Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Shows Announced for 2009 New York Frigid Festival

As per the press release...

in association with
An Open and Uncensored Theater Festival
A CAFF Member festival

February 25th – March 8th, 2009
Monday thru Friday 6pm – Midnight
Saturday and Sunday 1pm – 1am
Tickets: $0 - $15
Tickets will be available on Smarttix @ 212-868-4444
Or online @ www.FRIGIDnewyork.info

The Kraine Theater & The Red Room
85 E 4th St New York, NY 10003
No Wheelchair access

UNDER St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place New York, NY 10009
Basement Theater - No Wheelchair access

Riding the fringe of winter, the hit celebration of independent theater runs February 25-March 8th, 2009, boasting over 150 performances and 30 shows over 12 days in 3 theater’s, FRIGID New York will kick off the annual North American Fringe Circuit with a bang!

The FRIGID New York Festival was founded by Horse Trade and EXIT Theatre in 2007. Since founding The San Francisco Fringe Festival - the 2nd oldest fringe in the United States - nearly 17 years ago, EXIT has learned a thing or two about festival running. They introduced Horse Trade to the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) in mid-2006. Besides feedback from dozens of thrilled CAFF participants and artists, Horse Trade was drawn to its main principle: “…to provide all artists, emerging and established, with the opportunity to produce their play no matter the content, form or style and to make the event as affordable and accessible as possible for the members of the community,” Horse Trade is proud to sign on to the tradition and chill out the New York independent theater scene’s ideas of what a theatre festival can be. In true support of theatre on the fringe of the mainstream, the artists take home 100% of their box office, and the festival producers do not receive royalties from future performances....

Local Shows
95/turnpike/95: Chickens in Jersey International BTC
An absurdly slow day on the Jersey Turnpike takes a sudden turn when two-tollbooth attendants face impending doom barreling towards them… in the form of a truck filled with chickens.

Are We Freaks? Comedy Period
4 short stories about 8 abnormal women. Freaks and friends-who really is normal after all?
BAGS: Obsessions of a Hoardaholic Lee Michael Buckman
Glimpses of an obsessive personality and some of his adventures as he attempts desperately to cling onto objects and things that he thinks will help him navigate through life. While exploring and attempting to understand his OCD related instincts better, he searches for & finds the root of it.
Dalton Trambo’s Johnny Got His Gun Sleepless Lookout Players
Joe Bonham, rendered a blind and deaf quadriplegic in WWI. Through an intimate one-man performance, we explore the mind of a boy cut off from the world as he struggles to come to terms with the life he has lost.

Hysteri-Killy! A One Frrooklyneak Show Kelly B. Dwyer
A freaky, fantastic voyage through the mind of a manic depressive/cockeyed optimist, Hysteri-Killy! is a multi media, comedic performance art piece that uses original music, dance and film to create concept comedy with a strangetastic yet serious message.

Jet of Blood or the Ball of Glass No. 11 Productions
A visceral, violent look at and attack on humanity. Both funny and disturbing, this play is a tossed salad of Surrealism and Theatre of Cruelty, barraging all of the senses with ever-changing stimuli. And scorpions.

Live! ...at the Cockpit: Will at Work with the Lord Chamberlain’s Men Loose Moon Productions
Back stage fun during a performance of the last act of Midsummer Night's Dream at the newly built 1599 Globe Theatre.

Melting in Madras Overcoat Theater
A darkly comic look at storyteller H.R. Britton’s quixotic “pilgrimage” to India. Evocative of the Subcontinent’s sights and sounds, by turns gently humorous and increasingly anxious, the tale follows Britton’s slightly misguided adventures into the terrain of sickness and delusion, and back again.

My Mothers Monologues Department of –E- Productions
This is a gripping reading of some of the most personal stuff ever put on paper by a human being.
Recess Una Aya Osato
A one-woman show created from the experience of a teacher in the NYC public schools. It confronts the state of today's public school system where struggles for power, criminalization of the youth and the effects of a suffocating bureaucracy are a daily reality.

Son of Man Lara Torgovnick and Anna Umansky
This play delves into the lives of twelve individuals as they wait for a train in a purgatory.

The Dysfunctional Guide to Home, Perfection, Martial Bliss, and Passionate Hot Rom Dysfunctional Theatre Company
This “How To” piece will use a blend of vintage and original writings to teach you how to be the perfect housewife (or househusband) - Dysfunctional style.

The Expatriates The Beggars Group
F. Scott, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Ernest Hemingway are placed into a devilish purgatory to face their lives all over again. Flappers, booze, and jazz are the guides to untold wealth and unimaginable excess leading this fast paced show barreling towards certain destruction.

The Giant’s Causeways Nora S. McLaughlin
A story about two boys growing up in Belfast, Ireland between 1969 and 1971 amidst the political struggles of that time and how their friendship is affected.

The Question House Breadbasket Productions
Why does everyone speak only in questions at Question House Research Consulting? Is it true that they'll be struck by the hand of God if they don't? Can Margaret keep the cops at bay when another assistant goes down?

The Surprise Martin Dockery
A comic monologue about a trip to Saigon to rescue a relationship with both my girlfriend, who can't decide if she wants children, and my father, who reveals he's got brand new twin Vietnamese children of his own.

Y Irene Lezos
Travels through the inner landscape of a delusional woman who believes she is Marilyn Monroe. Weaving truth with imagination -- and with the use of alter egos, drug-induced manic episodes, and especially an open heart, "Y" follows Marilyn Monroe as she works to solve her own death.

National Shows
Brainstorming Rory Raven, Providence, RI
Rory Raven Will Read Your Mind. Neither a psychic nor a magician, his knowledge of the inner workings of the human psyche allows him to read minds, bend spoons, and perform other remarkable feats.

End of the Trail EXIT Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Facing a possible Apocalypse, two old friends play a treacherous board game called "The End of the Trail." The object of the game? Don't die alone! A darkly comic examination of friendship and how little it helps.

Jihad for Vent and Dummy Coulter and Star Ventriloquists, San Francisco, CA
A deadly puppet skirmish that pulls your strings. Theatre, frivolity and horror collide.
Now, and at the Hour EXIT Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Join magician, Christian Cagigal as he weaves magic, mind reading, story telling and theatre into an intimate, interactive and altogether "slightly creepy" magical experience.

Oens Wilson Loria, Gulfport, FL
Bringing and mixing the past and the present together, Oens shows that "globalization" is not a recently coined word in today's vocabulary. Through music, mime and dance, Oens also enacts the eternal wish for a better world.

The Black Jew Dialogues Cambridge, MA
What’s so funny about two American minorities that have slavery, the KKK, and chicken livers in common? You’ll find out in this extraordinary two-actor play on the history and absurdity of prejudice and racism.

The Heffner Monologues John Hefner, Cabin John, Maryland
How do you make a name for yourself when someone else already has? That's the question that John Hefner (estranged cousin of a certain international icon) explores through painfully funny stories about love, loss, nudity, traffic court, and finding an identity in a world where "Hef" is a household name.

International Shows
Camouflage Camouflage Productions, Etobicoke, Ontario
This one-woman play explores the dangers of camouflaging the truth, especially from yourself. Humor, pathos, raucous, gut wrenching, you'll laugh, you'll cry. It's better than sex.

Coffee Dad, Chicken Mom, and the Fabulous Buddha Boy Mischief and Mayhem Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta
Clucking, chanting, and a lot of caffeine! Meet a family who are trying to figure out what it's all about, in very different ways. If they're lucky they may actually be able to live together, or better yet, with themselves. Who says home is where the heart is?

Freedom 85! Hi-D Theatre, Toronto, Ontario
When a clumsy waitress breaks a feisty 85 year old out of her retirement home, past and present collide. This two- woman multi-character comedy has it all: colorful townies, euchre, war stories, a Jamaican diner and loves lost and found.

How Does a Drug Deal Become a Decent 3rd Date? Green With Envy Productions, Toronto, Ontario
The story of a girl who is coming to grips with a dating life that is unraveling. Why is she attracting these guys? Could it be her? Or maybe dating isn't about perfecting the art of what doesn't work…

On Second Thought Wog Productions, Toronto, Ontario
Based on those times in life we get ourselves into and then question how we got there.
The Solitary Al-Khareef Theatre Troupe, Damascus, Syria
The a story of two men, the first is the prisoner and the other is the prison guard, who’s two lives are mostly not fair and full of broken dreams. But do they get to their dreams at the end?

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debbydoll said...

Experience Long Island 2009
The First Long Island Fringe Festival has arrived
We would like to invite all fringers to join in this groundbreaking experience September 25-27 2009 at Tilles Center and the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University.
If you wish to perform applications are due by January 30, 2009.
www.debbydoll.com for information

Leonard Jacobs said...

Did I miss the part where you said "nice post"? No, I don't think so. In future, try not to glom onto other people's posts to promote your stuff without saying something about the post that made you want to glom. Thanks.