StrangeDog Theatre Company

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STRANGE DOG THEATRE COMPANY has performed in cramped cafes, noisy bars, abandoned warehouses, crowded restaurants and some well-known regional playhouses. They have developed a large repertoire of work over these past couple years – from a slew of carefully constructed evenings of short comedies to premieres of full-length plays. StrangeDog has been striving to bring its stories to established theaters with their experienced theatergoers. Yet we also endeavor to expose new audiences to our particular brand of outlandish comedy and biting drama in venues where they would expect it least. Essentially, StrangeDog is creating plays for people who mistakenly think they don’t like plays.


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Production History

Basic Help at the Frigid New York Festival  | Open: 02/21/14 Close: 03/09/14
“Your call may be monitored.” When Cynthia’s blender breaks she calls up customer service where Simon answers, eager to help; however, when Cynthia explains that much like the blender her entire life is broken, full of brutal, bitter, un-blend-able baggage Simon realizes that he really can’t help her. Which doesn’t stop Cynthia from calling him back, again and again….and again... A dark comedy about robots, sick mice, failed relationships and finding simple companionship in the strangest of places.

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Claire Went To France  | Open: 05/24/12 Close: 06/02/12
Horse Trade Theater Group will present StrangeDog Theatre Company’s production of Ben Clawson’s (The Dangers of Electric Lighting at Luna Stage Company) CLAIRE WENT TO FRANCE. The production will be directed by Artem Yatsunov (Bootstraps at Luna Stage Company) and will feature Scott Cagney, Ailee Chan, Tony K. Knotts, Gary Martins, and Shannon Sullivan. The creative team will include Costume Design by Steph Cathro, Lighting Design by Abby Hoke-Brady, Set Design by Jessica Parks, and Scenic Art by Sara Sciabbarrasi.

Dejected, discouraged and depressed, Jonathon arrives home from work to his miserable little apartment where he lives all alone. Well, he lives all alone with his roommates: his dead dog on the couch, his dead grandpa at the table, and his ex-girlfriend locked in the closet.


About the Company: StrangeDog Theatre Company

STRANGE DOG THEATRE COMPANY has performed in cramped cafes, noisy bars, abandoned warehouses, crowded restaurants and some well-known regional playhouses. They have developed a large repertoire of work over these past couple years – from a slew of carefully constructed evenings of short comedies to premieres of full-length plays. StrangeDog has been striving to bring its stories to established theaters with their experienced theatergoers. Yet we also endeavor to expose new audiences to our particular brand of outlandish comedy and biting drama in venues where they would expect it least. Essentially, StrangeDog is creating plays for people who mistakenly think they don’t like plays.

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Enchanted Arms  | Open: 05/15/14 Close: 05/31/14
Four screwed-up fairy-tales: The Big Bad Wolf wears a short, short skirt, Rumpelstiltskin is tenured in the Ivy league, and Rapunzel is bleeding heavily from the scalp. Plus, Prince Charming seems to be developing a drinking problem. Hot off a nearly sold-out run at Luna Stage in New Jersey, the nomadic bi-state StrangeDog Theatre Company is coming across the Hudson with their evening of new plays that grab four age-old fairy-tales and throw them into a modern dilapidated apartment building. Featuring new works from four New Jersey powerhouse playwrights – John Wooten, Stacie Lents, Joseph Palestina, and Ben Clawson.

Horse Trade Theater Group and StrangeDog Theatre will present the New York Premiere of ENCHANTED ARMS written by Ben Clawson, Stacie Lents, Joseph Palestina, and John Wooten, May 15-31 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A). This evening of new plays is conceived by Ben Clawson (The High Water Mark, Luna Stage) and directed by Artem Yatsuov (Basic Help, Sell Out Award Winner, FRIGID NYC 2014) with choreography by Annalisa Ledson (NACHMO 4 NYC). Featuring: Tony K Knotts (Master Harold…and the Boys!, Luna Stage), Michelle, Tracy Shar, Annalisa Ledson, Gary Martins, Shannon Sullivan, Seth Michael, Lee Ann Hoover, and David Hoffman. The creative team will include Lighting and Sound Design by Harrison J Adams, Original Art Work by Sara Sciarrabbarasi, and Press Photography by Anthony Gusevich. The production will be Stage Managed by Rachael Tucker. 

 


About the Company: StrangeDog Theatre Company

STRANGE DOG THEATRE COMPANY has performed in cramped cafes, noisy bars, abandoned warehouses, crowded restaurants and some well-known regional playhouses. They have developed a large repertoire of work over these past couple years – from a slew of carefully constructed evenings of short comedies to premieres of full-length plays. StrangeDog has been striving to bring its stories to established theaters with their experienced theatergoers. Yet we also endeavor to expose new audiences to our particular brand of outlandish comedy and biting drama in venues where they would expect it least. Essentially, StrangeDog is creating plays for people who mistakenly think they don’t like plays.

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New. Tricks!  | Open: 09/13/12 Close: 09/29/12
Horse Trade Theater Group will present StrangeDog Theatre Company’s production of Ben Clawson’s (Claire Went to France and The Virilogy: A Drinking Game with Horse Trade) NEW. TRICKS!. The production will be directed by Artem Yatsunov (Bootstraps at Luna Stage Company; Claire Went to France at UNDER St. Marks) and will feature Scott Cagney (Brian in The Virilogy), Phil Corso (Degeneration X at The Living Theatre), Joe Dreschsel (Pay Up! With Pig Iron Theatre Company), Annie Rutherford Lutz (The Strange Dog Eat Dog and Pony Show at The Tank), Malachy Orozco, Brian Parks (Things That Happen in Bars), and Ming Peiffer (Wabi Sabi! Not Wasabi with Spookfish Theatre Company).

We present for you, six stories. Comic tragedies. Tragic comedies. Stories of love and loss. Stories of loneliness and heroes, hunger and hope, dread and disappointment. Folk tales and cautionary fables, difficult confessions and post-coital confrontations, chance encounters and sudden mournings...we present for you - six stories.


About the Company: StrangeDog Theatre Company

STRANGE DOG THEATRE COMPANY has performed in cramped cafes, noisy bars, abandoned warehouses, crowded restaurants and some well-known regional playhouses. They have developed a large repertoire of work over these past couple years – from a slew of carefully constructed evenings of short comedies to premieres of full-length plays. StrangeDog has been striving to bring its stories to established theaters with their experienced theatergoers. Yet we also endeavor to expose new audiences to our particular brand of outlandish comedy and biting drama in venues where they would expect it least. Essentially, StrangeDog is creating plays for people who mistakenly think they don’t like plays.

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The Virilogy: A Drinking Game  | Open: 07/05/12 Close: 07/14/12
Horse Trade Theater Group will present StrangeDog Theatre Company’s production of Ben Clawson’s (Claire Went to France with Horse Trade; recipient of the Kennedy Center’s David Mark Cohen Award) THE VIRILOGY. The production will be directed by Artem Yatsunov (Bootstraps at Luna Stage Company; Claire Went to France at UNDER St. Marks) and will feature Scott Cagney, David Murgittroyd*, and Alejandro Hernandez. *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.

Step one: Come see the show. Step two: Pick a character. Step three: When the character drinks, so do you!  Can you make it through the night? The Virilogy is three one-act comedies (or one three-act tragedy), spanning a decade in the lives of the world’s worst best friends. Throughout the night the boys will attempt to discover how to be heart-broken, how to be a man, how to be a friend, and how to fail miserably at all of the above. 


About the Company: StrangeDog Theatre Company

STRANGE DOG THEATRE COMPANY has performed in cramped cafes, noisy bars, abandoned warehouses, crowded restaurants and some well-known regional playhouses. They have developed a large repertoire of work over these past couple years – from a slew of carefully constructed evenings of short comedies to premieres of full-length plays. StrangeDog has been striving to bring its stories to established theaters with their experienced theatergoers. Yet we also endeavor to expose new audiences to our particular brand of outlandish comedy and biting drama in venues where they would expect it least. Essentially, StrangeDog is creating plays for people who mistakenly think they don’t like plays.

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