FringeNYC 2009

1-900-SELFPLEX by Alex DeFazio

A 40-year-old writer/"sexpert" finds herself - and subsequent worldwide celebrity - by assuming the identity of a transgendered, teenage boy.

AFTERLIGHT by Monica Flory

The story of a quiet Northeastern town where a school bus accident incites a series of surrealistic events that force its residents to confront the messy nature of grief, the fragility of hope, and the dangers of loving someone deeply.

AMERICAN JATAKA TALES by Ed Malin

The Buddha is reborn as an American, and following the ancient tales, he must "learn something" in order to be reborn.

AND THEN YOU DIE (HOW I RAN A MARATHON IN 26.2 YEARS) by David Hansen

Hit the road with cartoonist Pengo in pursuit of the finish line - dashing through relationships, hurdling heartbreak, and threading through the Five Boroughs in a record quarter-century ... and time is running out.

ART'S HEART by Anthony Johnston

Art is convinced he suffers from a very serious heart condition, that “any beat could be [his] last" - his obsessive love for the handsome Frenchman who lives across the street, his strange friendship with a fish named Paul, and the harsh realities of the world outside his apartment force Art to confront his fears head-on in this one-man comedy.

BARGAINS AND BLOOD (HOW TO SUCCEED IN HOME SHOPPING!) by Blair Fell

A tragi-camp comedy about a trailer park Cinderella who becomes a messianic home shopping hostess while confronting the bloody and cut-throat business of television shopping.

BUDDY BECKER'S BIG UNCUT FLICK by Todd Michael

A parody of noir cinema and old-time afternoon movie programs on TV.

CANDIDE AMERICANA by Stanton Wood

Seven actors play over 40 characters complete with multiple decapitations, song, and the greatest treasure known to man in this high-energy contemporary re-imagining of Voltaire’s classic novel - an unlikely love story and a cosmic roadtrip that will make you ponder your place in the universe.

REMISSION by Kirk Wood Bromley

Written for and based on the life of Daniel Martin Berkey, an actor who experienced remission from schizophrenia in his mid-50's; not about Daniel or schizophrenia, but an inside personal expression of his journey into and out of schizophrenia.

SPITTING IN THE FACE OF THE DEVIL by Bob Brader

The totally true story of Bob Brader discovering his abusive and charismatic ex-Marine father's dark secret.

THE DEATH OF EVIE AVERY by Sara Farrington

Inspired by Kate Chopin's 1899 novel The Awakening, this is a funny and moving play about a woman figuring it out far too late.

THE EVENT by John Clancy

A playful, meta-theatrical examination of the act of watching and performing a one-man show.

THE SONGS OF ROBERT by John Crutchfield

A folk musical for one performer with a motley cast of characters that tells the story of a lonely teenager growing up in the mountains of southern Appalachia.

TIME'S SCREAM AND HURRY by Paul Hoan Zeidler

Three searing single actor dramas linked by anger, violence, recovery and the ineffable moments that live above time’s scream and hurry.

WILLY NILLY by Trav S.D.

A psychedelic musical satire inspired by the Manson Family

A sampling of excellent indie plays from the thirteenth annual New York International Fringe Festival