Coming to New York all the way from Tehran, The Door is the first Iranian play to take part in FringeNYC. Presented by Saye Theatre, the new work takes a look at immigration through the eyes of two Middle Eastern women—weaving both comedy and drama. Performances take place August 21-27 at 64E Mainstage in the East Village. Click here for tickets.
Following its debut at the world-famous Odin in Theater in Denmark, Christian Gade Bjerrum brings his powerful performance piece, an ode to his father with cancer, to the New York Fringe Festival for its international premiere. The solo show, which investigates how music, videos, lyrics and interactive yoga can function as therapy, was awarded the best, innovative performance by The Danish Art Council. Performances take place August 14-27 at Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company in the East Village. Click here for tickets.
The masked faces of Teatr KTO’s performers have become one of the most striking images of the 2016 festival. The acclaimed Polish theatre company takes to the streets of New York as part of FringeAl Fresco, with free, outdoor performances that explore the meaning of life when it is deprived of spirituality, love and beauty. Featuring direction by Jerzy Zon with choreography by Eryk Makohon, performances take place at Union Square North Plaza, Governors Island and FringeNYC on Fourth Street. Click here for more information.
Richard III (A One Woman Show)
Kolbrun Sigfusdottir first started working on her adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III in her hometown of Reykjavik in Iceland with Emily Carding. Since May 2015, their immersive take on the Bard’s masterpiece has traveled to Prague, Plymouth, Bristol, Edinburgh and most recently Rome, Verona, and Brighton. The award-winning solo show plays August 15-20 at Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company in the East Village. Click here for tickets.
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Developed in New York, Gustavo Pace is ready to delight audiences once more with Naked Brazillian, his autobiographical solo show about journeying from Rio de Janeiro to New York City in pursuit of his dream. Written and performed by Pace, recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship for Theater/Acting and a MFA in Acting from Harvard University, the show is directed by Stephen Brown-Fried (Awake and Sing!), and developed with Emmy Award-winning writer Matt Hoverman and Tony nominee Lou Liberatore (Burn This). Performances take place August 12-21 at 64E4 Mainstage in the East Village. Click here for tickets.
Based in New York, the Scandinavian American Theater Company provides a new generation of Scandinavian playwrights and theatre artists a chance to develop work in the U.S. The company presents the American premiere of Minna Nurmelin’s Remember Me, an unconventional comedy about two women struggling to regain their identities at pivotal moments in their lives. Performances take place August 12-26 at the WOW Café Theatre in the East Village. Click here for tickets.
The Legend of Oni
Japanese musical company OZmate invites New York audiences to discover fantastical Onis, the Japanese ogres of the pre-Samurai world in The Legend of Oni, complete with beautiful kimonos and intricate costumes. The operatic piece has been described as “enchanting” and “delightful.” Performances take place August 12-17 at the Flamboyan Theater at the Clemente in the Lower East Side. Click here for tickets.
Treya’s Last Dance
Following an award-winning run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and an acclaimed U.K. engagement, Shyam Bhatt brings her solo show about immigrant identity, sexuality and grief to the New York stage. Set within the awkward confines of a speed-dating event, the dark comedy is a hilarious and heartfelt tale of love and loss in London. Performances take place August 12-23 at Abrazo Interno at the Clemente in the East Village. Click here for tickets.
Following a successful run on Australia’s West Coast, Thread, about one woman’s journey from New York to Palestine, makes its American debut. The one-woman show interweaves suspense, history, politics and self-indentity, and was written for Australian actress Mischa Ipp by award-winning playwright Elena Zucker. Performances take place August 15-26 at the WOW Café Theatre in the East Village. Click here for more tickets.
The Festival kicked off August 12. For the complete line-up visit fringenyc.org/.