Ensemble 2013
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BLIND SPOTS

ensemble theatre · dalton-pawle productions · Ages 16+ · 1hr · United States of America

In Colette Freedman’s BLIND SPOTS, politics become personal when the homophobic, reactionary president of a small New England college tries to quiet her sister’s poison pen by blackmailing her, leading to a showdown in which dark family secrets are exposed.
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KISS MY AX!

ensemble theatre · alliance of los angeles playwrights (alap) · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

All about the ax! Five short plays written by members of ALAP and incorporating a wicked-looking ax...
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NEGATIVE SPACES

ensemble theatre · cluster b · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

Life, death and the space between: this play explores trust, betrayal, longing and loss, and their corrosive effects on relationships and the choices that define them. Funny, sad, with moments of harsh reality cut by sharp humor, it examines what happens when a couple can't (or won't) reproduce.
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JEAN GENET'S DEATHWATCH

ensemble theatre · entity theatrical co. · Ages 17+ · United States of America

In Genet’s Deathwatch, three men fight to name the ultimate criminal; but can one choose this role? or is bestowed by some godly—or ungodly—force? The dynamics of criminality and otherness surface in this play eerily parallel mass incarceration and the prison-poverty cycle in the US.
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SKIN JOBS

ensemble theatre · jim vejvoda · world premiere · 30 mins · United States of America

An Asian-American visual effects artist is working on a top secret, very racially problematic project: digitally altering a white movie star to look biracial. Her white reporter bestie threatens to expose it all — and destroy her friend in the process.
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HERCULES INSANE

ensemble theatre · the school of night · Ages 16+ · 80 mins · United States of America

The School of Night is proud to present a Neronean spectacle of poetic bombast, gut-wrenching tragedy, mask melodrama, gladiatorial combat, classical Indian dance, live human sacrifice, toxic masculinity, feminine wrath, murderous insanity and bloody horror. Are you not entertained?!
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MOST MASSIVE WOMAN WINS

ensemble theatre · yridia's company · Ages 12+ · family friendly · 35 mins · United States of America

Four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image. Experiences that both haunt and empower these women as they imagine their way to a new vision of themselves as beautiful and whole.
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PARIS SYNDROME

ensemble theatre · self-produced · Ages 14+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

Freshly divorced, a young-ish man decides the only way he can climb out the depressive hole he's fallen into is to blame Paris and sets off on an journey of self-rediscovery. Well, sort of. Basically, he just wants to find the lock he and his ex-wife once hung on a Parisian bridge and cut it off.
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WRESTLING WITH TOMORROW & SANTA'S SECRET: TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS

ensemble theatre · limoncelli/stevens productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

In WRESTLING WITH TOMORROW, an amateur pro wrestler struggles to make a name for herself. In SANTA'S SECRET, a curmudgeonly mall Santa falls in love with a lingerie mannequin.
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THE VET, THE IMAM, HIS WOMAN AND HER PREACHER

ensemble theatre · r.a.w. · Ages 13+ · 1hr · United States of America

A Homeless Veteran, an Imam and a Southern Baptist Preacher walk into a Brothel, where the Madam brings light to their secrets and leads them on a path where beliefs and identities clash along the way to discovering their true selves...a story about love, inclusion and acceptance.
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MEN OF BLOOD

ensemble theatre · konglomerat · Ages 21+ · includes nudity · 80 mins · Germany

A collage of contemporary german plays for theater. The three pieces deal with the topics of guilt and vanity, success and disappointment in the context of self-reflection and delusion.
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YELLOW WALLPAPER

ensemble theatre · denise m. barrett · Ages 8+ · family friendly · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

A woman in 1950's America is taken to a remote Victorian house to recover from her nerves, only to descend slowly in to madness by the torturing wallpaper she has to endure and the woman haunting her. A blend of live performance and animation.
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IT'S JUST MY LIFE

ensemble theatre · it's just my life productions · Ages 13+ · 80 mins · United States of America

IT’S JUST MY LIFE is a collection of powerfully life-affirming true stories, written and performed by the strong women who lived them. What seems extraordinary and overwhelming to us, just becomes part of the fabric of these women’s lives; the new normal.   
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FRESH MEAT

ensemble theatre · karen bram casady · world premiere · 30 mins · United States of America

A dalliance with cannibals and furries whereby one small algorithm goes awry and all hell breaks loose.
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STAND DOWN THE MARCH

ensemble theatre · naomi brodkin & matt pacult · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

What is the role of activism? Liv is a third quarter senior in college looking for her “thing.” She stumbles into a cause when she learns a professor is an active Holocaust denier planning a march. Naomi Brodkin’s new play explores the notion of truth and how far one must go to fight for it.

A Complete Waste of Time

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Steve Chang takes you on an introspective journey to find meaning in life by means of ayahuasca, hookers, and gay conversion camp. A stand up comedy / storytelling solo show. $2 off with discount code "acwoad"

"KnowNo's" #fixmysHituation

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When NO, STOP, and MAYBE are forcefully replaced with YES, WEBSTER says to define your crazy, snitch, tell, and fight. When sHituations happen; face'em. Let the blame fall at the feet of those trailing the sHit. Respect the demands of NO.

Movin' On Up

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It's funny-or-die-in-the-graveyard time! Movin’ On Up is moving on in to The Complex Hollywood June 1-21. Tickets on sale now: http://hff18.org/5109. Brace yourself for a knee-slapping, mind-blowing, witty, absurd, and endearing existential jaunt.

FRI 6/1 - USE CODE "PREVIEW" FOR 1/2 OFF

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Judy Garland is angry. Tasked with dictating her memoirs alone to a tape recorder, the legend's life story quickly gives way to the searing inner-rage & personal revenge fantasies of a woman left robbed & broken by decades of abuse in Hollywood.