FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is proud to present the third annual Queerly, a festival seen through lavender-colored glasses, June 23-July 1 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). This year, they're bringing together a panoply of performers from New York City and beyond for a gender-liminal, super-gay, non-conformist, totally butch, aggressively femme and subversive AF celebration of all things LGBTQA (LMNOP). Tickets ($20, unless otherwise noted) are available for purchase in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.
Friday, June 23 @ 6pm
Lezzie with a Z
Written & Performed by Caitlin Lee Reid
Caitlin Lee Reid stars in Lezzie with a Z a queered cabaret featuring musical theatre classics and peppered with Reid's dry wit and own real life tales of being gay-married and gay-divorced by 27, breaking the lesbian glass ceiling of musical theatre, and learning to strap-on and sing out.
Friday, June 23 @ 8pm
Written & Performed by Una Aya Osato
WITH YOU! is a queer sports rom-com about a U.S. college rugby team's love for the game and each other, brought to the stage via one person’s body. A hilarious show about figuring out which team to play for, this quasi-autobiographical comedy is award-winning performer/playwright Una Aya Osato’s newest show, based on her experiences playing college rugby for Wesleyan University.
Saturday, June 24 @ 2pm
Directed by Kelli Dunham
Queer Memoir is New York's longest-running and most startlingly earnest LGBT themed storytelling series. In this special edition, we're sharing stories of the drama, the danger and the delight that have been a part of the almost 30 years of the worldwide Dyke March events...as well as other pride marches and parades.
Saturday, June 24 @ 5pm
Landmarks & TRANSformations
Created & Directed by Michole Biancosino, led by the writing of Charlie O’Leary
Featuring Kevin R. Free, Bixby Elliot, Kathleen Warnock & Jordan Sebastian Bonner
As LGBTQ rights become once again threatened, an ensemble of Queer writer/ performers have responded by devising Landmarks & TRANSformations a piece that puts the focus on individual LGBTQ lives in 2017 and creates –with the audience – new everyday queer rituals from the crazy concoction of tears, terror, laughter, and love that marks our era. Against the backdrop of the 2015 landmark legislation of Marriage Equality, the recent 2016 election results posing a threat to that life-changing legislation, and an uncertain future for basic human rights in the year 2017, a company of writers, poets, activists, and artists will perform this piece about their own personal landmarks and transformations as queer Americans.
Saturday, June 24 @ 7:30pm
Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex and My Mother
Written & Performed by Jamie Brickhouse, Directed by David Drake
Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (three-time Moth StorySLAM champion; voices on Beavis and Butthead) faces his three most defining relationships—booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean—in this darkly comic tour de force. Based on his critically acclaimed memoir that Interview called “as funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher” and winner of a FRIGID Festival “Audience Choice Award.”
Sunday, June 25 @ 2:30pm
A New Play Reading, Written & Directed by Zhailon Levingston
When the walls of prison rub up against the walls of identity, love can be a violent thing. The Hole is a new play by Zhailon Levingston, which explores the relationship and personal struggles of two inmates in solitary confinement. A loose adaption of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, this play explores the illusions, memories, nightmares, dreams, and delusions of the inmates locked in "the hole".
Monday, June 26 @ 7:30pm
Hosted by Michael Harren, featuring various artists
Hosted and curated by Brooklyn-based composer and performer Michael Harren, MikeyPod Live is the second annual live episode of the long-running MikeyPod podcast. For nearly twelve years, MikeyPod has been bringing you the best in indie media and culture, and now, just for Queerly, we've brought together a ridiculously diverse collection of queer musicians and performers!
Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:30pm
Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!
Written & Performed by Dandy Darkly
NYC's cult storytelling sensation, Dandy Darkly, returns to the Queerly Festival with his latest show focused on religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical, homosexual tales of a junkie Persephone, Russian cosmo-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity's premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman! Calling all poets and perverts, addicts and hackers. Crash land on Planet Dandy!
Tuesday, June 27 @ 9:30pm
It’s Getting Tired Mildred: Episode 23
Written & Directed by Roger Nasser
Welcome to Mildred Springs!. Where the bold and the beautiful citizens live the days of their lives. They are young and restless and have all got one life to live. Watch as their world turn… as their guiding light leads them on their constant search for tomorrow… as they hang on to the edge of night and you will be transported to another world. The world of It's Getting Tired Mildred.
Wednesday, June 28 @ 10pm
Deaf Comedy Jam
Written & Directed by Hayden Kristal
An hour of intersectional and irreverent comedy with Hayden Kristal, a Deaf, bisexual, queer Jewish comedian from the liberal mecca of Mid-Missouri.
Thursday, June 29 @ 7pm
Uncivil Heart is a piece of queer Civil War-era Americana, following a trans man who, trying to escape himself and the bloodstained power of his plantation family, becomes a soldier. As he flees his origins, the bonds uniting him with his brother and with his childhood love keep dragging him back to his home and history.
Thursday, June 29 @ 9pm
Ian Harvie: May the Best Cock Win
Written & Performed by Ian Harvie
Ian, a proud transgender man, engages his audience about the journey of his transition in an honest and hilarious way. From forgetting his sex toys on his in-laws’ nightstand, to his disdain for going bald from taking testosterone, Ian keeps his audience laughing and applauding nonstop.
Friday, June 30 @ 7:30pm
Written by Philip Markle, Directed by Annie Donley
Find your inner sparkle! Battle dragons and inner demons in this true-life, one-man musical following Philip Sparkle, a wannabe wizard who gets sucked into a black hole called Grindr, comes out to a room full of nuns, and discovers what comes after life as a twink.
Saturday, July 1 @ 7:30pm
Queer & Outside the Box
Hosted by Aimee Herman
Come out! Come out! Wherever you are!! Queer & Outside the Box is ready to challenge your mind, widen your eyes and lighten the mood through fits of laughter. Featuring spoken word poetry by Paul Tran and Pandora Scooter, comedy by Jes Tom, and mind-bending movement and performance art by Faux Pas le Fae and Aurora North.
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.