Horse Trade Theater Group Presents THE ABC'S GUIDE TO GETTING FAMOUS, 11/5-20

Horse Trade Theater Group (Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director, Erez Ziv, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere ofSpookfish Theatre Company's mutli-media solo show, The ABC's Guide to Getting Famous, written and performed by Ming Peiffer (Pornography for the People; New. Tricks!) in collaboration with director Kat Yen (Wabi Sabi! Not Wasabi).  

Part documentary and part solo-show, The ABC's Guide To Getting Famous is a raw look into the real lives of Asian American artists trying to make it in the entertainment industry. Funny, heartbreaking, and, at times, downright offensive…this hybrid film/theater piece is an honest investigation of race in casting.
The production will receive a three-week engagement, November 5-20 at The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery); Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. Tickets ($18, $15 students & seniors) are available online or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.  
MING PEIFFER (Playwright) is the Co-Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of Spookfish Theatre Company, and a working actress based in NYC. Recently 1 of 6 playwrights selected for NPTC's Women's Work Project, Ming is the author of numerous works including: WABI SABI! Not Wasabi, RELAX! ALICEPornography For The PeopleTELLMEYOULOVEMECEREAL, HOMELESS KITTY, The Privilege of Death: or how everything went from bad to good (Co-Author).Upcoming plays include:ADVANCE GUARD, and The ABC's Guide to Getting Famous (Co-produced by Horse Trade Theater Group). You can see her onstage this September in Strangedog Theatre Company's upcoming show NEW TRICKS! at The Red Room.
KAT YEN (Director) is the Co-Artistic Director and Resident Director of Spookfish Theatre Company. Recent NYC directing credits include: RELAX! ALICEWABI SABI! Not WasabiThe Privilege of Death and Anything Goes. Recent assistant directing credits include Hand Over Hand, Night Before Christmas, and Blinded by the Night. Regional credits include Blasted and Oleanna (Colgate University). Other projects by Kat include The Talk, a short scene written and directed by her put on at LAByrinth Theater as part of their Ensemble Workshop and Homeless Kitty, a guerilla puppet show performed on NYC subways. She has also worked with The Public Theater, the McCarter Theater, TeatroStageFest LITFNY, Juneteenth Legacy Theatre, Ripe Time, and Red Bull Theater in various roles.
SPOOKFISH THEATRE COMPANY was founded NYC by theatre artists Ming Peiffer and Kat Yen in February 2010. The company was recently named Resident Theater Company at Horse Trade Theater Group for their upcoming 14th Annual Season. Original work includes: WABI SABI! Not Wasabi (described by the NY Times as: "AWARE"), RELAX! ALICE, Pornography For The People, and HOMELESS KITTY an ongoing public puppet show aimed at raising awareness in NYC. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, The New York Daily News, Hyphen Magazine,, as well as various other art and culture blogs across the web. Spookfish Theatre Company is an active member of the Asian American Arts alliance and a Sponsored Artist at The Field. 

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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