Thank U, Ex to play 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival, 2/15-3/5 at UNDER St. Marks

Mad Butterfly Creative
Thank u,ex

Written by Kelly Taylor & Melly Magrath
Directed by Madelaine Rose

Presented as part of the 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival
February 15-March 5, 2023 at
UNDER St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Pl, New York
Mad Butterfly Creative will present Thank u,ex written by Kelly Taylor and Melly Magrath and directed by Madelaine Rose as part of the 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival at UNDER St. Marks (94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009) with performances on Feb 22 at 6:30pm, Feb 26 at 5:20pm, Feb 27 at 9:50pm, March 2 at 11pm, and March 3 at 9:50pm Tickets ($15)are available for advance purchase at www.frigid.nycThe performance will run approximately 60 minutes 

Thank u,ex is a coming of age story about a young girls journey through her love life. Bringing you 90’s nostalgia forms of heartbreak, loss, love and of course the teenage mutant ninja turtles’ delicacy, pizza! Join Violet as she exams her past relationships, kicks her exes to the curb and finds her way to self-discovery. Written and performed by Kelly Taylor.

Kelly Taylor (Co-Writer/Performer) is a jill-of-all-trades who has extensive experience wearing many different creative hats. Hailing from a family of literal- clowns, comedy runs through this purple haired millennial veins. Kelly is a voice actor specializing in animation, a writer, a producer and an actor. Kelly creates comedy inspired by her zany life and engages her audiences through her personal flare and eternal optimism.

Melly Magrath (Co-Writer) is a multidisciplinary artist from Toronto. Past credits include: Mulan (Director/ Beijing) Till Death Do Us Part The Musical (Writer/SBM Productions), The Life (SM/ Call it a Day Productions),Villains: An 80’s Musical Cabaret (Director/Playwright/SBM productions), Wake and Smell the Coffee (Stage Manager/ Lowdown Theatre), Den of Thieves (Triple Bypass Company), Love You to Death (Director, Playwright/ SBM Productions), Death do us Part the Musical (SBM Productions), The Grid (Writer/Tree of Life Productions), Stuck in the Sky (Writer/ Daisy Productions). You can read Melly’s passage by purchasing “The Stage Light Flickers” on Amazon by Emerson Arts and Pandamonium Publishing House.

Madelaine Rose (Director) is a Toronto based actor, producer, and all around creative. She received her B.A in Drama Studies in 2015 from York University, and hasn’t stopped learning since! While being in any theatre space will always feel like home to her, she has also begun expanding her experience into film as well, which is what made the digital piece of the project such a treat as it blended both worlds. She is forever grateful to her creative partner-in-art, Kelly Taylor, for continuing to trust her and challenge her as an artist, and giving her the opportunity to make her directorial debut with Thank U Ex! She is incredibly proud of Kelly, and the rest of the team that worked on this project, and hopes you enjoy the show!

Meredith Wolting (Set & Props Design) is a theatre scenic painter, graphic designer, and illustrator. She loves musical theatre, and since studying set and costume design at York University, she has been busy building dragons, painting forests, and creating castles to come alive on the stage. Meredith also paints custom murals for homes, leads workshops for young artists, and illustrates children’s books. She recently illustrated The A-G Piano Book Series, a brand new series full of fun songs to help beginners learn to play the piano!

FRIGID Fringe Festival is an open and unjuried theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of the Indie Theater Community, 100% of box office proceeds go directly to the artists whose work is being presented. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene’s ideas of what a theatre festival can be! 

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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