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19th Century Lesbians and Their Relationships

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

A Christmas Carol

Author: Matt Opatrny
A nuanced adaptation that breathes new life into Dickens' classic story of the shocking night when Ebenezer Scrooge is woken up from his life of isolation and offered a shot at redemption.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2015

A History of Launching Ships (somewhat after Washington Irving)

Author: Avi Glickstein
Elizabeth Burgin, on the run from the British in 1779 New York for helping to free hundreds of Patriots from prison ships docked in Wallabout Bay, finds shelter with a pair of twins and their stepmother in a strange, gated house far from her intended destination of Philadelphia.
Content Advisory: One instance of strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
9 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/8/2012

A Rain of Seagulls

Author: Meron Langsner
A parody of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, condensed into 45 minutes.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/24/2013

A Thousand Deaths

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
Joshua has discovered a cure for death, but in order to make sure it works, he tests it on the same subject…over and over again.
Content Advisory: Difficult subject matter. One moment of strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/25/2014

Aeschylus Unbound

Author: Glen Williamson
A new historical play about mysterious ancient rituals, world-shaking battles and a warrior poet on trial for his life.by Mala Powers and Glen Williamson
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/21/2016

African Nights

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

After Anne Frank

Author: Carol Lempert
"March. 1973. Dear diary, I borrowed The Diary of Anne Frank from the library today, but I can’t bring myself to open it." And so begins 32 years of Carol Lempert ducking Anne’s legacy, but something keeps pulling her back. Again and again and again.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/11/2011

Alice in Black and White

Author: Robin Rice
Photographer Alice Austen struggles for independence in Victorian society as a modern-day writer searches for her in this true story about love.
Content Advisory: Lesbian love affair, but not graphic at all. Suitable for all ages.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/10/2014

American Jataka Tales

Author: Ed Malin
The Buddha is reborn as an American, and following the ancient tales, he must "learn something" in order to be reborn.
Content Advisory: some discussion of church heresy and sexual orientation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

An Appeal to the Woman of the House

Author: Christie Perfetti Williams
What would you do if history knocked on your door?
Content Advisory: Strong language.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/6/2014

Another Horatio Alger Story

Author: Jason Jacobs
An inner city high school teacher tries to save an at-risk student by exposing him to the work of 19th century rags-to-riches author Horatio Alger; but as he moves through Alger’s Ragged Dick, he must confront the author’s complicated relationship with boys – and ultimately, his own.
Content Advisory: This play contains mature content in its exploration of relationships between gay adults and youth
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/17/2012

Are You the Wife of Michael Cleary?

Author: Gino DiIorio
The story of Bridget Cleary, a 28-year-old Irish seamstress who was burned alive in March of 1895 at the hands of her husband and family members.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/12/2013

Arizona Territory

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

Ascension

Author: Cynthia G. Robinson
Two slaves' impending marriage is haunted by the woman's sexual relationship with the master of the plantation.
Content Advisory: Rape, abortion, mild violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/9/2014

BANG! The Curse Of John Wilkes Booth

Author: Scott Baker
Verse, magic, song, sideshow antics, and stand-up comedy combine to tell the mysterious legend of John Wilkes Booth in a one person theatre event.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/2/2013

Barrier Island

Author: David Stallings
As a fearless and stubborn community rests their lives against the historic wall that protects Galveston Island from natural disasters, a younger generation challenges the economic and emotional battles no wall can protect.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/3/2014

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

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

Before Your Very Eyes

Author: Edward Elefterion
Set in the anxious landscape of September 11th and inspired by the haunting idea of learning something you wish you never knew; this play is a mystery about the personal truths revealed by a global tragedy.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/28/2011

Bomb Shelter

Author: Kimberly Pau
An older man and a young man cook meth in Connecticut, while their hidden past explodes.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug use and mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/1/2012

Breuckelen

Author: Chris Van Strander
Williamsburg: Present-day hipsters collide with Brooklyn residents from centuries past—including a Dutch widow, Russian squatter, and a notorious bootlegger; as they spin their stories, they recount the checkered history of this borough they all call home.
Content Advisory: Strong language; hipsters.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/20/2013

Bridge to Baraka

Author: Yvette Heyliger
Emboldened by the 1960’s Black Arts Movement, Yvette X stakes her claim as a female dramatist coming of age artistically, racially and politically during the ongoing fight for parity for women in the American Theatre.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Bright Swords

Author: Rick Creese
A one-man show that tells the true story of Ira Aldridge, the African-American actor who in 1825 fled racial hatred in New York, became a star of the European stage, inspired the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, and came to represent the causes of oppressed people across Europe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 95 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/22/2016

Burning in the Night

Author: Richard Warren
Semi-autobiographical, this memory play with music is the stage adaptation of a memoir by playwright Dale Wasserman’s ("Man of La Mancha," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest") journey from runaway teen to rail-riding hobo to globe-trotting writer for television, stage and screen. Throughout his fascinating life, he pursued the impossible dream of absolute freedom; only to discover it’s a delusion, fraught with debilitating limitations.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/6/2013

Captain Ferguson's School for Balloon Warfare

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Upon entry into World War One, a pioneering and obsessed aviator must train US troops in the art of Balloon Warfare.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/6/2014

Commedia dell'Artemisia

Author: Kiran Rikhye
A masked sex farce in rhyming couplets satirizing the rape of Italian Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Content Advisory: Adult themes
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 1/31/2012

Dad and the Dog

Author: Ken Wolf
It is the Summer of 1969, and Mom has left with the five kids to live with her parents, and Dad is left with the Family dog, Missy, and that is when everything changed.
Content Advisory: An occasional F- word but it can be cut in production
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/24/2013

Daniel Pelican

Author: Chris Van Strander
An amateur yachtsman pulls off the greatest hoax in maritime history when he fakes his way into winning a round-the-world race; obsessed with fame and racked with guilt, he struggles to keep hold of reality as he descends into madness.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 3/20/2013

Darwin at Down

Author: Gino DiIorio
It is 1849 and Charles Darwin is in the beginning stages of his famous book, “On the Origin of the Species”. If we challenge the natural order of the Universe, will God exact his revenge?
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 7/8/2013

Dear Prudence

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

Detention #10: All the Single Ladies

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays honoring Women's History Month.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Detention #12: Detention, Interrupted

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays exploring the exact moment an artist was inspired to create one of the great artistic works in history.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Detention #13: Scrabbopolyland

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays adapted from classic board games.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

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

Dia de Los Muertos

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
Every revolution has its price. And everyone pays.
Content Advisory: Some occasional strong language. Intense violence
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/21/2011

Dora and Me / Yo Soy Dora

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

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

Exiles

Author: Carlos Lacamara
A group of Cuban refugees, lost at sea, battle the elements and the demons of their past.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/27/2012

Failure to Thrive (We Small Hours)

Author: Jeff McMahon
Roping together political/sexual violation with moments of redemption and epiphany, this solo leaps from fascist apologists to terrorists to pedophiles grooming their victims "in the wee small hours of the morning."
Content Advisory: language and subject
1 Act, 24 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/1/2012

For a Barbarian Woman

Author: Saviana Stanescu
The play interweaves a present-day love story between a Romanian woman and an American colonel from the NATO base in Constanta (a Romanian city at the Black Sea, built on the ruins of the ancient city TOMIS where the Roman poet Ovid was exiled sometime around year 8 AD) and a fictional relationship between Ovid and a Barbarian woman from Tomis.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/18/2012

Free Desiree

Author: Amontaine Aurore
The play follows two sisters growing up in a small suburb in 1972 that are influenced by the cultural revolution of the times, and each in her own way, determined to challenge the status quo.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/9/2013

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

Girl Science

Author: Larry Loebell
An eminent woman scientist is forced to face her past when her niece writes her biography.
Content Advisory: One joke with sexual innuendo; one character drowns
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 11/16/2011

Golem Stories

Author: Edward Einhorn
A new take on the golem legend about a clay man in 16th century Prague; a romance that examines the way stories we're told shape our preconceptions.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 1/30/2014

Havana Bourgeois

Author: Carlos Lacamara
The story of Fidel Castro’s Revolution from the point of view of an advertising agency in Havana.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/27/2012

Heart of a Dog

Author: Deloss Brown
A scientist turns a dog into a man by transplanting into him the pituitary of a petty thief and drunkard, and unfortunately the newly created man retains many of the donor's bad habits.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, violence.
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1990
Date Added: 3/8/2014

Heaven and Earth

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

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

Helsinor

Author: Todd Alcott
Helsinor is Hamlet, told from the point of view of Claudius, and examines the famous drama from the vantage of middle age.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations. Adultery, romantic cruelty, sexual innuendo.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 3/7/2013

Horatio Alger's Boys

Author: David Lally
On a spring night in 1870, author Horatio Alger visits his friend, future psychoanalyst William James, to reveal a startling secret about his past, which begs the question, “Prey or victim”?
Content Advisory: Attempted rape/molestation
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/19/2015

How I Came to Be Buffalo Bill

Author: Richard Warren
The adventures of Hon. William F. Cody, as told by himself in his very own words, mostly.
Content Advisory: Family-friendly
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 12/19/2011

Humans Remain

Author: Robin Rice
A peaceful family, hidden in the mountains away from society, faces disease, loss of leadership, and exposure to the modern world.
Content Advisory: A little strong language, references to sex.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 6/25/2014

I Have Been to Hiroshima Mon Amour

Author: Chiori Miyagawa
In “reconstructed” Hiroshima in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect have a passionate one-night affair, which conjures memories of their respective first loves, both of whom died during WWII.
Content Advisory: Brief descriptions of the aftermath of atomic bombing and human suffering
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/3/2011

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 Five Boroughs (The Pre-9/11 Plays)

Author: David Dannenfelser
A collection of interrelated one-acts that takes a multicultural look at the people of New York City before the catastrophe that changed it forever.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 3/3/2016

Infallibility

Author: Matt Barbot
After being tricked into taking part in the infamous trial of a dead pope, 18-year-old actor Carlo enlists the help of his favorite saint to perform the story of his life for his prison guards…all as part of a plan to find a happy ending.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/27/2013

Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment With Jane Austen & Friends

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
December 1803, Miss Jane Austen, her family & friends have arrived at Manydown Park, the Hampshire Estate of the Bigg-Wither family for a Christmas celebration. Their holiday theatricals are to highlight Jane's own outrageously funny early writings. Friendship and family ties are put to the test when romance "erupts" within the ranks of the players and it is up to Jane to dry the tears, mend the broken hearts and save their Christmas performance form disaster.
Content Advisory: Family Friendly
1 Act, 90 Minutes
9 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 6/17/2014

Iphigenia in Aulis

Author: Edward Einhorn
Euripides' classic tragedy about Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia, at the insistence of his soldiers, in an adaptation that emphasizes the theme of the power of the mob.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/31/2014

Jesus in a Beehive: The Last Temptation Of Mitchell Pantene

Author: Bob Stewart
An effeminate, Southern hairdresser in the East Village claims he’s channeling Jesus, St. Paul, Mother Mary, & Magdalene in the pre-dawn hours before the grand opening of his salon.
Content Advisory: Occasional Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 8/30/2012

Jimmy: The Story of James Dean

Author: Jacob Moushey
The play follows the actor on the last day of his life, while he is kept waiting in his dressing trailer to shoot his final scene for the film "Giant".
Content Advisory: some strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 40 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/3/2012

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

Kansas City Or Along the Way

Author: Robert Attenweiler
A chance encounter alters the course of Joseph and Louise’s lives forever as they search for a place to belong amidst the scraps of Depression Era southern Ohio.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince

Author: Glen Williamson
A boy, locked in the dark alone for years, appeared on the streets of Nuremburg in 1828, barely able to stand, walk or speak. A true story and a supernatural journey through darkness to light.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Leak

Author: Temar Underwood
During a contentious presidential election, Peter Graves, a blog-writer, is leaked classified information that will blow the election wide open.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/17/2011

Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens

Author: Johnna Adams
Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle) and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war.
Content Advisory:
4 Acts, 135 Minutes
5 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/13/2013

Likeness

Author: David Caudle
The funny, poignant story of a callow artist in Colonial Boston learning to see beneath the haughty smirk of a spoiled girl he’s hired to paint.
Content Advisory: Some mild innuendo
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/1/2012

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

Lola Montez in Bavaria...

Author: John Jahnke
Explores the relation of fame to motivation, and the reconstruction of identity to success, and finds as its protagonists the nineteenth century figures of Lola Montez and King Ludwig I of Bavaria, whose obsessions with fame and power triggered a revolution, resulting in the loss of his throne.
Content Advisory: Discreet nudity, related to casual scenes of dressing and undressing; suggestive language; simulated fornication
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 7/14/2011

Look, What I Don't Understand

Author: Anthony Nikolchev
In a 1960’s US immigrant detainment center, the play asks the audience of border patrol to decide the fate of Bulgarian communist defectors caught in red tape limbo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/14/2011

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, a Musical

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A Hansel and Gretel upgrade in which the fairy tale format is transplanted and twisted into a fresh new form, containing real American myths and ghost stories, intensely modern situations and dilemmas, and troubling meditations on the way children are treated in present American society.
Content Advisory: No adult language, no nudity
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
11 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 2/2/2013

Lou

Author: John Carter
Nothing was off limits to her. Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud fell under her spell. Watch her peel back her life to reveal the amazing bodies in her wake.
Content Advisory: Some verbal description of sexual activity (masturbation and intercourse) and several expressions of discontent with God.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

Love in Action

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

Magdalen

Author: Erin Layton
Long silenced voices are unveiled in this one woman play about the concealed lives hidden behind convent walls where unwed mothers, prostitutes and flirts are told they can "wash away their sins" in commercial laundries run by nuns.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Many Snows Ago

Author: Midge Guerrera
As winter winds howl outside a Lenape longhouse, an ensemble uses a story theatre approach to share the folklore, history and values of Eastern Woodland Indians.
Content Advisory: None - it is suitable for children and family audiences
1 Act, 55 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males, 28 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/22/2014

Meaty One Act Plays

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

Men of Clay

Author: Jeff Cohen
The red clay tennis courts of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD, is the setting for this sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching biographical play about the playwright’s father and his Jewish buddies in the early 1970’s.
Content Advisory: Adult themes and profanity; no sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/13/2011

Midget in a Catsuit Reciting Spinoza

Author: Carey Harrison
Still alive in the 1930s, the 17th century philosopher Spinoza seeks a way out of the role of the Eternal Jew, and locates it – in the Holocaust.
Content Advisory: Nudity, shocking content (World War II concentration camp scene)
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/5/2013

Mo(u)rning

Author: Adrian Rodriguez
Inspired by the 9/11 tragedy, the play explores the diverse reactions to trauma in and around the disaster area.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 8/28/2011

Moony Mercury

Author: Tyler Ham Pong
This sci-fi tour de force about philosophy, politics and religion, follows three interconnecting stories, leading up to the end of the world.
Content Advisory: No nudity, some strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/1/2012

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

Mr. Melville's Playhouse

Author: David Lally
Join Mr. Melville, Bartleby, Billy Budd, Pierre, Ahab and all the others at Mr. Melville's Playhouse! Heck, even Moby Dick may show up!
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/27/2015

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

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

Next

Author: Stephen Gracia
A mobile whorehouse is brought to an American army encampment in Europe during WWII, bringing to the surface issues of racism, sexuality, and the fear of impending death.
Content Advisory: Nudity (NOT full-frontal), strong language, sexual content
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/31/2012

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

Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
The young Miss Catherine Morland experiences a dynamic and hilarious coming-of-age journey through the social whirl of 17th century Britain and the swashbuckling gothic adventures of her own vivid imagination.
Content Advisory: Fully family friendly!
2 Acts, 160 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/22/2014

O Rumbles of Joy!

Author: Robin Rice
A sculptor struggles against advice, opinions, and wild ideas to create an iconic sculpture.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/14/2014

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

On the Origin of Darwin

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
The play tells the story of young Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle - his long-distance romance during the trip with Fanny Mostyn Owen, his conflicts and camaraderie with the ship's Captain and mates, and the human and animal discoveries he makes along the way that inevitably lead to his formulation of the theory of natural selection.
Content Advisory: No adult language, no nudity
1 Act
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/27/2013

One-Act Plays and Performance Monologues

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

Open Up, Hadrian

Author: Javierantonio Gonzalez
Open up, Hadrian imagines the life of Rome’s first humanistic emperor with elements of Greek drama and dark comedy—his anguished love, lofty ideals, and his big, famous wall.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, sexual content
4 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/20/2012

Oscar Tango-Bravo

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

Oswald's Backyard

Author: Leslie Bramm
An history fiction about a day in the life of Lee Harvey Oswald as he prepares to make his big break.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations, drug, alcohol, and cigarette use
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 10/24/2011

Over Here

Author: Meron Langsner
In New York City in the summer of 2002, the growing friendship between an Israeli immigrant and a Palestinian-American is put into crisis by both local prejudices and events overseas.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, Mid East politics
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

Passion: Reincarnation of the Martyr

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

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

Pirira

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
As the African nation Malawi erupts in riots, American aid workers Jack and Ericka take shelter in the storage room of a struggling NGO while, half a world away, Malawian student Gilbert and his gay co-worker Chad begin another day in the back room of a Manhattan florist.
Content Advisory: Violence, mature themes
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/20/2013

Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee

Author: Edward Einhorn
An original Hanukkah play, told in eight scenes, in which a contemporary boy named Jonathan meets the historical Judah Maccabee.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/30/2014

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

Possum Creek

Author: Andrea Alton
Naive young Civil War bride Beth Ann discovers the joys, heartbreaks and befuddlement of waiting at home for her soldier husband in Possum Creek, Ohio.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/20/2015

Quoth the Raven

Author: Dan Evans
Sparks fly when Edgar Allan Poe and his cantankerous pet raven collaborate on the poet's work.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/2/2015

Rag Fur Blood Bone: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Author: Michael Yates Crowley
A modern-day deconstruction of the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest known works of literature.
Content Advisory: Strong language, stage violence
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 10 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 4/13/2013

Random Acts

Author: Renata Hinrichs
What happens when a young girl is left to fend for herself on the streets of the South Side of Chicago in the late 1960s?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/21/2015

Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays

Author: Reproductive Freedom Festival
30 writers share short original works recognizing and celebrating reproductive freedom, health, rights and justice, including comedic and dramatic plays, as well as poetry, spoken word, lyrics and essays, divided into sections on: Heroines, Next Generations, Conflicts, Body Politics, Discoveries, and What We Know, plus special sections on Ireland and song lyrics.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 130 Minutes
43 Females, 9 Males, 11 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/19/2016

Reservoir

Author: Eric Henry Sanders
A reimagining of “Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner as the contemporary story of a returning veteran suffering from PTSD.
Content Advisory: Some strong language. Some violence.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/9/2015

Revolution!

Author: Anne Berlin
A trio of interconnected musicals that tell the story of the French, Russian and American revolutions as told thought Matryoshka dolls, chess pieces and toy soldiers.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/9/2012

Riddle Lost

Author: Kelly McAllister
Jeff Riddle has just died, and with the help of Hel, goddess of Death, and the trickster god Raven, he examines his life and his involvement in the Modoc War and his relationship with the great Modoc leader Captain Jack.
Content Advisory: strong language, violence
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/20/2014

Rough Writers Short Plays 2013

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

SACREBLEU!

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

Sacred Water

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

Scrooge Revisited

Author: Elena Hartwell
The past, present, and future visit Ebenezer Scrooge in his bedchamber on Christmas Eve in this unconventional retelling of Charles Dickens’ iconic story.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/23/2013

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

Shifting Gears

Author: Richard Warren
During the summer of 1961, a domineering father tries to enforce his expectations on his college-age daughter and young married son as they struggle to assert their independence.
Content Advisory: None
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/23/2013

Shirtwaist

Author: Ellen K. Anderson
Sparks fill the modern-day Brown Building, site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist fire, as ghosts of the girls who died in the blaze torment an NYU professor and a spunky woman NYC fighter.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 7/11/2011

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

Simone at Home

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

Solemn Mockeries

Author: Rick Creese
"Solemn Mockeries" tells the true story of William-Henry Ireland, the teenager who tried to win his father's love by forging "Shakespearean" papers including a tragedy called VORTIGERN. And when the forged play is staged at Drury Lane with the finest actors of the day, what could possibly go wrong?"
Content Advisory: A few mild sexual allusions.
2 Acts, 72 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/27/2014

Sor Juana

Author: Cynthia Cooper
A young Mexican girl born in 1648 at a time when girls are denied education, Juana overcomes innumerable obstacles to follow her dream to read and learn, amazing all around with her abilities as a poet and scholar, and becoming a real-life cultural icon.
Content Advisory: This is a family play, appropriate for young audiences, grades 1-8.
1 Act, 40 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/20/2015

Sousepaw: ‘A Baseball Story’

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

Story of an Unknown Man

Author: Anthony P. Pennino
A troupe of actors trapped in a war zone must put on a play in exchange for food; that play is an adaptation of a novella by Anton Chekhov.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Adult situation (difficult pregnancy). A couple of sexually charged scenes.
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/19/2014

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

Tango Masculino

Author: Clint Jefferies
An exploration of the social and sexual mores of early 20th century Buenos Aires, where in the world of the struggling underclass, the tango is used as a metaphor for man’s desire for physical domination.
Content Advisory: Violence, Strong Language
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 8/24/2013

The American Revolution

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Tells the story of the American Revolution - Washington, Arnold, the Brits, the rebels - in a pageant full of battles, espionage, romance, humor and song.
Content Advisory: No adult language or nudity
0 Acts
14 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Art of Martyrdom

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

The Austerity of Hope

Author: Dan Fingerman
This play exposes the interpersonal dynamics of a group of gay friends in Astoria Queens and the issues they and young adults across the country confronted during the 2008 election of Barack Obama – relationships, careers, finances and sex.
Content Advisory: Contains sexual situations and discussions as well as adult language and partial nudity
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/4/2013

The Bark & the Tree

Author: Vivian Nesbitt
With moments of discovery and surrender juxtaposing against the frequently laugh-out-loud comedy of human nature, this one-woman play is about connection and transformation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/10/2014

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 Brothers Marx

Author: Lenny Schwartz
A play about the famous Marx Brothers...As told by the famous Marx Brothers!
Content Advisory: Good for all ages!
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/24/2012

The Curing Room

Author: David Ian Lee
The true story of seven NKVD officers imprisoned nude & possessionless in the basement of a monastery in Nazi occupied Poland.
Content Advisory: Contains nudity, intense and brutal violence, and strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/19/2011

The Death of Don Flagrante Delicto

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
On the last day of the American Civil War on an isolated farm in the hills of Virginia, a freed slave is captured and tied up along with a Southern soldier and a Northern nurse, at which point all three are shown a play performed by Don's slaves and children called "Aethelbert and Augustine" about the coming of Christianity to pagan England in the 7th century.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity
5 Acts, 150 Minutes
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: Nobody is Sleeping

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

The Emma Goldman Trilogy: The Snake and the Falcon

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

The Family Shakespeare

Author: David Stallings
A young woman from the 18th Century is enraptured by the Bard's work, only to discover it has been censored by the family she uses his stories to escape from; inspired by the complete censored works of William Shakespeare, by Thomas and Henrietta Bowdler.
Content Advisory: Adult Situations
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/1/2012

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 Germans in Paris

Author: Jonathan Leaf
A bittersweet comedy about the German poet and writer Heinrich Heine and his life in Paris in the 1840's, most especially focusing on his love affairs and his friendships with such famous socialist intellectuals as Karl Marx and Richard Wagner.
Content Advisory: The play has some adult themes - most specifically, adultery. It does not include nudity or foul language
4 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 4/25/2012

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 Invention of the Living Room

Author: Andrew R. Heinze
What happens when a racially mixed Jewish family invents the modern suburb in 1946?
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/21/2016

The Jocker

Author: Clint Jefferies
Based on historical fact, The Jocker explores relationships between men riding the rails during the great depression.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Violence, Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 8/24/2013

The Lady Was a Gentleman

Author: Barbara Kahn
A “docu-comedy” about nineteenth-century lesbian actress Charlotte Cushman, a worldwide celebrity known for playing male roles, on the eve of her opening as Romeo in St. Louis, MO in 1858.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 3/9/2014

The Living Methuselah

Author: Edward Einhorn
The oldest living man survives every disaster in human history, with the help of his wife Serach, the oldest living woman, but when a doctor tells him he will only live until the end of the play, will this be his final curtain?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 1/31/2014

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 Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller

Author: Jeff Cohen
In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared among the cannibal Asmat tribe of Papua New Guinea; this is the story of what might have happened, as told by the Asmat.
Content Advisory: Adult themes and adult content. Some profanity. Simulated sex
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/13/2011

The March of the Bonus Army

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Six actors use text and period music to illuminate a little known US historical event when WWI veterans during the Great Depression marched on Washington to demand a bonus they were promised, but never received.
Content Advisory: A few minor curse words.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/30/2014

The Metamorphosis

Author: J.B. Alexander
A struggling writer is transformed into Franz Kafka.
Content Advisory: some adult language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/14/2013

the october crisis (to Laura)

Author: Alejandro Morales
In 1962, US spy planes uncover secret missiles in Cuba and a cryptic telegram uncovers painful memories for sultry singer Marguerite Stone.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Real Machiavelli

Author: Monica Bauer
A feminist fable about the power of love and the love of power, a historical what-if: what if the most infamous book on politics ever written, ”The Prince,” was written by a woman, who then dared to take credit for it?
Content Advisory: Sexual behaviors, adult language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 2/23/2016

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 Red and the Black

Author: Deloss Brown
The play is based on Book One of Stendhal's novel, Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black).
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, violence
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/12/2013

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 Rubber Room

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

The Soap Myth

Author: Jeff Cohen
A young journalist explores the controversy surrounding the Nazi atrocity of making soap from the fat of murdered Jews – weighing a holocaust survivor’s eye-witness testimony against scholars’ insistence on evidentiary fact as a primary criteria and the pressures imposed by historical “revisionists” – i.e. anti-Semitic holocaust deniers. The play explores how history itself is determined.
Content Advisory: Adult themes. No profanity, no sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/13/2011

The Straitjacket

Author: Dan Evans
The poet Emily Dickinson's lonely downcast spirit is revived in this lighthearted comedy by her encounter with a traveling woman magician and a dangerous con man/thief on the front porch of the Dickinson mansion in Amherst, Massachusetts, 1871.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/24/2015

The Sun Experiment

Author: Catherine Yu
Three eras revolve around each other based on Wittgenstein’s experiment with the rotation of the sun until in the end, they are spinning into the cosmos around a gender-­‐bending re-imagining of TWELFTH NIGHT.
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, 1 sex scene.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2014

The Temple, Or, Lebensraum

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

The Theatre Made in Paradise

Author: Jonathon Ward
In 1619, two actors from Elizabethan England land on Cape Cod with a copy of The Tempest, gold, their talent and dreams; and with aid from the Wampanoag, they overcome Puritans, who believe they're witches and heathens.
Content Advisory: Adult Content in matters of race and religion
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

The Three Graces

Author: Robert Thomas Noll, Zane Coleman & Pamela Noll
An African-American adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters,” set in a segregated army base in the South during the Second World War that celebrates the three graces of every woman of color: Brilliance, Joy and Flowering.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/12/2013

The Three Musketeers

Author: Clint Jefferies
With a lush, classical score, and a book true to the 19th century novel in both plot and style, the play is an epic romance of grand passions and sweeping emotion.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 160 Minutes
7 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 8/24/2013

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 Troubadour Struck By Lightning

Author: Ed Malin
This play is a racy look at the music, poetry, heretics and sexual deviance of the South of France circa 1235.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
15 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

The Velvet Oratorio

Author: Edward Einhorn
A retelling of the Velvet Revolution through found text, choral music, and scenes inspired by Václav Havel's Vanêk plays.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/31/2014

The Vigil or The Guided Cradle

Author: Crystal Skillman
Linked tales of a young American woman on vacation in contemporary Prague and the creation of a legendary torture device in Prague 500 years ago; both contemplate the nature of control over another human, for good and evil.
Content Advisory: Frank depictions of torture, rape, and other brutality
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/4/2013

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

Thousand Years Waiting

Author: Chiori Miyagawa
A storytelling piece with music and movement, threading three generations of women’s memories through time and space. A woman today, in New York City, is reading a memoir written one thousand years ago by a woman in Japan; the woman writing her memoir in old Japan is reading The Tale of Genji. The history of storytelling is woven like a spider’s web, and the woman in present steps in and out of real and fictional worlds in the past.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/10/2012

Thread

Author: Elena Zucker
The inadvertent “like” of a politically-charged Facebook status— a call for a third Palestinian uprising-- unravels a life, and dismantles the borders between Jew and Arab, past and present, time and space.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/7/2016

Too Far to Go(d?)

Author: Mitch Montgomery
You are cordially invited to join film director Stanley Kubrick, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke and astronomer Carl Sagan for dinner and a multimedia infused debate about the nature of life in the universe.
Content Advisory: A few curse words
1 Act, 105 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Tower 5

Author: Michael Reyes
Two young soldiers guarding the Ministry Of Oil during the first year of the Iraq War are unjustly punished by a deranged lieutenant. They battle insanity and one another as they try to escape an endless purgatory on guard tower 5.
Content Advisory: Explicit Material; Adult Situations; Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/22/2016

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

Uncle Philip's Coat

Author: Matty Selman
A young man inherits an old, tattered coat from his late, homeless uncle and finds in its storied threads that it is the coat of dreamers.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/27/2016

Unearthing the Tramp

Author: Nicholas Priore
Two Slavic refugees exhume the mortal remains of a recently deceased celebrity in order to collect a ransom.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/8/2016

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

Unsex'd

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

Voices from Ellis Island

Author: Pippa White
The amusing, frightening, inspiring and true stories of immigrants who came through "the front door to freedom" from 1890 to 1930.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 2/15/2015

Voices from the Resistance

Author: Pippa White
Stories of ordinary people who fought the underground war against Hitler, leading Jews to freedom, rescuing Allied soldiers, printing newspapers, risking their lives every day to do what they could to cripple the Third Reich.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/16/2015

West Lethargy

Author: Stephen Kaliski
Two couples, both stalled on their journeys westward toward California, form a strange new neighborhood in this wildly inventive, surreal comedy.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/26/2011

What the Texas Board of Education Did On My Summer Vacation

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Carly Paige is a poor white girl with undiagnosed ADHD who goes to war against her family, her school, her community, and her behavioral problems in order to bring the truth about her ancestor to light.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

What's in a Name

Author: Timothy Nolan
Confronted by the past, the present, and the police, a woman examines the results of choices made many years ago and finds that the secrets that are the hardest to keep are the hardest to tell.
Content Advisory: Gun violence, language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/9/2013

Where Three Roads Meet

Author: John Carter
A remarkable mentor-protégé relationship between two towering geniuses blows apart in the face of the Oedipus Complex.
Content Advisory: adultery, nudity at director’s option, intravenous drug use, some strong language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/8/2012

White House Wives: Operation Lysistrata!

Author: Yvette Heyliger
First Lady Laura Bush proposes a preemptive sex strike to the wives of the architects of the impending war in Iraq, but will they enlist?
Content Advisory: Sexual innuendo and humor
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/26/2012

Whither Thou Goest

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

Wild Dogs

Author: Carol Carpenter
Small-town locals sabotage a visiting Disney movie production.
Content Advisory: Strong language and sexuality
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 3/20/2013

William and Judith

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

Within the Law

Author: Metropolitan Playhouse
From 1912: a good woman done wrong sets out for revenge, always staying within the bounds of the law, but how long can a life of legitimate crime pay?
Content Advisory:
4 Acts, 155 Minutes
5 Females, 15 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/14/2014

Woodhull

Author: Liza Lentini
Biographical drama about Victoria Woodhull, the thirty-something former prostitute who ran for President against Grant in 1872 with a platform that included free love, legalized prostitution, and abolition of the death penalty, at a time when it was outrageous for women to show their ankles.
Content Advisory: Adult inuendo, but nothing too racy
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/8/2011

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