by Adam Kraar
Cast: Mark Benninghofen, Michael Booth, Alex Galick, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Linda Kelsey, Eliza Shin and Joe Urla
Julia Karpovsky’s father is brilliant, talented—and lives half a world away. Growing up among her eccentric and disparate relatives, Julia navigates her way through a family with a missing piece, searching for the elusive notes of her father's clarinet. This musical story traces the Karpovskys' encounters at airport lounges over two decades as they improvise what it means to be a family.
by George Brant
Dr. Walter J. Freeman has invented a revolutionary new medical technique called a lobotomy, and now he's taking it on the road in a tireless (and ultimately tragic) quest to share the good news. Through a triptych of scenes spanning Freeman's career and retirement, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile explores the dark side of the American myth of the confident and persevering genius.
by Christine Evans
Rita's daughter has confined her in a hospital for "a few tests." She plots her escape with the help of her Irish roommate, her elusive granddaughter, and her cat's new best friend—whom she suspects is the Devil—until a riotous party night forces her to choose between fleeing or facing the music. Can't Complain begins in a realist register, but Rita's haunted hearing aid soon takes us to far stranger territory.
by Carlyle Brown
It's February 25, 1922—the last night in the life of celebrated Negro entertainer Bert Williams. In a break between performances, Bert regales his longtime assistant with songs and stories and finds himself confronting his own legacy of a career built on the exploitation of Negro stereotypes. Nobody, No Time is a play with music that looks inside one of the most complex and conflicted figures in the Vaudeville era.
by Qui Nguyen
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Director: Robert Ross Parker
Cast: Sun-Mee Chomet, Nathan Christopher, Shawn Hamilton, Aditi Kapil, Sara Richardson, Neal Skoy, and Bruce Young
Unity has carved out her perfect domestic life: husband, daughter, suspicious age-defying looks. But after disarming a squad of CIA agents at the grocery store, Unity is forced to tell her daughter the truth about her last and longest job—as Uncle Sam's very first army of one. It's a politically incorrect tour of America's military history, complete with robots, kung fu, and big f**king guns.
by Mona Mansour
In a crumbling modern-day California town, Mom shares death-defying tales of pioneer crossings with her two squabbling daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. Stories are stretched, songs are broken into, and checks are forged as Mom and her grown girls scrape for survival.
by Joe Waechter
It's just another night of popcorn and Jeopardy, when Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins receive a phone call that changes their lives forever. Through turns both harrowing and humorous, PROFILES explores how an unthinkable act of violence echoes through the lives of the perpetrator's family, as they struggle to find relief and forgiveness in a rapidly disintegrating world.
by Andy Bragen
Tanya is trying to cat-sit, but the cat is nowhere to be found. She has ordered pizza, but the pizza boy won't arrive. She has all kinds of plans—but how do you pursue them when your life has become another person's subplot? Written for one actress and one large, mysterious trunk, The Dowager is a fractured journey through the mind and memory of a woman stung by betrayal.