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HOBOKEN

ensemble theatre · the waverly writers collective · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · United States of America
Jack and Erica find love after a one-night stand. She wants to be a famous actress and he's a mysterious Irishman who has the money to make her dreams come true – until a Russian screenplay, two million dollars in unmarked bills and taboo desires threaten to tear them apart. How much is too much?
Jack and Erica find love after a one-night stand. She wants to be a famous actress and he's a mysterious Irishman who has the money to make her dreams come true – until a Russian screenplay, two million dollars in unmarked bills and taboo desires threaten to tear them apart. How much is too much?

JOHNNY '81 - BOYHOOD TALES FROM WEST HOLLYWOOD

solo performance · written & performed by john gonzales · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
It's 1981! The corpse of DISCO, flames of PUNK, plastic smell of NEW WAVE, and balls of ROCK 'N' ROLL, all converge and merge on a seemingly peaceful street in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, along with the stories of a 12-YEAR-OLD BOY raised by a PILL-POPPING SINGLE MOTHER and the many GAY MEN in their life.
It's 1981! The corpse of DISCO, flames of PUNK, plastic smell of NEW WAVE, and balls of ROCK 'N' ROLL, all converge and merge on a seemingly peaceful street in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, along with the stories of a 12-YEAR-OLD BOY raised by a PILL-POPPING SINGLE MOTHER and the many GAY MEN in their life.

CHRYSALIS

cabaret & variety · chrysalis · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
A deep exploration of the transitory state of life from a femme-identifying perspective. Self-written, self-thought, self-taught… Chrysalis showcases a collection of personal journeys through the different phases of self growth, and discovery. “She emerged from the chrysalis..."
A deep exploration of the transitory state of life from a femme-identifying perspective. Self-written, self-thought, self-taught… Chrysalis showcases a collection of personal journeys through the different phases of self growth, and discovery. “She emerged from the chrysalis..."

SPEAK I WILL: A FRACTURED SHAKESPEARE

ensemble theatre · fractured shakespeare®️ · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
By piecing together some of the Bard’s most famous text, the actors create their own unique Fractured Shakespeare monologues. Join us as we combine the words of Beatrice, King Lear, Lady Macbeth, Henry V, Katherina “The Shrew” and more, to explore issues of gender, power, identity, and love.
By piecing together some of the Bard’s most famous text, the actors create their own unique Fractured Shakespeare monologues. Join us as we combine the words of Beatrice, King Lear, Lady Macbeth, Henry V, Katherina “The Shrew” and more, to explore issues of gender, power, identity, and love.

HADDON PARK

ensemble theatre · haddon park project · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
When his five year old nephew carelessly hurls a racial epithet at his partner, a man sets fire to his relationship with his sister, setting into motion a series of events that have tragic consequences for both of their families.
When his five year old nephew carelessly hurls a racial epithet at his partner, a man sets fire to his relationship with his sister, setting into motion a series of events that have tragic consequences for both of their families.

FIGHT OR FLIGHT

ensemble theatre · mkc · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Isaac Easton, a recently retired boxer, opens a gym to help advance the popularity of female boxing. When his fighter gets into trouble only three weeks from the fight, he scrambles to find a replacement. Enter Zoey Jones, a young, shy, amateur. Can Easton prepare Jones in just three weeks?
Isaac Easton, a recently retired boxer, opens a gym to help advance the popularity of female boxing. When his fighter gets into trouble only three weeks from the fight, he scrambles to find a replacement. Enter Zoey Jones, a young, shy, amateur. Can Easton prepare Jones in just three weeks?

RIPPLE

ensemble theatre · white light theatre co · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States of America
The last century has undergone a sensational transformation inspired by our innate desire to provide a brighter future for the generations to come. But what happens when one generation's hope for the future steals the hope of another's?
The last century has undergone a sensational transformation inspired by our innate desire to provide a brighter future for the generations to come. But what happens when one generation's hope for the future steals the hope of another's?

INTERRUPTED SPEECH

ensemble theatre · castlehill productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
Interrupted (Speech) is a one-act play that follows the lives of two gay characters who examine their history, identity, memories, and sexuality. It is both a coming of age story and an identity piece told primarily through monologue and movement.
Interrupted (Speech) is a one-act play that follows the lives of two gay characters who examine their history, identity, memories, and sexuality. It is both a coming of age story and an identity piece told primarily through monologue and movement.

SHI SHI - KEN : THE PATH OF SOUL TRANSCENDENCE

dance & physical theatre · rengyosoh · Ages 13+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · Japan
The SAMURAI kills with his sword for the first time. His values are broken away when he faced to the reality at the field of death. “What am I?” “Why do I take my sword for?” “What is 義/Gi” This play asks us what is the true meaning of a life.
The SAMURAI kills with his sword for the first time. His values are broken away when he faced to the reality at the field of death. “What am I?” “Why do I take my sword for?” “What is 義/Gi” This play asks us what is the true meaning of a life.

ONCE UPON THE FIRST

musicals and operas · starfactory acting and music academy · Ages 7+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America
There is a first time for everything, and this all-children musical reminds us as a whole community that we should never forget those first times that lead us onto the path of becoming who we are today.
There is a first time for everything, and this all-children musical reminds us as a whole community that we should never forget those first times that lead us onto the path of becoming who we are today.

PAPER TRAILS

ensemble theatre · off the page productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
WINNER - THE ENCORE! PRODUCERS' AWARD | Hard as we try to bury the truth… sometimes it emerges in unexpected ways. Three funny and poignant short plays explore the records we keep and the stories they tell.
WINNER - THE ENCORE! PRODUCERS' AWARD | Hard as we try to bury the truth… sometimes it emerges in unexpected ways. Three funny and poignant short plays explore the records we keep and the stories they tell.

FIGHT SONG!

ensemble theatre · poppy cot productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
Sweetwater, Texas. 1964. Following a deadly car crash, four cheerleaders navigate through the after life. Both Lucifer and God herself pay a visit, and High School drama turns into madness in this strange nightmare of a story…
Sweetwater, Texas. 1964. Following a deadly car crash, four cheerleaders navigate through the after life. Both Lucifer and God herself pay a visit, and High School drama turns into madness in this strange nightmare of a story…

PRODIGY

ensemble theatre · smust2.0 · Ages 13+ · United States of America
Prodigy follows the young life of Jin-hee Song, a gifted Korean girl growing up in America. Jin-hee is bright, odd, and fearless, like all kid champions. She loves her piano and her deepest desire is to make her father proud, but her light is challenged as she reaches for her dreams.
Prodigy follows the young life of Jin-hee Song, a gifted Korean girl growing up in America. Jin-hee is bright, odd, and fearless, like all kid champions. She loves her piano and her deepest desire is to make her father proud, but her light is challenged as she reaches for her dreams.

RESONANT: STUDENT VOICES ANTHOLOGY

ensemble theatre · education ensemble · Ages 15+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America
A group of young people have come together to write a series of 10-minute plays on topics and issues they find most pressing among their generation. It is a manifestation of their hopes and wishes for the world and it's time we all listened.
A group of young people have come together to write a series of 10-minute plays on topics and issues they find most pressing among their generation. It is a manifestation of their hopes and wishes for the world and it's time we all listened.

SILVER BULLET

jesse feldberg · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
A film noir inspired drama in which an upper class business woman must control the investigation into the death of her best friend’s husband while the detective must use his charm and intellect to uncover the truth, navigate class politics, and avoid the wailing siren of the femme fatale.
A film noir inspired drama in which an upper class business woman must control the investigation into the death of her best friend’s husband while the detective must use his charm and intellect to uncover the truth, navigate class politics, and avoid the wailing siren of the femme fatale.