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19th Century Lesbians and Their Relationships

Author: Jess Eisenberg
3 short plays about 19th century Lesbian relationships.
Content Advisory: Drug Use, Suicide, Sexuality, Death
1 Act, 53 Minutes
14 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/8/2015

Absolute Magnitude

Author: Melody Cooper
Four historical female astronomers are somehow kidnapped from their eras and end up in the 21st century bedroom of a black female astrophysicist, with everyone fighting for answers, their sanity and their lives.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/11/2015

Ain't She Brave: A Play of Poetry

Author: Ntare Ali & Erika Gault
A play of poetry detailing the history of African American women's journey in America.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/16/2014

Alice in Black and White

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

Another Horatio Alger Story

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

Are You the Wife of Michael Cleary?

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

Beauford Delaney Paints Marian Anderson

Author: Arden Kass
The haunting contralto voice of African American singer and civil rights icon Marian Anderson eclipses all others in the mind of schizophrenic, gay, black, ex-patriot artist Beauford Delaney, whose celebrated portrait of his muse inspired this play.
Content Advisory:
0 Acts, 25 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/22/2015

Breaking Kayfabe

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

Bright Swords

Author: Rick Creese
A one-man show that tells the true story of Ira Aldridge, the African-American actor who in 1825 fled racial hatred in New York, became a star of the European stage, inspired the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, and came to represent the causes of oppressed people across Europe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 95 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/22/2016

Burning in the Night

Author: Richard Warren
Semi-autobiographical, this memory play with music is the stage adaptation of a memoir by playwright Dale Wasserman’s ("Man of La Mancha," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest") journey from runaway teen to rail-riding hobo to globe-trotting writer for television, stage and screen. Throughout his fascinating life, he pursued the impossible dream of absolute freedom; only to discover it’s a delusion, fraught with debilitating limitations.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/6/2013

Chosen

Author: Rick Vorndran
An irreverent take on the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chosen careens through 50 years of history in less than 60 minutes - with musical numbers!
Content Advisory: One character uses strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

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

Coosje

Author: No.11 Productions
The story of two artists, husband and wife, finding their playful aesthetic together and attempting to escape death while a singing Pear simultaneously gains consciousness.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/26/2012

Daniel Pelican

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

Darwin at Down

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

Dear Prudence

Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton
The courageous story of little-known civil and women's rights activist Prudence Crandall, a white woman who three decades before the start of the Civil War opened the first school in New England for African-American girls and created the first integrated school in America.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/16/2014

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 #11: End of Days

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Twenty 2-minute monologues exploring the possibility of the Mayan Apocalypse.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #12: Detention, Interrupted

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

Detention #14: Detention The Musical!

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Lyrics to nine songs based on major events in 2012.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #15: Dear Jane

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

Detention #8: WHAM!

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

Doctors Jane and Alexander

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

Donna/Madonna

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

Dora and Me / Yo Soy Dora

Author: Rick Creese
A Latina actress in modern-day Los Angeles tries to follow in the footsteps of the notorious 18th-century figure Dora Jordan—beloved comedienne, mother of fourteen children, and live-in girlfriend to the future King of England.
Content Advisory: Some discussion of adult sexuality, but nothing obscene.
2 Acts, 62 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/28/2016

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

Higher Methods

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A dark play about fame and the price people pay to achieve that.
Content Advisory: Mature Audiences
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/3/2013

Horatio Alger's Boys

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

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

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

I Can't Give You Anything But Songs

Author: Pippa White
In this cabaret play, lyricist Dorothy Fields shares 28 of her greatest songs, gives suggestions as to how to write a great song, tells how a woman can survive in a field dominated by men, and talks about her fascinating fifty year career writing for Broadway and Hollywood.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment With Jane Austen & Friends

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

It Goes Without Saying

Author: Bill Bowers
A fun and unflinching look at the life and mimes of performer Bill Bowers. From his days playing with his Barbie dolls in his backyard in Montana to his training with world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, Bill Bowers has observed the incredible power that silence can wield—whether onstage, between family members, among neighbors, or when we are alone.
Content Advisory: some mature themes are dealt with, such as coming out and coming to terms with being gay, and the AIDS crisis of the late 1980’s. There is minimal adult language.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/12/2012

Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince

Author: Glen Williamson
A boy, locked in the dark alone for years, appeared on the streets of Nuremburg in 1828, barely able to stand, walk or speak. A true story and a supernatural journey through darkness to light.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Little Edie and the Marble Faun

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

Look, What I Don't Understand

Author: Anthony Nikolchev
In a 1960’s US immigrant detainment center, the play asks the audience of border patrol to decide the fate of Bulgarian communist defectors caught in red tape limbo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/14/2011

Lost in Lvov

Author: Sandy Simona
The play brings to life several generations of an educated Jewish family as it transitions from the former Soviet Union to a new life in America, which is often overwhelming, often hilarious, always meaningful.
Content Advisory: Mature content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/16/2015

Love in Action

Author: Pippa White
Three women saw health care needed some work, and did it.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/1/2016

Love Lessons Learned

Author: Erin Renée Roberts
Eros, the goddess of love and desire, takes you through her romantic odyssey; pain and pleasure will ensue.
Content Advisory: Adult Language and partial nudity (PG-13, AGES: 16+)
0 Acts, 35 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/23/2015

Lucy

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A bio play about famous comedienne Lucille Ball.
Content Advisory: Mature Audience; 13 and up
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/7/2013

Me

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A theatrical meditation on self-identity, where Bromley starts out looking to write a play about himself and takes detours through his personal relationship with his placenta, the recent extinction of the white river dolphin of the Yangtze in China, and just what exactly he means when he says, “I am the chosen fish, chosen by me / To save the planet from humanity.”
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity
1 Act, 100 Minutes
10 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/28/2013

Michael's Daughter

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

Modern Living

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

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

Natural Novice

Author: Siobhan O'Loughlin
Siobhan O’Loughlin is smart. She’s funny. She’s pretty. And she’s…hairy.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexuality/sexual themes.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/23/2014

No Chaos: Pollock's Wife

Author: Michael Stock
A bio-drama that reimagines the bourbon-fueled love story between the painters Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner, that tore apart the 1950's art scene and left Lee alone with her work and her ghosts.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/30/2015

Old Familiar Faces

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

On the Origin of Darwin

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
The play tells the story of young Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle - his long-distance romance during the trip with Fanny Mostyn Owen, his conflicts and camaraderie with the ship's Captain and mates, and the human and animal discoveries he makes along the way that inevitably lead to his formulation of the theory of natural selection.
Content Advisory: No adult language, no nudity
1 Act
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/27/2013

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

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

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

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

Quoth the Raven

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

Rhapsody in Black

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

Riddle Lost

Author: Kelly McAllister
Jeff Riddle has just died, and with the help of Hel, goddess of Death, and the trickster god Raven, he examines his life and his involvement in the Modoc War and his relationship with the great Modoc leader Captain Jack.
Content Advisory: strong language, violence
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/20/2014

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

Salamander Starts Over

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

Salve Regina: A Coming Of GAY Story

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

Sense

Author: Tamara Rose
Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller all haunt the shoreline of Walden Pond while the audience is invited to swim across.
Content Advisory: Suitable for all ages. However, sensitive ears who are unprepared for historical references should be warned away.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/5/2014

Simone at Home

Author: Rita Anderson
An exploration of the complex private life of Simone De Beauvoir, and the contradictions between her philosophies and politics as played out in her relationships with Jean-Paul Sartre—and with American-novelist, Nelson Algren.
Content Advisory: Adult situations and sexual suggestion—but no nudity or strong language
1 Act, 30 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/9/2015

Solemn Mockeries

Author: Rick Creese
"Solemn Mockeries" tells the true story of William-Henry Ireland, the teenager who tried to win his father's love by forging "Shakespearean" papers including a tragedy called VORTIGERN. And when the forged play is staged at Drury Lane with the finest actors of the day, what could possibly go wrong?"
Content Advisory: A few mild sexual allusions.
2 Acts, 72 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/27/2014

Sor Juana

Author: Cynthia Cooper
A young Mexican girl born in 1648 at a time when girls are denied education, Juana overcomes innumerable obstacles to follow her dream to read and learn, amazing all around with her abilities as a poet and scholar, and becoming a real-life cultural icon.
Content Advisory: This is a family play, appropriate for young audiences, grades 1-8.
1 Act, 40 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/20/2015

Sousepaw: ‘A Baseball Story’

Author: Jonathan A. Goldberg
Famed pitcher Rube Waddell has one last shot to make a big comeback, so he hires the Reptile Girl from the circus to keep him company -- and sober. This heartbreaking play explores their long night of broken promises, secrets, and past regrets.
Content Advisory: Adult language, brief nudity, adult situations
2 Acts, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/21/2015

Stabilized Not Controlled

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

Talk to me about Shame

Author: 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.
Content Advisory: Nudity, sexual content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/21/2013

The American Revolution

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Tells the story of the American Revolution - Washington, Arnold, the Brits, the rebels - in a pageant full of battles, espionage, romance, humor and song.
Content Advisory: No adult language or nudity
0 Acts
14 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Bark & the Tree

Author: Vivian Nesbitt
With moments of discovery and surrender juxtaposing against the frequently laugh-out-loud comedy of human nature, this one-woman play is about connection and transformation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/10/2014

The Brothers Marx

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A play about the famous Marx Brothers...As told by the famous Marx Brothers!
Content Advisory: Good for all ages!
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/24/2012

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs

Author: Jessica Litwak
On one night in 1901 the anarchist Emma Goldman hides in an apartment awaiting arrest and wonders if her revolutionary and romantic life has been worth living.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1986
Date Added: 9/20/2016

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: Nobody is Sleeping

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

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: The Snake and the Falcon

Author: Jessica Litwak
 In 1919 Emma Goldman and J.Edgar Hoover were afraid of nothing. Except each other. A play about immigration, imprisonment, and love.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/20/2016

The Germans in Paris

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

The Lady Was a Gentleman

Author: Barbara Kahn
A “docu-comedy” about nineteenth-century lesbian actress Charlotte Cushman, a worldwide celebrity known for playing male roles, on the eve of her opening as Romeo in St. Louis, MO in 1858.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 3/9/2014

The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller

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

The Man Who Saw Snoopy

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A bio play about the creator of the comic strip "Peanuts," Charles Schulz.
Content Advisory: 12 and up
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/2/2014

The March of the Bonus Army

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

The Real Machiavelli

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

The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots

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

The Straitjacket

Author: Dan Evans
The poet Emily Dickinson's lonely downcast spirit is revived in this lighthearted comedy by her encounter with a traveling woman magician and a dangerous con man/thief on the front porch of the Dickinson mansion in Amherst, Massachusetts, 1871.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/24/2015

The Way Out

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

The Whore of Sheridan Square

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

Three Dollar Bill

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Three plays all dedicated to the concept of the conservative homosexual: The first is a monologue by Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary Cheney, about her life; the second is a gay conversion therapy session that goes terribly wrong (or wonderfully right, depending...); the third is a family drama about coming out, with various weird twists.
Content Advisory: Lots of adult language, no nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/27/2013

Too Far to Go(d?)

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

When Thoughts Attack

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

Woodhull

Author: Liza Lentini
Biographical drama about Victoria Woodhull, the thirty-something former prostitute who ran for President against Grant in 1872 with a platform that included free love, legalized prostitution, and abolition of the death penalty, at a time when it was outrageous for women to show their ankles.
Content Advisory: Adult inuendo, but nothing too racy
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/8/2011

Yeah, That Happened

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

YIPPIE!

Author: Randy Anderson
An explosive look back on the events that defined the Youth International Party. 1968 meets 2011 in this time twisting exploration of freedom, fun, and fanatics.
Content Advisory: Mature themes, language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/12/2012