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A Christmas Carol

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

A Fire as Bright as Heaven

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

A List of Irrational Fears for Future Leaders of the World

Author: Andrew Kaberline
The play takes place over eleven years, as Kenrick and Jorja learn to live together while selfishly destroying the scary unknown that is twentysomething life, in a dark investigation of the power of fear, the state of trust in a youthful world, and the inane mental responses to tragedy.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, People in their Underwear (Mild Nudity?)
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/12/2014

A Little Piece of the Sun

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

A Modest Suggestion

Author: Ken Kaissar
A black comedy that dares to ask why racism exists, how does racism turn into violence, and do Jews eat bacon?
Content Advisory: Mature content, strong language. A Modest Suggestion is a black comedy for consenting adults
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/11/2012

A Play on Words

Author: Brian Dykstra
Seinfeld meets Waiting for Godot in this ferociously witty play on, about and exploding with language. Rusty and Max have been friends since grade school and they've been arguing almost the entire time. Today they're scheming up something big.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 95 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/14/2011

A Procession of Clouds

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

A.D.A.M. 2.0

Author: Tyler Grimes
Join Founder and CEO of Rossum Robotics, Dr. Derek Rossum, for the launch of their latest product: "A.D.A.M. 2.0."
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/2/2014

Adam & Steve and the Empty Sea

Author: Plan-B Theatre Company
Adam is openly Mormon. Steve is openly gay. Set against the backdrop of the passage of Prop. 8, these childhood friends grapple with religion, sexuality, politics and adulthood.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/26/2013

All the Best Ingredients

Author: James Bosley
In a tiny prison deep underground three guards try to break three political subversives by using the most delicious cupcakes anyone has ever dreamt of.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 88 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/19/2014

American Badass

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

American 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

Any Day Now

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

Apocalyptic Roadshow

Author: John Clancy
A fierce, comic cabaret celebrating the end of the world.
Content Advisory: Mature themes, very strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 7/23/2013

Barrier Island

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

Becoming Cuban

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

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

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

Breaking Ranks

Author: Zack Calhoon
While on base in Kuwait, an incident occurs that fractures a close-knit platoon forcing each soldier to question their own integrity and chose where their loyalty truly lies.
Content Advisory: Deals with adult subject matter; includes harsh, offensive language, and an onstage sexual assault
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 1/11/2012

Bridge to Baraka

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

Bring us the Head of Your Daughter

Author: Derek Ahonen
A story of interracial lesbians, false flags, and angry America.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language.
1 Act, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/1/2014

Broken

Author: David Meyers
Kevin McFadden hasn't spoken to anyone since he killed 17 people at a shopping mall three weeks ago. But when a prison doctor takes an unexpected interest in his case, Kevin decides to meet with him - revealing a troubled past that unites them both.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing subject matter
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/3/2015

Brown and Black and White All Over

Author: Antonio Sacre
A sincere, urgent, and often humorous account of a week-long men’s gathering in the woods that asks deeply personal and politcal questions of race, indentity, and the possibility of healing.
Content Advisory: The play has strong language and adult situations.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Browntown

Author: Sam Younis
Follows three brown-skinned actors as they audition for the role of a terrorist in a made-for-tv movie.
Content Advisory: Strong language, profanity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Bumbershoot

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

Cairo Stories

Author: Tom Coash
Cairo Stories is a trilogy of one-act plays, all set in present day Cairo, addressing controversial issues such as veiling, Palestine, and AIDS with humor and humanity and a love of Egypt.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/15/2015

Celeste and Starla Save Todd and Win Back the Day

Author: Francesca Sanders
Celeste and Starla, the starfish are off to solve a mystery with a capital M!
Content Advisory: No adult content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/6/2012

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

Chokehold

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - John F. Kennedy
Content Advisory: Strong language, realistic violence, difficult and contentious subject matter.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/2/2015

Chosen

Author: Rick Vorndran
An irreverent take on the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chosen careens through 50 years of history in less than 60 minutes - with musical numbers!
Content Advisory: One character uses strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Clean Alternatives

Author: Brian Dykstra
A no-holds-barred satire on corporate America about an environmentalist's fight against a toxin-spreading megacorporation. Dykstra takes on corporate narcissism, the meaning of love, the corruption of politics and the elusiveness of enlightenment in this dark-age of the almighty dollar.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 10/14/2011

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

Cry of the Mountain

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

Dark Water

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

Death of a Government Worker

Author: Jonathan Pereira
A government worker is caught between a sneeze and a hard place in this one act absurdist play (based on the short story by Anton Chekhov).
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 22 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 12/9/2014

Debriefing

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

Defending Marriage

Author: Joe Basque
A “Defense of Marriage” campaign shatters the life of a gay priest and his parish.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/9/2012

Detention #10: All the Single Ladies

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

Detention #11: End of Days

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Twenty 2-minute monologues exploring the possibility of the Mayan Apocalypse.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #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 #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

Dismiss All the Poets

Author: Adrian Rodriguez
Based on the Heberto Padilla affair, this plays tells the story of a Cuban poet forced to make public retraction implicating family and friends for disloyalty to the state.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 7/17/2011

Donkey

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

Eating My Garbage

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

Eleven Dollar Prophet

Author: Antonio Sacre
A commentary on performance, theater, and art in general the play explores the insatiable desire of a crowd to be led and the devices of a performer to command that crowd.
Content Advisory: nudity, strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language and situations, and blasphemous religious speech for some religions
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 1/26/2013

E-mail: 9/12

Author: Midge Guerrera
How sharing, caring, grieving and even allowing a spark of humor to fly through cyberspace helped our nation get through the painful aftermath of 9/11.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/5/2014

Emancipatory Politics: A Romantic Tragedy (EP:ART)

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

Empty House

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

Erotic Adventures in Venice

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

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

Fenway: Last of the Bohemians

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

Free Desiree

Author: Amontaine Aurore
The play follows two sisters growing up in a small suburb in 1972 that are influenced by the cultural revolution of the times, and each in her own way, determined to challenge the status quo.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/9/2013

From the Deep

Author: Cassie M. Seinuk
In this psychological drama, Andrew, a missing Boston University student, arrives in the surreal room of the missing, Ilan, an Israeli POW trapped in the same headspace, must convince Andrew to play the games, keep his mind active, and face the truth of his captivity before they both go missing forever.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing story about abuse, real life dive into life of a prisoner of war, GLBT themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

Furbelow

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
A fable about fame, friendship, and really nice fabrics.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/20/2014

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

Good Lonely People

Author: Carol Carpenter
On election night, the only white democratic family in a conservative town holds a secret Obama party. But when their gay daughter arrives from the city for the celebration, they discover they are split on a California issue that hits close to the core, raising questions about their own sense of "family."
Content Advisory: Adult subject matter, but handled sensitively
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 5/24/2012

Gordy Crashes

Author: Sam Byron
Taking place in the days before and after the last presidential election, Gordy Crashes follows Gordy as he navigates displacement in the East Village after Hurricane Sandy. Exhausted and disoriented, Gordy finds himself at his ex-girlfriend’s doorstep, where he will form an unlikely and potentially dangerous relationship that may ultimately help him understand the true suffering of others.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence, adult themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/25/2014

Graceless

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

Green

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

Hail Satan

Author: Mac Rogers
When Tom takes a new job at a nondescript corporate office, he is astonished to discover that his co-workers all belong to a religious group dedicated to the worship of Satan.
Content Advisory: profanity, sexual language, disturbing situations and themes, and content that may be considered sacreligious
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/27/2011

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

Havana Bourgeois

Author: Carlos Lacamara
The story of Fidel Castro’s Revolution from the point of view of an advertising agency in Havana.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/27/2012

Heart of a Dog

Author: Deloss Brown
A scientist turns a dog into a man by transplanting into him the pituitary of a petty thief and drunkard, and unfortunately the newly created man retains many of the donor's bad habits.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, violence.
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1990
Date Added: 3/8/2014

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

Hot Steams

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

How You Kiss Me Is Not How I Like To Be Kissed

Author: Dan Giles
A romantic comedy for people who can't stand romantic comedies, the play follows a love story unlike any other (but just like every other) from first kiss to last goodbye.
Content Advisory: some swearing, discussion of sex
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/25/2015

Hummingbirds

Author: Jonathan Wallace
Holly and Hummingbird enjoy World of Warcraft, Mickey D's, and flying pilotless drones for the CIA.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult and political themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/8/2012

I <3 Revolution

Author: Alexandra Panzer, Tara Schuster, Alice Winslow
Three ladies overwhelmed by their early 20s, swept up in the zeal of the Arab Spring, and taken by the boho-chic ways of Occupy Wall Street recruit followers for their own brand of fresh-to-death revolution.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/14/2012

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

ILLUMINATIon

Author: Nicholas Priore
A series of vignettes on the topic of a secret society that seeks to enslave us all.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 26 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/29/2016

Immaculate (or)The Son

Author: Nicholas Priore
The untold story of Jesus Christ…the greatest story never told.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, drug use
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

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

Infallibility

Author: Matt Barbot
After being tricked into taking part in the infamous trial of a dead pope, 18-year-old actor Carlo enlists the help of his favorite saint to perform the story of his life for his prison guards…all as part of a plan to find a happy ending.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/27/2013

Iphigenia in Aulis

Author: Edward Einhorn
Euripides' classic tragedy about Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia, at the insistence of his soldiers, in an adaptation that emphasizes the theme of the power of the mob.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/31/2014

Iraq

Author: Mario Fratti
They think that our soldiers are all heroes. But they have a conscience. Many commit suicide because they don’t believe in the war. The play was written when there were only 29 suicides. Now there are more than 300.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 3/25/2012

Kalighat

Author: Paul Knox
A young gay American man volunteers to work in one of Mother Teresa’s Calcutta hospitals in this wise and compelling two-act drama.
Content Advisory: suggested nudity; sexuality; the play takes place in a hospital filled with sick and dying people
2 Acts, 165 Minutes
16 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/25/2013

Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince

Author: Glen Williamson
A boy, locked in the dark alone for years, appeared on the streets of Nuremburg in 1828, barely able to stand, walk or speak. A true story and a supernatural journey through darkness to light.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Keep Your Baggage With You (at all times)

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

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

Killer Midgets

Author: John Dapolito
Beckett meets Tarantino in this existentially absurd play about hand-gun violence in America.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 103 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/17/2014

La Tempestad

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

Leak

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

Little Town Blues

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

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

Look, What I Don't Understand

Author: Anthony Nikolchev
In a 1960’s US immigrant detainment center, the play asks the audience of border patrol to decide the fate of Bulgarian communist defectors caught in red tape limbo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/14/2011

Lost in Lvov

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

Love in the Insecurity Zone

Author: Mike Folie
A romantic comedy set in a dystopian future.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/13/2013

Lysistrata

Author: Edward Einhorn
Aristophanes' classic comedy about a sex strike in the name of peace, adapted to emphasize the bawdy humor.
Content Advisory: Strong language and many comic sexual references. Nudity possible depending on interpretation.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
11 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 1/31/2014

Mad Mel and the Marradians

Author: Gary Morgenstein
A science fiction political comedy about the Marradians, whose enslavement of the human race can only be stopped by -- a writer!
Content Advisory: Some adult content, occasional profanity, sexual innuendos
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/29/2011

Meaty One Act Plays

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

Meditations from North America

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
Rich McLain – kidnapped, tortured, alone, far from home – discovers that there are still choices.
Content Advisory: Adult content: strong language, harrowing situations (torture, etc.)
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Menders

Author: Erin Browne
Corey and Aimes are new recruits mending the wall that guards their city from an unnamed threat; but as their teacher Drew tells them subversive tales of the world outside they begin to wonder at the real purpose of the wall, until an unexpected act of passion tears the menders apart.
Content Advisory: Implications of sex, a few removable curse words
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/16/2012

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

Mo(u)rning

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

Money Buckets!

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

Mostly Imperfect Moments of Unrelenting Humanity

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

Mr. Satan Goes to Wall Street

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

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

My Penis – In and Out of Trouble

Author: Antonio Sacre
A remarkable, brutally funny, controversial, and disturbing personal exploration of sex, sexuality, and manhood.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, include strong sexual language and situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Natural Novice

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

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

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!

Author: Kevin R. Free
Barbra Patch, along with her husband and father-in-law, plans a birthday "N-Word intervention" for her adolescent son.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Nightjars

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

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

North to Maine

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

Nowhere on the Border

Author: Carlos Lacamara
An anti-immigration vigilante confronts a Mexican man who searches for his missing daughter in the Arizona desert.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
1 Act, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 2/17/2012

One Nation Under

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

One-Act Plays and Performance Monologues

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

One-act plays by Isaac Rathbone, Volume One: Homeland Security

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Three one-act plays that explore the affects of combat experience on the American family, using three distinctive themes and styles.
Content Advisory: Some mild language in "Prodigal Father"
1 Act, 40 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/16/2015

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

Oswald's Backyard

Author: Leslie Bramm
An history fiction about a day in the life of Lee Harvey Oswald as he prepares to make his big break.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations, drug, alcohol, and cigarette use
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 10/24/2011

Out to Lunch

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

Over Here

Author: Meron Langsner
In New York City in the summer of 2002, the growing friendship between an Israeli immigrant and a Palestinian-American is put into crisis by both local prejudices and events overseas.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, Mid East politics
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

Over the Mountain

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

Panichorea

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

Pennysaver

Author: Nicholas Priore
Tommy has finally found Penny, and whether she likes it or not, he will never let her go.
Content Advisory: Strong language, brief violence
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Pieces of Him

Author: Marisa D. Hebert
Set on the night of Fredrigo Bianci's memorial service, this once close-knit family is put to the test as a son determined not to become his father, and a daughter who would like nothing more, tangle over their unresolved family business.
Content Advisory: Adult language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/1/2014

Pierce

Author: Nat Cassidy
The tragic and horrifying story of our most obscure president, haunted beyond comprehension and driven desperately to distraction by the death of his son, as his country crawls its way towards civil war unnoticed.
Content Advisory: Moments of horror, adult situations, brief strong language
4 Acts, 210 Minutes
1 Female, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/7/2012

Ping Pong Diplomacy

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

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

Prayer

Author: Jonathan Kravetz
In a futuristic American prison, one man fights to preserve his innocence and identity while a theocratic, irrational government tries to prove he's guilty of writing a book -- The Believer's Diary -- that he says he did not write.
Content Advisory: Adult language.
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/5/2014

Principia

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

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

Quit the Road Jack

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

Rag Fur Blood Bone: The Epic of Gilgamesh

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

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

Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays

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

Reservoir

Author: Eric Henry Sanders
A reimagining of “Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner as the contemporary story of a returning veteran suffering from PTSD.
Content Advisory: Some strong language. Some violence.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/9/2015

Riddle Lost

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

Right on Target

Author: Gary Morgenstein
A bipartisan romantic comedy about an African American conservative – fired by PBS for what he claims are political reasons – and his liberal Jewish wife as they navigate sex, love and politics.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some sexual references
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

RINO

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

Rough Writers Short Plays 2013

Author: Rough Writers: New Play Fest
Four short plays inspired by one of three works of art, created for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's first-ever play festival.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/1/2014

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

Sandbox

Author: Gino DiIorio
Three American soldiers find themselves caught in the no man’s land of “Ambush Alley,” near the Khyber Pass on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Content Advisory: strong language, adult content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/30/2013

SCHOOLED

Author: Lisa Lewis
Two university students vie for a competitive grant from their roguish professor in a taut threesome that tests their romantic relationship and their ethics.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

Silent Witnesses

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

Simone at Home

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

Sinners on a Southbound Bus

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

Sleeper

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

Slow Falling Bird

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

Snow White Zombie: Apocalypse

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

Somewhere Safer

Author: Lauren Ferebee
Examining memory's force and the dangers of extremism, the play reaches back and forth in time to capture the aftermath of an explosion that irrevocably changes the course of nine lives.
Content Advisory: violence, strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/17/2013

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

Standard Aptitude

Author: Sam Byron
Four years after he was caught and publicly ostracized for taking the SATs for other students at his high school, Zach Citron tries to rekindle his sense of hope when his childhood friend Becca returns from college wanting to make amends.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug and alcohol use.
90 Acts, 1 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/28/2014

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

Strange Rain

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

Stuff

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

Sugarbaby

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

Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Author: Carol Carpenter
A conservative West Texas family struggles to cope with the reality that their teenage boy is gay, and has been beaten into a coma by his own father.
Content Advisory: Culturally sensitive play about a gay teenage boy and how his conservative family struggles to deal with it. Physical violence, described in dialogue.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/9/2014

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

Tauris

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

Terrorist

Author: Mario Fratti
A woman states that she adores a writer who was in the past a leftist. A thriller. We discover a different truth.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/31/2012

The Academy

Author: Mario Fratti
A school in Venice. Gigolos are taught how to conquer and exploit American tourists. The professor pretends he is giving his wife to test their sexual ability.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1962
Date Added: 10/9/2012

The American Revolution

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

The Art of Martyrdom

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

The Austerity of Hope

Author: Dan Fingerman
This play exposes the interpersonal dynamics of a group of gay friends in Astoria Queens and the issues they and young adults across the country confronted during the 2008 election of Barack Obama – relationships, careers, finances and sex.
Content Advisory: Contains sexual situations and discussions as well as adult language and partial nudity
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/4/2013

The Bad and The Better

Author: Derek Ahonen
A detective noir that deals with contemporary issues.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language. No nudity. Lots of adult themes such as personal misery.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
9 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/24/2013

The Bark & the Tree

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

The Black Triangle

Author: Lavinia Roberts
A young lawyer seeking self-definition, as well as ghosts, in today's fragmented, digital culture, finds challenges and direction in the 100-year-old history of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/31/2016

The Braggart of Bourbon St.

Author: Kevin P. Joyce
An American commedia about Mardi Gras and the Freedom of Speech.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, some strong language, partial nudity, alcohol usage
5 Acts, 160 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/7/2016

The Bus Test

Author: David Meyers
After Michael Mason loses his job on Wall Street, a troubled decision lands him back in Iowa under the care of his distant father, Hal. Michael soon reconnects with an old friend and his ex-girlfriend, and decides to build a new life in Iowa. But then an unexpected phone call and betrayal change everything, putting his newfound beliefs to the test.
Content Advisory: Themes of suicide, depression
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/8/2016

The Curing Room

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

The Death of Griffin Hunter

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

The Declaration

Author: Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson
A gay teacher’s foray into politics becomes a dangerous game of truth and lies.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/14/2012

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: Nobody is Sleeping

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

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: The Snake and the Falcon

Author: Jessica Litwak
 In 1919 Emma Goldman and J.Edgar Hoover were afraid of nothing. Except each other. A play about immigration, imprisonment, and love.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/20/2016

The Feast of the Flying Cow...and other stories of war

Author: Jeni Mahoney
Audrey, a socialite turned relief worker, finds herself in a war-torn nation awarding a free feast and celebrity-style photo shoot to the besieged family of Anya Andonov; trapped in a world that is as absurd, as it is brutal, Anya and Audrey struggle to salvage their feast as the world around them spirals into collapse.
Content Advisory: Adult situation (War)
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 10/9/2011

The Female Terrorist Project

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

The Fortification of Miss Grace Wren

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

The Germans in Paris

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

The 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 Last

Author: Warren Hoffman
Rosa Schwartzman is the world's last Holocaust survivor who is forced against her will to go on a worldwide Holocaust awareness tour where selling "Never Again" tshirts becomes more important than remembering what happened to 6 million Jews during WWII.
Content Advisory:
3 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/10/2013

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 Next Best Thing

Author: Antonio Sacre
The solo performer tells about his delight and ecstasy at finding his perfect woman when both were working in a Chicago Theatre.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/26/2013

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 Princemaker

Author: Robert Gelberg
Leslie "Les" Moore, a teenaged one-percenter and heir to a massive fortune, decides to personally bankroll the Presidential campaign of down-home 35-year-old Congressman George Lee; what starts as a strategic political partnership quickly devolves into something far more sinister when Les realizes he'd rather be on the stage than behind it.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug/alcohol use, mild violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/30/2016

The Procedure

Author: Marcus Yi
A gay man is forced to get a micro chip implanted into his eye in order to stay with the one he loves.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/11/2014

The Real Machiavelli

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

The Red and the Black

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

The Revolution Plays

Author: Marcina Zaccaria
The Revolution Plays include "Revolution, an artistic explosion" and "Reverence, Revolt, Reliance".
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/20/2014

The Rope in Your Hands

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

The Rubber Room

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

The Short Fall

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

The Soap Myth

Author: Jeff Cohen
A young journalist explores the controversy surrounding the Nazi atrocity of making soap from the fat of murdered Jews – weighing a holocaust survivor’s eye-witness testimony against scholars’ insistence on evidentiary fact as a primary criteria and the pressures imposed by historical “revisionists” – i.e. anti-Semitic holocaust deniers. The play explores how history itself is determined.
Content Advisory: Adult themes. No profanity, no sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/13/2011

The Spin Cycle

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

The 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 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 Velvet Oratorio

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

There Is No Good News

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

This is a Play About 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

Tower 5

Author: Michael Reyes
Two young soldiers guarding the Ministry Of Oil during the first year of the Iraq War are unjustly punished by a deranged lieutenant. They battle insanity and one another as they try to escape an endless purgatory on guard tower 5.
Content Advisory: Explicit Material; Adult Situations; Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/22/2016

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

Travis Tanner

Author: Melanie N. Lee
In Bush's 2003, a famous-yet-fading White comedian shifts to the hard right, moving a devoted fan, a left-leaning Black female grad student, to battle to win him back from the "Dark Side".
Content Advisory: Mild cursing, including wordplay on the F word, without using the word itself
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 7/2/2011

Troy, Troy, Troy!

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

Turn 22

Author: Nicholas Priore
Bruno turns 22 today, and his only wish is that he doesn’t turn into his mentally ill mother, a once bright and promising young woman who lost her mind at his very age.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some obscenities, and blood.
2 Acts, 129 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Ukulele Land

Author: Uke Jackson
A zany, politically-charged, futuristic romantic musical comedy.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/10/2011

Unearthing the Tramp

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

Veronica's Position

Author: Rich Orloff
A famous actress teams with her ex-husband actor to do a Broadway-bound revival of "Hedda Gabler," but an out-of-town tryout in Washington, D.C. leads to complications with her fiancé (a U.S. Senator), her male assistant, the play’s young and sexy female director, and a controversial photographic artist.
Content Advisory: None (Well, a few risqué remarks, but nothing graphic.)
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 7/31/2014

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus

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

Voices from the Resistance

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

Walking to America

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

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 Haven't Told Anyone About This

Author: Chris Harcum
Nothing is as it seems in Lana and Eric's living room. When Paige arrives early for her catering job, she uncovers a Pandora's Box of deception, redemption and sexual deviance, with echoes of the Bernie Madoff scandal.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/16/2012

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

What the Texas Board of Education Did On My Summer Vacation

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Carly Paige is a poor white girl with undiagnosed ADHD who goes to war against her family, her school, her community, and her behavioral problems in order to bring the truth about her ancestor to light.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

What's 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

While Chasing the Fantastic

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

White House Wives: Operation Lysistrata!

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

Wild Dogs

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

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

Wrestling the Alligator

Author: Sergei Burbank
A college professor descends into madness when the perfect storm of past indiscretions and present misdeeds converge, tearing him apart.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/24/2012

Wrong Barbarians

Author: Timothy Nolan
Two strangers meet in a diner & the prism of suspicion distorts every perception. In the culture of dread, patriotism is perverted, leadership is AWOL & freedom is lost. The cost is devastating. "I let the fear inside me, rape me…and now I'm pregnant with the fear…”
Content Advisory: Offstage violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 8/28/2011

YIPPIE!

Author: Randy Anderson
An explosive look back on the events that defined the Youth International Party. 1968 meets 2011 in this time twisting exploration of freedom, fun, and fanatics.
Content Advisory: Mature themes, language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/12/2012

You Only Shoot the Ones You Love

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