Theater takes all sorts of license with reality. It reshapes what we know to give us a different perspective. Plays give us new ways of seeing.
Carrying through on that trail, Poetic License 2015: subconscious is presented as an annual fesival by Poetic Theater Productions. This year, its fourth, six readings of new poetic theatrical works and two full productions are being presented from February 5-22nd at the Wild Project.
Paradox of the Urban Cliché, a world premiere play by Craig ‘muMs’ Grant, incorporates hip hop in telling a tale of a hustler struggling to get free of his environment.
Maurice Decaul has set Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris and the Euphrates to the backdrop of the Iraqj war. Can the antagonists in this viscious and violent moment find their humanity?
9th Annual FRIGID New York Festival
Stay warm! This event runs from February 18-March 8th at The Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks. The Horse Trade Theater Group imports work from Manchester (England England, as they say in Hair), Canada, Ireland, Brooklyn for this winter fest of off-beat plays.
For instance there’s An Evening of Not-So-Quiet Despair with Satan in which the devil is in the details. If you’ve ever left your pet at home with his friends, you can find out what they get up to in Dog Show, a French farce of the canine kind. ERIK is a satiric version of “Phantom of the Opera,” written by John Patrick Bray. ERIK, presented through the cage of a freak show, uses puppets and poetry to give new life to a familiar tale.
For those of you feeling football withdrawal, Richard the Third and Goal, or R3G is a mashup of Shakespeare and NFL star Ray Lewis in hiz own words. Richard the Third and Goal, or R3G, presented by New York’s own Bloody Shakespeare, is written and directed by Neal J. Freeman.
From March 12-28th, FRIGID extends its stay at the Kraine with Erica Lipiz’ The Tutors, a Battalion Theatre production. In The Tutors, three friends with unsatisfying “day jobs” tutoring prep school princes and princesses battle the Social Media wars.
There is more FRIGID even as the weather warms in March. Check it out here: http://www.horsetrade.info/
FRIGID marches on, not part of the FRIGID FEST, but presented by the company that also presents the festival: “FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present March Forth Productions World Premiere of The Angels of Mons, a historical drama by Eric Webb, directed and conceived by Laura Archer. The production will run March 26-April 4 at UNDER St. Marks”
To learn more about the Poetic License: submission at the Wild Project, please visit
For more information about the 9th Annual FRIGID Festival at the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks, visit http://www.horsetrade.info/frigid-festival
For more information on The Angels of Mons, please visit www.horseTRADE.info.