With this acclaimed series, Dixon Place commissions theatre, performance and dance artists to develop and present new works. Mondo Cane! allows Dixon Place to support artists by providing them with 1-3 months of workshop time, plus a month-long run of performances where they can get audience feedback and continue the work's development. Each year, six to seven artists or groups are commissioned for this series, more than half of whom represent minority perspectives. We pay artists a fee and provide free workshop, rehearsal and performance space; technical assistance; and marketing and publicity support. Artists invited to submit for commission are usually those with whom Dixon Place has established an existing relationship through previous work in a series or the performance works-in-progress.
Recent commissions have included work by Emily Berry, Aldo Perez/TheatreTHE & Edwin Lee Gibson. Past commisions have included a workshop production of Lisa Kron's "Well" at the Public Theater, the Civilians' "The Ladies" which took on powerful wives of politicians joined for a tea party, and Susana Cook's "100 Years of Attitude."