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Columbia, the Germ of the Ocean

Author: Trav S.D.
A Ridiculous-style lampoon of the 4 voyages of Columbus to the New World, in which Columbus is a woman who talks like Chico Marx.
Content Advisory: NA
4 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 10/8/2012

Conversations with Dog

Author: Ken Wolf
The story of angry playwright Jeff Fox who meets a giant, wise-cracking, sex-obsessed dog named Jesus who is sent down from Heaven to save him.
Content Advisory: Lots of very funny but crude sex jokes mixed with Spirituality. Strong Language like the "F" word but all in fun.
3 Acts, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/22/2014

Cowboys!

Author: Clint Jefferies
It's the early 1940's, on what looks suspiciously like the set from the sound stage of a Republic Pictures Western - and with an innocence even the Hays Office would have approved, every cliché of the “singin' cowboy” movie is about to be turned on its head.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 8/24/2013

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

Diva

Author: S.P. Monahan
Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, descriptions of violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/3/2013

Donna/Madonna

Author: John Paul Karliak
The award-winning adoption solo comedy about an adopted son with two mothers: the doting Catholic homemaker and the fashionista wife of a British pop star.
Content Advisory: mildly strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/21/2011

Earth's Vacation

Author: Maura Kelley
Earth wants to go on vacation because of global warming and turmoil on his planet. Join in and help the planets convince earth to stay in the solar system.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 7/22/2011

Face Value

Author: Kevin R. Free
The friends, family and associates of Wes Youngman, African-American country singer, want to know one thing: Is Wes Youngman REALLY Black?
Content Advisory: Adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears

Author: Jerrod Bogard
A spoiled diva with fabulous hair learns to be a member of the team (and of a larger, global family) while re-telling her famous story in rock-n-roll fashion. A musical to warm the heart, not the globe.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

Good Enough

Author: Matthew LaBanca
In an attempt to avoid the judgment of others, Matthew strives only to be good, successful, and perfect, but living this "right" life creates a high level of anxiety and an ache for true authenticity.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/12/2015

House of Trash

Author: Trav S.D.
A raucous populist musical farce about Bob Maggot, a garbage man moonlighting as a Baptist preacher, and his eccentric family.
Content Advisory: Sex, violence, language
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

I Can't Give You Anything But Songs

Author: Pippa White
In this cabaret play, lyricist Dorothy Fields shares 28 of her greatest songs, gives suggestions as to how to write a great song, tells how a woman can survive in a field dominated by men, and talks about her fascinating fifty year career writing for Broadway and Hollywood.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

Kitsch, or Two for the Price of One

Author: Trav S.D.
4 sets of twins, separated at birth, meet again when the Berlin Wall comes down, causing much pandemonium
Content Advisory: NA
5 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/1/2012

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

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

Minimum Wage

Author: Jeff LaGreca
Five hapless fast food employees must unexpectedly teach you the art of spatulary and drive-thru etiquette.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/24/2011

Modern Living

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

Mr. Satan Goes to Wall Street

Author: Hieronymous BANG and Sam Precario
When Satan is laid off from Hell, he finds employment trying to break up Occupy Wall Street - but it isn’t so easy...
Content Advisory: A few blue words, can be altered by written permission from author
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/3/2013

MythUnderstood

Author: No.11 Productions
A farcical, educational survey of Greek mythology.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
9 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/5/2014

Nothing's Going to Happen

Author: Justin Cornell
A chopped-up show about waiting for the end of the world, with singing and dancing.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/5/2014

Our Country

Author: Tony Asaro and Dan Collins
Outed, humiliated and abandoned by fans, Country Music sensation Tommy Dautry goes from darling to derelict overnight. But now, in a one-night-only engagement Tommy is back and ready to prove that gay or straight, left or right…it’s Our Country too!
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual language, adult themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/7/2013

Picture Incomplete, a one man musical

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

Principia

Author: Michael Maiello
A comic,musical exploration of religion,philosophy and conspiracy theories; also, how to take over the world.
Content Advisory: Adult language, adult situations, optional nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/27/2011

Revolution!

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

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

Sisters Grimm: Fables for the Stage

Author: Bricken Sparacino and Amy E. Witting
Fractured fairy tales ABOUT life on the wicked stage!
Content Advisory: Bedroom farce sexy scenes, some language and innuendos
1 Act, 55 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/21/2013

Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mixtape

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

Speaking to the Dead

Author: Sharon Fogarty
Upon learning of her father’s death, Grace Todd becomes obsessed with a collection of suicide notes whose study eventually enables her to speak with dead people on the game show, “Let’s Play Dead.”
Content Advisory: Contains adult themes, only medium strong language, okay for TV
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

The Cotton Plantation

Author: Mars Mraz
A musical comedy adaptation of The Cherry Orchard that follows a female plantation owner and her ex-slaves over time as they wrestle with what to do with an old iconic American cotton plantation.
Content Advisory: Some racial and sexually suggestive language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/21/2012

The Elephant Man-The Musical

Author: Jeff Hylton and Tim Werenko
A wickedly funny parody of all that’s excessive in contemporary musical theatre. John Merrick gets to sing and dance on Broadway.
Content Advisory: Not appropriate for children, contains some sexual references and humor, and brief strong language
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/15/2011

The Three Musketeers

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

Travis Tanner

Author: Melanie N. Lee
In Bush's 2003, a famous-yet-fading White comedian shifts to the hard right, moving a devoted fan, a left-leaning Black female grad student, to battle to win him back from the "Dark Side".
Content Advisory: Mild cursing, including wordplay on the F word, without using the word itself
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 7/2/2011

Ukulele Land

Author: Uke Jackson
A zany, politically-charged, futuristic romantic musical comedy.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/10/2011

Willy Nilly

Author: Trav S.D.
A psychedelic musical satire inspired by the Manson Family
Content Advisory: Not suitable for children under 17: sex, nudity, language, drug use and violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 20 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Writopia Lab Play Collection

Author: Writopia Play Lab NYC
Five short plays and one short musical by NYC’s teenage, up and coming playwrights.
Content Advisory: death, strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
13 Females, 14 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/14/2016