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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.

ANIMAL STORIES

ensemble theatre · brand new theatre · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States
In an inpatient stay at a mental institution, Carla Waters undergoes therapy for a recent loss. Carla struggles to understand herself and others, and discern what’s real or not. A presentation of USC’s premier student group, Brand New Theatre, this is an experimental play by Molly Sharpe.
In an inpatient stay at a mental institution, Carla Waters undergoes therapy for a recent loss. Carla struggles to understand herself and others, and discern what’s real or not. A presentation of USC’s premier student group, Brand New Theatre, this is an experimental play by Molly Sharpe.

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL

musicals and operas · oddbird theatricals · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
A new musical from the award-winning creative team of The Real Housekeepers of Studio City. Bronies: The Musical is the story of three outsiders who find purpose, meaning, love - and each other - all thanks to cartoon ponies.
A new musical from the award-winning creative team of The Real Housekeepers of Studio City. Bronies: The Musical is the story of three outsiders who find purpose, meaning, love - and each other - all thanks to cartoon ponies.

ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW

comedy · big queen productions · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
In 1977, Anita Bryant won a campaign to overturn gay rights in Dade County, Florida, launching a right wing movement that remains with us today. In 1978, she agreed to sit down with Playboy Magazine for an outrageous and memorable interview that is recreated live on stage for the first time.
In 1977, Anita Bryant won a campaign to overturn gay rights in Dade County, Florida, launching a right wing movement that remains with us today. In 1978, she agreed to sit down with Playboy Magazine for an outrageous and memorable interview that is recreated live on stage for the first time.

HONESTLY, OK- THE SEMI-TRUE STORY OF A GIRL AND HER SHOES

ensemble theatre · greatest day of lives productions- lauren stone and nicole dominguez · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States
Honestly, Ok is a hilarious, cruel view one woman's struggle to find a home and make a life for herself.
Honestly, Ok is a hilarious, cruel view one woman's struggle to find a home and make a life for herself.

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

RSVP: RIP (REALLY INTO PARTYING)

solo performance · angry alice · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
When Janey takes an ominous internet quiz predicting the date of her death, she must plan the hottest funeral Hollywood has ever seen! Will she get famous before she dies or die trying? One woman. One guitarist. One brand new face melting rock musical.
When Janey takes an ominous internet quiz predicting the date of her death, she must plan the hottest funeral Hollywood has ever seen! Will she get famous before she dies or die trying? One woman. One guitarist. One brand new face melting rock musical.

BULLET IN YOUR HAND

ensemble theatre · divergent theatre · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
When a man discovers the infidelity of his girlfriend, his plan for retaliation takes an unexpected turn.
When a man discovers the infidelity of his girlfriend, his plan for retaliation takes an unexpected turn.

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.

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!

AMMO

ensemble theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Lock 'n Load America! Tales from a gun obsessed country.
Lock 'n Load America! Tales from a gun obsessed country.

THE PENS SHALL HAVE THEIR DAY - A DARK COMEDY

ensemble theatre · rabbits2u · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
A dark, surreal comedy inspired by the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot.
A dark, surreal comedy inspired by the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot.

DOLORES

ensemble theatre · dolores and co · Ages 18+ · United States
Written by Edward Allan Baker, Dolores is a brutally dark comedy about two sisters drawn together by shared experiences. Dolores will star Michelle Campbell and Leah Patterson. Jeneffa Soldatic, a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio, will direct. Joy Dabbs will serve as stage manager.
Written by Edward Allan Baker, Dolores is a brutally dark comedy about two sisters drawn together by shared experiences. Dolores will star Michelle Campbell and Leah Patterson. Jeneffa Soldatic, a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio, will direct. Joy Dabbs will serve as stage manager.

KHARMFUL CHARMS OF DANIIL KHARMS

cabaret & variety · artel · Ages 16+ · United States
Ladies and gentlemen, don your moustaches to an evening of not-so-innocent pranks and antics, vignettes and dreamlike incidents, as the St. Petersburg eccentric Daniil Kharms meets ARTEL’s unique brand of clownpunk. KCDK is a Russian absurdist comedy at its most illogical, violent and hilarious.
Ladies and gentlemen, don your moustaches to an evening of not-so-innocent pranks and antics, vignettes and dreamlike incidents, as the St. Petersburg eccentric Daniil Kharms meets ARTEL’s unique brand of clownpunk. KCDK is a Russian absurdist comedy at its most illogical, violent and hilarious.

DEATH AND TOM

ensemble theatre · moorpark college · Ages 15+ · United States
Thomas wakes on an empty shore. He meets death, and they play cards on a boat.
Thomas wakes on an empty shore. He meets death, and they play cards on a boat.