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Theater, Stand-Up - Season 26

Muddy Mother Murder

Three mothers discuss whether or not they think abortion should be legal; Jesus weighs in on the issue with a stand-up routine after the discussion. Preview performance on February 22nd, all proceeds from this performance will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

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Performance Art, Theater, Stand-Up, Clowning, Dance & Movement, Improv, Variety, Comedy, Play, Music - Season 26

Angie Tv Tv Show

An Avant-garde performance art, comedy, dance, music, puppets, fashion variety show. Unique and authentic. A surreal exploration into my imagination A combination of Mr. Rogers, Pee Wee’s Playhouse and a David Lynch Film

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Theater, Podcast, True Stories, Comedy, Drama - Monthly Shows

Living Radio

Contemporary radio drama, with a revisionist twist. Every month, Living Radio stages live performances of radio plays that re-imagine current events, exploring alternate present realities. The results range from the absurdly wacky to the poignantly reflective, from apocalyptic to aspirational, but they're always clever, fun, and inspired. It's the news. Only better. Welcome to Living Radio.

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

The Open Mic Downstairs @ Frigid New York

Please note that the February 13th performance has been cancelled due to weather conditions. 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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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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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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Spanish Language, Play, Reading - Season 26

¿En qué piensas?

Play reading: "In What Are You Thinking?" is a thrilling theatrical mystery where past, present, and future intertwine in an exciting plot where both women and men play fundamental roles, showing how time and feelings are intertwined in a unique and captivating story."

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Stand-Up, Comedy, Solo Performance - Season 26

Comediumship: A Work in Progress

Psychic medium and stand up comedian Nelly Reznik works on her new solo show, experimenting with the 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, so come sober! Due to the intimate nature of the event, doors will close promptly at 4pm and latecomers will not be given a seat. Opener: Grace Lobo

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Comedy, Play, Drama - Monthly Shows

It's Getting Tired Mildred

Doors open at 7:30 for drinks and mingling, curtain at 8:00pm. Welcome to Mildred Springs! A quaint city in the vague Northeastern United States. A city not unlike other cities. Join us while the bold and the beautiful citizens of Mildred Springs live the days of their lives. Some might be young and restless. Some might be doctors working at Sacred Corpuscle Memorial, a general hospital. But they've all got one life to live. Join us as their world turns. Join us as their guiding light leads them on their constant search for tomorrow. Join us as they hang on to the edge of night and you will be transported to another world. The world of It's Getting Tired Mildred. But make sure you join us for their continuing stories. Set in the 1980’s, known for riding the line between camp and loving homage to the soap opera genre, and featuring a dynamic cast of the indie theatre pros, IT’S GETTING TIRED MILDRED hooks audience members to come back month after month to see what happens next. Each episode of IT’S GETTING TIRED MILDRED is performed only once! Formerly a late-night hit... Now daytime moves from late-night to primetime! Now at Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place.

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Improv, Comedy, Music - Monthly Shows

Soundcheck

The show before the show. Peter Aguero (The Moth), Geoff Grimwood, & Rory Scholl (Marvelous Mrs.Maisel) improvise the setup and breakdown of a band in real time with scenes and songs and special guests.

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

Odd Salon NYC: EXCELSIOR

Ever upward! Come hear six exciting tales of underdogs that came out on top and men who had far to fall; people who rose from ashes, and those that couldn’t be stopped. Come to Odd Salon NYC: EXCELSIOR  NEW VENUE!DIFFERENT TIME!Wednesday, March 13, 2024NEW VENUE! Under St. Marks Theater94 St Marks Place, New York, NY 10009DIFFERENT TIME! DOORS 5:30PM EST SHOW AT 6:00PM EST
$25 In Person$20 Watch From Home + Catch Up LaterSliding Scale available for both Curated by Co-Producer Christian CagigalSpeakers and Topics:The Mysteries and Meanings of IcarusSarah JuddTulipmania - The Crypto Currency of the 1600’sTheresa HandwerkHenry Longfellow - The Allure of a PoemLeonard Apeltsin“I Just Wanna Fly” - Hot Air Balloons to the Hindenburg Jessie WayburnStan Lee and Cartoons for the War EffortLinnie Schell Ever Higher! The Epic Rise of the Woolworth’s Building David Loewy  Odd Salon curates cocktail hour lectures highlighting strange-but-true stories from history, science, art, and adventure, live on stage, over cocktails. We bring experts and enthusiastic amateurs together to explore history’s overlooked and under-told stories, from legends of lost cities to masters of art forgery, engineering failures to murderous sideshow performers, daring heists, questionable taxidermy, and tales of epic revenge. Sometimes with stick figures. Founded in San Francisco, in 2014 by Annetta Black, Tre Balchowsky, and Rachel James, Odd Salon is inspired by the salonnières of the Enlightenment, the illustrated lectures of the Victorian period, and a strong desire to tell weird stories in good company. After several years of hosting salons in San Francisco, in 2018 we expanded to add a new chapter in New York City. We are a community project, centered around a Fellowship of speakers and an extended family of Members, and we have partnered with amazing organizations including the California Historical Society, the Long Now Foundation, the California Academy of Sciences, the tall ships of the Grey’s Harbor Historical Seaport, and the Exploratorium science museum. As a community-focused and mission-driven organization dedicated to the diffusion of unusual knowledge, we are proud to be a membership supported, fiscally sponsored project of the InterCulture Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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Spoken Word - Estrogenius Festival

Oh Brother, It’s Every Spring With This Woman

Molly Kirschner strives to use poetry to point the way to the hinterland where uncertainty collapses like a star into desire. In these new, never-before-read-out-loud poems, silliness and spirituality hold hands like an awkward couple; as a subset of reverence, humor speaks for those fundamental aspects of the universe that impishly defy prediction. Please join poet Molly Kirschner as she offers you these new poems with the immediacy exclusive to live performance!

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Monthly Shows

Hottie Bop

Hottie Bop is a kick-ass variety show with comedy, music and dance. At Under St Marks. Hosted by Lina Zikas, Featuring Duane Stanford. See you there, hotties!

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Performance Art, True Stories, Solo Performance, Film, Storytelling, Educational - Season 26

Dad, Playboy, & Me...Not Your Average Slideshow

Comedic storytelling featuring rare Playboy Club photographs, anecdotes from the people who worked there, and the personal journey they inspired. “Cathartic, creative, & healing” — North West End UK Press Back in NYC after performances in Berlin, London, & The Edinburgh Fringe Festival this comedic slideshow gives an intimate look behind the Playboy Club through archived film rescued from a basement in New Jersey. Between the documentary style photography and A.G. Norton's research and revealing interviews with Playboy Club employees / patrons; this comedy slideshow takes the audience down an entirely different kind of rabbit hole, subverting the narrative on service and sexuality with plenty of laughs along the way. Follow our narrators journey through iconic photographers, their personal connection to her family history, & research showing intersections between impressionism, the Dada art movement, the lost generation in Paris and their influence on modern day street photography. oh - and Playboy. Its wild... The show was delighted to be awarded winner of the Brighton Pride Bursary at the Brighton, UK Fringe Festival 2023 supporting queer story telling. For more information www.vivelapin.com

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LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Play, Educational, Drama - Estrogenius Festival

Marie, GODDAMN MARIE! A reading

Marie, GODDAMN MARIE! is a Magical Realist, Absurdist, Dark Comedy, Horror story about creole and black women and girls (age range from 10-70) striving to claim power and agency over their lives through political and supernatural means in 1870s New Orleans. They were able to install TWO African-American men into the office of Governor of Louisiana in the late 19th Century. This play blends genres. This play and its telling should be impossible. It attempts to deconstruct the prominent “-isms” (racism, sexism, colorism) and phobias (transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia) that still plague our society to this day. **This play includes derogatory language and content about racism, colorism, antisemitism, ethnicity, misogyny, transphobia, pedophilia, white slavery, sexual assault and rape. Some subject matter may be triggering for some. Black and Creole women and girls have never been depicted like this on the American stage.

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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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Theater - Estrogenius Festival

EstroGenius 2024: EXPAND | Estro 10 Minute Play Series offers exciting new work by a stellar group of playwrights from all over the country

I Keep Leaving Parties Early, by Amelia Kennedy TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE, by Zoe Fernanda Wilson UBER, by Maura Kelley NOT A MERMAID, by Dana Leslie Goldstein between wave and water, by Alethea Pace

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Musical, Theater, LGBTQIA+ - Season 26

Cascade's Fire

Cascade’s Fire is a modern telling of the Antigone tragedy. A young woman returns to her old university to investigate the mysterious death of her ex-girlfriend. Unsure of who to trust and who to help, she finds herself trying to uncover a conspiracy that could burn the whole world to the ground.

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Comedy, Music, Drama - Estrogenius Festival

Brokeneck Girls: The Murder Ballad Musical

Brokeneck Girls: The Murder Ballad Musical is a dark comedy based on the tradition of violence against women in folk music and the true crimes that inspired it. The social commentary delivers fast-paced laughter while addressing issues of class, race, gender, and power. Revenge, redemption, free will and the conflict between good and evil unfold unexpectedly in a story focused on three women who bond over music and discover increasingly outrageous secrets. Eventually the truth comes out- the desire to survive has driven all of them to become what they fear most. A lively score, performed by folk noir band Brokeneck Girls, features songs of murder and mayhem which unflinchingly tells a hidden history. Join us for the thrilling new festival edition!

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Theater - Estrogenius Festival

EstroGenius's Genius in Development Reading Series

6 brand new thought provoking, funny and multi-faceted 10 minute plays from writers hailing from all over the country. Random Lobster, by Andrea Fleck Clardy POWERLESS, by Dana Leslie Goldstein The Intake, by Tessa Flannery They Flew Through the Air, by Kate Gill My Door is Always Open, by Alaina Hammond Reykjavik, by Emily Welty

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

Paper Kraine

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 https://www.paperkraine.com/

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Multi Media, Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Conversations with My Divorce Attorney

What if love is not enough? Conversations with My Divorce Attorney is a fast-paced 90-minute2-hander about a heartbroken NYC playwright who strikes up a cross-country connection with her LA Divorce Attorney at the top of his game. A brutally funny dramatic comedy about love, loss and never letting go. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, Clowning, BIPOC, Interview, True Stories, Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

The Leading Lady Club: A Feminist (But Still Likable) Sketch Show

Fresh off a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, you're invited to a private meeting of The Leading Lady Club! At this meeting, the women are sharing their experiences with dating apps, heartbreak, self-defense, workplace interactions, women's health, assault, plus varying degrees of MANspreading, MANsplaining, and MANipulation. But don't worry, they'll do it all with humor and grace. Well...they'll do their best. Imagine SNL-meets-the Barbie movie in this hilariously dark commentary on what it means to be a woman in the world today. Inspired by interviews with real women of different backgrounds, ages, races and experiences. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Play, Drama, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

A Series of Wildfires

“A Series of Wildfires” is a one-woman meditation on escaping conservative religion and discovering the self. Raised in an evangelical Christian community, Deborah learns young that the creative fire she nurtures is dangerous. Unable to extinguish it, she turns the flame inward and burns for God, seeking purification and perfection in the eyes of an exacting deity. What will happen when the fire can no longer be contained? This interactive show, both elemental and personal, documents the arduous journey of sometimes-unwilling self-discovery. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Improv, Variety, Comedy, Educational - New York City Fringe

FASTER

The pace of change is messing with our heads, and to psychotherapist, improviser and storyteller Jude Treder-Wolff, comedy is part of the cure. Through true stories about trying to understand her partner’s opposite approach to change, she frames a narrative about the impact of constant uncertainty as the pace of change picks up speed and transforms the world faster - and more often - than our brains are built to process. Weaving the personal with the universal, FASTER is about how the pace of change impacts mental health and what love has to do with expanding into a future that will definitely be improvised. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling - New York City Fringe

Curry & Catharsis

Being a 19-year-old salesperson at an Indian jewelry store in Atlanta is exactly as fun as it sounds. The joy ride ends when the family-owned business puts Azhar in his place. Come see how the curry is made and the catharsis it takes. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Play, Educational, Drama - New York City Fringe

The Climate Fables: Debating Extinction & The Trash Garden

Fresh from a five-star run at the 2023 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, "The Climate Fables" is a canon of environmental theater comprised of two original plays about the future of humanity in the Climate Crisis. "Debating Extinction" is an adaptation of Rapunzel depicting the lives of climate refugees deciding whether to have children on an inhospitable planet. "The Trash Garden" is a comedy at the end of time, retelling Adam and Eve through the story of the last two people on earth, performed by trained clowns. Seen separately or together, The Climate Fables offer fresh narratives on the consequences and possibilities of our changing world.  The Trash Garden runs Wednesday 4/3 and Saturday 4/6. Debating Extinction runs Thursday 4/4 and Wednesday 4/10. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Mulan, and NOW

Mulan, and NOW delves into the life of Mulan, a devoted strategy consultant at a pivotal moment in her career. Faced with the complexities of office politics, she unexpectedly finds herself transported back in time to an ancient era that echoes her contemporary struggles with self-doubt, societal norms, and the desire for acknowledgment. Thrust into the midst of a war, Mulan navigates the harsh realities of leadership and teamwork, drawing valuable lessons from the heat of battle. These experiences arm her with newfound perspectives and strategies, equipping her to confront and resolve the challenges awaiting her in the modern world. Unique to this narrative is the engagement of the audience, who are given the power to influence Mulan's decisions through interactive choices, directly impacting the course of her story. Mulan, and NOW is not only a tale of time travel and historical warfare; it's an immersive adventure that invites the audience to partake in Mulan's journey of growth, reflection, and empowerment. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Music - New York City Fringe

"Miss. Adventure"

What if Bette Midler and Jerry Garcia had a love child? Hop on the Magic Mushroom School Bus as one woman journeys down the Rabbit Hole and Over the Rainbow. In a multimedia ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ musical comedy experience. Can she survive Cult Leaders, Law Enforcement, and Bears? Oh My! You will choose her fate Live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e0BHXEjQ80 Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Solitary

Solitary confinement is anything but quiet. Sammy scatters crumbs from his meals to bring out a mouse, who he named, to talk to. All to pass the time. Only, this mealtime, his mouse friend doesn't emerge. An intimate play that examines the cruelty of solitary confinement, regardless the reason it's issued, regardless the crime of the prisoner. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Spoken Word, Solo Performance, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Sonnets from a Sin-Eater

Sin-eating is a ritual older than Jesus. It’s been practiced across the globe, but the iteration I will be practicing comes from 17th century Wales. In essence, you eat a meal off the chest of a dead person, and, in doing so, you absorb their sins. The deceased can thus transition peacefully, free from the weight of their mortal wrongdoings. Calgary has not yet died, so instead of eating off her corpse, I’ll be meditating on her spirit—and internalizing her sins—as I eat this Taco Bell. *** K is a recent grad looking for fast cash and moral purity. Calgary is a dykebaiting pop star who can’t stop getting canceled. TikTok is a social media app for short-form video content. And Sonnets from a Sin-Eater is a multimedia solo play about desire, absolution, and detoxifying diets. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, LGBTQIA+, Dance & Movement, Drag, True Stories, Solo Performance, Burlesque, Variety, Comedy, Play, Music, Drama - New York City Fringe

TransMasculine Cabaret, Starring Vulva Va-Voom

"TragiComic trans-identifying confessional" and "obscene, irreverent, maniacal burlesque comedian" might seem like incompatible themes, but Vulva Va-Voom has combined much stranger elements onstage. Creepier, stickier, Lovecraftian elements. Gritty nightclub headliner Vulva (they/them) has inhabited some bizarrely imaginative world-building over the years...but that world is still impacted by politics and culture. Who gets to define whether someone is a drag queen, drag king, or an in-between? Vulva has mostly appeared hyper-femme throughout their onstage song-and-dance career...but why? (Mostly a matter of practicality, given that spirit-gummed facial hair and latex nipples are indescribably annoying to scrape off at 4am.) But does femme presentation invalidate nonbinary credibility? As the comedian executes a live “female drag to male drag” transition onstage, they explore labels, identity, and their own real-world experience. More introspective and intimate than Va-Voom & Co.’s usual off-the-charts level of raucous debauchery, this piece combines Vaudeville with Weimar, vulnerability with absurdity, authenticity with farce, and— as usual— absinthe with uppers. See www.VulvaVaVoom.com for artist statement, portfolio, and vulgar photographs. ARTIST HONORS, RECOGNITION, AND FORMAL SHIT: “SMUTTY BURLESQUE NERD” - Venue Choice Award, Tampa International Fringe Festival '19 “VULVA VA-VOOM LIVES IN THIS BAR NOW" - Edge Award, TIFF '20 “A ROCKY, WHORISH PATTER SHOW” - Edge Award, TIFF '21 “HOLLYWOOD PSYCHIC OF THE GOLDEN AGE” - Edge Award, TIFF '22; Official juried selection for Orlando International Fringe Festival 2023 Winter Mini-Fest “TRANSMASCULINE CABARET” - Social Good Award, TIFF ‘23; Venue Choice Award, TIFF ’23; Official juried selection, Asheville Fringe Festival ‘24 (As Head Writer and cameo performer, in collaboration with Boiled Horse Productions) - “STROKE OF GENIUS: PANTOMIME MASTURBATION THROUGH PERFORMING ARTS HISTORY” - Creative Loafing Staff Pick “Best of the Bay 2023” Award; Official juried selection for Orlando International Fringe Festival 2024 FestN4 Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS

After winning the Encore Producers Award at HOLLYWOOD FRINGE in Los Angeles this past summer, and selling out its run at LONDON’S CAMDEN FRINGE to great reviews, Hal Cantor’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS brings the angst to where it truly belongs: New York City.  Featuring the voice of RICKI LAKE, Hal’s raw, honest, if often painfully hilarious look at himself, is a coming-of-middle-age comedy about coming out late (some might say ‘very late’), among other anxiety-producing triggers and tribulations. Directed by award-winning London theater artist, Ralph Bogard, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS — by its very form — demonstrates theater’s unique ability to reflect life back to us, with humor and heart. And lots of gay sex. More ANXIOUS details, including trailers, can be found at: http://www.AnxiousPlay.com ****REVIEWS: LA and London are crazy about ANXIOUS!**** "There are lots of laughs in Hal Cantor’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS…It’s genuinely down to earth. And, a hell of a tell-all. Cantor practically inverts inside-to-out in a glorious, self-effacing expose of himself...The show is as complex as Cantor is as a person...And this is what makes this production singularly unique." —Tracey Paleo, GIA ON THE MOVE (LA) "What we have here is a one man show that is open and heartfelt, biographical and vulnerable...Cantor has clearly thought about his subject matter in a deep and perceptive way, and is a funny guy.” —Karl O' Doherty, THE REVIEWS HUB: LONDON “…polished, technically seamless and upbeat in energy…Ralph Bogard’s direction keeps Cantor moving…Cantor’s candor and considered approach to the subject do make for an often entertaining and insightful hour.” — James Humphrey, THE UP COMING (London) Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Clowning, BIPOC, Solo Performance, Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

How I Died a SUPERHERO

A Latine man decides to become a superhero… he fights evil, struggles with costumes, a sidekick, and tries to overcome his biggest arch-nemesis - himself. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Multi Media, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Play, Music, Drama - New York City Fringe

Lolo's Boyfriend Show

Lolo lands a dream-come-true European tour with her punk cabaret show. But when it gets canceled after just a few weeks, she’s forced to pack up her red platform boots and move back in to her mom’s house in suburbia. Lolo’s Psychic Therapist told her she’d be famous and happily married by now. Instead, she’s stuck in her childhood bedroom, taking a wild and traumatic trip through boyfriend’s past. From The Yogi to The Phantom Texter to The S&M Enthusiast, Lolo’s penchant for attracting the bizarre really cuts her up. As she grapples with her ghosts and considers abandoning everything for a British Beau, Lolo has a radical realization. Maybe…just maybe…she has a different path to happiness in this world. Written/performed by Lauren O'Brien and directed/developed with Christine Bokhour. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling - New York City Fringe

David Rodwin: Miami Madness

Enjoy a hilarious evening of storytelling with a Moth champion who got hired to write a musical about the history of Miami. To be staged on a boat. Owned by a Russian oligarch. Produced by a guy who sold timeshares. What could possibly go wrong? Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Play, Reading, Drama - New York City Fringe

Blocks of Sensation

A one-woman performance, written and performed by Kim Barke. Under the scalpel gaze of Kim Barke, poet and former scientist who studied addiction with funding from NIDA, Blocks of Sensation bushwacks into the tragic irony of mothering an adult addict 27 years after leaving the lab. This raw elegy, directed by Linda Mussmann, is an unflinching journey into the heart of human behavior and the meaning of truth. Witness the metamorphosis of shame into art. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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A Little Less Than Kind

A LITTLE LESS THAN KIND, written by Gracie Rittenberg and directed by Slaney Rose Jordan, is a new, female-centric adaptation of Shakespeare’s HAMLET. The production’s Hamlet analogue “Hannah”, is the caustic, bisexual heir apparent to Advantage Tech, a monolithic Silicon Valley company. ALLTK explores the complex emotions and antagonism that arise in mother/daughter relationships. While ALLTK adapts HAMLET into the modern day, it also brings the laughs, skewering both Shakespeare’s classic and the tech industry alike. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Musical, Dance & Movement, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

In Harmony

Awaken, explore, and transform. Repeat. After sold-out runs in 2021 and 2022, In Harmony is excited to return with its unique showcase of musical moments, rich vocal harmonies, spoken word, movement, and ensemble storytelling. Join us on a theatrical journey that celebrates community and explores what it means to be human. “The In Harmony concert was one of the most joyous celebrations of music and creation that I’ve attended since moving to the city. Their selection of up-and-coming artists features the best of the best in the theatre industry, making this something I look forward to attending once again. DON’T miss it!”-Daniel Rabinowitz “What a treat! In Harmony was one of the best showcase experiences I’ve ever had. So much talent. So much fun!”-Christian Henry “I didn’t know what to expect with In Harmony, but I couldn’t have imagined it would be so powerful. Throughout the show I laughed, I cried, and more than once I had to stop myself from getting up and dancing. The performances were magnetic, with each artist bringing a unique style and flair to their work. I can’t wait to attend this year!”-Lexi Rubin Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

The House of Clytemnestra

The Trojan War has finally ended, but the battle isn’t over for Queen Clytemnestra. Years after the sacrifice of her young daughter, it’s time to face her grief, her ghosts, and her husband. Her other daughter Electra…is also there. An award winning play for a work in heightened language, using classical and modern text, The House of Clytemnestra highlights our daily performances and the roles women must play with humor and heartbreak; showing our love and masking our grief, or is it the other way around? Either way, the House always wins. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

Location The Wild Project

LGBTQIA+, Stand-Up, True Stories, Storytelling, Comedy - New York City Fringe

Drugs, Sex & Reggaeton

"Drugs, Sex, and Reggaeton: A Colombian Comedy Adventure" is a hilarious stand-up comedy show that takes audiences on a wild ride through the life adventures of a charismatic Colombian comedian. With uproarious tales and anecdotes, our comedian navigates the absurdity of relationships, the temptation of the nightlife, and the quirky cultural clashes, all while blending in the infectious rhythms of reggaeton. From family dynamics to Colombian idiosyncrasies, this side-splitting performance explores life's highs and lows in the most entertaining way possible. Get ready for a rollercoaster of laughter, cultural insights, and unforgettable punchlines as we delve into the comedic world of a Colombian comedian living life to the fullest. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling, Podcast, True Stories - New York City Fringe

Emil Amok, Lost NPR Host: A Wiley Filipino, and Other Stories.

Emil Amok is confronted with his own sexuality when his son declares he is trans. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Stand-Up, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy - New York City Fringe

Michael John Ciszewski: LOVEFOOL

NYC comedian Michael John Ciszewski’s LOVEFOOL is a deliciously silly romantic comedy romp through flings, flirtations, and first loves that brims with heart and hilarity. You’ve heard of LOVE before… You knew it was kinda gay, but you just WAIT till this big queer lovefool gets his limp wrists on it! A very gay hour that bridges STAND-UP COMEDY and CONFESSIONAL, LOVEFOOL is a solo spectacular that makes a starry-eyed argument for falling head-over-heels through life. The show invites audiences to hit the disco ball-lit dance floor of our dreams and find happily ever after alongside Michael John. Will he say “yasss” to a life-long commitment to queer love and all its abundant potential? Will YOU? LOVEFOOL has packed raucous, rapt houses ranging from from proscenium and black box theatres to comedy clubs and Pride festivals in New York City (Asylum NYC, The PIT, Pete’s Candy Store), Boston (The Rockwell & New Rep Theatre), Philadelphia (Yellow Bicycle Theater), Provincetown, MA (Redroom), New Jersey (Jersey City Theater Center) and beyond—earning raves from critics and audiences who call it “required queer viewing” and “beautiful and bombastically funny!” Learn more at xomichaeljohn.com or @xomichaeljohn! Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling, Performance Art, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

The Fountain

Two strangers from different time periods become traveling companions when they find themselves lost in a giant labyrinth. While attempting to find a way out, they stumble upon a mysterious fountain being watched over by a stone guardian who promises them anything they desire...but for a price. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

The Princess Strikes Back: One Woman's Search for the Space Cowboy of her Dreams

In 1997, 13-year-old Victoria Montalbano was introduced to her perfect man, Han Solo, and she's been looking for him ever since. Watch her grow from awkward theatre kid to professional out of work actress while swiping her way through a galaxy far, far away! Praise for "The Princess Strikes Back" “...the Force is strong with this fresh, funny celebration of fangirldom.” - Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly “...a captivating comedy that explores the complexities of womanhood and the importance of self-acceptance.” - Luke Dodge, KC Fringe Review “…a consistently entertaining hour full of vivid description and emotional empathy.” - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel “...a powerhouse performance that touches the heart, while also inspiring such intense laughter that it will make your eyes tear.” - Rikki Lee Travolta, Live and Times “It’s a funny, sexy, self-revealing visit…lots of laughs and a few tears.” - Carl F. Gauze, Ink19 Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Clowning, BIPOC, Improv, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

Yoga for Billionaires

Breathe in, Billions out!!! Yoga for Billionaires is an immersive comedy that pokes fun at our obsession with extreme wealth. It parodies American culture’s interest in eastern spirituality and its non-stop infatuation with making money. We strive for peace and enlightenment but don't we just want to be filthy rich?  The play was written, directed and stars Sara Raj, a stand-up comedian of South Asian origin, as megalomaniac Yoga Guru and features Lindita Kulla as her assistant. The hilarious duo guide selected audience volunteers through uniquely designed yoga asanas (poses), breathing and chanting inspired by our most-beloved Billionaires. Whether you stay in your seat or come on stage, this show will make you laugh your heart out, move and never look at meditation the same way. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Solo Performance, Storytelling, Variety, Comedy, Music - New York City Fringe

Joy Ride

For over a decade, the Brandt family minivan saw many a carpool, many a round of license plate bingo, and many a fast-food run. And while this 2006 Toyota Sienna’s days on the road have long run their course, the car still manages to serve as an excellent vehicle… for storytelling. Join musical comedian Meredith Brandt as she shares stories from her childhood minivan, told entirely through song parodies inspired by the albums that were forever stuck in the car’s once-high-tech multi-disc CD player.   Written and performed by Meredith Brandt (@merbrandt, www.meredithbrandt.com) Directed by Samantha Evans (www.samantha-evans.com) Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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BIPOC, Comedy, Play, Educational, Music, Drama - New York City Fringe

Brokeneck Girls: The Murder Ballad Musical

Brokeneck Girls: The Murder Ballad Musical is a dark comedy based on the tradition of violence against women in folk music and the true crimes that inspired it. The social commentary delivers fast-paced laughter while addressing issues of class, race, gender, and power. Revenge, redemption, free will and the conflict between good and evil unfold unexpectedly in a story focused on three women who bond over music and share increasingly outrageous secrets. Eventually the truth comes out- the desire to survive has driven all of them to become what they fear most. The score, performed by the NYC-based, folk noir band Brokeneck Girls, features songs of murder, mayhem and dirty deeds spiced with juicy gossip and facts about real people and events in the songs. Loyalty, murder, quick wit, and banjo jokes tell the hilarious and unflinching story of hidden history and the beginning of cultural obsession with true crime. Join us for the thrilling new version, compressed and edited specifically for NYC Fringe Festival! Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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True Stories, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

a date with my wild

An autobiographical, coming-of-age solo show that tells the story of Alexandria, a young woman who begins to grapple with her innate sensuality from an early age. Presented in four life stages from childhood to womanhood, A Date With My Wild culminates in a climactic evening that forces Alexandria to reconstruct her relationship with her mind, body, spirituality, and even her mother. Follow along on this bold, heartfelt, sometimes comical journey that awakens Alexandria’s bodily sensations (the good, the bad, and the ugly) and ultimately reconnects her with young, wild “Spice Girls” dancing self. 

 Note to audience: topics related to sexual and mental health will be discussed. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, Drag, True Stories, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

Death of a Dandelion

Judy was too young to have grandchildren at 40, so she demanded that all the children call her Mama Judy instead. As the her first grandchild, JJ brings her story to the stage. From her greatest triumphs to her bleakest moments, we meet a woman who has persevered to see her children and grandchildren grow into adults themselves. Mama Judy will have you laughing and crying at her brutal honesty and deep nurturing spirit. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, True Stories, Storytelling, Educational, Music - New York City Fringe

The Moth Project Presents MUSIC/PICTURES/WORDS

David Attenborough meets Laurie Anderson in The MOTH PROJECT, a new production from Peter Kiesewalter, Grammy-nominated creator of the East Village Opera Company ("Highbrow and brilliant!" - New York Magazine). Blending music, family history and moth lore, The MOTH PROJECT brings art and science together in entirely original and unexpected ways. Peter Kiesewalter (keyboard) and Whitney La Grange (violin) perform before a large screen displaying a stunning visual tour of moths and the fascinating world they inhabit. Using macro photography, slow motion video and dynamic motion graphics, these images are projected over the performers -- enveloping them and transporting them -- along with the audience -- into a strange and remarkable world. "Thank you, Peter, for amplifying the messages of reciprocity. I like to think of people seeing the world in a new way with the music and images you've created." -- Robin Wall Kimmerer, bestselling author of "Braiding Sweetgrass," recent MacArtur Fellow, and collaborator (lyrics, narration) on Reciprocity from The MOTH PROJECT debut album (link to "Reciprocity" filmed at MCM Stages January 2023):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2ejlvTR-4w hear the music from MUSIC/PICTURES/WORDS on their just-released album: https://open.spotify.com/album/32tE6Z5lvhCqJhdRbKf98s?si=xjs6PuMNQP-LJvsHYz1znQfor more info, bios, performance videos, pictures, please visit: www.mothprojectlive.comfor a CD copy and accompanying hard cover book, please email: info@mothprojectlive.com Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists

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Performance Art, Spoken Word, Solo Performance, Variety, Comedy, Music, Drama - New York City Fringe

Don’t Stop Believing: A Theatric Remix of the 1980s

Dramatic musical comedy about “coming of age” in the 1980s, mashing hundreds of iconic 80s songs and movies into a mix of dialogue and song (a la Moulin Rouge). Clever witty writing, delivered through a sassy theatric performance. Torrey Shine’s award-winning solo show is jam-packed with nostalgic 1980s Easter Eggs, all wrapped into a highly relatable story exploring themes of independence, rebellion, romance, betrayal, and having faith in yourself. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Play - New York City Fringe

Please Let Me Save You

Two motherless daughters face the world alone together. After yet another rendezvous with death, one finds God while the other questions her sanity. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, LGBTQIA+, Clowning, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Drag, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Play, Music - New York City Fringe

A Drag Is Born

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 magic 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. https://www.edudiaz.com +13 years old | Nonverbal | Strobe lights Creator and performer: Edu Díaz. Direction: Rachel Resnik. Choreographer: Tinna Hoffmann. Production Manager: Jess Ducey. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Storytelling, Comedy, Play, Educational, Drama - New York City Fringe

Schmaltz!

Once the darling of Midwood, Golding's kosher diner has fallen on hard times. Isaac Golding, the heir apparent to this failing family restaurant, sets out to save the business, aided by Mindy, the deli's long-time, Latina manager. Will they succeed? Or will their efforts go up in smoke? Come for the day-old tuna salad. Stay for the...SCHMALTZ! Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Drama, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

Fanatical Optimism

Comic rant and heartfelt lament in which the author/performer looks at the state of the world and asks, “how did my generation let it get this way?” Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Stand-Up, Clowning, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Improv, Comedy, Play, Music, Drama, Educational - New York City Fringe

Too Much of a Good Thing

From barely qualifying for The Itty Bitty Titty Committee to being president of The Big Booby Brigade, join Rachel and her two breast friends on a journey of chestal development.  Rachel will take you through her childhood and puberty, traumas and fears, joys and triumphs, to work through her conflicting emotions about her big boobs, and find out what loving yourself and your body unconditionally really means.  Best known for portraying Mama Cass in Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Beth in Netflix's Atypical, Rachel's over the top body and personality are on full display in this comedic extravaganza!  Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Drag, Improv, Burlesque, Variety - New York City Fringe

Flossy Follies

Queerly Femmetastic and Professor M present FLOSSY FOLLIES! A provocative burlesque showcase celebrating life, body autonomy, and glamour. We center performances at the intersection of Black and LGBTQ+ people within the art of striptease, live singing, circus arts and more. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Educational - New York City Fringe

No Bones About It

Matt Storrs has never loved anything more than his first love: dinosaurs. After romantic rejection in elementary school, Matt copes by starting a movement to advocate for his favorite dinosaur and get the governor of Arizona recalled. Years later, after another failed romantic connection, a trip to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show puts Matt face to face with the illegal fossil trade. Matt unearths new knowledge that makes him question his first love.  Will newfound knowledge allow him to forgive and find lasting love? You won’t have to wait 65 million years to find out.  Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Clowning, Drag, Solo Performance, Comedy - New York City Fringe

Stroke of Genius: Pantomime Masturbation Throughout Performing Arts History

This professor takes "jacking around" very seriously. Dr. Walter Winkworth-Pérez has devoted his academic career to the study and preservation of a highly specialized art form. His research has made him the world's foremost expert on pantomime masturbation conventions dating back to ancient Greece. Attendees of this prestigious multi-media lecture series will see techniques and regional styles of comedic simulated self-pleasure in their correct historical contexts. Following last semester's workshop, "All in the Wrist: Vaudeville Jack Practicum," this syllabus expands its focus on early film. Experience an in-depth study of the mysterious genius who immortalized timeless theatrical skills on the 1920s silver screen: the man who became the sultan of sexual subterfuge, the legendary Spankin' Shyster. - Official curated selection, Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival “FESTN4” 2024 - Creative Loafing Tampa Staff Pick Award, 2023. "[T]he longest, most elaborate dick joke Tampa Bay has ever seen, and if that’s not worthy of an award, we don’t know what is." - “‘Stroke of Genius’ will strike a happily laughable chord with you.” - Orlando Sentinel - "[A]n inspiring story about stiffening your resolve to pursue your solitary passion [...] The intellectually stimulating script is overstuffed with penile puns, but also makes a surprisingly lucid case for preserving bawdy art." - Orlando Weekly - “Stroke of Genius is a must-see” - The Orlando Performer Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling, Comedy, True Stories, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

Dad Girl

Comedian Emily Walsh still doesn't know if she wants kids, but if given the choice she'd like to be the dad. Join Emily on her darkly hilarious and heartfelt decision making process as she navigates gender norms, supportive partners, societal expectations and whether or not you can be the dad if you grew up without one. A must-see show if you've ever been a child, or thought about having one. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling - New York City Fringe

On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations

"On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations" wraps big ideas in focused stories about Vermilion's pets, as glimpses of her human family and life in her old country shine through like in a fan dance. With her dark humor and heart she hits all the emotional buttons. She expresses herself in such a whimsical and charming way that one could listen all day. Of course it doesn't hurt that she's open to assuage your curiosity about real Transylvania, since she grew up there. Each performance will be a different iteration so repeat spectators are advised. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

Delirantes

During the Covid-19 world pandemic New York state is paused and issues a stay at home order. A couple suddenly finds themselves  confined in their home with no other option than to face the cruel reality of their long unhappy marriage. Trapped by the situation, they find themselves constantly immersed in a never ending discussion that only confirmes their deepening delirious state. The city outside is flooded with riots, looting and New York is the epicenter of the virus. The world seems to be falling to pieces with no way out. How long will they bare the unbearable? *Performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Educational - New York City Fringe

No f*cks given. None taken. All done.

“No fucks given. None taken. All done.” (1) A life mantra. (2) A way of cutting through the BS of toxic positivity and social norms too many of us hide behind. (3) A show with this title as part of the 2024 New York City Fringe. The show format: Through a series of lessons taught by a professional curmudgeon with high expectations, students will be challenged on their unspoken assumptions about condoning and perpetuating harmful social norms. In this one-hour class, they will reckon with their complicity in humanity's current demise. Examples of learning outcomes include: how math can prove anything, preservatives are better than Botox, and being right over happy is so choice. CONTENT WARNING: math, bad words (lots and lots), and challenges to status quo What audience members from Hollywood Fringe had to say (June 2023): - “Bombastic, aggressive, enlightening and had me questioning what the f*** I’ve been doing with my life” - “Darkly funny, deeply truthful, and definitely challenging… Class is in session; come learn.” - “A comedic take on life lessons to shake up the soul! A MUST WATCH.” What audience members from San Francisco Fringe had to say (August 2023): - “the cathartic, acerbic Ted Talk so many of us need but precious few of us ever get” - “one of those performances that’ll keep you thinking and feeling way after you’ve left the theater” - “a funny, sassy, poignant one-woman harangue” Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Clowning, Dance & Movement, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

Walt Kelly's Songs of the Pogo

WALT KELLY'S SONGS OF THE POGO recreates the hysterical, imaginative and wonderful world of cartoonist Walt Kelly. In this 55-minute musical revue, suitable for the whole family, the writings, songs and comic strip stories are mixed with Kelly’s personal memoirs. Based on Kelly’s 1956 book Songs of the Pogo it includes the popular tunes Go Go Pogo and Deck Us All with Boston Charlie. The Possum Players, a company of 6 actors, tell stories and sing songs found in the songbook. Walt Kelly (1913 – 1973) was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Pogo. The title character's most famous quote: "We have met the enemy and he is us." The Pogo comic strip started in 1948 and ran in daily newspapers till 1975. Producers and co-adaptors Frank Farrell and Ben Masterton created the currently running eight-episode podcast Songs of the Pogo. WALT KELLY'S SONGS OF THE POGO directed by Farrell will include Broadway performer Aisha de Hass and Danny Crawford as Walt. "It's golly, I go goo goo, goin' go go Pogo!" Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Clown Bar 2

Return to the scene of the crime for the highly-anticipated NYC premiere of CLOWN BAR 2, follow-up to the hit noir-thriller-comedy-NYT Critic's Pick by Adam Szymkowicz. There's been a murder at Clown Bar. Grab a drink and a seltzer-gun and follow two cops undercover to crack the case as you immerse yourself in the clown crime underworld at Parkside Lounge. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Drama - New York City Fringe

A Little Bit Pregnant

Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll… and a baby? A Little Bit Pregnant is a dramatic comedy with a feminist twist. With punchy dialogue, dynamic actors, and characters that feel like they could be your next-door neighbors, A Little Bit Pregnant gives audiences an intimate look at the highs and lows of four young people trying to adult. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Drama, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

"LUCINE!" or "birdshit: a human concerto with string & void"

Luna’s daughter unapologetically reorchestrates her glorious phases as she approaches her final dawn. Tame. Offensive. Offensively tamed yet tamed offensively. From the award winning creators of the Acedia trilogy and Twisted Operettas comes a new human concerto set two years and two days before the Apocalypse. Oh Lucine, she was as cruel as she was kind. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Burlesque, Variety, Educational - Season 26

We Been Here: Black Burlesque Legacy

The We Been Here showcase pays tribute to Black burlesque legends by presenting their histories through TedX-style presentations, and features acts from New York's vibrant Black burlesque scene. Hot-cha girls. Strip tease darlings. Exotic dancers. Shake dancers. Hoochie coochie girls. Black women have always been a part of the building and rebuilding of burlesque in America, but are often left out of the history books. Our unique way of storytelling through movement, costuming, props, and performance is an integral part of the legacy of classic burlesque in the 40s and 50s and the revival of the art form through neo-burlesque in the 90s. We Been Here stars Queerly Femmetastic, Nita B. Yellowcakes, & Miss AuroraBoobRealis, is hosted by Gigi Holliday, with stage management from Susie Dhal, support from Dominant Jeane, and mentorship by a living legend, Perle Noire.

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Storytelling, Performance Art, Comedy - Season 26

THE GREATEST SOLO SHOW OF ALL TIME

Do you have a job? Prove it! Come to John's show about his job and let's get the job done together!

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Theater, Stand-Up - Season 26

Muddy Mother Murder

Three mothers discuss whether or not they think abortion should be legal; Jesus weighs in on the issue with a stand-up routine after the discussion. Preview performance on February 22nd, all proceeds from this performance will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

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Performance Art, Theater, Stand-Up, Clowning, Dance & Movement, Improv, Variety, Comedy, Play, Music - Season 26

Angie Tv Tv Show

An Avant-garde performance art, comedy, dance, music, puppets, fashion variety show. Unique and authentic. A surreal exploration into my imagination A combination of Mr. Rogers, Pee Wee’s Playhouse and a David Lynch Film

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Theater, Podcast, True Stories, Comedy, Drama - Monthly Shows

Living Radio

Contemporary radio drama, with a revisionist twist. Every month, Living Radio stages live performances of radio plays that re-imagine current events, exploring alternate present realities. The results range from the absurdly wacky to the poignantly reflective, from apocalyptic to aspirational, but they're always clever, fun, and inspired. It's the news. Only better. Welcome to Living Radio.

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

The Open Mic Downstairs @ Frigid New York

Please note that the February 13th performance has been cancelled due to weather conditions. 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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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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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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Spanish Language, Play, Reading - Season 26

¿En qué piensas?

Play reading: "In What Are You Thinking?" is a thrilling theatrical mystery where past, present, and future intertwine in an exciting plot where both women and men play fundamental roles, showing how time and feelings are intertwined in a unique and captivating story."

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Stand-Up, Comedy, Solo Performance - Season 26

Comediumship: A Work in Progress

Psychic medium and stand up comedian Nelly Reznik works on her new solo show, experimenting with the 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, so come sober! Due to the intimate nature of the event, doors will close promptly at 4pm and latecomers will not be given a seat. Opener: Grace Lobo

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Comedy, Play, Drama - Monthly Shows

It's Getting Tired Mildred

Doors open at 7:30 for drinks and mingling, curtain at 8:00pm. Welcome to Mildred Springs! A quaint city in the vague Northeastern United States. A city not unlike other cities. Join us while the bold and the beautiful citizens of Mildred Springs live the days of their lives. Some might be young and restless. Some might be doctors working at Sacred Corpuscle Memorial, a general hospital. But they've all got one life to live. Join us as their world turns. Join us as their guiding light leads them on their constant search for tomorrow. Join us as they hang on to the edge of night and you will be transported to another world. The world of It's Getting Tired Mildred. But make sure you join us for their continuing stories. Set in the 1980’s, known for riding the line between camp and loving homage to the soap opera genre, and featuring a dynamic cast of the indie theatre pros, IT’S GETTING TIRED MILDRED hooks audience members to come back month after month to see what happens next. Each episode of IT’S GETTING TIRED MILDRED is performed only once! Formerly a late-night hit... Now daytime moves from late-night to primetime! Now at Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place.

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Improv, Comedy, Music - Monthly Shows

Soundcheck

The show before the show. Peter Aguero (The Moth), Geoff Grimwood, & Rory Scholl (Marvelous Mrs.Maisel) improvise the setup and breakdown of a band in real time with scenes and songs and special guests.

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

Odd Salon NYC: EXCELSIOR

Ever upward! Come hear six exciting tales of underdogs that came out on top and men who had far to fall; people who rose from ashes, and those that couldn’t be stopped. Come to Odd Salon NYC: EXCELSIOR  NEW VENUE!DIFFERENT TIME!Wednesday, March 13, 2024NEW VENUE! Under St. Marks Theater94 St Marks Place, New York, NY 10009DIFFERENT TIME! DOORS 5:30PM EST SHOW AT 6:00PM EST
$25 In Person$20 Watch From Home + Catch Up LaterSliding Scale available for both Curated by Co-Producer Christian CagigalSpeakers and Topics:The Mysteries and Meanings of IcarusSarah JuddTulipmania - The Crypto Currency of the 1600’sTheresa HandwerkHenry Longfellow - The Allure of a PoemLeonard Apeltsin“I Just Wanna Fly” - Hot Air Balloons to the Hindenburg Jessie WayburnStan Lee and Cartoons for the War EffortLinnie Schell Ever Higher! The Epic Rise of the Woolworth’s Building David Loewy  Odd Salon curates cocktail hour lectures highlighting strange-but-true stories from history, science, art, and adventure, live on stage, over cocktails. We bring experts and enthusiastic amateurs together to explore history’s overlooked and under-told stories, from legends of lost cities to masters of art forgery, engineering failures to murderous sideshow performers, daring heists, questionable taxidermy, and tales of epic revenge. Sometimes with stick figures. Founded in San Francisco, in 2014 by Annetta Black, Tre Balchowsky, and Rachel James, Odd Salon is inspired by the salonnières of the Enlightenment, the illustrated lectures of the Victorian period, and a strong desire to tell weird stories in good company. After several years of hosting salons in San Francisco, in 2018 we expanded to add a new chapter in New York City. We are a community project, centered around a Fellowship of speakers and an extended family of Members, and we have partnered with amazing organizations including the California Historical Society, the Long Now Foundation, the California Academy of Sciences, the tall ships of the Grey’s Harbor Historical Seaport, and the Exploratorium science museum. As a community-focused and mission-driven organization dedicated to the diffusion of unusual knowledge, we are proud to be a membership supported, fiscally sponsored project of the InterCulture Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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Spoken Word - Estrogenius Festival

Oh Brother, It’s Every Spring With This Woman

Molly Kirschner strives to use poetry to point the way to the hinterland where uncertainty collapses like a star into desire. In these new, never-before-read-out-loud poems, silliness and spirituality hold hands like an awkward couple; as a subset of reverence, humor speaks for those fundamental aspects of the universe that impishly defy prediction. Please join poet Molly Kirschner as she offers you these new poems with the immediacy exclusive to live performance!

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Monthly Shows

Hottie Bop

Hottie Bop is a kick-ass variety show with comedy, music and dance. At Under St Marks. Hosted by Lina Zikas, Featuring Duane Stanford. See you there, hotties!

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Performance Art, True Stories, Solo Performance, Film, Storytelling, Educational - Season 26

Dad, Playboy, & Me...Not Your Average Slideshow

Comedic storytelling featuring rare Playboy Club photographs, anecdotes from the people who worked there, and the personal journey they inspired. “Cathartic, creative, & healing” — North West End UK Press Back in NYC after performances in Berlin, London, & The Edinburgh Fringe Festival this comedic slideshow gives an intimate look behind the Playboy Club through archived film rescued from a basement in New Jersey. Between the documentary style photography and A.G. Norton's research and revealing interviews with Playboy Club employees / patrons; this comedy slideshow takes the audience down an entirely different kind of rabbit hole, subverting the narrative on service and sexuality with plenty of laughs along the way. Follow our narrators journey through iconic photographers, their personal connection to her family history, & research showing intersections between impressionism, the Dada art movement, the lost generation in Paris and their influence on modern day street photography. oh - and Playboy. Its wild... The show was delighted to be awarded winner of the Brighton Pride Bursary at the Brighton, UK Fringe Festival 2023 supporting queer story telling. For more information www.vivelapin.com

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LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Play, Educational, Drama - Estrogenius Festival

Marie, GODDAMN MARIE! A reading

Marie, GODDAMN MARIE! is a Magical Realist, Absurdist, Dark Comedy, Horror story about creole and black women and girls (age range from 10-70) striving to claim power and agency over their lives through political and supernatural means in 1870s New Orleans. They were able to install TWO African-American men into the office of Governor of Louisiana in the late 19th Century. This play blends genres. This play and its telling should be impossible. It attempts to deconstruct the prominent “-isms” (racism, sexism, colorism) and phobias (transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia) that still plague our society to this day. **This play includes derogatory language and content about racism, colorism, antisemitism, ethnicity, misogyny, transphobia, pedophilia, white slavery, sexual assault and rape. Some subject matter may be triggering for some. Black and Creole women and girls have never been depicted like this on the American stage.

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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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Theater - Estrogenius Festival

EstroGenius 2024: EXPAND | Estro 10 Minute Play Series offers exciting new work by a stellar group of playwrights from all over the country

I Keep Leaving Parties Early, by Amelia Kennedy TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE, by Zoe Fernanda Wilson UBER, by Maura Kelley NOT A MERMAID, by Dana Leslie Goldstein between wave and water, by Alethea Pace

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Musical, Theater, LGBTQIA+ - Season 26

Cascade's Fire

Cascade’s Fire is a modern telling of the Antigone tragedy. A young woman returns to her old university to investigate the mysterious death of her ex-girlfriend. Unsure of who to trust and who to help, she finds herself trying to uncover a conspiracy that could burn the whole world to the ground.

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Comedy, Music, Drama - Estrogenius Festival

Brokeneck Girls: The Murder Ballad Musical

Brokeneck Girls: The Murder Ballad Musical is a dark comedy based on the tradition of violence against women in folk music and the true crimes that inspired it. The social commentary delivers fast-paced laughter while addressing issues of class, race, gender, and power. Revenge, redemption, free will and the conflict between good and evil unfold unexpectedly in a story focused on three women who bond over music and discover increasingly outrageous secrets. Eventually the truth comes out- the desire to survive has driven all of them to become what they fear most. A lively score, performed by folk noir band Brokeneck Girls, features songs of murder and mayhem which unflinchingly tells a hidden history. Join us for the thrilling new festival edition!

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Theater - Estrogenius Festival

EstroGenius's Genius in Development Reading Series

6 brand new thought provoking, funny and multi-faceted 10 minute plays from writers hailing from all over the country. Random Lobster, by Andrea Fleck Clardy POWERLESS, by Dana Leslie Goldstein The Intake, by Tessa Flannery They Flew Through the Air, by Kate Gill My Door is Always Open, by Alaina Hammond Reykjavik, by Emily Welty

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

Paper Kraine

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 https://www.paperkraine.com/

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Multi Media, Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Conversations with My Divorce Attorney

What if love is not enough? Conversations with My Divorce Attorney is a fast-paced 90-minute2-hander about a heartbroken NYC playwright who strikes up a cross-country connection with her LA Divorce Attorney at the top of his game. A brutally funny dramatic comedy about love, loss and never letting go. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, Clowning, BIPOC, Interview, True Stories, Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

The Leading Lady Club: A Feminist (But Still Likable) Sketch Show

Fresh off a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, you're invited to a private meeting of The Leading Lady Club! At this meeting, the women are sharing their experiences with dating apps, heartbreak, self-defense, workplace interactions, women's health, assault, plus varying degrees of MANspreading, MANsplaining, and MANipulation. But don't worry, they'll do it all with humor and grace. Well...they'll do their best. Imagine SNL-meets-the Barbie movie in this hilariously dark commentary on what it means to be a woman in the world today. Inspired by interviews with real women of different backgrounds, ages, races and experiences. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Play, Drama, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

A Series of Wildfires

“A Series of Wildfires” is a one-woman meditation on escaping conservative religion and discovering the self. Raised in an evangelical Christian community, Deborah learns young that the creative fire she nurtures is dangerous. Unable to extinguish it, she turns the flame inward and burns for God, seeking purification and perfection in the eyes of an exacting deity. What will happen when the fire can no longer be contained? This interactive show, both elemental and personal, documents the arduous journey of sometimes-unwilling self-discovery. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Improv, Variety, Comedy, Educational - New York City Fringe

FASTER

The pace of change is messing with our heads, and to psychotherapist, improviser and storyteller Jude Treder-Wolff, comedy is part of the cure. Through true stories about trying to understand her partner’s opposite approach to change, she frames a narrative about the impact of constant uncertainty as the pace of change picks up speed and transforms the world faster - and more often - than our brains are built to process. Weaving the personal with the universal, FASTER is about how the pace of change impacts mental health and what love has to do with expanding into a future that will definitely be improvised. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling - New York City Fringe

Curry & Catharsis

Being a 19-year-old salesperson at an Indian jewelry store in Atlanta is exactly as fun as it sounds. The joy ride ends when the family-owned business puts Azhar in his place. Come see how the curry is made and the catharsis it takes. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Play, Educational, Drama - New York City Fringe

The Climate Fables: Debating Extinction & The Trash Garden

Fresh from a five-star run at the 2023 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, "The Climate Fables" is a canon of environmental theater comprised of two original plays about the future of humanity in the Climate Crisis. "Debating Extinction" is an adaptation of Rapunzel depicting the lives of climate refugees deciding whether to have children on an inhospitable planet. "The Trash Garden" is a comedy at the end of time, retelling Adam and Eve through the story of the last two people on earth, performed by trained clowns. Seen separately or together, The Climate Fables offer fresh narratives on the consequences and possibilities of our changing world.  The Trash Garden runs Wednesday 4/3 and Saturday 4/6. Debating Extinction runs Thursday 4/4 and Wednesday 4/10. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Mulan, and NOW

Mulan, and NOW delves into the life of Mulan, a devoted strategy consultant at a pivotal moment in her career. Faced with the complexities of office politics, she unexpectedly finds herself transported back in time to an ancient era that echoes her contemporary struggles with self-doubt, societal norms, and the desire for acknowledgment. Thrust into the midst of a war, Mulan navigates the harsh realities of leadership and teamwork, drawing valuable lessons from the heat of battle. These experiences arm her with newfound perspectives and strategies, equipping her to confront and resolve the challenges awaiting her in the modern world. Unique to this narrative is the engagement of the audience, who are given the power to influence Mulan's decisions through interactive choices, directly impacting the course of her story. Mulan, and NOW is not only a tale of time travel and historical warfare; it's an immersive adventure that invites the audience to partake in Mulan's journey of growth, reflection, and empowerment. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Music - New York City Fringe

"Miss. Adventure"

What if Bette Midler and Jerry Garcia had a love child? Hop on the Magic Mushroom School Bus as one woman journeys down the Rabbit Hole and Over the Rainbow. In a multimedia ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ musical comedy experience. Can she survive Cult Leaders, Law Enforcement, and Bears? Oh My! You will choose her fate Live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e0BHXEjQ80 Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Solitary

Solitary confinement is anything but quiet. Sammy scatters crumbs from his meals to bring out a mouse, who he named, to talk to. All to pass the time. Only, this mealtime, his mouse friend doesn't emerge. An intimate play that examines the cruelty of solitary confinement, regardless the reason it's issued, regardless the crime of the prisoner. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Spoken Word, Solo Performance, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Sonnets from a Sin-Eater

Sin-eating is a ritual older than Jesus. It’s been practiced across the globe, but the iteration I will be practicing comes from 17th century Wales. In essence, you eat a meal off the chest of a dead person, and, in doing so, you absorb their sins. The deceased can thus transition peacefully, free from the weight of their mortal wrongdoings. Calgary has not yet died, so instead of eating off her corpse, I’ll be meditating on her spirit—and internalizing her sins—as I eat this Taco Bell. *** K is a recent grad looking for fast cash and moral purity. Calgary is a dykebaiting pop star who can’t stop getting canceled. TikTok is a social media app for short-form video content. And Sonnets from a Sin-Eater is a multimedia solo play about desire, absolution, and detoxifying diets. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, LGBTQIA+, Dance & Movement, Drag, True Stories, Solo Performance, Burlesque, Variety, Comedy, Play, Music, Drama - New York City Fringe

TransMasculine Cabaret, Starring Vulva Va-Voom

"TragiComic trans-identifying confessional" and "obscene, irreverent, maniacal burlesque comedian" might seem like incompatible themes, but Vulva Va-Voom has combined much stranger elements onstage. Creepier, stickier, Lovecraftian elements. Gritty nightclub headliner Vulva (they/them) has inhabited some bizarrely imaginative world-building over the years...but that world is still impacted by politics and culture. Who gets to define whether someone is a drag queen, drag king, or an in-between? Vulva has mostly appeared hyper-femme throughout their onstage song-and-dance career...but why? (Mostly a matter of practicality, given that spirit-gummed facial hair and latex nipples are indescribably annoying to scrape off at 4am.) But does femme presentation invalidate nonbinary credibility? As the comedian executes a live “female drag to male drag” transition onstage, they explore labels, identity, and their own real-world experience. More introspective and intimate than Va-Voom & Co.’s usual off-the-charts level of raucous debauchery, this piece combines Vaudeville with Weimar, vulnerability with absurdity, authenticity with farce, and— as usual— absinthe with uppers. See www.VulvaVaVoom.com for artist statement, portfolio, and vulgar photographs. ARTIST HONORS, RECOGNITION, AND FORMAL SHIT: “SMUTTY BURLESQUE NERD” - Venue Choice Award, Tampa International Fringe Festival '19 “VULVA VA-VOOM LIVES IN THIS BAR NOW" - Edge Award, TIFF '20 “A ROCKY, WHORISH PATTER SHOW” - Edge Award, TIFF '21 “HOLLYWOOD PSYCHIC OF THE GOLDEN AGE” - Edge Award, TIFF '22; Official juried selection for Orlando International Fringe Festival 2023 Winter Mini-Fest “TRANSMASCULINE CABARET” - Social Good Award, TIFF ‘23; Venue Choice Award, TIFF ’23; Official juried selection, Asheville Fringe Festival ‘24 (As Head Writer and cameo performer, in collaboration with Boiled Horse Productions) - “STROKE OF GENIUS: PANTOMIME MASTURBATION THROUGH PERFORMING ARTS HISTORY” - Creative Loafing Staff Pick “Best of the Bay 2023” Award; Official juried selection for Orlando International Fringe Festival 2024 FestN4 Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS

After winning the Encore Producers Award at HOLLYWOOD FRINGE in Los Angeles this past summer, and selling out its run at LONDON’S CAMDEN FRINGE to great reviews, Hal Cantor’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS brings the angst to where it truly belongs: New York City.  Featuring the voice of RICKI LAKE, Hal’s raw, honest, if often painfully hilarious look at himself, is a coming-of-middle-age comedy about coming out late (some might say ‘very late’), among other anxiety-producing triggers and tribulations. Directed by award-winning London theater artist, Ralph Bogard, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS — by its very form — demonstrates theater’s unique ability to reflect life back to us, with humor and heart. And lots of gay sex. More ANXIOUS details, including trailers, can be found at: http://www.AnxiousPlay.com ****REVIEWS: LA and London are crazy about ANXIOUS!**** "There are lots of laughs in Hal Cantor’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS…It’s genuinely down to earth. And, a hell of a tell-all. Cantor practically inverts inside-to-out in a glorious, self-effacing expose of himself...The show is as complex as Cantor is as a person...And this is what makes this production singularly unique." —Tracey Paleo, GIA ON THE MOVE (LA) "What we have here is a one man show that is open and heartfelt, biographical and vulnerable...Cantor has clearly thought about his subject matter in a deep and perceptive way, and is a funny guy.” —Karl O' Doherty, THE REVIEWS HUB: LONDON “…polished, technically seamless and upbeat in energy…Ralph Bogard’s direction keeps Cantor moving…Cantor’s candor and considered approach to the subject do make for an often entertaining and insightful hour.” — James Humphrey, THE UP COMING (London) Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Clowning, BIPOC, Solo Performance, Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

How I Died a SUPERHERO

A Latine man decides to become a superhero… he fights evil, struggles with costumes, a sidekick, and tries to overcome his biggest arch-nemesis - himself. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Lolo's Boyfriend Show

Lolo lands a dream-come-true European tour with her punk cabaret show. But when it gets canceled after just a few weeks, she’s forced to pack up her red platform boots and move back in to her mom’s house in suburbia. Lolo’s Psychic Therapist told her she’d be famous and happily married by now. Instead, she’s stuck in her childhood bedroom, taking a wild and traumatic trip through boyfriend’s past. From The Yogi to The Phantom Texter to The S&M Enthusiast, Lolo’s penchant for attracting the bizarre really cuts her up. As she grapples with her ghosts and considers abandoning everything for a British Beau, Lolo has a radical realization. Maybe…just maybe…she has a different path to happiness in this world. Written/performed by Lauren O'Brien and directed/developed with Christine Bokhour. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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David Rodwin: Miami Madness

Enjoy a hilarious evening of storytelling with a Moth champion who got hired to write a musical about the history of Miami. To be staged on a boat. Owned by a Russian oligarch. Produced by a guy who sold timeshares. What could possibly go wrong? Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Play, Reading, Drama - New York City Fringe

Blocks of Sensation

A one-woman performance, written and performed by Kim Barke. Under the scalpel gaze of Kim Barke, poet and former scientist who studied addiction with funding from NIDA, Blocks of Sensation bushwacks into the tragic irony of mothering an adult addict 27 years after leaving the lab. This raw elegy, directed by Linda Mussmann, is an unflinching journey into the heart of human behavior and the meaning of truth. Witness the metamorphosis of shame into art. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Play - New York City Fringe

A Little Less Than Kind

A LITTLE LESS THAN KIND, written by Gracie Rittenberg and directed by Slaney Rose Jordan, is a new, female-centric adaptation of Shakespeare’s HAMLET. The production’s Hamlet analogue “Hannah”, is the caustic, bisexual heir apparent to Advantage Tech, a monolithic Silicon Valley company. ALLTK explores the complex emotions and antagonism that arise in mother/daughter relationships. While ALLTK adapts HAMLET into the modern day, it also brings the laughs, skewering both Shakespeare’s classic and the tech industry alike. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Musical, Dance & Movement, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

In Harmony

Awaken, explore, and transform. Repeat. After sold-out runs in 2021 and 2022, In Harmony is excited to return with its unique showcase of musical moments, rich vocal harmonies, spoken word, movement, and ensemble storytelling. Join us on a theatrical journey that celebrates community and explores what it means to be human. “The In Harmony concert was one of the most joyous celebrations of music and creation that I’ve attended since moving to the city. Their selection of up-and-coming artists features the best of the best in the theatre industry, making this something I look forward to attending once again. DON’T miss it!”-Daniel Rabinowitz “What a treat! In Harmony was one of the best showcase experiences I’ve ever had. So much talent. So much fun!”-Christian Henry “I didn’t know what to expect with In Harmony, but I couldn’t have imagined it would be so powerful. Throughout the show I laughed, I cried, and more than once I had to stop myself from getting up and dancing. The performances were magnetic, with each artist bringing a unique style and flair to their work. I can’t wait to attend this year!”-Lexi Rubin Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

The House of Clytemnestra

The Trojan War has finally ended, but the battle isn’t over for Queen Clytemnestra. Years after the sacrifice of her young daughter, it’s time to face her grief, her ghosts, and her husband. Her other daughter Electra…is also there. An award winning play for a work in heightened language, using classical and modern text, The House of Clytemnestra highlights our daily performances and the roles women must play with humor and heartbreak; showing our love and masking our grief, or is it the other way around? Either way, the House always wins. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

Location The Wild Project

LGBTQIA+, Stand-Up, True Stories, Storytelling, Comedy - New York City Fringe

Drugs, Sex & Reggaeton

"Drugs, Sex, and Reggaeton: A Colombian Comedy Adventure" is a hilarious stand-up comedy show that takes audiences on a wild ride through the life adventures of a charismatic Colombian comedian. With uproarious tales and anecdotes, our comedian navigates the absurdity of relationships, the temptation of the nightlife, and the quirky cultural clashes, all while blending in the infectious rhythms of reggaeton. From family dynamics to Colombian idiosyncrasies, this side-splitting performance explores life's highs and lows in the most entertaining way possible. Get ready for a rollercoaster of laughter, cultural insights, and unforgettable punchlines as we delve into the comedic world of a Colombian comedian living life to the fullest. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling, Podcast, True Stories - New York City Fringe

Emil Amok, Lost NPR Host: A Wiley Filipino, and Other Stories.

Emil Amok is confronted with his own sexuality when his son declares he is trans. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Stand-Up, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy - New York City Fringe

Michael John Ciszewski: LOVEFOOL

NYC comedian Michael John Ciszewski’s LOVEFOOL is a deliciously silly romantic comedy romp through flings, flirtations, and first loves that brims with heart and hilarity. You’ve heard of LOVE before… You knew it was kinda gay, but you just WAIT till this big queer lovefool gets his limp wrists on it! A very gay hour that bridges STAND-UP COMEDY and CONFESSIONAL, LOVEFOOL is a solo spectacular that makes a starry-eyed argument for falling head-over-heels through life. The show invites audiences to hit the disco ball-lit dance floor of our dreams and find happily ever after alongside Michael John. Will he say “yasss” to a life-long commitment to queer love and all its abundant potential? Will YOU? LOVEFOOL has packed raucous, rapt houses ranging from from proscenium and black box theatres to comedy clubs and Pride festivals in New York City (Asylum NYC, The PIT, Pete’s Candy Store), Boston (The Rockwell & New Rep Theatre), Philadelphia (Yellow Bicycle Theater), Provincetown, MA (Redroom), New Jersey (Jersey City Theater Center) and beyond—earning raves from critics and audiences who call it “required queer viewing” and “beautiful and bombastically funny!” Learn more at xomichaeljohn.com or @xomichaeljohn! Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling, Performance Art, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

The Fountain

Two strangers from different time periods become traveling companions when they find themselves lost in a giant labyrinth. While attempting to find a way out, they stumble upon a mysterious fountain being watched over by a stone guardian who promises them anything they desire...but for a price. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

The Princess Strikes Back: One Woman's Search for the Space Cowboy of her Dreams

In 1997, 13-year-old Victoria Montalbano was introduced to her perfect man, Han Solo, and she's been looking for him ever since. Watch her grow from awkward theatre kid to professional out of work actress while swiping her way through a galaxy far, far away! Praise for "The Princess Strikes Back" “...the Force is strong with this fresh, funny celebration of fangirldom.” - Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly “...a captivating comedy that explores the complexities of womanhood and the importance of self-acceptance.” - Luke Dodge, KC Fringe Review “…a consistently entertaining hour full of vivid description and emotional empathy.” - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel “...a powerhouse performance that touches the heart, while also inspiring such intense laughter that it will make your eyes tear.” - Rikki Lee Travolta, Live and Times “It’s a funny, sexy, self-revealing visit…lots of laughs and a few tears.” - Carl F. Gauze, Ink19 Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Clowning, BIPOC, Improv, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

Yoga for Billionaires

Breathe in, Billions out!!! Yoga for Billionaires is an immersive comedy that pokes fun at our obsession with extreme wealth. It parodies American culture’s interest in eastern spirituality and its non-stop infatuation with making money. We strive for peace and enlightenment but don't we just want to be filthy rich?  The play was written, directed and stars Sara Raj, a stand-up comedian of South Asian origin, as megalomaniac Yoga Guru and features Lindita Kulla as her assistant. The hilarious duo guide selected audience volunteers through uniquely designed yoga asanas (poses), breathing and chanting inspired by our most-beloved Billionaires. Whether you stay in your seat or come on stage, this show will make you laugh your heart out, move and never look at meditation the same way. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Solo Performance, Storytelling, Variety, Comedy, Music - New York City Fringe

Joy Ride

For over a decade, the Brandt family minivan saw many a carpool, many a round of license plate bingo, and many a fast-food run. And while this 2006 Toyota Sienna’s days on the road have long run their course, the car still manages to serve as an excellent vehicle… for storytelling. Join musical comedian Meredith Brandt as she shares stories from her childhood minivan, told entirely through song parodies inspired by the albums that were forever stuck in the car’s once-high-tech multi-disc CD player.   Written and performed by Meredith Brandt (@merbrandt, www.meredithbrandt.com) Directed by Samantha Evans (www.samantha-evans.com) Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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BIPOC, Comedy, Play, Educational, Music, Drama - New York City Fringe

Brokeneck Girls: The Murder Ballad Musical

Brokeneck Girls: The Murder Ballad Musical is a dark comedy based on the tradition of violence against women in folk music and the true crimes that inspired it. The social commentary delivers fast-paced laughter while addressing issues of class, race, gender, and power. Revenge, redemption, free will and the conflict between good and evil unfold unexpectedly in a story focused on three women who bond over music and share increasingly outrageous secrets. Eventually the truth comes out- the desire to survive has driven all of them to become what they fear most. The score, performed by the NYC-based, folk noir band Brokeneck Girls, features songs of murder, mayhem and dirty deeds spiced with juicy gossip and facts about real people and events in the songs. Loyalty, murder, quick wit, and banjo jokes tell the hilarious and unflinching story of hidden history and the beginning of cultural obsession with true crime. Join us for the thrilling new version, compressed and edited specifically for NYC Fringe Festival! Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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True Stories, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

a date with my wild

An autobiographical, coming-of-age solo show that tells the story of Alexandria, a young woman who begins to grapple with her innate sensuality from an early age. Presented in four life stages from childhood to womanhood, A Date With My Wild culminates in a climactic evening that forces Alexandria to reconstruct her relationship with her mind, body, spirituality, and even her mother. Follow along on this bold, heartfelt, sometimes comical journey that awakens Alexandria’s bodily sensations (the good, the bad, and the ugly) and ultimately reconnects her with young, wild “Spice Girls” dancing self. 

 Note to audience: topics related to sexual and mental health will be discussed. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, Drag, True Stories, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

Death of a Dandelion

Judy was too young to have grandchildren at 40, so she demanded that all the children call her Mama Judy instead. As the her first grandchild, JJ brings her story to the stage. From her greatest triumphs to her bleakest moments, we meet a woman who has persevered to see her children and grandchildren grow into adults themselves. Mama Judy will have you laughing and crying at her brutal honesty and deep nurturing spirit. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, True Stories, Storytelling, Educational, Music - New York City Fringe

The Moth Project Presents MUSIC/PICTURES/WORDS

David Attenborough meets Laurie Anderson in The MOTH PROJECT, a new production from Peter Kiesewalter, Grammy-nominated creator of the East Village Opera Company ("Highbrow and brilliant!" - New York Magazine). Blending music, family history and moth lore, The MOTH PROJECT brings art and science together in entirely original and unexpected ways. Peter Kiesewalter (keyboard) and Whitney La Grange (violin) perform before a large screen displaying a stunning visual tour of moths and the fascinating world they inhabit. Using macro photography, slow motion video and dynamic motion graphics, these images are projected over the performers -- enveloping them and transporting them -- along with the audience -- into a strange and remarkable world. "Thank you, Peter, for amplifying the messages of reciprocity. I like to think of people seeing the world in a new way with the music and images you've created." -- Robin Wall Kimmerer, bestselling author of "Braiding Sweetgrass," recent MacArtur Fellow, and collaborator (lyrics, narration) on Reciprocity from The MOTH PROJECT debut album (link to "Reciprocity" filmed at MCM Stages January 2023):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2ejlvTR-4w hear the music from MUSIC/PICTURES/WORDS on their just-released album: https://open.spotify.com/album/32tE6Z5lvhCqJhdRbKf98s?si=xjs6PuMNQP-LJvsHYz1znQfor more info, bios, performance videos, pictures, please visit: www.mothprojectlive.comfor a CD copy and accompanying hard cover book, please email: info@mothprojectlive.com Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists

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Performance Art, Spoken Word, Solo Performance, Variety, Comedy, Music, Drama - New York City Fringe

Don’t Stop Believing: A Theatric Remix of the 1980s

Dramatic musical comedy about “coming of age” in the 1980s, mashing hundreds of iconic 80s songs and movies into a mix of dialogue and song (a la Moulin Rouge). Clever witty writing, delivered through a sassy theatric performance. Torrey Shine’s award-winning solo show is jam-packed with nostalgic 1980s Easter Eggs, all wrapped into a highly relatable story exploring themes of independence, rebellion, romance, betrayal, and having faith in yourself. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Play - New York City Fringe

Please Let Me Save You

Two motherless daughters face the world alone together. After yet another rendezvous with death, one finds God while the other questions her sanity. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, LGBTQIA+, Clowning, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Drag, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Play, Music - New York City Fringe

A Drag Is Born

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 magic 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. https://www.edudiaz.com +13 years old | Nonverbal | Strobe lights Creator and performer: Edu Díaz. Direction: Rachel Resnik. Choreographer: Tinna Hoffmann. Production Manager: Jess Ducey. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Storytelling, Comedy, Play, Educational, Drama - New York City Fringe

Schmaltz!

Once the darling of Midwood, Golding's kosher diner has fallen on hard times. Isaac Golding, the heir apparent to this failing family restaurant, sets out to save the business, aided by Mindy, the deli's long-time, Latina manager. Will they succeed? Or will their efforts go up in smoke? Come for the day-old tuna salad. Stay for the...SCHMALTZ! Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

Location The Wild Project

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Comedy, Drama, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

Fanatical Optimism

Comic rant and heartfelt lament in which the author/performer looks at the state of the world and asks, “how did my generation let it get this way?” Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Stand-Up, Clowning, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Improv, Comedy, Play, Music, Drama, Educational - New York City Fringe

Too Much of a Good Thing

From barely qualifying for The Itty Bitty Titty Committee to being president of The Big Booby Brigade, join Rachel and her two breast friends on a journey of chestal development.  Rachel will take you through her childhood and puberty, traumas and fears, joys and triumphs, to work through her conflicting emotions about her big boobs, and find out what loving yourself and your body unconditionally really means.  Best known for portraying Mama Cass in Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Beth in Netflix's Atypical, Rachel's over the top body and personality are on full display in this comedic extravaganza!  Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Drag, Improv, Burlesque, Variety - New York City Fringe

Flossy Follies

Queerly Femmetastic and Professor M present FLOSSY FOLLIES! A provocative burlesque showcase celebrating life, body autonomy, and glamour. We center performances at the intersection of Black and LGBTQ+ people within the art of striptease, live singing, circus arts and more. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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LGBTQIA+, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Educational - New York City Fringe

No Bones About It

Matt Storrs has never loved anything more than his first love: dinosaurs. After romantic rejection in elementary school, Matt copes by starting a movement to advocate for his favorite dinosaur and get the governor of Arizona recalled. Years later, after another failed romantic connection, a trip to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show puts Matt face to face with the illegal fossil trade. Matt unearths new knowledge that makes him question his first love.  Will newfound knowledge allow him to forgive and find lasting love? You won’t have to wait 65 million years to find out.  Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Clowning, Drag, Solo Performance, Comedy - New York City Fringe

Stroke of Genius: Pantomime Masturbation Throughout Performing Arts History

This professor takes "jacking around" very seriously. Dr. Walter Winkworth-Pérez has devoted his academic career to the study and preservation of a highly specialized art form. His research has made him the world's foremost expert on pantomime masturbation conventions dating back to ancient Greece. Attendees of this prestigious multi-media lecture series will see techniques and regional styles of comedic simulated self-pleasure in their correct historical contexts. Following last semester's workshop, "All in the Wrist: Vaudeville Jack Practicum," this syllabus expands its focus on early film. Experience an in-depth study of the mysterious genius who immortalized timeless theatrical skills on the 1920s silver screen: the man who became the sultan of sexual subterfuge, the legendary Spankin' Shyster. - Official curated selection, Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival “FESTN4” 2024 - Creative Loafing Tampa Staff Pick Award, 2023. "[T]he longest, most elaborate dick joke Tampa Bay has ever seen, and if that’s not worthy of an award, we don’t know what is." - “‘Stroke of Genius’ will strike a happily laughable chord with you.” - Orlando Sentinel - "[A]n inspiring story about stiffening your resolve to pursue your solitary passion [...] The intellectually stimulating script is overstuffed with penile puns, but also makes a surprisingly lucid case for preserving bawdy art." - Orlando Weekly - “Stroke of Genius is a must-see” - The Orlando Performer Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling, Comedy, True Stories, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

Dad Girl

Comedian Emily Walsh still doesn't know if she wants kids, but if given the choice she'd like to be the dad. Join Emily on her darkly hilarious and heartfelt decision making process as she navigates gender norms, supportive partners, societal expectations and whether or not you can be the dad if you grew up without one. A must-see show if you've ever been a child, or thought about having one. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Storytelling - New York City Fringe

On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations

"On Cats and Dogs and Other Family Revelations" wraps big ideas in focused stories about Vermilion's pets, as glimpses of her human family and life in her old country shine through like in a fan dance. With her dark humor and heart she hits all the emotional buttons. She expresses herself in such a whimsical and charming way that one could listen all day. Of course it doesn't hurt that she's open to assuage your curiosity about real Transylvania, since she grew up there. Each performance will be a different iteration so repeat spectators are advised. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

Delirantes

During the Covid-19 world pandemic New York state is paused and issues a stay at home order. A couple suddenly finds themselves  confined in their home with no other option than to face the cruel reality of their long unhappy marriage. Trapped by the situation, they find themselves constantly immersed in a never ending discussion that only confirmes their deepening delirious state. The city outside is flooded with riots, looting and New York is the epicenter of the virus. The world seems to be falling to pieces with no way out. How long will they bare the unbearable? *Performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy, Educational - New York City Fringe

No f*cks given. None taken. All done.

“No fucks given. None taken. All done.” (1) A life mantra. (2) A way of cutting through the BS of toxic positivity and social norms too many of us hide behind. (3) A show with this title as part of the 2024 New York City Fringe. The show format: Through a series of lessons taught by a professional curmudgeon with high expectations, students will be challenged on their unspoken assumptions about condoning and perpetuating harmful social norms. In this one-hour class, they will reckon with their complicity in humanity's current demise. Examples of learning outcomes include: how math can prove anything, preservatives are better than Botox, and being right over happy is so choice. CONTENT WARNING: math, bad words (lots and lots), and challenges to status quo What audience members from Hollywood Fringe had to say (June 2023): - “Bombastic, aggressive, enlightening and had me questioning what the f*** I’ve been doing with my life” - “Darkly funny, deeply truthful, and definitely challenging… Class is in session; come learn.” - “A comedic take on life lessons to shake up the soul! A MUST WATCH.” What audience members from San Francisco Fringe had to say (August 2023): - “the cathartic, acerbic Ted Talk so many of us need but precious few of us ever get” - “one of those performances that’ll keep you thinking and feeling way after you’ve left the theater” - “a funny, sassy, poignant one-woman harangue” Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Clowning, Dance & Movement, Storytelling, Comedy, Play - New York City Fringe

Walt Kelly's Songs of the Pogo

WALT KELLY'S SONGS OF THE POGO recreates the hysterical, imaginative and wonderful world of cartoonist Walt Kelly. In this 55-minute musical revue, suitable for the whole family, the writings, songs and comic strip stories are mixed with Kelly’s personal memoirs. Based on Kelly’s 1956 book Songs of the Pogo it includes the popular tunes Go Go Pogo and Deck Us All with Boston Charlie. The Possum Players, a company of 6 actors, tell stories and sing songs found in the songbook. Walt Kelly (1913 – 1973) was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Pogo. The title character's most famous quote: "We have met the enemy and he is us." The Pogo comic strip started in 1948 and ran in daily newspapers till 1975. Producers and co-adaptors Frank Farrell and Ben Masterton created the currently running eight-episode podcast Songs of the Pogo. WALT KELLY'S SONGS OF THE POGO directed by Farrell will include Broadway performer Aisha de Hass and Danny Crawford as Walt. "It's golly, I go goo goo, goin' go go Pogo!" Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Play, Drama - New York City Fringe

Clown Bar 2

Return to the scene of the crime for the highly-anticipated NYC premiere of CLOWN BAR 2, follow-up to the hit noir-thriller-comedy-NYT Critic's Pick by Adam Szymkowicz. There's been a murder at Clown Bar. Grab a drink and a seltzer-gun and follow two cops undercover to crack the case as you immerse yourself in the clown crime underworld at Parkside Lounge. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Drama - New York City Fringe

A Little Bit Pregnant

Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll… and a baby? A Little Bit Pregnant is a dramatic comedy with a feminist twist. With punchy dialogue, dynamic actors, and characters that feel like they could be your next-door neighbors, A Little Bit Pregnant gives audiences an intimate look at the highs and lows of four young people trying to adult. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Comedy, Drama, Solo Performance - New York City Fringe

"LUCINE!" or "birdshit: a human concerto with string & void"

Luna’s daughter unapologetically reorchestrates her glorious phases as she approaches her final dawn. Tame. Offensive. Offensively tamed yet tamed offensively. From the award winning creators of the Acedia trilogy and Twisted Operettas comes a new human concerto set two years and two days before the Apocalypse. Oh Lucine, she was as cruel as she was kind. Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time. New York City Fringe prides itself on returning all box office sales to its artists.

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Performance Art, Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Dance & Movement, Burlesque, Variety, Educational - Season 26

We Been Here: Black Burlesque Legacy

The We Been Here showcase pays tribute to Black burlesque legends by presenting their histories through TedX-style presentations, and features acts from New York's vibrant Black burlesque scene. Hot-cha girls. Strip tease darlings. Exotic dancers. Shake dancers. Hoochie coochie girls. Black women have always been a part of the building and rebuilding of burlesque in America, but are often left out of the history books. Our unique way of storytelling through movement, costuming, props, and performance is an integral part of the legacy of classic burlesque in the 40s and 50s and the revival of the art form through neo-burlesque in the 90s. We Been Here stars Queerly Femmetastic, Nita B. Yellowcakes, & Miss AuroraBoobRealis, is hosted by Gigi Holliday, with stage management from Susie Dhal, support from Dominant Jeane, and mentorship by a living legend, Perle Noire.

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Storytelling, Performance Art, Comedy - Season 26

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