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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 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 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
wirly is back in action for a full show. She may or may not juggle. She may or may not swallow a sword, but she most definitely will confuse you. Come in with an open mind, leave with it even more open. USE CODE: "RUBE" TO ADD TWIRLY'S COMIC BOOK TO YOUR ORDER!
wirly is back in action for a full show. She may or may not juggle. She may or may not swallow a sword, but she most definitely will confuse you. Come in with an open mind, leave with it even more open. USE CODE: "RUBE" TO ADD TWIRLY'S COMIC BOOK TO YOUR ORDER!

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.

THE BACKLINERS

comedy · the backliners · 90 mins · United States of America
The Backliners are an up-and-coming improv team! They envision a world where improv has become a widely accepted and sought after form of entertainment. The team has sold out shows in venues such as Room 41, Secret Rose Theater and Flappers Comedy Club. Let's have a laugh!
The Backliners are an up-and-coming improv team! They envision a world where improv has become a widely accepted and sought after form of entertainment. The team has sold out shows in venues such as Room 41, Secret Rose Theater and Flappers Comedy Club. Let's have a laugh!

LEAR / LOMAN - THE BEST OF INK @FRINGE

ensemble theatre · 2cents theatre group · Ages 14+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
Willy Loman crashes into King Lear’s home in Purgatory, where they examine the harsh realities of their lives. Lear has frequent upsetting delusions of his life & Loman watches the damage he caused his family in life & after death. 2Cents Theatre's selection for the 2019 Best of INK Fest @Fringe!
Willy Loman crashes into King Lear’s home in Purgatory, where they examine the harsh realities of their lives. Lear has frequent upsetting delusions of his life & Loman watches the damage he caused his family in life & after death. 2Cents Theatre's selection for the 2019 Best of INK Fest @Fringe!

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
Based on her true story, a one-woman musical with original songs written and performed by Callie Ott. Produced by Conor Hanney.
Based on her true story, a one-woman musical with original songs written and performed by Callie Ott. Produced by Conor Hanney.

YES. NO. MAYBE.

ensemble theatre · pre-mortem prods · 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?

MORAL FIXATION

ensemble theatre · cara loften · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 55 mins · United States of America
Caleb and Claire are a totally happy, quirky, sober couple. But when a (maybe not so) sordid detail from Caleb's past comes to light, Claire's (over the top) reaction has them, and a few close friends, talking a lot about sex and morals. A dark comedy with (a wounded) heart.
Caleb and Claire are a totally happy, quirky, sober couple. But when a (maybe not so) sordid detail from Caleb's past comes to light, Claire's (over the top) reaction has them, and a few close friends, talking a lot about sex and morals. A dark comedy with (a wounded) heart.

Jessie's Messy Mind

As an artist living with schizo-affective, Jessie reveals mental difference in a refreshing new way. With original music, hilarious alternate personalities and a look inside a true manic episode, you'll see crazy like you've never seen it before.

Jessie's Messy Mind

A "crazy" solo show that makes a mental difference. Jessie is an artist with schizo-affective whose show is a refreshing, humorous look into the heart of mental difference. You'll either leave enlightened or simply lightened up!

Motivational. Transformational.

A gripping story that will ENGAGE, INSPIRE & MOTIVATE YOU. It blends humor & the passion we all share to live an epic life. In his unconscious moment of death, Mike reaches out to his sons with loving messages to live big, purposeful lives.

FERTILE.

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