Trump Lear @ Under St. Marks

    Frigid New York @ Horse Trade In Association With Project Y Theatre Company


    Trump Lear

    Nov 4, 11, 18
    Dec 2

    Written & Performed By David Carl

    Co-Created & Directed By Michole Biancosino

    Extended Performances! 

    @ Under St. Marks

    Due to popular demand FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Project Y Theatre Company has extended the World Premiere of Trump Lear, written and performed by David Carl, directed by Michole Biancosino and co-created by Carl and Biancosino, for additional performances November 4-December 2 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) on Saturday, November 4, November 11, November 18, and December 2 at 2pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at Visit for more info on the production.

    From the team behind the downtown hit David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet (formerly titled Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet) comes a new Shakespeare adaptation: Trump Lear

    Actor and impersonator, Carl David, is being held without bail for performing his Trump-inspired version of Shakespeare’s King Lear.  Carl David is forced to perform his King Lear to an unseen online audience of one, as the President restlessly watches remotely from a live and public feed. The stakes are high: if Trump likes Carl and his show, Carl lives. If not, Carl dies. But how can Carl get through a show where he has created a Lear based on Trump himself without offending the audience?

    “A brilliant gem with many facets that shine an intensely comic light on Trump. It’s a brutally honest x-ray as only a comedy can be…Trump Lear should be seen by as many people as can fit into UNDER St. Marks.”Theater Scene

    “Michole Biancosino, who has collaborated with Carl on other shows, is adept at keeping the energy and craziness up without letting it spin into incomprehensible chaos.” Best Bet, Theatre is Easy

    David Carl (Co-Creator/Writer/Performer/Puppet Designer/Video Designer) is an actor, comedian, and impressionist in NYC, raised in Dallas, TX. David plays Gary Busey in Point Break LIVE! and David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet, which he wrote with some help from Shakespeare. The latter was a breakout hit of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, receiving an extended run at Baruch College and an award for “Overall Excellence in Solo Performance”. Recently David was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award for Solo Performance. Other original works include The Power of Me (co-written with Samuel Brett Williams), and David and Katie Get Re-Married (co-written with Katie Hartman). He also has a show called 100 Impressions in 30 Minutes with David Carl, and has spent 2015/2016 playing all of the presidential candidates in the debates before they happened in Road to the White House. In October he played Donald Trump in Trump Takes On…Boston at Laugh Boston for 22 shows leading up to the election. He has a BFA from the University of Evansville in Performance, an MFA from Rutgers (Mason Gross) in Acting and completed improv training at UCB, the Magnet and The PIT.

    Michole Biancosino (Co-Creator/Director/Projections Designer) is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company, where she has developed and directed new work in Washington, D.C. and New York City over the past 18 years. She is also the Founder and producer of NY’s Women in Theatre Festival which just closed at ART/New York Theatres. With Project Y, she has led various professional productions, as producer, director, and writer. Directing work includes: Connected(NYIT Award winner), LoveSick or THINGS THAT DON’T HAPPEN (NYIT Award winner), The Revival(NYIT Award winner), A User’s Guide to Hell featuring Bernard Madoff, Derby Day (Paper Mag #2 Show of the Year), Goodness, and Gidion’s Knot in NYC, and many others in NYC, Edinburgh, New Orleans, and Washington, DC. Producing: The Religion Thing (Time Out NY Critics Pick), FUBAR, 3 years of New York New Playwright Festivals and NY’s Women in Theatre Festival (#WITFestival). Other collaborations with David Carl include the original shows, The Power of Me, a send up of modern spiritual gurus and the culture of self-help books, blogs, and celebrity, David and Katie Get Remarried, and “100 Impressions in 30 minutes with David Carl” all at The PIT, NYC.  She currently is currently directing SOLOCOM Founder, Peter Michael Marino’s one-man show, Show Up! at Edinburgh Fringe.Michole is a recipient of the prestigious SDC Gielgud Fellowship for classical directing and multiple SPARC artist residencies through the Brooklyn Arts Council. For more info about her work visit

    Project Y Theatre The award winning, Project Y Theatre Company is an outside-the-box theatre company that supports the creation, development, and production of new works for the stage in New York City.  Committed to supporting playwrights and their plays, and with a focus on women and LGBTQ voices, Project Y positions new plays and underserved voices to be part of the theatrical

    FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.