Velvet Ropes

Author: Joshua Scher

Velvet Ropes

Description: A tale of two innocents trapped in an art museum. They contemplate the nature of humor, performance and art in this hilarious one-act play.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 9/25/2013
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act
3 Gender Neutral Characters

NOTE: Velvet Ropes is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Rochelle at

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Comedy · Meta · Pop Culture · Postmodern · Single Set · Small Cast Size · Surrealism/Absurdism

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 2000-2001 · Plays and Playwrights 2001

Original Production Information

Velvet Ropes was first produced by The Hangar Theatre (Mark Ramont, Artistic Director) on August 6, 1999, in Ithaca, New York, with the following cast and credits:

Everyone: Brian Silaman
Everybody: Keith Powell
Individual with Museum Headphones: Brian Croty

Directed by: Matt August

The New York City premiere of Velvet Ropes was on August 18, 2000, produced by The Drama League as part of the 2000 New York International Fringe Festival (John Clancy, Artistic Director; Elena K. Holy, Producing Director), with the following cast and credits:

Everyone: Royden Mills
Everybody: Jonathan Uffelman
Individual with Museum Headphones: Doug Lockwood
The Museum: Richard Kass, Allegra Libonatti, Doug Lockwood

Directed by: Matt August
Set designed by: Jill Beckman and Matt August
Sound by: Matt Urban
Costumes by: Matthew Schworer
Lightning by: Gwen Grossman
Stage Manager: Matt Urban
Publicity: David Gersten