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MONSTERS OF MAN: A SUPERNATURAL ANTHOLOGY

ensemble theatre · mb stage productions, llc · Ages 14+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
Sometimes the things we fear are not always the creatures that go bump in the night. The Monsters of Man: A Supernatural Anthology combines an element of the everyday with a splash of the supernatural.
Sometimes the things we fear are not always the creatures that go bump in the night. The Monsters of Man: A Supernatural Anthology combines an element of the everyday with a splash of the supernatural.

TREASON

ensemble theatre · bear elegance productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 70 mins · United States of America
On a ranch in Nevada, Grant Wilson rules a made-up nation through empty shows of power and ridiculous propaganda, with his family as his only subjects. When his son takes the mission too far and his daughter questions everything, Grant fights for control in the face of family, country, and reality.
On a ranch in Nevada, Grant Wilson rules a made-up nation through empty shows of power and ridiculous propaganda, with his family as his only subjects. When his son takes the mission too far and his daughter questions everything, Grant fights for control in the face of family, country, and reality.

GUILT

ensemble theatre · cyanide theatre · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
A man searching for a phantom armadillo. A priest breaking from her faith. Former multiple award-winning Hollywood Fringe vets team up to present two original short plays: ‘The Holy Name of Apostasy’ by Ryan Lisman, and ‘Man vs. Armadillo’ by Benjamin Schwartz.
A man searching for a phantom armadillo. A priest breaking from her faith. Former multiple award-winning Hollywood Fringe vets team up to present two original short plays: ‘The Holy Name of Apostasy’ by Ryan Lisman, and ‘Man vs. Armadillo’ by Benjamin Schwartz.

THE LAST POWERPOINT

solo performance · walk a mile works · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · 40 mins · United States of America
'Prospective' Ben, CEO of disIncorporated, delivers a persuasive PowerPoint presentation concerning his latest product offering: Mail-Order Seed Potato Death Clock. As an experimental economic maneuver, disInc. encourages you to pay what you can to attend (cost of parts & labor: $6.66 per customer).
'Prospective' Ben, CEO of disIncorporated, delivers a persuasive PowerPoint presentation concerning his latest product offering: Mail-Order Seed Potato Death Clock. As an experimental economic maneuver, disInc. encourages you to pay what you can to attend (cost of parts & labor: $6.66 per customer).

TWIRLY'S TRAVELING TRICKS

cabaret & variety · twirly the clown · Ages 0+ · family friendly · one person show · 45 mins · United States of America
COME ONE! COME ALL! For the low, low price of whatever you want - watch as Twirly the Clown spills her guts all over the Fringe Hollywood stage! It's a one clown performance sure to amaze and bewilder! USE CODE: "RUBE" TO ADD TWIRLY'S COMIC BOOK TO YOUR ORDER!
COME ONE! COME ALL! For the low, low price of whatever you want - watch as Twirly the Clown spills her guts all over the Fringe Hollywood stage! It's a one clown performance sure to amaze and bewilder! USE CODE: "RUBE" TO ADD TWIRLY'S COMIC BOOK TO YOUR ORDER!

THE MAYOR'S DEBATE OF TRANQUILITY, NEBRASKA

comedy · rah productions · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 55 mins · United States of America
"A comedy as dark as this town's secrets..." The forced civility at a small town Mayor's debate shows cracks as the shallow and petty candidates dig deep on property taxes, parking meters and cupcake flavors, cracks that begin to reveal a secret horror that has paralyzed the town.
"A comedy as dark as this town's secrets..." The forced civility at a small town Mayor's debate shows cracks as the shallow and petty candidates dig deep on property taxes, parking meters and cupcake flavors, cracks that begin to reveal a secret horror that has paralyzed the town.

WIGFIELD

comedy · ruckus rockwell & the unknown artists · Ages 17+ · world premiere · 75 mins · United States of America
Wigfield - the can-do town that just may not! - is shadowed by the Bulkwaller Dam, a structure the government wants to tear down. The "residents" (squatters) of Wigfield must prove they are a town worth saving and maybe, even recognizing.
Wigfield - the can-do town that just may not! - is shadowed by the Bulkwaller Dam, a structure the government wants to tear down. The "residents" (squatters) of Wigfield must prove they are a town worth saving and maybe, even recognizing.

BIRTHDAY

solo performance · michael david ker · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
Imagine you only had minutes to decide what to take before your house burns down. What would you grab? Michael David Ker took his family photos, his surfboard, and sense of humor…The fire was just the grand finale of a year full of loss. A deeply personal show is full of humor, heartbreak, and hope.
Imagine you only had minutes to decide what to take before your house burns down. What would you grab? Michael David Ker took his family photos, his surfboard, and sense of humor…The fire was just the grand finale of a year full of loss. A deeply personal show is full of humor, heartbreak, and hope.

INVITATION TO LOVE...AND DEATH

comedy · tj o'brien · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 75 mins · United States of America
In this world premiere dark comedy, hit reality show "Invitation to Love" is an unlikely cross between The Bachelor & American Idol: male & female "Love Guests" participate in talent competitions to stay to win a proposal from the bisexual "Love Host". Suddenly, it's targeted by a serial killer…
In this world premiere dark comedy, hit reality show "Invitation to Love" is an unlikely cross between The Bachelor & American Idol: male & female "Love Guests" participate in talent competitions to stay to win a proposal from the bisexual "Love Host". Suddenly, it's targeted by a serial killer…

MIL GRUS

dance & physical theatre · mil grus · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
LA’s premier bouffon troupe is a motley crew of miscreants who have crawled out of the gutter to make you question reality. This timeless satire features improvised feats of physical and existential comedy that defy explanation and provoke unfettered, eery glee. Come see what's behind the curtain...
LA’s premier bouffon troupe is a motley crew of miscreants who have crawled out of the gutter to make you question reality. This timeless satire features improvised feats of physical and existential comedy that defy explanation and provoke unfettered, eery glee. Come see what's behind the curtain...

THE DUCHESS & THE STRIPPER

ensemble theatre · david bosley · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · 55 mins · United States of America
In 1961 Baltimore, two of the most notorious home wreckers of all time, the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, and the Queen of Burlesque, Blaze Starr, meet in a strip club. More than skin is laid bare.
In 1961 Baltimore, two of the most notorious home wreckers of all time, the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, and the Queen of Burlesque, Blaze Starr, meet in a strip club. More than skin is laid bare.

2 FOR 1

solo performance · brown hill productionz · Ages 12+ · one person show · 80 mins · United States of America
2 FOR 1: Two hilarious one woman shows — for the price (and time) of one! Double the self-indulgence! Double the breakdowns! And twice you’ll ask — Is she ok? That's 2 FOR 1 on: Bellydance! Mild nudity! Sexualized dogs! Puppets! Ballet! Whipping! Eleganza! And NO safe words!
2 FOR 1: Two hilarious one woman shows — for the price (and time) of one! Double the self-indulgence! Double the breakdowns! And twice you’ll ask — Is she ok? That's 2 FOR 1 on: Bellydance! Mild nudity! Sexualized dogs! Puppets! Ballet! Whipping! Eleganza! And NO safe words!

OCTOPI WALL STREET

ensemble theatre · and/yet/1951 · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
Octopi Wall Street is a more shellfish look at climate change. The play comes at the issue through a series of vignettes told from the perspective of human and non-human entities. The opening monologue won the 2019 Monologue Selection at the Region 8 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Octopi Wall Street is a more shellfish look at climate change. The play comes at the issue through a series of vignettes told from the perspective of human and non-human entities. The opening monologue won the 2019 Monologue Selection at the Region 8 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

DEAR JEFF: A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT SUICIDE & DOMESTIC ABUSE

musicals and operas · good shows · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · 55 mins · United States of America
A one-woman musical with original songs written and performed by Callie Ott. Based on her true story, Callie was in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend Jeff. But if she ever broke up with him, he would threaten to kill himself. Finally, she did... and he did.
A one-woman musical with original songs written and performed by Callie Ott. Based on her true story, Callie was in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend Jeff. But if she ever broke up with him, he would threaten to kill himself. Finally, she did... and he did.

YES. NO. MAYBE.

ensemble theatre · suttle dramas · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 80 mins · United States of America
Dark Sexy Dramedy: In these #MeToo times, people are speaking out about sexual abuse, but some people happily/consciously use sex to get ahead. Would you sleep with someone to get a job? Would you let your partner sleep with someone if it would boost your careers? Monogamy or $1M for one night?
Dark Sexy Dramedy: In these #MeToo times, people are speaking out about sexual abuse, but some people happily/consciously use sex to get ahead. Would you sleep with someone to get a job? Would you let your partner sleep with someone if it would boost your careers? Monogamy or $1M for one night?