The 9th annual UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL

 

September 13 – November 18, 2018

 

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. Our audiences see one-person performances from all over the world, experience foreign cultures and traditions, and learn the perspectives of people from various walks of life. 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). United Solo is a company of artists and producers with vast experience in solo performance. Artists whose work is presented at the Festival 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. Artists and their shows are also considered for special awards at the Festival. More information about the application process can be found here.

 

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All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $45 (plus a $2.25 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 Anne TorsiglieriCalifornia

Thu 9/13 7:30pm

drama, comedy, musical, 85 min.

An intimate and oftentimes hilarious tale of one mother’s ride through AUTISM; a journey replete with tigers, train obsessions, and a healthy dose of sass. Broadway veteran Anne Torsiglieri combines her family’s personal story with verbatim interviews and a medley of striking new songs exploring autism’s many joys, struggles, and complexities. Redefining happiness at every unexpected turn. Best Production Award at United Solo 2017. Composer: Brad Carroll. Director: Risa Brainin. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, autism, disability communities. Links: show, facebook, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Mike FolieNew York

Fri 9/14 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

Magical thinking and talking cats: A man's surprising journey as he deals with the sudden death of his wife. More about survival and moving forward than loss, My Dead Wife focuses on nurturing hope and humor in the face of tragedy; on finding the courage to live and love again. From the winner of Best Non-Fiction Show at 2015 United Solo and Best Encore Award at 2016 United Solo. Director: Frank Licato. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Jewish and Irish American communities, widows and widovers, teenagers, married couples.

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Performed by Anne TorsiglieriCalifornia

Fri 9/14 9:00pm

drama, comedy, musical, 85 min.

An intimate and oftentimes hilarious tale of one mother’s ride through AUTISM; a journey replete with tigers, train obsessions, and a healthy dose of sass. Broadway veteran Anne Torsiglieri combines her family’s personal story with verbatim interviews and a medley of striking new songs exploring autism’s many joys, struggles, and complexities. Redefining happiness at every unexpected turn. Best Production Award at United Solo 2017. Composer: Brad Carroll. Director: Risa Brainin. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, autism, disability communities. Links: show, facebook, related, related2.

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Performed by Susan RybinNew Jersey

Sat 9/15 2:00pm

drama, 70 min.

Through vibrant video imagery, colorful costumes and mariachi music, Frida Kahlo is a surreal journey into the mind of the larger-than-life mid-century Mexican artist that paints a compelling portrait of the turbulent life and times of the tragic figure who became a feminist icon. Director: Luis Caballero. Playwright: Humberto Robles. Co-Producer: Meiling Macias-Toro. Co-Producer: Robert Dominguez. Translation to English: Walter Krochmal. Show image by Walter Ventosilla. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Linda ManningNew York

Sat 9/15 4:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

Award-winning playwright Linda Manning speaks out about her past -- her flamboyant absent father, her predatory stepfather, and her experiences with abuse and rape – and, in the wreckage, her search for perfect love. Hilarious and poignant, this is the story of the havoc this fantasy wreaks on her adult life as she struggles to let it go and set herself free. Director: Gretchen Cryer. Show image by Laura Lee. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, women, abuse survivors, rape survivors. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Alan AltschulerNew York

Sat 9/15 6:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, 40 min.

Inspired and haunted by the hilarious and poignant saga of a man who believes that Bigfoot has stolen his wife, Altschuler digs into the challenges he faced in his relationships with women as he struggled to become his own man. He begins his journey of self-discovery with the words of Ron Carlson, the acclaimed short story writer. Director: Andrew Borthwick-Leslie. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Christina MurdockUnited Kingdom

Sat 9/15 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 55 min.

A kick. A scream. A tantrum. When it comes to disability, what’s allowed? What’s forbidden? This is a middle-child story about growing up too soon alongside a sister who never will. This provocative new solo show is a darkly comedic game of hide-and-seek with our true nature. Director: Jessica Lazar. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, disability community. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related2.

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Written and Performed by Monique DeBoseCalifornia

Sat 9/15 9:00pm

storytelling, 65 min.

Through America's relationship with race, class and identity, Monique exposes the beauty, disgrace and complication of both the black and white worlds, and many aspects of the race conversation that you've questioned but haven’t spoken out loud. Experience the bravery, vulnerability, hilarity, ignorance and ridiculousness that is race and identity here. Director: Denise Dowse. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, African American community, people of multiple races. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Lois RobbinsNew York

Sun 9/16 2:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 80 min.

An adult woman's coming-of-age story. Recounting her sexual history from childhood to adulthood, she discovers that her most important relationship is the one she has with herself. Director: Sonia Sebastian. Co-Producer: Racquel Lehrman. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Mike FolieNew York

Sun 9/16 4:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

Magical thinking and talking cats: A man's surprising journey as he deals with the sudden death of his wife. More about survival and moving forward than loss, My Dead Wife focuses on nurturing hope and humor in the face of tragedy; on finding the courage to live and love again. From the winner of Best Non-Fiction Show at 2015 United Solo and Best Encore Award at 2016 United Solo. Director: Frank Licato. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Jewish and Irish American communities, widows and widovers, teenagers, married couples.

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Performed by Bill ForchionVermont

Sun 9/16 6:00pm

storytelling, 55 min.

Experience life, death and a little circus in between, as Clown/Philosopher Bill Forchion tackles the big questions: Who am I? Why am I here? This intimate conversation is a unique voyage navigating fun and fear. You may laugh, cry or dance, but you are guaranteed to feel. Director: Peter Gould. Show image by Robin E. Forchion. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Meshaun LabroneMaryland

Sun 9/16 7:30pm

drama, 60 min.

This play explores the mind of revolutionary Stokely Carmichael on the night of June 23, 1966, during the March Against Fear and the stand-off with State Police in Canton, Mississippi. Here we get the first glimpse of a new idea called "Black Power". Director: Jennifer Knight. Stage Manager: Marianne Meadows. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter.

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Performed by Lillian ColónNew York

Mon 9/17 7:30pm

storytelling, dance, musical, 60 min.

Growing up in a convent isn’t the usual path to becoming a Radio City Music Hall Rockette. But that’s what happened to Lilly. Through adversity and struggle, Lilly teaches us to have courage through passion. Managing Director: Carlos Jaramillo. Musical Director: Eugene Gwozdz. Stage Manager: Bari Hyman. Scenic Design: Jan Harding. Show image by Carlos J. & Shae D'Lyn. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Chuk ObasiVirginia

Mon 9/17 9:00pm

drama, storytelling, 60 min.

A love story told through the eyes and heart of a husband as he struggles with his wife's cancer. An emotional and uplifting journey with an unexpected happy ending, and a universal life-affirming lesson of hope and faith. It will make you laugh, cry and then cheer. Playwright: Samuel A Simon. Musical Director: Eli Zoller. Dramaturg: Gabrielle Maisels. Choreographer: Kimani Fowlin. Director: Kate Holland. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), caregivers, breast cancer husbands. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Max WojtanowiczMinnesota

Tue 9/18 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, musical, 60 min.

Max Wojtanowicz was diagnosed with stage-three testicular cancer at age 30. A friend told him to "conquer it, and then sing about it." Challenge accepted. Through stories and songs about chemo, community and courage, BALL is a one-man comedy about the moment when life throws you a curve... ball. Director: Nikki Swoboda. Composer: Andrew Cooke. Composer: Michael Gruber. Composer: Jason Hansen. Show image by Ann Erickson. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, cancer survivors and their loved ones, medical professionals, anyone with testicles. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by John FisherCalifornia

Tue 9/18 9:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 70 min.

John Fisher brings you World War II from the D-Day invasion to the Fall of Berlin. He also provides useful information about the best books on the subject, the cutest generals, and the hottest actors who played them in the movies. John Fisher is the winner of the Best Actor Award at the 2017 United Solo Festival. Director: Jerry Metzker. Stage Manager: Paul Tena. Show image by Paul Tena. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, related.

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Written and Performed by Daromie DespinosseNew York

Wed 9/19 3:30pm

drama, comedy, dance, movement, stand-up, multi-media, performance art, 90 min.

Sake Pase! Born a Haitian-American girl who’s expected to “clean chicken and like it,” Daromie begged to differ. Raised during the ’90s in Washington Heights, NYC amidst the blasting frequencies of sexism, prejudice, puberty, and Marc Anthony’s latest songs, Daromie dares to discover herself and her voice. She also learns not looking your age is both good and bad. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Carribean, African American communities, fans of stand-up comedy.

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Written and Performed by Anne StocktonNew York

Wed 9/19 7:30pm

drama, 60 min.

Nikki's got a new lover and a new credit card. When two expensive rings are stolen from her workplace, she's not about to let questions from a persistent (and attractive) detective change her very important plans. Austin Pendleton directs Anne Stockton in her funny, revealing story based on Anne's experiences as a practicing psychiatrist and actor/trainer with the NYPD. Director: Austin Pendleton. Consultant: Jimmy West. Dramaturg: Dara O'Brien. Graphic Design: Ethan Crenson. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), mental health professionals, mystery lovers. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Jonathan SuberPennsylvania

Wed 9/19 9:00pm

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, stand-up, improv, 67 min.

LOVEABLE ASSHOLE, comedic journey about one asshole trying to find his way out of ‘Assholism’ (yes, that really is a thing). Jonathan discovers that social media is a bad way to find a good relationship; at least that's what his therapist said. Director: Walter DeShields. Technical Director: Lisa Barnes. Stage Manager: LaQuanda McCoullum. Show image by Dennis Alston & Amber Monet. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, African American and Latino communities, laughter lovers. Links: video, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Kate RobardsCalifornia

Thu 9/20 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

Kate grew up poor. She thinks her husband is rich. His family says that's not a nice word. As Kate straddles two different extreme ways of life, she realizes what money can and cannot buy, including the possible salvation of a loved one. Director : Keiran King. Developer: David Ford. Costume Design : Benny Lumpkins Jr . Graphic Design: Lauren Reynolds. Show image by Rex Lott. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Christine McHughNew Mexico

Fri 9/21 7:30pm

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

When her parents died, she thought she had weathered this milestone life passage as an adult with some measure of ease and grace. Little did she know that the death of parents comes in many forms and has many reverberations. A portrait of grace and a quest for freedom to find oneself in the light during the darkest of times. Director: Danny Kovacs. Show image by Russell Maynor. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), sandwich generation.

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Written and Performed by Jose SoneraNew York

Fri 9/21 9:00pm

drama, comedy, stand-up, 90 min.

It's October 1976 at the IMPROV comedy club. Freddie Prinze, Sr. is giving his last performance months before his death. Moving between the stage and the dressing room, Sonera interlaces Prinze's best comedy sets with original monologues that illuminate his life. Director: Melissa Linton. Costume Designer: Lisa Montalvo. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Freddie Prinze fans. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Azusa SHESHE DanceNew York

Sat 9/22 2:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, 120 min.

Step back in time with vocal powerhouse Big Mama Thornton, the blues singer, songwriter and entertainer known for her top Billboard hits. This musical comedy shows her experience with racial and sexual tensions in the music industry. Join us on her fearless journey of musical strife and success. What you know as HIStory is truly HERstory. Explicit language. Director & Producer: Christine Schisano. Producer: Andrew Braata Clarke. Sound & Lighting Design: Ezekiel Kendrick. Costume Design: Brenda Schwab. Choreographer & Publicist: Mark Drum. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by MESHELLEMaryland

Sat 9/22 6:00pm

comedy, stand-up, musical, multi-media, 60 min.

You ever wonder what a comedian who’s a married mother of 3 has to go through to make it to a comedy club on any given night? Well, sit back and take in the mayhem wrapped in 5 characters! Staunchly maintaining her MILF status with 3 kids in tow; you’ll FOLLOW the hilarity anywhere MESHELLE leads! Director: Rain Pryor. Production Assistant: Shawn M. Mason. Art Director : Darius Wilmore. Original Music : Michael Ellison. Show image by Mikael Aaron & Darius Wilmore. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2.

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Performed by Vincent ClarkMaryland

Sat 9/22 7:30pm

comedy, multi-media, 60 min.

The unhealthiest man alive guides you on a comic journey through the world of medicine, surgery, and health insurance. As he explains, “Bad health is simply not new to me. When I was born, I had the post-partum depression.” Being sick has never been so much fun! Playwright & Director: Vincent Clark. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children).

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Written and Performed by Jonathan SuberPennsylvania

Sat 9/22 9:00pm

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, stand-up, improv, 67 min.

LOVEABLE ASSHOLE, comedic journey about one asshole trying to find his way out of ‘Assholism’ (yes, that really is a thing). Jonathan discovers that social media is a bad way to find a good relationship; at least that's what his therapist said. Director: Walter DeShields. Technical Director: Lisa Barnes. Stage Manager: LaQuanda McCoullum. Show image by Dennis Alston & Amber Monet. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, African American and Latino communities, laughter lovers. Links: video, facebook, instagram.

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Performed by Faith CollinsCalifornia

Sun 9/23 2:00pm

drama, comedy, 90 min.

This 2018 winner of the NAACP Theatre Award for Best One Person Show follows a family of five women navigating the intricacies of life. Lessons are learned from challenges and from one another, resulting in inescapable consequences. Each woman comes to a crossroad and must make a life-altering decision. Best Dramatic Script Award at 2014 United Solo. Director: Jeni Jones. Playwright: Kimba Henderson. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Mary GogginNew York

Sun 9/23 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 45 min.

One woman’s dark comic journey to the other side of the overpass. Mary Goggin shares stories of sex, drugs, and Irish Catholicism, laced with characters based on her experiences as a former professional call girl. As a massive reaction to sexual repression, Mary takes us from the Irish famine to ’70s pimps to joy! Director: Dan Ruth. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), Irish Americans, recovering addicts, recovering Catholics, parents, teachers. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Jake Austin RobertsonNew York

Sun 9/23 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, improv, 82 min.

A reading of a Russian short story gradually transforms into a living exploration of a mind rebelling against reality. Exciting and terrifying, this queer actor's journey into insanity blurs the line between performer and madman. Director: Sara Morgulis. Original Text: Nikolai Gogol. Translation: Constance Garnett. Show image by David Kelly Crow. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Justyna KostekPoland

Mon 9/24 7:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, musical, performance art, 60 min.

Nowadays Americans are increasingly anxious and uncertain about the ugliness, bigotry, and moral incoherence of our time. We crave examples of people who combined talent, glamour, sexiness and integrity. What better way to recover these values? Playwright & Director: Oliver Conant. Music Director: Nevada Lozano. Choreographer: Madeline Jaye. Lighting Design: Alex Moore. Show image by Al Foote III. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, video2, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Lois RobbinsNew York

Mon 9/24 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 80 min.

An adult woman's coming-of-age story. Recounting her sexual history from childhood to adulthood, she discovers that her most important relationship is the one she has with herself. Director: Sonia Sebastian. Co-Producer: Racquel Lehrman. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Amy RaaschCalifornia

Tue 9/25 7:30pm

multi-media, 42 min.

Humans are animals. Animals are sluts. Especially when they’re in love. Cats, coyotes, bears, and birds come to life and speak for themselves via monologue, media installation, and live electro-orchestral soundscapes. Winner, Best of Los Angeles Son of Semele Solo Creation Festival 2017. Director: Matthew McCray. Composer: David Poe. Illustrations/Animation: Tahnee Gehm. Video Design: Ben Rock. Stage Manager: Christina Bryan. Show image by Susan Moll. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, animal lovers, music fans, Natural History Museum goers, Laurie Anderson fans. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2.

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Performed by Montgomery SuttonTexas

Tue 9/25 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 85 min.

In this funny and moving solo play, Bob Donovan, Hollywood screenwriter, wrestles with life’s big questions including miraculous births, the nature of art, near-death experiences, ghosts, UFOs, the creation of the universe, and, finally, the meaning of life. Playwright & Director: T.J. Walsh. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Mindy FradkinNew York

Wed 9/26 3:30pm

comedy, storytelling, improv, musical, multi-media, performance art, 70 min.

Mindy is fascinating. All she has to do is get up and talk. She muses on entering this new "senior club" and enlightens us on its benefits (and discounts!). Fradkin gives a fresh perspective on aging and how we truly are "ageless wonders." She speaks directly to her audience, takes you into her world, and you gladly go. Developer & Director: Jessica Lynn Johnson. Co-Lyricist, Music, Guitar: Roland Mousaa. Collin Mulligan: Stage Manager. Show image by Philip Seltzer. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2.

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Performed by Gio MielleBrazil

Wed 9/26 7:30pm

performance art, 60 min.

Performer Gio Mielle and director Debora Balardini are back with Bother Line, an original one-woman show produced by Nettles Artists Collective. Gender and beauty are addressed through daring physical and emotional exploration. After premiering at Punto Space in 2017, Bother Line delves deeper into the meaning of humanization versus dehumanization, and its daily impact on our bodies and identities through the writings of Helen Palmer, also known as famed Brazilian author Clarice Lispector. Director: Debora Balardini. Show image by Skye Morse-Hodgson & Yasmin Santana. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Latin community, Clarice Lispector lovers. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Alan AltschulerNew York

Wed 9/26 9:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, 40 min.

Inspired and haunted by the hilarious and poignant saga of a man who believes that Bigfoot has stolen his wife, Altschuler digs into the challenges he faced in his relationships with women as he struggled to become his own man. He begins his journey of self-discovery with the words of Ron Carlson, the acclaimed short story writer. Director: Andrew Borthwick-Leslie. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Cynthia ShawColorado

Thu 9/27 7:30pm

storytelling, music, 55 min.

Cynthia enjoyed her childhood of piano lessons and music-making. But she had bigger dreams: moving to New York to attend the esteemed Manhattan School of Music. As she struggles with her demon, memorization, she masters a falling piano, a sweltering practice room, a music-hating neighbor, a condescending teacher and harmless innocent obstacles. Live classical piano accompanies the show. Director: Page Clements. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Lois RobbinsNew York

Thu 9/27 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 80 min.

An adult woman's coming-of-age story. Recounting her sexual history from childhood to adulthood, she discovers that her most important relationship is the one she has with herself. Director: Sonia Sebastian. Co-Producer: Racquel Lehrman. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Eleni KourtiGreece

Fri 9/28 7:30pm

performance art, 45 min.

At her agent’s suggestion, a foreign-born actress performs 8 labors to prove that she can indeed play an American, or whatever that means. On her “Herculean” quest, we investigate tolerance and identity. When is somebody considered American enough in America? What does it take to become one? Why isn’t it a question of green cards or passports? If the quest for freedom is what leads us to this country, why, upon arriving, are we typecast to play the very fragment of ourselves we so eagerly wanted to leave behind? Director: Austin Pendleton. Show image by Kostas Kiritsis. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by DonnaD LipariNew York

Fri 9/28 9:00pm

musical, 85 min.

Autobiographical musical about the “voice” lessons that surrounded the author’s outer physical voice, causing her to connect to her inner spiritual voice. Facing the trials that blocked her voice allowed her to free it and embrace the gift of mediumship. This is a show about overcoming painful life experiences and finding the courage to live an authentic life. Director: Gary Gaccione. Consulting Editor & Script Supervisor: Dr. Sherry Radowitz. Technical Director: Darren Lipari. Production Assistant: Bruce Gotlieb. Show image by Daniel Kwak. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, spiritual/metaphysical community, women's empowerment groups, grief and healing circles, seniors. Links: video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Jim StowellMinnesota

Sat 9/29 2:00pm

drama, 90 min.

Fifty years after the Tet Offensive, Tim O'Brien's book remains a lyrical testimony to what that war meant for the soldiers who fought it. In Jim Stowell's personification of the book, it is all there--the humor and the horror, the absurdity and futility, and the redemptive power of storytelling. Tech: Loren Niemi. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, veterans and their families, book lovers, historians. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by DonnaD LipariNew York

Sat 9/29 4:00pm

musical, 85 min.

Autobiographical musical about the “voice” lessons that surrounded the author’s outer physical voice, causing her to connect to her inner spiritual voice. Facing the trials that blocked her voice allowed her to free it and embrace the gift of mediumship. This is a show about overcoming painful life experiences and finding the courage to live an authentic life. Director: Gary Gaccione. Consulting Editor & Script Supervisor: Dr. Sherry Radowitz. Technical Director: Darren Lipari. Production Assistant: Bruce Gotlieb. Show image by Daniel Kwak. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, spiritual/metaphysical community, women's empowerment groups, grief and healing circles, seniors. Links: video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Lanessa LongOregon

Sat 9/29 6:00pm

comedy, storytelling, stand-up, improv, music, 45 min.

Art school, modern womanhood, hilarious moments from tragicomic relationships that almost existed… followed up with, “what’s next, world?” Lanessa Long’s songs and stories encapsulate the melodramatic nature of being 22 and standing on the cliffs of severe unknowns. Filled with spicy, fluid piano riffs and slick, character-filled vocals, this show is a funny, witty, insightful, and poignant display of finding identity amidst angst. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, women, artists, college and art school students. Links: show, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Ji Young ChoiSouth Korea

Sat 9/29 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, dance, classic, 40 min.

Is there a Deadline in Love? Desdemona thought her love would last forever, but then Othello changed. For 7 days, she stays in her tea room to avoid his mysterious anger. She struggles to regain his love and finally discovers the Butterfly effect: “Small causes can have large effects.” She desperately tries to solve his misunderstanding before the Love Deadline approaches. Dramaturg: Dong Eae Kim. Co-Producer: Sun Young Choi. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Lois RobbinsNew York

Sat 9/29 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 80 min.

An adult woman's coming-of-age story. Recounting her sexual history from childhood to adulthood, she discovers that her most important relationship is the one she has with herself. Director: Sonia Sebastian. Co-Producer: Racquel Lehrman. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Brian DayeConnecticut

Sun 9/30 2:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, improv, musical, multi-media, performance art, 120 min.

A two-act performance describing the experiences, misadventures, stories and journey of an African-American man on a quest for the truth - hoping to shine some light, humor, honesty and history along for the ride. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, African American community, jazz/R&B music lovers, NYC Radio aficionados. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Aaron CashCalifornia

Sun 9/30 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, movement, musical, 50 min.

This show brings the dance spirit that has guided Aaron’s career and life to the stage. Last Dance “features three very different men, and dancers -- Gunter Von Pantzappfel, Rafeal Bonnicella Garcia Arranjuez, and Peter Brown aka Con Temporary -- all from different eras. It highlights their struggles, triumphs, loves and despair as they recount their lives, perform the styles that took the dance world by storm (or not), and seek to memorialize their contributions to dance. Their journeys are hilarious and heartbreaking life lessons. Music: Andrew Furze. Producer : Regina Cash. Co-Producer: Mike Murray. Costume Design: Hilde Byrne. Show image by Michael Higgins. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), dance community. Links: show, artist.

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Written and Performed by Brad ForenzaNew Jersey

Sun 9/30 7:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, poetry, performance art, 53 min.

It’s 2014, and our protagonist has crashed the anticipated wedding of Charles Manson and his millennial bride. From the altar, she opines about the current state of affairs and the unavailable men in her life: Manson, Ford, and Daddy. A story of unrequited love, political fanaticism, and one woman’s quest for liberation… this time, you may just find yourself hearing her. Co-Producer/Consultant: Shane Bordeau. Co-Producer/Consultant: Brian Dashew. Co-Producer/Consultant: Mike Folie. Co-Producer/Consultant: Roberta Lipp. Co-Producer/Consultant: Jo Walker. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, people interested in politics and pop culture. Links: artist, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Joe CharnitskiNew York

Mon 10/1 7:30pm

storytelling, 60 min.

Joe Charnitski has given two eulogies in his life. Both were for men named Joe Charnitski. These are their stories. A celebration of fathers and sons, little-town blues, and swallowing your pride when you finally go home again, Funeral promises laughs, with the possibility of tears and an outside chance at personal reflection. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Kevin James DoyleOhio

Mon 10/1 9:00pm

comedy, storytelling, stand-up, 70 min.

Raised a devout Christian, Kevin knew sex was meant for marriage only. When his engagement to a girl from church fell apart, he thought he'd missed the train for sex...until this 30-year-old virgin took a ride of heartbreak, horniness and climactic hilarity. Show image by Jeremy Stanley & Sarah Cobb. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Bellina LoganCalifornia

Wed 10/3 3:30pm

storytelling, 80 min.

A hilarious, touching and inappropriate overshare of a codependent bastard child's life with her acerbic English mother and the deep bond they forged. A thought-provoking piece about time and memory. "Bellina displays an elegant sense of humor that gracefully brings the audience along with her. I would advise you don't miss this" - Better Lemons. Director: Maggie Soboil. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, teenagers, seniors, cat lovers, caregivers, children of eccentric mothers. Link: related.

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Performed by Phyto StratisCyprus

Wed 10/3 7:30pm

drama, poetry, 60 min.

A soldier's sacrifice; a hero's ecstatic mind during 10 hours under siege in his hideout, as he meditates on his life and his decision to be burned alive. Fighting, wounded, in pain, the soldier considers again and again giving himself up, imagines living and returning to his home and family. Yet he will not be deflected by love of life and instead remains committed to his own death. Director & Set Designer: Ioanna Katsarou. Assistant Director: Theodore Petropoulos. Soundtrack: Demetris Michael. Original Music: Phyto Stratis. Original Poetry: Yannis Ritsos. Show image by Anthoula Lelekidis. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Katya DudinaNew York

Wed 10/3 9:00pm

drama, 50 min.

Have you ever had to leave it all behind and start over in a brand-new place? This story is about childhood in the USSR, the fall of the Soviet Union and the emigration of one girl to the U.S. where she experiences a whole new set of challenges. Sign Language interpretation will be available for at least one performance. Show image by Jackson Dunams. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Janis BrennerNew York

Thu 10/4 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, movement, music, multi-media, performance art, 40 min.

A journey into the myriad ways a daughter has "become" her late parents. She inherited "her father's nose, her mother's singing voice, her father's sarcasm, her mother's fragile bones"...but also a lifetime of their objects and even their thoughts, revealing a family's story. A poetic narrative, a dance, a play, an opera, a comic drama by internationally acclaimed artist Janis Brenner, winner of 2017 United Solo Award for Best Choreography. Music: Jerome Begin. Performance Coach: Risa Steinberg. Lighting Design: Mitchell Bogard. Show image by Hakan Jelk. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Caitlin SimpsonUnited Kingdom

Fri 10/5 7:30pm

drama, 35 min.

August 5th, 1953: The loveliest and most ladylike of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Deborah Kerr, is preparing for the premiere of her hit film, From Here to Eternity. After an unexpected delivery from a famous costar, Deborah must choose between the life she has and the one she never thought possible. Will she remain the lady, or finally break the rules? Director & Co-Playwright: Gabrielle Berberich. Dramaturg: Jessica Corn. Show image by Will O'Hare. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Alexandra LaPlanteCanada

Sat 10/6 2:00pm

comedy, storytelling, multi-media, 70 min.

Alex is a fearless woman who loves falling in love. And she’s done a lot of it. With men, with women, with men and women. On land, in the Hudson, and at a sex club in Berlin. Unconventionally Intimate is the startlingly honest telling of her experiences discovering what was possible when she threw traditional expectations out the window. Director: Brooke M. Haney. Costume Designer: Grace Trimble. Show image by Constance & Eric. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, polyamorous community. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Mindy FradkinNew York

Sat 10/6 4:00pm

comedy, storytelling, improv, musical, multi-media, performance art, 70 min.

Mindy is fascinating. All she has to do is get up and talk. She muses on entering this new "senior club" and enlightens us on its benefits (and discounts!). Fradkin gives a fresh perspective on aging and how we truly are "ageless wonders." She speaks directly to her audience, takes you into her world, and you gladly go. Developer & Director: Jessica Lynn Johnson. Co-Lyricist, Music, Guitar: Roland Mousaa. Collin Mulligan: Stage Manager. Show image by Philip Seltzer. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Kelly TaylorNew York

Sat 10/6 6:00pm

storytelling, 60 min.

A show about Kelly Taylor’s longtime friendship with Iris Martinez, a pregnant homeless woman whom Kelly meets in the NYC subway. Over time, what is painful - ultimately tragic - is the social/racial bias of our Social Welfare system and its failure to adequately support and meet the needs of Iris and her young son, Jose. Director: Gretchen Cryer. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Bart McCarthyCalifornia

Sat 10/6 7:30pm

multi-media, 60 min.

Sympathy for the Devil? Using the tropes of a TED Talk, Satan brings surprising revelations about his life as the angel Lucifer, his bitter Fall from Heaven, and the many masks humanity has forced upon him. But Satan's spirit is periodically called away 'on business,’ leaving the clueless Actor portraying him to adlib, with startling comedic and dramatic results. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, historians, anthropologists, religious scolars. Links: show, artist, video, facebook.

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Performed by Ali HarperNew Zealand

Sun 10/7 2:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, music, musical, 90 min.

Awarded Best Actress in 2014 at United Solo, Ali Harper returns! Everyone has a story. Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas touch the lives of five everyday women, resulting in stories of life-changing encounters. The singer has her story and the listener hers. Should these touch each other, there will be magic. Playwright: Joanna Murray-Smith. Director: Ross Gumbley. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, instagram, related.

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Performed by Mick Cohen-CarrollIllinois

Sun 10/7 4:00pm

comedy, storytelling, improv, poetry, music, 45 min.

In this solo sketch show, Mick takes an absurdist look at comedy. He deconstructs audience expectations through mime, storytelling, poetry, music and audience interaction. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Richarda AbramsNew York

Sun 10/7 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, 50 min.

Workshopped at NYC’s Actors Studio, this show explores Mary McLeod Bethune’s personal journey from an uneducated child to a world-renowned educator, humanitarian, civil rights activist, stateswoman and philanthropist. Performer/Playwright Richarda Abrams uses song, storytelling, and humor to transcend time and gender, as Mary returns to earth to share one last lesson. Director: Dina Vovsi. Show image by Dina Vovsi. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Juha SorolaNew York

Sun 10/7 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, movement, 50 min.

Over a safe childhood, where war only happens on TV, hangs the memory of WWII and a burden of duty that a little boy is expected to fulfil. But the heroes he finds along his journey are far from conventional... This coming-of-age story by Juha Sorola returns to United Solo, following its win of Best Festival Debut award in 2016. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), LGBTQ community. Link: facebook.

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Written and Performed by Yu Ling WuChina

Mon 10/8 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, stand-up, improv, 55 min.

This piece explores how a young first-and-a-half-generation immigrant sees her family dynamics parallel those of America’s current sociopolitical climate. Grappling with labor, power, and history, it poses the question: What does it mean to be an artist in today's society? Director: Zishan Ugurlu. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Yvette HeyligerDistrict of Columbia

Tue 10/9 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, performance art, 60 min.

Emboldened by the 1960s Black Arts Movement, Yvette X stakes her claim as a female dramatist coming of age during the ongoing fight for parity for women in the American Theatre. The play empowers artists of all stripes to tell their own stories their own way, and to get those stories to the masses “by any means necessary.” Director: Mario Giacalone. Composer: Larry Farrow. Co-Producer: Yvonne Farrow (Twinbiz). Show image by Miriam Berkley. Recommended for: theatre community, women playwrights, women artists, activists, literary community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Tadeusz von MoltkeNew Jersey

Tue 10/9 9:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, poetry, music, classic, performance art, 90 min.

A fever-pitch hallucinogenic tragicomedy in a kaleidoscope of styles - prose, screenplay, poetry, opera libretto - THE HOLLYWOOD ADRIANA is the eroticized modern-day love child of Reader's Theatre and Medieval Morality play. Rupert's obsessions transform time and place into a continuum of NOW as he encounters Sarah Bernhardt, Ramon Novarro, Maya Plisetskaya, hustlers, drag queens, and altar boys. Show image by Zoran Trifunovic. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, book and poetry lovers, opera and ballet fans, silent movie aficionados. Links: facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Schuyler QuinnNew York

Wed 10/10 3:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, musical, 82 min.

With a colorful school transcript in tow, Schuyler Quinn embarks on a quest of college acceptance. Will she charm her interviewer with tales of growing up in New York City and prove that getting kicked out of 5 schools was not, in fact, her fault? Producer: Rachel Dodson. Show image by Justin Reyes. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Jennifer AmblerFlorida

Wed 10/10 7:30pm

comedy, musical, concert, 45 min.

An evening of musical parody chronicling one woman's journey through the first year (and a half!) of Trump. Relive the events that infuriated you to the tunes of your favorite Broadway and Pop songs. From the Inauguration to the Midterms, Health Care to Climate, Racists to Russians, there's a song for it. Come laugh, cry, and be inspired to #resist! Writer of Tweet (Shy): Robby Sandler. Music Director: Jon Bauerfeld. Dramaturge: Jess Kaufman. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, political junkies. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Jeremy Julian GrecoCalifornia

Wed 10/10 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

The year is 1982. Reagan is President, E.T. is released, and Jeremy takes a road trip with his weekend father to Orange County. Forced to repeatedly tickle his father’s feet, sleep in his grandmother’s bed and attend an unknown relative’s wedding, he’ll do and say anything that will secure a visit to the most magical place on Earth: Disneyland. Director: Mark Kenward. Producer & Stage Manager : John Hamilton . Show image by Ryan Bieber. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: show, video, facebook, related.

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Written and Performed by Janis BrennerNew York

Thu 10/11 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, movement, music, multi-media, performance art, 40 min.

A journey into the myriad ways a daughter has "become" her late parents. She inherited "her father's nose, her mother's singing voice, her father's sarcasm, her mother's fragile bones"...but also a lifetime of their objects and even their thoughts, revealing a family's story. A poetic narrative, a dance, a play, an opera, a comic drama by internationally acclaimed artist Janis Brenner, winner of 2017 United Solo Award for Best Choreography. Music: Jerome Begin. Performance Coach: Risa Steinberg. Lighting Design: Mitchell Bogard. Show image by Hakan Jelk. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Kelly TaylorNew York

Thu 10/11 9:00pm

storytelling, 60 min.

A show about Kelly Taylor’s longtime friendship with Iris Martinez, a pregnant homeless woman whom Kelly meets in the NYC subway. Over time, what is painful - ultimately tragic - is the social/racial bias of our Social Welfare system and its failure to adequately support and meet the needs of Iris and her young son, Jose. Director: Gretchen Cryer. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Anthoula KatsimatidesNew York

Fri 10/12 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. Best Autobiographical Script award at 2014 United Solo. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist.

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Written and Performed by Aliyah HakimNew York

Fri 10/12 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, musical, multi-media, 45 min.

Through the lens of personal backstory, family lineage and present reality, [be] / [tween] situates upward mobility, intersectionality and history in the larger and all-binding context of American racism. Using media, movement and just a jingle of Hello Dolly, [be] / [tween] daringly poses one of our country’s most complex and unnerving questions: what does it mean to be black? Written and performed by Aliyah Hakim. Director: Zishan Ugurlu. Show image by Jasmine Castro. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, anyone interpolated within, implicated by or residing in United States racism. Link: video.

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Written and Performed by Austin Dean AshfordCalifornia

Fri 10/12 9:00pm

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

A hip-hop mashup of lyrical poetry, live music, and commentary on Black experience in America, this tour-de-force charts a souljourney on an exotic island where Black Ulysses discovers his place in a society full of gun violence and oppression. Recently honored by the Kennedy Center for Original Hip-Hop Script, this narrative dives into overcoming isolation through fantasy, myth and escape. Director: Cole Wimpee. Design: Eric Armstrong. Stage Manager: Katie O'Rear. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Elena CrocianiGreece

Sat 10/13 4:00pm

drama, comedy, 70 min.

In this contemporary Greek comic tragedy, Erato, the housewife of a Greek policeman, realizes she has been absent from her own life when a prostitute moves in the apartment above hers. Antonis Tsipianitis’ most successful play to date tackles the universal social issues of our time in a witty and tactful manner. Playwright: Antonis Tsipianitis. Translator: Dimitris Fragkogiannis. Director: Albert Baker. Show image by John Camino. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: artist, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Ada ChengTaiwan

Sat 10/13 6:00pm

drama, storytelling, performance art, 60 min.

This show tackles gender, culture, and feminism. I explore how one learns about womanhood, love, and abuse in different sociopolitical and cultural contexts through intense personal stories. This solo weaves tales of breaking rules and broken hearts across borders, relevant to current debates about gender equality and women’s status nationally and globally. Director: Jonald Reyes. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Asian/Asian American community. Links: artist, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Adam LubitzNew Hampshire

Sat 10/13 7:30pm

comedy, 55 min.

It's 1975… do you know where your superspy is? Ned Stevens has NOT lived a storied life… until his hots for the pizza gal pull him into a race to save New York City and the world from an evil mastermind! Good guys, bad guys, and happenin’ music pervade this fun and exciting romp through the world of retro espionage. Recommended for: theatre community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Joe RaiolaNew York

Sat 10/13 9:00pm

comedy, storytelling, multi-media, 65 min.

“It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write,” says the President who claims, “Nobody loves the First Amendment better than me.” Obviously, he’s never met Joe Raiola. The longtime MAD Magazine Editor wages comedy war on Trumpism, political correctness and Karz-4-Kids in his irreverent take on the First Amendment – and Second too. Show image by Irving Schild. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), political comedy fans . Links: show, facebook, twitter, related.

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Written and Performed by Deborah Colleen WhiteSouth Carolina

Sun 10/14 2:00pm

drama, musical, 75 min.

The story of a young woman born in 1912, the play shows the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's disease on a large, strong family characterized by love, faith, work ethic and a strong sense of community. The play shows events in Hazel Corts' life from 1920-1998. Playwright & director: Alicia Corts. Tech & Lighting Design: Cara Wood. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Jake Austin RobertsonNew York

Sun 10/14 4:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, improv, 82 min.

A reading of a Russian short story gradually transforms into a living exploration of a mind rebelling against reality. Exciting and terrifying, this queer actor's journey into insanity blurs the line between performer and madman. Director: Sara Morgulis. Original Text: Nikolai Gogol. Translation: Constance Garnett. Show image by David Kelly Crow. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

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Performed by Melvin Pichardo New York

Sun 10/14 6:00pm

performance art, 50 min.

Eddie, a young Dominican boy from Washington Heights, seeks personal freedom outside his immigrant parents’ community. A play about love, acceptance and surrendering to one’s personal story. Director : Maya Bracha. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Latino community, “Boyhood” fans, spiritual seekers.

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Performed by Ella KroywenRussia

Mon 10/15 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, dance, music, 58 min.

What is our Life? Continuous Сasting... in which you are an actor, a director, a producer and a viewer... Will you make it? A heart-piercing, bright story of an Actress who is just a Woman; the fate of someone who has sacrificed everything for the Theater. Fragments of her many roles, her love, her losses, her life... Director & Costume Designer: Ella Nepomniashchaia. Choreographer: Vladimir Adzhamov. Show image by Victoria Barayev. Recommended for: theatre community, mime and physical theatre community, teenagers, adults, parents. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Lon T BlaisNew York

Tue 10/16 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 72 min.

The Boy on the Bureau is the story of being the favorite of 9 siblings in family that is part Walton, part Manson... a tale of motorcycles, teen pregnancies, porn, pathological lying, envy, attempted murder, christenings broken up by the police... a search for truth when none seems possible... Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, anyone from a dysfunctional family. Links: show, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Kassi DoughertyKansas

Wed 10/17 3:30pm

comedy, musical, puppetry, multi-media, 58 min.

A rock opera/psychedelic cartoon slideshow. In Fort Tryon Park, under the shadow of the George Washington Bridge, the animal gangs of gritty 1970s New York fight over our garbage. Battling the forces of pigeons (and other monsters), and the hazards of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, one squirrel will give everything he has to save his brother! Co-Producer: Brian Barnhart. Musical Director: Jody Shelton. Director: Marcus Bishop-Wright. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), ’70s rock musical fans, and those who celebrate 4:20. Links: show, video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Kelsie HuffColorado

Wed 10/17 7:30pm

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, 60 min.

Imaginary sharks lurking in everyday toilets. Violent encounters with Santa Claus. Indulgence in murderous fantasies. Road trip games gone horribly awry. Chicago-based comedian and storyteller Kelsie Huff's hilarious and poignant journey to sobriety reveals an America in which vice is a part of life, legacy is an everyday battle, and the biggest challenge is learning to accept who you are. Producer: Emily K. Harrison. Lighting Designer: Jess Buttery. Show image by Johnny Knight. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), recovering alcoholics, people with dysfunctional families, anyone traumatized by Steven Spielberg's "Jaws". Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Oksana HorbanUkraine

Thu 10/18 7:30pm

drama, dance, performance art, 35 min.

This production celebrates human beings in all their beauty. Boundless happiness or sorrow, hope or despair, peace or aggression. Each soul is resplendent, it shines from inside. The arts of figurative pantomime, hand-balancing, acrobatics, juggling, dance. Every motion arising straight from the heart, burning and passionate. Resplendent shows you life; full of deep meaning or absolutely absurd. Some may call it a circus performance, theatre or dance. Well, it's all of them and none of them. A unique stream in the river of the art. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Amy Mihyang GintherCalifornia

Thu 10/18 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, multi-media, 90 min.

“I think the way you start your life is to arrive by plane.” Eager to leave everything behind, Amy moves abroad to explore the world. But when unexpected events force her to return, she navigates more personal terrain, compelling her to reflect on her identities as a Korean American transracial adoptee as she seeks to define what home really is. Director & Dramaturg: Lisa Marie Rollins. Show image by Lisa Marie Rollins. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Asian American community, Korean American community, adoption community, world travellers, expats, college students, recent graduates, people who have lost parents or friends, cancer survivors and those close to them. Links: artist, facebook, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by joanne callum powersMassachusetts

Fri 10/19 6:00pm

drama, comedy, 33 min.

Joanne escapes to the couch when her problems get to be too much...now her mother is slipping into dementia. When the clouds begin to send secret messages to God, Joanne wonders if she is losing her marbles, too. It’s time to wash down those antidepressants with a good Merlot, get off the couch, and head out on an adventure to live before it’s too late! Director: Janine Perry. Lights & Sound: Barry Powers. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), Alzheimer's community.

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Written and Performed by Karen MacarahCalifornia

Fri 10/19 7:30pm

comedy, 30 min.

Roni disarmingly and hilariously tackles middle-aged dating, sex, sexual harassment, parenting, Mama Rose and more, while making us laugh, cry and think. The result is poignant, funny and relatable – and not just for women of a “certain age,” but for anyone who has ever felt they were “not enough.” Come laugh, cry and raise a glass with Roni! Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Elaine GaleCalifornia

Fri 10/19 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, performance art, 78 min.

A compassionate, enlightening journey of weeding through the mess of life and discovering love, new beginnings, finding home, and creating family. This illuminating work is powerful but balanced with humor, and promises to inspire audiences. A universal story of how we make sense of our lives, move through challenges, sustain loss, and maintain hope, love, and a sense of humor. Director: Julie Fishell. Stage Manager: Roc Lowry. Show image by Rod Lathim. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Elaine GaleCalifornia

Sat 10/20 2:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, performance art, 78 min.

A compassionate, enlightening journey of weeding through the mess of life and discovering love, new beginnings, finding home, and creating family. This illuminating work is powerful but balanced with humor, and promises to inspire audiences. A universal story of how we make sense of our lives, move through challenges, sustain loss, and maintain hope, love, and a sense of humor. Director: Julie Fishell. Stage Manager: Roc Lowry. Show image by Rod Lathim. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by DonnaD LipariNew York

Sat 10/20 4:00pm

musical, 85 min.

Autobiographical musical about the “voice” lessons that surrounded the author’s outer physical voice, causing her to connect to her inner spiritual voice. Facing the trials that blocked her voice allowed her to free it and embrace the gift of mediumship. This is a show about overcoming painful life experiences and finding the courage to live an authentic life. Director: Gary Gaccione. Consulting Editor & Script Supervisor: Dr. Sherry Radowitz. Technical Director: Darren Lipari. Production Assistant: Bruce Gotlieb. Show image by Daniel Kwak. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, spiritual/metaphysical community, women's empowerment groups, grief and healing circles, seniors. Links: video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by Elizabeth CollinsCalifornia

Sat 10/20 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, multi-media, 55 min.

For the first half of her life, Elizabeth was raised with a mom, a dad, and a big brother. For the second half, with a group of gay men who called her their “little diva in training.” In college, she joins a church that questions the morality of her family. Through laughter, tears and awkward family photos, she finds her way. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, artist, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Amy Mihyang GintherCalifornia

Sat 10/20 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, multi-media, 90 min.

“I think the way you start your life is to arrive by plane.” Eager to leave everything behind, Amy moves abroad to explore the world. But when unexpected events force her to return, she navigates more personal terrain, compelling her to reflect on her identities as a Korean American transracial adoptee as she seeks to define what home really is. Director & Dramaturg: Lisa Marie Rollins. Show image by Lisa Marie Rollins. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Asian American community, Korean American community, adoption community, world travellers, expats, college students, recent graduates, people who have lost parents or friends, cancer survivors and those close to them. Links: artist, facebook, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Marco MichelGermany/Switzerland

Sun 10/21 2:00pm

drama, 75 min.

Once regarded as the village idiot, the Swiss-Italian painter Antonio Ligabue later became famous as the "Italian van Gogh." Marco Michel embodies Ligabue with stunning intensity and draws large charcoal portraits, which become his co-players on stage. "A must-see!" (Bernie Schürch, founder of the internationally acclaimed theatre company Mummenschanz) Playwright & Director: Mario Perrotta. Lights & Sound: Daniel Tschanz. Set Design: Peter Maurer. Show image by Luigi Burroni. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: show, artist, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Meirav ZurIsrael

Sun 10/21 4:00pm

comedy, stand-up, improv, 60 min.

A one-woman comedic stage performance depicting a hilarious and honest personal take on the complexity of modern infertility. Dramaturg: Natalie Fainstein. Production Stylist: Wendy Lehmann. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: show, video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Ananda Bena-WeberNew York

Sun 10/21 6:00pm

drama, comedy, dance, performance art, multi-media, 130 min.

Americans can love one another. We just need to remember it. “Fancifool!” is the hilarious, heartwarming, thought-provoking show about LOVE! Based on the real stories of real New Yorkers told in clown, “Fancifool!” reminds us that no matter how different we may seem, in our hearts we are all connected by love. “Fancifool!” is a 12-character one-woman show featuring dancing, singing, mime, clown, HD films, and edgy social commentary. It leaves us feeling that when we come together as friends, neighbors, family, and colleagues, all manner of things can be wonderful! Director: Rosine Bena. Filmmaker: JoAnn Sieburg-Baker. Show image by JoAnn Sieburg-Baker. Recommended for: not suitable for children under age 10. Links: show, artist, video.

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Written and Performed by Dazié GregoCalifornia

Mon 10/22 9:00pm

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

Queer people of color expand when pushed into the margins. Dazié Grego is irreverent and unapologetic as he peels back the skin of ten characters and reveals how violence and homophobia have shaped their humanity. In the spirit of the Pomo Afro Homos, prepare to step deeply into the core of what is Black and Gay. Assistant Director: Rashad Pridgen. Lighting & Tech: Trevaj "True" Siller. Show image by Derrick Miller-Handley & Bethanie Hines. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, African American community, queer people of color. Links: artist, video, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Catherine WallerNew Zealand

Tue 10/23 7:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, movement, performance art, 50 min.

Five characters, all physically different, endure a painful existence and share their hopes for the future, while trying to survive a mysterious present. A dark and compelling look into humanity on the fringes of the norm. Raw, interactive and funny, these characters love to talk, and the audience is encouraged to talk back. Producer & Technician: Elle Shaw. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, New Zealanders, clown, physical theater enthusiasts, female performers and writers. Links: artist, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Roni GrahamPennsylvania

Tue 10/23 9:00pm

drama, comedy, stand-up, 45 min.

This show takes the cliché of turning life’s lemons into lemonade, and whips up a batch of Roni’s own recipe infused with emotional vigor. No matter what you endure, you can make it through with a little laughter. In ’80s-’90s Philadelphia, Graham discusses physical and sexual abuse, navigating the foster care system, and more. Director: Ozzie Jones. Lighting: Lisa Barnes. Sound: Syd Redmond. Projections: Tonya Belton. Stage Manager: Khaira Nahl. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: instagram, related.

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Performed by Dennis ElkinsNew York

Wed 10/24 3:30pm

storytelling, 65 min.

Are we to be consumed and constrained by our connections to cardboard? box. demands ransoming our lives from the boxes tucked away under the bed, in the back of the closet, down in the basement, up in the attic; giving voice to the sometimes prickly yet pleasurable process of packing and unpacking our prized possessions. Director: Karla Knudsen. Stage Manager: Monique Cuyler. Lighting Design: Elaine Wong. Sound Design: Robert Hornbostel. Show image by Zach Burke. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: facebook.

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Performed by Narek BaghdasaryanArmenia

Wed 10/24 7:30pm

drama, movement, performance art, 42 min.

This new production questions Hamlet in our days. Hamlet struggles against a blood feud, trying to find an alternative to killing and being killed. All he wants is to listen and live in love. Director: Arthur Makaryan. Dramaturg: Ani Vardanyan. Co-Producer: Yijin Liu. Costume Design: Hayarpi Khachatryan. Choreographer: Ani Abrahamyan. Show image by Hayarpi Khachatryan. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Meirav ZurIsrael

Wed 10/24 9:00pm

comedy, stand-up, improv, 60 min.

A one-woman comedic stage performance depicting a hilarious and honest personal take on the complexity of modern infertility. Dramaturg: Natalie Fainstein. Production Stylist: Wendy Lehmann. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: show, video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Lisa WhartonCalifornia

Thu 10/25 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

A heartfelt, funny journey of one woman's experiences in the animal rescue world, as she finds parallels with her own story, having been adopted twice. Through the animals, she faces her own fears of abandonment and the guilt of not being able to protect the ones she loves, and finds hope, one rescue at a time. Director & Production Designer: Lisa Nicole Lennox. Stage Manager : Amanda Reimer . Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, animal lovers, animal rescue community, adoption community . Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Theresa PuskarCanada

Fri 10/26 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

Laugh, cry and experience causeless joy with Theresa as she ventures to India to find inner peace. Much to her surprise, she encounters four wild and wacky fairytale princesses of old who share their TRUE stories of strength, perseverance and self-acceptance. Prepare to be awakened as you see your reflection in the mirror of Theresa’s life! Director: Heather Bodie. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), women, teenagers, parents, adults, self-helpers, mind expanders. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Sarah J. KennedyCalifornia

Sat 10/27 2:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

A vulnerable, provocative, and hilarious look at having a vagina in a world that shames all things vagina. From the confusion of puberty, to sexual liberation. Along the way, Sarah encounters a 400-pound Goddess, a gang of feral pussy cats, and Queen V – an enlightened vagina with a message for all of humanity, who also loves telling jokes. Director: Alicia Dattner. Show image by Mitchell Aidelbaum. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: artist, video, facebook, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Anatoliy OgayKazakhstan

Sat 10/27 4:00pm

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

A story of one of the 200,000 deported Koreans who were sent to Central Asia in 1937. This powerful and extraordinary WWII story is told through a witty text, multimedia and contemporary piano music by a grandson of a war hero who traces his grandfather's journey from the Russian-Korean boarder to the ruins of Nazi Berlin. Director & Producer: Tatyana Kim. Co-Producer: Galina Kiryan. Show image by Tatyana Kim. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Gigi RosenbergOregon

Sat 10/27 7:30pm

storytelling, 60 min.

A baby boomer who lived at the Henry Street Settlement House as a child returns to Manhattan to unravel the mystery behind her inheritance. This show was featured at the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work in Portland, Oregon. Dramaturg: Seth Barrish. Show image by Chelsea Petrakis. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), family historians, artists, baby boomers, estate lawyers. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Asi TzobelIsrael

Sun 10/28 2:00pm

drama, 75 min.

Based on a true story. Asi gets an emergency recruitment phone call. After two weeks, Asi returns home but the war returns with him. This play reveals a glimpse into a secret world. It is a rare and touching story about the struggle to understand four simple words: the war is over. Performed in Hebrew. Director & Dramaturg: Uzi Biton. Artistic Manager: Shmuel Hadjes. Video Art: Arik Futterman. Music: Amit Ben Atar. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Jewish community. Link: related.

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Written and Performed by Kyle PasekaNew York

Sun 10/28 4:00pm

storytelling, musical, performance art, 70 min.

A Rock Opera that takes you on a familiar journey, if you are a woman in a man’s world. Our Heroine’s Quest is to create a world of joy, laughter, music, peace, love, and light. Come along as this down-and-out single mom transforms into a Rock Star Messiah. Will she save the world with only a guitar and piano in less than an hour? Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, women. Links: video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Brian McClure MayersNorth Carolina

Sun 10/28 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, performance art, 58 min.

A riveting play of three generations of men and the challenges they face in the times they live. Their stories are both compelling and humorous. These curses have slowly eaten away at the family, specifically at African American men. Laugh and cry with three of the most colorful characters who paint a graphic picture of life as they know it. Director & Producer: Toni Henderson-Mayers. Stage Manager: Christian Mayers. Song: Sean Mayers. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, African American community. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Caitlin SimpsonUnited Kingdom

Tue 10/30 7:30pm

drama, 35 min.

August 5th, 1953: The loveliest and most ladylike of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Deborah Kerr, is preparing for the premiere of her hit film, From Here to Eternity. After an unexpected delivery from a famous costar, Deborah must choose between the life she has and the one she never thought possible. Will she remain the lady, or finally break the rules? Director & Co-Playwright: Gabrielle Berberich. Dramaturg: Jessica Corn. Show image by Will O'Hare. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Elizabeth SeldinNew York

Wed 10/31 3:30pm

storytelling, dance, movement, poetry, music, magic, multi-media, 57 min.

Cecilia saw Maeve Lenormond three times... but it was the third time that Maeve saw her. Amidst a busy tea shop in a Podunk town, Cecilia discovers her gift along with the scars that threaten to suffocate it. A solo show about grief, courage, magic and the resilience of the human spirit. Director: Ethan Paulini. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, trauma healing community, tarot lovers, tea lovers . Links: show, artist, video, facebook, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Alexia MankovskayaBelarus

Wed 10/31 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, performance art, 55 min.

Described by Edinburgh Festival's critics as “a hidden gem, a warm, engaging solo play with a strong narrative arc,” the show presents contemporary storytelling from a leading Russian author. The show was awarded a Diploma at X SOLO Festival (Moscow 2017) and a Diploma at XVI Kaluga Festival (2016) for the best Female Acting by Alexia Mankovskaya. Director: Konstantin Kamenskiy. Playwright: Elena Isaeva. Translator: Noah Birksted-Breen. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, facebook, related.

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Written and Performed by Eva PetricSlovenia

Thu 11/1 7:30pm

movement, poetry, multi-media, performance art, 35 min.

If you could build your own web, what would you attach it to, and in how many directions would you extend it? Would you make it out of wishes, or out of memories, too? Would you make it intergalactic or just human-bound? Eva Petrič makes it with music and words, bound by emotions. From the winner of Best Performance Art award at 2017 United Solo. Stage Manager: Oliver Zehetner. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Nick DalyNew York

Fri 11/2 7:30pm

drama, comedy, 20 min.

No one is safe at an Irish Wake. Nick Daly tells the true story of his Irish American family at the funeral of one of their clan due to an opioid overdose. Hilarity and sorrow are often two sides of the same coin. We laugh to keep from crying. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), Irish American community. Links: artist, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Maciej AdamczykPoland

Sat 11/3 2:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, improv, performance art, 90 min.

On a private island on a lake, a man gives an interview to a journalist who is actually not there. Adamczyk does not reveal any “universal truth.” He just takes us on an adventure, because life is about an adventure, not about any truth. It is a one-man show full of energy and humor, a compilation of short scenes based on free association. Director: Katarzyna Pawłowska.Halina Soja. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), Polish American community. Links: artist, video, facebook, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Miha RodmanSlovenia

Sat 11/3 4:00pm

drama, 80 min.

A touching and inspiring story about the darkest period of European history between 1935 and 1945, particularly because it is narrated by a dog who understand the people’s language, but not their world. Cyrus, the dog, is an unforgettable character. Although The Jewish Dog is a fictional tale filled with comic and dramatic moments, it is based on true facts. Playwright: Asher Kravitz. Co-Producers: Preseren Theatre Kranj and Mini Theatre Ljubljana, Slovenia. Director, Concept, Adaptation, Design: Yonatan Esterkin. Translator: Katja Smid. Dramaturg: Anja Krusnik Cetinski. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, related.

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Performed by Elizabeth GoldenUtah

Sat 11/3 6:00pm

drama, comedy, 45 min.

“I am a fat person, and the nastiest woman in Utah. I have a body, and I want to show it to you.” A searingly funny, uncomfortably intimate non-apology for loud and offensive bodies. WINNER - Critics' Choice and Best Solo Show at GSL Fringe Festival (2017). SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: “Highly recommended.” Director & Playwright: Morag Shepherd. Musician: Ysa Pitman. Co-Producer: Dave Mortensen. Co-Producer: Alex Ungerman. Design: Ike Bushman. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), women. Links: show, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Austin ArcherUtah

Sun 11/4 2:00pm

drama, 90 min.

A gay Mormon faces excommunication within a week of marrying the man of his dreams. A solo play about faith, hope and catharsis. Playwright: Matthew Greene. Director: Jerry Rapier. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, religious community, gay Mormons, same-sex marriage community. Links: show, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Kayla SubicaCanada

Sun 11/4 4:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, musical, 75 min.

Delve into the hilarious, superstitious and downright cultish world of Toronto’s Little Portugal, as Subica searches for her estranged Portuguese grandmother after two decades of separation. Top level immigrant humor, bizarrely unexpected storyline. You'll appreciate your own Puta family after watching this. "Subica is instantly likeable; she oozes charm...each character is given a distinctive voice and dynamic expression." - Broadway Baby Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, immigrants, estranged families . Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Eliza MartinCanada

Sun 11/4 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 45 min.

Hamlet opens tomorrow night and Leigh is ready to make her debut as Ophelia: wigged, primped, and donning her flower crown. A love letter to women in theater during the #metoo era, O examines the stage life and death of the ingénue – the stories they tell, and the women behind them. Look out, Hamlet, #timesup. Director: Rebecca Ballarin. Stage Manager: Lucy McPhee. Lighting Design: Steph Raposo. Sound Design: Nick Potter. Show image by Neil Silcox. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Shakespeare lovers, feminists. Links: artist, related.

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Performed by Irene MuscaràItaly

Sun 11/4 7:30pm

drama, 60 min.

Chekhov's five female characters from five different plays - Charlotte, Nina, Ranevskaya, Sonya, Olga - are portrayed by a single actress. What do they all have in common? What is their need? Perhaps the answer lies in Uncle Vanya's final monologue. Best Actress Award at 2016 United Solo. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children).

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Written and Performed by Amy ConwayUnited Kingdom

Mon 11/5 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 63 min.

Join Amy on a video game adventure like no other. Battle the minions of fear, loneliness and despair using your collective powers of human connection and emotional resilience. Only together can you slay the Darkness. A powerful, moving and humorous performance that explores, through the prism of gaming, what depression is like, and what it is like to fight it. Direction, Sound & Video Design: Rob Jones. Production Manager : Sarah Wilson. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, related.

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Written and Performed by Paola HadjilambriCyprus

Tue 11/6 7:30pm

drama, comedy, musical, 60 min.

Melina: The Last Greek Goddess brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Melina Mercouri, whose international acting achievements on stage and screen, and her zestful commitment to Greek art and politics, defined her as Greece’s most celebrated national heroine. Director and Co-Playwright: Paul Lambis. Make-up: Ioanna Marineli. Sound And Lights: Argyris Hadjilambris. Show image by John Kotsovos. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, instagram, facebook, related, related2.

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Performed by Andre de VannyAustralia

Tue 11/6 9:00pm

drama, 75 min.

Meet Occi Byrne: outcast, murderer, mama's boy. It's 1965 in Ireland, and Occi is the illegitimate child of a single mother. When his beloved mammy spirals into alcoholism, Occi must venture beyond his village and fight his way to adulthood in a dog-eat-dog world. Violent, tragic and hauntingly tender, Swansong is an unforgettable paean to loss and longing. Director: Greg Carroll. Playwright: Conor McDermottroe. Show image by Robert Catto. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Tara TurnbullPennsylvania

Wed 11/7 7:30pm

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

A philosopher reads Martin Heidegger’s "Being and Time" ad infinitum. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Ofir NahariIsrael

Thu 11/8 7:30pm

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, dance, movement, poetry, musical, puppetry, performance art, 60 min.

A tragic comedy full of poetry and surrealism, combining opera, mime, dance, and physical theater A clown named Amassan suddenly realizes the world around him is nothing but the fruit of his own imagination. He wants to escape until he realizes that the best way to escape is by creating a different new world where he could be free. Musical Producers: Mattan Bitton & Ofir Nahari. Lighting Design: Yaron Levin & Ziv Voloshin. Drawings: Roie Znaty. Costume Design: Mali Aviv. Set Design: Nir Ze’evi & Ofir Nahari. Show image by Asher Svidensky & Shelly Arusi. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: show, artist, video, facebook, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Kyra KnoxPennsylvania

Fri 11/9 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, 44 min.

Through her journey from a young adult to an old lady, a woman realizes life would’ve been so much easier if she had just listened to her grandfather. Show image by Ja'Nell Hall-Ragin. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, African American community. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Christos KaranatsisGreece

Sat 11/10 2:00pm

drama, storytelling, stand-up, music, musical, 75 min.

Lady Saligia, the most famous bearded lady of 1930s freak shows, wakes up in Greece 79 years after her Mulholland Dr. car accident. She sings to remember who she is. Now back in the US, standing strong on her feet, will she find the man she fell in love with? Will she finally become famous for her voice? Co-Playwright and Co-Director: Andrea-Lotta Giannakopoulou. Assistant Director & Advisor of Dramaturgy: Anna-Maria Piskopani. Sound: Theodosis Koutroulis. Photography & Video: Yannis Voliotis. Advisor: Aris Sobotis. Show image by Yannis Voliotis. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Greek American community. Links: facebook, video, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Viktoriya PapayaniUkraine

Sat 11/10 4:00pm

drama, music, 90 min.

A unique one-woman play about Clara Schumann, a celebrated 19th-century pianist and composer. Through music and theatre, you will hear the story of Clara’s extraordinary life. It's time to see more inspiring female stories! Join this exciting journey through time and space on the waves of beautiful Music and Word. Director: Schnele Wilson. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Alice SylvesterUnited Kingdom

Sat 11/10 6:00pm

drama, tragedy, poetry, performance art, 50 min.

A bewitching new play inspired by the dark and daring confessions of feminist icon Sylvia Plath. A harrowing story about the life of a 1950s woman constricted by female ideals and trapped in a world that disregards depression. A captivating performance in memory of the great American poet. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, poetry lovers, feminists. Links: show, video, instagram, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Amber TopazUnited Kingdom

Sat 11/10 7:30pm

comedy, musical, 60 min.

An arousing, amusing, anecdotal romp through life, love, and libido. Full of mind-blowing, fascinating biological facts. Intertwined with mad musical numbers highlighting the absurdity of human behaviour under the influence of hormones. An uplifting, life-affirming, thought-provoking journey through conception, chemistry and the quest for human connection. “An incredible, insightful & powerful show.” — ★★★★★ Perth Happenings. “A remarkable voice. A brilliant performer. Cabaret Show like no other.” – ★★★★ The Fourth Wall. “Physical comedy that’s as glorious as her exquisite singing voice. It’s a remarkable experience that’s utterly refreshing, and meaningful beyond compare.” – ★★★★ Gutter Culture. Show image by Veronika Marx. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), LGBTQ community, anyone over the age of consent, female empowerment community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Rhonda WilsonFlorida

Sun 11/11 2:00pm

drama, 75 min.

A pilot’s career ends early due to an unexpected pregnancy in GROUNDED. Reassigned to operate drones from a trailer, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols from a world away. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children).

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Written and Performed by Jerry FranklinCalifornia

Sun 11/11 4:00pm

drama, 90 min.

Jerry and his wife share a quirky life of opposite attraction — until the morning Jerry wakes to find that his wife died in her sleep. Now Jerry must build a new life as a suddenly-single adult, avoid a family curse — and deal with that Grief character. Raw, intimate, and funny, it’s a real-life story of love, death, sex, and survival. Director: David Ford. Acting Coach: Julia McNeal. Movement Coach: Jill Vice. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: show, facebook, twitter.

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Performed by Jane WattAustralia

Sun 11/11 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, improv, 55 min.

Winnie is a vagrant. Once a travelling performer, she now finds her audience in the delayed passengers of the International Airport. Trapped in the limbo of Departure Lounge 64, we hear stories and anecdotes that form a tapestry of existential thought, presented with prideful expertise by our audacious raconteur. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Niv PetelUnited Kingdom

Mon 11/12 7:30pm

drama, movement, 60 min.

How would you raise your child if you knew that one day, their turn would come to hold a rifle? As a liaison officer for the army, Ilana, a single mother, supports families who lost their sons and daughters to wars. But when her own only son puts on the army uniform, she faces a life-changing dilemma. Artistic Advisor & Co-Director: Maia Levy. Original Lighting Designer: Oliver Bush. Show image by Adam Robert Lewis. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Mihal Grass ShermanMexico/Israel

Tue 11/13 7:30pm

drama, movement, performance art, 50 min.

A meeting with a director who uses sexual remarks provokes a suppressed memory. This show deals with the awkwardness of the different perceptions, combining movement and humor. Based on a true story. Director & Designer: Maya Nitzan. Show image by Nili Caspi-Litvak. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Beverley ElliottCanada

Tue 11/13 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, musical, 70 min.

Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies. Childhood stories/songs for adults. A comedic romp through the early years, from the safety of the family farm to the bullies of a one-room schoolhouse. Navigating the choppy waters of those first surprises, betrayals and epiphanies that shape and move us closer to the adults we will become. Director: Lynna Goldhar Smith. Musical Director: Bill Costin. Projection Design: Jordan Lloyd Watkins. Sound & Lighting: Chris Nowland. Show image by Jordan Lloyd Watkins. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Gary PoholekMassachusetts

Wed 11/14 3:30pm

classic, 90 min.

The setting is simple – an antique desk, fireplace, chair, stool, and coatrack. The audience’s imagination takes over as “Mr. Dickens,” dressed in Victorian attire and adopting a variety of voices, expressions and mannerisms, portrays twenty-five different characters, bringing the classic story to life in this fully-staged and unique adaptation of Dickens’ original manuscript. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: video.

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Performed by Ani AladashviliRepublic of Georgia

Wed 11/14 7:30pm

drama, 60 min.

Juliet is a happy mother, Romeo is a good man, the kids are neat. There’s only one problem: money. Juliet’s anguish grows along with her debts. One night she crumbles under the weight and kills her entire family. The rest is silence. The play, based on a true story, powerfully criticizes the destructive force of money. Playwright & Director: Jari Juutinen. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Hayley MatthewsUnited Kingdom

Thu 11/15 7:30pm

dance, 50 min.

A powerful female dance solo exploring how to be human. Outstanding dance, spoken word, enchanting song, beautiful percussion and guitar. An investigation into what it means to be at home in your own skin. “This is a piece we have high hopes for, we need artists of this caliber making work as engaging and insightful as this.” Kelvin, NAC, UK Composer & Musician: Hej Jones. Show image by Sonia P Sancez Lopez. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Isabelle Safi VilleneuveCanada

Thu 11/15 9:00pm

drama, storytelling, 80 min.

Share the brilliant inner world of a lonely child in 1960s Montreal, as she seeks to understand her strange, unique childhood; her life a poem of frustration and amazement. Taking inspiration from Tintin, Goldilocks and a lost canary, she finds answers to her most important questions: how to make Mom happy, where Dad is, and what love looks like. Music: Marc Poelhuber. Director: Francine Dubreuil . Coach, video and lighting: Robert Newton. Show image by Robert Newton. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Performed by Seiphemo MotswiriSouth Africa

Fri 11/16 7:30pm

drama, 60 min.

This show tells the tale of a dog’s life, and shows our world through the eyes of a dog. Humor and light commentary address sensitive issues of care and abandonment that arise when a human being attempts to tackle life’s challenges. Writer: Makhubalo Ikaneng. Stage Manager: Ikobeng Moatlhodi. Show image by Sello Maepa. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Beverley ElliottCanada

Sat 11/17 2:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, musical, 70 min.

Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies. Childhood stories/songs for adults. A comedic romp through the early years, from the safety of the family farm to the bullies of a one-room schoolhouse. Navigating the choppy waters of those first surprises, betrayals and epiphanies that shape and move us closer to the adults we will become. Director: Lynna Goldhar Smith. Musical Director: Bill Costin. Projection Design: Jordan Lloyd Watkins. Sound & Lighting: Chris Nowland. Show image by Jordan Lloyd Watkins. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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*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.

*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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