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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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The Happiest Medium review by guest contributor Katelyn Manfre   John Grady loves the show “Fear Factor.” He has his theories and his predictions about how the insane game show will play out, and is especially drawn to the “Couples Edition,” where young die-hards compete, and, predictably lose, to the old married pair with many anniversaries to their [...]

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Musical Pawns: Lost Music And Direction, Found Voices (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by Diánna Martin March 1, 2012 Festivals

Part historical odyssey, part musical, Musical Pawns centers on the career work of Russian composer David Nowakowsky, a brilliant contemporary of Tchaikovsky and Wagner, whose works have been lost for nearly 100 years. Guarding his unpublished manuscripts for decades were his Grandson and then Great-Grandson, and the play also follows their life as Jews in [...]

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Missed Connections: An Exploration Into The Online Postings Of Desperate Romantics (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 28, 2012 Festivals

The Happiest Medium Review by guest contributor Linnea Covington Whether you’re M4W, W4M, M4M, or W4W, there is something for everyone in Missed Connections: An Exploration Into The Online Postings Of Desperate Romantics. The play consists of five actors—Jennifer Jean Anderson, Ricky Dunlop, Lauren Roth, Jake McKenna, and Julia Mattison—five Kindles, a handful of accents, and a whole [...]

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The Stranger To Kindness: City Of Strangers (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by Karen Tortora-Lee February 28, 2012 Festivals

More often than not, when the question of “how do you want to die” comes up the answer is often “in my sleep” or “surrounded by my friends and family”.  The hope of most human beings is that, when it’s our turn to check out, we do so peacefully and with someone caring by our [...]

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Scratch & Pitz Burlesque and Variety Hour – Seven Act Scratch (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 24, 2012 FRIGID 2012

The Happiest Medium Review by Guest Contributor Linnea Covington If you have ever had dreams of your dolls coming to life and doing a sexy strip tease, this show is for you. Produced by two-time FringeNYC winning performer and playwright Cyndi Freeman with storyteller Brad Lawrence, both whom are burlesque performers, Scratch & Pitz Burlesque and [...]

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LOL: The End. : 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 20, 2012 FRIGID 2012

Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors?   LOL: The End. Keep It Movin’ Productions Come to a place where tragedy meets comedy meets stupid. A funny and physical look at natural and human-made disasters through the eyes of three clowns. Award-winning writer/performer Una Aya Osato is joined by her [...]

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Aerial Allusions: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 20, 2012 Festivals

Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors? Aerial Allusions AGAWA SAPPHIRE By Azana Productions A journey looking into the perspective of humanity through feminine/masculine viewpoints using traditional/non-traditional movement; combining Dance, Clown and Theatre to express the emotions of two individuals. Think, Cry, Laugh, Intrigued and Entertained by the observations these [...]

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Musical Pawns: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 17, 2012 Festivals

Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors?   Musical Pawns Company: Lost Music Productions Musical Pawns mixes fact and fantasy, humor and pathos in attempting to explain why David Nowakowsky’s musical masterpieces have disappeared for almost 100 years. A musical treat by North America’s best singing actors. Show Times: Fri [...]

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The Traveling Musicians: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 16, 2012 Festivals

Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors?   The Traveling Musicians Company: 3 Sticks Music by Andrew Lynch Inspired by the Grimm fairy tale, The Traveling Musicians chronicles the tumultuous career of the greatest animal rock band to ever break out of the cage and on the stage in this [...]

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Scratch & Pitz Burlesque And Variety Hour: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 15, 2012 FRIGID 2012

Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors? Scratch & Pitz Burlesque and Variety Hour Company: Heroics in Hotpants Directed by: Cyndi Freeman and Brad Lawrence Cherry Pitz (Cyndi Freeman) and Scratch (Brad Lawrence) present a burlesque melodrama & variety show. Cherry wants to do a duet act like Sonny & [...]

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The Stranger To Kindness: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 7, 2012 Festivals

Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors? The Stranger To Kindness Company: D&A Productions Directed by: Heather Cohn Years of routine bind Lena and Nance, two lonely senior women from the Upper West Side. When Nance no longer answers her door, Lena takes it on herself to call the police [...]

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Missed Connections: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 6, 2012 Festivals

Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors? Missed Connections – An Exploration into the Online Postings of Desperate Romantics Company: Royanth Productions Directed by: Ricky Dunlop Drawing from the sometimes touching, oftentimes torrid (and almost always grammatically incorrect) postings on craigslist’s most notorious section, Missed Connections is a collection of the [...]

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Fear Factor: Canine Edition – 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 4, 2012 Festivals

Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors?       Fear Factor: Canine Edition Written by: John Grady Fear Factor: Canine Edition is about the peculiar and misguided true adventures of a man and his very trusting, very forgiving, therapy dog. An award-winning tale of true love and overcoming obstacles, [...]

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Rabbit Island: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium February 2, 2012 FRIGID 2012

Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors?   Rabbit Island Company: Elephant Run District Directed by: Aimee Todoroff Alex zigzags irregular relationships with an erratic therapist, his off-again/on-again girlfriend, and an untamed burlesque dancer. What more will it take to become a Real New Yorker? “When life sucks as bad [...]

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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. [...]

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