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167 Tongues

Author: Theatre 167
A Dominican manicurist wonders if her Chinese-Jewish boyfriend will propose before she gets deported; a Rwandan night nurse tries to understand the 167 languages spoken in the local emergency room; characters of all backgrounds converge and connect in this play about the emotional geography of the world's most diverse neighborhood.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
17 Females, 16 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/1/2014

19th Century Lesbians and Their Relationships

Author: Jess Eisenberg
3 short plays about 19th century Lesbian relationships.
Content Advisory: Drug Use, Suicide, Sexuality, Death
1 Act, 53 Minutes
14 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/8/2015

29x/y

Author: Marcus Yi
A theater collage piece in 29 parts.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/11/2014

3 Themes Every Child Should Know

Author: Frank Kuzler
Three social satires told in mythic, cartoon and burlesque styles.
Content Advisory: adult language and situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

A Collapse

Author: Vincent Marano
An Adult satire on the nature of celebrity in the age of disasters.
Content Advisory: For teens and adults; A lot of the humor and some references would be beyond most children under 13.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/6/2011

A Fire as Bright as Heaven

Author: Tim Collins
A five-part, multi-character solo show that explores America's social and political upheaval, from 9/11 to the 2008 presidential elections.
Content Advisory: Adult language and situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 29 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/28/2011

A Funny Old Bird

Author: Mike Gorman
The first play in "The Quaboag Trilogy", "A Funny Old Bird" celebrates the survival of character, family and neighborhood in the face of the conforming forces of contemporary American culture.
Content Advisory: a few profane words, sexual innuendo
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
6 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/13/2014

A Game Without A Name

Author: Tim Bungeroth
A cast of Clowns leads a forgetful Fool through five full acts of cosmic ritual.
Content Advisory:
5 Acts, 45 Minutes
8 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/29/2013

A History of Launching Ships (somewhat after Washington Irving)

Author: Avi Glickstein
Elizabeth Burgin, on the run from the British in 1779 New York for helping to free hundreds of Patriots from prison ships docked in Wallabout Bay, finds shelter with a pair of twins and their stepmother in a strange, gated house far from her intended destination of Philadelphia.
Content Advisory: One instance of strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
9 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/8/2012

A Little Piece of the Sun

Author: Daniel McKleinfeld
A documentary for the stage juxtaposing the story of the Chernobyl disaster with the life of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.
Content Advisory: Although the play invites very abstract staging, the text includes a great deal of very explicit sexual violence. It is not at all appropriate for children.
4 Acts, 180 Minutes
4 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/1/2011

A Procession of Clouds

Author: Lynda Crawford
A play about a woman from Lesotho, Southern Africa, who tries to make a difference amidst a terrible time for her people.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 95 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/17/2016

A Queer Carol

Author: Joe Godfrey
A contemporary re-telling of the Dickens classic with an LGBT sensibility.
Content Advisory: some strong language and adult situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 4/6/2013

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 Real Boy

Author: Stephen Kaplan
When the human son of two puppets starts growing strings, his kindergarten teacher locks him in her classroom to keep him from turning into a puppet.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/3/2015

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

Accidental Discharge Impossible

Author: The Drafts
Sex, guns, cigarettes and senile agitation, this short play festival is inspired by classic print ads that are actually a bit shocking.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language and sensuality
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/16/2014

Adventure Quest

Author: Rich Lovejoy
A nostalgic treat / glimpse into the yawning void; a classic tale of a hero attempting to rescue a mayor’s daughter from an evil wizard - told in the style of an old school computer adventure game!
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 15 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/31/2011

African Nights

Author: Clint Jefferies
A fictionalized portrait of real people and relationships set in 1928 among the ‘Happy Valley’ set of colonial Kenya -- a notorious group of wealthy American expatriates and British aristocrats who made the pursuit of pleasure something near obsession.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Drug use
1 Act, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 7/26/2013

Afterlight

Author: Monica Flory
The story of a quiet Northeastern town where a school bus accident incites a series of surrealistic events that force its residents to confront the messy nature of grief, the fragility of hope, and the dangers of loving someone deeply.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/26/2014

Ahoy, Abel Brown!

Author: Tyler Grimes
When Calumet Harbor off Lake Michigan becomes infested with an invasive species of fish, the men aboard the Rubicon, a small fishing boat heavy with secrets, take it upon themselves to fix the problem.
Content Advisory: Strong Language; some Violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/19/2012

Alceste

Author: B. Walker Sampson
A free adaptation from Euripides that pits together gods, ghosts, and superheroes with ordinary so-and-sos who make extraordinary sacrifices to try to tell the Future to reconsider itself.
Content Advisory: Salty language, adult situations
1 Act, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 4/3/2012

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

Alice in Black and White

Author: Robin Rice
Photographer Alice Austen struggles for independence in Victorian society as a modern-day writer searches for her in this true story about love.
Content Advisory: Lesbian love affair, but not graphic at all. Suitable for all ages.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/10/2014

ALONE.

Author: Edward Elefterion
August Strindberg searches for inspiration from the world around him and from the “Powers” that he believes are guiding him and learns that the fantastical universe inside of him is perhaps more real than the “real” world outside of him.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/5/2012

American Badass

Author: Chris Harcum
Through a dozen monologue, the character that Bush Administration America struggles to present--both domestically and to the greater world--is examined.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

American Strippers

Author: Kevin Broccoli
A group of goddesses crash a male strip club in Texas only to find that it's run by American folk legends.
Content Advisory: male stripping, nudity, strong language, sexuality
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/7/2016

Americana Absurdum

Author: Brian Parks
An antic black comedy composed of two related plays, “Vomit and Roses” and “Wolverine Dream.”
Content Advisory: Suitable for audiences 16 and over
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Amerissiah

Author: Derek Ahonen
Amerissiah is a story of messiah complexes, American corruption, and open familial wounds.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/24/2013

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

An Idiot

Author: Jeff Tabnick
In this retelling of Dostoevsky’s THE IDIOT, Prince Myshkin runs for U.S. Senate to incite a Christian revolution based on infinite pity. As his fame grows, he helps a recovering alcoholic win a porn-star’s love. But when she falls for Myshkin instead, can compassion prevent murder?
Content Advisory: Language, sexual content
1 Act
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/15/2011

An Obscure Week During the Coming of Age of Tom Noise

Author: Frank Kuzler
Tom Noise has done something stupid that will change his life forever.
Content Advisory: adult language
1 Act, 35 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Anhedonia Road

Author: Chris Harcum
A solo performance set at the intersection of Don Quixote, The Wizard of Oz, Huckleberry Finn, and The Twilight Zone. Joe Harper, an everyman at the end of his rope, goes on an uncommon adventure to capture a yellow balloon. But this ain’t no ordinary yellow balloon and it sends Joe crashing into a cast of colorful characters in an alternate-reality heartland where no GPS can help him. Are you on the right road?
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/15/2012

Another Brief Encounter

Author: Stan Richardson
An homage to Noel Coward’s stiff-upper-lip romance as well as a riff on gay relationships and social politics.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter, strong language, sexual content
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Another Horatio Alger Story

Author: Jason Jacobs
An inner city high school teacher tries to save an at-risk student by exposing him to the work of 19th century rags-to-riches author Horatio Alger; but as he moves through Alger’s Ragged Dick, he must confront the author’s complicated relationship with boys – and ultimately, his own.
Content Advisory: This play contains mature content in its exploration of relationships between gay adults and youth
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/17/2012

Any Day Now

Author: Nat Cassidy
As the world wrestles with the sociological, biological, and theological meanings behind unexplained resurrections of the recently deceased, one Connecticut family learns that what they thought was buried may in fact devour them all.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some graphic violence and sexual imagery
3 Acts, 160 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/17/2011

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

Are You the Wife of Michael Cleary?

Author: Gino DiIorio
The story of Bridget Cleary, a 28-year-old Irish seamstress who was burned alive in March of 1895 at the hands of her husband and family members.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/12/2013

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

Asterisk

Author: Tom Diriwachter
Four men have tickets to a baseball game where the single-season home run record can be broken, and their friendship is at stake.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content, mature themes.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/1/2015

Awkward Levity

Author: Richard Hinojosa
Three short dark comedies that look at inappropriate humor from three viewpoints.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Adult themes (Rape, Suicide)
1 Act, 75 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/1/2012

Bargains And Blood (How to Succeed In Home Shopping!)

Author: Blair Fell
A tragi-camp comedy about a trailer park Cinderella who becomes a messianic home shopping hostess while confronting the bloody and cut-throat business of television shopping.
Content Advisory: Some silly implied sexual talk, absurd references to addiction and make-believe drugs and some Grand Guignol bloodiness.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/9/2014

Barhoppers: The Answer Man and Other Bar Plays

Author: Joel Jones
A collection of short comedies set in bars to be performed in bars, pubs, restaurants, or even theaters.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexuality, comedic violence
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
9 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Barrier Island

Author: David Stallings
As a fearless and stubborn community rests their lives against the historic wall that protects Galveston Island from natural disasters, a younger generation challenges the economic and emotional battles no wall can protect.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Beata, the Pope's Daughter

Author: Mario Fratti
A young woman feels she is the pope’s daughter. She is kidnapped by terrorists and does not admit any longer that she is his daughter because she wants to protect him.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 10/9/2012

Becoming Cuban

Author: Carlos Lacamara
A young American woman volunteers to cut sugar cane in Cuba and gets caught in the struggle between a patriarchal state and those who yearn for independence.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 3/27/2012

Bedlam Nightmares: Execution Day

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
This is the final night of the Blood Brothers' lives as they face execution for their many crimes in the sinister, off-the-books mental hospital run by the malevolent Doctor Queen. The bad Doctor has invited a select audience of the wealthiest and most powerful to watch the boys fry, but before they can be granted the release of death, they must host one final anthology of the horrific, mauled-from-the-headlines tales that are their stock and trade. They must provide the entertainment at their own execution.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 16 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/4/2015

Bedlam Nightmares: Losing Patients

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
In the custody of a physician as sinister as they are, the Blood Brothers fill their last days feeding on the surreal stories of their fellow inmates. A wedge driven between them by the cunning Doctor Queen, the Brothers wrestle with life in Hospital One.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/21/2014

Bedlam Nightmares: Shock Treatments

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
The execution of the Blood Brothers races closer and their captor, Doctor Queen, has vowed that she will break their minds before she destroys their bodies. So while she's away, that means exposing the boys to some of the ugliest, most rancid stories the hospital has to offer.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 9 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Bedlam Nightmares: Strapped In

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
Deep in the vaults of an institution for the criminally insane, The Blood Brothers await their final hours on Earth. In the custody of a physician as sinister as they are, the two brothers fill their last days feeding on the surreal stories of their fellow inmates.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males, 7 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Beneath My Father's Sky

Author: Zara Phillips
After her adoptive mother dies and she's left to care for an adoptive father who was never there for her, Zara takes a dream-like journey that brings her face-to-face with the biological father she's always longed to know and the sister who was never born.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/25/2014

Best Day Ever! & Other Short Plays

Author: Crystal Skillman
Five short plays -- four ten-minute pieces plus one that is one minute of pure awesome.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/4/2013

Better Lucky Than Smart

Author: Jonathan Kravetz
When dreamer Henry’s fake antique-violin selling business is interrupted by the FBI, he and his wife Jane (and her mysterious past) get yanked headlong into a kidnapping scheme involving a deranged President of the United States, a teenage-minded First Lady and a pair of blundering gangsters.
Content Advisory: Some adult language.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/6/2014

Biffing Mussels (3 Short Plays)

Author: Mike Gorman
Three surreal short plays from Mike Gorman's early days at La MaMa.
Content Advisory: Inferred violence, comical. Some profanity.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males, 7 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 6/18/2014

Birthday Play

Author: Zach Donovan
The play follows an unnamed protagonist through a dream-like metropolis on his 22nd birthday as he wonders whether it is possible to grow up without growing old.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
10 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Blank

Author: Brian Stanton
An adoptee embarks on a mythical quest for identity where he discovers the horrific truth of his birth, an instinctive love for his birth mother, and a grateful dedication to his adoptive family.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Mature Content regarding issue of Rape
1 Act, 65 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/20/2011

boxplay

Author: Steven Ackley
A man wakes up in a box and meets several characters, including the audience, who help him decide if he should stay inside it, or go. boom! theater company, from seattle, creates work that is invigorating and uncommon.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/17/2012

Branched - a comedy with consequences

Author: Erin Mallon
An outrageous, biting satire with heart that will make you question helicopter parenting, the price of success, and what it means to give your family the best in life.

Content Advisory: Sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/16/2014

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

Brendan Resurrected

Author: Bernard Smith
The story revolves around Brendan a songwriter/musician from Dublin, taking in the characters of his youth, the harsh conditions that drive him away, and his relationship with his brother who committed suicide. All of this past follows him into the present in New York.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/27/2016

Breuckelen

Author: Chris Van Strander
Williamsburg: Present-day hipsters collide with Brooklyn residents from centuries past—including a Dutch widow, Russian squatter, and a notorious bootlegger; as they spin their stories, they recount the checkered history of this borough they all call home.
Content Advisory: Strong language; hipsters.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/20/2013

Broken Record

Author: Nicholas Priore
Ma is old and tired and must see to it that her mentally ill son Daniel will be taken care of after she’s gone.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, brief violence
2 Acts, 165 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/22/2016

Brown & Out

Author: Miguel Garcia
Selections from Brown & Out, a Los-Angeles-based short play festival dedicated to celebrating the Latino/a LGBTQ experience.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/16/2014

Buddy Becker's Big Uncut Flick

Author: Todd Michael
A parody of noir cinema and old-time afternoon movie programs on TV.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/26/2013

Candide Americana

Author: Stanton Wood
Seven actors play over 40 characters complete with multiple decapitations, song, and the greatest treasure known to man in this high-energy contemporary re-imagining of Voltaire’s classic novel - an unlikely love story and a cosmic roadtrip that will make you ponder your place in the universe.
Content Advisory: a civil war, a ferry accident, 9/11, a terrorist bombing, Katrina, murders, a lynching and at least two decapitations – most of which are dealt with in a comic way - is suitable for older teens but not younger children.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
9 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Captain Overlord's Folly or The Fool's Revenge

Author: John Clancy
A gang of homicidal clowns invade and destroy a 19th century well-made play.
Content Advisory: Nudity, violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/8/2011

Carnegie Hill

Author: Dorian Palumbo
An all-female workplace comedy about a young real estate broker who must either lose her dream job on the Upper East side of Manhattan, or play dirty, and sell out a friend, to keep it.
Content Advisory: Strong language
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
11 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Cause of Failure

Author: Megan Weaver
When Maggie was born, she pulled her mother’s heart out with her. So begins a young woman’s magical journey through terminal illness and the limits of love.
Content Advisory: Contains strong language
3 Acts, 110 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/13/2012

Chop Your Own Wood

Author: Lindsey Trout
An estranged husband and wife reunite in the woods of the Hudson River Valley for the Perseids meteor shower. Camping on the crumbling foundation of an abandoned homestead, they summon the ghosts of their troubled past.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, sex.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/10/2015

Columbia, the Germ of the Ocean

Author: Trav S.D.
A Ridiculous-style lampoon of the 4 voyages of Columbus to the New World, in which Columbus is a woman who talks like Chico Marx.
Content Advisory: NA
4 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 10/8/2012

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

Counting Coup

Author: Mike Gorman
A dreaming soccer player journeys into her past with the aid of Native American ritual to rediscover her power and lead her team to victory in an upcoming championship game.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/18/2014

Cowboys!

Author: Clint Jefferies
It's the early 1940's, on what looks suspiciously like the set from the sound stage of a Republic Pictures Western - and with an innocence even the Hays Office would have approved, every cliché of the “singin' cowboy” movie is about to be turned on its head.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 8/24/2013

Crunching Numbers

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
A comedic trilogy of related one-­‐act plays celebrating the difficult and often hilarious realities of artistic personalities pushed to the edge in New York City.
Content Advisory: "Once In A Blue Moon" has mildly strong language
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/29/2014

Cry of the Mountain

Author: Adelind Horan
Twelve verbatim monologues about mountaintop removal transcrbed from interviews conducted by the actor in the mountains of Appalachia.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2013

Dark Water

Author: David Stallings
When the swampland of Louisiana is hit with the most massive oil spill known to history, Barnacle, an old sea turtle, fights against man’s destruction, nature’s wrath, and her enemies of the wild to save her children trapped in the spill.
Content Advisory: There is some violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Death by Joinery

Author: Mike Gorman
Two wise-cracking carpenters meet their fate on a ferryboat ride from a remote island off the coast of Maine when they inadvertently stumble upon a "How To" book publishing cult through the book one of them is reading to pass the time.
Content Advisory: Mild sexual innuendo suggested in action behind scrims.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/1/2015

Death Valley

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
When the zombie apocalypse breaks out in 1880’s Texas, smooth-talking con man Lawrence and saloon girl Adele must fight for both their lives and their souls.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/26/2014

Decompression

Author: Maggie Cino
It’s Burning Man Decompression night and eight bored hipsters invent a lottery.
Content Advisory: sexual situations, drug use, strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/22/2012

Deconstructing the Torah

Author: Colette Freedman
A humorous evening of five women's unconventional journeys through politics, murder, romance, birth, and death.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/16/2011

DEINDE

Author: August Schulenburg
In the not-too-distant future, the pressure to cure a global pandemic spurs the creation of DEINDE, a device that allows a team of brilliant quantum biologists to think directly into a powerful computer.
Content Advisory: Some strong language; suggested sexuality
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/2/2012

Delicious Rivers

Author: Ellen Maddow
Set in a New York City post office, this funny and moving music-theatre work explores the pleasure of deductive reasoning, the solution of a mystery, the link between order and the unexpected, and the delight in discovery of pattern and meaning.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 5/21/2013

Detention #1: What About Bob?

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays based on five constraints.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/7/2013

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

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 #12: Detention, Interrupted

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays exploring the exact moment an artist was inspired to create one of the great artistic works in history.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Detention #13: Scrabbopolyland

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays adapted from classic board games.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

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

Detention #15: Dear Jane

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
A full-length play about the life and death of Jane. Each scene is written by a different writer.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Detention #3: Blind Date

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays examining the trials and tribulations of blind dating.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #4: Punk Rock Star

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays that are extremely dark and twisted in nature.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, graphic violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #6: Who’s Afraid of Lear’s War Horse

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Three 10-minute plays that parody great works of theater.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #7: One Minute Plays

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Thirty one-minute plays grouped into five clumps based loosely on a common theme.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
12 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #8: WHAM!

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays inspired by classic songs from the 1980s.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #9: Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays inspired by one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
9 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Dia de Los Muertos

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
Every revolution has its price. And everyone pays.
Content Advisory: Some occasional strong language. Intense violence
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/21/2011

Doctors Jane and Alexander

Author: Edward Einhorn
Using found, fabricated, and occasionally finagled text, the playwright explores the life of his grandfather Alexander S. Wiener, the co-discoverer of the Rh factor in blood, through interviews with his mother, a psychologist who recently retired due to a debilitating stroke.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/3/2012

Donkey

Author: John Patrick Bray
Coffee served hot with a big side of small town politics.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/15/2014

Doubles Crossed

Author: Jason S. Grossman
Dimwitted yet determined police detectives Ramsey and Flapjack have been hunting wisecracking hoodlum Freddie (aka Freddie the Finisher) and the notorious Dead Street mob with nothing to show for it. Now, Freddie's identical twin brother, hometown hero and newly appointed FBI Chief Irving Tower, is coming to town. With a retiring police chief and a crackerjack reporter breathing down their necks, the boys have only days to stop Dead Street's dastardly quest for the heist of the century and solve a femme fatale’s bizarre missing person case. Gumshoes, guns and gams galore!
Content Advisory: Stylized cops and robbers, shooting guns, multiple murders, minimal sexual content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/30/2012

Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo

Author: Jason S. Grossman
Suspicion and secret alliances underscore the gritty story of criminal-turned-G-man Freddie Tower and the past he can’t escape.
Content Advisory: Adult themes. Gun shooting, stabbing, stylized killing, death.
3 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/22/2014

Down the Drain

Author: Stanton Wood
This play explores not just how Annie Wilson gets to the point where she can kill her children, but also the ramifications of this event (and her subsequent attempts to conceal the truth) on both herself and her community.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, murder
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 14 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 7/27/2014

Emancipatory Politics: A Romantic Tragedy (EP:ART)

Author: Eric Bland
A collection of contemporary New Yorkers struggling with the idea of how to live a meaningful life in today’s dislocated, post-everything world.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Sexual themes
1 Act, 120 Minutes
9 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

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

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

Erotic Adventures in Venice

Author: Mario Fratti
Corruption in Italy. Some corrupt politicians take refuge in Venice’s beautiful cemetery. In such an unusual location they create a brothel and exploit women.
Content Advisory: Some adult/sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 1/30/2012

EverScape

Author: Allan Maule
Four friends play an online game to escape their bleak realities, but when they get the chance to win jobs as game developers, each has to decide what’s more important—the game, or their lives?
Content Advisory: Strong language, fantasy violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/16/2015

Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs

Author: Tom Slot
Burnt-out psychologist Dr. Henley knows crazy, but when he’s confronted by the ghost of a whaling ship captain from 1863, Henley embarks on an insane adventure that could cost him his license to practice, his sanity, and his life.
Content Advisory: The play contains profanity and sexual language.
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/29/2014

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

Fearing: Tale of a Dreadful Town

Author: Nicholas Priore
The once peaceful people of Fearing have been stricken with a disease that is causing them to tear themselves and each other apart.
Content Advisory: Disturbing themes, extreme macabre
1 Act, 60 Minutes
11 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Fenway: Last of the Bohemians

Author: Kelly McAllister
An adaptation of Uncle Vanya set in the 1980’s on a hippie commune.
Content Advisory: STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE, DRUG USE
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 1/19/2012

Field 309

Author: Theresa Buchheister
Keep working, you.
Content Advisory: There is one use of profanity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
17 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/2/2011

First Time, Long Time

Author: Jeremy Stuart
A talk-radio show in which callers relay absurd tales from the brink of oblivion, counseled by a mysterious, all-knowing host.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Five from the Vaults

Author: Mark Rigney
Five short plays that sing of war and imperiled environments. Comedy abounds even in the face of disaster.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, weaponry, inexplicable magic, and endangered species.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/21/2015

Fix Number Six

Author: Jerry Polner
Jane is a 40-ish travel agent who dreams of pursuing her true calling -- being an international spy; so when her rich, lovesick customer wants to hire her to "fix" his life with whatever tawdry subterfuge is necessary, she jumps at the chance.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations, but no nudity or strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/6/2014

Floridita, My Love

Author: Javierantonio Gonzalez
This darkly comic yet magical play, set on the border crossings between the real and the imaginary, explores the life of one of America's invisible people.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/25/2013

Follow

Author: Crystal Skillman
Two estranged brothers must say goodbye to the woman they've loved in her dying hour. But with the arrival of her daughter the brothers are forced to face their decades long rift of truth and lies in the intimate Lower East Side apartment that's been in their family for generations.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/2/2013

For a Barbarian Woman

Author: Saviana Stanescu
The play interweaves a present-day love story between a Romanian woman and an American colonel from the NATO base in Constanta (a Romanian city at the Black Sea, built on the ruins of the ancient city TOMIS where the Roman poet Ovid was exiled sometime around year 8 AD) and a fictional relationship between Ovid and a Barbarian woman from Tomis.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/18/2012

Four Play with a Gun

Author: Stephen Kaplan
Four one-act plays, all with a gun.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 0
Date Added: 2/5/2015

Frankenstein

Author: Rob Reese
A text-faithful dramatic adaptation of Mary Shelley’s masterwork that presents The Monster as a psychologically divided chorus.
Content Advisory: NA
3 Acts, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 12/10/2011

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

Friends Don't Let Friends

Author: James Presson
Blends the melodrama of Henrik Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER with the silliness of network television and bears witness to a public nervous breakdown with built in commercial breaks.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/10/2012

Full Frontal: A Naked Exploration of Sex and Sexuality

Author: Eddie Antar
A collection of short plays about sex and sexuality that take an audience through the different stages and variations of sexual life.
Content Advisory: No nudity, but very explicit sexual language and behavior.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/2/2014

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

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

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

Gotham Standards

Author: Chris Harcum
In a series of eight monologues, Chris Harcum goes in the minds of several men and looks at life in relation to two icons, his grandmother and Batman.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Graceless

Author: Tom Slot
The Mayor of Anderson, South Carolina is in the political fight of his life when a sexual harassment scandal breaks in the middle of his reelection campaign: so why did the Governor just offer to make him a US Senator?
Content Advisory: The play contains some profanity and sexual language.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/29/2014

Gradient Haircuts

Author: Theresa Buchheister
A strange orchestration of people in spaces.
Content Advisory: A few swear words
1 Act, 75 Minutes
20 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/29/2013

Green

Author: Chris Harcum
An epic misadventure with crooked politicians, double agents, bickering robot lovers, supernova recording artists and the sweetest Scottish mercenary in the galaxy. Only a poet can straighten out this mess, but even if one of the last full-blooded humans in the universe can save the world, will there be a place for him in it?
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 18 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/6/2011

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

Hand, Job: Four plays about love, sex and work

Author: Jonathan Kravetz
Four short plays about love, sex and work.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, Adult themes,
1 Act, 57 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/18/2014

Happy in the Poorhouse

Author: Derek Ahonen
A raucous, irreverent, action-packed comedy about chasing after dreams even when you’ve got a black eye and a broken spirit.
Content Advisory: Adult Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/8/2012

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

Hassan and Sylvia

Author: Manuel Igrejas
A gay man reeling from the sudden death of his longtime lover meets an exotic couple, Hassan and Sylvia, who lure him into a spicy soup from which he may or may not emerge in one piece.
Content Advisory: Contains adult situations and strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/28/2011

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

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

Helsinor

Author: Todd Alcott
Helsinor is Hamlet, told from the point of view of Claudius, and examines the famous drama from the vantage of middle age.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations. Adultery, romantic cruelty, sexual innuendo.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 3/7/2013

Here and Now Project: August

Author: HowlRound
Four short plays set in Ohio, Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida, about events happening in those places at the time the plays were written.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2013

Here and Now Project: July

Author: HowlRound
Four short plays set in Ohio, Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida, about events happening in those places at the time the plays were written.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2013

Here and Now Project: June

Author: HowlRound
Four short plays set in Ohio, Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida, about events happening in those places at the time the plays were written.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2013

Higher Methods

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A dark play about fame and the price people pay to achieve that.
Content Advisory: Mature Audiences
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/3/2013

Hit and Match

Author: Michael Hagins
A lonely hitman turns to online dating to find love.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Violence, Adult Content, Sexual References
0 Acts, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/6/2014

Horatio Alger's Boys

Author: David Lally
On a spring night in 1870, author Horatio Alger visits his friend, future psychoanalyst William James, to reveal a startling secret about his past, which begs the question, “Prey or victim”?
Content Advisory: Attempted rape/molestation
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/19/2015

Hound

Author: John Patrick Bray
An adaptation of a famous Sherlock Holmes story, with the emphasis on Dr. Watson.
Content Advisory: Adult themes (sexual, incest), violence, and profanity
1 Act, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/25/2012

House of Trash

Author: Trav S.D.
A raucous populist musical farce about Bob Maggot, a garbage man moonlighting as a Baptist preacher, and his eccentric family.
Content Advisory: Sex, violence, language
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

how i learned to become a SUPERHERO

Author: Dennis Flanagan
The play follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes"; the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present and the future uncertain.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/29/2013

How to Be a Successful Teacher

Author: Michele Miller
A theatrical mockumentary that explores the reality of teaching through the eyes of Ms. M, an ‘unbreakable’ teacher…or is that what she puts on for the cameras?
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
12 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Human 2.0 Part 1

Author: Flux Theatre Ensemble
Short plays by Johnna Adams, Erin Browne, Larry Kunofsky, and Fengar Gael that consider how humankind's senses might evolve and change in the future.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/27/2012

Human 2.0 Part 2

Author: Flux Theatre Ensemble
Short plays by David Ian Lee, David Stallings, Lauren Ferebee, and Nat Cassidy that consider how humankind's senses might evolve and change in the future.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/12/2012

Human 2.0 Part 3

Author: Flux Theatre Ensemble
Short plays by Sol Crespo, Aja Houston, Jeff Lewonczyk, Kristen Palmer, and Isaiah Tanenbaum that consider how humankind's senses might evolve and change in the future.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
9 Females, 9 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/12/2012

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 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

I Shall Not Be Suede

Author: Ed Malin
A mysterious criminal transaction involves the children of those involved, including a young runaway from a circus family.
Content Advisory: Reference to prostitution
1 Act, 25 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/28/2013

I Stand for Nothing

Author: Eric Bland
A play that scatters anarchy, solitude, absurdity, sentimentality, and love through fifteen human lives wrestling with the feeling that it's weird to feel good but not good to feel weird.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and some sexual themes -- not for young children.
1 Act, 130 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Icons & Outcasts

Author: Suzanne Bachner
Set in the heart of Chelsea, 8 eccentrics—a vampire, a hustler, a redneck, an angel, a loner, a bimbo, a goddess and an actor—randomly intersect during one unforgettable day in New York City.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/3/2012

If Colorado Had an Ocean...

Author: Mike Gorman
A poetic drama that explores the punk roots of a commercial fisherman and a long-distance truck driver and their yearning for an imaginary place.
Content Advisory: Some adult language.
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/10/2014

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

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

Imminence

Author: Paul Zimet
Follows three generations of a family in an exploration of time: fleeting human moments – an awkward wedding, a deathbed vigil, an unlikely romance – cross paths with the slow, relentless time of the earth itself.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/19/2012

Imminent, Indeed

Author: Bryn Manion
A macabre, post-modern gothic tale of innocence lost and wisdom gained wherein mathematical wunderkind, Miss Polly Peachum, descends most egregiously into the netherworld of villainous scoundrels captained by the nefarious Macheath.
Content Advisory: Sexual content and language, violence, strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Impostor Striketh Back

Author: Tim Bungeroth
Impostor has escaped his nameless game to scheme revenge upon the gods who played him.
Content Advisory: Innuendo, Some Strong Language
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 7/8/2014

In Five Boroughs (The Pre-9/11 Plays)

Author: David Dannenfelser
A collection of interrelated one-acts that takes a multicultural look at the people of New York City before the catastrophe that changed it forever.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 3/3/2016

In Memory

Author: Kimberly Pau
Inspired by Luis Bunuel’s quote, “life without memory is no life at all,” Ouroboros Co. randomly selected characters to create a piece about how traumatic memories affect our identity.
Content Advisory: None really, I think there's one f-bomb.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 7 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/22/2013

In the Company of Jane Doe

Author: Tiffany Antone
Jane Doe wants to get ahead at work, but strange occurrences (like missing reports and snowshoes in her briefcase) keep getting in the way - so when the eccentric Dr. Snafu offers to clone Jane Doe, she jumps at the chance... forgetting to mention her multiple plastic surgeries and landing herself in even deeper trouble.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
9 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/24/2013

In the Event of My Death

Author: Lindsay Joy
Eight small-town twenty-somethings (who know each other from high school) share an impromptu time of mourning and celebration after the suicide of a mutual friend.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/8/2015

Informed Consent

Author: Richard Brockman
Every heart needs a second chance - sometimes life gives you that chance; sometimes it doesn't.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/16/2011

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

Interview

Author: Mike Gorman
Al Holiday, sales pitchman extraordinaire, turns the well ordered world of personnel management specialist Bill McVort upside down in an absurd tour-de-force.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 7/6/2014

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

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

Iphigenia in Aulis

Author: Colette Freedman
A Greek Chorus of Women narrates in Iambic pentameter: To assure a victory as he prepares his soldiers for an attack on Troy, the Greek king must sacrifice his beloved daughter to the gods.
Content Advisory: This play is suitable for teenage audiences/high school performers
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/15/2011

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

Island Still Life

Author: Mike Gorman
A coming of age quest of Raven, an island native from the coast of Maine, to free herself from the desperate boredom and superficiality of the postcard her life has become with her summer friends.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1992
Date Added: 6/14/2014

Jackson Heights 3AM

Author: Theatre 167
Car dispatchers, sex workers, drag queens, gamblers, and insomniacs collide in the colorful world of Jackson Heights after hours.
Content Advisory: Nudity; explicit and profane language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
10 Females, 16 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/1/2014

Jeannine's Abortion: A Play in One Trimester

Author: Eric Bland
Jeannine and several of her peers, over three months in New York City, exist with one another and Jeannine has an abortion.
Content Advisory: Strong language/Sexual themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/4/2012

Jersey Intersections

Author: Tina Esper Kolomatsky
Trapped by their habits and needs, a group of friends spin their wheels in pursuit of happiness and a way out of Jersey.
Content Advisory: Strong language; references to drug use and sexually explicit content.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/6/2014

Join the Circus: A Collection of Short Plays

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Experience the consequences of puberty, the afterlife of a runner, a nightmarish audition, a psychotic Craigslist couple, and competing spermatozoa as you ride this collection of serious and not so serious short plays.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/25/2012

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

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

Ken Urban: Short Plays

Author: Ken Urban
A collection of short plays by Ken Urban.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
8 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/3/2014

Killing Time

Author: Tom Slot
In this dark comedy, a prostitute and a botanist are stuck in a room they can't escape, an aging cop and a Trekkie have a chance encounter on a bus, bodies are piling up on Conner Beach, and there's a serial killer on the loose.
Content Advisory: The play contains some profanity, sexual language, and describes violent deaths.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/23/2014

Kitsch, or Two for the Price of One

Author: Trav S.D.
4 sets of twins, separated at birth, meet again when the Berlin Wall comes down, causing much pandemonium
Content Advisory: NA
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/1/2012

La Tempestad

Author: Larry Loebell
Based very loosely on Shakespeare’s Tempest and set in Vieques, Puerto Rico during the run-up to the Iraq war, La Tempestad is a political comedy about love, marriage, patriotism, parenthood, and home.
Content Advisory: Pivotal character dies in military jet crash
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
2 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 10/17/2011

Landscape With Missing Person

Author: John Crutchfield
A teenage railroad-punk, a strange middle-aged man, and a road-trip across America: what begins as a chance encounter turns into a wild and unpredictable quest in search of True Love.
Content Advisory: The play does contain strong language. Although there is adult content (sexuality, prostitution, mental illness, alcoholism, drug abuse), these themes are implied rather than explicitly represented.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
7 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/8/2013

Last Call

Author: Kelly McAllister
A wise and moving comic drama about the ways some of us heed life’s wake-up calls—and the ways the rest of us ignore them.
Content Advisory: Strong language, nudity
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Last Night at The Carmine

Author: Caroline Kelly Franklin
Beloved New York City landmark “The Carmine” is being condemned after 98 years, but not before its patron’s and tenants have one last epic night on its rooftop.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 67 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/10/2015

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

Leaving Ikea

Author: Monica Flory and Dano Madden
Two couples venture through their local Swedish superstore and become trapped in a blue and yellow purgatory, unable to escape until they solve the problems in their ailing relationships.
Content Advisory: Some adult content and humor
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/31/2013

Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens

Author: Johnna Adams
Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle) and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war.
Content Advisory:
4 Acts, 135 Minutes
5 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/13/2013

Little Town Blues

Author: James Presson and Rachel B. Joyce
Navigating through delight and devastation, the boarding students of Deforest-Martin Prep rage against the machine of structured academia with the fire of a teenage rebel and the depth of a Russian poet.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/29/2012

Liz Estrada

Author: Ellen K. Anderson
Liz Estrada and the Daughters of the Dead reunite to announce Operation Peace, but end up leading a successful world-wide sex strike while fighting off the gorgeous Chippensoldiers and their very large Genome Ones.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 7/11/2011

Local Story

Author: Kristen Palmer
D’lady returns home after years of wandering and expects everyone to greet her with open arms, instead her arrival is met with closed doors and accusations and she must figure out where she fits in the new landscape.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/22/2012

Lost, a Musical

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A Hansel and Gretel upgrade in which the fairy tale format is transplanted and twisted into a fresh new form, containing real American myths and ghost stories, intensely modern situations and dilemmas, and troubling meditations on the way children are treated in present American society.
Content Advisory: No adult language, no nudity
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
11 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 2/2/2013

Love Me

Author: Jason S. Grossman
Will lovesick Charlie ever find love or be eternally controlled by the incessantly critical voice in his head?
Content Advisory: Occasional strong language, sexual content, drug and alcohol use
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/25/2011

Lucy

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A bio play about famous comedienne Lucille Ball.
Content Advisory: Mature Audience; 13 and up
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/7/2013

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

Magdalen

Author: Erin Layton
Long silenced voices are unveiled in this one woman play about the concealed lives hidden behind convent walls where unwed mothers, prostitutes and flirts are told they can "wash away their sins" in commercial laundries run by nuns.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Magic Bullets

Author: Adam R. Burnett
MAGIC BULLETS entertains a trip through modern health and wellness.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
7 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/15/2014

Magic Kingdom

Author: Cory Conley
A dramedy of a brother and sister fighting for direction and understanding in a theme park full of irresistible temptations, with a child caught in the struggle.
Content Advisory: Strong language, non-frontal nudity
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/27/2014

Making History

Author: Mim Granahan
After Dr. Patrick Tyler's time machine malfunctions, he has to find his way back home -- if he can figure out when that is.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/18/2015

Making Peter Pope

Author: Edmund De Santis
An epic comedy about a young gay man struggling to gain control of his life after his mother dies and his father quickly remarries.
Content Advisory: An adult play with gay themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 11/28/2011

Many Snows Ago

Author: Midge Guerrera
As winter winds howl outside a Lenape longhouse, an ensemble uses a story theatre approach to share the folklore, history and values of Eastern Woodland Indians.
Content Advisory: None - it is suitable for children and family audiences
1 Act, 55 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males, 28 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/22/2014

Master Matthew

Author: Sarah Congress
Matt, a nihilist epileptic, shuts out the world with sex, drugs, and reruns, until a friend’s death shakes up his status quo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/16/2014

Me

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A theatrical meditation on self-identity, where Bromley starts out looking to write a play about himself and takes detours through his personal relationship with his placenta, the recent extinction of the white river dolphin of the Yangtze in China, and just what exactly he means when he says, “I am the chosen fish, chosen by me / To save the planet from humanity.”
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity
1 Act, 100 Minutes
10 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/28/2013

Meaty One Act Plays

Author: Mark Loewenstern
Food for thought, including three finalists for the Heideman Award!
Content Advisory:
1 Act
5 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

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

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

Mic.

Author: Brenton Lengel
A play that takes you into a world of painters, poets, and performance artists to witness love, art, sex, and music collide as can only happen in the NYC underground.
Content Advisory: Some Swearing, References to drug use
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/12/2013

Midget in a Catsuit Reciting Spinoza

Author: Carey Harrison
Still alive in the 1930s, the 17th century philosopher Spinoza seeks a way out of the role of the Eternal Jew, and locates it – in the Holocaust.
Content Advisory: Nudity, shocking content (World War II concentration camp scene)
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/5/2013

Midnight

Author: David L. Epstein
“Every good play becomes a mediocre movie.” -- It is the winter of 1954. Neurotic Hollywood director James Halloway checks into the Ritz to try and salvage his career at a meeting with a powerful producer. Bumbling bellboys, out-of-work actors, drunken lawyers, loudmouth floozies and street-smart thugs, all converge at a mile a minute in this door slamming period farce.
Content Advisory: family friendly
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 4/3/2012

Midnight Brainwash Revival

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Taking place in Moab on December 31, 1999, the play tells the story of a wild array of millenarian weirdos trying to save or blow up the surrounding desert for a variety of noble and nefarious purposes.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity
5 Acts, 150 Minutes
21 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 2/1/2013

Miracle Village

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
The harmony of a self-sufficient Christian community of sex offenders in rural Florida is shattered by their newest arrival.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually explicit, sexual content, violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/14/2015

Mo(u)rning

Author: Adrian Rodriguez
Inspired by the 9/11 tragedy, the play explores the diverse reactions to trauma in and around the disaster area.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 8/28/2011

Money Buckets!

Author: Adam R. Burnett
The play addresses the 2008 stock market crash, the Obama presidency, the long-last legacy of the Roosevelt administration on politics, Buckminster Fuller's utopia, the potential future for the apolitical citizen in American society, and a call to action.
Content Advisory: Strong language and nudity
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/22/2012

Mostly Imperfect Moments of Unrelenting Humanity

Author: Jeni Mahoney
7 Short Plays ranging from 2 minutes to 10 minutes, and embracing those moments in which - quite unexpected - we find ourselves confronted with the best, worst, and most absurd aspects of our humanity.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Coming Out, Fertility Issues
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 3/8/2014

Motherboard

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
A lone nannybot journeys through the post-technological wasteland of the far future in search of purpose and connection.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language, nudity (optional)
1 Act, 105 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 3/30/2014

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. Melville's Playhouse

Author: David Lally
Join Mr. Melville, Bartleby, Billy Budd, Pierre, Ahab and all the others at Mr. Melville's Playhouse! Heck, even Moby Dick may show up!
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/27/2015

Muse of Fire

Author: Kelly McAllister
A pair of new muses join a college theatre group in the hopes of turning a young actress into a great artist
Content Advisory: strong language, adult situations (sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll)
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

My Father's Ashes

Author: Tom Slot
On the one-year anniversary of their father's death, three sisters return to their childhood home to scatter his ashes.
Content Advisory: The play contains some sexual language and deals with the subjects of death and grieving.
3 Acts, 130 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/1/2014

My Soul, The Pavement and Other Plays

Author: Michael Puzzo
Four short comedies by Michael Puzzo about young love, missed opportunities, misunderstood monsters and refrigerators.
Content Advisory: strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 65 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/15/2013

MythUnderstood

Author: No.11 Productions
A farcical, educational survey of Greek mythology.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
9 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/5/2014

Natural Novice

Author: Siobhan O'Loughlin
Siobhan O’Loughlin is smart. She’s funny. She’s pretty. And she’s…hairy.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexuality/sexual themes.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/23/2014

Necropolis 1&2: World Gone Wrong / Worth Gun Willed

Author: Ian W. Hill
A film noir pastiche-play consisting of dialogue from over 150 noirs, as well as original material and quotes from a recent U.S. Administration and other pertinent sources, combined into an original, spellbinding, semi-abstract, hallucinatory tale of corruption, betrayal, and revenge.
Content Advisory: sexuality and violence at about the level of a 1940s movie, no heavier
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
10 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/26/2012

Necropolis 3: At the Mountains of Slumberland

Author: Ian W. Hill
A fantasy in which Winsor McCay's classic comic strip character Little Nemo falls asleep as usual, but, rather than traveling to the dream-world of Slumberland, is instead transported into the universe of the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, and must help the alienist Randolph Carter to defeat The Old Ones so he can return back to his safe bed.
Content Advisory: some children's theater-level "scary" scenes
1 Act, 55 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/4/2012

New Islands Archipelago

Author: Paul Zimet
The play is at once a real-estate scheme, a tropical dream of new beginnings, and the accidental destination of the cruise ship, S.S. Azure, whose passengers and crew - thrown together with strangers in increasingly unfamiliar surroundings - they find their lives unfolding in ways they had not imagined.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/12/2012

Newcastle

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A one-act play all done in real time about conspiracies.
Content Advisory: 13 and up
1 Act, 75 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/20/2014

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

Nick

Author: Laura Wickens
Nick Ivanov, a man of infinite promise and debt, gets pushed to the edge when confronted by mediocrity.
Content Advisory: strong language
4 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 4/7/2012

Night Blooming Jasmine

Author: Israela Margalit
An Israeli war hero falls in love with a Palestinian woman in a tale of violence, prejudice and loss.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 7/30/2014

Nightjars

Author: Mark Rigney
A group of eco-sensitive college students vote down the idea of setting fire to the local intake depot for the local power plant, but one of them does it anyway, leading to a tense whodunnit, a ritual gone wrong, and charges of domestic terrorism.
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, occasional strong language, interrogation scenes.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/23/2015

NIGHTMARES: a demonstration of the Sublime

Author: Adam R. Burnett
This play situates itself between terror and comedy (the sublime), beneath the gaze of Henry Fuseli's iconic painting, and in the midst of an enveloping soundscape to plumb the extremities of our contemporary condition and posit the question: are we still capable of being overwhelmed?
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, nudity.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/10/2013

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

Nosedive Red Ribbon Gala 2011

Author: Nosedive Productions
Five original short plays by Jeff Lewonczyk, Qui Nguyen, Mac Rogers, August Schulenburg, and Crystal Skillman, written for Nosedive's annual fundraising gala.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
8 Females, 14 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/14/2012

O Rumbles of Joy!

Author: Robin Rice
A sculptor struggles against advice, opinions, and wild ideas to create an iconic sculpture.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/14/2014

ObJects

Author: Ian W. Hill
A dark science-fiction satire set 70 or so years in the future, in which a brilliant biohacker is hired by the head of one of the corporate feudal fiefdoms that now rule the USA to create a "positive plague," a disease that will cause the stagnating population of the country to be productive again, but gets some unexpected results.
Content Advisory: adult language and themes, graphic violence
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
8 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/25/2012

Off Track

Author: James Comtois
A Chicago reporter covering an impending transit strike ventures into a hostile neighborhood to find out who killed his one-time lover just as the trains shut down and strand him.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

On the Origin of Darwin

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
The play tells the story of young Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle - his long-distance romance during the trip with Fanny Mostyn Owen, his conflicts and camaraderie with the ship's Captain and mates, and the human and animal discoveries he makes along the way that inevitably lead to his formulation of the theory of natural selection.
Content Advisory: No adult language, no nudity
1 Act
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/27/2013

One Head Too Many

Author: Edward Einhorn
A fairy tale from another planet in which a princess falls in love with her second head.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/30/2014

One-Act Plays and Performance Monologues

Author: Robin Rice
Two short comedies and two performance monologues about strong, fascinating women who have colored the world’s landscape from the 19th Century to the present.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/1/2015

One-act plays by Isaac Rathbone, Volume Two: Wecolme Back, Lloyd and other works

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Four short plays featuring works for duets, trios and more!
Content Advisory: Some one-acts contain sexual language.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/16/2015

Open Up, Hadrian

Author: Javierantonio Gonzalez
Open up, Hadrian imagines the life of Rome’s first humanistic emperor with elements of Greek drama and dark comedy—his anguished love, lofty ideals, and his big, famous wall.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, sexual content
4 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/20/2012

Out to Lunch

Author: Joseph Langham
An outrageous absurdist farce about two losers camping out in a restaurant that is quite possibly an allegory about apathy.
Content Advisory: Nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Over the Mountain

Author: Brian Thorstenson
A war rages. On one side of the mountain two men catalogue photographs of prisoners, On the other side two sisters meet in the rain for possibly the last time.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/11/2013

Panama

Author: Mike Folie
A man becomes so enraged when his doctor tells him he will die someday that he embarks with his wife on a manic cross-country crime spree, picking up some odd-ball characters along the way.
Content Advisory: Occasional strong language.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 12/18/2013

Panichorea

Author: Richard Hinojosa
A multi-media political/social satire that lampoons our paranoid and greedy reactions to a fabricated crisis that is played out in a series of related comic sketches and news reels.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, comic violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 14 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/16/2011

Paradise

Author: David Foley
After the death of his sister, Robbie spirals downward into guilt and grief, seeking help from his friends, a new lover, and even a dissolute priest. Amid the chatter of clever New Yorkers, three couples spin towards tragedy and, perhaps, redemption.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, sexual content, strong language
1 Act, 105 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/14/2013

Passion: Reincarnation of the Martyr

Author: Nicholas Priore
Renee Falconetti gave the greatest performance ever recorded in The Passion of Joan of Arc, but in doing so, became a martyr in her own right, driven mad by her director, Carl Dreyer, who would stop at nothing to push her into character.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, disturbing images
4 Acts, 240 Minutes
10 Females, 18 Males, 12 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Pictures of Jane

Author: Elena Hartwell
A small community deals with the aftermath of a teenager’s suicide.
Content Advisory: Appropriate for Teens/adults. The script deals with suicide and teen alcohol use.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/23/2013

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

Ping Pong Diplomacy

Author: Joe Basque
Cold war American and Chinese lovers court their way through a cultural minefield of table tennis, translations and Tiananmen with funny and ultimately disastrous consequences.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/9/2012

Pink Knees on Pale Skin

Author: Derek Ahonen
A comedy about orgies gone wrong and a drama about marriage, regret, and family.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Nudity
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/28/2012

Planting the Seed

Author: Little Black Dress INK's ONSTAGE Project
Winning collection of 10-minute plays and short monologues on the theme: Planting the Seed
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
13 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/8/2015

Platonov! Platonov! Platonov!, or the Case of a Very Angry Duck

Author: Eric Michael Kochmer
A smart and hilarious Chekhov parody rooted in post-post-modernism and hip-hop.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/25/2013

Playwriting Lab at SUNY/Empire State College: Short Plays

Author: The Playwriting Lab at SUNY/Empire State College
Five short plays where threat takes a strange form.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 160 Minutes
11 Females, 14 Males, 10 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/2/2014

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

Ponzi Man

Author: Gary Morgenstein
A fair-haired son, entrusted with the family business, brings them to financial and emotional ruin through a Ponzi scheme.
Content Advisory: Adult content, occasional profanity, sexual references
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 12/29/2011

Possum Creek

Author: Andrea Alton
Naive young Civil War bride Beth Ann discovers the joys, heartbreaks and befuddlement of waiting at home for her soldier husband in Possum Creek, Ohio.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/20/2015

Post Modern Living

Author: Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo
The antidote for soulless synthetic musicals—this true-to-life pair of plays with songs tells the tale of a gay downtown performance artist, his mom, her breast cancer, and the spirits that surround us all.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and adult subject matter
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/10/2012

Pre-Existing Condition

Author: The Drafts
Seven 10 minute plays around the theme of pre-existing conditions.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language, urination on stage
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/16/2014

Presumed Retarded

Author: Ed Malin
This dark comedy explores the private lives of two World War II-era movie stars and their child, who has been hidden away in a mental asylum for most of her life.
Content Advisory: Dialogue about child abuse
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/13/2015

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

Principia

Author: Michael Maiello
A comic,musical exploration of religion,philosophy and conspiracy theories; also, how to take over the world.
Content Advisory: Adult language, adult situations, optional nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/27/2011

Pucker Up and Blow

Author: Daniel Reitz
David, a young actor with only children's theatre credits, is making his Broadway debut in a play by New York's "most inflammatory” playwright—but it means nudity and performing a lewd sex act. What's more important? Dignity or career?
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, explicit sexuality.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Quest of the Hero

Author: Michael Hagins
A young hero quests to save a princess, be a hero, and get laid.
Content Advisory: Some language, sexual content
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
7 Females, 13 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/11/2015

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

Quit the Road Jack

Author: Jerry Polner
When the son of a divorced and miserable couple of burnt-out ex-musicians runs away from home to join up with the immigrant worker rights movement, mom and dad are forced to travel across North America together to find their boy.
Content Advisory: A four-letter word is used once, sexual situations are referred to but not played, no nudity or repeated strong language.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/12/2015

Rag Fur Blood Bone: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Author: Michael Yates Crowley
A modern-day deconstruction of the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest known works of literature.
Content Advisory: Strong language, stage violence
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 10 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 4/13/2013

Raising Cane: A Family Portrait

Author: Stephen Cedars
A dark fight comedy about a family of in-breeds with a tradition of fight-to-the-death tournaments, and the overseer who is inspired by love to tear it all apart.
Content Advisory: Extreme violence, strong sexual language, incestuous themes
2 Acts, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/30/2012

Raising Ricci

Author: Marilynn Barner Anselmi
After the death of their son, two women stop at the Tennessee home-place of an aunt looking for acceptance and healing.
Content Advisory: Adult content.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/21/2015

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

Removal

Author: Ian W. Hill
An aging novelist has reached the end of words and is ready to be done with his work, but who finds that his words don't feel like ending and his work isn't done with him. On the day he announces his retirement, his fictions rise up against him and take over not only his work but his life.
Content Advisory: adult language
2 Acts, 123 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/25/2012

Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays

Author: Reproductive Freedom Festival
30 writers share short original works recognizing and celebrating reproductive freedom, health, rights and justice, including comedic and dramatic plays, as well as poetry, spoken word, lyrics and essays, divided into sections on: Heroines, Next Generations, Conflicts, Body Politics, Discoveries, and What We Know, plus special sections on Ireland and song lyrics.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 130 Minutes
43 Females, 9 Males, 11 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/19/2016

Rhapsody in Black

Author: LeLand Gantt
Straddling the color line––never quite the right hue––a black man struggles with what it means to be black, and eventually discovers what it means to be a man.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
7 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/14/2015

Riddle Lost

Author: Kelly McAllister
Jeff Riddle has just died, and with the help of Hel, goddess of Death, and the trickster god Raven, he examines his life and his involvement in the Modoc War and his relationship with the great Modoc leader Captain Jack.
Content Advisory: strong language, violence
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/20/2014

Right Cross Rhapsody

Author: Todd Michael
Spoof of 1930's prizefight and backstage musical films.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/18/2013

RINO

Author: Zack Calhoon
An original comedy, inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One, about modern day presidential elections and the ideological war being waged within the Republican Party.
Content Advisory: Play contains strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/8/2012

Rising Sun Short Plays

Author: Rising Sun Performance Company
Three short plays involving unconventional couplings: a man and his just-released-from-a-mental-hospital wife; an older man and a teenage girl; and a woman, her boyfriend, and his id.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations, graphic violence
1 Act, 45 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 2/18/2016

Robert and the Dawn

Author: Eric Michael Kochmer
A psychological spectacle exploring the death of individuality in a bleak homogenized culture, as it serves up a cornucopia of perverse Americana, with three distinct storylines told devilishly in America's favorite forms of entertainment: situation comedy, cinematic realism and the musical.
Content Advisory: Profanity, adult situations, references to death and suicide.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/17/2014

Rose Red

Author: Kelly McAllister
A musical by Kelly McAllister (book and lyrics) and Kari Kraakevik (music), based on the fairy tale Rose Red and Snow White.
Content Advisory: A show for the whole family
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/10/2012

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

Rudolf II

Author: Edward Einhorn
The life and dissolution of Rudolf II, the bisexual, bipolar Holy Roman emperor who transformed Prague with his love of the arts and sciences, his mystical beliefs, and his deep paranoia.
Content Advisory: Strong sexual language
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/30/2014

Running in Place

Author: Joshua James
Drama with a hard comic edge concerning the budding relationship between a time-worn waitress, Bonnie, and a much younger man, Trevor, who wriggles his way into her hopes, dreams and emotions despite her best efforts to resist.
Content Advisory: Strong language and adult situations
1 Act, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 3/28/2012

Running Interference

Author: Eric William Morris and Ashley Rodbro
Ryan’s sole ambition is to be an NFL quarterback, but a weekend at his best friends’ lake house unearths the price of living out his dream.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/18/2015

Russian Romance

Author: Murphy Guyer
Nothing is what it seems to be in this two-act comedy about what happens when the Russia of poetic imagination collides with the more prosaic Russia of reality.
Content Advisory: There is some strong language but it's all in Russian
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 4/18/2012

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

Saint Arlecchino

Author: Lynn Berg
A comic portrayal of religion and the Catholic Church through the wringer of commedia del arte.
Content Advisory: Adult situations, language and humor
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/29/2011

Salamander Starts Over

Author: Armando Merlo
When a derelict teenager is sent to Prep School by his parents, he encounters a cast of oddball teachers, students and coaches and is given a gift by his greatest mentor of all.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/15/2012

Salish

Author: Theresa Buchheister and Ryan William Downey
Two isolated strangers must navigate through an impossible landscape and its mysterious inhabitants to answer the question: Where did all of these severed feet come from?
Content Advisory: Some strong language, grotesque imagery, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/22/2014

Sango (Lord of Thunder)

Author: David D. Wright
The coming of age story of the Yoruba Boy King (Sango) seeking his true lineage..
Content Advisory: The dance drama contains some adult contents with sexually suggestive dance movement which may not be age appropriate for children under 12 years old
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
5 Females, 10 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 9/9/2012

Scream Queens and Crazed Fiends

Author: White Rabbit Productions
What do you get when nine great writers have three weeks to write short Halloween plays inspired by a 1970s horror movie and a 1970s world event? Nine great, fun, spooky 70s plays!
Content Advisory: Some pieces have strong language; some plays have dark, eerie and/or violent imagery and/or actions.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
13 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

second.

Author: Neal Utterback
In a hotel room, a scientist and a prostitute test the boundaries of trust; In their brownstone, a doctor and a TV news-reporter teeter on the edge of their future; In a tenement, two criminals on a job await further instructions.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/29/2014

Sense

Author: Tamara Rose
Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller all haunt the shoreline of Walden Pond while the audience is invited to swim across.
Content Advisory: Suitable for all ages. However, sensitive ears who are unprepared for historical references should be warned away.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/5/2014

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

Sexual Healing

Author: Jonathan Leaf
An examination of the morality and the lasting effects of attempts to apply behavior therapy principles either to patients seeking help in treating sexual dysfunction or to those trying to "cure" their homosexuality.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in the play, including nudity, strong language and graphic sexual situations
2 Acts, 115 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 4/25/2012

Shirtwaist

Author: Ellen K. Anderson
Sparks fill the modern-day Brown Building, site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist fire, as ghosts of the girls who died in the blaze torment an NYU professor and a spunky woman NYC fighter.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 7/11/2011

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume One: Duets

Author: Sheri Wilner
These ten-minute "duets" tell funny yet poignant tales about finding connection in the unlikeliest places, giving voice to our deepest fears and the joy of discovering someone who sings the same song as you.
Content Advisory: Some plays contain adult language. If there are any words that prohibit your theatre or school from performing the play, please contact the author for possible word substitutions.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2014

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume Two: Trios and Large Casts

Author: Sheri Wilner
Five funny yet poignant one-act plays ranging in length from 10-60 minutes and featuring fledgling superheroes, an interfering flight attendant, and even the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Content Advisory: Some plays contain adult language. If there are any words that prohibit your theatre or school from performing the play, please contact the author for possible word substitutions.
1 Act, 130 Minutes
11 Females, 7 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2014

Shower Me

Author: Sheyenne Javonne Brown
In the midst of celebrating her baby shower, Sheyenne and her guests share their joys and fears of motherhood through the presentation of gifts received.
Content Advisory: strong language, graphic images of a violent nature
1 Act, 60 Minutes
9 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2014

Shua: The Lamb of Freedom

Author: Melanie N. Lee
In ancient Egypt, at the time of Pharaoh and Moses, a Hebrew slave boy falls in love with the lamb intended as his family’s Passover sacrifice.
Content Advisory: This play is for a family audience. Very young or sensitive children might be disturbed by of the sacrifice of the lamb, although it happens offstage.
1 Act, 30 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Silence

Author: Brian Dykstra
Based on a true story, Silence, is the story of a group of “at risk” high school students at a summer arts camp in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s a coming out and coming of age story about self-expression, censorship and growing up.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
7 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 10/14/2011

Silent Witnesses

Author: Stephanie Satie
How do cataclysmic events affect personal lives? Based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust, Silent Witnesses paints an uplifting portrait of human resilience shaped through the eyes of children and infused with the wisdom of the adults they’ve become.
Content Advisory: Not for very young children, but there is no "adult content."
1 Act, 85 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/13/2015

Single Action Shotgun

Author: Mike Gorman
A beloved New England swamp is threatened by a real-estate developer from Poughkeepsie, NY, inspiring a new-found harmony in a local community through the resurrection of an ancient Indian myth.
Content Advisory: A few profane words, sexual references. Realistic, comedic context
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 5/17/2014

Sinners on a Southbound Bus

Author: Ben Holbrook
Set during a late night bus ride on a warm, misty Alabama night, this is a dramatic/comedic meditation on fear, morality, and the ghosts we leave behind.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violent Situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Sisters Grimm: Fables for the Stage

Author: Bricken Sparacino and Amy E. Witting
Fractured fairy tales ABOUT life on the wicked stage!
Content Advisory: Bedroom farce sexy scenes, some language and innuendos
1 Act, 55 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/21/2013

Six Plays About Hope

Author: The Drafts
Six short plays on the theme "about hope".
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/15/2014

Sleeper

Author: David Ian Lee
The lives of a grieving mother, a media pundit, and an American doctor abducted in Afghanistan collide in this continent-hopping, time-shifting dissection of America’s post-9/11 legacy.
Content Advisory: Contains nudity, violence, and strong language.
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/19/2011

Slow Falling Bird

Author: Christine Evans
Set in an immigration detention center in the dead center of the Australian desert, SLOW FALLING BIRD moves from gritty realism to hallucinatory sequences as warping social and mental conditions on both sides of the wire lead to an explosive show-down.
Content Advisory: Strong language; stage violence.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 7/23/2014

Snakes I Have Known

Author: Molly Montgomery
There are all kinds of snakes in Molly’s life. Some of them are reptiles; most of them are Texans. From DFW to JFK, this is her story.
Content Advisory: Minimal strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/26/2013

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

Snow White Zombie: Apocalypse

Author: Brenton Lengel
Snow White Awakens to Prince Charming's Kiss, 28 Days after the Zombie Apocalypse; Blood, Sex, Kung-fu, and gender politics to follow.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Stage violence, Adult situations and innuendo
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Some Kind of Pink Breakfast

Author: Chris Harcum
Chris Harcum turns his life in high school into a John Hughes' movie, peppered with '80s references, in this bittersweet solo comedy.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content. '80s references
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 22 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident

Author: Frank Blocker
A solo play about a fictional book that feels like a movie: Viola Haygood chases her newest unavailable love amid town panic, disappearing young women and an FBI investigation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, but the "f" word can be removed. Some strong content and situations, but nothing worse than network TV.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
5 Females, 11 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Spacemen from Space!

Author: Ian W. Hill
A loving pastiche of 1930s-40s b-movie serials that combines as many elements as possible of that straight-faced, sincerely-played genre into one big mashup of fast-moving fun — a single play made up of 6 episodes played one right after another (with cliffhanger endings, of course).
Content Advisory: no warnings - very innocent show
2 Acts, 180 Minutes
5 Females, 16 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/4/2012

Speaking to the Dead

Author: Sharon Fogarty
Upon learning of her father’s death, Grace Todd becomes obsessed with a collection of suicide notes whose study eventually enables her to speak with dead people on the game show, “Let’s Play Dead.”
Content Advisory: Contains adult themes, only medium strong language, okay for TV
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

Spell

Author: Ian W. Hill
An American woman of unsteady mind has committed a terrorist act against her own country, and in her interrogation cell is confronted by both external and internal forces demanding an explanation or pleading to be heard.
Content Advisory: strong language, possible (optional) nudity, violent imagery
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
8 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 3/20/2012

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

Standards of Decency Series 1

Author: Blue Coyote Theater Group
Seven short plays that explore what it means (or what it takes) to offend, to be obscene, and/or to be transgressive.
Content Advisory: All of the plays were required to include nudity, blasphemy, and/or violence; all contain strong language and adult material.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
11 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 1/9/2013

Standards of Decency Series 2: Blue Coyote's Happy Endings

Author: Blue Coyote Theater Group
A collection of six short plays about the lives of sex workers.
Content Advisory: All of the plays are about sex workers; lots of frank talk and language.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/9/2013

Standards of Decency Series 3: 300 Vaginas Before Breakfast

Author: Blue Coyote Theater Group
A program of eight short plays that explore how the internet has changed the nature of pornography and sex.
Content Advisory: All of the plays are about sex and feature frank language and situations.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
11 Females, 12 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/10/2013

Still Life with Parrot & Monkey

Author: Paula Cizmar
A comedy about consciousness and connection. A romantic but emotionally detached young woman goes off in search of meaning and instead encounters a downtown painter and an offbeat housewife who can’t stop channeling Frida Kahlo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/6/2014

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

Straight Talk

Author: Jeff McMahon
Debased and aggressive contemporary language and attitudes, with unexpected leaps into elevated speech and longing vulnerability examines the desires of young Americans.
Content Advisory: vulgar language and sexual situations not appropriate for pre-teen audiences
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 4/24/2012

Stranded on Motor Parkway

Author: Dan Fingerman
1986: After their mother's death from AIDS Johnny and Angie find themselves living with their estranged father. They hate living on Long Island, they miss their mom, they miss Queens, but if the Mets win the World Series...maybe things will be OK.
Content Advisory: Contains adult language and discussions.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/27/2013

Strange Rain

Author: Lynda Crawford
The play follows two reporters as they try to unravel the mystery of a prolonged rain with the aid of lesbian psychics, comic meteorologists, a street-kid poet, and a mysterious man who talks of secret experiments in the desert, all leading back decades to the real-life experiments of Wilhelm Reich in the 1950s.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/21/2013

Street Stories

Author: Paula Cizmar
Police helicopters, lost souls, and escapees from the midwest and war-torn countries find each other one sleepless night on a blue-collar street in Los Angeles.
Content Advisory: Strong language
0 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 7/8/2014

Stripped

Author: Tyler Grimes
When former high school baseball star Chester Graves returns home from war, haunted by addiction and the ghosts of his mistakes, he'll have to adjust to how things used to be as his friends prepare to leave for life after college.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language and Subject Matter.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/5/2014

Subject 62

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A surreal drama about holding onto one's identity during the onset of illness.
Content Advisory: Mature Audience; 13 and up
1 Act, 75 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/5/2013

Sugarbaby

Author: Frank Cwiklik
A 17-year-old girl in love with Americana runs away from home with her best friend Jesus and becomes a media sensation and a hero to both the left and the right in this caustic, patriotic, outlandish road comedy.
Content Advisory: Very strong language
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 12/27/2011

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

Survivor: Vietnam

Author: Rob Reese
This ripe, ribald parody of reality television puts a group of eager contestants in the middle of the War in Vietnam, where they vie for a $1 million grand prize, if they survive.
Content Advisory: Includes obscenity, profanity, profundity, progeny, and pigeons
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 12/5/2011

tangleplay

Author: Steven Ackley
A play about a woman who loses her identity and becomes someone else entirely.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/23/2014

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

Tarragona

Author: Gary Giovannetti
An office drone in New York receives an e-mail from a mysterious woman in Tarragona, Spain and embarks on a life-changing adventure.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/15/2013

Tauris

Author: Sarah Moon
A posthuman environmentalist agenda collides with tradition and working class needs in this Greek drama/sci-fi mash-up that explores the turbulence of system change toward sustainability.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/29/2014

TechnoPlays Part A

Author: Project Y Playwrights Group
Six ten-minute plays about science, technology, and human connection. In these plays, a robot and a human have a love affair, a precocious young man invents a home-made time machine, a young playwright reflects on his 15 minutes of YouTube fame, a married couple have a deep dinner conversation, a boy scout gets in trouble for texting (and more), and a woman brings her MacBook to a computer store in the year 2048.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 10 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/23/2015

TechnoPlays Part B

Author: Project Y Playwrights Group
Five ten-minute plays about science, technology, and human connection. In these plays, a mother, grandmother, and daughter find themselves in a generation gap based on technology; a pair of friends try out the Next Big Thing; a young man gets more than he bargained for when he puts an ad on Craigslist; a young actor decides to write a very "meta" solo show; and a married couple try to understand what it means when their phone keeps ringing in the middle of the night.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/23/2015

Teenie

Author: Nicholas Priore
Nick and Tammy visit their eighteen year old daughter for the first time since injuring her as an infant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Adult Themes, Brief violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2016

Thanks For Traveling

Author: David Lawson
After possibly allowing a hijacker to board an airplane, two TSA agents begin to believe they are being spied on.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 89 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/23/2013

The Addicts

Author: Ed Malin
A dark comedy about why people make serial, radical life changes, and how the global version of this intimately relates to the personal.
Content Advisory: Sexually explicit language and situations, partial nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/15/2015

The Adventures of Nervous-Boy

Author: James Comtois
A dark comedy/horror about a young man living in a grotesque nightmarish version of New York City who desperately needs a night on the town to keep his sanity in tact.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language. Recommended for adults only
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 10/8/2011

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 American Revolution

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Tells the story of the American Revolution - Washington, Arnold, the Brits, the rebels - in a pageant full of battles, espionage, romance, humor and song.
Content Advisory: No adult language or nudity
0 Acts
14 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Art of Martyrdom

Author: Rita Anderson
A behind-the-scenes look at Hrosvitha, the first female playwright, and an exploration of how her “secret” plays got out and about the 10th century nun’s secret playfulness.
Content Advisory: Family-friendly historical drama—with a comical flair
1 Act, 30 Minutes
7 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/9/2015

The Asphalt Christmas

Author: Todd Michael
Veda Munson, a "possessed" teenager at St. Celestine's convent school circa 1950, creates havoc on students, a handyman, two nuns, a priest and her long lost burlesque queen mother, on the verge of the St. Celestine's annual Christmas pageant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual innuendo
1 Act, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/9/2013

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 Beach Plays

Author: Rising Phoenix Rep
The plays feature inhabitants of five alternate realities where the land meets the sea: mermaids in human form, Vietnam War soldiers and their families, a ghostly sibling reunion, a decidedly strange hotelier, and a wedding with an unexpected guest.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, sexuality, sexual simulation.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
10 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/24/2013

The Big Picture

Author: Rew David Greer
Junior Muffin has been smothered by his parents his entire life, so when his house is robbed and he accidentally kills his grandma, he spirals into depression and searches for meaning in a meaningless world.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations, some profane language, drug use
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 12/15/2013

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 Bromantic Comedies

Author: Erin Mallon
Six short plays written for twelve dudes by one chick.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males, 10 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2014

The Brothers Marx

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A play about the famous Marx Brothers...As told by the famous Marx Brothers!
Content Advisory: Good for all ages!
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/24/2012

The Burnt Woman of Harvard

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A young Harvard student is stalked by a burn victim who opens his eyes to the truth behind his favorite spot: John Brown's off-campus poetry/party house, aka The Beauty Shop.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
13 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Cage

Author: Mario Fratti
A very sensitive poet misunderstands Chekhov, closes himself in a cage, and is betrayed by the woman he loves.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1966
Date Added: 7/26/2013

The Cheaters Club

Author: Derek Ahonen
A horror story of both real and imaginary ghosts.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language.
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
10 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/13/2014

The Clown Family Murders

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Tully Gumshoe is a terrible private eye, desperate to crack a case involving a family of criminal clowns and a seedy circus.
Content Advisory: A few jokes with strong language.
1 Act, 85 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 9/6/2014

The Curing Room

Author: David Ian Lee
The true story of seven NKVD officers imprisoned nude & possessionless in the basement of a monastery in Nazi occupied Poland.
Content Advisory: Contains nudity, intense and brutal violence, and strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/19/2011

The Death of Don Flagrante Delicto

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
On the last day of the American Civil War on an isolated farm in the hills of Virginia, a freed slave is captured and tied up along with a Southern soldier and a Northern nurse, at which point all three are shown a play performed by Don's slaves and children called "Aethelbert and Augustine" about the coming of Christianity to pagan England in the 7th century.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity
5 Acts, 150 Minutes
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Death of Evie Avery

Author: Sara Farrington
Inspired by Kate Chopin's 1899 novel The Awakening, this is a funny and moving play about a woman figuring it out far too late.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/18/2011

The Death of Griffin Hunter

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
UN UnderSecretary of Disarmament, Griffin Hunter, has flown to San Francisco to sign the Hunter Accord, a UN peace treaty that will significantly diminish illegal weapons smuggling, but he runs head on into an old friend who works for the world's largest arms dealer, who unravels Hunter's treaty and, inevitably, his life, through a series of intricate intrigues.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity required
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
13 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Death of Romance

Author: Adam R. Burnett
A romance novelist faces the potential of her own genius in the wake of killing off the characters from her lucrative series.
Content Advisory: Strong language, strong sexuality, some mild violence
3 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/19/2014

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 Deepest Play Ever

Author: Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell
In this epic Mother Courage satire we follow the antihero Mother LaMadre as she drags her wagon through the post-post-apocalyptic waste land of New Europe during World War V, battles zombies and journeys to rescue her son, Golden Calf, from the Underworld.
Content Advisory: Strong Elizabethan language, talk of sexual acts and prostitution
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/9/2011

The Director

Author: Barbara Cassidy
A woman is approached on the streets of NY by a film director, and having been affected by the experience, decides to interview other women who have had similar contacts.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, some nudity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
8 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/25/2014

The Doctor of Rome

Author: Nat Colley
In this provocative sequel to The Merchant of Venice, Shylock’s grandson relentlessly pursues the truth, with unintended consequences.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 11/2/2011

The Draper's Eye

Author: Fengar Gael
In Spindles Fabric Shop in the Garment District of New York, women appear to be vanishing though folds that lead through unseen dimensions to a parallel universe.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/14/2014

The Dudleys

Author: Leegrid Stevens
Takes the adolescent memories of a man and translates them into a malfunctioning 8-bit video game.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

The Elf, The Bunny & The Big Xmas Blowup

Author: Joshua James
A disgruntled elf and an understudy reindeer are determined to blow up Christmas and only Wendi, a nine-year old girl and her friend the Easter Bunny can stop them from their diabolical plan.
Content Advisory: Despite the presence of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, this is not a play for young children and neither should there be children in the play. VERY STRONG LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS.
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/26/2012

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: Nobody is Sleeping

Author: Jessica Litwak
A rousing ensemble play about Emma Goldman in the frontlines of the Spanish Civil War a story of revolution and romance with music and puppets.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/20/2016

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 Enchanted Maze

Author: Murphy Guyer
"What could be more terrifying than a labyrinth without a center?" C.K. Chesterton once asked. To which this playful absurdist comedy answers; "a labyrinth without a center populated with people who refuse to admit it."
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 6/23/2013

The End is the Beginning

Author: Simon Fill
An elegiac, death-haunted quartet of one-act plays where consolation steals up on the audience, almost imperceptibly.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/14/2014

The Expatriates

Author: Randy Anderson
A wild exploration of decay using the expatriate artists of 1920's as its vehicle.
Content Advisory: Mature themes, sophisticated dialogue
1 Act, 45 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Family Shakespeare

Author: David Stallings
A young woman from the 18th Century is enraptured by the Bard's work, only to discover it has been censored by the family she uses his stories to escape from; inspired by the complete censored works of William Shakespeare, by Thomas and Henrietta Bowdler.
Content Advisory: Adult Situations
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/1/2012

The Female Terrorist Project

Author: Ken Urban
In an America where bombings and kidnappings are daily occurrences, Amelia documents the lives of famous female terrorists, but after a visit by the Office of Homeland Security, she finds herself drawn into a world more frightening than she could imagine.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 12/22/2011

The Fire This Time Festival Season Five

Author: The Fire This Time Festival
Six short plays from the 2014 Fire This Time Festival.
Content Advisory:
1 Act
9 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/18/2014

The Fire This Time Festival Season Four

Author: The Fire This Time Festival
Seven short plays from the 2013 Fire This Time festival.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/18/2014

The Fire This Time Festival Season One

Author: The Fire This Time Festival
Four short plays from the first season of the Fire This Time Festival
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/18/2014

The Fire This Time Festival Season Three

Author: The Fire This Time Festival
Five short plays from the 2012 Fire This Time Festival.
Content Advisory:
1 Act
9 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/15/2014

The Germans in Paris

Author: Jonathan Leaf
A bittersweet comedy about the German poet and writer Heinrich Heine and his life in Paris in the 1840's, most especially focusing on his love affairs and his friendships with such famous socialist intellectuals as Karl Marx and Richard Wagner.
Content Advisory: The play has some adult themes - most specifically, adultery. It does not include nudity or foul language
4 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 4/25/2012

The Gin Baby

Author: Sarah Shaefer
A contemporary play about a young alcoholic whose life falls apart after getting sober.
Content Advisory: language, sexual violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/29/2014

The God of This World

Author: Don Thompson
A New York City lawyer tries to convince his unemployed blogger daughter that her affair with an extra-terrestrial is a fantasy. Mayhem results. 
Content Advisory: strong language, adult situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/21/2016

The Gray Lady’s Broken Window

Author: Jason Frix
A darkly comedic take on a recently returned war veteran who is court mandated to take therapy.
Content Advisory: Adult Content with themes of war, substance abuse, and sexual situations.
2 Acts, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 8/26/2016

The Honor and Glory of Whaling

Author: Mike Gorman
The second play in a trilogy of the same title, "The Honor and Glory of Whaling" explores the evils of addiction in a New England Fishing town—think "The Perfect Storm" meets "Trainspotting".
Content Advisory: Some strong language, realistic use.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 5/21/2014

The Hostess

Author: Gary Ray
It’s 1959 and Jesse Rawlings' days as a shameless Hollywood starlet are over; now she’s settled into her new role as the hostess of Greenwich Village.
Content Advisory: Strong language, explicit sexual situations, drug & alcohol use. Nudity not required.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/27/2016

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 Infinite Regress of Human Vanity

Author: Murphy Guyer
This comedy within a comedy within a comedy satirizes the contemporary theater and simultaneously illustrates the larger point that avoiding or transcending self-interest is logically and psychologically impossible.
Content Advisory: occasional strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 4/12/2012

The Insidious Impact of Anton

Author: David Hilder
A romantic comedy with something on its mind.
Content Advisory: Contains strong language and suggested adult sexuality
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/28/2011

The Labyrinth

Author: John Crutchfield
A phantasmagorical verse drama about a young man’s journey to the Underworld to understand the suicide of his best friend.
Content Advisory: Mild adult language; mild nudity, mild sexual content
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/10/2012

The Lady Drug Dealer and the Heist

Author: Temar Underwood
Three incompetent dudes snort the coke they were supposed to sell, and devise a wacky plan to rob a bank.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence, Drug Use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

The Lattice Crashes

Author: Derek Lee McPhatter
Unless a computer technician in the distant future can unravel the facts about a modern day hate crime, the incident will be deleted from history, but no one is telling the truth: not the victim, not the assailant, and certainly not their mothers.
Content Advisory: There is strong language throughout to mirror the use of profanity and anti-gay derogatory language commonly used by teenagers in recent years (1990’s – early 2000’s). There is one incident of physical violence, which is a focal point of the play and is revisited numerous times as the story unfolds. There is “locker room nudity,” depending on the director’s interpretation of the scene. The lack of guns in the piece is deliberate.
2 Acts, 102 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 12/22/2015

The Legal Secretary

Author: Sarah Congress
When twenty-two-year-old Rachel gets a job as a legal secretary at a big law firm she quickly learns that all that glitters isn't always gold.
Content Advisory: some strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/11/2016

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: David Dannenfelser and Joe Giardina
A radio-styled adaptation of the classic story by Washington Irving suitable for live performance.
Content Advisory: Most suited to High School and up through College and Adult. It is family friendly for adults and children though the language may be difficult for very young children.
2 Acts, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 15 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1992
Date Added: 10/15/2013

The Little One

Author: James Comtois
Cynthia, a fledgling vampire, is taken under the wing of a more venerable one, Marie. Marie tries to teach Cynthia how to hunt, be merciful towards humans and make the most out of immortality. However, like all rebellious children, Cynthia intends to carve out her own path.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language. Recommended for adults only
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/4/2012

The Living Room Series: Three short plays by Padraic Lillis

Author: Padraic Lillis
Three intimate three-character plays that were originally staged in a living room environment.
Content Advisory: Themes regarding relationships, art, and career. Some adult language.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/12/2014

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 Man Who Saw Snoopy

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A bio play about the creator of the comic strip "Peanuts," Charles Schulz.
Content Advisory: 12 and up
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/2/2014

The Men's Room

Author: Joshua James
Seth's getting married, Ray's pissed off, and George is on the hard stuff, Todd's worried about a funny vibe he's getting from another guy and Bill and Bob just want to get laid ...
Content Advisory: Strong language, nudity, overall raunchiness
1 Act, 95 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/24/2012

The Monster Tales

Author: Mary Jett Parsley Wrenn
There's nothing interesting about Mimi until a monster appears from under her bed and tells her the stories she weaves in her sleep, revealing her uniqueness, her beauty, and her true bravery.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 9/13/2013

The Most Wonderful Love

Author: Matthew Freeman
When Mother and Father celebrate their long and happy marriage with an unprecedented ceremonial unwedding, their friends and relations gather from all over to feast on the spoils; get ready for this sprawling satire on contemporary marriage and American fundamentalism.
Content Advisory: Adult Themes, Strong Language
3 Acts, 150 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/6/2011

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 Mother Ship

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Trevor and Penelope want a baby more than anything, but when their new water heater becomes a portal into another dimension, they find themselves on a space adventure to save all life on Earth—and their marriage.
Content Advisory: Sex farce with anatomical themes.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

The Night of Nosferatu

Author: Stanton Wood
A story-theatre adaptation of Stoker’s novel Dracula and Murnau’s film Nosferatu, it tells the story of Jonathon and Mina Harker and their dangerous flirtation with the vampire Nosferatu and the border between life and death.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 4/9/2012

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 Ninth Circle

Author: Edward Musto
A corporate exec alternates work and play the night Ronald Reagan is elected.
Content Advisory: Nudity, coarse language
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
6 Females, 13 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 10/9/2011

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 Plot

Author: William LoCasto
A comic murder mystery involving a pair of playwrights, a theatrical agent, a dog named Poopsie, and some poison.
Content Advisory: NA
0 Acts
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 10/1/2013

The Qualification of Douglas Evans

Author: Derek Ahonen
A reinvention of the classic alcoholic tale.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language. Nudity. Lots of adult themes such as personal misery through women, family, and alcoholism.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/1/2015

The Raccoon

Author: Dano Madden
The students of Oakwoods High are celebrating their graduation, when the appearance of an old friend forces them to confront their memory of the one day when their desire to get back at the class troublemaker went horribly wrong.
Content Advisory: Intended to be performed by junior high and high school students
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 12/18/2011

The Real Machiavelli

Author: Monica Bauer
A feminist fable about the power of love and the love of power, a historical what-if: what if the most infamous book on politics ever written, ”The Prince,” was written by a woman, who then dared to take credit for it?
Content Advisory: Sexual behaviors, adult language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 2/23/2016

The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots

Author: Nat Cassidy
As he lies dying of a stab wound to the face, Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe’s life flashes before his eyes (or rather, eye); his host for this journey is his own personal Mephistopheles, the character about whom he never got to write: the insane Roman emperor, Caligula.
Content Advisory: Very strong language, sexual images, some graphic violence, blasphemy galore
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/17/2011

The Red and the Black

Author: Deloss Brown
The play is based on Book One of Stendhal's novel, Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black).
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, violence
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/12/2013

The Renaissance Dueling Plays

Author: Michael Hagins
Four tales of dueling during the Renaissance, told through different perspectives.
Content Advisory: Swordfighting Violence, Sexual Content, some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/29/2014

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 Rubber Room

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Six NYC public school teachers accused of misconduct are plucked from their classrooms and assigned to the same Sarte-like holding tank as they await disciplinary hearings.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
4 Acts, 125 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/14/2012

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 Second Tosca

Author: Tom Rowan
Set during rehearsals for Puccini's Tosca, this witty, sexy play is a fascinating inside view into a rarefied world: the backstage of an opera house.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations and dialogue
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/5/2012

The Secret Wisdom of Trees

Author: Christine Toy Johnson
The story of Abby Green, an intrepid and fiercely funny octogenarian who tries to prepare her family and herself for her journey into Alzheimer’s by planting trees at the locations of her biggest memories.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 7/19/2016

The Seventh Son

Author: Stephen Kaplan
A Curse, a Kingdom without laughter, a Princess who likes to run, a Prince who likes to read, and only the seventh son of the seventh son can make things right. But will he come in time?
Content Advisory: Two boys kiss on stage...adult content for some.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
14 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/8/2015

The Six Month Cure

Author: Lenny Schwartz
Kate, a woman with cancer falls in love with Mandy while on the road to the world’s biggest Comic book Convention.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
7 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 5/24/2012

The Social Avenger

Author: Lenny Schwartz
Don't get Mad. Avenge.
Content Advisory: Appropriate for ages 18 and up.
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 8/26/2016

The Songs of Robert

Author: John Crutchfield
A folk musical for one performer with a motley cast of characters that tells the story of a lonely teenager growing up in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/5/2011

The Spin Cycle

Author: Jerrod Bogard
5 diverse short plays-- comedies and dramas-- about trying to make sense of a world in constant “spin”.
Content Advisory: A few instances of strong language
0 Acts, 100 Minutes
8 Females, 9 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/30/2012

The Starship Astrov

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A play written in the style of Anton Chekhov, set on a spaceship.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual Situations, optional nudity
4 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/4/2011

The Storm

Author: Laura Wickens
A dangerous fusion of romance and immorality unleashed as a woman attempts to escape her loveless marriage through forbidden passion.
Content Advisory: adult themes (adultery/suicide)
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/7/2012

The Strategist, or: The Woman of Some Virtue, or: Before You Ever Heard of It

Author: Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson
A modern Restoration Comedy of Manners, in the style of THE MAN OF MODE or THE COUNTRY WIFE, only set in today's Brooklyn, with a cast of characters concerned with fashion, food, publicity, social media, social events, and, maybe, sex. The more things change...
Content Advisory: Some adult language
3 Acts, 150 Minutes
10 Females, 10 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/4/2013

The Stupid Economy

Author: Robert Lynn
Through the stories of seven women from all heights on the economic ladder, this hilarious show gets to the heart of the matter of what’s ailing our country, and touches on everything from the college experience to racism, refinancing, repossessions, politicians and magic dogs.
Content Advisory: 1 swear word
1 Act, 70 Minutes
7 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/24/2014

The Taint of Equality

Author: Duncan Pflaster
Adrian and Javier are a gay couple who don’t believe in marriage, but everyone assumes they’re married; when they realize they’ve never actually opened up their “open relationship”, they decide to each go out and get laid, with hilarious and erotic results.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Homosexuality, Simulated Sex
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 15 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/27/2012

The Tale of Frankenstein's Daughter

Author: Stanton Wood
A female-centered, story-theatre retelling of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" using multiple points of view (the doctor is a woman and two actresses play the Creature, who is also female).
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/15/2013

The Telling Trilogy

Author: Crystal Skillman
A gripping and and often chilling full length play that explores the nature of loss, comprising three linked tales of the supernatural.
Content Advisory: NA
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/10/2012

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 Theatre Made in Paradise

Author: Jonathon Ward
In 1619, two actors from Elizabethan England land on Cape Cod with a copy of The Tempest, gold, their talent and dreams; and with aid from the Wampanoag, they overcome Puritans, who believe they're witches and heathens.
Content Advisory: Adult Content in matters of race and religion
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

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 Three Musketeers

Author: Clint Jefferies
With a lush, classical score, and a book true to the 19th century novel in both plot and style, the play is an epic romance of grand passions and sweeping emotion.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 160 Minutes
7 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 8/24/2013

The Thyme of the Season

Author: Duncan Pflaster
An irreverent sequel to Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, set on Hallowe’en.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Sexual Situations, Homosexuality
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/4/2011

The Tower

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
The Tower presents the psychedelic tragedy of The Donner Party, that notoriously ill-fated group of westward pioneers that became snowbound in the winter of 1846-47 and was forced to resort to cannibalism to survive.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexual situations
1 Act, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/17/2014

The Tragedy of Dandelion

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A five-act Shakespearean-styled play entirely in iambic pentameter, written for a cast of eight women to play all the roles, it follows the Princess Dandelion on an epic journey as she dresses as a boy to evade her rapist.
Content Advisory: LGBT characters, sexual situations, rape
5 Acts, 150 Minutes
25 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/19/2014

The Troubadour Struck By Lightning

Author: Ed Malin
This play is a racy look at the music, poetry, heretics and sexual deviance of the South of France circa 1235.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
15 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

The Twelfth Labor

Author: Leegrid Stevens
Using the myth of The Twelve Labors of Hercules to explore the inner workings of a World War II-era family, the play follows the events of a single day filtered through the warped and damaged mind of an Idaho farm girl.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
4 Acts, 150 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/19/2015

The Twine

Author: Lavinia Roberts
The play explores the nature of memory, the subconscious mind, loss, and how we perceive and experience love. A young woman is stumbling through a labyrinth in an attempt to kill the Minotaur. She encounters various creatures from Greek mythology. Her only companion is a mute, stoic woman carrying a ball of twine.
Content Advisory: Some sexual innuendo.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
11 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/31/2016

The Unchained Collection

Author: Variations Theatre Group
Plays from the finals of the 2013 Unchained Festival, presented by Variations Theatre Group.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/23/2013

The Velvet Oratorio

Author: Edward Einhorn
A retelling of the Velvet Revolution through found text, choral music, and scenes inspired by Václav Havel's Vanêk plays.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/31/2014

The Vigil or The Guided Cradle

Author: Crystal Skillman
Linked tales of a young American woman on vacation in contemporary Prague and the creation of a legendary torture device in Prague 500 years ago; both contemplate the nature of control over another human, for good and evil.
Content Advisory: Frank depictions of torture, rape, and other brutality
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/4/2013

The Weird Sisters

Author: Zack Calhoon
A prequel/origin story to William Shakespeare's Macbeth that explores the backstory of the witches: specifically their relationship with one another, and how they all came to be.
Content Advisory: Contains the suggestion of a sexual assault through lighting/shadows and also discusses some adult themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/4/2011

The Workshop

Author: Templeton Moss
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the elves who work at the North Pole deal with personal problems, staffing issues, and other hazards of the business world as they prepare Santa Claus for his yearly ride.
Content Advisory: NA
3 Acts, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 3/27/2013

The Zeal of the Zealot

Author: Tim Bungeroth
Inside the halls of Cosmythic Cathedral Impostor dreams a vow of celibacy.
Content Advisory: Innuendo
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/8/2014

This Is a Newspaper

Author: Jordan Seavey
Who has it worse – hostages in a Moscow theatre or Winona Ryder caught shoplifting? A satirical take on post-9/11 news that proves that the stories we read in the paper are just stories.
Content Advisory: Strong language and adult themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 7/22/2011

Thoroughly Stupid Things

Author: Montserrat Mendez
Sequel to Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest".
Content Advisory: does not contain nudity or course language, it does discuss sexual roles and identities in a honest yet funny manner; It is not recommended for children
3 Acts, 105 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/30/2011

Three P's (3 Short Plays)

Author: Mike Gorman
Three short absurd plays featuring a poet and a lumberjack in jail, an over-the-top collection of "professionals", and a litigious married couple.
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, a few profane words (usually used for absurd/comic effect).
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/10/2015

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

TOOTH & Other Short Plays

Author: Crystal Skillman
Five ten minute plays about romance, family, friendship, new loves lost and found.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/4/2013

TRACES/fades

Author: Lenora Champagne
A meditation on Alzheimer’s and our national inability to remember history.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/25/2013

Transylvania Beach, Kentucky

Author: Tyler Grimes
Six short horror plays that take place in the same town on the same night; follow your guide M.C. as you travel to Transylvania Beach, Kentucky.
Content Advisory: Language, violence, partial nudity
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/18/2012

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

Troy, Troy, Troy!

Author: Michael Maiello
Troy! Troy! Troy! retells the story of the Trojan War through the lens of America’s experience in Iraq and the subsequent global financial crisis. When the invading Greeks finally breach the walls of Troy they must confront an unexpected truth, Helen was never there.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/9/2012

True Believers

Author: Thom Dunn
A tale of star-crossed lovers, aspiring comic book creators, psychotic fanboys, cybernetically enhanced humans, and girls who dress like Princess Leia as their lives intertwine over a whirlwind weekend at a comic book convention.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual topics addressed
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/24/2014

Tuesday

Author: Marc Morales
On Tuesday September eleventh two thousand and one God sent an Angel to New York.
Content Advisory: Contains some profanity and deals with sensitive issues such as death and religion
1 Act, 105 Minutes
11 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/28/2011

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

Turning Atomic Tricks

Author: David Lawson
A woman begins working as a prostitute after an accident in a small town built around a nuclear power plant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, lots of onstage sex
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 3/27/2013

Un(en)titled

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A series of lines, poems, songs and dialogues about a variety of extremely messy personal things.
Content Advisory: Extremely graphic sexual language and imagery
1 Act, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/27/2013

Una, La Whore del Mundo

Author: Barbara Cassidy
A woman questions her identity after receiving numerous phone calls for someone else.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, subject matter mature
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/15/2014

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

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

Unravellings and Catastrophes

Author: Jeffrey Stingerstein
Unravellings and Catastrophes consists of four short plays, each with a plot and characters unrelated to the next, and with very different styles, but linked by the thematic exploration of agendas that come undone.
Content Advisory: Strong sexual language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/1/2014

Vampire Cowboy Trilogy

Author: Qui Nguyen and Robert Ross Parker
A trio of irreverent action comedies about a paranormal detective, a pair of Cold War-era superduper- heroes, and a sassy teenage warrior princess.
Content Advisory: some language
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 7/22/2011

Vice Girl Confidential

Author: Todd Michael
An expose not for the faint of heart, Vice Girl Confidential uncovers the grime and grit plaguing the streets of late 1940's New York City.
Content Advisory: No strong language, however there is suggestive sexual references and double entendres.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus

Author: Rich Orloff
Based on interviews with and letters from students who attended Oberlin College in the late 1960’s, the play charts one college’s journey through the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, focusing on how the war and changing campus life affected students both politically and personally.
Content Advisory: None, beyond a few profanities. (The play has been produced in colleges and high schools.)
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males, 14 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1989
Date Added: 8/1/2014

Wake Up!

Author: Kim Fischer
How far will one Asian boy go to prove that he’s black? Caged in a jail cell he battles the confines of his yellow skin. Provocative and honest, this is a story about trying to understand the meaning of blackness.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/18/2012

Walking to America

Author: Alberto Bonilla
In this incisive docudrama, a fifteen-year-old boy travels on foot for two years to get to the United States from his native Honduras.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/29/2013

Want's Unwisht Work

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Four women start a house of feminist studies in Athens, Georgia, and hilarity ensues as all kinds of men try to get in.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity required
1 Act, 120 Minutes
18 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 2/1/2013

War Crimes

Author: Sergei Burbank
When the former president of the United States is brought to trial at The Hague for crimes against humanity, John Warder -- a guard at a prison camp on U.S. soil where Arab-Americans were tortured, brutalized, and worse -- appears with conclusive evidence about what went on and why.
Content Advisory: Strong language
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/7/2012

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

We Call Her Benny

Author: Suzanne Bachner
A dynamic, kaleidoscopic 10-actor ensemble piece that tells the story of a young woman’s victory through adoption, bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, a broken marriage and the ambivalent search for her birth parents.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

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

What's That Buzz?

Author: Bob Laine
A monologue play that will not be about pot featuring 8 stories sharing the common thread of marijuana and two dancing joints.
Content Advisory: Death, drugs, sexual themes, strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 3/6/2014

When Half the Sphere is Visible

Author: The Drafts
Can there be a perfect kiss? Will a wall of water burst a burden of guilt? Can a belt buckle baffle the TSA? An escapade forking in unexpected places, this genre-bending blend of storytelling explores the dichotomies we live with (and often choose to ignore).
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/16/2014

When the Walls Have Ears

Author: David Hauptschein
A multi-layered drama in which a woman possessed by fears that she has been abducted and implanted insinuates herself into the Kratzki household, with devastating results.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/14/2014

When Words Fail…

Author: David Dannenfelser
A tender, innovative comedy about the survival of the human spirit in the information age.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Where Three Roads Meet

Author: John Carter
A remarkable mentor-protégé relationship between two towering geniuses blows apart in the face of the Oedipus Complex.
Content Advisory: adultery, nudity at director’s option, intravenous drug use, some strong language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/8/2012

Where's Julie?

Author: Daniel Guyton
15-year old Julie runs away from home to escape her abusive father, her delusional mother, and her autistic younger brother, only to find herself "knocked up" by her pothead boyfriend, harassed by her selfish older sister, and shunned by her Born-Again Christian friend - but, when she contemplates abortion, that's when the play gets really funny.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual innuendo, implied drug use, depiction of child abuse
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 3/11/2015

While Chasing the Fantastic

Author: Derek Ahonen
A story of terrorism and the conclusions we jump to based upon fear.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/15/2014

White House Wives: Operation Lysistrata!

Author: Yvette Heyliger
First Lady Laura Bush proposes a preemptive sex strike to the wives of the architects of the impending war in Iraq, but will they enlist?
Content Advisory: Sexual innuendo and humor
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/26/2012

Why We Left Brooklyn

Author: Matthew Freeman
A darkly comic snapshot of an ambitious, aging, evangelically ethical, and heartbroken group who are navigating their own marriages, livelihoods, and sputtering dreams.
Content Advisory: Strong language
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/27/2014

Wild Dogs

Author: Carol Carpenter
Small-town locals sabotage a visiting Disney movie production.
Content Advisory: Strong language and sexuality
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 3/20/2013

William and Judith

Author: Cody Daigle
Inspired by Virginia Woolf's “A Room of One's Own,” the play imagines a William Shakespeare at the end of his career in desperate need of a new play, a sister, Judith, who is equally talented as a writer and the act of creative thievery that tears their relationship apart.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/1/2014

Willy Nilly

Author: Trav S.D.
A psychedelic musical satire inspired by the Manson Family
Content Advisory: Not suitable for children under 17: sex, nudity, language, drug use and violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 20 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Within the Law

Author: Metropolitan Playhouse
From 1912: a good woman done wrong sets out for revenge, always staying within the bounds of the law, but how long can a life of legitimate crime pay?
Content Advisory:
4 Acts, 155 Minutes
5 Females, 15 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/14/2014

Woman Killer

Author: Chiori Miyagawa
Adapted from the 1721 Japanese Bunraku puppet play by Chikamatsu, the story of two ordinary upper-class American families and a murder that destroys the façade of the American Dream.
Content Advisory: Adult language, some violence
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 10/30/2011

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group A

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Selected plays from the annual festival of new plays by women.
Content Advisory: Strong language; sexual situations.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/14/2016

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group B

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Three short plays from this annual festival of works by women playwrights.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
8 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/15/2016

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group C

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Three short plays from this annual festival of new plays by women playwrights.
Content Advisory: Sexuality is discussed in one of the plays.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/15/2016

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group D

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Three short plays from the annual festival of new works by women playwrights.
Content Advisory: Violent and sexual situations.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/15/2016

Wonder Bread

Author: Danusia Trevino
With greater aspirations than growing tomatoes for her scheming father in communist Poland, a young woman escapes to New York, works at Burger King, marries her Valley Stream sweetheart, meets Iggy Pop, dates Dee Dee Ramone and while rebelling against it, she falls in love with the world.
Content Advisory: Adult language: very little and it is done with humor
1 Act, 80 Minutes
10 Females, 12 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Woodhull

Author: Liza Lentini
Biographical drama about Victoria Woodhull, the thirty-something former prostitute who ran for President against Grant in 1872 with a platform that included free love, legalized prostitution, and abolition of the death penalty, at a time when it was outrageous for women to show their ankles.
Content Advisory: Adult inuendo, but nothing too racy
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/8/2011

Woody's Order!

Author: Ann Talman
How do you live your own life and destiny as a Broadway actress when you are Woody's Order, "conjured" by your beloved nonverbal, cerebral palsied brother Woody and told often by your parents that: "You have a destiny, Miss Ann, to be thy brother's keeper in case anything ever happens to mommy or daddy..."
Content Advisory: Strong language in a few places.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
12 Females, 14 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/18/2015

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

Writopia Lab Play Collection

Author: Writopia Play Lab NYC
Five short plays and one short musical by NYC’s teenage, up and coming playwrights.
Content Advisory: death, strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
13 Females, 14 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/14/2016

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

Xingu

Author: Kimberly Wadsworth
The black sheep of a suburban ladies’ book club finds a clever way to win her comeuppance against the other members.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
8 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 8/30/2012

Yeah, That Happened

Author: Nick Rafello
Once there was a little boy that believed he could fly and in the end, he does.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/6/2016

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

You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase

Author: Theatre 167
A young woman arriving from Ecuador accidentally switches suitcases with a mysterious stranger. Her quest to recover the missing suitcase will lead her to encounter lovers, dreamers, fighters, a magical cell phone, books that come to life, and the best guitar player in the world.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts
12 Females, 16 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/3/2013