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29x/y

Author: Marcus Yi
A theater collage piece in 29 parts.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/11/2014

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 Game Without A Name

Author: Tim Bungeroth
A cast of Clowns leads a forgetful Fool through five full acts of cosmic ritual.
Content Advisory:
5 Acts, 45 Minutes
8 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/29/2013

A History of Launching Ships (somewhat after Washington Irving)

Author: Avi Glickstein
Elizabeth Burgin, on the run from the British in 1779 New York for helping to free hundreds of Patriots from prison ships docked in Wallabout Bay, finds shelter with a pair of twins and their stepmother in a strange, gated house far from her intended destination of Philadelphia.
Content Advisory: One instance of strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
9 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/8/2012

A Microwaved Burrito Filled With E. coli

Author: Andrea Alton and Allen Warnock
Molly "Equality" Dykeman, NYC's favorite poet/security guard, attends a lesbian wedding reception at a rundown Mexican restaurant where she meets a Southern chatterbox waitress.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/15/2016

A Rain of Seagulls

Author: Meron Langsner
A parody of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, condensed into 45 minutes.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/24/2013

A Real Boy

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

A 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

Accidental Discharge Impossible

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

Adventure Quest

Author: Rich Lovejoy
A nostalgic treat / glimpse into the yawning void; a classic tale of a hero attempting to rescue a mayor’s daughter from an evil wizard - told in the style of an old school computer adventure game!
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 15 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/31/2011

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

Afterlight

Author: Monica Flory
The story of a quiet Northeastern town where a school bus accident incites a series of surrealistic events that force its residents to confront the messy nature of grief, the fragility of hope, and the dangers of loving someone deeply.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/26/2014

Alceste

Author: B. Walker Sampson
A free adaptation from Euripides that pits together gods, ghosts, and superheroes with ordinary so-and-sos who make extraordinary sacrifices to try to tell the Future to reconsider itself.
Content Advisory: Salty language, adult situations
1 Act, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 4/3/2012

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

Allie's Appendix

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

ALONE.

Author: Edward Elefterion
August Strindberg searches for inspiration from the world around him and from the “Powers” that he believes are guiding him and learns that the fantastical universe inside of him is perhaps more real than the “real” world outside of him.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/5/2012

American Jataka Tales

Author: Ed Malin
The Buddha is reborn as an American, and following the ancient tales, he must "learn something" in order to be reborn.
Content Advisory: some discussion of church heresy and sexual orientation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

An Alchemy of Flesh

Author: David Hauptschein
A mind-bending, noirish thriller where personalities split, and where the Peeping Tom at your window looks uncannily like yourself.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/24/2014

Anais Nin Goes to Hell

Author: David Stallings
Imagine an island in hell where Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Victoria...wait for their men and what happens when women's lib icon and erotica writer, Anaïs Nin arrives to turn their afterlife upside down.
Content Advisory: contains strong language and sexual content.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/24/2012

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

Any Day Now

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

April's Fool

Author: Kelly McAllister
A metaphysical comedy about the search for peace, love and understanding in an ever shifting world full of madness, decorative axes, and deadly pinball machines.
Content Advisory: adult language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/10/2013

Ascending Bodily

Author: Maggie Cino
A fantastical solo play in which an unusual lady with many handbags muses about life, love and llamas.
Content Advisory: Suggested romance
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/12/2014

Autumn in Andromeda

Author: Jonathan Wallace
A play about the humanity of aliens, the alienation of humans, and the very real possibility of being eaten alive.
Content Advisory:
0 Acts, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/17/2013

Bargains And Blood (How to Succeed In Home Shopping!)

Author: Blair Fell
A tragi-camp comedy about a trailer park Cinderella who becomes a messianic home shopping hostess while confronting the bloody and cut-throat business of television shopping.
Content Advisory: Some silly implied sexual talk, absurd references to addiction and make-believe drugs and some Grand Guignol bloodiness.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/9/2014

Barhoppers: The Answer Man and Other Bar Plays

Author: Joel Jones
A collection of short comedies set in bars to be performed in bars, pubs, restaurants, or even theaters.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexuality, comedic violence
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
9 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Biffing Mussels (3 Short Plays)

Author: Mike Gorman
Three surreal short plays from Mike Gorman's early days at La MaMa.
Content Advisory: Inferred violence, comical. Some profanity.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males, 7 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 6/18/2014

Birthday Play

Author: Zach Donovan
The play follows an unnamed protagonist through a dream-like metropolis on his 22nd birthday as he wonders whether it is possible to grow up without growing old.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
10 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Blood: A Comedy

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

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

Breuckelen

Author: Chris Van Strander
Williamsburg: Present-day hipsters collide with Brooklyn residents from centuries past—including a Dutch widow, Russian squatter, and a notorious bootlegger; as they spin their stories, they recount the checkered history of this borough they all call home.
Content Advisory: Strong language; hipsters.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/20/2013

Bunny's Last Night in Limbo

Author: Peter S. Petralia
Moving through a landscape of sparsely stylized suburban settings, this dark comedy chronicle the coming-of-age of a boy named Bunny.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and adult content
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/9/2012

Cast

Author: David Hauptschein
Set in what appears to be a mental institution, a patient-doctor relationship breaks down, reverses, and then the two characters subjugate themselves to the authoritative commands of a recorded voice.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 30 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 6/29/2014

Cause of Failure

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

Celeste and Starla Save Todd and Win Back the Day

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

CHORES or The Big Man in the Orange Rubber Rain Suit

Author: Mike Gorman
Five local residents—a paranoid logger, a one-armed mechanic, an evangelical cleaning lady, a 40 year old paperboy and a sexually obsessed nun—respond to the startling spectacle of a large man seen wearing a girl's orange rubber rain suit in the supermarket.
Content Advisory: Some profanity. Descriptive language concerning sexual organs.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 9/3/2015

Christina

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

Come Thick Night

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

Come to Starr Street

Author: Ren D. Santiago
A typical night at Starr Street for Ani, John, and Ten is sprinkled with cocaine, liquor, music, longing, and laughter until nothing is funny and the purpose is lost.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/16/2015

Commedia Dell Smartass

Author: Sonya Sobieski
A Machiavellian fencing team captain convinces his nerdy friend to woo and win the school hottie, an overachieving Girl Scout—but only so that he can break them apart.
Content Advisory: Occasional/optional strong language, some kissing, mime
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 8/21/2012

Commedia dell'Artemisia

Author: Kiran Rikhye
A masked sex farce in rhyming couplets satirizing the rape of Italian Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Content Advisory: Adult themes
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 1/31/2012

Conversations with Dog

Author: Ken Wolf
The story of angry playwright Jeff Fox who meets a giant, wise-cracking, sex-obsessed dog named Jesus who is sent down from Heaven to save him.
Content Advisory: Lots of very funny but crude sex jokes mixed with Spirituality. Strong Language like the "F" word but all in fun.
3 Acts, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/22/2014

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

Day to End

Author: Sam Byron
The play explores one evening in the relationship between two roommates, one of whom may be in the throes of a manic episode as he grapples with a personal loss far in his past. As the evening progresses, it becomes less and less clear which one of the two men is in their right mind, and even less clear who owns the despair that seems to be creeping in from the world outside their tiny East Village apartment.
Content Advisory: Strong language, tobacco use, adult themes
1 Act, 110 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/29/2014

Death of a Government Worker

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

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

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 #10: All the Single Ladies

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

Detention #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 #4: Punk Rock Star

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays that are extremely dark and twisted in nature.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, graphic violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #6: Who’s Afraid of Lear’s War Horse

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Three 10-minute plays that parody great works of theater.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #7: One Minute Plays

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Thirty one-minute plays grouped into five clumps based loosely on a common theme.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
12 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #9: Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays inspired by one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
9 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Diva

Author: S.P. Monahan
Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, descriptions of violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/3/2013

Doctors Jane and Alexander

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

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

Dreams of Baby

Author: Mara Lathrop
As her waters break and she goes into labor, it occurs to Anne that it might just be a little too late to back out! A farce about labor & delivery.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1993
Date Added: 1/22/2012

Eaten Voices

Author: Lavinia Roberts
Leona, a brash and bright young girl, finds herself trapped in night, a place of stories, dance, and music, followed by strange creatures.
Content Advisory: Discusses sexual violence, PTSD. 
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/25/2016

Eden

Author: Marina Shron
Two performers - one amateur, one professional - are living/performing their unscripted love story in a storefront window.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 5/9/2013

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

Father Joy

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

Fawnbook

Author: Ayun Halliday
An agrarian settlement of 3 middle aged women and 3 teenage boys communicates in dialogue culled exclusively from social media comments in this post digital, pre-apocalyptic dark comedy-cum-anthropological-study.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/4/2016

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

Field 309

Author: Theresa Buchheister
Keep working, you.
Content Advisory: There is one use of profanity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
17 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/2/2011

Film Noix

Author: Ed Malin
Deadly spy women, jaded aristrocrats, mobsters and astronomers vie for world supremacy.
Content Advisory: Some mature language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 8/23/2012

Final Countdown

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

First Time, Long Time

Author: Jeremy Stuart
A talk-radio show in which callers relay absurd tales from the brink of oblivion, counseled by a mysterious, all-knowing host.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Floridita, My Love

Author: Javierantonio Gonzalez
This darkly comic yet magical play, set on the border crossings between the real and the imaginary, explores the life of one of America's invisible people.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/25/2013

For a Barbarian Woman

Author: Saviana Stanescu
The play interweaves a present-day love story between a Romanian woman and an American colonel from the NATO base in Constanta (a Romanian city at the Black Sea, built on the ruins of the ancient city TOMIS where the Roman poet Ovid was exiled sometime around year 8 AD) and a fictional relationship between Ovid and a Barbarian woman from Tomis.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/18/2012

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

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

Frontier

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

Furbelow

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

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

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

Granada

Author: Avi Glickstein
Bringing together characters and stories from Sephardic Jewish folklore and culture, Granada draws on a centuries-old tradition to create a tender, bizarre, and funny look at a people separated by continents but united by a state of exile.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/18/2012

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

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

Health Insurance

Author: Kris Kling
Faced with an audience looking for a show, an actor forced onstage initially stalls then gives way to a comic downward spiral of identity crisis, loss, and human connection.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/27/2015

Hold Music

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

Holy Child

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

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

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

Hunger

Author: Sheri Wilner
When a mysterious stranger named Seymour emerges from the depths of the ocean, the ravenously and newly-engaged Diana must choose either to stay earthbound with the man she loves, or accompany her seducer into the sea.
Content Advisory: Some mature content (sexual situations)
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 11/11/2012

I am the Knave of Hearts

Author: John Carter
Don Juan escapes from Hell and finds himself on a stage in front of an audience; his eyes light up.
Content Advisory: Graphic verbal descriptions of lust, seduction, sexual intercourse, body parts and fluids, swordplay, bloodshed, perdition, etc.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/27/2013

I Become a Guitar

Author: Francesca Sanders
Madrigal and Kevin are adrift in their marriage when a magical boy from Zihuatanejo comes into their lives/dreams.
Content Advisory: Adult content- some suggestive situations
1 Act, 96 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/15/2011

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

I Stand for Nothing

Author: Eric Bland
A play that scatters anarchy, solitude, absurdity, sentimentality, and love through fifteen human lives wrestling with the feeling that it's weird to feel good but not good to feel weird.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and some sexual themes -- not for young children.
1 Act, 130 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Icons & Outcasts

Author: Suzanne Bachner
Set in the heart of Chelsea, 8 eccentrics—a vampire, a hustler, a redneck, an angel, a loner, a bimbo, a goddess and an actor—randomly intersect during one unforgettable day in New York City.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/3/2012

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

Imminent, Indeed

Author: Bryn Manion
A macabre, post-modern gothic tale of innocence lost and wisdom gained wherein mathematical wunderkind, Miss Polly Peachum, descends most egregiously into the netherworld of villainous scoundrels captained by the nefarious Macheath.
Content Advisory: Sexual content and language, violence, strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

In Memory

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

In Memory of Edgar Lutzen

Author: David Hauptschein
In the year 1905, Sweden's most acclaimed painter, Edgar Lutzen, becomes obsessed with alchemy, and is beset by jealousy and paranoid visions that cause his marriage and life to unravel.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/5/2014

In the Company of Jane Doe

Author: Tiffany Antone
Jane Doe wants to get ahead at work, but strange occurrences (like missing reports and snowshoes in her briefcase) keep getting in the way - so when the eccentric Dr. Snafu offers to clone Jane Doe, she jumps at the chance... forgetting to mention her multiple plastic surgeries and landing herself in even deeper trouble.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
9 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/24/2013

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

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

Islands of Repair

Author: Leslie Bramm
A husband and wife are stranded at sea in a rubber raft. They battle sharks, the elements and each other. How will they survive?
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations
1 Act, 35 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/24/2011

Jesus in a Beehive: The Last Temptation Of Mitchell Pantene

Author: Bob Stewart
An effeminate, Southern hairdresser in the East Village claims he’s channeling Jesus, St. Paul, Mother Mary, & Magdalene in the pre-dawn hours before the grand opening of his salon.
Content Advisory: Occasional Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 8/30/2012

Join the Circus: A Collection of Short Plays

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

Journey Path: An Experiment in Rightness

Author: Theresa Buchheister
In a world where all has happened before and yet all is happening for the first time, there is a competition to achieve distinction and destruction.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/30/2011

Killer Midgets

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

King of Rats

Author: Marina Shron
A 10 year old boy comes of age in the house "with breathing walls" observing his family’s turbulent relationships that mirror Eastern Europe in war and transition.
Content Advisory: Some implied nudity, explicit language, inappropriate for children
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 8/1/2012

Laughing Man

Author: Nicholas Priore
The origin story of our favorite villain.
Content Advisory: Disturbing and gruesome content
1 Act, 20 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

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

Ligature Marks

Author: Mac Rogers
Jill can't live without Terry, so it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to.
Content Advisory: Many verbal references to sexuality and violence, one stylized act of violence, a great deal of profanity.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/15/2013

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

Linguish

Author: Edward Einhorn
Four relative strangers are quarantined with a new disease that causes aphasia, the neurological disorder that takes away one's ability to use language, and are forced to find new ways to communicate.
Content Advisory: Cursing (Tourrette-like)
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 12/18/2011

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

Love in the Insecurity Zone

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

Love Me

Author: Jason S. Grossman
Will lovesick Charlie ever find love or be eternally controlled by the incessantly critical voice in his head?
Content Advisory: Occasional strong language, sexual content, drug and alcohol use
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/25/2011

Lovers Leapt

Author: Leslie Bramm
A couple holds hands as they leap from the 83rd floor of the world trade center. On the way down they discover the relationship they might have had.
Content Advisory: Adult situations
1 Act, 19 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 8/28/2011

Many Snows Ago

Author: Midge Guerrera
As winter winds howl outside a Lenape longhouse, an ensemble uses a story theatre approach to share the folklore, history and values of Eastern Woodland Indians.
Content Advisory: None - it is suitable for children and family audiences
1 Act, 55 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males, 28 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/22/2014

Margarita and Max

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

Menders

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

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

Mostly Imperfect Moments of Unrelenting Humanity

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

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

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Author: Mark J. Mirsky
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is a comedy about family in which a father turns into a parasite and the mother and children's attempts to curb his behavior with the help of a professional exterminator turns everything upside down.
Content Advisory: Strong language hinted at but not spoken
2 Acts, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/1/2013

Motherboard

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
A lone nannybot journeys through the post-technological wasteland of the far future in search of purpose and connection.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language, nudity (optional)
1 Act, 105 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 3/30/2014

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

My First Autograce Homeography (1973-1974)

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A cut-up of memories, personal, political, traumatic, funny and absurd from a childhood in the weirdness that was 1973-1974 in America (Watergate, Patty Hearst, The 6 Million Dollar Man, experimental dance, The Living Theatre, unhinged caretakers and All Those Solo Albums).
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/3/2014

My Soul, The Pavement and Other Plays

Author: Michael Puzzo
Four short comedies by Michael Puzzo about young love, missed opportunities, misunderstood monsters and refrigerators.
Content Advisory: strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 65 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/15/2013

Necropolis 1&2: World Gone Wrong / Worth Gun Willed

Author: Ian W. Hill
A film noir pastiche-play consisting of dialogue from over 150 noirs, as well as original material and quotes from a recent U.S. Administration and other pertinent sources, combined into an original, spellbinding, semi-abstract, hallucinatory tale of corruption, betrayal, and revenge.
Content Advisory: sexuality and violence at about the level of a 1940s movie, no heavier
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
10 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/26/2012

Necropolis 3: At the Mountains of Slumberland

Author: Ian W. Hill
A fantasy in which Winsor McCay's classic comic strip character Little Nemo falls asleep as usual, but, rather than traveling to the dream-world of Slumberland, is instead transported into the universe of the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, and must help the alienist Randolph Carter to defeat The Old Ones so he can return back to his safe bed.
Content Advisory: some children's theater-level "scary" scenes
1 Act, 55 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/4/2012

Neither Here Noir There

Author: Bambi Everson
Prompted by Alice, Michael begins to rework a discarded film noir novel, but runs into trouble when his femme fatale, Maxie Malone, comes to life with an agenda of her own.
Content Advisory: Mild language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/27/2016

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 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

NIGHTMARES: a demonstration of the Sublime

Author: Adam R. Burnett
This play situates itself between terror and comedy (the sublime), beneath the gaze of Henry Fuseli's iconic painting, and in the midst of an enveloping soundscape to plumb the extremities of our contemporary condition and posit the question: are we still capable of being overwhelmed?
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, nudity.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/10/2013

not from canada

Author: Kevin Doyle
A play about the problem(s) of White people.
Content Advisory: Strong adult language, adult situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Nothing's Going to Happen

Author: Justin Cornell
A chopped-up show about waiting for the end of the world, with singing and dancing.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/5/2014

OD (or) Vice Versa

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

Oh, That Wily Snake!

Author: Martin Dockery
A two-person, high-energy, high-comedy, highly surreal play about a guy trying to get a girl into his flying bed.
Content Advisory: Nothing explicit, but metaphorically the play deals with some adult sexual content.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/3/2012

One Head Too Many

Author: Edward Einhorn
A fairy tale from another planet in which a princess falls in love with her second head.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/30/2014

One, Two, Whatever you do...

Author: Vanessa Shealy
When former child star Angela L. Wilcox tells one teensy fib, it goes viral; the coverup spins her life, and the life of her son, out of control.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

One-Act Plays and Performance Monologues

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

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

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

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

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

Oscar Tango-Bravo

Author: Ed Malin
A comic look at conspiracy theories and the people who believe in them, in light of 20th Century events like the Cuban Sandwich Crisis.
Content Advisory: Some sexual jokes
1 Act, 50 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2014

Oswald's Backyard

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

Panama

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

Park Slope

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

Passion: Reincarnation of the Martyr

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

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

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

Polanski Polanski

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A poetic monodrama imagining/exploring three threshold moments in the life of famed film director Roman Polanski; a fictionalized tale of desire, escape and punishment blending elements of film and theater as it delves into the brilliant mind of the controversial figure.
Content Advisory: Erotic language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/11/2013

Preacher Man

Author: Jesse LaVercombe
A man tied to an electric chair tells his audience what it feels like to lead a fulfilled life.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 20 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/10/2014

Pre-Existing Condition

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

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

Q and Y: A Brief Comedy About Death

Author: Theresa Buchheister
They win and lose, fall in and out of love, make multiple mistakes and, in the end, they die - it is a rip-roaring comedy.
Content Advisory: Onstage "masturbation", a couple of swear words
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/26/2011

Queers For Fears

Author: Ed Malin
Two short plays about the dangers of coming out and of not coming out.
Content Advisory: Some topless male scenes and strong language.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/2/2015

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

Rag Fur Blood Bone: The Epic of Gilgamesh

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

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

Real True Crime

Author: David Lee White
Maddie is a 40 year old divorced WaWa clerk (with a penchant for playing the lotto and reading true crime) who runs afoul of a masked hold-up man, an aging, drug addicted child star, a young punk rocker and a man in a penguin suit.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 85 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/24/2016

Removal

Author: Ian W. Hill
An aging novelist has reached the end of words and is ready to be done with his work, but who finds that his words don't feel like ending and his work isn't done with him. On the day he announces his retirement, his fictions rise up against him and take over not only his work but his life.
Content Advisory: adult language
2 Acts, 123 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/25/2012

Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays

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

Robert and the Dawn

Author: Eric Michael Kochmer
A psychological spectacle exploring the death of individuality in a bleak homogenized culture, as it serves up a cornucopia of perverse Americana, with three distinct storylines told devilishly in America's favorite forms of entertainment: situation comedy, cinematic realism and the musical.
Content Advisory: Profanity, adult situations, references to death and suicide.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/17/2014

Rough Writers Short Plays 2013

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

Rudolf II

Author: Edward Einhorn
The life and dissolution of Rudolf II, the bisexual, bipolar Holy Roman emperor who transformed Prague with his love of the arts and sciences, his mystical beliefs, and his deep paranoia.
Content Advisory: Strong sexual language
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/30/2014

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

Salish

Author: Theresa Buchheister and Ryan William Downey
Two isolated strangers must navigate through an impossible landscape and its mysterious inhabitants to answer the question: Where did all of these severed feet come from?
Content Advisory: Some strong language, grotesque imagery, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/22/2014

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

Seven Lepcio Shorts

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

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

Single Action Shotgun

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

Sister Sister

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

Six Plays About Hope

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

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

Slouch

Author: B. Walker Sampson
A metaphysical dramedy in which 3 thirty-something roommates struggle with job and relationship failures, the isolation of urban life, and an unfortunate habit of comparing their lives to their very successful friend (who may be dropping by soon).
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/2/2015

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 Unfortunate Hour

Author: Kelly McAllister
A guy, let’s call him Mad Tom, walks into a bar after signing his divorce papers, and promptly loses his mind- aided and abetted by a beautiful woman named Charity and a smart ass bar tender named Janus .
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Someone's Knocking

Author: Rich Orloff
A woman afraid of “out there” finds that her view of life changes when Opportunity knocks on the door – literally!
Content Advisory: Just a few risqué jokes. (There is also a high school version.)
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 7/20/2014

Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mixtape

Author: Nat Cassidy
A series of short plays—some comedic, some dramatic, all twisted—about the insanities of romantic love, each complemented by an original love song performed live onstage by a musician.
Content Advisory: Very strong language, lots of sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Stealing Season

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

Still Life with Parrot & Monkey

Author: Paula Cizmar
A comedy about consciousness and connection. A romantic but emotionally detached young woman goes off in search of meaning and instead encounters a downtown painter and an offbeat housewife who can’t stop channeling Frida Kahlo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/6/2014

Still Not

Author: Harrison Bryan
An honest, comedic, skewed-romantic exploration into the traps of waiting for love...and the fear that it may never come.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/2/2016

Straight Talk

Author: Jeff McMahon
Debased and aggressive contemporary language and attitudes, with unexpected leaps into elevated speech and longing vulnerability examines the desires of young Americans.
Content Advisory: vulgar language and sexual situations not appropriate for pre-teen audiences
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 4/24/2012

Strangers

Author: Edward Einhorn
A man and a woman are in what seems to be a waiting room. Is it a doctor's waiting room? If so, what's wrong?
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 25 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 1/3/2012

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

Subject 62

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A surreal drama about holding onto one's identity during the onset of illness.
Content Advisory: Mature Audience; 13 and up
1 Act, 75 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/5/2013

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

TechnoPlays Part B

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

The 27 Club (Anderson)

Author: Rita Anderson
Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Amy Winehouse meet up in the afterlife in limbo. When Winehouse suggests that they create a 60s girl group called The Soul Sisters of Suicide, the women drink, they fight over who’s the most famous, and they play Truth or Dare—until someone figures out why they are there and they band together to get out.
Content Advisory: Some adult situations referenced, no strong language.
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/9/2015

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 A-is-for-Abortion Play

Author: Cassandra Hume
5 women, 15 characters explore the personal, dark and often comedic stories behind abortion and choice through a series of personal narratives and surreal fantasies.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/17/2013

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 Artifacts

Author: Steven Fechter
Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Strindberg’s Miss Julie, joined together in a love/hate relationship, target a young college student of theatre to be their sisterly companion.
Content Advisory: Some sexual content and violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/11/2013

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 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 Burning Season

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

The 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 Cage

Author: Mario Fratti
A very sensitive poet misunderstands Chekhov, closes himself in a cage, and is betrayed by the woman he loves.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1966
Date Added: 7/26/2013

The Cheaters Club

Author: Derek Ahonen
A horror story of both real and imaginary ghosts.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language.
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
10 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/13/2014

The Chess Lesson

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

The 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 Color Brunette

Author: Ed Malin
Short comic scenes on the theme of color, both regarding racial discrimination and "difference" in general, and scientific discussion of optics.
Content Advisory: Some cursing and sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/5/2013

The Conveniences of Modern Living

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

The Deepest Play Ever

Author: Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell
In this epic Mother Courage satire we follow the antihero Mother LaMadre as she drags her wagon through the post-post-apocalyptic waste land of New Europe during World War V, battles zombies and journeys to rescue her son, Golden Calf, from the Underworld.
Content Advisory: Strong Elizabethan language, talk of sexual acts and prostitution
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/9/2011

The Demon Hunter

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

The Devil's Own Game

Author: Meron Langsner
When a young scientist inadvertently summons the soul of Dr. Faustus, she finds herself in the middle of an elaborate game of life, death, and eternal damnation.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/27/2013

The Doctor Is NOT In

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

The Double Murder Plays

Author: Scott Klavan
A group of provocative one-acts featuring a man and woman in myriad forms of love…and crimes of passion.
Content Advisory: Adult in nature. RITALIN, SCRAPBOOK and SOCKS contain some obscenities and/or sexual situations. DOUBLE MURDER, however, has no obscenities and has been performed by high and college groups.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/27/2011

The Egg Play

Author: Candice Benge
A hilarious, heart-breaking, punch in the face.
Content Advisory: strong language, mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/13/2012

The Egg Progect

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

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

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

The 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 Great Escape

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

The Gurney

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

The House of Fitzcarraldo

Author: Buran Theatre Company
In 1979 Werner Herzog enlisted his megalomaniac best friend, Klaus Kinski, to help him drag a 300-ton steamship over a mountain in the Peruvian jungle.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/15/2012

The Inconstant Infection

Author: Ed Malin
A lost play from the gender-fluid 1690s is performed in 1985, leading to mayhem and prompting the participants to re-examine their lives.
Content Advisory: Adult themes discussed. One character used to be a pornographer
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Listeners

Author: Matthew Freeman
A surreal drama about memory and ritual.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/17/2015

The Living Methuselah

Author: Edward Einhorn
The oldest living man survives every disaster in human history, with the help of his wife Serach, the oldest living woman, but when a doctor tells him he will only live until the end of the play, will this be his final curtain?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 1/31/2014

The Living Room

Author: Jenny Vallancourt
A scientist discovers how to transport a person's essence into furniture, which results in some problematic relationship drama.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/6/2014

The Maiden

Author: Chance Muehleck
A contemporary reboot of the myth of Persephone featuring found text, live music, and choreographed movement.
Content Advisory: Adult situations.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/23/2014

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 Most Wonderful Love

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

The Mother of God Visits Hell

Author: Daniel Guyton
The Virgin Mary travels to hell to comfort the souls in torment - much to God's dismay; when she pleads with God to forgive all the souls, regardless of their sins, it leads to a war between heaven and hell, with all of our souls in the balance.
Content Advisory: Extremely mild innuendo. Some violence. PG-13.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 20 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/26/2015

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 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 Playactor

Author: David Hauptschein
A twisted, comic drama about the first face-to-face encounter between Charlie, a pathological liar, and Margo, an ingenuous young woman with whom he has become enmeshed in a passionate internet romance.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 4/14/2014

The Princemaker

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

The Procedure

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

The Qualification of Douglas Evans

Author: Derek Ahonen
A reinvention of the classic alcoholic tale.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language. Nudity. Lots of adult themes such as personal misery through women, family, and alcoholism.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/1/2015

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 Six Basic Rules

Author: Mara Lathrop
Marriage can be hell unless you know the six basic rules. Please join newlyweds James & Louise Pettigrew as they spend the rest of their lives figuring out the rules and attempting to achieve marital bliss.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 110 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 1/25/2012

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 Tower

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

The Troubadour Struck By Lightning

Author: Ed Malin
This play is a racy look at the music, poetry, heretics and sexual deviance of the South of France circa 1235.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
15 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

The Twine

Author: Lavinia Roberts
The play explores the nature of memory, the subconscious mind, loss, and how we perceive and experience love. A young woman is stumbling through a labyrinth in an attempt to kill the Minotaur. She encounters various creatures from Greek mythology. Her only companion is a mute, stoic woman carrying a ball of twine.
Content Advisory: Some sexual innuendo.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
11 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/31/2016

The Unchained Collection

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

This Is a Newspaper

Author: Jordan Seavey
Who has it worse – hostages in a Moscow theatre or Winona Ryder caught shoplifting? A satirical take on post-9/11 news that proves that the stories we read in the paper are just stories.
Content Advisory: Strong language and adult themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 7/22/2011

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

Time and the Beast

Author: Marina Shron
Inspired by the biblical story of Jacob and his two wives, the sisters Rachel and Leah, the play follows their love triangle as it keeps spinning in time: the three characters mature in history -- as history itself comes of age.
Content Advisory: NA
4 Acts, 135 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 5/9/2013

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

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

Trance

Author: David Hauptschein
With Hauptschein's trademark kitchen sink surrealism, the subconscious bubbles over in this spine-tingling reimagination of the Manson family murders.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 6/8/2014

Troy, Troy, Troy!

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

Turn 22

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

Turning Atomic Tricks

Author: David Lawson
A woman begins working as a prostitute after an accident in a small town built around a nuclear power plant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, lots of onstage sex
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 3/27/2013

Two Days 'til Dawn

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

Una, La Whore del Mundo

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

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

Uneventful Deaths for Agathon

Author: Javierantonio Gonzalez
A vaudevillian tragedy about the end of one’s career, family and family life.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/2/2011

Velvet Ropes

Author: Joshua Scher
A tale of two innocents trapped in an art museum. They contemplate the nature of humor, performance and art in this hilarious one-act play.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act
3 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 9/25/2013

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

Watch: A Haunting

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

Waxing West

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

West Lethargy

Author: Stephen Kaliski
Two couples, both stalled on their journeys westward toward California, form a strange new neighborhood in this wildly inventive, surreal comedy.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/26/2011

When Half the Sphere is Visible

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

When the Walls Have Ears

Author: David Hauptschein
A multi-layered drama in which a woman possessed by fears that she has been abducted and implanted insinuates herself into the Kratzki household, with devastating results.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/14/2014

Where's Julie?

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

White Baby, Entree & Chocolate Chip Fridays

Author: David Lee White
Three, three-character comedies about having babies, hiring crazy people and have allergic reactions to shellfish.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Women w/o Walls

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

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

Your Lithopedion

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