News: The Queerly Festival Returns with Live Audiences (and a Streaming Option)

Jackson Sturkey. Photo credit: Millie Gillana

FRIGID New York has announced the return of The Queerly Festival, with plays, solo performances, music, comedy, and more from New York City’s indie-est LGBTQ+ artists.

FRIGID New York continues to require vaccinations and masks for all in-person attendees, but virtual livestream tickets are available for anyone who cannot attend the performances in person. 

The festival features:

Awkward Teenage Years

True stories about the most gloriously awkward times in our lives - our teenage years.

Thursday June 17th at 7:00PM
The Kraine Theater, Sliding Scale - $10 to $20

FRIGID Fridays

A variety showcase of FRIGID's best and brightest. FRIGID Friday may include music, storytelling, sketch, clowning, cooking, and more. 

Friday June 18th at 8:00PM
The Kraine Theater, Sliding Scale - $10 to $25

Totally Gay Comedy

An evening of stand up comedy from the funniest LGBTQ comedians in NYC, curated by Veronica Garza

Thursday June 24th at 7:00PM
The Kraine Theater, Sliding Scale - $10 to $25

Conversations: A Two Monologue Play

Written by M. Stratton, Conversations is a two monologue play centered around the duality of women. The first piece, titled 'Dusk,' is an intimate exploration of a woman's relationship to her suicide attempt from nearly a decade prior. By explicitly remembering her past, she finds a deeper gratitude for the now. In the second piece, 'Dawn', another woman recognizes that being an artist is not the freedom she'd imagined it to be. In fact, she sometimes feels trapped within her own passions. She must look within herself to find a reason to keep dreaming; a reason for it all to be worthwhile.

Thursday June 24th at 7:30PM
The Kraine Theater, Sliding Scale - $10 to $25

Fully Vaxed Comedy

A stand-up show featuring LGBTQIAP comics hosted by Quinten Lamar.

Thursday June 24th at 9 PM
The Kraine Theater, Sliding Scale - $10 to $25

The Reparations Show

The Reparations Show is a variety show that will center stories created by and about Black and Indigenous artists. Each week is hosted by a different BIPOC artist. The show is the brainchild of Erez Ziv, managing artistic director of FRIGID New York, and Kevin R. Free, the Curator of The Queerly Festival. It was created as a way to offer paid opportunities for BIPOC artists. This month’s Queerly performance features exclusively LGBTQIAP+ artists, and marks the show’s first event with an in-person audience.

Friday June 25th at 8:00PM
The Kraine Theater, Sliding Scale - $10 to $25

Jackson Sturkey and Friends

A variety night curated by Jackson Sturkey

Friday June 25th at 10:00PM
The Kraine Theater, Sliding Scale - $10 to $25

All My Dead Uncles

All My Dead Uncles is a naracissistic nepotic self-effacing deepdiving long-winded political/familial/parodical cathartic comi-tragic backstory of one woman’s collection of dead uncles. There are run-on sentences. There are jokes. There is also a minor amount of theatrical magic, but mostly it’s one queer woman on stage for less than 45 minutes explaining how all of her uncles died.

Thursday July 1st at 7:00PM
The Kraine Theater, Sliding Scale - $10 to $25

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