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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!

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.

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".

WHOLLY BIBBLE!

comedy · improvatorium · Ages 15+ · United States
Patrick Bristow and the Improvatorium Players give you an hour long tilt at Old Testament story telling. Costumed and completely improvised, each performance is completely unique and made up on the spot based on audience suggestions. More naughty than blasphemous, but you never know!
Patrick Bristow and the Improvatorium Players give you an hour long tilt at Old Testament story telling. Costumed and completely improvised, each performance is completely unique and made up on the spot based on audience suggestions. More naughty than blasphemous, but you never know!

THE LIGHTS ARE OFF

theatre · the working theatre · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States
Burnt's roommate, Randy, an uptight Born Again, has just found his stash and is calling the cops. What's a just-trying-to-make-tuition drug dealer to do? When Randy's little sister Gwen arrives, Burnt is forced to either bury the truth or bury himself in this bittersweet rush of almost-romance.
Burnt's roommate, Randy, an uptight Born Again, has just found his stash and is calling the cops. What's a just-trying-to-make-tuition drug dealer to do? When Randy's little sister Gwen arrives, Burnt is forced to either bury the truth or bury himself in this bittersweet rush of almost-romance.

FOUR CLOWNS

comedy · four clowns · Ages 15+ · United States
Multi-award-winning, nationally touring 4 Clowns is a physical, musical & emotional journey into what it is to be human. Follow 4 clowns - sad, mischievous, angry & nervous - as they tell their tales of woe & elation from childhood to adulthood we discover that they are all the same...and so are we.
Multi-award-winning, nationally touring 4 Clowns is a physical, musical & emotional journey into what it is to be human. Follow 4 clowns - sad, mischievous, angry & nervous - as they tell their tales of woe & elation from childhood to adulthood we discover that they are all the same...and so are we.

D IS FOR DOG

theatre · rogue artists ensemble · Ages 12+ · flashing lights · United States
For the Roger’s family life is just like a 1950s sitcom—or is it, as they confront their history and identity before it is too late. Mixing puppetry, original music and video projection, taking you from the absurd to the terrifying, and everywhere in-between. Winner Ovation Award Puppet Design.
For the Roger’s family life is just like a 1950s sitcom—or is it, as they confront their history and identity before it is too late. Mixing puppetry, original music and video projection, taking you from the absurd to the terrifying, and everywhere in-between. Winner Ovation Award Puppet Design.

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.

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.

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.

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."

SISTER CITIES

theatre · the stage theatre inc. · Ages 15+ · United States
"Sister Cities" by Colette Freedman. Four estranged sisters return to their childhood home for what appears to be a wake; yet, what turns into a family drama that will unearth old animosities and new secrets that will change them forever. Watch our trailer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/80Y83hAPSoM
"Sister Cities" by Colette Freedman. Four estranged sisters return to their childhood home for what appears to be a wake; yet, what turns into a family drama that will unearth old animosities and new secrets that will change them forever. Watch our trailer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/80Y83hAPSoM

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)

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.