UNMODERATED: READINGS FROM THE THEEASTSIDERLA.COM COMMENTS

ensemble theatre · the eastsider · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
It's like "Our Town," if "Our Town" had more arguments about hipsters and gentrification. "Unmoderated" is documentary theater that provides a compelling look into the dynamic communities of Northeast L.A., Silver Lake and Echo Park through the anonymous commenters who gather on theEastsiderla.com.
It's like "Our Town," if "Our Town" had more arguments about hipsters and gentrification. "Unmoderated" is documentary theater that provides a compelling look into the dynamic communities of Northeast L.A., Silver Lake and Echo Park through the anonymous commenters who gather on theEastsiderla.com.

ALL BROWN ALL CHINGON

ensemble theatre · the nomads · Ages 15+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
ALL BROWN ALL CHINGON follows the stories of four Chicanos: a poet, prison inmate, Iraq war veteran and playwright...as they struggle with issues of manhood and identy while they attempt to figure out the world around them.
ALL BROWN ALL CHINGON follows the stories of four Chicanos: a poet, prison inmate, Iraq war veteran and playwright...as they struggle with issues of manhood and identy while they attempt to figure out the world around them.

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..."

#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.

TO CARRY THE CHILD

ensemble theatre · jon courie · Ages 18+ ·
By the author of the 2012 Fringe hit, Jennifer Aniston Stole My Life, To Carry the Child is a compelling family drama about the transformative power of forgiveness.
By the author of the 2012 Fringe hit, Jennifer Aniston Stole My Life, To Carry the Child is a compelling family drama about the transformative power of forgiveness.

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.

JASON <3 MEDEA

ensemble theatre · vespertine productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
At the crossroads of tragedy and comedy, Borges and Buddy Holly, "Jason <3 Medea" is a character-driven story about love, destiny and the universe. Science, myth, pop culture, puppetry, and projection combine for a production that looks at this classic love story through a radical new lens.
At the crossroads of tragedy and comedy, Borges and Buddy Holly, "Jason <3 Medea" is a character-driven story about love, destiny and the universe. Science, myth, pop culture, puppetry, and projection combine for a production that looks at this classic love story through a radical new lens.

VIVALDI'S WINTER

ensemble theatre · the smiley face and the frown entertainment group · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States
A woman sacrificing her happiness to marry the love of her life who is fighting against his sexuality to be one with God and be normal in the eyes of society. Lovers torn apart in a battle for survival where only one will win. 1 project, 2 actors, 3 stories, and 4 characters.
A woman sacrificing her happiness to marry the love of her life who is fighting against his sexuality to be one with God and be normal in the eyes of society. Lovers torn apart in a battle for survival where only one will win. 1 project, 2 actors, 3 stories, and 4 characters.

DICK & JAYNE GET A LIFE

ensemble theatre · three peas productions, lazlo vidor productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Dick is an un-funny comedian. Jayne’s a pregnant, self-proclaimed f*ck-up. Together, Dick & Jayne Get A Life. Written by Peppur Chambers, directed by Les Wieder, two weirdos find solace in this quirky, 1hr sorta romantic sorta comedy. Presented by Lazlo Vidor Productions & Three Peas Productions.
Dick is an un-funny comedian. Jayne’s a pregnant, self-proclaimed f*ck-up. Together, Dick & Jayne Get A Life. Written by Peppur Chambers, directed by Les Wieder, two weirdos find solace in this quirky, 1hr sorta romantic sorta comedy. Presented by Lazlo Vidor Productions & Three Peas Productions.

TAKING WHAT'S MINE

ensemble theatre · that's masongsong productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
When Eve comes home to find her apartment burglarized and her boyfriend taken hostage to secure her silence, she finds the strength within to get him back- no matter what dangers may come. But she comes to realize that sometimes the thing you're fighting for is not what it seems.
When Eve comes home to find her apartment burglarized and her boyfriend taken hostage to secure her silence, she finds the strength within to get him back- no matter what dangers may come. But she comes to realize that sometimes the thing you're fighting for is not what it seems.

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.

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.

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.