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STRAIGHT WHITE MEN TRYING TO WOKE

comedy · chris valenti · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 50 mins · United States of America
Five short plays showing the middle age white guy struggling to fit in during these changing times.
Five short plays showing the middle age white guy struggling to fit in during these changing times.

DYING FOR OUR VOICES

dance & physical theatre · no applicable · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 1hr to 90 mins · United States of America
Our journalists are in danger – being forsaken by their people and slaughtered for their pursuit of the truth. As a multidisciplinary piece performed in three different languages, Dying for Our Voices explores that pursuit’s high costs, its global impacts, and personal consequences.
Our journalists are in danger – being forsaken by their people and slaughtered for their pursuit of the truth. As a multidisciplinary piece performed in three different languages, Dying for Our Voices explores that pursuit’s high costs, its global impacts, and personal consequences.

WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?

ensemble theatre · matthew hennigar · Ages 14+ · 90 mins · United States of America
‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ follows each of the words in that joke as a character as they try to figure out their meaning and reach the ‘real world’. A philosophical quest rooted in the politics of Trump's America, this show had a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run in London last year.
‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ follows each of the words in that joke as a character as they try to figure out their meaning and reach the ‘real world’. A philosophical quest rooted in the politics of Trump's America, this show had a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run in London last year.

PAPER TRAILS

ensemble theatre · off the page productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 30 mins · United States of America
Hard as we try to bury the truth… sometimes it emerges in unexpected ways. Three funny and poignant short plays explore the records we keep and the stories they tell.
Hard as we try to bury the truth… sometimes it emerges in unexpected ways. Three funny and poignant short plays explore the records we keep and the stories they tell.

THE MAYOR'S DEBATE OF TRANQUILITY, NEBRASKA

comedy · rah productions · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 55 mins · United States of America
"A comedy as dark as this town's secrets..." The forced civility at a small town Mayor's debate shows cracks as the shallow and petty candidates dig deep on property taxes, parking meters and cupcake flavors, cracks that begin to reveal a secret horror that has paralyzed the town.
"A comedy as dark as this town's secrets..." The forced civility at a small town Mayor's debate shows cracks as the shallow and petty candidates dig deep on property taxes, parking meters and cupcake flavors, cracks that begin to reveal a secret horror that has paralyzed the town.

THE 2ND ANNUAL TRUMP FAMILY SPECIAL

cabaret & variety · theatre planners tours · Ages 15+ · 70 mins · United States of America
What if the First Family put on a live musical TV special - just like the Brady Bunch - starring Ice Princess Ivanka, her numbnut brothers, a still-not-caring Melania, and a host of ex’s and deplorables. “The faux family-friendly event quickly devolves into hilarious insanity.” (The Advocate)
What if the First Family put on a live musical TV special - just like the Brady Bunch - starring Ice Princess Ivanka, her numbnut brothers, a still-not-caring Melania, and a host of ex’s and deplorables. “The faux family-friendly event quickly devolves into hilarious insanity.” (The Advocate)

EVA PERON BY COPI EN ESPAÑOL

ensemble theatre · grupo de teatro ta'yer · Ages 12+ · 70 mins · United States of America
Eva Peron by Copi follows the mythical Evita Peron in her final hour. Grupo TA'YER is presenting this jewel of queer theater in Spanish with English subtitles with a diverse and talented group of local actors. TA'YER hopes to bring Copi's legacy to the queer Latino audience of Los Angeles.
Eva Peron by Copi follows the mythical Evita Peron in her final hour. Grupo TA'YER is presenting this jewel of queer theater in Spanish with English subtitles with a diverse and talented group of local actors. TA'YER hopes to bring Copi's legacy to the queer Latino audience of Los Angeles.

S.O.S.

ensemble theatre · the wallis studio ensemble · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · 1hr · United States of America
S.O.S. is an original theatre piece about love and resilience in times of crisis. As loneliness and alienation reach epidemic proportions, a group of strangers find connection and meaning through love letters of the past, and by discovering the power that lies in small moments of humanity.
S.O.S. is an original theatre piece about love and resilience in times of crisis. As loneliness and alienation reach epidemic proportions, a group of strangers find connection and meaning through love letters of the past, and by discovering the power that lies in small moments of humanity.

OCTOPI WALL STREET

ensemble theatre · and/yet/1951 · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
Octopi Wall Street is a more shellfish look at climate change. The play comes at the issue through a series of vignettes told from the perspective of human and non-human entities. The opening monologue won the 2019 Monologue Selection at the Region 8 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Octopi Wall Street is a more shellfish look at climate change. The play comes at the issue through a series of vignettes told from the perspective of human and non-human entities. The opening monologue won the 2019 Monologue Selection at the Region 8 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

FIFTY SHADES OF MELANIA

comedy · liana mesaikou · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · 50 mins · United States of America
Victim or accomplice? Trapped or willing agent? Melania Trump is an enigma. This comedy show aims to explore the various faces of FLOTUS, who really doesn’t care. Or does she? Do u? What are some of the stereotypes women exploit or fight to reverse? What is our complicity as the audience?
Victim or accomplice? Trapped or willing agent? Melania Trump is an enigma. This comedy show aims to explore the various faces of FLOTUS, who really doesn’t care. Or does she? Do u? What are some of the stereotypes women exploit or fight to reverse? What is our complicity as the audience?

LINCOLN 2020

ensemble theatre · spacewhale theatre company · Ages 13+ · 90 mins · United States of America
Like a lot of people today, jaded campaign manager Tess Baker (think Jessica Jones meets Josh Lyman) is sick of politics. She’s just about ready to throw in the towel when somebody wakes up a candidate she can work with - Abraham Lincoln.
Like a lot of people today, jaded campaign manager Tess Baker (think Jessica Jones meets Josh Lyman) is sick of politics. She’s just about ready to throw in the towel when somebody wakes up a candidate she can work with - Abraham Lincoln.

THE FLOWER SOCIETY

ensemble theatre · rough riders theatre cavalry · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
"The Flower Society" by Maryanne Householder, is a one act play that depicts the lives of four homeless women and their survival methods combatted with their personal struggles on the streets.
"The Flower Society" by Maryanne Householder, is a one act play that depicts the lives of four homeless women and their survival methods combatted with their personal struggles on the streets.

HAMILTUNES LA

events & workshops · hamiltunes la · Ages 21+ · 180 mins · United States of America
LA's original HAMILTON singalong fan club is coming to Fringe. Raise a glass with our bunch of revolutionary manumission abolitionists at our next event!
LA's original HAMILTON singalong fan club is coming to Fringe. Raise a glass with our bunch of revolutionary manumission abolitionists at our next event!

COME ON DOWN

comedy · the unknown artists · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
The creator of the known universe is tried and convicted for negligence, incompetence, and constructing a dimension without the proper authorization. As punishment he his banished to live amongst his illegal creation in Alabama.
The creator of the known universe is tried and convicted for negligence, incompetence, and constructing a dimension without the proper authorization. As punishment he his banished to live amongst his illegal creation in Alabama.

MEET ME IN MIZZERY

solo performance · good shows · Ages 13+ · one person show · 55 mins · United States of America
Based on her conservative upbringing in Missouri, a one-woman comedy written and performed by Lindsey Mallard. Directed by Nate Sherman. Produced by Conor Hanney.
Based on her conservative upbringing in Missouri, a one-woman comedy written and performed by Lindsey Mallard. Directed by Nate Sherman. Produced by Conor Hanney.