Horse Trade Theater Group Announces January Events

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Horse Trade Theater Group Announces January Events
COMEDY
 
Naturally Delicious Improv 
Presented by Bedlam Ensemble
Saturday, January 5 @ 10:30pm $7 ($5 in advance)
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street) 
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 
Sunday, January 6 @ 9pm $15 ($10 in advance)
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
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. 
 
The Skinny
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.
 
Sketch Block 
Wednesday, January 9 @ 9pm $8 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Sketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Come meet, mingle, and perform! 
 
Thank You, Robot  
Friday, January 18 @ 10:30pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
A showcase for independent and established improv teams. For each show, two teams join Thank You, Robot to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again. 
 
 
STORYTELLING
 
And I Am Not Lying 
With Cyndi Freeman, Brad Lawrence, & Jeff Simmermon
Wednesday, January 2 @ 9pm $10
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
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.
 
The Adam Wade Show 
Featuring Moth StorySLAM Champion, Adam Wade
Monday, January 14 @ 7pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
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. 
 
BURLESQUE
 
Naked Girls Reading
Wednesday, January 16 @ 9pm $20
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
A monthly nude literary salon featuring in-the-buff readings by local burlesque luminaries, professional librarians, authors and other Naked Girls.
 
Wasabassco Hellfire Club
Hosted by Doc Wasabassco
Thursday, January 17 @ 10:30pm $40 
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street) 
Wasabassco Burlesque presents their most adult show ever! Step through the gates of this exclusive club for a monthly erotic salon, curated to cater to your most sophisticated and lustful desires.
 
 
VARIETY & MUSIC
 
Penny's Open Mic
Hosted by Penny Pollack
Every Tuesday @ 9pm  $3 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, and other creative folks are invited to put their two cents in at this weekly gathering hosted by Penny Pollak. 
 
Cabaret Showdown
Hosted by Mark McDaniels 
Sunday, January 13 @ 7pm $10 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
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) 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
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) 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
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. 
 
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