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GETTING THERE! WINNER! BEST SOLO SHOW! 2023

rebecca o'brien's solo show directed by cameron watson · Ages 21+ · United States of America
"O’Brien Directed by the respected Cameron Watson, this one-woman gem ... a heart-piercing, transformative wonder, meticulously put together & performed on an emotional edge that sneaks up on you & then leaves you floating out of the theater high on the surprising possibilities of life." LA Magazine
"O’Brien Directed by the respected Cameron Watson, this one-woman gem ... a heart-piercing, transformative wonder, meticulously put together & performed on an emotional edge that sneaks up on you & then leaves you floating out of the theater high on the surprising possibilities of life." LA Magazine

THE BOX

paper tiger · Ages 14+ · United States of America
The night Stephen plans to propose to Alice, her father Cal shows up ahead of her to talk him out of it. When he gives Stephen a chance to prove himself, things spin wildly out of control. As Stephen tries to tell Alice what's happened, their relationships fatal flaws are brought out in full view.
The night Stephen plans to propose to Alice, her father Cal shows up ahead of her to talk him out of it. When he gives Stephen a chance to prove himself, things spin wildly out of control. As Stephen tries to tell Alice what's happened, their relationships fatal flaws are brought out in full view.

ARIZONA RAIN

Drama · nightmare lizards productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America
After a near-death experience, Crissy shows up unannounced at her ex-girlfriend Marcy’s doorstep. Rather than dwell on what would have been left unsaid, the pair each call ghosts from their past to tie up loose ends as they work to understand their own complicated, love-filled relationship.
After a near-death experience, Crissy shows up unannounced at her ex-girlfriend Marcy’s doorstep. Rather than dwell on what would have been left unsaid, the pair each call ghosts from their past to tie up loose ends as they work to understand their own complicated, love-filled relationship.

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.

THE SAD LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN

Solo Show · soaring solo studios · Ages 13+ · United States of America
If you could peer inside the mind of an artist pushing themself to the brink of disaster, would you? This solo piece explores creativity, getting tossed into the throws of depression and suicidal ideation, and trying to find purpose in it all... before the clock runs out.
If you could peer inside the mind of an artist pushing themself to the brink of disaster, would you? This solo piece explores creativity, getting tossed into the throws of depression and suicidal ideation, and trying to find purpose in it all... before the clock runs out.

EYSHET F***ING CHAYIL (A WOMAN OF F***ING VALOR)

melodity productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America
One woman's unorthodox Jewish journey through music, love, tragedy, romance, family, religion, Korean drums, and inappropriate humor to find her path to becoming an Eyshet Chayil--a Woman of Valor. Written and performed by Melanie Ehrlich.
One woman's unorthodox Jewish journey through music, love, tragedy, romance, family, religion, Korean drums, and inappropriate humor to find her path to becoming an Eyshet Chayil--a Woman of Valor. Written and performed by Melanie Ehrlich.

MISSIONARY POSITIONS

Solo Show · soaring solo · Ages 16+ · United States of America
What the f*ck is up with Evangelicals? Good question. Dan can help. He started life as a Christian missionary kid, but now, he’s gotten himself terribly lost. He’s retracing his steps, pondering God, sin, and balls in this irreverent testimony. The good news? Your soul is fine. Save your seat.
What the f*ck is up with Evangelicals? Good question. Dan can help. He started life as a Christian missionary kid, but now, he’s gotten himself terribly lost. He’s retracing his steps, pondering God, sin, and balls in this irreverent testimony. The good news? Your soul is fine. Save your seat.

THE ALLURE OF THUG LIFE

Musicals & Operas · mélia mills · Ages 15+ · United States of America
The Allure of Thug Life is a Hip Hopsical comedy about Mélia, an upper middle-class teen from Oakland who wants to be a gangster rapper. She longs to go from Riches to Rags & encounters Bullying, Boyfriends & Bullets! If you're scared, stay home. If you're fearless, roll through for this wild ride!
The Allure of Thug Life is a Hip Hopsical comedy about Mélia, an upper middle-class teen from Oakland who wants to be a gangster rapper. She longs to go from Riches to Rags & encounters Bullying, Boyfriends & Bullets! If you're scared, stay home. If you're fearless, roll through for this wild ride!

WE GOT YOUR SIX

lightning rod theater · Ages 14+ · United States of America
News about the horrific bombings at the Kabul Airport during the American evacuation on August 26, 2021, prod six US veterans and their Afghan interpreter to relive their memories of a brutal firefight with the Taliban a decade before.
News about the horrific bombings at the Kabul Airport during the American evacuation on August 26, 2021, prod six US veterans and their Afghan interpreter to relive their memories of a brutal firefight with the Taliban a decade before.

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.

5 YEARS OR 5 MINUTES

jonatan pinke · Ages 18+ · United States of America
A young man says goodbye to his family and friends to begin his journey, with only a backpack heading out for Spain. He ends up on the streets of Spain finding out what life on the streets is all about when you are scared, hungry and in a lot of pain. Based on a true story.
A young man says goodbye to his family and friends to begin his journey, with only a backpack heading out for Spain. He ends up on the streets of Spain finding out what life on the streets is all about when you are scared, hungry and in a lot of pain. Based on a true story.

THINGS TO AVOID IN A EULOGY

Drama · gray area productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America
Living in solitude with inoperable stage four cancer, Sandra hires Jill, a young woman still finding her way in the world, to be her short-term caregiver and companion. The two women must put aside their differences and find common ground as they navigate the inevitable end of a human life.
Living in solitude with inoperable stage four cancer, Sandra hires Jill, a young woman still finding her way in the world, to be her short-term caregiver and companion. The two women must put aside their differences and find common ground as they navigate the inevitable end of a human life.

THE MOVEMENT YOU NEED (A WORK IN PROGRESS)

Solo Show · brendan hunt · Ages 15+ · United States of America
Ted Lasso's Brendan Hunt tries to explore his and his mother’s one uncomplicated avenue of mutual love - the music of The Beatles - without incurring a copyright lawsuit from The (famously litigious) Beatles.
Ted Lasso's Brendan Hunt tries to explore his and his mother’s one uncomplicated avenue of mutual love - the music of The Beatles - without incurring a copyright lawsuit from The (famously litigious) Beatles.

GHOSTS CAN'T PAY RENT

Comedy · mb stage productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America
A wisp, a witch, and a waitress all learn to live in an apartment where the souls are as overdue as the water bill. This sapphic saga of loving and loathing in a world of occultic observations proposes the query, just what or who are we willing to endure through life, death, love, and regret?
A wisp, a witch, and a waitress all learn to live in an apartment where the souls are as overdue as the water bill. This sapphic saga of loving and loathing in a world of occultic observations proposes the query, just what or who are we willing to endure through life, death, love, and regret?

STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

Drama · j. bothwell productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America
A movie director arrives early at a posh hotel to pitch his latest project to a big star but meets a mysterious woman in the lounge who perfectly undermines his plan.
A movie director arrives early at a posh hotel to pitch his latest project to a big star but meets a mysterious woman in the lounge who perfectly undermines his plan.