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JUST ONE MOMENT

ensemble theatre · mb stage productions, llc · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
Between this life and the next, all prayers are taken by the Afterlife Assistance Center. Got a question for dead Aunt Sally? Want to ask some questions on the ouija board? Really need an A on that next test? The Afterlife Assistance Center is here to help you!
Between this life and the next, all prayers are taken by the Afterlife Assistance Center. Got a question for dead Aunt Sally? Want to ask some questions on the ouija board? Really need an A on that next test? The Afterlife Assistance Center is here to help you!

BALLS'ON

solo performance · broadwater la studio · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
Follow Fate and Destiny as they are working on their "Earth Being" of the day; Katt Balsan pronounced "Balls' ON". This One Woman Show will take you on a journey from France to America with 25 different characters brought to life through Katt's adventures!
Follow Fate and Destiny as they are working on their "Earth Being" of the day; Katt Balsan pronounced "Balls' ON". This One Woman Show will take you on a journey from France to America with 25 different characters brought to life through Katt's adventures!

FRESH MEAT

karen bram casady · world premiere · United States of America
A dalliance with cannibals and furries whereby one small algorithm goes awry and all hell breaks loose.
A dalliance with cannibals and furries whereby one small algorithm goes awry and all hell breaks loose.

A LIFE BEHIND BARS

solo performance · lastage theatre co. · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America
A hilarious & seedy tour-de-force roller coaster ride of after-hour whiskey shots, horror films and rock & roll. Dan Ruth shares dark comic monologues, interwoven with characters he's encountered while working & drinking in the bars & dives of pre-gentrified NYC with universal results.
A hilarious & seedy tour-de-force roller coaster ride of after-hour whiskey shots, horror films and rock & roll. Dan Ruth shares dark comic monologues, interwoven with characters he's encountered while working & drinking in the bars & dives of pre-gentrified NYC with universal results.

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.

YARN

dance & physical theatre · scherzo theatre company · Ages 5+ · family friendly · United States of America
Let Scherzo Theatre Company steal you away to another world – one filled with danger, delight, and dum-dums. Join founding members Adam, Jakob, and Kent as they weave together a story as captivating as the scarf around your neck. But be careful – one wrong move and it’s lights out.
Let Scherzo Theatre Company steal you away to another world – one filled with danger, delight, and dum-dums. Join founding members Adam, Jakob, and Kent as they weave together a story as captivating as the scarf around your neck. But be careful – one wrong move and it’s lights out.

FEAST

comedy · dylan wallace presents · Ages 18+ · United States of America
Certain her mother's feast has been poisoned by the same suspicious maid she's convinced is behind the mysterious disappearance of her sister, Sibyl won't take one bite of her dinner - and nothing could upset Mother more! Claiming vegetarianism could solve this one, or make things worse...
Certain her mother's feast has been poisoned by the same suspicious maid she's convinced is behind the mysterious disappearance of her sister, Sibyl won't take one bite of her dinner - and nothing could upset Mother more! Claiming vegetarianism could solve this one, or make things worse...

ANXIETY WRITTEN

solo performance · jessica carleton · Ages 10+ · one person show · United States of America
Hilarious and moving, this story follows a girl with OCD through the struggles & triumphs of treatment and the quirky shenanigans of growing up anxious. It explores the stigma of mental illness and comedic growing pains of change. Written/performed by Daytime Emmy winner Jessica Carleton.
Hilarious and moving, this story follows a girl with OCD through the struggles & triumphs of treatment and the quirky shenanigans of growing up anxious. It explores the stigma of mental illness and comedic growing pains of change. Written/performed by Daytime Emmy winner Jessica Carleton.

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.

BEGIN AGAIN, DR. BENDIGAN!

solo performance · david kane · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
Dr. Benjamin Bendigan is the leading expert on the most powerful organ currently beating inside you: the human heart. In this solo performance, enjoy an exclusive peek at the good doctor’s breadth of knowledge. Just be careful. He’s got a poison in his mind.
Dr. Benjamin Bendigan is the leading expert on the most powerful organ currently beating inside you: the human heart. In this solo performance, enjoy an exclusive peek at the good doctor’s breadth of knowledge. Just be careful. He’s got a poison in his mind.

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.

WE NEED THIS MUSICAL TO STOP US FROM KILLING OURSELVES

One More Chance · jeff rosick, glasgow lyman, & adyn wood · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America
WNTMTSUFKO is a dark musical comedy celebrating the power of musicals to stop us from committing suicide. Two depressed performers decide that creating and performing a musical (with their mutual therapist) will give their lives meaning and help bring them back from depression.
WNTMTSUFKO is a dark musical comedy celebrating the power of musicals to stop us from committing suicide. Two depressed performers decide that creating and performing a musical (with their mutual therapist) will give their lives meaning and help bring them back from depression.

WHITE PEOPLE DRINKING

the zoo theatre co. · Ages 21+ · United States of America
"If you think it's about you -- you're probably right" A bored billionaire and his wife hold a charade of a dinner party. When their guests arrive, they take their coats and strip away societal constructs, what remains is...all too human.
"If you think it's about you -- you're probably right" A bored billionaire and his wife hold a charade of a dinner party. When their guests arrive, they take their coats and strip away societal constructs, what remains is...all too human.

THE MIDNIGHT MENAGERIE

comedy · the bardic bastards · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America
On the eve of his first film's release, a scorned Mafioso-boss-turned-screenwriter invites the production team responsible for his misery to a midnight dinner complete with a full course of bloody revenge. A wild dark comedy in one act.
On the eve of his first film's release, a scorned Mafioso-boss-turned-screenwriter invites the production team responsible for his misery to a midnight dinner complete with a full course of bloody revenge. A wild dark comedy in one act.

GLITCH

ensemble theatre · rough riders theatre cavalry · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America
Six years after Jonathan massacred thirteen students he is giving his first interview. Rachel, an up and coming journalist, is given the opportunity of a lifetime to interview him. When the two meet Rachel discovers that Jonathan is not what the media made him out to be.
Six years after Jonathan massacred thirteen students he is giving his first interview. Rachel, an up and coming journalist, is given the opportunity of a lifetime to interview him. When the two meet Rachel discovers that Jonathan is not what the media made him out to be.