January Events At Frigid New York @ Horse Trade

January Events At

Frigid New York @ Horse Trade

January, 2017

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.

Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off

Sunday, January 1 @ 8pm $10 in advance ($15 at the door)

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off! features NYC’s funniest female comics and sassiest burlesque acts. Past performers have been featured in films, seen on TV, and perform at venues all over the world. This is a fast paced sexy show, exploding with talent.

Category: Comedy; Burlesque


The Adam Wade Show

Featuring Moth StorySLAM Champion, Adam Wade

Tuesday, January 3 @ 7pm $10

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

Adam Wade (Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, NPR regular), a staggering 20-time Moth Story Slam winner, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for this special monthly show. No two shows are the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off. Category: Comedy; Storytelling


The Open Mic Downstairs

Hosted by Dan Ricker & Mike Milazzo

Every Tuesday @ 9pm $4 at the door

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

At The Open Mic Downstairs the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get seven minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York. Whether it’s a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, or something entirely off the top of your head, you’ll find a home in the attentive welcoming community at UNDER St. Marks.

Category: Open Mic; Variety


Feast: A Performance Series

Wednesday, January 4 @ 7pm $15

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Feast invites you to the table for a fresh and delicious three-course performance series. Co-curators Conrad Kluck and Alex Randrup offer an evening of performances from the worlds of theater, music, dance and poetry, including a new work-in-progress staged reading by our monthly featured playwright. We’re cooking up new works every month!

Category: Variety; Play Development


Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret

Created and Produced by Rob Dub & Gregory Levine

Wednesday, January 4 @ 9:30pm $15

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is Gotham’s Premiere Variety Show: Comedy, Music, Burlesque, Vaudeville, and More! Hosted by Canadian import Jillian Thomas; featuring Bill Chambers and Gregory Levine – and a rotating cast of the entertainment cream of NYC, America and Canada.

Category: Variety


Cabaret Showdown: Winners Showcase

Sunday, January 8 @ 5:30pm $10

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

Join last month’s winner of the Cabaret Showdown as they star in their own show!

Category: Cabaret; Music


The Cabaret Showdown

Hosted by Mark McDaniels

Sunday, January 8 @ 7pm  $12 (includes a free drink)

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

Do you have what it takes to be a cabaret champion? Contestants compete for the chance to star in their own show or cabaret. Come out and join the fun! Whether you are a contestant or in the audience you are guaranteed to have a blast.

Category: Cabaret; Music; Game Show


Muffins in the Window

Wednesday, January 11 @ 7pm $10

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

An opportunity for friends in the creative arts to get together and support each other in a non-threatening, SLIGHTLY TIPSY environment. Actors, singers, comedians, dancers, monologists, filmmakers, instrumentalists, & variety show entertainers come together, try new material & workshop upcoming projects.

Category: Variety


Live in the Village

Wednesday, January 11 @ 7pm $10

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Live in the Village will light up UNDER St. Marks with the passion of New York City’s best performers! This monthly variety show is the perfect happy hour for co-workers who don’t want to talk to each other. Instead, they can sit back and enjoy hilarious comedy, great music, and other great art that’s hidden throughout this city.

Category: Comedy; Variety


Sketch Block

Wednesday, January 11 @ 9pm $10

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Sketch Block is a comedy showcase that gives sketch troupes an opportunity to perform without the pressure of bringing in an audience. Also, Sketch Block does not force their audience to pay for drinks. We believe that it’s your choice to drink or not. It’s about the comedy. Sketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Come meet, mingle, and perform!

Category: Comedy; Sketch Comedy


Pretty Bad

Thursday, January 12 @ 10pm $15

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

Pretty Bad is a show that pairs professional models with professional comedians to make imperfect improv under perfectly funny circumstances.

Category: Comedy; Improv


The Space Pirate Puppy Musical!

Saturday, Janaury 14 @ 12pm $15

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

Earth has gone to the dogs, the humans have disappeared, and the Space Pirates are about to invade. Join the Dogstar Fleet on an intergalactic musical mission to seek the knowledge of the Oracle and save the planet Earth! Will the Puppies turn tail and run? Will the Ninja Kittens, ooh string. Can the Earth be saved from certain construction? Blast off with our heroes to find out!

Category: Kids; Family Friendly; Science Fiction



Saturday, January 14 @ 2:30pm $15; $5 for kids under 12

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

CHALK is a playful and poignant one-man show guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this feel-good romantic romp sure to “Draw You In.”

Category: Solo Show; Kids; Family Friendly


Thank You, Robot

Friday, January 20 @ 10:30pm $5

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

A showcase for independent and established improv teams. For each show, two teams join Thank You, Robot to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again. Category: Comedy; Improv


The Mystery at Ginger Creek

Saturday, January 21 @ 1pm $20 adults; $15 students & seniors; $12 kids

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

Welcome to Ginger Creek, where curious characters and perplexing events are the norm. Join Hank O’ Hara and Sally Silver Gunz, as they run from the law, stumble over clues and suffer from amnesia. Their lives depend on you, as they attempt to solve a murder and prove their innocence. Category: Kids; Family Friendly; Interactive


A Brief History of Beer

Saturday, January 21 @ 10:30pm $12

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

A Brief History of Beer is a one hour drinkeractive comedy where the audience travels through time with William Glenn and Trish Parry, all the way back to Ancient Sumeria, through to today, on a mission to save beer from a mysterious nefarious person!

Category: Comedy; Beer


The Fire This Time Festival Open Mic

Hosted by Najah Imani Muhammad

Tuesday, January 24 @ 7pm $5

The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)

The Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival presents a monthly open mic! Artists can bring in whatever they would like to present from music and poetry to monologues and scenes. Sign up begins at 6:30pm. Mic is on fire at 7pm! Category: Open Mic; African American


The Torchlight Series

Presented by Cave Theatre Company

Wednesday, January 25 @ 7pm $10

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

It is within caves that the first art appeared – tales of humanity carved or painted on the rock walls. Our ancestors walked deep into the earth away from all light and created stories with paint, with fire, with song. We now venture into the dark as our ancestors did and strive to do the same.

Category: Play Development


The Varietal Hour

Friday, January 27 @ 10:30pm $10

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

The Varietal Hour showcases a diverse collection of talent from around the city. Host and two-time Tony Award rehearsal attendee Lucas Womack splits a bottle of wine with guests as they perform anything from stand up to soft shoe, from storytelling to juggling, and very little in between. Or maybe all of it. Join us as we celebrate variety and varietals!

Category: Variety; Wine


Comic Sutra Saturday

Saturday, January 28 @ 10:30pm $10

UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)

Join us on an endless journey, where desire meets dick jokes, all under the guise of Eastern mysticism. Allow us to re-open those chakras deep inside you and be embraced by our tantalizing, tantric tales and tunes. Comedy. Music. The Unknown. Only at COMIC SUTRA SATURDAYS! Category: Comedy