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Musical, Theater, LGBTQIA+, Storytelling, Off-Beat, Music - Queerly 2024

A Bit Too Much Hair

Join us for “a big, silly party where transness is centred and everyone is welcome!” (Theatreview). A Bit Too Much Hair is a gender euphoric musical cabaret for thems, mens, femmes, and everyone in between. The 2022 New Zealand premier was nominated for Excellence Awards for Theatre for Social Change and Best Ensemble at the 2022 Wellington Theatre Awards, and in 2023 A Bit Too Much Hair garnered four- and five-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe. You won’t want to miss it! After all, "[h]owever you express your gender, and whatever form it takes, Butch Mermaid make you feel at home instantly in this uproarious gender reveal party for the ages" (Binge Fringe 2023). The Queerly Festival cast will feature Evan Michael Smith (he/she/they), Kendall Perry (he/they) and Ania Upstill (they/them), with the special edition of original music by Kendall Perry.Written by Ania Upstill and William Duignan.Produced by Ania Upstill and Huxley Garrett.Costume Design by Sarah Bell

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Stand-Up, Storytelling, Improv, Variety, Comedy, Music - Monthly Shows

The Open Mic Downstairs @ Frigid New York

The show continues every Tuesday at 9:30 PM EST!At The Open Mic at FRIGID New York the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get 7 minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York City. Whether it’s a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, or something entirely off the top of your head, you'll find a home in the attentive welcoming community. Open Mic FAQs

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Performance Art, Theater, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Storytelling, Burlesque, Variety - Queerly 2024

RADICAL: BLACK QUEER PLEASURE

RADICAL: BLACK QUEER PLEASURE, is a Juneteenth celebration featuring all Black queer burlesque artists with their most pleasurable acts. The acts that make them smile, laugh, moan, and shout. The acts that consistently bring audiences to their knees, leave you flabbergasted, bewildered, sweating, and already asking for more. You can expect to experience performers in their most embodied states, exploring what it means to feel good. We extend the invitation to fall into pleasure with us to everyone. This production is supported in part by Indie Space's Pay Your People Grant.

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Comedy, Stand-Up - Season 26

Daniel Simonsen--Free to Fail

A night of experimental comedy with New York's Funniest Stand-Up 2022 winner Daniel Simonsen. Come watch the Norwegian build material as he works both scripted and completely unscripted. As seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “One to watch” Time Out  “Brilliantly offbeat” Guardian  “Exceptionally funny” Village Voice  **** Times  **** Time Out  **** Skinny  **** Fest 

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Comedy, Play - Queerly 2024

If I Did, You Deserved It

A party seemingly thrown by no one that you definitely wouldn’t have been invited to full of people that you hate, followed by eternal damnation! Come judge other people for fun. Don’t worry, you totally have every right to. If I Did, You Deserved It, produced by new Gen Z theatre company Laurizarry and directed by Casey Kelly, is a new play from award-losing playwright Jess Lauricello that’s probably a comedy. It’s a new take on No Exit that explores morality, shame, redemption, and generally fumbling the burden of being a person. If you ever wanted to watch a bunch of gay people be awful and go to Hell for every other conceivable reason than being gay, then Lauricello wrote this play for you. 

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Monthly Shows

Hottie Bop

HOTTIE BOP: GAY BATTLESHIP! To celebrate pride month, Hottie Bop’s queerest commanders will go head-to-head in a full-scale game of GAY BATTLESHIP. Who will sink, who will swim, and who will slay? Featuring all-queer lineup of incredible acts, you don’t want to miss this one-night-only gay boat-based extravaganza (as part of the Frigid NYC Queerly fest.) Hottie Bop is a variety show with music, comedy and dance. Hottie Bop: America’s Next Top Judge features standup from Jane Wickline (@janewickline) , characters from Sebastian Martinez (@smartinez.mov), improv from Pietown (@pietown.nyc) , music from Duane Stanford (@duanestanford) and choreography from Sophia Marrapodi (@sofire_dancer). Written by Noah Weinflash (@falloutboygenius), Nicholas Barris (@nicholas_barris) and Duane Stanford (@duanestanford). The show is produced by Lina Zikas (@lina_zikas) and Duane Stanford (@duanestanford). Our creative team includes Kit Carter, Ben Hirsch, Kevin Qian, Kris Carpenter, Owen Engesser, Jake Snyder, Nicholas Barris, Noah Weinflash, Ashley Allen, Ashley McGregor, Armando Cabrera, Sebastian Martinez, Caden Brauch, and Carter Cromer. Find us at @hottiebop.

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LGBTQIA+, Clowning, Dance & Movement - Queerly 2024

Woo and Aah: Homecoming

If silent films met the world of children's television, this is where we find Woo and Aah. Two intrepid souls, discovering their way through the world, but is there room enough in this studio apartment for the two of them? Shenanigans ensue as we find out! Co-Creators Nazlah Black and Rachel Weekley are theater artists based in NYC, you can see more of their work respectively at www.nazlahblack.com and www.rachelweekley.com.

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Dance & Movement, Spoken Word - Queerly 2024

The Goblin Woman

A battle of dichotomies takes the stage in M. R. Krestul’s new work, The Goblin Woman. The experimental play explores gender, queerness, desire, and identity through the lens of Christina Rossetti’s acclaimed poem, “The Goblin Market.” In The Goblin Woman, a series of vignettes, devised movement, poetry, and scenography tells the story of Lizzie and Laura, two fragmented parts of the same self, and Jeanie, a long-lost-almost-lover. The tale is driven by warring identities and powerful, unyielding feelings which prompt us to question who we are, who we were, and who we will be.

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Musical, Theater, Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Solo Performance, Comedy - Queerly 2024

Asexuality! The Solo Musical

What does it mean to be a man in the 21st century? How does toxic masculinity affect those of us assigned male at birth? What’s so great about sex, and why won’t people shut up about it for two goddamn seconds and just let me play my video games in peace?! Written and performed by transgender award-winning artist Rebecca McGlynn, “Asexuality! The Solo Musical” is an autobiographical musical comedy about Rebecca’s pre-transition life. The story follows Robert, an asexual man navigating a hypersexual world. Through music and comedy, he explores sex, romance, love and loss… and, eventually, HER true gender identity.

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LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Multilingual, Music - Queerly 2024

Chico Raro Band

From Bushwick, Brooklyn, Chico Raro Band emerged in 2021 with a distinctive sound and a resolute commitment to inclusivity. Led by Jei Fabiane, aka "Chico Raro," the collective showcases their multicultural talents, from Lina Silva's piano and guitar prowess to Juan Sebastian Monsalve's bass and Diego Maldonado's dynamic drumming. Their genre, "Y2K-influenced glam synth pop," pays homage to early 2000s pop and glam rock. Beyond music, they've become a symbol of empowerment in the LGBTQ+ community, championing rights and freedom of expression amidst uncertainty.

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - Queerly 2024

Pearl Necklace: A Gay Sexcapade

On the eve of marriage—an institution Jamie resisted for 30 years—he replays his sex life, which gives new meaning to the term parks and recreation. “Pearl Necklace is funny, sharp, and a hysterical romp” through Jamie’s amorous adventures in bathrooms, beaches, bookstores, and appallingly decorated apartments “delivered with a bawdy panache and a naughty sense of the comic.” Called “a natural raconteur” by the Washington Post, this 6-time Moth champion’s darkly comic stories of his sybaritic journey reveal his struggle to shed shame and guilt and reach self-acceptance before finally tying the knot. Award-winning writer and storyteller Jamie Brickhouse has recorded voices on Beavis & Butthead, appeared on PBS-TV’s Stories from the Stage and The Moth Podcast, and his daily #storiesinheels TikTok videos have over 6 million views, one million likes, and 75 thousand followers. He’s the creator of the memoirs and solo shows Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother and I Favor My Daddy: A Tale of Two Sissies. “Pearl Necklace is funny, sharp, and camp. . .hugely enjoyable and hysterical romp. . .delivered with a bawdy panache and a naughty sense of the comic. . .Brickhouse brings each character to life and makes each encounter real and immediate, with a wild sense of wordplay, as he navigates the lure of getting laid and the longing to be in love.”—London Theatre's LouReviews Applause for Jamie Brickhouse“Brickhouse is a natural raconteur [and] sharp writer”—Washington Post“As funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher.”—Interview magazine“Brickhouse writes with fiendish pith.”—San Francisco Chronicle“Jamie is a top teller.”—TimeOut NYC“Funny, touching, honest, insightful and most of all wonderful entertainment.”—Charles Busch, drag legend“Only one artist in a thousand can share such a personal tale with such polish and practiced precision.”—Orlando Weekly“I was wholly captivated by Jamie’s lush storytelling. . . enthralling.”—Critic’s Pick Cincinnati CityBeat

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Dance & Movement, Solo Performance - Queerly 2024

Ladies at a Gay Girls' Bar, 1938-1969

A 1990’s teen lesbian explores history and reckons with the power of femininity in this solo dance/theatre performance. Maggie Cee brings the history of 20th-century american fem(me)/butch lesbian bars to life, illuminating the feminine women whose stories are too often forgotten, but whose strength and determination paved the way for the gay rights movement that followed. Audience Pick, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Philly Mag 2022 Festival Pick; Editors Pick, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. The Hartford Courant's Christopher Arnott calls it a "major highlight" of the Hartford Fringe Festival. This intimate performance imagines the queer past and passions between people who loved, fought, and created space to be themselves out of sheer necessity and determination.

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Clowning, Variety, Spoken Word, Drama - Monthly Shows

As You Mic It: An Open Shakespeare Slam

As You Mic It: An Open Shakespeare Slam - Join us for a one-of-a-kind slam where you can compete to be crowned Best of the Bards! If you are slamming, come prepared to perform up to two of any Shakespeare monologue or sonnet of your choice (within 3 and a half minutes, memorization not required but encouraged). If you are don't want to slam, come join us for some merriment, libations, and maybe even become a judge (no experience necessary)! All full price ticket purchases come with a free glass of wine! SLAM MECHANICS - First 15 to sign-up at the door will be guaranteed entry to the slam as a participant. Up to 3 people can be wait-listed depending on time-constraints. 3 Judges will be selected at random from the crowd. Each participant will have 3 and a half minutes to perform their chosen monologue, after which the judges will secretly give them a score out of 10.0. Scores will be tallied in secret and the top 3 will enter the "callback" round where they will perform a second monologue and once again be graded. The overall winner of the "callback" round will be crowned Best of the Bards and receive 20 dollars.

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Performance Art, Musical, Theater, Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Stand-Up, Clowning, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Spoken Word, Sketch Comedy, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Improv, Burlesque, Variety, Comedy, Play, Music, Drama, Reading - Monthly Shows

Paper Kraine: Do You Queer What I Queer?

We're back for a eighth season of new works in development! Paper Kraine was created in 2016 to bring together works in their earliest stages, audiences, and nonprofits. Monthly, the PK team curates a new works sampler platter around a theme related to a nonprofit. Try something new, delicious and strange. Come for the art. Stay for the community. Paper Kraine was created on the principle that we all know writers, directors, actors, and creators who make wonderful work. All they need is a space. The Paper Kraine is committed to creating a venue for early-career artists to show humor-focused work in the spirit of adventurous discovery. We encourage risk-taking, question-asking, and the development of a supportive community of artists seeing, encouraging, and challenging each other’s work with the ultimate goal of enriching the artistic community through cross-pollination and meeting new people. Learn more at www.paperkraine.com.. Due to limited capacity, latecomers are not guaranteed seats. This applies to both walk ups and reserved tickets.

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Comedy, Improv - Monthly Shows

As You Will

Friends, foes, fools! Do you ever bemoan the fact that the 884,647 words William Shakespeare wrote have been performed already? Do you yearn for the experience of seeing The Bard's works for the first time? Then celebrate the glad tidings of As You Will and our Unscripted Shakespeare Show! These Shakespearean Scholars are here to present all the monumental works the immortal Bard would've written if he hadn't gone and died. With just the title given by the audience the players of As You Will bring a Shakespearean comedy to life complete with Shakspeare's themes, language, poetic verse, and some scholarly footnotes thrown in for good measure. As You Will have performed such classics as "Eight Merry Spiders," "That Doth Not Go There," "1601: A Space Odyssey'' and though those shows will never be seen again, there’s always a Shakespearean world premiere in our makeshift Globe Theatre.

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Performance Art, LGBTQIA+, Clowning - Queerly 2024

War and Play

War and Play is an interactive, devised show that explores human resilience in the face of Russia’s devastating invasion of Ukraine, rendered through the transformative power of clown. Our story starts by following the journey of a queer clown couple, Vira (Ania Upstill) and Nadiya (Danielle Levsky), whose peaceful world is shattered after Russia launches its full-scale attack on their homeland. After escaping the initial bombing of their town, the clowns struggle to rebuild community when they are displaced to an underground shelter, and then as refugees far from home. Throughout the show, the third clown (Mariko Iwasa) transforms to embody different characters that contextualize the many faces impacted by war—street performers, soldiers, aid workers, families separated across borders, and a new friend named Lubo. The clowns trace an emotional arc from fanciful optimism to sudden, wrenching grief. Our production utilizes clowning's unique capacity for vulnerably expressing universal human experiences to connect deeply with audiences on the very real trauma unfolding in Ukraine now and across the world. How can moments of friendship, music, and play be restored after watching your city burn? Through clowning, we explore this precarious balance between suffering and celebration. Directed by SMJ

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Comedy, Play, Reading - Queerly 2024

Virtue and Grace

The fall of 1814, Kingston upon Thames. As four best friends ready themselves to court this season, Lady Grace Quimby schemes to attend events dressed as a man in order to court other women. With the help of her friends, she dons a disguise and navigates a convoluted web of lies. It is a farcical tale of love, gender, and societal pressure.

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Variety - Season 26

FRIGID Nightcap: Pride...Unplugged!

Come celebrate Pride...Unplugged with the East Village's wildest and weirdest new late-night variety show! Join us for a special edition of FRIGID Nightcap as we honor Pride Month with an electrifying showcase of LGBTQIA+ talent. Prepare for an intimate evening of comedy, music, burlesque, theatre, and more surprises, all honoring the resilience, creativity, and radical roots of Pride. Our incredible lineup includes: Courtney Taylor with her raw and comedic solo show "The Night the Bar Played a Polka Cover of 'I'm on Fire' by Bruce Springsteen" The captivating burlesque of THE STREET PRINCESS Matthew White, an upcoming singer-songwriter and theater performer Ryan O'Dea performing "Everybody Feels This Way" from her upcoming musical "Glen or Glenda: The Musical" Shookiest the Wise with their hilarious stand-up comedy FRIGID Nightcap: Pride...Unplugged! is your chance to experience the magic of Pride in its most authentic form. Join us in the theater for an up-close-and-personal night of laughter, joy, revolution, and everything in between -- or live stream the extravaganza from wherever you call home. Don't miss this unforgettable night of Pride -- unplugged...and unfiltered! Grab your tickets now before they're gone and get ready to celebrate the beauty and brilliance of the LGBTQIA+ community like never before! Why are you still reading this? Get your tickets already! Oh, and did we mention that each full price ticket comes with a complimentary glass of wine? See you Under St. Marks!

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Burlesque, Comedy, Play, Drama - Queerly 2024

Calico

After coming out as queer, Peach (she/they) doesn’t speak to their mother Chyou (she/her) for several years. Still, the future looks bright as Peach has built up a reputation as a burlesque artist, and is surrounded by a glamorous community that loves Peach for who they are. Suddenly Chyou gets into a car accident and develops retrograde amnesia, Chyou seems free of her trauma and prejudices which allows the two to bond closer than ever before. As Peach cares for her now amnesiac mother, Peach and her closest friends, Naveena (she/her) and Sunshine (she/her), begin to wonder if finding closure with their families is possible. Sunshine begins to renew hope about reconciling with her own estranged family, while Naveena struggles to find romantic love to spite and replace the parental love she never seemed to receive. They all begin to wonder if dance could be the path to healing not only themselves, but salvaging their given familial relationships too?

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Musical, Theater, LGBTQIA+, Dance & Movement, Drag, True Stories, Solo Performance, Burlesque, Educational - Queerly 2024

The Ho Must Go On

"The Ho Must Go On" a biographical burlesque, a confessional cabaret, follows Phillipe through his boyhood on the Broadway stage in the late 1960s, teen years as a disco queen in Hollywood of the 70s, as a young adult in a New Age spiritual cult, and a midlife career as an Erotic Masseur. Interwoven with songs from the many characters in musical theater who were Ladies of the Evening, from “Love For Sale” and “Big Spender” to “Bring On The Men”.

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Film - Monthly Shows

Movie Night

Best short films of the New York Movie Awards! Please note that this show will not be streaming and can only be seen in person.

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Performance Art, LGBTQIA+, Clowning, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Drag, True Stories, Solo Performance, Comedy, Play, Educational - Queerly 2024

A Drag Is Born

Winner of the 2024 New York City Fringe Festival 'Queerly Award', 'Best Solo Clown,' and 'Hummingbird Favorite!' In a twist of fate, a man is thrust into the spotlight for his drag queen debut. With advanced age, abundant body hair, and limited talents, he is an unlikely candidate. Clown, drag, and magical realism are the ingredients of a whimsical journey with delightful music and colorful outfits in which he discovers it’s never too late to embrace your true self. 'A Drag Is Born' is a nonverbal celebration of queer empowerment created and performed by Fulbright-awarded Canarian artist Edu Díaz and directed by Rachel Resnik. 'A Star Emerges'.-Manhattan Digest. 'Pure Magic.'-Sin Censura. 'Dazzling.'-Young-Howze Theatre Journal. www.edudiaz.com Creator and performer: Edu Díaz. Direction: Rachel Resnik. Assistant Director: Tinna Hoffmann. Stage Design: Bri Colombo. Lighting Design: Jen Leno. Production Manager: Jess Ducey.

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Play, Drama - Queerly 2024

Shake the Disease

River, a server at a resort, opens a vortex of queer power and rage after subverting a gay bashing.

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Theater, Play, Drama - Season 26

No Exit

Arts journeyman, Michael Hagins, transports us into Sartre’s version of Hell: A mysterious impenetrable room where individuals are trapped and forced to see themselves through the eyes of others. In this interpretation, an immersive element is added to allow the audience to join in the claustrophobic atmosphere thus making hell more than “other people” it makes it ourselves.

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Musical, Stand-Up, Comedy, True Stories - Season 26

A "Confessional" of a Recovering Catholic

Having been raised Catholic, I have been in “recovery” for a LONG TIME: all those prayers you didn’t actually understand, those many times in that scary confessional, and the constant guilt! I better still be apologizing! (Fear not- I am!) How does a good Catholic girl navigate sex, abortion, career, eating disorders, or… actually talking about feelings? Complete with music- only Mass-appropriate hymns, of course, with NONE of the lyrics changed at all- this show will really get you questioning what’s in those Hail Marys… This particular edition of the show is in preparation for my upcoming wedding, and how wonderfully my Catholic guilt has accompanied it!

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Theater, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Improv, Comedy - Monthly Shows

On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations

On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations wraps big ideas in focused stories about Ella’s pets, offering glimpses of her human family and life in her place of birth, Transylvania, Romania. With her dark humor and heart, Ella takes audiences from her childhood under communist rule, to her present quirky experiences in East Harlem, using her dog and cat as reference points. The cast will feature Ella Veres and her companion dog, Pandele, who said she's in it not for fame, but to pay her vet bills. Rosamunda, her cat, was asked to perform but declined. She’d rather lounge under the sofa than be in the limelight. “Being from Transylvania, is expected of me to be creepy, so I oblige, from time to time, albeit not in Hollywood style,” said Ella Veres, lead performer and director of On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations. “The war in Ukraine riled my memories up, and urged me to point out how much there is to lose.” The performance will run approximately one hour. Each show is a different iteration. Ella Veres is an independent performer and writer who has been active in the New York City cultural community since 2001. Her work has been presented at the Immigrant Theater Festival, Galapagos Art Space, Manhattan Theater Source, IWAS,The Field, Theater for the New City, The Moth, Stage Left, Bowery Poetry Club, Chashama, and her present incubator, Fountain House Gallery. For several years she focused on her visual art, but in 2022, serendipity made her act in Stories From My Mother at the Theater for the New City, and thus reminded her how lovely it is to be in front of a live audience. Her current solo storytelling show, On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations, was shaped during her 2023 Fountain House Gallery summer residency on Governors Island and in Adam Wade’s Magnet Theater Solo Workshop, and premiered successfully at the 2024 NYC Fringe Festival.

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Storytelling, Stand-Up, Comedy - Season 26

Awkward Teenage Years

True stories about the most gloriously awkward times in our lives - our teenage years! Awkward Teenage Years was born at the 2020 FRIGID Festival just before the pandemic began. We’re bringing you the best storytellers in NYC to relive their joys and traumas for your entertainment - let’s laugh and reminisce together!Streaming option available.

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Storytelling, LGBTQIA+, Stand-Up, Comedy, Solo Performance - Season 26

Keenan Steiner: Sneaky (A comedic one man show)

Some gays are born pole dancing around an umbilical cord sliding down a rainbow, while NYC and Mexico standup comedian Keenan Steiner badly did not want to come out, let alone admit his sexuality to himself. In his authentic voice and off-the-cuff style, full of breathtaking twists and new revelations from his past, Keenan leads you through why it took him so long to come out of the closet, and what convinced him to get out. Jam-packed with jokes and even a dollop of poignancy along the way. Featuring Opening Sets By Keenan's Friends:LE'AH SAMPSON (Netflix, Tamron Hill Show) - www.instagram.com/officialleahsampson+ another guest* “With a style that’s big and bold without ever losing an ounce of sincerity, Keenan guides you on an adventure that’s often outrageous, sometimes poignant and always, always funny.” See more reviews here: keenansteiner.com/reviews. "Keenan swings boldly and the results are riotous; relatable and vulnerable without sacrificing punchlines, methodically crafted but with an off the cuff delivery that catches you off guard." - Dante AllingtonSNEAKY got its start at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Then Keenan lived in Mexico from 2020 to 2023 where he developed this hour, performing it in venues across the country, and performed a separate show in Spanish. Now SNEAKY is playing in venues throughout New York City and across the US.Preview Keenan’s standup (and watch the mini doc "Stand Arriba")  at youtube.com/@KeenanSteinerInstagram @KeenanStandupTiktok @gringobilingay *lineup subject to change

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Storytelling - Monthly Shows

Adam Wade: LIVE IN NEW YORK!

Adam Wade, the 20-time Moth Story Slam winner, creator of the #1 Best Selling Audible Original 'You Ought To Know Adam Wade' and from TV’s 'Inside Amy Schumer' and 'Girls' returns to Under Saint Marks Theater! This monthly storytelling show will feature three to four different stories from Adam’s extensive catalog. No two shows will be the same. Come and see this New York Times, Time Out New York, and CBS critics’ pick LIVE on stage in New York! A different special guest storyteller will begin each show. “Mr. Wade is an enchanting storyteller.” – The New York Times “Wade is expressing not just our inner misfit but our inner small-town kid.” – The New Yorker “He’s completely vulnerable. When he goes on stage he brings only himself. People instantly fall in love with him.” – George Dawes Green, the founder of The Moth “Adam’s nuanced observations, openness, and wit transform his coming-of-age tales into funny, impactful, and universal stories of joy and hope.” – Audible

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Multi Media, Comedy, Music, Film - Monthly Shows

Relationships

A play about connection, kinship, fellowship, transition, correspondence, altercation, relation, exchange, consociation, bond, communication...... Cast Crystal Williamson as MaryDaniel Kolpin as BrianNola Latty as MariaJem Bonilla as BriannaFrancis Louvis as KeithJames Philipp as CharlesCaroline Barber as SaraCivil as Bobby Written/Directed by Peter BDPhotography by Jamie EllingtonSet Design by Elise Wunderlich

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Stand-Up, Comedy, Solo Performance - Monthly Shows

Comediumship

Psychic medium and stand up comedian Nelly Reznik will be performing Comediumship, an experimental combination of stand up comedy and audience readings. Readings may consist of connecting with loved ones who have passed, and receiving life guidance for audience members, all in a lighthearted way. Not everyone will receive a reading, but all in attendance should be open to it. Due to the intimate nature of the event, doors will close at curtain time and latecomers will not be given a seat. In addition, this is an alcohol-free event. Opener: Grace Lobo

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Storytelling, Off-Beat, Lecture, True Stories, Solo Performance - Season 26

Odd Salon NYC: MISCHIEF

Come hear six tales of prodigious pranksters and naughty nonsense, hanky-panky and historical hijinks, roguish rapscallions, and teasing tomfoolery, join us for Odd Salon NYC: MISCHIEF Curated by Guest Curator, Matthew Codner!Wednesday July 24Under St. Marks TheaterDoors at 6:30pm; Curtain at 7:00pm$25 In-Person $20 Watch From HomeSpeakers and Talks:Linnie Schell:Burning Down the GoatEvery year, the town of Gävle builds a giant Yule goat...and every year, someone attempts to raze it to the ground. A talk about increasingly convoluted mischief that's sure to get your goat.JR Pepper:What Fools These Mortals Be! The Case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley FairiesHow do you convince the creator of the world's most famous consulting detective of the existence of fairies? Apparently, a paper cut out and a double exposure is all it took...Bob Sorokanich:The Most Mischievous Mechanic in Motorsports, or, Smokey Yunick's Best Damn Garage in TownSmokey Yunick never met a rule he couldn't bend. The self-taught mechanic and engineer built some of the winningest race cars in NASCAR history, powered by deception, loopholes, and a maniacal refusal to follow the racing rule book.Jessie Wayburn:Whoopee Cushions A History of Fake FlatulenceFarting is free, butt fake farts are big business. This talk will be a lot of hot air about embarrassing others and other delights. Plus! The connection to ancient Rome!Theresa Handwerk:Frolics with Ferrets, Fish, and Fowl Mischief...or Cruelty?Europeans play games with animals, including the British contest to see how long they can keep a live ferret in their pants, the Belgian tradition of drinking a wine glass filled with small live fish, and many more!Mark Pagán:The Salacious Days and Nights of Tango PiratesIn the 1910's into the 1920's, dance halls were created where wealthy women could dance and be courted by Tango Pirates (also known as Taxi Dancers) — young men, many of whom were immigrants or first generation lotharios. These pointed to some of the most integrated spaces at the turn of the century with lots of mischief afoot.

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BIPOC, Variety, Spanish Language - Monthly Shows

A Spanglish Affair Open Mic

Open mic for artists of all disciplines. 8 available spots for pre-selection via the form at Something From Abroad’s Instagram bio. 2 spots available in-person. Join us for an evening of fresh talent with a new cast every edition! All full price ticket purchases come with a free glass of wine!

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Musical, Theater, LGBTQIA+, Storytelling, Off-Beat, Music - Queerly 2024

A Bit Too Much Hair

Join us for “a big, silly party where transness is centred and everyone is welcome!” (Theatreview). A Bit Too Much Hair is a gender euphoric musical cabaret for thems, mens, femmes, and everyone in between. The 2022 New Zealand premier was nominated for Excellence Awards for Theatre for Social Change and Best Ensemble at the 2022 Wellington Theatre Awards, and in 2023 A Bit Too Much Hair garnered four- and five-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe. You won’t want to miss it! After all, "[h]owever you express your gender, and whatever form it takes, Butch Mermaid make you feel at home instantly in this uproarious gender reveal party for the ages" (Binge Fringe 2023). The Queerly Festival cast will feature Evan Michael Smith (he/she/they), Kendall Perry (he/they) and Ania Upstill (they/them), with the special edition of original music by Kendall Perry.Written by Ania Upstill and William Duignan.Produced by Ania Upstill and Huxley Garrett.Costume Design by Sarah Bell

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Stand-Up, Storytelling, Improv, Variety, Comedy, Music - Monthly Shows

The Open Mic Downstairs @ Frigid New York

The show continues every Tuesday at 9:30 PM EST!At The Open Mic at FRIGID New York the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get 7 minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York City. Whether it’s a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, or something entirely off the top of your head, you'll find a home in the attentive welcoming community. Open Mic FAQs

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Performance Art, Theater, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Storytelling, Burlesque, Variety - Queerly 2024

RADICAL: BLACK QUEER PLEASURE

RADICAL: BLACK QUEER PLEASURE, is a Juneteenth celebration featuring all Black queer burlesque artists with their most pleasurable acts. The acts that make them smile, laugh, moan, and shout. The acts that consistently bring audiences to their knees, leave you flabbergasted, bewildered, sweating, and already asking for more. You can expect to experience performers in their most embodied states, exploring what it means to feel good. We extend the invitation to fall into pleasure with us to everyone. This production is supported in part by Indie Space's Pay Your People Grant.

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Comedy, Stand-Up - Season 26

Daniel Simonsen--Free to Fail

A night of experimental comedy with New York's Funniest Stand-Up 2022 winner Daniel Simonsen. Come watch the Norwegian build material as he works both scripted and completely unscripted. As seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “One to watch” Time Out  “Brilliantly offbeat” Guardian  “Exceptionally funny” Village Voice  **** Times  **** Time Out  **** Skinny  **** Fest 

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Comedy, Play - Queerly 2024

If I Did, You Deserved It

A party seemingly thrown by no one that you definitely wouldn’t have been invited to full of people that you hate, followed by eternal damnation! Come judge other people for fun. Don’t worry, you totally have every right to. If I Did, You Deserved It, produced by new Gen Z theatre company Laurizarry and directed by Casey Kelly, is a new play from award-losing playwright Jess Lauricello that’s probably a comedy. It’s a new take on No Exit that explores morality, shame, redemption, and generally fumbling the burden of being a person. If you ever wanted to watch a bunch of gay people be awful and go to Hell for every other conceivable reason than being gay, then Lauricello wrote this play for you. 

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Monthly Shows

Hottie Bop

HOTTIE BOP: GAY BATTLESHIP! To celebrate pride month, Hottie Bop’s queerest commanders will go head-to-head in a full-scale game of GAY BATTLESHIP. Who will sink, who will swim, and who will slay? Featuring all-queer lineup of incredible acts, you don’t want to miss this one-night-only gay boat-based extravaganza (as part of the Frigid NYC Queerly fest.) Hottie Bop is a variety show with music, comedy and dance. Hottie Bop: America’s Next Top Judge features standup from Jane Wickline (@janewickline) , characters from Sebastian Martinez (@smartinez.mov), improv from Pietown (@pietown.nyc) , music from Duane Stanford (@duanestanford) and choreography from Sophia Marrapodi (@sofire_dancer). Written by Noah Weinflash (@falloutboygenius), Nicholas Barris (@nicholas_barris) and Duane Stanford (@duanestanford). The show is produced by Lina Zikas (@lina_zikas) and Duane Stanford (@duanestanford). Our creative team includes Kit Carter, Ben Hirsch, Kevin Qian, Kris Carpenter, Owen Engesser, Jake Snyder, Nicholas Barris, Noah Weinflash, Ashley Allen, Ashley McGregor, Armando Cabrera, Sebastian Martinez, Caden Brauch, and Carter Cromer. Find us at @hottiebop.

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LGBTQIA+, Clowning, Dance & Movement - Queerly 2024

Woo and Aah: Homecoming

If silent films met the world of children's television, this is where we find Woo and Aah. Two intrepid souls, discovering their way through the world, but is there room enough in this studio apartment for the two of them? Shenanigans ensue as we find out! Co-Creators Nazlah Black and Rachel Weekley are theater artists based in NYC, you can see more of their work respectively at www.nazlahblack.com and www.rachelweekley.com.

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Dance & Movement, Spoken Word - Queerly 2024

The Goblin Woman

A battle of dichotomies takes the stage in M. R. Krestul’s new work, The Goblin Woman. The experimental play explores gender, queerness, desire, and identity through the lens of Christina Rossetti’s acclaimed poem, “The Goblin Market.” In The Goblin Woman, a series of vignettes, devised movement, poetry, and scenography tells the story of Lizzie and Laura, two fragmented parts of the same self, and Jeanie, a long-lost-almost-lover. The tale is driven by warring identities and powerful, unyielding feelings which prompt us to question who we are, who we were, and who we will be.

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Musical, Theater, Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Solo Performance, Comedy - Queerly 2024

Asexuality! The Solo Musical

What does it mean to be a man in the 21st century? How does toxic masculinity affect those of us assigned male at birth? What’s so great about sex, and why won’t people shut up about it for two goddamn seconds and just let me play my video games in peace?! Written and performed by transgender award-winning artist Rebecca McGlynn, “Asexuality! The Solo Musical” is an autobiographical musical comedy about Rebecca’s pre-transition life. The story follows Robert, an asexual man navigating a hypersexual world. Through music and comedy, he explores sex, romance, love and loss… and, eventually, HER true gender identity.

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LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Multilingual, Music - Queerly 2024

Chico Raro Band

From Bushwick, Brooklyn, Chico Raro Band emerged in 2021 with a distinctive sound and a resolute commitment to inclusivity. Led by Jei Fabiane, aka "Chico Raro," the collective showcases their multicultural talents, from Lina Silva's piano and guitar prowess to Juan Sebastian Monsalve's bass and Diego Maldonado's dynamic drumming. Their genre, "Y2K-influenced glam synth pop," pays homage to early 2000s pop and glam rock. Beyond music, they've become a symbol of empowerment in the LGBTQ+ community, championing rights and freedom of expression amidst uncertainty.

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - Queerly 2024

Pearl Necklace: A Gay Sexcapade

On the eve of marriage—an institution Jamie resisted for 30 years—he replays his sex life, which gives new meaning to the term parks and recreation. “Pearl Necklace is funny, sharp, and a hysterical romp” through Jamie’s amorous adventures in bathrooms, beaches, bookstores, and appallingly decorated apartments “delivered with a bawdy panache and a naughty sense of the comic.” Called “a natural raconteur” by the Washington Post, this 6-time Moth champion’s darkly comic stories of his sybaritic journey reveal his struggle to shed shame and guilt and reach self-acceptance before finally tying the knot. Award-winning writer and storyteller Jamie Brickhouse has recorded voices on Beavis & Butthead, appeared on PBS-TV’s Stories from the Stage and The Moth Podcast, and his daily #storiesinheels TikTok videos have over 6 million views, one million likes, and 75 thousand followers. He’s the creator of the memoirs and solo shows Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother and I Favor My Daddy: A Tale of Two Sissies. “Pearl Necklace is funny, sharp, and camp. . .hugely enjoyable and hysterical romp. . .delivered with a bawdy panache and a naughty sense of the comic. . .Brickhouse brings each character to life and makes each encounter real and immediate, with a wild sense of wordplay, as he navigates the lure of getting laid and the longing to be in love.”—London Theatre's LouReviews Applause for Jamie Brickhouse“Brickhouse is a natural raconteur [and] sharp writer”—Washington Post“As funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher.”—Interview magazine“Brickhouse writes with fiendish pith.”—San Francisco Chronicle“Jamie is a top teller.”—TimeOut NYC“Funny, touching, honest, insightful and most of all wonderful entertainment.”—Charles Busch, drag legend“Only one artist in a thousand can share such a personal tale with such polish and practiced precision.”—Orlando Weekly“I was wholly captivated by Jamie’s lush storytelling. . . enthralling.”—Critic’s Pick Cincinnati CityBeat

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Dance & Movement, Solo Performance - Queerly 2024

Ladies at a Gay Girls' Bar, 1938-1969

A 1990’s teen lesbian explores history and reckons with the power of femininity in this solo dance/theatre performance. Maggie Cee brings the history of 20th-century american fem(me)/butch lesbian bars to life, illuminating the feminine women whose stories are too often forgotten, but whose strength and determination paved the way for the gay rights movement that followed. Audience Pick, Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Philly Mag 2022 Festival Pick; Editors Pick, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. The Hartford Courant's Christopher Arnott calls it a "major highlight" of the Hartford Fringe Festival. This intimate performance imagines the queer past and passions between people who loved, fought, and created space to be themselves out of sheer necessity and determination.

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Clowning, Variety, Spoken Word, Drama - Monthly Shows

As You Mic It: An Open Shakespeare Slam

As You Mic It: An Open Shakespeare Slam - Join us for a one-of-a-kind slam where you can compete to be crowned Best of the Bards! If you are slamming, come prepared to perform up to two of any Shakespeare monologue or sonnet of your choice (within 3 and a half minutes, memorization not required but encouraged). If you are don't want to slam, come join us for some merriment, libations, and maybe even become a judge (no experience necessary)! All full price ticket purchases come with a free glass of wine! SLAM MECHANICS - First 15 to sign-up at the door will be guaranteed entry to the slam as a participant. Up to 3 people can be wait-listed depending on time-constraints. 3 Judges will be selected at random from the crowd. Each participant will have 3 and a half minutes to perform their chosen monologue, after which the judges will secretly give them a score out of 10.0. Scores will be tallied in secret and the top 3 will enter the "callback" round where they will perform a second monologue and once again be graded. The overall winner of the "callback" round will be crowned Best of the Bards and receive 20 dollars.

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Performance Art, Musical, Theater, Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Stand-Up, Clowning, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Spoken Word, Sketch Comedy, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Improv, Burlesque, Variety, Comedy, Play, Music, Drama, Reading - Monthly Shows

Paper Kraine: Do You Queer What I Queer?

We're back for a eighth season of new works in development! Paper Kraine was created in 2016 to bring together works in their earliest stages, audiences, and nonprofits. Monthly, the PK team curates a new works sampler platter around a theme related to a nonprofit. Try something new, delicious and strange. Come for the art. Stay for the community. Paper Kraine was created on the principle that we all know writers, directors, actors, and creators who make wonderful work. All they need is a space. The Paper Kraine is committed to creating a venue for early-career artists to show humor-focused work in the spirit of adventurous discovery. We encourage risk-taking, question-asking, and the development of a supportive community of artists seeing, encouraging, and challenging each other’s work with the ultimate goal of enriching the artistic community through cross-pollination and meeting new people. Learn more at www.paperkraine.com.. Due to limited capacity, latecomers are not guaranteed seats. This applies to both walk ups and reserved tickets.

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Comedy, Improv - Monthly Shows

As You Will

Friends, foes, fools! Do you ever bemoan the fact that the 884,647 words William Shakespeare wrote have been performed already? Do you yearn for the experience of seeing The Bard's works for the first time? Then celebrate the glad tidings of As You Will and our Unscripted Shakespeare Show! These Shakespearean Scholars are here to present all the monumental works the immortal Bard would've written if he hadn't gone and died. With just the title given by the audience the players of As You Will bring a Shakespearean comedy to life complete with Shakspeare's themes, language, poetic verse, and some scholarly footnotes thrown in for good measure. As You Will have performed such classics as "Eight Merry Spiders," "That Doth Not Go There," "1601: A Space Odyssey'' and though those shows will never be seen again, there’s always a Shakespearean world premiere in our makeshift Globe Theatre.

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Performance Art, LGBTQIA+, Clowning - Queerly 2024

War and Play

War and Play is an interactive, devised show that explores human resilience in the face of Russia’s devastating invasion of Ukraine, rendered through the transformative power of clown. Our story starts by following the journey of a queer clown couple, Vira (Ania Upstill) and Nadiya (Danielle Levsky), whose peaceful world is shattered after Russia launches its full-scale attack on their homeland. After escaping the initial bombing of their town, the clowns struggle to rebuild community when they are displaced to an underground shelter, and then as refugees far from home. Throughout the show, the third clown (Mariko Iwasa) transforms to embody different characters that contextualize the many faces impacted by war—street performers, soldiers, aid workers, families separated across borders, and a new friend named Lubo. The clowns trace an emotional arc from fanciful optimism to sudden, wrenching grief. Our production utilizes clowning's unique capacity for vulnerably expressing universal human experiences to connect deeply with audiences on the very real trauma unfolding in Ukraine now and across the world. How can moments of friendship, music, and play be restored after watching your city burn? Through clowning, we explore this precarious balance between suffering and celebration. Directed by SMJ

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Comedy, Play, Reading - Queerly 2024

Virtue and Grace

The fall of 1814, Kingston upon Thames. As four best friends ready themselves to court this season, Lady Grace Quimby schemes to attend events dressed as a man in order to court other women. With the help of her friends, she dons a disguise and navigates a convoluted web of lies. It is a farcical tale of love, gender, and societal pressure.

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Variety - Season 26

FRIGID Nightcap: Pride...Unplugged!

Come celebrate Pride...Unplugged with the East Village's wildest and weirdest new late-night variety show! Join us for a special edition of FRIGID Nightcap as we honor Pride Month with an electrifying showcase of LGBTQIA+ talent. Prepare for an intimate evening of comedy, music, burlesque, theatre, and more surprises, all honoring the resilience, creativity, and radical roots of Pride. Our incredible lineup includes: Courtney Taylor with her raw and comedic solo show "The Night the Bar Played a Polka Cover of 'I'm on Fire' by Bruce Springsteen" The captivating burlesque of THE STREET PRINCESS Matthew White, an upcoming singer-songwriter and theater performer Ryan O'Dea performing "Everybody Feels This Way" from her upcoming musical "Glen or Glenda: The Musical" Shookiest the Wise with their hilarious stand-up comedy FRIGID Nightcap: Pride...Unplugged! is your chance to experience the magic of Pride in its most authentic form. Join us in the theater for an up-close-and-personal night of laughter, joy, revolution, and everything in between -- or live stream the extravaganza from wherever you call home. Don't miss this unforgettable night of Pride -- unplugged...and unfiltered! Grab your tickets now before they're gone and get ready to celebrate the beauty and brilliance of the LGBTQIA+ community like never before! Why are you still reading this? Get your tickets already! Oh, and did we mention that each full price ticket comes with a complimentary glass of wine? See you Under St. Marks!

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Burlesque, Comedy, Play, Drama - Queerly 2024

Calico

After coming out as queer, Peach (she/they) doesn’t speak to their mother Chyou (she/her) for several years. Still, the future looks bright as Peach has built up a reputation as a burlesque artist, and is surrounded by a glamorous community that loves Peach for who they are. Suddenly Chyou gets into a car accident and develops retrograde amnesia, Chyou seems free of her trauma and prejudices which allows the two to bond closer than ever before. As Peach cares for her now amnesiac mother, Peach and her closest friends, Naveena (she/her) and Sunshine (she/her), begin to wonder if finding closure with their families is possible. Sunshine begins to renew hope about reconciling with her own estranged family, while Naveena struggles to find romantic love to spite and replace the parental love she never seemed to receive. They all begin to wonder if dance could be the path to healing not only themselves, but salvaging their given familial relationships too?

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Musical, Theater, LGBTQIA+, Dance & Movement, Drag, True Stories, Solo Performance, Burlesque, Educational - Queerly 2024

The Ho Must Go On

"The Ho Must Go On" a biographical burlesque, a confessional cabaret, follows Phillipe through his boyhood on the Broadway stage in the late 1960s, teen years as a disco queen in Hollywood of the 70s, as a young adult in a New Age spiritual cult, and a midlife career as an Erotic Masseur. Interwoven with songs from the many characters in musical theater who were Ladies of the Evening, from “Love For Sale” and “Big Spender” to “Bring On The Men”.

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Film - Monthly Shows

Movie Night

Best short films of the New York Movie Awards! Please note that this show will not be streaming and can only be seen in person.

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Performance Art, LGBTQIA+, Clowning, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Drag, True Stories, Solo Performance, Comedy, Play, Educational - Queerly 2024

A Drag Is Born

Winner of the 2024 New York City Fringe Festival 'Queerly Award', 'Best Solo Clown,' and 'Hummingbird Favorite!' In a twist of fate, a man is thrust into the spotlight for his drag queen debut. With advanced age, abundant body hair, and limited talents, he is an unlikely candidate. Clown, drag, and magical realism are the ingredients of a whimsical journey with delightful music and colorful outfits in which he discovers it’s never too late to embrace your true self. 'A Drag Is Born' is a nonverbal celebration of queer empowerment created and performed by Fulbright-awarded Canarian artist Edu Díaz and directed by Rachel Resnik. 'A Star Emerges'.-Manhattan Digest. 'Pure Magic.'-Sin Censura. 'Dazzling.'-Young-Howze Theatre Journal. www.edudiaz.com Creator and performer: Edu Díaz. Direction: Rachel Resnik. Assistant Director: Tinna Hoffmann. Stage Design: Bri Colombo. Lighting Design: Jen Leno. Production Manager: Jess Ducey.

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Theater, LGBTQIA+, Play, Drama - Queerly 2024

Shake the Disease

River, a server at a resort, opens a vortex of queer power and rage after subverting a gay bashing.

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Theater, Play, Drama - Season 26

No Exit

Arts journeyman, Michael Hagins, transports us into Sartre’s version of Hell: A mysterious impenetrable room where individuals are trapped and forced to see themselves through the eyes of others. In this interpretation, an immersive element is added to allow the audience to join in the claustrophobic atmosphere thus making hell more than “other people” it makes it ourselves.

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Musical, Stand-Up, Comedy, True Stories - Season 26

A "Confessional" of a Recovering Catholic

Having been raised Catholic, I have been in “recovery” for a LONG TIME: all those prayers you didn’t actually understand, those many times in that scary confessional, and the constant guilt! I better still be apologizing! (Fear not- I am!) How does a good Catholic girl navigate sex, abortion, career, eating disorders, or… actually talking about feelings? Complete with music- only Mass-appropriate hymns, of course, with NONE of the lyrics changed at all- this show will really get you questioning what’s in those Hail Marys… This particular edition of the show is in preparation for my upcoming wedding, and how wonderfully my Catholic guilt has accompanied it!

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Theater, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Improv, Comedy - Monthly Shows

On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations

On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations wraps big ideas in focused stories about Ella’s pets, offering glimpses of her human family and life in her place of birth, Transylvania, Romania. With her dark humor and heart, Ella takes audiences from her childhood under communist rule, to her present quirky experiences in East Harlem, using her dog and cat as reference points. The cast will feature Ella Veres and her companion dog, Pandele, who said she's in it not for fame, but to pay her vet bills. Rosamunda, her cat, was asked to perform but declined. She’d rather lounge under the sofa than be in the limelight. “Being from Transylvania, is expected of me to be creepy, so I oblige, from time to time, albeit not in Hollywood style,” said Ella Veres, lead performer and director of On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations. “The war in Ukraine riled my memories up, and urged me to point out how much there is to lose.” The performance will run approximately one hour. Each show is a different iteration. Ella Veres is an independent performer and writer who has been active in the New York City cultural community since 2001. Her work has been presented at the Immigrant Theater Festival, Galapagos Art Space, Manhattan Theater Source, IWAS,The Field, Theater for the New City, The Moth, Stage Left, Bowery Poetry Club, Chashama, and her present incubator, Fountain House Gallery. For several years she focused on her visual art, but in 2022, serendipity made her act in Stories From My Mother at the Theater for the New City, and thus reminded her how lovely it is to be in front of a live audience. Her current solo storytelling show, On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations, was shaped during her 2023 Fountain House Gallery summer residency on Governors Island and in Adam Wade’s Magnet Theater Solo Workshop, and premiered successfully at the 2024 NYC Fringe Festival.

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Storytelling, Stand-Up, Comedy - Season 26

Awkward Teenage Years

True stories about the most gloriously awkward times in our lives - our teenage years! Awkward Teenage Years was born at the 2020 FRIGID Festival just before the pandemic began. We’re bringing you the best storytellers in NYC to relive their joys and traumas for your entertainment - let’s laugh and reminisce together!Streaming option available.

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Storytelling, LGBTQIA+, Stand-Up, Comedy, Solo Performance - Season 26

Keenan Steiner: Sneaky (A comedic one man show)

Some gays are born pole dancing around an umbilical cord sliding down a rainbow, while NYC and Mexico standup comedian Keenan Steiner badly did not want to come out, let alone admit his sexuality to himself. In his authentic voice and off-the-cuff style, full of breathtaking twists and new revelations from his past, Keenan leads you through why it took him so long to come out of the closet, and what convinced him to get out. Jam-packed with jokes and even a dollop of poignancy along the way. Featuring Opening Sets By Keenan's Friends:LE'AH SAMPSON (Netflix, Tamron Hill Show) - www.instagram.com/officialleahsampson+ another guest* “With a style that’s big and bold without ever losing an ounce of sincerity, Keenan guides you on an adventure that’s often outrageous, sometimes poignant and always, always funny.” See more reviews here: keenansteiner.com/reviews. "Keenan swings boldly and the results are riotous; relatable and vulnerable without sacrificing punchlines, methodically crafted but with an off the cuff delivery that catches you off guard." - Dante AllingtonSNEAKY got its start at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Then Keenan lived in Mexico from 2020 to 2023 where he developed this hour, performing it in venues across the country, and performed a separate show in Spanish. Now SNEAKY is playing in venues throughout New York City and across the US.Preview Keenan’s standup (and watch the mini doc "Stand Arriba")  at youtube.com/@KeenanSteinerInstagram @KeenanStandupTiktok @gringobilingay *lineup subject to change

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Storytelling - Monthly Shows

Adam Wade: LIVE IN NEW YORK!

Adam Wade, the 20-time Moth Story Slam winner, creator of the #1 Best Selling Audible Original 'You Ought To Know Adam Wade' and from TV’s 'Inside Amy Schumer' and 'Girls' returns to Under Saint Marks Theater! This monthly storytelling show will feature three to four different stories from Adam’s extensive catalog. No two shows will be the same. Come and see this New York Times, Time Out New York, and CBS critics’ pick LIVE on stage in New York! A different special guest storyteller will begin each show. “Mr. Wade is an enchanting storyteller.” – The New York Times “Wade is expressing not just our inner misfit but our inner small-town kid.” – The New Yorker “He’s completely vulnerable. When he goes on stage he brings only himself. People instantly fall in love with him.” – George Dawes Green, the founder of The Moth “Adam’s nuanced observations, openness, and wit transform his coming-of-age tales into funny, impactful, and universal stories of joy and hope.” – Audible

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Multi Media, Comedy, Music, Film - Monthly Shows

Relationships

A play about connection, kinship, fellowship, transition, correspondence, altercation, relation, exchange, consociation, bond, communication...... Cast Crystal Williamson as MaryDaniel Kolpin as BrianNola Latty as MariaJem Bonilla as BriannaFrancis Louvis as KeithJames Philipp as CharlesCaroline Barber as SaraCivil as Bobby Written/Directed by Peter BDPhotography by Jamie EllingtonSet Design by Elise Wunderlich

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Stand-Up, Comedy, Solo Performance - Monthly Shows

Comediumship

Psychic medium and stand up comedian Nelly Reznik will be performing Comediumship, an experimental combination of stand up comedy and audience readings. Readings may consist of connecting with loved ones who have passed, and receiving life guidance for audience members, all in a lighthearted way. Not everyone will receive a reading, but all in attendance should be open to it. Due to the intimate nature of the event, doors will close at curtain time and latecomers will not be given a seat. In addition, this is an alcohol-free event. Opener: Grace Lobo

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Storytelling, Off-Beat, Lecture, True Stories, Solo Performance - Season 26

Odd Salon NYC: MISCHIEF

Come hear six tales of prodigious pranksters and naughty nonsense, hanky-panky and historical hijinks, roguish rapscallions, and teasing tomfoolery, join us for Odd Salon NYC: MISCHIEF Curated by Guest Curator, Matthew Codner!Wednesday July 24Under St. Marks TheaterDoors at 6:30pm; Curtain at 7:00pm$25 In-Person $20 Watch From HomeSpeakers and Talks:Linnie Schell:Burning Down the GoatEvery year, the town of Gävle builds a giant Yule goat...and every year, someone attempts to raze it to the ground. A talk about increasingly convoluted mischief that's sure to get your goat.JR Pepper:What Fools These Mortals Be! The Case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley FairiesHow do you convince the creator of the world's most famous consulting detective of the existence of fairies? Apparently, a paper cut out and a double exposure is all it took...Bob Sorokanich:The Most Mischievous Mechanic in Motorsports, or, Smokey Yunick's Best Damn Garage in TownSmokey Yunick never met a rule he couldn't bend. The self-taught mechanic and engineer built some of the winningest race cars in NASCAR history, powered by deception, loopholes, and a maniacal refusal to follow the racing rule book.Jessie Wayburn:Whoopee Cushions A History of Fake FlatulenceFarting is free, butt fake farts are big business. This talk will be a lot of hot air about embarrassing others and other delights. Plus! The connection to ancient Rome!Theresa Handwerk:Frolics with Ferrets, Fish, and Fowl Mischief...or Cruelty?Europeans play games with animals, including the British contest to see how long they can keep a live ferret in their pants, the Belgian tradition of drinking a wine glass filled with small live fish, and many more!Mark Pagán:The Salacious Days and Nights of Tango PiratesIn the 1910's into the 1920's, dance halls were created where wealthy women could dance and be courted by Tango Pirates (also known as Taxi Dancers) — young men, many of whom were immigrants or first generation lotharios. These pointed to some of the most integrated spaces at the turn of the century with lots of mischief afoot.

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BIPOC, Variety, Spanish Language - Monthly Shows

A Spanglish Affair Open Mic

Open mic for artists of all disciplines. 8 available spots for pre-selection via the form at Something From Abroad’s Instagram bio. 2 spots available in-person. Join us for an evening of fresh talent with a new cast every edition! All full price ticket purchases come with a free glass of wine!

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