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!

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!"

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.

BABY

ensemble theatre · a working theater · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
On a remote island off the coast of Maine, a reclusive has-been movie star lives in seclusion with his forty years-younger paramour. He wants to die; She wants his baby. And it’s all going down tonight.
On a remote island off the coast of Maine, a reclusive has-been movie star lives in seclusion with his forty years-younger paramour. He wants to die; She wants his baby. And it’s all going down tonight.

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.

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...

MISSHAPEN

ensemble theatre · buried moon productions · Ages 14+ · United States
MisShapen is a hilarious and touching new piece of theatre exploring distorted self-image and the modern world's obsession over appearance. Follow us into this fast paced, heartfelt and strikingly absurd variety show.
MisShapen is a hilarious and touching new piece of theatre exploring distorted self-image and the modern world's obsession over appearance. Follow us into this fast paced, heartfelt and strikingly absurd variety show.

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.

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

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.

WHITE HOT

ensemble theatre · the vagrancy · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · United States
"WHITE HOT is...a buried cesspool of self-loathing and unseemly, sadistic yearnings in love."-New York Theatre Review. The Vagrancy presents the Los Angeles Premiere of Tommy Smith’s WHITE HOT. This dark, psychological thriller explores sexual deviance and hope.
"WHITE HOT is...a buried cesspool of self-loathing and unseemly, sadistic yearnings in love."-New York Theatre Review. The Vagrancy presents the Los Angeles Premiere of Tommy Smith’s WHITE HOT. This dark, psychological thriller explores sexual deviance and hope.

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."

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

HOT CAT

ensemble theatre · theatre movement bazaar/theatre of note · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States
HOT CAT is an original play created by Theatre Movement Bazaar. Directed by Tina Kronis with text by Richard Alger, and using the talents of Theatre of NOTE’s ensemble. TMB uses a synthesis of dance and theatre, a mixture of comedy & philosophy to create a sexy, succulent & virile dramatic work.
HOT CAT is an original play created by Theatre Movement Bazaar. Directed by Tina Kronis with text by Richard Alger, and using the talents of Theatre of NOTE’s ensemble. TMB uses a synthesis of dance and theatre, a mixture of comedy & philosophy to create a sexy, succulent & virile dramatic work.

THE INTERVIEW

ensemble theatre · the open fist · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
The Interview is a dark comedy in the tradition of the existential theater of the absurd. A US citizen in under rendition. An examination of torture, guns, the Catholic church and the endless cycle of man's inhumanity to man. It's a comedy. Violence and Strong language.
The Interview is a dark comedy in the tradition of the existential theater of the absurd. A US citizen in under rendition. An examination of torture, guns, the Catholic church and the endless cycle of man's inhumanity to man. It's a comedy. Violence and Strong language.