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EDGAR ALLAN POE MUST DIE! A WRITER'S JOURNEY

comedy · foxy saboo · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · United States
Yes, Edgar Allan Poe is alive and he's a very bad guy. Not only does he steal the souls from young writers but he's also destroying Hollywood at the same time.
Yes, Edgar Allan Poe is alive and he's a very bad guy. Not only does he steal the souls from young writers but he's also destroying Hollywood at the same time.

FIERCE: LA STREETS

theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 15+ · family friendly · United States
Three original short pieces from the brilliant minds at Fierce Backbone come together to represent writers' interpretations of the down and dirty LA Street Scene. Includes THE POOL OF GOLD IN THE SKY and DUSTED by Jan O'Connor, and TRIO by Amy Tofte.
Three original short pieces from the brilliant minds at Fierce Backbone come together to represent writers' interpretations of the down and dirty LA Street Scene. Includes THE POOL OF GOLD IN THE SKY and DUSTED by Jan O'Connor, and TRIO by Amy Tofte.

THE SECRET OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

theatre · mawson vernazza · Ages 10+ · family friendly · United Kingdom
A funny, yet intense, disturbing psychological 2-hander set in an atmospheric Victorian England. Holmes (John Mawson) and Watson (Mario Vernazza) are themselves under the famous magnifying glass. Amir Korangy is an experienced teacher and director. All are classically trained British actors.
A funny, yet intense, disturbing psychological 2-hander set in an atmospheric Victorian England. Holmes (John Mawson) and Watson (Mario Vernazza) are themselves under the famous magnifying glass. Amir Korangy is an experienced teacher and director. All are classically trained British actors.

JOHN 10:10

theatre · festival theatre usa · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
A story that explores a unique relationship between a Father, a Son and The Holy Ghost.
A story that explores a unique relationship between a Father, a Son and The Holy Ghost.

THE FOOL AND THE RED QUEEN

theatre · padua playwrights productions, inc. · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
In his newest play, legendary poet-playwright Murray Mednick experiments with archetypes to explore human nature & the process of theater. Gary, a down-on-his-luck actor, finds himself at a nightmarish audition where we, the audience, discover the magical ability of theater to create new realities.
In his newest play, legendary poet-playwright Murray Mednick experiments with archetypes to explore human nature & the process of theater. Gary, a down-on-his-luck actor, finds himself at a nightmarish audition where we, the audience, discover the magical ability of theater to create new realities.

IF WATER WERE PRESENT, IT WOULD BE CALLED DROWNING

theatre · john sinner's theatre revelation · Ages 16+ · United States
Expanded version of this intense/funny performance work developed in NYC & @ REDCAT Studio. Lolly (Betsy Moore), the short-circuiting housewife, shares her sexual adventures & fantastic schemes to escape domesticity. W/Paul Tucci. NYTheatre.com: "Tightly executed surrealism - well worth your time."
Expanded version of this intense/funny performance work developed in NYC & @ REDCAT Studio. Lolly (Betsy Moore), the short-circuiting housewife, shares her sexual adventures & fantastic schemes to escape domesticity. W/Paul Tucci. NYTheatre.com: "Tightly executed surrealism - well worth your time."

DRUNK WITH HOPE IN CHICAGO

theatre · what's a girl to do productions · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States
“What’s a nice girl like you NOT drinking in a place like this?” Tara Handron discards clichėd depictions of recovery in her portrayal of Hope and numerous other female alcoholics (some sober and some not so sober) stemming from her thesis research on the subject.
“What’s a nice girl like you NOT drinking in a place like this?” Tara Handron discards clichėd depictions of recovery in her portrayal of Hope and numerous other female alcoholics (some sober and some not so sober) stemming from her thesis research on the subject.

BUGBABY

film · the visceral company · Ages 13+ · United States
In the campy comedy/horror short film BUGBABY, Sammy Gregory is a "special needs" infant - special in that he resembles a giant insect, and needs a constant supply of raw meat. Featuring cult movie icon Mink Stole!
In the campy comedy/horror short film BUGBABY, Sammy Gregory is a "special needs" infant - special in that he resembles a giant insect, and needs a constant supply of raw meat. Featuring cult movie icon Mink Stole!

CATAMITUS: LOVE SLAVE TO GOD

theatre · brynn sillyman · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
Ganymede: Most beautiful mortal, abducted by the sky god, put in Heaven as Aquarius, god of service- a horrific ascent to spiritual perfection. Ben: Rational linguist, prone to madness, in the degenerate modern Age of Pisces, suffers Revelation into the Age of Aquarius. There's wine; praise Bacchus.
Ganymede: Most beautiful mortal, abducted by the sky god, put in Heaven as Aquarius, god of service- a horrific ascent to spiritual perfection. Ben: Rational linguist, prone to madness, in the degenerate modern Age of Pisces, suffers Revelation into the Age of Aquarius. There's wine; praise Bacchus.

ALTARCATIONS

theatre · steve julian · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
"A bishop. A priest. A woman. A boy." Snatched from today's headlines, "Altarcations" examines lust, absolution, accepting apologies, and whether any place is safe. "Altarcations" is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council's EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
"A bishop. A priest. A woman. A boy." Snatched from today's headlines, "Altarcations" examines lust, absolution, accepting apologies, and whether any place is safe. "Altarcations" is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council's EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

FLESH EATING TIGER

theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 15+ · United States
Vicious dark humor chronicles an affair under the influence in this Los Angeles premiere from writer/director Amy Tofte. He struggles with sobriety, She's dependent on his affection.
Vicious dark humor chronicles an affair under the influence in this Los Angeles premiere from writer/director Amy Tofte. He struggles with sobriety, She's dependent on his affection.

RUE ROYALE

theatre · woodhaven productions · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States
A recent college grad returns home to New Orleans following news of her father's terminal illness. Rapidly spiraling in a storm of drugs, sex and deception in the notorious French Quarter, she must find her way toward the most painful decision of her life.
A recent college grad returns home to New Orleans following news of her father's terminal illness. Rapidly spiraling in a storm of drugs, sex and deception in the notorious French Quarter, she must find her way toward the most painful decision of her life.

THE BLACK GLASS

theatre · padua playwrights and the open fist theatre · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
A blistering and darkly comedic deconstruction of corporate power in the age of Occupy Wall Street and internet porn. After hours, in an office in downtown Los Angeles, Bentham offers his daughter to the sinister McGivern in return for the CEO position at his LA-based corporation.
A blistering and darkly comedic deconstruction of corporate power in the age of Occupy Wall Street and internet porn. After hours, in an office in downtown Los Angeles, Bentham offers his daughter to the sinister McGivern in return for the CEO position at his LA-based corporation.

RICHARD PARKER

theatre · darkman/fringe management · Ages 14+ · family friendly · United Kingdom
Two men travelling by boat become irrevocably linked at the crossroads of fate and coincidence. They find themselves forced to defend their starkly contrasting world views from attack by the other as the play builds to an unexpected and shattering denouement. "Clever and compelling."(The Scotsman)
Two men travelling by boat become irrevocably linked at the crossroads of fate and coincidence. They find themselves forced to defend their starkly contrasting world views from attack by the other as the play builds to an unexpected and shattering denouement. "Clever and compelling."(The Scotsman)

NOBODY LOSES ALL THE TIME.

film · gt productions · Ages 12+ · family friendly · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
A fictional behind the scene look at the making of "Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia".
A fictional behind the scene look at the making of "Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia".