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A Spot on the Wall

Author: Temar Underwood
Aiden, a white man, and Ezra, a black man, are forced to share a bleak cell, having both committed heinous crimes.
Content Advisory: Strong Language. Violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/25/2015

A Streetcar Named Desiree

Author: Nicholas Priore
When Jack and Desiree return from a vacation, her sister Amanda confronts him about spoiling Desiree.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and drug use
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/29/2016

Antiquity

Author: Nicholas Priore
When Franky and Jesse see an old doll of theirs on Antiques Roadshow and find out what it’s worth, they go on a mission to get it back.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, and adult content
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

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

Better Than Nothing (or) Bad Blood

Author: Nicholas Priore
Mother has called upon Father Murray to save her terminally ill son Theodore’s soul before it’s too late.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes, Violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/17/2016

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

Broken Record

Author: Nicholas Priore
Ma is old and tired and must see to it that her mentally ill son Daniel will be taken care of after she’s gone.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, brief violence
2 Acts, 165 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/22/2016

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

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

Cry Havoc

Author: Tom Coash
Set in present day Cairo, CRY HAVOC explores the troubled relationship between the western world and the Islamic Middle East; cultural imperialism, religious fundamentalism, political repression, and personal sexuality are deftly unfolded in this tender and shocking play about the dissolution of a loving relationship between a British expatriate writer and his young Egyptian lover.
Content Advisory: Includes male nudity (can be optional) and strong language
1 Act, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/14/2015

Five from the Vaults

Author: Mark Rigney
Five short plays that sing of war and imperiled environments. Comedy abounds even in the face of disaster.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, weaponry, inexplicable magic, and endangered species.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/21/2015

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

Good Enough

Author: Matthew LaBanca
In an attempt to avoid the judgment of others, Matthew strives only to be good, successful, and perfect, but living this "right" life creates a high level of anxiety and an ache for true authenticity.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/12/2015

Humans Remain

Author: Robin Rice
A peaceful family, hidden in the mountains away from society, faces disease, loss of leadership, and exposure to the modern world.
Content Advisory: A little strong language, references to sex.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 6/25/2014

ILLUMINATIon

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

Immaculate (or)The Son

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

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

Love in Action

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

Miracle Village

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
The harmony of a self-sufficient Christian community of sex offenders in rural Florida is shattered by their newest arrival.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually explicit, sexual content, violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/14/2015

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

Park Slope

Author: Michael Reyes
An urban professional drug dealer attempts to "de-gentrify" Park Slope after getting kicked out of his Food Coop.
Content Advisory: Explicit Material; Adult Situations; Strong Language; Nudity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/23/2016

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

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

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

Random Acts

Author: Renata Hinrichs
What happens when a young girl is left to fend for herself on the streets of the South Side of Chicago in the late 1960s?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/21/2015

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

Small Talk

Author: Nicholas Priore
Gary just wants to be left alone, and Clarence just wants to talk.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 31 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Snap

Author: Richard Warren
A contemporary off-beat exploration of the insidious nature of bullying, its emotional and sometimes violent consequences, and the need to move on.
Content Advisory: Minimal adult content and violence
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/29/2012

Sneaky Johnny

Author: Nicholas Priore
When a recently deceased studio head leaves all of his estate to the church instead of his son, Caleb, and wife, Nicole, they hatch a plan to change his will by having the butler, Gianni, pose as the old man.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, drug use, consistent obscenity, brief but graphic nudity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Still Life

Author: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
In the wake of a subway bombing in an unnamed city, three people become inextricably linked when a young woman goes missing -- her mother, her husband, and a mysterious 20-something photographer documenting the way we adjust to life and loss in a terrorist age. A darkly comic exploration of shared grief.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/24/2016

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

Teenie

Author: Nicholas Priore
Nick and Tammy visit their eighteen year old daughter for the first time since injuring her as an infant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Adult Themes, Brief violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2016

The Anointed

Author: Germono Toussaint
The story of a high-profile pastor struggling with his secretive past.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/1/2015

The Art of Martyrdom

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

The 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 Emma Goldman Trilogy: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs

Author: Jessica Litwak
On one night in 1901 the anarchist Emma Goldman hides in an apartment awaiting arrest and wonders if her revolutionary and romantic life has been worth living.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1986
Date Added: 9/20/2016

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 Fire This Time Festival Season One

Author: The Fire This Time Festival
Four short plays from the first season of the Fire This Time Festival
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/18/2014

The Good Adoptee

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

The Invention of the Living Room

Author: Andrew R. Heinze
What happens when a racially mixed Jewish family invents the modern suburb in 1946?
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/21/2016

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 Lattice Crashes

Author: Derek Lee McPhatter
Unless a computer technician in the distant future can unravel the facts about a modern day hate crime, the incident will be deleted from history, but no one is telling the truth: not the victim, not the assailant, and certainly not their mothers.
Content Advisory: There is strong language throughout to mirror the use of profanity and anti-gay derogatory language commonly used by teenagers in recent years (1990’s – early 2000’s). There is one incident of physical violence, which is a focal point of the play and is revisited numerous times as the story unfolds. There is “locker room nudity,” depending on the director’s interpretation of the scene. The lack of guns in the piece is deliberate.
2 Acts, 102 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 12/22/2015

The Long Rail North

Author: Michael Hagins
A Black Union soldier saves a young girl from her plantation burnt down by a nearby Civil War battle.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexual content
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/3/2015

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 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 Theatre Made in Paradise

Author: Jonathon Ward
In 1619, two actors from Elizabethan England land on Cape Cod with a copy of The Tempest, gold, their talent and dreams; and with aid from the Wampanoag, they overcome Puritans, who believe they're witches and heathens.
Content Advisory: Adult Content in matters of race and religion
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Turn 22

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

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

Uniform Justice

Author: Chuk Obasi
Relationships are tested as a neighborhood wrestles with pressing concepts such as justice, crime, conflict, and community-police relations.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/26/2015

Voices from Ellis Island

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

Voices from the Resistance

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

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