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1-900-Selfplex

Author: Alex DeFazio
A 40-year-old writer/"sexpert" finds herself - and subsequent worldwide celebrity - by assuming the identity of a transgendered, teenage boy.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
2 Acts, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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 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 Procession of Clouds

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

A Streetcar Named Desiree

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

Absolute Magnitude

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

Ain't She Brave: A Play of Poetry

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

Alabama Bound

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

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

All the Indifferent Children of the Earth

Author: Eric Bland
A play about existing now.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2012

Allie's Appendix

Author: Robin Rice
Allie finds that the crucial operation at St. Anthony’s Hospital isn’t losing her appendix but losing her mother.
Content Advisory: Subject of lesbianism is central, but remains specifically unspoken.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/15/2014

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

Antarctica

Author: Carolyn Raship
In this sometimes surreal fantasia of growing up, Magda and Winnie set out to become the first American Girls to make an expedition to the South Pole.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act
2 Females, 0 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/29/2011

Are We Freaks

Author: Bricken Sparacino
A science fiction comedy exploration of who really is normal and the search for companionship in a world gone askew. What's a claw between friends?
Content Advisory: Low-key innuendo, humor and one same-sex kiss
1 Act, 55 Minutes
9 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/12/2012

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

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

Bedlam Nightmares: Losing Patients

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
In the custody of a physician as sinister as they are, the Blood Brothers fill their last days feeding on the surreal stories of their fellow inmates. A wedge driven between them by the cunning Doctor Queen, the Brothers wrestle with life in Hospital One.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/21/2014

Beneath My Father's Sky

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

Best Day Ever! & Other Short Plays

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

Biffing Mussels (3 Short Plays)

Author: Mike Gorman
Three surreal short plays from Mike Gorman's early days at La MaMa.
Content Advisory: Inferred violence, comical. Some profanity.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males, 7 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 6/18/2014

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

Branched - a comedy with consequences

Author: Erin Mallon
An outrageous, biting satire with heart that will make you question helicopter parenting, the price of success, and what it means to give your family the best in life.

Content Advisory: Sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/16/2014

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

Bring us the Head of Your Daughter

Author: Derek Ahonen
A story of interracial lesbians, false flags, and angry America.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language.
1 Act, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/1/2014

BUSTED

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

Cairo Stories

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

Carnegie Hill

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

Chosen Child

Author: Monica Bauer
Two generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal waiting for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement that was never made; a time-bending play about adoption, desertion, forgiveness, and family.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/1/2015

Colorblind'd

Author: Kirk White
A small college theatre department becomes a national punching bag when the school's lone African American professor casts a white girl as Rosa Parks.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/30/2016

Coping

Author: Jacob Marx Rice
When Connor commits suicide, his friends are left grasping the shards of his life in this hilariously dark comedy about surviving loss.
Content Advisory: Mild swearing. Mild romance. Sophisticated and often disturbing discussions of mental illness and suicide.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

Dark Water

Author: David Stallings
When the swampland of Louisiana is hit with the most massive oil spill known to history, Barnacle, an old sea turtle, fights against man’s destruction, nature’s wrath, and her enemies of the wild to save her children trapped in the spill.
Content Advisory: There is some violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Deconstructing the Torah

Author: Colette Freedman
A humorous evening of five women's unconventional journeys through politics, murder, romance, birth, and death.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/16/2011

Destructo Snack, USA

Author: Theresa Buchheister and Sarah Graalman
A performance that implodes the notion of identity and predetermined roles.
Content Advisory: Swear words, excessive eating and drinking.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/7/2013

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 #14: Detention The Musical!

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

Detention #15: Dear Jane

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

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 #6: Who’s Afraid of Lear’s War Horse

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Three 10-minute plays that parody great works of theater.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 3 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

Downward Facing Debbie

Author: David Caudle
A confused woman seeks emotional healing at a trendy Hamptons studio in this comedy of manners, morals and compromising positions.
Content Advisory: Sexually suggestive situations; brief audio of pornography
1 Act, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/14/2014

Eaten Voices

Author: Lavinia Roberts
Leona, a brash and bright young girl, finds herself trapped in night, a place of stories, dance, and music, followed by strange creatures.
Content Advisory: Discusses sexual violence, PTSD. 
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/25/2016

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

Everyday Edna Mae

Author: Robin Rice
As Edna Mae matures from 25 to 65, her struggle to create art intensifies and obstructions increase until finally she breaks from her past and claims her dream.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/11/2015

Fata Morgana

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

Fault Lines

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

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

God's Waiting Room

Author: Ashlin Halfnight
Inspired by Bulgakov's MASTER AND MARGARITA, the play snaps four perplexed people into purgatory for the ride of their afterlife.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 6/17/2011

Good Lonely People

Author: Carol Carpenter
On election night, the only white democratic family in a conservative town holds a secret Obama party. But when their gay daughter arrives from the city for the celebration, they discover they are split on a California issue that hits close to the core, raising questions about their own sense of "family."
Content Advisory: Adult subject matter, but handled sensitively
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 5/24/2012

Graceless

Author: Tom Slot
The Mayor of Anderson, South Carolina is in the political fight of his life when a sexual harassment scandal breaks in the middle of his reelection campaign: so why did the Governor just offer to make him a US Senator?
Content Advisory: The play contains some profanity and sexual language.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/29/2014

Granada

Author: Avi Glickstein
Bringing together characters and stories from Sephardic Jewish folklore and culture, Granada draws on a centuries-old tradition to create a tender, bizarre, and funny look at a people separated by continents but united by a state of exile.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/18/2012

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

Hit and Match

Author: Michael Hagins
A lonely hitman turns to online dating to find love.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Violence, Adult Content, Sexual References
0 Acts, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/6/2014

How to Be a Successful Teacher

Author: Michele Miller
A theatrical mockumentary that explores the reality of teaching through the eyes of Ms. M, an ‘unbreakable’ teacher…or is that what she puts on for the cameras?
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
12 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

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 (Heart) Kant

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

I <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

Imminence

Author: Paul Zimet
Follows three generations of a family in an exploration of time: fleeting human moments – an awkward wedding, a deathbed vigil, an unlikely romance – cross paths with the slow, relentless time of the earth itself.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/19/2012

Imminent, Indeed

Author: Bryn Manion
A macabre, post-modern gothic tale of innocence lost and wisdom gained wherein mathematical wunderkind, Miss Polly Peachum, descends most egregiously into the netherworld of villainous scoundrels captained by the nefarious Macheath.
Content Advisory: Sexual content and language, violence, strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

In Our Name

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

In the 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

In the Event of My Death

Author: Lindsay Joy
Eight small-town twenty-somethings (who know each other from high school) share an impromptu time of mourning and celebration after the suicide of a mutual friend.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/8/2015

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

January

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

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

Juana in a Million

Author: Vicky Araico Casas and Nir Paldi
The quest of an illegal immigrant to find a place where she can truly exist.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
11 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/28/2014

Kalighat

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

Kerrmoor

Author: Susan McCully
An Appalachian Greek tragedy about human sacrafice in modern times.
Content Advisory: This is a dark and brutal play appropriate for ages 12 and over.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/7/2016

Landscape With Missing Person

Author: John Crutchfield
A teenage railroad-punk, a strange middle-aged man, and a road-trip across America: what begins as a chance encounter turns into a wild and unpredictable quest in search of True Love.
Content Advisory: The play does contain strong language. Although there is adult content (sexuality, prostitution, mental illness, alcoholism, drug abuse), these themes are implied rather than explicitly represented.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
7 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/8/2013

Leah in Vegas

Author: Kara Ayn Napolitano
A young mother’s attempt to reclaim her life after making a controversial mistake.
Content Advisory: Suggested sex, strong language, drug use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

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

Looking for the Pony

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

Lysistrata

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

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

Magic Bullets

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

Mercy Falls

Author: Jeni Mahoney
Marcy Wuggelson is jinx, so when she decides to visit her favorite self-help author, Wanda Moore, in the hospital on Christmas Eve the scene is ripe for disaster; but with the help of Santa’s Reindeer, the Ghost of Christmas Future, a Nun, and phenomenologist Martin Heidegger, Marcy and Wanda may just discover the true meaning of Christmas… or at least what the German Lady is screaming about.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 10/9/2011

Mermaid Off of Staten Island

Author: Kate Foster
A lesbian couple has a mermaid in their bathroom. Shadow puppets, poetry, childhood friends, and complicated grief - or the loving and losing we are unable to leave behind.
Content Advisory: Suicide, Complicated Grief; Lesbian Intimacy (aka Potential Nudity and/or Love Scenes)
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/14/2016

Michael's Daughter

Author: Ciera Payton
Ciera's paper-trail relationship with her incarcerated father.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual movement, sexual themes, violent/drug abuse themes
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Monetizing Emma

Author: Felipe Ossa
Bullied at school, annoyed by mom and obsessed with Jane Austen, 15-year-old Emma Dorfman is about enter a new world: the global financial system.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/1/2012

My Father's Ashes

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

Named

Author: Lucy Thurber
A play about first love, being a girl who likes girls, and shame.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/4/2013

Natural Novice

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

Nightjars

Author: Mark Rigney
A group of eco-sensitive college students vote down the idea of setting fire to the local intake depot for the local power plant, but one of them does it anyway, leading to a tense whodunnit, a ritual gone wrong, and charges of domestic terrorism.
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, occasional strong language, interrogation scenes.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/23/2015

ObJects

Author: Ian W. Hill
A dark science-fiction satire set 70 or so years in the future, in which a brilliant biohacker is hired by the head of one of the corporate feudal fiefdoms that now rule the USA to create a "positive plague," a disease that will cause the stagnating population of the country to be productive again, but gets some unexpected results.
Content Advisory: adult language and themes, graphic violence
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
8 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/25/2012

O'Brien & O'Brian

Author: John Enright
A romantic comedy about lawyers in love, homophobia, Irish-phobia, and finding your heart's desire.
Content Advisory: Suggestive language.
2 Acts, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/21/2015

On Deaf Ears

Author: Robin Rothstein
When Sadie and Evelyn’s daily poolside pow-wows are suddenly interrupted by the arrival of Sadie's estranged daughter, all are forced to finally face the truth about their families and prejudices in this bittersweet comedy about the complexities of love, denial and forgiveness.
Content Advisory: There is a same sex relationship and a heterosexual relationship reflected in the play, but it’s all very PG-13. While there are a few emotionally intimate moments, nothing sexual occurs on stage. There is occasional strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 3/18/2012

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

One, Two, Whatever you do...

Author: Vanessa Shealy
When former child star Angela L. Wilcox tells one teensy fib, it goes viral; the coverup spins her life, and the life of her son, out of control.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

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

Author: Kimberly Pau
A demonic child pop prodigy struggles with his feelings of love for the other half of his act.
Content Advisory: Strong language and sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/30/2012

Out from Under It

Author: Susan Bernfield
Joanna thinks too much and works too much, and she's just starting to remedy her problem of dating too little, when she falls in the snow and doesn't wake up for three years; now that she’s tuned to an unfamiliar clock, recovery might take longer than expected.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 2/21/2012

Over the Mountain

Author: Brian Thorstenson
A war rages. On one side of the mountain two men catalogue photographs of prisoners, On the other side two sisters meet in the rain for possibly the last time.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/11/2013

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!

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Left to their own devices, the 12 year-old campers of Bunk 14 navigate a strict social caste system with hilarious and increasingly terrifying results.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes. Recommended for audiences 16+
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/1/2011

Purchase

Author: Ian W. Hill
In a future USA being run like some kind of banana republic, two women -- a successful, aristocratic musician and a young idealistic Colonel -- engage in a tense and uneasy battle of revolution, reversals, ideals, and identity.
Content Advisory: Some mild violence.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/4/2013

Pussy

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

Raising Ricci

Author: Marilynn Barner Anselmi
After the death of their son, two women stop at the Tennessee home-place of an aunt looking for acceptance and healing.
Content Advisory: Adult content.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/21/2015

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

Removal

Author: Ian W. Hill
An aging novelist has reached the end of words and is ready to be done with his work, but who finds that his words don't feel like ending and his work isn't done with him. On the day he announces his retirement, his fictions rise up against him and take over not only his work but his life.
Content Advisory: adult language
2 Acts, 123 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/25/2012

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

Rose Red

Author: Kelly McAllister
A musical by Kelly McAllister (book and lyrics) and Kari Kraakevik (music), based on the fairy tale Rose Red and Snow White.
Content Advisory: A show for the whole family
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/10/2012

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

Running in Place

Author: Joshua James
Drama with a hard comic edge concerning the budding relationship between a time-worn waitress, Bonnie, and a much younger man, Trevor, who wriggles his way into her hopes, dreams and emotions despite her best efforts to resist.
Content Advisory: Strong language and adult situations
1 Act, 100 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 3/28/2012

Sacred Water

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

Scarlet Woman

Author: Matthew Wells
A breakneck film noir fun-ride with two actresses, nineteen characters, and more dead bodies than the last scene of Hamlet.
Content Advisory: Gun violence
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Seeds

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

Sense

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

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

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

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume One: Duets

Author: Sheri Wilner
These ten-minute "duets" tell funny yet poignant tales about finding connection in the unlikeliest places, giving voice to our deepest fears and the joy of discovering someone who sings the same song as you.
Content Advisory: Some plays contain adult language. If there are any words that prohibit your theatre or school from performing the play, please contact the author for possible word substitutions.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2014

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume Two: Trios and Large Casts

Author: Sheri Wilner
Five funny yet poignant one-act plays ranging in length from 10-60 minutes and featuring fledgling superheroes, an interfering flight attendant, and even the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Content Advisory: Some plays contain adult language. If there are any words that prohibit your theatre or school from performing the play, please contact the author for possible word substitutions.
1 Act, 130 Minutes
11 Females, 7 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2014

Shower Me

Author: Sheyenne Javonne Brown
In the midst of celebrating her baby shower, Sheyenne and her guests share their joys and fears of motherhood through the presentation of gifts received.
Content Advisory: strong language, graphic images of a violent nature
1 Act, 60 Minutes
9 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2014

Silence

Author: Brian Dykstra
Based on a true story, Silence, is the story of a group of “at risk” high school students at a summer arts camp in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s a coming out and coming of age story about self-expression, censorship and growing up.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
7 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 10/14/2011

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

Sister Cities

Author: Colette Freedman
Four estranged sisters reunite for their mother's alleged death.
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/30/2011

Sister Sister

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

Six Plays About Hope

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

Snakes I Have Known

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

So Close

Author: Marin Gazzaniga
Have you ever loved someone so much it makes you actually crazy? The story of a violent relationship is told by the people who lived it..
Content Advisory: Strong language, domestic violence described (but not seen)
1 Act, 95 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 5/21/2014

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

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

Survivor: Vietnam

Author: Rob Reese
This ripe, ribald parody of reality television puts a group of eager contestants in the middle of the War in Vietnam, where they vie for a $1 million grand prize, if they survive.
Content Advisory: Includes obscenity, profanity, profundity, progeny, and pigeons
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 12/5/2011

Tea in the Afternoon

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

TechnoPlays Part B

Author: Project Y Playwrights Group
Five ten-minute plays about science, technology, and human connection. In these plays, a mother, grandmother, and daughter find themselves in a generation gap based on technology; a pair of friends try out the Next Big Thing; a young man gets more than he bargained for when he puts an ad on Craigslist; a young actor decides to write a very "meta" solo show; and a married couple try to understand what it means when their phone keeps ringing in the middle of the night.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/23/2015

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 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 Beach Plays

Author: Rising Phoenix Rep
The plays feature inhabitants of five alternate realities where the land meets the sea: mermaids in human form, Vietnam War soldiers and their families, a ghostly sibling reunion, a decidedly strange hotelier, and a wedding with an unexpected guest.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, sexuality, sexual simulation.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
10 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/24/2013

The Black Triangle

Author: Lavinia Roberts
A young lawyer seeking self-definition, as well as ghosts, in today's fragmented, digital culture, finds challenges and direction in the 100-year-old history of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/31/2016

The Death of Evie Avery

Author: Sara Farrington
Inspired by Kate Chopin's 1899 novel The Awakening, this is a funny and moving play about a woman figuring it out far too late.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/18/2011

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 Dorothy Building

Author: Trav S.D.
The comings and goings in a mysterious off-planet hotel where all of the inmates are women named Dorothy.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 8/1/2012

The Draper's Eye

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

The 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 Fire This Time Festival Season Five

Author: The Fire This Time Festival
Six short plays from the 2014 Fire This Time Festival.
Content Advisory:
1 Act
9 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/18/2014

The Fire This Time Festival Season Three

Author: The Fire This Time Festival
Five short plays from the 2012 Fire This Time Festival.
Content Advisory:
1 Act
9 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/15/2014

The Foreplay Play

Author: Mariah MacCarthy
A straight couple comes to a lesbian couple’s apartment for dinner, drinks, and a foursome. Things do not go as planned.
Content Advisory: Contains sexuality and strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/18/2012

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 Listeners

Author: Matthew Freeman
A surreal drama about memory and ritual.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/17/2015

The Maternal Instinct

Author: Monica Bauer
A biochemist experiments with genes and the maternal instinct in the lab, and in her own life, as Lillian, an alcoholic, confronts her wife's desire to have a baby. A play about what we can, and cannot do, for love.
Content Advisory: LGBT content, strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/5/2012

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 Playactor

Author: David Hauptschein
A twisted, comic drama about the first face-to-face encounter between Charlie, a pathological liar, and Margo, an ingenuous young woman with whom he has become enmeshed in a passionate internet romance.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 4/14/2014

The Porcelain Doll

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

The Qualification of Douglas Evans

Author: Derek Ahonen
A reinvention of the classic alcoholic tale.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language. Nudity. Lots of adult themes such as personal misery through women, family, and alcoholism.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/1/2015

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 Seventh Son

Author: Stephen Kaplan
A Curse, a Kingdom without laughter, a Princess who likes to run, a Prince who likes to read, and only the seventh son of the seventh son can make things right. But will he come in time?
Content Advisory: Two boys kiss on stage...adult content for some.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
14 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/8/2015

The Six Month Cure

Author: Lenny Schwartz
Kate, a woman with cancer falls in love with Mandy while on the road to the world’s biggest Comic book Convention.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
7 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 5/24/2012

The Stupid Economy

Author: Robert Lynn
Through the stories of seven women from all heights on the economic ladder, this hilarious show gets to the heart of the matter of what’s ailing our country, and touches on everything from the college experience to racism, refinancing, repossessions, politicians and magic dogs.
Content Advisory: 1 swear word
1 Act, 70 Minutes
7 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/24/2014

The Telling Trilogy

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

The 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 Tragedy of Dandelion

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

The Twelfth Labor

Author: Leegrid Stevens
Using the myth of The Twelve Labors of Hercules to explore the inner workings of a World War II-era family, the play follows the events of a single day filtered through the warped and damaged mind of an Idaho farm girl.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
4 Acts, 150 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/19/2015

The Twine

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

The 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 Upstart

Author: Emily DeVoti
A young writer deals with the racism and anti-Semitism in the community where she has just moved, while she writes a play about Hitler's Irish sister-in-law.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/4/2013

Third Finger, Left Hand

Author: Randall David Cook
A wickedly funny and outrageous Southern Gothic murder mystery satire about a wedding gone badly awry.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/23/2014

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

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

Undead Anonymous

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

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

Vampire Cowboy Trilogy

Author: Qui Nguyen and Robert Ross Parker
A trio of irreverent action comedies about a paranormal detective, a pair of Cold War-era superduper- heroes, and a sassy teenage warrior princess.
Content Advisory: some language
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 7/22/2011

Veils

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

Venus & Mona

Author: Leslie Bramm
When fighting the ultimate hate/rage battle with yourself, someone’s gonna take a beating.
Content Advisory: Adult content, Strong language, situations and violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/22/2013

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus

Author: Rich Orloff
Based on interviews with and letters from students who attended Oberlin College in the late 1960’s, the play charts one college’s journey through the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, focusing on how the war and changing campus life affected students both politically and personally.
Content Advisory: None, beyond a few profanities. (The play has been produced in colleges and high schools.)
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males, 14 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1989
Date Added: 8/1/2014

Watch: A Haunting

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

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

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

Women w/o Walls

Author: Robin Rice
Three women are trapped in an express subway train and the cobweb-covered nurse on board refuses to divulge where they are going, persisting in knitting and dispensing licorice.
Content Advisory: strong language, lesbian love addressed though no overt sexual content.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/2/2014

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group A

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Selected plays from the annual festival of new plays by women.
Content Advisory: Strong language; sexual situations.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/14/2016

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

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group D

Author: New Perspectives Theatre Company
Three short plays from the annual festival of new works by women playwrights.
Content Advisory: Violent and sexual situations.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
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 Painting: Soliloquies Around An Easel

Author: Ann Morrison
A woman inspired by her own experience of life modeling, takes a profound look at her late mother, an artist and true "Renaissance Woman," through the personalities around an art easel: the Model, the Student-Artist, the Critic and the Art itself, leading her audience through a deeply poetic, lyrical dance.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Xingu

Author: Kimberly Wadsworth
The black sheep of a suburban ladies’ book club finds a clever way to win her comeuppance against the other members.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
8 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 8/30/2012

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