by Erez Ziv · January 22, 2013
The mission of FRIGID New York is to provide artists with the opportunity to produce their play no matter the content, form or style and to make their work as affordable and accessible as possible for audience members in the community. FRIGID exists to cultivate the voices of independent theater artists and build a community where they can develop their work and build their audience. FRIGID is proud to be the only theater festival in New York to give 100% of box office proceeds directly back to the artists.
The principal activity of FRIGID New York is the annual FRIGID Festival. The FRIGID Festival is a two-week Independent Theater festival featuring 30 local, national, and international theater companies presenting over 150 performances in three East Village theaters. In the recent years the core festival has been supplemented by a Hangover Series, which allows the best FRIGID shows to extend their performances another week after the festival, and the Mini-Fridge, a summer festival of aspiring FRIGID participants and Fringe alumni.
By growing beyond just the two week core festival, we are placing FRIGID in a better position to help spread the word about the great artists that we find each year in the festival and in other Fringe festivals across the continent. To have this compilation of some of our participant’s great achievements permanently archived and available to the public on Indie Theater Now will help even more with this work.