THE ABC'S GUIDE TO GETTING FAMOUS

Genre: Solo Performance
Written by Ming Peiffer, Directed by Kat Yen

 Horse Trade Theater Group will present Spookfish Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed theatrical documentary, The ABC’s Guide to Getting Famous for a limited engagement, January 16-19.

Part documentary and part solo-show, The ABC's Guide To Getting Famous is a raw satire that investigates the real lives of Asian American artists trying to make it in the entertainment industry. Funny, heartbreaking, and, at times, downright offensive, this hybrid film/theater piece is an honest investigation of race in casting.

“What the FringeNYC Festival is all about, at its best. By intercutting a satirical solo performance with earnest documentary-style interviews, co-creators, writer Ming Peiffer and director Kat Yen, pack a solid double punch in their first FringeNYC show.” nytheatre.com

“Any fan of New York theater, large or small, and anyone who enjoys pondering knotty questions should see this show. Ms Peiffer argues, convincingly, for a more inclusive culture created by minorities working together, a vision which is much more American than the system she is struggling against." The Local East Village

"Ming Peiffer and Kat Yen’s messy, brilliant new show...combines elements of documentary, anthropology, and old skool agit prop to represent the plight of the Asian-American actor in New York."  Cultural Capital


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. 

Open:   01/16/14
Close:   01/19/14

Schedule:
Thursday, January 16, Friday, January 17, Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19 at 8pm
Theater:   The Kraine Theater
Address:   85 E. 4th Street
New York, nb p;NY 
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Cost:$18; $15 students
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Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade         Official Web Site: www.horsetrade.info