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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Gardaă­  | Open: 02/20/14 Close: 03/08/14
Borders aren't just political - they're personal. How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Gardaí is a new play that sheds light on one woman’s attempt to interrogate the bureaucratic horror that is Immigration Policy. This exciting show examines the desire to find something human and worthwhile in a deeply dehumanizing process. 

This show is a hilarious, poignant, and truthful retelling of a deeply personal, grueling, and upsetting merry-go-round of miscommunication and administrative paperwork.  It deals with the pressure on relationships, the questioning of one’s identity and the struggle between wanting to stand up for yourself and not wanting to potentially upset your immigrant status.

In this play, Lili explores immigration from Ireland to her native New Mexico and why it’s an issue everyone is so damned worried about.


About the Company: Sunglasses After Dark Productions
SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK: A MANIFESTO

Sunglasses After Dark Productions is a theatre collective dedicated to challenging audiences by deconstructing stereotypes. As a family of artists collaborating together, SADP fosters a supportive environment of unique perspectives. SADP creates and develops new plays, as well as revitalizes classic works with groundbreaking approaches to gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality etc.

Too often we are bombarded by negative and limiting social messages; SADP serves as a proponent of positive social change. Theater should open doors of communication, reach out to communities, fight against intolerance and act as a backlash against hate. We do not create new plays solely for the purpose of creating new work: we empower the weird, turn the unseen into the seen, give the unheard a voice. As the Great T. Geisel once wrote, "A person's a person no matter how small."

~Madeleine and Becca~

Co-founders of Sunglasses After Dark Productions

Tina and Amy: Last Night in Paradise  | Open: 02/20/14 Close: 03/08/14
SixTee Collective presents Tina and Amy: Last Night in Paradise!

Before the fame, before the glory, before the drunk texts from Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were really broke. One uncomfortable night in 1997, Tina and Amy are struggling to write the perfect sketch. From the creators of the Frigid Festival 2013’s Best Show, comes this super true, totally not made up story about two iconic women of comedy.

SixTee Collective (Antonia Lassar, Maria Gilholey, and Nikki DiLoreto) is a group of ladies who are funny who like to do plays about ladies who are funny. 

 

Ben, a straight Mormon guy caught in the middle between his church and his many close gay friends, attempts to understand the intersection of religious faith and sexual identity by interviewing gay and lesbian Mormons around the country. Ben Abbott plays both interviewer and subjects in this funny, challenging, and poignant one-man show based on actual interviews.

Questions of the Heart is almost certainly the first fringe play ever to have been performed successfully at both a Mormon church and a gay bar. 

“Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss and One Forever Family” (directed by David Knoell), a one-woman show by former Chicago Tribune journalist Kelly Haramis, juggles the complications of modern infertility, the endless delays of international adoption, and the crushing depths of unexpected loss.    In the process, Kelly introduces audiences to 1950s New York City, the world’s most-fertile man, and raucous Penn State parties. Kelly’s quest for a baby culminates in an astounding trip to China that shows her how to be a mother with style, grace, and wit.    Find out how Kelly’s hands went from holding a dream to holding two miracles, and make Double Happiness your own.“Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss and One Forever Family” (directed by David Knoell), a one-woman show by former Chicago Tribune journalist Kelly Haramis, juggles the complications of modern infertility, the endless delays of international adoption, and the crushing depths of unexpected loss. In the process, Kelly introduces audiences to 1950s New York City, the world’s most-fertile man, and raucous Penn State parties. Kelly’s quest for a baby culminates in an astounding trip to China that shows her how to be a mother with style, grace, and wit. Find out how Kelly’s hands went from holding a dream to holding two miracles, and make "Double Happiness" your own at the FRIGID New York Festival. http://www.frigidnewyork.info/Show/281

#coriolanus  | Open: 07/05/13 Close: 07/20/13
Horse Trade Theater Group and THEATER IN ASYLUM will present the World Premiere of #CORIOLANUS adapted and directed by Paul Bedard based on William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, July 5-20 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place). The production will feature choreography by Katie Palmer and an Original Score by Randall Benichak with Lighting Design by Dan Stearns (Incendiary Agents at The New Ohio), Costume Design by Dave Burrington (Sleep No More), Media Design by Kelly Colburn, and Dramaturgy by Samantha Keogh and Katie Palmer. The Production Stage Manager will be Amelia Lembeck.

Technology has enabled democracy in a way that has never quite been possible before and as a result, it encourages populism. Would we ever elect a president in the same way we elect an American Idol? Would we ever choose policy based on what goes viral?

Pitting populism against elitism, TIA's #CORIOLANUS is a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic play that recounts the tragedy of a man at the mercy of media, politics, and Twitter. This interactive performance is set in a twitter centric world with live feeds on every wall. 


About the Company: Horse Trade Theater Group

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership. 

Words, Razors, And The Wounded Heart  | Open: 04/11/13 Close: 04/27/13
Horse Trade Theater Group (Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director, Erez Ziv, Executive Director) and Less Than Rent Theatre will present the World Premiere of WORDS, RAZORS, AND THE WOUNDED HEART by James Presson. The production will be directed by Jake Ahlquist (Fringe Excellence Award Winner ’10) and star Sean Patrick Monahan (Charles Busch’s Time Square Angel) and Emma March Barash (Stop the Virgins at St. Anne’s Warehouse). The show will also feature Dean Acree (New York Dream at The Pearl), Cory Asinofsky (Puppet Hamlet), Amanda Brooklyn (HBO’s Girls), Ben Diserens (the upcoming Wolf of Wall Street), Patrick Dooley, Jenna Grossano, Jackie Hansen, Jacob Presson, Tom Sanchez (Independents), and RJ Vaillancourt (Healthy Start by Gilad Cohen). Designs will feature sets by Grace Laubacher (Convergence at soloNOVA), lights by Gary Slootskiy (Independents), and costumes by Samantha Jacobsen.

WORDS, RAZORS, AND THE WOUNDED HEART is a tell-all chronicling an adolescence spent in Connecticut High School Hell. It tells the story of two star-crossed teenagers whose love faces many obstacles not the least of which being that they’re siblings. When their friends get involved, it’s only a matter of time until their suburban powder keg explodes and sets the whole world on fire.

WORDS, RAZORS, AND THE WOUNDED HEARTis a contemporary response to Jacobean Revenge Tragedies such as ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Duchess of Malfi, and The Spanish Tragedy. The title is drawn from a line in the opening scene of Titus Andronicus. It is one of a number of adaptations produced by Less Than Rent Theatre, including Little Town Blues (inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters), Friends Don’t Let Friends (inspired by Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler), and Songs and Julie (based on Strindberg’s Miss Julie).


About the Company: Horse Trade Theater Group

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership. 

The Vindlevoss Family Circus Spectacular!  | Open: 02/21/13 Close: 03/03/13
 

In this fringe festival favorite, the mustachioed Professor Penelope Vindlevoss discovers Edward the Zombie on her recent anthropological expedition, and takes it upon herself to domesticate him. What is Edward’s final lesson? To put on a circus, of course! Physical comedy and undead logic collide in this quirky fable about how to be truly human...


“Edward the Zombie is a brilliant and comical creation.  The Professor’s mustache is almost a character by itself …”
Washington City Paper

“With all the charm of a flea circus, The Vindlevoss Family Circus Spectacular! creates big smiles and laughs that will leave you itching for more!”

Maryland Theatre Guide


About the Company: Animal Engine

 Animal Engine Theatre Company is a performance ensemble devoted to creating original devised theatre.

Since 2010 we have created 2 works: The Vindlevoss Family Circus Spectacular! (a 2 person zombie circus fable) andIt’s a 10 Minute Life (a 5 person breakneck version of “It’s a Wonderful Life”).  We have performed on the Off-Off Broadway stages of New York City (Dixon Place, tinyDANGEROUSfun, The Brick Theater, The Downtown Clown Revue), and at the Fringe Festivals of greater America (Cincy Fringe, Capital Fringe).

Our work is offbeat, committed to the relationship between the performer and the audience, and regularly tiptoes the line between silliness and tragedy.

Animal Engine is led by artistic directors Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher, and makes its home in New York City.

My Pussy Is Purrin' Again  | Open: 02/21/13 Close: 03/03/13
After the acclaimed success of her solo show at the Fringe, I Married a Nun (she did), D'yan Forest is back.  She's seventy-eight, still sexy, and still searching.  From her first sexual stirrings at Camp Takawalananakiki, swinging across the Atlantic to the smoke-filled clubs of gay Paris, D’yan dances with many a partner.  Searching for love and led by lust, she uncovers the truth about the lies we tell, for the sex we long and settle for, that does not settle our souls.  Storyteller, chanteuse and comedienne, D’yan’s tale is told through song, dance and a glockenspiel.

My BoX  | Open: 02/20/13 Close: 03/02/13
 

Fed up yet inspired by the trending “love to hate” mentality of an increasingly cynical society lost in a technology coma, Killy personalizes pop culture shock and earnestly explores a botoxicated community communicating in carefully edited tweets and meaningless memes. This one-of-a-kind dark comedy musical incorporates non-traditional instruments, toys and (ironically) modern sound technology, combined with performance art and projection/video submitted from artists around the world. This revolution will not be televised. It will evolve live in My BoX - please think outside…


The Haunting of St. Marks Place  | Open: 10/11/12 Close: 12/30/12
 

In 1857, an immigrant enters the haunted Hotel Hemlock on St. Marks Place – but, when she returns, it’s disappeared… In 1901, a local man claims to be haunted by his late wife's spirit… April 10, 1937, at 56 St. Marks Place, a secretary is visited by a long forgotten lover – who died on the Titanic 25 years before… On the eve of January 9, 1914, a gangland shootout occurs at the Arlington dance hall on 8th Street – it’s only victim still haunts 94 St. Marks Place… In 1922, Howard Lovelorn inherits 22 St. Marks Place - along with a screaming skull.
 
Now in its 9th Season, RadioTheatre (Nominated for a 2010 Drama Desk Award, 13 NY Innovative Theater Awards; Winner of 2 NYIT Awards; Nom. 5 times Best Performance Group) will present THE RADIOTHEATRE HOUR every Sunday at 3pm…our own adaptations of classic tales of terror, adventure, science fiction and more, complete with a great cast of storytellers, an original orchestral score and a plethora of sound effects. Check website for complete listings. www.radiotheatrenyc.com
Real Characters  | Open: 11/02/12 Close: 11/02/12
Andy Ross’s humor series Real Characters mixes together New York’s best storytellers, comedy writers, and memoirists. Past performers have appeared on The Moth, This American Life, 30 Rock, and Saturday Night Live. Past writers have contributed to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Onion, The Simpsons, and The Colbert Report.

 

Featured as part of the Gotham Storytelling Festival:

 

Folk music had the 60s in NYC, punk and performance art owned the 70s and 80s, and improv and alternative comedy ruled the 90s and 00s. Today... it's live storytelling. Dozens of story shows take place at big and small theaters around the city, with new ones popping up every month. Horse Trade Theater Group (Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director, Erez Ziv, Managing Director) is proud to present the First Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival; collecting some of the best shows curated and produced by Horse Trade Artistic Director Heidi Grumelot and resident hosts Peter Aguero, Seth Lind and Adam Wade.
 
The festival will have a four-night engagement November 1-4 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place). Tickets ($15/$12 students & seniors) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444. All workshops are $25. 
The Liar Show  | Open: 11/01/12 Close: 11/01/12
 Call it an unreality show. Since the summer of 2006, The Liar Show has taken the art of deception to theaters, cabarets and cultural centers around the U.S. and Canada and was called “A Winner” (The Scotsman) and received 4 Stars during a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Liar has featured New Yorker Magazine contributor Andy Borowitz, Mike Daisey, called "The master storyteller" by the NY Times, and former Bill Clinton speechwriter, Mark Katz in addition to Comedy Central personalities, film directors, lapsed Mormons with a bone to pick with the Almighty, and even an NYPD gang squad detective. At each show, four performers tell short personal stories, but listen carefully, because one of these people is making it all up. Interrogate the cast and expose the Liar to win our unbelievable T-shirt. But as The Washington Post wrote of our show: “Prizes mean nothing compared with the sweet victory of being recognized as the savviest people in the room.”

 

Featured as part of the Gotham Storytelling Festival: Folk music had the 60s in NYC, punk and performance art owned the 70s and 80s, and improv and alternative comedy ruled the 90s and 00s. Today... it's live storytelling. Dozens of story shows take place at big and small theaters around the city, with new ones popping up every month. Horse Trade Theater Group (Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director, Erez Ziv, Managing Director) is proud to present the First Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival; collecting some of the best shows curated and produced by Horse Trade Artistic Director Heidi Grumelot and resident hosts Peter Aguero, Seth Lind and Adam Wade.


About the Company: Horse Trade Theater Group

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership. 

The Adam Wade Originally From New Hampshire Show  | Open: 11/01/12 Close: 11/01/12
 A GREATEST HITS ‘SHOW OF SHOWS’ from the monthly The Adam Wade From New Hampshire Show, which is headed into its fourth year at the UNDER St. Marks. The show stars 18 time Moth StorySLAM winner, Adam Wade. Adam tells several stories that range from his youth growing up in NH to his post college years in New York City. Adam’s stories are accompanied by home movies and music. This show has received rave reviews from the New York Times and Time Out New York Magazine where it’s a ‘Critic’s Pick’.

The Soundtrack Series – Sleepover!  | Open: 11/01/12 Close: 11/01/12
The Soundtrack Series is a monthly dose of stories fueled by songs that has been featured in the New York Times, BUST, NY1, "Above and Beyond" in the New Yorker, a Critic’s Pick in Time Out New York, listed by Gothamist as a Gothamlist Event of the week, and included among the “Best Events and Things to Do in NYC” by CBS News New York. Five guest storytellers, Nat Cassidy (Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mixtape), Amanda Duarte (No Denying Love), David Crabb (Bad Kid, Ask Me Stories), and Bridget O'Neill (The Moth) get on the mic to tell the hilarious or heart wrenching stories and memories they forever associate with a song from their past. There’s the song, the story behind the song, and the story inspired by the song. We’re the third one.

Crapshoot Live Theatre For The Twitter Age...  | Open: 05/17/12 Close: 08/16/12
Featuring a Rotating Cast:  Akia, Amanda Berry, Andrea Cordaro, Bonnie Jean Warren, Carl Fengler,  Elizabeth Burke, Haley Selmon,  Joe Beaudin,  Kate Foster , Katie Mueller, Kelley Evans, Mia Y. Anderson, Michael Aiello, Michael Burns , Ryan Dursek & Sarah Norris. Along with Special Guests & Acts!

Join RSP for a raucous monthly Event:  Part Party, Part Show, Pure entertainment.
 
Now in their 11th Season, the critically acclaimed Rising Sun Performance Company and their ensemble brings an ongoing Late Night Variety Show to UNDER St Marks starting May 17th 2012.  Borrowing a page from the late night talk show format: Crapshoot is a 60 minute interactive variety show, featuring a rotating cast with Special Guests, Interviews, Musical Acts, Comedy Sketches, Current Events, Audience Participation & GAMES!! (Pass the orange or dirty drunken telephone anyone?).
 
THE AUDIENCE IS ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR POSTCARDS, HIGH SCHOOL LOVE LETTERS, DIARY ENTRIES AND BREAK UP STORIES AND SEE THEIR MEMORIES ACTED OUT LIVE ON STAGE FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF OTHERS!

About the Company: Rising Sun Performance Company

Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Rising Sun Performance Company's mission is to advance the vitality and diversity of American theater by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships, and contributing new works and revitalized pre-existing work to the national canon. Rising Sun Performance Company realizes this goal by providing a safe artistic home which stimulates risk-taking without limits of genre or agenda. Our seasons are unique because our work is not genre or message specific. The productions represent the ensemble, how it exists in the moment and the Rising Sun Performance Company selects work that speaks to those artistic voices in its current state of being.

A Wendy Story  | Open: 07/19/12 Close: 07/28/12
Never ask a lost boy for directions!

New York – Music, magic mushrooms, Fairy Dust Beer? If Wendy Darling wanted an escape from her life in Jason Hookman’s office, she certainly found it with Pete and his band. Don’t judge her too much – working for the infamous art collector of Jolly Roger Publishing is no easy existence!  For a nice girl who grew up too fast, with too much responsibility, a step back might be just the step forward she needs.  Join Wendy as she explores her wild side on this journey of self-discovery that goes “straight-on till morning!”

The play – complete with original rock score - performed live - will make you laugh till you think!

The cast features Yasmeen Jawhar, Joe Yoga, Jen Perney, Bill Chambers, Brian (Beezy) Douglas, Marlon (Marbar) Kaltenborn, Sonseray Reed, Ben Williams, and Debby Bell. (Ben Williams appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association). Ms. Underwood directs this world premiere. Simona Berman and Debby Bell, stage management; Maurice Williams; lighting and audio; Brooke McGowan, photography; Jake Thomas; graphic art and promotional design.

WHO: Sanity Island presents

WHAT: the world premiere of A Wendy Story

WHERE: Under St. Mark’s Theater - 94 St. Mark’s Place - New York City

WHEN: Thursday, Friday, Saturday: July 19, 20, 21 and July 26, 27, 28. All shows: 8:00 p.m.

WHY: Because it’s time for Wendy’s side of things!

HOW MUCH: $18 www.smarttix.com or at the door

Here’s what the critics have to say about Natalie Underwood’s play, Buckle Up, which also premiered at Under St. Mark’s:

“A stunning drama … This play will bring you too the edge of your seat, make you cry, break your heart, and then cause you to cheer in the end… Natalie Underwood does an amazing job of acting and storytelling.” – Calvin Roy

"Buckle Up is a play that pushes it's performers and it's audience. Part narrative and part confessional, Natalie Underwood brings unflinching honesty to a subject which is still sadly a cultural taboo. If you're ready to see an actress and writer bare her soul, then Buckle Up, because this is the play for you." - Brenton Lengel, Examiner.com


NATALIE UNDERWOOD (Playwright/Director/Bianca) is a writer, actor, magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University and happily employed Executive Assistant. Her body of work includes Ms. Claws in “Santa Goes South,” an animated stop-motion short produced by Peter Wallach and featured in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, and the role of the Transman's girlfriend in “The Crab,” an official selection of the Hoboken International Film Festival 2012. She was one of three women in the ensemble showcase of new work, Amusing Lies and Lullabies, in 2008. She performed in Joe Yoga’s Scratch (2009) and John Murdock’s Ramblings of a Gentleman Scumbag (Donor’s Choice Award at 2010 Frigid Festival). She wrote, produced and starred in the drama, Buckle Up: The Journey of a Ride Home, in 2010. She hopes A Wendy Story makes you laugh as much as Buckle Up made you cry.       


About the Company: WrightGroupNY Communications

The Backstory

WrightGroupNY began in 2001 as the in-house public relations firm of Genesis Repertory. Under the leadership of Michael Wright, a then-retired public relations executive, and member of the board of directors of Genesis, Mr. Wright guided Jay Michaels, Mary Elizabeth MiCari, and Martin West on the mechanics of running a successful promotion campaign – from press deadlines to essential design issues. After his passing, WrightGroupNY continued to raise Genesis Repertory’s visibility. The company now fosters new plays and independent films as well as remaining a leading classical theater.

WrightGroupNY began to have a life of its own. As early as 2003, WrightGroupNY, then under the direction of Martin West, created campaigns for various festivals in and around New York. By the end of 2003, WGNY mounted successful campaigns for three other off-off Broadway companies, two independent films, an art exhibition, and a series of fashions shows. 

WrightGroupNY – through an aggressive ad and marketing campaign – expanded Kingsborough College’s drama club into a full-scale theatrical group called The Performing Arts Society. The Society went on to perform off-off Broadway. From there, WGNY opened its doors to more organizations until today it boasts a client list that includesThe Bronx Opera, The Active Theater, The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, Joanne de Simone, Test Tube Productions, White Rabbit Theater, The Magic Apothecary ltd, College Now, None of the Above Theater, Jules Libellus Art Collections, and productions from the Fringe Festival, Samuel French New Plays Festival, Midtown International Festival, Frigid Fest, Spotlight-On Productions, and many others. WrightGroupNY had photographs and articles appear in The New York Times, the Daily News, the New York Post, Newsday, UsTownHall, OuterStage, NYTheater, and on NY1. 

Martin West now resides in California and is creating WrightGroupLA. Meanwhile the New York office is now run by Jay Michaels. The organization still maintains the same sliding scale fee structure and artistic point of view started by Michael K. Wright in 2001 to help create visibility for the off-off Broadway and independent film communities.

Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary  | Open: 04/05/12 Close: 04/28/12
Horse Trade Theater Group will present The Management’s (Joshua Conkel’s MilkMilkLemonade; Crystal Skillman’s Cut) World Premiere of Larry Kunofsky’s (The Myths We Need; The Unmarrying Project; What To Do When You Hate All Your Friends) YOUR BOYFRIEND MAY BE IMAGINARY, April 5-28 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A). The production will be directed by Meg Sturiano (Cut; Lonesome Winter) and will feature Quinlan Corbett*, Darcy Folwer*, Geoffrey Hillback*, Kirsten Hopkins*, Maya Lawson*, Jordan Mahome*, Penny Middleton, Christopher Murrah*, Kunal Prasad, Ronica Reddick*, Debargo Sanyal*, and Risa Sarachan. The creative team will include Set Design by Kyle Dixon, Costume Design by Megan Hill, Sound Design by Meg Sturiano & Joe Varca, and Lighting Design by Grant Wilcoxen. The production will be Stage Managed by Kelly Ruth Cole. 
*Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association. 
 
It’s a busy, happening Saturday night in the Big City, and everyone we know is having a party in their apartment. Apartments! Parties! People! Music! Dancing! Cell phones! Flashbulbs! Making Out! Longing. Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary is a stylish and romantic party play about a group of 30-somethings negotiating their way through the pitfalls of coupledom.

About the Company: Horse Trade Theater Group

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership. 

Dime Heroes  | Open: 03/15/12 Close: 03/31/12
Dime Heroes is a family drama about ethics, parenthood, and comic books heroes. Kurt is a haunted comic book illustrator with a drinking problem. When his estranged teenage son comes to him for advice, he is forced to take a hard look at the ideals he expects from himself, and how those ideals measure up against reality.

The production will feature Brett Dameron as John, Ashley Dilard as Marcy, Kelvin Osaze Ehigie as Jimmy, and Steven Solomon as Kurt. The creative team will include Lighting Design by Lauren Arneson, Costume Design by Alicia Oas, and Set Design by Emily Suzanne Sumner.


About the Company: Horse Trade Theater Group

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership.

Death, It Happens: A Girl's Guide To Death  | Open: 02/25/12 Close: 03/04/12
  Written and Conceived by Bricken Sparacino* with her friends Courtenay Harrington-Bailey*, Rebecca Chiappone and Maureen Van Trease*.

 4 different women lost 4 different fathers. Hear their true, diverse, moving and sometimes funny stories. This play will do for death what the Vagina Monologues did for vaginas.

The writers will perform in the show and The Tuesday and Wednesday shows will also feature Tiffany May McRae.

 

*This is an equity approved showcase and these actor appear courtesy of the Actor's Equity Association.


About the Company: Bricken & Birch Productions

Honest, funny, truthful; B&B Productions brings to light new solo shows and story telling shows and pumps new life into the classics. 

Drowning Ophelia: A New Rock Musical  | Open: 02/25/12 Close: 03/04/12
 

After her self-proclaimed “tragic” drowning, Ophelia finds herself in purgatory with nothing to do but wait for the inevitable- Hamlet to arrive. What else does a girl do in her situation but start a band and head out on tour? Through Drowning Ophelia, we see one girl with a microphone, a rocking band of Shakespeare’s most lovable clowns, and the story of Hamlet told through an exciting theatrical concert of sex, drowning, and rock ‘n’ roll.
The Terrible Manpain Of Umberto Macdougal  | Open: 02/23/12 Close: 03/03/12
Umberto MacDougal allows you to look through the window of his tragic manpain. With a beard full of tears and a melancholy guitarist playing a sorrowful tune, Umberto reveals the pain that men feel. 

Umberto MacDougal first reached the New York stage at Under St. Marks Theater at Penny's Open Mic. Since then, he's been around the city at Comedy Period, Sketch Block, Soul Glo, Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting's Daddy's Basement, The Trachtenburg Variety Hour, and several other comedy and variety shows. He's still unsure why he continues to be booked for comedy shows.

Inferno  | Open: 04/21/11 Close: 04/24/11
 

This original production sends modern-day New York City to hell. As Dante, a foreigner, makes his way across a bizarro urban landscape with the help of his hipster guide Virgil, he finds that not everything is as it seems. Over the course of 24 hours, Dante and Virgil encounter dozens of the peculiar creatures that populate this nightmarish city and eventually come face to face with Lucifer herself.


INFERNO is rewarding for fans of the classic poem and new-comers alike. Whole scenes and characters are transplanted directly to the stage with a unique, very American twist.  Like Dante's original, it is a political satire that calls out specific, recognizable individuals and assigns them a grotesque punishment in their own circle of hell.

 

Moran believes the classic is a perfect fit for our modern-day political, religious and social turmoil. “What if what is already bad became worse?” Moran said. “As we get deeper into hell, the images become more and more grotesque and disturbing—yet funny. We hope that you laugh and then go home and have a few nightmares.”

 

INFERNO stars Robbie Baum, Danielle Devine, Sarah Knittel, Whit Leyenberger, Kamelle Mills, Clint Okayama, Nicole Roberts, Christina Stone, Terence Stone and Marchelle Thurman playing over 50 characters. The creative team includes Executive Producer Nathan Zebedeo, Producer Katie Chambers, Set/Props Designer Ali Goldaper, Lighting Desigern Taylor Tobin, Costume Designer Erin Frumet, Sound Designer Anthony Jones, and Graphic Designer Miranda Leiggi.


About the Company: Broken Glass Theatre Company

BROKEN GLASS is a new company comprised of determined and innovative theatre artists. In a world full of mindless escapist entertainment, we strive to create exciting, imaginative theatrical experiences that confront the immediate issues of our society.