Horse Trade Theatre Group Presents THE FRIGID HOLIDAY BENEFIT 12/6 At UNDER St. Marks

Join us for FRIGID's Holiday Benefit on Sunday December 6 at 2:00pm. Paul Hutcheson returns from Canada for a one-night-only reprise of On Second Thought. A 2009 FRIGID Royal Favorite and Volunteer Choice Winner, On Second Thought is a hilarious one-man show based on the crazy situations we end up in during our lives that force us to question how we got there. From skydivers and high school teachers to porn renters and landscapers, one full grown male explores it all.

In addition, FRIGID is thrilled to welcome local artist Phillip Southern and FRIGID's partner organization, Recession Art for the Art Auction. During the performance, Phillip Southern will create an oil paint portrait of the audience from life, on the spot. Patrons will be able to begin the bidding on this unique work of art, as well as works in photo, painting, and sculpture by the artists of Recession Art, a new arts organization devoted to helping emerging artist's show and sell their work. The proceeds from the FRIGID Art Auction will go to benefit future FRIGID and Recession Art programming. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served after the performance.

FRIGID's Holiday Benefit will be on Sunday, December 6 at 2pm at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A) Tickets ($50) may be purchased online at or by calling 212-868-4444. Please reserve tickets in advance, as space is very limited.

The FRIGID New York Festival 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: " 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 theater scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be. In true support of theatre on the fringe of the mainstream, the artists take home 100% of their box office, and the festival producers do not receive royalties from future performances. The festival's producers are proud to support self-producing artists' growth and future success. New York City is an indisputable hotbed of groundbreaking talent and we're proud to once again invite artists to take advantage of this opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination.

FRIGID 2010 will run February 24-March 7 at The Kraine Theater, Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) & UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A).


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