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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.

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.

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.

SMILE, BABY

comedy · the others theater company · world premiere · United States of America
A chance encounter between two women at a bus stop takes an unexpected turn in this dark comedy at the intersection of catcalling and violence. A lady-centric ensemble explores the hilarious, frightening, bizarre experience of street harassment through sketch, song & even a streetwise fashion show.
A chance encounter between two women at a bus stop takes an unexpected turn in this dark comedy at the intersection of catcalling and violence. A lady-centric ensemble explores the hilarious, frightening, bizarre experience of street harassment through sketch, song & even a streetwise fashion show.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

HARD SEXY SERIOUS LOVE CONVERSATIONS

ensemble theatre · ice under pressure productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A depressed hitman, an addict double agent, a sex worker recruiter, and the prince of the Russian mafia all walk into a Santa Monica apartment thinking their lives are over. What happens when they aren't?
A depressed hitman, an addict double agent, a sex worker recruiter, and the prince of the Russian mafia all walk into a Santa Monica apartment thinking their lives are over. What happens when they aren't?

SMUDGE

ensemble theatre · simple dog productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · United States of America
A married couple are excited they are about to add an addition to their family - but after their baby is born with the unimaginable, they give her the nickname "Smudge". This dramedy includes wit yet has you reaching for your tissues. Human emotions stretched outside their comfort zone.
A married couple are excited they are about to add an addition to their family - but after their baby is born with the unimaginable, they give her the nickname "Smudge". This dramedy includes wit yet has you reaching for your tissues. Human emotions stretched outside their comfort zone.

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?

THE INSIDE EDGE OF THE WORLD

comedy · fist the mountain productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
A lonely criminal forensics enthusiast stumbles across a serial killer in his own neighborhood. With the help of his dog, they set out to study the man, but get a little too close. It's kind of a cross between Rear Window and The Dog Whisperer.
A lonely criminal forensics enthusiast stumbles across a serial killer in his own neighborhood. With the help of his dog, they set out to study the man, but get a little too close. It's kind of a cross between Rear Window and The Dog Whisperer.

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.

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.