The 6th annual UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL

 

September 17 – November 22, 2015

 

Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street, New York City

 

 

UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL™ is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. Through a variety of one-person shows, the Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual. Productions are selected from openly solicited submissions and presented at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Renowned solo performers as well as new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, drama: tragedy or comedy). The artists benefit from being presented by United Solo, a company made up of artists and producers with vast experience in solo performance. Theatre companies are given the opportunity to reach out to the industry, generate income from ticket sales from up to eight performances at the Festival, and receive media attention through previews, profiles, and reviews. Shows are also considered for participation in the exclusive United Solo showcase in Europe, as well as for script publication and other honors at the Festival. More information about the application process can be found here.

 

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2015 United Solo is the world’s largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 6th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.
 



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Performed by YokkoJapan

Thu 9/17 7:30pm

drama, tragedy, storytelling, dance, movement, classic, 60 min.

Using the Japanese dance form Butoh and an adapted text, Yokko brings the spirit of Medea to life. This fusion of Eastern dance and Western drama puts the audience inside Medea’s dark and desperate struggle. Trapped in the underworld, she is forever cursed to relive her tragic journey through love, hate, and ultimate loss. Director: Brian Rhinehart. Text & Adaptation: Sean Michael Welch. Lighting Design: Derek Van Heel. Costume Design: Deepsikha Chatterjee. Co-Choreographer: Jordan Rosin. Show image by Vanessa Teran. Recommended for: theatre community, butoh community, ethnic community (Japanese). Links: show, artist, video, review, related.

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Written and Performed by Susan FerraraNew York

Thu 9/17 9:00pm

drama, storytelling, 60 min.

THE WONDER follows a New Yorker through the city on an ordinary Tuesday morning in September. The ordinary people we meet, the ordinary things we see, on an extraordinary day in a time marked forever. A true story about the morning of 9/11. The neighborhood. The people. And one diabetic cat. Best Production Award, United Solo 2014. Co-Directors: Julie Ann Emery and Kevin Earley. Lighting Design: Dan O'Brien. Show image by Mina Widmer. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Anna CarolFlorida

Fri 9/18 6:00pm

comedy, 60 min.

Share a dressing room with Aunt Nona before she makes her Midwestern debut on the Great White Way…in Fargo, North Dakota. Through standup, improv, and storytelling, she joyfully recounts her idiosyncratic world of true fears, jingle writing, cookies and bars, gay nephews, drag queens, meat raffles, and lady locker rooms. Director: Joshua Chase Gold. Stage Manager: Karlyn Muzik. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Kristin RoderickNew York

Fri 9/18 7:30pm

musical, 60 min.

Through alcohol-themed jazz standards, we chronicle the romantic highs and lows of our writer/performer. Boozy jazz songs, stories of creepy Casanovas and drunken mishaps converge for the perfect cocktail of comedy and cabaret. Come join us for a night that will leave you shaken and stirred with laughter. Director: Justin Stoney. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Sherry GlaserNew York

Fri 9/18 9:00pm

comedy, 105 min.

Miguel De Cervantes laments his servile position in life only to be chosen as the vessel for the Second coming of the Great Jewish Mother of us all, Ma. Miguel shares his comic adventures with psychics, colon hydrotherapy, and falling in love with himself preparing for Ma's arrival. Ma returns to earth to tell her side of the creation story. Show image by Sherri Carroll. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Jewish, Hispanic). Links: artist, video, video2.

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Written and Performed by Steve BelangerNew York

Sat 9/19 2:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

From his ill-timed birth, through his awkward adolescent phase, to a series of disastrous jobs, Steve has survived decades of bad timing. He even endured a comically calamitous career at the world’s most notorious magazine. Despite a lifetime of miserable miscues, this tale has a happy ending. Director: Richard Kline. Show image by Timothy Devine. Recommended for: adults. Links: show, artist.

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Written and Performed by Joe GullaNew York

Sat 9/19 4:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

In the tradition of legendary monologist Spalding Gray, Actor/Playwright Joe Gulla sits alone at a table…notebook and bottle of water at the ready! “Daddy” is the final part of Joe Gulla’s popular “Bronx Queen Trilogy.” Gulla’s latest picks up where “The Bronx Queen” (United Solo Festival Winner: Best Comedic Script 2012, Most Popular Show 2013) and “Faggy at 50” (United Solo Festival Winner: Best One-Man Show 2014) left off. Director: Brian Rardin. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, review, related.

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Performed by Ioan ArdeleanRomania

Sat 9/19 7:30pm

drama, comedy, 60 min.

An unemployed actor reconnects with an old friend who is about to direct a major movie. The director tells him to go home and wait for a telegram with travel instructions. An exploration of the dreams of an unknown artist. Director: Joan Kane. Dramaturg & Stage Manager: Bruce A! Kraemer. Composer: Cornel Sorian. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, related.

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Written and Performed by Mart SanderEstonia

Sat 9/19 9:00pm

drama, multi-media, horror, 75 min.

A nerve-racking horror story, which uses minimalist means to draw the viewer deeper into the maze of fear and mistakes with every unexpected twist. An alcoholic writer is beginning to receive bizarre phone calls on a stormy night. Is the player being played — and if so, by whom? Director: Mart Sander. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Lee HarringtonArkansas

Sun 9/20 2:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

Please join Lee as she chronicles her time growing up in and around the Natural State of Arkansas as she explored sewing machines, flutes, cancer treatment centers, Bill Clinton, and doggie doors. Through a learned sense of humor, she recounts the hilarious, bizarre and sometimes painful memories of what it was like growing up with Jellybean. Director: Daniel Jenkins. Stage Manager: Dylan Wallach. Show image by Dirty Sugar Photography. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Nick RafelloNew York

Sun 9/20 4:00pm

drama, comedy, 60 min.

A hilarious and heartfelt show about a little boy that believed he could fly, was as creative as he ever wanted to be, and yes, was the gayest little boy in the neighborhood – only he was the last to know. Watch him fly through love, abandonment, and “hom-o-wnership.” Director: Sam Viverito. Stage Manager: Ellen Rosenberg. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Anthoula KatsimatidesNew York

Sun 9/20 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, multi-media, 60 min.

Life, death, love (please?), guilt, hiding, politics, gilligan’s island, dirty laundry! Oh yeah, and family…oy. Elektra’s got nothin’ on me! A modern day greek dramedy. One woman’s journey to freedom while wrestling old-world views. Growing up with the mantra “What will people think?” controlling her every move, Anthoula navigates through personal turmoil and loss to find happiness. A testament to the human spirit. Director: Evan Pappas. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist.

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Written and Performed by Rod RawlingsFlorida

Sun 9/20 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, music, 70 min.

Morose over reaching his 70th birthday in 1905, the most conspicuous person on the planet thinks he'll hide away with a good book. But his daughters arrange a surprise party. Finding his parlor full of friends, Twain quickly decides to entertain as a way to cast off his gloom. Through story and song, he explores a reconciliation to old age. Director: Robert D'Angelo. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Jim LoucksCalifornia

Mon 9/21 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 65 min.

Jim Loucks returns to United Solo with his new rollicking, heartfelt solo performance based loosely on his childhood, in his Southern storytelling style with songs and humor. Granddaddy was his hero, a big man with a bigger personality, haunted by demons from his days as Chief of Police. A moving tribute to an imperfect hero. Director: Lisa Chess. Producer: Deb Loucks. Show image by Kenneth Gall. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook.

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Performed by Simon BrackenCanada

Tue 9/22 9:00pm

drama, comedy, 75 min.

One insomniac’s struggle to maintain a daily routine born of emotional denial in the face of a home invasion. By day, Gordon forges systematically ahead, assiduously in control of every aspect of his life. But by night, the scratching which he has begun to hear in his walls is unravelling him, driving Gordon to the edge of cosmic desperation. Playwright & Director: Matthew MacKenzie. Choreographer: Monica Dottor. Show image by Jonathan Bartlett. Recommended for: adults. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Mia Raye SmithNew York

Wed 9/23 3:30pm

drama, comedy, 60 min.

Mia can be anybody she wants to be without a drink in her hand. Her soul is as old as Detroit’s Motown records. Mia was revving up to travel the world, until it became the size of her studio apartment. Can she overcome her biggest fear that grandpa can't help her shake? Director: Mary Catherine Donnelly. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, mental health community. Links: artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Jack MauroNew York

Wed 9/23 7:30pm

storytelling, performance art, 45 min.

One man’s smoldering account of boyishly stumbling through a world long gone. 1970s New York City, just as seedy and fascinating as the legends hold, is revived through the brave–or exhibitionistic—recreation of his experience as a dreamer, a fool, a busboy, and a stripper. Sort of. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Danielle Mone` TruittCalifornia

Wed 9/23 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, music, 75 min.

Danielle Mone’ Truitt takes us on an ironic, funny, painful and realistic journey through the lives of three women filled with complex growth and heart shattering change. Meet Keisha, Jill and Stephanie. Old friends with new lives that find each other again and discover the secrets and deception they have hidden from one another…and worst of all, from themselves. Playwright: Anthony D`Juan. Show image by Lewis Payton. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, lgbtq community. Links: artist, video.

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Performed by Daniel BenhamuNew York

Thu 9/24 7:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, movement, 45 min.

An autobiographical solo performance that tells the story of an uncomfortable journey to emotional awakening through a lifetime of unfortunate sexual experiences. Director: Zisan Ugurlu. Stage Manager: Lisa Brenner. Recommended for: ethnic community (Hispanic). Link: artist.

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Performed by Annie MontgomeryNew York

Thu 9/24 9:00pm

drama, 75 min.

This true story of courage, loss, and triumph—witnessed by a 10-year-old child—chronicles an ordinary Latvian family’s extraordinary World War II experiences enduring a labor camp, a 500-mile trek across Germany in the dead of winter, and a storm-plagued voyage to the USA in search of safety and freedom. Director: David Montgomery. Playwright: Sandra Fenichel Asher. Stage Manager: Logan Kovach. Show image by Kate Burton. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, ethnic community (Latvian), immigrants, Holocaust survivors, scholars. Links: show, artist.

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Written and Performed by Natalie DaiseSouth Carolina

Fri 9/25 6:00pm

storytelling, 60 min.

The coming-of-age of little Araminta Ross as she becomes the iconic heroine Harriet Tubman. Five characters depict the events that shaped Harriet into the woman she became. Coded message songs and a haunting melody by Kim and Reggie Harris add texture to her unique and uplifting story. Director: JW Rone. Guitarist: Denise Rice. Composer: Kim & Reggie Harris. Show image by Bob Sofaly. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, related.

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Written and Performed by Tulis McCallNew York

Fri 9/25 7:30pm

drama, comedy, stand-up, 40 min.

“All Aboard - A Woman of a Certain Age Sticks Her Finger Into the Light Socket of the Universe and Invites You to Hold Hands.” Tulis McCall is a Woman of a Certain Age. She is a wizard who believes in laughing loud and crying louder. In this extraordinary evening, you will step on board McCall’s private touring coach for a new point of view. From the Grand Canyon to the most private of matters. McCall’s range is vast, and her aim is true. Show image by Colman Domingo. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, women of a certain age. Links: artist, video.

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Written and Performed by John FefferMaryland

Sat 9/26 2:00pm

drama, 90 min.

A mother gives away her most cherished possessions and reveals her most closely guarded secrets. Other real-life characters describe their own stuff: a filled-to-bursting storage unit of train memorabilia, an art collection lost to the wrecking ball, a Moscow meeting with Paul Robeson, and a long-lost file box of knowledge. “Feffer is a brilliant writer and performer” – Washington City Paper. Director: Natalia Gleason. Show image by Adwoa Masozi. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Jewish). Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Annie MontgomeryNew York

Sat 9/26 4:00pm

drama, 75 min.

This true story of courage, loss, and triumph—witnessed by a 10-year-old child—chronicles an ordinary Latvian family’s extraordinary World War II experiences enduring a labor camp, a 500-mile trek across Germany in the dead of winter, and a storm-plagued voyage to the USA in search of safety and freedom. Director: David Montgomery. Playwright: Sandra Fenichel Asher. Stage Manager: Logan Kovach. Show image by Kate Burton. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, ethnic community (Latvian), immigrants, Holocaust survivors, scholars. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Mary MonahanNew York

Sat 9/26 6:00pm

drama, 30 min.

A drama about racism and forgiveness in Boston during the turbulent era of forced integration. Twelve-year-old Patty, an Irish-American girl, has a new best friend, Louise from Jamaica. Patty adores Louise and ignores her family’s warnings against their friendship. Inevitably, violence occurs, and Patty must grapple with the aftermath decades later. Director: Joan Kane. Playwright: Penny Jackson. Stage Manager: Rae Rossi. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, related.

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Performed by Brian CarbeeAustralia

Sat 9/26 7:30pm

movement, 50 min.

A strange man in an owl costume watches over a sleeping woman. As the night unfolds, his imagination launches into wild flight, revealing a shared past and an old betrayal. Was their first date many years ago just a disaster or did something more sinister occur? Perch is psychologically thrilling, darkly humorous, and poignant. Director: Sarah Carradine. Playwrights: Sarah Carradine & Brian Carbee. Design: Julie Nelson. Composer: Lachlan Bostock. Show image by Katie Sorenson. Recommended for: adults, LGBTQ community. Links: video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Dena BlizzardNew Jersey

Sat 9/26 9:00pm

comedy, 90 min.

A comedy about “losing it” after having kids. Most women want to hide their “crazy” from the world. This show encourages women to share their stories so the rest of us feel normal! Through stories, videos and standup, you’ll laugh your way through the true story of Dena Blizzard’s journey from Miss America to Motherhood. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Italian), parents, grandparents, and people who like wine. Links: show, video.

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Performed by Susan E IsaacsCalifornia

Sun 9/27 2:00pm

comedy, 80 min.

When Susan finds herself jobless, loveless, and 40, a “churchy” friend tells her God is her husband. So Susan takes God to marriage counseling. Casting God as a deadbeat spouse and recounting her crazy ride on the Jesus Bus, she discovers that the god in her head is an impostor. Will she stay, for better or worse? Director: Matthew Corozine. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, ex-churched. Links: show, artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Gary KetzenbargerColorado

Sun 9/27 4:00pm

storytelling, movement, 90 min.

Everyone has heard the expression, “A river runs through it.” In “A Resume for Immortality” it’s Taiji that runs through it: Taiji as an embodiment of Taoism in action, which is celebrated in this piece as a way of life. Of course, the actual life depicted is the author’s own, but that’s only to illustrate the redemptive value of Taiji itself. Director: Brad Moore. Show image by Joseph Gamble. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Verna GillisNew York

Sun 9/27 6:00pm

comedy, 60 min.

Best Comedic Script – 2014 United Solo, written and performed by Verna Gillis, 73. A poignant, uproarious look at family, relationships, addiction, peeing, aging, cancer, and scones – as she takes audiences on a journey into “Older!” Seventy is the new 70, and still sconed after all these years! Director: Eva Tenuto. Show image by Ilene Cutler. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community. Links: artist, video.

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Performed by Annie MontgomeryNew York

Sun 9/27 7:30pm

drama, 75 min.

This true story of courage, loss, and triumph—witnessed by a 10-year-old child—chronicles an ordinary Latvian family’s extraordinary World War II experiences enduring a labor camp, a 500-mile trek across Germany in the dead of winter, and a storm-plagued voyage to the USA in search of safety and freedom. Director: David Montgomery. Playwright: Sandra Fenichel Asher. Stage Manager: Logan Kovach. Show image by Kate Burton. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, ethnic community (Latvian), immigrants, Holocaust survivors, scholars. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Brian CarbeeAustralia

Mon 9/28 6:00pm

movement, 50 min.

A strange man in an owl costume watches over a sleeping woman. As the night unfolds, his imagination launches into wild flight, revealing a shared past and an old betrayal. Was their first date many years ago just a disaster or did something more sinister occur? Perch is psychologically thrilling, darkly humorous, and poignant. Director: Sarah Carradine. Playwrights: Sarah Carradine & Brian Carbee. Design: Julie Nelson. Composer: Lachlan Bostock. Show image by Katie Sorenson. Recommended for: adults, LGBTQ community. Links: video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Nick RafelloNew York

Mon 9/28 7:30pm

drama, comedy, 60 min.

A hilarious and heartfelt show about a little boy that believed he could fly, was as creative as he ever wanted to be, and yes, was the gayest little boy in the neighborhood – only he was the last to know. Watch him fly through love, abandonment, and “hom-o-wnership.” Director: Sam Viverito. Stage Manager: Ellen Rosenberg. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Performed by Arielle Haller-SilverstoneNew York

Mon 9/28 9:00pm

drama, comedy, music, 75 min.

A new version is here! It’s 1960, and Doris Day rushes home to Beverly Hills to prepare a dinner party. With Rock Hudson to lend moral support, and legendary guests en route, everything goes as planned until the plan unravels. Have a seat at the dinner table and uncover the secrets and scandals behind America’s favorite bubbly, blue-eyed sweetheart. Director: David Wells. Stage Manager: Ian Kevin Scott. Assistant Stage Manager: Sheree Abate. Producer: Gabrielle Berberich. Script Consultant: Jessica Corn. Show image by John Johnson. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Tim MotleyAustralia

Tue 9/29 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, stand-up, magic, 60 min.

Winner of 5 Best of Fest Awards. ★★★★&½ “A tour de force” – London Free Press. ★★★★&½ “An excellent show” – Edmonton Journal. More murder! More explosions! More hyperbole! More punctuation!!!!!! It’s Australia’s favorite bumbling psychic detective. Comedy, mindreading, storytelling, and gritty 1930s noir. Think Boardwalk Empire meets Naked Gun meets Penn & Teller. Based on a story by Dashiell Hammett. Playwright: Tim Motley. Show image by James Pendlidis. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, noir or magic fans. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, review, review2.

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Written and Performed by Cara GabrielMaryland

Tue 9/29 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 90 min.

A witty, unabashedly honest performance that traces one woman’s life as she recognizes her role in the gentrification of her Washington, D.C. neighborhood. A hilarious, provocative deconstruction of racial and socioeconomic stereotypes that shrewdly explores the nature of community in a transitional neighborhood. Cara Gabriel implicates herself as an agent of change, for better or worse. Director: Katie Ryan. Associate Director: Chelsea Thaler. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community ethnic community (African American, Hispanic). Links: artist, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Catherine DupontCalifornia

Wed 9/30 3:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, 45 min.

A young woman finds identity through faith, love, passion, and what she knows. Inspired by the questions she grapples with daily, she contemplates human desires through her struggle to find raw and ultimate presence. Show image by Chandler Grills. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community. Link: artist.

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Performed by Chilko TivyCanada

Wed 9/30 7:30pm

musical, 55 min.

The Queen of the Universe is in love with Gravity – but it keeps bringing her down… to Earth. Her hopes of restoring Paradise are dashed as Gravity pulls her down, through levels of society, into the gutter and the abusive depths of an inescapable attraction. Rhapsodic, daring musical with humor, antics, and attitude all the way down. Director: Jesse Stong. Set Design & Project Manager: Adam Polstein. Design: Anais West. Show image by Krysteena Demarco. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community. Links: show, video.

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Performed by Susan E IsaacsCalifornia

Wed 9/30 9:00pm

comedy, 80 min.

When Susan finds herself jobless, loveless, and 40, a “churchy” friend tells her God is her husband. So Susan takes God to marriage counseling. Casting God as a deadbeat spouse and recounting her crazy ride on the Jesus Bus, she discovers that the god in her head is an impostor. Will she stay, for better or worse? Director: Matthew Corozine. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, ex-churched. Links: show, artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Lisa StrumNew Jersey

Thu 10/1 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, poetry, 40 min.

With old school wisdom, her childhood, a string of bad dates, and a one night stand gone wrong with a smooth talking would be ex-boyfriend, Lisa navigates her personal mishaps with poetry, comedy and poignancy on her journey to discover self-love. Director: Ngozi Anyanwu. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Anthoula KatsimatidesNew York

Thu 10/1 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, multi-media, 60 min.

Life, death, love (please?), guilt, hiding, politics, gilligan’s island, dirty laundry! Oh yeah, and family…oy. Elektra’s got nothin’ on me! A modern day greek dramedy. One woman’s journey to freedom while wrestling old-world views. Growing up with the mantra “What will people think?” controlling her every move, Anthoula navigates through personal turmoil and loss to find happiness. A testament to the human spirit. Director: Evan Pappas. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Annie MontgomeryNew York

Thu 10/1 9:00pm

drama, 75 min.

This true story of courage, loss, and triumph—witnessed by a 10-year-old child—chronicles an ordinary Latvian family’s extraordinary World War II experiences enduring a labor camp, a 500-mile trek across Germany in the dead of winter, and a storm-plagued voyage to the USA in search of safety and freedom. Director: David Montgomery. Playwright: Sandra Fenichel Asher. Stage Manager: Logan Kovach. Show image by Kate Burton. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, ethnic community (Latvian), immigrants, Holocaust survivors, scholars. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Robert PembertonMassachusetts

Fri 10/2 6:00pm

drama, 20 min.

Ever wonder what is running through the mind of that lecturer as you sit in the audience? A middle-aged man steps back from the podium to describe his recent breakdown and relentless search for “the girl with the vacant eyes.” A story of a romantic quest, madness, and redemption. Recommended for: adults.

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Written and Performed by Maria MukukaZambia

Fri 10/2 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, 40 min.

A candid tale of living life “in-between.” Providing us with glimpses into her fantastical childhood somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Maria explores her bi-racial, bi-cultural identity in the context of New York’s seemingly pluralistic culture. Director: Zishan Ugurlu. Show image by Pia Gromotka & Sophia Jose. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Joel RichardsNorth Carolina

Sat 10/3 2:00pm

storytelling, 70 min.

A pitiable outcast, too unloved to even be given a name, is seduced by an unexpected evil. Trapped by love, she pays the ultimate price to keep her baby alive. As the child grows, she shields him from the world, but can she hide what she has become? If he discovers the truth, can they both be redeemed? Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community. Links: artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Nonnie GriffinCanada

Sat 10/3 4:00pm

drama, 90 min.

Marilyn Monroe comes back from the dead as an octogenarian to tell us about her life, her loves and her untimely death. Performed by 81-year-old Canadian iconic actress Nonnie Griffin. Director: Peggy Mahon. Producer: Darren Stewart-Jones. Show image by Yuri Dojc. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Judith KalaoraMassachusetts

Sat 10/3 6:00pm

drama, 45 min.

The captivating story of the first woman to fight in the American Military. In 1782, Deborah bound her chest, tied back her hair, and enlisted in the Continental Army. Experience her arduous upbringing, active combat, and success as the first female professional soldier. Deborah’s passion takes you back in time! Show image by NewTV's The Folklorist. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, review.

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Written and Performed by Sylvia DaySwitzerland

Sat 10/3 7:30pm

comedy, 60 min.

We’re all addicted to something – drugs, work, technology, sex. Sylvia Day brings her many shades to the stage in this hilarious, thought-provoking look at the crazy times we live in. A variety show of songs, improv, and sketch comedy featuring celebrity impersonations and original characters. See why Second City calls Sylvia “one talented lady”! Director: Sylvia Day. Show image by Howard Brundrett. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Susanne SulbyPennsylvania

Sun 10/4 2:00pm

drama, storytelling, movement, poetry, multi-media, performance art, 70 min.

With writings ranging from Rumi’s poetry to a soldier’s email, this play tracks the intransigence of war through history. One war is like another. Is it possible to stop the cycle? To find Sanctuary? “A powerful one-woman show… Sulby transported the audience.” – GoMagazine. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, veterans. Links: show, artist, related.

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Written and Performed by Jack SundmacherCalifornia

Sun 10/4 4:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

On his way to the fertility clinic, Jack stops at Starbucks where he has a heart to heart with his sperm about whether he wants to be a father. He talks about Scientology, internet dating, his desire to live in the “now,” how to properly pick up poop, and most importantly, his profound fear of taking care of someone. Producer: Dee Ann Newkirk. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Bridget HoganCanada

Sun 10/4 6:00pm

music, classic, 49 min.

Our soprano reminisces about poverty, dysfunction, and the great artistic heights where she performed on glamorous world stages with resounding orchestras, sumptuous theatrical sets, and tales of love, triumph, tragedy, and poignant deaths. Later, she backpacked solo across India to Calcutta’s House of the Dying. Now her voice falters. She lives the irony of her own muted tragedy. Director: Peter Skoggard. Conductor & Pianist: Charles Prestinari. Stage Manager: Jenny Lazer. Videographer: Trish Dalton. Recommended for: opera aficionados, human rights interests, musical theater lovers, women's right issues.

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Performed by Edith AckerCanada

Sun 10/4 7:30pm

drama, 60 min.

Based on the life of Sarah Bernhardt, the great French actress of the late 19th/early 20th century. In the solitude of her Paris apartment, during her final days, she relives the private and public moments of her life by writing her memoirs. Through Sarah’s eyes, we see the Paris of her childhood, her triumphs, her loves, her secret vulnerabilities. We glimpse the human being who rose to international fame and became a goddess – the immortal Sarah Bernhardt. Director: Mario Tenorio. Stage Manager: Nadia Tenorio. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community.

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Written and Performed by Nick RafelloNew York

Mon 10/5 7:30pm

drama, comedy, 60 min.

A hilarious and heartfelt show about a little boy that believed he could fly, was as creative as he ever wanted to be, and yes, was the gayest little boy in the neighborhood – only he was the last to know. Watch him fly through love, abandonment, and “hom-o-wnership.” Director: Sam Viverito. Stage Manager: Ellen Rosenberg. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Performed by Bill BowersNew York

Mon 10/5 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, mime, 70 min.

An award-winning combination of Mime, Music, and Monologue that takes us on the journey from Boyhood to Manhood, set against the back drop of small town America. Bill Bowers continues his ongoing investigation of Silence in our Culture. “Bowers effortlessly brings us to laughter and tears, often at the same time.” – New York Post. Developed with & Directed by: Scott Illingworth. Sound Design: David Margolin Lawson. Costume Design: Michael Growler. Production Coordinator: Laura Lindsay. Show image by Benjamin Heller. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community, mime and physical theatre, gender studies. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Mina SamuelsNew York

Tue 10/6 7:30pm

drama, 65 min.

“Life without memory is no life at all…our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing” —Luis Buñuel. A woman is trying to take her daughter to school, but she has lost her short-term memory. Mired in the past, she struggles to recall who she is. Director: Lisa Chess. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Lindsey SteinertNew York

Wed 10/7 3:30pm

comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

A lighthearted, thought-provoking comedy that explores same-sex parenting through the unique perspective of a girl who just happens to have two gay dads. Join Lindsey as she recounts her unconventional upbringing, and the events that shaped her into a freethinking (and speaking!), highly opinionated young woman, navigating sometimes-choppy waters. Director: Paul Morris. Associate Director: Cassandra Lewis. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Andrew TrimmerOhio

Wed 10/7 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, magic, 30 min.

Come take a journey and experience amazement, wonder, excitement… and spaghetti and meatballs that are truly to die for. Oh, and there’ll be some magic tri… illusions too! Explore the story of a young, hopeful magician and his struggle with balancing the dream of becoming the best illusionist since Jean Provost and brutal realities of life. Director: Shilarna Stokes. Movement Specialist: Jeanine Thompson. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Rhonda MusakIllinois

Wed 10/7 9:00pm

drama, comedy, 75 min.

She squeaks by with self-help books and coaches. Is she dumb? Why can’t she function normally in the world? When a mysterious pain dismantles her coping strategies, Rhonda Badonda embarks on a journey that leads her to the Paris Opera, Mozart, and the ultimate face-off… with her brain. Director: Gareth Hendee. Recommended for: adults.

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Performed by Willard MorganNew York

Thu 10/8 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, dance, movement, music, musical, concert, multi-media, performance art, 45 min.

Willard Morgan, an incurable dandy, takes us on a musically comic journey through space, time, and his closet, as we see fashion as a weapon, a shield, a seduction, and finally, as an addiction to cheap rags that enslaves the Third World and imperils the planet with lethal labor practices, just so we can all feel fabulous…. Playwright & Composer: Willard Morgan. Art Direction & Costume Design: Uta Bekaia. Musical Arranger: John Sully. Videoscapes: Ayakamay Komatsu. Stage Manager: Berta Jottar. Production Assistant: Marie van Eersel. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, garment workers and fashionistas. Links: show, artist, video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Joe GullaNew York

Thu 10/8 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

In the tradition of legendary monologist Spalding Gray, Actor/Playwright Joe Gulla sits alone at a table…notebook and bottle of water at the ready! “Daddy” is the final part of Joe Gulla’s popular “Bronx Queen Trilogy.” Gulla’s latest picks up where “The Bronx Queen” (United Solo Festival Winner: Best Comedic Script 2012, Most Popular Show 2013) and “Faggy at 50” (United Solo Festival Winner: Best One-Man Show 2014) left off. Director: Brian Rardin. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, review, related.

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Written and Performed by April Dae RochonMichigan

Fri 10/9 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, improv, musical, multi-media, 47 min.

It’s big, it’s bad, it’s ugly, and it’s generally ignored – poverty in America. This comedic drama follows one girl on her rise from poverty, confronting her self-preservation mentality along the way. With colorful characters and lively dialogue, it explores the humor, heartache, and just who’s responsible for addressing America’s social crisis. Technical Director: Lumumba Reynolds. Stage Manager: Olivia Hartle. Production Manager: Stephen Sawyers. Marketing Director: Christen Rochon. Show image by Samir Abady. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook.

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Performed by Tim PowellCalifornia

Fri 10/9 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, 60 min.

In September 1916, the good people of Erwin, TN lynched a circus elephant named Mary. The witnesses and participants of that sad event, including Mary herself, provide food and fuel for the better angels of our nature. Director: Dennis Neal. Playwright: David Castro. Composer: Jim Furmston. Tech: Paul Major. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, video, review.

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Performed by Mary Jane WellsUnited Kingdom

Sat 10/10 4:00pm

drama, storytelling, puppetry, 145 min.

It takes grit to be the only woman in the entire platoon. It takes courage to lead your squad into combat, when your assailant is within. And It takes heroism to finally talk about it. Speaking out for the first time feels like the most dangerous way to come home. Based on a true story. This show contains triggers. Director: Susan Worsfold. Story: Danna Davis. Show image by Hayley Williams and Karen Kiefer. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, related.

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Performed by Ann Marie YooNew York

Sat 10/10 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, music, puppetry, multi-media, 45 min.

Ann Marie and Katherine hold degrees from prestigious universities yet both have failed at medical school. They’re trying this comedy thing and thus have sorely disappointed their parents — watch how! Playwright: Katherine Knowles. Show image by Jon Roberts. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Asian). Links: artist, facebook.

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Performed by Matty SelmanNew York

Sat 10/10 9:00pm

drama, 75 min.

A young man inherits a tattered coat from his Uncle Philip, a Coney Island peddler who survived a pogrom. What begins as the young man’s journey to rid himself of the decrepit garment ends up in revelations about his family’s history. He finds new meaning in his own life as the old coat becomes the sacred coat of dreamers. Director: David Spital. Lighting Design: Mike Wood. Show image by David Spital. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Jewish). Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Richard ByfordUnited Kingdom

Sun 10/11 2:00pm

storytelling, poetry, music, 78 min.

Richard Byford, actor, singer, and songwriter has distilled his many adventures across Europe and America, his battle with cancer, and the motley crew of characters he has encountered over the years into a solo performance like no other. His original songs are a highlight of this heartfelt and very personal look at a life well-lived. Director: Lindsay Wagner. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Sharrell D. LuckettCalifornia

Sun 10/11 4:00pm

drama, storytelling, poetry, musical, multi-media, 75 min.

Once 100 pounds heavier, Sharrell serves up insights about her emotional struggle to adjust to life after her major weight loss. Though she’s gained a newly slender body, she has trouble letting go of her status as a morbidly obese person. Interwoven with music and dance, this show explores the prejudices and limitations placed upon the overweight. Co-Directors: Sharrell D. Luckett, Guy Thorne, and Rahbi Hines. Music Director & Lyricist: Rahbi Hines. Choreography and Media Design: Guy Thorne. Music: Osbaldo Maravilla. Artistic Management: Juel D. Lane, Audrey Edwards, and Megan J. Stewart. Show image by Nate Lubben. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community. Links: show, artist, video, review, review2.

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Performed by Pippa WhiteNebraska

Sun 10/11 6:00pm

drama, 52 min.

Three women decided healthcare wasn’t good enough, so they took matters into their own hands and revolutionized the field. Florence Nightingale, Lillian Wald and Margaret Sanger went into the sweatshops, the tenements, the battlefields. This show explores what led them to their callings, how they accomplished what they did in an era unfriendly to women, and their incredible legacies. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Jewish), nurses, health care workers, family planning. Link: artist.

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Performed by Sandy SimonaNew York

Sun 10/11 7:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, dance, movement, poetry, music, puppetry, magic, multi-media, 60 min.

Misha Levitan was taken away in the middle of the night from his home in Lvov, Ukraine. He, like many citizens, was sent to a jail-like camp in a distant, undisclosed territory—the length of the sentence unknown. He left behind his twenty-eight year old wife, Lina, with their two sons, for what would be most of her life. Misha is the grandfather I never met. He is from the historical blood pool that created me. A mysterious man, in photographs, with kind, dark eyes, beaming from his soul. Secret, hidden, unknown. Director: Marina McClure. Lighting Design: Shelly Rodriguez. Show image by Sandy Simona. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, Eastern Europeans, Latino/Hispanic, Jewish, immigrant community. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Julie NovakNew York

Mon 10/12 6:00pm

comedy, 55 min.

A hilarious, groundbreaking show that celebrates gender variance and offers keen insight into the politics of queerness and everything in between. Julie Novak celebrates coming to terms with being a “sir, ma’am, sir,” showcasing her skills as a comedian, singer, impersonator, and all-around dynamic performer. Laugh-out-loud funny – a magnetic, comedic powerhouse. Director: Eva Tenuto. Playwrights: Julie Novak and Eva Tenuto. Stage Manager: Erica Pivko. Sound: Becca Clinger. Slides: Sarah Taylor. Lights: Eric Kwak. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, video, review.

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Written and Performed by Lindsey SteinertNew York

Mon 10/12 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

A lighthearted, thought-provoking comedy that explores same-sex parenting through the unique perspective of a girl who just happens to have two gay dads. Join Lindsey as she recounts her unconventional upbringing, and the events that shaped her into a freethinking (and speaking!), highly opinionated young woman, navigating sometimes-choppy waters. Director: Paul Morris. Associate Director: Cassandra Lewis. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Colette KendallCanada

Tue 10/13 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

“Get past the title, this show should not be missed!” – Theatre in London. 3-time Canadian Comedy Award-nominated performer. The story of one woman’s quest to find the love and the penis of her dreams. A phallic journey both humorous and dark. ***** Edmonton Sun. 4/4 – The Beat. “Hilarious and haunting” – Edmonton Journal. “Both funny and striking” – The Vue. Stage Manager: Keith Toms. Show image by Kevin Thom. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, twitter.

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Written and Performed by HaJGeorgia

Tue 10/13 9:00pm

comedy, 90 min.

A multimedia, interactive, live stage show that satirically unveils how people of color chameleon between white corporate America and their kinky hair handling, curry spice eating, hip gyrating and sometimes even tip-toeing up the courthouse steps in Manolo Blahniks to bail cousin Pookie out of jail America…because it’s complicated! Director: Ayoka Chenzira. Show image by Fabian Williams. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, video2.

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Written and Performed by Rhonda KhanNew York

Wed 10/14 3:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, poetry, music, 40 min.

A rhythmic tale of one woman’s addiction to food amidst societal pressures to be thin. Family, therapists, healers and gurus weigh in and diagnose her as she spits her truth about weight loss, gain, and healing. Hip-hop lyrics, monologue, spoken word and storytelling take audiences on one delicious journey. Show image by Zubaer Khan. Recommended for: ethnic community (African American). Links: artist, facebook.

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Performed by Evan Lewis JohnsonCalifornia

Wed 10/14 7:30pm

drama, multi-media, performance art, 60 min.

Michael Darling discovers a time capsule in his basement containing VHS tapes, clothes, and old party fliers. As Michael digs through the ephemera, parallels begin to emerge between his life and that of the box’s owner, 90’s gay club kid Peter Pansy. PANSY builds a bridge between today’s young, queer San Franciscans and the AIDS crisis years. Director: Ben Randle. Production Manager: Megan Murray. Show image by Cabure Bonugli. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, video, review, review2.

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Performed by Pandora ScooterNew Jersey

Wed 10/14 9:00pm

poetry, 70 min.

Come see what thousands of youth across the nation have been lucky enough to see, an honest, unsentimental, powerful look at suicide. “I AM ENOUGH” written and performed by spoken word rock star Pandora Scooter follows the story of Pan as she struggles with rejection from her parents and friends for being different and being gay. Eventually attempting suicide and ending up in a mental hospital, where she figures out she wants to live, thrive, and that she is enough. Director: Cedric Hill. Stage Manager: Danielle Cooper. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Mina SamuelsNew York

Thu 10/15 7:30pm

drama, 65 min.

“Life without memory is no life at all…our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing” —Luis Buñuel. A woman is trying to take her daughter to school, but she has lost her short-term memory. Mired in the past, she struggles to recall who she is. Director: Lisa Chess. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: artist.

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Performed by David ShawNew York

Thu 10/15 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

This memory play and dark comedy is told from a 30-year-old’s perspective on his 16-year-old self — struggling to understand his depression, his parents’ divorce, and his time in a mental health facility. Best Premiere at United Solo in 2014. Director and Editor: Emily Lyon. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community.

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Written and Performed by Lindsey SteinertNew York

Fri 10/16 6:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

A lighthearted, thought-provoking comedy that explores same-sex parenting through the unique perspective of a girl who just happens to have two gay dads. Join Lindsey as she recounts her unconventional upbringing, and the events that shaped her into a freethinking (and speaking!), highly opinionated young woman, navigating sometimes-choppy waters. Director: Paul Morris. Associate Director: Cassandra Lewis. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Performed by Quinn MarcusCalifornia

Fri 10/16 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, stand-up, 50 min.

After sold-out runs in Boston and New Orleans, MTV’s Quinn Marcus brings her hilariously heartfelt monologue about coming out as gay to NYC. Don’t miss the host of MTVU’s Quinnterviews and the only gay comedienne of MTV’s hit show Girl Code bring her unique voice to the stage. Director: Alex Ates. Show image by Tripp Clemens. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, facebook, review, review2.

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Performed by Bob BraderNew York

Fri 10/16 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 90 min.

From the creative team of “Spitting In The Face Of The Devil” (United Solo Best Script 2010, Best Encore 2014) comes the world premiere of award-winning monologist Bob Brader’s new solo show. “Smoker” is about Bob’s 28-year love affair with smoking, his fear of being without cigarettes and losing himself, and the love that got him to try to quit. Director and Developer: Suzanne Bachner. Photography & Graphic Design: Michael Koch. Show image by Taylor Hooper. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, smokers. Links: artist, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Garrett Buhl RobinsonNew York

Sat 10/17 2:00pm

musical, 75 min.

In the middle of the night, Weldon Keyes jumps on a coal train and leaps into his rite of passage. Wandering through the country, he composes letters and songs to his friend Zoey. Through his travels, he realizes what he felt was lacking in his life and what he desperately seeks to find, is what he left behind. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video.

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Performed by Annie MontgomeryNew York

Sat 10/17 4:00pm

drama, 75 min.

This true story of courage, loss, and triumph—witnessed by a 10-year-old child—chronicles an ordinary Latvian family’s extraordinary World War II experiences enduring a labor camp, a 500-mile trek across Germany in the dead of winter, and a storm-plagued voyage to the USA in search of safety and freedom. Director: David Montgomery. Playwright: Sandra Fenichel Asher. Stage Manager: Logan Kovach. Show image by Kate Burton. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, ethnic community (Latvian), immigrants, Holocaust survivors, scholars. Links: show, artist.

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Written and Performed by Abby SchachnerCalifornia

Sat 10/17 6:00pm

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, performance art, 55 min.

You want a “sophisticated” black comedy with themes of family, identity, and attempted homicide? Come see why this was the #1 audience-reviewed show at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe. Tragic. Hilarious. Heartbreaking. Feel the love! 87% Not Boring. Director: Abby Schachner and J Warner. Technical Director: J Warner. Recommended for: all audiences, ethnic community (Jewish).

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Written and Performed by Jessica WanamakerNew York

Sat 10/17 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, 45 min.

An exploration of four generations of women and how each generation’s choices impact the next. One woman’s choices repeat in the life of her great granddaughter – how does she break the cycle? Director: Brad Raimondo. Stage Manager: Thomas Preece. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Irish), women. Link: facebook.

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Written and Performed by Erik HegerNew York

Sat 10/17 9:00pm

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, improv, music, concert, multi-media, 90 min.

Hank is a homeless, harp-playing tramp obsessed with Shahrukh Khan, spaghetti westerns, and the lady in the front row. Featuring harp music and physical comedy, it’s the most important theatrical event to take place on planet earth since October 28th, 1958. It will change your life... mostly for the better. Director: Leslie Felbain. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Tricia Rose BurtNew Hampshire

Sun 10/18 2:00pm

comedy, 85 min.

Burt – a frequent guest storyteller with The Moth – chronicles her bumpy, fascinating trip from Southern belle to contemporary artist, while battling social propriety and corporate America. Along the way she captures a nekkid man’s essence, finds compassion for a homewrecker named Pigface, and is stalked by God. (2011 FringeNYC Encore Series as I Will Be Good.) Director: Mia Rovegno. Show image by Liz Linder. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, Southerners, women, artists. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Julia JacksonWisconsin

Sun 10/18 4:00pm

drama, comedy, 90 min.

Can a bad boyfriend make you gay? No, just miserable. Trust Julia, she should know. What she doesn’t know is why she stayed. As her 50th birthday creeps closer and closer, questions exceed answers. Maybe beer-drinking, Camaro-driving boyfriends are the skeletons in any good lesbian’s closet. Or maybe she just cooked with too much aluminum. Show image by Aaron Ruby. Recommended for: adults, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (African American). Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Roni AlperinIsrael

Sun 10/18 6:00pm

drama, 45 min.

The play portrays the transmission of the Holocaust trauma into Roni’s family and follows his journey to liberate himself from his internal Auschwitz and reclaim his right to exist. This gripping and inspirational drama courageously delivers the story of “third generation trauma”—the toxic effects of historical trauma on the family’s legacy—while also delivering a universal message of healing and hope. Director: Armand Volkas. Stage Manager: Jessica Engle. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ Community, ethnic community (Jewish). Link: video.

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Performed by Terrence S. GrayNew York

Sun 10/18 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, movement, music, 60 min.

An improbable, sometimes difficult, and altogether hilarious journey about self-discovery and finding community in the format of a 60-minute group exercise class. After getting fired from Wall Street, our hero finds a new home and community, while losing weight and inhibitions, and finding a little rhythm along the way. The story is performed while doing Zumba moves and riding a Soul Cycle bike. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community.

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Written and Performed by Diane RipsteinMassachusetts

Mon 10/19 7:30pm

drama, 50 min.

From ballet to bop, with a dash of midlife salsa dating, this poignant show depicts a life lived and danced. Love, loss, and laughter intermingle on the journey from age 5 to 55. Our intrepid host and guide, The Bubbe, leads a parade of unique characters as she reveals the secret to aging gracefully: you gotta keep moving. To life! Director: Meghan Mueller. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Jewish), dance community, singles community. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Guy KaplunikIsrael

Tue 10/20 7:30pm

drama, 60 min.

My training began before I knew it. I’ve been cultivating the soldier in me from early childhood until eventually I served as a military officer. Awakened, I am now forced to confront moral questions while dealing with extreme military experiences engraved on my soul. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Anna-Mari LaulumaaFinland

Tue 10/20 9:00pm

drama, tragedy, movement, 65 min.

Based on Anne Sexton’s poems, letters and life story. “Sexton’s poetry is notoriously confessional; she wrote about her personal life with brutal, heartfelt honesty. Laulumaa does the same, giving a highly physical performance straight from the gut. Inspired by Butoh dance, she alternates agonizing stillness with raw, primal energy. Through movement, we witness Sexton’s inner self: a scared, fragile child encountering womanhood with confusion and bravery.” **** – Broadwaybaby. ”Your performance is stirring. I think you get to the heart of my mother. She would be very happy could she see the way that you are carrying on her work.” – Linda Gray Sexton. Director: Anna-Mari Laulumaa. Co-director and Butoh coach: Vangeline. Original text: Anne Sexton. Adaptation: Anna-Mari Laulumaa. Stage Manager: Jeff Davolt. Show image by Guido Venitucci. Recommended for: adults. Links: artist, facebook, review, review2.

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Performed by Johnson FluckerPennsylvania

Wed 10/21 3:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, 75 min.

Johnson Flucker plays Oscar Wilde: poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and truth-teller who – penniless and near friendless – sits in a Parisian cafe in August 1898, contemplating his past, present, and prospects for a not-too-promising future. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, video.

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Performed by Steven KennedyAustralia

Wed 10/21 7:30pm

drama, tragedy, 60 min.

Power corrupts. This postmodern, poetic, black grotesque monodrama explores dictatorship with metaphysical satire. Creator of his own political, social, military and religious system, Jeremiah’s international “totalitarian democracy” has crumbled and he is in hiding, post-revolution. He patiently awaits his executioners as the entire planet floods. Director & Playwright: Stefan Mrowinski. Sound Design: Matt Blackwell. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Sardia RobinsonJamaica

Wed 10/21 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

One young Jamaican girl’s compelling story of growing up in a crime ridden war torn neighborhood where she literally had to step over dead bodies and live with the fear of being raped on her way to school everyday. The story of how she survived, and emigrated to America is inspiring. From a Yardie to a Yankee is a tale everyone can identify with. Director: Gregory Marquette. Recommended for:  adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Caribbean). Links: artist, video, facebook.

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Performed by Terrence S. GrayNew York

Thu 10/22 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, movement, music, 60 min.

An improbable, sometimes difficult, and altogether hilarious journey about self-discovery and finding community in the format of a 60-minute group exercise class. After getting fired from Wall Street, our hero finds a new home and community, while losing weight and inhibitions, and finding a little rhythm along the way. The story is performed while doing Zumba moves and riding a Soul Cycle bike. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community.

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Performed by Mary DiminoNew York

Thu 10/22 9:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 77 min.

Bright child. Simple father. Best friends until she outgrows him by age eleven. Realizing Dad’s brilliant. As is. Come, simplify yourself! FringeNYC Outstanding Solo Show Award Winner, Mary Dimino. ”Excellent!” –nytheatre.com. “Among the best–written, most humane shows. Perfect script, an extraordinary achievement.” – Hy Bender. “Remarkable” – PXP Magazine. “Exceptional” – Theatre Reviews Limited. “Dimino is a natural.” –Wall Street Journal. Director: Christine Renee Miller. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, related.

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Written and Performed by Adaire KamenTexas

Fri 10/23 6:00pm

comedy, 60 min.

Dysfunctional. Awkward. Addicted to the internet. This semi-autobiographical play invites you into the world of a semi-neurotic girl as we meet her and characters like “creepy little girl,” “The Stalker,” and “Myspace girl.” Follow #Adaire through the web of adolescence as she gains confidence, learns to be liked, meets a few boyz (finally), and finds her voice. Show image by Keenan Hurley and Garrett Kim. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by David LefkowitzColorado

Fri 10/23 9:00pm

comedy, 75 min.

“Half of my life I have spent as a New York City theater critic. Yes, I’ve had nights of magic. Yes, I’ve had nights of agony. And most of all, thousands of nights in between. But I’d like to share the details of one particular evening: the most embarrassing, uncomfortable, humiliating night of my life. And that’s saying something.” Director: David Lefkowitz. Show image by J. Weil. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Jewish), people who love theater, people who hate critics. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Dennis McSorleyVermont

Sat 10/24 2:00pm

drama, storytelling, music, 70 min.

Storyteller Dennis McSorley returns to United Solo with his new work. After his debut work “Who Made Me” premiered here in 2013 and received audience acclaim, now he adds to his story. “Typhoon” traces a life from brightness and success to despair and darkness. Dennis will take you on a journey he knows all too well. Musician John Gagne adds a sound score to the work adding his talent to the mood and emotions traced. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Glen WilliamsonNew York

Sat 10/24 4:00pm

drama, storytelling, 120 min.

A boy, locked in the dark alone for years, appeared on the streets of Nuremburg in 1828, barely able to stand, walk or speak. A true story and a supernatural journey through darkness to light. “An enchanting tale… no one could escape the intensity of this performance.” – Frankische Landeszeitung. Playwright: Glen Williamson. Show image by Robb Creese. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, review.

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Performed by Alfredo TausteSpain

Sat 10/24 7:30pm

drama, movement, performance art, 45 min.

A victim of love waits for the call that will both give him life and take it away from him. The wait and hope, filled with desperation. (In)communication, the solitude of big cities, the option of living a lie, and the addictions that create emotional dependency. One everyday phone call in which what isn’t said is as important as what you hear. A tribute to everyone who is alone in NYC. Director: Rafael Abolafia. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: related.

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Written and Performed by Bonnie Joy SludikoffCalifornia

Sun 10/25 2:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, poetry, musical, puppetry, 75 min.

In musicals, “When emotions are too big to speak, you sing.” But what if you don’t think you’re allowed to have feelings? TWSDS shares the journey of a girl with too many secrets to carry in her purse, a desire to be free, and the tendency to say too much. Will she find the courage to say what matters? Director: Jessica Lynn Johnson. Recommended for: anyone over 14 years old. Links: facebook, video.

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Performed by Ilia VolokCalifornia

Sun 10/25 4:00pm

drama, comedy, 70 min.

A story of a low-ranking civil servant, who yearns to be noticed by a beautiful woman, with whom he has fallen in love. As his madness deepens, he begins to believe himself to be the heir to the throne of Spain… ”a performance by Volok that is so riveting that as his insanity escalates, he maintains a powerful core that never dissipates!”—Examiner.com. “Remarkable!”—LA Weekly. Best Solo Performance, 2013 LA Weekly Theater Awards. Director: Eugene Lazarev. Show image by Rochelle Perry. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community. Links: show, artist.

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Written and Performed by Deborah Colleen WhiteSouth Carolina

Sun 10/25 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

YESNOMAYBE: THE DOPPELGANGER AND THE PROFESSOR is the story of a former NYC actress turned theatre professor whose dream of working in New York theatre and being on Broadway has never been extinguished. Realities of life - a job, children, a husband's career- have put her dream on hold. After 20 years, the spark of hope is ignited as she returns to NYC to find that world she thought she knew has changed dramatically. Director: Alicia Corts. Lighting Designer/Technical Director: Cara Wood. Show image by Sean Turi. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Diane RipsteinMassachusetts

Sun 10/25 7:30pm

drama, 50 min.

From ballet to bop, with a dash of midlife salsa dating, this poignant show depicts a life lived and danced. Love, loss, and laughter intermingle on the journey from age 5 to 55. Our intrepid host and guide, The Bubbe, leads a parade of unique characters as she reveals the secret to aging gracefully: you gotta keep moving. To life! Director: Meghan Mueller. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Jewish), dance community, singles community. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Diane RipsteinMassachusetts

Mon 10/26 6:00pm

drama, 50 min.

From ballet to bop, with a dash of midlife salsa dating, this poignant show depicts a life lived and danced. Love, loss, and laughter intermingle on the journey from age 5 to 55. Our intrepid host and guide, The Bubbe, leads a parade of unique characters as she reveals the secret to aging gracefully: you gotta keep moving. To life! Director: Meghan Mueller. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Jewish), dance community, singles community. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter.

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Performed by Terrence S. GrayNew York

Mon 10/26 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, movement, music, 60 min.

An improbable, sometimes difficult, and altogether hilarious journey about self-discovery and finding community in the format of a 60-minute group exercise class. After getting fired from Wall Street, our hero finds a new home and community, while losing weight and inhibitions, and finding a little rhythm along the way. The story is performed while doing Zumba moves and riding a Soul Cycle bike. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community.

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Performed by Liz StantonColorado

Mon 10/26 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, poetry, performance art, 80 min.

“There is a kiss we want with our whole lives,” writes Rumi. Lanie is kissed by a stranger in a garden. This kiss arouses Lanie’s desire to confront who she is and what is most dear to her. This magical play reveals what we are willing to sacrifice to live authentically, and how the choices we make transform us in unimaginable ways. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Martha TompoulidouGreece

Tue 10/27 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, music, multi-media, 45 min.

“Of all our games, love’s play is the only one which threatens to unsettle the soul…” The play is a modern adaptation of the classical myth of Clytemnestra. It is her apology in front of the jury, after she committed the murder of her husband, Agamemnon. Clytemnestra is staged as a woman in love who was betrayed. Her story is developed in a non-linear narration with theatrical and cinematic effects. Director: Christos Godas. Light Operator: Theodoros Lygidakis. Recommended for: adults, theatre community.

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Performed by Joseph FreemanGeorgia

Tue 10/27 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

After bombing his first Hollywood pitch, an aspiring screenwriter returns to his apartment defeated. In a final act of desperation, he reenacts his entire screenplay to an empty room. It’s an 18th century prison break spanning two continents and an ocean, featuring dozens of characters (and wildlife). The story of a young artist fighting to keep his voice. Playwright: Donal O'Kelly. Director: Alexander Neher. Stage Manager: Emily Scott Simpson. Composer: Patrick Greeley. Producer: Nate Kamiya. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, film enthusiasts.

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Written and Performed by Mary Jo Verruto McBrideNew York

Wed 10/28 3:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, 60 min.

A one-woman show/identity crisis about the protective parts of one’s personality that conceal the true self behind other personae to survive trauma. Part storytelling, part solo performance, part cabaret, part confessional, and entirely endearing. Director: Jennifer Tuttle. Stage Manager: Natalie Marmol. Recommended for: adults. Links: show, facebook, twitter.

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Performed by Nat CassidyNew York

Wed 10/28 7:30pm

drama, 60 min.

What happens when the magical world of an average South American is transplanted to the less magical north? Join Octavio as he discovers poetry, satire, love, birds, chocolate, hippies, and explosives on his journey from the Andes to San Francisco during the fragrant 1960s. A loving tribute to a literary genre. Director: DeLisa White. Playwright: Ed Malin. Stage Manager: Lauren Arneson. Show image by Kristina Leath-Malin. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: artist, video, review, related.

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Written and Performed by John Arthur SweetCanada

Wed 10/28 9:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 65 min.

A comedic monologue about gay love and relationships. A hit at the 2014 Prague Fringe. A journey through Montreal’s Gay Village, with detours into science, religion and psychiatry, in search of illumination about sex and attraction. “Sweet’s ability to let us experience some of his uncomfortable situations through an absurdist perspective is wonderful” – Prague Post. Show image by Nora Grace. Recommended for: adults, LGBTQ community. Links: video, facebook, review.

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Performed by Rhonda MusakIllinois

Thu 10/29 9:00pm

drama, comedy, 75 min.

She squeaks by with self-help books and coaches. Is she dumb? Why can’t she function normally in the world? When a mysterious pain dismantles her coping strategies, Rhonda Badonda embarks on a journey that leads her to the Paris Opera, Mozart, and the ultimate face-off… with her brain. Director: Gareth Hendee. Recommended for: adults.

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Written and Performed by Matthew VakyDistrict of Columbia

Fri 10/30 6:00pm

drama, comedy, 60 min.

A homeless man’s House of Cards, this show exposes a dangerously hilarious conspiracy that dates back to Columbus. Learn the truth behind the Hubble Telescope, the NSA, George Washington’s wooden teeth, and the real reason Dan Snyder won’t change the name of the Redskins. Is Roger crazy or does he know something you don’t? Director: Gillian Drake. Stage Manager: Nathanael Vaky. Producer: Laura Kelsey Rhodes. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, political junkies, mental healthcare workers, homeless advocates. Links: artist, video, facebook, review.

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Written and Performed by MykelNew Jersey

Fri 10/30 7:30pm

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, music, 55 min.

A musical journey of “oh shit” moments, and how one man powerfully dealt with what life threw his way – 35 different roommates in a one-bedroom railroad apartment, and an assault that nearly killed him. A story of laughter, life and ultimate triumph. Director: Robert Micheli. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Bob StrombergMinnesota

Fri 10/30 9:00pm

comedy, 100 min.

An exploration of life and art through the eyes of a youngster who “overcame a happy childhood to become a comedic artist.” This captivating tale begins with a flying baby and soars on a creative flight of laughter, joy and wonder. Stromberg has been called “a cross between Bob Newhart and Garrison Keillor.” Laugh-out-loud funny and moving. Director: Risa Brainin. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Bob StrombergMinnesota

Sat 10/31 2:00pm

comedy, 100 min.

An exploration of life and art through the eyes of a youngster who “overcame a happy childhood to become a comedic artist.” This captivating tale begins with a flying baby and soars on a creative flight of laughter, joy and wonder. Stromberg has been called “a cross between Bob Newhart and Garrison Keillor.” Laugh-out-loud funny and moving. Director: Risa Brainin. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video.

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Performed by Amanda ArbuesCalifornia

Sat 10/31 6:00pm

drama, tragedy, storytelling, multi-media, 60 min.

Antonio Gomez, a fourteen-year-old Mexican-American boy is arrested in Thorndale, TX in 1911. His sister, Adelita, fiercely fights to free him. But will she free him before it’s too late? And what happens to this Hispanic icon when a modern society gets a hold of her? Will she remain the symbol of motivation, hope, and women fighting for their rights? Director: Katherine Hoevers. Scenic Design: Amy Ramirez. Lighting Design: Jayne Dutra. Projections Design: Dayne Donnell & Katherine Hoevers. Sound Design: Iris Zacarias. Stage Manager: Trixie Eunhae Hong. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Hispanic). Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Pam LevinCalifornia

Sat 10/31 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, 65 min.

Think Sarah Silverman mixed with Chelsea Handler and a splash of Andrew Dice Clay. Coming from a SOLD OUT 10 week run in Los Angeles. Pam Levin performs Fredde Duke’s hilariously raunchy, autobiographical story that recounts her sexual escapades in the 1970s. From her public lawn schtup, to being totally desensitized by the overuse of her Hitachi vibrator. Playwright & Director: Fredrica Duke. Recommended for: adults, theatre community. Links: artist, review.

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Written and Performed by Clea Straus RiveraNew York

Sat 10/31 9:00pm

drama, comedy, 75 min.

Betty Lou Gerber, eccentric proprietress of the Weeping Willow Inn, sashays through her fantasies, while living a lonely reality. See the puzzle pieces of her life, her memories, and the dreams that allow her to survive and ultimately triumph over her limitations in a small Southern town that doesn’t understand her. Director: Sara Berg. Stage Manager: Paul Kim. Show image by Bruce Fuller. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Donna CreightonCanada

Sun 11/1 4:00pm

drama, music, 60 min.

Northern Daughter: Canadiana drama that delivers an emotional wallop; you’ll laugh, then find yourself on the edge of tears. Creighton brilliantly and powerfully portrays rough-around-the-edges bushmen, genteel and wise women, and a child on the edge of innocence. This one-woman show is riveting. The original songs accompanied by guitar are a real treat. Enjoy this deeply moving and entertaining experience. Director & Co-Playwright: Louise Fagan. Stage Manager: Krisanne Nunes. Technical Director and Sound Design: Andrew Mawdsley. Lighting Design: Karen Crichton. Set Design: Eric Bunnell. Costume Design: Julie McGill MacArthur. Show image by Tina Capalbo & Cairenn Russelo. Recommended for: adults, theatre community. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Lisa HayesMaryland

Sun 11/1 6:00pm

drama, 50 min.

With a family history haunted by the Holocaust, Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Marissa Roth traveled the world documenting the impact of war on women from Cambodia to Bosnia, Vietnam to Germany. Using photographs from Roth’s exhibit “One Person Crying: Women and War,” Lisa Hayes portrays Roth, sharing stories of the courage and resilience of ordinary women surviving extraordinary challenges. Director: Kathryn Chase Bryer. Technical Design: Theodore L. Manekin. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: show.

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Performed by Mike OstroskiCalifornia

Sun 11/1 7:30pm

drama, comedy, 65 min.

“Grow a garden.” The idea hits Paul like a meteor – and he’s off! He reads the books, sows the seeds, and before his first tomatoes ripen, embarks on a crusade to save the planet, one precious seedling at a time. Saving himself, however, will prove the harder battle. Co-Playwrights: Derek Davidson and Mike Ostroski. Director: Derek Davidson. Stage Manager: Erin Mizer. Sound Design: Matthew Nielson. Producer: Karen Sabo. Show image by David Zaugh. Recommended for: theatre community, environmentalists, gardeners. Links: show, artist, video.

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Performed by Pam LevinCalifornia

Mon 11/2 6:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 65 min.

Think Sarah Silverman mixed with Chelsea Handler and a splash of Andrew Dice Clay. Coming from a SOLD OUT 10 week run in Los Angeles. Pam Levin performs Fredde Duke’s hilariously raunchy, autobiographical story that recounts her sexual escapades in the 1970s. From her public lawn schtup, to being totally desensitized by the overuse of her Hitachi vibrator. Playwright & Director: Fredrica Duke. Recommended for: adults, theatre community. Links: artist, review.

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Written and Performed by Shaun O'HaganNew York

Mon 11/2 7:30pm

storytelling, 50 min.

A story about a good son giving up a great parking spot to drive to an event in Brooklyn for his father. Along the way he meets an ex-girlfriend, a former bully and five NYC Mayors. He also discovers the meaning of life, unlocks the secrets of the universe and beer! Lighting Design: Graig Guggenheim. Show image by Kevin Parise. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Almog PailIsrael

Tue 11/3 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, music, multi-media, 50 min.

An unconventional dialogue about Hollywood glamour girl Rita Hayworth’s life and struggle with Alzheimer’s. A demented diva’s post-stardom life confronts her on-screen image. Characters from her past come to life ... dance partner Fred Astaire, scandalous lover Orson Welles, and most importantly – herself. She recruits the audience to help patch her puzzled memory. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Anna BridgforthNew York

Tue 11/3 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 90 min.

Award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s lifelong search for the truth of her origins. Once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain the Good Adoptee? Broadway World raved about Bachner & Bridgforth’s past collaboration: “A roller-coaster ride…superb…deft and fearless…the future of theatre!” Playwright & Director: Suzanne Bachner. Dramaturg: Bob Brader. Graphic Design: Michael Koch. Recommended for: adults, Jewish Community, Theatre Community, Adoption Community. Links: show, artist, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Mike FolieNew York

Wed 11/4 3:30pm

storytelling, 75 min.

Playwright/speechwriter Mike Folie inhabits two worlds: the theatre, and the high-powered world of corporate CEOs. Is he a playwright pretending to be a businessman, or a businessman pretending to be a playwright? His encounters with three charismatic, successful men show him there are many paths to a successful life. Director: Frank Licato. Show image by Yvonne Marchese. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, lawyers, NYC magazine industry. Links: artist, review.

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Written and Performed by Tom FruehNew York

Wed 11/4 7:30pm

musical, 60 min.

Follow the legendary magician and escape artist Harry Houdini as he embarks on his farewell tour, unnerved by a premonition that he may never return home. Time–travel to some of the momentous events in his life, including his “naked escape” from a Washington, D.C. jail, his painful confrontation with spiritualism – and the greatest challenge he would ever face. Musical. Music Director & Accompanist: Christopher Piro. Show image by Johan Renvall. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: facebook, related.

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Performed by Robert Scott SmithUtah

Wed 11/4 9:00pm

drama, tragedy, storytelling, music, 40 min.

A cautionary tale of rage, revenge and remorse. A new adaptation of Tolstoy’s harrowing exploration of the mind of a murderer, a man driven mad by Beethoven. From Plan-B Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT, winner of Best Drama at United Solo in 2013 for ERIC(A). Director: Jerry Rapier. Playwright: Eric Samuelsen. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, classical music lovers. Link: artist.

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Performed by Zara PhillipsUnited Kingdom

Thu 11/5 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, performance art, 60 min.

After her adoptive mother dies and leaves her to care for an adoptive father who was never there for her, Zara takes a dreamlike journey that brings her face-to-face with the biological father she’s always longed to know and the sister who was never born. Zara’s music moves the story along in this poignant and funny piece. Best Direction Award, United Solo 2013. Directors: Eliza Roberts and Eric Roberts. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Rogério M. PintoNew York

Thu 11/5 9:00pm

drama, 80 min.

Brazil, Carnaval. Three–year–old Marília dies in an accident. Her ten–month–old brother Rogério lies unaware. As Rogério grows up, Marília haunts him. Is he her replacement? Was that why his father couldn’t tell if he was a boy or a girl? Today, Rogério will open Marília’s grave. What remains will be disinterred, along with feelings and secrets the family has buried for decades. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Brazilian).

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Written and Performed by Melissa A. KaplanCalifornia

Fri 11/6 6:00pm

musical, performance art, 50 min.

Knife juggler Emma “Daggers” MacKenzie is on the lam. Blowing her cover, she shares the story of how she became an infamous performer, and why she ran away from the circus she called home. A musical featuring carnival thrills, a wildly seductive madam, and a lot of dangerous things in the air. Director: Stephanie Abrams. Recording & Mixing: Michael Eisenstein. Show image by Ana Yazdi and Dante Silliman. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: video, facebook, twitter.

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Performed by Jonathan KrukNew York

Fri 11/6 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, classic, 55 min.

An energetic retelling of Washington Irving’s classic by the story’s living master. The characters are boldly portrayed with distinctive gestures, local accents, a touch of humor, and are accompanied by a 19th century pump organ. This signature performance embodies the author’s original gothic spirit and eloquent wit. The storyteller’s poetic persona and garb give this version of 'The Legend' a romantic edge. Director: Andrea Sadler. Musical Director: Jim Keyes. Set Design: Chris Novak. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Michael CapozziItaly

Fri 11/6 9:00pm

drama, multi-media, 75 min.

Are you witnessing your life or living it? A silent comedy show, which will make you laugh and reflect on the beauty of imperfection. Tragedy, comedy…a silent elegy of 75 minutes to life and laugh with the versatile Italian actor Michael Capozzi. Director: Milo&Olivia. Playwright: Michael Capozzi and Milo Scotton. Show image by Luca Ortolani. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, facebook.

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Performed by Amy UrbinaCalifornia

Sat 11/7 2:00pm

comedy, 70 min.

Dora Valverde is a screwball Los Angelina actress trying to tell the true story of the great 18th century comedienne Dora Jordan, but she can’t help digressing to her own outlandish experiences. Luckily, the spirit of Ms. Jordan appears onstage to help her focus. Their stories are the same: for women, comedy is freedom. Director: Lexi Lee. Playwright: Rick Creese. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Hispanic). Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Shaun O'HaganNew York

Sat 11/7 4:00pm

storytelling, 50 min.

A story about a good son giving up a great parking spot to drive to an event in Brooklyn for his father. Along the way he meets an ex-girlfriend, a former bully and five NYC Mayors. He also discovers the meaning of life, unlocks the secrets of the universe and beer! Lighting Design: Graig Guggenheim. Show image by Kevin Parise. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Anthony SneedNew York

Sat 11/7 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

Based on a true story. After moving for the sixth time, Anthony is desperate to fit in at his new school. So he does what any 14-year-old boy would do: he brings in a gun. Sent to live with his born-again uncle in Missouri, he realizes that fitting in could mean joining a cult. Director: Armando Merlo. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Cherokee). Link: artist.

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Performed by Ann StarbuckCalifornia

Sat 11/7 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

A hilarious and heartbreaking true coming-of-age tale about living as a university student in China in 1988-1989 and working for CNN during the Tiananmen Square Uprising. The story of China on the brink of change, from the voice of an old woman with bound feet to a heroic hunger striker. Today in China, there is an entire generation in the dark about the events of June 4, 1989 – it is forbidden to discuss. With the current Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong, this is as poignant a story today as it was 26 years ago. Director: Richard Embardo. Producer: Julie Lawrence. Sound Design: Jeff Gardner. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Chinese). Links: show, artist, video, related.

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Written and Performed by Rogério M. PintoNew York

Sun 11/8 2:00pm

drama, 80 min.

Brazil, Carnaval. Three–year–old Marília dies in an accident. Her ten–month–old brother Rogério lies unaware. As Rogério grows up, Marília haunts him. Is he her replacement? Was that why his father couldn’t tell if he was a boy or a girl? Today, Rogério will open Marília’s grave. What remains will be disinterred, along with feelings and secrets the family has buried for decades. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Brazilian).

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Written and Performed by Geralyn CassidyNew York

Sun 11/8 4:00pm

comedy, 80 min.

A New York actor works the background and speaks without speaking. This clever, understated comedy takes us on a personalized tour through the world of film and television from the perspective of Happy Ness, an intelligent, slightly neurotic woman who tries to make sense of her role as an extra. Director: George Bartenieff. Art Director: Nikolai Shorr. Stage Manager: Yangdi Li. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: artist.

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Performed by Susan TierneyNew York

Sun 11/8 6:00pm

storytelling, 48 min.

There were falls. Her father fell from the roof, she fell in love, and there was the skydiving accident. She fell down an elevator shaft, fell from grace, the twin towers fell. With humor and candor, Susan Tierney winds through her past. Despite all that is crashing down, life matters. Director: Robert Cucuzza. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community.

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Performed by Elinor RandleUnited Kingdom

Sun 11/8 7:30pm

drama, movement, 55 min.

Deep in the woods, a woman is held prisoner. But is her captor a predator of her body or her mind? Fairytale and reality blur in this menacing, entertaining exploration of the dark side of human nature. A quirky and disturbing show from one of the UK’s leading physical theatre companies. Director: Yorgos Karamalegos. Playwright: Chris Fittock. Dramaturg: Lorna Marshall. Design: Lois Maskell. Composer: Meike Holzmann. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, video, related.

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Written and Performed by Carolann ValentinoNew York

Mon 11/9 9:00pm

comedy, storytelling, musical, 90 min.

10-time award winning one-woman musical. 18 hilarious characters portrayed through song, dance, comedy, and audience improv. Her sizzling stories of managing a multimillion-dollar steakhouse in NYC will leave you inspired and hungry for more! 2014 United Solo sold–out hit! “Hysterical” – Broadway World. “Example of how great a solo show can truly be!” – Denver Post. ★★★★★ – Vue Weekly. ★★★★★ – Calgary Sun. ★★★★ – The Herald. Recommended for: adults. Links: show, video.

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Written and Performed by Ali Kennedy ScottAustralia

Tue 11/10 7:30pm

drama, 55 min.

Black Saturday 2009. Australia is ravaged by firestorms releasing the energy of 1500 atomic bombs. Five characters tell their poignant stories of survival and begin the journey to rebuild their lives. Inspired by interviews with survivors, journalists, and arson experts. A story of courage, humor amidst adversity, and hope. “Enthralling” – THE NEW YORK TIMES. WINNER: Sydney Fringe People’s Choice. www.thedaytheskyturnedblack.com Original production director: Adrian Barnes. Show image by Michael Corridore. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist.

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Written and Performed by Claire PorterNew Jersey

Tue 11/10 9:00pm

comedy, dance, movement, poetry, performance art, 65 min.

A zany tribute to all the muscles of the body and then some. Dr. Nickie Nom, acclaimed anatomical forensic surgical specialist and poet, gives a reading from her book of poems, Namely Muscles. The reading goes hilariously awry as Dr. Nom finds herself entangled by “Psoas, The Tender Bender,“ ”Gluteus to My Ears,” “Just the Meat,” and many more. Playwright: Claire Porter. Show image by Eleanora Alberto. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, yoga lovers. Links: artist, video.

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Written and Performed by David Lee WhiteNew Jersey

Wed 11/11 3:30pm

comedy, storytelling, 80 min.

David Lee White found a dead guy hanging from a tree in Panther Hollow when he was 25. He spent the next year finding solace in therapists, psychiatrists, psychotropic drugs, Tom Stoppard, skinheads, Satanists, Elizabeth Wurtzel, and a CD of Nordic death metal. Also, there was a second dead guy. Recommended for: teenagers, adults. Links: show, artist.

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Performed by Joosje DukThe Netherlands

Wed 11/11 7:30pm

comedy, 15 min.

A little girl finds herself stuck in an indefinable space, somewhere in the waiting room between life and death, waiting for her film of life to begin. While waiting, she looks back on her life experiences and realizes she doesn’t need to hold back on any thoughts or mind spins anymore, and although those thoughts might be somewhat controversial and ‘not done,’ they are mostly just revealing and recognizable. Director: Lily van Leeuwen. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video.

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Performed by Ryan Vincent AndersonNew York

Wed 11/11 9:00pm

drama, storytelling, 65 min.

The inspiring true story of an African–American actor who left New York in the 1820s to escape racial hatred, and became the first black man ever to play Othello in London. He became famous throughout Europe for playing Shakespeare’s greatest roles, black or white. Director: Jeffrey Wienckowski. Playwright: Rick Creese. Recommended for: theatre community, ethnic community (African American). Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Ali Kennedy ScottAustralia

Thu 11/12 7:30pm

drama, 55 min.

Black Saturday 2009. Australia is ravaged by firestorms releasing the energy of 1500 atomic bombs. Five characters tell their poignant stories of survival and begin the journey to rebuild their lives. Inspired by interviews with survivors, journalists, and arson experts. A story of courage, humor amidst adversity, and hope. “Enthralling” – THE NEW YORK TIMES. WINNER: Sydney Fringe People’s Choice. www.thedaytheskyturnedblack.com Original production director: Adrian Barnes. Show image by Michael Corridore. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist.

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Written and Performed by Arthur ElbakyanCalifornia

Thu 11/12 9:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, stand-up, improv, poetry, music, classic, 90 min.

After finding himself in a mental hospital against his will, an actor explores life, love, hatred and betrayal, and realizes that the line between insanity and sanity has long been erased. By drawing parallels between modern–day life and the days of Shakespeare, he discovers that relationships and values haven’t changed at all. Director: Arthur Elbakyan. Producer: Arthur Elbakyan. Stage Design: Arthur Elbakyan. Co-producer: Meri Elbakyan. Translator: Meri Elbakyan. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Susan Gordon-ClarkMississippi

Fri 11/13 6:00pm

drama, 65 min.

A hair-raising true story that helps us understand why and how Susan fell in love and married an abusive man. From Aunt Bette, officer Rodriguez, to members of her support group, we learn why she believed his lies, doubted herself, eroded self-esteem, gave up control of her life, alienated friends and family, then eventually lost her dream of perfect love. Director: Gretchen Cryer. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, video.

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Written and Performed by Raphael XavierDelaware

Fri 11/13 7:30pm

comedy, dance, movement, poetry, 30 min.

A strange mix of smartly employed theatrical gimmicks, casual street dancing, modern dance sentimentality, and a more formal iteration of hip-hop. It’s a fusion of vocal and visual cues that are more complex than at first they seem with bold and sophisticated choices. The chaos is utterly controlled. Show image by Steven Gunther. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community. Links: show, artist, video, review.

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Written and Performed by David KayeVermont

Fri 11/13 9:00pm

comedy, 90 min.

David Kaye is a man on a mission. In 2011 he packed up his wife and two young daughters and headed to Israel intent on achieving the unachievable: Peace in the Middle East. With rockets flying and his family kvetching, you will see the true story of a man’s optimism put to the ultimate test. Kaye will take you along his many misadventures from Vermont to the Holy Land. Director: Jeffery Kinghorn. Producer: Stephanie Nuggent. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, facebook, review.

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Written and Performed by Stephen BastienRhode Island

Sat 11/14 6:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, 65 min.

Inspired by a song of reconciliation he wrote for his mother and based on actual events from being institutionalized at 11, expelled from school at 16 for refusing to let a priest molest him, then kicked out of his home one week later, Stephen combines original songs, humor and his inner voice to overcome all obstacles, except one: Pride. Director: Mary Renard Liss. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Performed by Byron LoydTennessee

Sun 11/15 2:00pm

comedy, 80 min.

Alabama/Tennessee state line in the mid-1960s, right when the draft was reinstated for the Vietnam War. Dennis Massey, a self-appointed multi-tasker and cultural maven, introduces us to characters as diverse as a flamboyant draft dodger to a belligerent (though hapless) Klansman. Act One culminates in a disastrous (and fiery) wedding. In Act Two the townsmen are swept up in preparations for a backwoods production of Puccini's “Turandot” which despite kind words from a visiting national celebrity can only be seen as an operatic fiasco al fresco. Playwrights: Byron Loyd and Susan Morse. Director: Mark Finley. Sound Design: Morry Campbell. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Ana BayatCalifornia

Sun 11/15 4:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, multi-media, 60 min.

The true untold story of the Iranian revolution, Mimi’s involuntary return to a war-torn Iran after a happy childhood in Barcelona awakens questions of the true meaning of identity, homeland and the aftermaths of displacement in this hilarious and heartbreaking universal coming-of-age journey of resilience and humanity. Performed in English, Spanish and Persian with English supertitles. Director: Alfonso Lopez Urbina. Stage Manager: Ivette Carolina Agudelo. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Iranian, Persian, Spanish-speaking, British), anyone interested in languages, cultures and immigration. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Casey DresslerFlorida

Sun 11/15 6:00pm

comedy, 45 min.

Casey, a single, 30-something wedding coordinator in small town Key Largo proves that love truly is a battlefield. Join her as she combats her way through the mayhem and mishaps that lead up to matrimony. Better off wed? That’s just one question Casey poses in this charming, comedic peek into the chaos that ensues before the vows are taken. Director: Kim St. Leon. Sound Design: David Hart. Show image by Duv Wolff. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: facebook.

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Performed by Kate FugleiCalifornia

Sun 11/15 7:30pm

drama, musical, 75 min.

North Dakota, 1894. A 12 X 14 foot shack at the edge of the prairie. The true story of Rachel Calof, a mail order bride from Russia, who forged a life through bitter winters and glorious summers. Funny, touching, and filled with a soaring original score, RACHEL CALOF takes us into a world populated by intense challenges and sparkling delights. Director: Ellen S. Pressman. Adaptation: Ken LaZebnik. Music and Lyrics: Leslie Steinweiss. Pianist: Ross Kalling. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Performed by Donald MolosiBotswana

Mon 11/16 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 30 min.

MOTSWANA simply means “citizen of Botswana.” The Republic of Botswana is one of Africa’s wealthiest countries. This intimate mutilingual show satirically questions who exactly can claim to be a Motswana. What unexpected revelations pring up once we acknowledge that African borders were drawn as a fiction fabricated to serve European greed? Is “Motswana” perhaps a misnomer given the migratory nature of African peoples before borders? Show image by Yobe Shonga & Oarabile Tome. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Kate FugleiCalifornia

Mon 11/16 9:00pm

drama, musical, 75 min.

North Dakota, 1894. A 12 X 14 foot shack at the edge of the prairie. The true story of Rachel Calof, a mail order bride from Russia, who forged a life through bitter winters and glorious summers. Funny, touching, and filled with a soaring original score, RACHEL CALOF takes us into a world populated by intense challenges and sparkling delights. Director: Ellen S. Pressman. Adaptation: Ken LaZebnik. Music and Lyrics: Leslie Steinweiss. Pianist: Ross Kalling. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Palmer DavisCalifornia

Tue 11/17 7:30pm

comedy, dance, musical, 65 min.

Locked in a bathroom 5 minutes before curtain, Wendy Walker asks herself “How did I get here?” Fired from her dream job, a husband in jail, and a young daughter who continues to confound her, drives this showgirl to discover the magic to make “the show go on!” 20 colorful characters dance their way into your heart in this theatrical tour-de-force. Director: Cate Caplin. Composer/Music Director/Pianist: Ross Kalling. Stage Manager/Dramaturg: Gregory Fuller. Lighting Design: Steven Pope. Show image by Marge Palmer. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Performed by Gaya TraubIsrael

Tue 11/17 9:00pm

drama, storytelling, 70 min.

A family’s conflicts and moments of grace. An adolescent girl in a world of love, faith, dreams of happiness, and loneliness. Based on the author’s memories. First prize at the Israel Monodrama Festival. Playwright & Director: Ron Ninio. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Kyla GarciaNew Jersey

Wed 11/18 3:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, poetry, 60 min.

Part personal story/part fairytale, this piece is a deep exploration of what happens when we allow romantic love to be the ground we stand upon instead of our dreams. Caught between two lovers like a mermaid torn between land & sea, Victoria’s journey will take you into the depths of forgetting who you are & the heights of remembering. Director: Jessica Lynn Johnson. Producer: Alex Perez. Tech: Peter King and Anthony Gusevich. Show image by Casey Leigh. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: facebook, facebook2, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Izad EtemadiCanada

Wed 11/18 7:30pm

comedy, 60 min.

The agonizing tale of a Persian woman with unwanted facial hair and a larger-than-life nose searching for a Prince to sweep her away from her plastic surgery-obsessed parents. WARNING: this show contains nuts! Show image by BeattyOei Photography. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, ethnic community (Middle Eastern). Links: facebook, twitter.

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Performed by Kate FugleiCalifornia

Wed 11/18 9:00pm

drama, musical, 75 min.

North Dakota, 1894. A 12 X 14 foot shack at the edge of the prairie. The true story of Rachel Calof, a mail order bride from Russia, who forged a life through bitter winters and glorious summers. Funny, touching, and filled with a soaring original score, RACHEL CALOF takes us into a world populated by intense challenges and sparkling delights. Director: Ellen S. Pressman. Adaptation: Ken LaZebnik. Music and Lyrics: Leslie Steinweiss. Pianist: Ross Kalling. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Patrick WiabelColorado

Thu 11/19 7:30pm

drama, tragedy, movement, poetry, performance art, 35 min.

Ransom, a born n' bred criminal turned dancer, considers the possibility of martyrdom as means of escaping his future of death in vain. Trapped by his brother’s plot to frame him for the murder of his best friend, Ransom holds off familiar foes with memories of events past, hopes of a savior, and optimistic dreams of a life without rivalry. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Performed by Suzanna GeraghtyIreland

Thu 11/19 9:00pm

drama, comedy, movement, 70 min.

Featured on the BBC. The auditioning adventures of loveable underdog Zoe, who dreams of landing an acting job. Her over-the-hill agent sends her on a spree of odd auditions ranging from Riverdance to Spiderman to being shot out of a cannon in a touring circus. Getting farther from her dream, Zoe just might be getting closer to herself…An uplifting tale of self-realization. To quote Oscar Wilde, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Acting Coach: Stephen Jobes. Movement Consultant: Andy Crook. Show image by Ros Kavanagh. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, video2.

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Written and Performed by Pamela MeekMaryland

Fri 11/20 7:30pm

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, performance art, 47 min.

In this witty, funny and dramatic tale, Pamela Meek provides answers: Will she be schizo like her Mom? Yikes! Marry and have a child? If she did, would she do unto her kid as was done unto her? What if her child becomes schizo? Whoa! Can she forgive her mother? “Riveting,” “Powerful, “A story of courage, persistence, strength and love.” Director: Lynnie Raybuck. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, parents, mental health professionals. Links: artist, video.

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Performed by Kate FugleiCalifornia

Sat 11/21 2:00pm

drama, musical, 75 min.

North Dakota, 1894. A 12 X 14 foot shack at the edge of the prairie. The true story of Rachel Calof, a mail order bride from Russia, who forged a life through bitter winters and glorious summers. Funny, touching, and filled with a soaring original score, RACHEL CALOF takes us into a world populated by intense challenges and sparkling delights. Director: Ellen S. Pressman. Adaptation: Ken LaZebnik. Music and Lyrics: Leslie Steinweiss. Pianist: Ross Kalling. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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*The ENCORE tag is used to indicate the productions of returning artists and companies who have successfully performed at the Festival in past years.

*If you are interested in purchasing tickets for a SOLD-OUT performance, check with the Theatre ROW Box Office on the day of the show. Should there be any last-minute returns, tickets will become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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