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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...

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

BOOZE, BALLS AND BLUEGRASS: A DAUGHTER'S JOURNEY

solo performance · written and performed by laura carson · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Join Laura on a booze-soaked journey into hilarity, death and dementia. In 2009, she leaves LA and goes to Atlanta to take care of her aging father. A rollicking road trip gets derailed by ghosts of the past, late night Food Network binges and pill fueled hallucinations as she finds her way home.
Join Laura on a booze-soaked journey into hilarity, death and dementia. In 2009, she leaves LA and goes to Atlanta to take care of her aging father. A rollicking road trip gets derailed by ghosts of the past, late night Food Network binges and pill fueled hallucinations as she finds her way home.

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?)

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.

NO TRAVELER: A COMEDY ABOUT SUICIDE

solo performance · penny pollak · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America
So honored to receive the ENCORE PRODUCERS EXTENSION AWARD! Which means we have one more show this FRIDAY 8pm at the Complex! "***** 5 Stars!!" "An anarchic rock chick with intense focus, wild eyes and a wide emotional range!-Edinburgh Three Weeks in Review
So honored to receive the ENCORE PRODUCERS EXTENSION AWARD! Which means we have one more show this FRIDAY 8pm at the Complex! "***** 5 Stars!!" "An anarchic rock chick with intense focus, wild eyes and a wide emotional range!-Edinburgh Three Weeks in Review

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?

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.

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.

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!