Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/45/5924345/html/index.php:2) in /home/content/45/5924345/html/wordpressc/wp-content/plugins/ninja-forms/ninja_forms.php on line 56

Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/content/45/5924345/html/index.php:2) in /home/content/45/5924345/html/wordpressc/wp-content/plugins/ninja-forms/ninja_forms.php on line 56
Horse Trade Theater Group

Horse Trade Theater Group

THE OLDEST and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.   – H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror In Literature When I think of Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft’s Weird Stories I think of very intelligent people, facing the unknown. An unknown that is not known [...]

Share

{ 0 comments }

  There’s much more than a touch of Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe in the character of Katharine Sherman‘s Christopher Marlowe in her new play,

Share

{ 0 comments }

  While there’s nothing to indicate that Sondheim influenced Larry Kunfosky’s Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary in any way (in fact, extensive interviews with Larry Kunofsky beforehand never once included references to The Man or the the musical I’m about to cite) we all have our own personal archives.   To me, there was an [...]

Share

{ 0 comments }

Starting Tonight! Frigid Hangovers Begin At The Kraine Theater

by Karen Tortora-Lee March 5, 2012 Festivals

Every year the Frigid Festival gives us a hangover – of shows, that is!  A Frigid Hangover has nothing to do with alcohol but it has everything to do with shots!  As in — these shows get one more shot at entertaining audiences.   HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP PRESENTS THE 2012 FRIGID HANGOVERS THE BEST & BRIGHTEST [...]

Share
Read the full article →

Early Risers / Night Owls … Come With Me – Help Save UNDER St. Marks

by Karen Tortora-Lee April 4, 2011 Manhattan

  Linda Evangelista is the source of the oft-quoted line “I won’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.” I’ve often paraphrased and said that I won’t get out of bed before six a.m. unless a number like that is mentioned. Yeah, well … how about a number like over 5 million? [...]

Share
Read the full article →

Lickin’ With Bricken – An Interview With Bricken Sparacino

by Michelle Augello-Page March 31, 2011 Off-Off-Broadway

  Bricken Sparacino is an award winning/nominated performer, writer and director. She is also a bright, confident woman who has been involved in theatre for most of her life. To watch her work is to watch an artist with a powerful command of her talents. I have seen her ability to transform a space, as [...]

Share
Read the full article →

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women In The Arts – Spotlight On Heidi Grumelot

by Karen Tortora-Lee March 24, 2011 Karen's Interviews

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. [...]

Share
Read the full article →

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women In The Arts – Spotlight On Emily Owens

by Karen Tortora-Lee March 21, 2011 Karen's Interviews

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 [...]

Share
Read the full article →

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 [...]

Share
Read the full article →

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 [...]

Share
Read the full article →

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 [...]

Share
Read the full article →

Mendacity – Not An Easy Topic (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Antonio Miniño March 6, 2011 Festivals

Ali Kresch delivers a collage of expressions in Mendacity, (written & directed by Lauren Rayner) an experimental visually striking solo performance with a poignant and healing look into the uncomfortable yet significant and much needed subject of rape and the self destruction that could sadly ripple after.   Ms. Rayner sharing her own personal stories [...]

Share
Read the full article →

Hi, How Can I Help You? – Just Another Night In The Dungeon (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Karen Tortora-Lee March 5, 2011 Festivals

I’m not going to talk big and act like I know the first thing about what it’s like to work in a New York City Sex Dungeon – or even to step foot through the front door of one for that matter.  For all I know, Scout Durwood’s solo show Hi, How Can I Help [...]

Share
Read the full article →

Pretty-n-Papi, The Pickle To My Fluff? (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Antonio Miniño March 4, 2011 Festivals

In Pretty-n-Papi (written by Leah James Abel, Cody Schreger, and Olivia Lehrman) Ms. Pretty Smart is pretty ready for her pretty man to walk into her life, but things aren’t looking that bright for this girl in the love department so she decides to start online dating, why not! Haunted by a radio commercial of “Princess [...]

Share
Read the full article →

My Pal Izzy – The Early Life And Music Of Irving Berlin – Fact, Fiction, and Peaches (FRIGID New York 2011)

by Diánna Martin March 4, 2011 Festivals

Imaginative and educational, Melanie Gall’s My Pal Izzy – The Early Life And Music Of Irving Berlin combines a healthy dose of fact and fiction as we are given a panoramic view of the life of brilliant composer Irving Berlin during his early formative years through his ill-fated albeit loving marriage to Dorothy Goetz. Our [...]

Share
Read the full article →

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 [...]

Share
Read the full article →

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 [...]

Share
Read the full article →