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Big Plastic Heroes: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium on February 14, 2012

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Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors?

Big Plastic Heroes

Company: Plastic Thunder

What happens when you try to be your idol? Award-winning PBS special storyteller, Slash Coleman, and SexyNurd writer and performer, auGi, share the answer in their comical and painfully true double feature, Big Plastic Heroes.

Show Times:

  • Fri 2/24 @ 6:00pm
  • Sat 2/25 @ 2:30pm
  • Wed 2/29 @ 10:30pm
  • Thu 3/1 @ 10:30pm
  • Sat 3/3 @ 5:30pm
  • Sun 3/4 @ 2:30pm

Answers by Slash Coleman


Karen Tortora-Lee’s Question
That’s some title. How did you come up with it – and what does it mean?
Slash: I think most of us Gen X-ers have reached a nostalgic point in our lives. Now, instead of being embarrassed by the things that populated our childhood worlds, we’ve come to accept them as cool (probably because the rest of the world has embraced these things too). With my little miniature Evel Knievel figurine and his plastic motorcycle I spent hours alone in my room emulating my real-life hero. Hence the title – Big Plastic Heroes.

Diánna Martin’s Question
If you were going to invite five people, anyone from past and present, to see your FRIGID show – who would you invite and why?
Evel Knievel because….well, the show is about him.
The four members of KISS (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss) because the soundtrack to my bicentennial world during which the show takes place was created by the album “Destroyer.”

Antonio Minino’s Question
What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve ever made for your Art and was it worth it?
Oh gosh, how humbling is it to have to move back into your parents houses when you’re almost 40 so you can pay off the debt you incurred from renting a 1,200 sq ft art studio and the subsequent debt from the graduate writing program that you got kicked out of?

Geoffrey Paddy Johnson’s Question
Was there any unexpected discovery made during the development of this production and, if so, can you share it?
I ask people to leave their cell phones on during the show so they can tweet, update their Facebook status and take photos. Although I expected the experience to be liberating, most audience members shut their phones off. Go figure.


Michelle Augello-Page’s Question
What do you hope the audience receives from the experience of seeing this show?
I hope it re-popularizes the white man perm. Seriously, after seeing my show I hope audience members will take the time to look at the word “hero” differently and begin to recognize the hero within themselves and the everyday heroes all around us.


Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH

THM Bonus Question – We’re serious this year!
In the THM virtual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH which FRIGID Show do you take on? And what do you throw?

Slash:We, the Big Plastic Heroes of the World, take on STRIPPER LESBIANS with Paper because…. because plastic and paper cuts go together like butter and motorcycle ramps (I know, it doesn’t make any sense).

What are you talking about, Slash?  It makes perfect sense!  Especially in the world of Frigid where Big Plastic Heroes and Stripper Lesbians can virtually gather to play a game where the penalty is Deaaaaath!  So, right now you’re Paper.   You were challenged by Love in the Time of Chlamydia who threw ROCK.  So that’s a WIN!  Looks like you’re the HERO of that round!
Thanks Big Plastic Heroes for participating in The Happiest Medium’s FRIGID New York Festival 2012 Q&A. And for playing our game! You’re officially PAPER in any and all challenges. You may win again, you may not – who knows! This is how it works in the crazy world of the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH!

For the rest of you don’t forget to check out Big Plastic Heroes!


Big Plastic Heroes
Company: Plastic Thunder
Feb 24, 6:00PM
Feb 25, 2:30PM
Feb 29, 10:30PM
Mar 01, 10:30PM
Mar 03, 5:30PM
Mar 04, 2:30PM
UNDER St.Marks




The 2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL will run February 22-March 4 at The Kraine Theater & The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A). Tickets to all shows may be purchased online at or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.


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