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The New York International Fringe Festival presents FringeBYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) in all five boroughs. ALL DATES BELOW ARE IN OCTOBER. Use the Slice-O-Matic or the alphabetical tabs below to view the shows, pick your performance, and purchase tickets.

Performances shown in grey are either past or sold out.

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FringeCLUB - Anything Helps
Strivers Row Productions
Writer: Mark Lanham
Director: Chris Clavelli
A decision to reject passivity leads one man to buy a pump-top thermos and serve free coffee to homeless people on Manhattan’s Union Square. A surprising paradox ensues: the rich experience from eye-level contact with the poor.
Local   FringeMN
Solo Show   Spoken Word/Poetry   

FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


The Pumpkin Pie Show: THE REMAKING
Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Director: Clay McLeod Chapman
The Little Witch Girl of Pilot’s Creek: Accused of witchcraft in 1931, Ella Louise and daughter Jessica were burned at the stake. Jessica was buried in a steel-coffin wrapped in a fence of interconnected crosses… but she’s not dead yet.
Local   FringeMN
Solo Show   Performance Art   
   

FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


I'm Just Kidneying
One Kidney Wonder Productions
Writer: Amanda Nicastro
Director: Geoff Grimwood, Development Director: Frankie Johnson
Amanda donated her kidney for her sister—but saved TWO lives! What? From carrying her urine on the NYC subway to dodging needle-happy nurses to passing resounding farts, this award winning comedy questions what truly makes someone a hero.
Local   FringeMN
Solo Show   Comedy   
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FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


Fifty Shades of Melania
Writer: Liana Mesaikou
Director: Chelsea Sutton
A deep-dive comedic take on the various faces of the FLOTUS who doesn’t really care – or does she? – and the complicated spectrum of stereotypes women constantly fight, exploit, or reverse. The one-woman show that will define the next presidential election!
60m   National   FringeMN
Comedy   Solo Show   
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FringeMN - Chain Studio


FringeCLUB - Back Against The Wall
Writer: Wessel van Schaik
Can you think your way out of a depression? An exploration of our relationship to our thoughts. From being fearful of them, to giving them a voice. Where could this take us?
   FringeMN
Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   Solo Show   
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FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


140 LBS: HOW BEAUTY KILLED MY MOTHER
Nasus Media
Writer: Susan Lieu, Performed by Susan Lieu
Director: Sara Porkalob
Susan's mother dies from plastic surgery malpractice when Susan was 11 years old. Nineteen years later, Susan reaches out to the killer's family -- uncovering the painful truth of her mother, herself, and the impossible ideal of Vietnamese feminine beauty.
National   FringeMN
Solo Show   Drama   
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FringeMN - Kraine


No Hablo Español: MixTape of a MexiCan’t
Happily Bohemian
Writer: Mateo Moreno
Director: David Rey
Understand the culture of me, not the culture of what you expect me to be. My story is the story of one Mexican, in a sea of Americans, and they all speak better Spanish than me. Welcome to my Mixtape.
Local   FringeMN
Solo Show   Drama   
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FringeMN - Chain Studio


Blood & Water
Writer: Rachel Brill
Director: Page Clements
Blood & Water is Romeo and Juliet meets the Israeli Palestinian conflict, in modern NYC.  It is the true story of a Jewish woman who fell in love with a Palestinian man. Forced to confront their beliefs, families, and society.
International   FringeMN
Solo Show   Drama   
   

FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


The Gangsterlogues!
Zeroboy
Writer: Zeroboy
Director: Zeroboy
Vocal acrobat Zero Boy kills it as Mob Assassin Johnny Z of Moidah Inc. The interactive HIT where you’re the boss. Take a historical slay ride from the 20’s to the 40’s with the funniest hitman from the past.
   FringeMN
Comedy   Solo Show   
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FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


Finding Fellini
Writer: Megan Metrikin
Director: Guy De Lancey
A woman’s journey to find Federico Fellini and the creativity, freedom and vibrancy he represented in order to escape the brutal reality of apartheid South Africa. The play takes us to Rome on a glorious adventure through Fellini’s cinematic landscape.
Local   FringeMN
Multi-Media   Solo Show   
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FringeMN - Kraine


FringeCLUB - Tortle and Friends
Tongue Honey
Writer: Lucy Livingston, Michael Galligan
Director: Bailey Nassetta
First, prepare yourselves for an influential talk on empathy from acclaimed speaker Tortle. After that, his number one fan proudly presents a raffle! Two back-to-back solo clown shows dealing with what it means to be alone.
Local   FringeMN
Solo Show   Clown/Mask   
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FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


FringeCLUB - The Universe Will Not Save Me
What Will the Neighbors Say? | Sophia Frank | Jose Rivera Jr.
Writer: Jack Scaletta
Director: Tom Robertshaw
There is an astronaut, far away in both space and time, stranded on a dying planet. Drawing from poetry, pop music, and Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, this is one body’s attempt to digest the cosmos.
Local   FringeMN
Solo Show   Performance Art   
Instagram   

FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


Transfiguration
The Arts Press
Writer: Michael Miller
Director: Graydon Gund
You'll find Ralph lunching on sushi and sake—all deluxe. His neighbors were shooting each other dead in the street this morning. He alone survived. He kept his cool, but a guy has to move on, doesn't he?
Local   FringeMN
Solo Show   Drama   
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FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


Chalk
Writer: Alex Curtis
Director: Caitlin Ryan O’Connell
Choreographer: Mike Kirsch
"If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?" A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Solo Show   
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FringeMN - Kraine

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