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THE NAVIGATOR

ensemble theatre · burning clown productions · United States
West coast premiere of the DRAMA DESK NOMINATED hit play! Dave’s out of work, drowning in debt, & his wife is threatening to leave. Suddenly, his car’s navigation system starts giving him the answers... to everything. NY Times Critic's Pick!
West coast premiere of the DRAMA DESK NOMINATED hit play! Dave’s out of work, drowning in debt, & his wife is threatening to leave. Suddenly, his car’s navigation system starts giving him the answers... to everything. NY Times Critic's Pick!

ANIMAL STORIES

ensemble theatre · brand new theatre · Ages 14+ · 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.

THE WAKE

solo performance · bam · Ages 18+ · United States of America
Love and loss nearly always intertwine, but never as closely as when you discover your one true love is a dead body. A candid dark comedy about learning which things (and people) to bury. From the creator of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe solo hit “This Vicious Minute.”
Love and loss nearly always intertwine, but never as closely as when you discover your one true love is a dead body. A candid dark comedy about learning which things (and people) to bury. From the creator of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe solo hit “This Vicious Minute.”

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.

ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW

comedy · big queen productions · Ages 18+ · 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.

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.

POOFY DU VEY IN "BURDEN OF POOF"

comedy · courtney cunningham · Ages 18+ · 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!

MAGNUM OPUS THEATRE PRESENTS

the magnum players · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL

musicals and operas · oddbird theatricals · Ages 13+ · 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.

'DENTITY CRISIS

comedy · alexa-sascha lewin and selah victor · Ages 17+ · United States
Christopher Durang’s absurd comedy challenges our perceptions of sanity, sexuality and gender. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Jane is nursed and nagged by her energetic and overwhelming mother, Edith Fromage, who claims to have invented cheese. I dentity, you dentity, he she or it dentities.
Christopher Durang’s absurd comedy challenges our perceptions of sanity, sexuality and gender. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Jane is nursed and nagged by her energetic and overwhelming mother, Edith Fromage, who claims to have invented cheese. I dentity, you dentity, he she or it dentities.

RSVP: RIP (REALLY INTO PARTYING)

solo performance · angry alice · Ages 17+ · 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.

TELENOVELA WIVES OF PANCHO VILLA

comedy · portable currency · Ages 16+ · 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.

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.

FAT PIG

ensemble theatre · anglertheatre · Ages 14+ · United States
Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before defending the woman you love? Tom faces that question when he falls for Helen- a funny, sexy woman who happens to be plus-sized. Forced to dissect his views on beauty & value, Tom has to decide what dictates who he loves.. society or his heart?
Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before defending the woman you love? Tom faces that question when he falls for Helen- a funny, sexy woman who happens to be plus-sized. Forced to dissect his views on beauty & value, Tom has to decide what dictates who he loves.. society or his heart?

TOTAL NOVICE

solo performance · jadelake productions · Ages 18+ · 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