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ABORTION WEEKEND

jam productions · Ages 13+ · family friendly · world premiere · 80 mins · 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.

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.

"HOT STUFF"

self, dir. debra de liso · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · 45 mins · United States of America
Gen-Z drag queen Aura Sublime unravels her neuroses until she's bare, then reconstructs her image, in this shameless, irreverent, and cutting 30-minute solo play.
Gen-Z drag queen Aura Sublime unravels her neuroses until she's bare, then reconstructs her image, in this shameless, irreverent, and cutting 30-minute solo play.

4 SEASONS TOTAL SH!TSHOW

hiro korsgaard · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 50 mins · 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."

DOG

moroski & moroski · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
*NOMINEE - TOP OF THE FRINGE 2022* *NOMINEE - BEST WORLD PREMIERE 2022* *NOMINEE - BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE 2022* 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.
*NOMINEE - TOP OF THE FRINGE 2022* *NOMINEE - BEST WORLD PREMIERE 2022* *NOMINEE - BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE 2022* 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.

CRUDE: A COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED PLAY

abacab studios · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 70 mins · 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!
Crude is an award winning darkly humorous drama (not authorized by Motley Crue) about a band who rose up from the streets of Hollywood!

CRIMINAL GENIUS

Comedy · anonymous theater company · Ages 13+ · 70 mins · 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.."

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.

GRIEF: A ONE MAN SHITSHOW

Solo Show · red deer pictures · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · 85 mins · 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!

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.

DESERT WEEDS

Comedy · weird good productions · Ages 17+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America
Desert Weeds is a dark comedy about four friends who wake up trapped, buried up to their necks, in a harsh desert. They struggle to survive and solve the mystery of how they got there all while keeping their fragile alliance intact as old wounds are opened and long simmering resentments resurface.
Desert Weeds is a dark comedy about four friends who wake up trapped, buried up to their necks, in a harsh desert. They struggle to survive and solve the mystery of how they got there all while keeping their fragile alliance intact as old wounds are opened and long simmering resentments resurface.

BREED OR BUST

joyful raven · Ages 18+ · one person show · 1hr · 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.

BLOOD PIG

Comedy · born in a barn theatre company · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 65 mins · United States of America
What happens when a naive virgin and a hard-nosed cop are trapped in a basement by a Satanic cult member? All hell breaks loose! Blood Pig is a bromantic horror comedy that explores how some relationships feel like they are impossible to escape.
What happens when a naive virgin and a hard-nosed cop are trapped in a basement by a Satanic cult member? All hell breaks loose! Blood Pig is a bromantic horror comedy that explores how some relationships feel like they are impossible to escape.

ROLL THE DICE

as you do productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · one person show · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Strippers, baby oil, gangsters and the Greek gods, It’s a strange combination but it is a true story. 'Roll The Dice' is an Autobiographical solo comedy show. The story follows a young man who has a great life and career but loses everything after an altercation with some local gangsters.
Strippers, baby oil, gangsters and the Greek gods, It’s a strange combination but it is a true story. 'Roll The Dice' is an Autobiographical solo comedy show. The story follows a young man who has a great life and career but loses everything after an altercation with some local gangsters.

EMMA AND RICHIE'S BIG VIKING FUNERAL!

Comedy · so deep productions · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 1hr · 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.