Horse Trade Theater Group Announces Holiday Events

Horse Trade Theater Group Announces Holiday Events

Horse Trade Theater Group has announced the following upcoming events:

A Very Yoga Christmas
Thursday, December 20 @ 8pm FREE
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
The East Village's greatest annual Holiday party/show extravaganza returns to UNDER St. Mark's for it's 5th glorious year. Hosted by Joe Yoga and featuring a set by the world's greatest Rock and Roll band, Coach, this year's promises to be the greatest one yet! 
Featuring a Steely Dan dance party from 8-9pm, a double-blind Secret Santa: bring a gift/get a gift, surprise guests, raffle prizes, and free cupcakes! 
Naturally Delicious Improv 
Presented by Bedlam Ensemble
Saturday, December 1 @ 10:30pm $7 ($5 in advance)
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street) 
Looking for fun that is exciting, yet natural? Well here’s your chance! Bedlam Ensemble’s Naturally Delicious improv troupe is here to provide you with a barrel of laughs! Like the whole foods of comedy, this troupe will allow you to have a great time without any of the preservatives or controls of a normal comedy group. 
Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off 
Sunday, December 2 @ 9pm $15 ($10 in advance)
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off is a fast paced, sexy show, bursting with talent. Each month will feature NYC's funniest female comics and sassiest burlesque acts. 
On a Mission
Wednesday, December 12 @ 7pm $5 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Whether it is searching for the perfect date, finding a job or simply making the world a better place, Brittany, Adam and Rob are ON A MISSION and each month you can be part of it. The bi-monthly show features great sketch comedy, wonderful & eclectic guests, audience interaction pieces and of course The Mission.
The Skinny
Hosted by Peter DeGiglio
Wednesday, December 12 @ 8pm $10 
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street) 
The Skinny is a political comedy talk show with a twist: The host, Peter DeGiglio, is just an average schnook struggling to wrap his head around the events that shape our world. Joining him is a discussion panel of real life experts and a plethora of wacky variety acts.
Sketch Block 
Wednesday, December 12 @ 9pm $8 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Sketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Come meet, mingle, and perform! 
Thank You, Robot  
Friday, December 21 @ 10:30pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
A showcase for independent and established improv teams. For each show, two teams join Thank You, Robot to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again. 
The RadioTheatre Hour
Presented by RadioTheatre
Every Sunday @ 3pm $18
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
RadioTheatre's own adaptations of classic tales of terror, adventure, science fiction and more, complete with a great cast of storytellers, an original orchestral score and a plethora of sound effects. Visit  HYPERLINK " for complete schedule. 
And I Am Not Lying 
With Cyndi Freeman, Brad Lawrence, & Jeff Simmermon
Wednesday, December 5 @ 9pm $10
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
We're cock rocking the NPR crowd with the best underground comedy, storytelling, burlesque and sideshow acts. This whole thing (and all of everything) is about getting together and getting EXCITED – just turn your phones off and shout it out loud.
The Adam Wade Show 
Featuring Moth StorySLAM Champion, Adam Wade
Monday, December 10 @ 7pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Moth storytelling favorite, Adam Wade, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for a special show. He’ll also sing a few songs, and play video shorts. No two shows will be the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off. 
An evening of themed storytelling
Hosted by Seth Lind
Monday, December 17 @ 7pm $12 ($10 in advance) 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
TOLD is a monthly storytelling show hosted by Seth Lind. Each month New York's best performers take the stage to tell true stories related to a central theme. A special guest provides interludes to glue the evening together into a collective experience. 
The BTK Band 
Hosted by Peter Aguero
Monday, December 17 @ 9pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Raconteurs regale the audience with true stories from their lives while The BTK Band, NYC’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band, improvises music and lyrics to turn their stories into songs. As if Tom Waits and The Moth delivered a baby from the gaping maw of Chaos. 
Naked Girls Reading
4th Annual reading of A Christmas Carol 
Wednesday, December 19 @ 9pm $20
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
A monthly nude literary salon featuring in-the-buff readings by local burlesque luminaries, professional librarians, authors and other Naked Girls.
Wasabassco Hellfire Club
Hosted by Doc Wasabassco
Thursday, December 20 @ 10:30pm $40 
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street) 
Wasabassco Burlesque presents their most adult show ever! Step through the gates of this exclusive club for a monthly erotic salon, curated to cater to your most sophisticated and lustful desires.
Penny’s Open Mic
Hosted by Penny Pollack
Every Tuesday @ 9pm  $3 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, and other creative folks are invited to put their two cents in at this weekly gathering hosted by Penny Pollak. 
Slash Wednesday
Hosted by Slash Coleman
From Starving Artist to Thriving Artist One Wednesday at a Time
Wednesday, December 5 @ 12pm FREE
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Slash Wednesday is a wonderfully riveting and irresistibly weird lunch time 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, inspirational interviews with cutting-edge artists and profound stories of success by cultural change makers.
Cabaret Showdown
Hosted by Mark McDaniels 
Sunday, December 9 @ 7pm $10 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Do you have what it takes to be a cabaret champion? Contestants compete for the chance to star in their own show or cabaret. Come out and join the fun! Whether you are a contestant or in the audience you are guaranteed to have a blast. 
The Drafts Monthly Play Readings
Monday, December 3 @ 7pm FREE
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street) 
The Drafts are the resident acting ensemble of Horse Trade Theater Group supporting the work of its artistic community. Committed to new play development, The Drafts monthly reading series has featured over 100 original scripts and inspired several full productions. This month will feature readings of Bedtime by Michael Wolfson and Dancing in Captivity by Phoebe Farber, both directed by MaryBeth Smith
Presented by aMios
Monday, December 3 @ 7pm & 8:30pm $10 (includes a free beer) 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Six playwrights and directors get a week and a half to write and rehearse a short play based around three conditions, a theme, and a pre-selected cast, and then its go time. Different playwrights and directors featured every month.
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership. 

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