Anwar Ragep

Little League: A Smart Play Little League, written by Jack Spagnola, is a quirky play that mostly takes place in the stands of a little league field.  It is a lighthearted exploration of the lives of four protagonists whose problems do not extend too far beyond childhood pet emergencies or pre-college breakups.  But it is a touching […]

  Chris Behmke

A Case For Magic Robert Malissa has heard the skeptics and the critics. He knows that there are people who come to his shows determined to confirm him in their minds as a fraud and dismiss “magic” as both frivolous & dishonest. Mr. Malissa knows that many people scoff at the idea of magic as […]

  Anwar Ragep

KYLE is a dark comedy directed by Emily Owens and inspired by both playwright and actor Hollis James’s own battle with drug addiction. Occurring almost entirely in the messy living room of Jack (Nat Cassidy), the play chronicles his foray into cocaine use as the hold of addiction consumes his life. The play opens when […]

  Theresa Perkins

This is part three of our continuing coverage of the New York Frigid Festival in the Lower East Side. Lil Women: A Rap Musical When you think of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s famous tale of female friendship, family and forays into adulthood, your mind is likely overwhelmed by conjured images of freestyle rap battles […]

  Anwar Ragep

When it’s February in New York City but nearly sixty degrees outside, the creators of the FRIGID New York Festival may need to rethink its name. Now in its tenth year, the festival offers 30 different shows over three weeks. The festival continues to allow emerging artists to showcase their work. Julia Sun wrote and […]

  Theresa Perkins

It is February in New York again, which means it is time for the annual Frigid Festival in the Lower East Side, celebrating its tenth year in existence. The festival boasts a diverse line-up of off off-Broadway theatrical productions, and this year is no exception. Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator The greatest flaw in Todd Brian […]

  Willie Keaton

Full disclosure: I have not nor will I ever be a fan of scatological humor. Just not my cup of chili. That said, I highly recommend taking an hour out of your evening to dissect The Pumpkin Pie Show: Labor Pains, currently playing at Under St. Marks in the East Village as part of Frigid […]

  Theresa Perkins

For the second year in a row, the aptly named “Frigid Festival” has brought frigid temperatures (and snow) to NYC. However, that did not deter me from trudging to the lower east side this past week to see a few of the innovative productions that downtown theatre has to offer. ERIK: A Play About a […]

  Theresa Perkins

Last week’s spring-like departure from what has been the worst winter in the history of winters was a cruel ruse. Week two of the FRIGID festival was more aptly named as the bitter cold prompted audiences to stay bundled up during performances. However, the chill did not detract from the two enthralling productions that I […]

  Theresa Perkins

Founded in 2007, FRIGID New York is one of New York’s fringe theatre festivals, and, for three wintery weeks in February and March, thirty different 60-minute productions take up residency in the Kraine Theater and Under St. Marks in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The FRIGID festival is small-scale spectacle of independent theatre and […]