AIRNESS

AIRNESS

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming champions, she finds there’s more to it than playing pretend. Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us.

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Ladyish

Ladyish

Set in present-day Los Angeles AND 1801 England, two families of women pursue the ultimate goals they believe will save them: a reality show, and an advantageous marriage. Is it possible to achieve both autonomy and love? Who released the sex tape, and who put the parson’s daughter ‘in the family way’? A play about the price of choice, and the particular evolution of a particular kind of woman.

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Tiny Houses

Tiny Houses

Bohdi is a hypnotherapist. Jevne is a YouTube artist. Ollie sells haunted dolls online. Cath just left her job to move to Oregon with her new boyfriend. And they are all building a house together in the back yard. In a world where bigger is always better, can tiny really equal happy? Or is this a recipe for disaster? A comedy about what happens when the world shrinks.

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Even Longer and Farther Away

Even Longer and Farther Away

Elliot has one clear objective: hike the Appalachian Trail the way his father always wanted to. Get to Mount Katahdin before they close the trails. His plan does not include getting snowed in with the half-sister he barely knows, and two strangers who seem to know way too much. Is it better not to know all the facts, if the real story would stop your pilgrimage in its tracks? A new play about memory, family, and finding your way.

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Everything is Wonderful

Everything is Wonderful

*UPCOMING: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL will be part of the 2017 Contemporary American Theatre Festival.* When an Amish couple’s two sons are killed in a car accident, the family struggles to maintain their faith and cling to their way of life. In an act of unfathomable forgiveness, they take in Eric, the wayward young driver of the car. But Eric’s mistake cracks open the family’s dark history, and brings back their eldest daughter, excommunicated five years earlier.

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Mountains: Great and Small

Mountains: Great and Small

Mountains: Great and Small is an invitation to the audience to explore and examine with a company of creators. The show delves into the complicated relationship between the past and the present, the brutal nature of change, and the hope and terror of starting over.

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Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys

Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys

In the late 1800s, the quiet Tug River Valley on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky was rocked by violence, conspiracy, and star-crossed romance. Go back in time and experience the famous Hatfield/McCoy feud firsthand, as told by the characters who lived it, in a world-premiere drama staged in the home of the conflict.

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Much Louder Than This

Much Louder Than This

What begins as a volatile dispute between two women ripples outward to include the voices of men and women in ever-growing numbers, inciting soul-searching and loud pronouncements on politics, gender roles, and The War on Women. Loudmouth Collective premiered the first workshop of this new solo show in Minneapolis in May 2013. A 2014 semifinalist for the 2014 National Playwrights conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

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A Place to Land

A Place to Land

As funny as it is heartfelt, this is a new relationship examination for a new generation, whose themes are as familiar as the voices inside your head. Acadiana Repertory Theatre mounted a full production of A Place to Land in 2013, which ran at Theatre 810 in Lafayette. The ART Production also received four encore performances at the Abbey Players Theatre in Abbeville.

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Devour

Devour

“She’s standing in a prison jumpsuit, armed with a lit cigarette and a practiced sneer, looking as proud and single minded as Antigone outside the gates of Thebes. DEVOUR is a fantastic play, worthy of a place on the shelf next to “Less Than Zero;” the heroine, Anais, ready for her closeup next to Leopold and Loeb.” — Centerstage Chicago

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(a)Symmetry Cycle

(a)Symmetry Cycle

“This funny, agile narrative is both moving and revealing… Marcantel develop[s] an affecting textual echo chamber: snippets of dialogue are recycled, passing fluidly from the mouth of one character to the next and accruing into drifts of relationship-speak, as universal and inevitable as the body’s chemical responses. …An ambitious achievement.” — TimeOut Chicago

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The Voodoo Chalk Circle

The Voodoo Chalk Circle

“Wonderful opportunity to revisit this story in a new light… [Marcantel’s] most ambitious and successful endeavor to date…. Poetic and resonant… an important piece of theatre this season that should not be overlooked.”
— Chicago Theatre Blog

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Beatrice & Beau

Beatrice & Beau

“Especially good … I suspect the dark comedy will hit uncomfortably close to home for many.” — Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune

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G.I.F.T.

G.I.F.T.

A devised play about the nature of gifts and giving, created with Sam Poretta and Collaboraction Theatre Company.

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Everything Is Permitted

Everything Is Permitted

An experiment in text, video, and action. An exploration of friendship, greed, dreams, and dreammachines.

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