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I’m Only Explaining This Once: 5 Things To Know About The Show Before You Go (2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL)

by The Happiest Medium on February 18, 2012

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

I’m Only Explaining This Once

Written & Performed by Moe Rosen – New York, NY

Hi I’m Moe. I changed my name last year. This show is about why. It’s hard to explain, so I like to do it in large groups to save time.

Show Times:

  • Thu 2/23 @ 11pm
  • Sat 2/25 @ 5pm
  • Sun 2/26 @ 2pm
  • Wed 2/29 @ 9:30pm
  • Fri 3/2 @ 6:30pm
  • Sun 3/4 @ 5pm

Answers by Moe Rosen

(Writer / Performer)

Karen Tortora-Lee’s Question
That’s some title. How did you come up with it – and what does it mean?
Moe: The title has to do with my name and changing it, that is so impossible to understand that I literally had to write a one man show about it in order to explain it to friends.

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?
Moe: My drama teacher Mima Hoyes, who kicked me out of drama when I was 14. Ken Slevin, the head of my agency, who I invited but I know he doesn’t go see a lot of shows. My former neighbor Josh Ozersky aka Mr. Cutlets, who I invited, but he has short term memory problems. My cousin Rich, who is camera #1 for The View, but he has to get up really early all the time and has kids. My dad, but he claims to not like entertainment or being entertained.

Antonio Minino’s QuestionWhat is the biggest sacrifice you’ve ever made for your Art and was it worth it?
Moving and immigrating from Canada to NYC. Yes it was totally worth it.

Geoffrey Paddy Johnson’s Question
Was there any unexpected discovery made during the development of this production and, if so, can you share it?
If I really concentrate I can make a story linear in time. (Thanks PMM!)

Michelle Augello-Page’s Question
What do you hope the audience receives from the experience of seeing this show?
Moe: Mostly really good vibes and lots of laughs because it’s really ridiculous.

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?

I will challenge Emleigh Wolf’s The Terrible Manpain of Umberto MacDougal show because I respect the depth of his pain.

Well, that’s mighty kind of you, Moe.  Contributing to the terrible manpain by any means necessary is something I’m sure Umberto would greatly appreciate.  PLUS, Umberto threw SCISSORS so that’s a WIN for you and Umberto must suffer the terrible manpain of Deaaaaath.

Both Love In The Time Of Clamydia and Initium/Finis challenged everyone and both threw ROCK so that’s a tie in those two rounds. You were also challenged by The Rope In Your Hands. Guess what?  She also threw ROCK.  Another tie.

So, I’m only going to explain this once – one win and three ties means you escape Deaaaaath and come out pretty okay.  Not bad Moe, not bad at all.

Thanks I’m Only Explaining This Once for participating in The Happiest Medium’s FRIGID New York Festival 2012 Q&A. And for playing our game! You’re officially ROCK in any and all challenges. You may continue your streak  - 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 I’m Only Explaining This Once!


I’m Only Explaining This Once
Feb 23, 11:00PM
Feb 25, 5:00PM
Feb 26, 2:00PM
Feb 29, 9:30PM
Mar 02, 6:30PM
Mar 04, 5:00PM
The Red Room



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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