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LONGHORNS

ensemble theatre · negative dialectic productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America
There's no telling whose paths will cross at a dingy doughnut shop in Los Angeles.
There's no telling whose paths will cross at a dingy doughnut shop in Los Angeles.

STUCK

comedy · max giorgi · Ages 18+ · United States of America
If life is what you make it, can't death be? A dark comedy.
If life is what you make it, can't death be? A dark comedy.

INOSCULATION

ensemble theatre · katie devoe-peterson · Ages 16+ · United States of America
This coming-of-age story follows Lu and Lynn, two women who find themselves alone in a bar with seemingly only a bottle of scotch in common. As they search to understand their relationship to time and space they realize their connection to each other is more than coincidence.
This coming-of-age story follows Lu and Lynn, two women who find themselves alone in a bar with seemingly only a bottle of scotch in common. As they search to understand their relationship to time and space they realize their connection to each other is more than coincidence.

A STEADY RAIN

ensemble theatre · put that coffee down productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America
Chicago cops, Joey and Denny, find their friendship put on the line when a domestic disturbance call takes a wrong turn. A harrowing journey into moral gray areas where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes and criminal lowlifes.
Chicago cops, Joey and Denny, find their friendship put on the line when a domestic disturbance call takes a wrong turn. A harrowing journey into moral gray areas where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes and criminal lowlifes.

DADDY WALKS LIKE A SLUT

comedy · happy/sad artist collective · Ages 17+ · United States of America
Three short plays in thirty minutes or less. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll inexplicably leave craving pierogies. Daddy Issues, Walk of Shame and SLUT examine femininity from that awkward position where you hold your purse while trying to wash your hands in a public restroom.
Three short plays in thirty minutes or less. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll inexplicably leave craving pierogies. Daddy Issues, Walk of Shame and SLUT examine femininity from that awkward position where you hold your purse while trying to wash your hands in a public restroom.

CODEPENDENCE DAY

solo performance · codependent kt co. · Ages 15+ · United States of America
Codependence Day is a solo performance written and performed by Katie Low Strandberg. A tale of Friendship, Codependency and vodka and how one lonely weirdo conquers them all. . . Mostly.
Codependence Day is a solo performance written and performed by Katie Low Strandberg. A tale of Friendship, Codependency and vodka and how one lonely weirdo conquers them all. . . Mostly.

TALKING BLUES: TWO ONE-ACTS BY CECILIA FAIRCHILD

ensemble theatre · low road · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Family Tradition: Cockroaches, vodka, and redemption. A father and a daughter stay up all night reliving their past in a trailer on the Plains. Best of My Love: Old flames meet again at a funeral in the desert of West Texas.
Family Tradition: Cockroaches, vodka, and redemption. A father and a daughter stay up all night reliving their past in a trailer on the Plains. Best of My Love: Old flames meet again at a funeral in the desert of West Texas.

THE PHYSICISTS

ensemble theatre · last tape productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America
"The Physicists" is an absurd comedy about dark political matters. It takes place in an insane asylum where two patients strongly believe that they are the physicists Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein while a third patient believes that he is speaking to King Solomon.
"The Physicists" is an absurd comedy about dark political matters. It takes place in an insane asylum where two patients strongly believe that they are the physicists Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein while a third patient believes that he is speaking to King Solomon.

THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI

solo performance · wtfn · United States of America
Klaus Kinski is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance.
Klaus Kinski is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance.

THE SUNDAY NIGHT MYSTERY SHOW

comedy · the mystery society · Ages 21+ · United States of America
A performance of a satirical whodunnit the actors have never read. When they flub a line, they take a drink. An occult ritual performed by the Mystery Society in defiance of the Industry. Free spellbook included with every ticket.
A performance of a satirical whodunnit the actors have never read. When they flub a line, they take a drink. An occult ritual performed by the Mystery Society in defiance of the Industry. Free spellbook included with every ticket.

BACHELORETTE BY LESLYE HEADLAND

comedy · twin coasts · Ages 17+ · United States of America
What if the mean girls from high school were still mean girls ten years later? Throw together the night before a wedding, plenty of booze and drugs, old wounds and resentment and you have a wickedly cruel comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.
What if the mean girls from high school were still mean girls ten years later? Throw together the night before a wedding, plenty of booze and drugs, old wounds and resentment and you have a wickedly cruel comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.

DEAD BOYS

ensemble theatre · msm · Ages 17+ · United States of America
At the end of the world, the only gay kid in school and one of the guys who used to beat him up find themselves trapped in their old high school. Provocative, hilarious, and heartbreaking, DEAD BOYS is about two modern American young men who have to face fate, race, sexuality - and each other.
At the end of the world, the only gay kid in school and one of the guys who used to beat him up find themselves trapped in their old high school. Provocative, hilarious, and heartbreaking, DEAD BOYS is about two modern American young men who have to face fate, race, sexuality - and each other.

12 BARS

cabaret & variety · foolsicals · Ages 12+ · United States of America
Richard Levinson, co-creator of last year's Fringe smash "Thanks A Lot - My Gratitusical!," performs a bunch of his boozy songs about dives, taverns, saloons, clip joints, strip joints, honky-tonks, French cafés and Roman pubs, and the denizens hiding out inside.
Richard Levinson, co-creator of last year's Fringe smash "Thanks A Lot - My Gratitusical!," performs a bunch of his boozy songs about dives, taverns, saloons, clip joints, strip joints, honky-tonks, French cafés and Roman pubs, and the denizens hiding out inside.

MOMENTS

ensemble theatre · catworks productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America
A 'road rage' confrontation stirs up painful memories for a woman in her late 30's.
A 'road rage' confrontation stirs up painful memories for a woman in her late 30's.

ROBERT DE NIRO IS OLDER THAN ME

comedy · sy rosen - writer/producer · Ages 12+ · United States of America
A one man show with three people (go figure) about the joys and horrors of getting older in Hollywood where the young would eat the old if they weren't afraid of gaining weight. There's laughs, music, turkey sex and scattered teardrops.
A one man show with three people (go figure) about the joys and horrors of getting older in Hollywood where the young would eat the old if they weren't afraid of gaining weight. There's laughs, music, turkey sex and scattered teardrops.