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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.

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.

BOOZE, BALLS AND BLUEGRASS: A DAUGHTER'S JOURNEY

solo performance · written and performed by laura carson · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Join Laura on a booze-soaked journey into hilarity, death and dementia. In 2009, she leaves LA and goes to Atlanta to take care of her aging father. A rollicking road trip gets derailed by ghosts of the past, late night Food Network binges and pill fueled hallucinations as she finds her way home.
Join Laura on a booze-soaked journey into hilarity, death and dementia. In 2009, she leaves LA and goes to Atlanta to take care of her aging father. A rollicking road trip gets derailed by ghosts of the past, late night Food Network binges and pill fueled hallucinations as she finds her way home.

THE REVELRY OF THE LOST BOYS

ensemble theatre · the play/ground theatre · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
When the studio's next picture is an adaption of Peter Pan, four aspiring "somebodys" get their chance at fame in Los Angeles.
When the studio's next picture is an adaption of Peter Pan, four aspiring "somebodys" get their chance at fame in Los Angeles.

THE INSIDE EDGE OF THE WORLD

comedy · fist the mountain productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
A lonely criminal forensics enthusiast stumbles across a serial killer in his own neighborhood. With the help of his dog, they set out to study the man, but get a little too close. It's kind of a cross between Rear Window and The Dog Whisperer.
A lonely criminal forensics enthusiast stumbles across a serial killer in his own neighborhood. With the help of his dog, they set out to study the man, but get a little too close. It's kind of a cross between Rear Window and The Dog Whisperer.

STARF*CKING

wtfn · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
An existential peepshow into the bedrooms of Los Angeles, where star-crossed souls use star-fueled fantasies to stave off loneliness. From Marlene to Liz, from Nirvana to Zardoz -- we have your starfucking needs covered. http://socal.bitter-lemons.com/learn/article/2365
An existential peepshow into the bedrooms of Los Angeles, where star-crossed souls use star-fueled fantasies to stave off loneliness. From Marlene to Liz, from Nirvana to Zardoz -- we have your starfucking needs covered. http://socal.bitter-lemons.com/learn/article/2365

MUTATIONS

comedy · true western productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America
A dark comedy about millennial families, Mutations explores the pitfalls of suburban America and the half-life of the nuclear family.
A dark comedy about millennial families, Mutations explores the pitfalls of suburban America and the half-life of the nuclear family.

HARD SEXY SERIOUS LOVE CONVERSATIONS

ensemble theatre · ice under pressure productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
A depressed hitman, an addict double agent, a sex worker recruiter, and the prince of the Russian mafia all walk into a Santa Monica apartment thinking their lives are over. What happens when they aren't?
A depressed hitman, an addict double agent, a sex worker recruiter, and the prince of the Russian mafia all walk into a Santa Monica apartment thinking their lives are over. What happens when they aren't?

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.

MAX & ELSA: NO MUSIC. NO CHILDREN.

comedy · the norton school for the occasionally self-employed · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States of America
If you've seen THE SOUND OF MUSIC, you know what happens to Maria and the von Trapps – they do, in fact, climb ev'ry mountain. But what about Uncle Max and the Baroness? Come find out in MAX & ELSA, a subversive comedy featuring the two people for whom the hills were NOT alive with… well, you know.
If you've seen THE SOUND OF MUSIC, you know what happens to Maria and the von Trapps – they do, in fact, climb ev'ry mountain. But what about Uncle Max and the Baroness? Come find out in MAX & ELSA, a subversive comedy featuring the two people for whom the hills were NOT alive with… well, you know.

THE MERMAID WARS

comedy · skypilot theatre company · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
A new play by acclaimed playwright Adam Hahn, writer of SkyPilot's KONG: A GODDAMN 30 FOOT GORILLA and EARTHBOUND. Directed by Nicholas Leland.
A new play by acclaimed playwright Adam Hahn, writer of SkyPilot's KONG: A GODDAMN 30 FOOT GORILLA and EARTHBOUND. Directed by Nicholas Leland.

LA LLORONA

ensemble theatre · ma ma ma my llorona · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
Terrifying new twists carry the classic superstition into demented realidad viva! Ages ago, the madness of beautiful Maria reaches al repugnante extremo– and to the ultimate unthinkable act. Now, forevermore, children must behave or else beware the horrible Wailing Woman– LA LLORONA!
Terrifying new twists carry the classic superstition into demented realidad viva! Ages ago, the madness of beautiful Maria reaches al repugnante extremo– and to the ultimate unthinkable act. Now, forevermore, children must behave or else beware the horrible Wailing Woman– LA LLORONA!

BLONDE AND OTHER SLIGHT DISTRACTIONS, THE

ensemble theatre · curious beast theatre company · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Kidnapping! Damnation! Death! FAMILY! Pay for the Whole Seat, Only Use the Edge. An award-winning collection of humorous vignettes with twists and turns that will make you contemplate your existence...or just chuckle. A refreshingly uncomplicated show. What, you got somethin' better to do?
Kidnapping! Damnation! Death! FAMILY! Pay for the Whole Seat, Only Use the Edge. An award-winning collection of humorous vignettes with twists and turns that will make you contemplate your existence...or just chuckle. A refreshingly uncomplicated show. What, you got somethin' better to do?

THIS IS WE

comedy · fighting against time productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
'This is We' follows the life of Michael Carter Bronson, a wordsmith with a storied life. This tragicomedy is told in three acts, essentially a One Man Show (with three men)- each twenty minute act has a different actor playing Michael Carter Bronson from ages 0-25, 25-50, and 50-75.
'This is We' follows the life of Michael Carter Bronson, a wordsmith with a storied life. This tragicomedy is told in three acts, essentially a One Man Show (with three men)- each twenty minute act has a different actor playing Michael Carter Bronson from ages 0-25, 25-50, and 50-75.

...OR DARE - WHEREIN LIES THE TRUTH?

ensemble theatre · the foundry theare works · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.