FringeHIGH 2012


FringeHIGH 2012 selections



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2 Households, 2 Assholes: Shakespeare's R & J
Writer: William Shakespeare, Adapted by Sam Munoz and Aaron Munoz
Director: Aaron Munoz and Sam Munoz
Are you looking for tradition and saggy tights? Better go uptown. 2 Actors, 20 Characters, 1 Hour. Shakespeare's timeless play about violence, lust, and love takes the stage in this thrilling new adaptation out of Nashville. 
National   Nashville, Tennessee   
Drama   FringeHIGH   

 SAT 11 @ 2:45



20 Somethings
Namayesh Productions
Writer: Evan Sanderson
Director: Ameneh Bordi 
These friends zip through city life. James is too quirky for his own good. Suresh has fallen for his lab partner. And Reese just wants more. Their lives collide as they discover that love isn't a game...or is it ??
Local   New York , New York   
Comedy   FringeHIGH   

 SAT 18 @ 2:45



An End to Dreaming
Writer: Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach
Director: Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach
Choreographer: Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach
Follow, follow, follow this modern-day Hansel and Gretel into a gothic, electronic wonderland. Geppetto, piloted by two award-winning Australian performers, beckon you into a haunting pop-fairytale about hope, despair and the transcending power of dreams. 
International   Brisbane, Australia   
FringeHIGH   Musical   

 SUN 19 @ 4:15



Antigone Unearthed
Our Ladies of South 4th Street
Writer: Rachel Broderick
Director: Sophia Treanor and Rachel Broderick
Twenty cubic feet of potting soil, eight women, one epic burial. This nightmarish hybrid of haunting vocals, live-mixed soundscapes, and spinal movement challenges the revenge classic with original poetry. Sappho meets Black Swan. 
Local   Brooklyn, New York   
Drama   FringeHIGH  

 WED 22 @ 4:15




Cause of Failure
FullStop Collective
Megan Weaver
Director: Leta Tremblay 
Choreographer: Andrew Squier
Who holds a mother's heart? How do you navigate between living and dying? And who invited those scuba-diving doctors? Magic, medicine, and the wily machinations of a failing heart converge in an outrageous journey of sickness and self.
Local   Manhattan, New York   
Drama   FringeHIGH   


 TUE 21 @ 2



HartBeat Ensemble
Writer: Julia B. Rosenblatt
Director: Gregory R. Tate
What happens when an urban teen who thinks he can beat the system meets a narc who thinks he can save the world? Spoken-word and original hip hop score punctuate this story of the personal side of the drug wars.
Local   Hartford, Connecticut   
Drama   FringeHIGH  

 THU 16 @ 2



Girl's Liberation Front
Project Girl Performance Collective
Writer: Project Girl Performance Collective
Director: Ashley Marinaccio 
A ground breaking call to action consisting of dance, song, and spoken word pieces written by girls ages 8-21. Assembled in a series of workshops this production will give audience a unique perspective on the status of women today.
Local   Brooklyn, New York   
FringeHIGH   Spoken Word/Poetry   

 FRI 17 @ 2



Immaculate Degeneration
Woodward Avenue Productions
Writer: Pamela Sabaugh
Director: Fred Backus
A one-woman rock-n-roll cabaret about a journey through the world with an invisible disability. Unable to drive in the Motor City, Pamela comes to terms with what it is to be neither blind nor sighted, but somewhere “In Between.”
Local   Astoria, New York   
Solo Show   FringeHIGH   

 TUE 14 @ 4



Writer: Marina Keegan, Music by Stephen Feigenbaum, Lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick
Director: Charlie Polinger
Strapped for cash, burnout crewmembers of an antique tallship become Revolutionary War reenactors. Armed with a less-than-potent combination of Wikipedia and marijuana, they face disaster in this folk musical about friendship, adulthood, and whatever those three-cornered-hats are called. 
Local   New Haven, Connecticut   
Musical   FringeHIGH   

 WED 15 @ 4


Linda Means to Wait
Next Stage Studio
Writer: Linda Kuriloff
Director: Geoffrey Owens
Choreographer: Erika Vaugh, Bongi Sithole
South African-American storyteller working in the Bronx morphs into 20 vivid characters offering comic and poignant insights about family, culture, and neighborliness (including uniting against the NYPD’s “Stop-and-Frisk”) to her jaded high school students; together reaching a touching conclusion.
Local   North Bergen, New Jersey   
Solo Show   FringeHIGH   

 TUE 14 @ 3:45



Oasis- Everything you ever wanted to know about the Middle East but were afraid to dance
Director: Nejla Y. Yatkin
Choreographer: Nejla Y. Yatkin
Using dance, [images, spoken word and video], "Oasis" looks through the prism of desert/oasis and magical/real to explore issues of identity, veiling, torture and spirituality, moving through what is familiar and what is imagined.
Local   Manhattan, New York   
Dance   FringeHIGH   

 WED 22 @ 3



Orphan Train
Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn, Inc.
Director: Marla A. Hirokawa
Choreographer: Marla A. Hirokawa
Beginning in 1854, 150,000 abandoned and neglected children boarded trains bound for the new West in search of a HOME. Follow Charles Brace as he crafts a future for Bessie, Mamie and sisters Susie and Dorothy. This is their story. 
Local   Brooklyn, New York   
FringeHIGH   Dance   

 THU 16 @ 3:45



James Fluhr & Company
Writer: James Fluhr 
Sparked by a crucial encounter in the playwright's life, this powerful solo performance - a modern fairytale and theatrical fantasy - follows a suicidal teen as he is transformed by choosing self-acceptance and life. So much hate, so little time.
National   Boston, Massachusetts   
Drama   FringeHIGH   

 MON 20 @ 4



Salamander Starts Over
Writer: Armando Merlo
Director: Leigh Ann Pedra
The words every teenage punk dreads: ALL-BOYS CATHOLIC SCHOOL. But this isn't your average preparatory education. Eccentric teachers. Militant coaches. Dance-fighting students. Add these with the love of a Cuban mother and see how SALAMANDER STARTS OVER.
Local   New York, New York   
Solo Show   FringeHIGH   

 SUN 19 @ 4:30



Shelly's Spherical Journey
Van Reipen Collective
Writer: Cassandra Victoria Chopourian, Gary Heidt, and Andi Stover
Director: Connie Winston
Squirrels keep dying in the pool at Motel Sunshine. Shelly, the owner, wants to live! So she burns it down and heads for freedom. This darkly exuberant tale with live music and dance asks what’s left after we lose everything.
Local   Jersey City, New Jersey   
Comedy   FringeHIGH   

 SAT 18 @ 2


Twelfth Night
BAMA Theatre Company
Writer: William Shakespeare
Director: Casey McClellan
Getting into disguise is easy, getting out of it...that's another story. BAMA Theatre Company is BACK at FringeNYC for the 4th straight year to bring you Shakespeare's most acclaimed musical comedy! 8 actors. 14 roles. 1 trunk. If music be the food of love, rock on!
Local   Manhattan, New York   
Comedy   FringeHIGH  

 FRI 10 @ 5



Wake Up!
Redbone Theater Company
Writer: Kim Fischer
Director: Travis Baird
How far will one Asian boy go to prove that he’s black? Caged in a jail cell he battles the confines of his yellow skin. Provocative and honest, this is a story about trying to understand the meaning of blackness. 
National   Brooklyn, New York   
Drama   FringeHIGH 

 SAT 25 @ 2



Broken Ant Farm Productions
Writer: David Marx
Director: Molly Lyons
Charged as an adult and sentenced to life in prison at 14-years-old, Daniel writes an alternative life with a pen pal. Chapter by chapter they fabricate the life he'll never have. A play about happiness, guilt, forgiveness, and hope. 
0h 0m   National   Chicago, Illinois   
Drama   FringeHIGH   
Staycation: In Someone Else's Shoes   Ripped from the Headlines 

 SAT 25 @ 2:30 


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