Current Gallery Exhibits

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(top row l to r) Susan Bernfield, Kari Bentley-Quinn, Laura Rohrman, Penny Jackson, Sound Designer Natalie Johnsonius Neubert, Saviana Stanescu

(middle row l to r)  Abby Rosebrock, Karen Cellini, Kara Lee Corthron, Micheline Auger, Jessica Almasy, Diana Oh,  Winter Miller, Photographer/Conceptual Artist/Actor Jody Christopherson,

(bottom row l to r) Maybe Burke, Angela Santillo, Amy E. Witting, Cecilia Copeland and Maria Alexandria Beech. photos by Jody Chrtstopherson


161a Chrystie Street, New York NY (between Rivington and Delancy)


Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project will be on view August 29 – September 30.


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This is what a playwright looks like. I want you see them. When you seek plays to program, scripts to buy, curriculum to teach I want you to remember.

Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project is a series of portrait and sound installations that bring visibility to playwrights who identify as female. Through portraits and podcasts  we bring awareness to what remains to be widely seen and heard.  The gallery opening  takes place on Dixon Place’s Mainstage and will include immersive audio performances in darkness with projections to highlight the absence of seeing these plays performed. Patrons will be invited to download fully sound designed Podcast recordings of writers and actors performing excerpts of their plays. Patrons can listen to each podcast while viewing the corresponding portrait at: 

Featured playwrights include; Jessica Almasy, Susan Bernfield, Saviana Stanescu, Penny Jackson, Cecilia Copeland, Diana Oh, Laura Noni Rohrman, Kari Bentley-Quinn, Amy E. Witting, Winter Miller, Maria Alexandria Beech, Micheline Auger, Karen Cellini, Angela Santillo, Abby Rosebrock, Kara Lee Corthron and Maybe Burke.

Ways to create your own portrait and be counted: Are you a playwright who identifies as female? I want you to wear this shirt.


Jody Christopherson (photographer/ conceptual artist) is a performer, writer and photographer living in New York. As a generative artist she creates and performs interactive events within the context of theater, film/new media. Recent works include: Because You Are Good, transcribed from interviews with Clove Galilee (daughter of Lee Breuer and Ruth Maleczech co-founders of Mabou Mines), commission and presented by Metropolitan Playhouse in April 2015.  The Skype Show or See You in August  presented by The New York International Fringe Festival (2013), Filmgate Miami, The Brick Theater and StoryCode (2014). Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwirght Project (presented by Dixon Place Jan-Feb 2015), the theatrical band Greencard Wedding, Eschaton Cabaret (Dixon Place, Bowery Poetry Club), DIVE (Philadelphia Shakespeare Classical Cabaret) Like This (Winner of The Exquisite Corpse Film Festival NYC).

Photography credits include: One World Observatory for The Hettema Group,  Sleep No More for Huffington Post, The Mount for The Edith Warton Estate, The Glass Sculpture of Fine Artist Henry Richardson, UMBC Magazine, Rising Phoenix Rep, Drama of Works, League of Professional Theater Women, Brooklyn College, The New School as well as portraits of many actors, musicians and playwrights.

Natalie Johnsonius Neubert (sound designer) is a director, sound artist, performer, and curator. In New York her work has been seen with such companies as Target Margin Theater, Performance Space 122, Galapagos Art Center, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Culture Project, The Brick Theater, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, The New York Public Library, the New York Botanical Gardens, as well as at the Miami Light Project and the Bridge Lane Theatre in London. She studied music, theatre and writing at Sarah Lawrence College, where she received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees.

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