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BUFFY KILLS EDWARD: A MUSICAL ROMP

musicals and operas · wiley original musicals · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States of America
What happens when the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight collide? Who will make it out alive? Find out in this hilarious new crossover musical parody from the musical mind that brought you last year's "Winter Is Coming."
What happens when the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight collide? Who will make it out alive? Find out in this hilarious new crossover musical parody from the musical mind that brought you last year's "Winter Is Coming."

WE ARE NOT THESE HANDS

ensemble theatre · rogue machine at the met · Ages 18+ · United States of America
We Are Not These Hands follows the journey of two 15 year old girls, Moth and Belly. They reside in a dystopian society where filth is abundant and the addiction to porn is incessant. But, they have their friendship-- a relationship bound by struggle, love, and a slew of inside jokes.
We Are Not These Hands follows the journey of two 15 year old girls, Moth and Belly. They reside in a dystopian society where filth is abundant and the addiction to porn is incessant. But, they have their friendship-- a relationship bound by struggle, love, and a slew of inside jokes.

ONE MAN NOIR

solo performance · deconstructed productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
1944, San Francisco. A mysterious woman's plea. Murder! Espionage!! (((Nazis!!!))) Detective Frank Liston is in over his head as he races against the clock to solve this rich pulp novel/noir style, multi-media, mystery that just happens to have only one actor.
1944, San Francisco. A mysterious woman's plea. Murder! Espionage!! (((Nazis!!!))) Detective Frank Liston is in over his head as he races against the clock to solve this rich pulp novel/noir style, multi-media, mystery that just happens to have only one actor.

6 FIGURES

comedy · hill three productions · Ages 21+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States of America
3 dark comedy one act plays that explore one on one relationships. Directed by ABC Executive Producer, Stacy Traub
3 dark comedy one act plays that explore one on one relationships. Directed by ABC Executive Producer, Stacy Traub

TRIPTYCH

ensemble theatre · elbow works productions · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States of America
A fledgling artist is the pawn in a personal power tug-of-war between a couple for whom mind games is just daily gymnastics in this new work by award-winning playwright Lee Wochner. When does art become more than paint on a canvas and have the ability to bind new relationships ... or destroy them?
A fledgling artist is the pawn in a personal power tug-of-war between a couple for whom mind games is just daily gymnastics in this new work by award-winning playwright Lee Wochner. When does art become more than paint on a canvas and have the ability to bind new relationships ... or destroy them?

THE [ ] BOX

ensemble theatre · the alliance of los angeles playwrights (alap) · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
Six short plays revolving around a mysterious wooden box. What’s inside the box? What does the box do? Is it alive… or is that only your imagination?
Six short plays revolving around a mysterious wooden box. What’s inside the box? What does the box do? Is it alive… or is that only your imagination?

HOT COMBS, HOMEGIRLS,&HOMICIDES

immersive theatre · nina childs productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
2 women with dreams to ruin the world, a not so special tween, a motivational speaker on the edge, a killer beautician and a gossip columnist that becomes a cautionary headline are just a few of the whacky characters you will meet in this colorful sketch show written and directed by Nina Childs .
2 women with dreams to ruin the world, a not so special tween, a motivational speaker on the edge, a killer beautician and a gossip columnist that becomes a cautionary headline are just a few of the whacky characters you will meet in this colorful sketch show written and directed by Nina Childs .

TOO MANY HITLERS OR: THE DECOY DECAMERON

ape x · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America
***ENCORE AWARD WINNER*** **STAGE RAW'S TOP 10!** One bunker. Nine Hitlers. What could go wrong? From the director and writer & star of HFF2016's Encore! Award-winning ‘Tony Danza’s Letterz 2 2pac: an evening with Tony Danza’. World Premiere
***ENCORE AWARD WINNER*** **STAGE RAW'S TOP 10!** One bunker. Nine Hitlers. What could go wrong? From the director and writer & star of HFF2016's Encore! Award-winning ‘Tony Danza’s Letterz 2 2pac: an evening with Tony Danza’. World Premiere

LADIES IN WAITING: THE JUDGEMENT OF HENRY VIII

ensemble theatre · tier 5 theatre project · Ages 12+ · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
What's a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face his six wives in the afterlife? The Edinburgh Fringe SELL OUT, smash hit makes its US Debut! Through humour, heartbreak, and hubris, Henry VIII comes face to face with what his legacy has become: one entirely defined by women.
What's a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face his six wives in the afterlife? The Edinburgh Fringe SELL OUT, smash hit makes its US Debut! Through humour, heartbreak, and hubris, Henry VIII comes face to face with what his legacy has become: one entirely defined by women.

THE BAKERY

comedy · the bardic bastards · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America
When a struggling bakery owner is faced with foreclosure, he must work together with his idiot brother to save his livelihood, despite the efforts of a scorned businessman, a potential rabid Sasquatch situation, and a bitter ex-employee determined to lace his baguette dough with rat poison.
When a struggling bakery owner is faced with foreclosure, he must work together with his idiot brother to save his livelihood, despite the efforts of a scorned businessman, a potential rabid Sasquatch situation, and a bitter ex-employee determined to lace his baguette dough with rat poison.

THE GOOD GIRL

comedy · bandun · Ages 16+ · Australia
She has one job: to care for an elite robot prostitute. He is the maintenance man who repairs it. Life for both of them has been simple and regulated. Until now. The Good Girl is a black comedy set in the future. It’s about sex and ambition and getting ahead. Whatever it takes.
She has one job: to care for an elite robot prostitute. He is the maintenance man who repairs it. Life for both of them has been simple and regulated. Until now. The Good Girl is a black comedy set in the future. It’s about sex and ambition and getting ahead. Whatever it takes.

UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL

ensemble theatre · los angeles drama club professionals · Ages 14+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America
9 minor Shakespeare Actor-Characters are held without explanation in a Global Greenroom while Elite "Funders" vote on permanently cutting down the Canon. Portia puts them on trial as they stand before the ominous Committee and defend their relevance...or be eliminated from their plays, forever.
9 minor Shakespeare Actor-Characters are held without explanation in a Global Greenroom while Elite "Funders" vote on permanently cutting down the Canon. Portia puts them on trial as they stand before the ominous Committee and defend their relevance...or be eliminated from their plays, forever.

THE AMITYCODE

ensemble theatre · devin crittenden productions & argos ranch · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America
After being dumped by his long-time girlfriend, a brilliant robotics engineer creates a robot to love him unconditionally. But he may have programmed her too well.
After being dumped by his long-time girlfriend, a brilliant robotics engineer creates a robot to love him unconditionally. But he may have programmed her too well.

CHATTER

ensemble theatre · a bench productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
*WINNER HFF SCHOLARSHIP *WINNER SHORT + SWEET AWARD *WINNER ENCORE AWARD A dark comedy about a woman who goes toe-to-toe with her racial identity, religious guilt, crippling insecurity and destructive body shaming. Will the voices of self-doubt win? That's a question to ask yourself...
*WINNER HFF SCHOLARSHIP *WINNER SHORT + SWEET AWARD *WINNER ENCORE AWARD A dark comedy about a woman who goes toe-to-toe with her racial identity, religious guilt, crippling insecurity and destructive body shaming. Will the voices of self-doubt win? That's a question to ask yourself...

URBAN THEATRE MOVEMENT PRESENTS: URBAN UNREST

urban theatre movement · Ages 16+ · United States of America
Urban Theatre Movement presents Urban Unrest: a series of original one act plays ranging from the absurd to the surreal, creatively tied together by fusing elements of spoken word, movement, and music. Urban Unrest features some of the founding voices of Urban Theatre Movement.
Urban Theatre Movement presents Urban Unrest: a series of original one act plays ranging from the absurd to the surreal, creatively tied together by fusing elements of spoken word, movement, and music. Urban Unrest features some of the founding voices of Urban Theatre Movement.