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BASICALLY TOGETHER

comedy · bitchin' productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
A comedic, voyeuristic glimpse into relationships at every stage. We've all been there.
A comedic, voyeuristic glimpse into relationships at every stage. We've all been there.

FLYOVER STATE

ensemble theatre · pink house productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States
A brother separated from his biological family by adoption at infancy returns to his sister's doublewide trailer in rural Arkansas after the death of their mother to rehash a romance with a former lover and find his place in a world he never knew.
A brother separated from his biological family by adoption at infancy returns to his sister's doublewide trailer in rural Arkansas after the death of their mother to rehash a romance with a former lover and find his place in a world he never knew.

REBORNING BY ZAYD DOHRN

ensemble theatre · curious beast theatre co · Ages 16+ · United States
A dark comedy about life-like baby dolls, latex, and phallus. Two artists, Kelly and Daizy, use their skills to fill the void of those in need. A demanding client may be the key to Kelly's past, as the story unfolds she discovers the path to her own REBORNING.
A dark comedy about life-like baby dolls, latex, and phallus. Two artists, Kelly and Daizy, use their skills to fill the void of those in need. A demanding client may be the key to Kelly's past, as the story unfolds she discovers the path to her own REBORNING.

THE CITY LIGHTS

ensemble theatre · bgba media group · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
Four women find themselves intertwined in the everyday monatany of city life when very drastically things change for them all. An absurdist style performance that leaves the audience guessing exactly how these women will continue living in the city lights.
Four women find themselves intertwined in the everyday monatany of city life when very drastically things change for them all. An absurdist style performance that leaves the audience guessing exactly how these women will continue living in the city lights.

DEATH BY POWERPOINT

comedy · zappictures · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States
LA WEEKLY: "RECOMMENDED-1 OF TOP 7 SHOWS at the Hollywood Fringe!" TED Talks-style "Influencers" will attempt to destroy your precious Cherished Beliefs by making life-changing presentations as they compete for Money, Glory & PowerPoint immortality. Fun times! (Dark Comedy, 55 min)
LA WEEKLY: "RECOMMENDED-1 OF TOP 7 SHOWS at the Hollywood Fringe!" TED Talks-style "Influencers" will attempt to destroy your precious Cherished Beliefs by making life-changing presentations as they compete for Money, Glory & PowerPoint immortality. Fun times! (Dark Comedy, 55 min)

SMALL PARTS

solo performance · misery loves co. · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States
Part cautionary tale, part irreverent skewering of Showbiz, Richard Tanner's uproarious, multi-media chronicle of the highs & lows, ups & downs, and the gap between ambition & the reality of being of an "unsteadily working actor," is told with wit, compassion, and a dollop of audience participation.
Part cautionary tale, part irreverent skewering of Showbiz, Richard Tanner's uproarious, multi-media chronicle of the highs & lows, ups & downs, and the gap between ambition & the reality of being of an "unsteadily working actor," is told with wit, compassion, and a dollop of audience participation.

DRUNK TANK: THE MUSICAL

musicals and operas · common good productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States
Set in an unnamed but all-too-familiar temporary holding cell, a cast of broken-down characters and misfit renegades fueled by booze are forced to put their real life journey on hold, for at least a brief moment… or forever…because it may just be the end of the world.
Set in an unnamed but all-too-familiar temporary holding cell, a cast of broken-down characters and misfit renegades fueled by booze are forced to put their real life journey on hold, for at least a brief moment… or forever…because it may just be the end of the world.

THE CREEPS

solo performance · schapf · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · New Zealand
The Creeps is a devised Solo work. The audience enters a dark and mysterious world where 4 characters, all extremely different in their physical traits, exist. The audience will not be a passive one, as these characters are Bouffon's, and they love to talk.
The Creeps is a devised Solo work. The audience enters a dark and mysterious world where 4 characters, all extremely different in their physical traits, exist. The audience will not be a passive one, as these characters are Bouffon's, and they love to talk.

LINDEN ARDEN STOLE THE HIGHLIGHTS

solo performance · alliance of los angeles playwrights/interarts inc. · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States
Inspired by the Van Morrison song of the same name, writer/performer Colin Mitchell revives his critically-acclaimed, award-winning, one-man play "Linden Arden Stole the Highlights" for a limited engagement at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Don't miss it.
Inspired by the Van Morrison song of the same name, writer/performer Colin Mitchell revives his critically-acclaimed, award-winning, one-man play "Linden Arden Stole the Highlights" for a limited engagement at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Don't miss it.

MAGNUM OPUS THEATRE PRESENTS

the magnum players · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!
Nominated BEST COMEDY! OVATION RECOMMENDED! "GO"-LA Weekly! Untrained writers send their screenplays to Hollywood studios every day. We perform the worst live on stage. Word for word. We didn't change a thing. Honest!

DISASSEMBLY

comedy · theatre of note · Ages 16+ · United States
A dark and violently funny comedy about extreme commitment and severe codependence. "Everyone lies, and you better get used to it!" “The Bottom Line: rare sight of a contemporary farce that actually takes flight.” - Myron Meisel, The Hollywood Reporter
A dark and violently funny comedy about extreme commitment and severe codependence. "Everyone lies, and you better get used to it!" “The Bottom Line: rare sight of a contemporary farce that actually takes flight.” - Myron Meisel, The Hollywood Reporter

N8 ZWANG

comedy · green door productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
From the twisted minds of award winning playwright Nate Rufus Edelman and new playwright Ron Zwang, comes an hour of short plays. Soul mates on a desolate road. A first date. A vegan lost in the desert. Two dudes in a bar (x2). Warning: There may be puppets...
From the twisted minds of award winning playwright Nate Rufus Edelman and new playwright Ron Zwang, comes an hour of short plays. Soul mates on a desolate road. A first date. A vegan lost in the desert. Two dudes in a bar (x2). Warning: There may be puppets...

RSVP: RIP (REALLY INTO PARTYING)

solo performance · angry alice · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
When Janey takes an ominous internet quiz predicting the date of her death, she must plan the hottest funeral Hollywood has ever seen! Will she get famous before she dies or die trying? One woman. One guitarist. One brand new face melting rock musical.
When Janey takes an ominous internet quiz predicting the date of her death, she must plan the hottest funeral Hollywood has ever seen! Will she get famous before she dies or die trying? One woman. One guitarist. One brand new face melting rock musical.

AND SHE BAKES, LIVE.

solo performance · and she bakes · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States
The Bakeress is taking her YouTube baking show to the stage and concocting the baking ride of a lifetime. Dance breaks, love advice, storytime and yummy treats included. Vegan and gluten-free.
The Bakeress is taking her YouTube baking show to the stage and concocting the baking ride of a lifetime. Dance breaks, love advice, storytime and yummy treats included. Vegan and gluten-free.

BEYOND - SCHACHNER VS. SCHACHNER

solo performance · abby schachner · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America
Schachner Vs. Schachner the feel-bad comedy about family, identity and attempted murder is BACK! "Tragic" "Hilarious" "Heartbreaking" Saturday, October 8th, 8:30pm Friday, October 28th, 7pm Studio C 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Feel the Love!
Schachner Vs. Schachner the feel-bad comedy about family, identity and attempted murder is BACK! "Tragic" "Hilarious" "Heartbreaking" Saturday, October 8th, 8:30pm Friday, October 28th, 7pm Studio C 6448 Santa Monica Blvd. Feel the Love!

Walking on Eggshells in Stilettos

Walking On Eggshells In Stilettos: A dark comedy about bipolar disorder & child abuse. With characters, multimedia, physical comedy, we journey with Ann-Marie as she steps out of negative patterns into her own power, self love & some sexy stilettos!

Anna St. Hesia Dreams

Anna is trapped in an anesthesia-related coma. Her only way out is to sink deeper into fantasy – a dark fairytale where people weave dreams into tourist destinations. When reality isn’t worth it, is fantasy the next best thing?

DOZED & CONFUSED

Carl Kozlowski fell asleep at the wheel of his car, made Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank think he died mid-interview and had to race an LA bus at 90 mph. Now he's ready to share his craziest narcoleptic misadventures with you. Strap in!

FERTILE.

A Conversation About the Expectation of Procreation. There's more to it than the stork has told you...