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(o)n the 5:31

Author: Mando Alvarado
A bar. A blind date. And a trip into what could have been and what really happened.
Content Advisory: Some adult language and situations
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/11/2012

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

18 Victoria

Author: Cody Daigle
An asteriod will collide with the Earth in three weeks, and three siblings scramble to mend their fractured family and make sense of the devastating secret that originally tore them apart.
Content Advisory: Adult language and themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/31/2014

3 Themes Every Child Should Know

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

A Guy Adrift in the Universe

Author: Larry Kunofsky
Stripped-down, very smart comedy about the story of an every-guy, from cradle to grave.
Content Advisory: Adult language and situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/1/2013

A History of Launching Ships (somewhat after Washington Irving)

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

A Rope in the Abyss

Author: Edward Elefterion
Named after Proust’s description of the moments between waking from a deep sleep and remembering who you are, the play is a tapestry of stories about the fluid nature of identity by focusing on people who survive brain injury and their equally challenged relatives: wives, sons, even doctors, all of whom are forced (sometimes moment by moment) to redefine who they are.
Content Advisory: Adult subject matter
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/23/2012

Absolute Magnitude

Author: Melody Cooper
Four historical female astronomers are somehow kidnapped from their eras and end up in the 21st century bedroom of a black female astrophysicist, with everyone fighting for answers, their sanity and their lives.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/11/2015

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

After The Chairs

Author: David Koteles
David Koteles remixes Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece "The Chairs" and completely transforms it for modern gay life.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 68 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/16/2014

Aimee and the XYMOX

Author: Ann Morrison
Aimee is a 10-year-old Scottish lass living with leukemia who has a mystical calling leading her from her Dundee home to a fantastical adventure in the realms of the “Faerie World,” a place where her gift of “sounding” is most needed, and in so doing discovers her greater purpose.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/14/2014

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

All Aboard the Hindenburg!

Author: Jason Sebacher
High up in that fated dirigible, Robert Such--an impossibly-old Brit who's having some trouble coming to terms with the Modern age-- settles past loves, flirts with the nouveau riche, and discovers his own sexuality.
Content Advisory: Explicit sexual language, curse words, simulated sex acts with produce
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 4/29/2013

All the Indifferent Children of the Earth

Author: Eric Bland
A play about existing now.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2012

ALONE.

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

American Cake

Author: Jonathan Pereira
A solo satire about love and patriotism... and a lot of cake.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/27/2015

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

An Alchemy of Flesh

Author: David Hauptschein
A mind-bending, noirish thriller where personalities split, and where the Peeping Tom at your window looks uncannily like yourself.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/24/2014

An Obscure Week During the Coming of Age of Tom Noise

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

Animal

Author: Kevin Augustine
A would-be shaman and his test-subject animal guide search the dark side of the medical research industry for that most ephemeral goal: happiness.
Content Advisory: Graphic puppet content/animal testing
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/18/2012

Antarctica

Author: Carolyn Raship
In this sometimes surreal fantasia of growing up, Magda and Winnie set out to become the first American Girls to make an expedition to the South Pole.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act
2 Females, 0 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/29/2011

Ashta Wi-Nu

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
I went into the woods and this is what I heard...
Content Advisory: No adult language, no nudity required
1 Act

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/23/2013

At The Flash

Author: Sean Chandler and David Leeper
A mind-bending, one-performer, multi-character history of a gay bar seen through the experiences of five specific, yet universal characters whose stories ricochet and collide through a whirlwind of interwoven scenes spanning five eras of gay history.
Content Advisory: LGBT Themes, Adult Themes, Some Strong Language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/28/2016

Be Story Free

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
The World's First and Only "Story Addiction" Destruction Seminar, FREE to all who sincerely desire to rid themselves of the EVILS of STORY, carried out by Dr. Jip Syuzhet's Be Story Free Brigade.
Content Advisory: adult language
1 Act, 120 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/29/2013

Besides, you lose your soul or the History of Western Civilization

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A detective story searching through the scattered remains of canonical western philosophy and literature, to find clues as to who created the individual human soul, how did we end up using torture in a democracy and why no women?
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 100 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 12/21/2011

Biffing Mussels (3 Short Plays)

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

Birthday Play

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

Body Maps

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A theatre-dance piece of stories and e-motions.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Bomb Shelter

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

boxplay

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

Brendan Resurrected

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

Bullet For Unaccompanied Heart

Author: Robert Wray
A comic/tragic tale about a blues guitarist, Dugan McBane, who gets taken hostage by the ghost of his former lover, Anya Magnifico.
Content Advisory: Strong language/adult themes/violence
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/26/2015

Bunny's Last Night in Limbo

Author: Peter S. Petralia
Moving through a landscape of sparsely stylized suburban settings, this dark comedy chronicle the coming-of-age of a boy named Bunny.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and adult content
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/9/2012

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

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

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

Captain Ferguson's School for Balloon Warfare

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Upon entry into World War One, a pioneering and obsessed aviator must train US troops in the art of Balloon Warfare.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/6/2014

Captain Overlord's Folly or The Fool's Revenge

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

Cast

Author: David Hauptschein
Set in what appears to be a mental institution, a patient-doctor relationship breaks down, reverses, and then the two characters subjugate themselves to the authoritative commands of a recorded voice.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 30 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 6/29/2014

Cedarwood Avenue

Author: Mike Teele
A light-hearted, funny and sometimes sad look at mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, husbands and wives, and how we all learn to accept and cherish the most important, defining people in our lives.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 7/16/2014

Chatting with the Tea Party

Author: Rich Orloff
A documentary-style play about a New York liberal playwright who decides to interview leaders of Tea Party groups around the country so he can answer the question, “Who ARE these people?”
Content Advisory: N/A
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 2/9/2016

CHORES or The Big Man in the Orange Rubber Rain Suit

Author: Mike Gorman
Five local residents—a paranoid logger, a one-armed mechanic, an evangelical cleaning lady, a 40 year old paperboy and a sexually obsessed nun—respond to the startling spectacle of a large man seen wearing a girl's orange rubber rain suit in the supermarket.
Content Advisory: Some profanity. Descriptive language concerning sexual organs.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 9/3/2015

Chosen Child

Author: Monica Bauer
Two generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal waiting for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement that was never made; a time-bending play about adoption, desertion, forgiveness, and family.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/1/2015

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

Citizen Cyborg

Author: Neal Utterback
A trans-textual hybrid of James Hughes’ seminal text on transhumanism and democracy genetically re-engineered with Shakespeare, Classical Greek plays, and science fiction.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/29/2015

Coffee/Evil

Author: Michael Hagins
A temp finds herself in a coffee-obsessed office and its all-too-obedient employees.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Violence, Horror Themes
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/16/2014

Colorblind'd

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

Come Thick Night

Author: John Crutchfield
In this postmodernist mashup of Elvis, Sartre, and Shakespeare's "Scottish play," a young woman awakes from a nightmare about killing her father-- only to discover she is still in it.
Content Advisory: The play contains some instances of strong language, implied sexuality, and violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/26/2014

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

Commedia Dell Smartass

Author: Sonya Sobieski
A Machiavellian fencing team captain convinces his nerdy friend to woo and win the school hottie, an overachieving Girl Scout—but only so that he can break them apart.
Content Advisory: Occasional/optional strong language, some kissing, mime
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 8/21/2012

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

Conversations with Dog

Author: Ken Wolf
The story of angry playwright Jeff Fox who meets a giant, wise-cracking, sex-obsessed dog named Jesus who is sent down from Heaven to save him.
Content Advisory: Lots of very funny but crude sex jokes mixed with Spirituality. Strong Language like the "F" word but all in fun.
3 Acts, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/22/2014

Coosje

Author: No.11 Productions
The story of two artists, husband and wife, finding their playful aesthetic together and attempting to escape death while a singing Pear simultaneously gains consciousness.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/26/2012

Cycatrix Adaptitude

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Some crazy Romanian performers come to NYC and do a play about wanting to make it in the movies.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity required
2 Acts, 120 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/27/2013

Dad and the Dog

Author: Ken Wolf
It is the Summer of 1969, and Mom has left with the five kids to live with her parents, and Dad is left with the Family dog, Missy, and that is when everything changed.
Content Advisory: An occasional F- word but it can be cut in production
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/24/2013

Dazl, aka The Cradle Robber Within

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A play about a golden little being who charms everyone she meets...at least almost every one: This is Dr. Seuss meets Pillowman meets Death of a Salesman in a wild ride of a “kids of all ages” show that looks into the heart-wrenching realities of how “growing up is coming down.”
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity required
2 Acts

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/23/2013

Death by Joinery

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

Delicious Rivers

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

Destructo Snack, USA

Author: Theresa Buchheister and Sarah Graalman
A performance that implodes the notion of identity and predetermined roles.
Content Advisory: Swear words, excessive eating and drinking.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/7/2013

Detention #1: What About Bob?

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

Detention #10: All the Single Ladies

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays honoring Women's History Month.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Detention #12: Detention, Interrupted

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

Detention #13: Scrabbopolyland

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

Detention #14: Detention The Musical!

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

Detention #15: Dear Jane

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

Detention #2: A Grimm La Ronde

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
A full play based on a Grimm Fairy Tale with each scene written by a different writer.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #3: Blind Date

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

Detention #4: Punk Rock Star

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

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

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

Detention #7: One Minute Plays

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

Detention #8: WHAM!

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

Detention #9: Seven Deadly Sins

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

Die For Me

Author: Ethan Ness
Allie and Reese, two high schoolers deeply in love, decide to forge a suicide pact in this drama inspired by "Romeo and Juliet."
Content Advisory: Some Strong language, mature themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

Disappearing Act

Author: Edward Elefterion
Three actors rehearse a play that is eerily like their lives and makes them ask themselves the big question (that all of us have to face sooner or later) -- "What am I doing with my life?"
Content Advisory: Strong Language; Nudity (Partial and Obstructed)
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/7/2015

Doubles Crossed

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

Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo

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

Eclipse

Author: Andrea Lepcio
This "Twilight Zone" comedy explores how the world we inhabit is created by the choices we make.
Content Advisory: Sexual topics
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Eden

Author: Marina Shron
Two performers - one amateur, one professional - are living/performing their unscripted love story in a storefront window.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Emancipatory Politics: A Romantic Tragedy (EP:ART)

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

Empty House

Author: Kenneth Molloy
This new imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Empty House" captures the claustrophobic nightmare that was the life of a woman in Victorian Britain.
Content Advisory: Sex, profanity, violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/14/2014

Ezekiel's Wheelchair

Author: Trav S.D.
Two women face the conundrum of what to do about their wheelchair-bound loved one, whose scientific blunder has resulted in all color having been drained from the world.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1993
Date Added: 1/5/2013

Face Value

Author: Kevin R. Free
The friends, family and associates of Wes Youngman, African-American country singer, want to know one thing: Is Wes Youngman REALLY Black?
Content Advisory: Adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Failure to Thrive (We Small Hours)

Author: Jeff McMahon
Roping together political/sexual violation with moments of redemption and epiphany, this solo leaps from fascist apologists to terrorists to pedophiles grooming their victims "in the wee small hours of the morning."
Content Advisory: language and subject
1 Act, 24 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/1/2012

Fatboy Romeo

Author: Neal J. Freeman
Fatboy Romeo employs puppets, projections, and live actors to tell a comic story of consumerism run amok using excerpts of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet."
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 2/9/2015

Fawnbook

Author: Ayun Halliday
An agrarian settlement of 3 middle aged women and 3 teenage boys communicates in dialogue culled exclusively from social media comments in this post digital, pre-apocalyptic dark comedy-cum-anthropological-study.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/4/2016

Field 309

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

Finger Paint

Author: Erin Austin and Ross Evans
A hand-painted wall and the non-linear stories that emanate from its coated layers express Ryan and Ann’s tumultuous roommate relationship and the external romantic influences that keep them apart.
Content Advisory: Intended for an adult audience. It includes strong language and sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/21/2011

First Time, Long Time

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

Flip Side

Author: Ellen Maddow
A comedy of longing, misconceptions, and mismatches, in which two sets of characters – played by the same six actors – occupy two different worlds.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/11/2012

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

Full Frontal: A Naked Exploration of Sex and Sexuality

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

Future Worlds: Tricorn Init!

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A cut-up of found text, graffiti and signage written in a notebook days before The Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth, UK was demolished in 2004, a prime example of 60s brutalist architecture, which had been voted the ugliest building in all of Britain.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 15 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/20/2011

Gay Camp

Author: Philip Mutz and Susan-Kate Heaney
When 'confused' campers Josh and Anton are sent away to be 'cured' at Camp Acceptance, they find themselves having a gay old time, with a deliciously evil headmaster, gay Twister, Santorum surprises, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at!
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

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

Goldsboro

Author: Nat Cassidy
A dark, dark, dark comedy about a family of nuclear mutant would-be cannibals, living in the irradiated deserts of the American Southwest.
Content Advisory: VERY strong language, violence, hideous mutations, bizarre circumstances, lots of sexual imagery
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/29/2013

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

Granada

Author: Avi Glickstein
Bringing together characters and stories from Sephardic Jewish folklore and culture, Granada draws on a centuries-old tradition to create a tender, bizarre, and funny look at a people separated by continents but united by a state of exile.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/18/2012

Harvest Festival 2013

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

Hazards

Author: Mina Samuels
Part clown, part Freud, with a dash of existentialism—a spoken word performance piece in the absurdist tradition.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Health Insurance

Author: Kris Kling
Faced with an audience looking for a show, an actor forced onstage initially stalls then gives way to a comic downward spiral of identity crisis, loss, and human connection.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/27/2015

Heel

Author: Jeff McMahon
Using text, movement, and imagery, HEEL marches through the collateral damage of September 11, 2001, examining both the attack and the culture of closure and forgetting.
Content Advisory: Some strong language. Not appropriate for children
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 4/30/2012

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

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

Hunger

Author: Sheri Wilner
When a mysterious stranger named Seymour emerges from the depths of the ocean, the ravenously and newly-engaged Diana must choose either to stay earthbound with the man she loves, or accompany her seducer into the sea.
Content Advisory: Some mature content (sexual situations)
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 11/11/2012

I (Heart) Kant

Author: Ken Urban
Four women in New Jersey are on a mission to find happiness.
Content Advisory: Nudity, adult content, drug use, philosophical ennui
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/17/2011

I Have Been to Hiroshima Mon Amour

Author: Chiori Miyagawa
In “reconstructed” Hiroshima in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect have a passionate one-night affair, which conjures memories of their respective first loves, both of whom died during WWII.
Content Advisory: Brief descriptions of the aftermath of atomic bombing and human suffering
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/3/2011

I Know What Boys Want

Author: Penny Jackson
A high school girl discovers that this week's Internet sensation is a video of her having sex and is determined to handle this crisis alone.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Sexual situations
1 Act, 87 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/27/2013

I 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

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

Imminent, Indeed

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

In Memory of Edgar Lutzen

Author: David Hauptschein
In the year 1905, Sweden's most acclaimed painter, Edgar Lutzen, becomes obsessed with alchemy, and is beset by jealousy and paranoid visions that cause his marriage and life to unravel.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/5/2014

In the Bones

Author: Cody Daigle
A Louisiana family mourns the unexpected loss of a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Over three years, their grief reaches out into unexpected places, forming a future from a broken past.
Content Advisory: Adult language and themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/18/2014

Interview

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

IOWA OF MY mind

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

Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions From West of the Hudson

Author: Alexander Janosek Doyle
Written in the style of the absurdist comedies of Samuel Beckett, "Is That Danny DeVito?" focuses on the psychological nonadventures of two over-educated but under-employed millennials as they wait for a perpetually delayed bus to deliver them from their New England campsite to their beloved Garden State.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

January

Author: Paula Cizmar
The aftermath of a terrible tragedy. One child shoots another child; the mother of the victim is caught up in a media feeding frenzy while obsessing about the mother of the shooter.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/8/2014

Join the Circus: A Collection of Short Plays

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

Journey Path: An Experiment in Rightness

Author: Theresa Buchheister
In a world where all has happened before and yet all is happening for the first time, there is a competition to achieve distinction and destruction.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/30/2011

Kill to Eat (a patriot's song)

Author: Caridad Svich
Love, death and survival are at stake in this neo-noir action piece about colonialism, patriotism, greed and corruption.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, violence.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/16/2011

King of Rats

Author: Marina Shron
A 10 year old boy comes of age in the house "with breathing walls" observing his family’s turbulent relationships that mirror Eastern Europe in war and transition.
Content Advisory: Some implied nudity, explicit language, inappropriate for children
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 8/1/2012

Ligature Marks

Author: Mac Rogers
Jill can't live without Terry, so it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to.
Content Advisory: Many verbal references to sexuality and violence, one stylized act of violence, a great deal of profanity.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/15/2013

Light of Night

Author: Cecilia Copeland
A modern Latina retelling of the Persephone myth where Stephanie must find her way back from the underworld into the realm of the light and freedom.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/12/2014

Linda Lovely Goes to Broadway

Author: Ann Morrison
Broadway veteran Ann Morrison finds profound truth and beauty in her friend and colleague Linda, a highly creative woman with Down syndrome, who teaches deep lessons with simplicity and love.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/15/2013

LIVE/FEED

Author: Chance Muehleck
An assembly for performance that fuses found and original material. Inspired by an apocryphal Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.”
Content Advisory: Strong language; adult content
1 Act, 55 Minutes
5 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/8/2011

Lola Montez in Bavaria...

Author: John Jahnke
Explores the relation of fame to motivation, and the reconstruction of identity to success, and finds as its protagonists the nineteenth century figures of Lola Montez and King Ludwig I of Bavaria, whose obsessions with fame and power triggered a revolution, resulting in the loss of his throne.
Content Advisory: Discreet nudity, related to casual scenes of dressing and undressing; suggestive language; simulated fornication
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 7/14/2011

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

Love Lessons Learned

Author: Erin Renée Roberts
Eros, the goddess of love and desire, takes you through her romantic odyssey; pain and pleasure will ensue.
Content Advisory: Adult Language and partial nudity (PG-13, AGES: 16+)
0 Acts, 35 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/23/2015

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

Magic Bullets

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

Magic Kingdom

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

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

Making Peter Pope

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

Margarita and Max

Author: Manuel Igrejas
A lonely woman. A windy day. A plastic bag: a love story. Margarita could use a miracle. A strong spring breeze blows one of those ubiquitous black plastic bags into her path…and into her life. This is no ordinary bag and this is no ordinary day.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 40 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/2/2014

Match

Author: Marc Chun
In this exquisite one act play, random chance brings five ordinary people together on a bright blue May afternoon, with extraordinary results.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/29/2013

Me

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

Memoriam: After Euripides’ Alcestis

Author: Stephen Kaliski
A “sequel” to Euripides’ ALCESTIS that explores memory, identity, and the uncertain ownership we have over our own lives.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown

Author: Joe Hutcheson
Civil War era Southern debutante Miss Magnolia Beatrice Devareux Beaumont has choked to death on the meat of a pork rib, only to find herself suddenly inhabiting the body of a thirty-something gay New Yorker (to whom she refers to as Master Joseph) on his way to Provincetown, Massachusetts for a birthday vacation.
Content Advisory: Brief, non-frontal nudity. Strong language. Some sexual references.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/6/2013

Misshapen Jack, the Nebraska Hunchback

Author: Trav S.D.
A journey through one man’s fevered brain as he attempts to persuade us through the power of his words to join him in his quest to confront the evil represented by the title character.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1989
Date Added: 1/5/2013

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Author: Mark J. Mirsky
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is a comedy about family in which a father turns into a parasite and the mother and children's attempts to curb his behavior with the help of a professional exterminator turns everything upside down.
Content Advisory: Strong language hinted at but not spoken
2 Acts, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/1/2013

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 First Autograce Homeography (1973-1974)

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A cut-up of memories, personal, political, traumatic, funny and absurd from a childhood in the weirdness that was 1973-1974 in America (Watergate, Patty Hearst, The 6 Million Dollar Man, experimental dance, The Living Theatre, unhinged caretakers and All Those Solo Albums).
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/3/2014

MythUnderstood

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

Natural Novice

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

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

NIGHTMARES: a demonstration of the Sublime

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

Nihils: The Negation of Everything

Author: Trav S.D.
A nonlinear autobiography about a cat who can’t make the scene.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 1/5/2013

No One

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A meditation on our response to violence, specifically that inflicted on New York City and Washington, D.C. on 9/11/01 and the subsequent violence inflicted by the United States on Afghanistan in October 2001.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 55 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 8/28/2011

No Strings Attached

Author: Manuel Igrejas
A seemingly happy gay couple meet a sexy waiter who rocks their world.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/3/2014

Not To Be Negative but...

Author: Jack Sundmacher
A man talks to his sperm about fatherhood.
Content Advisory: Comedic. Clean.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/16/2016

Nothing's Going to Happen

Author: Justin Cornell
A chopped-up show about waiting for the end of the world, with singing and dancing.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/5/2014

NY/XY

Author: William LoCasto
Two young gay men are asked questions about their sexual choices and preferences by an anonymous, off-stage voice.
Content Advisory: Contains graphic descriptions of sexual acts by its two male leads.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 4/12/2013

Open Up, Hadrian

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

Ore, or Or

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A Zen exploration of the gap between truth and convenient fictions that employs the known facts about General Tomoyuki Yamashita and his legendary gold to illuminate the tangled love lives of four disaffected New Yorkers- a Japanese-American man with a passion for Star Trek, his Jewish girlfriend who loves to taunt her family by dating the goyim, her roommate a homo who's trying not to date straight men anymore, and his fag hag, a WASP model who's sporadically studying astrology and Buddhism.
Content Advisory: Strong language,
4 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/19/2014

Oscar Tango-Bravo

Author: Ed Malin
A comic look at conspiracy theories and the people who believe in them, in light of 20th Century events like the Cuban Sandwich Crisis.
Content Advisory: Some sexual jokes
1 Act, 50 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2014

Panama

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

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

Pirira

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

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

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

PN1923.45 LS01 volume 2 (the book play)

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

Poetics Justice

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

Polanski Polanski

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A poetic monodrama imagining/exploring three threshold moments in the life of famed film director Roman Polanski; a fictionalized tale of desire, escape and punishment blending elements of film and theater as it delves into the brilliant mind of the controversial figure.
Content Advisory: Erotic language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/11/2013

Poop-A True Story

Author: Micheline Auger
When an actress is hired to be a piece of art, she gets more than she bargains for.
Content Advisory: Some strongish language and provocative anatomical metaphors.
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/5/2014

Posing

Author: Jason Sebacher
Two men--each running from his past, each escaping his present, and each keeping an impossible secret--are bound together for days with the mutual goal of using each other for sex and drugs, until they confront in each other the consequences of trying to stay young forever.
Content Advisory: nudity, strong language, drug use, simulated sex
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/4/2013

Purchase

Author: Ian W. Hill
In a future USA being run like some kind of banana republic, two women -- a successful, aristocratic musician and a young idealistic Colonel -- engage in a tense and uneasy battle of revolution, reversals, ideals, and identity.
Content Advisory: Some mild violence.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/4/2013

Pussy

Author: Maura Halloran
A lesbian couple whose love is on the rocks, their overly "curious" landlady and their cat… this love triangle is starting to get crowded.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/2/2014

Q and Y: A Brief Comedy About Death

Author: Theresa Buchheister
They win and lose, fall in and out of love, make multiple mistakes and, in the end, they die - it is a rip-roaring comedy.
Content Advisory: Onstage "masturbation", a couple of swear words
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/26/2011

Queers For Fears

Author: Ed Malin
Two short plays about the dangers of coming out and of not coming out.
Content Advisory: Some topless male scenes and strong language.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/2/2015

Quest of the Hero

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

Recess

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

Remission

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Written for and based on the life of Daniel Martin Berkey, an actor who experienced remission from schizophrenia in his mid-50's; not about Daniel or schizophrenia, but an inside personal expression of his journey into and out of schizophrenia.
Content Advisory: Shockingly graphic language throughout
1 Act, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/20/2011

Revolting Women/Woman Bomb-Sade

Author: Allan Graubard and Caroline McGee
The play explores a tragic and traumatic phenomenon, the rise of murderous suicide as a political weapon, in one body, two characters and four voices.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 35 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Robert and the Dawn

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

Running Interference

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

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

Sacred Water

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

Salish

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

Sam and Gus

Author: Daniel Talbott
When Sam woke up today, she didn’t expect the world to be covered in darkness and snow, or to be visiting her long deceased and beloved brother. Whether a nightmare or a new reality, the opportunity to slaughter their past and move forward together comes knocking on their door.
Content Advisory: Adult content: strong language, extreme violence, nudity, and sexual content
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/25/2012

Sea of Love

Author: Trav S.D.
A watery fantasia inspired by the Coney Island Mermaid Parade in which an ordinary date becomes inundated with visits from mermaids, pirates, and eventually the Great God Poseidon.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 1/5/2013

second.

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

Self at Hand

Author: Jack Hanley
Three linked one-acts that look at the dehumanizing effects of technology.
Content Advisory: Lots of adult language and situations.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 9/25/2013

Sense

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

Seven Lepcio Shorts

Author: Andrea Lepcio
Seven 10 minute plays by Andrea Lepcio produced from 2001 through 2011.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
11 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/28/2013

Slouch

Author: B. Walker Sampson
A metaphysical dramedy in which 3 thirty-something roommates struggle with job and relationship failures, the isolation of urban life, and an unfortunate habit of comparing their lives to their very successful friend (who may be dropping by soon).
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/2/2015

Smoke the New Cigarette

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A DJ recalls the brief performance career of the world's only "chamber punk" band.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/27/2013

Spell

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

Stabilized Not Controlled

Author: Frank Blocker
Dark comedy about a murderous New York City landlord who goes to war with rent-stabilzed tenants: a septuagenarian sex addict, a Log Cabin-accountant, an aging stoner, The Fake English actress, and homeless squatter Jackie O.
Content Advisory: Adult content and themes. Language is important to the New York locale. Situations include frank sexual discussions and substance abuse
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 13 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Stealing Season

Author: Topher Cusumano
A contemporary retelling of the Greek’s Abduction of Persephone myth, about a mother and daughter who go to hell and back again.
Content Advisory: Warning: This play contains strong language, violence, and depictions of physical/mental abuse.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/24/2014

Still Life with Parrot & Monkey

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

Story of an Unknown Man

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
A troupe of actors trapped in a war zone must put on a play in exchange for food; that play is an adaptation of a novella by Anton Chekhov.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Adult situation (difficult pregnancy). A couple of sexually charged scenes.
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/19/2014

Straight Talk

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

Street Stories

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

Styrofoam

Author: Kevin Doyle
A young, wealthy New York power couple read the Sunday edition of The New York Times as their new apartment fills up with styrofoam.
Content Advisory: Strong language, graphic scene, partial nudity.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 12/24/2015

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

tangleplay

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

The A-is-for-Abortion Play

Author: Cassandra Hume
5 women, 15 characters explore the personal, dark and often comedic stories behind abortion and choice through a series of personal narratives and surreal fantasies.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/17/2013

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 Big Picture

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

The 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 Color Brunette

Author: Ed Malin
Short comic scenes on the theme of color, both regarding racial discrimination and "difference" in general, and scientific discussion of optics.
Content Advisory: Some cursing and sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/5/2013

The Director

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

The Dorothy Building

Author: Trav S.D.
The comings and goings in a mysterious off-planet hotel where all of the inmates are women named Dorothy.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 8/1/2012

The Egg Play

Author: Candice Benge
A hilarious, heart-breaking, punch in the face.
Content Advisory: strong language, mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/13/2012

The Expatriates

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

The 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 Gurney

Author: David Hauptschein
Clifford’s brother Wesley has disappeared, and when Clifford enters Wesley’s apartment to investigate, he discovers that a bizarre woman, who speaks a strangely poetic, broken English, has moved in.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 5/10/2014

The House of Fitzcarraldo

Author: Buran Theatre Company
In 1979 Werner Herzog enlisted his megalomaniac best friend, Klaus Kinski, to help him drag a 300-ton steamship over a mountain in the Peruvian jungle.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/15/2012

The Jesus Guy

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
The Jesus Guy is a trip through this collective grid of unconscious desires that lead and mislead us to look to Someone In Charge to ask for the name of our own nameless experience.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 100 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 12/20/2011

The Maiden

Author: Chance Muehleck
A contemporary reboot of the myth of Persephone featuring found text, live music, and choreographed movement.
Content Advisory: Adult situations.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/23/2014

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 March of the Bonus Army

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Six actors use text and period music to illuminate a little known US historical event when WWI veterans during the Great Depression marched on Washington to demand a bonus they were promised, but never received.
Content Advisory: A few minor curse words.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/30/2014

The Momentum

Author: Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell, Boo Killebrew and Jordan Seavey
A self-help-sploitation that asks: Unhappy? Listless? Broke? Alone? Depressed? Shoeless? Eventually you’ll learn it's not what you don't have that matters, but what you think you want to have but don't yet and aren't sure how to find and who even knows if what you want is what you need or if it's obtainable but if it is there's only one way to get it: THE MOMENTUM ™®©.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/22/2011

The Mother of God Visits Hell

Author: Daniel Guyton
The Virgin Mary travels to hell to comfort the souls in torment - much to God's dismay; when she pleads with God to forgive all the souls, regardless of their sins, it leads to a war between heaven and hell, with all of our souls in the balance.
Content Advisory: Extremely mild innuendo. Some violence. PG-13.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 20 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/26/2015

The Persecution of Arnold Petch

Author: David Hauptschein
The central character of this drama is a man with an extraordinary persecution complex, whose worst fears, paradoxically, may in fact be coming true.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/11/2014

The Piano Store Plays

Author: John Clancy
Four short plays from the beginning of the playwright's career.
Content Advisory: Some strong language in two of the plays.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1991
Date Added: 1/23/2012

The Rope in Your Hands

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

The Strange Case of Grippo the Ape Man

Author: Trav S.D.
Two fly-by-night con artists exhibit a creature with a unique gift…and the power to turn the tables.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/5/2013

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 Temple, Or, Lebensraum

Author: Nat Cassidy
An immersive and unrelenting journey into the horrors experienced by a German U-Boat crew trapped in a sunken submarine and commandeered by a madman.
Content Advisory: Very strong language, very graphic violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/12/2015

The Three of Us

Author: Tamara Rose
After a tragic car accident, two members of a threesome are left to ponder the love that existed and how to live with a ghost.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, frank discussion of sex acts, Polyamory, Suicide
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/22/2014

The Tower

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

The Tragedy of Dandelion

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

The Troubadour Struck By Lightning

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

The Twelfth Labor

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

The Twine

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

The Ultimate Stimulus

Author: Felipe Ossa
Amanda McCloud is a renegade economist who has a solution to rising income inequality: master-concubine relationships.
Content Advisory: This outrageous proposal is performed as a TED-style talk that imagines what might happen to our society if the rich were forced to take on concubines whom they mentor, sponsor, and sleep with. So, yes, sex is very much involved, but it’s described in a mostly playful, often bizarre and cartoonish, manner.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/9/2014

The Vigil or The Guided Cradle

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

Theme and Variations

Author: Leegrid Stevens
“One family. A month of dinners.”
Content Advisory: Adult subject matter, but still appropriate for all ages
1 Act, 18 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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 Newspaper

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

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

This is a Play About Being Gay

Author: Teddy Nicholas
An experimental gay-identity politics play.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
3 Acts, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/13/2014

Thread

Author: Elena Zucker
The inadvertent “like” of a politically-charged Facebook status— a call for a third Palestinian uprising-- unravels a life, and dismantles the borders between Jew and Arab, past and present, time and space.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/7/2016

Three P's (3 Short Plays)

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

Three Ring

Author: Peter S. Petralia
A theatrical event that merges circus, theater, dance, and performance art, which is constructed from fragments of sanity, obsession, and love as told by five inmates in an insane asylum for circus performers.
Content Advisory: This play includes some strong language, adult themes and disturbing psychological content which may make it inappropriate for younger audiences
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 9/9/2012

Time and the Beast

Author: Marina Shron
Inspired by the biblical story of Jacob and his two wives, the sisters Rachel and Leah, the play follows their love triangle as it keeps spinning in time: the three characters mature in history -- as history itself comes of age.
Content Advisory: NA
4 Acts, 135 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 5/9/2013

TRACES/fades

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

Trevor's Fire

Author: Ann Morrison
Trevor, a magnificent seven year old labeled with ADHD streaks through a world that asks him to be “normal” until a stranger sees his fire as an extraordinary gift.
Content Advisory: NA
0 Acts, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/26/2013

True Believers

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

Un(en)titled

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

Una, La Whore del Mundo

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

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

Uneventful Deaths for Agathon

Author: Javierantonio Gonzalez
A vaudevillian tragedy about the end of one’s career, family and family life.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/2/2011

Universal Rundle

Author: Trav S.D.
Pits two unsuspecting city slickers against the King of the Blues in a Delta bayou…with a resulting revolution.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1988
Date Added: 1/5/2013

Walker

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
An absurd comedy about four people trying to make meaning out of life, when none of the meanings other people have created make any sense.
Content Advisory: Sexual language and situations.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/30/2014

Waxing West

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

We Call Her Benny

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

We live in financial times, Part 1: Blackberry Curve

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A darkly funny theatrical shell game wherein the conventions of character and story collapse and attempt to frantically reassemble just like global capitalism!
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

Whales & Souls

Author: Andrew Kramer
A small conservative village is visited by a strange creature, causing everything to change.
Content Advisory: Strong Language. Sexual content.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/7/2016

what do you mean

Author: Bruce A! Kraemer
Chris Oakmont gets a script accepted to a play festival, except he hasn’t written one yet.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Nudity, depending on the direction
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/28/2013

What's in a Name

Author: Timothy Nolan
Confronted by the past, the present, and the police, a woman examines the results of choices made many years ago and finds that the secrets that are the hardest to keep are the hardest to tell.
Content Advisory: Gun violence, language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/9/2013

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

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

When Words Fail…

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

Where the Wild Ones Play

Author: Job Ethan Christenson
David delves into his past with his younger self, exploring the one relationship that could've changed it all.
Content Advisory: Mental illness and sexual abuse
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/13/2016

White House Wives: Operation Lysistrata!

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

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

Word Painting: Soliloquies Around An Easel

Author: Ann Morrison
A woman inspired by her own experience of life modeling, takes a profound look at her late mother, an artist and true "Renaissance Woman," through the personalities around an art easel: the Model, the Student-Artist, the Critic and the Art itself, leading her audience through a deeply poetic, lyrical dance.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Word To Your Mama

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A stream of consciousness tour-de-force for three voices. It takes the audience channel surfing through a turn of the millennium mind trapped in the collective body of a night secretary.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
3 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Your Lithopedion

Author: Justin Maxwell
In YOUR LITHOPEDION a serial killer attempts to reform and becomes the founder of Serial Killers Anonymous, which totally wrecks his marriage. It's a dark, don't-bring-your-kids comedy about boredom, dysfunction, murder, and gazebos. You’ll never think of 80’s music in the same way again.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sex
1 Act, 65 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/11/2013

You're a Good Boy, Abercorn

Author: Topher Cusumano
The play explores a grotesque landscape of ritual, sexual violence, and survivor’s guilt, through the eyes of a young man who was kidnapped by a sadistic monster.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Physical & Mental Violence, Simulated sexual activity
1 Act, 30 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/24/2013