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TOTAL NOVICE

solo performance · jadelake productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
A raw tale of two lost souls willing to do anything for a human connection as they plow through a sleepless night where drug-addled delusions transform a potential fantasy into an absolute nightmare. "Delightful...strange, beguiling and finally moving." - SF Chronicle
A raw tale of two lost souls willing to do anything for a human connection as they plow through a sleepless night where drug-addled delusions transform a potential fantasy into an absolute nightmare. "Delightful...strange, beguiling and finally moving." - SF Chronicle

LIGATURE MARKS

comedy · gideon productions · Ages 15+ · United States
Jill can't live without Terry. So it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to. LIGATURE MARKS charts a twisted romance between two of life's losers as they take one last shot to be something other than who they are. Noir/Comedy.
Jill can't live without Terry. So it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to. LIGATURE MARKS charts a twisted romance between two of life's losers as they take one last shot to be something other than who they are. Noir/Comedy.

SHOCK TREATMENT

comedy · io west · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States
Two old friends reconnect for drinks at The Kibitz Room at Canter's Deli in Hollywood. Things get weird when they strike up a drunken conversation with the very serious punk band consisting of three middle school boys that are playing at the bar.
Two old friends reconnect for drinks at The Kibitz Room at Canter's Deli in Hollywood. Things get weird when they strike up a drunken conversation with the very serious punk band consisting of three middle school boys that are playing at the bar.

N8 ZWANG

comedy · green door productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
From the twisted minds of award winning playwright Nate Rufus Edelman and new playwright Ron Zwang, comes an hour of short plays. Soul mates on a desolate road. A first date. A vegan lost in the desert. Two dudes in a bar (x2). Warning: There may be puppets...
From the twisted minds of award winning playwright Nate Rufus Edelman and new playwright Ron Zwang, comes an hour of short plays. Soul mates on a desolate road. A first date. A vegan lost in the desert. Two dudes in a bar (x2). Warning: There may be puppets...

INDEPENDENCE

ensemble theatre · v watson productions · Ages 14+ · United States
A bold, moving, and darkly funny family drama from Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated playwright Lee Blessing. Three sisters must contend with their mentally-ill mother and confront the demons of their past to forge a new, imperfect road to independence. Directed by industry veteran Vernee Watson.
A bold, moving, and darkly funny family drama from Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated playwright Lee Blessing. Three sisters must contend with their mentally-ill mother and confront the demons of their past to forge a new, imperfect road to independence. Directed by industry veteran Vernee Watson.

SCOOTER THOMAS MAKES IT TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD

ensemble theatre · kevin a shipp · United States
Dennis receives a call from his mother telling him that his best friend from boyhood, Scooter Thomas, has died. Dennis relives his memories with Scooter and explores the changes we never expect when we become adults.
Dennis receives a call from his mother telling him that his best friend from boyhood, Scooter Thomas, has died. Dennis relives his memories with Scooter and explores the changes we never expect when we become adults.

MEET & GREET

comedy · combined artform · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
4 actresses (of a certain age) are all up for the same part in a new sitcom pilot. At the network casting office, old rivalries come to the surface, egos clash, and a shocking revelation forces them to question their entire existences.
4 actresses (of a certain age) are all up for the same part in a new sitcom pilot. At the network casting office, old rivalries come to the surface, egos clash, and a shocking revelation forces them to question their entire existences.

DO NOT DISTURB

ensemble theatre · theatre of note · Ages 14+ · United States
Not for the weak or the faint of heart, Do Not Disturb is an equal-opportunity boundary-breaker which provides something to disturb every sensibility. This night takes you to the edge of madness then gives you a shove.
Not for the weak or the faint of heart, Do Not Disturb is an equal-opportunity boundary-breaker which provides something to disturb every sensibility. This night takes you to the edge of madness then gives you a shove.

IMPROVISATION

ensemble theatre · heartland plays · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States
Hidden agendas reveal potential truths that gravely affect the relationships and sanity of three women in an acting exercise challenging the audience to separate truth from fiction regarding friendship, marriage, family, love, abuse and betrayal.
Hidden agendas reveal potential truths that gravely affect the relationships and sanity of three women in an acting exercise challenging the audience to separate truth from fiction regarding friendship, marriage, family, love, abuse and betrayal.

POOFY DU VEY IN "BURDEN OF POOF"

comedy · courtney cunningham · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States
"Burden of Poof" is an award-winning solo, adult clown show starring Poofy du Vey: a bundle of nerves with big dreams and even BIGGER fears. Poofy's got a lot to say, if she could only remember what that was. WINNER: BEST SHOW London Fringe! FIVE STARS London Free Press! JUDGES CHOICE Ottawa Fringe!
"Burden of Poof" is an award-winning solo, adult clown show starring Poofy du Vey: a bundle of nerves with big dreams and even BIGGER fears. Poofy's got a lot to say, if she could only remember what that was. WINNER: BEST SHOW London Fringe! FIVE STARS London Free Press! JUDGES CHOICE Ottawa Fringe!

POLY BUNKER SINGS

comedy · sly fortress productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Three short plays in which Poly Bunker never sings. Through different types of relationships, across multiple genres, we explore love, lust, and obtuse obsession... and then bask in their related repercussions. This is gonna be some smart, funny shit... so get your tickets today!
Three short plays in which Poly Bunker never sings. Through different types of relationships, across multiple genres, we explore love, lust, and obtuse obsession... and then bask in their related repercussions. This is gonna be some smart, funny shit... so get your tickets today!

EL ULTIMO COCONUT

solo performance · gerald alejandro ford solo show · Ages 15+ · flashing lights · one person show · United States of America
In this solo extravaganza, a Latino cyber-nerd gets caught between his family and his video game addiction. This fictional tale will have you laughing your ass off the whole way through. In English, with some Spanish peppered in. $10 online, $15 at the door!
In this solo extravaganza, a Latino cyber-nerd gets caught between his family and his video game addiction. This fictional tale will have you laughing your ass off the whole way through. In English, with some Spanish peppered in. $10 online, $15 at the door!

TELENOVELA WIVES OF PANCHO VILLA

comedy · portable currency · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Will Pancho make it to the Casa Mayor in time to surprise the niños on Christmas? Pay a holiday visit to the home of the Mexican Revolution’s biggest star, Pancho Villa, and his many wives and children. Pancho is a distant papi, Doña Luz is his forever first wife and María serves all.
Will Pancho make it to the Casa Mayor in time to surprise the niños on Christmas? Pay a holiday visit to the home of the Mexican Revolution’s biggest star, Pancho Villa, and his many wives and children. Pancho is a distant papi, Doña Luz is his forever first wife and María serves all.

WHEN I WAS SACRED

ensemble theatre · spinster daisy productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
There's a sinister cafe deep in the Hades of Northeast LA, where blood is for coffee and revenge served iced.
There's a sinister cafe deep in the Hades of Northeast LA, where blood is for coffee and revenge served iced.

YOSHIBA

ensemble theatre · the ceiling people · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
YOSHIBA is based on real events… or rather it’s based on real customer complaints written to computer companies based on allegedly real events. This play cannot be used as evidence in a court of law.
YOSHIBA is based on real events… or rather it’s based on real customer complaints written to computer companies based on allegedly real events. This play cannot be used as evidence in a court of law.