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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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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. The performance on April 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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 14th Street Y

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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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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) The performance on April 14th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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. The performances on April 14th and 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 21+ only. 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 Parkside Lounge

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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. The performance on April 14th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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 14th Street Y

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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 we cannot guarantee that the subtitles will be legible in the livestream presentation. The performance on April 14th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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 The performance on April 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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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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+, 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.  The performance on April 8th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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. If you miss the live stream performance please email boxoffice@frigid.nyc within 48 hours of the showtime to receive a link to watch. The performances on April 8th and 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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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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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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.

Location 14th Street Y

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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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Storytelling, Podcast, True Stories - New York City Fringe

Emil Amok: Lost NPR Host, Wiley Filipino, Vegan Transdad

Emil Guillermo goes amok as he considers all things in a comic memoir on being American Filipino. Sex is everything, from his father’s colonized past, NPR, Harvard and finding out the true nature of his offspring’s gender identity. One audience member said it was like John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons” only uniquely American Filipino. What people are saying about Emil Amok’s monologues: "Enjoy trying to keep pace with Guillermo's brilliant mind...Funny, Poignant." - Orlando Weekly "Comical and often profound observations." - Manhattan Digest "Charismatic." - DC Metro Theatre Arts "A lovely storyteller." - Mike Daisey A part of the show’s profits will benefit the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) celebrating 50 years of civil rights activism. The performance on April 8th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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. Concerto constructed for and starring Bethany Geraghty  with Sam Quiggins on string & void Directed by Gama Valle Created by Christian De Gré Cárdenas with luna poética by Joseph Reese Anderson The performance on April 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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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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. The performance on April 8th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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 14th Street Y

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

Sex, Drugs & Reggaeton

"Sex, Drugs 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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Stand-Up, Storytelling, Improv, Variety, Comedy, Music - Monthly Shows

The Open Mic Downstairs @ Frigid New York

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

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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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Performance Art, Theater, Storytelling, Comedy, Drama - Season 26

The Episodic Theatre Project

Trouble doth ensue at the Baltimore Area Renaissance Faire when the Monarch and Creative Director impulsively announces the fair is closing and she’s dumping all three of her polyamorous partners. Shocked and heartbroken, her fellow employees and lovers—a depressed jester, toxically chivalrous knight, and metaphysically troubled tarot reader—traverse the five stages of grief as they mourn their utopian summer and relationships, and prepare to re-enter the real world. Please note: You will be witnessing a work-in-progress! Designed to kick start the creative process, The Episodic Theatre Project inspires collaboration and risk-taking through an intensive professional experience that strengthens artistic bonds and community. The five-part play, designed to be viewed in succession, is the culmination of a 5-week intensive process celebrating underrepresented identities. Actors have less than a week to rehearse the material before going in front of a live audience. As such, you may see our actors on script throughout the performance, as we have chosen to focus on making discoveries in the writing through play in the rehearsal room. Thank you for your support of new work!

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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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Monthly Shows

Hottie Bop

THE LIGHTS AT UNDER ST MARKS ARE OUT! But Kev has written the best sketch of his lifetime and the show MUST. GO. ON. To save Hottie Bop, the team hatches their craziest plan yet. Hottie Bop is a variety show with music, comedy, and dance. This month, Hottie Bop: After Dark features music from the one and only Samantha Pearl. Improv from the Understudies. Standup from comedy hero Jess Elgene, and dance from Kelsey Kempner! And, of course, original choreography from Catherine Wu featuring the Hottie Bop Hotties! Don’t miss this one-night-only production — click the green box below for tix. The show is produced by Lina Zikas (@lina_zikas) and Duane Stanford (@duanestanford). Our creative team includes Kit Carter, Ben Hirsch, Kevin Qian, Kris Carpenter, Owen Engesser, Jake Snyder, Nicholas Barris, Noah Weinflash, Ashley Allen, Ashley McGregor, Armando Cabrera, Sebastian Martinez, Caden Brauch, and Carter Cromer. Find us at @hottiebop.

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Stand-Up, Comedy, Solo Performance - Monthly Shows

Comediumship

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

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

Dylan Adler Solo Show

Dylan Adler will be performing an hour of his original musical comedy and stand up. Prepare for a night of high energy, chaos, catharsis, and bursting into song when emotions arise. He may even do a backflip but you must buy a ticket to find out.

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Film - Monthly Shows

Movie Night

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

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Performance Art, Burlesque, BIPOC, Variety - Season 26

Sins and Stardust Burlesque: Industry Night Anniversary Gala

Celebrate a year of spellbinding nights at "Sins and Stardust Burlesque: Industry Night," now dazzling at our new home at Under St. Marks Theater. Stiletto Sinclair and Jackie Galaxy, the dynamic duo behind the magic, invite you to join us as we toast to a year of unforgettable performances, laughter, and the art of tease. This special edition of Sins and Stardust not only honors our past performers, but also welcomes new stars into our constellation. Feast your eyes on returning delights like Trinity Starlight, Lady Mabuhay, Jack Attaqué, and Andrea Flow, alongside our shining newcomers Phantosmia Leigh and Zennifer Sage - our captivating kitten and gogo. Join us for an evening where every moment is a spectacle, celebrating the past and toasting to the future! Please note that this is a 21+ only event.

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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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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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Theater, Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Clowning, Improv, Comedy - Season 26

Improvised Columbo

It's a watch party! Catch a never-before-seen episode of TVs Columbo ~ part murder mystery, part john waters-y melodrama, watch as seasoned improvisers intro, pervert, and completely make up a new episode of 70s era Columbo! Featured in:New York Comedy Festival, November 2023Fun & Dumb at the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, July 2023

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

Odd Salon NYC: Blunder

Join us for six tales of awkward actions and historical hiccups, scientific slips and military miscalculations, societal faux-paux’s and groan inducing misjudgments. We’ll see you next time at Odd Salon NYC: BLUNDER!Curator by New Co-Producer Olivia Owre-Bell!Wednesday May 8thUnder St. Marks Theater94 St. Marks Place, NY, NY 10009Doors at 6:30pm; Curtain at 7:00pm$25 In-Person$20 Watch From Home and Watch Party at St. Dymphna's (117 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009) Stories and Speakers Sarah GrantAlexander the GreatAnd the Perils of Not Listening to AdviceJessie WayburnCan’t Always Let’em Eat Cake:The Gershwin’s Failed MusicalJohn Vaszari The Accidental Discovery of Lithium Treatment for Bipolar DisorderTheresa HandwerkWhen Going Dutch Failed: Blunders of Dutch ColonialismPam Segura Before the LobotomyThe Surprising History of “Crazy”AND MORE! 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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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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Multi Media, Comedy, Music, Film - Monthly Shows

Relationships

A play about connection, kinship, fellowship, transition, correspondence, altercation, relation, exchange, consociation, bond, communication...... Cast Arak Avakian as KristofMattie Barber-Bockelman as ClarissaJoseph Brock as MalcolmCeline Dayan-Bonilla as StephanieJamie Ellington as PaulMoses Brown as Sebastian Written/Directed by Peter BD Music by Arak Avakian Photography by Jamie Ellington

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Theater, Stand-Up, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy - Season 26

CHEAT

In this gutsy, honest and electric solo show from a rising star, Chloe admits to the guilty secret that most people keep forever. (FYI: Coming to the show doesn’t make you a cheater… actually, avoiding it seems way more suspicious). "Hilarious and sharply-crafted" - Deadline "Worthy of the greats like Mike Birbiglia" -The Chortle "Great comedic storytelling" - PlaylistHQ ★★★★★ – one4review ★★★★- Broadway Baby ★★★★- Entertainment Now Creative consultancy by Dec Munro, Megan Orcholski, Barry Ferns, Stuart Laws

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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, Comedy, Play, Drama - Season 26

Three Chickens Confront Existence

Three factory farm chickens attempt to find peace of mind and a greater sense of purpose by engaging each other in a series of debates, games, feuds, and emotional experiments while awaiting their imminent trip to the broiler.

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Comedy, Improv - Monthly Shows

As You Will

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

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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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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. The performance on April 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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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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) The performance on April 14th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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. The performances on April 14th and 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 21+ only. 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. The performance on April 14th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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 we cannot guarantee that the subtitles will be legible in the livestream presentation. The performance on April 14th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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 The performance on April 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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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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+, 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.  The performance on April 8th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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. If you miss the live stream performance please email boxoffice@frigid.nyc within 48 hours of the showtime to receive a link to watch. The performances on April 8th and 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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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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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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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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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Storytelling, Podcast, True Stories - New York City Fringe

Emil Amok: Lost NPR Host, Wiley Filipino, Vegan Transdad

Emil Guillermo goes amok as he considers all things in a comic memoir on being American Filipino. Sex is everything, from his father’s colonized past, NPR, Harvard and finding out the true nature of his offspring’s gender identity. One audience member said it was like John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons” only uniquely American Filipino. What people are saying about Emil Amok’s monologues: "Enjoy trying to keep pace with Guillermo's brilliant mind...Funny, Poignant." - Orlando Weekly "Comical and often profound observations." - Manhattan Digest "Charismatic." - DC Metro Theatre Arts "A lovely storyteller." - Mike Daisey A part of the show’s profits will benefit the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) celebrating 50 years of civil rights activism. The performance on April 8th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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. Concerto constructed for and starring Bethany Geraghty  with Sam Quiggins on string & void Directed by Gama Valle Created by Christian De Gré Cárdenas with luna poética by Joseph Reese Anderson The performance on April 15th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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. The performance on April 8th will have a "masks strongly suggested" policy, and masks will be available at the door. 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+, Stand-Up, True Stories, Storytelling, Comedy - New York City Fringe

Sex, Drugs & Reggaeton

"Sex, Drugs 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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Stand-Up, Storytelling, Improv, Variety, Comedy, Music - Monthly Shows

The Open Mic Downstairs @ Frigid New York

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

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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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Performance Art, Theater, Storytelling, Comedy, Drama - Season 26

The Episodic Theatre Project

Trouble doth ensue at the Baltimore Area Renaissance Faire when the Monarch and Creative Director impulsively announces the fair is closing and she’s dumping all three of her polyamorous partners. Shocked and heartbroken, her fellow employees and lovers—a depressed jester, toxically chivalrous knight, and metaphysically troubled tarot reader—traverse the five stages of grief as they mourn their utopian summer and relationships, and prepare to re-enter the real world. Please note: You will be witnessing a work-in-progress! Designed to kick start the creative process, The Episodic Theatre Project inspires collaboration and risk-taking through an intensive professional experience that strengthens artistic bonds and community. The five-part play, designed to be viewed in succession, is the culmination of a 5-week intensive process celebrating underrepresented identities. Actors have less than a week to rehearse the material before going in front of a live audience. As such, you may see our actors on script throughout the performance, as we have chosen to focus on making discoveries in the writing through play in the rehearsal room. Thank you for your support of new work!

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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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Monthly Shows

Hottie Bop

THE LIGHTS AT UNDER ST MARKS ARE OUT! But Kev has written the best sketch of his lifetime and the show MUST. GO. ON. To save Hottie Bop, the team hatches their craziest plan yet. Hottie Bop is a variety show with music, comedy, and dance. This month, Hottie Bop: After Dark features music from the one and only Samantha Pearl. Improv from the Understudies. Standup from comedy hero Jess Elgene, and dance from Kelsey Kempner! And, of course, original choreography from Catherine Wu featuring the Hottie Bop Hotties! Don’t miss this one-night-only production — click the green box below for tix. The show is produced by Lina Zikas (@lina_zikas) and Duane Stanford (@duanestanford). Our creative team includes Kit Carter, Ben Hirsch, Kevin Qian, Kris Carpenter, Owen Engesser, Jake Snyder, Nicholas Barris, Noah Weinflash, Ashley Allen, Ashley McGregor, Armando Cabrera, Sebastian Martinez, Caden Brauch, and Carter Cromer. Find us at @hottiebop.

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Stand-Up, Comedy, Solo Performance - Monthly Shows

Comediumship

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

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

Dylan Adler Solo Show

Dylan Adler will be performing an hour of his original musical comedy and stand up. Prepare for a night of high energy, chaos, catharsis, and bursting into song when emotions arise. He may even do a backflip but you must buy a ticket to find out.

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Film - Monthly Shows

Movie Night

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

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Performance Art, Burlesque, BIPOC, Variety - Season 26

Sins and Stardust Burlesque: Industry Night Anniversary Gala

Celebrate a year of spellbinding nights at "Sins and Stardust Burlesque: Industry Night," now dazzling at our new home at Under St. Marks Theater. Stiletto Sinclair and Jackie Galaxy, the dynamic duo behind the magic, invite you to join us as we toast to a year of unforgettable performances, laughter, and the art of tease. This special edition of Sins and Stardust not only honors our past performers, but also welcomes new stars into our constellation. Feast your eyes on returning delights like Trinity Starlight, Lady Mabuhay, Jack Attaqué, and Andrea Flow, alongside our shining newcomers Phantosmia Leigh and Zennifer Sage - our captivating kitten and gogo. Join us for an evening where every moment is a spectacle, celebrating the past and toasting to the future! Please note that this is a 21+ only event.

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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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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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Theater, Multi Media, LGBTQIA+, Clowning, Improv, Comedy - Season 26

Improvised Columbo

It's a watch party! Catch a never-before-seen episode of TVs Columbo ~ part murder mystery, part john waters-y melodrama, watch as seasoned improvisers intro, pervert, and completely make up a new episode of 70s era Columbo! Featured in:New York Comedy Festival, November 2023Fun & Dumb at the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, July 2023

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

Odd Salon NYC: Blunder

Join us for six tales of awkward actions and historical hiccups, scientific slips and military miscalculations, societal faux-paux’s and groan inducing misjudgments. We’ll see you next time at Odd Salon NYC: BLUNDER!Curator by New Co-Producer Olivia Owre-Bell!Wednesday May 8thUnder St. Marks Theater94 St. Marks Place, NY, NY 10009Doors at 6:30pm; Curtain at 7:00pm$25 In-Person$20 Watch From Home and Watch Party at St. Dymphna's (117 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009) Stories and Speakers Sarah GrantAlexander the GreatAnd the Perils of Not Listening to AdviceJessie WayburnCan’t Always Let’em Eat Cake:The Gershwin’s Failed MusicalJohn Vaszari The Accidental Discovery of Lithium Treatment for Bipolar DisorderTheresa HandwerkWhen Going Dutch Failed: Blunders of Dutch ColonialismPam Segura Before the LobotomyThe Surprising History of “Crazy”AND MORE! 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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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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Multi Media, Comedy, Music, Film - Monthly Shows

Relationships

A play about connection, kinship, fellowship, transition, correspondence, altercation, relation, exchange, consociation, bond, communication...... Cast Arak Avakian as KristofMattie Barber-Bockelman as ClarissaJoseph Brock as MalcolmCeline Dayan-Bonilla as StephanieJamie Ellington as PaulMoses Brown as Sebastian Written/Directed by Peter BD Music by Arak Avakian Photography by Jamie Ellington

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Theater, Stand-Up, True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy - Season 26

CHEAT

In this gutsy, honest and electric solo show from a rising star, Chloe admits to the guilty secret that most people keep forever. (FYI: Coming to the show doesn’t make you a cheater… actually, avoiding it seems way more suspicious). "Hilarious and sharply-crafted" - Deadline "Worthy of the greats like Mike Birbiglia" -The Chortle "Great comedic storytelling" - PlaylistHQ ★★★★★ – one4review ★★★★- Broadway Baby ★★★★- Entertainment Now Creative consultancy by Dec Munro, Megan Orcholski, Barry Ferns, Stuart Laws

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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, Comedy, Play, Drama - Season 26

Three Chickens Confront Existence

Three factory farm chickens attempt to find peace of mind and a greater sense of purpose by engaging each other in a series of debates, games, feuds, and emotional experiments while awaiting their imminent trip to the broiler.

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Comedy, Improv - Monthly Shows

As You Will

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

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