Associative Behavior in the Fifth Species

Dixon Place Lounge

Tuesday, August 29, 2017. 7:30 pm


Songs of Immigration and Inclusion: Peter Dizozza, Robert Hieger, Robbie McCauley, Joanie Fritz Zosike

  1. Vision Quest Three, music/lyrics Peter Dizozza Peter

  2. That Much Better, music/lyrics Peter Dizozza Peter

  3. Immigrants, lyrics Robbie McCauley, music Ed Montgomery Robbie, Peter on piano

  4. What a Wonderful World, Robert Thiele and George David Weiss Robert, Peter on piano

  5. Another World, music/lyrics Anohni Joanie, Peter on piano

Colloquy: The Mystery of Somogyi: Robbie, Joanie, Peter on piano

First step of Scene 1 from a longer work-in-process by Robbie McCauley & Joanie Fritz Zosike

Associative Behavior

A short play with text, music and lyrics by Peter Dizozza

Uncle Sid: Robert Hieger

Ethel Vong: Joanie Fritz Zosike

Manager: Robbie McCauley

Klarf: Peter Dizozza

Graphic art: Maira Vergara


Peter Dizozza is a music composer who also produces supplemental material as a writer, pianist, performer, photographer, and filmmaker. He’s a member and former Chair of The Entertainment Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, The Lambs Club and The Dramatists Guild. A limited green vinyl edition of his 2003 album, Songs of "The Golf Wars," is available now from

Robert Hieger is a member of The Living Theatre, DADAnewyorkDADAnynyDADA, and the Wycherly Systers, and has written incidental music for all three companies. He had the singular pleasure of directing Joanie Fritz Zosike in her solo works, Harpies Complex and All Right! So I AM the Earth! Most recently he was seen in Peter Dizozza’s Associative Behavior. He earned his Master’s Degree in Integrated Digital Media from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Robbie McCauley, OBIE Award playwright of Sally’s Rape, an internationally recognized performance artist and director, performed Sugar, her play directed by Maureen Shea at ArtsEmerson in Boston and received the IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award. Directing credits include Adrienne Kennedy’s Sleep Deprivation Chamber at Penumbra Theatre Co. in Minnesota. Acting credits include Fences at the Tyrone Guthrie and For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf on Broadway.Widely anthologized, including Omi Osun Joni L. Jones’ newest book, Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic, Robbie McCauley is a recently retired Professor Emerita of Emerson College in Boston.

Joanie Fritz Zosike, actor, The Living Theatre; director, DADAnewyorkDADAnynyDADA; co-founder/co-director, Action Racket Theatre. She performed A Christmas Carol with Austin Pendleton; The Paris Commune, dir. Zoe Beloff; and understudied Judith Malina in The Living Theatre’s Maudie and Jane. She earned a fellowship from Edward Albee’s The Barn and a Foundation for Jewish Culture grant. Her words appear in Women and the American Theatre (TCG), Between Ourselves: Letters Between Mothers and Daughters (Houghton-Mifflin), 11/9—the Fall of American Democracy, and such pubs as Bastille, Dissident Voice, Heresies, Levure Literraire, Maintenant, and Ides, an anthology of chapbooks from Silver Birch Press.

Peter, Robert, Robbie and Joanie would like to extend our thanks to Ellie Covan and the Dixon Place staff; Sam Moree, Maira Vergara, The Lambs Club, Cinema VII, and Fancy Pants. In loving memory of Laurie Carlos, Greta Gundersen and Jayne A. Pierce.

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