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Grief and Mourning

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(o)n the 5:31

Author: Mando Alvarado
A bar. A blind date. And a trip into what could have been and what really happened.
Content Advisory: Some adult language and situations
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/11/2012

18 Victoria

Author: Cody Daigle
An asteriod will collide with the Earth in three weeks, and three siblings scramble to mend their fractured family and make sense of the devastating secret that originally tore them apart.
Content Advisory: Adult language and themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/31/2014

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 List of Irrational Fears for Future Leaders of the World

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

A Requiem for Sherlock Holmes

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Holmes meets his match, the criminal mastermind, Prof. Moriarty, in a climactic struggle above the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland, leaving a grief-stricken Dr. Watson to pick up the pieces and help solve a brutal murder nearly three years later in this new, full-length play based on "The Final Problem" and "The Adventure of the Empty House," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
8 Females, 25 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/20/2014

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 Strange Disappearance of Bees

Author: Elena Hartwell
Five characters search for identity while bees disappear all around them.
Content Advisory: Appropriate for children over 14
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/27/2011

A Streetcar Named Desiree

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

Accidental Discharge Impossible

Author: The Drafts
Sex, guns, cigarettes and senile agitation, this short play festival is inspired by classic print ads that are actually a bit shocking.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language and sensuality
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/16/2014

Afterlight

Author: Monica Flory
The story of a quiet Northeastern town where a school bus accident incites a series of surrealistic events that force its residents to confront the messy nature of grief, the fragility of hope, and the dangers of loving someone deeply.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/26/2014

Alabama Bound

Author: Charlotte Higgins
A one-woman play featuring five different darkly humorous, sometimes heartbreaking vignettes of Southern women in various stages of trouble.
Content Advisory: Some violence and strong language. Not appropriate for younger audiences
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

Alceste

Author: B. Walker Sampson
A free adaptation from Euripides that pits together gods, ghosts, and superheroes with ordinary so-and-sos who make extraordinary sacrifices to try to tell the Future to reconsider itself.
Content Advisory: Salty language, adult situations
1 Act, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 4/3/2012

All Aboard the Hindenburg!

Author: Jason Sebacher
High up in that fated dirigible, Robert Such--an impossibly-old Brit who's having some trouble coming to terms with the Modern age-- settles past loves, flirts with the nouveau riche, and discovers his own sexuality.
Content Advisory: Explicit sexual language, curse words, simulated sex acts with produce
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 4/29/2013

American Drum Circle

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

And Then You Die (How I Ran a Marathon in 26.2 Years)

Author: David Hansen
Hit the road with cartoonist Pengo in pursuit of the finish line - dashing through relationships, hurdling heartbreak, and threading through the Five Boroughs in a record quarter-century ... and time is running out.
Content Advisory: profanity, mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/21/2013

Animal

Author: Kevin Augustine
A would-be shaman and his test-subject animal guide search the dark side of the medical research industry for that most ephemeral goal: happiness.
Content Advisory: Graphic puppet content/animal testing
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/18/2012

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

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

Any Day Now

Author: Nat Cassidy
As the world wrestles with the sociological, biological, and theological meanings behind unexplained resurrections of the recently deceased, one Connecticut family learns that what they thought was buried may in fact devour them all.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some graphic violence and sexual imagery
3 Acts, 160 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/17/2011

Aubergine Days

Author: Roy Berkowitz
Sam and Sarah, a gay man with HIV and an elderly African-American women with cancer, find words to share with one other that he cannot say to his lover nor she to her lifelong friend who struggle to cope with their fear of losing someone they love.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some sexual language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/13/2013

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

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

Barriers

Author: Rehana Lew Mirza
When Sunima returns home to face her multi-cultural, Muslim family and announce her pending engagement, she instead becomes trapped in the family loss they never dealt with.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 8/28/2011

Because of Beth

Author: Elana Gartner
In the aftermath of her mother’s death, teenage Penny risks her relationship with her irresponsible older sister and new guardian, to learn about their long-missing father but discovers treacherous and dangerous secrets no one wanted her to know.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some physical violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/19/2014

Beneath My Father's Sky

Author: Zara Phillips
After her adoptive mother dies and she's left to care for an adoptive father who was never there for her, Zara takes a dream-like journey that brings her face-to-face with the biological father she's always longed to know and the sister who was never born.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/25/2014

Best Day Ever! & Other Short Plays

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

Better 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

Bitten

Author: Penny Jackson
Brian must convince his Irish alcoholic grandmother, Stella, that it’s time for her to move to a retirement community but Stella refuses to leave what she considers her true home: Quinn’s bar and its eccentric denizens.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/2/2014

Breaking Kayfabe

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

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

Author: David Meyers
Kevin McFadden hasn't spoken to anyone since he killed 17 people at a shopping mall three weeks ago. But when a prison doctor takes an unexpected interest in his case, Kevin decides to meet with him - revealing a troubled past that unites them both.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing subject matter
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/3/2015

Broken Record

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

Brown and Black and White All Over

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

Burning the Old Man

Author: Kelly McAllister
Two feuding brothers try to bring their late father’s ashes to a final resting place.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 11/8/2011

Cause of Failure

Author: Megan Weaver
When Maggie was born, she pulled her mother’s heart out with her. So begins a young woman’s magical journey through terminal illness and the limits of love.
Content Advisory: Contains strong language
3 Acts, 110 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/13/2012

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 Thick Night

Author: John Crutchfield
In this postmodernist mashup of Elvis, Sartre, and Shakespeare's "Scottish play," a young woman awakes from a nightmare about killing her father-- only to discover she is still in it.
Content Advisory: The play contains some instances of strong language, implied sexuality, and violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/26/2014

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

Day to End

Author: Sam Byron
The play explores one evening in the relationship between two roommates, one of whom may be in the throes of a manic episode as he grapples with a personal loss far in his past. As the evening progresses, it becomes less and less clear which one of the two men is in their right mind, and even less clear who owns the despair that seems to be creeping in from the world outside their tiny East Village apartment.
Content Advisory: Strong language, tobacco use, adult themes
1 Act, 110 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/29/2014

Detention #11: End of Days

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

Detention #14: Detention The Musical!

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

Detention #15: Dear Jane

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

Die For Me

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

Down the Drain

Author: Stanton Wood
This play explores not just how Annie Wilson gets to the point where she can kill her children, but also the ramifications of this event (and her subsequent attempts to conceal the truth) on both herself and her community.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, murder
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 14 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 7/27/2014

Eleven Dollar Prophet

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

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

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

expat/inferno

Author: Alejandro Morales
Haunted by an encounter with a French chanteuse in a gay bar, Danny escapes post 9/11 New York to go to Paris … and come face to face with a tragedy he would do anything to forget.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Sexual situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Fall Forward

Author: Daniel Reitz
A play about choices and figuring out what really matters, originally performed in a Methodist Church two blocks from the World Trade Center.
Content Advisory: Adult themes
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/14/2011

Falling Awake

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
A comedy about two female rivals who become allies when they each lose someone, and together, seek their loved ones out in the after-life.
Content Advisory: Sexual language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/15/2012

Fata Morgana

Author: Jeni Mahoney
For Tori and Jack, life off the grid offers a welcome alternative to the turmoil of life back home… until Morgan shows up seeking sanctuary and offering the promise of long lost hopes for happiness. Having already walked away once, can Jack and Tori hold on to their separate peace, or will they risk it all for a shot at their dreams?
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Subject Matters (Teenage Pregnancy, Infertility)
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/19/2015

Fault Lines

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

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

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

Fit

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

Follow

Author: Crystal Skillman
Two estranged brothers must say goodbye to the woman they've loved in her dying hour. But with the arrival of her daughter the brothers are forced to face their decades long rift of truth and lies in the intimate Lower East Side apartment that's been in their family for generations.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/2/2013

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

From the Deep

Author: Cassie M. Seinuk
In this psychological drama, Andrew, a missing Boston University student, arrives in the surreal room of the missing, Ilan, an Israeli POW trapped in the same headspace, must convince Andrew to play the games, keep his mind active, and face the truth of his captivity before they both go missing forever.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing story about abuse, real life dive into life of a prisoner of war, GLBT themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

Going to Grandma's

Author: V.E. Kimberlin
In this story about an alternative family, a man with a heartbreaking secret takes his two beloved pets, a cat and a dog, on a mysterious road trip to visit his mother.
Content Advisory: Strong language; AIDS themes
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/11/2014

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

Harvest Festival 2013

Author: Variations Theatre Group
The best short plays from Variations Theatre Group's 2013 Harvest Festival.
Content Advisory: Comedic blood, Anti-religious themes, some strong language, some anatomically graphic material.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Hassan and Sylvia

Author: Manuel Igrejas
A gay man reeling from the sudden death of his longtime lover meets an exotic couple, Hassan and Sylvia, who lure him into a spicy soup from which he may or may not emerge in one piece.
Content Advisory: Contains adult situations and strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/28/2011

Heel

Author: Jeff McMahon
Using text, movement, and imagery, HEEL marches through the collateral damage of September 11, 2001, examining both the attack and the culture of closure and forgetting.
Content Advisory: Some strong language. Not appropriate for children
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 4/30/2012

Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis

Author: Josh Koenigsberg
A dark comedy about the unlikely events that ensue when a prominent New York City doctor, struggling with the tedium of career and marriage, discovers a bag of narcotics on a patient's body.
Content Advisory: Some moderately strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/2/2012

Honey Fist

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

Hot Steams

Author: Zach Wegner
Sanity's at stake as a man finds himself jailed and dressed in a Santa suit with no memory.
Content Advisory: Some conversations require a mature ear.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/15/2014

Human 2.0 Part 2

Author: Flux Theatre Ensemble
Short plays by David Ian Lee, David Stallings, Lauren Ferebee, and Nat Cassidy that consider how humankind's senses might evolve and change in the future.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/12/2012

I (Heart) Kant

Author: Ken Urban
Four women in New Jersey are on a mission to find happiness.
Content Advisory: Nudity, adult content, drug use, philosophical ennui
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/17/2011

I Hate This (a play without the baby)

Author: David Hansen
Join David for a trip from when his son was stillborn and through the year that follows ... but not in that order.
Content Advisory: one vulgarity, acknowledgement of sex
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/10/2014

I Stand for Nothing

Author: Eric Bland
A play that scatters anarchy, solitude, absurdity, sentimentality, and love through fifteen human lives wrestling with the feeling that it's weird to feel good but not good to feel weird.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and some sexual themes -- not for young children.
1 Act, 130 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/3/2014

ILLUMINATIon

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

Immaculate (or)The Son

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

In Memory of Edgar Lutzen

Author: David Hauptschein
In the year 1905, Sweden's most acclaimed painter, Edgar Lutzen, becomes obsessed with alchemy, and is beset by jealousy and paranoid visions that cause his marriage and life to unravel.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/5/2014

In Our Name

Author: Elena Hartwell
A triptych of short, breathtaking one-acts about the ways that the War in Iraq has hit home, especially among American women.
Content Advisory: Descriptions of physical and psychological damage caused by combat
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 7/1/2011

In the Bones

Author: Cody Daigle
A Louisiana family mourns the unexpected loss of a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Over three years, their grief reaches out into unexpected places, forming a future from a broken past.
Content Advisory: Adult language and themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/18/2014

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

Iraq

Author: Mario Fratti
They think that our soldiers are all heroes. But they have a conscience. Many commit suicide because they don’t believe in the war. The play was written when there were only 29 suicides. Now there are more than 300.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 3/25/2012

January

Author: Paula Cizmar
The aftermath of a terrible tragedy. One child shoots another child; the mother of the victim is caught up in a media feeding frenzy while obsessing about the mother of the shooter.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/8/2014

Join the Circus: A Collection of Short Plays

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Experience the consequences of puberty, the afterlife of a runner, a nightmarish audition, a psychotic Craigslist couple, and competing spermatozoa as you ride this collection of serious and not so serious short plays.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/25/2012

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

Kafka’s Belinda

Author: J.B. Alexander and Bruce A! Kraemer
Franz Kafka and his girlfriend Dora Diamant adapt his stories to try to heal the heartache of a little girl who has lost her favorite doll.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/13/2015

Ken Urban: Short Plays

Author: Ken Urban
A collection of short plays by Ken Urban.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
8 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/3/2014

Krapp, 39

Author: Michael Laurence
Reeling on his 39th birthday, an actor's obsessive identification with Beckett's famous character compels him to examine his own quixotic life: his fears, his failures, and his search for (and forfeiture of) love, all in preparation to record a version of the 39-year-old Krapp's soliloquy to be used in an imagined production of "Krapp's Last Tape" in the year 2038.
Content Advisory: Language. Adult themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/14/2011

Lake Water

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

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

Lights Narrow

Author: Vincent Marano
Is hell a heaven of our own making or is the end a wish we can't control? Two strangers meet in a place both familiar and foreign to sort out their collective fates. Will death be the only winner?
Content Advisory: Strong language, racist language, strong drug usage implied.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

Little Edie and the Marble Faun

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

Little Red

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

Looking for the Pony

Author: Andrea Lepcio
As funny as it is heart-breaking, this is a fast-paced journey through the places cancer takes us, dedicated to the fierce love of two sisters.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/9/2011

Lost in Lvov

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

Lost in Staten Island, More Tales of Modern Living

Author: Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo
Get lost in Staten Island with Mitch Mitchell and his Mom as they journey through an extraordinary day. After the death of his brother, Mitch must return home to accompany his mother on a day full of difficult but necessary tasks.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/9/2013

Lovers Leapt

Author: Leslie Bramm
A couple holds hands as they leap from the 83rd floor of the world trade center. On the way down they discover the relationship they might have had.
Content Advisory: Adult situations
1 Act, 19 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 8/28/2011

Magic Bullets

Author: Adam R. Burnett
MAGIC BULLETS entertains a trip through modern health and wellness.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
7 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/15/2014

Match

Author: Marc Chun
In this exquisite one act play, random chance brings five ordinary people together on a bright blue May afternoon, with extraordinary results.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/29/2013

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

Mica's Skin

Author: Ana Asensio, Paloma Bravo and Jean Randich
Childless, single and just fired two days after her mother’s death, Mica faces the mirror with humor, wit and the ability to portray a generation caught off guard by the crisis while they were texting.
Content Advisory: Strong language as used in real life
3 Acts, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

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

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

Modern Living

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

Mostly Imperfect Moments of Unrelenting Humanity

Author: Jeni Mahoney
7 Short Plays ranging from 2 minutes to 10 minutes, and embracing those moments in which - quite unexpected - we find ourselves confronted with the best, worst, and most absurd aspects of our humanity.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Coming Out, Fertility Issues
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 3/8/2014

My Father's Ashes

Author: Tom Slot
On the one-year anniversary of their father's death, three sisters return to their childhood home to scatter his ashes.
Content Advisory: The play contains some sexual language and deals with the subjects of death and grieving.
3 Acts, 130 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/1/2014

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

My Penis – In and Out of Trouble

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

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

Nobody's Flood

Author: Glenn Alterman
Barry returns home to his once loving family after the death of his younger brother one year earlier; he learns that everything has changed.
Content Advisory: Themes of homophobia, AIDS, A curse word or two.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1993
Date Added: 8/29/2014

OD (or) Vice Versa

Author: Nicholas Priore
Nick Jr wakes up in a hospital bed after an overdose, trying to convince the sitter that he is not suicidal.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/11/2016

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

Old Familiar Faces

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

One and a Half Steps

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

One-act plays by Isaac Rathbone, Volume One: Homeland Security

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Three one-act plays that explore the affects of combat experience on the American family, using three distinctive themes and styles.
Content Advisory: Some mild language in "Prodigal Father"
1 Act, 40 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/16/2015

Paradise

Author: David Foley
After the death of his sister, Robbie spirals downward into guilt and grief, seeking help from his friends, a new lover, and even a dissolute priest. Amid the chatter of clever New Yorkers, three couples spin towards tragedy and, perhaps, redemption.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, sexual content, strong language
1 Act, 105 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/14/2013

Passion: Reincarnation of the Martyr

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

Pennysaver

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

Picture Incomplete, a one man musical

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

Pictures of Jane

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

Pieces of Him

Author: Marisa D. Hebert
Set on the night of Fredrigo Bianci's memorial service, this once close-knit family is put to the test as a son determined not to become his father, and a daughter who would like nothing more, tangle over their unresolved family business.
Content Advisory: Adult language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/1/2014

Pierce

Author: Nat Cassidy
The tragic and horrifying story of our most obscure president, haunted beyond comprehension and driven desperately to distraction by the death of his son, as his country crawls its way towards civil war unnoticed.
Content Advisory: Moments of horror, adult situations, brief strong language
4 Acts, 210 Minutes
1 Female, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/7/2012

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

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

Posing

Author: Jason Sebacher
Two men--each running from his past, each escaping his present, and each keeping an impossible secret--are bound together for days with the mutual goal of using each other for sex and drugs, until they confront in each other the consequences of trying to stay young forever.
Content Advisory: nudity, strong language, drug use, simulated sex
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/4/2013

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

Providence

Author: Cody Daigle
Neil and Mark, two strangers, forge an unlikely friendship in the face of a shared tragedy and struggle to carve a livable future out of the wreckage of the past.
Content Advisory: Minor Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/13/2014

Quiet Peninsula

Author: Brandon Ferraro
Three darks stories of guilt and justice unexpectedly intertwine in this timely, twisted suspenseful drama.
Content Advisory: Adult language, mature themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/7/2014

Recovery

Author: Mark Jason Williams
An authentic and funny drama about people with cancer--and those trying to heal them--questioning the essential meaning of existence, dealing with the challenges of facing death, and discovering new, meaningful connections.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/1/2012

Ruth

Author: John Crutchfield
A lyric drama in which the Biblical story of Ruth is re-imagined in a contemporary, Southern Appalachian setting.
Content Advisory: Mild adult language; nudity optional
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/15/2012

Sacred Water

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

Safe

Author: Donna Hoke
In 2011, a young gay teen hangs himself-but the events leading to the suicide began decades before, in 1986, when bullies tormented Nancy and her closeted best friend. Twenty-five years later, the cycle continues when Nancy is confronted by another bully-her son.
Content Advisory: Some F bombs, uncomfortable bully situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 7/31/2016

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

Sam and Gus

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

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

Seven Lepcio Shorts

Author: Andrea Lepcio
Seven 10 minute plays by Andrea Lepcio produced from 2001 through 2011.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
11 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/28/2013

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

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

Sinners on a Southbound Bus

Author: Ben Holbrook
Set during a late night bus ride on a warm, misty Alabama night, this is a dramatic/comedic meditation on fear, morality, and the ghosts we leave behind.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violent Situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Sister Sister

Author: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
For Dirdra and Janice, Mom’s dead and it’s a great day. There’s going to be a celebration, and hopefully nothing will go flying out the window – including one of them. A viciously comic and tense fifteen-year reunion between two sisters on the day of their mother’s unforgettable death.
Content Advisory: Some curse words
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/26/2013

Six Plays About Hope

Author: The Drafts
Six short plays on the theme "about hope".
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/15/2014

Sleeper

Author: David Ian Lee
The lives of a grieving mother, a media pundit, and an American doctor abducted in Afghanistan collide in this continent-hopping, time-shifting dissection of America’s post-9/11 legacy.
Content Advisory: Contains nudity, violence, and strong language.
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/19/2011

Slice of Life

Author: Donna Hoke
Beginning with teens and ending with octogenarians, these eight plays present contemporary scenarios for each decade of life.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2015

Slipping

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

Small Talk

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

Snakes I Have Known

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

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

Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mixtape

Author: Nat Cassidy
A series of short plays—some comedic, some dramatic, all twisted—about the insanities of romantic love, each complemented by an original love song performed live onstage by a musician.
Content Advisory: Very strong language, lots of sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Spaceman

Author: Leegrid Stevens
The depths of mankind's last unknown frontiers - outer space and a grieving heart - are explored in this new play about a woman's solo journey to Mars.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
3 Acts, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/20/2015

Stealing Sam

Author: Steven Gallagher
Sam and Jimmy have been best friends for more than twenty five years and they are supposed to be facing “gay middle age” together. When Sam dies, it’s up to Jimmy to plan their final picnic together.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/13/2015

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

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

Straight Faced Lies

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

Suicide Math

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

Svetlyachki

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

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

Tea in the Afternoon

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

Teenie

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

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 Big Picture

Author: Rew David Greer
Junior Muffin has been smothered by his parents his entire life, so when his house is robbed and he accidentally kills his grandma, he spirals into depression and searches for meaning in a meaningless world.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations, some profane language, drug use
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 12/15/2013

The 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 Bromantic Comedies

Author: Erin Mallon
Six short plays written for twelve dudes by one chick.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males, 10 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2014

The Conveniences of Modern Living

Author: Daniel Kelley and Emily Plumb
In the wake of losing their child, a married couple must decide where their future lies: Is it with a romantic talking dryer who dreams of her homeland of IKEA? An adventurous 10-year old boy who dreams of true love and basketball camp? Or with leaving behind the memories that still haunt their home?
Content Advisory: Light cursing, adult themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/2/2011

The Death of Romance

Author: Adam R. Burnett
A romance novelist faces the potential of her own genius in the wake of killing off the characters from her lucrative series.
Content Advisory: Strong language, strong sexuality, some mild violence
3 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/19/2014

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 End is the Beginning

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

The Eternal Husband

Author: Nat Cassidy
A modern-day noir thriller, loosely based on the Dostoevsky novella of the same name, about a flailing private detective whose life is turned upside-down during a brutal summer heatwave when he receives a visit from an erratic, unpredictable old man in a heavy black coat.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing moments, adult situations, some violence
1 Act, 72 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/7/2011

The Fatwā of Corpsman Johnny Jones

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
A wounded Navy Corpsman, home on leave, struggles to relate his war experience in Afghanistan to his Vietnam Vet father.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 18 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2014

The Fortification of Miss Grace Wren

Author: Robin Rice
An elementary school teacher is so traumatized by the events of 9/11 she can’t return to the classroom until a statue of Peter Stuyvesant comes to life and gives her a renewed will to live.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/30/2014

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 goodbye room

Author: Eric Gilde
In the wake of their mother’s death, two estranged sisters reunite to bury the dead and find a way forward in their lives.
Content Advisory: Some Strong Language
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/30/2016

The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome

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

The Labyrinth

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

The 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 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 Long Rail North

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

The 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 Next Best Thing

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

The 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 Pink Unicorn

Author: Elise Forier Edie
A Christian widow must choose sides in her conservative Texas town, after her teenage daughter announces she is "gender queer" and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school.
Content Advisory: A few curse words
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

The Porcelain Doll

Author: Lisa Maynard
Secrets and lies lead to relationships with false selves where intimacy is impossible.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/19/2014

The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots

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

The Rope in Your Hands

Author: Siobhan O'Loughlin
Thirteen survivors tell their stories of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Content Advisory: Explicit Language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/10/2015

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 Stranger to Kindness

Author: David Stallings
When Nance no longer answers her door, Lena takes it on herself to call the police and her friend’s family; what arrives is a strange dose of animosity and generousness from unlikely places.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/13/2012

The Telling Trilogy

Author: Crystal Skillman
A gripping and and often chilling full length play that explores the nature of loss, comprising three linked tales of the supernatural.
Content Advisory: NA
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/10/2012

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 Three of Us

Author: Tamara Rose
After a tragic car accident, two members of a threesome are left to ponder the love that existed and how to live with a ghost.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, frank discussion of sex acts, Polyamory, Suicide
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/22/2014

The Tiffany Box, a love remembered

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

The Tower

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
The Tower presents the psychedelic tragedy of The Donner Party, that notoriously ill-fated group of westward pioneers that became snowbound in the winter of 1846-47 and was forced to resort to cannibalism to survive.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexual situations
1 Act, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/17/2014

The Twine

Author: Lavinia Roberts
The play explores the nature of memory, the subconscious mind, loss, and how we perceive and experience love. A young woman is stumbling through a labyrinth in an attempt to kill the Minotaur. She encounters various creatures from Greek mythology. Her only companion is a mute, stoic woman carrying a ball of twine.
Content Advisory: Some sexual innuendo.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
11 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/31/2016

The Visible Horse

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

The Year After

Author: Penny Jackson
Set a year after 9/11, these two plays show how strangers of different ages, religions and races discover healing and hope through random encounters on the New York City subway and The Staten Island Ferry.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/21/2013

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children

Author: Matthew Trumbull
Moving seamlessly between heartbreakingly funny and simply heartbreaking, the play journeys through the strange bonding days between Trumbull’s cancer-stricken 55-year-old father, an unassuming Minnesota engineer who takes his belief in usefulness above and beyond; and Trumbull, a New York City actor with a slew of day jobs both brief and bizarre.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Trio with Flute

Author: Richard Warren
A poignant story of loss, hope and determination involving a war crime survivor, a developmentally disabled man and the wife of an MIA.
Content Advisory: Adult content and language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/22/2011

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

Undead Anonymous

Author: Gina Femia
A solo show that explores what it might be like if a vampire, zombie, mummy, ghost and woman cursed with eternal life started a support group.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/14/2015

Uniform Justice

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

Unorthodox Behavior

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

War Crimes

Author: Sergei Burbank
When the former president of the United States is brought to trial at The Hague for crimes against humanity, John Warder -- a guard at a prison camp on U.S. soil where Arab-Americans were tortured, brutalized, and worse -- appears with conclusive evidence about what went on and why.
Content Advisory: Strong language
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/7/2012

Warm Enough for Swimming

Author: Maggie Cino
Estranged siblings clean the living room after the death of the grandmother who raised them.
Content Advisory: Language, sexual situations, death
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/1/2014

Watch: A Haunting

Author: Molly Rice
Vi, a lonely girl in a creaky old house, is burdened by a predatory shrink, a crumbling mother, bad dreams and a haunting loss-- until her new ghostlike friend Renata (who somehow seems more real than all the rest) promises to either guide or force her to face down the Thing in the Basement that, whether it's strictly "real" or not, is threatening to destroy her fragile mind.
Content Advisory: a few instances of strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/2/2014

We Haven't Told Anyone About This

Author: Chris Harcum
Nothing is as it seems in Lana and Eric's living room. When Paige arrives early for her catering job, she uncovers a Pandora's Box of deception, redemption and sexual deviance, with echoes of the Bernie Madoff scandal.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/16/2012

Whale Song or: Learning to Live With Mobyphobia

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

What Happened When

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

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 Half the Sphere is Visible

Author: The Drafts
Can there be a perfect kiss? Will a wall of water burst a burden of guilt? Can a belt buckle baffle the TSA? An escapade forking in unexpected places, this genre-bending blend of storytelling explores the dichotomies we live with (and often choose to ignore).
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/16/2014

When I Met Juliet / It Was A Setup

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
I met Juliet Rylance one night in a bar and we had, I thought, a real connection, but she never spoke to me again, and this is how that made me feel.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity required
1 Act
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/23/2013

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 the Wild Ones Play

Author: Job Ethan Christenson
David delves into his past with his younger self, exploring the one relationship that could've changed it all.
Content Advisory: Mental illness and sexual abuse
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/13/2016

While Chasing the Fantastic

Author: Derek Ahonen
A story of terrorism and the conclusions we jump to based upon fear.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/15/2014

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

Woody's Order!

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

You Are Dead. You are Here.

Author: Christine Evans
A multimedia play that tells the charged story of an encounter between an American soldier and an Iraqi girl blogger in Fallujah, 2003, through the lens of the technologies that connect them.
Content Advisory: Strong language, projected images of war
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/23/2014

Zen A.M.

Author: Natalie Menna
In the wake of 9/11, Bruno abandons his lucrative Wall Street career to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a painter. After years of struggling, he finally books a once in a lifetime project, only to develop major misgivings about completing his painting. Can a marriage-minded girlfriend, greedy guru, financial folly, and one bitchy boss change Bruno's mind?
Content Advisory: N/A
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/14/2016