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PAPER TRAILS

ensemble theatre · off the page productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 30 mins · United States of America
Hard as we try to bury the truth… sometimes it emerges in unexpected ways. Three funny and poignant short plays explore the records we keep and the stories they tell.
Hard as we try to bury the truth… sometimes it emerges in unexpected ways. Three funny and poignant short plays explore the records we keep and the stories they tell.

BECOMING PEACE

solo performance · common peace, center for the advancement of nonviolence · Ages 15+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · 75 mins · United States of America
Becoming Peace, A One Woman Rhythmic Dramedy about Power, Culture, Violence and Nonviolence - rhythmically explores the little known Power and Possibility of Nonviolence (Satyagraha/Ahimsa) - and just how much Life and the World can transform when we "attack the wrong and not the wrongdoer!"
Becoming Peace, A One Woman Rhythmic Dramedy about Power, Culture, Violence and Nonviolence - rhythmically explores the little known Power and Possibility of Nonviolence (Satyagraha/Ahimsa) - and just how much Life and the World can transform when we "attack the wrong and not the wrongdoer!"

SON OF A BITCH

ensemble theatre · beastly prozorovs · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America
In 1980, Lee Atwater was a scrappy Southern strategist. By 1990, he'd changed American politics forever. A year later, he was dead. A new play about the legacy of the Bad Boy of the GOP, from the creators of HFF18 hits "Keeping Up With the Prozorovs" and "A Beast/A Burden".
In 1980, Lee Atwater was a scrappy Southern strategist. By 1990, he'd changed American politics forever. A year later, he was dead. A new play about the legacy of the Bad Boy of the GOP, from the creators of HFF18 hits "Keeping Up With the Prozorovs" and "A Beast/A Burden".

FIFTY SHADES OF MELANIA

comedy · liana mesaikou · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · 50 mins · United States of America
Victim or accomplice? Trapped or willing agent? Melania Trump is an enigma. This comedy show aims to explore the various faces of FLOTUS, who really doesn’t care. Or does she? Do u? What are some of the stereotypes women exploit or fight to reverse? What is our complicity as the audience?
Victim or accomplice? Trapped or willing agent? Melania Trump is an enigma. This comedy show aims to explore the various faces of FLOTUS, who really doesn’t care. Or does she? Do u? What are some of the stereotypes women exploit or fight to reverse? What is our complicity as the audience?

THE FLOWER SOCIETY

ensemble theatre · rough riders theatre cavalry · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
"The Flower Society" by Maryanne Householder, is a one act play that depicts the lives of four homeless women and their survival methods combatted with their personal struggles on the streets.
"The Flower Society" by Maryanne Householder, is a one act play that depicts the lives of four homeless women and their survival methods combatted with their personal struggles on the streets.

GHOST TOWN

solo performance · constance ejuma · Ages 15+ · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
'Ghost Town' is a solo performance about the Anglophone Crisis in the West African nation of Cameroon. Written, produced and performed by Constance Ejuma. Directed by Jude Yong.
'Ghost Town' is a solo performance about the Anglophone Crisis in the West African nation of Cameroon. Written, produced and performed by Constance Ejuma. Directed by Jude Yong.

EARTH STORIES: OUR CLIMATE AND OUR FUTURE

events & workshops · matt almos · Ages 12+ · 1hr · United States of America
In March 2019, Matt Almos (co-founder of Burglars of Hamm) attended the leadership training symposium for the Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore. In this workshop tailored for the LA creative community, he'll share what he learned about the crisis and the potential solutions.
In March 2019, Matt Almos (co-founder of Burglars of Hamm) attended the leadership training symposium for the Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore. In this workshop tailored for the LA creative community, he'll share what he learned about the crisis and the potential solutions.

COME ON DOWN

comedy · the unknown artists · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
The creator of the known universe is tried and convicted for negligence, incompetence, and constructing a dimension without the proper authorization. As punishment he his banished to live amongst his illegal creation in Alabama.
The creator of the known universe is tried and convicted for negligence, incompetence, and constructing a dimension without the proper authorization. As punishment he his banished to live amongst his illegal creation in Alabama.

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN TRYING TO WOKE

comedy · chris valenti · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 50 mins · United States of America
Five short plays showing the middle age white guy struggling to fit in during these changing times.
Five short plays showing the middle age white guy struggling to fit in during these changing times.

WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?

ensemble theatre · matthew hennigar · Ages 14+ · 90 mins · United States of America
‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ follows each of the words in that joke as a character as they try to figure out their meaning and reach the ‘real world’. A philosophical quest rooted in the politics of Trump's America, this show had a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run in London last year.
‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ follows each of the words in that joke as a character as they try to figure out their meaning and reach the ‘real world’. A philosophical quest rooted in the politics of Trump's America, this show had a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run in London last year.

THE LAYERS OF TOM LEHRER

comedy · peas in a pod productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
In the 50s, during the Cold War nuclear panic, mathematician TOM LEHRER became an international comedy sensation. He sang twisted tunes & satirized war, sex, racism, religion, & politics. With a side order of Elements. Comedian & pianist ALLAN MURRAY brings Tom & his acid-tinged ditties to life.
In the 50s, during the Cold War nuclear panic, mathematician TOM LEHRER became an international comedy sensation. He sang twisted tunes & satirized war, sex, racism, religion, & politics. With a side order of Elements. Comedian & pianist ALLAN MURRAY brings Tom & his acid-tinged ditties to life.

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.

THE 2ND ANNUAL TRUMP FAMILY SPECIAL

cabaret & variety · theatre planners tours · Ages 15+ · 70 mins · United States of America
What if the First Family put on a live musical TV special - just like the Brady Bunch - starring Ice Princess Ivanka, her numbnut brothers, a still-not-caring Melania, and a host of ex’s and deplorables. “The faux family-friendly event quickly devolves into hilarious insanity.” (The Advocate)
What if the First Family put on a live musical TV special - just like the Brady Bunch - starring Ice Princess Ivanka, her numbnut brothers, a still-not-caring Melania, and a host of ex’s and deplorables. “The faux family-friendly event quickly devolves into hilarious insanity.” (The Advocate)

DYING FOR OUR VOICES

dance & physical theatre · no applicable · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 1hr to 90 mins · United States of America
Our journalists are in danger – being forsaken by their people and slaughtered for their pursuit of the truth. As a multidisciplinary piece performed in three different languages, Dying for Our Voices explores that pursuit’s high costs, its global impacts, and personal consequences.
Our journalists are in danger – being forsaken by their people and slaughtered for their pursuit of the truth. As a multidisciplinary piece performed in three different languages, Dying for Our Voices explores that pursuit’s high costs, its global impacts, and personal consequences.

LINCOLN 2020

ensemble theatre · spacewhale theatre company · Ages 13+ · 90 mins · United States of America
Like a lot of people today, jaded campaign manager Tess Baker (think Jessica Jones meets Josh Lyman) is sick of politics. She’s just about ready to throw in the towel when somebody wakes up a candidate she can work with - Abraham Lincoln.
Like a lot of people today, jaded campaign manager Tess Baker (think Jessica Jones meets Josh Lyman) is sick of politics. She’s just about ready to throw in the towel when somebody wakes up a candidate she can work with - Abraham Lincoln.

An American Video Store

Taking place over 3 pivotal moments in the history of the American Video Store, our intimate story of clerks and customers examines the rise and fall of a cultural phenomenon that defined a generation.

TOBINCON

Actor and comedian Tobin Mitnick dives into the grotesque and hilarious world of online grifters with sketch and stand-up in order to show us that the game may have changed, but the players are all still here.

DOZED & CONFUSED

Carl Kozlowski fell asleep at the wheel of his car, made Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank think he died mid-interview and had to race an LA bus at 90 mph. Now he's ready to share his craziest narcoleptic misadventures with you. Strap in!