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THIS IS WE

comedy · fighting against time productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
'This is We' follows the life of Michael Carter Bronson, a wordsmith with a storied life. This tragicomedy is told in three acts, essentially a One Man Show (with three men)- each twenty minute act has a different actor playing Michael Carter Bronson from ages 0-25, 25-50, and 50-75.
'This is We' follows the life of Michael Carter Bronson, a wordsmith with a storied life. This tragicomedy is told in three acts, essentially a One Man Show (with three men)- each twenty minute act has a different actor playing Michael Carter Bronson from ages 0-25, 25-50, and 50-75.

UNDER THE WATER

musicals and operas · mighty little productions · one person show · United States of America
A one woman mer-musical about love, death, mermaids and mer-der. Written and performed by Scout Durwood (Oxygen's FUNNY GIRLS) directed by Heather Anne Campbell (SNL, Who's Line?)
A one woman mer-musical about love, death, mermaids and mer-der. Written and performed by Scout Durwood (Oxygen's FUNNY GIRLS) directed by Heather Anne Campbell (SNL, Who's Line?)

ORSON WELLES & SCATMAN CROTHERS IN 'A HOLLYWOOD ENDING'

ensemble theatre · pachyderm productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
In 1985, Orson Welles, Hollywood legend, & Scatman Crothers, best known for taking an axe to the chest in 'The Shining', did voice work on the animated film "Transformers: The Movie". It was the last job for each. "A Hollywood Ending" tells the story of their meeting at the film's auditions.
In 1985, Orson Welles, Hollywood legend, & Scatman Crothers, best known for taking an axe to the chest in 'The Shining', did voice work on the animated film "Transformers: The Movie". It was the last job for each. "A Hollywood Ending" tells the story of their meeting at the film's auditions.

ZIP TIES

entier theatre co. & cyanide theatre · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Two hitmen have captured a man who has just been released from prison. But neither the man or his captors have any idea why they're all there. Answers will come...when The Boss arrives. Like a Tarantino farce on crack, with plenty of blood and laughter. One, pure, uncut, hour of tension.
Two hitmen have captured a man who has just been released from prison. But neither the man or his captors have any idea why they're all there. Answers will come...when The Boss arrives. Like a Tarantino farce on crack, with plenty of blood and laughter. One, pure, uncut, hour of tension.

MUTATIONS

comedy · true western productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
A dark comedy about millennial families, Mutations explores the pitfalls of suburban America and the half-life of the nuclear family.
A dark comedy about millennial families, Mutations explores the pitfalls of suburban America and the half-life of the nuclear family.

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

ensemble theatre · mohawk street · Ages 17+ · includes nudity · United States of America
"…the play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a loving embrace." —NY Times. "…a funny, frightening, hypnotically fascinating evening of theatre…" —Drama-Logue.
"…the play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a loving embrace." —NY Times. "…a funny, frightening, hypnotically fascinating evening of theatre…" —Drama-Logue.

5 SIRENS: BEWARE OF ROCKS

ensemble theatre · 5 sirens · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
It's one show of five 10-minute plays about miscommunication and the longing for connection. Subjects range from sporty nerds, sub-dom relationships and aliens to surrealistic challenges and panic attacks! We're the 5 SIRENS, five female playwrights, and we will captivate you with our songs.
It's one show of five 10-minute plays about miscommunication and the longing for connection. Subjects range from sporty nerds, sub-dom relationships and aliens to surrealistic challenges and panic attacks! We're the 5 SIRENS, five female playwrights, and we will captivate you with our songs.

FOUR CLOWNS PRESENTS THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH

dance & physical theatre · four clowns · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
Winner of 7 Hollywood Fringe Awards, Four Clowns returns for a 5th year to present an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem in The Halfwits' Last Hurrah. Part Vaudeville tribute, part showbiz farce – a fame-hungry showman and his troupe of halfwits struggle to keep their variety show alive.
Winner of 7 Hollywood Fringe Awards, Four Clowns returns for a 5th year to present an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem in The Halfwits' Last Hurrah. Part Vaudeville tribute, part showbiz farce – a fame-hungry showman and his troupe of halfwits struggle to keep their variety show alive.

THE DOGS OF WAR, OR, THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

ensemble theatre · shameless redhead productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America
A modern tale of gang warfare & romantic intrigue by Los Angeles author James Domine. Imaginative and colorful language creates a mysterious & strange reality. The narrative unfolds as continuously evolving waves of rhyme in rap poetry weave their way through this contemporary urban drama.
A modern tale of gang warfare & romantic intrigue by Los Angeles author James Domine. Imaginative and colorful language creates a mysterious & strange reality. The narrative unfolds as continuously evolving waves of rhyme in rap poetry weave their way through this contemporary urban drama.

BLONDE AND OTHER SLIGHT DISTRACTIONS, THE

ensemble theatre · curious beast theatre company · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Kidnapping! Damnation! Death! FAMILY! Pay for the Whole Seat, Only Use the Edge. An award-winning collection of humorous vignettes with twists and turns that will make you contemplate your existence...or just chuckle. A refreshingly uncomplicated show. What, you got somethin' better to do?
Kidnapping! Damnation! Death! FAMILY! Pay for the Whole Seat, Only Use the Edge. An award-winning collection of humorous vignettes with twists and turns that will make you contemplate your existence...or just chuckle. A refreshingly uncomplicated show. What, you got somethin' better to do?

IN VANITY

comedy · an abigail schwarz production · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A dark comedy of few manners. When Charlotte sets off across country to track her old childhood friend Reese down, she discovers more than she ever guessed -- and maybe more than she really wants to know -- about who he really is, and maybe, who she really is, as she struggles with her own secret.
A dark comedy of few manners. When Charlotte sets off across country to track her old childhood friend Reese down, she discovers more than she ever guessed -- and maybe more than she really wants to know -- about who he really is, and maybe, who she really is, as she struggles with her own secret.

HAPPY

ensemble theatre · ktq productions, belle époque films · Ages 13+ · United States of America
Alfred is happy with his life. He's happy with his job. He's happy with his marriage. He's even happily raising a daughter with cerebral palsy. But when his best friend invites him to meet the latest woman in his life, things spin out of control.
Alfred is happy with his life. He's happy with his job. He's happy with his marriage. He's even happily raising a daughter with cerebral palsy. But when his best friend invites him to meet the latest woman in his life, things spin out of control.

...OR DARE - WHEREIN LIES THE TRUTH?

ensemble theatre · the foundry theare works · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.

STARF*CKING

wtfn · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
An existential peepshow into the bedrooms of Los Angeles, where star-crossed souls use star-fueled fantasies to stave off loneliness. From Marlene to Liz, from Nirvana to Zardoz -- we have your starfucking needs covered. http://socal.bitter-lemons.com/learn/article/2365
An existential peepshow into the bedrooms of Los Angeles, where star-crossed souls use star-fueled fantasies to stave off loneliness. From Marlene to Liz, from Nirvana to Zardoz -- we have your starfucking needs covered. http://socal.bitter-lemons.com/learn/article/2365

KINKY NEON ROCKER

ensemble theatre · the alliance of los angeles playwrights (alap) · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
Six short plays by LA playwrights -- funny, sexy, touching, and downright weird -- revolving around a kinky neon-painted rocking chair...
Six short plays by LA playwrights -- funny, sexy, touching, and downright weird -- revolving around a kinky neon-painted rocking chair...

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