If you are into the theatre scene and festivals but not totally satisfied by the options available, then FRIGID New York is for you! As you know, our little town has much to offer including the hyper niche artistic functions that can only be found here. That is exactly what we have to tell you about.
FRIGID’s mission is to provide both emerging and established artists the opportunity to create and produce original work and to amplify their diverse voices. They do this by presenting an array of monthly programming, mainstage productions, an artist residency, and eight annual theater festivals that create an environment of collaboration, resourcefulness, and innovation. Founded in 1998 as Horse Trade, the aim was and is to form a structure, allowing multiple artists to focus on creating and staging new work and providing production support and affordable rental space to scores of Independent artists. Now in their 25th season, they have produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater.
FRIGID Fringe is their flagship festival and something we all look forward to! It is an open and unhurried theater festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of the Indie Theater Community, 100% of box office proceeds go directly to the artists whose work is being presented. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene’s ideas of what a theatre festival can be!
More than two dozen shows are participating in this eclectic festival, all of them under an hour long, and most performances will also be available to livestream from home. Among the offerings are Will Clegg’s Syncope, a hijinks-filled show about the storyteller’s lifelong journey with marijuana and panic disorder; Flora Le’s Sadec 1965: A Love Story, which recounts a motorcycle journey across Vietnam; Ingrid Garner’s Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany, adapted from her grandmother’s memoir; and Austen Halpern-Graser’s Death of a Salesman: A New Play, a modern-day exploration of hustle culture.
FRIGID 2023 runs from February 15th through March 5th. Catch it before it’s gone!
For more information, visit https://www.frigid.nyc/festivals/frigid-festival/