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THE LAYERS OF TOM LEHRER

musicals and operas · peas in a pod productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
In the 50s, during the Cold War nuclear panic, mathematician TOM LEHRER became an international comedy sensation. He sang twisted tunes & satirized war, sex, racism, religion, & politics. With a side order of Elements. Comedian & pianist ALLAN MURRAY brings Tom & his acid-tinged ditties to life.
In the 50s, during the Cold War nuclear panic, mathematician TOM LEHRER became an international comedy sensation. He sang twisted tunes & satirized war, sex, racism, religion, & politics. With a side order of Elements. Comedian & pianist ALLAN MURRAY brings Tom & his acid-tinged ditties to life.

SIGNS W/ JONATHAN DAVID

comedy · t.a.p · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
Comedian Jonathan David has been playing for deaf ears. Born to Deaf parents with severe substance and mental health issues, David takes us through his first hand account of discrimination, addiction and recovery. Presented w/ ASL interpreter.
Comedian Jonathan David has been playing for deaf ears. Born to Deaf parents with severe substance and mental health issues, David takes us through his first hand account of discrimination, addiction and recovery. Presented w/ ASL interpreter.

MIL GRUS

dance & physical theatre · mil grus · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
LA’s premier bouffon troupe is a motley crew of miscreants who have crawled out of the gutter to make you question reality. This timeless satire features improvised feats of physical and existential comedy that defy explanation and provoke unfettered, eery glee. Come see what's behind the curtain...
LA’s premier bouffon troupe is a motley crew of miscreants who have crawled out of the gutter to make you question reality. This timeless satire features improvised feats of physical and existential comedy that defy explanation and provoke unfettered, eery glee. Come see what's behind the curtain...

TRANSFERENCE

comedy · artepollo productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 55 mins · United States of America
A woman awakens from hypnotherapy and remembers all of her past lives. And that her therapist has been the love of her life in every lifetime. Transference tells the story of a woman hoping to get it right, and that this life won't end in one of their premature deaths.
A woman awakens from hypnotherapy and remembers all of her past lives. And that her therapist has been the love of her life in every lifetime. Transference tells the story of a woman hoping to get it right, and that this life won't end in one of their premature deaths.

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

comedy · ki-ta wolf productions · Ages 18+ · 1hr · United States of America
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, written by John Patrick Shanley is about two lost and broken people finding each other amongst the chaos of their lives.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, written by John Patrick Shanley is about two lost and broken people finding each other amongst the chaos of their lives.

BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME!

ensemble theatre · aztec economy · Ages 13+ · 75 mins · United States of America
1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unravelling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Learn More at NewYorkIsDead.Net
1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unravelling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Learn More at NewYorkIsDead.Net

THE W*TCHY B*TCHY HOUR

comedy · jammiest co. · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 50 mins · United States of America
An afternoon of 2 one-act plays: "The Witching Hour" by Christina Kishpaugh, and "The Bitching Hour with Stella and Bernadette" by Cassie Soliday.
An afternoon of 2 one-act plays: "The Witching Hour" by Christina Kishpaugh, and "The Bitching Hour with Stella and Bernadette" by Cassie Soliday.

FOOD FOR ALL

solo performance · 6 small meals · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
A 412-pound man sees his life in true perspective and understands that more has never been enough, that enough is not in chitlins, sowbelly, and ‘lasses but just possibly in the small bite of an apple.
A 412-pound man sees his life in true perspective and understands that more has never been enough, that enough is not in chitlins, sowbelly, and ‘lasses but just possibly in the small bite of an apple.

TAPPING MY WAY TO THE NUTHOUSE

solo performance · jassem ink · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
WE ALL HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO STAVE OFF THE HORROR, TO BRING IN THE JOY, TO TAKE US TO OUR OWN PRIVATE WORLD WHERE WE CAN FLY. ME, I TAP DANCE. THE SHOW IS TOLD THROUGH TAP, MIME, CHARACTERS, MUSIC, multi media THIS YA GOTTA SEE. THERE WILL BE A DOCTOR IN THE AUDIENCE IF IT IS ALL TOO MUCH
WE ALL HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO STAVE OFF THE HORROR, TO BRING IN THE JOY, TO TAKE US TO OUR OWN PRIVATE WORLD WHERE WE CAN FLY. ME, I TAP DANCE. THE SHOW IS TOLD THROUGH TAP, MIME, CHARACTERS, MUSIC, multi media THIS YA GOTTA SEE. THERE WILL BE A DOCTOR IN THE AUDIENCE IF IT IS ALL TOO MUCH

DEAR JEFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT SUICIDE & DOMESTIC ABUSE

musicals and operas · good shows · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · 55 mins · United States of America
Based on her true story, DEAR JEFF is a one-woman musical with original songs written and performed by Callie Ott. Produced by Conor Hanney.
Based on her true story, DEAR JEFF is a one-woman musical with original songs written and performed by Callie Ott. Produced by Conor Hanney.

LIFE PLAN, OR LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE IN A COLLAPSING WORLD

immersive theatre · last to leave · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 80 mins · United States of America
Life Plan is immersive satirical sci-fi—you’re live at a timeshare sales pitch from our dystopian future. You CAN live out your dream life and you CAN experience true fulfillment, but only if you come to a Life Plan Presentation! This is your last chance of 2068, so don’t miss out!
Life Plan is immersive satirical sci-fi—you’re live at a timeshare sales pitch from our dystopian future. You CAN live out your dream life and you CAN experience true fulfillment, but only if you come to a Life Plan Presentation! This is your last chance of 2068, so don’t miss out!

CREDITORS BY AUGUST STRINDBERG

ensemble theatre · black box thespians · Ages 17+ · 1hr · United States of America
Adapted by David Grieg, Strindberg’s Creditors is a powerful psychodrama. Adolph, a painter is developing a neurological disorder, has been befriended by Gustav, who both inspires him and feeds his mind with doubts and insecurities about work, his wife, his masculinity and his mortality.
Adapted by David Grieg, Strindberg’s Creditors is a powerful psychodrama. Adolph, a painter is developing a neurological disorder, has been befriended by Gustav, who both inspires him and feeds his mind with doubts and insecurities about work, his wife, his masculinity and his mortality.

CHRISSY METH~A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL AND THE JOURNEY BACK

solo performance · crystal bush · Ages 18+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · 55 mins · United States of America
Through the use of song, mulitmedia, humor and multi character embodiment; she explores, questions and challengs our beliefs and social mores surrounding identity and self esteem while showing that it's never too late to comeback and find one's self-worth.
Through the use of song, mulitmedia, humor and multi character embodiment; she explores, questions and challengs our beliefs and social mores surrounding identity and self esteem while showing that it's never too late to comeback and find one's self-worth.

INVITATION TO LOVE...AND DEATH

comedy · tj o'brien · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 75 mins · United States of America
In this world premiere dark comedy, hit reality show "Invitation to Love" is an unlikely cross between The Bachelor & American Idol: male & female "Love Guests" participate in talent competitions to stay to win a proposal from the bisexual "Love Host". Suddenly, it's targeted by a serial killer…
In this world premiere dark comedy, hit reality show "Invitation to Love" is an unlikely cross between The Bachelor & American Idol: male & female "Love Guests" participate in talent competitions to stay to win a proposal from the bisexual "Love Host". Suddenly, it's targeted by a serial killer…

THE DEATH OF SAM MOBEAN

ensemble theatre · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 10+ · family friendly · flashing lights · world premiere · 50 mins · United States of America
From 2015 TOP OF FRINGE winner Orgasmico: in the strange world of Sam Mobean, institutions of justice, religion, and marriage all get thrown ass-backwards into a web of absurdity and insanity. Only three things are certain: 1) Sam Mobean will die. 2) Sam Mobean is dead. 3) Long live Sam Mobean
From 2015 TOP OF FRINGE winner Orgasmico: in the strange world of Sam Mobean, institutions of justice, religion, and marriage all get thrown ass-backwards into a web of absurdity and insanity. Only three things are certain: 1) Sam Mobean will die. 2) Sam Mobean is dead. 3) Long live Sam Mobean

ORANGUTAN

ORANGUTAN is a haunting and absurd one-woman show about the mother of a brutish (slightly orange) would-be dictator, and the tribalism that’s tearing our country apart.

2 for 1

Two hilarious one woman shows for the price of one! It's double the self-indulgence! Double the breakdowns! And twice you’ll ask — Is she okay?

Wigfield - The Play

Wigfield – the can-do town that just may not!

YA BASTA: TIME'S BEEN UP

From the Justice for Janitors Campaign in the 90s to End Rape on the Night Shift in 2016, YA BASTA: TIME’S BEEN UP tells the story of immigrant janitor’s fight to end rape on the night shift while resisting to no longer be invisible in the workplace.