by Julio Martinez
- In Abby Schroering’s Paper Flowers, directed by Dalin Tone, secrets, cellos, and farms all come together in one comedic hour. June 17, 18 at Sacred Fools Theater (Studio).
- Sapo Cancionero: Live Your Heart Out, a solo work performed by Joaquin Camilo, spotlights the world of a clown—a whimsical romantic character named Little Davis Jr. Directed by Virginia Scott. June 17 at the Lounge Theatre.
- Too Many Hitlers Or: The Decoy Decameron—one bunker, nine Hitlers, what could go wrong? Written by Steven Benaquist, helmed by Joe Wagner. June 16, 23, 24 in Ruby Theatre @ The Complex.
- The Tomb, the true story of a young Egyptian who entombed himself to learn the truth about the Resurrection, premieres at OMR Theatre @ The Complex. Written by Ed Sharrow; directed by Kevin F. Story. June 17, 19.
- Distinctly Different: Five New Solo Shorts, explores the journey toward finding self-love, scripted by alumni of American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA). June 17 & 24 at Asykum @ Underground Theatre.
- Songwriter Richard Levinson offers 12 Bars, a collection of his boozy songs about dives, taverns, saloons, clip joints, strip joints, honky-tonks, French cafés, and Roman pubs—and the denizens hiding out inside. June 21 at Sacred Fools Theater (Studio).
- Lynn Jassem recounts her show biz history while dealing with gender confusion and the demands of an ex-Rockette stage mother in Billy…From Como to Homo. Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. June 23 & 24 Shepard Studio Theatre @ The Complex.
- Lyricist/director Bonnie Studikoff stages the debut of Slightly-Off Broadway, a five-member cabaret offering parodies of Broadway hits of yesterday and today. Musical direction and accompaniment by Paul Cady. June 24 at Sacred Fools Theatre (Blackbox).
- Writer/performer Joanne Hartstone performs The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign, the tale of a young woman who only ever wanted one thing: to be a star. Vince Fusco directs. June 16 17, 18 27 at the Lounge Theatre.
- Writer/director Amanda Conlon’s Missmatch is a musical parody based on actual events as she navigated through the world of online dating. June 16, 17, 18 at Actors Company (Let Live Theatre).
- The premiere of writer/performer Heather Keller’s journey, Chemo Barbie: My Lady Bits’ Journey Through Breast Cancer, helmed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, plays June 16, 17, 24 at Asylum @ Studio C.
- Megan Timpane’s Lymphomaniac recounts the lessons learned as a 22-year-old actress faced with Lymphoma and 6 months of chemo. June 18, 25 at Asylum @ Studio.
- Johnathan Yoder stages three solo performances, From Beyond: Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple, & George Carlin, written, directed, and performed by recent graduates of the Art of Acting Conservatory. June 18 at Art of Acting Studio (Blackbox).
- Creator/dancer Christina Evans offers Toys, delving into the dark shadows of sex trafficking with a mix of dance, theatre and film. June 17 at The Shepard Theatre @ The Complex
THE THING IS
Writer/performer Ava Bogle and director Rachel Avery discuss The Pleasure Project, playing June 8-24 at Rogue Machine, in conjunction with Hollywood Fringe Festival.