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ensemble theatre · milleninoir · Ages 13+ · United States of America
An evening of two one act plays dealing with the way we inadvertently allow ourselves to create chaos in our romantic relationships.
An evening of two one act plays dealing with the way we inadvertently allow ourselves to create chaos in our romantic relationships.

ADAM AND EVE

comedy · the stella adler theatre lab · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States of America
In this comedic reimagining of 'Adam and Eve', we discover that the story we've been told is a lie, and our only hope for truth, is a Clown.
In this comedic reimagining of 'Adam and Eve', we discover that the story we've been told is a lie, and our only hope for truth, is a Clown.

THE WHEEL OF INVENTION

comedy · awesometech industries · Ages 18+ · United States of America
The Wheel of Invention is a peek inside the mind of the 20th century's most troubled themed entertainment visionary, Herman J. Weintraub. Spin The Wheel to travel through the next century and see what's in store! Plus: Join us for a guided tour of Herman's theme park, Weintraubsylvania!
The Wheel of Invention is a peek inside the mind of the 20th century's most troubled themed entertainment visionary, Herman J. Weintraub. Spin The Wheel to travel through the next century and see what's in store! Plus: Join us for a guided tour of Herman's theme park, Weintraubsylvania!

MOUNT VERNON

ensemble theatre · the vindicate co · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
THIS IS A MAJOR MUST SEE.**** You can’t possibly know that killing someone is forever. Can you? Directed by Peter Marc Jacobson. Sophie Ward and Brandon Ruiter star in a play about two strangers whose lives were changed in an instant.
THIS IS A MAJOR MUST SEE.**** You can’t possibly know that killing someone is forever. Can you? Directed by Peter Marc Jacobson. Sophie Ward and Brandon Ruiter star in a play about two strangers whose lives were changed in an instant.

HERE THERE BE DRAGONS

solo performance · rogue elephant · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
One man's journey from fear to freedom with a Ukrainian dog and some shredded cheese.
One man's journey from fear to freedom with a Ukrainian dog and some shredded cheese.

GIRLS TOGETHER ALWAYS

ensemble theatre · davisacts · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America
Kind of funny. Kind of raw. Mostly real. Ten short pieces about growing up Girl in America that will make you laugh, cry, remember and think. Not for women only.
Kind of funny. Kind of raw. Mostly real. Ten short pieces about growing up Girl in America that will make you laugh, cry, remember and think. Not for women only.

JONBENET RAMSEY: THE MUSICAL (PARODY)

musicals and operas · jbr: the musical · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America
Who killed JonBenet Ramsey? We may never know. This parody musical rewrites the Broadway hits you know and love in order to explain of an investigation gone horribly wrong all while bringing the widely believed, overbearing pageant mom gone mad, theory to light.
Who killed JonBenet Ramsey? We may never know. This parody musical rewrites the Broadway hits you know and love in order to explain of an investigation gone horribly wrong all while bringing the widely believed, overbearing pageant mom gone mad, theory to light.

MMHMM: A KILLER ONE WOMAN SHOW

solo performance · soaring solo · Ages 17+ · one person show · United States of America
Jennifer is a recent college graduate who has just been “graped”, or grey-raped. Unable to bring her grapist to justice in a court of law, Jennifer decides she must kill him, but she'll need all the help she can get from the women who raised her, the MMHMM.
Jennifer is a recent college graduate who has just been “graped”, or grey-raped. Unable to bring her grapist to justice in a court of law, Jennifer decides she must kill him, but she'll need all the help she can get from the women who raised her, the MMHMM.

STRAP-ON

ensemble theatre · proboscis theatre company · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America
From the lunatics who brought you La La La Strada! Two millennial women caught in a courtroom drama. The defendant claims she was just role-playing as a man and the sex/gender play was consensual. The complainant claims she didn't know her lover was female. Was it gender fraud? Sexual assault?
From the lunatics who brought you La La La Strada! Two millennial women caught in a courtroom drama. The defendant claims she was just role-playing as a man and the sex/gender play was consensual. The complainant claims she didn't know her lover was female. Was it gender fraud? Sexual assault?

COCKROACH DIALOGUES

comedy · second skin theatre · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
A terrifyingly hilarious tale of dreams in LA consumed by cockroaches, both real and imagined. WINNER 2016 Fringe Runway Award for Best Costumes!
A terrifyingly hilarious tale of dreams in LA consumed by cockroaches, both real and imagined. WINNER 2016 Fringe Runway Award for Best Costumes!

THE OLD WOMAN

solo performance · john grady · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
The true life story of his mother’s heartbreaking journey into dementia, confronting the inevitable truth of aging, and coming to terms with his own mortality. A beautifully moving story peppered with moments of absolute joy and humor. "★★★★!" - CBC "Masterful storyteller" - WFP
The true life story of his mother’s heartbreaking journey into dementia, confronting the inevitable truth of aging, and coming to terms with his own mortality. A beautifully moving story peppered with moments of absolute joy and humor. "★★★★!" - CBC "Masterful storyteller" - WFP

THE DESIGNATED MOURNER BY WALLACE SHAWN

ensemble theatre · into the blue · Ages 14+ · United States of America
The trio from Theatre of NOTE who brought you THE FEVER returns with Wallace Shawn's THE DESIGNATED MOURNER. Leaders of a familiar western nation choose to sacrifice freedom for total control, as the fate of three citizens unfolds in a story matched with equal parts heart, humor, and horror.
The trio from Theatre of NOTE who brought you THE FEVER returns with Wallace Shawn's THE DESIGNATED MOURNER. Leaders of a familiar western nation choose to sacrifice freedom for total control, as the fate of three citizens unfolds in a story matched with equal parts heart, humor, and horror.

ODILIA

ensemble theatre · las damas calaveras · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
Odilia is a social worker on a mission to save a man’s life who is fleeing deportation in the borderlands. She is met by a mysterious figure and gets thrust into the Middle Ground, a space inhabited by Esqueletos. Before the sun rises, Odilia must uncover the secret to life to save her own.
Odilia is a social worker on a mission to save a man’s life who is fleeing deportation in the borderlands. She is met by a mysterious figure and gets thrust into the Middle Ground, a space inhabited by Esqueletos. Before the sun rises, Odilia must uncover the secret to life to save her own.

WASHED IN THE BLOOD

lightformlab · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Would you die for your beliefs? A school shooter who singles out believers enters the lives of a teenage evangelist, a juvenile delinquent, and a youth pastor with a shady past. Based on eyewitness accounts of the shooting at Umpqua Community College.
Would you die for your beliefs? A school shooter who singles out believers enters the lives of a teenage evangelist, a juvenile delinquent, and a youth pastor with a shady past. Based on eyewitness accounts of the shooting at Umpqua Community College.

I AM VERTICAL

solo performance · michaela myers · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
"I Am Vertical" is a dark comedy about wanting to die, and is comprised of sketches, monologues, puppetry, storytelling, and improv. This show carries the theme of dealing with depression and anxiety, based on the creator's personal experience.
"I Am Vertical" is a dark comedy about wanting to die, and is comprised of sketches, monologues, puppetry, storytelling, and improv. This show carries the theme of dealing with depression and anxiety, based on the creator's personal experience.