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A Memory Play

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

After Anne Frank

Author: Carol Lempert
"March. 1973. Dear diary, I borrowed The Diary of Anne Frank from the library today, but I can’t bring myself to open it." And so begins 32 years of Carol Lempert ducking Anne’s legacy, but something keeps pulling her back. Again and again and again.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/11/2011

Big Top Machine

Author: Kevin Augustine
Setting ancient hero mythology against our modern yearnings for magic, an aerialist performer joins a corporate-owned circus in search of wonder but finds an underworld sideshow instead.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 6/16/2011

Death at Film Forum

Author: Eric Bland
Aspiring filmmaker/auteurs compete a la “Project Runway” in this very funny mixed media satirical drama.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/25/2013

Face Value

Author: Kevin R. Free
The friends, family and associates of Wes Youngman, African-American country singer, want to know one thing: Is Wes Youngman REALLY Black?
Content Advisory: Adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

FriendAndy.com

Author: Wesley Fruge
FriendAndy.com is a dark comedy that combines technology and movement for a revealing look at our digital lives.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/5/2012

Friends Don't Let Friends

Author: James Presson
Blends the melodrama of Henrik Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER with the silliness of network television and bears witness to a public nervous breakdown with built in commercial breaks.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/10/2012

From Busk Till Dawn: The Life of an NYC Street Performer

Author: Tim Intravia
7 Years of street performing in NYC makes many stories to tell, and so here you go.
Content Advisory: intended for mature audiences; there is strong language and adult content
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/17/2012

Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears

Author: Jerrod Bogard
A spoiled diva with fabulous hair learns to be a member of the team (and of a larger, global family) while re-telling her famous story in rock-n-roll fashion. A musical to warm the heart, not the globe.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

Her Majesty

Author: Sean Owens
Backstage at a production of Hamlet, six characters (played by two actors) frantically struggle to stay focused, especially with Her Majesty in the audience-- until a myriad of deceit, denial and self-delusion cause the players, and ultimately the farce itself, to come crashing down.
Content Advisory: No profanity, nudity or innuendo
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

How I Came to Be Buffalo Bill

Author: Richard Warren
The adventures of Hon. William F. Cody, as told by himself in his very own words, mostly.
Content Advisory: Family-friendly
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 12/19/2011

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 Degeneration

Author: Pamela Sabaugh
A musical coming of age journey through the world with an invisible disability: after a rebellious teen becomes vision impaired-leaving her unable to drive in the Motor City-she must set forth on a quest to come to terms with and articulate just what it is to be, neither fully blind nor sighted, but somewhere "in between."
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/17/2012

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

Kiss and Cry

Author: Tom Rowan
America’s sweethearts, a rising movie star and a figure skater on his way to the Olympics, turn out to be gay.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 7/2/2011

Lost in Staten Island, More Tales of Modern Living

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

Mic.

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

Midnight

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

Muse of Fire

Author: Kelly McAllister
A pair of new muses join a college theatre group in the hopes of turning a young actress into a great artist
Content Advisory: strong language, adult situations (sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll)
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Nosedive Red Ribbon Gala 2011

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

Not Dark Yet

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

Notice of Default and Opportunity to Cure

Author: John Clancy
A monologue about the role of money in our lives and the price or "worth" of art in the world.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 1/9/2012

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

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

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 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 Second Tosca

Author: Tom Rowan
Set during rehearsals for Puccini's Tosca, this witty, sexy play is a fascinating inside view into a rarefied world: the backstage of an opera house.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations and dialogue
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/5/2012

True Theater Critic

Author: Omar Sangare
This one-person show, a dark comedy from the point of view of a critic, explores themes related to artistic creation.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Ukulele Land

Author: Uke Jackson
A zany, politically-charged, futuristic romantic musical comedy.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/10/2011

You Only Shoot the Ones You Love

Author: Jeffrey Sweet
A solo piece about Jeffrey Sweet’s dealings with the pioneers of improvisation and how anti-Semitism in Russia and Eastern Europe led to a comedy renaissance in America.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011