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A Procession of Clouds

Author: Lynda Crawford
A play about a woman from Lesotho, Southern Africa, who tries to make a difference amidst a terrible time for her people.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 95 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/17/2016

Ain't She Brave: A Play of Poetry

Author: Ntare Ali & Erika Gault
A play of poetry detailing the history of African American women's journey in America.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/16/2014

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

At The Flash

Author: Sean Chandler and David Leeper
A mind-bending, one-performer, multi-character history of a gay bar seen through the experiences of five specific, yet universal characters whose stories ricochet and collide through a whirlwind of interwoven scenes spanning five eras of gay history.
Content Advisory: LGBT Themes, Adult Themes, Some Strong Language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/28/2016

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

Becoming Cuban

Author: Carlos Lacamara
A young American woman volunteers to cut sugar cane in Cuba and gets caught in the struggle between a patriarchal state and those who yearn for independence.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 3/27/2012

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

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

Burn

Author: Alex DeFazio
Ever give an apple to your teacher to get his attention? In this gay, noir drama, one college student is willing to give much more as he and his professor vie for power over language, sex, and each other.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

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

Fabulous Darshan

Author: Bob Stewart
A 22 year old, Mid-Western, Trust-Fund Kid befriends an older Broadway Actor & his friends as they examine their generational differences as Gay men & their personal limitations; with the help of the movie SHOWGIRLS & an ancient deity.
Content Advisory: Adult Issues, strong language
1 Act, 87 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/6/2011

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

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

It Goes Without Saying

Author: Bill Bowers
A fun and unflinching look at the life and mimes of performer Bill Bowers. From his days playing with his Barbie dolls in his backyard in Montana to his training with world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, Bill Bowers has observed the incredible power that silence can wield—whether onstage, between family members, among neighbors, or when we are alone.
Content Advisory: some mature themes are dealt with, such as coming out and coming to terms with being gay, and the AIDS crisis of the late 1980’s. There is minimal adult language.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/12/2012

Kalighat

Author: Paul Knox
A young gay American man volunteers to work in one of Mother Teresa’s Calcutta hospitals in this wise and compelling two-act drama.
Content Advisory: suggested nudity; sexuality; the play takes place in a hospital filled with sick and dying people
2 Acts, 165 Minutes
16 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/25/2013

Motswana: Africa, Dream Again

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

Murmurs and Incantations

Author: Dahn Hiuni
In search of peace of mind and artistic truth, a gay New York performance artist confronts the ghost of his grandfather, a rabbi killed by the Nazis.
Content Advisory: GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF HOLOCAUST CRIMES; SOME STRONG LANGUAGE.
1 Act, 95 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/2/2016

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

NY/XY

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

Poetics Justice

Author: Lee Summers
Poetics Justice is an urban near-tragedy that takes place in Harlem on an historic day.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 10 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/2/2016

SACREBLEU!

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

Salve Regina: A Coming Of GAY Story

Author: Javier Rivera
Born in Puerto Rico to an ultra-religious mother and a domineering father is not easy, especially when it’s likely you are a big Queen...thank God for Madonna.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/12/2015

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

Stranded on Motor Parkway

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

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

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

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

Author: Cheryl King
Three couples take the new at-home HIV test -- they are a gay man and a straight woman who had sex once 10 years ago; a guy and his girlfriend who seems a bit "testy" about their relationship; and a mature couple who put off being sexual until they know.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/29/2013

The Inconstant Infection

Author: Ed Malin
A lost play from the gender-fluid 1690s is performed in 1985, leading to mayhem and prompting the participants to re-examine their lives.
Content Advisory: Adult themes discussed. One character used to be a pornographer
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Truing

Author: Joe Norton
Drama with comedy about six displaced AIDS Riders who face challenges to get back on the route.
Content Advisory: Strong language, frank talk of sex, drug use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

The Unchained Collection

Author: Variations Theatre Group
Plays from the finals of the 2013 Unchained Festival, presented by Variations Theatre Group.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/23/2013

The Whore of Sheridan Square

Author: Michael Baron
A new comedy inspired by the life and works of legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company artist Charles Ludlam and told in the spirit of the film, SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations, and drag humor
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 10/18/2011

This is a Play About Being Gay

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

Today It's Me

Author: Donald Molosi
This play chronicles a slice in the life of Uganda’s biggest musical superstar of the 1980’s: his musicology and AIDS activism.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/25/2014

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

Yeah, That Happened

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