FRIGID New York at Horse Trade Announces 2016-17 Season

FRIGID New York at Horse Trade Announces 2016-17 Season

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade announces their 2016-17 season which will include a World Premiere by playwright J.Stephen Brantley, two World Premieres from their newest resident theatre company, The Dirty Blondes, the inaugural production of Hot Tramp Productions, the annual Pumpkin Pie Show, and new editions of the Gotham Storytelling Festival, the HP Lovecraft Festival, Burlesque Blitz, STEMFest, PolitiKos, the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival, and the 11th Annual FRIGID Festival.

The Jamb

Written by J.Stephen Brantley, Directed by David Drake

Presented by Hard Sparks

September 1-17 @ The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) $25

A queer coming-of-middle-age story. Directed by Obie-winner David Drake, J.Stephen Brantley's punk rock rom-com on crystal meth examines how addiction, politics and pop culture have impacted the lives of gay American men who grew up post-Stonewall, pre-Will & Grace.

Things I Don't Want to Talk About: a hero(ine)'s journey

Presented by March Forth Productions

September 8-10 @ UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Come; take a journey with Gina as she goes on an epic adventure to save a trapped princess from the innermost depths of her mind! Along the way, she encounters sketchy men on the subway, is forced to confront past loves and remembers things she wishes she could forget. A solo show that explores how past encounters with relationships and sex shape sexuality, Things I Don't Want to Talk Aboutbreaks down how stories, sexuality, and sexual assault shape a woman's life.


Presented by The Dirty Blondes

October 5-8 @ The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) $17
The Dirty Blondes will present a staged reading of Mae West's play SEX about a sharp-witted prostitute from Montreal's Red Light District. During its Broadway run, West was arrested and charged with lewdness and the corrupting of youth. She would spend 10-days in jail. This presentation will celebrate the play's history with special guests and events.

7th Annual HP Lovecraft Festival

Presented by RadioTheatre

October 6-22 @ The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

The award-winning, critically-acclaimed Radiotheatre returns to NYC to perform LIVE ON STAGE six terror tales by the Grandmaster of 20th Century Horror...H.P.Lovecraft! Stories include: REANIMATOR; THE HORROR AT RED HOOK; THE CURSE OF YIG; HYPNOS; HE; THE HORROR AT MARTIN'S BEACH...complete with our gifted cast of storytellers, original orchestral score and a plethora of sound FX! Just bring your imagination!

The Pumpkin Pie Show

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman

October 20-November 5 @ UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) $20

Writer/performer Clay McLeod Chapman believes in America. What it once was. What it can be again. And to make our nation great, everybody's got to make sacrifices. Ancient sacrifices. In honor of the election year, the 19th annual Pumpkin Pie Show praises politics with ballot-shredding tales of witch-hunting in the White House, interdimensional orgies in the Lincoln bedroom, draw-and-quartering Occupy protestors, and good ol' fashioned mudslinging.

Gotham Storytelling Festival

October 31-November 6 @ The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) $25

This November, FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade presents our annual Gotham Storytelling Festival. This year's festival promises to bring you stories that are both intensely individual and strikingly universal. This year's lineup of handpicked performers from the vibrant New York storytelling scene, are going to bring it. Don't miss out on seven days of stories that will make you want to laugh, cry and hear more.


Presented by March Forth Productions

December 8 & 9 @ UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Classic radio plays meet wacky, dark and creepily festive tales as we celebrate the holidays in a frightful fashion. We're decking the halls with five brand new stories from five fresh writers who are sure to raise your holiday spirits. Join us, if you dare! You never know what you'll meet under the mistletoe.

A Very Yoga Christmas

Hosted by Joe Yoga

Thursday, December 22 @ UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) $7

WE SAVED THE GREATEST PARTY OF THE YEAR FOR LAST! It's been a long, hard year. A year of hopes, dreams, triumph, loss, love, agony, music, laughter, new friends, old friends, hard work, sleep (well, maybe not sleep)...its time to reflect. On the past year, on our hopes for the coming year, on family, on grace, on community, on our inner spirituality, on our place in the world.

Burlesque Blitz

December 28-31 @ The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) $25

De-stress from the holiday season with classic variety and burlesque, and some old fashioned striptease.

The Britney Project

Presented by The Dirty Blondes

January 5-14 @ The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) $25

The Dirty Blondes will present this semi-scripted multimedia event. A parody of pop culture's obsession and exploitation with celebrities, particularly young females, as explored through the very public rise and breakdown of America's most famous pop princess.

The Fire This Time Festival

January 16-February 5 @ The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) $25

In 2009, The Fire This Time Festival was founded by playwright Kelley Nicole Girod to provide rising playwrights of African and African American descent a platform to write and develop new work. The festival was conceived as an opportunity for playwrights to write and produce material that reflects diverse perspectives as 21st Century Theater artists. Now in its 9th year, the Obie Award-winning Fire This Time Festival continues to present a dynamic theatrical experience.


Written & Performed by Kilusan Bautista

January 9-February 6, Monday's @ UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) $15

Take a train ride along the fight against gentrification and listen to the confessions of a homeless artist in Brooklyn, NY. TRANSCEND is a solo multimedia production, written and performed by Kilusan Bautista. There are a million ways to make it in New York City and with gentrification; there are also a million ways to take it all away! Join Kilusan in his second one-man show to examine how working artists are offering hope in a time of criminal housing markets.

politKos Festival

February 8-11 @ The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) $20

A political theater festival of drama, comedy, satire and songs founded by Artistic Director Israela Margalit.

11th Annual FRIGID Festival

February 13-March 5

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street & UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Founded in 2007, FRIGID is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of theatre on the fringe of the mainstream, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be!

F*ck You, Kyle

Written by Hollis James

Presented by Hot Tramp Productions

March 9-25 @ UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) $25

Jack's life was going pretty well. Then Kyle showed up. And he brought cocaine with him. Now Jack's life is spiraling out of control. It's clear there's only one way for Jack to save himself. He has to find the strength to say, F*ck You, Kyle!


Presented by The Dirty Blondes

May 31-June 17 @ The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street) $20

The Dirty Blondes will present this world-premiere play. A young shut-in, who has imprisoned herself in her apartment for years, reaches out to an inmate pen-pal to find comfort and friendship after her only friend and neighbor passes away and a new unknown person moves in next door.

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.

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