THE BEATING

ensemble theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.

RODEO TOWN

ensemble theatre · bellwether bros. theater works · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Somewhere in the desert, three frustrated cowboys and one hapless yuppie find that isolation breeds savagery in the world premier of Graham Bowlin's newest psychological drama. Both tender and darkly amusing, "Rodeo Town" is a moving inquiry into horror, compassion, and our ability to endure.
Somewhere in the desert, three frustrated cowboys and one hapless yuppie find that isolation breeds savagery in the world premier of Graham Bowlin's newest psychological drama. Both tender and darkly amusing, "Rodeo Town" is a moving inquiry into horror, compassion, and our ability to endure.

OBVIOUSLY MICHAEL

ensemble theatre · obviously michael productions · Ages 10+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States
Most people are awful. Michael is already pretty sick of it, and he’s only six years old. In order to cope with the illogic of daily life, this precocious introvert constructs his own imaginary castle. Despite his attempts to ward off irritating peers, they somehow manage to get under his skin.
Most people are awful. Michael is already pretty sick of it, and he’s only six years old. In order to cope with the illogic of daily life, this precocious introvert constructs his own imaginary castle. Despite his attempts to ward off irritating peers, they somehow manage to get under his skin.

TWO ROOMS

ensemble theatre · a bluegum production · Ages 15+ · Australia
An American educator is kidnapped by terrorists in Beirut. At home, his wife creates her own barren prison whilst deciding who to trust, the government or the media. "...a compact and powerful exploration of the hostage-taking of Beirut" -The New Yorker
An American educator is kidnapped by terrorists in Beirut. At home, his wife creates her own barren prison whilst deciding who to trust, the government or the media. "...a compact and powerful exploration of the hostage-taking of Beirut" -The New Yorker

DADDY

ensemble theatre · too dark for la · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
All families have secrets, but some secrets suck more than other. When Julia gets call that her father's liver has exploded, she must travel back to her family home in Tennessee where an especially bad secret is lurking. Warning: This dark comedy may include sex, drugs, and bad country music.
All families have secrets, but some secrets suck more than other. When Julia gets call that her father's liver has exploded, she must travel back to her family home in Tennessee where an especially bad secret is lurking. Warning: This dark comedy may include sex, drugs, and bad country music.

BONEYARD AND TALISMAN

ensemble theatre · elephant theatre company · world premiere · United States
Boneyard and Talisman explore the destructive power of greed and the apocalypse in these two one acts by Timothy McNeil, directed by Award-Winning director Dave Fofi and featuring performances by Kate Huffman, Timothy McNeil, and Joe Tomasini.
Boneyard and Talisman explore the destructive power of greed and the apocalypse in these two one acts by Timothy McNeil, directed by Award-Winning director Dave Fofi and featuring performances by Kate Huffman, Timothy McNeil, and Joe Tomasini.

#HASHTAG

ensemble theatre · the mechanical heart · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
"What’s next?” Where do you go when you don’t know what you want from your career? From your relationships? From life? The new comedy, #Hashtag explores the other kind of LA gridlock: the daily struggle to remain engaged in the present moment in a culture built on social media and status anxiety.
"What’s next?” Where do you go when you don’t know what you want from your career? From your relationships? From life? The new comedy, #Hashtag explores the other kind of LA gridlock: the daily struggle to remain engaged in the present moment in a culture built on social media and status anxiety.

THE KATRINA COMEDY FEST

ensemble theatre · bayou playhouse & flambeaux productions · Ages 14+ · family friendly · United States
The mayor of New Orleans proposed celebrating Hurricane Katrina's first anniversary with a comedy hour. Could he have meant "Comedy" in the classic sense? Through the words of five New Orleanians, experience the heartbreak, humanity, and yes, Comedy of those who rode out the storm.
The mayor of New Orleans proposed celebrating Hurricane Katrina's first anniversary with a comedy hour. Could he have meant "Comedy" in the classic sense? Through the words of five New Orleanians, experience the heartbreak, humanity, and yes, Comedy of those who rode out the storm.

GO AHEAD, MAKE MY...

ensemble theatre · theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · United States of America
Theatre Unleashed is back with one of their popular 24 Hour Theatre Experiments, and this time they've brought along their friends from the Fringe community for the fun! One night only!
Theatre Unleashed is back with one of their popular 24 Hour Theatre Experiments, and this time they've brought along their friends from the Fringe community for the fun! One night only!

BLUE KISS

ensemble theatre · stealfire productions / fable entertainment · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
BLUE KISS is an intense drama about a life-changing encounter between a dedicated high school teacher and a 17 year old girl who has come to his apartment to be tutored for her SAT exams.
BLUE KISS is an intense drama about a life-changing encounter between a dedicated high school teacher and a 17 year old girl who has come to his apartment to be tutored for her SAT exams.

25 PLAYS PER HOUR

ensemble theatre · theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · United States of America
2012 Backstage Critics' Pick! TU presents 25 NEW original short plays featuring a handful of the company’s top actors playing over 50 characters in just one hour. Fusing comedy, drama and everything in between, it's a complete theatrical journey in 60 minutes! Speed theatre at its best!
2012 Backstage Critics' Pick! TU presents 25 NEW original short plays featuring a handful of the company’s top actors playing over 50 characters in just one hour. Fusing comedy, drama and everything in between, it's a complete theatrical journey in 60 minutes! Speed theatre at its best!

THE BOURGEOIS FEMINIST

ensemble theatre · somogulicious media | filmmakher · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
Vanessa Simmons takes over the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival in new stage play "the Bourgeois Feminist" by @classybrown.
Vanessa Simmons takes over the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival in new stage play "the Bourgeois Feminist" by @classybrown.

PHILOSOPHY IN THE BOUDOIR

ensemble theatre · os satyros combined artform · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · includes nudity · Brazil
Set in a bedroom,two libertines, host a young virgin girl. DISCLAIMER: This show contains frontal nudity,sex,scatology and blasphemy.Sade's text is not palatable.Not recommended for hypersensitive individuals. L.A. Weekly says GO!
Set in a bedroom,two libertines, host a young virgin girl. DISCLAIMER: This show contains frontal nudity,sex,scatology and blasphemy.Sade's text is not palatable.Not recommended for hypersensitive individuals. L.A. Weekly says GO!

MUD BY MARIA IRENE FORNES

ensemble theatre · 1140 productions · Ages 14+ · United States
Mud, by Maria Irene Fornes, is a visual play depicting life's natural relationships in surreal situations. Mae, a woman striving for education, is trapped by her ex-lover’s and current lover’s desperate pleas for attention. Mud is a beautiful, tragic story of the misunderstandings of life and death.
Mud, by Maria Irene Fornes, is a visual play depicting life's natural relationships in surreal situations. Mae, a woman striving for education, is trapped by her ex-lover’s and current lover’s desperate pleas for attention. Mud is a beautiful, tragic story of the misunderstandings of life and death.

APERTURE

ensemble theatre · dog park theater co. · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
In this darkly comedic one-act, George is faced with the consequences of his paranoia during a surreal four a.m. slide show containing photos of his fiancé taken by JR, the man he hired to follow her. Wit and wisdom provided by a promiscuous bag lady. (Shows at 11 p.m. on Saturdays…so, free drinks!)
In this darkly comedic one-act, George is faced with the consequences of his paranoia during a surreal four a.m. slide show containing photos of his fiancé taken by JR, the man he hired to follow her. Wit and wisdom provided by a promiscuous bag lady. (Shows at 11 p.m. on Saturdays…so, free drinks!)

Sins

Can we ever stop paying for the past? Can the person we want to be ever escape the person we are now and were then? What price must be paid for not only our own crimes, but those of people close to us?

HOLLYWOODN'T

A musical memoir by Lisa Verlo directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson. "Connecting to the audience on an almost cellular level… Lisa is fierce, brave, wise and absolutely hilarious…Bravo!" Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros NoHo Arts District

CORINA, FROM LAP DANCE TO SUNDANCE

CORINA: FROM LAP DANCE TO SUNDANCE is a one-woman show about finding purpose and direction to a life long dream in the least likely of places. A story of family, tradition and perseverance. SC Honorable Mention- HFF19