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SPEED MERCHANT (OF VENICE)

theatre · action! theatre company · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States
A 90-minute version of Shakespeare's play - drawing on influences from corporate gangsterism and reality television. Directed by Tiger Reel and adapted by Tiger Reel and Jack Young.
A 90-minute version of Shakespeare's play - drawing on influences from corporate gangsterism and reality television. Directed by Tiger Reel and adapted by Tiger Reel and Jack Young.

THIS VICIOUS MINUTE

solo performance · bam · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
"This Vicious Minute" is the raw, autobiographical account of one man's battle with self-injury. It is a story about love, addiction and finding the strength to live the only moment we have - this present, this precious, this vicious minute.
"This Vicious Minute" is the raw, autobiographical account of one man's battle with self-injury. It is a story about love, addiction and finding the strength to live the only moment we have - this present, this precious, this vicious minute.

URBAN MYTHS-SUBURBAN SLUTS

theatre · stinki pinki productions · Ages 17+ · United States
A spoken word onslaught with the use of white trash invasion costuming and a sticky environment. Stinki Pinki Prod., Betsy Moore and Parisa Fakhri, take you on a metaphorical road trip from suburbia heaven to reality ridden hell.
A spoken word onslaught with the use of white trash invasion costuming and a sticky environment. Stinki Pinki Prod., Betsy Moore and Parisa Fakhri, take you on a metaphorical road trip from suburbia heaven to reality ridden hell.

FOUR CLOWNS

comedy · four clowns · Ages 15+ · United States
Multi-award-winning, nationally touring 4 Clowns is a physical, musical & emotional journey into what it is to be human. Follow 4 clowns - sad, mischievous, angry & nervous - as they tell their tales of woe & elation from childhood to adulthood we discover that they are all the same...and so are we.
Multi-award-winning, nationally touring 4 Clowns is a physical, musical & emotional journey into what it is to be human. Follow 4 clowns - sad, mischievous, angry & nervous - as they tell their tales of woe & elation from childhood to adulthood we discover that they are all the same...and so are we.

MIXED PERSONALITY DISORDERS

theatre · david michael taylor · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
Mental illness was never so much fun as in MIXED PERSONALITY DISORDERS, a world premiere solo show by David Michael Taylor. Born into a family of maniacs, raised by the TV, and unprepared for life in the real world, his tale of trauma and triumph makes this the feel-good feel-bad play of the year.
Mental illness was never so much fun as in MIXED PERSONALITY DISORDERS, a world premiere solo show by David Michael Taylor. Born into a family of maniacs, raised by the TV, and unprepared for life in the real world, his tale of trauma and triumph makes this the feel-good feel-bad play of the year.

EDGAR ALLAN POE MUST DIE! A WRITER'S JOURNEY

comedy · foxy saboo · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · United States
Yes, Edgar Allan Poe is alive and he's a very bad guy. Not only does he steal the souls from young writers but he's also destroying Hollywood at the same time.
Yes, Edgar Allan Poe is alive and he's a very bad guy. Not only does he steal the souls from young writers but he's also destroying Hollywood at the same time.

SISTER CITIES

theatre · the stage theatre inc. · Ages 15+ · United States
"Sister Cities" by Colette Freedman. Four estranged sisters return to their childhood home for what appears to be a wake; yet, what turns into a family drama that will unearth old animosities and new secrets that will change them forever. Watch our trailer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/80Y83hAPSoM
"Sister Cities" by Colette Freedman. Four estranged sisters return to their childhood home for what appears to be a wake; yet, what turns into a family drama that will unearth old animosities and new secrets that will change them forever. Watch our trailer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/80Y83hAPSoM

FIERCE: INTERVENTIONS

theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 15+ · family friendly · United States
From the brilliant minds at Fierce Backbone comes a collection of three hilarious short pieces all about when it's time to tell the harsh truths. BANANA INTERVENTION by Jeremy Kehoe, THE END OF THE LINE by Mona Deutsch Miller, and CLOUDS REST by Nancy Beverly.
From the brilliant minds at Fierce Backbone comes a collection of three hilarious short pieces all about when it's time to tell the harsh truths. BANANA INTERVENTION by Jeremy Kehoe, THE END OF THE LINE by Mona Deutsch Miller, and CLOUDS REST by Nancy Beverly.

CYCLES

theatre · theatre asylum / combined artform · Ages 16+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States
50min. drama @ a Boston fitness club by Robert Litz & dir. by Stefan Lysenko:Buzz(30)a real estate broker. Jake (65)real estate player. Buzz grew up in a tenement that burned down, killing his dad. Jake was the building owner. Buzz thinks it was arson and blames Jake.
50min. drama @ a Boston fitness club by Robert Litz & dir. by Stefan Lysenko:Buzz(30)a real estate broker. Jake (65)real estate player. Buzz grew up in a tenement that burned down, killing his dad. Jake was the building owner. Buzz thinks it was arson and blames Jake.

TOMAHAWK

theatre · fringe festival players · Ages 12+ · United States
“Tomahawk,” a play by James Domine, mixes episodes of love, war, lust and betrayal into a counterpoint of governmental subterfuge, police brutality, missing beer and drunken buffoonery as the conflicting emotions of youth evolve into the delusional quandary of middle-age.
“Tomahawk,” a play by James Domine, mixes episodes of love, war, lust and betrayal into a counterpoint of governmental subterfuge, police brutality, missing beer and drunken buffoonery as the conflicting emotions of youth evolve into the delusional quandary of middle-age.

I AM NOT MY MAMMA

theatre · stella georgia productions · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States
"I Am Not My Mamma" Is a One woman serio-comedy. The show is a coming of age story about the trials and tribulations of a Hollywood commercial queen journey to avoid being like her mother!
"I Am Not My Mamma" Is a One woman serio-comedy. The show is a coming of age story about the trials and tribulations of a Hollywood commercial queen journey to avoid being like her mother!

PAT BURTSCHER'S PATOPOTAMOOSE

· patopotamoose defence league · Ages 16+ · family friendly · flashing lights · one person show
What the heck's a Patopotomoose? It's a title. You don't like it? You do a show and call it whatever the hell you want. This standup comedy show is called Patopotomoose. Deal with it. Pat Burtscher will address any further issues you may have at the actual show. He is Canadian.
What the heck's a Patopotomoose? It's a title. You don't like it? You do a show and call it whatever the hell you want. This standup comedy show is called Patopotomoose. Deal with it. Pat Burtscher will address any further issues you may have at the actual show. He is Canadian.

AUTUMN AND OTHER PLAYS

theatre · parking lot theatre · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Autumn and other play is a collect of three one act plays from up and coming playwright Peter Hsieh. These which, also include 'The Long and Lonely Howl' and 'TimeCode Rewind' explore many different subjects through comedy, drama, and surrealism.
Autumn and other play is a collect of three one act plays from up and coming playwright Peter Hsieh. These which, also include 'The Long and Lonely Howl' and 'TimeCode Rewind' explore many different subjects through comedy, drama, and surrealism.

MISSION TO MATE

theatre · sati productions/colin mitchell · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States
A theatrical triptych sure to tickle your dipstick about the complexities of this dance we call seduction,love,relating, and possibly, human contact. Written and directed by Colin Mitchell(Bitter Lemons),starring Alla Poberesky and Michael Sanchez. One hour. Three plays. Two actors..wanna play?
A theatrical triptych sure to tickle your dipstick about the complexities of this dance we call seduction,love,relating, and possibly, human contact. Written and directed by Colin Mitchell(Bitter Lemons),starring Alla Poberesky and Michael Sanchez. One hour. Three plays. Two actors..wanna play?

RICHARD PARKER

theatre · darkman/fringe management · Ages 14+ · family friendly · United Kingdom
Two men travelling by boat become irrevocably linked at the crossroads of fate and coincidence. They find themselves forced to defend their starkly contrasting world views from attack by the other as the play builds to an unexpected and shattering denouement. "Clever and compelling."(The Scotsman)
Two men travelling by boat become irrevocably linked at the crossroads of fate and coincidence. They find themselves forced to defend their starkly contrasting world views from attack by the other as the play builds to an unexpected and shattering denouement. "Clever and compelling."(The Scotsman)