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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

29x/y

Author: Marcus Yi
A theater collage piece in 29 parts.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/11/2014

A Spot on the Wall

Author: Temar Underwood
Aiden, a white man, and Ezra, a black man, are forced to share a bleak cell, having both committed heinous crimes.
Content Advisory: Strong Language. Violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/25/2015

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

African Nights

Author: Clint Jefferies
A fictionalized portrait of real people and relationships set in 1928 among the ‘Happy Valley’ set of colonial Kenya -- a notorious group of wealthy American expatriates and British aristocrats who made the pursuit of pleasure something near obsession.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Drug use
1 Act, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 7/26/2013

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

Animals Commit Suicide

Author: J. Julian Christopher
Chance, a young gay man who has almost everything, dives deep into Chicago’s seedy sexual underbelly looking for something more… He picks up a drug habit, while also beginning a relationship with a handsome, HIV-Positive baker, claiming falsely to be positive as well, but when those close to him begin to call his motives into question, Chance is forced to decide what he values in a dangerous world.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, depictions of sex and drug use.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/15/2016

Barn

Author: Charlotte Miller
Three friends travel upstate for some rest and relaxation, but as the underpinnings of their relationships fly apart, they find themselves more tightly wound then when they arrived.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language, sexual violence, drug use
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/19/2014

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

bombsheltered

Author: Adam Harlan
War of the Worlds meets The Merry Pranksters as friends trip acid in a bomb shelter as they deal with the pressures of being the last people on Earth in this penetrating and hilarious satire where society is viewed in front of a fun house mirror.
Content Advisory: mature content, strong language, drug use.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/4/2013

Break

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
During the late hours of a summer night on the coast of Eastern Long Island, a displaced Englishman and the drug addict who breaks into his home confront their differences and, more importantly, discover their secret similarities.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content
1 Act, 25 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/8/2012

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

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

Bring us the Head of Your Daughter

Author: Derek Ahonen
A story of interracial lesbians, false flags, and angry America.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language.
1 Act, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/1/2014

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

Burning Mona Lisa in the Reptile House

Author: Mark Rigney
In the reptile house of a successful zoo, the new intern (who is not at all what she first appears) discovers that the animals she is supposed to care for are going missing at an alarming rate.
Content Advisory: Some sexual content and strong language, along with depictions of drug dealing.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/1/2015

Carroll Gardens Aborning

Author: Lawrence Dial
After a late night visit from a pregnant and anxious Lily, Angelica, recovering from an emotionally crippling still-birth, finds herself lactating, but without child; meanwhile her stay-at-home husband, Hank, struggles to make sense of a potentially vile rumor about his best friend Izzy.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, drug use
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/22/2013

Certifiable

Author: Molly Rydzel
A love triangle, a sommelier struggling with schizophrenia, and the collapse of the housing market.
Content Advisory: Nudity, violence, strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/22/2013

Cocaine Faggot

Author: Bob Laine
A play for two voices about a self- loathing closet homosexual who uses drugs to keep himself in a state of denial.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Graphic Gay Sex, Drug Abuse, Adult Situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 3/8/2014

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

Crystal Romance

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A hard-hitting look at meth abuse.
Content Advisory: Good for 17 and up
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/24/2015

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 #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

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

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

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

Empty House

Author: Kenneth Molloy
This new imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Empty House" captures the claustrophobic nightmare that was the life of a woman in Victorian Britain.
Content Advisory: Sex, profanity, violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/14/2014

Erosion: Life on Life's Terms

Author: Nicholas Linnehan
A compelling story about one man's path down the horrific path of drug and love addiction. Much like Dorothy in Oz, he meets friends on his way that help him find recovery.
Content Advisory: Contains strong language, violence, and drug abuse
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/24/2012

Familiar Stranger: Nancy Lane Smith

Author: Lynda Crawford
Lucy's mother, a homeless woman who abandoned Lucy at age one, leaves her daughter a lost memory of one afternoon when she saw her differently. Based on the book "Stranger to the System: Life Portraits of a New York City Homeless Community" by Jim Flynn.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/6/2015

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 Touches

Author: K.O. Johnson
A family crisis in a Texas Gulf town is precipitated when the adult son Bobby returns home to see his dying father at his mother's request.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1982
Date Added: 11/5/2015

Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand

Author: Duncan Pflaster
When Blanca invites Paul to her ranch in New Mexico for the Summer, he thinks it's for an artist's retreat, but it's also to help keep his gay bromantic college buddy Alonso, Blanca's brother, on his medication; tormented painters, sexual obsession, and crossed boundaries combine for a scorching new play.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Homosexual Themes, Alcohol/Drug Abuse
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/24/2013

Goin' Round On Rock Solid Ground

Author: Glenn Alterman
Mort and Harry, two lifelong best friends from Brooklyn, are about to carry out their first drug deal. Truths are revealed, loyalties are looked at, and coke is snorted.
Content Advisory: Some of the conversation is adult content. Drug Use.
1 Act, 22 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 7/27/2014

Good Pictures

Author: Ashlin Halfnight
Charts the course of one bloody night in an upstate town jail, where an ailing immigrant and a young hustler construct an uneasy alliance – and a desperate escape plan.
Content Advisory: Strong language, gunshots
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/17/2011

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

How to Survive Crack Addiction

Author: Padraic Lillis
A solo show that is the reading of a self-help guide for addicts that want to keep using.
Content Advisory: Adult situation, some strong language.
1 Act, 40 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/3/2013

If Colorado Had an Ocean...

Author: Mike Gorman
A poetic drama that explores the punk roots of a commercial fisherman and a long-distance truck driver and their yearning for an imaginary place.
Content Advisory: Some adult language.
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/10/2014

If You Ever Come By Here

Author: Alex Riad
During a single hour, two isolated twenty-somethings face a breaking point in their friendship when one attempts suicide and the other inadvertently interrupts.
Content Advisory: Strong, graphic language and intense moments of violence and attempted suicide
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/1/2014

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

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

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

Juliet

Author: Omar Sangare
A woman appears on her balcony to develop her one-woman drama.
Content Advisory: Some Adult language
2 Acts, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Kill to Eat (a patriot's song)

Author: Caridad Svich
Love, death and survival are at stake in this neo-noir action piece about colonialism, patriotism, greed and corruption.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, violence.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/16/2011

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

Life, Audited

Author: Steven W. Mize
A true David & Goliath story of self-discovery, while one average man defends himself against the IRS, told through receipts, anxiety, diet soda...and a hint of creativity. En route, he audits his life, and comes face to face with his own inner dilemma.
Content Advisory: This is a true American story, with adult themes about money, taxes, truth and the average American citizen's battle against the I.R.S. But there is no profanity, nudity or deferential language.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/7/2014

Magnificent Waste

Author: Caridad Svich
In a modern world addicted to sex, drugs, fashion and celebrity,a boy can be sold as art. A dark comedy.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/31/2011

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

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

Miss

Author: Michael Ross Albert
A shocking accident at a private boarding school irrevocably changes the lives of a teacher, her fiancé, and a troubled student.
Content Advisory: Strong language, mature subject matter, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/29/2016

My First Autograce Homeography (1973-1974)

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A cut-up of memories, personal, political, traumatic, funny and absurd from a childhood in the weirdness that was 1973-1974 in America (Watergate, Patty Hearst, The 6 Million Dollar Man, experimental dance, The Living Theatre, unhinged caretakers and All Those Solo Albums).
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/3/2014

NY/XY

Author: William LoCasto
Two young gay men are asked questions about their sexual choices and preferences by an anonymous, off-stage voice.
Content Advisory: Contains graphic descriptions of sexual acts by its two male leads.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 4/12/2013

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

Off Track

Author: James Comtois
A Chicago reporter covering an impending transit strike ventures into a hostile neighborhood to find out who killed his one-time lover just as the trains shut down and strand him.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

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

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

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

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

Pokin' the Bears in a Zoo

Author: Derek Ahonen
A story of loss, revenge, and unconditional love amongst a Greek family of cops.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language. Violent language.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/6/2014

Polanski Polanski

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A poetic monodrama imagining/exploring three threshold moments in the life of famed film director Roman Polanski; a fictionalized tale of desire, escape and punishment blending elements of film and theater as it delves into the brilliant mind of the controversial figure.
Content Advisory: Erotic language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/11/2013

Pretty Little Mouth

Author: Marcus Yi
An ex-dominatrix is blackmailed for sex by her music student.
Content Advisory: Adult sexual situations, strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/11/2014

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

Running Interference

Author: Eric William Morris and Ashley Rodbro
Ryan’s sole ambition is to be an NFL quarterback, but a weekend at his best friends’ lake house unearths the price of living out his dream.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/18/2015

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

Shower Me

Author: Sheyenne Javonne Brown
In the midst of celebrating her baby shower, Sheyenne and her guests share their joys and fears of motherhood through the presentation of gifts received.
Content Advisory: strong language, graphic images of a violent nature
1 Act, 60 Minutes
9 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2014

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

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

So Close

Author: Marin Gazzaniga
Have you ever loved someone so much it makes you actually crazy? The story of a violent relationship is told by the people who lived it..
Content Advisory: Strong language, domestic violence described (but not seen)
1 Act, 95 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 5/21/2014

Stabilized Not Controlled

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

Stranded on Motor Parkway

Author: Dan Fingerman
1986: After their mother's death from AIDS Johnny and Angie find themselves living with their estranged father. They hate living on Long Island, they miss their mom, they miss Queens, but if the Mets win the World Series...maybe things will be OK.
Content Advisory: Contains adult language and discussions.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/27/2013

T.L.C.

Author: Robert Moulthrop
Evelyn Coleman is a nurse; she has developed ways to cope with her difficult life. When she discovers her son is engaged, she decides she will literally do anything to get him back.
Content Advisory: Language, drugs and alcohol, addiction
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

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

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 Bunk Bed in Heaven

Author: Laura Brienza
God serves as therapist and grief counselor in this poetic story of a mother and daughter who have one last shot to mend their relationship and a comedian who's lost his funny bone, literally.
Content Advisory: Drug use is referenced
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/12/2016

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 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 Gin Baby

Author: Sarah Shaefer
A contemporary play about a young alcoholic whose life falls apart after getting sober.
Content Advisory: language, sexual violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/29/2014

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 Honor and Glory of Whaling

Author: Mike Gorman
The second play in a trilogy of the same title, "The Honor and Glory of Whaling" explores the evils of addiction in a New England Fishing town—think "The Perfect Storm" meets "Trainspotting".
Content Advisory: Some strong language, realistic use.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 5/21/2014

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 Lady Drug Dealer and the Heist

Author: Temar Underwood
Three incompetent dudes snort the coke they were supposed to sell, and devise a wacky plan to rob a bank.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence, Drug Use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

The Life

Author: Tammy McNeill
Rebecca has the perfect life, a loving husband and a beautiful son, but when the secrets of her past are revealed, she is forced to confront the person she has been, and try to make amends to those she left behind.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, drug use, sexual situations.
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/19/2014

The Living Room Series: Three short plays by Padraic Lillis

Author: Padraic Lillis
Three intimate three-character plays that were originally staged in a living room environment.
Content Advisory: Themes regarding relationships, art, and career. Some adult language.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/12/2014

The Other Day

Author: Mark Jason Williams
A tender, funny and honest journey through insecurities, addiction, betrayal, love, and loss that examines the complexities of intimate relationships, both gay and straight.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations (no nudity), drug references
1 Act, 100 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/24/2012

The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

Author: Derek Ahonen
A celebration of love and the search for human grandness—and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Nudity
3 Acts, 165 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 1/16/2012

The Princemaker

Author: Robert Gelberg
Leslie "Les" Moore, a teenaged one-percenter and heir to a massive fortune, decides to personally bankroll the Presidential campaign of down-home 35-year-old Congressman George Lee; what starts as a strategic political partnership quickly devolves into something far more sinister when Les realizes he'd rather be on the stage than behind it.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug/alcohol use, mild violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/30/2016

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 Rubber Room

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Six NYC public school teachers accused of misconduct are plucked from their classrooms and assigned to the same Sarte-like holding tank as they await disciplinary hearings.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
4 Acts, 125 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/14/2012

The Third Seat

Author: Sergei Burbank
A man surveys the wrecked remnants of his life as the ghosts of his lost family swirl around him, blurring the line between nightmare and reality.
Content Advisory: Adult situations, strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/12/2013

The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens

Author: Kari Bentley-Quinn
Sybil Stevens finds herself in the crosshairs of newfound fame as the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash - can she survive being a survivor?
Content Advisory: Strong language, alcohol use
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/2/2014

To Be Made Flesh Again

Author: Stan Richardson
A darkly comic ghost story about a Being who must choose his/her next incarnation among the attendees of a lavish birthday party on Central Park East.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter, sexual content
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/6/2011

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

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

Ukulele Land

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

UltraLight

Author: Mike Gorman
A play about a younger brother's struggle to help his older brother fight his heroin addiction, with the younger brother cast in the role of a fisherman and the older brother cast in the role of a trout; a dramatic parable that explores the lessons to be learned from addiction about the bonds of brotherhood, wilderness, story-telling and integrity.
Content Advisory: A scattering of profane words
1 Act, 85 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 5/21/2014

What's That Buzz?

Author: Bob Laine
A monologue play that will not be about pot featuring 8 stories sharing the common thread of marijuana and two dancing joints.
Content Advisory: Death, drugs, sexual themes, strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 3/6/2014

When the Walls Have Ears

Author: David Hauptschein
A multi-layered drama in which a woman possessed by fears that she has been abducted and implanted insinuates herself into the Kratzki household, with devastating results.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/14/2014

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

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