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, 18 October 2014 ~ Host: Heidi Russell, founder
Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Helen Levitt (1913 – 2009)
Helen Levitt was a photographer, film editor and director known for her captivating portraits of New York urban life. Ms. Levitt was born in Brooklyn, New York, and pursued a career in photography, with some of her earlier images showcased by Fortune magazine and the Museum of Modern Art. She was known for her captures of children and urban street life and worked as a film director on over 25 films including documentaries like The Quiet One. She was also one of the first photographers to work with color. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Levitt
Film: Collaborative Media Productions
Collaborative Media Productions has hired 12 female producers for their upcoming indie short THE KIDS MENU, written by Richard Vetere (The Writer's Afterlife), directed by Paul Borghese (Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn), and starring Vincent Pastore ( The Sopranos) & Nyle Lynn (Comedy Central).
Nyle Lynn (Sag-Aftra, AEA) is the head of Collaborative Media Productions and has acting credits including everything from spoofs on Comedy Central, to dramatic leads at The Actor's Studio here in New York City. She has produced Off-Broadway shows, web-series, and short films. So with her BFA in drama, a minor in business admin and a knack for sales & advertising, starting a production company was the next logical adventure. www.nylelynn.com
Maayan Schneider is an Israeli-American film and stage actress, host and M.C., born in Jerusalem and living in New York City, where she studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She has performed on stage, among others, at the Abingdon and Kraine Theatres, in short films, and Web –Sitcoms. Her self-produced Web Series, "Maayan's Music Minute", celebrates independent music artists, and she co-created and co-hosted “Free & Cheap NYC” with Angela Church on WBAI Radio. www.maayanschneider.com
Literature: Carol Hollenbeck
Reading excerpt from her novel, True Blondes
Ms. Hollenbeck’s novel takes the reader on a journey from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas, the characters two blondes Mandy, and Diane, of which only one will survive.
Actress, author, and playwright Carol Hollenbeck has appeared on TV soap opera, in several off-broadway plays, and in several murder mysteries. She produced Hells Kitchen Short Film Festival, in which her short film THE LIFTERS was premiered. Carol founded the group HELLS KITCHEN WRITERS, which includes poets and novelists , and produce functions several times a year. Her book TRUE BLONDES, is about the trials and tribulations of what it means to be blonde, the myth surrounding the light haired goddesses. Carol’s play HOMETOWN PREMIER, which takes place in the sixties, tells the story of a young girl as she returns home from Hollywood for her hometown premier. facebook.com/carolhollenbeck and facebook.com/trueblondes
Theater: Katherin O’Sullivan
Performing excerpt from her solo show, Music For Dogs
Janey Mac has got some bad news! She has come to the beach to record a farewell message to her brother and sister. Her legacy is both funny and unexpected.
Katherine is a New York based actor. She has appeared in many plays, including Antigone, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Under Milk Wood, Footfalls, TheTinker’s Wedding, The Cú Chulain Cycle, Nora's Bloke, Cell, The Holy Ground, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Finnegan’s Farewell (Off- Broadway). Her film work includes Nettie in the award-winning indie horror feature I’ll Bury You Tomorrow, Leslie in The Blood Shed, and Aunt Idella in Gallery of Fear. You may also see her in Kinsey, The Emperor’s Club and Birdman.
Multi-Discpline: Estrogenius Festival
Estro at 15!
Can you believe EstroGenius is 15? Neither can we. But we are really excited about this year’s line-up of one-woman shows, short plays, dance, visual art and youth performances….now thru November 2nd!
Manhattan Theatre Source’s EstroGenius Festival, an annual celebration of female voices, is one of New York City’s largest women’s arts festivals. Founded by Fiona Jones in 2000, the festival debuted with a program of 10 short plays and music. Since then, it has grown into a multi-week event including short plays, solo shows, teen performances, visual art, and dance. In past years, we’ve also had stand-up comedy, live music, fundraisers for African girls’ education, and full-day networking events with panels and workshops. Almost completely volunteer run, the EstroGenius Festival has provided thousands of artists the chance to shine. We are committed to providing opportunities to female artists – in a variety of disciplines – ranging from the emerging to the seasoned professional. www.estrogenius.org
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