2016 NY International Fringe Festival

Find the surprising humor, humanity, and hope of the homeless.

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HOUSELESS inparadise

(Po’okela Award, Best Play)  

One of the most powerful pieces of documentary theatre I’ve seen…Theatre has the power to heal, to connect, and to transform. Tjarks and director Dennis Gleason, as well as everyone in this impressive cast, understand that completely.” (Theatre is Easy).

                               “If my story can help somebody just one person.  All the things I went through, the pain, it’s worth it.” (Cindy)

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The Unsalable Thing

What would Jesus do if he won a storage locker with an elderly, ex-transvestite, ex-burlesque-dancing language scholar in it?”   (William Faulkner Best Play)

Written by Mark Tjarks       Directed by Dennis Gleason


  • August 12, 2016, Friday 8-10 pm
  • August 15, 2016, Monday 9:30-11:30 pm
  • August 17, 2016, Wednesday 4:30-6:30 pm
  • August 19, 2016, Friday 4:45-6:45 pm
  • August 20, 2016, Saturday Noon—2 pm


  • Teatro SEA at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St #202, New York, NY 10002


  • NY International Fringe Festival website
  • Be sure to line up at least 15 minutes before the performance at the ticketholder flag outside the VENUE. Have your mobile or printed ticket ready to be scanned and enjoy the show! NO LATECOMERS ARE ADMITTED at FringeNYC.



Video interview with Jeffrey Terry Sousa (homeless actor interviewed for the original production): https://vimeo.com/77840097


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