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Quirky and adorable! 

Award-winning Japanese performer!

A solo physical non-verbal comedy show with wonderful music and sounds


Show Title: A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup

Company Name: Shoshinz

Featuring: Yanomi

Where: The Red Room

                85 East 4th Street, NY Third Floor

                (no elevator or wheelchair access)

                New York, NY 10003

Ticket: $16  (Students=$10) 

           SmartTix 212-868-4444

           Online: www.FRIGIDnewyork.info

Shoshinz Website: http://shoshinznet.web.fc2.com/

FRIGID New York Press REP: Emily Owens PR

                   emily@emilyowenspr.com

                Tel: 917 408 3677


Show Schedule

Feb. 20 Wed. 6:00 pm

Feb. 22 Fri. 10:50 pm

Feb. 24 Sun. 4:45 pm

Feb. 27 Wed. 9:10 pm

Mar. 2 Sat. 7:55 pm

Mar. 3 Sun. 6:20 pm


  About A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup

The mysterious Miss Hiccup lives alone, 

but is definitely not lonely. She is forever 

accompanied by a raucous cast of sounds 

and music that make her life an absurd adventure.


Reviews 

 "This is one wacky clown show. ...that's no small thing." -The Washington Post 

"It’s not often you run across a show that is satisfying for adults, kids, performers and stoners of all ages, but that’s exactly what you get with this charming and quite often hilarious fast-paced slice of Tokyo clowning." -Monday Magazine 

"This is a surefire winner for even the most jaded Fringe fan."  -The Montreal Hour

"A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup makes Bjork seem normal." -Times Colonist

“As clown ratings go, the irresistible Yanomi is right up there with the best of the Cirque du Soleil pros.” -The Montreal Gazette


Awards

Director's Award -Capital Fringe

Best of Fest -Winnipeg Fringe

Spirit of the Fringe -Vancouver Fringe

Fringe Crush -Orlando Fringe

  

Serving Bait To Rich People  | Open: 02/21/13 Close: 03/03/13
Ski bum Alexa Fitzpatrick serves up jokes about sushi and dating in a land locked mountain town where the men outnumber the women two to one. As a bartender at a very high-end sushi restaurant, she amusingly stumbles through the moral dilemmas of serving very expensive bait to rich people.

ON SUSHI:  You can call it sushi all you want, but in most parts of the world that $20 bite at the end of your chopsticks would go right back on a hook to catch something worth grilling.

ON CUSTOMERS:  A woman, angry about the onions on her $27 plate of king crab tempura said, “Clearly God hates me!”  I smiled and responded, “I don’t think God’s that subtle.”

ON DATING: I’m in the middle of a break up, which is sad, but the couple was having trouble before I got involved.

“Fitzpatrick has clearly done her time in comedy.” ~ Tod Caviness, The Orlando Sentinel

 “…hilarious gal…she made me laugh”  ~ John Colson, The Aspen Times

The Abc's Guide To Getting Famous  | Open: 11/05/12 Close: 11/20/12
Horse Trade Theater Group (Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director, Erez Ziv, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of Spookfish Theatre Company’s mutli-media solo show, The ABC’s Guide to Getting Famous, written and performed by Ming Peiffer (Pornography for the People; New. Tricks!) in collaboration with director Kat Yen (Wabi Sabi! Not Wasabi). 

Part documentary and part solo-show, The ABC's Guide To Getting Famous is a raw look into 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.


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. 

Christopher Marlowe's Chloroform Dreams  | Open: 04/18/12 Close: 05/05/12
Lunar Energy Productions will present the World Premiere of Katharine Sherman’s (grunge is dead at the American Globe Theater; like the night at The Tank) christopher marlowe’s chloroform dreams, April 18-May 5 in The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).The production will be directed by Lunar Energy Artistic Director, Philip Gates (Before Placing Me On Your Shelf, 2011 FringeNYC/Manhattan Theatre Source) and will feature Christopher Fahmie, Sheila Joon*, Michael Markham* (Mother Courage and Her Children with The Public Theater), Valerie Redd*, and Curry Whitmire. The creative team will include Set Design by Joshua David Bishop, Lighting Design by Alana Jacoby, Costume Design by Kalere Payton (2010 Ivey Award for Best Emerging Artist), and Sound Design by Will Fulton (Death Valley with AntiMatter Collective). *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

christopher marlowe’s chloroform dreams is an Elizabethan noir fairytale that follows Christopher Marlowe, poet and private eye, and his dame Daphne as they fall into a dangerous world filled with drugs and gangsters. They’re Hero and Leander via Bogart and Bacall, with a nod to Kurt and Courtney. A meditation on love and addiction; a theatrical mixtape; a dreamlike collage of language, ritual, and myth. 


About the Company: Lunar Energy Productions

LUNAR ENERGY is a New-York based theater company dedicated to transformation and re-imagination. In a culture of habit, routine, and been-there-done-that fatigue, we believe it is vital to seek out the surprising in the familiar.  To that end, our productions play with perspective and context in order to reveal unexpected aspects of stories and situations we thought we knew.

Previous productions include Before Placing Me On Your Shelf (adapted/directed by Philip Gates from poems by James Tate), FringeNYC (August 2011) and Manhattan Theatre Source (January 2011) and like the night by Katharine Sherman at The Tank, April 2009. Lunar also produces MOONSHINE, a reading series geared towards new play development and they are currently working on a new piece loosely adapted from Chekhov's Three Sisters, set in present-day Rust Belt America. 

Part Time Prostitute  | Open: 03/20/12 Close: 03/28/12
Prostitution in the US is a $14 billion dollar industry, yet is a crime in all but a few cities. But what if it weren't? From New Zealand, where sex work has been decriminalized, comes the autobiographical true story of a Part Time Prostitute. Book an hour with Lucy Johnson, a working hooker who will take you between the sheets for an intimate and humorous peek at the ins and outs of a profession that is sometimes glamorized, often vilified, but always deeply intriguing. Contains filthy language, adult themes, and statistics. Raw, raw statistics

Johnson explains, "Prostitution in the media is either elevated to the courtesans of Moulin Rouge and the high class call girls of Belle De Jour, or represented as the choice of the desperate, entangled with drugs and crime. I’ve written this show to give my own experience of working as a prostitute, a little bit of glamour, a little bit of vileness but on the whole just an interesting, sometimes boring, sometimes fun job. A job where I have sex with strangers."

Meet Lucy's clients (not by name, of course), from the surprisingly nice to the morbidly obese to the actually skilled in bed, and learn the (ahem) tricks of the trade, from brothel etiquette, to the ways in which size matters, to how to tell your mom, to the friendliest way to get a guy's finger out of your ass, and of course, the difference between orgasm and cardiac arrest. Johnson addresses the myths and misconceptions of hooking, and shares what she learned about men from sleeping with more than a hundred a year.

Direct from its premiere at the Wellington NZ Fringe Festival Part Time Prostitute stars Rachel Rouge, noted New Zealand burlesque performer and founder of the Wellington branch of Dr. Sketchy's. 


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. 

Prostitution in the US is a $14 billion dollar industry, yet is a crime in all but a few cities. But what if it weren't? From New Zealand, where sex work has been decriminalized, comes the autobiographical true story of a Part Time Prostitute. Book an hour with Lucy Johnson, a working hooker who will take you between the sheets for an intimate and humorous peek at the ins and outs of a profession that is sometimes glamorized, often vilified, but always deeply intriguing. Contains filthy language, adult themes, and statistics. Raw, raw statistics

Johnson explains, "Prostitution in the media is either elevated to the courtesans of Moulin Rouge and the high class call girls of Belle De Jour, or represented as the choice of the desperate, entangled with drugs and crime. I’ve written this show to give my own experience of working as a prostitute, a little bit of glamour, a little bit of vileness but on the whole just an interesting, sometimes boring, sometimes fun job. A job where I have sex with strangers."

Meet Lucy's clients (not by name, of course), from the surprisingly nice to the morbidly obese to the actually skilled in bed, and learn the (ahem) tricks of the trade, from brothel etiquette, to the ways in which size matters, to how to tell your mom, to the friendliest way to get a guy's finger out of your ass, and of course, the difference between orgasm and cardiac arrest. Johnson addresses the myths and misconceptions of hooking, and shares what she learned about men from sleeping with more than a hundred a year. 

Direct from its premiere at the Wellington NZ Fringe Festival Part Time Prostitute stars Rachel Rouge, noted New Zealand burlesque performer and founder of the Wellington branch of Dr. Sketchy's. The NYC premiere, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and Porkpie Productions will run March 20-28 at The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), Tuesday & Wednesday at 8pm. Tickets ($18/$15 students & seniors) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.  
 
LUCY JOHNSON (Writer/Director) became a prostitute in 2009 after reading about the true identity of Belle De Jour. She didn’t need to become a prostitute, she was just intrigued, thrilled even. Since beginning she has grown in confidence, learnt a lot about herself and about men and paid o a hefty student loan. http://lucyjohnsonspeaks.blogspot.com/

RACHEL WALTON (Producer/Designer) thrives on new experiences and personal challenges. She has travelled to 35 dierent countries in 5 continents living and working in Switzerland, Sudan, Scotland and Ethiopia, she has had an immense variety of jobs from nanny, freak show sprooker, teacher, ghost tour guide and factory worker and never once worked as a graphic designer despite her honours degree in typography.

RACHEL ROUGE (Performer) is New Zealand’s most experienced burlesque performer: she became a burlesque performer in 2002 while based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has been fortunate enough to perform in 6 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. She returned to New Zealand in 2008 and established, managed and hosted the Wellington branch of Dr. Sketchy, a monthly cabaret life drawing event. She has featured prominently in many of Wellington’s burlesque and cabaret events.

PORKPIE PRODUCTIONS is an international leader in risqué entertainments, producing shows around the globe, from such far-flung locales as London, Vancouver CA, Australia, and New Zealand, coast to coast and North to South in the US of A, and of course, right here in New York CIty. Productions include Pinchbottom, the "Best Burlesque" in New York (The Village Voice, New York Magazine), the Shocks & C*cks all nude all dude revue, Grab My Junk and The Naked Truth burlesque game shows, and many more.

 


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. 

Stripper Lesbians A Naked Love Story...  | Open: 02/22/12 Close: 03/03/12
Entering their 11th Season, the critically acclaimed Rising Sun Performance Company is thrilled to return to FRIGID for the third time, presenting the world premiere of "Stripper Lesbians". Stripper Lesbians, was developed within Rising Sun's new Resident Playwright and Laboratory Programs, and written specifically for and developed by RSP Ensemble Members.

The play features the talent of Joe Beaudin who received praise for his performances in RSP's hit productions of "The Last Supper" and 2011 FRIGID's Festival Hangover "Goodnight Lovin' Trail", along with Rising  Sun new comers Amanda Berry & Samantha Cooper, whose electric onstage chemistry brings alive this funny and touching romp thru the down and dirty of Strip Clubs and the sometimes dirtier world of Grad school ambition. 
 
Evan, a woman's studies major, is writing a killer senior thesis-- by becoming a stripper at her favorite strip club. In between her current girlfriend, a stripper-lesbian, and her ex boyfriend, an unemployed Tisch graduate, Evan dances the line between love and betrayal. A comedy about what it really means to be 'in love with a stripper' (cue R&B) and what it means to become one.


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.

Seascape With Sharks And Dancer  | Open: 11/03/11 Close: 11/20/11
This work is from Don Nigro's Pendragon cycle of plays.  Ben, a writer, pulls a young woman from the ocean. He takes her to his nearby bungalow to recuperate and gets more than he bargained for. Tracy is a rude houseguest, and denies that she needed rescuing at all. Ben still finds himself drawn to her despite her strange & uncompromising nature. The pair become closer as the scene is set for a romantic comedy. The play, like Tracy herself, defies expectations and goes deeper; exploring the ways in which we sabotage our own desires. Tracy feels trapped in Ben's world, and fears that their budding relationship can't last. Ben cannot seem to convince Tracy that his love will last, and the two become locked in struggle to overcome her suspicions. Tracy is certain that all human relationships must eventually turn into nightmares. Will Ben's tolerance and love be enough to overcome Tracy's insecurities and win her heart? Their tempestuous relationship demonstrates the ways in which love can become war, and it's a battle that neither Ben or Tracy can afford to lose. 


About the Company: Look at the Fish Theatre

Look at the Fish strives to produce plays that are not embraced by commercial theatre; plays with a unique brand of magic that mirror certain truths about humanity. but cannot find a home in the commercial world.  Unknown or well known plays that can't find a home in the world of mainstream theatre. To create this home for the playwrights; as well as a community of actors, designers and artists. Look at the Fish creates an environment of fun and experimentation, providing a home for playwrights, actors, designers & artists with off-beat vision and dedication to their work. Look at the Fish re-imagines the traditional theatre production schedule, creating an individualized rehearsal period which affords company members a chance to work in a way that is creative and exploratory. Rehearsals and performance schedules are tailored to each individual production with the goal of presenting shows that are extensively developed and have a truly defined creative direction.


 

P.s. It's Poison  | Open: 09/08/11 Close: 09/17/11
Four college friends in their late 30s, who've lost touch and taken different career and personal paths reconnect at the request of their former professor and mentor, a brilliant but cursed novelist. He has a young girlfriend, a mysterious package, a dark secret and one final lesson with serious consequences.

Marc Spitz's new pitch black comedy, P.S. It's Poison concerns sex, nostalgia, art, ambition, parenthood, Vince Vaughn, reading glasses, Nirvana, New York City, hard drugs and harder truths.

P.S. It's Poison is a taut ensemble piece and a gleefully profane requiem for Generation X that will make you laugh no matter how vividly you remember 1993.

Radio Star  | Open: 04/26/11 Close: 04/26/11
  RADIO STAR returns to The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) Tuesday, April 26th @ 8pm.  Tickets ($12) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info  The production, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and Tanya O’Debra, kicks off a two-month tour to the Orlando Fringe Festival and the Montreal Fringe Festival.

 

Watch (but mainly listen) as Tanya O’Debra lends her voice to ten different characters while simultaneously staging silly sound effects in this filthy, filthy, dirty1940‘s radio detective spoof.  Running time is one hour.  


“An absurd cross between John Waters and Raymond Chandler… Radio Star is a raunchy blast.” -Flavorpill


“Side-splittingly hilarious... the best one-woman show I've seen.” - Three Weeks, Edinburgh


“Clever, original, and unflinchingly funny.” - Broadway World 

Love Is A Battlefield  | Open: 11/18/10 Close: 11/20/10
A theater director reluctantly agrees to cast an old flame to secure financing for his latest play.

Hamlet  | Open: 11/04/10 Close: 11/14/10
In The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective's sepia-toned, antiquitian world, a steampunk Hamlet returns from Denmark to find his father dead, his mother bedding his uncle and his country at the brink of war. To make things worse, he's being followed around by a clingy coquette with a particularly curious father and a very over-protective brother. Meanwhile, the ghost of his father roams the halls of Elsinore, his family's estate in Denmark. The haunted spirit reaches out to his son through means of the paranormal: the television glows with an eerie light and a record play begins to turn. As he seeks revenge of his father's end, lives will change their courses forever. 

Starring Rory Allan Meditz as Hamlet, Jackie Jacobi as Ophelia, John Johmann as Claudius and Tracy Jennissen as Gertrude. With John Caldara as Polonius, Dominick DeGaetano as Laertes, Kristen Vaphides as Rosencrantz and Kathleen Moran as Guildenstern. Also featuring Lena August, Bradley LeBoeuf*, Michael Callahan, Jessica McHugh and Patrick Whitehead.

*Bradley LeBoeuf will understudy the title role and perform Saturday matinees with Sunday evening, November 7th.
Emily Floyd will understudy the role of Ophelia and perform Saturday matinees with Sunday afternoon, November 14th.


Assistant Directed by Allison Wimer
Lighting by Gabriella DeGaetano
Fight Choreography by Ellyn Stein
Props and Stage Management by Griffin Parker
Hats by Amy Van Doran
Dramaturgy by Kate Adler
Costume, Sound and Direction by Steven Carl McCasland

*THE RED ROOM is a second-floor walk-up with no elevator. The KGB bar is right below. 

Run-time: 2 hours, 25 minutes with one 10 minute intermission.

 

Co-Op Theatre East presents:

Radio COTE
New Radio Plays on Current Events
(with a Revisionist Twist)

Written by
Jacob Dickerman, Robert A. K. Gonyo*, Ashley Marinaccio* and Mariah MacCarthy

Directed by
Andi Cohen, Robert A.K. Gonyo, Veronique Ory and Katherine Sommer

Featuring
Hannah Rose Barfoot*, Kerrie Bond*, Mike Callahan*, Tyrus Cucavac*, Theresa Christine*, Jacob Dickerman, Jessica Greer Morris, Tony De Meglio,Robert Gonyo*, Alex Herrald*, Ashley Marinaccio*, Lauren McCullough, Todd Meredith, Michael Rehse, Anna Savant*, Lynn Spencer*, Laurence Waltman, Ruis Woertendyke

* member of the COTE Ensemble

Admission is free but there is a suggested donation of $5. All donations collected at the door will go to the Stefanos Tsigrimanis Memorial Fund established at NYU’s Department of Performance Studies, to sponsor future projects by departmental students that embody the spirit of Stefanos’s own work. Contact Laura Elena Fortes at the Department of Performance Studies at LF65@nyu.edu for any questions regarding the fund.

About the Plays

Live from Pod 305
Written by Ashley Marinaccio and Directed by Andi Cohen
Featuring Anna Savant, Ashley Marinaccio and Jacob Dickerman

At the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, two pod mates discuss the concepts of revisionism and escape through a nightly grassroots radio broadcast from Pod 305.


Bachelor/Bachelorette
Written by Mariah MacCarthy and Directed by Katherine Sommer
Featuring Hannah Rose Barfoot, Lauren McCullough, Theresa Christine,
and Tyrus Cucavac

On the eve of her wedding at her bachelorette party, Dani is torn between an androgynous stranger and a call from her future wife.

Conference
Written and Directed by Robert A. K. Gonyo
Featuring Kerrie Bond, Mike Callahan, Alex Herrald and Todd Meredith

In the midst of delicate negotiations for a new health-care bill, a seasoned Congressman learns that his re-election campaign just got alot more complicated— voting has been made mandatory. Over a conference call, he & his campaign staff strategize through this turn of events, and weigh the costs of winning on Election Day.


Unus Populus Fidens (A Nation Without Fear/A Confident Nation)
Written by Jacob Dickerman and Directed by Véronique Ory
Featuring Lynn Spencer, Laurence Waltman, Jessica Greer Morris, Ruis Woertendyke, Michael Rehse and Tony De Meglio

In the wake of alterations to the Texas Social Studies curriculum, the US of A realizes the freedom that can be had when we subjugate our reason to our desires.

Standing In Front of 9/11 Waiting for the End of the World
Written by Ashley Marinaccio and Robert A.K. Gonyo
Performed by Ashley Marinaccio and Robert A.K. Gonyo

Toby and Rachel are professional disaster tour guides in need of some quick cash. While standing in front of the World Trade Center site they attempt to create a business plan that will demolish the competition of the surrounding street vendors and 9/11 memorabilia peddlers.

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About Co-Op Theatre East
Founded in April of 2008, Co-Op Theatre East (COTE) believes in the power of art to foster a dialogue for social change. COTE provides an entertaining performance forum in which to ask evocative, challenging questions of artists and audiences on our way to creating collaborative answers. www.cooptheatreeast.org

About the COTE Ensemble

The COTE Ensemble are the resident artists of Co-Op Theatre East. The company membership exists to develop and expand both the performance technique and social consciousness of the individual artist, provide a supportive and safe atmosphere to create new work, and present new theatre that challenges the stories being told in dominant culture.


About the Company: Co-Op Theatre East

Founded in April of 2008, Co-Op Theatre East (COTE) believes in the power of art to foster a dialogue for social change. COTE provides an entertaining performance forum in which to ask evocative, challenging questions of artists and audiences on our way to creating collaborative answers. For more information, please visit www.cooptheatreeast.org.

Six By Tenn - Six Rare Plays By Tennessee Williams  | Open: 07/08/10 Close: 07/18/10
 

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Presents:  
 
Six by TENN - 6 rare plays by Tennessee Williams
 
New York, NY -
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company is proud to kick off its inaugural season with performances of six rarely produced short plays by Tennessee Williams.
 
Often with a sense of humor and always poignant, Six by Tenn, explores themes of passion, love, death, and hope. The 6 rare shorts include The Municipal Abattoir, Mr. Paradise, Hello From Bertha, The Fat Man’s Wife, The Pink Bedroom, and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen...
 
Until recently four of these plays (The Municipal Abattoir, Mr. Paradise, The Fat Man’s Wife, and The Pink Bedroom), were never-before-published. Written decades ago, only within the past 10 years have they made their debut in production! 
 
Around 1950 Tennessee Williams wrote to Elia Kazan, 
“I don’t write with the effervescence that I used to. It comes harder. The peak of my virtuosity was in the one-act plays, some of which are like fire-crackers in a rope.” 
 
Playhouse Creatures are pleased to explore these rare works and invite you to join us for a diverse evening of shows by one of America’s greatest playwrights!
 
About the Production: 
Directors include Mariana Carreño (LAByrinth Theatre Co member), Eric Doss, Patricia Duran, Eddie Lew, and Joseph W. Rodriguez.
 
The production Features Actors:
Rutanya Alda*(Carol Ann in Mommy Dearest, & Angela in the film The Deer Hunter), Libby Arnold, Bernardo Cubria*, Abbey Dehnert, Eric Doss*, Patricia Duran*, Allan Greenberg, Tyler Monroe, and Joseph W. Rodriguez* (Public Theatre, Kennedy Center). 
 
*Denotes AEA Member 
 
The design team for Six by Tenn includes Lighting by Kate Febles, Scenic and costume design by Abbey Dehnert and original live music by Ed Davis. The production is stage managed by Sara Applebaum, Rebecca R Ayres and Jeremy Bright.
 
 
Nazareth House: 
A Portion of this production’s proceeds will be donated to Nazareth Housing a local, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization with a long and proud history of innovation in the field of housing for low-income families.  
 
For More info about our Theatre Company, this production and more, please 
visit our website PlayhouseCreatures.org
The Last Supper  | Open: 04/22/10 Close: 06/30/10
The Rising Sun Performance Company presents the main stage selection of their 9th season: The Last Supper, the New York City Stage Adaptation premiere of the 1995 film, by Dan Rosen. A dark and fiercly witty comedy set in a small Iowa town, the story follows a group of liberal grad students and their well-meaning descent into murder. After a dinner party goes wrong and their guest ends up unexpectedly slain after a violent political debate, the group decides that this can be their way of changing the world and making a difference.. one unreasonable conservative at a time. They begin inviting guests over for dinner and political discussion, if they can't change their guests mind through "intelligent" conversation and debate they end their lives "humanely' by poisoning them. With each dinner, and the bodies mounting the roommates relationships to one another and reality quickly begin to unravel. A funny and fanscinating look at human nature, conviction, creative gardening, politics and hypocrisy of the highest sort.

Artistic Director Akia (Hellcab, Good Night Lovin' Trail, NY It Awards, Blue Man Group) gathers an impressive cast and crew of over 40 NYC theatre artists, the show is double cast with 26 performers who will rotate throughout the 18 week run. The Last Supper will feature an original music score by film composer & Blue Man Group performer Christopher Bowen (9.99 & Jellyfish).

Featuring an Ensemble Cast: Michael Bernardi, J.L. Reed, David Anthony, Lindsay Beecher , Nicole Howard, Joe Beaudin, Larry Guttman, Anthony Mead, Marianna Guillen, Susan Burns, Erik Gullberg, Alexia Tate , Christopher Enright, Patrick J. Egan, Ariel Heller, Barry Kennedy, Jeff Ronan, Anastasia D. Peterson, Becky Sterling, Matt Riker, Michael McManus, Michael Jones, April E. Bennett, Ben Friesen , Jessica Ritacco & Leal Vona

Stage Manager: Alexandra Duerr
Direction Team: Akia, Tiffany Hogan, Kelly Hawkins, Turner Smith (Fight Direction), Matthew Kreiner (Media),
Production Team: Akia, Tiffini Minatel, David Anthony, Nick Micozzi, & Lindsay Beecher
Design Team: Tiffni Minatel (Costumes), Dan Jobbins (Lighting), Christopher Bowen (Music Score), Ryan Kilcourse (Sound), Jak Prince (Set)

*This show is not recommended for those under 13 yrs.

 

Length: 1 hr 35 mins
Intermission: None

Prep.  | Open: 03/18/10 Close: 03/20/10
Set in 2066, Prep.tells the story of the children of the elite: how society has programmed them to treat each other, and what happens to the parts of themselves they must make disappear. Inspired by abstracted themes from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and taking stylistic hints from “Gossip Girl,” Prep.asks the audience to watch its characters attempt survival despite the outrageous expectations set for them. In a “breeders-only” world where the rules of sexual identity are imposed and inflexible, political war games recruit young, and childhood friends are quickly pitted against one another....

come study with us.

featuring:

Liz Alderfer

Jessie Barr*

Laurence Freeman

Rafael Goldstein

Hadley Hege

Hana Kalinski

Sarah Todes

 

*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

an Equity Approved Showcase

 

stage management by Jenn Tash

sound design and original music by Corey Michener

costume design by Laura Helmer

lighting design by Vadim Ledvin

costume design by Laura Helmer

Duct Tape and a Dream II  | Open: 03/09/10 Close: 03/15/10
   Roots and Wings Theatrical is presenting the second installment of our twice-annual Duct Tape and a Dream festival for new works.

This spring’s show will include four new plays, a new movement piece, songs by DM Salsberg, and an original performance by the RaW Board.

All of the plays in the festival are inspired by or themed after the Picasso painting Girl Before a Mirror making for a diverse range of conflicts and relationships include burgeoning lesbianism, repressed male homosexuality, mother/ daughter interactions, a brother and a sister, and two competing peers.


All performances will be at the Red Room on the third floor of the KGB building, 85 E. 4th Street (at Second Avenue). Take the F/V to Second Avenue or the NRW to 8th Street.

Tuesday, March 9th at 8 PM
Wednesday, March 10th at 8 PM
Sunday, March 14th at 7 PM
Monday, March 15th at 7 PM

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance through SmartTix. http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=DUC6

The performances will include:

Don’t Eat the Yellow Picasso
*Written by   
**Directed by Lauren Rayner

Drawing M
*Written by Seph Edwards
**Directed by Leigh Hile

Mary, Mary
*Written by Joseph Samuel Wright
**Directed by Samantha Shechtman

Prelude to a Fall
*Written by Kimberly Barrante
**Directed by Kyler Taustin

An original movement piece by Sarah Fye

Featuring Singer/Songwriter DM Salsberg

And a performance by the Roots and Wings Board

 

 Roots and Wings is a not-for-profit theatre company fiscally-sponsored through Fractured Atlas. We are dedicated to the development and support of new works that push the boundaries of performance and blur the lines between media. For more information visit www.rawtheatrical.org.    

Mechanically Separated Meat  | Open: 02/24/10 Close: 03/07/10
FRIGID New York presents an International BTC Production:

First the Toaster gets a photo ID, then the blender gets an ID, next thing you know the Stove's stealing your car and the Lamp's huffing glue!

When a man refuses to respect his talking Toaster, the entire community launches into a debate of ownership, civil rights, and Robot Uprisings.
 

Fishbowl  | Open: 02/24/10 Close: 03/07/10
FRIGID New York presents Fishbowl, the exciting debut from promising Toronto-based talent Mark Shyzer. Shockingly funny and equally moving, Fishbowl slyly reveals the connections between five wildly different (and outrageously hilarious) characters, all played by Shyzer: a nerdy schoolgirl obsessed with physics, a nihilistic teenage hipster, a gin-soaked divorcee, a perky aerobic dance instructor and an octogenarian with an odd sense of humour. Originally developed through the Buddies In Bad Times Young Creators Unit in Toronto, Fishbowl premiered in April 2009 as part of Buddies’ season. Critics were unanimous: “Shyzer has talent” (Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine). The Toronto Sun’s John Coulbourn called the show “an impressive bit of character writing, packaged up and beautifully performed in a delightful little show”, and Byron Laviolette from Eye Weekly admired a script “crammed with word play and droll observations”.

The Fire This Time Festival  | Open: 02/04/10 Close: 02/07/10
Amid the diffusion of the term “post black black,” in American society and art, seven up-and-coming playwrights of African descent including Deborah Asiimwe, Radha Blank, Kelley Girod, Katori Hall, Derek Lee McPhatter, Germono Toussaint, and Pia Wilson have come together to answer these questions. The Fire This Time Festival showcases new short plays as a special Black History Month offering at the Horse Trade Theater. The Festival explores the diverse possibilities of contemporary American drama and challenging new directions for 21st century black theatre.

By the Banks of the Nile
By Deborah Asiimwe
Achiro and Adriko live by the banks of river Nile as husband and wife. The existence of their union is denied by the Church because they are not “properly” wed. Adriko must do anything to have a “proper” church wedding even if it means stealing mosquito nets intended for the community, to make a wedding dress for his wife.

Reverb
By Radha Blank
A daughter seeks redemption.... somewhere between a melody and her mothers fading memory.

Poetics of the Creative Process
By Kelley Girod
When a professor’s beautiful young mentee mistakes a shadow of a tree limb for his arm reaching out to touch her, a dangerous game manipulating words and images is set in motion.

The Beyonce Effect
By Katori Hall
In opposite corners of the world, three brown women, one Indian, one Ghanaian, and one American struggle with their quest for lighter skin and European features in a world where "if you white you right and if you black, get back."

Citizen Jane
By Derek Lee McPhatter
Welcome to the Future. Welcome to the Super-Network. The Universe’s most talented Archival-Architect brings our favorite super-hero, Citizen Jane, to vivid life tonight! Don’t worry if she seems fed-up or tired of saving the world. She had better give us another Happy Ending or else!

The Anointed
By Germono Toussaint
An internationally known pastor is preparing to finally be truthful with the world about the life he has been hiding.

A Goddess Once
By Pia Wilson
Nadia thinks she's negotiating Cat's termination. Cat thinks they're negotiating an argument from many lifetimes ago -- an argument between a goddess and a woman over an ancient mariner.
 

The Three Sisters  | Open: 01/20/10 Close: 01/30/10
On the cusp of a revolution, Chekhov's everyday heroines struggle to find meaning amidst the tempest of fractured memories, uncertain hopes, and thwarted vitality. The Assembly's Three Sisters combines live music and visceral performances to create a powerful communal experience in an intimate space.

with: Emily Perkins*, Kate Benson*, Kate MacCluggage*, Ben Beckley, Alley Scott, Levi Morger, Christopher Hurt*, Moti Margolin, Edward Bauer, Cecil Baldwin*, Susan McCallum*, Steve Stout, Brendan McDonough, Peter Feliz*.
* Appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity

design by: Derek Wright, Brendan McDonough, Nick Benacerraf, Zac Bruner, Andy Pape and Justine Lacy.

What('s) Happen(s)(ed)(ing) In The Elevator...  | Open: 05/23/09 Close: 06/15/09
Cities impose unusual social situations. On one hand, people are working and living on top of each other. On the other, citizens from every neighborhood tend to be united in their sense of loneliness. In this full-length production, a former adult entertainer, an outsider with no memory, and a struggling immigrant grasp for a sense of purpose and identity; their lives are unknowingly intertwined until one fateful ride in an elevator…

The Geographical History Of America  | Open: 05/14/09 Close: 05/23/09
In this new adaptation of Stein’s humorously dizzying novel The Geographical History of America, Human Group plays with the ways we conceive, contextualize, and perform our identities. Employing dance, music, and digital photography, THE GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA is a communal experience for the Facebook age.


THE GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA will feature Julia Crockett, Phil Gasper, and Lindsey Hope Pearlman with set and lighting design by Jonathan Cottle.


The production, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and produced by Human Group in association with The Centrifuge, will begin in The KGB Bar and then continue upstairs in The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) May 14-23, Thursday through Saturday at 9pm. Tickets ($15) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info


Lindsey Hope Pearlman began her love affair with Gertrude Stein's writing while living in Paris, France in the spring of 2007. The Geographical History of America marks Lindsey's third Stein-based project, after directing and performing Ladies' Voices and Identity: A Poem in the spring of 2008. She is a founding member of Human Group, formed with three fellow Hamilton College graduates. Favorite projects include The Snow White Project presented by FIAF and performing with The Drafts, the Horse Trade Non-Equity Ensemble.


Randi Rivera is a director, designer, stage manager, and technician. She is thrilled to be working on Stein alongside Lindsey once again after designing Ladies' Voices and Identity: A Poem in the spring of 2008. Randi is a founding member of Human Group and a graduate of Hamilton College. Since graduating she has proudly worked with many companies, including Dance Theater Workshop, New York Film Academy, and of course Horse Trade Theater Group.


Gertrude Stein was an American writer known for her role in the experimental arts and letters of Europe in the early part of the 20th century. She traveled in Paris, Vienna and San Francisco as a child, studied philosophy with William James at Radcliffe College and medicine at John Hopkins University. She moved to France in 1904 and found herself in the center of a crowd of artists that included Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Henri Matisse. Stein's prose is often compared to the abstract paintings of the time, daring and, at times, nearly incomprehensible. Although Stein had been writing plays, prose and poetry for years, she was unknown to most readers until the 1933 publication of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, named after her companion of many years. Her other books include Three Lives, Tender Buttons, The Making of Americans, and The Geographical History of America.


How Does A Drug Deal Become A Decent 3rd Date?  | Open: 03/03/09 Close: 03/26/09
Dating isn't easy. We all walk a fine line between moments that can be seen as really romantic or really creepy. How Does... is the story of a girl coming to grips with a dating life that is unravelling. Why did she agree to be the Lookout? Why is her Stalker telling HER to seek therapy?

How Does  A Drug Deal Become A Decent 3rd Date? stars Neale Kimmel ('Zombie Jesus!') & Jesse Bond ('Franny & Zooey'- American Academy of Dramatic Arts). It debuted at the 2008 Minnesota Fringe Festival and has also played to rave reviews at the 2008 Hamilton Fringe Festival (Hamilton, ON. Cdn.). We are thrilled to be a part of this year's FRIGID NY Festival.

The Giant's Causeways  | Open: 02/27/09 Close: 03/08/09
The Giant’s Causeways, asks the question, can the friendship between two boys, one Catholic, the other Protestant, stand up to the political and religious battles surrounding them in Northern Ireland in the 60's and 70's? Loosely based on a story told by her father who grew up in Belfast during the Troubles, McLaughlin tells her tale from a larger, empathetic perspective that no one side was right, weaving a fierce drama about rage, pain and death along with some Irish singing, whiskey drinking, and the moral choices we make every day.

The ladies of Dysfunctional take a comic & critical look at romance through the ages. Playing a variety of roles, rocketing through time, and ultimately discovering that when it comes to love, the more things change, the more they stay the same. A must see for everyone who's in love, out of love or who just happens to be in the East Village looking for a good time.

The Dysfunctional Guide was created as companion piece to 2001's How to Have the Ultimate Orgasm Each & Every Time. Like HTHO, The Dysfunctional Guide explores love & sex in the chaotic, surreal style which is Dysfunctional Theatre's trademark. The Dysfunctional Guide to Home Perfection, Marital Bliss and Hot Passionate Romance is based on diaries, stories and essays written by women dating back to 15th century and on new material written by the show's cast.

Starring: Jennifer Gill, Rachel Grundy*, Amy Overman, Amy Beth Sherman*, Theresa Unfried

AEA Showcase/*Actor appears courtesy of The Actors Equity Association

Creditors  | Open: 02/09/09 Close: 02/21/09
Independent producers Edward M. Suarez, Jr. and Lenore Wolf present a production of August Strindberg’s darkly funny masterpiece, Creditors. Elyse Knight, Artistic Director of Off World Theatre, will direct the production, which stars Ed Oliver as Gustav, Michael Bell as Adolf, and Laura Marks as Tekla.

Creditors will run February 9-21 at the Red Room, 85 East 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and seniors), available at www.smarttix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. General seating. No wheelchair access. Running time is approximately 80 minutes.

Hailed as one of Strindberg’s finest works, Creditors is fraught with suspicion and intrigue. While Adolf, a young artist, waits for his wife at a seaside resort, a mysterious stranger arrives and gains his confidence. The ensuing drama of sexual obsession and revenge contains echoes of Strindberg’s own marriage.

Elyse Knight is Artistic Director of Off World Theatre, in residence at the Puffin Cultural Forum, where she directed her own adaptation of Robinson Jeffers’ poetry Earth, God, America and Men: a memorial, The Travelling Jekyll and Hyde Show by Russell Davis, and Count Down, by Dominique Cieri, which was moved to Bank St. Theatre in Greenwich Village. Ms. Knight is a 25-year veteran of stage, television, film and radio, whose acting credits include the Public Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ridiculous Theatre, Metropolitan Theatre Company, The Actors Company Theatre, “Too Close For Comfort”, “One Life to Live” and “Law and Order”. She is the Former Artistic Director of the Unlimited Potential Theatre Company in New Brunswick New Jersey, where she produced and directed All in the Timing, In Your Dreams, and Out of Body at George Street Playhouse. She teaches for Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey (PTNJ), the Depot Theatre in Garrison, NY, and the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) in NYC.

Performance Dates and Times:
Monday, February 9, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 7:00 PM
Monday, February 16, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 19, 8:00 PM
Friday, February 20, 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 8:00 PM

(no shows February 12-14 or February 17)
 

Ecstasy  | Open: 01/05/09 Close: 01/25/09
ECSTASY covers the lives of four blue-collar friends living in 1979 London and the drunken frustration in their lives, namely that of Jean, who struggles to escape the confines of her life and the people in it. While ECSTASY speaks to a very specific time and place, the socio-economic despairs and frustrations facing each character make the story universal and timeless; especially on the eve of our own financial crisis.
ECSTASY features Lore Davis, Stephen Heskett, Gina Lemoine, Josh Marcantel, Brandon McCluskey, and Mary Monahan.
 

Anyone for a Threesome?  | Open: 12/01/08 Close: 12/22/08
"Anyone For A Threesome?" is an anthology work of three short one-act plays, showcasing the diversity of theatre as a medium. Each work focuses on a different mode of storytelling, with different questions raised and points addressed, but symbiotically attempt to present the greater range of possibilities of the art form.

"I Am Tricky Nicky" plays upon an organic scene that is influenced by dementia or possibly the preternatural, from the vantage point of those who are witness but not fully understanding. A woman who may be a stand-in for Cassandra, or might just be insane, offers advice to those around her, even when the problem in question is only in her head.

"Let Them Eat Cake" offers a look into a heightened state of reality, where tensions run high, both sexual and violent. With surreal elements that appear throughout, the audience is asked to discern what is real and what is just in the minds of the characters while coming to know everyone's darkest secrets.

"Sans Deus" is a look at passion overtaking purpose in the lives of several individuals. Following several unrelated stories of men becoming obsessed with building machines or various kinds for various reasons, patterns become apparent in what that obsession will do to a man.

The Scandal  | Open: 12/04/08 Close: 12/20/08
THE SCANDAL is a one-woman show about a small town gal, Pink, who has devised the perfect, poetic suicide plan. Her journey is complicated by a distant mother, a judgmental entourage, the ghost of her father and a mysterious new comer. In a world so small, everyone is hungry for a scandal.
Excessecret: guess What its About?  | Open: 10/01/08 Close: 11/22/08
Dr. Olga and Dr. Bjrn manage to do their rounds and charm their own pants off while hosting this entirely unpredictable production that features audience tampering, two wildly comic ExcessoMimes (Gluttony and Lust), an outlandish game of Operation (you're the doctor!), video, tap dancing, life saving, competitive eating, and outrageous fun.
Pre  | Open: 08/28/08 Close: 09/13/08
PRE is an original play inspired by Another Urban Riff's actual experience of resuming their critically acclaimed play, MONO, in a Lower East Side theatre just three days after 9/11.

"The title literally refers to the 90 minutes before the first play after 9/11 re-opens. The subject is expressed through the comic interaction between the actors, director, and various Lower East Siders who enter the theatre between 6:30 and 8:00pm. PRE also refers to and re-creates the small pocket of time directly following the attacks when all New Yorkers acted as if they were part of an ensemble."

House  | Open: 04/24/08 Close: 04/26/08
House is stand-up sit-down one-man comedy nightmare about Victor, a man on the edge.

Meet Victor, the epicenter of House:

"My mother is possessed by the devil. My father is the saddest man in the world. My sister is in love with a dog. The one I love does not love me...and I've got nowhere to live."

Monster  | Open: 04/23/08 Close: 04/25/08
Monster is an incredible one-man show about the nature of evil.

Avery Pearson transforms himself into a series of characters whose lives seem eerily related in an acting tour-de-force that will turn your world upside down.

Working it Out  | Open: 02/27/08 Close: 03/09/08
What now?

She's obsessive. He's gay. The faucet's still leaking. And baby makes three.

Oh. And they're nine.

See what happens when two youngsters play a twisted game of house in Working it Out.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues  | Open: 11/29/07 Close: 12/21/07
Sex, Lies & Santa the Reindeer Spill All!
Dysfunctional Theatre's 3rd annual production continues its inventive re-imagining of Jeff Goode's modern Christmas classic. Santa's reindeer gather at their private North Pole watering hole, and as the booze flows, the scandal grows. Alternately hilarious & disturbing, nothing is held sacred as the reindeer expose all of Santa's (& their own) indiscretions.
Screaming, crying and WAY too much eggnog... isn't that what Christmas is all about?

"A comedy that puts the X in Xmas" (Time Out New York)

Starring: Geoffrey Warren Barnes III*, Rob Brown*, Jennifer Gill, Rachel Grundy*, Amy Overman, Peter Schuyler, Jason Unfried & Theresa Unfried

An Equity Approved Showcase / * these actors appear courtesy of Actor's Equity

A'Spress  | Open: 11/04/07 Close: 11/14/07
Two Minds, Two Worlds, One Subway Platform. How long can the most unlikely of friendships survive in the streets?

Set in the stark landscape of the New York City Subway; ASpress is the story of two unlikely companions struggling to survive, one with a guilt ridden conscience and dark past, the other living in a world that few can comprehend.

While each anti-hero is besieged by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, they are left with no choice but to depend on one another. Jack, a recovering addict, is running from a tragic mistake leaving him to care for Benji, an autistic man with no understanding of the reality facing them both. But Benji isn't the only one that needs saving. As Jack fights to outrun his demons, he discovers that Benji's need for him may only be outweighed by his own need for Benji.

Rising Sun, who brought you the acclaimed revivals of "An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein", the New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominated "Shape of Things" (2004), and the critically acclaimed hit "Hellcab", continues its tradition of bringing off beat stories to life, breaks new ground with a brand new play about desperation and survival in the most brutal of worlds.

Can the two survive the rocky road to redemption? Find out in A'Spress......

Doctor Faustus  | Open: 11/01/07 Close: 11/10/07
Haberdasher Theatre will present a new twist on an often forgotten classic, Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. Doctor Faustus will debut in the East Village theatre space known as The Red Room on November 1, 2007, the day after Halloween. Performances are scheduled November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 at 8:00 p.m.

The play, directed by Tyler D. Hall (seen in last summer's Shakesperience tour), features George K. Wells as the infamous Doctor John Faustus (recently seen in Hudson Warehouse's production of As You Like It) and the fascinating Ivory Aquino as an entrancingly charismatic Mephistopheles. The cast is rounded out, in this adaptation, by an ensemble composed of the seven deadly sins with Jonathan Ledoux (Wrath), Will Ramirez (Gluttony), Neill Robertson (Pride), Iracel Rivero (Lechery), Kerry-Jo Rizzo (Envy), Evan Storey (Sloth), and Adam Wier (Covetousness) as well as two clowns played by Joseph Dale Harris (Ralph) and Keri Taylor (Robin).

The play centers on Doctor John Faustus who, having felt he has learned all there is to know in the world, turns to necromancy and magic.

Accompanied by his demon servant, Mephistopheles, Doctor Faustus travels the world demonstrating his magical powers to royalty, and playing practical jokes on everyone from a lowly horse-courser to the Pope in order to distract himself from his impending damnation. The play features magic and stage tricks, music, physical comedy, and a multi-corpus Lucifer that we know any mortal would give his soul to see.

Say Your Prayers, Mug!  | Open: 10/04/07 Close: 10/27/07
Mr. and Mrs. Matinee themselves, Skip Rayburn and Dottie Haines, host the 1950s television show "Sunrise Cinema" and eagerly present the long-lost thriller, "Say Your Prayers, Mug!" In between the bubbly hosts' banter, the 1935 gangster flick comes to life on stage, complete with fist-swingin' cops and fast-talkin' mobsters. A parody within a parody, SAY YOUR PRAYERS, MUG! playfully sends up not one, but two genres of yesteryear.
Steinese TakeOut  | Open: 06/14/07 Close: 06/23/07
Before Suzan-Lori Parks or Richard Foreman, Maria Irene Fornes or Sam Shepard, there was Gertrude Stein, the mother of American avant garde letters. And though Stein may have made her most lasting impressions as a memoirist ("The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas") and an epigrammist ("You are all a lost generation."), she was also a convention-defying dramatist whose experimental plays remain as radical today as they were when she wrote them in the early part of the 20th century. How radical? How about no plot, no setting, and sometimes, no characters. For "Steinese TakeOut," six adventurous directors tackle six of her most out-there one-acts: Ryan Bronz ("Bonne Annee"), Andrew Frank ("Captain Walter Arnold"), Eve Hartmann ("I Like It to Be a Play"), Peter Campbell ("Play I [-III]"), Deanna Fleysher ("Parlor"), and Drew Pisarra ("Curtain Raiser"). Prepare for the unexpected.
Kill Me Like You Mean It  | Open: 01/05/07 Close: 01/27/07
Stolen Chair presents the second installment of its CineTheatre Tetralogy, a timely absurdist film noir for the stage as Ionesco might have imagined it, creating comic chaos out of the possibility that American life might actually be pointless.
The 8: Reindeer Monologues  | Open: 12/02/06 Close: 12/20/06
Santa is at the top of the naughty list for a second year as Dysfunctional Theatre Company continues a new holiday tradition. Following its critically acclaimed, sold out run in 2005, the "comedy that puts the X in Xmas" (Time Out New York) is back! It's another chance to see the tragic tale of how sex, alcohol, pedophilia and rampant bestiality threatened the very existence of Christmas.
The Sinister Urge  | Open: 12/03/06 Close: 12/19/06
Gape in wonder as bumbling Lt. Matt Carson, and his partner, the affable but largely useless Sgt. Randy Stone, patrol the streets of the Big City! Shriek in terror as defenseless citizens are stalked and slaughtered by the deadly Dirk Williams, psycho killer par excellence! Boo and hiss at the sinister machinations of the dastardly Gloria Henderson, smut picture racket queen, and her slick and snazzy con man, handsome Johnny Ride! Ooo and aah at the splendiferous wonder of the luscious lasses and buxom babes who populate the pinup and girlie industry! And, finally, reel in horror at the fate of charming young Mary Smith, who comes to the Big City seeking fame and fortune, only to find sleaze, tragedy, and trauma! It's all here on our stage, big as life, in full color! The Sinister Urge! Ripped from today's headlines, a cautionary tale for young and old!
The Turn of The Screw  | Open: 10/27/06 Close: 11/12/06
An adaptation of the Henry James novel.
Dumbya's Rapture  | Open: 10/04/06 Close: 11/04/06
GEORGE W. BUSH HILARIOUSLY EXPOSED AS ROUGH THEATER PREMIERES "DUMBYA'S RAPTURE", A NEW POLITICAL COMEDY.

Die laughing as LA's critically acclaimed Rough Theater premieres "DUMBYA'S RAPTURE" in NYC beginning Saturday, October 7th, 2006. A political satire that dramatizes the real and true history of the US 2001 2006, "DUMBYA'S RAPTURE" tells the uproarious tale of one president, two wars and thousands dead around the world. With "DUMBYA'S RAPTURE", Rough Theater proudly brings its tradition of shouting theatrical truth to power during an election season to the NY stage for the first time.

As malevolent chatter about a terrorist attack increases, the President is more concerned with assigning nicknames and going on vacation than with the duties of his office. Surrounded by a cabinet that includes a power mad VP, a Secretary of Defense suffering from war fever, a tongue speaking Attorney General obsessed with pot, prostitution and covering up naked statues, a National Security Adviser too clueless to understand a threat and a Secretary of State too compromised to speak his mind when he isn't locked in the basement, "DUMBYA'S RAPTURE" is the true story of what lead to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the misbegotten Iraqi misadventure that followed. Join Rough Theater as these tragic and colossal errors of judgment become a laugh out loud comedy of errors in "DUMBYA'S RAPTURE".

Written and directed by Eric Diamond, "DUMBYA'S RAPTURE" features Geoff Barnes, Chris Behan, Christopher Cole, Eric Diamond, Maryam Fatima, Charles J. Roby, Fred Rueck, Morgan Lindsey Tachco, Chris Von Hoffmann and Joshua Young. Opening Saturday, October 7th, 2006, "DUMBYA'S RAPTURE" plays Wednesdays at 8:00 PM and Saturdays at 10:30 PM through Saturday, November 4th, 2006 at The Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street, between 2nd and 3rd Aves., Third Floor (no wheelchair access), New York, NY 10003.

After asking the nation to sacrifice through shopping, assuring us that Bin Laden would be captured dead or alive and declaring mission accomplished in Mesopotamia, why cry about W's lies when you can laugh yourself silly at "DUMBYA'S RAPTURE". One president, two wars, thousands dead, don't get left behind!

10/07/06 11/04/06

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ 8:00 PM

SATURDAY NIGHTS @ 10:30 PM

THE RED ROOM

85 EAST FOURTH STREET

(BTWN. 2ND & 3RD AVES.)

NEW YORK, NY 10003

(NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS)

TICKETS - $18.00

RESERVATIONS (212) 636-9264

MORE INFORMATION www.roughtheater.com

The Fake Friends Tour  | Open: 09/10/06 Close: 10/23/06
Alana Harrison serves up a slice of pain in her aptly titled show Paincake, which combines animation, celebrity exposes, and aggrandized reality to posit a connection between mind-bending science and foodology.

Braeson Herold will also be offering the audience a piece...of himself. Everybody Wants A Piece of Braeson is the simple, folksy tale of a man with such profound social anxiety that he would rather jump from a cliff than share the view with a stranger yet people are inexplicably drawn to him.

The Fake Friends Tour is the first joint effort of two talented performers who, before they decided to do their shows together, did not know or care about each other, except peripherally, and now they're BFFFs!

Kansas City Or Along The Way  | Open: 10/05/06 Close: 10/22/06
Two strangers lives collide in 1930s Southern Ohio in this stirring new play by the playwright that critics have called a "talent that absolutely bears watching." Kansas City Or Along The Way moves with the pulse of a Woody Guthrie song and an innovative language that perfectly captures the heart of the American Heartland.
The Adventures of Jock Jupiter, Rocket Ranger!  | Open: 09/07/06 Close: 09/30/06
Fighting for interplanetary justice, truth, and freedom, Captain Jock Jupiter of the Rocket Rangers and his faithful sidekick, Twink Turner, ride their roaring rockets through the wild, vast reaches of outer space to save mankind. Can Jock and Twink thwart the evil Queen Vultura and her sexy Amazonians from conquering the universe? Can they save the galaxy from the sinister mental probe helmet, which turns its victims into mind-controlled zombies?
Bite  | Open: 06/16/06 Close: 09/29/06
In BITE, comic sex farce meets choose-your-own-adventure. It intertwines the tales of two competing dentists, two dominatrixes, and a Southern belle. The action begins in a sterile 5th Avenue dentist's chair and ends down in the cavities of a secret dominatrix-run dungeon with the audience in control all the way.
The Orgy Of The Dead  | Open: 06/25/06 Close: 07/11/06
A burlesque-comedy-horror-musical-variety-show! Inspired by the notorious Ed Wood cult movie of the same title, this anarchic, slambang, sexy, silly riot of epic proportions is crafted by the maverick madman, Frank Cwiklik, who earned critics' praise and audiences' loyalty with his late, lamented DMTheatrics.

On a dark and stormy night, the Emperor and Empress of the Dead raise sexy lady zombies from the grave to dance for their amusement. Only a handsome young writer and his beautiful girlfriend are on hand to pay mortal witness to... THE ORGY OF THE DEAD!

Say Hello Children  | Open: 06/07/06 Close: 06/10/06
This desperate comedy charts the tragically dotty last wanderings of Alex Edwards and his chaotic family. With a mother who struggles to stay out of bed, a disarmingly sweet sister searching for her dark side, and a grandmother straining to remember where she's actually been for the last eighty-two years, Alex is dissolute and bent on wicked mischief. When his soldier brother Randy returns to announce his posting to a notoriously bloody conflict, Alex becomes hell-bent on keeping him safe at home…at any cost.
Stage Kiss  | Open: 05/03/06 Close: 05/25/06
Boy meets boy. Boy falls for boy. Turns out both guys are dolls. What's a girl to do? In Stolen Chair's newest collective creation Stage Kiss , a bawdy genderbent romantic comedy in blank verse, love is blind...lust is blinder.

Written by Kiran Rikhye| Directed by Jon Stancato| Dramaturgy & Music by Emily Otto
Sets & Lights by David Bengali | Costumes by May Elbaz | Stage Managed by Aviva Meyer
Featuring Jon Campbell, Cameron Oro, and Alexia Vernon
Collectively Created by The Stolen Chair Theatre Company

Cowboy Mouth & Thick Like Piano Legs  | Open: 02/21/06 Close: 03/07/06
A pair of one-acts
Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard
A woman had kidnapped a man off the street and plans to turn him into her rock n' roll savior but they fall in love along the way.

Thick Like Piano Legs
by Robert Attenweiler
Where a lounge-singing savior came, never delivered and now has to go.
directed by John Patrick Hayes

C. Commute  | Open: 02/02/06 Close: 02/18/06
Told in a monologue format, C.Commute features 10 actors (7 men, 3 women) who portray urbanites desperately trying, yet often failing, to grow up. Haunted by their neuroses, the characters are trapped in transitional phases, struggling to satiate their appetites for sex and love, career and money, fame and fulfillment.
The Fairy Tale Monologues  | Open: 01/11/06 Close: 01/28/06
Fairylands usual suspects are jumping at the chance to tell you what REALLY happens when their story ends. Is it truly "Happily Ever After?" An evening of hilarious and heartbreaking monologues from such famous folk as the Big Bad Wolf, Snow White, Goldilocks and more! Not your childrens fairy tales - bar on premises!

General Info: 212-613-6138

The 8: Reindeer Monlogues  | Open: 11/15/05 Close: 12/18/05
**Performance Added - Sunday, December 18th at 4pm!**

From the group that brought you *Bite* & *Hoover: A Love Story* comes a Christmas comedy for consenting adults only.

Sex, Lies & Santa - The Reindeer Spill All! The jolly old elf himself is at the top of the naughty list this year and you won't believe what his 8 most trusted reindeer have to say. Come see this tragic tale of how sex, alcohol, pedophilia and rampant bestiality threatened the very existence of Christmas.

Screaming, crying and WAY too much eggnog... isn't that what Christmas is all about?

On The Verge, or the Geography of Learning  | Open: 11/07/05 Close: 11/17/05
Eric Overmyer captures the American spirit in a lighthearted, provocative tale of three "sister sojourners" who become pioneers, scaling the walls of imperialism, feminism and materialismand conquering them with courage, grace, and a machete.
Flirting With Reality  | Open: 10/14/05 Close: 11/14/05
FLIRTING WITH REALITY goes behind the scenes of Love Limo, a reality dating show, and follows a producer and her cameraman as they choose from hundreds of wannabe reality stars. 2 actors play 40 different characters in 85-minutes of high-energy comedy.
The Man Who Laughs  | Open: 10/31/05 Close: 11/12/05
A World Premiere, freely inspired by the Victor Hugo novel of the same name. A band of gypsies kidnaps a gentle boy and surgically disfigures his face into a permanent smile. He finds his way into the wagon of a lovely misanthropic itinerant performer who adopts him and a blind foundling girl he has discovered in his travels. As the children age, they fall in love and join their father on stage, gaining fame and fortune in their roles as clown an ingnue. They live happily together, but when their performances command the attention of a debauched Duchess, her lust for the deformed clown threatens to tear the family apart. Presented by Horse Trade Theatre Company

Music composed and performed by Emily Otto

Galexy Video/Galexy Video 2  | Open: 09/15/05 Close: 10/09/05
One hour to closing, the employees of Galaxy Video deal with
customers seeking films like... "that movie that had that guy in it who was in that movie with that girl" ...while dealing with the everyday problems in their own lives...and now comes......Galaxy Video 2!!!

Once upon a time there was a video store & it came crashing to the ground. Now Galaxy Video reopens under the watchful eye of "The Man" with plans to franchise. Will "The Man" succeed ...or will the band of rebel-without-a-clue employees foil his corporate plan?

Both shows play in repertory

Iphigenia at Aulis  | Open: 08/26/05 Close: 08/28/05
Iphigenia at Aulis has been described as one of the most human of the Greek tragedies. At Aulis, High King Agamemnon has gathered the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen, poised to strike at Troy. At Aulis, soldiers gird themselves to reclaim the unparalleled beauty of Helen and win everlasting glory. At Aulis, the wind has died. At Aulis, a prophet mutters of sacrifice, and the High King summons his daughter to camp with promises of marriage to the hero Achilles. Sacrifices will be made, marriages marred, and wars waged, upon the arrival of Iphigenia at Aulis. Written by Euripides in 410BCE and adapted with stunningly modern clarity by W.S. Merwin, Iphigenia at Aulis holds no one entirely innocent in its thorough examination of the lies we tell, the people we manipulate, and the sacrifice we make to go to war.
Eat It Festival  | Open: 05/27/05 Close: 05/29/05
Eat It is a creative collaboration of the Longest Lunch Theater Company and independent artists from across the country.

The festival begins on Friday, May 27th, with the reincarnation of the smash hit Matt and Ben, with New York performers Aida Lembo and Kim Justice.

Eat It is proud to present the Minneapolis-based dance troupe Three Dances in A Big Mistake. The performance features eight short, character-driven pieces and collaborations with jazz musician Kelly Rossum, composer Steven Jobe, and punk fashion designer Saira Huff.

Longest Lunch co-founder Meghan Finn brings to life her signature character, Svetlana, in Svetlana's Junk Show. Featured in her show are sketches by Chicago writer Staniec Heinemann and several of Artistic Evolucion's finest: Allegra McBane, Elan O'Connor, and Andrea Dionne.

New York-based playwright and producer Tom Leger and his co-writer, Boston-based Riley MacLeod, debut their whimsical love story, An Open Letter to the Woman I'm Screwing While My Girlfriend Who I'm in Love With Is On Tour In Cinderella.

New York comedian Dorian Davis, of MTV, and his co-writer and co-performer, Carrie Faverty, perform their comedic show, Dorian and Carrie: Storytelling for Adults, based on the sordid love affair between characters Dorian Davis and Carrie Anne.

Also featured is established New York comedy troupe Kundalini Komedy. This group of seasoned improv artists has performed at a wide variety of clubs and theaters throughout NYC.

Eat It wraps up its weekend of theater and comedy with the Eat It More variety show of festival-featured artists, new faces, burlesque performances, and much much more.

Playing May 27th and May 28th at KGB

and

May 29 at the Slipper Room
167 Orchard Avenue

Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe  | Open: 04/15/05 Close: 05/20/05
The Science Fiction Parody Adventure

Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe is a twisted, bawdy, silly, romp through your favorite science fiction tales where time isn't the only thing that's warped! This raucous, irreverent satire illegally marries Star Trek, Star Wars, and The Matrix to Laugh-In, South Park, and The Marx Brothers.

Bite  | Open: 04/21/05 Close: 04/30/05
What if your dentist had ultimate power? Not just over your teeth - but over you? He could tell you to sit stand, roll over. How to talk, how to act ... what if he tied you up, smacked you around and then gave you a root canal? Sounds like a nightmare...

What if you could take revenge on your dentist? See him whipped, beaten and humiliated into submission? Sounds like a dream come true...

Welcome to the world of BITE. Dig below the veneer of a sterile 5th Avenue dentists' office and explore the dark cavities underneath. You may not find what you expect. Sugary sweetness. Exquisite agony. Blood. Enamel. Leather. Stainless steel. Now spit.

You, the audience, will have the unique opportunity to "choose your own adventure" and discover as much or as little as you like in this strange world. And ask: how well do you know your coworkers? Your friends? Yourself? For this play, you're in control - but in your life, who's
controlling you? Be careful, you won't be able to stop with just one Bite.

Blackout  | Open: 03/03/05 Close: 03/26/05
At 4:10 PM on August 14, 2003, a power failure caused the electricity to stop flowing to the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada. The power was out for over 19 hours.

In a Manhattan studio apartment, Sean Ryan was taking the day off from work, shirking his responsibilities and reevaluating his life. He hated his job, his friends, and anyone who in any way reminded him of himself.

When the lights went out, his girlfriend came over to wait it out with him. They discussed their likes, their dislikes, and where they'd always thought they'd be at this point in their lives.

And that's when his other girlfriend showed up.

It was going to be a long night.

The Great One-man Commedia Epic  | Open: / / Close: 02/18/05
Matthew R. Wilson single-handedly brings to life the entire cast of 15 characters drawn from the historical commedia dell'arte. The story is the classic story of Italian Renaissance comedy: the lives of young lovers are thrown into chaos as wedding plans are threatened by squabbling fathers, boasting war heroes, and a host of well-meaning but dim-witted servants. An entire town stands on the brink of tragedy before love prevails, normalcy is restored, and comedy triumphs.