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May 2011 Events at Horse Trade Theater Group

Resident Salon
Tuesday, May 10 @ 7pm FREE
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Preview shows from Horse Trade Theater Group’s 2011 Summer Season. 
15 Landscapes
Wednesday, May 11 @ 8pm $15
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street) 
A sequence of seemingly unrelated scenes where two characters, a man and a woman, go through the different emotional landscapes of the contemporary world in which we live. 
Wednesday, May 11 @ 8pm $10 
The Kraine (85 East 4th Street) 
The heavy-metal-glam-rock-girl-band HARD broke up at the peak of their success due to a huge falling out between the two women. Each woman went her separate way. Ten years later, they are forced to get the band back together and write a hit song… in order to save the world.
Cognac Live Radio Orchestra
Sunday, May 22 @ 7pm Pay-What-You-Will 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Cognac Live Radio Orchestra presents a special ‘Best Of’ edition of their radio plays, audio sketches, and character pieces. Experience foley effects, musical acts, and a professional dance crew bringing you a delightful live comedy hour. Free clementines.
BARE 3.0: The Dark Days 
Wednesday, May 25 @ 9pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
BARE 3.0: The Dark Days combines gutwrenching stories with burlesque acts that comment and solidify the themes of the tales. With all new stories by Moth Grandslam champion Peter Aguero and acts by some of NYC's most creative burlesque performers, this edition of BARE will yank the heart out of your chest and stomp on it, only to replace it lovingly in order for it to be destroyed once more.
Penny’s Open Mic
Every Tuesday @ 9pm  $3 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, and other creative folks are invited to put their two cents in at this weekly gathering hosted by Penny Pollak. 
Monday, May 2 @ 7pm & 8:30pm $10 (includes a free beer) 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Six playwrights and directors get a week and a half to write and rehearse a short play based around three conditions, a theme, and a pre-selected cast, and then its go time. Different playwrights and directors featured every month.
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Every month Brad Lawrence (Moth Host, Standard Issues Podcast) looks under Middle America’s bed and in its closets to find out what goes bump. Brad, with the help of the BTK Band playing Anthem Rock at really inappropriate moments, make this show a one of a kind adventure into how weird, dangerous, and funny America can get.
Ramblings of a Gentleman Scumbag
Thursday, May 5 @ 10:30pm FREE
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Lucky Chengs Balloon man, delusional comic, and man of no God tries to justify 34 years of poor life choices and degeneracy. Profiled in Playgirl, FHM Magazine, Time-Out NY Magazine, Murdock is not your Father’s balloon man. 
Places: An Episodic Soap Opera for the Stage
Presented by No. 11 Productions
Sunday, May 8 @ 7pm $7
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Places is a dark comedy revolving around a struggling independent theatre company and a lead actress who has developed a bad habit for accidentally killing people. To save the company from financial ruin, the director hires a 92-year-old Broadway legend (played by a life size puppet) in an attempt to bring in audiences, much to the chagrin of the anti-establishment, robot-obsessed playwright. New episodes every month! 
The Adam Wade Show 
Monday, May 9 @ 7pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Moth storytelling favorite, Adam Wade, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for a special show. He’ll also sing a few songs, and play video shorts. No two shows will be the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off. 
BTK Band 
Monday, May 9 @ 9pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Raconteurs regale the audience with true stories from their lives while The BTK Band, NYC’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band, improvises music and lyrics to turn their stories into songs. As if Tom Waits and The Moth delivered a baby from the gaping maw of Chaos. 
Beaches 2
Thursday, May 11 @ 10:30pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Beaches 2 is a sketch comedy group featuring Tanya O’Debra that aims to take a type of joke and see if they can make you laugh nonstop about it for 30 minutes.  
Sketch Block 
Wednesday, May 11 @ 9pm $5 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Sketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Come meet, mingle, and perform! 
An evening of themed storytelling
Monday, May 16 @ 7pm Pay-What-You-Will 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
TOLD is a monthly storytelling show hosted by Seth Lind. Each month New York's best performers take the stage to tell true stories related to a central theme. A special guest provides interludes to glue the evening together into a collective experience. 
Revealed Burlesque 
Wednesday, May 18 @ 10pm  $25 
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
Revealed is a cutting-edge burlesque show with a sinfully dirty twist. This unique and extra-sultry night features the sexiest, most notorious burlesque performers in New York City, as you’ve never seen them before! Come experience an evening of salacious striptease and skin, where the climax of each number leaves everything…revealed.
Legends of the Feather
Thursday, May 19 @ 10:30pm $10
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) 
John Murdock, The Gentleman Scumbag, will present a different Lucky Chengs drag performer each month. The performances will involve the numbers that have made the Girls of Lucky Chengs famous, but will also feature a story telling element unseen at Lucky Chengs typical Drag Cabarets. The show will open with a few stories from John Murdock, who will then turn the stage over to the Legends of Lucky Chengs.  
Thank You, Robot’s Summer Fridays 
Friday, May 20 @ 10:30pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Summer Friday’s is a showcase for independent and established improv teams. For each show, two teams join Thank You, Robot to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again. 
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work, it has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater.  Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent Theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. 
"If it’s fun, funky, artsy, absurd and original, chances are it’s probably from the folks at Horse Trade Theater Group" The Villager
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