"Oh February and March, the time for love and Spring breaks. It’s also the time for cold weather and post-holiday depression. It’s a toss up to find out if February and March are good months or bad months, so I always remind myself that they are also the months for the FRIGID Festival to invade the Lower East Side. Every year, dozens of one-act plays take over The Kraine Theater and Under St. Marks Theatre to spotlight new talent to the community. 

-Nelson Diaz-Marcano,  Manhattan With A Twist


"[FRIGID New York] has built a diverse community of artists from every discipline—including burlesque, stand-up, performance art, and theater—and has become a beacon for emerging artists."

-Heather Violanti, HowlRound

 

"...arguably the epicenter of the independent theater world in New York."

-Leonard Jacobs, The Clyde Flitch Report

 

"A mecca for teriffic off-off Broadway theater"

-Martin Denton, nytheatre.com


What is it that comes out of the ground? Lore and science tell us: good things and bad. Diamonds, gold, silver, and oil wells! Life-sustaining water! Root vegetables to get you through the winter! Archaeological revelations about extinct species and civilizations! But… also, monsters: vampires, mummies, zombies, and mole people! On some level, theatre is what you get when you mix all those things together. And one particular subterranean venue, UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Pl., btw. First Ave. & Ave. A), has been unearthing dreamstuff and nightmares for over two decades.

 -Trav S.D., thevillager.com