Hosted by Canada’s Premier Queer Comic Paul Hutcheson
Featuring Sharon Nowlan & Jillian Thomas

Canadians Are Warm
Canadians Are Great Guests
Canadians Are F*%#ing Entertaining

Be enthralled by Canadians living in New York, be excited by Canadians who have crossed the border to perform, be lured by amazing New York artists who have agreed to be honorary “Canucks”, and be held spellbound by 2010 FRIGID Festival performers. Expect the unexpected with seven late-nights of music, comedy, character, and dance. It is going to be a great time, and not just because the theater serves booze!

Performers will include New Yorkers and honorary Canucks, Sabrina Jalese, Fraser Yonge, Moe Rosen & Mary Crosbie, Kristeen Von Hagen, Jen Grant, Julien Dionne, Andrew Pifko, Laura Poe, Susan Jeremy, and Paradizo Dance along with Canadian artists, Sharon Nowlan, Jillian Thomas, Sandra Battaglini, Micheline Marchindon, Bobby Knauff, and Christina Starr.

The Canuck Cabaret will run late-nights at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A) during The 2010 New York FRIGID Festival. February 24-27 and March 3, 5, & 6 at Midnight. Admission is Pay-What-You-Will at the door.

Paul Hutcheson is a comedic performer, writer and producer. His first two solo shows The First Time and On Second Thought have toured to 21 theatre festivals. Both shows received rave reviews, sold-out houses and awards in New York, Orlando, Montreal and San Francisco. Hutcheson produces/performs in numerous “comedic” evenings in Toronto. He has produced shows in schools, teacher lounges, storefronts, lofts, studios and even an adult video store. He requires as many people as possible to experience his unique form of queer comedy!

Sharon Nowlan (a.k.a. Prairie Fire) moved from the open sky Canadian Prairies and hasn’t looked back. She has been performing burlesque for ten years. Her solo and group shows (Caberlesque) have toured to numerous festivals throughout North America. When “Prairie Fire” is on the bill you are guaranteed a fantastic time!

Jillian Thomas is witty, dirty and aggressive. This Toronto comic and former Christian Rocker tells it like it is…even if you’re not ready for it! “She has the face of an Angel and the laugh of the Devil.” Joe Flaherty (SCTV, Freaks & Geeks)

The FRIGID New York Festival was founded by Horse Trade and EXIT Theatre in 2007. Since founding The San Francisco Fringe Festival – the 2nd oldest fringe in the United States – nearly 17 years ago, EXIT has learned a thing or two about festival running. They introduced Horse Trade to the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) in mid-2006. Besides feedback from dozens of thrilled CAFF participants and artists, Horse Trade was drawn to its main principle: “…to provide all artists, emerging and established, with the opportunity to produce their play no matter the content, form or style and to make the event as affordable and accessible as possible for the members of the community,” Horse Trade is proud to sign on to the tradition and chill out the New York independent theater scene’s ideas of what a theatre festival can be. In true support of theatre on the fringe of the mainstream, the artists take home 100% of their box office, and the festival producers do not receive royalties from future performances. The festival’s producers are proud to support self-producing artists’ growth and future success. New York City is an indisputable hotbed of groundbreaking talent and we’re proud to once again invite artists to take advantage of this opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination.

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