Under St Marks Theater

Todays Date: 06/26/22
Last Update: 03/02/20 10:50:15 PM

Address: 94 St. Marks Pl
New York, NY    10009

Phone: (212) 777-6088

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CETOLOGY  | Open: 03/05/20 Close: 03/07/20
Cetology “see-TOL-oh-jee” (n.): The study of whales. One woman warps the destructive story of Moby Dick and the selfless story of Jonah’s whale in an attempt to understand being left behind by her husband and son. As Ahab’s wife and Jonah’s mother, she harnesses the power of women’s anger and the delicacy of exercising that rage in this powerful story of love, loss, and...whales. Cetology brings an intimate perspective to the conversation around how women are expected to comport themselves and dampen their emotions to suit traditional constructs of romantic partnership and motherhood.

Nelia Miller weaves together theater, video projection, dance, and music in this solo performance. While angry women are often stigmatized, Miller uses the disquieting journey of releasing suppressed anger as narrative fuel to transform these well-known stories into blistering confrontations of unequal relationships.

"Miller is a magnetic presence, powerfully and poetically evoking her protagonist's tenderness, her ardor, her sensuality, her melancholy, her fury. The show itself moves with the logic and rhythm of a poem, or perhaps the pulsations of seas internal and external. Catch the passionate and penetrating Cetology at the 2020 FRIGID Festival before it weighs anchor."

-John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards  

Under St Marks Theater

94 St Marks Place

Thursday, March 5 at 8:50pm

Saturday, March 7 at 10:30pm

$15 at frigid.nyc/events/cetology

TENTACLES  | Open: 02/15/18 Close: 03/02/18
Dive into the slippery world of consent, fantasy, and female sexuality - through the lens of one slimy pornography genre.

‘TENTACLES’ is a tongue-in-cheek feminist exploration of Tentacle Porn, and the third collaboration between Tessa Flannery and Rebecca Cunningham. Grad student Tessa (Flannery) is presenting her doctoral thesis on feminist ravishment fantasies when the manterruptions of former-flame-turned-porn-star Chris (Fayne) thwart her presentation. As she unravels, her own secret fantasies come slithering in uninvited. This 50-minute funny, moving play leaves both performers and audience wondering how, in the #metoo era, we reconcile our fantasies with our feminism.

Produced by Voyage Theater Company at FRIGID NY 2018, featuring Fight/Intimacy Direction by Claire Warden.

About the Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.