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FRIGID New York Festival 2011

FRIGID New York Festival 2011

These women of the arts hail from different disciplines, but they all have an indomitable spirit and a luminescent spark that makes them amazing human beings who are out there every day, doing amazing work. Today we continue our series with Heidi G. Grumelot. Heidi Grumelot is the Artistic Director of Horse Trade Theater Group. [...]

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These women of the arts hail from different disciplines, but they all have an indomitable spirit and a luminescent spark that makes them amazing human beings who are out there every day, doing amazing work. Today we continue our series with Emily Owens. Without exaggeration I can say that Emily paved the way for making The [...]

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When you were growing up, did you ever have characters from TV or film that you looked up to and felt that if you could be like them, you could do anything? Cyndi Freeman sure did, and she didn’t pick any run-of-the-mill hero…she picked THE woman…you know…the awesome chick in the invisible jet who could [...]

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Yippie! – Revolution On Demand (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Diánna Martin March 9, 2011 Festivals

A energetic and fascinating ensemble piece, Yippie! blends fact and fiction to create a behind-the-scenes look at the rise of Jerry Rubin’s Youth International Party of the 1960s. In a “what if?” take on the Chicago 1968 riots, writers/directors Randy Anderson and Harrison Williams look at the darker side of what happens when even flower [...]

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There is No Good News – Laughing Until Your Sides Hurt (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Diánna Martin March 9, 2011 Festivals

From the moment you hear David Mogolov utter the words: “When I was seven years old my parents bought me a bullwhip,” the ice is broken, the walls immediately come down, and you are brought into a world of a hilarious, yet serious, one-man show that is There Is No Good News. I found myself [...]

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FRIGID Hangovers – I’ll Have Another Round! (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Karen Tortora-Lee March 7, 2011 Festivals

So, what exactly is a FRIGID Hangover?  Well, if you’re me, it’s the pounding headache you woke up with this morning after celebrating at the FRIGID Closing Ceremonies last night. But if you’re one of the lucky ones a FRIGID Hangover means that – by popular demand – yours was picked as one of the [...]

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Year Of The Slut – It Was A Very Long Year (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Diánna Martin March 3, 2011 FRIGID 2011

Jennifer Lieberman’s one-woman show, Year of the Slut, is an odyssey through the life of a young Canadian getting her feet wet in the bright lights and big city of New York. The main things on her mind besides getting her acting career in high gear is to successfully 1) lose her virginity 2) survive [...]

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Scarlet Woman, Noirtastic Femmes (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Antonio Miniño March 3, 2011 FRIGID 2011

Simple: if you love a good murder mystery and film noir you will enjoy Scarlet Woman. Matthew Well’s play has more twists and turns than a twizzler, and actresses Candy Simmons and Megan Hill love chewing on that licorice! Carmine (one of the characters played by Candy Simmons), is a woman who can’t get a [...]

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The Shorebound Swim With A One Click Kick – It’s A Tough Swim, But Worth It (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Stephen Tortora-Lee March 2, 2011 Festivals

Have you ever had one of those dreams? Where you’re having one crazy twist after another, and you can’t wait to see what will happen next… and then you wake up confused not sure what it meant and it even might fade away soon after waking, but it leaves these potentialities of ideas buzzing in [...]

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Goodnight Lovin’ Trail – What We’ll Leave Behind When We Go (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Karen Tortora-Lee March 2, 2011 Festivals

Have you ever stupidly misplaced something that was really important to you?  Just walked away from it, not realizing it was out of your hands until it was too late?  Remember that panic that gripped you to the very core?  How your blood turned to ice in your veins and your heart pounded so loud [...]

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The Mysterious Mystery of Mystery Street – A Little Too Much Mystery (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Karen Tortora-Lee March 2, 2011 Festivals

Go into The Mysterious Mystery of Mystery Street at the Kraine Theatre expecting a hard boiled detective story full of tersely delivered dialogue, dames and dicks and that’s what you’ll get, in a manner of speaking. It’s your typical setup: two hard talking detectives (Sergio Lodolce and Adam Brome) are behind a desk in some [...]

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F*#king Girls – Isn’t It Bromantic? (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Karen Tortora-Lee March 1, 2011 Festivals

The Bromance has come into its own and is now permeating black box theatre – behold F*#cking Girls the new Bromantic Comedy brought to you by Ben Thompson and Bro.  I mean, and Co.  Well, both really.  Written by  Thompson and directed by Paul Leopold this short, sweet, easy-to-digest play doesn’t cover new ground, but [...]

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Joe: The Perfect Man (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Geoffrey Paddy Johnson February 28, 2011 Festivals

Why are so many people repulsed by (and fearful of) clowns? Could it be because the barbaric humor they deploy is played, in part, to mock the audience? Who, after all, but fools would be entertained by such crude gestures and antics? Or is it because those white, white faces, with broadly drawn features, are [...]

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We Might Be Experimenting On You – Get Ready (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Karen Tortora-Lee February 26, 2011 Festivals

I could say SO MUCH about We Might Be Experimenting On You – but I’ve been sworn to secrecy. Seriously. I have been. Doctors (and writers) Kym Bernazky and Melanie Jones are very clear about this. But I can tell you this much – We Might Be Experimenting On You was a delightful surprise and [...]

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FUNNY A Trunk Show – Filled With Heart (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Geoffrey Paddy Johnson February 26, 2011 Festivals

Titling a show FUNNY A Trunk Show is perhaps somewhat daring, if not theatrical wishful thinking. Some people’s funny is other people’s camp. So it’s a good thing that Denmo Ibrahim’s one-woman show, just opened in the FRIGID New York Festival, knows what it is about, and blithely transcends its title. Related Posts:FRIGID New York [...]

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A Kind Kind Man, So He Says (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Karen Tortora-Lee February 26, 2011 Festivals

Flora (Tali Custer) is so sweet when she shows up at the door of Willard (Jeffrey Coyne) selling White Sexy Face Toothpaste that it’s easy to see why he can’t resist her.  Just look at her.  So peppy.  So bright.  So nubile.  Why, she’s the exact kind of 14 year old a man could find [...]

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FRIGID New York Festival 2011 – Five Questions For: Boat Load

by Karen Tortora-Lee February 25, 2011 Festivals

Welcome back to another installment of FRIGID New York Festival 2011 Q&A! We’ll be running these throughout February, so be sure to check back to read all about the great shows that will be taking part in the festival. Also – don’t miss the winner-take-all game of Rock Paper Scissors! Today’s Q&A is with Jayson [...]

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