INDIE THEATER NOW WILL END OPERATIONS ON SEP 26, 2017. LAST DAY TO PURCHASE PLAYS IS SEP 4, 2017. DETAILS HERE.

Indie Theater Now Plays
Mystery/Suspense/Noir

Back to keywords

18 Victoria

Author: Cody Daigle
An asteriod will collide with the Earth in three weeks, and three siblings scramble to mend their fractured family and make sense of the devastating secret that originally tore them apart.
Content Advisory: Adult language and themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/31/2014

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

All the Best Ingredients

Author: James Bosley
In a tiny prison deep underground three guards try to break three political subversives by using the most delicious cupcakes anyone has ever dreamt of.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 88 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/19/2014

An Alchemy of Flesh

Author: David Hauptschein
A mind-bending, noirish thriller where personalities split, and where the Peeping Tom at your window looks uncannily like yourself.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/24/2014

Antiquity

Author: Nicholas Priore
When Franky and Jesse see an old doll of theirs on Antiques Roadshow and find out what it’s worth, they go on a mission to get it back.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, and adult content
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

April's Fool

Author: Kelly McAllister
A metaphysical comedy about the search for peace, love and understanding in an ever shifting world full of madness, decorative axes, and deadly pinball machines.
Content Advisory: adult language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/10/2013

Arizona Territory

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

BANG! The Curse Of John Wilkes Booth

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

Beata, the Pope's Daughter

Author: Mario Fratti
A young woman feels she is the pope’s daughter. She is kidnapped by terrorists and does not admit any longer that she is his daughter because she wants to protect him.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 10/9/2012

Bedlam Nightmares: Execution Day

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
This is the final night of the Blood Brothers' lives as they face execution for their many crimes in the sinister, off-the-books mental hospital run by the malevolent Doctor Queen. The bad Doctor has invited a select audience of the wealthiest and most powerful to watch the boys fry, but before they can be granted the release of death, they must host one final anthology of the horrific, mauled-from-the-headlines tales that are their stock and trade. They must provide the entertainment at their own execution.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 16 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/4/2015

Bedlam Nightmares: Shock Treatments

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
The execution of the Blood Brothers races closer and their captor, Doctor Queen, has vowed that she will break their minds before she destroys their bodies. So while she's away, that means exposing the boys to some of the ugliest, most rancid stories the hospital has to offer.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 9 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Bedlam Nightmares: Strapped In

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
Deep in the vaults of an institution for the criminally insane, The Blood Brothers await their final hours on Earth. In the custody of a physician as sinister as they are, the two brothers fill their last days feeding on the surreal stories of their fellow inmates.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males, 7 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Before Your Very Eyes

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

Better Lucky Than Smart

Author: Jonathan Kravetz
When dreamer Henry’s fake antique-violin selling business is interrupted by the FBI, he and his wife Jane (and her mysterious past) get yanked headlong into a kidnapping scheme involving a deranged President of the United States, a teenage-minded First Lady and a pair of blundering gangsters.
Content Advisory: Some adult language.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/6/2014

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

Buddy Becker's Big Uncut Flick

Author: Todd Michael
A parody of noir cinema and old-time afternoon movie programs on TV.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/26/2013

Bumbershoot

Author: Derek Davidson
A neo-noir amalgam of dark and really dark, weirdo-humor and sudden violence that offers up a meditation on just how banal the banality of evil can be, on how good people—or ordinary, not-so-good people—can do very, very bad things.
Content Advisory: adult situations, including: sexual situations, strong language, violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/5/2012

Burn

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

Celeste and Starla Save Todd and Win Back the Day

Author: Francesca Sanders
Celeste and Starla, the starfish are off to solve a mystery with a capital M!
Content Advisory: No adult content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/6/2012

Certifiable

Author: Molly Rydzel
A love triangle, a sommelier struggling with schizophrenia, and the collapse of the housing market.
Content Advisory: Nudity, violence, strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/22/2013

Coffee/Evil

Author: Michael Hagins
A temp finds herself in a coffee-obsessed office and its all-too-obedient employees.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Violence, Horror Themes
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/16/2014

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

Day to End

Author: Sam Byron
The play explores one evening in the relationship between two roommates, one of whom may be in the throes of a manic episode as he grapples with a personal loss far in his past. As the evening progresses, it becomes less and less clear which one of the two men is in their right mind, and even less clear who owns the despair that seems to be creeping in from the world outside their tiny East Village apartment.
Content Advisory: Strong language, tobacco use, adult themes
1 Act, 110 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/29/2014

Death by Joinery

Author: Mike Gorman
Two wise-cracking carpenters meet their fate on a ferryboat ride from a remote island off the coast of Maine when they inadvertently stumble upon a "How To" book publishing cult through the book one of them is reading to pass the time.
Content Advisory: Mild sexual innuendo suggested in action behind scrims.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/1/2015

Detention #1: What About Bob?

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays based on five constraints.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/7/2013

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 #12: Detention, Interrupted

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

Detention #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 #2: A Grimm La Ronde

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
A full play based on a Grimm Fairy Tale with each scene written by a different writer.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

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 #8: WHAM!

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays inspired by classic songs from the 1980s.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

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

Doubles Crossed

Author: Jason S. Grossman
Dimwitted yet determined police detectives Ramsey and Flapjack have been hunting wisecracking hoodlum Freddie (aka Freddie the Finisher) and the notorious Dead Street mob with nothing to show for it. Now, Freddie's identical twin brother, hometown hero and newly appointed FBI Chief Irving Tower, is coming to town. With a retiring police chief and a crackerjack reporter breathing down their necks, the boys have only days to stop Dead Street's dastardly quest for the heist of the century and solve a femme fatale’s bizarre missing person case. Gumshoes, guns and gams galore!
Content Advisory: Stylized cops and robbers, shooting guns, multiple murders, minimal sexual content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/30/2012

Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo

Author: Jason S. Grossman
Suspicion and secret alliances underscore the gritty story of criminal-turned-G-man Freddie Tower and the past he can’t escape.
Content Advisory: Adult themes. Gun shooting, stabbing, stylized killing, death.
3 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/22/2014

Down the Drain

Author: Stanton Wood
This play explores not just how Annie Wilson gets to the point where she can kill her children, but also the ramifications of this event (and her subsequent attempts to conceal the truth) on both herself and her community.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, murder
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 14 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 7/27/2014

Eightythree Down

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
It’s New Year’s Eve 1983 and Martin’s plan for a quiet night is thrown into chaos by the sudden arrival of his childhood friend Dina and her dangerous, desperate ‘roommates’, Stuart and Tony.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, violence, adult themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/23/2011

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

Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs

Author: Tom Slot
Burnt-out psychologist Dr. Henley knows crazy, but when he’s confronted by the ghost of a whaling ship captain from 1863, Henley embarks on an insane adventure that could cost him his license to practice, his sanity, and his life.
Content Advisory: The play contains profanity and sexual language.
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/29/2014

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

Film Noix

Author: Ed Malin
Deadly spy women, jaded aristrocrats, mobsters and astronomers vie for world supremacy.
Content Advisory: Some mature language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 8/23/2012

Four Play with a Gun

Author: Stephen Kaplan
Four one-act plays, all with a gun.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 0
Date Added: 2/5/2015

From the Deep

Author: Cassie M. Seinuk
In this psychological drama, Andrew, a missing Boston University student, arrives in the surreal room of the missing, Ilan, an Israeli POW trapped in the same headspace, must convince Andrew to play the games, keep his mind active, and face the truth of his captivity before they both go missing forever.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing story about abuse, real life dive into life of a prisoner of war, GLBT themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

Goin' Round On Rock Solid Ground

Author: Glenn Alterman
Mort and Harry, two lifelong best friends from Brooklyn, are about to carry out their first drug deal. Truths are revealed, loyalties are looked at, and coke is snorted.
Content Advisory: Some of the conversation is adult content. Drug Use.
1 Act, 22 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 7/27/2014

Gordy Crashes

Author: Sam Byron
Taking place in the days before and after the last presidential election, Gordy Crashes follows Gordy as he navigates displacement in the East Village after Hurricane Sandy. Exhausted and disoriented, Gordy finds himself at his ex-girlfriend’s doorstep, where he will form an unlikely and potentially dangerous relationship that may ultimately help him understand the true suffering of others.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence, adult themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/25/2014

Hail Satan

Author: Mac Rogers
When Tom takes a new job at a nondescript corporate office, he is astonished to discover that his co-workers all belong to a religious group dedicated to the worship of Satan.
Content Advisory: profanity, sexual language, disturbing situations and themes, and content that may be considered sacreligious
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/27/2011

Hiding Behind Comets

Author: Brian Dykstra
A suspense-filled psychological thriller about two twins, Troy and Honey, who share an unusually strong bond. One late summer evening, a stranger wanders into their family-owned bar.
Content Advisory: strong language, sexual content, violence
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 10/14/2011

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

I Shall Not Be Suede

Author: Ed Malin
A mysterious criminal transaction involves the children of those involved, including a young runaway from a circus family.
Content Advisory: Reference to prostitution
1 Act, 25 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/28/2013

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

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

Join the Circus: A Collection of Short Plays

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Experience the consequences of puberty, the afterlife of a runner, a nightmarish audition, a psychotic Craigslist couple, and competing spermatozoa as you ride this collection of serious and not so serious short plays.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/25/2012

Kill to Eat (a patriot's song)

Author: Caridad Svich
Love, death and survival are at stake in this neo-noir action piece about colonialism, patriotism, greed and corruption.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, violence.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/16/2011

Laughing Man

Author: Nicholas Priore
The origin story of our favorite villain.
Content Advisory: Disturbing and gruesome content
1 Act, 20 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Leak

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

Ligature Marks

Author: Mac Rogers
Jill can't live without Terry, so it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to.
Content Advisory: Many verbal references to sexuality and violence, one stylized act of violence, a great deal of profanity.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/15/2013

London's Scars

Author: Richard Martin Hirsch
The corrosive nature of blame exacts a huge toll after a psychologist learns that the emotionally-disturbed woman she is treating may have played a part in a deadly terrorist bombing.
Content Advisory: Content: not for children. Sexual situations, strong language.
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/4/2013

Meaty One Act Plays

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

Miss

Author: Michael Ross Albert
A shocking accident at a private boarding school irrevocably changes the lives of a teacher, her fiancé, and a troubled student.
Content Advisory: Strong language, mature subject matter, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/29/2016

Moony Mercury

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

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

Naught But Pirates

Author: Sean Owens
A night of dressing and dining well is ruined for historian Solomon Lynch, when his dinner guest breaks free of his restraints and expresses ideas of his own about the notoriously pansexual pirate Black Dick.
Content Advisory: Gay themes, suggested violence & sexuality, mild profanity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Necropolis 1&2: World Gone Wrong / Worth Gun Willed

Author: Ian W. Hill
A film noir pastiche-play consisting of dialogue from over 150 noirs, as well as original material and quotes from a recent U.S. Administration and other pertinent sources, combined into an original, spellbinding, semi-abstract, hallucinatory tale of corruption, betrayal, and revenge.
Content Advisory: sexuality and violence at about the level of a 1940s movie, no heavier
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
10 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/26/2012

Neither Here Noir There

Author: Bambi Everson
Prompted by Alice, Michael begins to rework a discarded film noir novel, but runs into trouble when his femme fatale, Maxie Malone, comes to life with an agenda of her own.
Content Advisory: Mild language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/27/2016

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!

Author: Kevin R. Free
Barbra Patch, along with her husband and father-in-law, plans a birthday "N-Word intervention" for her adolescent son.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

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

Nobody's Flood

Author: Glenn Alterman
Barry returns home to his once loving family after the death of his younger brother one year earlier; he learns that everything has changed.
Content Advisory: Themes of homophobia, AIDS, A curse word or two.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1993
Date Added: 8/29/2014

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

Off Track

Author: James Comtois
A Chicago reporter covering an impending transit strike ventures into a hostile neighborhood to find out who killed his one-time lover just as the trains shut down and strand him.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

On the Dark Side of Twilight

Author: David Hansen
An homage to four pivotal moments in the history of classic vampire literature, this work describes the complete, two century epic of the vampire Aubrey Porlock.
Content Advisory: vampirism, references to sex, drug use
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/21/2013

Over

Author: Dave Chapman
Nicole has just been dumped, but her day gets worse when her younger sister arrives unannounced, injured, and with no memory of the previous night's events.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

Pennysaver

Author: Nicholas Priore
Tommy has finally found Penny, and whether she likes it or not, he will never let her go.
Content Advisory: Strong language, brief violence
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Pieces

Author: Chris Phillips
A cynical lawyer defends the young man accused of brutally murdering a gay Hollywood exec, unearthing old resentments and the gay public defender’s scorching ambivalence towards his own community.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, adult themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Pierce

Author: Nat Cassidy
The tragic and horrifying story of our most obscure president, haunted beyond comprehension and driven desperately to distraction by the death of his son, as his country crawls its way towards civil war unnoticed.
Content Advisory: Moments of horror, adult situations, brief strong language
4 Acts, 210 Minutes
1 Female, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/7/2012

Playwriting Lab at SUNY/Empire State College: Short Plays

Author: The Playwriting Lab at SUNY/Empire State College
Five short plays where threat takes a strange form.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 160 Minutes
11 Females, 14 Males, 10 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/2/2014

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

Pretty Little Mouth

Author: Marcus Yi
An ex-dominatrix is blackmailed for sex by her music student.
Content Advisory: Adult sexual situations, strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/11/2014

Real True Crime

Author: David Lee White
Maddie is a 40 year old divorced WaWa clerk (with a penchant for playing the lotto and reading true crime) who runs afoul of a masked hold-up man, an aging, drug addicted child star, a young punk rocker and a man in a penguin suit.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 85 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/24/2016

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

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

Salish

Author: Theresa Buchheister and Ryan William Downey
Two isolated strangers must navigate through an impossible landscape and its mysterious inhabitants to answer the question: Where did all of these severed feet come from?
Content Advisory: Some strong language, grotesque imagery, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/22/2014

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

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

second.

Author: Neal Utterback
In a hotel room, a scientist and a prostitute test the boundaries of trust; In their brownstone, a doctor and a TV news-reporter teeter on the edge of their future; In a tenement, two criminals on a job await further instructions.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/29/2014

Shooting Abe

Author: Charles Gershman
When Abe bursts into his brother Shlomi's apartment during a nude photo shoot, his desire to reason with Shlomi results in something unexpected and life-changing.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, a gunshot.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Sinners on a Southbound Bus

Author: Ben Holbrook
Set during a late night bus ride on a warm, misty Alabama night, this is a dramatic/comedic meditation on fear, morality, and the ghosts we leave behind.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violent Situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Sleeper

Author: David Ian Lee
The lives of a grieving mother, a media pundit, and an American doctor abducted in Afghanistan collide in this continent-hopping, time-shifting dissection of America’s post-9/11 legacy.
Content Advisory: Contains nudity, violence, and strong language.
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/19/2011

Slippery as Sin

Author: David Lee White
Detective Dorrington is the Glenn Beck of 1930’s New York. Trapped with several formerly wealthy Manhattanites in a Long Island mansion during a thunderstorm, Dorrington vows to convince everyone that they are under attack from a sinister communist named Diabolicus and he is willing to go to any lengths to prove he is right.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/26/2015

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

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

Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident

Author: Frank Blocker
A solo play about a fictional book that feels like a movie: Viola Haygood chases her newest unavailable love amid town panic, disappearing young women and an FBI investigation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, but the "f" word can be removed. Some strong content and situations, but nothing worse than network TV.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
5 Females, 11 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Stealing Season

Author: Topher Cusumano
A contemporary retelling of the Greek’s Abduction of Persephone myth, about a mother and daughter who go to hell and back again.
Content Advisory: Warning: This play contains strong language, violence, and depictions of physical/mental abuse.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/24/2014

Still Life

Author: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
In the wake of a subway bombing in an unnamed city, three people become inextricably linked when a young woman goes missing -- her mother, her husband, and a mysterious 20-something photographer documenting the way we adjust to life and loss in a terrorist age. A darkly comic exploration of shared grief.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/24/2016

Strange Rain

Author: Lynda Crawford
The play follows two reporters as they try to unravel the mystery of a prolonged rain with the aid of lesbian psychics, comic meteorologists, a street-kid poet, and a mysterious man who talks of secret experiments in the desert, all leading back decades to the real-life experiments of Wilhelm Reich in the 1950s.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/21/2013

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

tangleplay

Author: Steven Ackley
A play about a woman who loses her identity and becomes someone else entirely.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/23/2014

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

Terrorist

Author: Mario Fratti
A woman states that she adores a writer who was in the past a leftist. A thriller. We discover a different truth.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/31/2012

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

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

Thanks For Traveling

Author: David Lawson
After possibly allowing a hijacker to board an airplane, two TSA agents begin to believe they are being spied on.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 89 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/23/2013

The Adventure of Barry Sachs

Author: Ed Malin
In a Midwestern town, Private Detective Barry Sachs solves a murder related to hypnosis.
Content Advisory: There are some verbal references to alternative sexuality.
1 Act, 25 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/5/2013

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 Burning Season

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
A Southern Gothic love triangle with a surreal twist: A husband returns home from prison to discover that his wife cheated on him while he was away. While dealing with her betrayal, we learn the family shame and secrets behind his imprisonment. Inspired by the dime store pulp novels of the '50s.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, gunshot
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/2/2014

The Burnt Woman of Harvard

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A young Harvard student is stalked by a burn victim who opens his eyes to the truth behind his favorite spot: John Brown's off-campus poetry/party house, aka The Beauty Shop.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
13 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Cheaters Club

Author: Derek Ahonen
A horror story of both real and imaginary ghosts.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language.
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
10 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/13/2014

The Clown Family Murders

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Tully Gumshoe is a terrible private eye, desperate to crack a case involving a family of criminal clowns and a seedy circus.
Content Advisory: A few jokes with strong language.
1 Act, 85 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 9/6/2014

The Danger of Strangers

Author: Glenn Alterman
A woman looking out her window sees a man on a pay phone and decides to invite him up for some coffee or perhaps something more; much more.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/23/2014

The Death of Griffin Hunter

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
UN UnderSecretary of Disarmament, Griffin Hunter, has flown to San Francisco to sign the Hunter Accord, a UN peace treaty that will significantly diminish illegal weapons smuggling, but he runs head on into an old friend who works for the world's largest arms dealer, who unravels Hunter's treaty and, inevitably, his life, through a series of intricate intrigues.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity required
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
13 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Demon Hunter

Author: Nat Cassidy
A troubled boy grows dangerously obsessed with creatures of darkness, a mysterious street magician perfects a devastating new trick, and a single mother meets with a new therapist in order to better understand the terrifying thoughts that have begun to possess her.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing imagery
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/7/2016

The Doctor Is NOT In

Author: Nancy Redman
A sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates.
Content Advisory: Very little adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/17/2015

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 Egg Progect

Author: Mike Amato
Prodigal son Marty Edgett returns home on the eve of his wedding only to discover that his microbiologist father has a horrifying "gift" for him.
Content Advisory: None
3 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/27/2015

The Eternal Husband

Author: Nat Cassidy
A modern-day noir thriller, loosely based on the Dostoevsky novella of the same name, about a flailing private detective whose life is turned upside-down during a brutal summer heatwave when he receives a visit from an erratic, unpredictable old man in a heavy black coat.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing moments, adult situations, some violence
1 Act, 72 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/7/2011

The Foul Stench of Death

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
A film-noir spoof revolving around a cynical detective, a treacherous femme fatale, and a Hollywood dream.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 12/15/2015

The Good Adoptee

Author: Suzanne Bachner
Award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of New York State’s sealed records - once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain the Good Adoptee?
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/25/2016

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 Lady Drug Dealer and the Heist

Author: Temar Underwood
Three incompetent dudes snort the coke they were supposed to sell, and devise a wacky plan to rob a bank.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence, Drug Use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

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 Living Room

Author: Jenny Vallancourt
A scientist discovers how to transport a person's essence into furniture, which results in some problematic relationship drama.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/6/2014

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 Plot

Author: William LoCasto
A comic murder mystery involving a pair of playwrights, a theatrical agent, a dog named Poopsie, and some poison.
Content Advisory: NA
0 Acts
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 10/1/2013

The Rope in Your Hands

Author: Siobhan O'Loughlin
Thirteen survivors tell their stories of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Content Advisory: Explicit Language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/10/2015

The Sealing of Ceil

Author: Glenn Alterman
After learning about some grizzly murders in her apartment building, Ceil become terrified and turns to her abusive husband and a new best friend for some comforting.
Content Advisory: 1 scene of (suggested) brief male nudity
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/23/2014

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 Temple, Or, Lebensraum

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

The Tower

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
The Tower presents the psychedelic tragedy of The Donner Party, that notoriously ill-fated group of westward pioneers that became snowbound in the winter of 1846-47 and was forced to resort to cannibalism to survive.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexual situations
1 Act, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/17/2014

The Vengeance Room

Author: Michael Hagins
5 people are trapped in a room with 4 weapons and only one way out.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Violence, Adult themes
1 Act, 40 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/29/2014

The Victim

Author: Mario Fratti
A thriller. Two men try to destroy a woman. She succeeds in destroying them.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1972
Date Added: 7/31/2013

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

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

Trance

Author: David Hauptschein
With Hauptschein's trademark kitchen sink surrealism, the subconscious bubbles over in this spine-tingling reimagination of the Manson family murders.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1995
Date Added: 6/8/2014

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

Voices from the Resistance

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

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

We Haven't Told Anyone About This

Author: Chris Harcum
Nothing is as it seems in Lana and Eric's living room. When Paige arrives early for her catering job, she uncovers a Pandora's Box of deception, redemption and sexual deviance, with echoes of the Bernie Madoff scandal.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/16/2012

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

When the Walls Have Ears

Author: David Hauptschein
A multi-layered drama in which a woman possessed by fears that she has been abducted and implanted insinuates herself into the Kratzki household, with devastating results.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/14/2014

Wicked Tavern Tales

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
A 19th century tavern proprietor and barmaid narrate three yarns of mystery and murder, with characters from each story appearing and breathing life into the words of their storytellers.
Content Advisory: No adult content or strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/6/2011

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

Wrong Barbarians

Author: Timothy Nolan
Two strangers meet in a diner & the prism of suspicion distorts every perception. In the culture of dread, patriotism is perverted, leadership is AWOL & freedom is lost. The cost is devastating. "I let the fear inside me, rape me…and now I'm pregnant with the fear…”
Content Advisory: Offstage violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 8/28/2011