I created Penny’s Open Mic almost four years ago and without fail EVERY TUESDAY Penny’s Open Mic invites you and any artist to gather together in a theater every Tuesday to workshop, experiment and share their work 7 minutes at a time. The audience is here to listen and support, there is a back garden for talking and smoking, a bar for drinks including $4 Budweiser tall boys, there is a green room for the performers on deck to prepare before they go on stage. On this stage anything is welcome…except for heckling and glitter. The audience doesn’t take focus away from the person on stage and the person on stage does not heckle the audience. With the help of the many talented artists who grace this stage Pennys Open Mic has become an inspiring atmosphere where people feel free and safe to grow as artists and as people.
Every week has a different theme a featured special guest and free raffle prizes!
We have the best house band in NYC! Mike Milazzo and Joe Yoga are professional musicians who do this because they love it and are here to help, collaborate, back up, and assist musically and technically any artist who asks.
Mike and Joe lead our HOOTENANNY Spectacular at the break where we invite anyone and everyone to play, sing and dance on stage to two different Hoot Songs chosen every week.
Under St. Marks Theater, Right in the heart of the east village’s last stand. With a brand new sound system, a large stage for dancers, a screen for film-makers and managers dedicated to art over profit, Horsetrade theater co has gained the hearts and attention from a new generation of artists/performers by rewarding risk-taking and experimentation. The under St. marks scene inspires innovation while remaining abashed in the true east village spirit.