The miniFRIDGE is the carefully curated summer companion to the annual FRIGID New York Festival. This year Horse Trade Theater Group invited ten of our favorite fringe artists, all of whom have performed in at least one festival on the North American Fringe Circuit. Come kick off the summer with these fringe festival shows!
The mini-festival will play at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A) June 27-July 4. Tickets ($15/$12 students & seniors) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling 212-868-4444.
An Evening with Gregor of Berlin
Written by Gregory Levine, Directed by Bricken Sparacino
In a hilariously mad cocktail of absinthe, Dadaist philosophy and knock-knock jokes, egomaniacal storyteller Gregor of Berlin clears himself of Trixie's murder. But will he kill booking agent Herr Rosenthal? 18+ Only.
Thu 76/27 @ 7pm & Mon 7/1 @ 7pm
Sexy and Sassy and Bold and Brassy
Written & Performed by D’yan Forest
D'yan Forest -- To meet her is to love to her, to hear her sing and joke is to adore her. With her ukuleles and sexy temperament, nothing stops her rambunctious mind from having fun with the world.
Thu 6/27 @ 9pm & Sun 6/30 @ 9pm
The Ultimate Stimulus
Written & Conceived by Filipe Ossa
Performed by Tanya O’Debra
The Ultimate Stimulusis a satirical multi-media argument by avant-garde economist Amanda McCloud. This renegade academic believes she can bridge the growing income gap in America between the rich and the rest of us. Her big idea? Concubinage.
Thu 6/27 @ 11pm, Fri 6/28 @ 7pm & Sun 6/30 @ 7pm
Stand Up Comic, Jillian Thomas
Written & Performed by Jillian Thomas
Meet Canada's Queen of Pot Comedy as she tells you tales from her 12-year comedy career. Help her celebrate past, present and future material as she tapes a DVD to get more gigs at bigger festivals. This former Christian Rocker turned Queen of Pot Comedy will make you laugh with her tales from a British/Canadian Upbringing, attending a Mennonite Junior High School to dating a cocaine addict.
"Who needs dick jokes, this woman has balls" Dave Morris, Eye Weekly.
Fri 6/28 @ 9pm
Petunia & Chicken
Presented by Animal Engine
Created & Performed by Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher
Inspired by the writings of Willa Cather, two daring performers create an epic story of love and loss as big as the prairie itself. Sprawling fields of wheat, bustling train stations and rain-soaked kisses are brought to life with imagination, movement, and song.
Fri 6/28 @ 11pm
Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series
Written & Perfomred by Leslie Goshko
Hailed as "a well-programmed night" by The New York Times, award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post) invites some of NY’s top writers, comedians, and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s live accordion music, a challenging trivia game, and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce!
Sat 6/29 @ 7pm
Written & Performed by Peter Aguero
"One day, you're going to want to beat me up" - my dad to me when I was 8 years old. He was right. “You're nothing to me" - me to my dad when I was 19 years old. I was wrong.
Sat 6/29 @ 9pm
Revolt! Death and Taxes! Sam Adams and the Boston Revolution
Written & Performed by Zero Boy
The Boston Revolt sparked the American Revolution and Independence. The man that all the founding fathers thought of as ‘the founder’ was Sam Adams. Zero Boy takes you on sonic comic journey to rediscover Sam Adams and the American Revolution
Sat 6/29 @ 11pm & Wed 7/3 @ 9pm
Hard Travelin’ With Woody
Written & Performed by Randy Noojin, based on the life and songs of Woody Guthrie
Hop a fast-rattler through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune with the spirit, stories and songs of America's greatest saint-of-the-workingman and poet-of-the-people in Randy Noojin's critically acclaimed solo play with music. Woody uses his wit and greatest songs to rally a union meeting of mineworkers striking for a living wage.
Mon 7/1 @ 9pm & Wed 7/3 @ 7pm
The Women of Tu-na House
Written & Perfomred by Nancy Eng
Directed by Ernest Abuba
What matters most... the size of the boat or the motion of the ocean? Find out as you're whisked on a wild visit to an Asian massage parlor in NYC and offered a rare glimpse into a surprising, comical and sometimes sad world generally seen through almond-shaped eyes through a succession of disparate, distinct characters.
Tue 7/2 @ 7pm
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.
Theater: Under St. Marks
Address: 94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY
Cost:$15; $12 students & seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444