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Comedy · eric isenhower, jeff goins, kristen phaneuf, zach phaneuf, jesse fiene · Ages 13+ · 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.

4 SEASONS TOTAL SH!TSHOW

hiro korsgaard · Ages 16+ · United States of America
OFFICIAL WINNER OF THE HOLLYWOOD ENCORE PRODUCERS’ AWARD Based on alternative facts, "4 Seasons Total Sh!tshow" follows the antics of the campaign staffers charged with changing reality to fit @RealDonaldTrump's declaration: "Lawyers Press Conference at Four Seasons, Philadelphia. 11:00 A.M."
OFFICIAL WINNER OF THE HOLLYWOOD ENCORE PRODUCERS’ AWARD Based on alternative facts, "4 Seasons Total Sh!tshow" follows the antics of the campaign staffers charged with changing reality to fit @RealDonaldTrump's declaration: "Lawyers Press Conference at Four Seasons, Philadelphia. 11:00 A.M."

GRIEF: A ONE MAN SHITSHOW

Solo Show · red deer pictures · Ages 15+ · 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!

DOG

Solo Show · moroski & moroski · Ages 18+ · United States of America
*Winner: Best Solo Performance: L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards 2022* *Nominee: Top of the Fringe - HFF22* Beer. Liquor. Football. The three things Dog needs to get by. And right now, he needs a whole lot of each one. A dark comedy about a man coping with the death of his dog.
*Winner: Best Solo Performance: L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards 2022* *Nominee: Top of the Fringe - HFF22* Beer. Liquor. Football. The three things Dog needs to get by. And right now, he needs a whole lot of each one. A dark comedy about a man coping with the death of his dog.

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.."

EMMA AND RICHIE'S BIG VIKING FUNERAL!

Comedy · so deep productions · Ages 15+ · 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.

THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)

Solo Show · self-produced · Ages 18+ · 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.

AFGHANISTAN IS NOT FUNNY

Solo Show · fringe management llc · Ages 16+ · 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.

BREED OR BUST

joyful raven · Ages 18+ · United States of America
Raven recounts her difficult reproductive “choices” and contends with her primal baby making instincts. Should she surrender to the role of weird aunty OR start a GoFundMe to freeze her geriatric eggs? A timely dark comedy with deep heart. Come for the laughs stay for the sex education.
Raven recounts her difficult reproductive “choices” and contends with her primal baby making instincts. Should she surrender to the role of weird aunty OR start a GoFundMe to freeze her geriatric eggs? A timely dark comedy with deep heart. Come for the laughs stay for the sex education.

RISK OF ELOPEMENT

Solo Show · anika ramlo · Ages 14+ · 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?

THE BEARER OF BAD NEWS

Drama · unladylike theatre · Ages 12+ · United States of America
A daring, corporeal tragedy in which the animals are dying, and ‘Bearers’ have been tasked with carrying endangered fetuses to term. A ‘Bearer’ finds new purpose in her pregnancy, but at what cost?
A daring, corporeal tragedy in which the animals are dying, and ‘Bearers’ have been tasked with carrying endangered fetuses to term. A ‘Bearer’ finds new purpose in her pregnancy, but at what cost?

UNBELIEVABLY COOL

Solo Show · clyde’s house · Ages 16+ · 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.

CRUDE: A COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED PLAY

Drama · abacab studios · Ages 13+ · United States of America
Crude is an award winning darkly humorous drama (not authorized by Motley Crue) about a band who rose up from the streets of Hollywood now available to watch on Video On Demand! https://asylumcombinedartform.vhx.tv/products/crude
Crude is an award winning darkly humorous drama (not authorized by Motley Crue) about a band who rose up from the streets of Hollywood now available to watch on Video On Demand! https://asylumcombinedartform.vhx.tv/products/crude

BIRTHDAY

Solo Show · michael david ker · Ages 14+ · 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+ · 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.