PLEASE STAND CLEAR, THE DOORS ARE CLOSING

solo performance · lurking cat theatre · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America
A tragicomic one-man show that invites you to experience life, death, and all the scary stuff in between through the eyes of 12 people on the Metro Expo Line train. Come for the laughs. Stay for the tears. Leave with an annoying song stuck in your head.
A tragicomic one-man show that invites you to experience life, death, and all the scary stuff in between through the eyes of 12 people on the Metro Expo Line train. Come for the laughs. Stay for the tears. Leave with an annoying song stuck in your head.

FORGOTTEN BAGGAGE: STORIES FROM THE WILLARD SUITCASES

solo performance · robin walsh · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
In 1995, workers at Willard Asylum in New York state discovered 400 suitcases of former patients, their owners buried and forgotten. The objects within - time capsules of lives interrupted. This work-in-progress features 2-3 scenes told through Object Theatre, using only items from each case.
In 1995, workers at Willard Asylum in New York state discovered 400 suitcases of former patients, their owners buried and forgotten. The objects within - time capsules of lives interrupted. This work-in-progress features 2-3 scenes told through Object Theatre, using only items from each case.

COMING TO ZIMBABWE

solo performance · attic studios · Ages 12+ · family friendly · one person show · United States of America
A touching and heart-warming true story of one man's journey of self-discovery and renewal while teaching drama to school children in Zimbabwe. This life-changing journey leads to a spiritual transformation whose effects continue to inform his life today. A Must See and Stirring Performance.
A touching and heart-warming true story of one man's journey of self-discovery and renewal while teaching drama to school children in Zimbabwe. This life-changing journey leads to a spiritual transformation whose effects continue to inform his life today. A Must See and Stirring Performance.

MY DEAD MOM'S FUNERAL

solo performance · beever dam · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
My mother is a belly dancer, a tarot reader, a fiddler in a honkytonk band -- and now she is also a ghost!! Come see a romp about a mom dying of cancer. Don't want to think about a mom dying of cancer? Oh no, does death make you uncomfortable? Too bad! Your mom's gonna die too. Deal with it!
My mother is a belly dancer, a tarot reader, a fiddler in a honkytonk band -- and now she is also a ghost!! Come see a romp about a mom dying of cancer. Don't want to think about a mom dying of cancer? Oh no, does death make you uncomfortable? Too bad! Your mom's gonna die too. Deal with it!

AMERICAN MAN DREAM

solo performance · whatthehelldidshesay · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · Mexico
Dark comic exploration of sexuality (and lack thereof) through the lens of a confused girl growing up in religiously conservative Mexico, where her chief romantic outlet is a giant stuffed teddy bear. Vanessa Lua hilariously illustrates that virginity can, in fact, survive marriage.
Dark comic exploration of sexuality (and lack thereof) through the lens of a confused girl growing up in religiously conservative Mexico, where her chief romantic outlet is a giant stuffed teddy bear. Vanessa Lua hilariously illustrates that virginity can, in fact, survive marriage.

VICTORY?! SOME NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE GUILTY

solo performance · judy lombardo (performer) · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America
A humorous, dramatic, faith-based and fact-filled story about the performer’s real life battle with 2 brain tumors. From “The Strangeness of Friends” to “Survivor Guilt” and “Eating My Words”, Victory?! chronicles 19 years of the life of this brain tumor patient/survivor.
A humorous, dramatic, faith-based and fact-filled story about the performer’s real life battle with 2 brain tumors. From “The Strangeness of Friends” to “Survivor Guilt” and “Eating My Words”, Victory?! chronicles 19 years of the life of this brain tumor patient/survivor.

GIVING UP IS HARD TO DO

solo performance · erizoe productions and kal · Ages 17+ · one person show · United States of America
Annie Abbott (Transparent, Castle, Californication, 9 years on LA Law) wrote and performs Giving Up Is Hard To Do, an irreverent, funny take on the audacity and grit needed to be a working character actor and to survive the hurdles of online dating. Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) directs.
Annie Abbott (Transparent, Castle, Californication, 9 years on LA Law) wrote and performs Giving Up Is Hard To Do, an irreverent, funny take on the audacity and grit needed to be a working character actor and to survive the hurdles of online dating. Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) directs.

ARTICHOKE HEARTS

solo performance · sarah mitchell · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States of America
Artichoke Hearts cuts into the strange, sadistic state of being in love. Written and performed by Sarah Mitchell in a series of embodied interviews, the show investigates why we bother to look for pieces of ourselves in other people.
Artichoke Hearts cuts into the strange, sadistic state of being in love. Written and performed by Sarah Mitchell in a series of embodied interviews, the show investigates why we bother to look for pieces of ourselves in other people.

WHAT I LEARNED FROM PORN

solo performance · bukkwyd unbound un ltd · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
As the highest-paid non-sex performer in Adult Entertainment, Frank Bukkwyd brings his (not X-rated) behind-the-scenes tales of porn production experience to life! Expect intimations of naughtiness, but no actual demonstrations, mind you -- if you want that, you have the Internet, right?
As the highest-paid non-sex performer in Adult Entertainment, Frank Bukkwyd brings his (not X-rated) behind-the-scenes tales of porn production experience to life! Expect intimations of naughtiness, but no actual demonstrations, mind you -- if you want that, you have the Internet, right?

BYE BYE DADDY / COSMIC ORPHAN

solo performance · rendel leatherman and becky feldman · Ages 14+ · one person show · United States of America
A night of two very different solo shows in one very same solo hour.
A night of two very different solo shows in one very same solo hour.

THE OLD WOMAN

solo performance · john grady · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
The true life story of his mother’s heartbreaking journey into dementia, confronting the inevitable truth of aging, and coming to terms with his own mortality. A beautifully moving story peppered with moments of absolute joy and humor. "★★★★!" - CBC "Masterful storyteller" - WFP
The true life story of his mother’s heartbreaking journey into dementia, confronting the inevitable truth of aging, and coming to terms with his own mortality. A beautifully moving story peppered with moments of absolute joy and humor. "★★★★!" - CBC "Masterful storyteller" - WFP

HERE THERE BE DRAGONS

solo performance · rogue elephant · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
One man's journey from fear to freedom with a Ukrainian dog and some shredded cheese.
One man's journey from fear to freedom with a Ukrainian dog and some shredded cheese.

THE FATHER, THE SON & THE HOLY SH!T

solo performance · midnight drive productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
All Shadley Grei ever wanted was to know his father. After a couple awkward encounters, including one at a urinal, they finally met. This is the wickedly weird true story of a boy who grows to question everything he thought he wanted when his wish finally comes true.
All Shadley Grei ever wanted was to know his father. After a couple awkward encounters, including one at a urinal, they finally met. This is the wickedly weird true story of a boy who grows to question everything he thought he wanted when his wish finally comes true.

INFINITE EXPECTATION OF THE DAWN

solo performance · giant nerd productions · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States of America
Set in the dystopian world after the United States suffers Civil War II, “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn” weaves the stories of Joan and Alicia, two perspectives from a country burdened with fear, who both made personal sacrifices to create their ideal reality.
Set in the dystopian world after the United States suffers Civil War II, “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn” weaves the stories of Joan and Alicia, two perspectives from a country burdened with fear, who both made personal sacrifices to create their ideal reality.

COLLEGE CLASSIFIED

solo performance · lauren sarah young · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
College Classified: Sutton Summers' Literally Real College Application Season Vlog. *Thousands of Miles.* Hundreds of Pages of Essay Drafts.* Dozens of Campuses.* One Video Blog.*
College Classified: Sutton Summers' Literally Real College Application Season Vlog. *Thousands of Miles.* Hundreds of Pages of Essay Drafts.* Dozens of Campuses.* One Video Blog.*

mandy picks a husband!

What's the magic elixir for Mandy's unmarried soul? Find out in this hilarious and raw 60-minute rollercoaster ride that began as an Instagram dating experiment a la ABC's The Bachelorette, @mandypicksahusband. $10 tix w/code mpah19!

TREASON

A father rules a made-up nation with his family as his only subjects. When his son takes the mission too far and his daughter questions everything, he fights for power in the face of family, country, and reality.

LOVE, MADNESS, AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

"A Powerful One-Man Show" "Cox takes on different personalities, channeling sorrow, outrage or compassion with stirring conviction" Sun, June 09 - Sun, Jun 23 Friday and Saturdays @ 8:30 pm Sundays@ 4:30pm Tickets: hff19.org/5920