Artistic Director Ellie Covan ran Dixon Place as a Paris salon when it opened in1985. Tonight she presents the world’s longest-running LGBTQ Performance
Festival for the 23rd time. HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, features a
different performance (plays, music, film, dance, puppetry but rarely just one by itself) every night, with titles such as “Michael Jackson was innocent, and I didn’t kill Jonbenet Ramsey… but I was there,” an uncompromising (and “sexy”) look at the corrupt U.S. court system, and “Ombra,” a multimedia dance performance citing the influences of Dante’s “Paradiso” and Plato’s “Cave,” occurring episodically during a dance party for which, just for that evening, Dixon Place transforms into a club. Performances are character arc-centric and take place in locations as diverse as customer service purgatory, underground rap clubs, a Polish forest haunted by Baba Yaga, and Cornflake County, New Jersey.

Mondays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: July 5. Continues through Aug. 2, 2014