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The Dirty Blondes' THE RESISTER PROJECT Will Present Performances Inspired by the Election Outcome

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes and Rebecca Aparicio will present The Resister Project, a variety show of performances inspired by the recent Presidential election outcome.

The production will run January 4-15 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances on Wednesday, January 4, Thursday, January 5, Friday, January 6, Saturday, January 7, Thursday, January 12, Friday, January 13, Saturday, January 14 & Sunday, January 15 at 7pm. Tickets ($15) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info. Proceeds will go to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Responding to a divisive political campaign, The Resister Project is a variety show of performances featuring 10-new plays, stand-up comedy, music and poetry. By and for the community of indie theater artists to partake in peaceful resistance through the power of live performance, every night will also feature dialogues and talkbacks.

Featuring new short plays by a diverse group of artists responding to and reflecting on the violent rhetoric used in the campaign, the overt sexism and xenophobia that proliferated public discourse, particularly on social media that seemed to usher in a new era of fear and intolerance. Each play is an act of resistance against fear and intolerance in the artists' own words.


Wednesday, January 4th & Thursday January 5th

ME MONSTER

Written by Maggie Bofill, Directed by Cusi Cram

Featuring Oliva Baseman, Camera McLaughlin, Fred Backus, Roy Koshy, Micheal Leon and Jessie Winograd

A nightmare. A lost traveler, a monster who speaks of only "ME," and his accomplices - a bartender serving up only power, and a well-intentioned nice couple.

ABBIE JONES & THAT JORGE KID

Written by Nelzon Diaz-Marcano, Directed by Lauren Z. Adleman

Featuring Brandon Ferraro, Chelsea Wolocko and Benjamin Manno

A woman pleads for love as she gets deeper into the rabbit hole of her white supremacist brother's intentions. What she says next may cost her boyfriend's life. The Brown, The White, and The Pretty. Sometimes love is not enough when you ride into the sunset.

NASTY BITCH RADIO

Written by Cat Crowley, Directed by Aliza Shane

Featuring Jeannette Bonner, Amana Mirakar, and Lex Friedman

The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will be started by an underground feminist radio station, swept aside by the harsh overgrown patriarchy in Trump's dystopian America where women are classifed on a scale of 1 - 10. Are we ladies or are we nasty bitches?

INCURABLE

Written by Peyton Berry, Directed by Marissa Shadburn

Featuring Sehri Alese, Mia Anderson and Tim Torre

What happens when you're told that you aren't doing enough to improve Black Lives?

Solo performances by James Toback, Eddie Gamez, Hayden Kristal, Aimee Herman, Julia Barclay-Morton, and Taylor Ferrera.

Friday, January 6th & Saturday, January 7th

WITH ALLIES LIKE THESE

Written by Esther Ko, Directed by Tatiana Pandiani

Featuring Kenzie Ross, Michael Perrie Jr. and Marielle Young

A grad student tries to screen her new film about the Black Lives Matter movement. With mixed responses from her friends, we have to ask, who gets to lead these conversations?

ABBIE JONES & THAT JORGE KID

Written by Nelzon Diaz-Marcano, Directed by Lauren Z. Adleman

Featuring Brandon Ferraro, Chelsea Wolocko and Benjamin Manno

A woman pleads for love as she gets deeper into the rabbit hole of her white supremacist brother's intentions. What she says next may cost her boyfriend's life. The Brown, The White, and The Pretty. Sometimes love is not enough when you ride into the sunset.

NASTY BITCH RADIO

Written by Cat Crowley, Directed by Aliza Shane

Featuring Jeannette Bonner, Amana Mirakar, and Lex Friedman

The revolution will not be televised. The revolution will be started by an underground feminist radio station, swept aside by the harsh overgrown patriarchy in Trump's dystopian America where women are classifed on a scale of 1 - 10. Are we ladies or are we nasty bitches?

INCURABLE

Written by Peyton Berry, Directed by Marissa Shadburn

Featuring Sehri Alese, Mia Anderson and Tim Torre

What happens when you're told that you aren't doing enough to improve Black Lives?

Solo performances by James Toback, Eddie Gamez, Hayden Kristal, Aimee Herman, Julia Barclay-Morton, and Taylor Ferrera.

Thursday, January 12th & Friday, January 13th

ME MONSTER

Written by Maggie Bofill, Directed by Cusi Cram

Featuring Oliva Baseman, Camera McLaughlin, Fred Backus, Roy Koshy, Micheal Leon and Jessie Winograd

A nightmare. A lost traveler, a monster who speaks of only "ME," and his accomplices - a bartender serving up only power, and a well-intentioned nice couple.

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND

Written by Ricky Whitcomb, Directed by Jennifer Sandella

Featuring Maddie McClouskey, Shantay Henry, Chantal Gagnon, Tyler Gardella, Jarrod Zayas, and Chris Dixon

A verbal representation of the animosity and divisiveness that consumed Facebook leading up to and during the election.

FIGHT OR FLIGHT

Written by Ashley Lauren Rogers, Directed by Blayze Teicher

Featuring Bear Spiegel

A non-binary person apologizes to their father after a Thanksgiving day stabbing.

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Written by Julia Specht, Directed by Michelle Karst

Featuring Alexandra Frost, Kerry Logan, and Jazmin Patiño

While waiting in a bridal salon, the mother and sister of the bride get in a personal political argument. What follows is a clash between generational definitions of propriety and happiness.

TRUMP RALLY

Written by Sean Pollock, Directed by Emily Lyon

Featuring Anna Rock

A one-person show adapted from Sean Dunne's documentary of the same name. Who are the Trump supporters in the middle of America? This play attempts to break the New York City echo chamber and see those we might not understand in a different light.

Solo performances by Sam Morrison, Eddie Gamez, Julia Barclay-Morton, Taylor Ferrera, and James Toback.

Saturday, January 14th & Sunday, January 15th

WITH ALLIES LIKE THESE

Written by Esther Ko, Directed by Tatiana Pandiani

Featuring Kenzie Ross, Michael Perrie Jr. and Marielle Young

A grad student tries to screen her new film about the Black Lives Matter movement. With mixed responses from her friends, we have to ask, who gets to lead these conversations?

FIGHT OR FLIGHT

Written by Ashley Lauren Rogers, Directed by Blayze Teicher

Featuring Bear Spiegel

A non-binary person apologizes to their father after a Thanksgiving day stabbing.

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Written by Julia Specht, Directed by Michelle Karst

Featuring Alexandra Frost, Kerry Logan, and Jazmin Patiño

While waiting in a bridal salon, the mother and sister of the bride get in a personal political argument. What follows is a clash between generational definitions of propriety and happiness.

TRUMP RALLY

Written by Sean Pollock, Directed by Emily Lyon

Featuring Anna Rock

A one-person show adapted from Sean Dunne's documentary of the same name. Who are the Trump supporters in the middle of America? This play attempts to break the New York City echo chamber and see those we might not understand in a different light.

Solo performances by Sam Morrison, Eddie Gamez, Julia Barclay-Morton, Taylor Ferrera, and James Toback.


THE DIRTY BLONDES are a feminist theater company with a taste for provocation. Their mission is to produce theater that furthers the right conversation at the right time with the right people. Through this mission, artists are responsible for using their work to participate in a dialogue that bears on their experience and pushes the conversation further - creating stark, challenging and emotional truthful pieces of theater.

Founded in Brooklyn in 2012, The Dirty Blondes have produced 15 works of new theater featuring the talent of more than 340 artists (through mainstage productions, beta readings and Play in a Day Festivals) willing to use the stage to create visually stunning and emotionally truthful pieces of theater and to highlight the importance of political and social advocacy. Winners of Overall Excellence in Playwriting at FringeNYC (2015) for The American Play, which was also extended Off-Broadway at SoHo Playhouse. Productions by The Dirty Blondes have been declared "A phenomenal, important piece of theatre" by the Fringe Review (The Tunnel Play), and "Raw, contemporary and edgy" by StageBuddy (The American Play). Visit www.thedirtyblondes.org for more information.

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE 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. Go to www.horseTRADE.info.

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