• The Kraine Theater
  • Thursday April 30th 12:00PM
  • Support Independent Theater!
  • In complying with NYC's guidelines, and in order to keep our community safe and healthy, our theaters are currently closed. In the meantime, you can support us by buying these discounted gift certificates to any of our future shows!With limited capacity and a wave of cancelled shows, we are facing a tough time. Our business hinges on our ability to bring people together, and as soon as it is safe to do so we promise to throw the first Un-Quarantined Party. In the uncertain meantime, we would greatly appreciate your help. Tickets bought here can be used at any of our future performances. By buying these tickets, you're investing in the future of our theater, and we can't thank you enough. What Else?If you're interested in other avenues of support, please consider becoming a member of our Patreon, donating to us via Venmo, or buying a Ticket Package - which is deeply discounted and can also be used for any of our future shows. Our goal is to continue to benefit artists financially, as well as our year-round employees, and any money donated or spent will allow us to keep our staff and talent paid. Please also consider telling your friends! If you've ever spent time in our spaces, produced a show on our stages, or just taken comfort in the fact that we exist, this is your moment to shout it from the rooftops. The outpouring of love and support we've gotten from our community has been humbling, and we hope to be back in full swing supporting our artists very soon.
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Thursday April 30th 12:00PM
  • Buy a Gift Certificate!
  • In complying with NYC's guidelines, and in order to keep our community safe and healthy, our theaters are currently closed. In the meantime, you can support us by buying these discounted gift certificates to any of our future shows!With limited capacity and a wave of cancelled shows, we are facing a tough time. Our business hinges on our ability to bring people together, and as soon as it is safe to do so we promise to throw the first Un-Quarantined Party. In the uncertain meantime, we would greatly appreciate your help. Tickets bought here can be used at any of our future performances. By buying these tickets, you're investing in the future of our theater, and we can't thank you enough. What Else?If you're interested in other avenues of support, please consider becoming a member of our Patreon, donating to us via Venmo, or buying a Ticket Package - which is deeply discounted and can also be used for any of our future shows. Our goal is to continue to benefit artists financially, as well as our year-round employees, and any money donated or spent will allow us to keep our staff and talent paid. Please also consider telling your friends! If you've ever spent time in our spaces, produced a show on our stages, or just taken comfort in the fact that we exist, this is your moment to shout it from the rooftops. The outpouring of love and support we've gotten from our community has been humbling, and we hope to be back in full swing supporting our artists very soon.
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Thursday April 30th 12:00PM
  • Help Local Artists!
  • In complying with NYC's guidelines, and in order to keep our community safe and healthy, our theaters are currently closed. In the meantime, you can support us by buying these discounted gift certificates to any of our future shows!With limited capacity and a wave of cancelled shows, we are facing a tough time. Our business hinges on our ability to bring people together, and as soon as it is safe to do so we promise to throw the first Un-Quarantined Party. In the uncertain meantime, we would greatly appreciate your help. Tickets bought here can be used at any of our future performances. By buying these tickets, you're investing in the future of our theater, and we can't thank you enough. What Else?If you're interested in other avenues of support, please consider becoming a member of our Patreon, donating to us via Venmo, or buying a Ticket Package - which is deeply discounted and can also be used for any of our future shows. Our goal is to continue to benefit artists financially, as well as our year-round employees, and any money donated or spent will allow us to keep our staff and talent paid. Please also consider telling your friends! If you've ever spent time in our spaces, produced a show on our stages, or just taken comfort in the fact that we exist, this is your moment to shout it from the rooftops. The outpouring of love and support we've gotten from our community has been humbling, and we hope to be back in full swing supporting our artists very soon.
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  • Under St Marks
  • Friday May 1st 10:30PM
  • Kelly Cash
  • Kelly Cash wanders a waste of desert sands; a shadow of time and memory, waiting to loose its passionate intensity. On chosen evenings, when the sun drowns the innocence of the plains in its blood-dimmed tide and the darkness draws cold and taut across the tired throats of hungry coyotes and worn ranchers, Kelly Cash rides in from the west, a vexing nightmare, with but a lone purpose: to perform the improv comedy for you and you alone. Kelly Cash is Upright Citizens Brigade improvisers Ken Beck, Corey Brown, Sean Casey, Maelle Doliveux, Rocco Marrongelli, Jeff Miller, and Johnna Scrabis.
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Saturday May 2nd 02:30PM
  • The Magician's Assistant!
  • The magician is sick in bed but the show must go on! Enter, “The Magician’s Assistant,” who blunders onstage and has to entertain the crowd, without knowing how to perform any magic tricks. No rabbits. No tricks. No problem! This adult friendly physical comedy for kids 3-10 is about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help.  Creator, performer, and clown Mélissa Smith switches characters with expert comedic flare, finding a delicate balance between chaos and control, vulnerability and confidence. “The Magician's Assistant” encourages empathy, laughter, and eating your veggies!  Runtime 50 minutes. After it’s NY debut in Frigid Festival 2017 The Magician’s Assistant went on to play for elementray students from all 5 boroughs at The Tank and as part of the innagural Family Series Program at the Strand Theater in Rockland Maine. Pre show activities and video projections and animation by Ingrid Larson add an extra dose of unexpected folly to the show.  "The Magician's Assistant is the perfect show for families -- hilarious and full of heart! Mélissa Smith is a world-class comedienne whose charm is infectious. The expressions of pure joy on the faces of the young audience members is a true testament to the magic of her performance!" -Brittany Parker, Strand Theatre
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Sunday May 3rd 02:00PM
  • Show Up, Kids!
  • Following critically acclaimed runs in NYC, Hollywood, and the UK, Peter Michael Marino’s interactive “Show Up, Kids!” EXTENDS for a limited time. This entirely unique, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids (and adults) to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong?Time Out New York PICKNew York Times PICKRunning time: 60 minutes Directed by Michole Biancosino Music by Michael Andrew New York Times PICK ***** “Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace, putting on a fantastic performance which my children were talking about long after the show.” - Backstage on the Fringe “This show is not like any other show. Usually, the kids are just watching things happen, but here, kids are actually part of the show. Pete definitely has a superpower!”- Kids News NYC “Fantastic fun! A one-man whirling dervish of energy, comic timing, physical agility, and out and out hilarity. The kids were absolutely mesmerized!” - The Front Row Center **** “Hilarious! Marino knows what kids find funny. A show of this caliber is an opportunity to show up for!” - The Wee Review
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Sunday May 3rd 08:00PM
  • Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off
  • Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off! features hilarious female comics and sublime burlesque acts.  They are in films, seen on TV, and perform at venues all over the world. NYC performer Jillaine Gill brings this sexy, explosively talented show to you the first Sunday of every month.  February Lineup:Chanel AliSelena CoppockKatie CompaZilla VodnasDivina GransparkleGenie AdagioTina TasselsDJ Venatrix and Clara Coquette Hosted by Jillaine Gill and special guest Fem Appeal
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  • Under St Marks
  • Monday May 4th 07:00PM
  • FEAST: A Performance Series
  • Feast: A Performance Series invites you to the table for a fresh and delicious three-course performance series. Co-curators Conrad Kluck and Alex Randrup offer an evening of performances from the worlds of theater, music, dance and poetry, including a new work-in-progress staged reading by our monthly featured playwright. We're cooking up new works every month!
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  • Under St Marks
  • Tuesday May 5th 07:00PM
  • Lucie Pohl's Immigrant Jam
  • Lucie Pohl's Immigrant Jam is a night to celebrate being from somewhere else! Immigrant stand ups, storytellers + character comics do their funniest immigration material or non immigrants do their immigration-inspired material! Accents celebrated, wanted, welcome!
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  • Under St Marks
  • Tuesday May 5th 09:00PM
  • The Open Mic at Under St. Marks
  • $5 Tickets always Available at the door. At The Mic Under St. Marks 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 at UNDER St. Marks.
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Wednesday May 6th 07:30PM
  • Funny Women of a Certain Age
  • Funny Women of a Certain Age Comedy is a show straight from the unfettered mouths and uninhibited minds of the funniest, most daring, most experienced people in comedy: the women that have seen it all.  They’ve raised children both on and off the road with big hairy club bouncers cradling their babies while onstage. These women have stayed in comedy condos where you don’t want to use a blacklight on anything. They’ve been told women aren’t funny and asked to trade sexual favors for work. Trust us, they have A LOT to say, and they say it hysterically.If I had to choose between ageism or sexism, I'd take a pat on the ass any day, since that meant someone noticed me.”- creator Carole MontgomeryFunny Women Of A Certain Age the TV special premiered March 23, 2019 on the Showtime Network to rave reviews.
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  • Under St Marks
  • Wednesday May 6th 09:00PM
  • Smut Slam
  • Smut Slam is a storytelling competition based in real life, real lust, real sex. With sexy prizes from sponsors Njoy and Babeland, Smut Slammers sign up to tell a 5 minute dirty story, judged by a different panel of celebrity judges like sex party curators, erotica writers, storytelling hosts, and more! Voyeurs can still participate also with the Fuckbucket, divulging secrets anonymously or digging deep with questions, with a chance to win the coveted Njoy toy at the end of the evening.Smut Slam is queer-friendly, kink-friendly AND vanilla-friendly, fat-friendly, poly-friendly . . . we are very friendly. We welcome people with all types and amounts of sexual experiences to our space, and consent is key. SMUT SLAM was CREATED by Cameryn Moore, an award-winning playwright/performer, sex activist and educator. Find Cameryn being NSFW on Facebook, or at www.camerynmoore.com Smut Slam NYC is hosted by FRIGID's own Tess Henry.
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  • Under St Marks
  • Thursday May 7th 10:30PM
  • Silent But Deadly: A Mime Experience
  • A mixture of dance, clown, and mime, all with the intent to make audiences laugh without any of us having to learn our lines - I mean, er - using body language? Yeah, that's it, body language. Artsy stuff like that. Using our head, shoulders, knees, and toes, we'll be contorting and wiggling into your hearts and nightmares.And we have merch! Click here to buy
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Saturday May 9th 02:30PM
  • CHALK (a silent comedy.)
  • "If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?"A charismatic clown discovers magic chalk that makes everything he draws come to life in this fantastical one-man show guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! A non-verbal physical comedy in the style of the great silent-film era comedians, Chalk is a goofy testament to the power of a childlike imagination, and a moving exploration of the adult search for romantic love and connection.Critics call CHALK:"A Simple, Generous, Touching Show For Everyone" FOUR STARS - Broadway Baby"Wildly Entertaining & Incredibly Moving" BEST BET - Theater Is Easy"Clever, Theatrical Magic" - Center on the AisleCHALK was recently featured in Time Out New York.Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this whimsical romp guaranteed to "Draw You In." ALEX CURTIS – (creator. / performer.)Alex Curtis is a professional actor performing in theater, film, and television. Alex's clown work has been featured in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the New York Clown Theatre Festival, the Gotham Storytelling Festival, FRIGID New York, and the 10 Foot Rat Cabaret. Other career highlights include playing a house-hunter on a reality TV show (not real, btw), appearing on the ABC prime-time crime drama 'FOREVER', and landing a co-starring role on an episode of award-winning CBS drama ‘Blue Bloods’. He hosts the podcast ‘Stop Waiting Tables’ where he interviews creatives about making art and making a living and has a recurring role on the web series ‘Love In NY’ (named 'Best of the Web' by FUNNY OR DIE). Alex earned his MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company. He lives in Brooklyn with his cactus and action figure collection. More details at alexmcurtis.com.   Caitlin Ryan O’Connell (director) is a theatre director and teaching artist. She has worked with The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, LCT3, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory Company, and Clubbed Thumb. In 2010, she conceived and directed A World of Girls, an original play based on interviews with teenage girls from twenty-two countries worldwide. Caitlin is a 2016/2017 Clubbed Thumb directing fellow and a former directing intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has trained with the National Theater Institute, St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Simon McBurney’s Complicite and the NY Neofuturists. She is a teaching artist with The International Theatre and Literacy Project and works in Rwanda to devise theatre with Rwandan youth. Caitlin is an alumna of Wellesley College and a graduate of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing class of 2016. Mike Kirsch (choreographer) is a NYC based producer, director and choreographer. His film and video productions, which he produces, directs and choreographs have been seen by millions across the globe. He has directed and choreographed productions for MTV, ABC, SeaWorld, Bloomingdale’s, L’Oréal, Sabra Hummus, and for Shellac in Times Square during New York Fashion Week. Most recently his dance film “Public Displays” was selected and featured at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Arts’ Dance on Film Festival. His work has also been featured numerous times on The Today’s Show, in The New York Times and The Huffington Post. www.MikeKirsch.org
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  • Under St Marks
  • Saturday May 9th 10:30PM
  • The Ten Foot Rat Cabaret
  • Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is Gotham’s Premiere Variety Show: Comedy, Music, Burlesque, Vaudeville, and More!Hosted by Canadian import Jillian Thomas; featuring Bill Chambers and Gregory Levine - and a rotating cast of the entertainment cream of NYC, America and Canada. Created and Produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine.For more information, visit their full website: http://www.tenfootrat.com/
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  • The Kraine Theater
  • Tuesday May 12th 07:00PM
  • Improvised Buffy
  • Join us on our very own little slice of the Hellmouth. Buffy fans gather every month at 7 pm to watch a group of skilled actors and Whedon fanatics make up a live episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the spot. Grab a drink at "The Bronze" bar, participate in our charity raffle, and stick around for an informal screening of a fan-favorite episode. Get ready for vamp-dustings, apocalypses, wiggins, and more!
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  • Under St Marks
  • Wednesday May 13th 07:00PM
  • Monthly Muse
  • MUSE is a place for actors and playwrights to receive a safe and encouraging place to experiment with new works in progress. Each playwright signs up for a 20 minute slot to work a 10 minute scene from their latest work.  Actors hone their cold reading skills, putting the scene up on its feet and providing feedback.  Through MUSE, creatives can meet, collaborate, and grow as artists!  Come meet your new artistic home.  Facilitated by Chris Rivera (they/them).
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  • Under St Marks
  • Friday May 15th 10:30PM
  • Hot Goss
  • TRASH, New York’s premier pile of garbage and loveable comedy collective wanst you to spill the T. Bring your hottest goss and hotter butts to their variety show at Under St. Marks Theater. Each month TRASH hosts some of their favorite comedians to perform anything from stand-up, character and musical comedy, storytelling or improv. Previous guests have appeared on shows including Broad City, Disney +, Comedy Central, HBO, The New York Times, Funny Or Die, Sesame Studios and Nickelodeon, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. TRASH are a NYC comedy collective, with performers from UCB NY, The PiT, Reductress, the BBC, Chris Gethard Presents, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and more. Come petty. Come pretty. Come prepared to goss.
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  • Under St Marks
  • Saturday May 16th 10:30PM
  • Lisa
  • Lisa is a sketch, improv, filmmaking group comprised of a bunch of friends in New York. The show is an hour of brand new live comedy and afterwards everyone sticks around to dance, talk, and sow seeds of friendship that will last well into their fortiesPreviously purchased tickets will defer to standby line 15 minutes after doors. Keep an eye on our social media @thelisainsta for updates.
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  • Monday May 18th 07:00PM
  • The Adam Wade Show
  • Adam Wade (Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, NPR regular), a staggering 20-time Moth Story Slam winner, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for this special monthly show. No two shows are the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off.Here's what the critics are saying: "Wade’s narrative persona is a salt-of-the earth guy with a sensitive soul. He tells stories about humiliation and heartache, about small but thrilling human connections and tiny victories that feel huge. The rise of nerd culture has no doubt helped him. Onstage, he seems to be the adolescent misfit within everyone’s soul." - The New Yorker "Adam Wade is one of the best storytellers on the planet" - The Dish "You can't not like him." - Time Out NY “If this endearing storyteller doesn’t make you feel at least a teeny bit warm and fuzzy, check your rib cage, because you may not have a heart.” - Time Out NY “Wade's storytelling prowess stems from a heartfelt honesty that always hits home.” -Time Out NY "Ladies: please do not go to this show if you are currently seeking someone to love. Because Adam Wade will become that person."- Village Voice "The Moth's Adam Wade--so adorable, he's essentially a human kitten with eye-glasses." - Village Voice  "When it comes to public speaking, Adam Wade knows what it takes." - New York Post 
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