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NEKO

ensemble theatre · csula goes to the fringe & cta · Ages 10+ · United States
"Sometimes life's little demons have nine lives." Written by Barbara Ishida & Directed by Aurora Lizardi Run Time: 1hr, a dark comedy about cats, healing, and family.
"Sometimes life's little demons have nine lives." Written by Barbara Ishida & Directed by Aurora Lizardi Run Time: 1hr, a dark comedy about cats, healing, and family.

A MESSAGE FROM A DYING SOLDIER

solo performance · rabbits 2u productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
This will be a solo performance highlighing the current state of Peace, Freedom, and Liberty in our world, inspired by Tomas Young's final letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Young is an Iraq Veteran who was injured in 2004 and has decided to end his life.
This will be a solo performance highlighing the current state of Peace, Freedom, and Liberty in our world, inspired by Tomas Young's final letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Young is an Iraq Veteran who was injured in 2004 and has decided to end his life.

BLINDSIDED

solo performance · ask flash productions · Ages 16+ · one person show · 80 mins · United States of America
Blindsided is a one woman show about friendship, loss, and...a talking dog.
Blindsided is a one woman show about friendship, loss, and...a talking dog.

VIVALDI'S WINTER

ensemble theatre · the smiley face and the frown entertainment group · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States
A woman sacrificing her happiness to marry the love of her life who is fighting against his sexuality to be one with God and be normal in the eyes of society. Lovers torn apart in a battle for survival where only one will win. 1 project, 2 actors, 3 stories, and 4 characters.
A woman sacrificing her happiness to marry the love of her life who is fighting against his sexuality to be one with God and be normal in the eyes of society. Lovers torn apart in a battle for survival where only one will win. 1 project, 2 actors, 3 stories, and 4 characters.

STRANDED

ensemble theatre · fermented apples · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States
Inspired by writings and journals of SYLVIA PLATH and MARILYN MONROE, STRANDED takes a deep look inside two great minds to untangle love, loss and our inevitable desire for connection, as well as the effects of Sexual Abuse on Mental Health.
Inspired by writings and journals of SYLVIA PLATH and MARILYN MONROE, STRANDED takes a deep look inside two great minds to untangle love, loss and our inevitable desire for connection, as well as the effects of Sexual Abuse on Mental Health.

BOBBYWOOD: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BOBBY THE BELLBOY?

solo performance · bill ratner · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America
✪✪ "BEST OF HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2013 SHOW EXTENSION," 2013, LOFT SOLOFEST 2013 INVITEE ✪✪ I Love Lucy’s Bobby the Bellboy was Bill Ratner’s uncle. Join the search for Bobby starring Best of Fringe Extension Honoree and 8-time Moth StorySLAM winner, renowned voice actor Bill Ratner.
✪✪ "BEST OF HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2013 SHOW EXTENSION," 2013, LOFT SOLOFEST 2013 INVITEE ✪✪ I Love Lucy’s Bobby the Bellboy was Bill Ratner’s uncle. Join the search for Bobby starring Best of Fringe Extension Honoree and 8-time Moth StorySLAM winner, renowned voice actor Bill Ratner.

COMEDY, DEATH, AND A NEW FERRARI

solo performance · individual · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · United States
Comedy, Death, and a New Ferrari is a funny and heart-warming one woman show about a young college grad, Jen, who tries to convince her mother as to why she wants to become a comic. In doing so, Jen relives her joke-cracking father's battle with cancer to lead her straight to the answer.
Comedy, Death, and a New Ferrari is a funny and heart-warming one woman show about a young college grad, Jen, who tries to convince her mother as to why she wants to become a comic. In doing so, Jen relives her joke-cracking father's battle with cancer to lead her straight to the answer.

DADDY DIDN'T DIE, DID HE?

comedy · will matthews & casey christensen · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Thanks to his oddball mourners, Daddy's funeral is running way behind schedule and it's up to one overwhelmed undertaker to get it back on track in this farcical one-act written and performed by Will Matthews (Punk'd) & Casey Christensen (Chelsea Lately). Directed by Jeffrey Addiss (The Majestic).
Thanks to his oddball mourners, Daddy's funeral is running way behind schedule and it's up to one overwhelmed undertaker to get it back on track in this farcical one-act written and performed by Will Matthews (Punk'd) & Casey Christensen (Chelsea Lately). Directed by Jeffrey Addiss (The Majestic).

YOU MAKE ME PHYSICALLY ILL: EPISODE 2 "LOVE NEVER DIES"

comedy · seat of your pants productions · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States
A father tries to develop his version of the musical "Love Never Dies" starring his daughters and finds himself staging it in a strip club. One of his daughter's boyfriend tries to stop it from happening and high junks ensue.
A father tries to develop his version of the musical "Love Never Dies" starring his daughters and finds himself staging it in a strip club. One of his daughter's boyfriend tries to stop it from happening and high junks ensue.

AT HOME AT THE ZOO

ensemble theatre · underdog theatre comapny · Ages 18+ · United States
At Home at the Zoo combines the prequel Home Life and Albee’s classic story, Zoo Story. Peter and Ann have everything a married couple could want, yet they have problems communicating about where the spark is in their marriage. The tone changes when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.
At Home at the Zoo combines the prequel Home Life and Albee’s classic story, Zoo Story. Peter and Ann have everything a married couple could want, yet they have problems communicating about where the spark is in their marriage. The tone changes when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.

YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

comedy · mixtape theatre · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States
Georgia has literally lost her ability to laugh. Kyle is worried that whatever took his wife’s sense of humor is also erasing her personality. Enter Dr. Magdalena Popescu, a neurophysinarcissist with the solution - radical measures to recover their authentic selves.
Georgia has literally lost her ability to laugh. Kyle is worried that whatever took his wife’s sense of humor is also erasing her personality. Enter Dr. Magdalena Popescu, a neurophysinarcissist with the solution - radical measures to recover their authentic selves.

THE BEATING

ensemble theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.
Should a parent ever strike a child? What if it's not their own child? Is it a right of parents everywhere to strike any child? What if they deserve it? Should the government be involved? The jury has been summoned, the lawyers' antics begin, and the judge holds court in this absurdist romp.

ABSOLUTELY FILTHY (AN UNAUTHORIZED PEANUTS PARODY)

comedy · a sacred fools production · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · includes nudity · United States
An unauthorized parody of Peanuts, a critically acclaimed dark comedy for mature audiences only and a night after which you will never look at a hula-hoop the same way again.
An unauthorized parody of Peanuts, a critically acclaimed dark comedy for mature audiences only and a night after which you will never look at a hula-hoop the same way again.

MISSHAPEN

ensemble theatre · buried moon productions · Ages 14+ · United States
MisShapen is a hilarious and touching new piece of theatre exploring distorted self-image and the modern world's obsession over appearance. Follow us into this fast paced, heartfelt and strikingly absurd variety show.
MisShapen is a hilarious and touching new piece of theatre exploring distorted self-image and the modern world's obsession over appearance. Follow us into this fast paced, heartfelt and strikingly absurd variety show.

ANCHOR

ensemble theatre · haley's flight, llc · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States
A one act play about psychologist Dr. Leon Gold’s fractured professional and personal life. When Leon is introduced to a new, high crisis patient – Parker, a champion swimmer on the brink of becoming a suicide statistic, Leon is forced to confront his own troubled relationship with his son.
A one act play about psychologist Dr. Leon Gold’s fractured professional and personal life. When Leon is introduced to a new, high crisis patient – Parker, a champion swimmer on the brink of becoming a suicide statistic, Leon is forced to confront his own troubled relationship with his son.