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(DE)CODED
Starchild New Works
Writer: Lizzie Guest
Director: Melissa Mowry and Lizzie Guest
Choreographer: N/A
(DE)CODED is an ensemble absurdist comedy that follows high school senior Hannah, a video game nerd and social outcast, as she is zapped into her favorite simulation game to be tried for her crimes against virtual humanity.
1h 45m   National   FringeNYC
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(Mary)
Moderately Well Known Productions
Writer: Steve Silvestri
Director: Andrew Guarisco
ANNOUNCEMENTS: *Gus Perkins, your father will pick you up at 5:30. *Ritter, your application for "Poet Laureate" is incomplete without a last name. Also, the position does not exist. *Junior Prom is tonight! The theme is "Memories"!
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
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33 (a kabarett)
Big Empty Barn Productions
Writer: Bremner Duthie
Director: Dave Dawson
Choreographer: Tracy Darin and Julie Tomaino
The vanquished impresario of a ruined cabaret sings for his life. Celebrates the power of music and the courage to keep going. "Absolute joy to watch" (NoLaDefender). "Incredible one-man show" (PBS). "Stunning theatrical achievement" (Vue Magazine). FIVE STARS "Breathtaking" (Broadway Baby)
1h 10m   National   FringeNYC
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AFTER BURN
GARSHMAN PRODUCTIONS LLC
Writer: Barbara J. Garshman
Director: Suzanne Karpinski
Based on interviews with combat soldiers returning to NYC from Iraq in 2005, this is the story of three men and one woman, all from the same squad, who discover that their biggest battle has just begun.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   
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Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life
Sabina England
Writer: Sabina England, Music by Micropixie and Paco Serén
Dreams of jellyfish, clouds and nature and dancing awaken our souls! Together let's chart the universe, and witness the cycle of life with mime, sign-language, mudras and video. There is so much more to the world than we realize!
45m   National   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Multi-Media   
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Almelem
Gideon Productions
Writer: Sean Williams
Director: Jordana Williams
ALMELEM is a biblical backstager, set in the first century C.E., about a small group of con artists and true disciples fumbling toward the greatest story ever told. From the team behind FringeNYC hits VIRAL, HAIL SATAN, and FLEET WEEK.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama   Comedy   
      

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American Carnage: A Solo Staged Reading of Select Screenplays by Stephen K. Bannon
Zack Mast
Writer: Zack Mast
Director: Bryan Duff
Before he fell into politics, aspiring screenwriter Steve Bannon struggled to be taken seriously as an artist. In scenes spanning pivotal moments in his life, Bannon ponders the age-old question: is it worth descending into madness to trigger the libs?
45m   National   FringeNYC
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Among the Furies
Writer: David Scala
Director: David Scala
At a sweltering South Carolina McMansion, two couples clash over cocktails, class, and the cost of letting your past catch up to you. Add enough liquor to turn any night into a Greek tragedy – and stir, darling. THIS. PLAY. SEETHES.
1h 25m   Local   FringeNYC
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AntiCone
Natasha Mirny and Tia Shearer
Writer: Natasha Mirny and Tia Shearer, with music by Alexander Nikitin
Director: Natasha Mirny and Tia Shearer
Choreographer: Natasha Mirny
Two performers walk the tightrope between comedy and pathos in this highly charged piece, inspired by the Antigone story. Featuring original music, clowning, audience interaction and 25 orange traffic cones.
45m   National   FringeNYC
Dance / Physical Theatre   FringeHIGH   
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Ants
NEMALIM
Writer: Ofra levy yehudai
Director: Ofra
Choreographer: Ofra
A wordless performance combining theater, clowning, video art, original animation and dance.The work’s video sections conduct a dialogue with cultural icons and the world of ants. These connections allow us to talk about the inevitable end honestly and openly. -israel
55m   International   FringeNYC
Performance Art   Multi-Media   
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An Attempt to Heal in the Contemporary World
Institutional Quality Productions in Association with Beware of Sharks Productions
Writer: David Tolchinsky
Director: David Tolchinsky
A man grapples with the feeling that something is wrong with his body although he can’t point to what, leading him to ponder the bizarre theories of 1950s rogue scientist Wilhelm Reich, as his marriage crumbles. A dark, screwball comedy.
2h National   FringeNYC
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The Beautiful
JBW Productions
Writer: Jonathon Ward, adapted from a Nathaniel Hawthorne story
Director: Emily Tetzlaff
Owen urges Annie to run away with him to Paris to rediscover the beauty she has hidden from her blacksmith husband. Will she accept Owen's gift of freedom? Will he love the beauty she reveals to him?
55m   Local   FringeNYC
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A Brief History of Colonization
Written, produced & performed by Kal Mansoor
Director: Rick Allen Wilson
A conflicted British-Indian comedian attempts to make a Hollywood movie about India's colonial past and is forced to revisit his own. Starring Pacino, Walken & McConaughey. FREE horror-filled laughter included with ticket purchase. *Some actors may not be present.
1h Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   
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Bright Is The Ring Of Words
ZHFOMusic
Writer: Book, Lyrics, and Music by Zack Aretakis
Director: Marcus S. Daniel
Jack Austin aspires to be the world's greatest composer, but what is the price that needs to be payed for such greatness? Can any relationship survive, or any person live up to the dreams of an enigma run wild?
Local   FringeQNS
Musical/Opera      

FringeQNS JCAL - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning


Broken English, Mother Tongue
minnerican productions
Writer: Javier Morillo
Director: Beliza Torres-Narváez
Funny, poignant stories of growing up on Army bases and in Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria, Americans have learned a lot about that island—perfect fine to see a show where, between stories, the audience is quizzed on its knowledge of Puerto Rico!
1h 15m   National   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Comedy   
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Caddywhompus
Hungry People Theatre
Writer: David Couter
Director: Yossef K
Once all dreams were carefree. Then Mr. Caddywhompus crept in, opening his briefcase full of waking terrors. A collegial dinner turns nightmare when Frank finds himself zip-tied to Alex's furniture, and must face his fears if he plans to survive.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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Chaos Theory
IKantKoan Games
Writer: Jessica Creane
Your inner chaos agent wants out. Embrace it. 2018 = Chaos. Through multi-player games and intimate, comedic lectures with an uptight mathematician, determine whether chaos is a situation to be wrestled into submission or a blank canvas of unbridled opportunity.
1h 15m   National   FringeNYC
Comedy   Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   
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The Church Of St. Luke In The Fields
Difficult Hour
Writer: Jim Shankman
Director: Jim Shankman
Two NYC prep school kids who desperately need to connect. A solitary old man who is looking to bury his past. Three lost New Yorkers find each other one evening at the Church Of St. Luke In The Fields.
1h 25m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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THE CONGRESSWOMEN
Ducdame Ensemble
Writer: Based on text by Aristophanes, Adapted by Ducdame Ensemble
Director: Shira Milikowsky
Choreographer: Andrew Barret Cox
Time's Up in Greece, 390 BC! With women now in charge, men must negotiate their place in society. In this adaptation of a timeless satire, who will be left to pick up the pieces from the Battle of the Sexes?
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
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Cracks
Writer: Jacob Marx Rice
Director: Anna Strasser
Nicole is trying to unboil an egg. Kat is trying to stop Global Warming. When romance sparks between the two, Nicole must confront the explosive ending of her last relationship, with the help of a giant egg named Humpty Dumpty.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
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Crawling with Monsters Now
Latino Theatre Initiatives
Writer: Anonymous, with Interviews
Anonymous college student storytellers craft a homemade docudrama to tell the story of the war next door. Come hear from the missing and the murdered (from just-across-the-border Mexico). Photographs, video, social media posts and live music tell their story.
1h 20m   National   FringeNYC
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Crime of the Hour
What the Deelio Productions
Writer: Abby Deely
Director: Abby Deely
Crime of the Hour is a true crime-themed improv show. The host reports the facts of a crime which improvisers use as inspiration to create original scenes. Every show covers a different crime to satisfy your bloodlust!
Local   FringeQNS
Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   Comedy   
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FringeQNS The Secret Theatre


CrowPlay
Invulnerable Nothings
Writer: devised by the company
The Irish Badb, intelligence studies around corvidae neurobiology from University Tubingen, marginalia from Edgar Allan Poe, and western Murder Ballads all collide in CrowPlay, as a conspiracy of ravens leads the audience through an expanding series of ritual and tableau.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Multi-Media   Drama   
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Damper Felts: N
This Is Not A Theatre Company
Writer: Jessie Bear
Director: Erin B Mee
Damper Felts: N invites audiences to participate in the multi-sensory experience of a site-specific audio play for the subway, and consider their role in the performance event that is the Big Apple. Download the Subway Plays app and begin!
60m   Local   FringeQNS
Drama   Multi-Media   
      

Podplay


Devices of Torture
The Skeleton Rep
Writer: Caroline Bennett
Director: Ria T. DiLullo
Four dominatrixes navigate their daily work, life, and relationships in the days following the 2016 election. Love isn't the only thing that hurts.
1h 55m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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Dishwasher
Brian Feldman Projects
Director: Brian Feldman
At a mutually agreed upon time, Brian Feldman (The Feldman Dynamic, FringeNYC 2003) goes to your home, washes the dishes in your kitchen sink, and performs any monologue you assign him. Is he a better actor or dishwasher? You decide.
National   FringeBKLYN
Performance Art   Dance / Physical Theatre   
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Do This One Thing for Me
Jane Elias
Writer: Jane Elias
Director: Tracy Bersley
My dad was taken from Greece and survived Auschwitz. All he wants now is to see his Janoula (that's me) happy (translation: married with children). Not happening. But could my trip to Poland better honor the family legacy? Let's go.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
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Enlargement
Writer: James Donahower & Jake Smith
Director: Jeff Walsh
Can a spam email change your life? A dorky kid's wish for popularity comes true when he discovers a magical penis enlargement pill, but problems arise when classmates learn of its awesome power. Guaranteed to add 6-9 inches of LAUGHS!
2h 10m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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Escape
Writer: Deya Danielle Drake
Director: Lynnsey Ooten
In the aftermath of a violent incident on a commercial jet, an airline CEO and Flight Attendant battle to control the narrative of a turbulent newscycle. "Control your story. Or other people will do it for you." A comedic drama with a tailwind.
1h 35m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Multi-Media   
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Eulalia: A Bedtime Story
Pretty Bird Theater Company
Writer: Sarah Cuneo, based on the writings of Infanta Eulalia of Spain
Director: Brad Wilson
What if moving forward meant losing what you love? Using toys, humor, and fairytale tropes, “Eulalia” tells the tragic, true story of a Spanish princess’ struggle for freedom. Life isn’t a fairytale, and sometimes the princess has to save herself.
45m   Local   FringeNYC
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The Existence Formula
The Juice Factory
Writer: Sarah Rickman and devised by the company.
Director: Or Benezra-Segal
A dark comedic commentary on the unstoppable pace of life and the chaos of existence. Two unborn twins engage in a philosophical debate moments before birth. Years later, three strangers collide seconds before death. And in-between? Life somehow happens.
1h 10m   International   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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The F#@%ING WRIGHT BROTHERS
Glenn Krutoff
Writer: David Zellnik, Music by Eric Svejcar
Director: Abigail Zealey Bess
An exuberant, raunchy backstage comedy about non-equity actors on a 58-city van tour of a kid's musical. Showmances! Cocaine! Talking Animals! What is the road to success in an America the Wright Brothers would never recognize?
2h Local   FringeNYC
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Ferry Play
This Is Not A Theatre Company
Writer: Jessie Bear
Director: Erin B. Mee
Ferry Play, heralded as “spirited, meditative…mesmerizing” by The New York Times, invites audiences to participate in the multi-sensory experience of a site-specific audio play for the Staten Island Ferry. Download the Ferry Play app and start your journey!
40m   Local   FringeSI
Drama   Multi-Media   
      

Podplay


From A Distance
S&S Theatricals
Writer: Keren Abreu
Swipe right on Keren Abreu’s sincere and infectious song cycle about relationships in the digital age and what it means to stay connected with your loved ones from a distance!
1h 20m   Local   
Musical/Opera   Solo Show   
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The Gibson Girl
Writer: Mike Amato
With a funeral to plan and a father losing his wits, disgraced writer David Alan Roach is barely holding onto his inheritance. But when a strange and beautiful fire performer appears, he stands to lose everything.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
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Grand Rounds
P Pop & G
Writer: Chris Adrian
Director: Polly Noonan
How do we make sense of the insensible? A physician teaching on the topic of “narrative medicine” finds the story line running amok. Caroline Luft performs this mordantly funny, heart-rending study of an unraveling psyche.
1h Local   FringeNYC
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The Great Brown Bear
Crokimo Productions
Writer: Kierna Conner (Based on the classic Scandinavian folk tale East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon)
Director: Kierna Conner
Choreographer: Josh Dunn and Alex Doyle
"She", a schoolteacher with an absentee father, meets "He", a skeptical romantic unsure if He's ready for salvation. What is it to transcend the past and reveal one's true self? In this surrealist immersive-retelling, two people quest for each other.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Dance / Physical Theatre   Spoken Word/Poetry   
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Hillary Clinton's Song Cycle: Witness
Rebecca Pronsky
Writer: Rebecca Pronsky
Director: Irene Carroll, Musical Director: Deidre Rodman Struck
Meet the Hillary you never knew: sassy, sarcastic, and uncensored! This feminist cabaret show imagines Hillary’s turbulent inner world just after her shocking defeat. Follow Hillary as she abandons, and ultimately regains, hope. Catharsis guaranteed. Pantsuit optional.
55m   Local   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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Home, Sweet, _____
Writer: Collette Campbell
Director: Collette Campbell
Home, Sweet, ____ is the story of a clown trying to find home in a new place. Eventually she discovers that home was there inside her all along.
45m   Local   FringeNYC
Clown/Mask   Solo Show   
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I Don't Know Shit About Cars
Writer: Zac Jaffee
Director: Christopher Burris
A car ride through the past. Your daughter in the back seat. Take her to meet your dad. Survive detours, tall tales, Gremlins, and a blown tire. What's a father, anyway? Writer/performer is previous winner of FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award.
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
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I Favor My Daddy
redBrick Agency
Writer: Jamie Brickhouse
Jamie’s octogenarian father, Daddy Poo, is a ribald Catholic conservative accepting of his son’s homosexuality and arrested alcoholism. Is Jamie the full-blown version of Daddy Poo—all the things Daddy Poo was, but didn’t quite become: alcoholic, writer, gay?
1h Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Comedy   
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I Want a Country
HDGP PRODUCTIONS and The Greek Cultural Center
Writer: Andreas Flourakis
Director: Lyto Triantafyllidou
A group of people immediately, collectively and actively strive to create a new country. In the aftermath of a social crisis, they can only wonder: will the future bring hope or despair?
1h 15m   International   FringeNYC
Drama   Performance Art   
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I'm Just Fine
Writer: Nina Mozes
Director: Melissa Firlit
In the game show of life, you could win ALL the diseases! Nina has high-stakes symptoms, but her doctors won't play. Maybe laughter IS the best medicine, 'cause there's comedy in exam rooms. Learning to cope is painfully funny.
1h 5m   Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Comedy   
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If It Isn't You
Tess McGuinness
Writer: Tess McGuinness
Sophie's first love was the piano, then it was Charlie. A temporal exploration of a college relationship, an honest confrontation with the "boy meets girl" trope that examines how perfect beginnings sometimes have disastrous ends.
Local   FringeQNS
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The Information War
Synapse Theatre Ensemble
Writer: Louis Aquiler & Chris D'Amato
Director: Paul Mancini
Is Alex Jones, famed alt-right conspiracy theorist, completely insane or a skilled con-man? Did Barack Obama turn the frogs gay? Have the Globalists taken over FringeNYC? Why has the entire world gone crazy? Find out in this dark satire!
1h 25m   Local   FringeNYC
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The International Local: 7
This Is Not A Theatre Company
Writer: Jenny Lyn Bader
Director: Erin B. Mee
International Local Trail: 7 invites audiences to participate in the multi-sensory experience of a site-specific audio play for the subway, and consider their role in the performance event that is the Big Apple. Download the Subway Plays app and begin!
60m   Local   FringeQNS
Drama   Multi-Media   
      

Podplay


Jackie and Johnny and the Whoracle Named Daphne
Not the Normal Productions, in collaboration with Dry with a Twist Theatrics
Writer: Kevin P. Joyce
In this zippy, zany, and campy new comedy, a con man, a drag queen, and a hooker set up a psychic salon to get out of trouble with the mob. An irreverent and introspective romp about life, loss, and crabs.
2h 5m   Local   FringeNYC
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James Franco and Me: An Unauthorized Satire
Epic Theatre Company
Writer: Kevin Broccoli
Director: Kevin Broccoli
Choreographer: Kevin Broccoli
Kevin is sitting in a hospital waiting room as his father slowly dies. Very slowly. Sitting with Kevin is James Franco. Yes--that James Franco. The two spend a long evening discussing culture, mortality, and Franco.
1h 40m   National   FringeNYC
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Joe Charnitski: An Actual Patriot
Joe Charnitski
Writer: Joe Charnitski
From Carter vs. Reagan, to 9/11, and today’s need for resistance, 2-time winner of The Moth StorySlam considers, explores, and dissects the idea of patriotism, its inspirations, motivations, and consequences through personal stories and reflections on recent history.
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FringeQNS The Secret Theatre


las:sitas (a movement exploration of the divine feminine)
LAS NYC
Director: Fiamma Piacentini. Logan Ricket
Choreographer: Ensemble
las:sitas (a movement exploration of the divine feminine) is full-length experimental movement piece devised in its entirety by an all-female ensemble, in which we celebrate all the light, dark and in between of the feminine experience.
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
Dance / Physical Theatre   Performance Art   
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The Last Jimmy
Sling and Stone Productions
Writer: Book by Phillip S. Brown, Music by Dice Raw
Director: Phillip S. Brown
"We finally got him - the last one!" Jimmy, the last black man arrested in the world, is on trial for committing past, present, and future crimes. Can Jimmy break his mental and spiritual chains and become "The Last Jimmy?"
1h 35m   National   FringeNYC
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Late Night at the Serpent
Writer: Ally Sass
Director: Elizabeth Callahan
Set in a porn shop in New Hampshire, Late Night at the Serpent is a drama about an accidental run-in between two former high school friends and the secrets revealed when an intense snowstorm traps them in the store.
40m   Local   FringeNYC
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Latter Gay Saint
Writer: Craig Mangum
Director: Michelle Walson Kuykendall
Moth Grand Slam Winner Craig Mangum is on a mission to spread the gospel of self-acceptance in this hilarious, heartbreaking, inspiring story of a hopelessly gay Mormon’s transformation from Elder to Queen.
1h Local   FringeNYC
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The Long Rail North
C.A.G.E. Theatre Company
Writer: Michael Hagins
Director: Brock H. Hill
Private Thomas Morgan, a Black Union soldier, escapes via train with a Southern White girl he rescued from a plantation fire of a nearby Civil War battle. He will protect her from both Union and Confederate forces pursuing them...at all costs.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   FringeHIGH   
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Makbet
Dzieci Theatre
Writer: William Shakespeare, Adapted by Matt Mitler
Director: Matt Mitler, Music Director: Jesse Hathaway
Shakespeare in a shipping container?! Dzieci's ritualistic take on Macbeth comes alive through the unflinching performance of a handful of actors who take turns spontaneously trading off parts, (quite literally!) at the drop of a hat. Ferocious, immersive, absolutely liberating!
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Mary V
Writer: Rebekah Carrow with help from William Shakespeare
Director: Anna Rebek
As the Henry V cast prepares for opening night, Mary V and her band of sisters arrive to stake their claim to the stage. But what are the consequences of power? Is leadership inherently masculine? Is violence? A timely investigation. With swordplay.
2h 10m   Local   FringeNYC
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Miserable Mrs. Madison
Laughing Affairs
Writer: Felicia Madison
Director: Felicia Madison
Choreographer: Felicia Madison
Felicia's life is turned upside down when her parents send her to private school. Follow this funny and heartwarming journey of insecurity and guilt and eventual enlightenment after her father passes.
45m   Local   FringeNYC
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Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter
BirdWorks
Writer: Robin Bady
Director: Loren Niemi & Megan Wells
Robin isn't afraid of the bogeyman; she's haunted by Senator McCarthy, instigator of the 1950's witch-hunts. To claim her truth, she reveals the deeply personal story of her family's struggles when her father was accused of being a traitor.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Spoken Word/Poetry   
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No Sympathy For The Wolf
Tarnish Productions
Writer: Scott Mebus
Director: Maridee Slater
This decidedly adult comedy rock musical combines fairy tales, social commentary, catchy pop/rock music and more than a few dirty jokes to show what happens when everyone ever victimized by the Big Bad Wolf unites to try to take him down.
2h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
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Not a Gift
Zemi Dance Theatre
Writer: Peter Myette
Director: Heather Lanza
In 1968 a presidential candidate called for compassion and sacrifice and the people cheered. Robert Kennedy's visceral embrace of those with little fueled a confrontational challenge to those with much. A racially diverse female cast bridges the distance between memorial and manifesto.
1h 40m   Local   FringeNYC
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Observance
Writer: Elyssa Nicole Trust
Director: Susanna Wolk
While studying abroad in Israel, Gabby transitions into a Ba’al Teshuvah, a non-religious Jewish person who becomes traditionally observant. Gabby's surprising shift to religious observance create shockwaves with her secular parents and boyfriend, who have difficulty understanding her new lifestyle.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
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The Odyssey
Classical Remix Theatre Collective
Writer: Hannah Reuter
Director: Ensemble Collaboration
An acting troupe is traveling to Athens to perform THE ODYSSEY. They get lost and find a perfect audience to rehearse for... YOU! Will they outsmart the Cyclops, Sirens and Poseidon to get Odysseus home safely? Join us and see!
35m   Local   FringeNYC
FringeJR   Comedy   
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Off the Grid
Writer: Raanan Hershberg
When comedian Raanan Hershberg's phone breaks, he finds himself in a terrifying predicament: being alone with his thoughts for a day. A must-see stand up show about cell phone addiction and intimacy in the modern era.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
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ONAJE
Writer: Robert Bowie, Jr.
Director: Pat Golden
Picking up an eccentric hitchhiker, a headstrong cowboy and spirited waitress discover they're all inextricably linked by the past. Set in Maryland 1980 and 1967's civil rights riots, ONAJE traces the long journey from violent racism to a hopeful future.
1h 45m   Local   FringeNYC
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One Christmas Eve
Schondeikkan Productions in Association with The Journey Company
Writer: Gretchen Cryer, Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton, and Craig Pospisil, Song by Gretchen Cryer
Director: Chris Goutman
Six interlinked stories in a Midwestern shopping mall on Christmas Eve - a time for last-minute choices and reckonings, regrets and laughter, second chances and flights of daring.
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
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OPENING NIGHT
Devin and Kristina Comedy
Writer: Kristina Grosspietsch and Devin O'Neill
Director: Matt Alspaugh
8 characters played by 2 actresses experience 1 Broadway premiere very differently. Old Hollywood icons feud, stagehands flirt and everyone else? They’re just trying to keep up in this fast-paced homage to the theater. Anything can happen on OPENING NIGHT!
1h Local   FringeNYC
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OPIE
Writer: Patriac Coakley, Megan Johns, Olivia Nielsen
Director: Megan Johns
OPIE is sketch comedy at its most heartfelt and absurd. Watch this Chicago duo explore what happens when love grows in inconvenient places, and when relationships are pushed to the brink. They like to laugh, but they love to cry.
1h National   FringeNYC
Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   Comedy   
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Pretty Sad White Girls A Comedy Concert
Pretty Sad White Girls
Writer: Lisa Bettencourt & Katie Emerson, Music and Lyrics by Lisa Bettencourt, additional lyrics by Jillian Schiralli
Director: Lisa Bettencourt
Choreographer: Lisa Bettencourt & Katie Emerson
Musical comedy duo, Pretty Sad White Girls, CAN'T EVEN. Join them as they battle for independence from a disruptive narrator for an evening of rosé, clickbait, societal trends, and more! Lmao. SMH. Byeeee.
1h Local   FringeNYC
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The Public and Private Deaths of Carol O'Grady
Frank Murdocco
Writer: Frank Murdocco
Director: Jessica DiPaola, Lindsey Smith, Frank Murdocco
Carol O'Grady is found brutally murdered in her home on Christmas Eve. What follows are those around her desperately trying to make sense of their lives and their world in this heartbreaking, hilarious, and wildly vulgar solo show.
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The Resistible Rise of JR Brinkley
Untitled Theater Company No. 61
Writer: Edward Einhorn
Director: Edward Einhorn
The TRUE STORY of a 1920's CON MAN who made a fortune selling his impotence cure: surgically implanted GOAT TESTICLES. He then became a radio star and a successful POLITICIAN. A Brechtian parable about AMERICAN GREATNESS, told with COUNTRY MUSIC.
2h Local   FringeNYC
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Salome
M-34
Writer: Oscar Wilde (trans. James Rutherford)
Director: James Rutherford
Choreographer: Jess Goldschmidt
A cloud cuts across the face of the moon. A woman dances to kill. A clown king’s rule begins to crumble. A tragic parable of queer longing, SALOME is Oscar Wilde’s surreal symbolist masterpiece of forbidden desire and social destruction.
Local   FringeBKLYN
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Salt
PT Works
Writer: Peter Turo
An older boyfriend, that one ex, and a woman waiting for the R train who won't stop eating pistachios. Megan is having an increasingly not-normal night, even for New York.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
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Sammy and "Le Grand Buffet"
Piti Theatre Company
Writer: Jonathan Samuel Mirin, Music by Carrie Ferguson and Jonathan Samuel Mirin
Director: Godeliève Richard
Choreographer: Godeliève Richard
An American (waiter) in Paris, Sammy must prepare Le Buffet or be fired! But the Bad French, Federer, Minnesota Fats, high-wire walkers, Gene Kelly, magic and music in his clown heart get in the way. Join the fun with Sammy!
50m   National   FringeNYC
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Saps
Gregg Greenberg Productions
Writer: Gregg Greenberg
Director: Michael Rispoli
The McKenna brothers receive a life-changing offer on their maple farm from a mysterious Wall Street buyer. Will the sale of their family syrup business sweeten their strained relationship or tear the two apart? Let’s just say it gets sticky.
1h 45m   Local   FringeNYC
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Serving Brûlée
Writer: Soné Anandpara
Director: Chelsea B. Lockie
In our cooking show’s premiere episode, we explore how modern women batter & blister themselves into delectable, camera-ready perfection. Flawlessness is in! However, a tiny misstep reveals that its highly-coveted recipe comes with a dark secret.
50m   Local   FringeNYC
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The Shape Of A Girl
New Zenith Theatre
Writer: Joan MacLeod
Director: Ed Wierzbicki, Producer: Cortney Novella, Designer: Ethan Sepa, Music: Doug Sobon
Fifteen year old Braidie knows that bullying is wrong, but her best friend keeps picking on the awkward girl who only wants to belong. This gripping one-woman play examines teen aggression and a girl’s inner struggle with inaction.
1h 5m   Local   FringeNYC
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SIMPLE MATH: solving for the neurobiology of assault
Writer: Lisa Danielle Buch, with Music by Frank G. Schiro
Director: Ben Stockman
Choreographer: Maridee Slater
(mentor x power) + (drive x trust) = Wh(y)-- An aspiring actress filled with chutzpah faces a confounding calculation when her trusted mentor is revealed to be a sexual predator. Using SIMPLE MATH she solves for “wh(y)”
1h 30m   National   FringeNYC
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Situations
Palmy Inn
Writer: Robert Greene
Director: Michael Neithardt
Truth, poetry, beatboxing and a magnetic audience connection—welcome to Robert Greene's one-man show. A journey through the situations that steer his inner artist and remind us that "dreams become nightmares if you sleep the day thru."
1h 15m   Local   FringeBKLYN
Comedy   Spoken Word/Poetry   
   

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Skylar
Theatrical Gems
Writer: Jonathan G Galvez
Director: Kristen Keim
When Skylar, a trans high school student, ends up in the hospital after being attacked during a school dance, their girlfriend, father, and teacher consider the events that led them there
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
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Spare Some Change: L
This Is Not A Theatre Company
Writer: Colin Waitt
Director: Erin B. Mee
Spare Some Change: L invites audiences to participate in the multi-sensory experience of a site-specific audio play for the subway, and consider their role in the performance event that is the Big Apple. Download the Subway Plays app and begin!
1h 5m   Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama   Multi-Media   
      

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Starcrossed
Ticking Clock Theatre
Writer: Rachel Garnet
In this Romeo and Juliet re-imagining, Tybalt and Mercutio now fill the roles of the star-crossed lovers. Constructed around Shakespeare's original dialogue and expanded upon, two beloved characters get new life in a world where their sexuality has no voice.
1h Local   FringeNYC
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A Step Beyond the Rain
Art of Warr
Writer: Merridith Allen
Director: Joshua Warr
A Step Beyond the Rain is about a failed singer who returns home to care for her ailing grandfather, and finds she must bury her own ghosts in order to give her dreams one more shot.
1h 40m   Local   FringeNYC
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Stranger Than A Rhino
Little Joe Productions
Writer: Robert Siegel
Director: William Roudebush
A director turns Ionesco's Rhinoceros inside out to reflect our paranoia about Muslims. As rehearsals progress and the new Rhino emerges,the tension between cast and play reveals a startling conclusion about our recent past.
1h 30m   National   FringeNYC
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Striking Out
The Annoyance Theatre
Writer: Book and Lyrics by Adam Levin and Ryan Ford, Music by Ryan Ford
Director: Adam Levin and Ryan Ford
Baseball: It's America's pastime, a time-honored tradition, and, of course, it's gay as hell. Part Damn Yankees, part Hairspray, this musical comedy tells the story of the first straight baseball player in a world dominated exclusively by gay athletes.
2h 15m   National   FringeNYC
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Super! The Musical
Maryland Ensemble Theatre
Writer: Sarah Shulman, Music by Callan Holderbaum and Caitlyn Joy
Director: Julie Herber
Choreographer: Julie Herber
When the superheroes of Supetopia vanish, Captain Obvious assembles a new team and what they lack in skills, they make up for in ENTHUSIASM! But can they defeat the evil Dexterity? Come cheer as these flawed heroes triumph.
1h National   FringeNYC
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TBD: The Live Devising Project
Cucumber Dogs in association with Sitting Shotgun
Writer: Devised by Cucumber Dogs
Director: Allie Marotta
Choreographer: Fernando Moya Delgado, Devin Richey
A relational and participatory experience devising a performance before your very eyes, making art with, for, and about the audience. Creating a different show every time, we don’t know what’s going to happen, but whatever does will be magical.
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
Performance Art   Dance / Physical Theatre   
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That's Not How It Happened
Colleen Hindsley
Writer: Colleen Hindsley
Colleen Hindsley tells stories about growing up in an Irish pub, with her 5 siblings and larger than life parents. There’s plenty of unreliable memories, family legends, spiritual healers and just maybe even a little bit of truth.
1h Local   FringeNYC
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There Has Possibly Been An Incident
Mind The Gap Theatre
Writer: Chris Thorpe
Director: Paula D'Alessandris
"Something has happened, or failed to happen. And I think I'm the only real person in this crowd." When life offers you a choice between heroism and compromise- how do you know you chose right?
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
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Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life
The Salvage Company
Writer: Dean Poynor
Director: Joshua William Gelb
After losing their child in a school shooting, Rebecca and Brian navigate a series of support group meetings for grieving parents, and must learn to live with their grief- and with each other- in this immersive, timely production.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
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Trudy Carmichael Presents: The Improvised One-Woman Herstory
TruSongstress Productions
Join FABULOUS Las Vegas lounge legend, Trudy Carmichael (and her band) as she takes YOUR suggestion of an historical/fictional female figure (plus a few of your personal effects) to create an entirely improvised, hysterically historical musical BEFORE YOUR EYES!!
1h Local   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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Turing Test
No Future Productions
Writer: Dominick DeGaetano
Director: Taylor Edelle Stuart
A riveting, cerebral sci-fi thriller about life, death, and creation. David, a cash-strapped poet, is coerced into joining a top-secret government experiment. But what happens when that secret has a name, and no longer wants to be kept?
1h 40m   Local   FringeNYC
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Turned On
Writer: Michelle Bergamo
Director: Gerry Appel
Just days before her wedding, Sophia's life is turned upside-down when her friend, Megan, uncovers a major secret. An unconventional romantic comedy with a few big shocks, this play proves there's more to love than meets the eye.
1h 35m   Local   FringeNYC
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The War Party
Odelia Avadi & Jennifer Piech Pasbjerg in Association with One Viking Productions, Inc.
Writer: Vincent Delaney
Director: Don Stephenson; Assoc. Dir.: Amanda Kate Joshi
It's 3am, election night, and the just-defeated senator and her young volunteer are locked in a vicious booze-fueled game of cat and mouse. When FDR's ghost arrives, everything we think we know is turned upside down!
1h 38m   Local   FringeNYC
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The Yellow Wallpaper
Writer: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Adapted by Caitlin Ort
Director: Caitlin Ort
Choreographer: Caitlin Ort
"I kept still and watched the wallpaper. The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out." Haunting and provocative, this adaptation combines the classic text with contemporary dance to examine toxic masculinity.
40m   Local   FringeNYC
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