Paper Kraine

We're back for a sixth season of new works in development! The 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 - all PK ticket proceeds and a passed hat go to support the work of organizations like the Ali Forney Center, UNWRA, Mentors Against Violence Prevention, and the ACLU.


This season is dedicated with unending gratitude towards the team of FRIGID NY. We all know artists making great work: all they need is a space, and FRIGID's dedication to making that accessible for artists is a vital part of the New York arts ecosystem. 


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.


Our In-House COVID Policy

  • Full vaccination (two weeks past final dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J) is required for all audience members, staff, and performers. You can prove your vaccination status with
    • Your vaccine card
    • The NY Excelsior app or NJ Docket app
    • A photo of your vaccine card with matching photo ID
  • Masking is required for audience and staff
    • Masks may be removed while seated in the back of the theater to enjoy drinks provided the bar is open and an empty row is left between masked and unmasked sections.
    • Audience members seated in the front section of the theater will be fully masked at all times.
  • Audience members and performers are required to fill out a contact tracing form upon arrival.
  • Seating is limited to half normal capacity with space left between parties.
  • The theater is equipped with a ventilation system capable of completely replacing the air in the space every ten minutes.
  • Surfaces are sanitized regularly.
All in attendance (audience, staff, performers, etc) must adhere to these polices or be asked to leave.

Upcoming Shows
  • Wednesday October 27th 07:30PM
  • Paper Kraine
  • We're back for a sixth season of new works in development! The 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 - all PK ticket proceeds and a passed hat go to support the work of organizations like the Ali Forney Center, UNWRA, Mentors Against Violence Prevention, and the ACLU.This season is dedicated with unending gratitude towards the team of FRIGID NY. We all know artists making great work: all they need is a space, and FRIGID's dedication to making that accessible for artists is a vital part of the New York arts ecosystem. 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.Our In-House COVID Policy**All in attendance must adhere to the COVID guidelines that apply to this show. Vaccines will be required for all audience members, staff, and performers. You can prove your vaccination status (two weeks past final dose by show day) using your vaccine card or your Excelsior App. We can also accept a photo of your vax card, but only when presented with photo ID. Masks are required for the duration of your time spent indoors. We will be conducting contact tracing at the door. We will be seating at limited capacity with space between parties. Our theaters are equipped with a ventilation system capable of completely replacing the air in the space every ten minutes. Surfaces are sanitized regularly.**
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