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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

3 MEN

Author: Mike Folie
A middle-aged playwright/speechwriter given one more chance to have a play produced on Broadway remembers three charismatic older men who influenced his life and art.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/26/2016

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 Fallopian Fairy Tale

Author: Marisa Marquez
Maligaya is on a mission to take the pink out of Princess and put it back in the pussy. With her pitch for a Disney-meets-Girls children's book at stake, stories from her life expose a less charming reality.
Content Advisory: Mature content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/31/2013

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 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 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

Alice & the Bunny Hole

Author: Alex DeFazio
A young statistician named Alice thought she'd calculated the perfect relationship—until she discovers a wonderland of swinging twinks, Shakespearian fools, gogo boys who can’t dance, and one Black Bunny that scrambles all her formulas.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Alter Idem

Author: Avi Glickstein
Carly Lancaster, a waitress in rural Pennsylvania, tries to wrestle with the repercussions – both for her marriage and her son – of her husband’s realization that he is supposed to be a woman.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, strong language, mature themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/18/2012

Anais Nin Goes to Hell

Author: David Stallings
Imagine an island in hell where Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Victoria...wait for their men and what happens when women's lib icon and erotica writer, Anaïs Nin arrives to turn their afterlife upside down.
Content Advisory: contains strong language and sexual content.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/24/2012

As Directed

Author: Dawn Sofia
Sandi Sabattini, obedient executive secretary and divorced menopausal mom, gets entangled in an office crisis with her philandering boss and is forced to confront her guilty conscience and choose which path to follow.
Content Advisory: adult theme/strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/13/2011

Assumptions

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

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

Blind Spots

Author: Colette Freedman
A family’s Implosion in the Wake of Gay Brother’s Suicide
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/19/2011

Bonedive Scrounger

Author: Fred Backus
Set in a dive bar built on an ancient burial ground, Bonedive Scrounger is a modern medieval morality play where Bronco - the "Writer Who Writes Nothing for Nobody" - finds his way through a tale of objectification, urban menace, and Darwinian Gentrification.
Content Advisory: Explicit situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/21/2015

Bridge to Baraka

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

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

Carroll Gardens Aborning

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

Chosen

Author: Rick Vorndran
An irreverent take on the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chosen careens through 50 years of history in less than 60 minutes - with musical numbers!
Content Advisory: One character uses strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Circle

Author: Suzanne Bachner
10 diverse characters—gay, straight and bi—are linked through a daisy chain of sexual contact, hooking up in Starbucks, an S&M dungeon, a bedroom, a kitchen and cyberspace, as they strive for a deeper connection with one another.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult, sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 12/8/2011

Citizen Cyborg

Author: Neal Utterback
A trans-textual hybrid of James Hughes’ seminal text on transhumanism and democracy genetically re-engineered with Shakespeare, Classical Greek plays, and science fiction.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/29/2015

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

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

Crack'd

Author: Catherine Montgomery
An unhinged young woman deals with her mother’s recent suicide.
Content Advisory: Sex, substance abuse, strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Crunching Numbers

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
A comedic trilogy of related one-­‐act plays celebrating the difficult and often hilarious realities of artistic personalities pushed to the edge in New York City.
Content Advisory: "Once In A Blue Moon" has mildly strong language
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/29/2014

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 #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 #4: Punk Rock Star

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays that are extremely dark and twisted in nature.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, graphic violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #7: One Minute Plays

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Thirty one-minute plays grouped into five clumps based loosely on a common theme.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
12 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #9: Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays inspired by one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
9 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

Dov & Ali

Author: Anna Ziegler
In a high school English class in Detroit, an Orthodox Jewish teacher, Dov, and his student, Ali, a strict Muslim, get caught in a cultural crossfire, and both are confronted with the same choice: stand by their beliefs or face the devastating consequences?
Content Advisory: Some kissing
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 3/7/2012

Eclipse

Author: Andrea Lepcio
This "Twilight Zone" comedy explores how the world we inhabit is created by the choices we make.
Content Advisory: Sexual topics
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Emancipatory Politics: A Romantic Tragedy (EP:ART)

Author: Eric Bland
A collection of contemporary New Yorkers struggling with the idea of how to live a meaningful life in today’s dislocated, post-everything world.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Sexual themes
1 Act, 120 Minutes
9 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

Empty House

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

Familiar Stranger: Nancy Lane Smith

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

Fatboy Romeo

Author: Neal J. Freeman
Fatboy Romeo employs puppets, projections, and live actors to tell a comic story of consumerism run amok using excerpts of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet."
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 2/9/2015

Fearing: Tale of a Dreadful Town

Author: Nicholas Priore
The once peaceful people of Fearing have been stricken with a disease that is causing them to tear themselves and each other apart.
Content Advisory: Disturbing themes, extreme macabre
1 Act, 60 Minutes
11 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Final Countdown

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A torrid Balkan Americanized absurdist comic adventurette about balloons, children and deviant parents.
Content Advisory: some adult content, graphic sexual elements, a rape
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

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

Frontier

Author: Robin Rice
Will a messianic wolf and a misguided girl save mankind before Mother Nature runs out of patience?
Content Advisory: Strong language; adult situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/24/2012

Getting Away With It

Author: Justin Cornell
3 actors try to bicker their way through 12 plays.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/6/2014

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

Groundwork

Author: Derek Davidson
“Grow a garden.” The idea hits Paul like a meteor and he’s off to save the planet one seedling at a time. Saving himself, however, will prove the harder battle.
Content Advisory: GROUNDWORK was written to be family-friendly. It does not, therefore, contain any adult language, nudity, or the like.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/19/2015

Hamlet Bound & Unbound

Author: Andrew Rothkin
Robert has struggled for years… to stand up to his anxious mother, to hold onto a decent girlfriend, and above all, to “make it” as a respected, classical actor; after suffering the most horrible indignity of all -- watching his dream role being annihilated by the biggest no-talent movie star in Hollywood -- Robert takes matters into his own hands, with outrageous, hilarious results.
Content Advisory: Sexual innuendo; some strong language; mild stage combat/violence & a gun
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/20/2014

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

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

How to Do a One Person Show

Author: Kelly Kinsella and Padraic Lillis
A celebrated solo performer is invited to present a new work and while appearing to spontaneously create the show in the moment, she comes to the realization that the lesson isn’t how we create but why.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/30/2015

I <3 Revolution

Author: Alexandra Panzer, Tara Schuster, Alice Winslow
Three ladies overwhelmed by their early 20s, swept up in the zeal of the Arab Spring, and taken by the boho-chic ways of Occupy Wall Street recruit followers for their own brand of fresh-to-death revolution.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/14/2012

I Know What Boys Want

Author: Penny Jackson
A high school girl discovers that this week's Internet sensation is a video of her having sex and is determined to handle this crisis alone.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Sexual situations
1 Act, 87 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/27/2013

If Colorado Had an Ocean...

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

If You Ever Come By Here

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

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 the Company of Jane Doe

Author: Tiffany Antone
Jane Doe wants to get ahead at work, but strange occurrences (like missing reports and snowshoes in her briefcase) keep getting in the way - so when the eccentric Dr. Snafu offers to clone Jane Doe, she jumps at the chance... forgetting to mention her multiple plastic surgeries and landing herself in even deeper trouble.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
9 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/24/2013

Inexcusable Fantasies

Author: Susan McCully
Funny look at lust, love and finding one’s true desires be they Martha Stewart’s marzipan or Oil of Olay.
Content Advisory: References to lesbian sexuality and vibrators. Limited strong language.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/31/2013

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

Intrigue & Love, A Citizens Tragedy

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
In Schiller's drama Ferdinand is the son of Baron von Walter, the Premier Minister in the Court of a German Prince whose nefarious political intrigues require Ferdinand to marry the Prince's Mistress. But Ferdinand and Louisa Miller, a simple Musician's daughter, are in love and the Premier's attempted plots to separate them go awry resulting only in destruction and despair.
Content Advisory:
5 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/7/2014

Ivory

Author: John Crutchfield
A drama in two acts about a group of young graduate students who must choose between personal loyalty and professional ambition in the perilous halls of Academia.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content, but no required nudity
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/27/2013

Jeannine's Abortion: A Play in One Trimester

Author: Eric Bland
Jeannine and several of her peers, over three months in New York City, exist with one another and Jeannine has an abortion.
Content Advisory: Strong language/Sexual themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/4/2012

Jitter

Author: Richard Sheinmel
A one act comedy about a man who asks his fiancé if he can fool around with his best friend just once before they get married; she says “yes” but means “no” – he knows she means "no" but goes ahead anyway; both touching and funny, at its core are dramatic, sometimes disturbing revelations about the human condition.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 1/3/2013

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

Leading Men

Author: Blake Walton
One man’s evolution into his true manhood as he understands and admires his own father when he becomes a father himself.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Life, Audited

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

Light of Night

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

Little Edie and the Marble Faun

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

Liz Estrada

Author: Ellen K. Anderson
Liz Estrada and the Daughters of the Dead reunite to announce Operation Peace, but end up leading a successful world-wide sex strike while fighting off the gorgeous Chippensoldiers and their very large Genome Ones.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 7/11/2011

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

Loose Canon

Author: Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman
From Moliére in IKEA to Chekhov in a Tex-Mex restaurant, this series of short comedies satirizes the world of the American consumer in the style of canonical playwrights. It's a walk through history...if history was a strip mall.
Content Advisory: Strong language and thematic elements
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/6/2015

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

Lost Labors' Loved

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
This play is an intricate updating of "Love's Labour's Lost," taking place 6 months (and 400 years) after the Lords of Navarre swore themselves to a year of celibacy, and containing innumerable character and linguistic connections to the original.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity required
1 Act, 120 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/1/2013

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 the Insecurity Zone

Author: Mike Folie
A romantic comedy set in a dystopian future.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/13/2013

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

Menders

Author: Erin Browne
Corey and Aimes are new recruits mending the wall that guards their city from an unnamed threat; but as their teacher Drew tells them subversive tales of the world outside they begin to wonder at the real purpose of the wall, until an unexpected act of passion tears the menders apart.
Content Advisory: Implications of sex, a few removable curse words
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/16/2012

Moses, The Author

Author: Andrew R. Heinze
Moses has family problems (gay son, rocky marriage), God problems (existential), literary problems (writer’s block) and 24 hours to finish a Bible he doesn't like.
Content Advisory: None
2 Acts, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/18/2016

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

My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl

Author: Zoe Weil
Personal stories about writer/performer Zoe Weil's life as a humane educator and her challenges living according to the MOGO (most good) principle to do the most good and the least harm to herself, other people, animals, and the environment.
Content Advisory: Occasional Profanity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2013

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

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

One Nation Under

Author: Andrea Lepcio
A modern tragedy centered on the fall of a Federal Bench Judge poised to be picked for the Supreme Court; it is about the laws of the land and the laws we each, as individuals, choose to live by.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/10/2011

Oscar Tango-Bravo

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

Passion: Reincarnation of the Martyr

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

Pillow of Tears

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

Pink Knees on Pale Skin

Author: Derek Ahonen
A comedy about orgies gone wrong and a drama about marriage, regret, and family.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Nudity
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/28/2012

Poe, Times Two

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
A double-bill of short, one-man plays adapted from two classic stories of mystery and horror, "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/7/2014

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

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

Raw Stitch

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
A pub comedy for the enthusiastically inebriated and sexually active. In this series of wickedly comic monologues, eight women go on gloriously drunken quests to explore their sexual identities in search of the eternal orgasm of self-knowledge.
Content Advisory: Strong language, hilarious sexual content, admission of poultry molestation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/5/2012

Recess

Author: Una Aya Osato
Focusing on a group of 7-year-olds, the play takes the audience into the hearts and minds of children navigating their way through life and public school in NYC.
Content Advisory: Some strong language (if produced for young audiences or educational institutions where inappropriate the curses may be omitted, please check with the author first)
1 Act, 57 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

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

Right Time to Say I Love You

Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton
Frozen in a moment of crisis, an emotionally and physically drained Cindy must choose: ignore the ringing telephone and get the sleep she so desperately needs, or make another late-night rush to help the ill mother who’s never once said I love you.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 40 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/4/2012

Rules of the Universe

Author: Daniel Reitz
Two restrooms in different parts of the city. In one, two men; in the other, one woman. Each seek something different: love, power, refuge.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexual content, adult themes
1 Act, 40 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/19/2011

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

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

Scream Queens and Crazed Fiends

Author: White Rabbit Productions
What do you get when nine great writers have three weeks to write short Halloween plays inspired by a 1970s horror movie and a 1970s world event? Nine great, fun, spooky 70s plays!
Content Advisory: Some pieces have strong language; some plays have dark, eerie and/or violent imagery and/or actions.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
13 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

Sense

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

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

Sexual Healing

Author: Jonathan Leaf
An examination of the morality and the lasting effects of attempts to apply behavior therapy principles either to patients seeking help in treating sexual dysfunction or to those trying to "cure" their homosexuality.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in the play, including nudity, strong language and graphic sexual situations
2 Acts, 115 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 4/25/2012

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

Simone at Home

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

Sneaky Johnny

Author: Nicholas Priore
When a recently deceased studio head leaves all of his estate to the church instead of his son, Caleb, and wife, Nicole, they hatch a plan to change his will by having the butler, Gianni, pose as the old man.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, drug use, consistent obscenity, brief but graphic nudity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Snow White Zombie: Apocalypse

Author: Brenton Lengel
Snow White Awakens to Prince Charming's Kiss, 28 Days after the Zombie Apocalypse; Blood, Sex, Kung-fu, and gender politics to follow.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Stage violence, Adult situations and innuendo
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

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

Somewhere Safer

Author: Lauren Ferebee
Examining memory's force and the dangers of extremism, the play reaches back and forth in time to capture the aftermath of an explosion that irrevocably changes the course of nine lives.
Content Advisory: violence, strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/17/2013

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

Spell

Author: Ian W. Hill
An American woman of unsteady mind has committed a terrorist act against her own country, and in her interrogation cell is confronted by both external and internal forces demanding an explanation or pleading to be heard.
Content Advisory: strong language, possible (optional) nudity, violent imagery
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
8 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 3/20/2012

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

Straight Talk

Author: Jeff McMahon
Debased and aggressive contemporary language and attitudes, with unexpected leaps into elevated speech and longing vulnerability examines the desires of young Americans.
Content Advisory: vulgar language and sexual situations not appropriate for pre-teen audiences
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 4/24/2012

Stuff

Author: John Feffer
A play about the things we carry with us through life: the objects, the secrets, the stuff.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/27/2016

Summer, Deepening Then Gone

Author: Tom X. Chao
As a callow poet celebrates what should be the greatest night of his career, a magic whistle summons him, and he discovers that an offhand promise made to a young girl years ago inextricably compels him to kill.
Content Advisory: Strong language, depiction of brief drug use, and mild discussion of sexual topics.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 5/22/2016

T.L.C.

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

Talk to me about Shame

Author: Julian Goldhagen
A multimedia solo performance piece wherein the experience of shame is explored in order to reconfigure relationships to shame from ones that are isolating to ones that nurture community bonds.
Content Advisory: Nudity, sexual content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/21/2013

The 27 Club (Anderson)

Author: Rita Anderson
Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Amy Winehouse meet up in the afterlife in limbo. When Winehouse suggests that they create a 60s girl group called The Soul Sisters of Suicide, the women drink, they fight over who’s the most famous, and they play Truth or Dare—until someone figures out why they are there and they band together to get out.
Content Advisory: Some adult situations referenced, no strong language.
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/9/2015

The A-is-for-Abortion Play

Author: Cassandra Hume
5 women, 15 characters explore the personal, dark and often comedic stories behind abortion and choice through a series of personal narratives and surreal fantasies.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/17/2013

The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

Author: Mariah MacCarthy
A playful yet poignant play-within-a-cabaret wherein we learn that love, joy, and awesome know no gender.
Content Advisory: stylized sexual violence, strong language
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/15/2012

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 Artifacts

Author: Steven Fechter
Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Strindberg’s Miss Julie, joined together in a love/hate relationship, target a young college student of theatre to be their sisterly companion.
Content Advisory: Some sexual content and violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/11/2013

The Bad and The Better

Author: Derek Ahonen
A detective noir that deals with contemporary issues.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language. No nudity. Lots of adult themes such as personal misery.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
9 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/24/2013

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 Butterfield Tones

Author: Robert Attenweiler
The Butterfield Tones expected their first tour to bring them fame and fortune, but what it brought them was thin crowds, Ike’s aggressive womanizing and Tina’s insistence that when she sings she is visited by the ghost of a masked professional wrestler, who, she’s convinced, has come to save her.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

The Caterers

Author: Jonathan Leaf
Inspired by a real-life hostage drama which took place in 1977, the play is a politically incorrect thriller dealing with the issues of anti-semitism, the role of women in the Islamic world and the West and the present conflicts between Muslims and unbelievers.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in the play. This includes marked violence, strong language and an attempted seduction
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/7/2012

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 Director

Author: Barbara Cassidy
A woman is approached on the streets of NY by a film director, and having been affected by the experience, decides to interview other women who have had similar contacts.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, some nudity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
8 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/25/2014

The Egg Play

Author: Candice Benge
A hilarious, heart-breaking, punch in the face.
Content Advisory: strong language, mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/13/2012

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 Empress of Sex

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A woman in Ancient Greece, spurned in love, devotes herself to sex without love till her ex-lover tries to win her back.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Simulated Sex
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/24/2012

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 Female Terrorist Project

Author: Ken Urban
In an America where bombings and kidnappings are daily occurrences, Amelia documents the lives of famous female terrorists, but after a visit by the Office of Homeland Security, she finds herself drawn into a world more frightening than she could imagine.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 12/22/2011

The Further Adventures Of...

Author: Kathleen Warnock
Tune in as Maggie Day uncovers the story behind the story of a classic sci-fi series and follows its players from the ‘50s to the age of the internet, revealing secrets, lost loves, and things people couldn’t say then…or now.
Content Advisory: A few f*cks, fight scenes, same sex kissing.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

The Hound

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Locking himself in the library of his London townhouse in order to evade the pursuit of some ‘malign being,’ a discredited archeologist obsessed with the Occult recounts a gruesome series of occurrences surrounding the theft of an ancient amulet... and the appalling consequences for all who come to possess it.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/1/2014

The Jesus Guy

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
The Jesus Guy is a trip through this collective grid of unconscious desires that lead and mislead us to look to Someone In Charge to ask for the name of our own nameless experience.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 100 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 12/20/2011

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 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 Nightmare 'Dream'

Author: Neal J. Freeman
Stoker’s Dracula collides with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a puckishly ‘biting’ woodland mashup where no ruffled neck is safe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/8/2015

The Oath

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
In this Southern Gothic tale set during the Great Depression, a wandering preacher is embroiled in the passions and politics of a swampy Florida outpost ruled with a macabre sense of justice by two rival sisters. A darkly comic look at balancing ambition and ideals in a time of crisis.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Hear the sounds of sex off-stage once
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/5/2012

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 Piano Store Plays

Author: John Clancy
Four short plays from the beginning of the playwright's career.
Content Advisory: Some strong language in two of the plays.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1991
Date Added: 1/23/2012

The Picture (of Dorian Gray)

Author: Neal Utterback
Smashing together Oscar Wilde’s infamous novella and "de Profundis," the play examines how far we go to achieve our darkest desires.
Content Advisory:
1 Act
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/6/2014

The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

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

The Revolution Plays

Author: Marcina Zaccaria
The Revolution Plays include "Revolution, an artistic explosion" and "Reverence, Revolt, Reliance".
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/20/2014

The Screenwriter Dies Of His Own Free Will

Author: Jim Shankman
A dying screenwriter tries to overcome the indignities of his illness to pitch his oldest friend one last screenplay that reeks of ART.
Content Advisory: Profane language.
1 Act, 40 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/17/2015

The Storm

Author: Laura Wickens
A dangerous fusion of romance and immorality unleashed as a woman attempts to escape her loveless marriage through forbidden passion.
Content Advisory: adult themes (adultery/suicide)
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/7/2012

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 Stray Dog

Author: Kristen Palmer
A play obsessed with the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and dedicated to any who dare endure in the folly and the imperative that is art.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/11/2012

The Taint of Equality

Author: Duncan Pflaster
Adrian and Javier are a gay couple who don’t believe in marriage, but everyone assumes they’re married; when they realize they’ve never actually opened up their “open relationship”, they decide to each go out and get laid, with hilarious and erotic results.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Homosexuality, Simulated Sex
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 15 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/27/2012

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 Sisters

Author: Daniel Reitz
Three sisters, Olga, Irina and Masha, gather in a downtown Manhattan restaurant to celebrate Irina’s birthday. Along the way they drink too much wine, share vicodin, commiserate about unhappy love lives and exile to the outer boroughs, and wonder whether they will ever be able to afford their beloved Upper West Side again.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 12/16/2011

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 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

The Yellow Wallpaper

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

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

To Build A Fire

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
It's Man vs. Nature set in the unforgiving landscape and sub-zero temperatures of the Yukon, adapted here from the classic, 1908 short story of survival by Jack London.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 15 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/1/2014

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

TRACES/fades

Author: Lenora Champagne
A meditation on Alzheimer’s and our national inability to remember history.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/25/2013

True Believers

Author: Thom Dunn
A tale of star-crossed lovers, aspiring comic book creators, psychotic fanboys, cybernetically enhanced humans, and girls who dress like Princess Leia as their lives intertwine over a whirlwind weekend at a comic book convention.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual topics addressed
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/24/2014

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

Want's Unwisht Work

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Four women start a house of feminist studies in Athens, Georgia, and hilarity ensues as all kinds of men try to get in.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity required
1 Act, 120 Minutes
18 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 2/1/2013

Waxing West

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A Romanian mail-ordered bride, haunted by the ghosts of dictator Ceausescu and his wife Elena, discovers a weird side of the American Dream.
Content Advisory: Some adult content (a sexually explicit description of a role play sex-session)
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/2/2011

We Call Her Benny

Author: Suzanne Bachner
A dynamic, kaleidoscopic 10-actor ensemble piece that tells the story of a young woman’s victory through adoption, bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, a broken marriage and the ambivalent search for her birth parents.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Whales & Souls

Author: Andrew Kramer
A small conservative village is visited by a strange creature, causing everything to change.
Content Advisory: Strong Language. Sexual content.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/7/2016

William and Judith

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

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

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group B

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

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

Word To Your Mama

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A stream of consciousness tour-de-force for three voices. It takes the audience channel surfing through a turn of the millennium mind trapped in the collective body of a night secretary.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
3 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Words, Razors, and the Wounded Heart

Author: James Presson
A Jacobean Revenge Comedy set in suburban Connecticut. Sacrifice! Betrayal! Prom!
Content Advisory: Sex, drugs, violence; plenty of bad language and bad behavior
5 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/1/2014

YBW - Yellow Brick Wall: Angry White Men Played by Two Happy Asian Girls

Author: Marisa Marquez and Siho Ellsmore
Rice Flower, a WWII, novel is green-lit to be the next blockbuster but these anti-exotic-blossoms face exploitation, objectification, and sexism. Two gregarious gals navigate a not-so-silk road playing 24 characters including Rush Limbaugh, Jim Kramer and Al Pacino.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/14/2012