FIRST DATE NIGHT

ensemble theatre · open fist theatre company · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
In three one acts we visit the aftermath of a one night stand, the first physical encounter after a Planet Sappho internet connection, and a set up with some "unforeseen" challenges. Souls collide on their quest for love...
In three one acts we visit the aftermath of a one night stand, the first physical encounter after a Planet Sappho internet connection, and a set up with some "unforeseen" challenges. Souls collide on their quest for love...

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

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.

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.

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.

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..."

FRANK AND AVA

ensemble theatre · mahoobla productions · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States
Ava Gardner was a sex symbol who dazzled all other sex symbols. Frank Sinatra was a singer who became one of the most successful performers of his time. The torrid relationship between these two icons is brought to life in a new play by Willard Manus. Presented by Mahoobla Productions.
Ava Gardner was a sex symbol who dazzled all other sex symbols. Frank Sinatra was a singer who became one of the most successful performers of his time. The torrid relationship between these two icons is brought to life in a new play by Willard Manus. Presented by Mahoobla Productions.

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.

FATHERS AT A GAME

ensemble theatre · moving arts · Ages 17+ · United States
In Trey Nichols' explosive one-act play, fantasy and reality collide with deadly force. Moe and Eddie are buddies watching their sons playing football...or are they? Something weird is gurgling underneath this portrait of the American Dream. Be careful which side you root for.
In Trey Nichols' explosive one-act play, fantasy and reality collide with deadly force. Moe and Eddie are buddies watching their sons playing football...or are they? Something weird is gurgling underneath this portrait of the American Dream. Be careful which side you root for.

EXPERIMENT

ensemble theatre · actors circle ensemble · Ages 15+ · United States
What would you do if you had to kill for survival? This is the question that two lone prisoners must face in an isolated cell in the not too distant future. "Experiment" was recently performed at South Coast Repertory's SRCramble Series and the LA Examiner called it "Riveting!"
What would you do if you had to kill for survival? This is the question that two lone prisoners must face in an isolated cell in the not too distant future. "Experiment" was recently performed at South Coast Repertory's SRCramble Series and the LA Examiner called it "Riveting!"

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.

SUNNY AFTERNOON

ensemble theatre · the gangbusters theatre company · Ages 11+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
An original play in 86 minutes, based on the forty-eight hours Lee Harvey Oswald was in the custody of Dallas Homicide Captain William J. Fritz - where they discuss; Van Heflin, Russia, Coca-Cola, Jim Brown, the AFL, backyard photographs & Friday afternoon in Dealy Plaza.
An original play in 86 minutes, based on the forty-eight hours Lee Harvey Oswald was in the custody of Dallas Homicide Captain William J. Fritz - where they discuss; Van Heflin, Russia, Coca-Cola, Jim Brown, the AFL, backyard photographs & Friday afternoon in Dealy Plaza.

KILLER MIND

ensemble theatre · effusion theatre company · world premiere · United States
Society has shifted. See something Say something. Man against Man. Individualism. Living in fear. We have not asked the important questions and are deemed to repeat the same mistakes. Dig Deep into the Mind of a Mass Shooter with Killer Mind.
Society has shifted. See something Say something. Man against Man. Individualism. Living in fear. We have not asked the important questions and are deemed to repeat the same mistakes. Dig Deep into the Mind of a Mass Shooter with Killer Mind.

#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.

ME LOVE ME

ensemble theatre · be flat productions · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States
Tuck is a libertine with a coke addiction and a middling acting career. Gemma is his pill-popping, performance artist girlfriend. When Tuck’s biological clone is released from a lab, the two men embark on a tear of booze, drugs, and clone-sex, leaving Gemma to pick up the pieces and try to move on.
Tuck is a libertine with a coke addiction and a middling acting career. Gemma is his pill-popping, performance artist girlfriend. When Tuck’s biological clone is released from a lab, the two men embark on a tear of booze, drugs, and clone-sex, leaving Gemma to pick up the pieces and try to move on.