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1-900-Selfplex

Author: Alex DeFazio
A 40-year-old writer/"sexpert" finds herself - and subsequent worldwide celebrity - by assuming the identity of a transgendered, teenage boy.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
2 Acts, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

A Christmas Carol

Author: Matt Opatrny
A nuanced adaptation that breathes new life into Dickens' classic story of the shocking night when Ebenezer Scrooge is woken up from his life of isolation and offered a shot at redemption.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2015

A Rain of Seagulls

Author: Meron Langsner
A parody of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, condensed into 45 minutes.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/24/2013

A Requiem for Sherlock Holmes

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Holmes meets his match, the criminal mastermind, Prof. Moriarty, in a climactic struggle above the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland, leaving a grief-stricken Dr. Watson to pick up the pieces and help solve a brutal murder nearly three years later in this new, full-length play based on "The Final Problem" and "The Adventure of the Empty House," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
8 Females, 25 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/20/2014

A Shylock

Author: Edward Einhorn
To find the title character of A Shylock, Jacob Levy interrogates every character in The Merchant of Venice, but a female Hamlet turns out to be his most reliable guide among the greatly varying impressions of the character
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 1/30/2014

A Thousand Deaths

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
Joshua has discovered a cure for death, but in order to make sure it works, he tests it on the same subject…over and over again.
Content Advisory: Difficult subject matter. One moment of strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/25/2014

After The Chairs

Author: David Koteles
David Koteles remixes Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece "The Chairs" and completely transforms it for modern gay life.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 68 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/16/2014

Alice & the Bunny Hole

Author: Alex DeFazio
A young statistician named Alice thought she'd calculated the perfect relationship—until she discovers a wonderland of swinging twinks, Shakespearian fools, gogo boys who can’t dance, and one Black Bunny that scrambles all her formulas.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

All Aboard the Hindenburg!

Author: Jason Sebacher
High up in that fated dirigible, Robert Such--an impossibly-old Brit who's having some trouble coming to terms with the Modern age-- settles past loves, flirts with the nouveau riche, and discovers his own sexuality.
Content Advisory: Explicit sexual language, curse words, simulated sex acts with produce
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 4/29/2013

Alter Idem

Author: Avi Glickstein
Carly Lancaster, a waitress in rural Pennsylvania, tries to wrestle with the repercussions – both for her marriage and her son – of her husband’s realization that he is supposed to be a woman.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, strong language, mature themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/18/2012

Anais Nin Goes to Hell

Author: David Stallings
Imagine an island in hell where Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Victoria...wait for their men and what happens when women's lib icon and erotica writer, Anaïs Nin arrives to turn their afterlife upside down.
Content Advisory: contains strong language and sexual content.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/24/2012

Are We Freaks

Author: Bricken Sparacino
A science fiction comedy exploration of who really is normal and the search for companionship in a world gone askew. What's a claw between friends?
Content Advisory: Low-key innuendo, humor and one same-sex kiss
1 Act, 55 Minutes
9 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Arizona Territory

Author: Richard Warren
In this melodramatic comedy set in the old west of 1898, the tenacity of truth is tested by the treachery of deceit, betrayal and greed - resulting in murder, and ultimately the need to forgive.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 1/8/2016

Around the Night Park

Author: Maria Micheles
Heidi’s a New York City school teacher/ actress, and Till is a musician/former sex offender who meet at a party. Seeking the help of institutions—psycho-analysis, Till’s family, the penal system, along with dolls and games, the two try to move forward--but will the system and others make it possible for them?
Content Advisory: The story is about a convicted sex offender, who went to jail for viewing child pornography. There is nothing graphic
1 Act, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/16/2012

Breeders

Author: Bob Ost
In an artists' colony where everyone takes an oath swearing not to bring children into an over-populated world, a young gay man and woman discover their latent heterosexuality. It's complicated.
Content Advisory: The play deals with issues of sexuality, and contains language not suitable for children
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1979
Date Added: 5/2/2013

Carroll Gardens Aborning

Author: Lawrence Dial
After a late night visit from a pregnant and anxious Lily, Angelica, recovering from an emotionally crippling still-birth, finds herself lactating, but without child; meanwhile her stay-at-home husband, Hank, struggles to make sense of a potentially vile rumor about his best friend Izzy.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, drug use
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/22/2013

Christina

Author: Marina Shron
When Christina, a teenage orphan hustling to survive on the streets of New York, meets Lynn and Joe, an upscale Manhattan couple desperate to complete their family, sparks fly – and a monster family is born.
Content Advisory: Adult content
2 Acts
2 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 8/27/2013

Citizen Cyborg

Author: Neal Utterback
A trans-textual hybrid of James Hughes’ seminal text on transhumanism and democracy genetically re-engineered with Shakespeare, Classical Greek plays, and science fiction.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/29/2015

Come Thick Night

Author: John Crutchfield
In this postmodernist mashup of Elvis, Sartre, and Shakespeare's "Scottish play," a young woman awakes from a nightmare about killing her father-- only to discover she is still in it.
Content Advisory: The play contains some instances of strong language, implied sexuality, and violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/26/2014

Commedia Dell Smartass

Author: Sonya Sobieski
A Machiavellian fencing team captain convinces his nerdy friend to woo and win the school hottie, an overachieving Girl Scout—but only so that he can break them apart.
Content Advisory: Occasional/optional strong language, some kissing, mime
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 8/21/2012

Death of a Government Worker

Author: Jonathan Pereira
A government worker is caught between a sneeze and a hard place in this one act absurdist play (based on the short story by Anton Chekhov).
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 22 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 12/9/2014

Destructo Snack, USA

Author: Theresa Buchheister and Sarah Graalman
A performance that implodes the notion of identity and predetermined roles.
Content Advisory: Swear words, excessive eating and drinking.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/7/2013

Detention #10: All the Single Ladies

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays honoring Women's History Month.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Empty House

Author: Kenneth Molloy
This new imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Empty House" captures the claustrophobic nightmare that was the life of a woman in Victorian Britain.
Content Advisory: Sex, profanity, violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/14/2014

Eric(a)

Author: Plan-B Theatre Company
Eric used to be Erica...and this is the story of when he fell for a woman for the first time.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/26/2013

Erik: A Play About a Puppet

Author: John Patrick Bray
In this loose retelling of "The Phantom of the Opera", our obsessions with beauty, ugliness, madness, and desire all staged as part of this funhouse mirror where the audience may even catch a glimpse of their true selves.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, simulated sex, naked puppet, adult themes
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/9/2015

Fatboy Romeo

Author: Neal J. Freeman
Fatboy Romeo employs puppets, projections, and live actors to tell a comic story of consumerism run amok using excerpts of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet."
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 2/9/2015

Fawnbook

Author: Ayun Halliday
An agrarian settlement of 3 middle aged women and 3 teenage boys communicates in dialogue culled exclusively from social media comments in this post digital, pre-apocalyptic dark comedy-cum-anthropological-study.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/4/2016

Faye Drummond

Author: Tom Rowan
With apologies to Euripides and Racine, FAYE DRUMMOND updates the Greek myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus to contemporary Manhattan—with uproarious results.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, onstage violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/27/2013

Furbelow

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
A fable about fame, friendship, and really nice fabrics.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/20/2014

Gay Camp

Author: Philip Mutz and Susan-Kate Heaney
When 'confused' campers Josh and Anton are sent away to be 'cured' at Camp Acceptance, they find themselves having a gay old time, with a deliciously evil headmaster, gay Twister, Santorum surprises, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at!
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Goldsboro

Author: Nat Cassidy
A dark, dark, dark comedy about a family of nuclear mutant would-be cannibals, living in the irradiated deserts of the American Southwest.
Content Advisory: VERY strong language, violence, hideous mutations, bizarre circumstances, lots of sexual imagery
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/29/2013

Golem Stories

Author: Edward Einhorn
A new take on the golem legend about a clay man in 16th century Prague; a romance that examines the way stories we're told shape our preconceptions.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 1/30/2014

Hamlet Bound & Unbound

Author: Andrew Rothkin
Robert has struggled for years… to stand up to his anxious mother, to hold onto a decent girlfriend, and above all, to “make it” as a respected, classical actor; after suffering the most horrible indignity of all -- watching his dream role being annihilated by the biggest no-talent movie star in Hollywood -- Robert takes matters into his own hands, with outrageous, hilarious results.
Content Advisory: Sexual innuendo; some strong language; mild stage combat/violence & a gun
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/20/2014

Heart of a Dog

Author: Deloss Brown
A scientist turns a dog into a man by transplanting into him the pituitary of a petty thief and drunkard, and unfortunately the newly created man retains many of the donor's bad habits.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, violence.
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1990
Date Added: 3/8/2014

Hedda in the Heights

Author: Pamela V. and Robert Thomas Noll
A rich American woman plots to get what she wants by any means necessary, including the destruction of her husband, her lover, and even herself, in this modern presentation of the Ibsen classic “Hedda Gabler.”
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/23/2015

I Know What Boys Want

Author: Penny Jackson
A high school girl discovers that this week's Internet sensation is a video of her having sex and is determined to handle this crisis alone.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Sexual situations
1 Act, 87 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/27/2013

Immaculate (or)The Son

Author: Nicholas Priore
The untold story of Jesus Christ…the greatest story never told.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, drug use
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment With Jane Austen & Friends

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
December 1803, Miss Jane Austen, her family & friends have arrived at Manydown Park, the Hampshire Estate of the Bigg-Wither family for a Christmas celebration. Their holiday theatricals are to highlight Jane's own outrageously funny early writings. Friendship and family ties are put to the test when romance "erupts" within the ranks of the players and it is up to Jane to dry the tears, mend the broken hearts and save their Christmas performance form disaster.
Content Advisory: Family Friendly
1 Act, 90 Minutes
9 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 6/17/2014

Intrigue & Love, A Citizens Tragedy

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
In Schiller's drama Ferdinand is the son of Baron von Walter, the Premier Minister in the Court of a German Prince whose nefarious political intrigues require Ferdinand to marry the Prince's Mistress. But Ferdinand and Louisa Miller, a simple Musician's daughter, are in love and the Premier's attempted plots to separate them go awry resulting only in destruction and despair.
Content Advisory:
5 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/7/2014

Iphigenia in Aulis

Author: Edward Einhorn
Euripides' classic tragedy about Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia, at the insistence of his soldiers, in an adaptation that emphasizes the theme of the power of the mob.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/31/2014

Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions From West of the Hudson

Author: Alexander Janosek Doyle
Written in the style of the absurdist comedies of Samuel Beckett, "Is That Danny DeVito?" focuses on the psychological nonadventures of two over-educated but under-employed millennials as they wait for a perpetually delayed bus to deliver them from their New England campsite to their beloved Garden State.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

It Goes Without Saying

Author: Bill Bowers
A fun and unflinching look at the life and mimes of performer Bill Bowers. From his days playing with his Barbie dolls in his backyard in Montana to his training with world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, Bill Bowers has observed the incredible power that silence can wield—whether onstage, between family members, among neighbors, or when we are alone.
Content Advisory: some mature themes are dealt with, such as coming out and coming to terms with being gay, and the AIDS crisis of the late 1980’s. There is minimal adult language.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/12/2012

Jesus in a Beehive: The Last Temptation Of Mitchell Pantene

Author: Bob Stewart
An effeminate, Southern hairdresser in the East Village claims he’s channeling Jesus, St. Paul, Mother Mary, & Magdalene in the pre-dawn hours before the grand opening of his salon.
Content Advisory: Occasional Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 8/30/2012

Jitter

Author: Richard Sheinmel
A one act comedy about a man who asks his fiancé if he can fool around with his best friend just once before they get married; she says “yes” but means “no” – he knows she means "no" but goes ahead anyway; both touching and funny, at its core are dramatic, sometimes disturbing revelations about the human condition.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 1/3/2013

Kalighat

Author: Paul Knox
A young gay American man volunteers to work in one of Mother Teresa’s Calcutta hospitals in this wise and compelling two-act drama.
Content Advisory: suggested nudity; sexuality; the play takes place in a hospital filled with sick and dying people
2 Acts, 165 Minutes
16 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/25/2013

King of Rats

Author: Marina Shron
A 10 year old boy comes of age in the house "with breathing walls" observing his family’s turbulent relationships that mirror Eastern Europe in war and transition.
Content Advisory: Some implied nudity, explicit language, inappropriate for children
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 8/1/2012

Lake Water

Author: Troy Deutsch
Out on a dock, surrounded by green water, the two friends untangle the painful events of their past and struggle to face the limits of their lives. Full of humor and hope, LAKE WATER sheds some light on an all-too-common small-town American tragedy.
Content Advisory: strong language, violence
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/2/2013

Laughing Man

Author: Nicholas Priore
The origin story of our favorite villain.
Content Advisory: Disturbing and gruesome content
1 Act, 20 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Le Lycanthrope, a Revenge-Farce with a Monster-Movie Groove

Author: Timothy McCown Reynolds
Halloween night, Paris, 1673: After six years away, Alceste returns from the wilderness, claiming to be a lycanthrope - a werewolf- to enact revenge upon the Society where "man is wolf to man" in this "unofficial sequel" to Moliere's "Le Misanthrope."
Content Advisory: Malicious energy, strong language, sexual situations, gore, gunshot, death
5 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/24/2014

Little Edie and the Marble Faun

Author: David Lally
Handyman Jerry Torre was referred to as "The Marble Faun" by Edith Bouvier Beale (best known for her reclusive life with her mother, Edith in the East Hampton mansion, "Grey Gardens".) Here is Hawthorne’s story, “The Marble Faun”, featuring Miriam and Donatello and how their lives parallel the lives of Big Edie, Little Edie and Jerry.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 5/6/2015

Love in the Insecurity Zone

Author: Mike Folie
A romantic comedy set in a dystopian future.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/13/2013

Lysistrata

Author: Edward Einhorn
Aristophanes' classic comedy about a sex strike in the name of peace, adapted to emphasize the bawdy humor.
Content Advisory: Strong language and many comic sexual references. Nudity possible depending on interpretation.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
11 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 1/31/2014

Magnificent Waste

Author: Caridad Svich
In a modern world addicted to sex, drugs, fashion and celebrity,a boy can be sold as art. A dark comedy.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/31/2011

Memoriam: After Euripides’ Alcestis

Author: Stephen Kaliski
A “sequel” to Euripides’ ALCESTIS that explores memory, identity, and the uncertain ownership we have over our own lives.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Mica's Skin

Author: Ana Asensio, Paloma Bravo and Jean Randich
Childless, single and just fired two days after her mother’s death, Mica faces the mirror with humor, wit and the ability to portray a generation caught off guard by the crisis while they were texting.
Content Advisory: Strong language as used in real life
3 Acts, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

My Penis – In and Out of Trouble

Author: Antonio Sacre
A remarkable, brutally funny, controversial, and disturbing personal exploration of sex, sexuality, and manhood.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, include strong sexual language and situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
The young Miss Catherine Morland experiences a dynamic and hilarious coming-of-age journey through the social whirl of 17th century Britain and the swashbuckling gothic adventures of her own vivid imagination.
Content Advisory: Fully family friendly!
2 Acts, 160 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/22/2014

Other Bodies

Author: August Schulenburg
The play follows Terry, a notorious player, whose pursuit of a mysterious woman leads to obsession and violence. What begins as a seductive battle of the sexes deepens into a haunting parable of the way our bodies betray us.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, violence
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Pink!

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Left to their own devices, the 12 year-old campers of Bunk 14 navigate a strict social caste system with hilarious and increasingly terrifying results.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes. Recommended for audiences 16+
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/1/2011

Poe, Times Two

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
A double-bill of short, one-man plays adapted from two classic stories of mystery and horror, "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/7/2014

Polanski Polanski

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A poetic monodrama imagining/exploring three threshold moments in the life of famed film director Roman Polanski; a fictionalized tale of desire, escape and punishment blending elements of film and theater as it delves into the brilliant mind of the controversial figure.
Content Advisory: Erotic language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/11/2013

Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

Author: Duncan Pflaster
In this Shakespeare-styled Ridiculous Fairy Tale Play, Prince Trevor trades places with his manservant Grumbelino in order to escape marriage to the evil Queen Bluebella and find his true love, Toby the Stable Boy.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Sexual Situations, Homosexuality
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/4/2011

Raw Stitch

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
A pub comedy for the enthusiastically inebriated and sexually active. In this series of wickedly comic monologues, eight women go on gloriously drunken quests to explore their sexual identities in search of the eternal orgasm of self-knowledge.
Content Advisory: Strong language, hilarious sexual content, admission of poultry molestation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/5/2012

Rearviewmirror

Author: Eric Winick
Under the influence of rock n’ roll, deviant sex, and films of the 1970s, a young screenwriter, an Orthodox Jewish woman, and a quixotic freespirit embark on a desperate search for spiritual fulfillment, their lives merging and intersecting until an outdoor rock festival brings them together for one final tryst.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Sexually suggestive and violent images described, but not shown
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/7/2011

Reservoir

Author: Eric Henry Sanders
A reimagining of “Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner as the contemporary story of a returning veteran suffering from PTSD.
Content Advisory: Some strong language. Some violence.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/9/2015

SACREBLEU!

Author: Nicholas Priore
After one hell of an awful night in Montmartre, Zach returns to his hostel with a garbage bag around his waist, appealing to the mercy of the front desk clerk, who will not let him in without a room key, which is in Zach’s pocket, which is in his pants, which are somewhere on the streets of Paris, so he must relay his story in order to convince the clerk to let him upstairs before his friends come down and see him like that.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, obscenities, suggestive situations
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Seven Lepcio Shorts

Author: Andrea Lepcio
Seven 10 minute plays by Andrea Lepcio produced from 2001 through 2011.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
11 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/28/2013

Skin Deep

Author: Rich Orloff
When a couple from Ohio inherit a clothing-optional resort in Key West, Florida, they discover parts of themselves never before exposed. Skin Deep is a light comedy with depth, and a sex comedy with more than sex on its mind.
Content Advisory: Adult language (double-entendres, etc.) and farcical sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/10/2012

Small Talk

Author: Nicholas Priore
Gary just wants to be left alone, and Clarence just wants to talk.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 31 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Sneaky Johnny

Author: Nicholas Priore
When a recently deceased studio head leaves all of his estate to the church instead of his son, Caleb, and wife, Nicole, they hatch a plan to change his will by having the butler, Gianni, pose as the old man.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, drug use, consistent obscenity, brief but graphic nudity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Stabilized Not Controlled

Author: Frank Blocker
Dark comedy about a murderous New York City landlord who goes to war with rent-stabilzed tenants: a septuagenarian sex addict, a Log Cabin-accountant, an aging stoner, The Fake English actress, and homeless squatter Jackie O.
Content Advisory: Adult content and themes. Language is important to the New York locale. Situations include frank sexual discussions and substance abuse
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 13 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Stale Magnolias

Author: Sean Owens
Six ladies in the hot, dry town of Rectal, Texas, share their dreams and confront enemies, new and old, in the Last Chance Salon, when they are forced together by Fate-- and a tainted water supply.
Content Advisory: There is some adult humor, most noticeably drag. (If this does not offend your child, he or she is probably a fairly well adjusted adult-in-training.)
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/7/2012

Story of an Unknown Man

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
A troupe of actors trapped in a war zone must put on a play in exchange for food; that play is an adaptation of a novella by Anton Chekhov.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Adult situation (difficult pregnancy). A couple of sexually charged scenes.
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/19/2014

Talk to me about Shame

Author: Julian Goldhagen
A multimedia solo performance piece wherein the experience of shame is explored in order to reconfigure relationships to shame from ones that are isolating to ones that nurture community bonds.
Content Advisory: Nudity, sexual content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/21/2013

Tango Masculino

Author: Clint Jefferies
An exploration of the social and sexual mores of early 20th century Buenos Aires, where in the world of the struggling underclass, the tango is used as a metaphor for man’s desire for physical domination.
Content Advisory: Violence, Strong Language
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 8/24/2013

The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

Author: Mariah MacCarthy
A playful yet poignant play-within-a-cabaret wherein we learn that love, joy, and awesome know no gender.
Content Advisory: stylized sexual violence, strong language
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/15/2012

The Braggart of Bourbon St.

Author: Kevin P. Joyce
An American commedia about Mardi Gras and the Freedom of Speech.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, some strong language, partial nudity, alcohol usage
5 Acts, 160 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/7/2016

The Common Swallow

Author: David Caudle
A haunting, poetic and sometimes humorous drama about home, family and community as it exists today in the American heartland.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, brief offstage sexual activity
2 Acts, 115 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/27/2012

The Dirty Talk

Author: Michael Puzzo
A contemporary comedy about two men stranded together in a New Jersey cabin on a stormy night.
Content Advisory: Contains strong language and adult themes
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 6/30/2011

The Empress of Sex

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A woman in Ancient Greece, spurned in love, devotes herself to sex without love till her ex-lover tries to win her back.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Simulated Sex
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/24/2012

The Hound

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Locking himself in the library of his London townhouse in order to evade the pursuit of some ‘malign being,’ a discredited archeologist obsessed with the Occult recounts a gruesome series of occurrences surrounding the theft of an ancient amulet... and the appalling consequences for all who come to possess it.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/1/2014

The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer

Author: Michael Bradley
Inspired by Ibsen’s <em>Peer Gynt, The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer</em> follows a young man on a journey of sexual identification
Content Advisory: In the FringeNYC production, the Troll scene featured the company in leather and fetish attire with little clothing.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

The Kreutzer Sonata

Author: Eric Samuelsen
A harrowing exploration of the mind of a man driven mad by unfulfilled passions and Beethoven’s music, freely adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s novella.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/22/2016

The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller

Author: Jeff Cohen
In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared among the cannibal Asmat tribe of Papua New Guinea; this is the story of what might have happened, as told by the Asmat.
Content Advisory: Adult themes and adult content. Some profanity. Simulated sex
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/13/2011

The Mother of God Visits Hell

Author: Daniel Guyton
The Virgin Mary travels to hell to comfort the souls in torment - much to God's dismay; when she pleads with God to forgive all the souls, regardless of their sins, it leads to a war between heaven and hell, with all of our souls in the balance.
Content Advisory: Extremely mild innuendo. Some violence. PG-13.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 20 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/26/2015

The Nightmare 'Dream'

Author: Neal J. Freeman
Stoker’s Dracula collides with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a puckishly ‘biting’ woodland mashup where no ruffled neck is safe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/8/2015

The Oath

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
In this Southern Gothic tale set during the Great Depression, a wandering preacher is embroiled in the passions and politics of a swampy Florida outpost ruled with a macabre sense of justice by two rival sisters. A darkly comic look at balancing ambition and ideals in a time of crisis.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Hear the sounds of sex off-stage once
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/5/2012

The Picture (of Dorian Gray)

Author: Neal Utterback
Smashing together Oscar Wilde’s infamous novella and "de Profundis," the play examines how far we go to achieve our darkest desires.
Content Advisory:
1 Act
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/6/2014

The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse

Author: Meron Langsner
A collection of parodies of major plays and pop-culture moments.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/14/2013

The Sheik

Author: Deloss Brown
Jack, an advertising executive, hires a gay employee, Frank, to get Jack’s wife, Marty, into a compromising situation so that he can divorce her and marry his low-watt-bulb secretary, Patsy, whom he has gotten pregnant.
Content Advisory: Occasional strong language and sexual situations.
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 7/30/2013

The Temple, Or, Lebensraum

Author: Nat Cassidy
An immersive and unrelenting journey into the horrors experienced by a German U-Boat crew trapped in a sunken submarine and commandeered by a madman.
Content Advisory: Very strong language, very graphic violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/12/2015

The Tiffany Box, a love remembered

Author: Kathleen Buckstaff
Former LA Times humor columnist, Kathleen Buckstaff uses her personal emails, letters and humor columns in The Tiffany Box, a love remembered to tell the story of her mother’s last two year’s of life— intimate, surprisingly humorous and ultimately uplifting leaving audiences transfixed and raving.
Content Advisory: content ok for middle school and up
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/11/2012

The Whore of Sheridan Square

Author: Michael Baron
A new comedy inspired by the life and works of legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company artist Charles Ludlam and told in the spirit of the film, SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations, and drag humor
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 10/18/2011

The Yellow Wallpaper

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Adapted here from the classic short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the play chronicles the tragic, downward spiral of one woman’s isolation, obsession and descent into madness.
Content Advisory: 0
1 Act, 65 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/12/2014

theMUMBLINGS

Author: Dan Kitrosser
Allen, a gay children’s performer and Jodie, anthropologist of sex and gender, tell the story of their marriage while playing the myriad of people in their lives, hoping the sum of their relationship is greater than all these parts put together.
Content Advisory: Frank discussions of sex and sexuality; drug use on stage; strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/18/2013

Three Dollar Bill

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Three plays all dedicated to the concept of the conservative homosexual: The first is a monologue by Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary Cheney, about her life; the second is a gay conversion therapy session that goes terribly wrong (or wonderfully right, depending...); the third is a family drama about coming out, with various weird twists.
Content Advisory: Lots of adult language, no nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/27/2013

Three Ring

Author: Peter S. Petralia
A theatrical event that merges circus, theater, dance, and performance art, which is constructed from fragments of sanity, obsession, and love as told by five inmates in an insane asylum for circus performers.
Content Advisory: This play includes some strong language, adult themes and disturbing psychological content which may make it inappropriate for younger audiences
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 9/9/2012

To Build A Fire

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
It's Man vs. Nature set in the unforgiving landscape and sub-zero temperatures of the Yukon, adapted here from the classic, 1908 short story of survival by Jack London.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 15 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/1/2014

Unauthorized Magic in Oz

Author: Edward Einhorn
A modern Oz story about a witch who is breaking the law with her magic, based on Edward Einhorn's modern Oz novels.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/1/2014

War Zones

Author: Laura Brienza
Sometimes the body is a war zone.
Content Advisory: Adult Content, Abusive Sexual Themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/5/2012

Words, Razors, and the Wounded Heart

Author: James Presson
A Jacobean Revenge Comedy set in suburban Connecticut. Sacrifice! Betrayal! Prom!
Content Advisory: Sex, drugs, violence; plenty of bad language and bad behavior
5 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/1/2014

XY(T)

Author: Kestryl Cael Lowrey
Filled with testosterone and transgression, masculinity and mayhem, this playful solo performance charts one queer’s quest for a gender that makes sense.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexually explicit
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012