Under Saint Marks Theatre

Todays Date: 09/20/21
Last Update: 02/06/17 01:40:30 PM

Address: 94 Saint Marks Place (bet 1st Ave a
New York, NY    10009

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

The Wedding Guest  | Open: 02/17/17 Close: 03/05/17
The Wedding Guest is a solo character-comedy chronicling the ups and downs of two idiots, Juan Dominguez a thick-moustached general, and J’VaAnN a lovesick poet as they pine for the love of one woman; Leela.


The show is written and performed by Raphael Perahia, and directed by Shea Wojtus (MorbidAbnormalMe ★★★★ Broadway Baby, ★★★★ Fringe Guru).

Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!  | Open: 10/14/16 Close: 10/25/16
“New York City’s King of Halloween” (Out Magazine) returns to UNDER St. Marks with his latest smash storytelling show direct from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Announcing the New York premiere of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

"Storytelling that goes beyond simple tales. Rhythmic, hypnotic and entrancing." ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth! explores themes of religious extremism, deadly dependency and our contemporary worship of media technology via allegorical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, cosmopup Laika, virtual reality obsession and humanity's first artist, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and his own struggles with addiction as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

"There isn't a storyteller as engrossing, twisted, or as sequined." 
★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass and guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director. Produced in cooperation with Horsetrade Theater and Frigid NY.

"Compelling narratives set in grotesque realms of eerie, alarming detail." ★★★★ The Scotsman

Dandy Darkly is an award winning storyteller, satirist and critically acclaimed cabaret artist -- described as “fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce La Bruce” (Time Out) and “a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” (The Scotsman) This “decidedly wicked storyteller” (New York Times) is "simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today." (Scotsgay Magazine). 

Dandy Darkly's masterful and mesmerizing style of storytelling has astounded critics and audiences at festivals and theaters across the globe. He is the glittery, ghastly jewel of the East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling topics such as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy's delirious delivery shifts seamlessly from camp bitchery into bittersweet poignancy with reflective rumination upon the subtle horrors of modern life.

"Brilliant. Crosses time and space to explore ideas of queer legends of tomorrow." ★★★★★ Scotsgay Magazine

Simply put, Dandy Darkly must be seen to be believed. Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! opens with an eight show run at UNDER St. Mark’s Theater on: 

Friday, October 14th at 10:30 pm,

Monday, October 17th at 7:00 pm, 

Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm, 

Thursday, October 20th at 10:30 pm, 

Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30 pm, 

Sunday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm, 

Monday, October 24th at 7:00 pm,

& Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 pm.

UNDER St. Marks Theater has no wheelchair access and is located at 94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered in advance at www.horsetrade.info. To learn more about Dandy Darkly go to www.dandydarkly.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter at @dandydarkly.

"Scare ya there, New York City!" xoxDD

YEAH, I MET THIS GIRL...  | Open: 01/29/16 Close: 02/14/16
When the possibility of love and sex enter Guy's downtown Manhattan restaurant, it drives him and his two best friends to near insanity and back again. "yeah, i met this girl…” is Elsinore County's latest romp, examining what it's like to be a single man today on the busy streets of New York City.
About the Company: Elsinore County
Elsinore County (EC), so-named after one of their most successful productions, is an award winning Greenwich Village based theater company founded in 2011 by a small cohort of talented New York City actors under the direction of Antony Raymond. EC is a tightly knit, uninhibited, impassioned community of artists who are committed to creating entertainment that challenges the status quo. They engage their audiences with works of satire, farce, and dark humor that examine timeless social tenets and the politics of wanton power and sexuality so prevalent today. Elsinore County's mission is to give their audience smart, poignant and exciting entertainment that fearlessly explores the full gamut of human experience: from hilarious to tragic and back again.
A Clamour of Cabaret: A Volume of Vaudeville Varietals  | Open: 08/07/14 Close: 08/16/14
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edna St. Vincent Millay host an evening of song, dance and comedy featuring The Courtship (Themes & Variations) by Emily Edwards & Patrick Storck, On a Play Twice Seen by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Buddy, Can You Spare a Rhyme? by Mim Granahan, Henry / Anne by Josh Hartung and Aria da Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay with musical performances by Nicole Lee Aiossa, Melissa Delancey, Josh Hartung and the Dysfunctional Vaudeville Band plus a tap dance by Gyda Arber. 

Horse Trade Theater Group will present Dysfunctional Theatre Company’s evening of short plays, A Clamour of Cabaret: A Volume of Vaudeville Varieties featuring stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mim Granahan, Josh Hartung, Emily Edwards, and Patrick Storck directed by Eric Chase, Emily Edwards, Amy Overman, Justin Plowman, and Mim Granahan. The show will feature Gyda Arber, Nicole Lee Aiossa, Rob Brown* Lindsey Carter, Melissa Delancey, Emily Edwards, Jenny Gill, Tim Glynn, Josh Hartung, Brian Charles Johnson*, Amy Overman, and Justin Plowman with Musical Direction by Nicole Lee Aiossa, Sound and Lighting Design by Justin Plowman, and Choreography by Nicole Lee Aiossa and Emily Edwards. *Appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association 

Broken Homes  | Open: 06/05/14 Close: 06/23/14
Families are a home we can never leave. They are the foundation from which our lives are built. Divide this base in half, and the cracks of our youth begin to show. These cracks can propel you forward, but they also hold you back. Broken Homes is an event that relives the memories of two separate lives spent in isolation. But in this evening of solo work, “Welcome to America” and “Two Grey Hairs,” these women find themselves reaching out to connect through narrative. As they return to the broken ties of their past, we enter two different walks of life and discover these women are more alike than different.

The Plays:

Welcome to America:

Christina Riggs was the fifth woman to be executed in the United States, yet she was the first woman to ask for the death penalty. We meet the young nurse in confinement on the eve of her execution to hear her final testimony and the only interview recorded to date. It is through this powerful narrative that we see a woman who has spent a lifetime struggling to survive and discover the harsh reality behind her decision to leave her family and this world behind.

Two Grey Hairs:

We've all been there. You’ve just fallen of a bike and can do one of three things: walk off, just lay there, or get back on. But what happens if you can’t decide? What if being hurt and rejected and the possibility of this happening over and over again keeps you stuck in the middle, stuck in grey area? This is where we meet Emmy, a young woman who is caught in between passionately choosing everything or falling into nothing. Through glimpses of answering machines, prom, auditions, holidays, and sushi, we follow Emmy’s journey on a trail of letters written in an attempt to connect and discover the affect of indecision on the great gains and great losses of life.

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

About the Company: Red Garnet Theater Company

We aim to shed light where it is needed most, engaging our audiences with stories that inspire connection. To provide an outlet for the female voice. To create bold work that speaks to our humanity.


Armed with an acoustic guitar, actor-playwright J.Stephen Brantley reveals how he got from junkie to functional with a little help from the queen of reinvention. Chicken-Fried Ciccone is one man’s journey to heroin and back, set to countrified covers of new and classic Madge. Obie-winning master of the one man show David Drake directs.

How I Learned  | Open: 11/02/12 Close: 11/02/12
 Blaise Allysen Kearsley's How I Learned series features writers, storytellers, comedians, bloggers, and other raconteurs holding forth on lessons learned, unlearned, relearned, or in progress. Called "hip" and "energetic," and named one of the best shows of its kind by Time Out New York.

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. 
Beirut By Alan Bowne  | Open: 09/12/12 Close: 09/29/12
Beirut is set during a modern plague when people infected with a new virus are branded with the letter "P" for positive and quarantined in Lower Manhattan. Torch, a young man who is infected but asymptomatic, spends his days and nights in a rundown basement apartment, desperately seeking a way to make sense of his disease, maybe even to cure it. In between daily checks by a Lesion Patrol guard who enforces the quarantine, Torch dreams of his uninfected girlfriend Blue, and his pre-virus life. One night, Blue risks everything to visit him. Their electrifying reunion forces the would-be couple to face the reality of living in a new world order where a kiss or a touch could lead to their death. Beirut is an unrelenting love story, with equal parts desire, passion and exquisite pain. It premiered in 1987 during the first few years of the AIDS epidemic, and the play's powerful message continues to reverberate nearly three decades later. With or without fatal disease, all intimate human contact carries risk. Love accepts that risk, whatever the consequence.