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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

A Christmas Carol

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

A 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

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

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 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

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

Animals

Author: Sam Byron
Three friends, reunited in their old hometown, must face the realities of growing up and growing apart when an "unofficial" high school reunion party awakens an unexpected violence that lives in each of them.
Content Advisory: strong language and situations of a sexual and violent nature
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Barking Girl

Author: Susan Bernfield
When motherhood thrusts a strange new identity on capable, romantic, independent Rae, she fights it with every fiber of her being... until an unplanned adventure revises her connection with her son.
Content Advisory: just a little strong language…
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/31/2014

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

Bumbershoot

Author: Derek Davidson
A neo-noir amalgam of dark and really dark, weirdo-humor and sudden violence that offers up a meditation on just how banal the banality of evil can be, on how good people—or ordinary, not-so-good people—can do very, very bad things.
Content Advisory: adult situations, including: sexual situations, strong language, violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/5/2012

Burning Up the Dictionary

Author: Meron Langsner
A story about language, love, lust, and loss.
Content Advisory: Sexual content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/24/2013

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

Circe

Author: Michael Hagins
A lonely man's phone becomes something more than a personal digital servant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/24/2015

Circle

Author: Suzanne Bachner
10 diverse characters—gay, straight and bi—are linked through a daisy chain of sexual contact, hooking up in Starbucks, an S&M dungeon, a bedroom, a kitchen and cyberspace, as they strive for a deeper connection with one another.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult, sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 12/8/2011

Debriefing

Author: Max Gill
A Pakistani immigrant is debriefed by U.S. intelligence following her risky mission as a double agent infiltrating a militant group in Syria.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, adult themes, and descriptions of violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/30/2016

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

Diva

Author: S.P. Monahan
Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, descriptions of violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/3/2013

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

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

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

Dreams of Baby

Author: Mara Lathrop
As her waters break and she goes into labor, it occurs to Anne that it might just be a little too late to back out! A farce about labor & delivery.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1993
Date Added: 1/22/2012

Drinking and Diving

Author: David L. Epstein
Two unlikely pairs meet on opposite sides of the world. We find that their private pain is born of a history that weaves them all together.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 4/4/2012

Eddie

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
A hard-of-hearing high school student in a poverty-ridden, gang infested school and how his relationship with a bully turns them both around.
Content Advisory: Stronge language, violence.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/2/2014

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

expat/inferno

Author: Alejandro Morales
Haunted by an encounter with a French chanteuse in a gay bar, Danny escapes post 9/11 New York to go to Paris … and come face to face with a tragedy he would do anything to forget.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Sexual situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Feed the Hole

Author: Michael Stock
Six twenty-somethings fill the void of their meaningless lives through sex, drugs, & Crunch-Ohs in this affecting, articulate, and incisive dramatic comedy.
Content Advisory: Adult language and situations.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 11/15/2015

Flowers in the Desert

Author: Donna Hoke
After 14 years of marriage, Britt and Joe called it quits, so Joe is surprised when three years later, Britt asks him to try again. Cheater Joe still loves his ex and their boys, so he’s willing to go along with dates nights and counseling—until he realizes that Britt has a very specific agenda.
Content Advisory: A couple F bombs (though I have a copy where they are removed, as this is a great community theater play), some talk about sex
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/5/2015

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

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

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

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

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

Hold Music

Author: Calla Videt and B. Walker Sampson
A symphonic story about the way people listen to each other and to the world around them, HOLD MUSIC takes us on a journey into the musical world of speech and memory, language and thought.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/27/2012

Home of the Great Pecan

Author: Stephen Bittrich
A giant pecan stolen, a minister on the make, aliens, a prom queen on the verge of a breakdown, Texas beauty parlor gossip, and a shotgun wedding -- just your average day in 1980s Seguin, Texas -- otherwise known as, The Home of the Great Pecan!
Content Advisory: A few curse words
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/17/2011

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

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

Immaculate Degeneration

Author: Pamela Sabaugh
A musical coming of age journey through the world with an invisible disability: after a rebellious teen becomes vision impaired-leaving her unable to drive in the Motor City-she must set forth on a quest to come to terms with and articulate just what it is to be, neither fully blind nor sighted, but somewhere "in between."
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/17/2012

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

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

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

Keep Your Baggage With You (at all times)

Author: Jonathan Blitstein
A provocative play told in seven scenes taking place over several years as we witness the devolution of a friendship between two young men who confront their troubled relationships and damaged psyches against the backdrop of the digital age.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/7/2011

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

Leah in Vegas

Author: Kara Ayn Napolitano
A young mother’s attempt to reclaim her life after making a controversial mistake.
Content Advisory: Suggested sex, strong language, drug use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

Leak

Author: Temar Underwood
During a contentious presidential election, Peter Graves, a blog-writer, is leaked classified information that will blow the election wide open.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/17/2011

Looking for the Pony

Author: Andrea Lepcio
As funny as it is heart-breaking, this is a fast-paced journey through the places cancer takes us, dedicated to the fierce love of two sisters.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/9/2011

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

Marvelous

Author: Leslie Bramm
A father tries to mold his gay son, into the solider he failed to become; it kills him.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Modern Living

Author: Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo
Three short plays with songs about the life and times of a gay downtown performance artist.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 4/9/2013

Mr. Satan Goes to Wall Street

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

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

Nature's Trace

Author: Scott Raker
As the duties of five summer interns at Norwester National Park change from mundane office work to a park-wide search and rescue, the mysterious Ranger puts their wilderness training to the test.
Content Advisory: Strong language and mature content
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/9/2014

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

North to Maine

Author: Brenton Lengel
An impromptu fellowship of hikers struggles with the elements, each other, and their own pasts as they journey 2,180 miles through the American wilderness, from Georgia north to Maine.
Content Advisory: Swearing, male nudity, mild sex scene
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/10/2013

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

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

Old Familiar Faces

Author: Nat Cassidy
A time-jumping, heartbreaking drama about the astounding true story of Charles and Mary Lamb, juxtaposed with a modern-day American “adaptation” of the difficult romance between Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 145 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/18/2013

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 Nation Under

Author: Andrea Lepcio
A modern tragedy centered on the fall of a Federal Bench Judge poised to be picked for the Supreme Court; it is about the laws of the land and the laws we each, as individuals, choose to live by.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/10/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth

Author: John Crutchfield
A lyric drama in which the Biblical story of Ruth is re-imagined in a contemporary, Southern Appalachian setting.
Content Advisory: Mild adult language; nudity optional
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/15/2012

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

Simone at Home

Author: Rita Anderson
An exploration of the complex private life of Simone De Beauvoir, and the contradictions between her philosophies and politics as played out in her relationships with Jean-Paul Sartre—and with American-novelist, Nelson Algren.
Content Advisory: Adult situations and sexual suggestion—but no nudity or strong language
1 Act, 30 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/9/2015

Slipping

Author: Daniel Talbott
Alone, numb, and friendless after the violent death of his father, high school senior Eli moves with his mom from San Francisco to a fresh start in Iowa. A new relationship with a boy named Jake at school exposes Eli again to the possibility of closeness and the danger of being swallowed by it.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexual content, and adult themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/6/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 Common Swallow

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

The 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 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 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 Foul Stench of Death

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
A film-noir spoof revolving around a cynical detective, a treacherous femme fatale, and a Hollywood dream.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 12/15/2015

The Garden of Monsters

Author: Mara Lathrop
Hope takes a non-linear tour of post-WWII Dachau, the New York of 2045, present-day London, and a magical Italian garden in the swinging 60's.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/15/2011

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 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 Inconstant Infection

Author: Ed Malin
A lost play from the gender-fluid 1690s is performed in 1985, leading to mayhem and prompting the participants to re-examine their lives.
Content Advisory: Adult themes discussed. One character used to be a pornographer
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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 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 Methuselah

Author: Edward Einhorn
The oldest living man survives every disaster in human history, with the help of his wife Serach, the oldest living woman, but when a doctor tells him he will only live until the end of the play, will this be his final curtain?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 1/31/2014

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 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 october crisis (to Laura)

Author: Alejandro Morales
In 1962, US spy planes uncover secret missiles in Cuba and a cryptic telegram uncovers painful memories for sultry singer Marguerite Stone.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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 Short Fall

Author: David Caudle
A hilarious look at America’s obsession with fame at any cost, via the mad adventures of a middle-class housewife.
Content Advisory: Some mild language, innuendoes, a brief, suggested sexual act
1 Act, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/16/2012

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 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 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 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

Ticket to Eternity

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
An abstract comedy about an actor on the precipice of stardom, when all he really wants to be is a waiter, and how he projects his family onto everyone around him.
Content Advisory: Sexual language and situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/19/2012

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

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

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

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

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 Thoughts Attack

Author: Kelly Kinsella
Clinging to her sense of humor and an emergency Xanax, a woman walks into a restaurant to order lunch and is sucked into a whirlpool of anxiety as she teeters between the salmon or a complete nervous breakdown.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/21/2016

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

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