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DARE TO DREAM

musicals and operas · morris productions · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America
DARE TO DREAM: An original Rock Opera written by Dana Morris. This musical features a cast of just six, and is all music/rap. The Dreamer is leading Star, Athlete and Exec on life's journey where they meet Good and Bad and must make a choice!
DARE TO DREAM: An original Rock Opera written by Dana Morris. This musical features a cast of just six, and is all music/rap. The Dreamer is leading Star, Athlete and Exec on life's journey where they meet Good and Bad and must make a choice!

ONLY THE MOON HOWLS

ensemble theatre · boys with dogs theatricals · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
It’s never easy to say good-bye after 14 years of love & marriage...but what if you don’t even get the chance? Which memories will last, which regrets will haunt? Join L.A. couple Whitney & Jake for their journey’s end in this contemporary drama from writer-director Dean Farell Bruggeman.
It’s never easy to say good-bye after 14 years of love & marriage...but what if you don’t even get the chance? Which memories will last, which regrets will haunt? Join L.A. couple Whitney & Jake for their journey’s end in this contemporary drama from writer-director Dean Farell Bruggeman.

MISS BARBIE Q IN...RUMOR HAS IT: I'M NOT THE MARRYING KIND

solo performance · b nation · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Now that it is legal for gays to get married, Miss Barbie Q is elated! Or is she? Follow her on her journey as she dives into what makes a marriage and what factors does she posess.
Now that it is legal for gays to get married, Miss Barbie Q is elated! Or is she? Follow her on her journey as she dives into what makes a marriage and what factors does she posess.

LADY INTO FOX

the interrobang departure · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States of America
A woman mysteriously transforms into a fox. Her husband loves her anyway, but what does this mean for their idyllic marriage? This world premier play based on David Garnett's acclaimed novella dives into the essences of love, storytelling, and endings.
A woman mysteriously transforms into a fox. Her husband loves her anyway, but what does this mean for their idyllic marriage? This world premier play based on David Garnett's acclaimed novella dives into the essences of love, storytelling, and endings.

ASSISTANTS

strong coffee productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
This musical explores the glamorous Hollywood ladder and those who hope to climb it. Four industry assistants maneuver around long hours, degrading work, and hostile environments in the name of their dreams. They soon find that in order to survive, they need some assistance of their own.
This musical explores the glamorous Hollywood ladder and those who hope to climb it. Four industry assistants maneuver around long hours, degrading work, and hostile environments in the name of their dreams. They soon find that in order to survive, they need some assistance of their own.

BLACK SHEEP

solo performance · 3783 productions · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States of America
Black Sheep re-imagines the "black experience" through the perspective of a host of characters as they battle the community they supposedly come from while fighting their own isolation in search of an identity that lives outside the box of tribalism.
Black Sheep re-imagines the "black experience" through the perspective of a host of characters as they battle the community they supposedly come from while fighting their own isolation in search of an identity that lives outside the box of tribalism.

SKITSO

solo performance · move a mountain productions · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
When you’re a bullied, weak Greek Australian boy, have the physique of a stick insect, resemble a pretty girl, talk to yourself often, inspired by American icons and want to be Chinese; your choices in life are often limited to becoming a comedian, an actor or comedian.
When you’re a bullied, weak Greek Australian boy, have the physique of a stick insect, resemble a pretty girl, talk to yourself often, inspired by American icons and want to be Chinese; your choices in life are often limited to becoming a comedian, an actor or comedian.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE PAST, WHAT DO WE SAY?

dance & physical theatre · lijun (faye) wan · Ages 0+ · family friendly · China
What are you doing now? And where did you expect to be? Have you lived up to your expectations? Haunted by these thoughts, an old man plays tapes he recorded thirty and forty years ago as his life is narrated through poems and recurred through dance.
What are you doing now? And where did you expect to be? Have you lived up to your expectations? Haunted by these thoughts, an old man plays tapes he recorded thirty and forty years ago as his life is narrated through poems and recurred through dance.

IN VANITY

comedy · an abigail schwarz production · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A dark comedy of few manners. When Charlotte sets off across country to track her old childhood friend Reese down, she discovers more than she ever guessed -- and maybe more than she really wants to know -- about who he really is, and maybe, who she really is, as she struggles with her own secret.
A dark comedy of few manners. When Charlotte sets off across country to track her old childhood friend Reese down, she discovers more than she ever guessed -- and maybe more than she really wants to know -- about who he really is, and maybe, who she really is, as she struggles with her own secret.

SUICIDE NOTES: IN THEIR OWN WORDS

ensemble theatre · combined artform · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
A cast of 4 read real suicide notes, ranging from Kurt Cobain to war veterans, victims of bullying and members of the LGBT community. In the vein of “Vagina Monologues” and “Love Letters”. A portion of the proceeds go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
A cast of 4 read real suicide notes, ranging from Kurt Cobain to war veterans, victims of bullying and members of the LGBT community. In the vein of “Vagina Monologues” and “Love Letters”. A portion of the proceeds go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

DEAD DOG'S BONE: A BIRTHDAY PLAY

2:20 productions · Ages 8+ · flashing lights · United States of America
An award-winning dramatic comedy about the awkwardness of birthdays, letting go of things you love, and the horror of plastic Christmas trees. Narrated by an omnipotent, cut-the-shit reimagining of the Virgin Mary, this is the story of a beloved family dog and the silliness of life's tragedies.
An award-winning dramatic comedy about the awkwardness of birthdays, letting go of things you love, and the horror of plastic Christmas trees. Narrated by an omnipotent, cut-the-shit reimagining of the Virgin Mary, this is the story of a beloved family dog and the silliness of life's tragedies.

SAINT MEL

ensemble theatre · divergent at the rose · Ages 15+ · United States of America
A Hollywood supernova - imploding. Also - a ferret.
A Hollywood supernova - imploding. Also - a ferret.

SMUDGE

ensemble theatre · simple dog productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · United States of America
A married couple are excited they are about to add an addition to their family - but after their baby is born with the unimaginable, they give her the nickname "Smudge". This dramedy includes wit yet has you reaching for your tissues. Human emotions stretched outside their comfort zone.
A married couple are excited they are about to add an addition to their family - but after their baby is born with the unimaginable, they give her the nickname "Smudge". This dramedy includes wit yet has you reaching for your tissues. Human emotions stretched outside their comfort zone.

THE DOGS OF WAR, OR, THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

ensemble theatre · shameless redhead productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America
A modern tale of gang warfare & romantic intrigue by Los Angeles author James Domine. Imaginative and colorful language creates a mysterious & strange reality. The narrative unfolds as continuously evolving waves of rhyme in rap poetry weave their way through this contemporary urban drama.
A modern tale of gang warfare & romantic intrigue by Los Angeles author James Domine. Imaginative and colorful language creates a mysterious & strange reality. The narrative unfolds as continuously evolving waves of rhyme in rap poetry weave their way through this contemporary urban drama.

I AM ALREADY WELL

solo performance · already well/plexus dance theatre/ shen productions · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States of America
TED talk meets Theatre meets Therapy Dr. Denee Jordan, a psychologist/veteran performer, confronts her own defenses; including skilled characterizations of parts of her personality; giving the audience the opportunity to meet their own ‘characters’ and experience inspiration and healing.
TED talk meets Theatre meets Therapy Dr. Denee Jordan, a psychologist/veteran performer, confronts her own defenses; including skilled characterizations of parts of her personality; giving the audience the opportunity to meet their own ‘characters’ and experience inspiration and healing.