FringeNYC 1997-1999

"SO, I KILLED A FEW PEOPLE..." by Gary Rudoren and David Summers

A chillingly comic monologue delivered by a convicted serial killer on death row whose final request is to put on a one-man show.

AMERICANA ABSURDUM by Brian Parks

An antic black comedy composed of two related plays, “Vomit and Roses” and “Wolverine Dream.”

BIG TOP MACHINE by Kevin Augustine

Setting ancient hero mythology against our modern yearnings for magic, an aerialist performer joins a corporate-owned circus in search of wonder but finds an underworld sideshow instead.

BROWN AND BLACK AND WHITE ALL OVER by Antonio Sacre

A sincere, urgent, and often humorous account of a week-long men’s gathering in the woods that asks deeply personal and politcal questions of race, indentity, and the possibility of healing.

ICARUS AND ARIA by Kirk Wood Bromley

A boy and a girl in Phoenix, AZ fall in love; he's a star quarterback for the football team her father owns and his brother is the biggest drug dealer in town; like Romeo and Juliet, but in a Latino/Redneck world.

JULIET by Omar Sangare

A woman appears on her balcony to develop her one-woman drama.

LINGUISH by Edward Einhorn

Four relative strangers are quarantined with a new disease that causes aphasia, the neurological disorder that takes away one's ability to use language, and are forced to find new ways to communicate.

LOLA MONTEZ IN BAVARIA... by John Jahnke

Explores the relation of fame to motivation, and the reconstruction of identity to success, and finds as its protagonists the nineteenth century figures of Lola Montez and King Ludwig I of Bavaria, whose obsessions with fame and power triggered a revolution, resulting in the loss of his throne.

MISSHAPEN JACK, THE NEBRASKA HUNCHBACK by Trav S.D.

A journey through one man’s fevered brain as he attempts to persuade us through the power of his words to join him in his quest to confront the evil represented by the title character.

MOTEL CALIFORNIA by Richard Harrington and Chris Kauffman

The heartwarming tale of a ruthless Belgian mercenary who gives up his life of killing for the cabaret.

MY PENIS – IN AND OUT OF TROUBLE by Antonio Sacre

A remarkable, brutally funny, controversial, and disturbing personal exploration of sex, sexuality, and manhood.

STAVROGIN'S CONFESSION by John Regis

A tormented nihilist visits a Russian Orthodox Bishop in order to confess real and imagined sins, and, in doing so, reveals more than he intended.

TRUE THEATER CRITIC by Omar Sangare

This one-person show, a dark comedy from the point of view of a critic, explores themes related to artistic creation.

WHEN WORDS FAIL… by David Dannenfelser

A tender, innovative comedy about the survival of the human spirit in the information age.

A sampling of excellent indie plays from the first years of the New York International Fringe Festival