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7th and 11th Dimensions

Author: Brian Luna
One man’s tale of poverty, shame, and self-discovery as seen from the bottom of a Slurpee cup.
Content Advisory: A few cases of strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/11/2014

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

Ain't She Brave: A Play of Poetry

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

And Then You Die (How I Ran a Marathon in 26.2 Years)

Author: David Hansen
Hit the road with cartoonist Pengo in pursuit of the finish line - dashing through relationships, hurdling heartbreak, and threading through the Five Boroughs in a record quarter-century ... and time is running out.
Content Advisory: profanity, mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/21/2013

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

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

Bridge to Baraka

Author: Yvette Heyliger
Emboldened by the 1960’s Black Arts Movement, Yvette X stakes her claim as a female dramatist coming of age artistically, racially and politically during the ongoing fight for parity for women in the American Theatre.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/17/2014

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

Burning in the Night

Author: Richard Warren
Semi-autobiographical, this memory play with music is the stage adaptation of a memoir by playwright Dale Wasserman’s ("Man of La Mancha," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest") journey from runaway teen to rail-riding hobo to globe-trotting writer for television, stage and screen. Throughout his fascinating life, he pursued the impossible dream of absolute freedom; only to discover it’s a delusion, fraught with debilitating limitations.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/6/2013

butyou'reaman or: The Seven Men I Came Out to in India

Author: Matthew Dicken
Navigating his travels in India, an out-since-13 American finds love and must relearn to see queer. Matthew daringly claims his mythic ancestors and messily mashes (pop) cultures. In the sticky space between sexualities, intimate landscapes of sensuous political variety await.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar)

Author: David Brian Colbert
A charming and witty liar named Coal, comes to us in the form of Man, Woman, Girl and Boy, and together, they revisit a small West Virginia town, taking on the colorful and unsavory characters of their past, to try to come to terms with the lies they've told to change their truth.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult situations, Violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/29/2016

Children are Forever (All Sales Are Final!)

Author: Julia Jackson
A mixed-race lesbian couple wants to adopt a baby. The one saving grace is that the waiting time for adopting a black child is six months instead of the two years it takes for a white baby. Until...
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/18/2015

CLENCHED

Author: David Mogolov
David ostensibly sits down to tell the story of being struck overnight by a debilitating mystery illness, but in explaining how his doctor prescribed relaxation, his story veers into a comic exploration of the limits of self-control and self-knowledge, with results that audiences will find familiar, funny, and delightfully weird.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/22/2016

CLUTTER: I’m Saving My Life and It’s Killing Me

Author: Nancy Redman
Nancy, a hoarder, attempts to break her addiction after her landlord gives her an eviction notice with one week to get rid of her clutter.
Content Advisory: Very little adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/3/2012

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

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 #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

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

Dumber Faster

Author: David Mogolov
How can a man with a smartphone be so consistently stupid? A comedy about our stupid, broken brains.
Content Advisory: Drug references, strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Eating My Garbage

Author: David Mogolov
Dumbfounded by a call from a political pollster who sounds suspiciously like Laura Linney, David searches himself for a rational reason to believe the nation isn't utterly doomed. When he can't quite think of one, he turns to irrational reasons. That's when his search gets more promising.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 52 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2014

EMERGENCY A La Carte

Author: Nancy Redman
A comedian dies and finds that death is her toughest audience.
Content Advisory: Very little adult language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/12/2013

Exact Change

Author: Christine Howey
The story of a transgender journey, from birth through the transition at age 45, exploring with humor and poignancy how a person finds her own voice and champions her own identity.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/28/2015

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

Final Touches

Author: K.O. Johnson
A family crisis in a Texas Gulf town is precipitated when the adult son Bobby returns home to see his dying father at his mother's request.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1982
Date Added: 11/5/2015

Getting Away With It

Author: Justin Cornell
3 actors try to bicker their way through 12 plays.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/6/2014

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

Green Eyes, Just Like You and Me

Author: Gary Walker
A story of one unusual family's collective open heart that explores why doing the right thing isn't always necessarily the right thing to do.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2015

Hot Steams

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

How I Came to Be Buffalo Bill

Author: Richard Warren
The adventures of Hon. William F. Cody, as told by himself in his very own words, mostly.
Content Advisory: Family-friendly
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 12/19/2011

How to Do a One Person Show

Author: Kelly Kinsella and Padraic Lillis
A celebrated solo performer is invited to present a new work and while appearing to spontaneously create the show in the moment, she comes to the realization that the lesson isn’t how we create but why.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/30/2015

I Can't Give You Anything But Songs

Author: Pippa White
In this cabaret play, lyricist Dorothy Fields shares 28 of her greatest songs, gives suggestions as to how to write a great song, tells how a woman can survive in a field dominated by men, and talks about her fascinating fifty year career writing for Broadway and Hollywood.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

I Hate This (a play without the baby)

Author: David Hansen
Join David for a trip from when his son was stillborn and through the year that follows ... but not in that order.
Content Advisory: one vulgarity, acknowledgement of sex
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/10/2014

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

Inexcusable Fantasies

Author: Susan McCully
Funny look at lust, love and finding one’s true desires be they Martha Stewart’s marzipan or Oil of Olay.
Content Advisory: References to lesbian sexuality and vibrators. Limited strong language.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/31/2013

It Goes Without Saying

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

It's About Time

Author: Steve Belanger
From the moment of his inopportune birth, through his extraordinarily awkward adolescent phase, to a series of disastrous jobs (including a comically, calamitous career at the world's most notorious magazine), Steve has survived.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Some bawdy talk about what it's like to work at an "adult" magazine.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/6/2016

Krapp, 39

Author: Michael Laurence
Reeling on his 39th birthday, an actor's obsessive identification with Beckett's famous character compels him to examine his own quixotic life: his fears, his failures, and his search for (and forfeiture of) love, all in preparation to record a version of the 39-year-old Krapp's soliloquy to be used in an imagined production of "Krapp's Last Tape" in the year 2038.
Content Advisory: Language. Adult themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/14/2011

Leading Men

Author: Blake Walton
One man’s evolution into his true manhood as he understands and admires his own father when he becomes a father himself.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Life, Audited

Author: Steven W. Mize
A true David & Goliath story of self-discovery, while one average man defends himself against the IRS, told through receipts, anxiety, diet soda...and a hint of creativity. En route, he audits his life, and comes face to face with his own inner dilemma.
Content Advisory: This is a true American story, with adult themes about money, taxes, truth and the average American citizen's battle against the I.R.S. But there is no profanity, nudity or deferential language.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/7/2014

Little Red

Author: Mars Mraz
An examination of how we experience death - the play follows Catherine, a 16 year old girl living in rural America, as she discovers that her sick and dying grandmother is disappearing into the woods every night.
Content Advisory: Some adult language and sexual content
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/10/2013

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

Lost in Lvov

Author: Sandy Simona
The play brings to life several generations of an educated Jewish family as it transitions from the former Soviet Union to a new life in America, which is often overwhelming, often hilarious, always meaningful.
Content Advisory: Mature content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/16/2015

Lost in Staten Island, More Tales of Modern Living

Author: Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo
Get lost in Staten Island with Mitch Mitchell and his Mom as they journey through an extraordinary day. After the death of his brother, Mitch must return home to accompany his mother on a day full of difficult but necessary tasks.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/9/2013

Louise in Charlestown

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

Love in Action

Author: Pippa White
Three women saw health care needed some work, and did it.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/1/2016

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

Mahamudra

Author: Chris Harcum
Roy, an unmerciful theatre critic on a major power trip, must atone for his misdeeds in front of a live audience. When he turns his razor-sharp analysis on himself, he unlocks an imaginative world full of suspense and wonder.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/15/2012

Men of Clay

Author: Jeff Cohen
The red clay tennis courts of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD, is the setting for this sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching biographical play about the playwright’s father and his Jewish buddies in the early 1970’s.
Content Advisory: Adult themes and profanity; no sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/13/2011

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

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

My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl

Author: Zoe Weil
Personal stories about writer/performer Zoe Weil's life as a humane educator and her challenges living according to the MOGO (most good) principle to do the most good and the least harm to herself, other people, animals, and the environment.
Content Advisory: Occasional Profanity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2013

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

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

Picture Incomplete, a one man musical

Author: Trent Armand Kendall
Feeling older, but not wiser, The Storyteller takes a journey of discovery told through multiple characters, monologues and original songs.
Content Advisory: Adult content, some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/10/2011

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

Preparation Hex

Author: Bob Brader
Love is not the only ring of fire. This hemorrhoid tale and love story is monologist Bob Brader’s comic odyssey to get the girl and live to love her.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

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

Right Time to Say I Love You

Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton
Frozen in a moment of crisis, an emotionally and physically drained Cindy must choose: ignore the ringing telephone and get the sleep she so desperately needs, or make another late-night rush to help the ill mother who’s never once said I love you.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 40 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/4/2012

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

Salve Regina: A Coming Of GAY Story

Author: Javier Rivera
Born in Puerto Rico to an ultra-religious mother and a domineering father is not easy, especially when it’s likely you are a big Queen...thank God for Madonna.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/12/2015

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

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

Smoker

Author: Bob Brader
Award-Winning monologist Bob Brader realizes all the complex connections he has through smoking: how it helped him through a turbulent childhood and loveless relationships, how it created jobs and opportunities and community, and one particular connection too precious to let go.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/25/2016

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

Some of the Side Effects

Author: David Shaw
A teenage trip through a mental hospital.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual situations, Drug use.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2015

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

Author: Bob Brader
The totally true story of Bob Brader discovering his abusive and charismatic ex-Marine father's dark secret.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and Adult Situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Stuff

Author: John Feffer
A play about the things we carry with us through life: the objects, the secrets, the stuff.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/27/2016

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

Talk to me about Shame

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

The Bark & the Tree

Author: Vivian Nesbitt
With moments of discovery and surrender juxtaposing against the frequently laugh-out-loud comedy of human nature, this one-woman play is about connection and transformation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/10/2014

The Chess Lesson

Author: Sari Caine
Three drastically different parents arrive to take a chess class with their children’s teacher and despite everyone’s best intentions, the adults devolve into children, the class slips out of control, and the teacher is one romance novel away from a nervous breakdown.
Content Advisory: One woman character appears in a bra, one male character undresses to his boxers. There is a small amount of strong language.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/21/2013

The Doctor Is NOT In

Author: Nancy Redman
A sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates.
Content Advisory: Very little adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/17/2015

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 Good Adoptee

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

The Straitjacket

Author: Dan Evans
The poet Emily Dickinson's lonely downcast spirit is revived in this lighthearted comedy by her encounter with a traveling woman magician and a dangerous con man/thief on the front porch of the Dickinson mansion in Amherst, Massachusetts, 1871.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/24/2015

The Tiffany Box, a love remembered

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

The Year I Was Gifted

Author: Monica Bauer
A true gay-straight love story, in 1969, a scholarship kid from Nebraska meets her first gay friend at a boarding school for the arts, leading to a decision that will change both their lives forever.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/2/2014

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children

Author: Matthew Trumbull
Moving seamlessly between heartbreakingly funny and simply heartbreaking, the play journeys through the strange bonding days between Trumbull’s cancer-stricken 55-year-old father, an unassuming Minnesota engineer who takes his belief in usefulness above and beyond; and Trumbull, a New York City actor with a slew of day jobs both brief and bizarre.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

There Is No Good News

Author: David Mogolov
Tying together stories of fryolators, fake lawyers, junk science, tweakers, financial schemers and bomb threats, David Mogolov frisks his life experience for a single bit of wisdom he can share with his baby daughter.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug references
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/15/2013

This is a Play About Artists

Author: Ginger Kearns
Two ex-lovers, a performance artist and a poet, use art to relive and explore their tragic love affair.
Content Advisory: Partial Nudity and Strong Language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/27/2013

Uncle Philip's Coat

Author: Matty Selman
A young man inherits an old, tattered coat from his late, homeless uncle and finds in its storied threads that it is the coat of dreamers.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/27/2016

Vacation! All I Ever Wanted

Author: Bricken Sparacino
Bricken shares her love of life, adventure and ponies with humor and heart in this solo show about vacations.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/24/2014

Voices from Ellis Island

Author: Pippa White
The amusing, frightening, inspiring and true stories of immigrants who came through "the front door to freedom" from 1890 to 1930.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 2/15/2015

Voices from the Resistance

Author: Pippa White
Stories of ordinary people who fought the underground war against Hitler, leading Jews to freedom, rescuing Allied soldiers, printing newspapers, risking their lives every day to do what they could to cripple the Third Reich.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/16/2015

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

When I Met Juliet / It Was A Setup

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
I met Juliet Rylance one night in a bar and we had, I thought, a real connection, but she never spoke to me again, and this is how that made me feel.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity required
1 Act
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/23/2013

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

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

You Only Shoot the Ones You Love

Author: Jeffrey Sweet
A solo piece about Jeffrey Sweet’s dealings with the pioneers of improvisation and how anti-Semitism in Russia and Eastern Europe led to a comedy renaissance in America.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011