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THIS REMAINS BETWEEN US

Comedy · flat tire theatre company · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
In this macabre and darkly funny play, sisters Cora and April reunite after years of estrangement to pack up their childhood home. But lurking in the attic, a dark secret threatens to shatter their tenuous relationship and ruin their entire lives.
In this macabre and darkly funny play, sisters Cora and April reunite after years of estrangement to pack up their childhood home. But lurking in the attic, a dark secret threatens to shatter their tenuous relationship and ruin their entire lives.

EMMA AND RICHIE'S BIG VIKING FUNERAL!

Comedy · so deep productions · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
Emma and Richie are breaking up, and they’ve decided the best way to celebrate the occasion is by throwing a Viking Funeral for their dead relationship. But their funeral plans are thrown into chaos when they accidentally bring two real Vikings back from the dead.
Emma and Richie are breaking up, and they’ve decided the best way to celebrate the occasion is by throwing a Viking Funeral for their dead relationship. But their funeral plans are thrown into chaos when they accidentally bring two real Vikings back from the dead.

RISK OF ELOPEMENT

Solo Show · anika ramlo · Ages 14+ · one person show · United States of America
When a college girl is admitted to a psych hospital, she wonders why she feels more at home with a truck-driving womanizer or a devil-fearing Zumba dancer than with anyone she knows outside the hospital. Could it be that the typically dark world of the psych ward is more forgiving than our own?
When a college girl is admitted to a psych hospital, she wonders why she feels more at home with a truck-driving womanizer or a devil-fearing Zumba dancer than with anyone she knows outside the hospital. Could it be that the typically dark world of the psych ward is more forgiving than our own?

ABORTION WEEKEND

jam productions · Ages 13+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America
After Dazia finds out unexpectedly that she's pregnant their final summer before senior year of college, her best friend Ayanna takes it upon herself to plan a wild and crazy "abortion weekend" to terminate the pregnancy.
After Dazia finds out unexpectedly that she's pregnant their final summer before senior year of college, her best friend Ayanna takes it upon herself to plan a wild and crazy "abortion weekend" to terminate the pregnancy.

SCENES FROM THE END OF THE WORLD

Drama · alverson waites · Ages 18+ · United States of America
4 scenes during the months/weeks/days/hours before the Earth is swallowed by a black hole.
4 scenes during the months/weeks/days/hours before the Earth is swallowed by a black hole.

US AND YOU

Comedy · eric isenhower, jeff goins, kristen phaneuf, zach phaneuf, jesse fiene · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
Julia and her husband Brian have taken in her older brother Sam, but when a year of getting back on his feet turns into three, they have to find a way to help him move on.
Julia and her husband Brian have taken in her older brother Sam, but when a year of getting back on his feet turns into three, they have to find a way to help him move on.

LYME DISEASE: THE MUSICAL

Musicals & Operas · ellen thompson · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
In the world premiere of this musical dark comedy, an optimistic young woman is stricken by a mysterious illness and must navigate unsympathetic doctors, disbelieving friends, and her own depression as she fights to recover both her health and sense of hope.
In the world premiere of this musical dark comedy, an optimistic young woman is stricken by a mysterious illness and must navigate unsympathetic doctors, disbelieving friends, and her own depression as she fights to recover both her health and sense of hope.

THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)

Solo Show · self-produced · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
This Pulitzer Prize finalist play is an existential comedy...or maybe it’s not...about the beautiful mysteries of the human experience and what may happen when one holds on to them, never being able to make total sense of them, buries them — and then suddenly needs to talk about it all.
This Pulitzer Prize finalist play is an existential comedy...or maybe it’s not...about the beautiful mysteries of the human experience and what may happen when one holds on to them, never being able to make total sense of them, buries them — and then suddenly needs to talk about it all.

CRIMINAL GENIUS

Comedy · anonymous theater company · Ages 13+ · United States of America
WEST COAST PREMIERE: RESERVOIR DOGS MEETS THE THREE STOOGES. CRIMINAL GENIUS, TAKES PLACE IN A SUBURBAN MOTEL ROOM. "Transients, lovers, the haunted and the hunted, the desperate and the dumb, each strut and fret their hour upon stage and then are heard no more.."
WEST COAST PREMIERE: RESERVOIR DOGS MEETS THE THREE STOOGES. CRIMINAL GENIUS, TAKES PLACE IN A SUBURBAN MOTEL ROOM. "Transients, lovers, the haunted and the hunted, the desperate and the dumb, each strut and fret their hour upon stage and then are heard no more.."

GRIEF: A ONE MAN SHITSHOW

Solo Show · red deer pictures · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
After a drunk driver killed both his teenage children, Colin Campbell channeled his shock, anguish and rage into this tragic-comic exploration of our culture’s inability to talk about grief. Comedic and heartbreaking, profound and profane. Get ready for a rollicking bad time!
After a drunk driver killed both his teenage children, Colin Campbell channeled his shock, anguish and rage into this tragic-comic exploration of our culture’s inability to talk about grief. Comedic and heartbreaking, profound and profane. Get ready for a rollicking bad time!

BIRTHDAY

Solo Show · michael david ker · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Imagine you only had minutes to decide what to take before your house burns down. What would you grab? Michael David Ker took his family photos, his surfboard, and sense of humor…The fire was just the grand finale of a year full of loss. A deeply personal show is full of humor, heartbreak, and hope.
Imagine you only had minutes to decide what to take before your house burns down. What would you grab? Michael David Ker took his family photos, his surfboard, and sense of humor…The fire was just the grand finale of a year full of loss. A deeply personal show is full of humor, heartbreak, and hope.

MOTHER NATURE

grayson morris · Ages 15+ · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Why are you here? Mother Nature will take you on a journey to the ends of the earth and the depths of your very soul to find the answer. This funny, creepy, and dare I say sweet(?) solo show brings together the artforms of bouffon, puppetry, and immersive theater into a roiling existential marvel.
Why are you here? Mother Nature will take you on a journey to the ends of the earth and the depths of your very soul to find the answer. This funny, creepy, and dare I say sweet(?) solo show brings together the artforms of bouffon, puppetry, and immersive theater into a roiling existential marvel.

BEST WIFE EVER

Comedy · cat alvarado · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States of America
Comedian Cat Alvarado, shares her journey from Evangelical Christianity to finding her identity in secular society. Cat Alvarado performs internationally, has been in the nation's top comedy festivals such as Laughing Skull, and is a featured comic at the 2022 Great American Comedy Festival.
Comedian Cat Alvarado, shares her journey from Evangelical Christianity to finding her identity in secular society. Cat Alvarado performs internationally, has been in the nation's top comedy festivals such as Laughing Skull, and is a featured comic at the 2022 Great American Comedy Festival.

AFGHANISTAN IS NOT FUNNY

Solo Show · fringe management llc · Ages 16+ · one person show · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
In 2002, UK comedian Henry Naylor & photographer Sam Maynard went to the Afghan Warzone. They were threatened by a war criminal, captured by the Mujahadeen, and almost blown up by the Taliban. This amazing true story received 12 five-star reviews and won 2 major awards at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe.
In 2002, UK comedian Henry Naylor & photographer Sam Maynard went to the Afghan Warzone. They were threatened by a war criminal, captured by the Mujahadeen, and almost blown up by the Taliban. This amazing true story received 12 five-star reviews and won 2 major awards at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe.

UNBELIEVABLY COOL

Solo Show · clyde’s house · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
a 20 year old who is both scum of the earth and God to all men at the same time. watch him writhe, suffer, and flail around on stage in a shocking thrash.
a 20 year old who is both scum of the earth and God to all men at the same time. watch him writhe, suffer, and flail around on stage in a shocking thrash.