Theater in Asylum, Less Than Rent, Slash Coleman and More Set for Horse Trade Theater Group Season 14


Horse Trade Theater Group announces the fall and early spring lineup for their 14th season, which will include World Premiere productions from Horse Trade's newest resident companies, Theater in Asylum, Less Than Rent, Slash Coleman, and Spookfish Theatre Company and veteran residents Grayce Productions, Dysfunctional Theatre Company, and The Pumpkin Pie Show.

The 2012/2013 season will also include the First Annual New York Storytelling Festival, the Fourth Annual Fire This Time Festival, the Fourth Annual Burlesque Blitz, and the Seventh Annual FRIGID New York Festival, as well as guest artists, CollaborationTown.

Slash Wednesday

From Starving Artist to Thriving Artist One Wednesday at a Time
Hosted by Slash Coleman
First Wednesday of Every Month @ 1pm
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Slash Wednesday is a wonderfully riveting and irresistibly weird lunchtime talk show for artists hosted by award-winning PBS writer/storyteller Slash Coleman. Infusing NYC's hip east village stage with a distinct blend of southern charm, the show features live music, multi-media, comedy, and inspirational interviews with cutting-edge artists and profound stories of success by cultural change makers.

New. Tricks!

An Evening of Five Short Plays Presented in Three Acts
Written by Ben Clawson, Directed by Artem Yatsunov
Presented by StrangeDog Theatre Company
September 13-29, Thu-Sat @ 8pm
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)

We present for you, this evening, five stories. Comic tragedies. Tragic comedies. Stories of love and loss. Stories of loneliness and heroes. Folk tales, confessions, post-coital confrontations, long awaited opportunities and sudden mourning's. We present for you, five stories.

Revolution In 1

Presented by Theater in Asylum
Conceived & Written by Katie Palmer in collaboration with the cast
Directed by Paul Bedard & Katie Palmer
October 2-23, Tuesdays @ 8pm
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)

Revolution in 1 explores the relationship between the two definitions of the word revolution: revolt and revolve. How and why do individuals take a stand? What are the eventual, and potentially inevitable, outcomes of this constant cycle of revolution?

The Pumpkin Pie Show: Halloween All-Stars

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
October 25-27, Thu-Sat @ 8pm
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

'Tis the season for The Pumpkin Pie Show. This year, we are offering a 3-night only all-star event, featuring the mono-perversities written by Clay McLeod Chapman-with performances by Chapman, downtown diva Hanna Cheek (Sovereign), Abe Goldfarb (Bastard Keith), and many more guest stars! Jealous ventriloquists, peek-a-booing pedophiles, and pumpkin lovin' are all on the menu for this year's show!

First Annual New York Storytelling Festival

November 1-4
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

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 is proud to present the First Annual New York 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.

Pardon My Willie

Presented by Grayce Productions
Book & Lyrics by Todd Michael, Music by Mary Feinsinger
Directed by Lawrence Lesher
November 8-17, Thu-Sat @ 8pm
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Pardon My Willie had been a1930's smash hit Broadway musical based on the life of William Shakespeare. When RKO Pictures purchased the movie rights they retained only the stage musical's title. With brand new songs and a new screenplay the movie became a vehicle for the long-forgotten comedy team of Bud Fields and Mickey Bergen. Pardon My Willie pays homage to the farcical lunacy of the movie musicals of the 1930's.

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