News: Dixon Place presents "paRenT PlUs LOaNs," by Camille Simone Thomas, Beginning Sept. 9

Camille Thomas. Photo Credit: Peter Yesley
Dixon Place will present paRenT PlUs LOaNs, a new play written and performed by Camille Simone Thomas, directed by Sierra B. Nicole, beginning on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM (with a panel discussion facilitated by Judy Tate). paRenT PlUs LOaNs follows Camille as she navigates a predominantly white institution in pursuit of an undergraduate degree through rising tuition costs, familial expectations, and her own personal aspirations. Simultaneously startling and funny, the show merges text, projections, slam poetry, and defining moments from her past to analyze the racket that is student debt and how it affects students of color. The play has been developed with BlackBoard, the National Women’s Theatre Festival, and American Slavery Project.

Camille Simone Thomas is an associate artist with Sanguine Theatre company, and current cohort member of Moxie Arts Incubator as a producer. She is an alum of Broadway Advocacy Coalitions Artivism course, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s DEAR fellowship, The Theatre Producers of Color program and a former Acting Apprentice at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her plays have been featured with The Obie Award-winning Harlem9 and Detroit Public Theatre Company, The National Women’s Theatre Festival, Lime Arts Theatre Company, American Slavery Project, Blackboard playwriting series, and The Red Curtain Theatre, and have been published with The Playground Experiment. 

Sierra Nicole is an up-and-coming theater director and filmmaker based in NYC. Their most recent projects include Switch Seats With Me, a sketch comedy show featuring a diverse group of actors, writers, and directors, and JJ Maley's I'm (Also) Not that girl. They have also worked with The LGBTQ Center in coalition building and The Next Generation Project for the advocacy of TGNC folks across the state of New York, and they hope to use storytelling as a medium not only for creating change but also facilitating joy and belonging.

Following its September 9th premiere,  paRenT PlUs LOaN will continue on September 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30pm, with a matinee performance on September 17 at 3:00pm.

Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington & Delancey Streets) in Manhattan. 
(By subway: B/D to Grand, F to 2nd Ave, J/Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring St, M to Essex St).

The Dixon Place cocktail lounge is open before and after the show. Proceeds from the lounge directly support Dixon Place’s artists and mission. 

Tickets
Early Bird tickets until August 15, 2022:: $15

General Admission: $17 in advance and $20 at the door
Seniors & Students: $12 in advance and $15 at the door

Group rates are available. For tickets and further information, visit: http://dixonplace.org/performances/parent-plus-loans/

Runtime: 50 minutes

Dixon Place practices Covid-19 safety protocols. Proof of vaccination, an I.D., and masks are required.

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