Works by Kari Bentley-Quinn and More Set for NEW YORK MADNESS at The Kraine Theater
The April edition of New York Madness will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).
The lineup will include new plays by Judith Leora (The Cookie Fight at Bristol VAlley Theatre; Gideon with Ego Actus), Kari Bentley-Quinn (Princess Grace Award semi-finalist for Paper Cranes), Libby Emmons (How to Sell Your Gang Rape Baby* *for Parts in the 2017 FRIGID Festival), Tanya Everett (The Fire This Time Festival), Ben Ferber (Let's Play Play at The Brick), Mark Loewenstern (winner of The Samuel French One-Act Festival), Jerry Polner (Fix Number Six at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity), and Tom Matthew Wolfe (2014 Premiere Stages Play Festival Winner for Janice Underwater).
Judith Leora will produce the April edition of New York Madness and choose this month's theme. Judith is currently the Managing Director of New York Madness, and has been since its inception.
New York Madness is a raw and unpredictable show of short plays by an ensemble of playwrights presented fully staged with scripts in hand. They write a short play and cast it, rehearse it, and bring it in on its feet. The collected works create a kaleidoscope of cultural moments reflecting this moment in time, framed by a theme that is chosen just one week in advance of the show. The primary goal of Madness is the exploration of modern American Playwriting through the use of theatrical storytelling.
New York Madness takes place every last Sunday of the month at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($10) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.
Pictured: Playwright Kari Bentley-Quinn. Photo by Agnes Fohn.