January Events Announced at Horse Trade Theater Group


Horse Trade Theater Gourp 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.



The Skinny
Wednesday, January 4 @ 8pm $10
The Kraine Theater (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, January 11 @ 9pm $5
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, January 20 @ 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.

Monday, January 30 @ 7:30pm & 9:30pm $15
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
In a world where anyone can become an overnight YouTube sensation and tech CEOS are high-rolling celebrities, Blogologues gives voice to what’s overheard in New York, what happens when parents text, and your missed connections.

The Adam Wade Show
Monday, January 9 @ 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.

BTK Band
Monday, January 9 @ 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.

An evening of themed storytelling
Monday, January 16 @ 7pm $8
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.


Bastardpiece Theatre
Thursday, January 12 @ 10:30pm $20
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Burlesque MC Bastard Keith and striptease beauty Madame Rosebud have scoured the earth to find the dumbest, goriest, nakedest exploitation movies you've never seen. Bastardpiece Theater is the result: an out of control evening featuring wild go-go, drinking games, giveaways and hilarious live commentary.

Naked Girls Reading
Wednesday, January 18 @ 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
Thursday, January 19 @ 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
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.

Cabaret Showdown
Hosted by Mark McDaniels
Sunday, January 8 @ 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.

Vintage Vantage Variety Hour
With Kyle Supley and The Pendulum Swings Big Band
Sunday, January 22 @ 9pm $8
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
The only live-feed musical variety show with a retro twist showcasing NYC's finest performers, musicians and comedians. Tune in monthly to hear incredible songs from one of NY's best big bands fronted by the incredible Jason Trachtenberg!


Monday, January 2 @ 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.

Take Two
Presented by Direct Arts
Tuesday, January 10 @ 7pm $10
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
A monthly double bill that pairs theater and film, past and present, across cultures. Each month will feature a short film screening and a staged reading of a full-length play that examines a similar sociopolitical topic. The event concludes with a rousing discussion led by a special guest writer, journalist or scholar.

Presented by Dysfunctional Theatre Company
Sunday, January 15 @ 8pm & Monday, December 16 @ 9:30pm $15
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
The NEA wants them. The mob wants them. How the hell did our intrepid band of outlaw theatre-makers get into this mess? Flashback and see how it all began - and the new trouble they're stirring up now!

The Drafts
Monday, January 30 @ 7pm FREE
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
The Drafts are a non-equity ensemble of actors who are relatively new to the New York theater scene. The Drafts do the hard work of new play development and each month they read new plays from two different emerging playwrights. These original excerpts will leave you wanting more.

The Directors Project
Monday, January 30 @ 8:30pm FREE
UNDER St. Marks (85 East 4th Street)
This year The Drafts welcome the five new directors of the Director’s Project into the mix. The Director’s Project is a gymnasium for young directors to develop their skills working on classical material. This fall watch five directors take on Troilus and Cressida five entirely different ways.

Advance ticket sales for all shows are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door, one half hour before show time.

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