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167 Tongues

Author: Theatre 167
A Dominican manicurist wonders if her Chinese-Jewish boyfriend will propose before she gets deported; a Rwandan night nurse tries to understand the 167 languages spoken in the local emergency room; characters of all backgrounds converge and connect in this play about the emotional geography of the world's most diverse neighborhood.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
17 Females, 16 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/1/2014

1-900-Selfplex

Author: Alex DeFazio
A 40-year-old writer/"sexpert" finds herself - and subsequent worldwide celebrity - by assuming the identity of a transgendered, teenage boy.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
2 Acts, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

A Fallopian Fairy Tale

Author: 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.
Content Advisory: Mature content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/31/2013

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 Guy Adrift in the Universe

Author: Larry Kunofsky
Stripped-down, very smart comedy about the story of an every-guy, from cradle to grave.
Content Advisory: Adult language and situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/1/2013

A List of Irrational Fears for Future Leaders of the World

Author: Andrew Kaberline
The play takes place over eleven years, as Kenrick and Jorja learn to live together while selfishly destroying the scary unknown that is twentysomething life, in a dark investigation of the power of fear, the state of trust in a youthful world, and the inane mental responses to tragedy.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, People in their Underwear (Mild Nudity?)
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/12/2014

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

A Streetcar Named Desiree

Author: Nicholas Priore
When Jack and Desiree return from a vacation, her sister Amanda confronts him about spoiling Desiree.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and drug use
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/29/2016

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

Adam & Steve and the Empty Sea

Author: Plan-B Theatre Company
Adam is openly Mormon. Steve is openly gay. Set against the backdrop of the passage of Prop. 8, these childhood friends grapple with religion, sexuality, politics and adulthood.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/26/2013

Aeschylus Unbound

Author: Glen Williamson
A new historical play about mysterious ancient rituals, world-shaking battles and a warrior poet on trial for his life.by Mala Powers and Glen Williamson
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/21/2016

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

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

Alter Idem

Author: Avi Glickstein
Carly Lancaster, a waitress in rural Pennsylvania, tries to wrestle with the repercussions – both for her marriage and her son – of her husband’s realization that he is supposed to be a woman.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, strong language, mature themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/18/2012

American Cake

Author: Jonathan Pereira
A solo satire about love and patriotism... and a lot of cake.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/27/2015

American Drum Circle

Author: Vanessa Shealy
A fast moving love story about family fraud and personal failure in a time when "Y2K" meant imminent fear and the internet promised eternal hope.
Content Advisory: Some strong language.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/2/2014

An Obscure Week During the Coming of Age of Tom Noise

Author: Frank Kuzler
Tom Noise has done something stupid that will change his life forever.
Content Advisory: adult language
1 Act, 35 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Animals

Author: Sam Byron
Three friends, reunited in their old hometown, must face the realities of growing up and growing apart when an "unofficial" high school reunion party awakens an unexpected violence that lives in each of them.
Content Advisory: strong language and situations of a sexual and violent nature
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Antarctica

Author: Carolyn Raship
In this sometimes surreal fantasia of growing up, Magda and Winnie set out to become the first American Girls to make an expedition to the South Pole.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act
2 Females, 0 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/29/2011

Baby Plays the Banjo

Author: Kimberly Pau
A play about a teenage girl who is convinced that she is having Justin Bieber's baby; and her family.
Content Advisory: Strong language and sexual situations
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/21/2012

Barrier Island

Author: David Stallings
As a fearless and stubborn community rests their lives against the historic wall that protects Galveston Island from natural disasters, a younger generation challenges the economic and emotional battles no wall can protect.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Bears

Author: Mark Rigney
As human civilization collapses around them, three zoo-bound bears escape their enclosure and try to return to the wilderness
Content Advisory: Some sexual content
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/6/2014

Best Day Ever! & Other Short Plays

Author: Crystal Skillman
Five short plays -- four ten-minute pieces plus one that is one minute of pure awesome.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/4/2013

Better Lucky Than Smart

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

Better Than Nothing (or) Bad Blood

Author: Nicholas Priore
Mother has called upon Father Murray to save her terminally ill son Theodore’s soul before it’s too late.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes, Violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/17/2016

Bomb Shelter

Author: Kimberly Pau
An older man and a young man cook meth in Connecticut, while their hidden past explodes.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug use and mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/1/2012

Break My Face on Your Hand

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

Breaking Kayfabe

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

Breeders

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

Bridge to Baraka

Author: Yvette Heyliger
Emboldened by the 1960’s Black Arts Movement, Yvette X stakes her claim as a female dramatist coming of age artistically, racially and politically during the ongoing fight for parity for women in the American Theatre.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Broken Record

Author: Nicholas Priore
Ma is old and tired and must see to it that her mentally ill son Daniel will be taken care of after she’s gone.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, brief violence
2 Acts, 165 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/22/2016

Brown & Out

Author: Miguel Garcia
Selections from Brown & Out, a Los-Angeles-based short play festival dedicated to celebrating the Latino/a LGBTQ experience.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/16/2014

Brown and Black and White All Over

Author: Antonio Sacre
A sincere, urgent, and often humorous account of a week-long men’s gathering in the woods that asks deeply personal and politcal questions of race, indentity, and the possibility of healing.
Content Advisory: The play has strong language and adult situations.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

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

C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar)

Author: David Brian Colbert
A charming and witty liar named Coal, comes to us in the form of Man, Woman, Girl and Boy, and together, they revisit a small West Virginia town, taking on the colorful and unsavory characters of their past, to try to come to terms with the lies they've told to change their truth.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult situations, Violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/29/2016

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

Cedarwood Avenue

Author: Mike Teele
A light-hearted, funny and sometimes sad look at mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, husbands and wives, and how we all learn to accept and cherish the most important, defining people in our lives.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 7/16/2014

Charmer

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

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

Circe

Author: Michael Hagins
A lonely man's phone becomes something more than a personal digital servant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/24/2015

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

Conversations While Dining Alone, A Monologue Play

Author: K.O. Johnson
Quote from review: "Collectively forming a mosaic of the human heart."
Content Advisory: Some monologues have strong language.
1 Act, 120 Minutes
20 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/20/2016

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

Cookie

Author: Chad Beckim
Alan has a problem. The phone won’t stop ringing, the door won’t stop knocking, and the bills keep on coming. When a friend proposes a green-card marriage for money, this down-on-his-luck writer’s notions of race and identity are turned upside down in this darkly comic examination of racial and sexual stereotypes.
Content Advisory: Adult language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/24/2011

Counting Coup

Author: Mike Gorman
A dreaming soccer player journeys into her past with the aid of Native American ritual to rediscover her power and lead her team to victory in an upcoming championship game.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/18/2014

Cowbirds

Author: DT Arcieri
A young ornithologist’s complicated life comes into sharp focus only when he puts down his binoculars.
Content Advisory: Some profanity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 7/1/2014

Crunching Numbers

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
A comedic trilogy of related one-­‐act plays celebrating the difficult and often hilarious realities of artistic personalities pushed to the edge in New York City.
Content Advisory: "Once In A Blue Moon" has mildly strong language
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/29/2014

Dazl, aka The Cradle Robber Within

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A play about a golden little being who charms everyone she meets...at least almost every one: This is Dr. Seuss meets Pillowman meets Death of a Salesman in a wild ride of a “kids of all ages” show that looks into the heart-wrenching realities of how “growing up is coming down.”
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity required
2 Acts

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/23/2013

Decompression

Author: Maggie Cino
It’s Burning Man Decompression night and eight bored hipsters invent a lottery.
Content Advisory: sexual situations, drug use, strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/22/2012

Deconstructing the Torah

Author: Colette Freedman
A humorous evening of five women's unconventional journeys through politics, murder, romance, birth, and death.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/16/2011

Departures

Author: Kristen Palmer
For Cara and Andrew it is the end of summer, the end of college, and the beginning of everything else but first they must say goodbye.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/2/2013

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 #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 #2: A Grimm La Ronde

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
A full play based on a Grimm Fairy Tale with each scene written by a different writer.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #3: Blind Date

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

Detention #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

Die For Me

Author: Ethan Ness
Allie and Reese, two high schoolers deeply in love, decide to forge a suicide pact in this drama inspired by "Romeo and Juliet."
Content Advisory: Some Strong language, mature themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

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

Diving Normal

Author: Ashlin Halfnight
An unlikely trio of urbanites balance love, friendship and sexual compulsion.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/17/2011

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

Dov & Ali

Author: Anna Ziegler
In a high school English class in Detroit, an Orthodox Jewish teacher, Dov, and his student, Ali, a strict Muslim, get caught in a cultural crossfire, and both are confronted with the same choice: stand by their beliefs or face the devastating consequences?
Content Advisory: Some kissing
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 3/7/2012

Dream Acts

Author: Dream Act Union
Imagine that you don’t have a country. It doesn’t matter if you believe you’re American, because no one else believes you—not potential employers, not banks that issue student loans, not the government. There is no way to become legally American. You don’t exist. Worse, you are hunted for deportation. You love this country, but the country does not love you back.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/10/2012

Drinking and Diving

Author: David L. Epstein
Two unlikely pairs meet on opposite sides of the world. We find that their private pain is born of a history that weaves them all together.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 4/4/2012

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

Eddie

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
A hard-of-hearing high school student in a poverty-ridden, gang infested school and how his relationship with a bully turns them both around.
Content Advisory: Stronge language, violence.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/2/2014

Eightythree Down

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

Eleven Dollar Prophet

Author: Antonio Sacre
A commentary on performance, theater, and art in general the play explores the insatiable desire of a crowd to be led and the devices of a performer to command that crowd.
Content Advisory: nudity, strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language and situations, and blasphemous religious speech for some religions
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 1/26/2013

Endless Summer Nights

Author: Tim Errickson
Sam is finally over Tracy, just as she returns unexpectedly to their quiet beach town. Having faced their past with humor and mercy, Sam and Tracy must now face their futures.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/1/2012

Everyday Edna Mae

Author: Robin Rice
As Edna Mae matures from 25 to 65, her struggle to create art intensifies and obstructions increase until finally she breaks from her past and claims her dream.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/11/2015

Faith

Author: James McLindon
When an Angel of the Lord appears to 12-year-old Simon in the Walmart’s parking lot, his prayers to God to become His prophet have finally been answered … or have they?
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/22/2011

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

Fault Lines

Author: Rebecca Louise Miller
Twenty years after the disappearance of their childhood friend, three women are forced to confront the incident that reshaped their lives.
Content Advisory: Adult language and themes
2 Acts, 65 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/22/2012

Favorites

Author: Charlotte Miller
Margaret returns to her childhood home after the death of her mother, she and her brother try to clean up but their memories come to terrifying life, interrupting them at every turn.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/24/2014

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

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

Finger Paint

Author: Erin Austin and Ross Evans
A hand-painted wall and the non-linear stories that emanate from its coated layers express Ryan and Ann’s tumultuous roommate relationship and the external romantic influences that keep them apart.
Content Advisory: Intended for an adult audience. It includes strong language and sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/21/2011

Fit

Author: Erin Austin
Three generations of Scottish women, all at the age of twenty grapple with psychological turmoil, family history, and the all-consuming desire to fit.
Content Advisory: Brief strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

Fix Number Six

Author: Jerry Polner
Jane is a 40-ish travel agent who dreams of pursuing her true calling -- being an international spy; so when her rich, lovesick customer wants to hire her to "fix" his life with whatever tawdry subterfuge is necessary, she jumps at the chance.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations, but no nudity or strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/6/2014

For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard

Author: 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.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/9/2015

Freaks: a legend about growing up

Author: Sam French
On a summer night in Florida, with the stars of magic and irresponsibility perfectly aligned, four friends have gathered to summon a hurricane, to rekindle lost love, and to see if wormholes exist.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/16/2014

Free Desiree

Author: 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.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/9/2013

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

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

Full Frontal: A Naked Exploration of Sex and Sexuality

Author: Eddie Antar
A collection of short plays about sex and sexuality that take an audience through the different stages and variations of sexual life.
Content Advisory: No nudity, but very explicit sexual language and behavior.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/2/2014

Generic Magic Realism

Author: Ed Malin
What happens when the magical world of your average South American person is transplanted to a more northern, less magical, more real location?
Content Advisory: Some sexual language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/19/2013

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

Gordy Crashes

Author: Sam Byron
Taking place in the days before and after the last presidential election, Gordy Crashes follows Gordy as he navigates displacement in the East Village after Hurricane Sandy. Exhausted and disoriented, Gordy finds himself at his ex-girlfriend’s doorstep, where he will form an unlikely and potentially dangerous relationship that may ultimately help him understand the true suffering of others.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence, adult themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/25/2014

Green Eyes, Just Like You and Me

Author: Gary Walker
A story of one unusual family's collective open heart that explores why doing the right thing isn't always necessarily the right thing to do.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2015

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

Hit and Match

Author: Michael Hagins
A lonely hitman turns to online dating to find love.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Violence, Adult Content, Sexual References
0 Acts, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/6/2014

Honey Fist

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

Horatio Alger's Boys

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

how i learned to become a SUPERHERO

Author: Dennis Flanagan
The play follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes"; the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present and the future uncertain.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/29/2013

Humans Remain

Author: Robin Rice
A peaceful family, hidden in the mountains away from society, faces disease, loss of leadership, and exposure to the modern world.
Content Advisory: A little strong language, references to sex.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 6/25/2014

I Know What Boys Want

Author: Penny Jackson
A high school girl discovers that this week's Internet sensation is a video of her having sex and is determined to handle this crisis alone.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Sexual situations
1 Act, 87 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/27/2013

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

ILLUMINATIon

Author: Nicholas Priore
A series of vignettes on the topic of a secret society that seeks to enslave us all.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 26 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/29/2016

Immaculate (or)The Son

Author: Nicholas Priore
The untold story of Jesus Christ…the greatest story never told.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, drug use
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

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

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 the Event of My Death

Author: Lindsay Joy
Eight small-town twenty-somethings (who know each other from high school) share an impromptu time of mourning and celebration after the suicide of a mutual friend.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/8/2015

In the Valley of the Sun

Author: Richard Warren
Dreams collide with love when a country girl from Arizona leaves her cowboy lover behind and heads to New York hoping to dance in “Cats” on Broadway.
Content Advisory: Minimal adult content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 3/29/2012

Infallibility

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

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

Island Still Life

Author: Mike Gorman
A coming of age quest of Raven, an island native from the coast of Maine, to free herself from the desperate boredom and superficiality of the postcard her life has become with her summer friends.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1992
Date Added: 6/14/2014

Jackson Heights 3AM

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

Jitter

Author: Richard Sheinmel
A one act comedy about a man who asks his fiancé if he can fool around with his best friend just once before they get married; she says “yes” but means “no” – he knows she means "no" but goes ahead anyway; both touching and funny, at its core are dramatic, sometimes disturbing revelations about the human condition.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 1/3/2013

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

Judge, Yuri & Executioner

Author: Ed Malin
Zack, an 85 year-old masochist who prefers older women, takes a moment to tell his life story.
Content Advisory: Some mature language and costuming
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/23/2012

July House

Author: Pat D. Robinson
At a beach house party in 2011, five friends write letters to each other not to be read until the author dies.
Content Advisory: Drug use, strong language, mild violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/1/2015

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

Keep Your Baggage With You (at all times)

Author: Jonathan Blitstein
A provocative play told in seven scenes taking place over several years as we witness the devolution of a friendship between two young men who confront their troubled relationships and damaged psyches against the backdrop of the digital age.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/7/2011

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

Lake Water

Author: Troy Deutsch
Out on a dock, surrounded by green water, the two friends untangle the painful events of their past and struggle to face the limits of their lives. Full of humor and hope, LAKE WATER sheds some light on an all-too-common small-town American tragedy.
Content Advisory: strong language, violence
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/2/2013

Landscape With Missing Person

Author: 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.
Content Advisory: The play does contain strong language. Although there is adult content (sexuality, prostitution, mental illness, alcoholism, drug abuse), these themes are implied rather than explicitly represented.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
7 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/8/2013

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

Leading Men

Author: Blake Walton
One man’s evolution into his true manhood as he understands and admires his own father when he becomes a father himself.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Likeness

Author: David Caudle
The funny, poignant story of a callow artist in Colonial Boston learning to see beneath the haughty smirk of a spoiled girl he’s hired to paint.
Content Advisory: Some mild innuendo
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/1/2012

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

Little Red

Author: Mars Mraz
An examination of how we experience death - the play follows Catherine, a 16 year old girl living in rural America, as she discovers that her sick and dying grandmother is disappearing into the woods every night.
Content Advisory: Some adult language and sexual content
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/10/2013

Little Town Blues

Author: James Presson and Rachel B. Joyce
Navigating through delight and devastation, the boarding students of Deforest-Martin Prep rage against the machine of structured academia with the fire of a teenage rebel and the depth of a Russian poet.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/29/2012

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

Lost Labors' Loved

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
This play is an intricate updating of "Love's Labour's Lost," taking place 6 months (and 400 years) after the Lords of Navarre swore themselves to a year of celibacy, and containing innumerable character and linguistic connections to the original.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity required
1 Act, 120 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/1/2013

Lost, a Musical

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A Hansel and Gretel upgrade in which the fairy tale format is transplanted and twisted into a fresh new form, containing real American myths and ghost stories, intensely modern situations and dilemmas, and troubling meditations on the way children are treated in present American society.
Content Advisory: No adult language, no nudity
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
11 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 2/2/2013

Louise in Charlestown

Author: Penny Jackson
Twelve year old Patty, who lives in a segregated Irish Catholic community in Boston in the 1980s, has a new best friend from Jamaica and quickly learns how racism and hatred can destroy families and lives.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 35 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/22/2015

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

Love, Death and Vengeance: A Comedy

Author: Daniel John Kelley
An epic adventure of Grecian proportions that travels from the school prom to the depths of Hades and beyond as a teenage couple attempts to traverse a task more difficult than gouging out your own eyes or getting your liver eaten daily by eagles: that is, of course, being young, stupid and in love.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/18/2013

Marvelous

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

Master Matthew

Author: Sarah Congress
Matt, a nihilist epileptic, shuts out the world with sex, drugs, and reruns, until a friend’s death shakes up his status quo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/16/2014

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

Men of Clay

Author: Jeff Cohen
The red clay tennis courts of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD, is the setting for this sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching biographical play about the playwright’s father and his Jewish buddies in the early 1970’s.
Content Advisory: Adult themes and profanity; no sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/13/2011

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

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

Mike and Seth

Author: Daniel Talbott
Childhood friends Mike and Seth share a hotel room the night before Mike's wedding, as a winter ice storm rages outside. Unable to sleep, they desperately try to make sense of themselves, each other, and their unknown future. What do two best friends say to each other on the night before everything changes?
Content Advisory: Nudity, sexuality, strong language, pornographic content (on prop TV screen)
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Monetizing Emma

Author: Felipe Ossa
Bullied at school, annoyed by mom and obsessed with Jane Austen, 15-year-old Emma Dorfman is about enter a new world: the global financial system.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/1/2012

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

Motswana: Africa, Dream Again

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

Mr. Cupcake

Author: Ken Wolf
The story of a young woman who meets a homeless man who she believes to be her late father, and through her relationship with this homeless man, she heals her relationship with her mother, brother and boyfriend.
Content Advisory: The character of Aaron makes sexual innuendos and later on in the play he makes reference to a strap on, then he shows it to a character and she hits him with it. Strong Language - the use of profanity at times.
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/7/2012

My Penis – In and Out of Trouble

Author: Antonio Sacre
A remarkable, brutally funny, controversial, and disturbing personal exploration of sex, sexuality, and manhood.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, include strong sexual language and situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

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

Nature's Trace

Author: Scott Raker
As the duties of five summer interns at Norwester National Park change from mundane office work to a park-wide search and rescue, the mysterious Ranger puts their wilderness training to the test.
Content Advisory: Strong language and mature content
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/9/2014

Near Vicksburg

Author: Sara Farrington
Three completely powerless people hiding in a cave during the Battle of VIcksburg, 1863: Jane, a middle class Southern woman, her husband's slave, George, and Jane's teenaged daughter. As the war rages only inches away from them, Jane and George create their own version of society in the claustrophobic cave, with its own set of rules, boundaries, language and physicality.
Content Advisory: There is a 7-10 minute nude scene and a violent physical fight.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/29/2014

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

Nico Was a Fashion Model

Author: J. Julian Christopher
Levittown teenagers Luis and Jesse will do anything to get into closing night of CBGB in NYC, but just when they realize their fake IDs are a bust, Luis meets his muse who becomes their ticket inside the club... until a series of events force him to examine his own identity and the character of those around him.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/27/2013

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

Nightjars

Author: Mark Rigney
A group of eco-sensitive college students vote down the idea of setting fire to the local intake depot for the local power plant, but one of them does it anyway, leading to a tense whodunnit, a ritual gone wrong, and charges of domestic terrorism.
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, occasional strong language, interrogation scenes.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/23/2015

North to Maine

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

Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
The young Miss Catherine Morland experiences a dynamic and hilarious coming-of-age journey through the social whirl of 17th century Britain and the swashbuckling gothic adventures of her own vivid imagination.
Content Advisory: Fully family friendly!
2 Acts, 160 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/22/2014

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

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 and a Half Steps

Author: Nicholas Priore
Tony cannot stand to stay and watch his wife, Kris, deteriorate…but how can he possibly leave her behind in that state?
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes
1 Act, 31 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/22/2016

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

Open Up

Author: Kimberly Pau
A demonic child pop prodigy struggles with his feelings of love for the other half of his act.
Content Advisory: Strong language and sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/30/2012

or what she will

Author: Charly E. Simpson
The story of Willa and Faulkner, adolescent twins whose literature-filled lives are changed forever in an instant by a traumatic event.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual & gun violence
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Orbiting Astral Bodies

Author: 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.
Content Advisory: Mild language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/19/2013

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

Paper Son

Author: Christine Toy Johnson
The story of a young Chinese man who must learn to balance his American identity with his family’s immigrant journey.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/19/2016

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

Pennysaver

Author: Nicholas Priore
Tommy has finally found Penny, and whether she likes it or not, he will never let her go.
Content Advisory: Strong language, brief violence
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Picture Incomplete, a one man musical

Author: Trent Armand Kendall
Feeling older, but not wiser, The Storyteller takes a journey of discovery told through multiple characters, monologues and original songs.
Content Advisory: Adult content, some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/10/2011

Pictures of Jane

Author: Elena Hartwell
A small community deals with the aftermath of a teenager’s suicide.
Content Advisory: Appropriate for Teens/adults. The script deals with suicide and teen alcohol use.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/23/2013

Pink!

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Left to their own devices, the 12 year-old campers of Bunk 14 navigate a strict social caste system with hilarious and increasingly terrifying results.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes. Recommended for audiences 16+
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/1/2011

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

Please Lock Me Away

Author: Andrew R. Heinze
A 66 year-old woman takes revenge on two adolescent males who had cruelly and publicly humiliated her, but now that she has her teenage oppressors in her control, she doesn't know what to do with them.
Content Advisory: No nudity, but provocative content and language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/23/2016

Possum Creek

Author: Andrea Alton
Naive young Civil War bride Beth Ann discovers the joys, heartbreaks and befuddlement of waiting at home for her soldier husband in Possum Creek, Ohio.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/20/2015

Prayer

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

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

Presumed Retarded

Author: Ed Malin
This dark comedy explores the private lives of two World War II-era movie stars and their child, who has been hidden away in a mental asylum for most of her life.
Content Advisory: Dialogue about child abuse
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/13/2015

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

Quit the Road Jack

Author: Jerry Polner
When the son of a divorced and miserable couple of burnt-out ex-musicians runs away from home to join up with the immigrant worker rights movement, mom and dad are forced to travel across North America together to find their boy.
Content Advisory: A four-letter word is used once, sexual situations are referred to but not played, no nudity or repeated strong language.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/12/2015

Random Acts

Author: Renata Hinrichs
What happens when a young girl is left to fend for herself on the streets of the South Side of Chicago in the late 1960s?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/21/2015

Raw Stitch

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
A pub comedy for the enthusiastically inebriated and sexually active. In this series of wickedly comic monologues, eight women go on gloriously drunken quests to explore their sexual identities in search of the eternal orgasm of self-knowledge.
Content Advisory: Strong language, hilarious sexual content, admission of poultry molestation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/5/2012

Recess

Author: Una Aya Osato
Focusing on a group of 7-year-olds, the play takes the audience into the hearts and minds of children navigating their way through life and public school in NYC.
Content Advisory: Some strong language (if produced for young audiences or educational institutions where inappropriate the curses may be omitted, please check with the author first)
1 Act, 57 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Reconciled Differences

Author: Richard Warren
A satiric comedy about contemporary family situations and sensibilities including a rebellious daughter who is running an XXX rated internet site from her bedroom.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/25/2014

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

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

Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen

Author: Lindsay Joy
Sick of being bullied at school and patronized by their bored parents, teen brother and sister Micah and Lyla dream up a way out of their small suburban town.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual Situations
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/10/2013

SACREBLEU!

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

Sacred Water

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Amidst the Miami Race Riots of 1980, Sacred Water is a darkly comic manifestation of psychosis for two would-be parents.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/27/2013

Safe

Author: Penny Jackson
What else can an unhappy teenage girl do with a mom in rehab and an absentee dad but meet an older handsome man at Starbucks with a dangerous past?
Content Advisory: This play contains content that would be inappropriate for children such as strong language, drug and alcholol use and sexual situations
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/11/2012

Saint Thea: A One-Act Play in Two Acts

Author: DT Arcieri
A seventeen year-old boy learns the bizarre truth of his ancestry through the disparate memories of his wacky family members. Alternatively hilarious and heartbreaking, this exciting new play has razor-sharp dialogue that explores the themes of memory, family and truth in ways that are remarkably fresh.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/11/2014

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

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

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

Sam and Gus

Author: Daniel Talbott
When Sam woke up today, she didn’t expect the world to be covered in darkness and snow, or to be visiting her long deceased and beloved brother. Whether a nightmare or a new reality, the opportunity to slaughter their past and move forward together comes knocking on their door.
Content Advisory: Adult content: strong language, extreme violence, nudity, and sexual content
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/25/2012

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

Shifting Gears

Author: Richard Warren
During the summer of 1961, a domineering father tries to enforce his expectations on his college-age daughter and young married son as they struggle to assert their independence.
Content Advisory: None
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/23/2013

Shooting Abe

Author: Charles Gershman
When Abe bursts into his brother Shlomi's apartment during a nude photo shoot, his desire to reason with Shlomi results in something unexpected and life-changing.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, a gunshot.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume One: Duets

Author: Sheri Wilner
These ten-minute "duets" tell funny yet poignant tales about finding connection in the unlikeliest places, giving voice to our deepest fears and the joy of discovering someone who sings the same song as you.
Content Advisory: Some plays contain adult language. If there are any words that prohibit your theatre or school from performing the play, please contact the author for possible word substitutions.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2014

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume Two: Trios and Large Casts

Author: Sheri Wilner
Five funny yet poignant one-act plays ranging in length from 10-60 minutes and featuring fledgling superheroes, an interfering flight attendant, and even the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Content Advisory: Some plays contain adult language. If there are any words that prohibit your theatre or school from performing the play, please contact the author for possible word substitutions.
1 Act, 130 Minutes
11 Females, 7 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2014

Silence

Author: Brian Dykstra
Based on a true story, Silence, is the story of a group of “at risk” high school students at a summer arts camp in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s a coming out and coming of age story about self-expression, censorship and growing up.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
7 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 10/14/2011

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

Slipping

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

Small Talk

Author: Nicholas Priore
Gary just wants to be left alone, and Clarence just wants to talk.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 31 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Smoker

Author: Bob Brader
Award-Winning monologist Bob Brader realizes all the complex connections he has through smoking: how it helped him through a turbulent childhood and loveless relationships, how it created jobs and opportunities and community, and one particular connection too precious to let go.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/25/2016

Snakes I Have Known

Author: Molly Montgomery
There are all kinds of snakes in Molly’s life. Some of them are reptiles; most of them are Texans. From DFW to JFK, this is her story.
Content Advisory: Minimal strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/26/2013

Snap

Author: Richard Warren
A contemporary off-beat exploration of the insidious nature of bullying, its emotional and sometimes violent consequences, and the need to move on.
Content Advisory: Minimal adult content and violence
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/29/2012

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

Snow White Zombie: Apocalypse

Author: Brenton Lengel
Snow White Awakens to Prince Charming's Kiss, 28 Days after the Zombie Apocalypse; Blood, Sex, Kung-fu, and gender politics to follow.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Stage violence, Adult situations and innuendo
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Some Kind of Pink Breakfast

Author: Chris Harcum
Chris Harcum turns his life in high school into a John Hughes' movie, peppered with '80s references, in this bittersweet solo comedy.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content. '80s references
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 22 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Some of the Side Effects

Author: David Shaw
A teenage trip through a mental hospital.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual situations, Drug use.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2015

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

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

Author: Bob Brader
The totally true story of Bob Brader discovering his abusive and charismatic ex-Marine father's dark secret.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and Adult Situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Standard Aptitude

Author: Sam Byron
Four years after he was caught and publicly ostracized for taking the SATs for other students at his high school, Zach Citron tries to rekindle his sense of hope when his childhood friend Becca returns from college wanting to make amends.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug and alcohol use.
90 Acts, 1 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/28/2014

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

Stolen

Author: Lynne Elson
Glorie was living a comfortable, albeit sheltered life with her doting sweet father, when the mother she thought was dead tries to steal her back away from her father.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, mild sexual content
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 1/10/2014

Straight Faced Lies

Author: Mark Jason Williams
At the Ryans' Thanksgiving celebration, there's nothing to fear but family itself.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 85 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/24/2013

Strange Attractions

Author: David L. Epstein
Some things should remain secret. Or should they? Three sisters from the Chicago suburbs reunite only to be reminded of the reasons they became estranged.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 4/4/2012

Suicide Math

Author: Jim Shankman
As the war in Vietnam drags on, three students in an ivory tower are touched by death.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

Suki Livingston Opens Like a Parachute

Author: Robin Rice
A woman artist who has lost the ability to create travels back in time and relives important moments in her life hand-in-hand with her younger self, in order to face a devastating choice once again and hopefully emerge guilt-free so her creativity can flow once again.
Content Advisory: adult language, sexual situations, insanity.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 24 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/12/2014

Summer, Deepening Then Gone

Author: Tom X. Chao
As a callow poet celebrates what should be the greatest night of his career, a magic whistle summons him, and he discovers that an offhand promise made to a young girl years ago inextricably compels him to kill.
Content Advisory: Strong language, depiction of brief drug use, and mild discussion of sexual topics.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 5/22/2016

Summerland

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

Svetlyachki

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

Sweetness

Author: Gary Sunshine
The intertwining of four people--Demetrius; his skinny best friend, Corey; his eternally-cheerful respiratory therapist, Heidi; and her boyfriend, an elusive janitor named Lamb--determines whether or not an explosive tragedy will visit a small town.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 1/4/2013

Swimming with Whales

Author: Bob Bartlett
While visiting his family's secluded cottage on the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina, Owen, a typically urban fifteen-year-old boy, and his fisherman father clash until an unlikely and healing communion with an injured whale awakens in Owen a forgotten boyhood and connection with the sea.
Content Advisory: colorful language, gay themes
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/26/2013

Syndrome

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Syndrome is the first person story of Joshua Berg (written based on interviews with him), an actual Tourettic actor who performed the piece originally, about his experience with Tourette Syndrome.
Content Advisory: Lots of adult language, no nudity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/27/2013

Tales from Geriassic Park - On the Verge of Extinction

Author: Verna Gillis
“Closer to dead than to alive,” she puts on her retrospectacles.
Content Advisory: Adult concepts and language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/6/2015

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

Tango Masculino

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

Tea in the Afternoon

Author: Vanessa Shealy
To unearth family secrets, Elizabeth seeks out her feisty great aunt, Bes, but what she discovers is a strange sisterhood that will never be forgotten.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/23/2013

Teenie

Author: Nicholas Priore
Nick and Tammy visit their eighteen year old daughter for the first time since injuring her as an infant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Adult Themes, Brief violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2016

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

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

That's Her Way

Author: Kathleen Warnock
From high school to middle age, Ferro and Stuckey have never been able to get it right...or get over each other.
Content Advisory: Kissing, no swearing, no nudity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/2/2014

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 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 Burnt Woman of Harvard

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A young Harvard student is stalked by a burn victim who opens his eyes to the truth behind his favorite spot: John Brown's off-campus poetry/party house, aka The Beauty Shop.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
13 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 2/2/2013

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 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 Common Swallow

Author: David Caudle
A haunting, poetic and sometimes humorous drama about home, family and community as it exists today in the American heartland.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, brief offstage sexual activity
2 Acts, 115 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/27/2012

The Compass Rose

Author: Ronan Noone
Tiffany and Donal meet for the first time since their roadtrip when they crossed America ten years earlier.
Content Advisory: Some swear words.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/24/2013

The Death of Don Flagrante Delicto

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
On the last day of the American Civil War on an isolated farm in the hills of Virginia, a freed slave is captured and tied up along with a Southern soldier and a Northern nurse, at which point all three are shown a play performed by Don's slaves and children called "Aethelbert and Augustine" about the coming of Christianity to pagan England in the 7th century.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity
5 Acts, 150 Minutes
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Death Play...or What is Brad Doing in the Supply Room Closet?

Author: Sarah Congress
A typical workday turns surreal when admissions counselor Brad goes for copy toner and is greeted by Death, prompting an existential dilemma.
Content Advisory: Some strong language.
2 Acts, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/19/2015

The Director

Author: Barbara Cassidy
A woman is approached on the streets of NY by a film director, and having been affected by the experience, decides to interview other women who have had similar contacts.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, some nudity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
8 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/25/2014

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 End is the Beginning

Author: Simon Fill
An elegiac, death-haunted quartet of one-act plays where consolation steals up on the audience, almost imperceptibly.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/14/2014

The Eyes of Love

Author: Ken Wolf
The story of therapist Mark Ryan, who himself suffers from conversion hysteria and PTSD, who falls in love with one of his patients.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and talk about sexual abuse.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 7/5/2014

The Further Adventures Of...

Author: Kathleen Warnock
Tune in as Maggie Day uncovers the story behind the story of a classic sci-fi series and follows its players from the ‘50s to the age of the internet, revealing secrets, lost loves, and things people couldn’t say then…or now.
Content Advisory: A few f*cks, fight scenes, same sex kissing.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

The Good Adoptee

Author: Suzanne Bachner
Award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of New York State’s sealed records - once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain the Good Adoptee?
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/25/2016

The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome

Author: Michael Ross Albert
When a painter tears the artwork off the walls of a struggling independent gallery, the relationships between a group of emerging artists are also torn apart.
Content Advisory: Strong language, mature content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/10/2014

The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer

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

The Jocker

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

The Labyrinth

Author: John Crutchfield
A phantasmagorical verse drama about a young man’s journey to the Underworld to understand the suicide of his best friend.
Content Advisory: Mild adult language; mild nudity, mild sexual content
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/10/2012

The Legal Secretary

Author: Sarah Congress
When twenty-two-year-old Rachel gets a job as a legal secretary at a big law firm she quickly learns that all that glitters isn't always gold.
Content Advisory: some strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/11/2016

The Long Rail North

Author: Michael Hagins
A Black Union soldier saves a young girl from her plantation burnt down by a nearby Civil War battle.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexual content
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/3/2015

The Metamorphosis

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

The Monologue Series: Confessions Of Sin

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

The More Loving One

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

The Next Best Thing

Author: Antonio Sacre
The solo performer tells about his delight and ecstasy at finding his perfect woman when both were working in a Chicago Theatre.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/26/2013

The Oath

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
In this Southern Gothic tale set during the Great Depression, a wandering preacher is embroiled in the passions and politics of a swampy Florida outpost ruled with a macabre sense of justice by two rival sisters. A darkly comic look at balancing ambition and ideals in a time of crisis.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Hear the sounds of sex off-stage once
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/5/2012

The Picture (of Dorian Gray)

Author: Neal Utterback
Smashing together Oscar Wilde’s infamous novella and "de Profundis," the play examines how far we go to achieve our darkest desires.
Content Advisory:
1 Act
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/6/2014

The Power of Birds

Author: Robin Rice
When Zoe’s mother relocates twin siblings to a different state, Zoe builds a treehouse and kidnaps her grandmother in a plan she hopes will help her beloved father locate her.
Content Advisory: Suitable for all ages
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/13/2014

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 Raccoon

Author: Dano Madden
The students of Oakwoods High are celebrating their graduation, when the appearance of an old friend forces them to confront their memory of the one day when their desire to get back at the class troublemaker went horribly wrong.
Content Advisory: Intended to be performed by junior high and high school students
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 12/18/2011

The Renaissance Dueling Plays

Author: Michael Hagins
Four tales of dueling during the Renaissance, told through different perspectives.
Content Advisory: Swordfighting Violence, Sexual Content, some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/29/2014

The Seventh Son

Author: Stephen Kaplan
A Curse, a Kingdom without laughter, a Princess who likes to run, a Prince who likes to read, and only the seventh son of the seventh son can make things right. But will he come in time?
Content Advisory: Two boys kiss on stage...adult content for some.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
14 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/8/2015

The Siblings

Author: Edward Elefterion
An adaptation of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, this play isn’t for children. Turns out Mom’s having a private conference with God and he’s telling her to abandon the children in the woods...in order to ensure survival. Or so she says. Events unfold that probe questions of loyalty, betrayal, and survival of the flesh at the cost of the soul.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 10/23/2012

the silent concerto

Author: Alejandro Morales
When Benny moves in with Naldo and Mallory, all three must wake up from their grand illusions about their lives, their art and their love for each other.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Songs of Robert

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

The Spin Cycle

Author: Jerrod Bogard
5 diverse short plays-- comedies and dramas-- about trying to make sense of a world in constant “spin”.
Content Advisory: A few instances of strong language
0 Acts, 100 Minutes
8 Females, 9 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/30/2012

The Tiffany Box, a love remembered

Author: Kathleen Buckstaff
Former LA Times humor columnist, Kathleen Buckstaff uses her personal emails, letters and humor columns in The Tiffany Box, a love remembered to tell the story of her mother’s last two year’s of life— intimate, surprisingly humorous and ultimately uplifting leaving audiences transfixed and raving.
Content Advisory: content ok for middle school and up
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/11/2012

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 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

The Visible Horse

Author: Mara Lathrop
On the first anniversary of his father's death in a car accident, Scott accidentally conjurs Dad back from the great beyond. Unfortunately, Dad arrives as a monster who sets up shop under the bed.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 1/25/2012

The Year I Was Gifted

Author: Monica Bauer
A true gay-straight love story, in 1969, a scholarship kid from Nebraska meets her first gay friend at a boarding school for the arts, leading to a decision that will change both their lives forever.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/2/2014

This is a Play About Being Gay

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

Thousand Years Waiting

Author: Chiori Miyagawa
A storytelling piece with music and movement, threading three generations of women’s memories through time and space. A woman today, in New York City, is reading a memoir written one thousand years ago by a woman in Japan; the woman writing her memoir in old Japan is reading The Tale of Genji. The history of storytelling is woven like a spider’s web, and the woman in present steps in and out of real and fictional worlds in the past.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/10/2012

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

Trailer Trash

Author: Clint Jefferies
Andrew, a self-absorbed, mildly suicidal, pushing-40 'Chelsea-boy,' escapes to the Oklahoma trailer park home of his childhood best friend and her ex-con son - with consequences none of them could have imagined.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence, Drug use
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/8/2013

True Believers

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

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

Un(en)titled

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A series of lines, poems, songs and dialogues about a variety of extremely messy personal things.
Content Advisory: Extremely graphic sexual language and imagery
1 Act, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/27/2013

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

Unequilibrium

Author: Blake Bishton
When Martin and Gloria, a young married couple, discover they are unable to have children, they resort to some desperate and unconventional means of getting one. But some consequences cannot be foreseen, and their child may end up undoing not only their marriage, but also the very world they inhabit.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/2/2015

Uniform Justice

Author: Chuk Obasi
Relationships are tested as a neighborhood wrestles with pressing concepts such as justice, crime, conflict, and community-police relations.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/26/2015

Unorthodox Behavior

Author: Barbara Kahn
The story of a young Jewish woman's confrontation with tradition in a small Russian village in 1913, a year on the edge of worldwide change.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 9/22/2016

Up to the Sky

Author: Antonio Sacre
The play humorously tackles the mother/son relationship from birth through a collection of stories of a son and his chain-smoking mom, a nurse who raised her boys alone and cursed like the working-class Irish girl from south Boston she was.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations and was intended for adult audiences
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 1/26/2013

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus

Author: Rich Orloff
Based on interviews with and letters from students who attended Oberlin College in the late 1960’s, the play charts one college’s journey through the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, focusing on how the war and changing campus life affected students both politically and personally.
Content Advisory: None, beyond a few profanities. (The play has been produced in colleges and high schools.)
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males, 14 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1989
Date Added: 8/1/2014

Want's Unwisht Work

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Four women start a house of feminist studies in Athens, Georgia, and hilarity ensues as all kinds of men try to get in.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity required
1 Act, 120 Minutes
18 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 2/1/2013

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

We Call Her Benny

Author: Suzanne Bachner
A dynamic, kaleidoscopic 10-actor ensemble piece that tells the story of a young woman’s victory through adoption, bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, a broken marriage and the ambivalent search for her birth parents.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Whale Song or: Learning to Live With Mobyphobia

Author: Claire Kiechel
A surreal dark comedy about a woman coming to terms with her father’s death at Sea World and the mysterious appearance of a whale in the Hudson River: a meditation on mortality and whales.
Content Advisory: A few instances of strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

What Happened When

Author: Daniel Talbott
Two young men, brothers who have recently been separated, reunite for a night of reminiscence and truth telling.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content, and adult themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/19/2011

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

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

With a Shrug

Author: Nicholas Priore
Shelley is cleaning out her old childhood home after the death of her estranged and reclusive father, when Chris, a boy from up the street, comes by to retrieve something he had let her father borrow.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and adult themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/12/2015

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

Woody's Order!

Author: Ann Talman
How do you live your own life and destiny as a Broadway actress when you are Woody's Order, "conjured" by your beloved nonverbal, cerebral palsied brother Woody and told often by your parents that: "You have a destiny, Miss Ann, to be thy brother's keeper in case anything ever happens to mommy or daddy..."
Content Advisory: Strong language in a few places.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
12 Females, 14 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/18/2015

Words, Razors, and the Wounded Heart

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

Worst Year Ever

Author: Charlotte Miller
Welcome to a short presentation about why Charlotte Walker Miller, age 12, is having the worst year ever.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

XY(T)

Author: Kestryl Cael Lowrey
Filled with testosterone and transgression, masculinity and mayhem, this playful solo performance charts one queer’s quest for a gender that makes sense.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexually explicit
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

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

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

You're a Good Boy, Abercorn

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