FringeNYC 2016 Collection on Indie Theater Now
A MICROWAVED BURRITO FILLED WITH E. COLI by Andrea Alton and Allen Warnock
Molly "Equality" Dykeman, NYC's favorite poet/security guard, attends a lesbian wedding reception at a rundown Mexican restaurant where she meets a Southern chatterbox waitress.
AT THE FLASH by Sean Chandler and David Leeper
A mind-bending, one-performer, multi-character history of a gay bar seen through the experiences of five specific, yet universal characters whose stories ricochet and collide through a whirlwind of interwoven scenes spanning five eras of gay history.
COLORBLIND'D by Kirk White
A small college theatre department becomes a national punching bag when the school's lone African American professor casts a white girl as Rosa Parks.
DEBRIEFING by Max Gill
A Pakistani immigrant is debriefed by U.S. intelligence following her risky mission as a double agent infiltrating a militant group in Syria.
FIRST TIME, LONG TIME by Jeremy Stuart
A talk-radio show in which callers relay absurd tales from the brink of oblivion, counseled by a mysterious, all-knowing host.
FROM THE DEEP by Cassie M. Seinuk
In this psychological drama, Andrew, a missing Boston University student, arrives in the surreal room of the missing, Ilan, an Israeli POW trapped in the same headspace, must convince Andrew to play the games, keep his mind active, and face the truth of his captivity before they both go missing forever.
IS THAT DANNY DEVITO? AND OTHER QUESTIONS FROM WEST OF THE HUDSON by Alexander Janosek Doyle
Written in the style of the absurdist comedies of Samuel Beckett, "Is That Danny DeVito?" focuses on the psychological nonadventures of two over-educated but under-employed millennials as they wait for a perpetually delayed bus to deliver them from their New England campsite to their beloved Garden State.
LOVE ME FOREVER BILLY H. TENDER by Jesse LaVercombe
January 31st, 2021: Billy H. Tender, Canadian pop icon, is about to play new music for a raging audience in Toronto, but his family is elsewhere: his theatre theorist mother, Stella, has absconded from her research and is secretly soliciting phone sex with strangers, and Hal, Billy’s adoring younger brother, hasn’t left his room… and no one is answering his calls.
MEMORIAM: AFTER EURIPIDES’ ALCESTIS by Stephen Kaliski
A “sequel” to Euripides’ ALCESTIS that explores memory, identity, and the uncertain ownership we have over our own lives.
MURMURS AND INCANTATIONS by Dahn Hiuni
In search of peace of mind and artistic truth, a gay New York performance artist confronts the ghost of his grandfather, a rabbi killed by the Nazis.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! by Kevin R. Free
Barbra Patch, along with her husband and father-in-law, plans a birthday "N-Word intervention" for her adolescent son.
OFF TRACK by James Comtois
A Chicago reporter covering an impending transit strike ventures into a hostile neighborhood to find out who killed his one-time lover just as the trains shut down and strand him.
PUCKER UP AND BLOW by Daniel Reitz
David, a young actor with only children's theatre credits, is making his Broadway debut in a play by New York's "most inflammatory” playwright—but it means nudity and performing a lewd sex act. What's more important? Dignity or career?
SCRATCHING by Britton Buttrill
Set in a dilapidated trailer in a Southern town, SCRATCHING is a millennial drama about the lives of two blue-collar brothers whose pasts and futures intersect, causing a downward spiral of drugs, violence, illegal tattoos, unrequited love and the chance for redemption.
SINNERS ON A SOUTHBOUND BUS by Ben Holbrook
Set during a late night bus ride on a warm, misty Alabama night, this is a dramatic/comedic meditation on fear, morality, and the ghosts we leave behind.
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF... by Kathleen Warnock
Tune in as Maggie Day uncovers the story behind the story of a classic sci-fi series and follows its players from the ‘50s to the age of the internet, revealing secrets, lost loves, and things people couldn’t say then…or now.
THE ILLUSORY ADVENTURES OF A DREAMER by Michael Bradley
Inspired by Ibsen’s <em>Peer Gynt, The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer</em> follows a young man on a journey of sexual identification
THE PRINCEMAKER by Robert Gelberg
Leslie "Les" Moore, a teenaged one-percenter and heir to a massive fortune, decides to personally bankroll the Presidential campaign of down-home 35-year-old Congressman George Lee; what starts as a strategic political partnership quickly devolves into something far more sinister when Les realizes he'd rather be on the stage than behind it.
THE THEATRE MADE IN PARADISE by Jonathon Ward
In 1619, two actors from Elizabethan England land on Cape Cod with a copy of The Tempest, gold, their talent and dreams; and with aid from the Wampanoag, they overcome Puritans, who believe they're witches and heathens.
THREAD by Elena Zucker
The inadvertent “like” of a politically-charged Facebook status— a call for a third Palestinian uprising-- unravels a life, and dismantles the borders between Jew and Arab, past and present, time and space.