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3 Themes Every Child Should Know

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

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 Fire as Bright as Heaven

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

A Funny Old Bird

Author: Mike Gorman
The first play in "The Quaboag Trilogy", "A Funny Old Bird" celebrates the survival of character, family and neighborhood in the face of the conforming forces of contemporary American culture.
Content Advisory: a few profane words, sexual innuendo
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
6 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/13/2014

A Little Piece of the Sun

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

A Modest Suggestion

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

A Play on Words

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

A Queer Carol

Author: Joe Godfrey
A contemporary re-telling of the Dickens classic with an LGBT sensibility.
Content Advisory: some strong language and adult situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 4/6/2013

A Requiem for Sherlock Holmes

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Holmes meets his match, the criminal mastermind, Prof. Moriarty, in a climactic struggle above the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland, leaving a grief-stricken Dr. Watson to pick up the pieces and help solve a brutal murder nearly three years later in this new, full-length play based on "The Final Problem" and "The Adventure of the Empty House," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
8 Females, 25 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/20/2014

A Shylock

Author: Edward Einhorn
To find the title character of A Shylock, Jacob Levy interrogates every character in The Merchant of Venice, but a female Hamlet turns out to be his most reliable guide among the greatly varying impressions of the character
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 1/30/2014

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 Thousand Deaths

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
Joshua has discovered a cure for death, but in order to make sure it works, he tests it on the same subject…over and over again.
Content Advisory: Difficult subject matter. One moment of strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/25/2014

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

Acts of Contrition

Author: Timothy Nolan
What begins as a summer beach retreat turns into a fight for the souls of three young priests as The Cardinal looms over their actions - past and present - and hideous long-kept secrets are revealed and faith, friendship and the seal of the confessional are all put to the test.
Content Advisory: Play contains graphic descriptions of sex acts involving minors and adults.
1 Act, 85 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

African Nights

Author: Clint Jefferies
A fictionalized portrait of real people and relationships set in 1928 among the ‘Happy Valley’ set of colonial Kenya -- a notorious group of wealthy American expatriates and British aristocrats who made the pursuit of pleasure something near obsession.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Drug use
1 Act, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 7/26/2013

After The Chairs

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

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

Alice & the Bunny Hole

Author: Alex DeFazio
A young statistician named Alice thought she'd calculated the perfect relationship—until she discovers a wonderland of swinging twinks, Shakespearian fools, gogo boys who can’t dance, and one Black Bunny that scrambles all her formulas.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

All Aboard the Hindenburg!

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

Al's Business Cards

Author: Josh Koenigsberg
A comedy about a simple business card mix-up that ultimately reveals mistaken assumptions about gender, class, and ethnicity.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 4/20/2012

American Badass

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

American River

Author: Micheline Auger
When Conner leaves rehab to find his childhood sweetheart, he finds there’s more than a bag of meth between him and the American Dream.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexuality and drug use
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/9/2014

Americana Absurdum

Author: Brian Parks
An antic black comedy composed of two related plays, “Vomit and Roses” and “Wolverine Dream.”
Content Advisory: Suitable for audiences 16 and over
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/15/2011

An Idiot

Author: Jeff Tabnick
In this retelling of Dostoevsky’s THE IDIOT, Prince Myshkin runs for U.S. Senate to incite a Christian revolution based on infinite pity. As his fame grows, he helps a recovering alcoholic win a porn-star’s love. But when she falls for Myshkin instead, can compassion prevent murder?
Content Advisory: Language, sexual content
1 Act
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Animals Commit Suicide

Author: J. Julian Christopher
Chance, a young gay man who has almost everything, dives deep into Chicago’s seedy sexual underbelly looking for something more… He picks up a drug habit, while also beginning a relationship with a handsome, HIV-Positive baker, claiming falsely to be positive as well, but when those close to him begin to call his motives into question, Chance is forced to decide what he values in a dangerous world.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, depictions of sex and drug use.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/15/2016

Another Brief Encounter

Author: Stan Richardson
An homage to Noel Coward’s stiff-upper-lip romance as well as a riff on gay relationships and social politics.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter, strong language, sexual content
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Another Day on Willow St

Author: Frank Anthony Polito
Two couples fight to learn the meaning of love, sacrifice, and living for today…before it’s too late.
Content Advisory: Contains adult language and situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/7/2011

Another Horatio Alger Story

Author: Jason Jacobs
An inner city high school teacher tries to save an at-risk student by exposing him to the work of 19th century rags-to-riches author Horatio Alger; but as he moves through Alger’s Ragged Dick, he must confront the author’s complicated relationship with boys – and ultimately, his own.
Content Advisory: This play contains mature content in its exploration of relationships between gay adults and youth
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/17/2012

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

Are You the Wife of Michael Cleary?

Author: Gino DiIorio
The story of Bridget Cleary, a 28-year-old Irish seamstress who was burned alive in March of 1895 at the hands of her husband and family members.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/12/2013

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

Asterisk

Author: Tom Diriwachter
Four men have tickets to a baseball game where the single-season home run record can be broken, and their friendship is at stake.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content, mature themes.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/1/2015

At The Flash

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

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

Beata, the Pope's Daughter

Author: Mario Fratti
A young woman feels she is the pope’s daughter. She is kidnapped by terrorists and does not admit any longer that she is his daughter because she wants to protect him.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 10/9/2012

Bedlam Nightmares: Execution Day

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
This is the final night of the Blood Brothers' lives as they face execution for their many crimes in the sinister, off-the-books mental hospital run by the malevolent Doctor Queen. The bad Doctor has invited a select audience of the wealthiest and most powerful to watch the boys fry, but before they can be granted the release of death, they must host one final anthology of the horrific, mauled-from-the-headlines tales that are their stock and trade. They must provide the entertainment at their own execution.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 16 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/4/2015

Bedlam Nightmares: Shock Treatments

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
The execution of the Blood Brothers races closer and their captor, Doctor Queen, has vowed that she will break their minds before she destroys their bodies. So while she's away, that means exposing the boys to some of the ugliest, most rancid stories the hospital has to offer.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 9 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Best Sex Ever

Author: Gary Sunshine
Unfashionable Jeremy takes his vaguely foreign boyfriend Kraatz on his kindergarten teacher’s wedding cruise, hoping to settle a score with the groom, in this comedy about trying to top life’s hottest moments
Content Advisory: Contains adult content and themes: simulated sex, profanity, sexual situations and language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/11/2012

Better Lucky Than Smart

Author: Jonathan Kravetz
When dreamer Henry’s fake antique-violin selling business is interrupted by the FBI, he and his wife Jane (and her mysterious past) get yanked headlong into a kidnapping scheme involving a deranged President of the United States, a teenage-minded First Lady and a pair of blundering gangsters.
Content Advisory: Some adult language.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/6/2014

Big Boys

Author: Rich Orloff
A two-character comedy about the relationship between a self-satisfied, grandiose, amoral and very successful boss, and his new, insecure, highly moral, and very unhappy assistant; an over-the-top comic fable about what men value and desire.
Content Advisory: A smattering of adult language and innuendo
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 1/12/2012

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

Blackstocking Jenkins

Author: Eric Michael Kochmer
A blues musician is interrogated about terrorist activities in New York City.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 20 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 2/17/2014

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

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

bombsheltered

Author: Adam Harlan
War of the Worlds meets The Merry Pranksters as friends trip acid in a bomb shelter as they deal with the pressures of being the last people on Earth in this penetrating and hilarious satire where society is viewed in front of a fun house mirror.
Content Advisory: mature content, strong language, drug use.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/4/2013

Bonedive Scrounger

Author: Fred Backus
Set in a dive bar built on an ancient burial ground, Bonedive Scrounger is a modern medieval morality play where Bronco - the "Writer Who Writes Nothing for Nobody" - finds his way through a tale of objectification, urban menace, and Darwinian Gentrification.
Content Advisory: Explicit situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/21/2015

boxplay

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

Break

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
During the late hours of a summer night on the coast of Eastern Long Island, a displaced Englishman and the drug addict who breaks into his home confront their differences and, more importantly, discover their secret similarities.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content
1 Act, 25 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/8/2012

Break My Face on Your Hand

Author: Daniel Talbott
Flashes of violence have slammed high schoolers Bear and Trev into one another, and now they have to sit together in the afternoons at Bear’s grandmother’s kitchen table, their shared history and peach cobbler between them.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/24/2014

Breaking Kayfabe

Author: Temar Underwood
A multimedia docudrama on the rise and fall of one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, with live in-ring action.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/21/2013

Breeders

Author: Bob Ost
In an artists' colony where everyone takes an oath swearing not to bring children into an over-populated world, a young gay man and woman discover their latent heterosexuality. It's complicated.
Content Advisory: The play deals with issues of sexuality, and contains language not suitable for children
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1979
Date Added: 5/2/2013

Brendan Resurrected

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

Broken

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

Brown & 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

Browntown

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

Buddy Becker's Big Uncut Flick

Author: Todd Michael
A parody of noir cinema and old-time afternoon movie programs on TV.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/26/2013

Bumbershoot

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

Burning the Old Man

Author: Kelly McAllister
Two feuding brothers try to bring their late father’s ashes to a final resting place.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 11/8/2011

Captain Overlord's Folly or The Fool's Revenge

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

Casual Encounters

Author: Brooke Berman
Jamie and Austin each look for love and sex online and find more than they bargained for. A meditation on contemporary social and sexual mores and loneliness.
Content Advisory: strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/13/2014

Charmer

Author: John Clancy
A young man with paranormal powers escapes from an institution with his trainer and is sold off to the highest bidder.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1992
Date Added: 5/1/2015

Chatting with the Tea Party

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

Chokehold

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

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

Columbia, the Germ of the Ocean

Author: Trav S.D.
A Ridiculous-style lampoon of the 4 voyages of Columbus to the New World, in which Columbus is a woman who talks like Chico Marx.
Content Advisory: NA
4 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 10/8/2012

Cowboys!

Author: Clint Jefferies
It's the early 1940's, on what looks suspiciously like the set from the sound stage of a Republic Pictures Western - and with an innocence even the Hays Office would have approved, every cliché of the “singin' cowboy” movie is about to be turned on its head.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 8/24/2013

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

Death Valley

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
When the zombie apocalypse breaks out in 1880’s Texas, smooth-talking con man Lawrence and saloon girl Adele must fight for both their lives and their souls.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/26/2014

Defending Marriage

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

Detention #1: What About Bob?

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

Detention #12: Detention, Interrupted

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

Detention #13: Scrabbopolyland

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

Detention #3: Blind Date

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

Detention #8: WHAM!

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

Dia de Los Muertos

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
Every revolution has its price. And everyone pays.
Content Advisory: Some occasional strong language. Intense violence
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/21/2011

Dismiss All the Poets

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

Domestic Tranquility

Author: Rich Orloff
A nice family who live in a nice house in a nice suburb during the nice 1950’s are terrorized by three escaped convicts with bad table manners.
Content Advisory: None. A few irreverent passages, but nothing offensive. In fact, a nun saw one of the performances in Iowa and liked it a lot!
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 7/19/2014

Donkey

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

Doubles Crossed

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

Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo

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

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

Down the Mountain and Across the Stream

Author: Jake Shore
Paul's parents don't know if their enlisted son is dead but Turner claims to and will sell the information.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

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

Eightythree Down

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
It’s New Year’s Eve 1983 and Martin’s plan for a quiet night is thrown into chaos by the sudden arrival of his childhood friend Dina and her dangerous, desperate ‘roommates’, Stuart and Tony.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, violence, adult themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/23/2011

Empty House

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

Erik: A Play About a Puppet

Author: John Patrick Bray
In this loose retelling of "The Phantom of the Opera", our obsessions with beauty, ugliness, madness, and desire all staged as part of this funhouse mirror where the audience may even catch a glimpse of their true selves.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, simulated sex, naked puppet, adult themes
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/9/2015

Exiles

Author: Carlos Lacamara
A group of Cuban refugees, lost at sea, battle the elements and the demons of their past.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/27/2012

expat/inferno

Author: Alejandro Morales
Haunted by an encounter with a French chanteuse in a gay bar, Danny escapes post 9/11 New York to go to Paris … and come face to face with a tragedy he would do anything to forget.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Sexual situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Fabulous Darshan

Author: Bob Stewart
A 22 year old, Mid-Western, Trust-Fund Kid befriends an older Broadway Actor & his friends as they examine their generational differences as Gay men & their personal limitations; with the help of the movie SHOWGIRLS & an ancient deity.
Content Advisory: Adult Issues, strong language
1 Act, 87 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/6/2011

Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs

Author: Tom Slot
Burnt-out psychologist Dr. Henley knows crazy, but when he’s confronted by the ghost of a whaling ship captain from 1863, Henley embarks on an insane adventure that could cost him his license to practice, his sanity, and his life.
Content Advisory: The play contains profanity and sexual language.
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/29/2014

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

Faye Drummond

Author: Tom Rowan
With apologies to Euripides and Racine, FAYE DRUMMOND updates the Greek myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus to contemporary Manhattan—with uproarious results.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, onstage violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/27/2013

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

Feed the Hole

Author: Michael Stock
Six twenty-somethings fill the void of their meaningless lives through sex, drugs, & Crunch-Ohs in this affecting, articulate, and incisive dramatic comedy.
Content Advisory: Adult language and situations.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 11/15/2015

Four Beers

Author: David Van Vleck
Set in the Reagan 80’s, four fifty-something buddies gather for Monday-night football at a local bar only to find the TV broken, and determined to make the best of it, fall into reflections on women, religion, and retirement, resulting in loyalties tested, trusts shattered, in a comedy of faded dreams.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 11/15/2011

Four Play with a Gun

Author: Stephen Kaplan
Four one-act plays, all with a gun.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 0
Date Added: 2/5/2015

Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand

Author: Duncan Pflaster
When Blanca invites Paul to her ranch in New Mexico for the Summer, he thinks it's for an artist's retreat, but it's also to help keep his gay bromantic college buddy Alonso, Blanca's brother, on his medication; tormented painters, sexual obsession, and crossed boundaries combine for a scorching new play.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Homosexual Themes, Alcohol/Drug Abuse
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/24/2013

From the Deep

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

Giant-n-Variation

Author: Frank Kuzler
A linguist confronts the idea that language is the most fundamental and essential form of human communication in times of mutual grief and pain – how the fragile nature of language strains to carry that burden.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 9/15/2013

Gloves for Guns

Author: David Lawson
Two teenagers clash after finding themselves in a mysterious afterlife after committing a shooting spree at their high school.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/4/2013

Goin' Round On Rock Solid Ground

Author: Glenn Alterman
Mort and Harry, two lifelong best friends from Brooklyn, are about to carry out their first drug deal. Truths are revealed, loyalties are looked at, and coke is snorted.
Content Advisory: Some of the conversation is adult content. Drug Use.
1 Act, 22 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 7/27/2014

Going Up

Author: Penny Jackson
Some people can really push your buttons: A businessman and a drag queen get stuck in an elevator at the Marriott Hotel.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/14/2015

Goldsboro

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

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 Pictures

Author: Ashlin Halfnight
Charts the course of one bloody night in an upstate town jail, where an ailing immigrant and a young hustler construct an uneasy alliance – and a desperate escape plan.
Content Advisory: Strong language, gunshots
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/17/2011

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

Great Kills

Author: Tom Diriwachter
The play reflects the big-time aspirations of small-timers in Staten Island, as a get-rich-quick scheme unravels over the course of a drunken evening, and the men's desperate realities become apparent.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drinking, drug references.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/9/2015

Green

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

Hamlet Bound & Unbound

Author: Andrew Rothkin
Robert has struggled for years… to stand up to his anxious mother, to hold onto a decent girlfriend, and above all, to “make it” as a respected, classical actor; after suffering the most horrible indignity of all -- watching his dream role being annihilated by the biggest no-talent movie star in Hollywood -- Robert takes matters into his own hands, with outrageous, hilarious results.
Content Advisory: Sexual innuendo; some strong language; mild stage combat/violence & a gun
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/20/2014

Hand, Job: Four plays about love, sex and work

Author: Jonathan Kravetz
Four short plays about love, sex and work.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, Adult themes,
1 Act, 57 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/18/2014

Happy in the Poorhouse

Author: Derek Ahonen
A raucous, irreverent, action-packed comedy about chasing after dreams even when you’ve got a black eye and a broken spirit.
Content Advisory: Adult Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/8/2012

Harvest Festival 2013

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

Hassan and Sylvia

Author: Manuel Igrejas
A gay man reeling from the sudden death of his longtime lover meets an exotic couple, Hassan and Sylvia, who lure him into a spicy soup from which he may or may not emerge in one piece.
Content Advisory: Contains adult situations and strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/28/2011

Havana Bourgeois

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

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

Here and Now Project: August

Author: HowlRound
Four short plays set in Ohio, Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida, about events happening in those places at the time the plays were written.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2013

Here and Now Project: July

Author: HowlRound
Four short plays set in Ohio, Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida, about events happening in those places at the time the plays were written.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2013

Here and Now Project: June

Author: HowlRound
Four short plays set in Ohio, Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida, about events happening in those places at the time the plays were written.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2013

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

Honey Fist

Author: August Schulenburg
A group of old friends gather for their annual bender honoring a high school buddy who died young, when an adversary who turned Hollywood shows up to cast doubt on how he died.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/29/2013

Horatio Alger's Boys

Author: David Lally
On a spring night in 1870, author Horatio Alger visits his friend, future psychoanalyst William James, to reveal a startling secret about his past, which begs the question, “Prey or victim”?
Content Advisory: Attempted rape/molestation
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/19/2015

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

Hound

Author: John Patrick Bray
An adaptation of a famous Sherlock Holmes story, with the emphasis on Dr. Watson.
Content Advisory: Adult themes (sexual, incest), violence, and profanity
1 Act, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/25/2012

House of Trash

Author: Trav S.D.
A raucous populist musical farce about Bob Maggot, a garbage man moonlighting as a Baptist preacher, and his eccentric family.
Content Advisory: Sex, violence, language
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

How and Why I Robbed My First Cheese Store

Author: Mike Gorman
A homeless playwright turns the tables on the patronizing Artistic Director of a downtown theater to expose the theatrical pretensions of those at the top.
Content Advisory: Minor profanity
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2014

I Shall Not Be Suede

Author: Ed Malin
A mysterious criminal transaction involves the children of those involved, including a young runaway from a circus family.
Content Advisory: Reference to prostitution
1 Act, 25 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/28/2013

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

Impostor Striketh Back

Author: Tim Bungeroth
Impostor has escaped his nameless game to scheme revenge upon the gods who played him.
Content Advisory: Innuendo, Some Strong Language
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 7/8/2014

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 Good Faith

Author: Joe Godfrey
An old, established, Episcopal church in New York City, seeking a new rector to bring new vigor to the aging structure and dwindling congregation, gets much more than they bargained for when they hire the Rev. Thomas Brainerd of Atlanta.
Content Advisory: No nudity or strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/29/2015

Infallibility

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

Informed Consent

Author: Richard Brockman
Every heart needs a second chance - sometimes life gives you that chance; sometimes it doesn't.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/16/2011

Interview

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

Intrigue & Love, A Citizens Tragedy

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
In Schiller's drama Ferdinand is the son of Baron von Walter, the Premier Minister in the Court of a German Prince whose nefarious political intrigues require Ferdinand to marry the Prince's Mistress. But Ferdinand and Louisa Miller, a simple Musician's daughter, are in love and the Premier's attempted plots to separate them go awry resulting only in destruction and despair.
Content Advisory:
5 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/7/2014

IOWA OF MY mind

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

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

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

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

Jackson Heights 3AM

Author: Theatre 167
Car dispatchers, sex workers, drag queens, gamblers, and insomniacs collide in the colorful world of Jackson Heights after hours.
Content Advisory: Nudity; explicit and profane language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
10 Females, 16 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/1/2014

Ken Urban: Short Plays

Author: Ken Urban
A collection of short plays by Ken Urban.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
8 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/3/2014

Killer Midgets

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

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

Kingdom for a Horse

Author: Jonathan Pereira
A once powerful man, now on trial, finds himself trapped in his own house with his keeper.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 18 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/17/2015

Kiss Your Brutal Hands

Author: Jim Shankman
Two Jewish men from opposite ends of life, who turn out to be intimately connected, struggle with earthly and spiritual crises.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual issues, religious issues.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Kitsch, or Two for the Price of One

Author: Trav S.D.
4 sets of twins, separated at birth, meet again when the Berlin Wall comes down, causing much pandemonium
Content Advisory: NA
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/1/2012

La Tempestad

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

Last Call

Author: Kelly McAllister
A wise and moving comic drama about the ways some of us heed life’s wake-up calls—and the ways the rest of us ignore them.
Content Advisory: Strong language, nudity
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Last Night at The Carmine

Author: Caroline Kelly Franklin
Beloved New York City landmark “The Carmine” is being condemned after 98 years, but not before its patron’s and tenants have one last epic night on its rooftop.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 67 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/10/2015

Le Lycanthrope, a Revenge-Farce with a Monster-Movie Groove

Author: Timothy McCown Reynolds
Halloween night, Paris, 1673: After six years away, Alceste returns from the wilderness, claiming to be a lycanthrope - a werewolf- to enact revenge upon the Society where "man is wolf to man" in this "unofficial sequel" to Moliere's "Le Misanthrope."
Content Advisory: Malicious energy, strong language, sexual situations, gore, gunshot, death
5 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/24/2014

Leak

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

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

Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens

Author: Johnna Adams
Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle) and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war.
Content Advisory:
4 Acts, 135 Minutes
5 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/13/2013

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 Black Dress

Author: Ronan Noone
Amy Beaudreaux hires a gigolo as a way to break the monotony of her daily grind.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and violence
1 Act, 95 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/22/2014

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

Lola Montez in Bavaria...

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

Magic Kingdom

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

Man Boobs

Author: J. Julian Christopher
Two men begin to share a night of passion until issues of obesity and self-esteem overpower their sexual and emotional connection.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/11/2013

Marvelous

Author: Leslie Bramm
A father tries to mold his gay son, into the solider he failed to become; it kills him.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Memoriam: After Euripides’ Alcestis

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

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

Mic.

Author: Brenton Lengel
A play that takes you into a world of painters, poets, and performance artists to witness love, art, sex, and music collide as can only happen in the NYC underground.
Content Advisory: Some Swearing, References to drug use
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/12/2013

Midget in a Catsuit Reciting Spinoza

Author: Carey Harrison
Still alive in the 1930s, the 17th century philosopher Spinoza seeks a way out of the role of the Eternal Jew, and locates it – in the Holocaust.
Content Advisory: Nudity, shocking content (World War II concentration camp scene)
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/5/2013

Midnight

Author: David L. Epstein
“Every good play becomes a mediocre movie.” -- It is the winter of 1954. Neurotic Hollywood director James Halloway checks into the Ritz to try and salvage his career at a meeting with a powerful producer. Bumbling bellboys, out-of-work actors, drunken lawyers, loudmouth floozies and street-smart thugs, all converge at a mile a minute in this door slamming period farce.
Content Advisory: family friendly
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 4/3/2012

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

Miracle Village

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

Miss Mary Dugan

Author: Manuel Igrejas
Miss Mary Dugan has a crush on the good-looking, mysterious guy next door. A chance encounter with Kevin, the object of his affection, forces him to ask: what does he really want--his fantasy or the prospect of getting to know his hunky neighbor in real time?
Content Advisory: Adult situations and strong language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 12/17/2011

Mo(u)rning

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

Money Buckets!

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

Moony Mercury

Author: Tyler Ham Pong
This sci-fi tour de force about philosophy, politics and religion, follows three interconnecting stories, leading up to the end of the world.
Content Advisory: No nudity, some strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/1/2012

Motel California

Author: Richard Harrington and Chris Kauffman
The heartwarming tale of a ruthless Belgian mercenary who gives up his life of killing for the cabaret.
Content Advisory: Adult situations spoken of in the dialogue (not depicted)
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Motswana: Africa, Dream Again

Author: Donald Molosi
A dynamic meditation on African identity on the African continent.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/15/2013

Mr. Melville's Playhouse

Author: David Lally
Join Mr. Melville, Bartleby, Billy Budd, Pierre, Ahab and all the others at Mr. Melville's Playhouse! Heck, even Moby Dick may show up!
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/27/2015

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

Next

Author: Stephen Gracia
A mobile whorehouse is brought to an American army encampment in Europe during WWII, bringing to the surface issues of racism, sexuality, and the fear of impending death.
Content Advisory: Nudity (NOT full-frontal), strong language, sexual content
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/31/2012

Nharcolepsy

Author: Richard Harrington and Chris Kauffman
The story of a Belgian cabaret singer and his mostly silent accomplice who go searching for the Yeti at the North Pole.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

No Strings Attached

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

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

North to Maine

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

Nosedive Red Ribbon Gala 2011

Author: Nosedive Productions
Five original short plays by Jeff Lewonczyk, Qui Nguyen, Mac Rogers, August Schulenburg, and Crystal Skillman, written for Nosedive's annual fundraising gala.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
8 Females, 14 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/14/2012

Nowhere on the Border

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

NY/XY

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

O Rumbles of Joy!

Author: Robin Rice
A sculptor struggles against advice, opinions, and wild ideas to create an iconic sculpture.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/14/2014

Off Track

Author: James Comtois
A Chicago reporter covering an impending transit strike ventures into a hostile neighborhood to find out who killed his one-time lover just as the trains shut down and strand him.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

On the Outskirts of Everything

Author: Tim Collins
A desperate anger management counselor expounds the wisdom of The Dog Whisperer while Frodo and Hitler wage war on a Starbuck's condiment bar; six conflicted characters grapple with the vicissitudes of contemporary masculinity.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 68 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/11/2013

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

open heart

Author: Joe Salvatore
Explores gay relationships that allow for outside sexual partners through the actual words of men who shared their personal stories and thoughts on monogamy, fidelity, sex, and open relationships.
Content Advisory: strong language and described sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/2/2011

Oswald's Backyard

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

Our Country

Author: Tony Asaro and Dan Collins
Outed, humiliated and abandoned by fans, Country Music sensation Tommy Dautry goes from darling to derelict overnight. But now, in a one-night-only engagement Tommy is back and ready to prove that gay or straight, left or right…it’s Our Country too!
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual language, adult themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/7/2013

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 to Lunch

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

Over Here

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

P.O.

Author: Scott Klavan
A biting, raunchy, unflinching look at the changing face of American work: at a contemporary post office, two workers, middle-aged white men, find that their jobs are slowly but inexorably being fazed out.
Content Advisory: Strong language and adult content
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/14/2012

Panichorea

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

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

Passion: Reincarnation of the Martyr

Author: Nicholas Priore
Renee Falconetti gave the greatest performance ever recorded in The Passion of Joan of Arc, but in doing so, became a martyr in her own right, driven mad by her director, Carl Dreyer, who would stop at nothing to push her into character.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, disturbing images
4 Acts, 240 Minutes
10 Females, 18 Males, 12 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Pieces

Author: Chris Phillips
A cynical lawyer defends the young man accused of brutally murdering a gay Hollywood exec, unearthing old resentments and the gay public defender’s scorching ambivalence towards his own community.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, adult themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Pierce

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

Ping Pong Diplomacy

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

Pirira

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

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

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

Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee

Author: Edward Einhorn
An original Hanukkah play, told in eight scenes, in which a contemporary boy named Jonathan meets the historical Judah Maccabee.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/30/2014

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

PN1923.45 LS01 volume 2 (the book play)

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

Poe, Times Two

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
A double-bill of short, one-man plays adapted from two classic stories of mystery and horror, "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/7/2014

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

Posing

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

Prayer

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

Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

Author: Duncan Pflaster
In this Shakespeare-styled Ridiculous Fairy Tale Play, Prince Trevor trades places with his manservant Grumbelino in order to escape marriage to the evil Queen Bluebella and find his true love, Toby the Stable Boy.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Sexual Situations, Homosexuality
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/4/2011

Principia

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

Providence

Author: Cody Daigle
Neil and Mark, two strangers, forge an unlikely friendship in the face of a shared tragedy and struggle to carve a livable future out of the wreckage of the past.
Content Advisory: Minor Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/13/2014

Pucker Up and Blow

Author: Daniel Reitz
David, a young actor with only children's theatre credits, is making his Broadway debut in a play by New York's "most inflammatory” playwright—but it means nudity and performing a lewd sex act. What's more important? Dignity or career?
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, explicit sexuality.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Quest of the Hero

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

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

Quoth the Raven

Author: Dan Evans
Sparks fly when Edgar Allan Poe and his cantankerous pet raven collaborate on the poet's work.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/2/2015

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

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

Rhapsody in Black

Author: LeLand Gantt
Straddling the color line––never quite the right hue––a black man struggles with what it means to be black, and eventually discovers what it means to be a man.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
7 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/14/2015

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

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

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

Running Interference

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

SACREBLEU!

Author: Nicholas Priore
After one hell of an awful night in Montmartre, Zach returns to his hostel with a garbage bag around his waist, appealing to the mercy of the front desk clerk, who will not let him in without a room key, which is in Zach’s pocket, which is in his pants, which are somewhere on the streets of Paris, so he must relay his story in order to convince the clerk to let him upstairs before his friends come down and see him like that.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, obscenities, suggestive situations
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Saint Arlecchino

Author: Lynn Berg
A comic portrayal of religion and the Catholic Church through the wringer of commedia del arte.
Content Advisory: Adult situations, language and humor
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/29/2011

Salamander Starts Over

Author: Armando Merlo
When a derelict teenager is sent to Prep School by his parents, he encounters a cast of oddball teachers, students and coaches and is given a gift by his greatest mentor of all.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/15/2012

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

Sandbox

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

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

Scrooge Revisited

Author: Elena Hartwell
The past, present, and future visit Ebenezer Scrooge in his bedchamber on Christmas Eve in this unconventional retelling of Charles Dickens’ iconic story.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/23/2013

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

Sick City Blues

Author: Jake Shore
A drama about organized crime and the crooks who try to stop it.
Content Advisory: strong language, violence
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/9/2014

Sinners on a Southbound Bus

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

Sleeper

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

Slippery as Sin

Author: David Lee White
Detective Dorrington is the Glenn Beck of 1930’s New York. Trapped with several formerly wealthy Manhattanites in a Long Island mansion during a thunderstorm, Dorrington vows to convince everyone that they are under attack from a sinister communist named Diabolicus and he is willing to go to any lengths to prove he is right.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/26/2015

Slipping

Author: Daniel Talbott
Alone, numb, and friendless after the violent death of his father, high school senior Eli moves with his mom from San Francisco to a fresh start in Iowa. A new relationship with a boy named Jake at school exposes Eli again to the possibility of closeness and the danger of being swallowed by it.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexual content, and adult themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/6/2011

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

Sneaky Johnny

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

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

Spacemen from Space!

Author: Ian W. Hill
A loving pastiche of 1930s-40s b-movie serials that combines as many elements as possible of that straight-faced, sincerely-played genre into one big mashup of fast-moving fun — a single play made up of 6 episodes played one right after another (with cliffhanger endings, of course).
Content Advisory: no warnings - very innocent show
2 Acts, 180 Minutes
5 Females, 16 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/4/2012

Speaking to the Dead

Author: Sharon Fogarty
Upon learning of her father’s death, Grace Todd becomes obsessed with a collection of suicide notes whose study eventually enables her to speak with dead people on the game show, “Let’s Play Dead.”
Content Advisory: Contains adult themes, only medium strong language, okay for TV
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

Stabilized Not Controlled

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

Standards of Decency Series 2: Blue Coyote's Happy Endings

Author: Blue Coyote Theater Group
A collection of six short plays about the lives of sex workers.
Content Advisory: All of the plays are about sex workers; lots of frank talk and language.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/9/2013

Story of an Unknown Man

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

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

Street Stories

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

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

Styrofoam

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

Sugarbaby

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

Summerland

Author: Brian Thorstenson
A coming of age story set on the plains of western South Dakota.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/8/2012

Svetlyachki

Author: Alla Ilyasova
Six orphans struggle to survive in a small Russian village just after the Civil War.
Content Advisory: Some violence and stage combat.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Tallboy Walkin'

Author: Joshua James
Five different men, of different ages and ethnic backgrounds, find themselves stranded at a bus stop late at night in a dangerous urban city and a confrontation between two men, men of color, holds the other three men as their unwilling captive audience, trapped by circumstances, a late bus and the presence of a loaded firearm.
Content Advisory: Drama with strong language and violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 2/26/2012

tangleplay

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

Tango Masculino

Author: Clint Jefferies
An exploration of the social and sexual mores of early 20th century Buenos Aires, where in the world of the struggling underclass, the tango is used as a metaphor for man’s desire for physical domination.
Content Advisory: Violence, Strong Language
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 8/24/2013

TechnoPlays Part A

Author: Project Y Playwrights Group
Six ten-minute plays about science, technology, and human connection. In these plays, a robot and a human have a love affair, a precocious young man invents a home-made time machine, a young playwright reflects on his 15 minutes of YouTube fame, a married couple have a deep dinner conversation, a boy scout gets in trouble for texting (and more), and a woman brings her MacBook to a computer store in the year 2048.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 10 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/23/2015

Test-Do you really want to know? Are you positive? (2M)

Author: William LoCasto
Three short plays about the newly-released at-home HIV test and the ramifications therein.
Content Advisory: Some adult/sexual language, drug use
1 Act, 30 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/29/2013

The Academy

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

The Addicts

Author: Ed Malin
A dark comedy about why people make serial, radical life changes, and how the global version of this intimately relates to the personal.
Content Advisory: Sexually explicit language and situations, partial nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/15/2015

The Adventures of Nervous-Boy

Author: James Comtois
A dark comedy/horror about a young man living in a grotesque nightmarish version of New York City who desperately needs a night on the town to keep his sanity in tact.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language. Recommended for adults only
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 10/8/2011

The Americans

Author: Matthew Freeman
A young man writes a poem, “The Americans,” so beautiful that the walls of his room rise into the sky and explode, covering New York in wood and plaster rain; for three young men vaguely nervous about what their lives are becoming, it is, at least, something different.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 8/28/2011

The Austerity of Hope

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

The Bad and The Better

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

The 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 Blue Djinn

Author: Tom Rowan
Sometimes a one-night stand can make all your dreams come true. Or can he?
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual innuendo.
1 Act, 30 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/17/2014

The Bromantic Comedies

Author: Erin Mallon
Six short plays written for twelve dudes by one chick.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males, 10 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2014

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 Butterfield Tones

Author: Robert Attenweiler
The Butterfield Tones expected their first tour to bring them fame and fortune, but what it brought them was thin crowds, Ike’s aggressive womanizing and Tina’s insistence that when she sings she is visited by the ghost of a masked professional wrestler, who, she’s convinced, has come to save her.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

The Caterers

Author: Jonathan Leaf
Inspired by a real-life hostage drama which took place in 1977, the play is a politically incorrect thriller dealing with the issues of anti-semitism, the role of women in the Islamic world and the West and the present conflicts between Muslims and unbelievers.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in the play. This includes marked violence, strong language and an attempted seduction
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/7/2012

The Clown Family Murders

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Tully Gumshoe is a terrible private eye, desperate to crack a case involving a family of criminal clowns and a seedy circus.
Content Advisory: A few jokes with strong language.
1 Act, 85 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 9/6/2014

The Cotton Plantation

Author: Mars Mraz
A musical comedy adaptation of The Cherry Orchard that follows a female plantation owner and her ex-slaves over time as they wrestle with what to do with an old iconic American cotton plantation.
Content Advisory: Some racial and sexually suggestive language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/21/2012

The Curing Room

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

The Dirty Talk

Author: Michael Puzzo
A contemporary comedy about two men stranded together in a New Jersey cabin on a stormy night.
Content Advisory: Contains strong language and adult themes
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 6/30/2011

The Doctor of Rome

Author: Nat Colley
In this provocative sequel to The Merchant of Venice, Shylock’s grandson relentlessly pursues the truth, with unintended consequences.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 11/2/2011

The Dudleys

Author: Leegrid Stevens
Takes the adolescent memories of a man and translates them into a malfunctioning 8-bit video game.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

The Elephant Man-The Musical

Author: Jeff Hylton and Tim Werenko
A wickedly funny parody of all that’s excessive in contemporary musical theatre. John Merrick gets to sing and dance on Broadway.
Content Advisory: Not appropriate for children, contains some sexual references and humor, and brief strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/15/2011

The Elf, The Bunny & The Big Xmas Blowup

Author: Joshua James
A disgruntled elf and an understudy reindeer are determined to blow up Christmas and only Wendi, a nine-year old girl and her friend the Easter Bunny can stop them from their diabolical plan.
Content Advisory: Despite the presence of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, this is not a play for young children and neither should there be children in the play. VERY STRONG LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS.
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/26/2012

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: Nobody is Sleeping

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

The Empress of Sex

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A woman in Ancient Greece, spurned in love, devotes herself to sex without love till her ex-lover tries to win her back.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Simulated Sex
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/24/2012

The Enchanted Maze

Author: Murphy Guyer
"What could be more terrifying than a labyrinth without a center?" C.K. Chesterton once asked. To which this playful absurdist comedy answers; "a labyrinth without a center populated with people who refuse to admit it."
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 6/23/2013

The Fire This Time Festival Season Four

Author: The Fire This Time Festival
Seven short plays from the 2013 Fire This Time festival.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/18/2014

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 Foul Stench of Death

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
A film-noir spoof revolving around a cynical detective, a treacherous femme fatale, and a Hollywood dream.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 12/15/2015

The Germans in Paris

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

The 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 Gray Lady’s Broken Window

Author: Jason Frix
A darkly comedic take on a recently returned war veteran who is court mandated to take therapy.
Content Advisory: Adult Content with themes of war, substance abuse, and sexual situations.
2 Acts, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 8/26/2016

The Honor and Glory of Whaling

Author: Mike Gorman
The second play in a trilogy of the same title, "The Honor and Glory of Whaling" explores the evils of addiction in a New England Fishing town—think "The Perfect Storm" meets "Trainspotting".
Content Advisory: Some strong language, realistic use.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 5/21/2014

The Hostess

Author: Gary Ray
It’s 1959 and Jesse Rawlings' days as a shameless Hollywood starlet are over; now she’s settled into her new role as the hostess of Greenwich Village.
Content Advisory: Strong language, explicit sexual situations, drug & alcohol use. Nudity not required.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/27/2016

The Hound

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Locking himself in the library of his London townhouse in order to evade the pursuit of some ‘malign being,’ a discredited archeologist obsessed with the Occult recounts a gruesome series of occurrences surrounding the theft of an ancient amulet... and the appalling consequences for all who come to possess it.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/1/2014

The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer

Author: Michael Bradley
Inspired by Ibsen’s <em>Peer Gynt, The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer</em> follows a young man on a journey of sexual identification
Content Advisory: In the FringeNYC production, the Troll scene featured the company in leather and fetish attire with little clothing.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

The Infinite Regress of Human Vanity

Author: Murphy Guyer
This comedy within a comedy within a comedy satirizes the contemporary theater and simultaneously illustrates the larger point that avoiding or transcending self-interest is logically and psychologically impossible.
Content Advisory: occasional strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 4/12/2012

The Jocker

Author: Clint Jefferies
Based on historical fact, The Jocker explores relationships between men riding the rails during the great depression.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Violence, Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 8/24/2013

The Lady Drug Dealer and the Heist

Author: Temar Underwood
Three incompetent dudes snort the coke they were supposed to sell, and devise a wacky plan to rob a bank.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence, Drug Use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

The Man Stanley

Author: Ken Kaissar
A comedy about the function of faith in contemporary society.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/21/2013

The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller

Author: Jeff Cohen
In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared among the cannibal Asmat tribe of Papua New Guinea; this is the story of what might have happened, as told by the Asmat.
Content Advisory: Adult themes and adult content. Some profanity. Simulated sex
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/13/2011

The March of the Bonus Army

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

The Men's Room

Author: Joshua James
Seth's getting married, Ray's pissed off, and George is on the hard stuff, Todd's worried about a funny vibe he's getting from another guy and Bill and Bob just want to get laid ...
Content Advisory: Strong language, nudity, overall raunchiness
1 Act, 95 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/24/2012

The Metamorphosis

Author: J.B. Alexander
A struggling writer is transformed into Franz Kafka.
Content Advisory: some adult language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/14/2013

The Monologue Series: Confessions Of Sin

Author: James Fauvell
Five confessional monologues written by five different playwrights.
Content Advisory: adult language, adult themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/29/2014

The Moon in the Man

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
A romantic comedy about a young man who falls wildly in love with a man, only to have his mother move in with him.
Content Advisory: Sexual language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/25/2012

The More Loving One

Author: Cory Conley
A comic drama about the uncertainties of lust, commitment, and marriage equality in which an underage sex trial shakes up the lives of two couples – one gay, one straight – during a summer weekend in a steamy college town.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual themes
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

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 Night of Nosferatu

Author: Stanton Wood
A story-theatre adaptation of Stoker’s novel Dracula and Murnau’s film Nosferatu, it tells the story of Jonathon and Mina Harker and their dangerous flirtation with the vampire Nosferatu and the border between life and death.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 4/9/2012

The Ninth Circle

Author: Edward Musto
A corporate exec alternates work and play the night Ronald Reagan is elected.
Content Advisory: Nudity, coarse language
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
6 Females, 13 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 10/9/2011

The On Being Series

Author: David Dannenfelser
A semi-serious look at three states of being in the tradition of famous psychologist, Carl Rogers.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1989
Date Added: 1/18/2012

The Other Day

Author: Mark Jason Williams
A tender, funny and honest journey through insecurities, addiction, betrayal, love, and loss that examines the complexities of intimate relationships, both gay and straight.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations (no nudity), drug references
1 Act, 100 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/24/2012

The Persecution of Arnold Petch

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

The Piano Store Plays

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

The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

Author: Derek Ahonen
A celebration of love and the search for human grandness—and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Nudity
3 Acts, 165 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 1/16/2012

The Plot

Author: William LoCasto
A comic murder mystery involving a pair of playwrights, a theatrical agent, a dog named Poopsie, and some poison.
Content Advisory: NA
0 Acts
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 10/1/2013

The Princemaker

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

The Real Machiavelli

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

The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots

Author: Nat Cassidy
As he lies dying of a stab wound to the face, Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe’s life flashes before his eyes (or rather, eye); his host for this journey is his own personal Mephistopheles, the character about whom he never got to write: the insane Roman emperor, Caligula.
Content Advisory: Very strong language, sexual images, some graphic violence, blasphemy galore
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/17/2011

The Red and the Black

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

The 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 Rufus Equation

Author: Ted Cubbin
Professor Bert Rufus invents a secret, breakthrough device that will shock the world - and also might get him a date.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/31/2013

The Screenwriter Dies Of His Own Free Will

Author: Jim Shankman
A dying screenwriter tries to overcome the indignities of his illness to pitch his oldest friend one last screenplay that reeks of ART.
Content Advisory: Profane language.
1 Act, 40 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/17/2015

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 Songs of Robert

Author: John Crutchfield
A folk musical for one performer with a motley cast of characters that tells the story of a lonely teenager growing up in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/5/2011

The Strange Case of Grippo the Ape Man

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

The Taint of Equality

Author: Duncan Pflaster
Adrian and Javier are a gay couple who don’t believe in marriage, but everyone assumes they’re married; when they realize they’ve never actually opened up their “open relationship”, they decide to each go out and get laid, with hilarious and erotic results.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Homosexuality, Simulated Sex
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 15 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/27/2012

The Temple, Or, Lebensraum

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

The Three Musketeers

Author: Clint Jefferies
With a lush, classical score, and a book true to the 19th century novel in both plot and style, the play is an epic romance of grand passions and sweeping emotion.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 160 Minutes
7 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 8/24/2013

The Truing

Author: Joe Norton
Drama with comedy about six displaced AIDS Riders who face challenges to get back on the route.
Content Advisory: Strong language, frank talk of sex, drug use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

The Velvet Oratorio

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

The Vigil or The Guided Cradle

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

The Way Out

Author: Timothy Nolan
In the face-off between Rubin and the Judge, the raging interior dialogue of a wrongfully incarcerated man wrestles with the question: Can any man come to terms with the accumulated toll of time stolen by fear and prejudice?
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Whore of Sheridan Square

Author: Michael Baron
A new comedy inspired by the life and works of legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company artist Charles Ludlam and told in the spirit of the film, SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations, and drag humor
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 10/18/2011

The Woodpusher

Author: Sean Pomposello
Archie is visiting New York City from D.C., trying to raise the entry fee to compete in the World Chess Open, but when he meets a gang of homeless blitz hustlers from Inwood Park in the Bronx, it appears he's met his match.
Content Advisory: Adult language, violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/28/2016

This is a Play About Artists

Author: Ginger Kearns
Two ex-lovers, a performance artist and a poet, use art to relive and explore their tragic love affair.
Content Advisory: Partial Nudity and Strong Language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/27/2013

This is a Play About Being Gay

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

Three P's (3 Short Plays)

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

Three Ring

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

Ticket to Eternity

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
An abstract comedy about an actor on the precipice of stardom, when all he really wants to be is a waiter, and how he projects his family onto everyone around him.
Content Advisory: Sexual language and situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/19/2012

To Be Made Flesh Again

Author: Stan Richardson
A darkly comic ghost story about a Being who must choose his/her next incarnation among the attendees of a lavish birthday party on Central Park East.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter, sexual content
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/6/2011

To Build A Fire

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
It's Man vs. Nature set in the unforgiving landscape and sub-zero temperatures of the Yukon, adapted here from the classic, 1908 short story of survival by Jack London.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 15 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/1/2014

Toby

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
Two actors – Toby and Toby – are trapped in a production of WAITING FOR GODOT in Vermont.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Adult themes. 1 man-on-man kiss.
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Today It's Me

Author: Donald Molosi
This play chronicles a slice in the life of Uganda’s biggest musical superstar of the 1980’s: his musicology and AIDS activism.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/25/2014

Too Far to Go(d?)

Author: Mitch Montgomery
You are cordially invited to join film director Stanley Kubrick, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke and astronomer Carl Sagan for dinner and a multimedia infused debate about the nature of life in the universe.
Content Advisory: A few curse words
1 Act, 105 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Tower 5

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

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

Tropical Heat

Author: Rich Orloff
An outrageously campy comedy set on a 1920’s tropical island hotel: When a masterful missionary meets a tantalizing temptress, he doesn’t have a prayer!
Content Advisory: Numerous sexual wisecracks and repartee
2 Acts, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/2/2015

Troy, Troy, Troy!

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

True Believers

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

Tuesday

Author: Marc Morales
On Tuesday September eleventh two thousand and one God sent an Angel to New York.
Content Advisory: Contains some profanity and deals with sensitive issues such as death and religion
1 Act, 105 Minutes
11 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/28/2011

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

Unauthorized Magic in Oz

Author: Edward Einhorn
A modern Oz story about a witch who is breaking the law with her magic, based on Edward Einhorn's modern Oz novels.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/1/2014

Unearthing the Tramp

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

Unsex'd

Author: Jay Whitehead
Two Elizabethan boy players battle it out to win the role of the leading lady in Shakespeare's newly penned 'Scottish play' in this cheeky dramedy with lot's of humor and a wicked dark side.
Content Advisory: Potential nudity, strong language, suggestive language, sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/28/2016

Veronica's Position

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

Wake Up!

Author: Kim Fischer
How far will one Asian boy go to prove that he’s black? Caged in a jail cell he battles the confines of his yellow skin. Provocative and honest, this is a story about trying to understand the meaning of blackness.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/18/2012

Walker

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

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

War Zones

Author: Laura Brienza
Sometimes the body is a war zone.
Content Advisory: Adult Content, Abusive Sexual Themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/5/2012

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

what do you mean

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

What 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 You Go

Author: Alex Riad
On an abandoned dock in a rural upstate NY town, a local musician's going away party thrown by a group of his friends turns into a hotbed for expressing what’s really happening below the surface.
Content Advisory: Strong language, alcohol, and some drug use
1 Act, 38 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/16/2014

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

Wild Dogs

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

Willy Nilly

Author: Trav S.D.
A psychedelic musical satire inspired by the Manson Family
Content Advisory: Not suitable for children under 17: sex, nudity, language, drug use and violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 20 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Within the Law

Author: Metropolitan Playhouse
From 1912: a good woman done wrong sets out for revenge, always staying within the bounds of the law, but how long can a life of legitimate crime pay?
Content Advisory:
4 Acts, 155 Minutes
5 Females, 15 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/14/2014

Woman Killer

Author: Chiori Miyagawa
Adapted from the 1721 Japanese Bunraku puppet play by Chikamatsu, the story of two ordinary upper-class American families and a murder that destroys the façade of the American Dream.
Content Advisory: Adult language, some violence
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 10/30/2011

Wonder Bread

Author: Danusia Trevino
With greater aspirations than growing tomatoes for her scheming father in communist Poland, a young woman escapes to New York, works at Burger King, marries her Valley Stream sweetheart, meets Iggy Pop, dates Dee Dee Ramone and while rebelling against it, she falls in love with the world.
Content Advisory: Adult language: very little and it is done with humor
1 Act, 80 Minutes
10 Females, 12 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/20/2011

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

Words, Razors, and the Wounded Heart

Author: James Presson
A Jacobean Revenge Comedy set in suburban Connecticut. Sacrifice! Betrayal! Prom!
Content Advisory: Sex, drugs, violence; plenty of bad language and bad behavior
5 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/1/2014

Wrong Barbarians

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

You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase

Author: Theatre 167
A young woman arriving from Ecuador accidentally switches suitcases with a mysterious stranger. Her quest to recover the missing suitcase will lead her to encounter lovers, dreamers, fighters, a magical cell phone, books that come to life, and the best guitar player in the world.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts
12 Females, 16 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/3/2013

You're a Good Boy, Abercorn

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

Zen A.M.

Author: Natalie Menna
In the wake of 9/11, Bruno abandons his lucrative Wall Street career to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a painter. After years of struggling, he finally books a once in a lifetime project, only to develop major misgivings about completing his painting. Can a marriage-minded girlfriend, greedy guru, financial folly, and one bitchy boss change Bruno's mind?
Content Advisory: N/A
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/14/2016