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Frigid New York Presents The Seventh Annual GOTHAM STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

FRIGID New York is hosting its 7th Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival! Aimed at providing a unique storytelling experience, Gotham welcomes talented performers from a myriad of backgrounds, creating a tapestry of weirdness that we're proud to exhibit.

This year's Gotham Storytelling Festival runs from November 1st - 5th, and features 13 carefully curated events at FRIGID's Kraine Theater on 4th Street. (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at

Featuring: Adam Wade, Joe Yoga, Dipti Bramhandkar, Jamie Brickhouse, Calvin S. Cato, Bill Chambers, Joe Charnitski, Martin Dockery, Tess Henry, Una Osato, Lucie Pohl, Kate Robards, David Rodwin, Trish Perry, and Keisha Zollar.

Second Acts

Written & Performed by Bill Chambers and Joe Yoga

Thursday, November 1 @ 7pm

A storytelling double feature performed by songwriter extraordinaire Joe Yoga and certified friend-of-FRIGID Bill Chambers.

Martin and Peter Take Manhattan

Written & Performed by Martin Dockery and Peter Aguero

Thursday, November 1 @ 8:30pm

NYC storytelling veterans Peter Aguero (The Moth host) and Martin Dockery ("A master storyteller." -CBC) cut the Big Apple to its core, telling the story of what happened to them yesterday on Halloween. Sharp-witted, profound, ludicrous, debauched... who knows? The story hasn't happened yet. A one-off, one-of-a-kind exploration of the right here, right now.

An Intimate Evening of Issues

Written & Performed by Tess Henry

Thursday, November 1 @ 10pm

Come join us under the stars on this cool November evening where we get intimate and discuss those things that have been causing us some real issues. Hear some wonderful female story tellers vent to an audience ready to listen to them complain, because as we all know there is just no better feeling then complaining to an audience who is ready to validate you. Take your mind off the issues currently plaguing the nation and on to the issues currently plaguing New York's finest female comics. So just sit back, look at the stars, and enjoy the show.

The Adam Wade Show

Written & Performed by Adam Wade

Friday, November 2 @ 7pm

Adam Wade (Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, NPR regular), host of a monthly show of the same name and a staggering 20-time Moth Story Slam winner, has selected a few of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for this special Gotham performance.


Written & Performed by Lucie Pohl

Friday, November 2 @ 8:30pm

Critically acclaimed comedian, actor and writer Lucie Pohl brings you Pohl-In-Progress, a special one hour peek into her newest untitled solo hour fresh off the heels of a sold out, hit Off-Broadway run at the Cherry Lane Theatre of her NY Innovative Theatre Award nominated comedy Hi, Hitler. "Lucie Pohl proves to be a delightful raconteur!" -The New York Times.

Waffle House Daze

Written & Performed by Trish Perry

Saturday, November 3 @ 2pm

How do you like your hashbrowns? Smothered, covered, topped? Trish Parry reminisces on the underbelly of the South. Warning - Dark comedy about drug use and comfort food.

Joe Charnitski's Fire

Written & Performed by Joe Charnitski

Saturday, November 3 @ 4pm

Four storytellers tell tales about gaining confidence, self-acceptance, and determination when life put them through a little bit of hell.

American Rookie

Written & Performed by Dipti Bramhandkar

Saturday, November 3 @ 5:30pm

After having ice cream at a Howard Johnson's in Queens, Dipti told her Mom that she wanted to go back to Mumbai. Three decades later she grapples with what it means to be an immigrant at a time when the country can't stop talking about it.

Calvin Cato Has Daddy Issues

Written & Performed by Calvin Cato

Saturday, November 3 @ 8:30pm

Watch Calvin S. Cato work out his daddy issues in real time as he tells a tale of unfortunate hookups, misleading mentors, and a formative moment with his father that will change his life.

The Sick Kid: I Always Poop On The Ones I Love

Written & Performed by Keisha Zollar

Sunday, November 4 @ 2pm

For most of her life Keisha's been "The Sick Kid". She's battled chronic illness, shitty doctors and too many near death experiences. Now she has NO COLON, NO F*CKS but lotsa stories about POOP... and the people she loves.

Ain't That Rich

Written & Performed by Kate Robards

Sunday, November 4 @ 4pm

Kate grew up "poor." She thinks her husband is "rich." His family says that's not a nice word. As Kate straddles two different extreme ways of life, she realizes what money can and cannot buy, including the possible salvation for a loved one.

Teachable Moments

Written & Performed by Una Osato

Sunday, November 4 @ 5:30pm

Stories from teachers when they knew the least. Join Una Aya Osato, long time award-winning NYC performer and educator, with some of her best friends who are teachers, as they share when learning was the hardest for them. Nothing short of the funnest class you've ever been to. I'll wait till you find your seats. Ok let's begin.

F*ck Tinder

Written & Performed by David Rodwin

Sunday, November 4 @ 7pm

F*ck Tinder (a love story) is storytelling crack from The Moth champion David Rodwin. From a first date who unexpectedly brought along her infant, to hitting up a sex club with a woman who'd just said "I love you," David takes you on a journey you're glad he took and you didn't. Surprisingly, these crazy dating stories grow into a tale of love that takes a strange twist.

FRIGID New York 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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