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THE ELEVATOR

ensemble theatre · cursed champagne productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
A young office worker, in the midst of her midday malaise, boards an elevator that continues up beyond the office to an enchanted and unknown land. There, she encounters mythical creatures, dastardly villains, and helping hands who show her whether or not the daily grind is what she's meant to do.
A young office worker, in the midst of her midday malaise, boards an elevator that continues up beyond the office to an enchanted and unknown land. There, she encounters mythical creatures, dastardly villains, and helping hands who show her whether or not the daily grind is what she's meant to do.

REALITY STAR

ensemble theatre · potential celebrities theatre company · Ages 15+ · 1hr · United States of America
When a mega-famous reality star ends up on her deathbed, her momager must find a way to make sure their fame lasts forever. This darkly comedic satire explores our 21st-century obsession with reality TV and instant fame.
When a mega-famous reality star ends up on her deathbed, her momager must find a way to make sure their fame lasts forever. This darkly comedic satire explores our 21st-century obsession with reality TV and instant fame.

DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE

hyde · Ages 10+ · family friendly · flashing lights · world premiere · 80 mins to 90 mins · United States of America
Dr. Jekyll develops a serum designed to eradicate evil from the human psyche. However, during this moral investigation, things take a wicked turn! Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this two-person comedy will have you questioning your own sanity!
Dr. Jekyll develops a serum designed to eradicate evil from the human psyche. However, during this moral investigation, things take a wicked turn! Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this two-person comedy will have you questioning your own sanity!

WHITE PEOPLE DRINKING

the zoo theatre co. · Ages 21+ · 100 mins · United States of America
"If you think it's about you -- you're probably right" A bored billionaire and his wife hold a charade of a dinner party. When their guests arrive, they take their coats and strip away societal constructs, what remains is...all too human.
"If you think it's about you -- you're probably right" A bored billionaire and his wife hold a charade of a dinner party. When their guests arrive, they take their coats and strip away societal constructs, what remains is...all too human.

THE SOWER

ensemble theatre · the bear’s pursuit · Ages 12+ · family friendly · 90 mins · United States of America
"Guard this with your life!" What was it that led artist Vincent van Gogh to sever his ear and give it to a prostitute? The Sower examines the tormented genius of this incredibly paradoxical artist.
"Guard this with your life!" What was it that led artist Vincent van Gogh to sever his ear and give it to a prostitute? The Sower examines the tormented genius of this incredibly paradoxical artist.

MY CALICO SOUL

solo performance · steve brock · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · 50 mins · United States of America
My Calico Soul is a journey of taking all the labels that get thrust upon us or even give to ourselves and fully embracing them including bisexuality.
My Calico Soul is a journey of taking all the labels that get thrust upon us or even give to ourselves and fully embracing them including bisexuality.

BLIND SPOTS

ensemble theatre · dalton-pawle productions · Ages 16+ · 1hr · United States of America
In Colette Freedman’s BLIND SPOTS, politics become personal when the homophobic, reactionary president of a small New England college tries to quiet her sister’s poison pen by blackmailing her, leading to a showdown in which dark family secrets are exposed.
In Colette Freedman’s BLIND SPOTS, politics become personal when the homophobic, reactionary president of a small New England college tries to quiet her sister’s poison pen by blackmailing her, leading to a showdown in which dark family secrets are exposed.

THE DEAD GUY

comedy · mfa in television, film and theatre, cal state la · Ages 14+ · 80 mins · United States of America
A multimedia satirical comedy about Reality TV where the audience determines the outcome of Eldon, a down-and-out guy offered a million dollars to spend for one week in exchange for a live broadcast of his demise chosen by the online voters: How will he go? Only YOU know....
A multimedia satirical comedy about Reality TV where the audience determines the outcome of Eldon, a down-and-out guy offered a million dollars to spend for one week in exchange for a live broadcast of his demise chosen by the online voters: How will he go? Only YOU know....

THE LAST ONE-MAN SHOW (LITERALLY)

solo performance · ape x · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · 45 mins · United States of America
From the writer of award-winning "Letterz 2 2pac" and "Too Many Hitlers", "The Last One-Man Show (LITERALLY)" is the story of an underground comedian (LITERALLY), the lone survivor of WWIII. He still has his dreams, but when you’re the last one left, killing is only suicide. Hilarious!
From the writer of award-winning "Letterz 2 2pac" and "Too Many Hitlers", "The Last One-Man Show (LITERALLY)" is the story of an underground comedian (LITERALLY), the lone survivor of WWIII. He still has his dreams, but when you’re the last one left, killing is only suicide. Hilarious!

A LIFE BEHIND BARS

shadowcast theatre works · Ages 18+ · one person show · 75 mins · United States of America
A hilarious & seedy tour-de-force roller coaster ride of after-hour whiskey shots, horror films and rock & roll. Dan Ruth shares dark comic monologues, interwoven with characters he's encountered while working & drinking in the bars & dives of pre-gentrified NYC with universal results.
A hilarious & seedy tour-de-force roller coaster ride of after-hour whiskey shots, horror films and rock & roll. Dan Ruth shares dark comic monologues, interwoven with characters he's encountered while working & drinking in the bars & dives of pre-gentrified NYC with universal results.

THE MIDNIGHT MENAGERIE

comedy · the bardic bastards · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 50 mins · United States of America
On the eve of his first film's release, a scorned Mafioso-boss-turned-screenwriter invites the production team responsible for his misery to a midnight dinner complete with a full course of bloody revenge. A wild dark comedy in one act.
On the eve of his first film's release, a scorned Mafioso-boss-turned-screenwriter invites the production team responsible for his misery to a midnight dinner complete with a full course of bloody revenge. A wild dark comedy in one act.

CONVERTED

ensemble theatre · william tolan lawrence · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 45 mins · United States of America
Matt and Zeke get caught having sex at a gay conversion therapy camp in southern Ohio. As punishment for their sins, Brother Mike and Sister Constance devise a plot to cure them of their illness, and exorcise a few homosexual demons along the way. An original one-act comedy.
Matt and Zeke get caught having sex at a gay conversion therapy camp in southern Ohio. As punishment for their sins, Brother Mike and Sister Constance devise a plot to cure them of their illness, and exorcise a few homosexual demons along the way. An original one-act comedy.

EARWORM

ensemble theatre · impaired vision productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America
Earworm follows a group of people who each have a song stuck in their head that they're dying to get out. It deals with themes of mental health, relationships, and how we perceive the world. This story is tied together with familiar songs that will surely stick with you when the performance is over.
Earworm follows a group of people who each have a song stuck in their head that they're dying to get out. It deals with themes of mental health, relationships, and how we perceive the world. This story is tied together with familiar songs that will surely stick with you when the performance is over.

GLITCH

ensemble theatre · rough riders theatre cavalry · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 50 mins · United States of America
Six years after Jonathan massacred thirteen students he is giving his first interview. Rachel, an up and coming journalist, is given the opportunity of a lifetime to interview him. When the two meet Rachel discovers that Jonathan is not what the media made him out to be.
Six years after Jonathan massacred thirteen students he is giving his first interview. Rachel, an up and coming journalist, is given the opportunity of a lifetime to interview him. When the two meet Rachel discovers that Jonathan is not what the media made him out to be.

LADY FARTS

comedy · lady farts · Ages 18+ · 40 mins · United States of America
Lady Farts is an exploration of two women's journeys from childhood to adulthood, as non-conforming, slightly awkward, mostly outrageous "ladies." Covering everything from sexuality to religion to mental health to addressing the expectations of what women should be in today's society.
Lady Farts is an exploration of two women's journeys from childhood to adulthood, as non-conforming, slightly awkward, mostly outrageous "ladies." Covering everything from sexuality to religion to mental health to addressing the expectations of what women should be in today's society.

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