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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 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

Absolute Magnitude

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

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

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

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

Assumptions

Author: Annette Storckman
When lonely shut-in Leanne falls in love with the illusive and infatuating Man in the Bear Suit, she will stop at nothing to win his heart and reveal his identity.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Alcohol
1 Act, 15 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/29/2015

Bargains And Blood (How to Succeed In Home Shopping!)

Author: Blair Fell
A tragi-camp comedy about a trailer park Cinderella who becomes a messianic home shopping hostess while confronting the bloody and cut-throat business of television shopping.
Content Advisory: Some silly implied sexual talk, absurd references to addiction and make-believe drugs and some Grand Guignol bloodiness.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/9/2014

Barking Girl

Author: Susan Bernfield
When motherhood thrusts a strange new identity on capable, romantic, independent Rae, she fights it with every fiber of her being... until an unplanned adventure revises her connection with her son.
Content Advisory: just a little strong language…
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/31/2014

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

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

BUSTED

Author: Florencia Lozano
Jesse has a secret, Melanie has an announcement, Gigi and Lucia can't stand to be in the same room together. A play about disappointing your friends and dancing together anyway...under a full moon.
Content Advisory: explicit language, adult content
1 Act, 75 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/13/2014

Cairo Stories

Author: Tom Coash
Cairo Stories is a trilogy of one-act plays, all set in present day Cairo, addressing controversial issues such as veiling, Palestine, and AIDS with humor and humanity and a love of Egypt.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/15/2015

Carnegie Hill

Author: Dorian Palumbo
An all-female workplace comedy about a young real estate broker who must either lose her dream job on the Upper East side of Manhattan, or play dirty, and sell out a friend, to keep it.
Content Advisory: Strong language
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
11 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Dear Prudence

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

Dora and Me / Yo Soy Dora

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

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

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

Engagement Rules

Author: Rich Orloff
Two couples, one just engaged and one married over fifty years, affect each other deeply as they deal with problems of romance and relationships.
Content Advisory: Includes sexual references and situations.
0 Acts
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/15/2015

Erik: A Play About a Puppet

Author: John Patrick Bray
In this loose retelling of "The Phantom of the Opera", our obsessions with beauty, ugliness, madness, and desire all staged as part of this funhouse mirror where the audience may even catch a glimpse of their true selves.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, simulated sex, naked puppet, adult themes
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/9/2015

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

Exact Change

Author: Christine Howey
The story of a transgender journey, from birth through the transition at age 45, exploring with humor and poignancy how a person finds her own voice and champions her own identity.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/28/2015

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Author: Jeffrey Stingerstein
A woman seeks forgiveness for identifying the wrong man as her attacker, but he is no innocent victim.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/12/2015

Get Me a Guy

Author: Israela Margalit
A comedy about women who chase the wrong men who chase the wrong women, and what happens after they catch each other – or not.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/30/2014

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

Heaven and Earth

Author: Barbara Kahn
The comfortable life in Wyoming of Jewish immigrants Simi and Rachel is disrupted by the winds of war blowing across 1930’s Europe and stirring the simmering anti-Semitism of the United States.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Hedda in the Heights

Author: Pamela V. and Robert Thomas Noll
A rich American woman plots to get what she wants by any means necessary, including the destruction of her husband, her lover, and even herself, in this modern presentation of the Ibsen classic “Hedda Gabler.”
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/23/2015

How You Kiss Me Is Not How I Like To Be Kissed

Author: Dan Giles
A romantic comedy for people who can't stand romantic comedies, the play follows a love story unlike any other (but just like every other) from first kiss to last goodbye.
Content Advisory: some swearing, discussion of sex
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/25/2015

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 Can't Give You Anything But Songs

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

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

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

Light of Night

Author: Cecilia Copeland
A modern Latina retelling of the Persephone myth where Stephanie must find her way back from the underworld into the realm of the light and freedom.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/12/2014

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

Love Happens

Author: Rich Orloff
Two couples, one just starting and one approaching their 50th anniversary, affect each other deeply as they deal with problems of romance and relationships.
Content Advisory: Includes sexual references and situations.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/15/2015

Love in Action

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

Lysistrata

Author: Edward Einhorn
Aristophanes' classic comedy about a sex strike in the name of peace, adapted to emphasize the bawdy humor.
Content Advisory: Strong language and many comic sexual references. Nudity possible depending on interpretation.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
11 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 1/31/2014

Margarita and Max

Author: Manuel Igrejas
A lonely woman. A windy day. A plastic bag: a love story. Margarita could use a miracle. A strong spring breeze blows one of those ubiquitous black plastic bags into her path…and into her life. This is no ordinary bag and this is no ordinary day.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 40 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/2/2014

Meaty One Act Plays

Author: Mark Loewenstern
Food for thought, including three finalists for the Heideman Award!
Content Advisory:
1 Act
5 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

Memoriam: After Euripides’ Alcestis

Author: Stephen Kaliski
A “sequel” to Euripides’ ALCESTIS that explores memory, identity, and the uncertain ownership we have over our own lives.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Natural Novice

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

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

No Chaos: Pollock's Wife

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

Old 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

One-Act Plays and Performance Monologues

Author: Robin Rice
Two short comedies and two performance monologues about strong, fascinating women who have colored the world’s landscape from the 19th Century to the present.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/1/2015

Oscar Tango-Bravo

Author: Ed Malin
A comic look at conspiracy theories and the people who believe in them, in light of 20th Century events like the Cuban Sandwich Crisis.
Content Advisory: Some sexual jokes
1 Act, 50 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2014

Passion: Reincarnation of the Martyr

Author: Nicholas Priore
Renee Falconetti gave the greatest performance ever recorded in The Passion of Joan of Arc, but in doing so, became a martyr in her own right, driven mad by her director, Carl Dreyer, who would stop at nothing to push her into character.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, disturbing images
4 Acts, 240 Minutes
10 Females, 18 Males, 12 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Pillow of Tears

Author: Lynda Crawford
A disappearing world of women’s voices, once hidden and neglected, now sought and fought after.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 3/8/2015

Planting the Seed

Author: Little Black Dress INK's ONSTAGE Project
Winning collection of 10-minute plays and short monologues on the theme: Planting the Seed
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
13 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/8/2015

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

Post Punk Life

Author: Simon Fill
A successful feminist book editor with an explosive secret must move into a small apartment occupied by her two ex-boyfriends—an incisive comedy about the Post-Punk generation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, that’s all
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 7/22/2014

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

Pussy

Author: Maura Halloran
A lesbian couple whose love is on the rocks, their overly "curious" landlady and their cat… this love triangle is starting to get crowded.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/2/2014

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

Rough Writers Short Plays 2013

Author: Rough Writers: New Play Fest
Four short plays inspired by one of three works of art, created for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's first-ever play festival.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/1/2014

SCHOOLED

Author: Lisa Lewis
Two university students vie for a competitive grant from their roguish professor in a taut threesome that tests their romantic relationship and their ethics.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

Seeds

Author: Donna Hoke
Single mom Josephine has three children from different dads; identical and infertile twin Marjorie wants to be childless--until Jo offers to be her egg donor surrogate...
Content Advisory: Some language, onstage sex scene
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/4/2015

Sense

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

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

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

Simone at Home

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

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

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

Still Life with Parrot & Monkey

Author: Paula Cizmar
A comedy about consciousness and connection. A romantic but emotionally detached young woman goes off in search of meaning and instead encounters a downtown painter and an offbeat housewife who can’t stop channeling Frida Kahlo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/6/2014

tangleplay

Author: Steven Ackley
A play about a woman who loses her identity and becomes someone else entirely.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/23/2014

Tauris

Author: Sarah Moon
A posthuman environmentalist agenda collides with tradition and working class needs in this Greek drama/sci-fi mash-up that explores the turbulence of system change toward sustainability.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/29/2014

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 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 Art of Martyrdom

Author: Rita Anderson
A behind-the-scenes look at Hrosvitha, the first female playwright, and an exploration of how her “secret” plays got out and about the 10th century nun’s secret playfulness.
Content Advisory: Family-friendly historical drama—with a comical flair
1 Act, 30 Minutes
7 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/9/2015

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 Draper's Eye

Author: Fengar Gael
In Spindles Fabric Shop in the Garment District of New York, women appear to be vanishing though folds that lead through unseen dimensions to a parallel universe.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/14/2014

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs

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

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: Nobody is Sleeping

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

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: The Snake and the Falcon

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

The 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 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 Maiden

Author: Chance Muehleck
A contemporary reboot of the myth of Persephone featuring found text, live music, and choreographed movement.
Content Advisory: Adult situations.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/23/2014

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 Tragedy of Dandelion

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A five-act Shakespearean-styled play entirely in iambic pentameter, written for a cast of eight women to play all the roles, it follows the Princess Dandelion on an epic journey as she dresses as a boy to evade her rapist.
Content Advisory: LGBT characters, sexual situations, rape
5 Acts, 150 Minutes
25 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/19/2014

The Ultimate Stimulus

Author: Felipe Ossa
Amanda McCloud is a renegade economist who has a solution to rising income inequality: master-concubine relationships.
Content Advisory: This outrageous proposal is performed as a TED-style talk that imagines what might happen to our society if the rich were forced to take on concubines whom they mentor, sponsor, and sleep with. So, yes, sex is very much involved, but it’s described in a mostly playful, often bizarre and cartoonish, manner.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/9/2014

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

The Yellow Wallpaper

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Adapted here from the classic short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the play chronicles the tragic, downward spiral of one woman’s isolation, obsession and descent into madness.
Content Advisory: 0
1 Act, 65 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/12/2014

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

Una, La Whore del Mundo

Author: Barbara Cassidy
A woman questions her identity after receiving numerous phone calls for someone else.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, subject matter mature
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/15/2014

Veils

Author: Tom Coash
Set in the weeks just prior to the Egyptian revolution, the play is a two-hander that features strong college-age women of color addressing the issues of Islamic veiling and international/intercultural relations with humor and humanity.
Content Advisory: Discussion of an offstage assault and sexual molestation by police of a college age character.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/21/2015

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

When it Rains

Author: Rahti Gorfien
An exploration of one woman's erotic nature and her struggle to unite love, passion, and conception in her life by any means necessary.
Content Advisory: Explicit language & sexual behavior of a non-vanilla nature.
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/9/2014

Whither Thou Goest

Author: Barbara Kahn
In 1922 New York City, initial conflicts of class and culture between a young Russian immigrant and a German Jewish American socialite give way to romantic feelings and scandal.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 9/19/2016

William and Judith

Author: Cody Daigle
Inspired by Virginia Woolf's “A Room of One's Own,” the play imagines a William Shakespeare at the end of his career in desperate need of a new play, a sister, Judith, who is equally talented as a writer and the act of creative thievery that tears their relationship apart.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/1/2014

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

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group B

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Three short plays from this annual festival of works by women playwrights.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
8 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/15/2016

Writopia Lab Play Collection

Author: Writopia Play Lab NYC
Five short plays and one short musical by NYC’s teenage, up and coming playwrights.
Content Advisory: death, strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
13 Females, 14 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/14/2016