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I DIED...I CAME BACK...WHATEVER.

fearless imp entertainment · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
SOMETIMES YOUR HEART HAS TO STOP FOR YOUR LIFE TO START. A one-woman dramedy about a pagan actress who dies on the operating table, awakens in "Heavens Waiting Room," and is led back thru her earthly life by the spirit of Sir Laurence Olivier. Will she give up on her dreams, or...?
SOMETIMES YOUR HEART HAS TO STOP FOR YOUR LIFE TO START. A one-woman dramedy about a pagan actress who dies on the operating table, awakens in "Heavens Waiting Room," and is led back thru her earthly life by the spirit of Sir Laurence Olivier. Will she give up on her dreams, or...?

"SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE" - A WORLD PREMIERE ROCK MUSICAL

musicals and operas · marc francoeur · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A tale of courage in the face of a disapproving world, SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE is an original coming-of-age rock musical about one boy’s journey to self-love and acceptance. Marc strives to escape his narrow-minded dead end town so that he can be free to be his true self! (skankyme.com) #skankyme
A tale of courage in the face of a disapproving world, SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE is an original coming-of-age rock musical about one boy’s journey to self-love and acceptance. Marc strives to escape his narrow-minded dead end town so that he can be free to be his true self! (skankyme.com) #skankyme

FROM SOUTHERN BELLE TO MRS. CARTEL

solo performance · donna thomas · Ages 16+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
A young innocent Southern Belle falls for a mysterious "foreign" stranger and falls in love. Follow Donna as her whirlwind marriage turns from a fairy tale to discovering her "perfect" husband was a drug trafficker for the Cartel.
A young innocent Southern Belle falls for a mysterious "foreign" stranger and falls in love. Follow Donna as her whirlwind marriage turns from a fairy tale to discovering her "perfect" husband was a drug trafficker for the Cartel.

HOW TO HATE YOURSELF

comedy · imlaura inc · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Being adopted & searching to feel whole is especially hard when you're battling an inner “Self Hate” coach. This is self-help turnt up! Performed by acclaimed comedian and TV writer Laura House. Once you see it, you'll never be sad again.
Being adopted & searching to feel whole is especially hard when you're battling an inner “Self Hate” coach. This is self-help turnt up! Performed by acclaimed comedian and TV writer Laura House. Once you see it, you'll never be sad again.

SUSAN TIERNEY

solo performance · susan tierney · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States of America
Susan Tierney delivers tales of a truly extraordinary life, lived with a hilarious, no holds barred, wildly unique and far too honest voice that will mesmerize you as she winds her way through a jagged past.
Susan Tierney delivers tales of a truly extraordinary life, lived with a hilarious, no holds barred, wildly unique and far too honest voice that will mesmerize you as she winds her way through a jagged past.

THE SONGS OF THE FALL

musicals and operas · ben boquist · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
"This show is phenomenal." "Wow. By the end of act I, I had laughed out loud dozens of times and even wept twice. By the end of the show, I was standing clapping until my hands hurt." "Beautiful music, great talent, and unexpectedly touching.
"This show is phenomenal." "Wow. By the end of act I, I had laughed out loud dozens of times and even wept twice. By the end of the show, I was standing clapping until my hands hurt." "Beautiful music, great talent, and unexpectedly touching.

ONLY THE MOON HOWLS

ensemble theatre · boys with dogs theatricals · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
It’s never easy to say good-bye after 14 years of love & marriage...but what if you don’t even get the chance? Which memories will last, which regrets will haunt? Join L.A. couple Whitney & Jake for their journey’s end in this contemporary drama from writer-director Dean Farell Bruggeman.
It’s never easy to say good-bye after 14 years of love & marriage...but what if you don’t even get the chance? Which memories will last, which regrets will haunt? Join L.A. couple Whitney & Jake for their journey’s end in this contemporary drama from writer-director Dean Farell Bruggeman.

STARF*CKING

wtfn · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
An existential peepshow into the bedrooms of Los Angeles, where star-crossed souls use star-fueled fantasies to stave off loneliness. From Marlene to Liz, from Nirvana to Zardoz -- we have your starfucking needs covered. http://socal.bitter-lemons.com/learn/article/2365
An existential peepshow into the bedrooms of Los Angeles, where star-crossed souls use star-fueled fantasies to stave off loneliness. From Marlene to Liz, from Nirvana to Zardoz -- we have your starfucking needs covered. http://socal.bitter-lemons.com/learn/article/2365

EX COMMUNICATION

comedy · tusk productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Through a series of chats over coffee, a man discusses relationships with all of his exes: what they did right, where they went wrong, and whether they should try again. But is he sincere or just stroking his ego? What's the real reason behind his desire to reconnect with these women from his past?
Through a series of chats over coffee, a man discusses relationships with all of his exes: what they did right, where they went wrong, and whether they should try again. But is he sincere or just stroking his ego? What's the real reason behind his desire to reconnect with these women from his past?

DEAD DOG'S BONE: A BIRTHDAY PLAY

2:20 productions · Ages 8+ · flashing lights · United States of America
An award-winning dramatic comedy about the awkwardness of birthdays, letting go of things you love, and the horror of plastic Christmas trees. Narrated by an omnipotent, cut-the-shit reimagining of the Virgin Mary, this is the story of a beloved family dog and the silliness of life's tragedies.
An award-winning dramatic comedy about the awkwardness of birthdays, letting go of things you love, and the horror of plastic Christmas trees. Narrated by an omnipotent, cut-the-shit reimagining of the Virgin Mary, this is the story of a beloved family dog and the silliness of life's tragedies.

SNACK

solo performance · elephant · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
"All of my positive parenting skills have abandoned me." Megan Dolan is having a hard day. She seeks solace in her Vitamix, tracing the roots of her smoothie addiction back to one pivotal year when her mom joined a cult, her dad joined the dating pool and her world fell apart.
"All of my positive parenting skills have abandoned me." Megan Dolan is having a hard day. She seeks solace in her Vitamix, tracing the roots of her smoothie addiction back to one pivotal year when her mom joined a cult, her dad joined the dating pool and her world fell apart.

SLEEPING AROUND

ensemble theatre · theatre unleashed · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
Sex is easy. Love is hard. Sleeping Around interweaves the stories of nine very different people searching for intimacy and all connected by sex, relationships and the sometimes hysterical, sometimes crushing emotional baggage of both.
Sex is easy. Love is hard. Sleeping Around interweaves the stories of nine very different people searching for intimacy and all connected by sex, relationships and the sometimes hysterical, sometimes crushing emotional baggage of both.

MY SISTER

e&e hinkler · Ages 10+ · United States of America
A story of twin sisters fighting to live their dream as the world attempts to tear them apart. MY SISTER by Janet Schlapkohl features twins Emily & Elizabeth Hinkler. Exposing issues of human and disability rights and freedom of expression, the masterful play will win hearts and minds of audiences.
A story of twin sisters fighting to live their dream as the world attempts to tear them apart. MY SISTER by Janet Schlapkohl features twins Emily & Elizabeth Hinkler. Exposing issues of human and disability rights and freedom of expression, the masterful play will win hearts and minds of audiences.

DATING: ADULTS EMBRACING FAILURE

comedy · broken heart productions · Ages 12+ · family friendly · United States of America
"TOP 3 SHOWS OF 2014!" ~ Chicago Tribune Every relationship fails until one doesn't. The trick is finding out which one that is. "Dating" showcases eight eclectic couples as they discover if they have the right chemistry to make a match that lasts.
"TOP 3 SHOWS OF 2014!" ~ Chicago Tribune Every relationship fails until one doesn't. The trick is finding out which one that is. "Dating" showcases eight eclectic couples as they discover if they have the right chemistry to make a match that lasts.

U AND ME AND MY BEST FRIEND P

solo performance · abby · Ages 8+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Extended! Thursday, July 9th, 7:30pm— The Bootleg Theater! Come take a breather from the 'darkness' for a good 37 minutes with Abby and U and Me and My Best Friend P! (The other 13 minutes cannot be accounted for, but your inner tyke will thank u for it!)
Extended! Thursday, July 9th, 7:30pm— The Bootleg Theater! Come take a breather from the 'darkness' for a good 37 minutes with Abby and U and Me and My Best Friend P! (The other 13 minutes cannot be accounted for, but your inner tyke will thank u for it!)