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LA LLORONA

ensemble theatre · ma ma ma my llorona · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
Terrifying new twists carry the classic superstition into demented realidad viva! Ages ago, the madness of beautiful Maria reaches al repugnante extremo– and to the ultimate unthinkable act. Now, forevermore, children must behave or else beware the horrible Wailing Woman– LA LLORONA!
Terrifying new twists carry the classic superstition into demented realidad viva! Ages ago, the madness of beautiful Maria reaches al repugnante extremo– and to the ultimate unthinkable act. Now, forevermore, children must behave or else beware the horrible Wailing Woman– LA LLORONA!

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.

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.

...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.

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...

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!

MAX & ELSA: NO MUSIC. NO CHILDREN.

comedy · the norton school for the occasionally self-employed · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States of America
If you've seen THE SOUND OF MUSIC, you know what happens to Maria and the von Trapps – they do, in fact, climb ev'ry mountain. But what about Uncle Max and the Baroness? Come find out in MAX & ELSA, a subversive comedy featuring the two people for whom the hills were NOT alive with… well, you know.
If you've seen THE SOUND OF MUSIC, you know what happens to Maria and the von Trapps – they do, in fact, climb ev'ry mountain. But what about Uncle Max and the Baroness? Come find out in MAX & ELSA, a subversive comedy featuring the two people for whom the hills were NOT alive with… well, you know.

DEVON'S DIARY: THE TRUE ACCOUNT OF A FICTIONAL LIFE

solo performance · jennifer howd · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
A multi-sensory, erotic tone poem taking place in the 1990’s NYC queer scene, “Devon’s Diary" follows a young artist's darkly-comedic downward spiral, initiated by her mother’s death—and the subsequent request by her girlfriend to open their previously monogamous relationship.
A multi-sensory, erotic tone poem taking place in the 1990’s NYC queer scene, “Devon’s Diary" follows a young artist's darkly-comedic downward spiral, initiated by her mother’s death—and the subsequent request by her girlfriend to open their previously monogamous relationship.

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?

DEAD DOG'S BONE: A BIRTHDAY PLAY

2:20 productions · Ages 8+ · flashing lights · United States of America
An award-winning dramatic comedy about the awkwardness of birthdays, letting go of things you love, and the horror of plastic Christmas trees. Narrated by an omnipotent, cut-the-shit reimagining of the Virgin Mary, this is the story of a beloved family dog and the silliness of life's tragedies.
An award-winning dramatic comedy about the awkwardness of birthdays, letting go of things you love, and the horror of plastic Christmas trees. Narrated by an omnipotent, cut-the-shit reimagining of the Virgin Mary, this is the story of a beloved family dog and the silliness of life's tragedies.

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

THE MERMAID WARS

comedy · skypilot theatre company · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
A new play by acclaimed playwright Adam Hahn, writer of SkyPilot's KONG: A GODDAMN 30 FOOT GORILLA and EARTHBOUND. Directed by Nicholas Leland.
A new play by acclaimed playwright Adam Hahn, writer of SkyPilot's KONG: A GODDAMN 30 FOOT GORILLA and EARTHBOUND. Directed by Nicholas Leland.

THE REVELRY OF THE LOST BOYS

ensemble theatre · the play/ground theatre · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
When the studio's next picture is an adaption of Peter Pan, four aspiring "somebodys" get their chance at fame in Los Angeles.
When the studio's next picture is an adaption of Peter Pan, four aspiring "somebodys" get their chance at fame in Los Angeles.

THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL BY ANTON CHEKHOV

comedy · theatre factory studio · Ages 14+ · family friendly · United States of America
The Marriage Proposal, Anton Chekhov’s one-act comedy, forces us to think about relationships. Its three protagonists desperately hope that a marriage will occur, but can’t stop bickering long enough to bring it off. Is this a forecast of how wedded life will be?
The Marriage Proposal, Anton Chekhov’s one-act comedy, forces us to think about relationships. Its three protagonists desperately hope that a marriage will occur, but can’t stop bickering long enough to bring it off. Is this a forecast of how wedded life will be?

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?)

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