19 Days | 30 Theater Companies | over 150 Performances
The Field: A Musical Myth Presented by Muddy River Productions – New York, NY Words, Story & Music by Jeremy Cone, Directed by Jeremy Cone A modern musical myth about growing life. Man In The Field goes forth to grow. Harvest Woman appears in visions. The Thief steals and must be stopped. People Of The Field work and The Field Grows. All told through a unique blend of poetry, music, singing, and storytelling.
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.
Presented by Bloody Shakespeare – New York, NY Written & Directed by Neal J. Freeman This comic riff on hero worship mashes iconic and polarizing NFL star Ray Lewis with the notorious King Richard III. Using Shakespeare's text and Lewis' words, R3G sifts the classic play through the wild pageantry of a football game in a sudden-death playoff between two men both revered and reviled.
The Accident Presented by Driver's Seat Entertainment – New York, NY Written by Dipti Bramhandkar, Directed by Courtney Wetzel A man falls off a cliff while trying to rescue fellow hikers, suffers traumatic injuries, and survives. The media makes him a famous face; money and recognition follow. An investigative journalist starts to doubt his story and wants to find out the truth of what happened. Friends and family take sides.
Written by Henry Vega & Artem Yatsunov – Jersey City, NJ Directed by Artem Yatsunov True stories about cancer, weak sex, fried chicken, abusive grandparents, car accidents, civil wars and international drinking rituals. Told, hosted, and lived by Henry Vega and Artem Yatsunov, and featuring a different abnormal guest every show!
The ChristmApocalypse Presented by Brain Melt Consortium – New York, NY Written & Directed by Rachel Kerry Enter a world of burnt Christmas cheer, A performance, a party, the show of the year, You better be brave to come here, my dear, Let's go out with a bang, the end is near…The ChristmApocalypse merges devised movement, twisted Christmas Carols, and post-apocalyptic imagery
Lets Play Play Presented by PowerOut – New York, NY Written by Ben Ferber, Directed by Todd Brian Backus What happens when it's your job to be friends with someone? When do you compromise artistic integrity for cash? Two Internet personalities skyrocket to stardom with a new “Let’s Play” video game show. But when a female gamer joins them, things get ugly. And then even uglier.
Written by Antonia Lassar-Directed by Angela Dumlao-Brooklyn, NY. Can there be laughter in the healing process after rape? From the artists behind God Box (Frigid Favorite ’13) and Tina and Amy (Frigid ’14), comes Post Traumatic Super Delightful, a one-woman show about the sexual assault crisis on college campuses. In PTSD, the personal is political, the political is personal. And the person is a clown.
Keys Written by Margot Connolly – Brooklyn, NY Directed by Alex Keegan Struggling with her father's death and her mother's re-entry into the dating scene, Thea seeks comfort in her hero, Harry Houdini. When unexpected events 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 so difficult?
Written & Performed by Brian Fleming – Ireland Directed by Raymond Keane Combining live music, spoken word, projections and quite bad dance, Fleming takes us on an unforgettable romp through 14 years of celebration and resistance with the St Pat's For All Parade in Queens, NY.
Presented by Nefarious Laboratory – New York, NY Written & Performed by Cyndi Freeman Directed by Sara Peters Two-time NY Fringe Festival award winning storyteller Cyndi Freeman, presents a solo-show about hoaxes, lies and monsters. Weaving together fun trivia about the Bigfoot myth with darker tales about a hoax perpetrated against her when she was 11, she crafts a story about the resilience it takes to survive childhood.
Presented by Animal Engine -- New York, NY Created by the Ensemble, Directed by Karim Muasher 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.
The Can Opener: A Brief Horror Musical Presented by MZJ Music – Hoboken, NJ Written by M. Zachary Johnson, Directed by Kenneth Oefelein In this Dr. Seuss-styled farce, young Bobbi is tormented by zombies in her nightmares—and horrified to learn from the headlines that her visions are coming true! Under pressure from her parents she agrees to attend college, where she finds out how these nightmares started—and how they will end.
Written by Lucas Brooks – New York, NY Directed by David Drake 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.
Presented by Satan – New York, NY Written & Performed by Satan (with a little help from God) Satan dishes on Heaven and Hell and everything in between. This show is so offensive that God himself intervenes - which only makes matters worse.
ERIK Presented by Rising Sun Performance Company – New York, NY Written by John Patrick Bray, Directed by Jerrod Bogard 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.
Hey ‘90s Kids, You’re Old Presented by Hole Punch Productions – Toronto, Ontario Written & Directed by Taryn Parrish What if our favorite '90s characters had to grow up, like we did? This nostalgic comedy celebrates the last true decade by blending '90s pop culture with the present. Winner of Toronto Fringe 2014 "Patrons' Pick."
Shirley Gnome: Real Mature
Heart of Oak Presented by Everyday Inferno Theatre Company – New York, NY Written by Laura Hirschberg, Directed by Anais Koivisto Fleeing arranged marriage, Princess Alvida commandeers a pirate vessel and assembles an unlikely crew of serving women. As she struggles with opposing roles – pirate and princess – her betrothed finds himself falling for a woman he's barely met. Shanties and swordfights frame this theatrical tale of love on the high seas...
Where I’m From Written & Performed by Mike Lemme – New York, NY Mike Lemme’s mother once attempted suicide by eating change. Lemme was heartbroken because that was his allowance. Where I’m From is a true stand-up comedy show about a dysfunctional family, escaping the suburbs, New York City, and scoliosis.
Bi, Hung, Fit… and Married Presented by Lianna Walden Productions – Vancouver, BC Written and Performed by Mark Bentley Cohen Directed by Seàn Cummings Marco's bisexuality starts a journey of sexual self-discovery as the couple opens their ailing monogamous marriage of 15 years with surprising results. Provocative, humorous, erotic story challenges beliefs about monogamy...
Written & Performed by Sam Mullins – Vancouver, BC Canadian Comedy Award Winner Sam Mullins (This American Life, The Moth, RISK!) tells the four stories of his four "truths". "Hilarious and Profound" -CBC "God he's good. Sam Mullins is a master storyteller." -Winnipeg Free Press
Playing for Advantage Presented by If You Can’t Beat ‘Em Producitons – Toronto, Ontario Written by Noah Casey, Directed by Matt Clarke It always starts out with the best of intentions—love flows in and you play because you love them. Then there’s that one point that eats at you after it's over. Then you start trying to prove her wrong or to get him to see you're right. Somebody's gotta win, even when nobody can.
Presented by SoMo Theatre – Montréal, Québec Written & Performed by Shannon Holmes, Featuring Molly Aronson, Cello Intertwining the music of Kurt Weill and the personal narrative of a daughter’s mission to find her Mother’s underwear, talk about “it” and negotiate a family crisis, The Crook of Your Arm is intimate, moving and humorous theatre that lives in the cracks between opera, cabaret and music-theatre.
Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg A Contemporary Operetta by De Gre, Reese-Anderson & Gay Directed by Christian De Gre; Presented by Mind the Art Entertainment – New York, NY Williamsburg, a land where the whiskey is always flowing. Here people live in blissful peace under the tenure of Whiskey Pants, their beloved Mayor. After the “event” they’ve found its dangerous to dream.
Written & Performed by Dandy Darkly – Brooklyn, NY Directed by Ian Bjorklund Dandy Darkly is Brooklyn’s satiric, satanic storyteller of tawdry, terrifying tales of sex and death – a critically acclaimed raconteur of Southern gothic ghost stories peppered with pop culture panache. Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic! is a fiercely feminist, frightfully funny musing on misogyny and homosexual horror. New York, prepare to PANIC!
Thoughts of a Colored Man on a Day When the Sun Set Too Early Presented by Noisy Tenants Productions – Baltimore, MD Written & Directed by Keenan M. Scott II Follow eight young men as they try to find their identity. Journey into this raw view of heart wrenching subjects in a time when the black youth are expected to be imprisoned; "Thoughts of a COLORED MAN...” will have you question your existence while personifying emotions as human beings.
Written & Performed by Amy Cunningham – Toronto, Ontario The youngest Cunningham tells stories of trying to keep up with the family secrets while navigating the delicate politics of ordering pornography for her brother in prison.
Presented by The Theatre Elusive – Toronto, Ontario Written & Performed by Gillian English Four years ago, some charismatic Australians talked Gillian into playing Aussie Rules Football. By August 2014, she was playing for the Midnight Suns in the AFL World Championship. Now she’s leaving Aussie Rules behind, and she’s got a tale to tell about why.
Pousada Azul is the story of rebirth, transformation and love among two African American expats and one elusive traveler, whose lives intersect over one rainy season, at a guest house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Salvador Brazil.
19 Days | 30 Theater Companies | over 150 Performances
End your holidays on a sexy note with Horse Trade Theater Group?s 6th Annual Winter Burlesque Blitz featuring performances by Brown Girls Burlesque, Storybook Burlesque, and Porkpie International.