FringeNYC 2011

AFTER ANNE FRANK by Carol Lempert

"March. 1973. Dear diary, I borrowed The Diary of Anne Frank from the library today, but I can’t bring myself to open it." And so begins 32 years of Carol Lempert ducking Anne’s legacy, but something keeps pulling her back. Again and again and again.

BLANK by Brian Stanton

An adoptee embarks on a mythical quest for identity where he discovers the horrific truth of his birth, an instinctive love for his birth mother, and a grateful dedication to his adoptive family.

BURN by Alex DeFazio

Ever give an apple to your teacher to get his attention? In this gay, noir drama, one college student is willing to give much more as he and his professor vie for power over language, sex, and each other.

DONNA/MADONNA by John Paul Karliak

The award-winning adoption solo comedy about an adopted son with two mothers: the doting Catholic homemaker and the fashionista wife of a British pop star.

FIT by Erin Austin

Three generations of Scottish women, all at the age of twenty grapple with psychological turmoil, family history, and the all-consuming desire to fit.

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE POLAR BEARS by Jerrod Bogard

A spoiled diva with fabulous hair learns to be a member of the team (and of a larger, global family) while re-telling her famous story in rock-n-roll fashion. A musical to warm the heart, not the globe.

LOU by John Carter

Nothing was off limits to her. Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud fell under her spell. Watch her peel back her life to reveal the amazing bodies in her wake.

ONE, TWO, WHATEVER YOU DO... by Vanessa Shealy

When former child star Angela L. Wilcox tells one teensy fib, it goes viral; the coverup spins her life, and the life of her son, out of control.

RECOVERY by Mark Jason Williams

An authentic and funny drama about people with cancer--and those trying to heal them--questioning the essential meaning of existence, dealing with the challenges of facing death, and discovering new, meaningful connections.

SCARED OF SARAH by Laura Brienza

Sarah’s autistic. Lily’s pregnant. Sam’s scared. Could they handle a child like Sarah?

SMOKE THE NEW CIGARETTE by Kirk Wood Bromley

A DJ recalls the brief performance career of the world's only "chamber punk" band.

THE ETERNAL HUSBAND by Nat Cassidy

A modern-day noir thriller, loosely based on the Dostoevsky novella of the same name, about a flailing private detective whose life is turned upside-down during a brutal summer heatwave when he receives a visit from an erratic, unpredictable old man in a heavy black coat.

THE LADY DRUG DEALER AND THE HEIST by Temar Underwood

Three incompetent dudes snort the coke they were supposed to sell, and devise a wacky plan to rob a bank.

THE MORE LOVING ONE by Cory Conley

A comic drama about the uncertainties of lust, commitment, and marriage equality in which an underage sex trial shakes up the lives of two couples – one gay, one straight – during a summer weekend in a steamy college town.

WHALE SONG OR: LEARNING TO LIVE WITH MOBYPHOBIA by Claire Kiechel

A surreal dark comedy about a woman coming to terms with her father’s death at Sea World and the mysterious appearance of a whale in the Hudson River: a meditation on mortality and whales.

YOU ONLY SHOOT THE ONES YOU LOVE by Jeffrey Sweet

A solo piece about Jeffrey Sweet’s dealings with the pioneers of improvisation and how anti-Semitism in Russia and Eastern Europe led to a comedy renaissance in America.

Worthy new work from the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival