Indie Theater Now Plays
Civil Rights

Back to keywords

A Modest Suggestion

Author: Ken Kaissar
A black comedy that dares to ask why racism exists, how does racism turn into violence, and do Jews eat bacon?
Content Advisory: Mature content, strong language. A Modest Suggestion is a black comedy for consenting adults
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/11/2012

Adam & Steve and the Empty Sea

Author: Plan-B Theatre Company
Adam is openly Mormon. Steve is openly gay. Set against the backdrop of the passage of Prop. 8, these childhood friends grapple with religion, sexuality, politics and adulthood.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/26/2013

Ain't She Brave: A Play of Poetry

Author: Ntare Ali & Erika Gault
A play of poetry detailing the history of African American women's journey in America.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/16/2014

American Jataka Tales

Author: Ed Malin
The Buddha is reborn as an American, and following the ancient tales, he must "learn something" in order to be reborn.
Content Advisory: some discussion of church heresy and sexual orientation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

An Appeal to the Woman of the House

Author: Christie Perfetti Williams
What would you do if history knocked on your door?
Content Advisory: Strong language.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/6/2014

Ascension

Author: Cynthia G. Robinson
Two slaves' impending marriage is haunted by the woman's sexual relationship with the master of the plantation.
Content Advisory: Rape, abortion, mild violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Beauford Delaney Paints Marian Anderson

Author: Arden Kass
The haunting contralto voice of African American singer and civil rights icon Marian Anderson eclipses all others in the mind of schizophrenic, gay, black, ex-patriot artist Beauford Delaney, whose celebrated portrait of his muse inspired this play.
Content Advisory:
0 Acts, 25 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/22/2015

Blind Spots

Author: Colette Freedman
A family’s Implosion in the Wake of Gay Brother’s Suicide
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/19/2011

Bomb Shelter

Author: Kimberly Pau
An older man and a young man cook meth in Connecticut, while their hidden past explodes.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug use and mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/1/2012

Bright Swords

Author: Rick Creese
A one-man show that tells the true story of Ira Aldridge, the African-American actor who in 1825 fled racial hatred in New York, became a star of the European stage, inspired the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, and came to represent the causes of oppressed people across Europe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 95 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/22/2016

Brown and Black and White All Over

Author: Antonio Sacre
A sincere, urgent, and often humorous account of a week-long men’s gathering in the woods that asks deeply personal and politcal questions of race, indentity, and the possibility of healing.
Content Advisory: The play has strong language and adult situations.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Chokehold

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - John F. Kennedy
Content Advisory: Strong language, realistic violence, difficult and contentious subject matter.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/2/2015

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

Colorblind'd

Author: Kirk White
A small college theatre department becomes a national punching bag when the school's lone African American professor casts a white girl as Rosa Parks.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/30/2016

Conversations While Dining Alone, A Monologue Play

Author: K.O. Johnson
Quote from review: "Collectively forming a mosaic of the human heart."
Content Advisory: Some monologues have strong language.
1 Act, 120 Minutes
20 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/20/2016

Dear Prudence

Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton
The courageous story of little-known civil and women's rights activist Prudence Crandall, a white woman who three decades before the start of the Civil War opened the first school in New England for African-American girls and created the first integrated school in America.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/16/2014

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

Detention #11: End of Days

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Twenty 2-minute monologues exploring the possibility of the Mayan Apocalypse.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #14: Detention The Musical!

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Lyrics to nine songs based on major events in 2012.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Dream Acts

Author: Dream Act Union
Imagine that you don’t have a country. It doesn’t matter if you believe you’re American, because no one else believes you—not potential employers, not banks that issue student loans, not the government. There is no way to become legally American. You don’t exist. Worse, you are hunted for deportation. You love this country, but the country does not love you back.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/10/2012

Eleven Dollar Prophet

Author: Antonio Sacre
A commentary on performance, theater, and art in general the play explores the insatiable desire of a crowd to be led and the devices of a performer to command that crowd.
Content Advisory: nudity, strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language and situations, and blasphemous religious speech for some religions
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 1/26/2013

Exiles

Author: Carlos Lacamara
A group of Cuban refugees, lost at sea, battle the elements and the demons of their past.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/27/2012

Free Desiree

Author: Amontaine Aurore
The play follows two sisters growing up in a small suburb in 1972 that are influenced by the cultural revolution of the times, and each in her own way, determined to challenge the status quo.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/9/2013

From Busk Till Dawn: The Life of an NYC Street Performer

Author: Tim Intravia
7 Years of street performing in NYC makes many stories to tell, and so here you go.
Content Advisory: intended for mature audiences; there is strong language and adult content
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/17/2012

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

Good Enough

Author: Matthew LaBanca
In an attempt to avoid the judgment of others, Matthew strives only to be good, successful, and perfect, but living this "right" life creates a high level of anxiety and an ache for true authenticity.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/12/2015

Good Lonely People

Author: Carol Carpenter
On election night, the only white democratic family in a conservative town holds a secret Obama party. But when their gay daughter arrives from the city for the celebration, they discover they are split on a California issue that hits close to the core, raising questions about their own sense of "family."
Content Advisory: Adult subject matter, but handled sensitively
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 5/24/2012

Harvest Festival 2013

Author: Variations Theatre Group
The best short plays from Variations Theatre Group's 2013 Harvest Festival.
Content Advisory: Comedic blood, Anti-religious themes, some strong language, some anatomically graphic material.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Havana Bourgeois

Author: Carlos Lacamara
The story of Fidel Castro’s Revolution from the point of view of an advertising agency in Havana.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/27/2012

Hot Steams

Author: Zach Wegner
Sanity's at stake as a man finds himself jailed and dressed in a Santa suit with no memory.
Content Advisory: Some conversations require a mature ear.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/15/2014

Humans Remain

Author: Robin Rice
A peaceful family, hidden in the mountains away from society, faces disease, loss of leadership, and exposure to the modern world.
Content Advisory: A little strong language, references to sex.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 6/25/2014

I <3 Revolution

Author: Alexandra Panzer, Tara Schuster, Alice Winslow
Three ladies overwhelmed by their early 20s, swept up in the zeal of the Arab Spring, and taken by the boho-chic ways of Occupy Wall Street recruit followers for their own brand of fresh-to-death revolution.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/14/2012

ILLUMINATIon

Author: Nicholas Priore
A series of vignettes on the topic of a secret society that seeks to enslave us all.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 26 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/29/2016

IOWA OF MY mind

Author: Barbara Cassidy
What should a mother do when she finds out her neighbor is a sex offender?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/15/2014

Juana in a Million

Author: Vicky Araico Casas and Nir Paldi
The quest of an illegal immigrant to find a place where she can truly exist.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
11 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/28/2014

Louise in Charlestown

Author: Penny Jackson
Twelve year old Patty, who lives in a segregated Irish Catholic community in Boston in the 1980s, has a new best friend from Jamaica and quickly learns how racism and hatred can destroy families and lives.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 35 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/22/2015

Menders

Author: Erin Browne
Corey and Aimes are new recruits mending the wall that guards their city from an unnamed threat; but as their teacher Drew tells them subversive tales of the world outside they begin to wonder at the real purpose of the wall, until an unexpected act of passion tears the menders apart.
Content Advisory: Implications of sex, a few removable curse words
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/16/2012

Motswana: Africa, Dream Again

Author: Donald Molosi
A dynamic meditation on African identity on the African continent.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/15/2013

Mr. Satan Goes to Wall Street

Author: Hieronymous BANG and Sam Precario
When Satan is laid off from Hell, he finds employment trying to break up Occupy Wall Street - but it isn’t so easy...
Content Advisory: A few blue words, can be altered by written permission from author
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/3/2013

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

Next

Author: Stephen Gracia
A mobile whorehouse is brought to an American army encampment in Europe during WWII, bringing to the surface issues of racism, sexuality, and the fear of impending death.
Content Advisory: Nudity (NOT full-frontal), strong language, sexual content
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/31/2012

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!

Author: Kevin R. Free
Barbra Patch, along with her husband and father-in-law, plans a birthday "N-Word intervention" for her adolescent son.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Nowhere on the Border

Author: Carlos Lacamara
An anti-immigration vigilante confronts a Mexican man who searches for his missing daughter in the Arizona desert.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
1 Act, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 2/17/2012

Our Country

Author: Tony Asaro and Dan Collins
Outed, humiliated and abandoned by fans, Country Music sensation Tommy Dautry goes from darling to derelict overnight. But now, in a one-night-only engagement Tommy is back and ready to prove that gay or straight, left or right…it’s Our Country too!
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual language, adult themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/7/2013

Paper Son

Author: Christine Toy Johnson
The story of a young Chinese man who must learn to balance his American identity with his family’s immigrant journey.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/19/2016

Pieces of Him

Author: Marisa D. Hebert
Set on the night of Fredrigo Bianci's memorial service, this once close-knit family is put to the test as a son determined not to become his father, and a daughter who would like nothing more, tangle over their unresolved family business.
Content Advisory: Adult language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/1/2014

Pierce

Author: Nat Cassidy
The tragic and horrifying story of our most obscure president, haunted beyond comprehension and driven desperately to distraction by the death of his son, as his country crawls its way towards civil war unnoticed.
Content Advisory: Moments of horror, adult situations, brief strong language
4 Acts, 210 Minutes
1 Female, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/7/2012

Pirira

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
As the African nation Malawi erupts in riots, American aid workers Jack and Ericka take shelter in the storage room of a struggling NGO while, half a world away, Malawian student Gilbert and his gay co-worker Chad begin another day in the back room of a Manhattan florist.
Content Advisory: Violence, mature themes
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/20/2013

PN1923.45 LS01 volume 2 (the book play)

Author: Bixby Elliot
A lot happens in the sub-basement of the San Francisco Library; Jon is having problems with his boyfriend in the 1980’s, Madeline (the librarian) and Laurence are trapped in the 1950’s and Harry is freakin’ pissed ALL the time …who knew the Dewey Decimal System could be this fun!?!
Content Advisory: Strong language, Adult Situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 7/14/2011

Poetics Justice

Author: Lee Summers
Poetics Justice is an urban near-tragedy that takes place in Harlem on an historic day.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 10 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/2/2016

Quiet Peninsula

Author: Brandon Ferraro
Three darks stories of guilt and justice unexpectedly intertwine in this timely, twisted suspenseful drama.
Content Advisory: Adult language, mature themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/7/2014

Random Acts

Author: Renata Hinrichs
What happens when a young girl is left to fend for herself on the streets of the South Side of Chicago in the late 1960s?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/21/2015

Recess

Author: Una Aya Osato
Focusing on a group of 7-year-olds, the play takes the audience into the hearts and minds of children navigating their way through life and public school in NYC.
Content Advisory: Some strong language (if produced for young audiences or educational institutions where inappropriate the curses may be omitted, please check with the author first)
1 Act, 57 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Right on Target

Author: Gary Morgenstein
A bipartisan romantic comedy about an African American conservative – fired by PBS for what he claims are political reasons – and his liberal Jewish wife as they navigate sex, love and politics.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some sexual references
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Rough Writers Short Plays 2013

Author: Rough Writers: New Play Fest
Four short plays inspired by one of three works of art, created for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's first-ever play festival.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/1/2014

Sacred Water

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Amidst the Miami Race Riots of 1980, Sacred Water is a darkly comic manifestation of psychosis for two would-be parents.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/27/2013

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

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

Somewhere Safer

Author: Lauren Ferebee
Examining memory's force and the dangers of extremism, the play reaches back and forth in time to capture the aftermath of an explosion that irrevocably changes the course of nine lives.
Content Advisory: violence, strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/17/2013

Suki Livingston Opens Like a Parachute

Author: Robin Rice
A woman artist who has lost the ability to create travels back in time and relives important moments in her life hand-in-hand with her younger self, in order to face a devastating choice once again and hopefully emerge guilt-free so her creativity can flow once again.
Content Advisory: adult language, sexual situations, insanity.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 24 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/12/2014

The Austerity of Hope

Author: Dan Fingerman
This play exposes the interpersonal dynamics of a group of gay friends in Astoria Queens and the issues they and young adults across the country confronted during the 2008 election of Barack Obama – relationships, careers, finances and sex.
Content Advisory: Contains sexual situations and discussions as well as adult language and partial nudity
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/4/2013

The Bad and The Better

Author: Derek Ahonen
A detective noir that deals with contemporary issues.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language. No nudity. Lots of adult themes such as personal misery.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
9 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/24/2013

The Declaration

Author: Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson
A gay teacher’s foray into politics becomes a dangerous game of truth and lies.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/14/2012

The Fatwā of Corpsman Johnny Jones

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
A wounded Navy Corpsman, home on leave, struggles to relate his war experience in Afghanistan to his Vietnam Vet father.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 18 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2014

The Good Adoptee

Author: Suzanne Bachner
Award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of New York State’s sealed records - once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain the Good Adoptee?
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/25/2016

The Invention of the Living Room

Author: Andrew R. Heinze
What happens when a racially mixed Jewish family invents the modern suburb in 1946?
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/21/2016

The Long Rail North

Author: Michael Hagins
A Black Union soldier saves a young girl from her plantation burnt down by a nearby Civil War battle.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexual content
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/3/2015

The Next Best Thing

Author: Antonio Sacre
The solo performer tells about his delight and ecstasy at finding his perfect woman when both were working in a Chicago Theatre.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/26/2013

The Orange Person

Author: Brian Rady, Jeremy Bloom and Laura Dunn
At last, the story of The Orange Person, told from the perspective of the people who actually experienced it - a celebration of existence, of difference, and of song. From within both sides of a duplex in Terlingua, a rural town in the south Texan desert, a family confronts a medical marvel: an orange baby is born.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/6/2012

The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

Author: Derek Ahonen
A celebration of love and the search for human grandness—and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Nudity
3 Acts, 165 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 1/16/2012

The Rope in Your Hands

Author: Siobhan O'Loughlin
Thirteen survivors tell their stories of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Content Advisory: Explicit Language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/10/2015

The Three Graces

Author: Robert Thomas Noll, Zane Coleman & Pamela Noll
An African-American adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters,” set in a segregated army base in the South during the Second World War that celebrates the three graces of every woman of color: Brilliance, Joy and Flowering.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/12/2013

The Way Out

Author: Timothy Nolan
In the face-off between Rubin and the Judge, the raging interior dialogue of a wrongfully incarcerated man wrestles with the question: Can any man come to terms with the accumulated toll of time stolen by fear and prejudice?
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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 Women in Me

Author: Charly E. Simpson
A one-woman show that explores and interrogates the stories and histories, the people and pain, the hauntings and ghosts that reside in the body and the words of one black woman.
Content Advisory: Strong language and themes.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/21/2014

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

Travis Tanner

Author: Melanie N. Lee
In Bush's 2003, a famous-yet-fading White comedian shifts to the hard right, moving a devoted fan, a left-leaning Black female grad student, to battle to win him back from the "Dark Side".
Content Advisory: Mild cursing, including wordplay on the F word, without using the word itself
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 7/2/2011

Turn 22

Author: Nicholas Priore
Bruno turns 22 today, and his only wish is that he doesn’t turn into his mentally ill mother, a once bright and promising young woman who lost her mind at his very age.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some obscenities, and blood.
2 Acts, 129 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Unearthing the Tramp

Author: Nicholas Priore
Two Slavic refugees exhume the mortal remains of a recently deceased celebrity in order to collect a ransom.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/8/2016

Uniform Justice

Author: Chuk Obasi
Relationships are tested as a neighborhood wrestles with pressing concepts such as justice, crime, conflict, and community-police relations.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/26/2015

Waxing West

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A Romanian mail-ordered bride, haunted by the ghosts of dictator Ceausescu and his wife Elena, discovers a weird side of the American Dream.
Content Advisory: Some adult content (a sexually explicit description of a role play sex-session)
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/2/2011

What the Texas Board of Education Did On My Summer Vacation

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Carly Paige is a poor white girl with undiagnosed ADHD who goes to war against her family, her school, her community, and her behavioral problems in order to bring the truth about her ancestor to light.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

Wrestling the Alligator

Author: Sergei Burbank
A college professor descends into madness when the perfect storm of past indiscretions and present misdeeds converge, tearing him apart.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/24/2012

Wrong Barbarians

Author: Timothy Nolan
Two strangers meet in a diner & the prism of suspicion distorts every perception. In the culture of dread, patriotism is perverted, leadership is AWOL & freedom is lost. The cost is devastating. "I let the fear inside me, rape me…and now I'm pregnant with the fear…”
Content Advisory: Offstage violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 8/28/2011

YIPPIE!

Author: Randy Anderson
An explosive look back on the events that defined the Youth International Party. 1968 meets 2011 in this time twisting exploration of freedom, fun, and fanatics.
Content Advisory: Mature themes, language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/12/2012