Horse Trade Theater's Got the Goods in February
A listing of all the shows put on by Horse Trade Theater Group

Horse Trade Theater does is it again in February, outdoing themselves with a jam-packed line-up of shows for YOU. From comedy to variety and burlesque to plays, there is truly something for everyone this month, and with prices that can't be beat, you really can't go wrong. Take your pick of plenty from the list below and reserve your tickets today!






The Skinny
Wednesday, February 1 @ 8pm $10
The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
The Skinny is a political comedy talk show with a twist: The host, Peter DeGiglio, is just an average schnook struggling to wrap his head around the events that shape our world. Joining him is a discussion panel of real life experts and a plethora of wacky variety acts.

Sketch Block
Wednesday, February 8 @ 9pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Sketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Come meet, mingle, and perform!

Thank You, Robot 
Friday, February 17 @ 10:30pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
A showcase for independent and established improv teams. For each show, two teams join Thank You, Robot to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again.


The Adam Wade Show
Monday, February 13 @ 7pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Moth storytelling favorite, Adam Wade, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for a special show. He’ll also sing a few songs, and play video shorts. No two shows will be the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off.

The BTK Band
Monday, February 13 @ 9pm $5
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Raconteurs regale the audience with true stories from their lives while The BTK Band, NYC’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band, improvises music and lyrics to turn their stories into songs. As if Tom Waits and The Moth delivered a baby from the gaping maw of Chaos.

An evening of themed storytelling
Monday, February 20 @ 7pm $8
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
TOLD is a monthly storytelling show hosted by Seth Lind. Each month New York's best performers take the stage to tell true stories related to a central theme. A special guest provides interludes to glue the evening together into a collective experience.


Bastardpiece Theatre
Thursday, February 9 @ 10:30pm $20
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Burlesque MC Bastard Keith and striptease beauty Madame Rosebud have scoured the earth to find the dumbest, goriest, nakedest exploitation movies you've never seen. Bastardpiece Theater is the result: an out of control evening featuring wild go-go, drinking games, giveaways and hilarious live commentary.

Naked Girls Reading
Wednesday, February 15 @ 9pm $20
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
A monthly nude literary salon featuring in-the-buff readings by local burlesque luminaries, professional librarians, authors and other Naked Girls.

Wasabassco Hellfire Club
Thursday, February 16 @ 10:30pm $40
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
Wasabassco Burlesque presents their most adult show ever! Step through the gates of this exclusive club for a monthly erotic salon, curated to cater to your most sophisticated and lustful desires.


Penny’s Open Mic
Every Tuesday @ 9pm  $3
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, and other creative folks are invited to put their two cents in at this weekly gathering hosted by Penny Pollak.

Cabaret Showdown
Hosted by Mark McDaniels
Sunday, February 12 @ 7pm $10
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Do you have what it takes to be a cabaret champion? Contestants compete for the chance to star in their own show or cabaret. Come out and join the fun! Whether you are a contestant or in the audience you are guaranteed to have a blast.


Monday, February 6 @ 7pm & 8:30pm $10 (includes a free beer)
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Six playwrights and directors get a week and a half to write and rehearse a short play based around three conditions, a theme, and a pre-selected cast, and then its go time. Different playwrights and directors featured every month.

Take Two
Presented by Direct Arts
Tuesday, February 14 @ 7pm $10
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
A monthly double bill that pairs theater and film, past and present, across cultures. Each month will feature a short film screening and a staged reading of a full-length play that examines a similar sociopolitical topic. The event concludes with a rousing discussion led by a special guest writer, journalist or scholar.

Presented by Dysfunctional Theatre Company
Episode 6: American Bandstand
Sunday, February 19 @ 8pm & Monday, February 20 @ 9:30pm $15
UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
Romance is in the air and revenge is a dish best served cold. The gang help underage stage manager Deena exact revenge on the man who done her wrong. With musical numbers, ass-kicking and girls kissing!

The Drafts
Monday, February 20 @ 9pm FREE
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
The Drafts are a non-equity ensemble of actors who are relatively new to the New York theater scene. The Drafts do the hard work of new play development and each month they read new plays from two different emerging playwrights. These original excerpts will leave you wanting more.