Are you ready to laugh? In this comedy double header, veteran hypnotists Howie and Mark team up to take you on a journey of the subconscious mind. This is your chance to see and experience hypnosis firsthand. Who knows, maybe you'll even be the star of the show!
It was a day like any other, except different. It was different. The air was a little bit too still and the trees were a bit too tall. That day. The day Jimmy Jones' little boy disappeared. Follow Private Eye Mahogany Brown as she searches for the child supposedly taken by 'The Nameless'. As the case progresses, clues appear to reveal more about Mahogany Brown than she is ready to handle.
A woman's journey to find Federico Fellini and the creativity, freedom and vibrancy he represented in order to escape the brutal reality of apartheid South Africa. The play takes us to Rome on a glorious adventure through Fellini's cinematic landscape.
In 2008, two best friends took a road trip across the United States after spending two years compiling their 500 favorite songs of all time. While listening to each others lists, Adventure, Danger, Laughter and tears ensue, as the learn to find beauty in the world, and hope for a freedom from cycles of pain. Don't miss this new work from 2017 Frigid Audience Pick "Beers About Songs" creator Ryan Adam Wells. A tale of Friendship, Music, and above all the power of Love.
A tragicomic solo show of a few not-so-tall tales: one is the story of two spunky tweens' sexual awakening in the 1960's on Nantucket followed by their revealing modern day Manhattan reunion; the other is about a wacky family's gathering at their father's very weird 11th hour.
The Red Scare! In 1953, 41 Jewish scientists were named as Communist spies by Senator Joe McCarthy. Robin’s father was one of them. In this intensely personal and timely show, Robin puts on her detective hat to investigate what happened back then, and how this long ago event still reverberates today.
“Two brothers and their sister-in-law recount the loss of a family member, the week after an accident. Told in interlocking monologues, this dark comedy explores local business, the opioid crisis, and the idea that sometimes you can choose your family.”
World traveling storyteller Martin Dockery takes us on an epically joyous and tragic journey in this true tale about love, loss, and monarch butterflies. “The best storyteller in the US.” -Orlando Sentinel. “Hilarious, life-affirming, poignant and ridiculous." - Charleston City Paper.
Two sets of parents meet in the stands of their sons’ first high school baseball game. Each parent has different expectations for the day, and for what the game will mean to their son. The parents’ relationships to each other and to their sons are challenged by events on the field and in the stands.
Mardi Gras is happening outside and the audience is brought inside Antonin Artaud's mind, where the imaginary, the symbolic and the real manifest themselves. A post-modern installation of performance-art, music, movement and film, which evokes the full force of the life, work and lucid madness of the beloved visionary genius.
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
Based on true events, A Southern Fairytale artfully illuminates the challenges facing a young, gay Christian growing up in the Deep South. As we accompany the protagonist through multiple journeys into and out of the closet, the audience emotionally connects with the very real impacts of conversion therapy, excommunication, and a father who believes that a demon has possessed his son.
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!
"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
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
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.
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
Stories from the odd corners of history, science, art, and adventure.Join us for our evening salon series of cocktail hour mini-lectures, featuring short talks exploring overlooked and untold episodes from our shared past – 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.March 25 – BREAKTHROUGH – Estro-Genius Fest April 29 – DUBIOUS May 19 – TENEMENT – Lower East Side Heritage MonthJune 24 – FADJuly 29 – TCHOTKESAug 26 – HUSTLE