Burlesque Blitz

Brown Girls Burlesque

December 27th, 2014

Brown Girls Burlesque

Brown Girls Burlesque presents: Hot in Here: A Sensual Climate Catastrophe Polar Bears, Cockroaches, Mermaids and more! Come warm it up with Brown Girls Burlesque for a very necessary burlesque tale about climate change.

Storybook Burlesque

December 28th, 2014

Storybook Burlesque

Storybook Burlesque is back and at it again! We are bringing all of our favorite stories to the stage in a one-night-only burlesque spectacular! It will be a night of literary delight as we revisit some old favorites and bring new stories to life.

Pinchbottom Burlesque

December 29th, 2014

Pinchbottom Burlesque

From Porkpie International, comes a brand-new theatrical burlesque experience designed to send 2014 off with a bang. Starring Jonny Porkpie, Jo “Boobs” Weldon, and many, many more. Starring Jonny Porkpie, Jo “Boobs” Weldon, and many, many more.


On Stage


December 9th, 2014 - December 16th, 2014


In a crumbling cafetorium in the East Village, the Sisters of St. Bernadette Peters have turned their annual Christmas pageant into a variety show/telethon to save their beloved elementary school. The Sisters are calling in every favor and curating acts that run the gamut from special musical guests to bawdy sketches. But will they raise the five hundred dollars they need? Can Sister Mary Martin save seventh grader Rebecca Grubenstein's immortal soul? Can Sister Mary Tyler Moore keep fourth grader Billy Castanatto in line? Will Sister Octagenarius live long enough to play keyboard on the finale number? And will the Reverend Mother's...


House Shows

The Open Mic Downstairs

September 2nd, 2014 - August 25th, 2015

Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off

September 7th, 2014 - August 2nd, 2015

The Adam Wade Show

September 8th, 2014 - August 10th, 2015

Sketch Block

September 10th, 2014 - August 12th, 2015

The Wasabassco Hellfire Club

September 10th, 2014 - August 12th, 2015

Ten Foot Rat Cabaret

September 11th, 2014 - August 13th, 2015

The Cabaret Showdown

September 14th, 2014 - August 9th, 2015

Naked Girls Reading

September 17th, 2014 - August 19th, 2015

Thank You, Robot

September 19th, 2014 - August 21st, 2015

A Brief History of Beer

September 28th, 2014 - August 30th, 2015

Here's the lineup of shows for the 2015 FRIGID New York Festival!!



Written by: Margot Connolly

Struggling with her father's death and her mother's re-entry into the dating scene, Thea seeks comfort in the figure of her hero, Harry Houdini. When illness traps Thea in Houdini's world, she must focus all her energy and escape - with history's greatest escapist on her side, why is that suddenly so difficult?

The Field

Music, Words and Story by: Jeremy Cone

A modern musical myth about working to grow life in a Field. A universal story told through a unique blend of poetry, music, songs, storytelling, and art.

Heart of Oak

Devised by Everyday Inferno

 An adventure on the high seas!  Fleeing an arranged marriage, the princess Alvida abandons her home for life as a pirate. On board, she discovers greater friendship than she could ever have imagined. Movement and music frame this unique, theatrical tale of love on the ocean.

Everyday Edna Mae

Written by Robin Rice Lichtig

Young Edna Mae wants to be an artist, but gets sidetracked by an obsession with her weight. Then marriage, children, and an apple-pie life send her far off course. Edna Mae is a victim, not a victor. She finally takes drastic action, losing the life she had but regaining her dream. Elderly Edna Mae pays it forward.

300 to 1

Written by Matt Panesh, Directed by Gareth Armstrong

A schoolboy re-enacts the macho homo-erotic film '300' in his bedroom for dead war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Winner of the Three Weeks Editor's Award at Edinburgh Fringe '14. "Hysterical. A pleasure to watch" Three Weeks.

Dog Show

Devised by Animal Engine

What do dogs do when their masters leave? Put on a French farce! Quick entrances, mistaken identities, and love triangles collide with panting, sniffing, and lots of leg humping in this unusual and saucy comedy! Inspired by the plays of Georges Feydeau and the behaviors of Man’s best friend.

A Sacrilegious Homosexual and Lesbian Parade

Written by Brian Flemming

Everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day, except in New York, where LGBT groups have been banned from the St Patrick’s Day Parade for 25 years. Fleming’s hilarious sell-out show from Dublin’s Tiger Fringe 2014 follows 15 years of inclusion with St Pat’s For All Parade in Queens.

Hey 90’s Kids, You’re Old

Written by Taryn Parrish

What if our favorite '90s characters had to grow up, like we did? This hilarious nostalgic comedy show celebrates the last true decade by blending '90s pop culture with the present and by examining what it means to be a 90s kid in a post 90s world.

Let’s Play Play

Written by Ben Ferber

Two Internet personalities skyrocket to stardom with a new "Let's Play" video game show. Let's Play Play is about selling out, about how we use Internet personalities as replacements for real friends, and about the place of women in today's video game culture.

Post-Traumatic Super Delight

Written by Antonia Lasser

Why do rape jokes suck so much? From the creator of Tina and Amy (sold out run FRIGID 2014) and God Box (FRIGID Festival Favorite 2013) comes a half clown/ half documentary theatre piece exploring what happens to a community after assault. 

The History of Ukraine

Written by Artem Yatsunov

Ukraine is under attack - but where is it!? A story of a Ukrainian immigrant family in a time of war. From the director of FRIGID 2014 Sell Out Award winning Basic Help.

I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot

Written by Cyndi Freeman

A solo show about bullies, monsters, and hoaxes; storyteller Cyndi Freeman weaves together fun trivia about the Bigfoot myth with darker tales about a hoax perpetrated against her by classmates when she was eleven. Both funny and frightening, Freeman crafts a story about the resilience needed to survive childhood.

Thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early

Written by Keenan M. Scott II

Follow the stories of eight young men as they find their identity. With the use of poetry and prose influenced monologues this play provides a raw view of heart wrenching subjects that plague us all. "Thoughts of a COLORED MAN..." gives you a narrative that will have you question your own mental state while personifying emotions as human beings.

An Evening of Not-So-Quiet Despair with Satan

Written by Satan (With a little help from God)

Satan dishes on Heaven, Hell and everything in between. This show is so offensive, God himself intervenes - which only makes matters worse.

Where I’m From

Written by Mike Lemme

I’m a comedian, who successfully escaped the suburbs. I feel safer living in New York than I did with my family. In the city, sometimes I feel like I might get killed, but where I’m from, I wanted to kill myself. The house was perfect, the family should’ve been condemned.

Shirley Gnome: Real Mature

Written by Shirley Gnome

Chanteuse provocatrice Shirley Gnome takes you on a musical journey, with titillating tunes about the hilarious and profound ways that bodies collide. Smothered in explicit language and racy humor, yet sung like "an angel dry-humping a cloud." Canadian Comedy Award Nominee 2014 "?????" Edinburgh Fringe Festival "simply brilliant" -Three Weeks

Richard the Third and Goal, or RG3

Written by Neal J. Freeman

This tongue­-in­-cheek comedy crushes together Shakespeare’s Richard III with iconic and polarizing NFL football star Ray Lewis. R3G examines the notorious king through the lens of modern American sports hero idolatry and the wild pageantry of an NFL game.

Can Opener: A Brief Horror Musical

Written by M. Zachary Johnson

"Dr. Seuss meets zombies as young Bobbi learns to open her mind at Glenbrook College." The premiere at the Players Theater Boo Festival 2014 was sold out! By the composer of the Boston Tea Party Opera, which premiered at FringeNYC 2014.

Cootie Catcher

Written by Lucas Brooks

In this hilarious and borderline-terrifying reflection, Lucas looks back on his many close encounters of the sexually transmissible kind. Through his naked (yet carefully wrapped) adventures, he struggles with his ability to remain sex-positive in an HIV-negative society

Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg

Composer: Christian De Gre; Lyrics: Joseph Reese Anderson

Book: Serrana Gay; Origin Story: Joe Kurtz

Attend the tale of Whiskey Pants, the overlord of the small town of Williamsburg. Embark on an epic adventure of love, loss, tragedy and self indulgence with a tinge of burlesque. From the team behind "Fatty Fatty No Friends" comes a disheartening tale with no purpose.

The ChrismApocalypse

Written by Rachel Kerry

Enter a world of burnt Christmas cheer, a performance, a party, the show of the year, Santa's Bomb Shelter: a crumbling bar, Has the wickedest, weirdest patrons by far. Candy cane dealers and Gingerbread thugs, Reindeers with weapons, elves high on drugs, It'll be quite the night, quite the sight, my sweet dear. Let's go out with a bang, the end is near.

Bi, Hung, Fit…and Married

Written by Mark Bentley Cohen

Faced with a crumbling relationship, the strife involved with raising two kids, and a renewed curiosity in men, Marco steps outside his marriage. This leads him upon a journey of sexual exploration only to discover a love deeper than he had ever imagined possible.

Playing for Advantage

Written by Noah Casey

4.5 Stars Edmonton Sun 4.5 Stars Uptown Magazine 100% Sold Out Vancouver Prix-Rideau Nominated “Sharp, witty, powerfully true”? Plank Magazine “More helpful than all the dating tips you’ll find,”? CBC “seating sweet spot is in the back row, of couples exchanging glances when the material hits close to home.”? Winnipeg Free Press

Get Around Me!

Written by Gilliam English

What happens when a 25 year old Shakespeare nerd, who never played a sport before in her life takes up the intense game of Australian Rules Football? Bruises. Lots of bruises. From the first training, to the World Championships in Australia; the tale of true sportsmanship never did run smooth.

(here we don’t limit our repression to just our sexuality)

Written by Amy Cunningham

The youngest Cunningham tries to keep up with the family secrets while navigating the politics of ordering pornography for her brother in prison.


Written by John Patrick Bray

A darkly poetic satire of Phantom of the Opera as seen through the iron bars of a carnival freak-show cage. More twisted than a melodrama mustache and twice as greasy, ERIK points and laughs at the real freak show- us.

Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!

Written by Dandy Darkly

Dandy Darkly is NYC's satiric, satanic storyteller of tawdry, terrifying tales of sex and death. His Pussy Panic" is a critically acclaimed selection of Southern gothic ghost stories peppered with pop culture panache. Bedazzling talent. A celebration of our campest, creepiest selves ????? Scotsgay Magazine New York City, prepare to PANIC!

The Accident

Written by Dipti Bramhandkar

When a fall puts Avi in the hospital for many months, he is faced with rebuilding more than just his body. The kindness and sensitivity of a nurse eases the pain of an absent father, and when father and son are finally reunited, life turns out more surprises for everyone involved.

The Crook of Your Arm

Written by Shannon Holmes in collaboration with Kaitlyn Raitz

The Crook of Your Arm weaves the music of Kurt Weill with a personal narrative of love, sickness and betrayal. Part storytelling, part opera and part cabaret, it explores the effects of Alzheimer's Disease on a marriage and a family.

Phi Gamma Alpha

Written by Dan Bernitt

Two years after a gay-bashing scarred the fraternity's reputation, how will the group react when a brother comes out of the closet? Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. "MUST-SEE" - St. Paul Pioneer Press



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