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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.

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.

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!

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?)

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

...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.

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?

THE POE SHOW

the poe show fo sho · United States of America
*** FRINGE 2015 BEST COMEDY WINNER *** LIVE FROM BURBANK, IT'S EDGAR ALLAN POE! Tear up the planks at Edgar Allan Poe's very own late-night variety show with enough guests and spooky surprises to drive you INSANE!
*** FRINGE 2015 BEST COMEDY WINNER *** LIVE FROM BURBANK, IT'S EDGAR ALLAN POE! Tear up the planks at Edgar Allan Poe's very own late-night variety show with enough guests and spooky surprises to drive you INSANE!