EstroGenius

The EstroGenius Festival, the longest running festival celebrating the work of women and gender non-conforming artists in NYC, returns for a fourth year at The Kraine Theatre of E. 4th St. Begun in Manhattan Theatre Source in 2000 as a short-play festival, the festival has launched and supported hundreds of artists in its 19 years and continues through the generous support of FRIGID New York. 


In concurrence with the inclusive values the festival was founded on, this executive team focuses on art generated, written, directed, choreographed, composed and performed by artists who expand the definition of a women’s festival.  The producers strive to create a full, empowering, festival dedicated to a community that hears, sees and celebrates women, gender non-conforming and non-binary artists in all of their dynamic diversity.

Upcoming Events
 
  • The Kraine Theater
  • Wednesday October 20th 07:00PM
  • Funny Never Gets Old
  • Funny Never Gets Old/Funny Women Of A Certain Age"If I had to choose between ageism or sexism, I'd take a pat on the behind any day, since that meant someone noticed me.”Carole Montgomery creator of Funny Women of A Certain AgeWhat began as a way to work with her friends has exploded on the comedy scene. When Carole (a veteran of the stand up scene for over 40 years) started, you would never see two female comics on the same show. Fast forward to today’s comedy scene and nothing has changed, even though there are way more women in comedy.With two TV specials on Showtime and a third TV special about to be filmed, this show is not to be missed! Featuring a rotating cast of some of the best female comics of a certain age!**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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  • Virtual Venue
  • 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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