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3 Themes Every Child Should Know

Author: Frank Kuzler
Three social satires told in mythic, cartoon and burlesque styles.
Content Advisory: adult language and situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

A Game Without A Name

Author: Tim Bungeroth
A cast of Clowns leads a forgetful Fool through five full acts of cosmic ritual.
Content Advisory:
5 Acts, 45 Minutes
8 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/29/2013

Aeschylus Unbound

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

Ahoy, Abel Brown!

Author: Tyler Grimes
When Calumet Harbor off Lake Michigan becomes infested with an invasive species of fish, the men aboard the Rubicon, a small fishing boat heavy with secrets, take it upon themselves to fix the problem.
Content Advisory: Strong Language; some Violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/19/2012

Alceste

Author: B. Walker Sampson
A free adaptation from Euripides that pits together gods, ghosts, and superheroes with ordinary so-and-sos who make extraordinary sacrifices to try to tell the Future to reconsider itself.
Content Advisory: Salty language, adult situations
1 Act, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 4/3/2012

Anais Nin Goes to Hell

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

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

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

Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)

Author: Glen Williamson
An exhilarating romp through Goethe’s theatrical masterpiece about heaven, hell and a battle for the soul of a man searching for truth, satisfaction . . . and a Goddess.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 1/21/2012

Bensonhurst

Author: Isaac Rathbone
A working class family from South Brooklyn must escape the mistakes of the past in this modern adaptation of the Minotaur myth.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, stage violence
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/30/2013

Big Top Machine

Author: Kevin Augustine
Setting ancient hero mythology against our modern yearnings for magic, an aerialist performer joins a corporate-owned circus in search of wonder but finds an underworld sideshow instead.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 6/16/2011

Bonedive Scrounger

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

Brown and Black and White All Over

Author: Antonio Sacre
A sincere, urgent, and often humorous account of a week-long men’s gathering in the woods that asks deeply personal and politcal questions of race, indentity, and the possibility of healing.
Content Advisory: The play has strong language and adult situations.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Callous Cad

Author: Tom X. Chao
A lonely downtown theater artist finally gets started with a woman, only to learn what really happens when you enter a relationship: A magical being materializes with vodka to help celebrate—but what if it's not love?
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual topics.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/17/2016

Comes a Faery

Author: James McLindon
A little girl whose single mother has been deployed overseas is visited by a cantankerous Irish fairy: Has he come to keep the lonely child company … or to steal her soul?
Content Advisory: A small amount of strong language
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/3/2016

Counting Coup

Author: Mike Gorman
A dreaming soccer player journeys into her past with the aid of Native American ritual to rediscover her power and lead her team to victory in an upcoming championship game.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/18/2014

Daedalus at the Navy Yards

Author: Sergei Burbank
The truth behind the Minotaur myth, explained for you by the legendary inventor Daedalus -- in 30 minutes or less.
Content Advisory: Adult situations, strong language
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/7/2012

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 Valley

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
When the zombie apocalypse breaks out in 1880’s Texas, smooth-talking con man Lawrence and saloon girl Adele must fight for both their lives and their souls.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/26/2014

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

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

Eclipse

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

Eden

Author: Marina Shron
Two performers - one amateur, one professional - are living/performing their unscripted love story in a storefront window.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Eleven Dollar Prophet

Author: Antonio Sacre
A commentary on performance, theater, and art in general the play explores the insatiable desire of a crowd to be led and the devices of a performer to command that crowd.
Content Advisory: nudity, strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language and situations, and blasphemous religious speech for some religions
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 1/26/2013

Fabulous Darshan

Author: Bob Stewart
A 22 year old, Mid-Western, Trust-Fund Kid befriends an older Broadway Actor & his friends as they examine their generational differences as Gay men & their personal limitations; with the help of the movie SHOWGIRLS & an ancient deity.
Content Advisory: Adult Issues, strong language
1 Act, 87 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/6/2011

Faye Drummond

Author: Tom Rowan
With apologies to Euripides and Racine, FAYE DRUMMOND updates the Greek myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus to contemporary Manhattan—with uproarious results.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, onstage violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/27/2013

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

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

Furbelow

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
A fable about fame, friendship, and really nice fabrics.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/20/2014

Giant-n-Variation

Author: Frank Kuzler
A linguist confronts the idea that language is the most fundamental and essential form of human communication in times of mutual grief and pain – how the fragile nature of language strains to carry that burden.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 9/15/2013

Goldsboro

Author: Nat Cassidy
A dark, dark, dark comedy about a family of nuclear mutant would-be cannibals, living in the irradiated deserts of the American Southwest.
Content Advisory: VERY strong language, violence, hideous mutations, bizarre circumstances, lots of sexual imagery
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/29/2013

Golem Stories

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

Hot Steams

Author: Zach Wegner
Sanity's at stake as a man finds himself jailed and dressed in a Santa suit with no memory.
Content Advisory: Some conversations require a mature ear.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/15/2014

If Colorado Had an Ocean...

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

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

Impostor Striketh Back

Author: Tim Bungeroth
Impostor has escaped his nameless game to scheme revenge upon the gods who played him.
Content Advisory: Innuendo, Some Strong Language
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 7/8/2014

Infallibility

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

Iphigenia in Aulis

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

Jesus in a Beehive: The Last Temptation Of Mitchell Pantene

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

Journey Path: An Experiment in Rightness

Author: Theresa Buchheister
In a world where all has happened before and yet all is happening for the first time, there is a competition to achieve distinction and destruction.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/30/2011

Ken Urban: Short Plays

Author: Ken Urban
A collection of short plays by Ken Urban.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
8 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/3/2014

King of Rats

Author: Marina Shron
A 10 year old boy comes of age in the house "with breathing walls" observing his family’s turbulent relationships that mirror Eastern Europe in war and transition.
Content Advisory: Some implied nudity, explicit language, inappropriate for children
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 8/1/2012

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

Light of Night

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

Little Edie and the Marble Faun

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

Lola Montez in Bavaria...

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

Love Lessons Learned

Author: Erin Renée Roberts
Eros, the goddess of love and desire, takes you through her romantic odyssey; pain and pleasure will ensue.
Content Advisory: Adult Language and partial nudity (PG-13, AGES: 16+)
0 Acts, 35 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/23/2015

Love, Death and Vengeance: A Comedy

Author: Daniel John Kelley
An epic adventure of Grecian proportions that travels from the school prom to the depths of Hades and beyond as a teenage couple attempts to traverse a task more difficult than gouging out your own eyes or getting your liver eaten daily by eagles: that is, of course, being young, stupid and in love.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/18/2013

Many Snows Ago

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

Memoriam: After Euripides’ Alcestis

Author: Stephen Kaliski
A “sequel” to Euripides’ ALCESTIS that explores memory, identity, and the uncertain ownership we have over our own lives.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Menders

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

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

Motherboard

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
A lone nannybot journeys through the post-technological wasteland of the far future in search of purpose and connection.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language, nudity (optional)
1 Act, 105 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 3/30/2014

Muse of Fire

Author: Kelly McAllister
A pair of new muses join a college theatre group in the hopes of turning a young actress into a great artist
Content Advisory: strong language, adult situations (sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll)
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

North to Maine

Author: Brenton Lengel
An impromptu fellowship of hikers struggles with the elements, each other, and their own pasts as they journey 2,180 miles through the American wilderness, from Georgia north to Maine.
Content Advisory: Swearing, male nudity, mild sex scene
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/10/2013

Odysseus DOA

Author: Stephen Svoboda
This moving, poetic drama charts the final journey through the imagination of a dying man in a hospital AIDS ward.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/15/2011

One Head Too Many

Author: Edward Einhorn
A fairy tale from another planet in which a princess falls in love with her second head.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/30/2014

One-act plays by Isaac Rathbone, Volume Two: Wecolme Back, Lloyd and other works

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Four short plays featuring works for duets, trios and more!
Content Advisory: Some one-acts contain sexual language.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/16/2015

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

Ore, or Or

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A Zen exploration of the gap between truth and convenient fictions that employs the known facts about General Tomoyuki Yamashita and his legendary gold to illuminate the tangled love lives of four disaffected New Yorkers- a Japanese-American man with a passion for Star Trek, his Jewish girlfriend who loves to taunt her family by dating the goyim, her roommate a homo who's trying not to date straight men anymore, and his fag hag, a WASP model who's sporadically studying astrology and Buddhism.
Content Advisory: Strong language,
4 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/19/2014

Passion: Reincarnation of the Martyr

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

Pierce

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

Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee

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

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

Rag Fur Blood Bone: The Epic of Gilgamesh

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

Rearviewmirror

Author: Eric Winick
Under the influence of rock n’ roll, deviant sex, and films of the 1970s, a young screenwriter, an Orthodox Jewish woman, and a quixotic freespirit embark on a desperate search for spiritual fulfillment, their lives merging and intersecting until an outdoor rock festival brings them together for one final tryst.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Sexually suggestive and violent images described, but not shown
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/7/2011

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

Riddle Lost

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

Rudolf II

Author: Edward Einhorn
The life and dissolution of Rudolf II, the bisexual, bipolar Holy Roman emperor who transformed Prague with his love of the arts and sciences, his mystical beliefs, and his deep paranoia.
Content Advisory: Strong sexual language
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/30/2014

Saint Arlecchino

Author: Lynn Berg
A comic portrayal of religion and the Catholic Church through the wringer of commedia del arte.
Content Advisory: Adult situations, language and humor
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/29/2011

Single Action Shotgun

Author: Mike Gorman
A beloved New England swamp is threatened by a real-estate developer from Poughkeepsie, NY, inspiring a new-found harmony in a local community through the resurrection of an ancient Indian myth.
Content Advisory: A few profane words, sexual references. Realistic, comedic context
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 5/17/2014

Snow White Zombie: Apocalypse

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

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

Tauris

Author: Sarah Moon
A posthuman environmentalist agenda collides with tradition and working class needs in this Greek drama/sci-fi mash-up that explores the turbulence of system change toward sustainability.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/29/2014

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 Addicts

Author: Ed Malin
A dark comedy about why people make serial, radical life changes, and how the global version of this intimately relates to the personal.
Content Advisory: Sexually explicit language and situations, partial nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/15/2015

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 Color Brunette

Author: Ed Malin
Short comic scenes on the theme of color, both regarding racial discrimination and "difference" in general, and scientific discussion of optics.
Content Advisory: Some cursing and sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/5/2013

The Deepest Play Ever

Author: Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell
In this epic Mother Courage satire we follow the antihero Mother LaMadre as she drags her wagon through the post-post-apocalyptic waste land of New Europe during World War V, battles zombies and journeys to rescue her son, Golden Calf, from the Underworld.
Content Advisory: Strong Elizabethan language, talk of sexual acts and prostitution
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 7/9/2011

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 Devil's Own Game

Author: Meron Langsner
When a young scientist inadvertently summons the soul of Dr. Faustus, she finds herself in the middle of an elaborate game of life, death, and eternal damnation.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/27/2013

The Inconstant Infection

Author: Ed Malin
A lost play from the gender-fluid 1690s is performed in 1985, leading to mayhem and prompting the participants to re-examine their lives.
Content Advisory: Adult themes discussed. One character used to be a pornographer
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Labyrinth

Author: John Crutchfield
A phantasmagorical verse drama about a young man’s journey to the Underworld to understand the suicide of his best friend.
Content Advisory: Mild adult language; mild nudity, mild sexual content
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/10/2012

The Maiden

Author: Chance Muehleck
A contemporary reboot of the myth of Persephone featuring found text, live music, and choreographed movement.
Content Advisory: Adult situations.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/23/2014

The Metamorphosis

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

The Mother of God Visits Hell

Author: Daniel Guyton
The Virgin Mary travels to hell to comfort the souls in torment - much to God's dismay; when she pleads with God to forgive all the souls, regardless of their sins, it leads to a war between heaven and hell, with all of our souls in the balance.
Content Advisory: Extremely mild innuendo. Some violence. PG-13.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 20 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/26/2015

The Next Best Thing

Author: Antonio Sacre
The solo performer tells about his delight and ecstasy at finding his perfect woman when both were working in a Chicago Theatre.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/26/2013

The Picture (of Dorian Gray)

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

The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots

Author: Nat Cassidy
As he lies dying of a stab wound to the face, Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe’s life flashes before his eyes (or rather, eye); his host for this journey is his own personal Mephistopheles, the character about whom he never got to write: the insane Roman emperor, Caligula.
Content Advisory: Very strong language, sexual images, some graphic violence, blasphemy galore
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/17/2011

The Renaissance Dueling Plays

Author: Michael Hagins
Four tales of dueling during the Renaissance, told through different perspectives.
Content Advisory: Swordfighting Violence, Sexual Content, some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/29/2014

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 Tale of Frankenstein's Daughter

Author: Stanton Wood
A female-centered, story-theatre retelling of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" using multiple points of view (the doctor is a woman and two actresses play the Creature, who is also female).
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/15/2013

The Theatre Made in Paradise

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

The 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 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 Zeal of the Zealot

Author: Tim Bungeroth
Inside the halls of Cosmythic Cathedral Impostor dreams a vow of celibacy.
Content Advisory: Innuendo
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/8/2014

Time and the Beast

Author: Marina Shron
Inspired by the biblical story of Jacob and his two wives, the sisters Rachel and Leah, the play follows their love triangle as it keeps spinning in time: the three characters mature in history -- as history itself comes of age.
Content Advisory: NA
4 Acts, 135 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Trevor's Fire

Author: Ann Morrison
Trevor, a magnificent seven year old labeled with ADHD streaks through a world that asks him to be “normal” until a stranger sees his fire as an extraordinary gift.
Content Advisory: NA
0 Acts, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/26/2013

Troy, Troy, Troy!

Author: Michael Maiello
Troy! Troy! Troy! retells the story of the Trojan War through the lens of America’s experience in Iraq and the subsequent global financial crisis. When the invading Greeks finally breach the walls of Troy they must confront an unexpected truth, Helen was never there.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/9/2012

True Believers

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

UltraLight

Author: Mike Gorman
A play about a younger brother's struggle to help his older brother fight his heroin addiction, with the younger brother cast in the role of a fisherman and the older brother cast in the role of a trout; a dramatic parable that explores the lessons to be learned from addiction about the bonds of brotherhood, wilderness, story-telling and integrity.
Content Advisory: A scattering of profane words
1 Act, 85 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 5/21/2014

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

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

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