Horse Trade Theater Group Announces Their Fall Season

Horse Trade Theater Group (Erez Ziv, Managing Director, Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director) announces the lineup for their 12th season, which will include productions by current Resident Artists The Management, Subjective Theatre Company, and No Tea Productions, a brand new addition of The Pumpkin Pie Show, The 2010 Burlesque Blitz, and productions from Horse Trade's newest Resident Artists, Animal Parts and Wide Eyed Productions.

Donnie and the Monsters
Written by Robert J. Gibbs
Directed by Heidi G. Grumelot
September 2-18
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Donnie isn't good at gym class, making friends, or avoiding bullies. To cope with pre-teen life changes and loneliness his imagination runs wild with monsters, pirates, and talking toilets. A sock puppet play for adults, Donnie and the Monsters deals with the issues we develop during childhood and then cling to or hide from when we grow up.

Sinking Hearts: Episode Two
Written by Joshua Conkel
September 25 at 4pm
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Fresh off the HOT! Festival, the Gothic drag soap opera continues right where it left off- with psychic housewife Misty Nagel and her family solving various mysteries on Thomas Hartman Submarine Base.

The Pumpkin Pie Show: Amber Alert
Written & Directed by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performed by Clay McLeod Chapman & Hanna Cheek
Music Composed by Dan Bianchi and Radiotheatre
October 14-30
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
It's innocence -- and innocent lost -- that's explored in this season's rigorous storytelling session, The Pumpkin Pie Show, complete with a solid roster of brand new stories written by Clay McLeod Chapman.

The Kentucky Goblin Siege
By Jeff Sproul
Presented by No Tea Productions
October 20-November 24, Wednesdays at 8pm
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
Late one summer evening in 1955, a Southern family settles in for a night of good home cooking, fiddle playing, and discussing pre-Romanesque architecture, as usual. But bright lights and an eerie whine over the radio foretell of a much stranger night than any of them bargained for. Kentucky Goblin Siege is a comedy involving fear, family, xenophobia...and puppets.

Lesbian Love Octagon
Book & Lyrics by Kimberlea Kressal
Music & Additional Lyrics by Will Larche
Directed by Kimberlea Kressal
November 4-7 at 8pm
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
Set in the late 90s on the Lower East Side of New York City, Lesbian Love Octagon follows the journey of Sue, a less than butch dyke with a broken heart, as she tries to cope with losing her girlfriend to her ex-girlfriend. When Sue's friends (a bevy of ex-girlfriends and ex-girlfriends' ex-girlfriends) come rushing to her aide, they incite a tempest of lust and betrayal as they try to convince Sue that the answer to happiness exists in polyamory, protests and pomade.

High Plains & My Daughter Keeps My Hammer
Written by Brian Watkins
Presented by Wide Eyed Productions
November 4-21
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Set on the dark and expansive Colorado plains, this one-man confession tells the story of Jake, a young drifter, who is haunted by a cruel childhood secret that has finally caught up with him.

A Quite Sip of Coffee
Written and performed by Anthony Johnston & Nathan Schwartz
Directed by Annita Rochon
Presented by Animal Parts
December 1-12
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
The tale of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", as told by two men who haven't learned its lesson. This new creation by ANIMAL PARTS may contain: lying for attention, wild optimism, jokes about things one should never joke about, needless rescues, and a ravenous wolf-man. How many times can you say, "pull my finger" before it's ripped off and eaten?

Winter in the Bathroom
Written by Joshua Conkel
Presented by The Management
December 2-18
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Winter in the Bathroom is collaboration between playwright Joshua Conkel and actress Meghan Hill. It is about a lonely secretary who lives alone with a mean spirited cat. She tries to kill herself, survives, hires a life coach, and starts fixing her life little by little. This melancholy comedy is inspired by female empowerment movies, like Muriel's Wedding, Straight Talk and She-Devil. Just in time for the holidays!

The 2010 Burlesque Blitz
Presented by The Burlesque Alliance
December 26-30
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
Recover from your stressful holiday season with sizzling hot performances by some of NYC's most tantalizing burlesque performers.

The 2011 APAP Conference
January 7-15, 2011

The Fire This Time Festival
January 16-30, 2011

The 2011 FRIGID New York Festival
February 23-March 16, 2011

Horse Trade Theater Group is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work, it 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.

"If it's fun, funky, artsy, absurd and original, chances are it's probably from the folks at Horse Trade Theater Group" The Villager

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