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Comedy · nothing ever happens productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America
After a sold-out run in April, the LA premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s pulitzer-prize nominated play is here! Come experience this darkly hilarious and scorching examination of the so-called “American Dream," jolted to life by an award-winning cast
After a sold-out run in April, the LA premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s pulitzer-prize nominated play is here! Come experience this darkly hilarious and scorching examination of the so-called “American Dream," jolted to life by an award-winning cast

UNWRAPPED: LIFE AFTER GIFTEDNESS

Solo Show · 178 blank productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America
What happens when you convince a child that she’s a statistical anomaly—in everything? From discovering mortality at circle time to a brief stint as an MD, Kira's autobiographical tragicomedy reflects on the loneliness, tomfoolery, grief, and absurdity of growing up in a culture of exceptionalism.
What happens when you convince a child that she’s a statistical anomaly—in everything? From discovering mortality at circle time to a brief stint as an MD, Kira's autobiographical tragicomedy reflects on the loneliness, tomfoolery, grief, and absurdity of growing up in a culture of exceptionalism.

NO F*CKS GIVEN. NONE TAKEN. ALL DONE.

Immersive & Games · pamela l paek · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Through a series of lessons taught by a professional curmudgeon, attendees will delve into the nonsensical assumptions and behaviors of daily life. Examples of learning outcomes include: how math can prove anything, preservatives are better than Botox, and being right over happy is so choice.
Through a series of lessons taught by a professional curmudgeon, attendees will delve into the nonsensical assumptions and behaviors of daily life. Examples of learning outcomes include: how math can prove anything, preservatives are better than Botox, and being right over happy is so choice.

FLAYED

josiah blount · Ages 18+ · United States of America
In conservative Southwest Virginia, a puritanical pastor attempts to deliver his first sermon, but is interrupted by the many obscene voices in his head. He must confront his theology, sexuality, and identity in order to finish his sermon and... to survive. Written & Performed by Josiah Blount.
In conservative Southwest Virginia, a puritanical pastor attempts to deliver his first sermon, but is interrupted by the many obscene voices in his head. He must confront his theology, sexuality, and identity in order to finish his sermon and... to survive. Written & Performed by Josiah Blount.

WILL THE REAL ME PLEASE STAND UP?

Comedy · alexandra ryan · Ages 15+ · United States of America
Be yourself! Did that just give you anxiety? Great. You’ll love “Will the Real Me Please Stand Up”. It’s the anti-self help/anti-Ted talk show.
Be yourself! Did that just give you anxiety? Great. You’ll love “Will the Real Me Please Stand Up”. It’s the anti-self help/anti-Ted talk show.

ATTACK OF THE 36 TRIPLE G WOMAN

natalie perlin · Ages 21+ · United States of America
Called a 'dark, hilarious, Jewish Dolly Parton', America's salacious sweetheart Natalie Perlin seeks revenge on every man who wronged her. From summer-camp crushes to Hitler. No man is safe! Kinky, provocative, brilliantly unhinged! Not for the easily offended.
Called a 'dark, hilarious, Jewish Dolly Parton', America's salacious sweetheart Natalie Perlin seeks revenge on every man who wronged her. From summer-camp crushes to Hitler. No man is safe! Kinky, provocative, brilliantly unhinged! Not for the easily offended.

KEEPER

michigan left productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America
Get on the bus—we’re going to summer camp! In a simpler time of trust-falls and visits to the medical tent, some wounds are too deep for a camp nurse to heal. Michelle Murphy embodies her younger selves, through rejection, self-worth & survival, Murphy reveals why she is, in fact, a keeper.
Get on the bus—we’re going to summer camp! In a simpler time of trust-falls and visits to the medical tent, some wounds are too deep for a camp nurse to heal. Michelle Murphy embodies her younger selves, through rejection, self-worth & survival, Murphy reveals why she is, in fact, a keeper.

STUCK WITH YOU

Comedy · late bloomer productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America
A young couple’s mission to free themselves from an escape room is — interrupted? — as they realize he is plotting a proposal, and she is brewing a breakup! Behold the clownery as they navigate the downfall of their relationship in this Taylor Swiftian thrill ride of a one act play.
A young couple’s mission to free themselves from an escape room is — interrupted? — as they realize he is plotting a proposal, and she is brewing a breakup! Behold the clownery as they navigate the downfall of their relationship in this Taylor Swiftian thrill ride of a one act play.

HAUNTING RIGHTS

theatreghosts · Ages 13+ · United States of America
Every theatre has its ghost. This one has four; all vying for the title of resident theatre ghost... There can only be one. WINNER: Pick of the Fringe 2023 WINNER: Asylum @ Stephanie Feury 2023 Hollywood Encore Producers’ Award WINNER: San Diego International Fringe Festival Exchange Award
Every theatre has its ghost. This one has four; all vying for the title of resident theatre ghost... There can only be one. WINNER: Pick of the Fringe 2023 WINNER: Asylum @ Stephanie Feury 2023 Hollywood Encore Producers’ Award WINNER: San Diego International Fringe Festival Exchange Award

NICK PUPO: ADDICTED

Comedy · nick pupo · Ages 18+ · United States of America
Nick explores his turbulent relationship with drugs with clever wit and dark sincerity. Now 14 years clean of opiates, Nick reflects on his past, the choices he made and the promises he broke. Is he a bad person? Is he a bad friend? Does he deserve forgiveness?
Nick explores his turbulent relationship with drugs with clever wit and dark sincerity. Now 14 years clean of opiates, Nick reflects on his past, the choices he made and the promises he broke. Is he a bad person? Is he a bad friend? Does he deserve forgiveness?

BINGO!

antimatter collective · Ages 13+ · United States of America
A disgruntled comedian struggles through an epic mental breakdown while calling the bingo game at an old folks' home. Featuring actual, interactive bingo!
A disgruntled comedian struggles through an epic mental breakdown while calling the bingo game at an old folks' home. Featuring actual, interactive bingo!

LIFE, DEATH & BLANKETS

ldb productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America
This dark comedy tells the story of 3 young men who have a chance encounter due to a case of mistaken identity. That encounter changes their lives forever.
This dark comedy tells the story of 3 young men who have a chance encounter due to a case of mistaken identity. That encounter changes their lives forever.

TRYING

Solo Show · chance lang · Ages 18+ · United States of America
TRYING is a dark cerebral comedy about a young man moving out of his apartment. After a life altering rejection, through grief, withdrawals, and a hand injury, in a seemingly hopeless moment, Bruce finds hope through pursuing what he loves. The question is; will he move out, and escape the mob?
TRYING is a dark cerebral comedy about a young man moving out of his apartment. After a life altering rejection, through grief, withdrawals, and a hand injury, in a seemingly hopeless moment, Bruce finds hope through pursuing what he loves. The question is; will he move out, and escape the mob?

AVITAL ASH WORKSHOPS HER SUICIDE NOTE (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Comedy · avital ash · Ages 15+ · United States of America
Since her mother leapt from a building when Avital was a baby, she's been 50-50 on being alive. But who wants to turn into their mother? Irreverent stand-up from an ex-Hasidic queer Jew.
Since her mother leapt from a building when Avital was a baby, she's been 50-50 on being alive. But who wants to turn into their mother? Irreverent stand-up from an ex-Hasidic queer Jew.