Gotham Storytelling Festival

Neither an election nor a pandemic can stop the ninth annual Gotham Storytelling Festival. Opening with an Election Night Story Special, this year’s fest is sure to touch on the good, the bad, and the most outrageous of 2020. Whether you’re looking to escape into someone else’s story, to commiserate with an artist, or to dive into what makes this year so insufferable, Gotham has something for you. Join legendary hitters like Ophira Eisenberg and Jamie Brickhouse as well as new friends like Stori Ayers and Matt Panesh for an international event that’s sure to alleviate some of the year’s aches. 

Upcoming Events
  • Virtual Venue
  • Friday April 30th 08:00PM
  • The Reparations Show
  • WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR US LATELY?If you don’t have a good answer, we’ll send you our Venmo username.The Reparations Show is a variety show that will center stories created by and about Black and Indigenous artists. This weekly show kicks off on Juneteenth as part of FRIGID New York’s Queerly Festival, and each week will be hosted by a different BIPOC artist. The show is the brainchild of Erez Ziv, managing artistic director of FRIGID New York, and Kevin R. Free, the Curator of The Queerly Festival. It was created as a way to offer paid opportunities for BIPOC artists. Besides featuring work by these artists, each episode will include a segment called “This Week in Reparations” that examines an organization’s statement of solidarity with the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement and keeps track of the work they have done toward that goal since releasing the statement.  You can watch the show right here, or join us on Facebook Live to send us comments!
  • The Kraine Theater
  • Friday May 7th 07:00PM
  • Scott and Andy and All the Boys | Created and Performed by Mike Daisey
  • Scott Rudin is the most powerful and feared producer on Broadway, whose films collect Oscars and define the art house circuit. Andrew Cuomo is America's Governor, whose iron grip on politics has dominated New York for over a decade. Both are bullies and abusers who were praised and celebrated for being horrible, until one day they were not. In one searing night Daisey will illuminate our love affair with men like these—how we vicariously follow, how we lie to ourselves, and how we remain silent. By putting himself under an unsparing spotlight, Daisey will talk about what it means to be a man, and ask if we can make it change.Mike Daisey, who has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times, is the preeminent monologist in the American theater today.Praise for Mike's last show:"He is outstanding. These were startling and stirring words, the kind that hogtie your attention. They are worth having Daisey, and live theater, back for."The New York Times"I felt home again—listening to a talented storyteller spin a version of a year not entirely unlike the one I had just spent, felt really, really good."The Washington Post**All attending in person MUST be fully vaccinated, meaning 14 days have elapsed since their final dose. We will be checking for proof of vaccination at the door, among our many other precautions. Unvaccinated viewers can join from home via livestream.**All audience members attending in person must be masked and fully vaccinated (14 days elapsed since their final dose by April 2). FRIGID will be taking temperatures at the door, collecting contact tracing information, and selling tickets in pods distanced six feet or more from each other. The Kraine Theater is equipped with a ventilation system capable of replacing the air every ten minutes. Anyone who prefers not to attend in person can tune in to the livestream of the performance from their homes. Staff will be vaccinated and masked as well. Mike Daisey is the sole performer. He is fully vaccinated, and will wear a mask whenever offstage, and will be more than 10 feet from any audience member under ventilation when onstage.