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A Memory Play

Author: Bob Stewart
What happens when a playwright tries to re-write his parents' wedding day, so they don’t get married!
Content Advisory: Adult Language & topic
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 4/24/2013

Allie's Appendix

Author: Robin Rice
Allie finds that the crucial operation at St. Anthony’s Hospital isn’t losing her appendix but losing her mother.
Content Advisory: Subject of lesbianism is central, but remains specifically unspoken.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/15/2014

Bonedive Scrounger

Author: Fred Backus
Set in a dive bar built on an ancient burial ground, Bonedive Scrounger is a modern medieval morality play where Bronco - the "Writer Who Writes Nothing for Nobody" - finds his way through a tale of objectification, urban menace, and Darwinian Gentrification.
Content Advisory: Explicit situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/21/2015

Callous Cad

Author: Tom X. Chao
A lonely downtown theater artist finally gets started with a woman, only to learn what really happens when you enter a relationship: A magical being materializes with vodka to help celebrate—but what if it's not love?
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual topics.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/17/2016

Come to Starr Street

Author: Ren D. Santiago
A typical night at Starr Street for Ani, John, and Ten is sprinkled with cocaine, liquor, music, longing, and laughter until nothing is funny and the purpose is lost.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/16/2015

Comes a Faery

Author: James McLindon
A little girl whose single mother has been deployed overseas is visited by a cantankerous Irish fairy: Has he come to keep the lonely child company … or to steal her soul?
Content Advisory: A small amount of strong language
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/3/2016

Fabulous Darshan

Author: Bob Stewart
A 22 year old, Mid-Western, Trust-Fund Kid befriends an older Broadway Actor & his friends as they examine their generational differences as Gay men & their personal limitations; with the help of the movie SHOWGIRLS & an ancient deity.
Content Advisory: Adult Issues, strong language
1 Act, 87 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/6/2011

Faith

Author: James McLindon
When an Angel of the Lord appears to 12-year-old Simon in the Walmart’s parking lot, his prayers to God to become His prophet have finally been answered … or have they?
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/22/2011

Fata Morgana

Author: Jeni Mahoney
For Tori and Jack, life off the grid offers a welcome alternative to the turmoil of life back home… until Morgan shows up seeking sanctuary and offering the promise of long lost hopes for happiness. Having already walked away once, can Jack and Tori hold on to their separate peace, or will they risk it all for a shot at their dreams?
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Subject Matters (Teenage Pregnancy, Infertility)
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/19/2015

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

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

Frontier

Author: Robin Rice
Will a messianic wolf and a misguided girl save mankind before Mother Nature runs out of patience?
Content Advisory: Strong language; adult situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/24/2012

Generic Magic Realism

Author: Ed Malin
What happens when the magical world of your average South American person is transplanted to a more northern, less magical, more real location?
Content Advisory: Some sexual language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/19/2013

Going Up

Author: Penny Jackson
Some people can really push your buttons: A businessman and a drag queen get stuck in an elevator at the Marriott Hotel.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/14/2015

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

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

Jesus in a Beehive: The Last Temptation Of Mitchell Pantene

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

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

Mermaid Off of Staten Island

Author: Kate Foster
A lesbian couple has a mermaid in their bathroom. Shadow puppets, poetry, childhood friends, and complicated grief - or the loving and losing we are unable to leave behind.
Content Advisory: Suicide, Complicated Grief; Lesbian Intimacy (aka Potential Nudity and/or Love Scenes)
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/14/2016

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

OD (or) Vice Versa

Author: Nicholas Priore
Nick Jr wakes up in a hospital bed after an overdose, trying to convince the sitter that he is not suicidal.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/11/2016

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

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

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

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

Summer, Deepening Then Gone

Author: Tom X. Chao
As a callow poet celebrates what should be the greatest night of his career, a magic whistle summons him, and he discovers that an offhand promise made to a young girl years ago inextricably compels him to kill.
Content Advisory: Strong language, depiction of brief drug use, and mild discussion of sexual topics.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 5/22/2016

The 27 Club (Anderson)

Author: Rita Anderson
Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Amy Winehouse meet up in the afterlife in limbo. When Winehouse suggests that they create a 60s girl group called The Soul Sisters of Suicide, the women drink, they fight over who’s the most famous, and they play Truth or Dare—until someone figures out why they are there and they band together to get out.
Content Advisory: Some adult situations referenced, no strong language.
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/9/2015

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 Demon Hunter

Author: Nat Cassidy
A troubled boy grows dangerously obsessed with creatures of darkness, a mysterious street magician perfects a devastating new trick, and a single mother meets with a new therapist in order to better understand the terrifying thoughts that have begun to possess her.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing imagery
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/7/2016

The Fortification of Miss Grace Wren

Author: Robin Rice
An elementary school teacher is so traumatized by the events of 9/11 she can’t return to the classroom until a statue of Peter Stuyvesant comes to life and gives her a renewed will to live.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/30/2014

The Listeners

Author: Matthew Freeman
A surreal drama about memory and ritual.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/17/2015

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 Power of Birds

Author: Robin Rice
When Zoe’s mother relocates twin siblings to a different state, Zoe builds a treehouse and kidnaps her grandmother in a plan she hopes will help her beloved father locate her.
Content Advisory: Suitable for all ages
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/13/2014

The Stray Dog

Author: Kristen Palmer
A play obsessed with the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and dedicated to any who dare endure in the folly and the imperative that is art.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/11/2012

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

Time's Scream and Hurry

Author: Paul Hoan Zeidler
Three searing single actor dramas linked by anger, violence, recovery and the ineffable moments that live above time’s scream and hurry.
Content Advisory: Explicit language, sexual situations. Sexual assault and bondage/S&M are described, but not dramatized.
2 Acts, 115 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/5/2015

To the Orchard

Author: Les Hunter
College student Rachel Bergman reveals her sexual identity to her Orthodox Jewish father who also is struggling with his own hidden past in this intimate work about making mistakes, coming clean, and the power of history and family.
Content Advisory: Adult situations
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/23/2016

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

Undead Anonymous

Author: Gina Femia
A solo show that explores what it might be like if a vampire, zombie, mummy, ghost and woman cursed with eternal life started a support group.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/14/2015

Unearthing the Tramp

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

Unequilibrium

Author: Blake Bishton
When Martin and Gloria, a young married couple, discover they are unable to have children, they resort to some desperate and unconventional means of getting one. But some consequences cannot be foreseen, and their child may end up undoing not only their marriage, but also the very world they inhabit.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/2/2015

Women w/o Walls

Author: Robin Rice
Three women are trapped in an express subway train and the cobweb-covered nurse on board refuses to divulge where they are going, persisting in knitting and dispensing licorice.
Content Advisory: strong language, lesbian love addressed though no overt sexual content.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/2/2014