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19th Century Lesbians and Their Relationships

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

A Cat's Tale

Author: Anna Capunay
A darkly comedic play about a neurotic spinster, Carla, along with her slovenly brother, Rob, forced into a battle over prolonging the life of their 38-year-old cat, which holds the key to riches, redemption, and a world's record.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult subject matter
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 12/14/2015

A Real Boy

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

A 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

Allie's Appendix

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

American River

Author: Micheline Auger
When Conner leaves rehab to find his childhood sweetheart, he finds there’s more than a bag of meth between him and the American Dream.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexuality and drug use
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/9/2014

Antiquity

Author: Nicholas Priore
When Franky and Jesse see an old doll of theirs on Antiques Roadshow and find out what it’s worth, they go on a mission to get it back.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, and adult content
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

Arizona Territory

Author: Richard Warren
In this melodramatic comedy set in the old west of 1898, the tenacity of truth is tested by the treachery of deceit, betrayal and greed - resulting in murder, and ultimately the need to forgive.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 1/8/2016

Asterisk

Author: Tom Diriwachter
Four men have tickets to a baseball game where the single-season home run record can be broken, and their friendship is at stake.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content, mature themes.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/1/2015

Awkward Levity

Author: Richard Hinojosa
Three short dark comedies that look at inappropriate humor from three viewpoints.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Adult themes (Rape, Suicide)
1 Act, 75 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/1/2012

Besides, you lose your soul or the History of Western Civilization

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A detective story searching through the scattered remains of canonical western philosophy and literature, to find clues as to who created the individual human soul, how did we end up using torture in a democracy and why no women?
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 100 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 12/21/2011

Bonedive Scrounger

Author: Fred Backus
Set in a dive bar built on an ancient burial ground, Bonedive Scrounger is a modern medieval morality play where Bronco - the "Writer Who Writes Nothing for Nobody" - finds his way through a tale of objectification, urban menace, and Darwinian Gentrification.
Content Advisory: Explicit situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/21/2015

Brendan Resurrected

Author: Bernard Smith
The story revolves around Brendan a songwriter/musician from Dublin, taking in the characters of his youth, the harsh conditions that drive him away, and his relationship with his brother who committed suicide. All of this past follows him into the present in New York.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/27/2016

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

Bullet For Unaccompanied Heart

Author: Robert Wray
A comic/tragic tale about a blues guitarist, Dugan McBane, who gets taken hostage by the ghost of his former lover, Anya Magnifico.
Content Advisory: Strong language/adult themes/violence
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/26/2015

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

Callous Cad

Author: Tom X. Chao
A lonely downtown theater artist finally gets started with a woman, only to learn what really happens when you enter a relationship: A magical being materializes with vodka to help celebrate—but what if it's not love?
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual topics.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/17/2016

Chop Your Own Wood

Author: Lindsey Trout
An estranged husband and wife reunite in the woods of the Hudson River Valley for the Perseids meteor shower. Camping on the crumbling foundation of an abandoned homestead, they summon the ghosts of their troubled past.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, sex.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/10/2015

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

Comes a Faery

Author: James McLindon
A little girl whose single mother has been deployed overseas is visited by a cantankerous Irish fairy: Has he come to keep the lonely child company … or to steal her soul?
Content Advisory: A small amount of strong language
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/3/2016

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

Coping

Author: Jacob Marx Rice
When Connor commits suicide, his friends are left grasping the shards of his life in this hilariously dark comedy about surviving loss.
Content Advisory: Mild swearing. Mild romance. Sophisticated and often disturbing discussions of mental illness and suicide.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

Death of a Government Worker

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

Disappearing Act

Author: Edward Elefterion
Three actors rehearse a play that is eerily like their lives and makes them ask themselves the big question (that all of us have to face sooner or later) -- "What am I doing with my life?"
Content Advisory: Strong Language; Nudity (Partial and Obstructed)
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/7/2015

Donkey Punch

Author: Micheline Auger
As the sexually adventurous Kareena explores her ability to be monogamous, she pushes her prudish best friend Sam to explore her sexuality which triggers events beyond their control.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations and language.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/6/2014

Doubles Crossed

Author: Jason S. Grossman
Dimwitted yet determined police detectives Ramsey and Flapjack have been hunting wisecracking hoodlum Freddie (aka Freddie the Finisher) and the notorious Dead Street mob with nothing to show for it. Now, Freddie's identical twin brother, hometown hero and newly appointed FBI Chief Irving Tower, is coming to town. With a retiring police chief and a crackerjack reporter breathing down their necks, the boys have only days to stop Dead Street's dastardly quest for the heist of the century and solve a femme fatale’s bizarre missing person case. Gumshoes, guns and gams galore!
Content Advisory: Stylized cops and robbers, shooting guns, multiple murders, minimal sexual content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/30/2012

E-mail: 9/12

Author: Midge Guerrera
How sharing, caring, grieving and even allowing a spark of humor to fly through cyberspace helped our nation get through the painful aftermath of 9/11.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/5/2014

EverScape

Author: Allan Maule
Four friends play an online game to escape their bleak realities, but when they get the chance to win jobs as game developers, each has to decide what’s more important—the game, or their lives?
Content Advisory: Strong language, fantasy violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/16/2015

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

Fawnbook

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

Five from the Vaults

Author: Mark Rigney
Five short plays that sing of war and imperiled environments. Comedy abounds even in the face of disaster.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, weaponry, inexplicable magic, and endangered species.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/21/2015

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

Four Play with a Gun

Author: Stephen Kaplan
Four one-act plays, all with a gun.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 0
Date Added: 2/5/2015

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

Future Worlds: Tricorn Init!

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A cut-up of found text, graffiti and signage written in a notebook days before The Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth, UK was demolished in 2004, a prime example of 60s brutalist architecture, which had been voted the ugliest building in all of Britain.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 15 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/20/2011

Going Up

Author: Penny Jackson
Some people can really push your buttons: A businessman and a drag queen get stuck in an elevator at the Marriott Hotel.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/14/2015

Great Kills

Author: Tom Diriwachter
The play reflects the big-time aspirations of small-timers in Staten Island, as a get-rich-quick scheme unravels over the course of a drunken evening, and the men's desperate realities become apparent.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drinking, drug references.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/9/2015

Groundwork

Author: Derek Davidson
“Grow a garden.” The idea hits Paul like a meteor and he’s off to save the planet one seedling at a time. Saving himself, however, will prove the harder battle.
Content Advisory: GROUNDWORK was written to be family-friendly. It does not, therefore, contain any adult language, nudity, or the like.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/19/2015

Health Insurance

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

How to Do a One Person Show

Author: Kelly Kinsella and Padraic Lillis
A celebrated solo performer is invited to present a new work and while appearing to spontaneously create the show in the moment, she comes to the realization that the lesson isn’t how we create but why.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/30/2015

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

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

Last Night at The Carmine

Author: Caroline Kelly Franklin
Beloved New York City landmark “The Carmine” is being condemned after 98 years, but not before its patron’s and tenants have one last epic night on its rooftop.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 67 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/10/2015

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

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

Miracle Village

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
The harmony of a self-sufficient Christian community of sex offenders in rural Florida is shattered by their newest arrival.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually explicit, sexual content, violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/14/2015

Neither Here Noir There

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

No One

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A meditation on our response to violence, specifically that inflicted on New York City and Washington, D.C. on 9/11/01 and the subsequent violence inflicted by the United States on Afghanistan in October 2001.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 55 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 8/28/2011

Old Flame

Author: Richard Ploetz
Barbara's high school boyfriend, Mike, reappears half a century later (with his much younger sexy girlfriend), still carrying a torch for "Babs", throwing her life and her 50-year marriage to Frank into crisis.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/11/2015

Park Slope

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

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

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

Real True Crime

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

Revokable Trust

Author: Richard Warren
A quirky domestic comedy that pits violence against virtue, deception against decency, and secrecy against sincerity.
Content Advisory: None
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 1/12/2016

Rising Sun Short Plays

Author: Rising Sun Performance Company
Three short plays involving unconventional couplings: a man and his just-released-from-a-mental-hospital wife; an older man and a teenage girl; and a woman, her boyfriend, and his id.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations, graphic violence
1 Act, 45 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 2/18/2016

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

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

Scream Queens and Crazed Fiends

Author: White Rabbit Productions
What do you get when nine great writers have three weeks to write short Halloween plays inspired by a 1970s horror movie and a 1970s world event? Nine great, fun, spooky 70s plays!
Content Advisory: Some pieces have strong language; some plays have dark, eerie and/or violent imagery and/or actions.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
13 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

Silent Witnesses

Author: Stephanie Satie
How do cataclysmic events affect personal lives? Based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust, Silent Witnesses paints an uplifting portrait of human resilience shaped through the eyes of children and infused with the wisdom of the adults they’ve become.
Content Advisory: Not for very young children, but there is no "adult content."
1 Act, 85 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/13/2015

Slippery as Sin

Author: David Lee White
Detective Dorrington is the Glenn Beck of 1930’s New York. Trapped with several formerly wealthy Manhattanites in a Long Island mansion during a thunderstorm, Dorrington vows to convince everyone that they are under attack from a sinister communist named Diabolicus and he is willing to go to any lengths to prove he is right.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/26/2015

Slouch

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

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

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

Sousepaw: ‘A Baseball Story’

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

Still Life

Author: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
In the wake of a subway bombing in an unnamed city, three people become inextricably linked when a young woman goes missing -- her mother, her husband, and a mysterious 20-something photographer documenting the way we adjust to life and loss in a terrorist age. A darkly comic exploration of shared grief.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/24/2016

Styrofoam

Author: Kevin Doyle
A young, wealthy New York power couple read the Sunday edition of The New York Times as their new apartment fills up with styrofoam.
Content Advisory: Strong language, graphic scene, partial nudity.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 12/24/2015

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

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

The 27 Club (Anderson)

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

The Addicts

Author: Ed Malin
A dark comedy about why people make serial, radical life changes, and how the global version of this intimately relates to the personal.
Content Advisory: Sexually explicit language and situations, partial nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/15/2015

The Black Triangle

Author: Lavinia Roberts
A young lawyer seeking self-definition, as well as ghosts, in today's fragmented, digital culture, finds challenges and direction in the 100-year-old history of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/31/2016

The Demon Hunter

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

The Doctor Is NOT In

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

The 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 Firebird

Author: Tim Errickson
Dan returns home to the Brooklyn neighborhood of his youth with a mission: to stop his best friend Ricky from destroying himself. Pride, love, lust, and memory challenge whether either of them can outrun the fate coming to them.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/21/2016

The Gray Lady’s Broken Window

Author: Jason Frix
A darkly comedic take on a recently returned war veteran who is court mandated to take therapy.
Content Advisory: Adult Content with themes of war, substance abuse, and sexual situations.
2 Acts, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 8/26/2016

The Hostess

Author: Gary Ray
It’s 1959 and Jesse Rawlings' days as a shameless Hollywood starlet are over; now she’s settled into her new role as the hostess of Greenwich Village.
Content Advisory: Strong language, explicit sexual situations, drug & alcohol use. Nudity not required.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/27/2016

The Jesus Guy

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
The Jesus Guy is a trip through this collective grid of unconscious desires that lead and mislead us to look to Someone In Charge to ask for the name of our own nameless experience.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 100 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 12/20/2011

The Lattice Crashes

Author: Derek Lee McPhatter
Unless a computer technician in the distant future can unravel the facts about a modern day hate crime, the incident will be deleted from history, but no one is telling the truth: not the victim, not the assailant, and certainly not their mothers.
Content Advisory: There is strong language throughout to mirror the use of profanity and anti-gay derogatory language commonly used by teenagers in recent years (1990’s – early 2000’s). There is one incident of physical violence, which is a focal point of the play and is revisited numerous times as the story unfolds. There is “locker room nudity,” depending on the director’s interpretation of the scene. The lack of guns in the piece is deliberate.
2 Acts, 102 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 12/22/2015

The Listeners

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

The Mother of God Visits Hell

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

The 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 Secret Wisdom of Trees

Author: Christine Toy Johnson
The story of Abby Green, an intrepid and fiercely funny octogenarian who tries to prepare her family and herself for her journey into Alzheimer’s by planting trees at the locations of her biggest memories.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 7/19/2016

The Temple, Or, Lebensraum

Author: Nat Cassidy
An immersive and unrelenting journey into the horrors experienced by a German U-Boat crew trapped in a sunken submarine and commandeered by a madman.
Content Advisory: Very strong language, very graphic violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/12/2015

The Woodpusher

Author: Sean Pomposello
Archie is visiting New York City from D.C., trying to raise the entry fee to compete in the World Chess Open, but when he meets a gang of homeless blitz hustlers from Inwood Park in the Bronx, it appears he's met his match.
Content Advisory: Adult language, violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/28/2016

Time's Scream and Hurry

Author: Paul Hoan Zeidler
Three searing single actor dramas linked by anger, violence, recovery and the ineffable moments that live above time’s scream and hurry.
Content Advisory: Explicit language, sexual situations. Sexual assault and bondage/S&M are described, but not dramatized.
2 Acts, 115 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/5/2015

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

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

Unsex'd

Author: Jay Whitehead
Two Elizabethan boy players battle it out to win the role of the leading lady in Shakespeare's newly penned 'Scottish play' in this cheeky dramedy with lot's of humor and a wicked dark side.
Content Advisory: Potential nudity, strong language, suggestive language, sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/28/2016

We live in financial times, Part 1: Blackberry Curve

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A darkly funny theatrical shell game wherein the conventions of character and story collapse and attempt to frantically reassemble just like global capitalism!
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

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

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

Word To Your Mama

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A stream of consciousness tour-de-force for three voices. It takes the audience channel surfing through a turn of the millennium mind trapped in the collective body of a night secretary.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
3 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Yeah, That Happened

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