Horse Trade Theater Group to Kick Off 2014 miniFRIDGE 6/25 at UNDER St. Marks
The miniFRIDGE is the carefully curated summer companion to the annual FRIGID New York Festival. This year Horse Trade decided to go with a musical theme! All the shows are heavily music based including a one-man science music show, a full band blues poetry event, a one-woman opera, and some Traveling Musicians.
The mini-festival will play at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A) June 25-July 5. Tickets ($15/$10 students & seniors) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling 212-868-4444.
Hosted by Peter DeGilio
The Skinny is a political comedy talk show with a twist: The host, Peter DeGiglio, is just an average schnook struggling to wrap his head around the events that shape our world. Joining him is a discussion panel of real life experts and a plethora of wacky variety acts. This special miniFRIDGE edition of The Skinny will feature esteemed guest Glen Guest.
Wed 6/25 @ 9pm
Written, Directed, & Performed by Jeremy Cone
The Field is a modern musical myth about growing life in a Field. A universal story told through a unique blend of poetry, music, singing, folk tales, and photography. The Field is about working to grow life. It examines the dreams, stories, people, and memories that contribute to growth. Words, story, music, photos, and staging by Jeremy Cone who also portrays The Man In The Field.
Thu 6/26 @ 7pm & Sat 6/28 @ 11pm
The Travelling Musicians
Presented by Three Sticks
Inspired by the Grimm fairy tale, The Traveling Musicians chronicles the rise and fall of Rooster, Donkey, Cat, and Dog in this theatrical rock show from 3 Sticks. Watch as Cat becomes too sexy to survive, grimace as the Donkey descends into the depths of sugar addiction, marvel as the Dog becomes the Bitch, and cheer as the Rooster experiments with "inter-species love." Featuring live instrumentation, sultry costumes and undeniably catchy rock songs, The Traveling Musicians is a theatrical experience unlike any other!
Thu 6/26 @ 9pm, Sat 6/28 @ 7pm & Mon 6/30 @ 7pm
The Legend of White Woman Creek
Presented by Three Sticks
A young woman flees her Civil War-ravaged home of West Virginia to start a new life on the American Frontier. A thirteen song cycle of love, betrayal and revenge on the Kansas Prairie, sung by the Ghost of Anna Morgan Faber.
Fri 6/27 @ 7pm & Sun 6/29 @ 7pm
Musical Nerdity with Glen Raphael
Gorillas, quantum physics, bedbugs, cryogenics, and other odd topics populate this showcase of "unique and hilarious" original songs with "clever lyrics, singable melodies, and excellent guitar skills". You'll laugh, cheer, shout and sing along! Careful; you might learn something! (For fans of: Dr Demento, Jonathan Coulton, Tom Lehrer)
Sat 6/28 @ 9pm, Wed 7/2 @ 7pm & Thu 7/3 @ 9pm
The Open Mic Downstairs - miniFRIDGE edition!
At The Open Mic Downstairs the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get seven minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York. Whether it be a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, something entirely off the top of your head, or you just would like to have a drink and watch the show, you'll find a home in the welcoming community every Tuesday night at UNDER St. Marks
Tue 7/1 @ 9pm
Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen
A steampunk collaboration of prohibitionistic proportions, Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen sneak you into their world of slapstick, stand-up, and vaudeville. Follow Jersey's finest bootlegging hoodlum and her curmudgeonly Russian husband as they stay one step ahead of a keystone cop. They back up their escapades with a mix of instrumentation including accordion, ukulele, upright bass, spoons, trombone, and trumpet. www.bathtubjen.com
Wed 7/2 @ 9pm
Sat 7/5 @ 7pm
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.
FRIGID NEW YORK was founded by Horse Trade and EXIT Theatre in 2007. Since founding The San Francisco Fringe Festival - the 2nd oldest fringe in the United States - nearly 17 years ago, EXIT has learned a thing or two about festival running. They introduced Horse Trade to the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) in mid-2006. Besides feedback from dozens of thrilled CAFF participants and artists, Horse Trade was drawn to its main principle: "...to provide all artists, emerging and established, with the opportunity to produce their play no matter the content, form or style and to make the event as affordable and accessible as possible for the members of the community," Horse Trade is proud to sign on to the tradition and chill out the New York independent theatre scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be.