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A RETROSPECTION - WINNER TOP OF THE FRINGE 2023

the biennale · Ages 18+ · United States of America
A Retrospection: "A retrospective no one asked for from a clown no one knows. " Claire Woolner, absurdist comedian and award winning studio artist, blows hard on the edges of performance art and swims into surrealist clown. Bits, pieces and breakdowns. This is important work.
A Retrospection: "A retrospective no one asked for from a clown no one knows. " Claire Woolner, absurdist comedian and award winning studio artist, blows hard on the edges of performance art and swims into surrealist clown. Bits, pieces and breakdowns. This is important work.

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Solo Show · heather tyson · Ages 18+ · United States of America
Betrayal. Boxes. And the road to reclaiming oneself. How a nice, hard-working, Catholic girl from the Midwest lost her entire set of belief systems... and ended up finding herself. Laughter, tears, automotive lingo, and dancing expected.
Betrayal. Boxes. And the road to reclaiming oneself. How a nice, hard-working, Catholic girl from the Midwest lost her entire set of belief systems... and ended up finding herself. Laughter, tears, automotive lingo, and dancing expected.

HITCHCOCK LANE

Drama · fierce mama productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America
Welcome to Hitchcock Lane. Our neighborhood is filled with love, laughter and life. Where even here we have to remember to connect with those closest to us before it’s too late. This is a new musical by Soda Persi and Fierce Mama Productions with original music by Michael Van Bodegom-Smith.
Welcome to Hitchcock Lane. Our neighborhood is filled with love, laughter and life. Where even here we have to remember to connect with those closest to us before it’s too late. This is a new musical by Soda Persi and Fierce Mama Productions with original music by Michael Van Bodegom-Smith.

HEART OF GOLDEN TAR

escaped recluse · Ages 13+ · United States of America
Randy is tormented by a talking heart while trying to find his missing wife, Sif.
Randy is tormented by a talking heart while trying to find his missing wife, Sif.

THE ARSONIST OF VENICE

Drama · hollow visions · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Just out of prison for a string of inexplicable arsons, a celebrated novelist returns home to Venice, California with a dark and singular goal.
Just out of prison for a string of inexplicable arsons, a celebrated novelist returns home to Venice, California with a dark and singular goal.

OLEANNA

Drama · perez creative assignments · Ages 18+ · United States of America
Oleanna explores the complex issues of political polarization, distrust in institutions, #MeToo & gender inequality, and cancel culture vs free speech. It's a work that reflects the struggles we face in society today. WARNING: This play depicts moments that some may find traumatizing.
Oleanna explores the complex issues of political polarization, distrust in institutions, #MeToo & gender inequality, and cancel culture vs free speech. It's a work that reflects the struggles we face in society today. WARNING: This play depicts moments that some may find traumatizing.

THE SAD LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN

Solo Show · soaring solo studios · Ages 13+ · United States of America
If you could peer inside the mind of an artist pushing themself to the brink of disaster, would you? This solo piece explores creativity, getting tossed into the throws of depression and suicidal ideation, and trying to find purpose in it all... before the clock runs out.
If you could peer inside the mind of an artist pushing themself to the brink of disaster, would you? This solo piece explores creativity, getting tossed into the throws of depression and suicidal ideation, and trying to find purpose in it all... before the clock runs out.

EL PASO

Drama · supporting act productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America
In the heat of El Paso 2019 summer, a first generation Mexican-American family struggle to grow and stay together as their opposing views on life and what it means to live The American Dream push them apart.
In the heat of El Paso 2019 summer, a first generation Mexican-American family struggle to grow and stay together as their opposing views on life and what it means to live The American Dream push them apart.

HEDDA GABLER

Drama · the attic collective · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Hedda is trapped in a new home with a new husband. She spends her time manipulating those around her and denying her pregnancy. But when old acquaintances come knocking on the Tesman’s door, the next two days are spent unraveling the past, evading the future, and firing General Gabler’s pistols.
Hedda is trapped in a new home with a new husband. She spends her time manipulating those around her and denying her pregnancy. But when old acquaintances come knocking on the Tesman’s door, the next two days are spent unraveling the past, evading the future, and firing General Gabler’s pistols.

TRACERS

Drama · fireteam juliet bravo · Ages 18+ · United States of America
A composite or collage of interrelated scenes, the play follows the lives of a group of “grunts” as they move from basic training, on to combat in Vietnam, and finally to the shattering realization that their lives will be forever affected by the horrors that they have witnessed—and been a part of.
A composite or collage of interrelated scenes, the play follows the lives of a group of “grunts” as they move from basic training, on to combat in Vietnam, and finally to the shattering realization that their lives will be forever affected by the horrors that they have witnessed—and been a part of.

THIS WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE A ONE WOMAN SHOW

bipolar fantasy squad · Ages 14+ · United States of America
Samantha’s comedy partner Brit died by suicide in the middle of writing a comedy show about mental illness for them to perform together. So… this is not that show! This is what that show became, performed by a comedian trying to figure out what she has to become now with out her sidekick.
Samantha’s comedy partner Brit died by suicide in the middle of writing a comedy show about mental illness for them to perform together. So… this is not that show! This is what that show became, performed by a comedian trying to figure out what she has to become now with out her sidekick.

IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT

Solo Show · the attic collective · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Stumbling down the street at 11:30 a.m. drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with. We think we know her, but we don't know the half of it. Welsh playwright Gary Owen uses the Greek myth of Iphigenia to tell a modern story: exploring social deprivation, poverty, and class.
Stumbling down the street at 11:30 a.m. drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with. We think we know her, but we don't know the half of it. Welsh playwright Gary Owen uses the Greek myth of Iphigenia to tell a modern story: exploring social deprivation, poverty, and class.

IF I'M GOOD

Two Person Show · tennessee whiskey & fresno chile productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America
Intense and compelling, "If I’m Good", is a play that encapsulates the fever dream and the endemic existential crisis that we all went through at the height of the pandemic. The play looks at two people on either ends of the political divide and asks:” Why and How did we get here?”
Intense and compelling, "If I’m Good", is a play that encapsulates the fever dream and the endemic existential crisis that we all went through at the height of the pandemic. The play looks at two people on either ends of the political divide and asks:” Why and How did we get here?”

SICK

Drama · dahn hiuni · Ages 13+ · United States of America
It’s 1973. An aversion therapy survivor’s growing resolve to remove homosexuality from the official list of mental disorders puts him on a collision course with the psychiatric establishment.
It’s 1973. An aversion therapy survivor’s growing resolve to remove homosexuality from the official list of mental disorders puts him on a collision course with the psychiatric establishment.

NO FUCKS GIVEN. NONE TAKEN. ALL DONE.

pamela l paek · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Through a series of lessons taught by a professional curmudgeon, attendees will delve into the nonsensical assumptions and behaviors of daily life. Examples of learning outcomes include: how math can prove anything, preservatives are better than Botox, and being right over happy is so choice.
Through a series of lessons taught by a professional curmudgeon, attendees will delve into the nonsensical assumptions and behaviors of daily life. Examples of learning outcomes include: how math can prove anything, preservatives are better than Botox, and being right over happy is so choice.