STRANDED

ensemble theatre · fermented apples · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States
Inspired by writings and journals of SYLVIA PLATH and MARILYN MONROE, STRANDED takes a deep look inside two great minds to untangle love, loss and our inevitable desire for connection, as well as the effects of Sexual Abuse on Mental Health.
Inspired by writings and journals of SYLVIA PLATH and MARILYN MONROE, STRANDED takes a deep look inside two great minds to untangle love, loss and our inevitable desire for connection, as well as the effects of Sexual Abuse on Mental Health.

ORANGE FLOWER WATER

ensemble theatre · the creative collective · Ages 16+ · United States
A brutally frank exploration of marriage which examines the poisonous effects of unrealistic expectations. Through a series of scenes which take place on or around a bed, we see a painfully intense unraveling of 2 marriages & eventually the start of a very fragile but authentic new beginning.
A brutally frank exploration of marriage which examines the poisonous effects of unrealistic expectations. Through a series of scenes which take place on or around a bed, we see a painfully intense unraveling of 2 marriages & eventually the start of a very fragile but authentic new beginning.

ONE-ACTS OF KINDNESS (IN REPERTORY WITH "SITCOM")

ensemble theatre · know laughing matter · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States
An evening of one-acts about love, life, friendship and family. Join us for a series of short plays about relationships. Written & directed by Ray Chao
An evening of one-acts about love, life, friendship and family. Join us for a series of short plays about relationships. Written & directed by Ray Chao

LUNA NOCTILUCA

ensemble theatre · concupiscence productions · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
This ain't yo' momma's Salome! Ancient characters collide with an inner-city strip club to shatter your notions of civilization. "This is where we live: in the lush, disorderly fullness of the flesh."
This ain't yo' momma's Salome! Ancient characters collide with an inner-city strip club to shatter your notions of civilization. "This is where we live: in the lush, disorderly fullness of the flesh."

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!)

IAMAFEST 2013

ensemble theatre · iama theatre company · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
IAMAFest is an festival of new one-acts and premieres, featuring both known, established talent and new, emerging voices. Featuring BELA LUGOSI IS DEAD by Jim Macdonald, SINGLE by Ivana Shein, WHAT A PILL by Chiara Atik, and MONTANA by Louise Munson.
IAMAFest is an festival of new one-acts and premieres, featuring both known, established talent and new, emerging voices. Featuring BELA LUGOSI IS DEAD by Jim Macdonald, SINGLE by Ivana Shein, WHAT A PILL by Chiara Atik, and MONTANA by Louise Munson.

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.

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.

ANCHOR

ensemble theatre · haley's flight, llc · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States
A one act play about psychologist Dr. Leon Gold’s fractured professional and personal life. When Leon is introduced to a new, high crisis patient – Parker, a champion swimmer on the brink of becoming a suicide statistic, Leon is forced to confront his own troubled relationship with his son.
A one act play about psychologist Dr. Leon Gold’s fractured professional and personal life. When Leon is introduced to a new, high crisis patient – Parker, a champion swimmer on the brink of becoming a suicide statistic, Leon is forced to confront his own troubled relationship with his son.

THE MISS JULIE DREAM PROJECT

ensemble theatre · fell swoop playwrights · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States
Nine members of Fell Swoop Playwrights collaborated to riff on two of Strindberg's most famous works, MISS JULIE and A DREAM PLAY. THE MISS JULIE DREAM PROJECT is the story of one dedicated performer determined to make sense of a wildly rebellious character in an ever-shifting dreamscape.
Nine members of Fell Swoop Playwrights collaborated to riff on two of Strindberg's most famous works, MISS JULIE and A DREAM PLAY. THE MISS JULIE DREAM PROJECT is the story of one dedicated performer determined to make sense of a wildly rebellious character in an ever-shifting dreamscape.

ARE YOU FALLING?

ensemble theatre · dirty 13 (usc mfa '13) · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States
"Are You Falling" dramatizes a real life court case about a woman accused of hiring an assassin to kill her ex-husband in cold blood in a park in front of their little girl. "Some stories are not stories at all, they are traps, they ensnare us, we can only fall into them..."
"Are You Falling" dramatizes a real life court case about a woman accused of hiring an assassin to kill her ex-husband in cold blood in a park in front of their little girl. "Some stories are not stories at all, they are traps, they ensnare us, we can only fall into them..."

CLEANER THAN BLOOD

ensemble theatre · thirty90ne · Ages 15+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
WORLD PREMIERE. When a young woman stumbles upon two squatters living in her uncle’s old wine cellar, it prompts an evening of introductions, cross-examinations, and a con that spins wildly out of control.
WORLD PREMIERE. When a young woman stumbles upon two squatters living in her uncle’s old wine cellar, it prompts an evening of introductions, cross-examinations, and a con that spins wildly out of control.

MARSHALL'S LAW

ensemble theatre · midnight drive productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
MARSHALL'S LAW explores the explosive confrontation that happens after Abby’s son locks her in the basement with Zach, her ex-best friend. They are forced to deal with each other for the first time since Zach began a relationship with Abby’s ex-husband who was recently killed in a car accident.
MARSHALL'S LAW explores the explosive confrontation that happens after Abby’s son locks her in the basement with Zach, her ex-best friend. They are forced to deal with each other for the first time since Zach began a relationship with Abby’s ex-husband who was recently killed in a car accident.

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.

#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.

A Tribute to Doug

A live action adaptation of the first episode of Nickelodeon’s cartoon masterpiece, Doug.

2 for 1

Two hilarious one woman shows for the price of one! It's double the self-indulgence! Double the breakdowns! And twice you’ll ask — Is she okay?

Sugar Free Foster Care

“SugarFree: Foster Care Cognitive Dissonance” is a solo show that combines psychology, poetry, personal narratives, humor, and lived experiences into a creative theatre play that will grab at the heartstrings.

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