"Ignorance Is No Excuse" at Dixon Place's HOT! Festival
About this Show
RENO is an opinionated, radical feminist alternative voice who creates heavily improvised stream-of-consciousness topical monologues with incredible wit, political consciousness and common sense. Starting with her first HBO comedy hour, Reno In Rage And Rehab through her HBO feature film, Reno Finds Her Mom, her Bravo series, Citizen Reno, to her live show commissioned by Hartford Stage, The God Show, Reno wrestles with the ‘way it is’ and points to the ‘way it’s supposed to be’. As such, she became the first artist to take on the challenge of dealing with 9/11 in public – opening a new show just 3 weeks later. Rebel is her rapid-fire witness of the events of September 11th and how they affected her personally, living a few blocks from the World Trade Center, and in the context of the world at large. Reno: Rebel Without A Pause became an emotional and cathartic service to the community. A performance film of the show was made by Nancy Savoca and has shown around the world, winning the 500 year old Florentine Peace Prize.