FringeNYC Thematic Listing


Fresh & Open

WALLS: A Play for Palestine
Writer: Summer Ghasan Awad
Director: David Ratliff
A Palestinian-American teenager clashes with her traditional father as she discovers the troubled history of her heritage. As she searches for her place between two cultures, Diaspora Child highlights the unique experience of coming of age as an immigrant.
1h 20m   National   Knoxville, TN   Drama   Spoken Word/Poetry   
Theme: Political & Social Issues   Fresh & Open   
SAT 13 @ 7+
MON 15 @ 4:45*
SAT 20 @ 12:30
TUE 23 @ 4:45
THU 25 @ 9:15

The Thing That Never Happened
Writer: Justine Gelfman
Director: Ellie Sachs
Four girls sit in a writing center. They speak eloquently about both SoulCycle and second-wave feminism. The Thing That Never Happened is about the relationships we value, the friendships we don't always value, and waiting ninety minutes to text back.
1h 35m   National   Chicago, IL   Comedy   
Theme: LGBTQ   Fresh & Open   
VENUE #14: The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre
SAT 13 @ 4:30+
MON 15 @ 9
WED 17 @ 9:30
TUE 23 @ 2*
SAT 27 @ 7
SUN 28 @ 1:15

The Dance of Life
Moving for Monarchs in Association with EarthArt Studios
Writer: Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch
Director: Jo Vetter
Journey with a young girl who discovers the most delicate and daring dancers on Earth: the monarch butterflies. A magical story told through movement, music, puppets and bilingual poetry. Will her discovery come in time to save them...and us?
0h 45m   Local   Manhattan, NY   Dance / Physical Theatre   Multi-Media   
Theme: Political & Social Issues   Fresh & Open   
VENUE #6: The Theater at the 14th Street Y
MON 15 @ 2*
FRI 19 @ 4:45+
SAT 20 @ 7:45
MON 22 @ 8
WED 24 @ 9:15

Reclaiming Vietnam
Writer: Kim Chinh
Director: Elizabeth Browning
After rejecting her Vietnamese identity, Kim travels to Vietnam, the birthplace of her father. As she discovers the beauty of her roots, she is forced to combat the demons of her past, and learn the power of forgiveness.
1h 0m   Local   Brooklyn, NY   Drama   Solo Show   
Theme: Feminism and Women's Issues   Fresh & Open   
SUN 14 @ 2*
THU 18 @ 8:45
SUN 21 @ 8+
THU 25 @ 5
SAT 27 @ 9:15

Poops, I Did It Again: True Tales of an Angry Colon
Writer: Brie Henderson
Director: Brie Henderson
Everybody poops. Brie just does it more than others. Join her as she relates some of the totally true funny, sad, mortifying, and disgusting moments she has dealt with as a sufferer of Ulcerative Colitis.
0h 55m   National   Kansas City, MO   Solo Show   Comedy   
Theme: Illness and Challenges   Fresh & Open   
VENUE #4: Abrazo Interno at the Clemente
FRI 12 @ 5:45+
SAT 13 @ 5:30
MON 15 @ 7
FRI 19 @ 2:30
SAT 20 @ 7

Jeremy Kehoe
Writer: Jeremy Kehoe
It's funny-or-die in the graveyard. This absurdist comedy pits a Watchman with a worthless watch against a chatterboxing, handcuffed man and a know-it-all woman in bandaged hands to see who earns the right to move on up.
1h 10m   National   Los Angeles, CA   Comedy   Drama   
Theme: Classics & Adaptations   Fresh & Open   
VENUE #8: WOW Cafe
SAT 13 @ 7+
MON 15 @ 2:15
FRI 19 @ 4
MON 22 @ 9
FRI 26 @ 6

Chaos Theatre
Writer: Alex Hersler
Director: Richard C. Aven
An autonomous robot is creating art. And people are buying it. In this explosive two-hander, a fallow painter and his powerful agent discover the discord between their true colors and risk their long relationship by asking: is creativity uniquely human?
1h 20m   Local   Brooklyn, NY   Drama   Comedy   
Theme: Science, Tech, Geekery   Fresh & Open   
VENUE #4: Abrazo Interno at the Clemente
FRI 12 @ 9:15
SUN 14 @ 4+
WED 17 @ 5:15
SUN 21 @ 8:30
WED 24 @ 3

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show!
Slanty Eyed Mama
Writer: Comedy by Kate Rigg and Leah Ryan Music By Slanty Eyed Mama
Director: The Company
Bad Ass Amerasian duo "Slanty Eyed Mama" will rock your world with Outrageous characters, Rock n' roll Spoken Word, & Edgy stand-up. It's a raucous, theatrical comedy/music concert about Asian stuff: immigration, bowl cuts, model minorities. And Hello Kitty everything.
1h 20m   Local   Manhattan, NY   Comedy   Spoken Word/Poetry   
Theme: LGBTQ   Fresh & Open   
VENUE #5: drom
SUN 14 @ 8
MON 15 @ 9:15
SUN 21 @ 9:30
MON 22 @ 7:15

Dust to Dust: An Inherently Dark Comedy
Dust to Dust
Writer: Raven Cassell; Lamin Leroy Gibba; Renée Harrison; Avon Haughton; Tasneem Nathari
Director: Lilith Bachelder
When five unlikely individuals find their paths crossing in ways they never imagined, and are forced to face each other in order to save their home, their dissimilarities-along with an estranged cousin and dead landlord-cause quite an explosion.
1h 40m   Local   Manhattan, NY   Drama   Comedy   
Theme: NYC Stories   Fresh & Open   
VENUE #9: The Kraine Theater
FRI 12 @ 5+
MON 15 @ 9
WED 17 @ 7
TUE 23 @ 2:15
FRI 26 @ 3:15

Writer: John McDonagh, Music by Rory Kirwin
Director: Kira Simring
A comedic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a NYC yellow taxi, and the political activism and reality show antics that followed. Multimedia storytelling in the finest Irish tradition with a New York City edge - laugh until you cry.
1h 5m   Local   New York, NY   Comedy   Solo Show   
Theme: NYC Stories   Fresh & Open   
VENUE #16: The Huron Club
SUN 14 @ 8:45
WED 17 @ 5:15+
SAT 20 @ 5
MON 22 @ 7
SAT 27 @ 2:45

Calm Mom
Lady 180 Productions
Writer: Book and Lyrics by Gaby Gold, Music by Tom Corrado, Paul Fujimoto, Gaby Gold, Mike Hart, Mitch Lance and Dina Pruzhansky
Director: Theresa Gambacorta
Award-winning lyricist Gaby Gold's mother - once-accompanied by Barry (Manilow) - trades her glamorous cabaret life for parenting. When near-tragedy threatens Gaby's infant son, she explores the chaos, hysteria and love of motherhood through original songs, stories...and rap.
0h 48m   Local   Hawthorne, NY   Solo Show   Musical/Opera   
Theme: Feminism and Women's Issues   Fresh & Open   
VENUE #16: The Huron Club
SUN 14 @ 4:45+
WED 17 @ 7:15
SAT 20 @ 3:15
TUE 23 @ 6:15
FRI 26 @ 7:30