A unique showcase of 13 New York shows headed to Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (the largest arts festival in the world).
East to Edinburgh was created as a way to help shows get on their feet so companies experience the same production constraints that all shows experience during the Fringe, while giving companies a clean, comfortable, and nurturing space to fine-tune their productions. This year's whirlwind festival features thirteen adventurous productions from around New York and across the US.
The 2022 EAST TO EDINBURGH line up is:
(click on the titles for more information and a performance calendar)
July 12, 13, 14
Resolve Productions presents
By Brian Quirk
Directed by Melissa Firlit
With Craig MacArthur
“I’m a faggot. So what?” Forced within the confines of his fabulous mind, a queer artist takes a euphoric journey to heal. Beautiful, funny, sensual, alive, and batshit crazy. This is the only way he knows.
July 12, 15, 16
Joey Rinaldi Comedy presents
POTTY TRAINING WITH JOEY RINALDI
Written and performed by Joey Rinaldi
As a teenager, Joey didn’t expect to be in a hospital bed from a near-death penis injury with three traumatic surgeries, two clumsy catheters, and one overwhelming desire to wreak hormonal havoc. Over a decade later, Joey lives to share the outrageous and humiliating details of being the only kid at school who peed into a urine bag while battling the church and his tormented mom.
July 13, 14, 19
TruSongstress Productions presents
TRUDY CARMICHAEL PRESENTS THE IMPROVISED ONE-WOMAN SHOW!
By Robin Rothman Taylor and Frank Spitznagel
Directed by Sean Taylor
With Robin Rothman Taylor, Frank Spitznagel, Steve Whyte, and Sean Taylor
Forget your troubles and let Las Vegas lounge legend Trudy Carmichael (along with her astounding accompanist) entertain you in her daring one-of-a-kind, one-night-only immersive musical event! Every show features original songs, starry-eyed anecdotes, and stratospheric high notes – all improvised on the spot based on your suggestions. No two shows are ever the same - making for an unforgettable spectacular singular sensation!
July 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
A Passion for Language presents
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
Written and performed by Priyanka Shetty
Directed by Theresa M. Davis
Unapologetically Indian, irreverently American. THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM is a funny, tumultuous ride through immiscible cultures, love and loss, issues of race, and the desperation of not belonging anywhere. The play navigates Priyanka's real-life journey as she transitions from her deeply embedded roots in India, to finding context and common ground in America.
July 16, 26, 30
Ego Actus presents
Written and performed by Joan Kane
Directed by Bruce A! Kramer
Almost 13 presents memories of a young girl’s violent summer in Brooklyn. Emotionally broken from witnessing a murder and more, she finds herself dancing with a ghost. Can she survive being caught between a disintegrating family and racial violence?
July 16, 17, 24
Mary Goggin presents
RUNAWAY PRINCESS, A HOPEFUL TALE OF HEROIN, HOOKING, AND HAPPINESS
Written and performed by Mary Goggin
Directed by Dan Ruth
“Once upon a time, there was a Princess born to a King and Queen who were banished from the island of Ériu and forced to flee to America in a coffin ship.” Former New York City call girl Mary Goggin shares the true story of her Irish Catholic Trauma, alcoholism, drug addiction and prostitution all told with dark humor, unflinching honesty and unsentimental pathos.
July 17, 31
Owl & Pussycat Theatre Company presents
THE ECSTASY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL
By Theo Salter
Directed by Sean Harris
With Ashley Ford
Reach across the mortal plane! A budding clairvoyant is haunted by the spirit of Victoria Woodhull, unsung heroine of the Suffrage movement who was ultimately written out of history by her peers for “radical views.” Learn her extraordinary story culminating in how she became the first woman to run for President of the United States almost 50 years before women could vote.
July 19, 21, 23
Harmon Leon presents
HARMON LEON IN THE JOKES
Written and performed by Harmon Leon
Harmon Leon lives a double life. ‘On-Stage Harmon’ – is very confident and shows no fear. ‘Off-Stage Harmon’ has anxiety and feels awkward ordering a sandwich. A nod to Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape – Harmon dives deep into his love/hate relationship with the world of comedy, only to realize that ‘The Jokes’ saved his soul.
July 20, 23, 30
Peter Charney and Brendan George present
A EULOGY FOR ROMAN
Written and performed by Brendan George
Conceived and directed by Peter Charney
A young man called Milo arrives in Scotland with an urn and a promise – to eulogize the recent death of his childhood best friend. The task proves more difficult than Milo anticipates, and he seeks assistance from the attendees to complete the memorial. A Eulogy for Roman is a dark-comedy, solo-show premiere with audience interaction.
July 20, 21, 22
Cynthia Shaw presents
Written and performed by Cynthia Shaw
Directed by Peter Michael Marino
Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but she was determined to achieve success in New York City. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help, and sometimes hinder her journey to Carnegie Hall, all illustrated by virtuoso live piano performance.
July 23, 26, 29
Sam Morrison presents
Written and performed by Sam Morrison
In this follow up to his critically acclaimed Hello, Daddy, comedian Sam Morrison explores the hilarities of loss, grief, diabetes, and gay history.
"You're about to be converted to the fandom.” - TIME OUT NY
July 24, 27, 28
Twilight Theatre Company presents
By Brian Parks
Directed by Margarett Perry
With Matthew Boston, Brian Dykstra, Patrick Frederic, Vince Gatton, Lori Prince, and Alex Sunderhaus
An ordinary guy skips work to play golf when he's struck by lightning—thrusting him into a world of hard-nosed detectives, talking golf clubs, and the Wife of Bath. A fast-paced, comic fantasia by two-time Fringe First winner Brian Parks.
July 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Gabe Mollica presents
A SHOW ABOUT FRIENDSHIP
Written and performed by Gabe Mollica
Comedian Gabe Mollica (The Moth) got cheated on while teaching abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. Several years and thousands of stand up performances later, he's written a deep-dive, joke-filled solo show about the importance of contemporary male friendship.