A FALLOPIAN FAIRY TALE by Marisa Marquez
Maligaya is on a mission to take the pink out of Princess and put it back in the pussy. With her pitch for a Disney-meets-Girls children's book at stake, stories from her life expose a less charming reality.
ADAM & STEVE AND THE EMPTY SEA by Plan-B Theatre Company
Adam is openly Mormon. Steve is openly gay. Set against the backdrop of the passage of Prop. 8, these childhood friends grapple with religion, sexuality, politics and adulthood.
CARROLL GARDENS ABORNING by Lawrence Dial
After a late night visit from a pregnant and anxious Lily, Angelica, recovering from an emotionally crippling still-birth, finds herself lactating, but without child; meanwhile her stay-at-home husband, Hank, struggles to make sense of a potentially vile rumor about his best friend Izzy.
FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL KATHY BLANCHARD by Michael Ross Albert
Set against the backdrop of the Stanley Cup Finals in a house undergoing major renovations, the unruly members of a large family struggle with impending loss, both on the ice and at home.
FREE DESIREE by Amontaine Aurore
The play follows two sisters growing up in a small suburb in 1972 that are influenced by the cultural revolution of the times, and each in her own way, determined to challenge the status quo.
INFALLIBILITY by Matt Barbot
After being tricked into taking part in the infamous trial of a dead pope, 18-year-old actor Carlo enlists the help of his favorite saint to perform the story of his life for his prison guards…all as part of a plan to find a happy ending.
LANDSCAPE WITH MISSING PERSON by John Crutchfield
A teenage railroad-punk, a strange middle-aged man, and a road-trip across America: what begins as a chance encounter turns into a wild and unpredictable quest in search of True Love.
LIGHTS NARROW by 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?
NICHOLAS MAEVE MARIANNE by Matthew Stephen Smith
Plunged deep in the contemporary angst of today's not-so-young adults, the play follows three estranged friends who are fighting like hell to maintain a sense of safety, belonging, and home.
OLD FAMILIAR FACES by Nat Cassidy
A time-jumping, heartbreaking drama about the astounding true story of Charles and Mary Lamb, juxtaposed with a modern-day American “adaptation” of the difficult romance between Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.
ORBITING ASTRAL BODIES by Nathan Gregorski
When the Moon decides to leave Earth in search of something better, the lives of four people are upended as they struggle to seek their own meaning, reality, and purpose.
SOMEWHERE SAFER by Lauren Ferebee
Examining memory's force and the dangers of extremism, the play reaches back and forth in time to capture the aftermath of an explosion that irrevocably changes the course of nine lives.
STRANDED ON MOTOR PARKWAY by Dan Fingerman
1986: After their mother's death from AIDS Johnny and Angie find themselves living with their estranged father. They hate living on Long Island, they miss their mom, they miss Queens, but if the Mets win the World Series...maybe things will be OK.
STRANGE RAIN by Lynda Crawford
The play follows two reporters as they try to unravel the mystery of a prolonged rain with the aid of lesbian psychics, comic meteorologists, a street-kid poet, and a mysterious man who talks of secret experiments in the desert, all leading back decades to the real-life experiments of Wilhelm Reich in the 1950s.
TALK TO ME ABOUT SHAME by Julian Goldhagen
A multimedia solo performance piece wherein the experience of shame is explored in order to reconfigure relationships to shame from ones that are isolating to ones that nurture community bonds.
THE A-IS-FOR-ABORTION PLAY by 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.
THEMUMBLINGS by Dan Kitrosser
Allen, a gay children’s performer and Jodie, anthropologist of sex and gender, tell the story of their marriage while playing the myriad of people in their lives, hoping the sum of their relationship is greater than all these parts put together.
A sampling of excellent indie plays from the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival