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GETTING TO YOUR AUTHENTIC HAPPY SELF WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE SHIT

events & workshops · sofie khan · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss personal strategies for getting to your authentic self and creating life balance. Sofie brings her own unique perspective from growing up bi in Chicago with a Mexican/Pakistani family, traveling the world and surviving domestic violence. Materials provided.
In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss personal strategies for getting to your authentic self and creating life balance. Sofie brings her own unique perspective from growing up bi in Chicago with a Mexican/Pakistani family, traveling the world and surviving domestic violence. Materials provided.

12 BARS

cabaret & variety · foolsicals · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · 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.

LOVE IN THE TIME OF TAKSIM

solo performance · m.o.l.a. productions · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
A jaded idealist sets on a quest all the way to Istanbul to get a ring & sound the alarm about Earth's destruction due to climate change only to tumble into a budding civil war and then lose her man and find another. Maybe.
A jaded idealist sets on a quest all the way to Istanbul to get a ring & sound the alarm about Earth's destruction due to climate change only to tumble into a budding civil war and then lose her man and find another. Maybe.

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT: FIVE NEW SOLO SHORTS

solo performance · walk a mile productions · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States of America
These heartfelt, and often funny, performances offer a window into the journey to find self-love. From the struggle of coming out to self reflections in the psych ward. From growing up fast in a one-parent family to talking to your uncooperative genitalia. There is a little something for everyone.
These heartfelt, and often funny, performances offer a window into the journey to find self-love. From the struggle of coming out to self reflections in the psych ward. From growing up fast in a one-parent family to talking to your uncooperative genitalia. There is a little something for everyone.

CONFESSIONS OF AN ARAB WOMAN

immersive theatre · nw productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America
"Confessions of an Arab Woman" is adapted from Joumana Haddad's memoir. It is an immersive experience as audience members enter her mind and learn about her life from her memories, thoughts and the different voices which reside there.
"Confessions of an Arab Woman" is adapted from Joumana Haddad's memoir. It is an immersive experience as audience members enter her mind and learn about her life from her memories, thoughts and the different voices which reside there.

FROM BEYOND: JOHN W BOOTH, IDA B WELLS, & THE MANSON FAMILY

solo performance · the art of acting studio · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States of America
These three original pieces were written, directed and performed by the recent graduates of the Art of Acting Studio Conservatory. Developed during the 2017 Professional Conservatory Class solo show project, each is an artistic exploration of the life of a notable personality throughout history.
These three original pieces were written, directed and performed by the recent graduates of the Art of Acting Studio Conservatory. Developed during the 2017 Professional Conservatory Class solo show project, each is an artistic exploration of the life of a notable personality throughout history.

THE RICH AND THE POOR

solo performance · evan kornfeld · Ages 0+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
I tell stories about jobs I've worked, in which I dealt with both rich and poor people. Some are painful, some are funny.
I tell stories about jobs I've worked, in which I dealt with both rich and poor people. Some are painful, some are funny.

CHIMPSKIN

ensemble theatre · the puckwit gang · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
Recalling her remarkable childhood in a scientist’s home, a young woman has to face a difficult reality— she has been, and always will be, a chimpanzee.
Recalling her remarkable childhood in a scientist’s home, a young woman has to face a difficult reality— she has been, and always will be, a chimpanzee.

FROM BEYOND: MARY PICKFORD, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, & GEORGE CARLIN

solo performance · the art of acting studio · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States of America
These three original pieces were written, directed and performed by the recent graduates of the Art of Acting Studio Conservatory. Developed during the 2017 Professional Conservatory Class solo show project, each is an artistic exploration of the life of a notable personality throughout history.
These three original pieces were written, directed and performed by the recent graduates of the Art of Acting Studio Conservatory. Developed during the 2017 Professional Conservatory Class solo show project, each is an artistic exploration of the life of a notable personality throughout history.

INFANTRYMAN IN THE WARDROBE

ensemble theatre · showorks entertainment · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · South Africa
A journey from WW1 to present day, through the musings, songs, poetry & prose of the soldiers in the trenches & the women left behind. A beautifully poignant look at the futility of war, this original piece of theater highlights love, loss & human nature through equal parts humor & powerful sorrow.
A journey from WW1 to present day, through the musings, songs, poetry & prose of the soldiers in the trenches & the women left behind. A beautifully poignant look at the futility of war, this original piece of theater highlights love, loss & human nature through equal parts humor & powerful sorrow.

CONFESSIONS OF A MULATTO LOVE CHILD

solo performance · matriarch productions · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States of America
Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child, is the inappropriate over share of a co-dependent bastard child’s life with her acerbic English mother, and the deep bond they forged.
Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child, is the inappropriate over share of a co-dependent bastard child’s life with her acerbic English mother, and the deep bond they forged.

ENCORE WINNER: WILLY'S LIL VIRGIN QUEEN

solo performance · terra taylor knudson & olio theatre works · Ages 15+ · one person show · United States of America
It's a madcap, captivating romp when Willy Shakespeare and his leading ladies teach a 20th Century girl how to skip the prince and be a Queen!
It's a madcap, captivating romp when Willy Shakespeare and his leading ladies teach a 20th Century girl how to skip the prince and be a Queen!

INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL

solo performance · saucer & cup productions · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America
Harriet Jacobs spent 7 years hiding out in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic. In 1861, she published her story. This solo performance brings to life her captivating words of resistance, hope and freedom.
Harriet Jacobs spent 7 years hiding out in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic. In 1861, she published her story. This solo performance brings to life her captivating words of resistance, hope and freedom.

TALKING WITH ANGELS: BUDAPEST, 1943

solo performance · duse studio productions · Ages 12+ · family friendly · one person show · United States of America
A TRUE STORY WITH A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND PURPOSE! Whether you believe in angels or not, the channeled messages transcribed by 4 Hungarian artists are a wake-up call to anyone experiencing the disbelief and despair that ordinary citizens feel when suddenly confronted with corrupt political leadership.
A TRUE STORY WITH A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND PURPOSE! Whether you believe in angels or not, the channeled messages transcribed by 4 Hungarian artists are a wake-up call to anyone experiencing the disbelief and despair that ordinary citizens feel when suddenly confronted with corrupt political leadership.

UPSTAIRS - A MUSICAL TRAGEDY

musicals and operas · owldolatrous production · Ages 12+ · United States of America
A force of nature. - Theatremania. Upstairs is the true story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire, a 1973 gay bar arson that took 32 lives in New Orleans. As three survivors attempt to move on from unspeakable trauma, they uncover difficult and inspiring truths about themselves and their capacity to heal.
A force of nature. - Theatremania. Upstairs is the true story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire, a 1973 gay bar arson that took 32 lives in New Orleans. As three survivors attempt to move on from unspeakable trauma, they uncover difficult and inspiring truths about themselves and their capacity to heal.