Looking for fun that is exciting, yet natural? Well here's your chance! Bedlam Ensemble's Naturally Delicious improv troupe is here to provide you with a barrel of laughs! Like the whole foods of comedy, this troupe will allow you to have a great time without any of the preservatives or controls of a normal comedy group.
Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off is a fast paced, sexy show, bursting with talent. Each month will feature NYC's funniest female comics and sassiest burlesque acts. January's show will feature the comedic styling's of Kendra Cunningham, Angela Cobb, Jacqueline Novak, Carrie Gravenson, and Jess Wood with burlesque performances by Sin D'Rella, The Luvely Rae, Rosey La Rouge, and Divina Gransparkle.
Hosted by Peter DeGiglio
Wednesday, January 9 @ 8pm $10
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
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.
We're cock rocking the NPR crowd with the best underground comedy, storytelling, burlesque and sideshow acts. This whole thing (and all of everything) is about getting together and getting EXCITED – just turn your phones off and shout it out loud.
Moth storytelling favorite, Adam Wade, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for a special show. He'll also sing a few songs, and play video shorts. No two shows will be the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off.
Do you have what it takes to be a cabaret champion? Contestants compete for the chance to star in their own show or cabaret. Come out and join the fun! Whether you are a contestant or in the audience you are guaranteed to have a blast.
The Vintage Vantage Musical Variety Show
Hosted by Kyle Supley & The Stylers
Sunday, January 27 @ 7pm $10 (including a free beer)
The only live-feed musical variety show with a retro twist showcasing NYC's finest performers, musicians and comedians. Tune in to hear incredible songs from one of NY's best big bands!
PLAY DEVELOPMENT & ONE ACTS
The Drafts Monthly Play Readings
Monday, January 28 @ 7pm FREE
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
The Drafts are the resident acting ensemble of Horse Trade Theater Group supporting the work of its artistic community. Committed to new play development, The Drafts monthly reading series has featured over 100 original scripts and inspired several full productions. This month will feature readings of Act Normal by Suzanne Dottino and The English Bride by Lucille Lichtblau, both directed by Christopher Diercksen.
Shotz: The Empire Shotz Back
Presented by aMios
Monday, January 7 @ 7pm & 8:30pm $10 (includes a free beer)
Six playwrights and directors get a week and a half to write and rehearse a short play based around three conditions, a theme, and a pre-selected cast, and then its go time. Different playwrights and directors featured every month.
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.