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GRAIL PROJECT

ensemble theatre · theatre movement bazaar · Ages 8+ · 80 mins · United States of America
TMB delivers a humorous and contemporary unraveling of the Arthur legend and Grail myth in this woven tapestry of original text, song, dance, and unique physicality. Ovation Award Winner: Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Choreography. "They have turned base metal into gold!" Fringe Review
TMB delivers a humorous and contemporary unraveling of the Arthur legend and Grail myth in this woven tapestry of original text, song, dance, and unique physicality. Ovation Award Winner: Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Choreography. "They have turned base metal into gold!" Fringe Review

INTERRUPTED SPEECH

ensemble theatre · castlehill productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · 30 mins · United States of America
Interrupted (Speech) is a one-act play that follows the lives of two gay characters who examine their history, identity, memories, and sexuality. It is both a coming of age story and an identity piece told primarily through monologue and movement.
Interrupted (Speech) is a one-act play that follows the lives of two gay characters who examine their history, identity, memories, and sexuality. It is both a coming of age story and an identity piece told primarily through monologue and movement.

NO JOKE

comedy · nojoke · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 30 mins · United States of America
No Joke is a political satire about the immigration crisis in the United States. A Mexican and an Italian share their immigration stories to a clueless American who carelessly spins them into an Instagram post for likes. Join the show with your thoughts and prayers ready at your fingertips!
No Joke is a political satire about the immigration crisis in the United States. A Mexican and an Italian share their immigration stories to a clueless American who carelessly spins them into an Instagram post for likes. Join the show with your thoughts and prayers ready at your fingertips!

PROPELLED POWER: DUCHESS ELIZABETH, EVA BRAUN, MAMIE TILL

solo performance · art of acting studio · Ages 18+ · 90 mins · United States of America
These three original pieces were written, directed, and performed by recent graduates of the Art of Acting Studio Professional Conservatory. Developed in 2018 as a classroom project, each is an artistic and creative exploration of the life of a notable person throughout history.
These three original pieces were written, directed, and performed by recent graduates of the Art of Acting Studio Professional Conservatory. Developed in 2018 as a classroom project, each is an artistic and creative exploration of the life of a notable person throughout history.

BUSHWICK

ensemble theatre · the bear's pursuit · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
Skip, Lexi, and Byron gotta find a sublet and they gotta find it fast. When an unsuspecting guest shows up, their hopes and dreams for the perfect roommate goes mysteriously awry.
Skip, Lexi, and Byron gotta find a sublet and they gotta find it fast. When an unsuspecting guest shows up, their hopes and dreams for the perfect roommate goes mysteriously awry.

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.

MEET ME IN MIZZERY

solo performance · good shows · Ages 13+ · one person show · 55 mins · United States of America
Based on her conservative upbringing in Missouri, a one-woman comedy written and performed by Lindsey Mallard. Directed by Nate Sherman. Produced by Conor Hanney.
Based on her conservative upbringing in Missouri, a one-woman comedy written and performed by Lindsey Mallard. Directed by Nate Sherman. Produced by Conor Hanney.

WHERE THE ROSES BLOOM

ensemble theatre · hot box productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 65 mins · United States of America
Lizette has always been one to play by the rules of society. With a mother who always knows best, she finds herself having difficulty separating her choices from what's expected from her. On her own for the first time, Lizette is faced with questioning her identity and beliefs.
Lizette has always been one to play by the rules of society. With a mother who always knows best, she finds herself having difficulty separating her choices from what's expected from her. On her own for the first time, Lizette is faced with questioning her identity and beliefs.

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.

WAITING

ensemble theatre · new concepts theatre company · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 75 mins · United States of America
the world has become numb to unspeakable tragedies... but how does one stay numb when terror strikes so close to home?
the world has become numb to unspeakable tragedies... but how does one stay numb when terror strikes so close to home?

THE CIRCLE TABLE

ensemble theatre · flat tire theatre company · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
The Circle Table explores several vignettes threading characters and relationships via FaceTime/phone calls and asks: How does digital communication hamper or enhance analog components of life like love, family, depression, self-exploration and fulfillment?
The Circle Table explores several vignettes threading characters and relationships via FaceTime/phone calls and asks: How does digital communication hamper or enhance analog components of life like love, family, depression, self-exploration and fulfillment?

GHOST TOWN

solo performance · constance ejuma · Ages 15+ · one person show · 1hr · United States of America
'Ghost Town' is a solo play about the Anglophone Crisis in the central African nation of Cameroon. Written, produced and performed by Constance Ejuma and directed by Jude Yong, the show explores the conflicting political ideologies which are leading the country towards a civil war.
'Ghost Town' is a solo play about the Anglophone Crisis in the central African nation of Cameroon. Written, produced and performed by Constance Ejuma and directed by Jude Yong, the show explores the conflicting political ideologies which are leading the country towards a civil war.

THE SAME ROOM

ensemble theatre · lucid dramatics · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
It's time to move on... if only they could get out. Thyma & Aspid have unfinished business, but will it stay that way? What comes next? Or is this... it?
It's time to move on... if only they could get out. Thyma & Aspid have unfinished business, but will it stay that way? What comes next? Or is this... it?

FEELING LUCKY

comedy · stealfire productions / fable entertainment · Ages 10+ · world premiere · 55 mins · United States of America
A comedy about men and women straddling the elusive line between true love and a broken heart who discover that in the game of love what you see is not always what you get. | www.feelingluckyplay.com
A comedy about men and women straddling the elusive line between true love and a broken heart who discover that in the game of love what you see is not always what you get. | www.feelingluckyplay.com

MAGIC AS MEDIUM

cabaret & variety · siegfried tieber · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 50 mins · United States of America
An exploration of classic and neoclassic pieces of magic, viewed from a contemporary perspective. An interactive performance that invites audience members to become active participants, guided by storyteller and sleight of hand artist Siegfried Tieber.
An exploration of classic and neoclassic pieces of magic, viewed from a contemporary perspective. An interactive performance that invites audience members to become active participants, guided by storyteller and sleight of hand artist Siegfried Tieber.

LOVE, MADNESS, AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

"A Powerful One-Man Show" "Cox takes on different personalities, channeling sorrow, outrage or compassion with stirring conviction" Sun, June 09 - Sun, Jun 23 Friday and Saturdays @ 8:30 pm Sundays@ 4:30pm Tickets: hff19.org/5920

SYLUS 2020

The most evil man in the world, Sylus Rothchild is running for president! Join him and his campaign manager Dragon puppet in this fast paced, dark comedy.

Mil Grus

LA’s premier bouffon troupe: a motley crew of miscreants have crawled out of the gutter to make you question reality. Our feats of physical and existential comedy defy explanation and provoke unfettered, eery glee. Come see what's behind the curtain.

Anna St. Hesia Dreams

Anna is trapped in an anesthesia-related coma. Her only way out is to sink deeper into fantasy – a dark fairytale where people weave dreams into tourist destinations. When reality isn’t worth it, is fantasy the next best thing?