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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.


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


All About Image/We are The Elite
Second Wing
Writer: Marcina Zaccaria
Director: Tony Tambasco
Photographers, Videographers, Assistants, and their Subjects are under scrutiny. Capturing images, they affirm their aesthetics. What they see is under critique. What they present is a complete outpouring of their entire vision.
National   FringeMN
Multi-Media   Drama   
   

FringeMN - Kraine


Almost Gorgeous
Destiny Dunkle in Association with FRIGID
Writer: Destiny Dunkle, Music by Dan Ricker and Destiny Dunkle
Director: Destiny Dunkle
Music. Comedy. Clitter. A whimsical tale of a hopeless, yet hopeful, side piece weathering New York and her almost relationship. Ukulele in hand, Dunkle contends with her feelings about Santa Claus, John Stamos, Florida men, and above all night cheese!
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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FringeMN - Kraine


American Refugee
Writer: Sid Singh
The world is filled with hate. Good! There’s nothing wrong with hate. The problem is you’re bad at it. Let comedian, human rights lawyer and the guy who helped beat Donald Trump in court in January, Sid Singh, teach you how!
National   FringeMN
Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   Comedy   
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FringeMN - Kraine


ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Lone Star Theatre Co
Writer: David Davila
Director: Sidney Erik Wright
Like two doomed stars circling a black hole, Michael and Harry can't seem to stay away from each other even as they burn toward oblivion. Psychosexual desires are torn apart in this explosive Daddy/Son romance. ***WARNING: violence and nudity***
Local   FringeMN
Drama      

FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


Benny And Griff: Best Friends Forever
Benny and Griff
Writer: Griffin Hennelly and Michael Benjamin Bunin
Director: Miranda Luango
Benny and Griff are musicians and comedians but most importantly they're best friends. Known for their high energy live shows and mind bending surrealism, Benny and Griff will leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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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


Bootstraps
Writer: Kathryn Funkhouser
Director: Chris Morrissey
The reality show Bootstraps was cancelled weeks ago, and nobody told the cast. So why are they still on set? Just because there's no game doesn't mean there can't be a winner. A dark comedy about power and perception.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair:The Jackie Mason Musical
Triton Talent
Writer: Book, Music and Lyrics by Ginger Reiter
Director: Ginger Reiter
Choreographer: Laura Clary
Comedian Jackie Mason abandons pregnant girlfriend of ten years just as he finds Broadway success. Two decades later his lovechild comic Sheba Mason plays her mother in this hilarious musical with cast of seven, based on her parents' offbeat romance.
90m   National   FringeMN
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


CARNIVAL OF SOULS: neon animation + live action
En Avant Productions
Writer: Written by Jack Feldstein. Script edited by Pussy Willow and Annemarie Hagenaars.
Director: Jack Feldstein
Pussy Willow takes us on a hilarious adventure to the CARNIVAL OF SOULS. A modern take on a brilliant cult film that's been neon animated by Jack Feldstein.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Multi-Media   
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FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


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
Clown/Mask   Solo Show   
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FringeMN - Kraine


A Conversation Before 2016
Randy Cordero
Writer: Randy Cordero
Director: Gregg Pica
Set in early 2015, a libertarian conspiracy theorist and a centrist who works at the World Trade Organization, who just happen to be dating one another, argue politics amidst trying to resolve a grievance caused by an almost endearingly disastrous relationship mistake on the part of the boyfriend.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
   

FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


David's Play
ExpressLane Productions
Writer: Tom Rowan
Director: Will Taylor
A group of close college friends reunites in New York to celebrate a milestone. Can a recently discovered manuscript get their lives back on track? A serious comedy about love, loss, musical theatre, and the power of friendship.
Local   FringeMN
Drama   Comedy   
   

FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


Day of the Dead
Something from Abroad
Writer: Martha Preve
Choreographer: Paloma de Vega Centenera
A Night with the dead is a story about the origins of the Mexican Holiday Day of the Dead. It's entirely in English with Mexican folk songs (in Spanish) and dances inspired in Mexican traditional folklore.
   FringeMN
Spoken Word/Poetry   Musical/Opera   
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FringeMN - Kraine


The Desert Rose
Writer: Federico Lanuza, Vincent Gutierrez, Celeste Lanuza, Lyrics by Federico Lanuza, Celeste Lanuza, Vincent Gutierrez
Director: Celeste Lanuza
Choreographer: Celeste Lanuza
The Desert Rose musical developmental world premiere, reveals the dangerous journey when assimilation compromises one’s identity. Challenging realities of multi-dimensional Latinx culture, are overcome through rediscovery of family, love and heritage. Featuring original live music, dynamic choreography and English-Spanish narrative.
Local   FringeMN
Musical/Opera   Drama   
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FringeMN - Kraine


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


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   

FringeMN - Kraine


The Four of Us
Putnam Manor Prod.
Writer: Itamar Moses
Director: Renata Soares & Emilio Maxwell Cerci
The Four of Us follows Ben, whose first novel vaults him into literary stardom, and his friend David, a struggling playwright, who is thrilled by Ben's success...and crushed by it. From the dreams of aspiring youth to the realities of adulthood.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama   Comedy   

FringeBKLYN - Irondale Center


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   

FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


HI MOM! Monologues from the Characters of Climate Change
Naked Light
Writer: Reed Arnold, Lucero Ruiz De Chavez, Laura Delhauer, Micah Delhauer, Jamie Roach & Jason C Stuart
Director: Laura Delhauer & Jonathan Zautner
HI MOM! amplifies the voices and stories of the characters affected by climate change. Sometimes comical, sometimes heartbreaking, their stories present an insight into this global threat and seek to connect, inspire and motivate.
   FringeMN
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeMN - Kraine


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


Jules Verne's From The Earth To The Moon
Prime Number Productions
Writer: Sean David DeMers
Director: Ariel Francoeur
Following the Civil War, The Baltimore Gun Club turns their considerable artillery know how to sending a projectile to the moon. From The Earth To The Moon explores this largely forgotten historic event in a steampunk, revisionist, spectacularly epic fantasy.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Multi-Media   
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FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


K THEATER
K - Theater Company
Writer: Saehwan ( Ian ) Lim
Director: Saehwan ( Ian ) Lim
" K-Pop, K-Drama, K-Theater...the dark side of Korean society "
Local   FringeMN
Drama   Comedy   
Instagram   

FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


Keith Collins
Writer: Keith Collins
Keith Collins is a Brooklyn based Comedian, being born in Delaware and spending over a decade in the NY finance industry, he brings an interesting take on life, his childhood, and the world as a whole!
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   

FringeMN - Kraine


MISTRESSES
The Infinity Theatre Group
Writer: Liz Linkewitz
Director: Liz Linkewitz
A female cast shares the untold stories of real and alleged Presidential mistresses in this exploration of what it means to be "The Other" woman. From Monica Lewinsky to Kay Summersby, this play features women whose personal narratives rewrite history.
Local   FringeMN
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


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


Nothing Human
Cross-Eyed Bear Productions
Writer: Duncan Pflaster
Director: Aliza Shane
In 2011, a computer programmer named Alberto is developing an AI to deal with his survivors' guilt and paranoia from escaping 9/11; meanwhile his brother Alex, who thinks Alberto’s dead, is developing a screenplay about the human capacity for evil.
Local   FringeMN
Drama   Multi-Media   
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FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


PIE LESSONS
Days of the Giants LLC
Writer: Carrie Robbins
Director: Jonathan Cerullo
A TEACHER FROM THE "OLD COUNTRY" BELIEVES EDUCATION IS CRUCIAL TO RAISING A CHILD WELL. HE APPLIES HIS PEDAGOGIES TO HIS DAUGHTER, CHOOSING AFTERDINNER AS BEST LESSON TIME. BUT SOMETIMES DESSERT GETS IN THE WAY. HOMEMADE PIE AND KLEZMER SERVED.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
   

FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


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


REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REAL
Writer: Lucie Pohl
NYC comedian Lucie Pohl creator of Edinburgh and off-Broadway hits Hi, Hitler, Apohlcalypse Now! and voice of Overwatch's Mercy wants to be really real and brings you a show about being a video game celebrity with a bathtub in her kitchen.
   FringeMN
Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   Comedy   
   

FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


REEKING of INDISCRETION: Madame X's Allerton
ptmcplaywriting.com
Writer: Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc
Director: Patrick Aran
Madame X declared Robert Allerton Chicago's most eligible bachelor in 1906. His relationship with her & John Gregg, his longtime-companion,adopted-as-an-adult son are imagined in correspondence. An epistolary intrigue of historical truth, fiction & LGBTQ issues.
Local   FringeMN
Spoken Word/Poetry   Drama   
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FringeMN - Chain Studio


SAVANA GLACIAL
ut patet theater company
Writer: Jo Bilac
Director: Marina Montesanti
A dark comedy that dives into a dangerous love triangle between a writer, his wife and their neighbor. In a world in which reality is just another game, not even the audience knows what's real. Everything is fiction, except the pain.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama   Comedy   
   

FringeBKLYN - Irondale Center


Shelter In Place
Playful Substance
Writer: Raphael Perahia
Director: Raphael Perahia
When the fire alarm goes off in Jahoose's Adult Education Drawing class (Mondays at 4:00pm) the FDNY issues a mysterious command to "Shelter In Place". Five misfits realize that they are more invested in one another's lives than they expected.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
   

FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


Telenovela 101
Something From Abroad
Writer: Martha Lorena Preve
Director: Martha Lorena Preve
Can the impossible happen? Can love conquer all? Telenovela 101 is the first of three episodes of a parody of a Mexican Soap Opera from the 90's in Spanish with English subtitles, performed by an all-immigrant cast.
   FringeMN
Comedy      
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FringeMN - Kraine


The Thin Man in the Cherry Orchard
Everson/Coleman
Writer: Bambi Everson
Director: Job Ethan Christenson
Dashiell Hammet's hard-boiled, glamorously pickled American sleuths, Nick and Nora Charles, meet the stoic inhabitants of Chekhov's Russian tundra. Naturally, a murder, and hilarity, ensues. Can Nick solve the crime before they run out of vodka? A charmingly sardonic mashup.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


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


UPDATE
MAD LAB
Director: Michael DelaFlor
Are you afraid of immersing yourself in the internet? Play, like, click, poke through UPDATE irl. Become friends, tinder swipes, avatars of yourself in this improvisational performance. Will you control the grid? Find out at Irondale, October 25 and 26.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Performance Art   Dance / Physical Theatre   
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FringeBKLYN - Irondale Center


Why Women Cry
Writer: Based on text written and compiled by Sana Y. Shabazz, Adapted by Najah Imani Muhammad, with Original Music by Dawn Grannum
Director: Najah Imani Muhammad
Why Women Cry is a show for all people. From heartbreak to humor and antics, you will find empowerment and strength in this theatrical experience. We invite the audience to be like a leaf on a stream, and simply flow.
Local   FringeMN
Spoken Word/Poetry   Performance Art   
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FringeMN - Kraine


WOLFPACK
534 Theater Company
Writer: Jack Saleeby developed with Emilio Maxwell Cerci
Director: Emilio Maxwell Cerci
Discovering who you are is scary enough. Showing who you are can be even more terrifying. WOLFPACK sinks its teeth into just how hard it is to be vulnerable and truthful to those who helped shape you.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama      
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FringeBKLYN - Irondale Center


You'll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again
Writer: Zach Stephens
A new comedy about the woman who brought you Taxi Driver, The Sting, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind from the people who brought you nothing like that yet.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   

FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse

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