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.

BENEVOLENCE

ensemble theatre · producer · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Through the lens of three separate stories, Benevolence is an original two act drama about how our most important decisions are rarely made by us.
Through the lens of three separate stories, Benevolence is an original two act drama about how our most important decisions are rarely made by us.

LIGHTS OUT IN THE HERMIT’S CAVE!

ensemble theatre · self produced · Ages 8+ · world premiere · United States of America
From the the airwaves of the 1930s and 40s to the stage: we present this old time radio horror double feature. From Lights Out: “Valse Triste”& From The Hermit’s Cave: “The House on Lost Man’s Bluff.” Join us for an evening of vintage thrills and chills!
From the the airwaves of the 1930s and 40s to the stage: we present this old time radio horror double feature. From Lights Out: “Valse Triste”& From The Hermit’s Cave: “The House on Lost Man’s Bluff.” Join us for an evening of vintage thrills and chills!

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.

HOODWINKED

ensemble theatre · la lgbt center · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · includes nudity · world premiere · United States of America
WHAT IS THE DREAM OF YOUR LIFE? I stood before the opening of a dark cave wanting to go in, and I shuddered at the thought that I might not be able to find my way out.
WHAT IS THE DREAM OF YOUR LIFE? I stood before the opening of a dark cave wanting to go in, and I shuddered at the thought that I might not be able to find my way out.

NEGATIVE SPACES

ensemble theatre · cluster b · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
Life, death and the space between: this play explores trust, betrayal, longing and loss, and their corrosive effects on relationships and the choices that define them. Heavy, sad, with moments of harsh reality cut by sharp humor, it examines what happens when a couple can't (or won't) reproduce.
Life, death and the space between: this play explores trust, betrayal, longing and loss, and their corrosive effects on relationships and the choices that define them. Heavy, sad, with moments of harsh reality cut by sharp humor, it examines what happens when a couple can't (or won't) reproduce.

BLACKBALLED

ensemble theatre · red flag media productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
Following the team owners' struggles to bring their underfunded league to prominence despite the odds; "BlackBalled" is an intimate look at the rise and fall of Negro League Baseball.
Following the team owners' struggles to bring their underfunded league to prominence despite the odds; "BlackBalled" is an intimate look at the rise and fall of Negro League Baseball.

HOUSE OF TALES

ensemble theatre · assembly call · Ages 10+ · United States of America
An ensemble of young Chinese artists merges their unfulfillable fantasies with stories found in a book written 350 years ago(《聊斋志异》). In a house both imaginary and real, mythical creatures step into ordinary life, as repressed fantasies revives in a city where fantasies are constantly made and sold.
An ensemble of young Chinese artists merges their unfulfillable fantasies with stories found in a book written 350 years ago(《聊斋志异》). In a house both imaginary and real, mythical creatures step into ordinary life, as repressed fantasies revives in a city where fantasies are constantly made and sold.

DEATH OF A MAILMAN

ensemble theatre · annie c. wright · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
Marty and Joe have worked together at the USPS for nearly thirty years, but when Marty discovers that Joe has been hoarding mail, he starts to question their relationship and the difference between what it means to be a friend or merely an acquaintance.
Marty and Joe have worked together at the USPS for nearly thirty years, but when Marty discovers that Joe has been hoarding mail, he starts to question their relationship and the difference between what it means to be a friend or merely an acquaintance.

MILLENNIAL PINK

ensemble theatre · grateful living · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
Through a series of interlinking vignettes, this collection explores the pressures, conflicts, and humility of millennial women. What is it like to be a part of the most hated (or misunderstood) generation?
Through a series of interlinking vignettes, this collection explores the pressures, conflicts, and humility of millennial women. What is it like to be a part of the most hated (or misunderstood) generation?

NIGHTS IN SQUIRT CITY, PHUKENBURG

ensemble theatre · alex at the fringe · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
In a post-truth, globalized society, where factual lines are blurred, "Nights In Squirt City, Phukenburg" explores the intricate and complicated corners of the dark-web. It is where visitors from all over the world ambiguously congregate online to feed their darkest desires.
In a post-truth, globalized society, where factual lines are blurred, "Nights In Squirt City, Phukenburg" explores the intricate and complicated corners of the dark-web. It is where visitors from all over the world ambiguously congregate online to feed their darkest desires.

FUCHOU WITH BOURBON

ensemble theatre · fogbank entertainment · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Rose, 24, is back home and angry. She blames her father for the early death of her Chinese mother...and wants revenge.
Rose, 24, is back home and angry. She blames her father for the early death of her Chinese mother...and wants revenge.

SHINING CITY

ensemble theatre · hicks street productions · Ages 12+ · Ireland
“Conor McPherson’s play is haunting, inspired, and absolutely glorious.” -The New York Times
“Conor McPherson’s play is haunting, inspired, and absolutely glorious.” -The New York Times

NARCOLEPSY, INC

ensemble theatre · third rail alive · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
Speculative fiction set in a theocratic state where sleep and dreams are policed and manufactured by the multinational, Narcolepsy, Inc. whose chief scientist and engineer, a queer Black woman, is under house arrest for selling company secrets.
Speculative fiction set in a theocratic state where sleep and dreams are policed and manufactured by the multinational, Narcolepsy, Inc. whose chief scientist and engineer, a queer Black woman, is under house arrest for selling company secrets.

STAND DOWN THE MARCH

ensemble theatre · naomi brodkin & matt pacult · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
What is the role of activism? Liv is a third quarter senior in college looking for her “thing.” She stumbles into a cause when she learns a professor is an active Holocaust denier planning a march. Naomi Brodkin’s new play explores the notion of truth and how far one must go to fight for it.
What is the role of activism? Liv is a third quarter senior in college looking for her “thing.” She stumbles into a cause when she learns a professor is an active Holocaust denier planning a march. Naomi Brodkin’s new play explores the notion of truth and how far one must go to fight for it.