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(New page: A venue where many independently produced (as in not affiliated with any of the major improv theaters) improv shows. It is located on St. Marks Place in Manhattan. ==Significance== As it ...)
 
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A venue where many independently produced (as in not affiliated with any of the major improv theaters) improv shows. It is located on St. Marks Place in Manhattan.
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==Significance==
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As it gets more and more competitive to be cast in an improv show on one of the stages of the major improv theaters, up-and-coming improv students could not find places to perform. At Under St. Marks, an unofficial model evolved: an established group (anything from a veteran Harold team to a long-time indie group) will rent the space and invite less experienced teams to open. The less experienced team will bring a big crowd, and the veteran team will close out the show.
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USM has helped to evolve an unofficial Indie League of improv groups.
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==History==
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[[Amy Rhodes]] performed in a long-running comedy called Spooky Dog for Horse Trade Theater. While there, she learned that Horse Trade wanted to rent out its under-used space, the Under St. Marks Theater. She posted on the [[IRC]] that improvisers should consider using it. [[Rob Lathan]] started renting the space for his period variety show [[The Osgood-Schlatter Show]]. Also the sketch group [[Ralph]] staged its show [[Mr. Ralph's Neighborhood]] there. Soon many improv and sketch groups associated with the improv scene in NYC used Under St. Marks and its sister space [[The Red Room]] for shows.
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==Notable Shows==
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Besides The Osgood-Schlatter Show, [[Five Dudes]] and [[Primal Bias]] hosted a long-running show there on Saturday nights.
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[[Rogue Elephant]] has hosted a very long run of shows on periodic Friday nights.
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The [[Harold Teams]] [[fwand]] and [[Tantrum]] hosted a run of Friday night improv shows.
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Other past performances include:
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Past Peformances include:
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*[[Thank You, Robot]]
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*[[The Law Firm]]
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*[[Fat Penguin]]
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*[[Sherpa]]
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*[[The Brothers Hines]]
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*[[KnifeStorm]]
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*[[We Can't Live in a Cave]]
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*[[DogBasket]]
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*UCBT [[Harold Teams]]
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==Description==
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One side wall of the stage features removable wood panels to expose the original sandstone and brick wall, the opposing side is a usable stand-up bar.
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There is a backstage dressing room with direct access to crossover, stage and restroom.
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The lighting system includes a carefully designed reparatory plot which allows a great variety of looks, areas and colors. Four Re-Focusable and Re-Gellable instruments add to its versatility.
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This space is equipped with a sound package that includes: a mixing board with a microphone jack, a dual CD Deck, digital hookup, and 4 speaker stereo sound.
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Additional amenities include: air conditioning, a projector and screen available for rent and set and prop storage.
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UNDER St. Marks has a beer and wine license! The Beer Pantry can be open upon request.
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==Address==
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94 ST. MARKS PLACE
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BETWEEN 1ST AVENUE & AVENUE A
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BASEMENT THEATER, NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
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==Contact==
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HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP
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212-777-6088
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office@horsetrade.info
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85 EAST 4TH STREET NY, NY 10003
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[[Category:Theatres]]
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[[Category:New York City]]
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Latest revision as of 05:22, 26 September 2008