News: "A Southern Fairytale" Comes to FRIGID 2020

Ty Autry. Photo by Mike Glatzer Photography

The 2020 FRIGID Festival is fast approaching, with performances beginning on February 19 at the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks in the East Village. In the lead-up to this annual showcase for storytellers, solo shows, and short works, we will also be highlighting some of the productions on offer. The first is Ty Autry's A Southern Fairytale

Where: The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10003

When: February 19-March 6, 2020 (5 performances ONLY)
Wed., February 19 at 7:10pm
Sat., February 22 at 5:00pm
Sat., February 29 at 5:00pm
Wed., March 4 at 7:10pm
Fri., March 6 at 5:30pm

What: Based on true events, A Southern Fairytale, written and performed by Ty Autry and directed by David L. Carson, tells the story of the challenges facing a young, gay Christian growing up in the Deep South. The show accompanies its protagonist through multiple journeys into and out of the closet, exploring the very real impacts of conversion therapy, excommunication, and a father who believes that a demon has possessed his son. Autry says, “A Southern Fairytale is my personal journey, which happens to reflect that of so many gay youth finding their truth in a society that is against them.” 

A Southern Fairytale had a workshop at the 2018 NYSummerfest, and the play was then completely reimagined for other workshop performances in 2019, including at The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Out Front Theatre Company in Atlanta, and The Duplex for World Pride in New York City. Autry comments on the process of development, “Through our previous workshop productions, we discovered a deep story that showcases the trauma created from the lack of acceptance, while having the audiences rolling on the floor with laughter as they relate to how their past has shaped them into who they are today.” 

After the FRIGID Festival, A Southern Fairytale will embark on an international tour, with confirmed stops in the United States, Europe, and Canada. A full list of stops will be announced during the FRIGID run.

Tickets: $20. For tickets, visit

Runtime: 60 minutes with no intermission 


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