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(o)n the 5:31

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

167 Tongues

Author: Theatre 167
A Dominican manicurist wonders if her Chinese-Jewish boyfriend will propose before she gets deported; a Rwandan night nurse tries to understand the 167 languages spoken in the local emergency room; characters of all backgrounds converge and connect in this play about the emotional geography of the world's most diverse neighborhood.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
17 Females, 16 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/1/2014

18 Victoria

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

7th and 11th Dimensions

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

A 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 Guy Adrift in the Universe

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

A 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 Memory Play

Author: Bob Stewart
What happens when a playwright tries to re-write his parents' wedding day, so they don’t get married!
Content Advisory: Adult Language & topic
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 4/24/2013

A 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 Real Boy

Author: Stephen Kaplan
When the human son of two puppets starts growing strings, his kindergarten teacher locks him in her classroom to keep him from turning into a puppet.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/3/2015

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 Strange Disappearance of Bees

Author: Elena Hartwell
Five characters search for identity while bees disappear all around them.
Content Advisory: Appropriate for children over 14
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/27/2011

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

About Tremont

Author: Pamela V. and Robert Thomas Noll
Eastern European Immigrants and their families try to survive a changing neighborhood and changing world.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 12/10/2015

Accidental Discharge Impossible

Author: The Drafts
Sex, guns, cigarettes and senile agitation, this short play festival is inspired by classic print ads that are actually a bit shocking.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language and sensuality
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/16/2014

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

Ahoy, Abel Brown!

Author: Tyler Grimes
When Calumet Harbor off Lake Michigan becomes infested with an invasive species of fish, the men aboard the Rubicon, a small fishing boat heavy with secrets, take it upon themselves to fix the problem.
Content Advisory: Strong Language; some Violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/19/2012

Alabama Bound

Author: Charlotte Higgins
A one-woman play featuring five different darkly humorous, sometimes heartbreaking vignettes of Southern women in various stages of trouble.
Content Advisory: Some violence and strong language. Not appropriate for younger audiences
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

Alice in Black and White

Author: Robin Rice
Photographer Alice Austen struggles for independence in Victorian society as a modern-day writer searches for her in this true story about love.
Content Advisory: Lesbian love affair, but not graphic at all. Suitable for all ages.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/10/2014

Allie's Appendix

Author: Robin Rice
Allie finds that the crucial operation at St. Anthony’s Hospital isn’t losing her appendix but losing her mother.
Content Advisory: Subject of lesbianism is central, but remains specifically unspoken.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/15/2014

Alter Idem

Author: Avi Glickstein
Carly Lancaster, a waitress in rural Pennsylvania, tries to wrestle with the repercussions – both for her marriage and her son – of her husband’s realization that he is supposed to be a woman.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, strong language, mature themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/18/2012

American Drum Circle

Author: Vanessa Shealy
A fast moving love story about family fraud and personal failure in a time when "Y2K" meant imminent fear and the internet promised eternal hope.
Content Advisory: Some strong language.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/2/2014

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

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

Anhedonia Road

Author: Chris Harcum
A solo performance set at the intersection of Don Quixote, The Wizard of Oz, Huckleberry Finn, and The Twilight Zone. Joe Harper, an everyman at the end of his rope, goes on an uncommon adventure to capture a yellow balloon. But this ain’t no ordinary yellow balloon and it sends Joe crashing into a cast of colorful characters in an alternate-reality heartland where no GPS can help him. Are you on the right road?
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/15/2012

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

Antrobus

Author: Ian W. Hill
At the end of the world, or soon after, or soon before, as the ice rises and the food grows scarce, the six members of a “family” that has banded together for survival begin to turn on each other as the years of hardship, cabin fever, and resentment catch up with them, and neither the old or young members of the family are sure what to do next.
Content Advisory: no adult material
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/25/2012

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

Ariadne on the Island

Author: Isaac Allen Miller
A chorus of crabs help an abandoned Ariadne deal with a break-up of mythic proportions.
Content Advisory: Explicit language, allusions to sex, allusions to violence
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

Arizona Territory

Author: Richard Warren
In this melodramatic comedy set in the old west of 1898, the tenacity of truth is tested by the treachery of deceit, betrayal and greed - resulting in murder, and ultimately the need to forgive.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 1/8/2016

Barking Girl

Author: Susan Bernfield
When motherhood thrusts a strange new identity on capable, romantic, independent Rae, she fights it with every fiber of her being... until an unplanned adventure revises her connection with her son.
Content Advisory: just a little strong language…
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/31/2014

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

Barriers

Author: Rehana Lew Mirza
When Sunima returns home to face her multi-cultural, Muslim family and announce her pending engagement, she instead becomes trapped in the family loss they never dealt with.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 8/28/2011

Bears

Author: Mark Rigney
As human civilization collapses around them, three zoo-bound bears escape their enclosure and try to return to the wilderness
Content Advisory: Some sexual content
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/6/2014

Because of Beth

Author: Elana Gartner
In the aftermath of her mother’s death, teenage Penny risks her relationship with her irresponsible older sister and new guardian, to learn about their long-missing father but discovers treacherous and dangerous secrets no one wanted her to know.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some physical violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/19/2014

Beneath My Father's Sky

Author: Zara Phillips
After her adoptive mother dies and she's left to care for an adoptive father who was never there for her, Zara takes a dream-like journey that brings her face-to-face with the biological father she's always longed to know and the sister who was never born.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/25/2014

Bensonhurst

Author: Isaac Rathbone
A working class family from South Brooklyn must escape the mistakes of the past in this modern adaptation of the Minotaur myth.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, stage violence
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/30/2013

Bitten

Author: Penny Jackson
Brian must convince his Irish alcoholic grandmother, Stella, that it’s time for her to move to a retirement community but Stella refuses to leave what she considers her true home: Quinn’s bar and its eccentric denizens.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/2/2014

Blank

Author: Brian Stanton
An adoptee embarks on a mythical quest for identity where he discovers the horrific truth of his birth, an instinctive love for his birth mother, and a grateful dedication to his adoptive family.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Mature Content regarding issue of Rape
1 Act, 65 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Blood: A Comedy

Author: David Lee White
Jacqueline Stanzi is a life-long atheist struggling with her pornographer son, her promiscuous daughter and her born again future son in-law in an effort to give her family some of that old time religion.
Content Advisory: Strong language, controversial subject matter
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/25/2015

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

Branched - a comedy with consequences

Author: Erin Mallon
An outrageous, biting satire with heart that will make you question helicopter parenting, the price of success, and what it means to give your family the best in life.

Content Advisory: Sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/16/2014

Breakdown and Out

Author: David Hauptschein
In the midst of a family crisis, ex-con con artist Carl appears and attempts to help his former girlfriend Carmen cope with her paralyzing agoraphobia by teaching her how to go out of body.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/13/2014

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

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

Brown & Out

Author: Miguel Garcia
Selections from Brown & Out, a Los-Angeles-based short play festival dedicated to celebrating the Latino/a LGBTQ experience.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/16/2014

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

Carroll Gardens Aborning

Author: Lawrence Dial
After a late night visit from a pregnant and anxious Lily, Angelica, recovering from an emotionally crippling still-birth, finds herself lactating, but without child; meanwhile her stay-at-home husband, Hank, struggles to make sense of a potentially vile rumor about his best friend Izzy.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, drug use
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/22/2013

Cause of Failure

Author: Megan Weaver
When Maggie was born, she pulled her mother’s heart out with her. So begins a young woman’s magical journey through terminal illness and the limits of love.
Content Advisory: Contains strong language
3 Acts, 110 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/13/2012

Cedarwood Avenue

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

Children are Forever (All Sales Are Final!)

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

Chop Your Own Wood

Author: Lindsey Trout
An estranged husband and wife reunite in the woods of the Hudson River Valley for the Perseids meteor shower. Camping on the crumbling foundation of an abandoned homestead, they summon the ghosts of their troubled past.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, sex.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/10/2015

Chosen Child

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

Christina

Author: Marina Shron
When Christina, a teenage orphan hustling to survive on the streets of New York, meets Lynn and Joe, an upscale Manhattan couple desperate to complete their family, sparks fly – and a monster family is born.
Content Advisory: Adult content
2 Acts
2 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 8/27/2013

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

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

Come Thick Night

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

Comes a Faery

Author: James McLindon
A little girl whose single mother has been deployed overseas is visited by a cantankerous Irish fairy: Has he come to keep the lonely child company … or to steal her soul?
Content Advisory: A small amount of strong language
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/3/2016

Crunching Numbers

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
A comedic trilogy of related one-­‐act plays celebrating the difficult and often hilarious realities of artistic personalities pushed to the edge in New York City.
Content Advisory: "Once In A Blue Moon" has mildly strong language
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/29/2014

Cuban Operator Please...

Author: Adrian Rodriguez
A thoughtful and moving short play about the effects of exile and death on the relationship between a father and son.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 7/17/2011

Dad and the Dog

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

Daedalus at the Navy Yards

Author: Sergei Burbank
The truth behind the Minotaur myth, explained for you by the legendary inventor Daedalus -- in 30 minutes or less.
Content Advisory: Adult situations, strong language
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/7/2012

Daniel Pelican

Author: Chris Van Strander
An amateur yachtsman pulls off the greatest hoax in maritime history when he fakes his way into winning a round-the-world race; obsessed with fame and racked with guilt, he struggles to keep hold of reality as he descends into madness.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 3/20/2013

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

Darwin at Down

Author: Gino DiIorio
It is 1849 and Charles Darwin is in the beginning stages of his famous book, “On the Origin of the Species”. If we challenge the natural order of the Universe, will God exact his revenge?
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 7/8/2013

Detention #15: Dear Jane

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

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

Diving Normal

Author: Ashlin Halfnight
An unlikely trio of urbanites balance love, friendship and sexual compulsion.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/17/2011

Do You Know Me?

Author: Mina Samuels
A woman tries to take her daughter to school, but she has lost her short-term memory. Mired in the past, she struggles to recall who she is.
Content Advisory: Limited strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/2/2016

Doctors Jane and Alexander

Author: Edward Einhorn
Using found, fabricated, and occasionally finagled text, the playwright explores the life of his grandfather Alexander S. Wiener, the co-discoverer of the Rh factor in blood, through interviews with his mother, a psychologist who recently retired due to a debilitating stroke.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/3/2012

Donna/Madonna

Author: John Paul Karliak
The award-winning adoption solo comedy about an adopted son with two mothers: the doting Catholic homemaker and the fashionista wife of a British pop star.
Content Advisory: mildly strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/21/2011

Down the Drain

Author: Stanton Wood
This play explores not just how Annie Wilson gets to the point where she can kill her children, but also the ramifications of this event (and her subsequent attempts to conceal the truth) on both herself and her community.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, murder
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 14 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 7/27/2014

Downward Facing Debbie

Author: David Caudle
A confused woman seeks emotional healing at a trendy Hamptons studio in this comedy of manners, morals and compromising positions.
Content Advisory: Sexually suggestive situations; brief audio of pornography
1 Act, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/14/2014

Eddie

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
A hard-of-hearing high school student in a poverty-ridden, gang infested school and how his relationship with a bully turns them both around.
Content Advisory: Stronge language, violence.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/2/2014

Edie & Alexander

Author: Megan Mostyn-Brown
Edie and Alexander are so glad you moved in next door. So very glad. They’d like to invite you over for dinner. They promise it will be an evening to remember.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 7/24/2014

Elephant

Author: Margie Stokley
A family copes with loss and grief in this quirky and touching non-linear comedy.
Content Advisory: Ellen removes her shirt to reveal her bra in one scene. Strong language: Fuck is used often by the teenage character Michelle
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 3/8/2014

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

EMERGENCY A La Carte

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

Endless Summer Nights

Author: Tim Errickson
Sam is finally over Tracy, just as she returns unexpectedly to their quiet beach town. Having faced their past with humor and mercy, Sam and Tracy must now face their futures.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/1/2012

Eric(a)

Author: Plan-B Theatre Company
Eric used to be Erica...and this is the story of when he fell for a woman for the first time.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/26/2013

Exquisite Potential

Author: Stephen Kaplan
All parents think their children are great - Alan Zuckerman just happens to think his 3-year-old son, David, is the Messiah.
Content Advisory: Minimal strong language for humorous effect.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/7/2015

Facing East

Author: Plan-B Theatre Company
The story of Ruth and Alex McCormick, an upstanding Mormon couple reeling from the suicide of their gay son. Stuck between their faith and their new reality, they encounter their son's partner, Marcus, for the first time.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/26/2013

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

Faith

Author: James McLindon
When an Angel of the Lord appears to 12-year-old Simon in the Walmart’s parking lot, his prayers to God to become His prophet have finally been answered … or have they?
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/22/2011

Familiar Stranger: Nancy Lane Smith

Author: Lynda Crawford
Lucy's mother, a homeless woman who abandoned Lucy at age one, leaves her daughter a lost memory of one afternoon when she saw her differently. Based on the book "Stranger to the System: Life Portraits of a New York City Homeless Community" by Jim Flynn.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/6/2015

Father Joy

Author: Sheri Wilner
Abigail’s father is disappearing – literally - yet as this shy and withdrawn man becomes less and less visible to his astonished family, father and daughter begin to feel a bond they never shared before.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 4/11/2012

Fathers & Sons

Author: Zack Friedman
Al Marshall must keep his life in balance as he looks after his depressed adolescent son and his nostalgic, aging father.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations (talk of suicide) 
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/26/2015

Favorites

Author: Charlotte Miller
Margaret returns to her childhood home after the death of her mother, she and her brother try to clean up but their memories come to terrifying life, interrupting them at every turn.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/24/2014

Fearing: Tale of a Dreadful Town

Author: Nicholas Priore
The once peaceful people of Fearing have been stricken with a disease that is causing them to tear themselves and each other apart.
Content Advisory: Disturbing themes, extreme macabre
1 Act, 60 Minutes
11 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Final Countdown

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A torrid Balkan Americanized absurdist comic adventurette about balloons, children and deviant parents.
Content Advisory: some adult content, graphic sexual elements, a rape
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Final Touches

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

Fit

Author: Erin Austin
Three generations of Scottish women, all at the age of twenty grapple with psychological turmoil, family history, and the all-consuming desire to fit.
Content Advisory: Brief strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

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

Fix Number Six

Author: Jerry Polner
Jane is a 40-ish travel agent who dreams of pursuing her true calling -- being an international spy; so when her rich, lovesick customer wants to hire her to "fix" his life with whatever tawdry subterfuge is necessary, she jumps at the chance.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations, but no nudity or strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/6/2014

Flip Side

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

Flowers in the Desert

Author: Donna Hoke
After 14 years of marriage, Britt and Joe called it quits, so Joe is surprised when three years later, Britt asks him to try again. Cheater Joe still loves his ex and their boys, so he’s willing to go along with dates nights and counseling—until he realizes that Britt has a very specific agenda.
Content Advisory: A couple F bombs (though I have a copy where they are removed, as this is a great community theater play), some talk about sex
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/5/2015

Follow

Author: Crystal Skillman
Two estranged brothers must say goodbye to the woman they've loved in her dying hour. But with the arrival of her daughter the brothers are forced to face their decades long rift of truth and lies in the intimate Lower East Side apartment that's been in their family for generations.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/2/2013

For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard

Author: Michael Ross Albert
Set against the backdrop of the Stanley Cup Finals in a house undergoing major renovations, the unruly members of a large family struggle with impending loss, both on the ice and at home.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/9/2015

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

Frontier

Author: Robin Rice
Will a messianic wolf and a misguided girl save mankind before Mother Nature runs out of patience?
Content Advisory: Strong language; adult situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/24/2012

Going to Grandma's

Author: V.E. Kimberlin
In this story about an alternative family, a man with a heartbreaking secret takes his two beloved pets, a cat and a dog, on a mysterious road trip to visit his mother.
Content Advisory: Strong language; AIDS themes
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/11/2014

Golem Stories

Author: Edward Einhorn
A new take on the golem legend about a clay man in 16th century Prague; a romance that examines the way stories we're told shape our preconceptions.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 1/30/2014

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

Gotham Standards

Author: Chris Harcum
In a series of eight monologues, Chris Harcum goes in the minds of several men and looks at life in relation to two icons, his grandmother and Batman.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Green Eyes, Just Like You and Me

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

Green Whales

Author: Lia Romeo
Karen is a middle-aged professor with a chromosomal condition that makes her look like a teenager, so she has trouble meeting men… until her sister decides to set her up on a date with the local pedophile.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, occasional strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/3/2014

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

Helsinor

Author: Todd Alcott
Helsinor is Hamlet, told from the point of view of Claudius, and examines the famous drama from the vantage of middle age.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations. Adultery, romantic cruelty, sexual innuendo.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 3/7/2013

Hold Music

Author: Calla Videt and B. Walker Sampson
A symphonic story about the way people listen to each other and to the world around them, HOLD MUSIC takes us on a journey into the musical world of speech and memory, language and thought.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/27/2012

Holy Child

Author: Joe Lauinger
Over a bottle of homemade wine “that don’t get empty,” four Italian-American brothers revisit their memories like a return to a battlefield, each of them possessed by their own vision of the bloodshed and trying to judge by their conflicted sense of the present whether their lives represent victory or defeat.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/8/2012

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 i learned to become a SUPERHERO

Author: Dennis Flanagan
The play follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes"; the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present and the future uncertain.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/29/2013

How to Be a Good Italian Daughter (in spite of myself)

Author: Antoinette LaVecchia
A one-woman show that examines the hysterical and universal struggles between an immigrant Italian mother and her Americanized daughter.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/2/2014

How to Do a One Person Show

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

Human 2.0 Part 2

Author: Flux Theatre Ensemble
Short plays by David Ian Lee, David Stallings, Lauren Ferebee, and Nat Cassidy that consider how humankind's senses might evolve and change in the future.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/12/2012

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

I Hate This (a play without the baby)

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

If Colorado Had an Ocean...

Author: Mike Gorman
A poetic drama that explores the punk roots of a commercial fisherman and a long-distance truck driver and their yearning for an imaginary place.
Content Advisory: Some adult language.
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/10/2014

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 Five Boroughs (The Pre-9/11 Plays)

Author: David Dannenfelser
A collection of interrelated one-acts that takes a multicultural look at the people of New York City before the catastrophe that changed it forever.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 3/3/2016

In Memory

Author: Kimberly Pau
Inspired by Luis Bunuel’s quote, “life without memory is no life at all,” Ouroboros Co. randomly selected characters to create a piece about how traumatic memories affect our identity.
Content Advisory: None really, I think there's one f-bomb.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 7 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/22/2013

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

In the Valley of the Sun

Author: Richard Warren
Dreams collide with love when a country girl from Arizona leaves her cowboy lover behind and heads to New York hoping to dance in “Cats” on Broadway.
Content Advisory: Minimal adult content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 3/29/2012

Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment With Jane Austen & Friends

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
December 1803, Miss Jane Austen, her family & friends have arrived at Manydown Park, the Hampshire Estate of the Bigg-Wither family for a Christmas celebration. Their holiday theatricals are to highlight Jane's own outrageously funny early writings. Friendship and family ties are put to the test when romance "erupts" within the ranks of the players and it is up to Jane to dry the tears, mend the broken hearts and save their Christmas performance form disaster.
Content Advisory: Family Friendly
1 Act, 90 Minutes
9 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 6/17/2014

Internal Bleeding

Author: Christine Toy Johnson
An Olympic bound gymnast who becomes estranged from his parents after an accident leaves him paralyzed. Loosely based on a true story.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/19/2016

IOWA OF MY mind

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

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

Ivory

Author: John Crutchfield
A drama in two acts about a group of young graduate students who must choose between personal loyalty and professional ambition in the perilous halls of Academia.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content, but no required nudity
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/27/2013

Join the Circus: A Collection of Short Plays

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

Kerrmoor

Author: Susan McCully
An Appalachian Greek tragedy about human sacrafice in modern times.
Content Advisory: This is a dark and brutal play appropriate for ages 12 and over.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/7/2016

killing floor

Author: Dael Orlandersmith
History catches up with the present when an estranged father and son have to comb through the detritus of their lives…literally.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/24/2014

Landscape With Missing Person

Author: John Crutchfield
A teenage railroad-punk, a strange middle-aged man, and a road-trip across America: what begins as a chance encounter turns into a wild and unpredictable quest in search of True Love.
Content Advisory: The play does contain strong language. Although there is adult content (sexuality, prostitution, mental illness, alcoholism, drug abuse), these themes are implied rather than explicitly represented.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
7 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/8/2013

Leading Men

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

Leah in Vegas

Author: Kara Ayn Napolitano
A young mother’s attempt to reclaim her life after making a controversial mistake.
Content Advisory: Suggested sex, strong language, drug use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

Leaving Ikea

Author: Monica Flory and Dano Madden
Two couples venture through their local Swedish superstore and become trapped in a blue and yellow purgatory, unable to escape until they solve the problems in their ailing relationships.
Content Advisory: Some adult content and humor
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/31/2013

Lights Narrow

Author: Vincent Marano
Is hell a heaven of our own making or is the end a wish we can't control? Two strangers meet in a place both familiar and foreign to sort out their collective fates. Will death be the only winner?
Content Advisory: Strong language, racist language, strong drug usage implied.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

Lights Up on the Fade Out

Author: Padraic Lillis
Steven, a 40-year old filmmaker, achieves the romance and fantasy he has been searching for, only to discover, when forced to care for his father with dementia, that holding onto love in every moment is the challenge and where beauty resides.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/23/2013

Little Edie and the Marble Faun

Author: David Lally
Handyman Jerry Torre was referred to as "The Marble Faun" by Edith Bouvier Beale (best known for her reclusive life with her mother, Edith in the East Hampton mansion, "Grey Gardens".) Here is Hawthorne’s story, “The Marble Faun”, featuring Miriam and Donatello and how their lives parallel the lives of Big Edie, Little Edie and Jerry.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 5/6/2015

Little Red and Grandma's Surprise

Author: Michele Miller
An adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood that explores why Little Wolf causes mayhem for Grandma’s birthday.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/29/2014

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

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

Looking for the Pony

Author: Andrea Lepcio
As funny as it is heart-breaking, this is a fast-paced journey through the places cancer takes us, dedicated to the fierce love of two sisters.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/9/2011

Lost in Staten Island, More Tales of Modern Living

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

Louise in Charlestown

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

Made for Each Other

Author: Monica Bauer
A tour de force for one actor playing four parts in this drama with comedy about love, loss, and the power of memory: the world’s first gay marriage/Alzheimer’s play.
Content Advisory: Adult content, gay themes, strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/6/2012

Mahamudra

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

Making History

Author: Mim Granahan
After Dr. Patrick Tyler's time machine malfunctions, he has to find his way back home -- if he can figure out when that is.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/18/2015

Making Peter Pope

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

Margarita and Max

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

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

Men of Clay

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

Michael's Daughter

Author: Ciera Payton
Ciera's paper-trail relationship with her incarcerated father.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual movement, sexual themes, violent/drug abuse themes
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Mike and Seth

Author: Daniel Talbott
Childhood friends Mike and Seth share a hotel room the night before Mike's wedding, as a winter ice storm rages outside. Unable to sleep, they desperately try to make sense of themselves, each other, and their unknown future. What do two best friends say to each other on the night before everything changes?
Content Advisory: Nudity, sexuality, strong language, pornographic content (on prop TV screen)
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Misadventures in the Art of Movie Making

Author: Annie Worden
Based on an outrageous true story, the play explores the guts and humor needed to stand up for one’s own peculiar creativity.
Content Advisory: Adult language and sexual situations
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/16/2011

Miss

Author: Michael Ross Albert
A shocking accident at a private boarding school irrevocably changes the lives of a teacher, her fiancé, and a troubled student.
Content Advisory: Strong language, mature subject matter, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/29/2016

Modern Living

Author: Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo
Three short plays with songs about the life and times of a gay downtown performance artist.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 4/9/2013

Moses, The Author

Author: Andrew R. Heinze
Moses has family problems (gay son, rocky marriage), God problems (existential), literary problems (writer’s block) and 24 hours to finish a Bible he doesn't like.
Content Advisory: None
2 Acts, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/18/2016

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

Mothers and Daughters

Author: Mario Fratti
A tragic case of incest.
Content Advisory: Some adult/sexual situations
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 1/30/2012

Mr. Cupcake

Author: Ken Wolf
The story of a young woman who meets a homeless man who she believes to be her late father, and through her relationship with this homeless man, she heals her relationship with her mother, brother and boyfriend.
Content Advisory: The character of Aaron makes sexual innuendos and later on in the play he makes reference to a strap on, then he shows it to a character and she hits him with it. Strong Language - the use of profanity at times.
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/7/2012

Murmurs and Incantations

Author: Dahn Hiuni
In search of peace of mind and artistic truth, a gay New York performance artist confronts the ghost of his grandfather, a rabbi killed by the Nazis.
Content Advisory: GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF HOLOCAUST CRIMES; SOME STRONG LANGUAGE.
1 Act, 95 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/2/2016

My Father's Ashes

Author: Tom Slot
On the one-year anniversary of their father's death, three sisters return to their childhood home to scatter his ashes.
Content Advisory: The play contains some sexual language and deals with the subjects of death and grieving.
3 Acts, 130 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/1/2014

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

MythUnderstood

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

Near Vicksburg

Author: Sara Farrington
Three completely powerless people hiding in a cave during the Battle of VIcksburg, 1863: Jane, a middle class Southern woman, her husband's slave, George, and Jane's teenaged daughter. As the war rages only inches away from them, Jane and George create their own version of society in the claustrophobic cave, with its own set of rules, boundaries, language and physicality.
Content Advisory: There is a 7-10 minute nude scene and a violent physical fight.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/29/2014

New Words

Author: Warren Hoffman
David is failing his college Yiddish course and when his grandmother, Asian American best friend, and Orthodox tutor try to help him, the result is a laugh-out-loud farce worthy of Yiddish theater itself.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 10/24/2013

Nick

Author: Laura Wickens
Nick Ivanov, a man of infinite promise and debt, gets pushed to the edge when confronted by mediocrity.
Content Advisory: strong language
4 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 4/7/2012

Night Blooming Jasmine

Author: Israela Margalit
An Israeli war hero falls in love with a Palestinian woman in a tale of violence, prejudice and loss.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 7/30/2014

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

Nobody's Flood

Author: Glenn Alterman
Barry returns home to his once loving family after the death of his younger brother one year earlier; he learns that everything has changed.
Content Advisory: Themes of homophobia, AIDS, A curse word or two.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1993
Date Added: 8/29/2014

Not Dark Yet

Author: Timothy Nolan
Tom has a big hairy muse named Norman who's wrecking his life, and when Norman arrives in a tutu feeding Tom's doubts about his marriage and his work, Tom finds a writer can pick his friends, pick his wife, but can't pick his subconscious
Content Advisory: Discreet sex scene, some porn references.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/15/2011

OD (or) Vice Versa

Author: Nicholas Priore
Nick Jr wakes up in a hospital bed after an overdose, trying to convince the sitter that he is not suicidal.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/11/2016

Old Familiar Faces

Author: Nat Cassidy
A time-jumping, heartbreaking drama about the astounding true story of Charles and Mary Lamb, juxtaposed with a modern-day American “adaptation” of the difficult romance between Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 145 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/18/2013

Old Flame

Author: Richard Ploetz
Barbara's high school boyfriend, Mike, reappears half a century later (with his much younger sexy girlfriend), still carrying a torch for "Babs", throwing her life and her 50-year marriage to Frank into crisis.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/11/2015

One and a Half Steps

Author: Nicholas Priore
Tony cannot stand to stay and watch his wife, Kris, deteriorate…but how can he possibly leave her behind in that state?
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes
1 Act, 31 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/22/2016

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

One-act plays by Isaac Rathbone, Volume Two: Wecolme Back, Lloyd and other works

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Four short plays featuring works for duets, trios and more!
Content Advisory: Some one-acts contain sexual language.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/16/2015

or what she will

Author: Charly E. Simpson
The story of Willa and Faulkner, adolescent twins whose literature-filled lives are changed forever in an instant by a traumatic event.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual & gun violence
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Our Greatest Year

Author: Robert Attenweiler and Scott Henkle
The play follows Harvey and his new wife, Elton, as they return to Cleveland, OH to care for his ailing father, watch another tortured year of Cleveland professional sports and learn about loss, losing and the myths we create to make sense of both.
Content Advisory: some language, but not much...
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/19/2012

Our Kiki: A Gay Farce

Author: Seth Tucker
A gay and straight couple switch partners to fool Immigration.
Content Advisory: Same sex kissing.
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/10/2014

Out from Under It

Author: Susan Bernfield
Joanna thinks too much and works too much, and she's just starting to remedy her problem of dating too little, when she falls in the snow and doesn't wake up for three years; now that she’s tuned to an unfamiliar clock, recovery might take longer than expected.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 2/21/2012

Over

Author: Dave Chapman
Nicole has just been dumped, but her day gets worse when her younger sister arrives unannounced, injured, and with no memory of the previous night's events.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 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

Panama

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

Paper Son

Author: Christine Toy Johnson
The story of a young Chinese man who must learn to balance his American identity with his family’s immigrant journey.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/19/2016

Paradise

Author: David Foley
After the death of his sister, Robbie spirals downward into guilt and grief, seeking help from his friends, a new lover, and even a dissolute priest. Amid the chatter of clever New Yorkers, three couples spin towards tragedy and, perhaps, redemption.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, sexual content, strong language
1 Act, 105 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/14/2013

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

Picture Incomplete, a one man musical

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

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

Pillow of Tears

Author: Lynda Crawford
A disappearing world of women’s voices, once hidden and neglected, now sought and fought after.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 3/8/2015

Pink!

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Left to their own devices, the 12 year-old campers of Bunk 14 navigate a strict social caste system with hilarious and increasingly terrifying results.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes. Recommended for audiences 16+
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/1/2011

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

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

Plays for Actors (Short Plays For Actor Training)

Author: David Dannenfelser
A complete, comprehensive, skill development and training-centered source of materials for use by Instructors and Students in the study of Introductory and Intermediate Acting.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and challenging ideas
1 Act
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/15/2014

Playwriting Lab at SUNY/Empire State College: Short Plays

Author: The Playwriting Lab at SUNY/Empire State College
Five short plays where threat takes a strange form.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 160 Minutes
11 Females, 14 Males, 10 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/2/2014

Pokin' the Bears in a Zoo

Author: Derek Ahonen
A story of loss, revenge, and unconditional love amongst a Greek family of cops.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language. Violent language.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/6/2014

Ponzi Man

Author: Gary Morgenstein
A fair-haired son, entrusted with the family business, brings them to financial and emotional ruin through a Ponzi scheme.
Content Advisory: Adult content, occasional profanity, sexual references
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 12/29/2011

Possum Creek

Author: Andrea Alton
Naive young Civil War bride Beth Ann discovers the joys, heartbreaks and befuddlement of waiting at home for her soldier husband in Possum Creek, Ohio.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/20/2015

Post Modern Living

Author: Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo
The antidote for soulless synthetic musicals—this true-to-life pair of plays with songs tells the tale of a gay downtown performance artist, his mom, her breast cancer, and the spirits that surround us all.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and adult subject matter
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/10/2012

Post Punk Life

Author: Simon Fill
A successful feminist book editor with an explosive secret must move into a small apartment occupied by her two ex-boyfriends—an incisive comedy about the Post-Punk generation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, that’s all
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 7/22/2014

Pre-Existing Condition

Author: The Drafts
Seven 10 minute plays around the theme of pre-existing conditions.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language, urination on stage
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/16/2014

Quiet Peninsula

Author: Brandon Ferraro
Three darks stories of guilt and justice unexpectedly intertwine in this timely, twisted suspenseful drama.
Content Advisory: Adult language, mature themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/7/2014

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

Raising Cane: A Family Portrait

Author: Stephen Cedars
A dark fight comedy about a family of in-breeds with a tradition of fight-to-the-death tournaments, and the overseer who is inspired by love to tear it all apart.
Content Advisory: Extreme violence, strong sexual language, incestuous themes
2 Acts, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/30/2012

Raising Ricci

Author: Marilynn Barner Anselmi
After the death of their son, two women stop at the Tennessee home-place of an aunt looking for acceptance and healing.
Content Advisory: Adult content.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/21/2015

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

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

Reconciled Differences

Author: Richard Warren
A satiric comedy about contemporary family situations and sensibilities including a rebellious daughter who is running an XXX rated internet site from her bedroom.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/25/2014

Repast

Author: Lindsay Joy
Frankie and Celia are back in Zurich to bury their father, and unearth secrets about each other.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/13/2014

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

Revokable Trust

Author: Richard Warren
A quirky domestic comedy that pits violence against virtue, deception against decency, and secrecy against sincerity.
Content Advisory: None
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 1/12/2016

Revolution!

Author: Anne Berlin
A trio of interconnected musicals that tell the story of the French, Russian and American revolutions as told thought Matryoshka dolls, chess pieces and toy soldiers.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/9/2012

Right Cross Rhapsody

Author: Todd Michael
Spoof of 1930's prizefight and backstage musical films.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/18/2013

Right Time to Say I Love You

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

Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen

Author: Lindsay Joy
Sick of being bullied at school and patronized by their bored parents, teen brother and sister Micah and Lyla dream up a way out of their small suburban town.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual Situations
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/10/2013

Rocks

Author: Charlotte Miller
Emmi and Emmet want to open a rock shop on the banks of their home-town lake, their daily life is interrupted when a beautiful woman comes between them.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 35 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/11/2014

Romeo Chang

Author: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
Jen is pregnant and dying. She seeks out ancient healer Romeo Chang to help her stay alive long enough to have her baby, but he’s got problems of his own. The clock’s ticking but the chi’s not flowing. Can Romeo pull off one more miracle?
Content Advisory: Some swearing
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/29/2014

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

Running Interference

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

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

Safe

Author: Donna Hoke
In 2011, a young gay teen hangs himself-but the events leading to the suicide began decades before, in 1986, when bullies tormented Nancy and her closeted best friend. Twenty-five years later, the cycle continues when Nancy is confronted by another bully-her son.
Content Advisory: Some F bombs, uncomfortable bully situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 7/31/2016

Salvation

Author: James McLindon
A story of fathers and sons, death, forgiveness and a Barcalounger.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/2/2016

Salve Regina: A Coming Of GAY Story

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

Sam and Gus

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

Sango (Lord of Thunder)

Author: David D. Wright
The coming of age story of the Yoruba Boy King (Sango) seeking his true lineage..
Content Advisory: The dance drama contains some adult contents with sexually suggestive dance movement which may not be age appropriate for children under 12 years old
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
5 Females, 10 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 9/9/2012

Seeds

Author: Donna Hoke
Single mom Josephine has three children from different dads; identical and infertile twin Marjorie wants to be childless--until Jo offers to be her egg donor surrogate...
Content Advisory: Some language, onstage sex scene
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/4/2015

Seven Lepcio Shorts

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

Sex and Death in London

Author: Crystal Skillman
In the South London pub they have broken into during the riots, two girls find themselves confronted by their worst fear as the violence mounts around them: their best friend’s father looking for his missing daughter.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/24/2014

Shifting Gears

Author: Richard Warren
During the summer of 1961, a domineering father tries to enforce his expectations on his college-age daughter and young married son as they struggle to assert their independence.
Content Advisory: None
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/23/2013

Shooting Abe

Author: Charles Gershman
When Abe bursts into his brother Shlomi's apartment during a nude photo shoot, his desire to reason with Shlomi results in something unexpected and life-changing.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, a gunshot.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume One: Duets

Author: Sheri Wilner
These ten-minute "duets" tell funny yet poignant tales about finding connection in the unlikeliest places, giving voice to our deepest fears and the joy of discovering someone who sings the same song as you.
Content Advisory: Some plays contain adult language. If there are any words that prohibit your theatre or school from performing the play, please contact the author for possible word substitutions.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2014

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume Two: Trios and Large Casts

Author: Sheri Wilner
Five funny yet poignant one-act plays ranging in length from 10-60 minutes and featuring fledgling superheroes, an interfering flight attendant, and even the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Content Advisory: Some plays contain adult language. If there are any words that prohibit your theatre or school from performing the play, please contact the author for possible word substitutions.
1 Act, 130 Minutes
11 Females, 7 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2014

Shua: The Lamb of Freedom

Author: Melanie N. Lee
In ancient Egypt, at the time of Pharaoh and Moses, a Hebrew slave boy falls in love with the lamb intended as his family’s Passover sacrifice.
Content Advisory: This play is for a family audience. Very young or sensitive children might be disturbed by of the sacrifice of the lamb, although it happens offstage.
1 Act, 30 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 1/25/2013

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

Single Action Shotgun

Author: Mike Gorman
A beloved New England swamp is threatened by a real-estate developer from Poughkeepsie, NY, inspiring a new-found harmony in a local community through the resurrection of an ancient Indian myth.
Content Advisory: A few profane words, sexual references. Realistic, comedic context
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 5/17/2014

Sister Sister

Author: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
For Dirdra and Janice, Mom’s dead and it’s a great day. There’s going to be a celebration, and hopefully nothing will go flying out the window – including one of them. A viciously comic and tense fifteen-year reunion between two sisters on the day of their mother’s unforgettable death.
Content Advisory: Some curse words
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/26/2013

Six Plays About Hope

Author: The Drafts
Six short plays on the theme "about hope".
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/15/2014

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

Snakes I Have Known

Author: Molly Montgomery
There are all kinds of snakes in Molly’s life. Some of them are reptiles; most of them are Texans. From DFW to JFK, this is her story.
Content Advisory: Minimal strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/26/2013

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

Some Kind of Pink Breakfast

Author: Chris Harcum
Chris Harcum turns his life in high school into a John Hughes' movie, peppered with '80s references, in this bittersweet solo comedy.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content. '80s references
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 22 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident

Author: Frank Blocker
A solo play about a fictional book that feels like a movie: Viola Haygood chases her newest unavailable love amid town panic, disappearing young women and an FBI investigation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, but the "f" word can be removed. Some strong content and situations, but nothing worse than network TV.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
5 Females, 11 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Standbys

Author: Alex Riad
Two executives who used to be close friends, but who despise each other now, are forced to confront the moment when it all went wrong, while they fight through a blizzard to get home for Christmas.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some heavy drinking, and minor sexual content.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/2/2014

Stealing Season

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

Still Life

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

Stitched

Author: Warren Hoffman
June 2009: Michael Jackson is dead and sisters Mei and Qiao work all day in a factory in Dongguan, China sewing clothes that they will never wear. Thousands of miles away in Berkeley, California, the Charles family just wants to lead decent lives, but their shopping habits seem to be getting the best of them. Two families connected by a pop icon, dreams of a better life, and a single shirt that stitches their lives together.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/31/2014

Stolen

Author: Lynne Elson
Glorie was living a comfortable, albeit sheltered life with her doting sweet father, when the mother she thought was dead tries to steal her back away from her father.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, mild sexual content
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 1/10/2014

Straight Faced Lies

Author: Mark Jason Williams
At the Ryans' Thanksgiving celebration, there's nothing to fear but family itself.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 85 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/24/2013

Stranded on Motor Parkway

Author: Dan Fingerman
1986: After their mother's death from AIDS Johnny and Angie find themselves living with their estranged father. They hate living on Long Island, they miss their mom, they miss Queens, but if the Mets win the World Series...maybe things will be OK.
Content Advisory: Contains adult language and discussions.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/27/2013

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

Stripped

Author: Tyler Grimes
When former high school baseball star Chester Graves returns home from war, haunted by addiction and the ghosts of his mistakes, he'll have to adjust to how things used to be as his friends prepare to leave for life after college.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language and Subject Matter.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/5/2014

Stuff

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

Suki Livingston Opens Like a Parachute

Author: Robin Rice
A woman artist who has lost the ability to create travels back in time and relives important moments in her life hand-in-hand with her younger self, in order to face a devastating choice once again and hopefully emerge guilt-free so her creativity can flow once again.
Content Advisory: adult language, sexual situations, insanity.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 24 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/12/2014

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

Swimming with Whales

Author: Bob Bartlett
While visiting his family's secluded cottage on the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina, Owen, a typically urban fifteen-year-old boy, and his fisherman father clash until an unlikely and healing communion with an injured whale awakens in Owen a forgotten boyhood and connection with the sea.
Content Advisory: colorful language, gay themes
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/26/2013

T.L.C.

Author: Robert Moulthrop
Evelyn Coleman is a nurse; she has developed ways to cope with her difficult life. When she discovers her son is engaged, she decides she will literally do anything to get him back.
Content Advisory: Language, drugs and alcohol, addiction
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Tales from Geriassic Park - On the Verge of Extinction

Author: Verna Gillis
“Closer to dead than to alive,” she puts on her retrospectacles.
Content Advisory: Adult concepts and language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/6/2015

Tea in the Afternoon

Author: Vanessa Shealy
To unearth family secrets, Elizabeth seeks out her feisty great aunt, Bes, but what she discovers is a strange sisterhood that will never be forgotten.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/23/2013

TechnoPlays Part B

Author: Project Y Playwrights Group
Five ten-minute plays about science, technology, and human connection. In these plays, a mother, grandmother, and daughter find themselves in a generation gap based on technology; a pair of friends try out the Next Big Thing; a young man gets more than he bargained for when he puts an ad on Craigslist; a young actor decides to write a very "meta" solo show; and a married couple try to understand what it means when their phone keeps ringing in the middle of the night.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/23/2015

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

Ten Mile Lake

Author: Tira Palmquist
A woman returns to Minnesota to see her dying father, and finds that coming home is more difficult – and more necessary – than she could have imagined.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/1/2014

That's Her Way

Author: Kathleen Warnock
From high school to middle age, Ferro and Stuckey have never been able to get it right...or get over each other.
Content Advisory: Kissing, no swearing, no nudity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/2/2014

The Ask, Dream Tim, Backfire & One Night Stand

Author: David Lee White
Four, two-character comedies about sex, unrequited love and asking strangers for money.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/25/2013

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 Beach Plays

Author: Rising Phoenix Rep
The plays feature inhabitants of five alternate realities where the land meets the sea: mermaids in human form, Vietnam War soldiers and their families, a ghostly sibling reunion, a decidedly strange hotelier, and a wedding with an unexpected guest.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, sexuality, sexual simulation.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
10 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/24/2013

The Big Picture

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

The Bunk Bed in Heaven

Author: Laura Brienza
God serves as therapist and grief counselor in this poetic story of a mother and daughter who have one last shot to mend their relationship and a comedian who's lost his funny bone, literally.
Content Advisory: Drug use is referenced
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/12/2016

The Burning Season

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
A Southern Gothic love triangle with a surreal twist: A husband returns home from prison to discover that his wife cheated on him while he was away. While dealing with her betrayal, we learn the family shame and secrets behind his imprisonment. Inspired by the dime store pulp novels of the '50s.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, gunshot
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/2/2014

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 Chess Lesson

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

The Conveniences of Modern Living

Author: Daniel Kelley and Emily Plumb
In the wake of losing their child, a married couple must decide where their future lies: Is it with a romantic talking dryer who dreams of her homeland of IKEA? An adventurous 10-year old boy who dreams of true love and basketball camp? Or with leaving behind the memories that still haunt their home?
Content Advisory: Light cursing, adult themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/2/2011

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 Demon Hunter

Author: Nat Cassidy
A troubled boy grows dangerously obsessed with creatures of darkness, a mysterious street magician perfects a devastating new trick, and a single mother meets with a new therapist in order to better understand the terrifying thoughts that have begun to possess her.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing imagery
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/7/2016

The Doctor Is NOT In

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

The Egg Progect

Author: Mike Amato
Prodigal son Marty Edgett returns home on the eve of his wedding only to discover that his microbiologist father has a horrifying "gift" for him.
Content Advisory: None
3 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/27/2015

The Family Shakespeare

Author: David Stallings
A young woman from the 18th Century is enraptured by the Bard's work, only to discover it has been censored by the family she uses his stories to escape from; inspired by the complete censored works of William Shakespeare, by Thomas and Henrietta Bowdler.
Content Advisory: Adult Situations
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/1/2012

The Fatwā of Corpsman Johnny Jones

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
A wounded Navy Corpsman, home on leave, struggles to relate his war experience in Afghanistan to his Vietnam Vet father.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 18 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2014

The Firebird

Author: Tim Errickson
Dan returns home to the Brooklyn neighborhood of his youth with a mission: to stop his best friend Ricky from destroying himself. Pride, love, lust, and memory challenge whether either of them can outrun the fate coming to them.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/21/2016

The Garden of Monsters

Author: Mara Lathrop
Hope takes a non-linear tour of post-WWII Dachau, the New York of 2045, present-day London, and a magical Italian garden in the swinging 60's.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/15/2011

The God of This World

Author: Don Thompson
A New York City lawyer tries to convince his unemployed blogger daughter that her affair with an extra-terrestrial is a fantasy. Mayhem results. 
Content Advisory: strong language, adult situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/21/2016

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 goodbye room

Author: Eric Gilde
In the wake of their mother’s death, two estranged sisters reunite to bury the dead and find a way forward in their lives.
Content Advisory: Some Strong Language
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/30/2016

The Great Escape

Author: Matthew Freeman
Things have changed since Henry last visited Mom; for starters, the décor is decidedly kitschier, and his sister Catherine decidedly creepier; and Mom has a new husband; and she’s locked herself upstairs.
Content Advisory: Things have changed since Henry last visited Mom. For starters, the décor is decidedly kitschier, and his sister Catherine decidedly creepier. And Mom has a new husband. And she’s locked herself upstairs.
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/6/2011

The Gurney

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

The HVAC Plays (Or, Adventures in Living Without Basic Necessities, Like Heat and Air Conditioning)

Author: Laura Pittenger
6 exasperated city-dwellers, 3 crappy apartments & 1 absentee landlord: when central air fails, hot and cold collide and culminate in acts of desperation.
Content Advisory: Strong language (which can be edited with permission from playwright)
2 Acts, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

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 Language of Kisses

Author: Edmund De Santis
An estranged mother and daughter come to terms with the past and themselves, as they struggle over a relationship the mother is having with a younger man.
Content Advisory: An adult play
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 11/28/2011

The Living Room Series: Three short plays by Padraic Lillis

Author: Padraic Lillis
Three intimate three-character plays that were originally staged in a living room environment.
Content Advisory: Themes regarding relationships, art, and career. Some adult language.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/12/2014

The Most Wonderful Love

Author: Matthew Freeman
When Mother and Father celebrate their long and happy marriage with an unprecedented ceremonial unwedding, their friends and relations gather from all over to feast on the spoils; get ready for this sprawling satire on contemporary marriage and American fundamentalism.
Content Advisory: Adult Themes, Strong Language
3 Acts, 150 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/6/2011

The Mother Ship

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Trevor and Penelope want a baby more than anything, but when their new water heater becomes a portal into another dimension, they find themselves on a space adventure to save all life on Earth—and their marriage.
Content Advisory: Sex farce with anatomical themes.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

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 Oath

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
In this Southern Gothic tale set during the Great Depression, a wandering preacher is embroiled in the passions and politics of a swampy Florida outpost ruled with a macabre sense of justice by two rival sisters. A darkly comic look at balancing ambition and ideals in a time of crisis.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Hear the sounds of sex off-stage once
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/5/2012

the october crisis (to Laura)

Author: Alejandro Morales
In 1962, US spy planes uncover secret missiles in Cuba and a cryptic telegram uncovers painful memories for sultry singer Marguerite Stone.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Ones That Flutter

Author: Sylvia Reed
After his last execution, a Death Row warden longs to repair his broken relationship with his anti-death penalty activist daughter.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/8/2014

The Orange Person

Author: Brian Rady, Jeremy Bloom and Laura Dunn
At last, the story of The Orange Person, told from the perspective of the people who actually experienced it - a celebration of existence, of difference, and of song. From within both sides of a duplex in Terlingua, a rural town in the south Texan desert, a family confronts a medical marvel: an orange baby is born.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/6/2012

The Porcelain Doll

Author: Lisa Maynard
Secrets and lies lead to relationships with false selves where intimacy is impossible.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/19/2014

The Power of Birds

Author: Robin Rice
When Zoe’s mother relocates twin siblings to a different state, Zoe builds a treehouse and kidnaps her grandmother in a plan she hopes will help her beloved father locate her.
Content Advisory: Suitable for all ages
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/13/2014

The Renaissance Dueling Plays

Author: Michael Hagins
Four tales of dueling during the Renaissance, told through different perspectives.
Content Advisory: Swordfighting Violence, Sexual Content, some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/29/2014

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 Secret Wisdom of Trees

Author: Christine Toy Johnson
The story of Abby Green, an intrepid and fiercely funny octogenarian who tries to prepare her family and herself for her journey into Alzheimer’s by planting trees at the locations of her biggest memories.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 7/19/2016

The Seventh Son

Author: Stephen Kaplan
A Curse, a Kingdom without laughter, a Princess who likes to run, a Prince who likes to read, and only the seventh son of the seventh son can make things right. But will he come in time?
Content Advisory: Two boys kiss on stage...adult content for some.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
14 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/8/2015

The Siblings

Author: Edward Elefterion
An adaptation of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, this play isn’t for children. Turns out Mom’s having a private conference with God and he’s telling her to abandon the children in the woods...in order to ensure survival. Or so she says. Events unfold that probe questions of loyalty, betrayal, and survival of the flesh at the cost of the soul.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 10/23/2012

The Storm

Author: Laura Wickens
A dangerous fusion of romance and immorality unleashed as a woman attempts to escape her loveless marriage through forbidden passion.
Content Advisory: adult themes (adultery/suicide)
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/7/2012

The Stranger to Kindness

Author: David Stallings
When Nance no longer answers her door, Lena takes it on herself to call the police and her friend’s family; what arrives is a strange dose of animosity and generousness from unlikely places.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/13/2012

The Strategist, or: The Woman of Some Virtue, or: Before You Ever Heard of It

Author: Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson
A modern Restoration Comedy of Manners, in the style of THE MAN OF MODE or THE COUNTRY WIFE, only set in today's Brooklyn, with a cast of characters concerned with fashion, food, publicity, social media, social events, and, maybe, sex. The more things change...
Content Advisory: Some adult language
3 Acts, 150 Minutes
10 Females, 10 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/4/2013

The Third Seat

Author: Sergei Burbank
A man surveys the wrecked remnants of his life as the ghosts of his lost family swirl around him, blurring the line between nightmare and reality.
Content Advisory: Adult situations, strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/12/2013

The Three Graces

Author: Robert Thomas Noll, Zane Coleman & Pamela Noll
An African-American adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters,” set in a segregated army base in the South during the Second World War that celebrates the three graces of every woman of color: Brilliance, Joy and Flowering.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/12/2013

The Tiffany Box, a love remembered

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

The Tower

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

The Twelfth Labor

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

The Unchained Collection

Author: Variations Theatre Group
Plays from the finals of the 2013 Unchained Festival, presented by Variations Theatre Group.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/23/2013

The Visible Horse

Author: Mara Lathrop
On the first anniversary of his father's death in a car accident, Scott accidentally conjurs Dad back from the great beyond. Unfortunately, Dad arrives as a monster who sets up shop under the bed.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 1/25/2012

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children

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

There Is No Good News

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

Three Pigs

Author: Michele Miller
An interactive retelling of The Three Pigs who forget to follow the ‘cardinal rules’ of the forest.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/26/2014

Three P's (3 Short Plays)

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

To the Orchard

Author: Les Hunter
College student Rachel Bergman reveals her sexual identity to her Orthodox Jewish father who also is struggling with his own hidden past in this intimate work about making mistakes, coming clean, and the power of history and family.
Content Advisory: Adult situations
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/23/2016

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

Trailer Trash

Author: Clint Jefferies
Andrew, a self-absorbed, mildly suicidal, pushing-40 'Chelsea-boy,' escapes to the Oklahoma trailer park home of his childhood best friend and her ex-con son - with consequences none of them could have imagined.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence, Drug use
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/8/2013

Transylvania Beach, Kentucky

Author: Tyler Grimes
Six short horror plays that take place in the same town on the same night; follow your guide M.C. as you travel to Transylvania Beach, Kentucky.
Content Advisory: Language, violence, partial nudity
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/18/2012

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

Two Days 'til Dawn

Author: Tyler Ham Pong
In search of inspiration, a writer turns to the advice given by ghosts of three literary figures.
Content Advisory: No nudity, some strong language. Adult themes
2 Acts, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/24/2012

Two Thirds Home

Author: Padraic Lillis
An exploration of the ways in which sharing secrets can both create and destroy intimacy.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/23/2013

UltraLight

Author: Mike Gorman
A play about a younger brother's struggle to help his older brother fight his heroin addiction, with the younger brother cast in the role of a fisherman and the older brother cast in the role of a trout; a dramatic parable that explores the lessons to be learned from addiction about the bonds of brotherhood, wilderness, story-telling and integrity.
Content Advisory: A scattering of profane words
1 Act, 85 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 5/21/2014

Una, La Whore del Mundo

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

Unequilibrium

Author: Blake Bishton
When Martin and Gloria, a young married couple, discover they are unable to have children, they resort to some desperate and unconventional means of getting one. But some consequences cannot be foreseen, and their child may end up undoing not only their marriage, but also the very world they inhabit.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/2/2015

Unorthodox Behavior

Author: Barbara Kahn
The story of a young Jewish woman's confrontation with tradition in a small Russian village in 1913, a year on the edge of worldwide change.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 9/22/2016

Up to the Sky

Author: Antonio Sacre
The play humorously tackles the mother/son relationship from birth through a collection of stories of a son and his chain-smoking mom, a nurse who raised her boys alone and cursed like the working-class Irish girl from south Boston she was.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations and was intended for adult audiences
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 1/26/2013

Vacation! All I Ever Wanted

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

Voices from Ellis Island

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

War Crimes

Author: Sergei Burbank
When the former president of the United States is brought to trial at The Hague for crimes against humanity, John Warder -- a guard at a prison camp on U.S. soil where Arab-Americans were tortured, brutalized, and worse -- appears with conclusive evidence about what went on and why.
Content Advisory: Strong language
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/7/2012

Warm Enough for Swimming

Author: Maggie Cino
Estranged siblings clean the living room after the death of the grandmother who raised them.
Content Advisory: Language, sexual situations, death
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/1/2014

Watch: A Haunting

Author: Molly Rice
Vi, a lonely girl in a creaky old house, is burdened by a predatory shrink, a crumbling mother, bad dreams and a haunting loss-- until her new ghostlike friend Renata (who somehow seems more real than all the rest) promises to either guide or force her to face down the Thing in the Basement that, whether it's strictly "real" or not, is threatening to destroy her fragile mind.
Content Advisory: a few instances of strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/2/2014

Waxing West

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

We Call Her Benny

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

We Crazy, Right?

Author: Jeff Seabaugh
Toss together two gay white guys, three Dominican kids, gay marriage, foster care and adoption and watch a June Cleaver wannabe stay-at-home dad battle his inner Roseanne
Content Advisory: Some Strong Language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/5/2012

What Happened When

Author: Daniel Talbott
Two young men, brothers who have recently been separated, reunite for a night of reminiscence and truth telling.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content, and adult themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/19/2011

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

When Half the Sphere is Visible

Author: The Drafts
Can there be a perfect kiss? Will a wall of water burst a burden of guilt? Can a belt buckle baffle the TSA? An escapade forking in unexpected places, this genre-bending blend of storytelling explores the dichotomies we live with (and often choose to ignore).
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/16/2014

When Thoughts Attack

Author: Kelly Kinsella
Clinging to her sense of humor and an emergency Xanax, a woman walks into a restaurant to order lunch and is sucked into a whirlpool of anxiety as she teeters between the salmon or a complete nervous breakdown.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Where's Julie?

Author: Daniel Guyton
15-year old Julie runs away from home to escape her abusive father, her delusional mother, and her autistic younger brother, only to find herself "knocked up" by her pothead boyfriend, harassed by her selfish older sister, and shunned by her Born-Again Christian friend - but, when she contemplates abortion, that's when the play gets really funny.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual innuendo, implied drug use, depiction of child abuse
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 3/11/2015

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 Picket Fences

Author: Tariq Hamami
An old friend shows up eight and a half months pregnant and causes everyone to question whether they’ve found happiness or just settled.
Content Advisory: A couple uses of the F word.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/18/2015

William and Judith

Author: Cody Daigle
Inspired by Virginia Woolf's “A Room of One's Own,” the play imagines a William Shakespeare at the end of his career in desperate need of a new play, a sister, Judith, who is equally talented as a writer and the act of creative thievery that tears their relationship apart.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/1/2014

With a Shrug

Author: Nicholas Priore
Shelley is cleaning out her old childhood home after the death of her estranged and reclusive father, when Chris, a boy from up the street, comes by to retrieve something he had let her father borrow.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and adult themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/12/2015

Women w/o Walls

Author: Robin Rice
Three women are trapped in an express subway train and the cobweb-covered nurse on board refuses to divulge where they are going, persisting in knitting and dispensing licorice.
Content Advisory: strong language, lesbian love addressed though no overt sexual content.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/2/2014

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group A

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Selected plays from the annual festival of new plays by women.
Content Advisory: Strong language; sexual situations.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/14/2016

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group B

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Three short plays from this annual festival of works by women playwrights.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
8 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/15/2016

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group C

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Three short plays from this annual festival of new plays by women playwrights.
Content Advisory: Sexuality is discussed in one of the plays.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/15/2016

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group D

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Three short plays from the annual festival of new works by women playwrights.
Content Advisory: Violent and sexual situations.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/15/2016

Woody's Order!

Author: Ann Talman
How do you live your own life and destiny as a Broadway actress when you are Woody's Order, "conjured" by your beloved nonverbal, cerebral palsied brother Woody and told often by your parents that: "You have a destiny, Miss Ann, to be thy brother's keeper in case anything ever happens to mommy or daddy..."
Content Advisory: Strong language in a few places.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
12 Females, 14 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/18/2015

Worst Year Ever

Author: Charlotte Miller
Welcome to a short presentation about why Charlotte Walker Miller, age 12, is having the worst year ever.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

Would

Author: David Marx
Charged as an adult and sentenced to life in prison at 14-years-old, Daniel writes an alternative life with a pen pal; chapter by chapter they fabricate the life he'll never have. A play about happiness, guilt, forgiveness, and hope.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/5/2012

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

Writopia Lab Play Collection

Author: Writopia Play Lab NYC
Five short plays and one short musical by NYC’s teenage, up and coming playwrights.
Content Advisory: death, strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
13 Females, 14 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/14/2016

Yeah, That Happened

Author: Nick Rafello
Once there was a little boy that believed he could fly and in the end, he does.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/6/2016

Your Lithopedion

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