BEST NEW AMERICAN ONE ACTS 2017

ensemble theatre · the new american theatre · Ages 12+ · United States of America
Best short play winners from the New American Festival of One Act plays, 2017.
Best short play winners from the New American Festival of One Act plays, 2017.

AMANDA THE BARBARIAN

ensemble theatre · franger brothers · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
Amanda, the star of a new play and superstar in her own head improvs, breaks the 4th wall, and drinks on stage in this play within a play. Amanda The Barbarian is a love-letter to the theatre and to all the deluded people we know who hijack every production.
Amanda, the star of a new play and superstar in her own head improvs, breaks the 4th wall, and drinks on stage in this play within a play. Amanda The Barbarian is a love-letter to the theatre and to all the deluded people we know who hijack every production.

CONVERTED

ensemble theatre · william tolan lawrence · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
Matt and Zeke get caught having sex at a gay conversion therapy camp in southern Ohio. As punishment for their sins, Brother Mike and Sister Constance devise a plot to cure them of their illness, and exorcise a few homosexual demons along the way. An original one-act comedy.
Matt and Zeke get caught having sex at a gay conversion therapy camp in southern Ohio. As punishment for their sins, Brother Mike and Sister Constance devise a plot to cure them of their illness, and exorcise a few homosexual demons along the way. An original one-act comedy.

AMERICAN CONSPIRACY

ensemble theatre · cyanide theatre · world premiere · United States of America
In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan. We know why...Possibly. A new drama from Benjamin Schwartz & Matt Ritchey (Creators of ANGEL’S FLIGHT: Best Cabaret & Variety Winner 2016-Top of the Fringe Nominee 2016).
In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan. We know why...Possibly. A new drama from Benjamin Schwartz & Matt Ritchey (Creators of ANGEL’S FLIGHT: Best Cabaret & Variety Winner 2016-Top of the Fringe Nominee 2016).

PERVERT

ensemble theatre · gnomad theater company · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Who would you call a Pervert? This is the story of a rising political star whose lust for power is challenged by the demons of his past and present. Sex scandals collide with dark family secrets, and Faustian bargains are made to serve the greater good.
Who would you call a Pervert? This is the story of a rising political star whose lust for power is challenged by the demons of his past and present. Sex scandals collide with dark family secrets, and Faustian bargains are made to serve the greater good.

LIVE FROM THE HOBGOBLIN, IT’S HANK!

ensemble theatre · work in progress productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America
Hank T. Hobgoblin and his team present a slate of 10 minute plays from scripts found underneath The Hobgoblin Playhouse: A Case on the Aside by Jacob Smith, Pink Hat Blues by Gregory Crafts, The First Awkward Silence by Aaron Kozak, and The Most Famous Ghostwriter In The World by Brandie June.
Hank T. Hobgoblin and his team present a slate of 10 minute plays from scripts found underneath The Hobgoblin Playhouse: A Case on the Aside by Jacob Smith, Pink Hat Blues by Gregory Crafts, The First Awkward Silence by Aaron Kozak, and The Most Famous Ghostwriter In The World by Brandie June.

EARWORM

ensemble theatre · impaired vision productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
Earworm follows a group of people who each have a song stuck in their head that they're dying to get out. It deals with themes of mental health, relationships, and how we perceive the world. This story is tied together with familiar songs that will surely stick with you when the performance is over.
Earworm follows a group of people who each have a song stuck in their head that they're dying to get out. It deals with themes of mental health, relationships, and how we perceive the world. This story is tied together with familiar songs that will surely stick with you when the performance is over.

SAM SHEPARD & PATTI SMITH'S COWBOY MOUTH

ensemble theatre · girl trip productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Patti Smith and Sam Shepard wrote this intimate play as punk, rock and new wave collide. A woman kidnaps a young man with the hopes of inspiring him to be a rock and roll star. Cowboy Mouth is about taking responsibility for our own creativity, and falling in love with the person, not the potential.
Patti Smith and Sam Shepard wrote this intimate play as punk, rock and new wave collide. A woman kidnaps a young man with the hopes of inspiring him to be a rock and roll star. Cowboy Mouth is about taking responsibility for our own creativity, and falling in love with the person, not the potential.

ALTERNATIVE ACTS: THE LEFTOVERS

ensemble theatre · theatre of note · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
An hour of hilarious one acts featuring love in the time space continuum, pussy hats and cowboys, cat ladies and prison, a sexy solution to world peace and more. Intrigued? Of course you are! Come grab a drink and watch!
An hour of hilarious one acts featuring love in the time space continuum, pussy hats and cowboys, cat ladies and prison, a sexy solution to world peace and more. Intrigued? Of course you are! Come grab a drink and watch!

IT'S JUST MY LIFE

ensemble theatre · it's just my life productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America
IT’S JUST MY LIFE is a collection of powerfully life-affirming true stories, written and performed by the strong women who lived them. What seems extraordinary and overwhelming to us, just becomes part of the fabric of these women’s lives; the new normal.   
IT’S JUST MY LIFE is a collection of powerfully life-affirming true stories, written and performed by the strong women who lived them. What seems extraordinary and overwhelming to us, just becomes part of the fabric of these women’s lives; the new normal.   

THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE BY DEBORAH BREVOORT

ensemble theatre · little earthquakes emsemble · Ages 14+ · United States of America
A modern, Greek tragedy about the triumph of love over hate written by Deborah Brevoort. A mother roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.
A modern, Greek tragedy about the triumph of love over hate written by Deborah Brevoort. A mother roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.

ECT'S DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

ensemble theatre · elysium conservatory theatre · Ages 17+ · United States of America
ECT roars into The Hollywood Fringe with an unprecedented ensemble experience. Each performance unleashes new members of our mainstage company into the roles of Danny & Roberta - celebrating the unapologetic, raw humanity of our #FearlessArtists
ECT roars into The Hollywood Fringe with an unprecedented ensemble experience. Each performance unleashes new members of our mainstage company into the roles of Danny & Roberta - celebrating the unapologetic, raw humanity of our #FearlessArtists

SAM SHEPARD & JOSEPH CHAIKIN'S SAVAGE LOVE

ensemble theatre · girl trip productions · United States of America
Shepard and Chaiken penned these real and imagined moments about romantic love and the closeness and distance between lovers. Savage Love steps through raw, relatable, shared moments— the difficulty of expressing tenderness, the dread of being replaced, or the intimacy of watching a lover sleep.
Shepard and Chaiken penned these real and imagined moments about romantic love and the closeness and distance between lovers. Savage Love steps through raw, relatable, shared moments— the difficulty of expressing tenderness, the dread of being replaced, or the intimacy of watching a lover sleep.

ESCALATION D: A LOVE STORY

ensemble theatre · midnight central theatre co. · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America
Devised from true life experiences of the company members, Escalation D explores the spectrum of consent, from the seemingly innocuous platinums to the life altering deep dark grays. You will laugh, you will cry, you might need a drink --- but our hope is to inspire respectful discourse.
Devised from true life experiences of the company members, Escalation D explores the spectrum of consent, from the seemingly innocuous platinums to the life altering deep dark grays. You will laugh, you will cry, you might need a drink --- but our hope is to inspire respectful discourse.

EXPECTATIONS HIGH

ensemble theatre · take the stage long beach · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
By Teens, For Teens (and anyone who has ever been a teen). Overheard humor, rumor, drama, trauma, bromance, romance and karma during passing periods in high school.
By Teens, For Teens (and anyone who has ever been a teen). Overheard humor, rumor, drama, trauma, bromance, romance and karma during passing periods in high school.