Mariah MacCarthy

BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: LOSING PATIENTS

In the custody of a physician as sinister as they are, the Blood Brothers fill their last days feeding on the surreal stories of their fellow inmates. A wedge driven between them by the cunning Doctor Queen, the Brothers wrestle with life in Hospital One.

BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: SHOCK TREATMENTS

The execution of the Blood Brothers races closer and their captor, Doctor Queen, has vowed that she will break their minds before she destroys their bodies. So while she's away, that means exposing the boys to some of the ugliest, most rancid stories the hospital has to offer.

DETENTION #11: END OF DAYS

Twenty 2-minute monologues exploring the possibility of the Mayan Apocalypse.

DETENTION #4: PUNK ROCK STAR

Five 10-minute plays that are extremely dark and twisted in nature.

MAGIC TRICK

A beautiful paraplegic woman disappears from her lover’s bed. A story of deception, heartbreak…and burlesque.

THE ALL-AMERICAN GENDERF*CK CABARET

A playful yet poignant play-within-a-cabaret wherein we learn that love, joy, and awesome know no gender.

THE FOREPLAY PLAY

A straight couple comes to a lesbian couple’s apartment for dinner, drinks, and a foursome. Things do not go as planned.

MARIAH MACCARTHY is a playwright, producer, curator, storyteller, burlesque dabbler, rapper, birth mother, immersive-party-play-maker, and creatrix-of-all-trades. Work has been developed and presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick, Primary Stages, Culture Project, New Dramatists, La MaMa, HERE, Dixon Place, The Brick, Atlantic Stage 2, Fringe NYC, various New York apartments, and Paris. Indie Theater Hall of Fame, PoNY nominee. Plays: Honors Students (Youngblood's Unfiltered Festival), Magic Trick (Theatre Row; winner of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award and Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences), Mrs. Mayfield’s Fifth-Grade Class of ’93 20-Year Reunion ("a lot of fun " -The New York Times), Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People (EST/Youngblood; viewed over 41,000 times on YouTube), The Foreplay Play (two NYIT Award nominations), Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story (twenty Looking Glass Forum Awards, FringeNYC “Outstanding Performance”), The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret (“f*cking brilliant” -Kate Bornstein). Executive Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre, Associate Artistic Director-at-Large of The Brick, writer-in-residence of The Propulsion Lab, Resident Artist of Filling the Well, and a member of Youngblood and Lather, Rinse, Repeat.