 2.5min

Laura Arten pays tribute to the famous 20th Century transgender surrealist painter and artist TOYEN

Toyen was a transgender artist born in Prague (1902) Painter, Illustrator, collagist and a member of surrealist movement. She regularly exhibited in Paris and Prague. A member of Devetsil surrealist movement in Prague and Artificialism movement founder along with Jindrich Styrsky. During WWII she immigrated to Paris and died there in 1980.

Laura Arten graduated in film studies from the University of The Arts London and subsequently went on to study acting at NYU Tisch and Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. She has been living in New York full time since 2016 pursuing career in acting and arts. She is founder and designer of Goldfire Jewelry.

Theatre – Barbara Kahn

Barbara Kahn performs an excerpt from her play Cyma’s Story.

Cyma’s Story: Cyma, a Jewish immigrant living in Wyoming in 1939, recounts meeting Rachel, who “saved her from a life of loneliness.” With the outbreak of war in Europe, she recalls her childhood and fears for the family left behind in Russia.

Historical plays can hold a mirror to the present by portraying the past. My plays reflect the larger conflicts of class, race relations, ethnic differences and sexual identity. Echoing George Sand, “All I want is for people to question the accepted lies and call out for the forgotten truths.”

Barbara Kahn Plays produced: U.S. and Europe. Directed: New York and The National Theatre, London. Theater for the New City: her primary NY theatrical home since 1994. Among awards: Torch of Hope Award for achievement in non-profit theatre, following past recipients Terrence McNally, John Guare, August Wilson, and A.R. Gurney.

Performance Art – Drae Campbell


Drae received a BFA in Theater from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. She's been spotted on IFC.Com, Conan. Refinery29 and in numerous films. Some theater credits include: Non-Consensual Relationships With Ghosts, La Mama, My Old Man, Dixon Place, Oph3lia at HERE. She appeared as a radical lesbian in Taylor Mac's 24 Decade History Of Popular Music at St. Ann's Warehouse. Drae hosts and curates a live monthly show called TELL.

Literature and Host – Pooya Mohseni

Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian/American actor, Transgender advocate and writer. Her recent stage performances have been in Baltimore Center Stage’s “The White Snake” dir: Natsu Onoda Power, Madame in The OUTLIERS’ production of "The Maids" dir: Ben Gunderson and the title role in "Death of a Persian Prince" dir: Dewey Moss. She’s also a recurring guest star on the USA network/Amazon Prime’s "Falling Water".

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - June 17, 2017

Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Host: Heidi Russell Curator: Melinda Lauw

Tonight we honor how women artists are using their creative voices to open and expand the dialogue on the theme of ‘Isolation, breaking barriers’.

Dance – Shannon Stowe

New Dance Theatre and Access Theater present Asylum

New Dance Theatre, in a co-production with Access Theater, makes its world premiere with ASYLUM. In Asylum, New Dance Theatre explores the gestures of living in a world of stigma, and how we can find the compassion we need to feel -- if not healthy -- at least human.

New Dance Theatre was founded by Shannon Stowe with fellow New School for Drama alumni in 2014. Previous workshop productions: STRICKEN (Emerging Artists Theatre's New Works Series- BEST OF), and A DATE FOR THE EVENING at EAT and San Francisco Fringe. ASYLUM was first presented in conjunction with New Light Theater Project's Darkroom Series.

Upcoming performance of Asylum runs July 13 - 30 at Access Theater - Thurs - Sat. at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets $18 online, $20 at the door

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Performance Art – Ana Freeman

Odyssey Works
Ana Freeman will be speaking about her role in Odyssey Works. Since 2001, Odyssey Works has been creating immersive, durational experiences for and about an audience of one. Their team is made up of artists in dozens of disciplines who study the life of one individual and create intimate, meaningful performances that last days, weeks, or months.

Ana Freeman is a writer and performer in multiple disciplines, and has been working with Odyssey Works since January 2016. Since then, she has served as the editor of the artists’ interview series, a contributor to the Library of Experiences, and the production manager of Pilgrimage. She also writes for Theatre is Easy and performs with Fooju Dance Collaborative.
To purchase a membership to the Library of Experiences or their book Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One, visit

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Literature/Music – Mia Capotorto Sommese

The Exhibit

Mia Capotorto Sommese presents the journey behind the creation of her new musical, The Exhibit, co-written with composer Jonathan Winton Brenner. The piece takes place in a world much like ours, where every zoo includes a Homo sapien exhibit. As seven humans exist in the monotony of a lifetime under captive observation, they rediscover their place in the animal kingdom and discover the primal truths that civilization allowed them to forget.

The Exhibit was developed through Baby Crow Productions under the working title Sapien Sapien Sapien. The first reading and workshop were both presented in 2015 and were directed by Baby Crow's Artistic Director, Margaret Grace Hee. The piece was also featured in the New York Theater Barn's New Work Series in February of 2016.

Mia Capotorto Somese is a director, writer, and teaching artist focused on the development of new musical theatre. She is an Associate Artist with Baby Crow Productions, a non-profit theatre company dedicated to developing work that is socially and environmentally conscious.

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Visual Art – Jennifer May Reiland

Jennifer May Reiland presents her work Encierros. The title literally translates to ‘enclosures’ in Spanish, but the term is also used to describe "the running of the bulls" in English. The piece she is presenting draws parallels between enclosures in the world of bullfighting and in society's roles for women.

Jennifer May Reiland is a Brooklyn-based artist from Texas. She makes watercolor paintings on paper and hand-drawn animations. She creates unique worlds peopled by princesses, bullfighters, soldiers, priests, and assassins. A religious childhood and long stays in France and Spain have influenced the development of the visual world she inhabits. She has shown her work in New York City, Paris, Miami, and Houston. Her next show will be at The Drawing Center in Soho in August.

Where Do We Stand? (Aug 3-Sep 17), The Drawing Center

Open Sessions 11 (Oct 12 – Nov 19), The Drawing Center

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Curator – Melinda Lauw

Melinda Lauw is a Singaporean artist, curator and performance creator based in New York. She is the co-creator of Whisperlodge, an immersive live ASMR performance, which has been featured in TimeOut, The Atlantic, New York Magazine and The Scene. She holds a BA in Fine Art & History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art, New Nork. She is the recipient of The Christine Risley Award 2015 from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery in London. Her work has been exhibited extensively in London and Singapore, and she actively performs live ASMR in New York.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Other Mozart

DRAMA DESK, Off-Broadway Alliance nominations
2 New York Innovative Theater Awards

“Strikingly beautiful” - New York Times
“This is a gem of a show.” - The Stage (London)
“ arresting depiction”-- Londonist

OPENING TODAY in Los Angeles area: 

Rubicon Theatre, Ventura, CA - June 1 - 18

Other upcoming shows:

Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, OR
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Rhode Island College, RI
Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

THE OTHER MOZART is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

"Strikingly beautiful." -- New York Times

“A gem of a show.” - The Stage (London)

“ arresting depiction”-- Londonist

"This show is the height of theatrical achievement." -- Theater is Easy
Created by Sylvia Milo, the monodrama is set in a stunning 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska from the National Theater of Poland). Directed by Isaac Byrne, THE OTHER MOZART is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters.

Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a female composer who inspired Nannerl), original music was written for the play by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, the International Contemporary Ensemble and BAM) for the instruments Nannerl knew intimately, such asclavichords, music boxes, and bells, as well as teacups, fans, and other ordinary objects that might have captured her imagination.

". . . fascinating and irresistibly intelligent." -- Theatermania
Period style movement directed by Janice Orlandi creates a world of opulence and elegance through articulate delicacy of expressive balletic gestures, reverent court bows, and fan language

"One of the most remarkable theatrical presentations ... an exalted plane of expression and elegance." -- New York Arts

THE OTHER MOZART had a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run in NYC in 2014. It has toured extensively in Europe (at the Mozart Wohnhaus and the Neue Residenz in Salzburg, at the Pasinger Fabrik in Munich, in Estonia and Tyrol), in Toronto, and in the US (Cherry Lane Theater and Lotos Club in NYC, RVCC in NJ, the Berkshires, Alabama, CT, TX, FL, Charleston, New Orleans, Kingston, San Diego).
In September 2015 the play was presented at St. James Theater in London to critical acclaim.
Last June The Other Mozart was performed at the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego in front of an audience of 1000. 

"The big stars of experimental theater" - Wall Street Journal

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