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A Streetcar Named Desiree

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

About Tremont

Author: Pamela V. and Robert Thomas Noll
Eastern European Immigrants and their families try to survive a changing neighborhood and changing world.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 12/10/2015

Accidental Discharge Impossible

Author: The Drafts
Sex, guns, cigarettes and senile agitation, this short play festival is inspired by classic print ads that are actually a bit shocking.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language and sensuality
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/16/2014

Afterlight

Author: Monica Flory
The story of a quiet Northeastern town where a school bus accident incites a series of surrealistic events that force its residents to confront the messy nature of grief, the fragility of hope, and the dangers of loving someone deeply.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/26/2014

Alice in Black and White

Author: Robin Rice
Photographer Alice Austen struggles for independence in Victorian society as a modern-day writer searches for her in this true story about love.
Content Advisory: Lesbian love affair, but not graphic at all. Suitable for all ages.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/10/2014

Al's Business Cards

Author: Josh Koenigsberg
A comedy about a simple business card mix-up that ultimately reveals mistaken assumptions about gender, class, and ethnicity.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 4/20/2012

Alter Idem

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

Amerissiah

Author: Derek Ahonen
Amerissiah is a story of messiah complexes, American corruption, and open familial wounds.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/24/2013

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

Animals

Author: Sam Byron
Three friends, reunited in their old hometown, must face the realities of growing up and growing apart when an "unofficial" high school reunion party awakens an unexpected violence that lives in each of them.
Content Advisory: strong language and situations of a sexual and violent nature
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Another Day on Willow St

Author: Frank Anthony Polito
Two couples fight to learn the meaning of love, sacrifice, and living for today…before it’s too late.
Content Advisory: Contains adult language and situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/7/2011

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

Any Day Now

Author: Nat Cassidy
As the world wrestles with the sociological, biological, and theological meanings behind unexplained resurrections of the recently deceased, one Connecticut family learns that what they thought was buried may in fact devour them all.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some graphic violence and sexual imagery
3 Acts, 160 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/17/2011

Around the Night Park

Author: Maria Micheles
Heidi’s a New York City school teacher/ actress, and Till is a musician/former sex offender who meet at a party. Seeking the help of institutions—psycho-analysis, Till’s family, the penal system, along with dolls and games, the two try to move forward--but will the system and others make it possible for them?
Content Advisory: The story is about a convicted sex offender, who went to jail for viewing child pornography. There is nothing graphic
1 Act, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/16/2012

As Directed

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

Barrier Island

Author: David Stallings
As a fearless and stubborn community rests their lives against the historic wall that protects Galveston Island from natural disasters, a younger generation challenges the economic and emotional battles no wall can protect.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/3/2014

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

Better Than Nothing (or) Bad Blood

Author: Nicholas Priore
Mother has called upon Father Murray to save her terminally ill son Theodore’s soul before it’s too late.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes, Violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/17/2016

Bomb Shelter

Author: Kimberly Pau
An older man and a young man cook meth in Connecticut, while their hidden past explodes.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug use and mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/1/2012

Break

Author: J.Stephen Brantley
During the late hours of a summer night on the coast of Eastern Long Island, a displaced Englishman and the drug addict who breaks into his home confront their differences and, more importantly, discover their secret similarities.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content
1 Act, 25 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/8/2012

Breakdown and Out

Author: David Hauptschein
In the midst of a family crisis, ex-con con artist Carl appears and attempts to help his former girlfriend Carmen cope with her paralyzing agoraphobia by teaching her how to go out of body.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/13/2014

Breeders

Author: Bob Ost
In an artists' colony where everyone takes an oath swearing not to bring children into an over-populated world, a young gay man and woman discover their latent heterosexuality. It's complicated.
Content Advisory: The play deals with issues of sexuality, and contains language not suitable for children
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1979
Date Added: 5/2/2013

Brendan Resurrected

Author: Bernard Smith
The story revolves around Brendan a songwriter/musician from Dublin, taking in the characters of his youth, the harsh conditions that drive him away, and his relationship with his brother who committed suicide. All of this past follows him into the present in New York.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/27/2016

Broken

Author: David Meyers
Kevin McFadden hasn't spoken to anyone since he killed 17 people at a shopping mall three weeks ago. But when a prison doctor takes an unexpected interest in his case, Kevin decides to meet with him - revealing a troubled past that unites them both.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing subject matter
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/3/2015

Broken Record

Author: Nicholas Priore
Ma is old and tired and must see to it that her mentally ill son Daniel will be taken care of after she’s gone.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, brief violence
2 Acts, 165 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/22/2016

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

Burning Mona Lisa in the Reptile House

Author: Mark Rigney
In the reptile house of a successful zoo, the new intern (who is not at all what she first appears) discovers that the animals she is supposed to care for are going missing at an alarming rate.
Content Advisory: Some sexual content and strong language, along with depictions of drug dealing.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/1/2015

Burning Up the Dictionary

Author: Meron Langsner
A story about language, love, lust, and loss.
Content Advisory: Sexual content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/24/2013

Cairo Stories

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

Chemistry

Author: Jacob Marx Rice
A pitch black and piercingly insightful comedy about being crazy in love.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations, mature themes, actors in underwear
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/24/2014

CLUTTER: I’m Saving My Life and It’s Killing Me

Author: Nancy Redman
Nancy, a hoarder, attempts to break her addiction after her landlord gives her an eviction notice with one week to get rid of her clutter.
Content Advisory: Very little adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/3/2012

Come to Starr Street

Author: Ren D. Santiago
A typical night at Starr Street for Ani, John, and Ten is sprinkled with cocaine, liquor, music, longing, and laughter until nothing is funny and the purpose is lost.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/16/2015

Cookie

Author: Chad Beckim
Alan has a problem. The phone won’t stop ringing, the door won’t stop knocking, and the bills keep on coming. When a friend proposes a green-card marriage for money, this down-on-his-luck writer’s notions of race and identity are turned upside down in this darkly comic examination of racial and sexual stereotypes.
Content Advisory: Adult language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/24/2011

Coping

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

Cry Havoc

Author: Tom Coash
Set in present day Cairo, CRY HAVOC explores the troubled relationship between the western world and the Islamic Middle East; cultural imperialism, religious fundamentalism, political repression, and personal sexuality are deftly unfolded in this tender and shocking play about the dissolution of a loving relationship between a British expatriate writer and his young Egyptian lover.
Content Advisory: Includes male nudity (can be optional) and strong language
1 Act, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/14/2015

Cry of the Mountain

Author: Adelind Horan
Twelve verbatim monologues about mountaintop removal transcrbed from interviews conducted by the actor in the mountains of Appalachia.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2013

Cuban Operator Please...

Author: Adrian Rodriguez
A thoughtful and moving short play about the effects of exile and death on the relationship between a father and son.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 7/17/2011

Daniel Pelican

Author: Chris Van Strander
An amateur yachtsman pulls off the greatest hoax in maritime history when he fakes his way into winning a round-the-world race; obsessed with fame and racked with guilt, he struggles to keep hold of reality as he descends into madness.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 3/20/2013

Decompression

Author: Maggie Cino
It’s Burning Man Decompression night and eight bored hipsters invent a lottery.
Content Advisory: sexual situations, drug use, strong language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/22/2012

Departures

Author: Kristen Palmer
For Cara and Andrew it is the end of summer, the end of college, and the beginning of everything else but first they must say goodbye.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/2/2013

Disappearing Act

Author: Edward Elefterion
Three actors rehearse a play that is eerily like their lives and makes them ask themselves the big question (that all of us have to face sooner or later) -- "What am I doing with my life?"
Content Advisory: Strong Language; Nudity (Partial and Obstructed)
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/7/2015

Dismiss All the Poets

Author: Adrian Rodriguez
Based on the Heberto Padilla affair, this plays tells the story of a Cuban poet forced to make public retraction implicating family and friends for disloyalty to the state.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 7/17/2011

Donkey

Author: John Patrick Bray
Coffee served hot with a big side of small town politics.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/15/2014

Down the Mountain and Across the Stream

Author: Jake Shore
Paul's parents don't know if their enlisted son is dead but Turner claims to and will sell the information.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

Drinking and Diving

Author: David L. Epstein
Two unlikely pairs meet on opposite sides of the world. We find that their private pain is born of a history that weaves them all together.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 4/4/2012

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

Everyday Edna Mae

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

Exiles

Author: Carlos Lacamara
A group of Cuban refugees, lost at sea, battle the elements and the demons of their past.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/27/2012

Extraordinary Things

Author: Daniel Talbott
A photographer and subject meet in a cold basement. Ex-lovers meet in an old grungy bar hangout. Circling each other, looking for weak spots and testing strengths, they try to navigate a desperate city landscape not far from where we are now.
Content Advisory: Nudity and strong violent and sexual language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/29/2014

Fault Lines

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

Feed the Hole

Author: Michael Stock
Six twenty-somethings fill the void of their meaningless lives through sex, drugs, & Crunch-Ohs in this affecting, articulate, and incisive dramatic comedy.
Content Advisory: Adult language and situations.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 11/15/2015

Final Touches

Author: K.O. Johnson
A family crisis in a Texas Gulf town is precipitated when the adult son Bobby returns home to see his dying father at his mother's request.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 150 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1982
Date Added: 11/5/2015

Five from the Vaults

Author: Mark Rigney
Five short plays that sing of war and imperiled environments. Comedy abounds even in the face of disaster.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, weaponry, inexplicable magic, and endangered species.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/21/2015

Flowers in the Desert

Author: Donna Hoke
After 14 years of marriage, Britt and Joe called it quits, so Joe is surprised when three years later, Britt asks him to try again. Cheater Joe still loves his ex and their boys, so he’s willing to go along with dates nights and counseling—until he realizes that Britt has a very specific agenda.
Content Advisory: A couple F bombs (though I have a copy where they are removed, as this is a great community theater play), some talk about sex
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/5/2015

For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard

Author: Michael Ross Albert
Set against the backdrop of the Stanley Cup Finals in a house undergoing major renovations, the unruly members of a large family struggle with impending loss, both on the ice and at home.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/9/2015

Friends Don't Let Friends

Author: James Presson
Blends the melodrama of Henrik Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER with the silliness of network television and bears witness to a public nervous breakdown with built in commercial breaks.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/10/2012

From Busk Till Dawn: The Life of an NYC Street Performer

Author: Tim Intravia
7 Years of street performing in NYC makes many stories to tell, and so here you go.
Content Advisory: intended for mature audiences; there is strong language and adult content
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/17/2012

Generic Magic Realism

Author: Ed Malin
What happens when the magical world of your average South American person is transplanted to a more northern, less magical, more real location?
Content Advisory: Some sexual language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/19/2013

Girl Science

Author: Larry Loebell
An eminent woman scientist is forced to face her past when her niece writes her biography.
Content Advisory: One joke with sexual innuendo; one character drowns
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 11/16/2011

Good Lonely People

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

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

Gotham Standards

Author: Chris Harcum
In a series of eight monologues, Chris Harcum goes in the minds of several men and looks at life in relation to two icons, his grandmother and Batman.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Great Kills

Author: Tom Diriwachter
The play reflects the big-time aspirations of small-timers in Staten Island, as a get-rich-quick scheme unravels over the course of a drunken evening, and the men's desperate realities become apparent.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drinking, drug references.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/9/2015

Groundwork

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

Havana Bourgeois

Author: Carlos Lacamara
The story of Fidel Castro’s Revolution from the point of view of an advertising agency in Havana.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/27/2012

Hedda in the Heights

Author: Pamela V. and Robert Thomas Noll
A rich American woman plots to get what she wants by any means necessary, including the destruction of her husband, her lover, and even herself, in this modern presentation of the Ibsen classic “Hedda Gabler.”
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/23/2015

Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis

Author: Josh Koenigsberg
A dark comedy about the unlikely events that ensue when a prominent New York City doctor, struggling with the tedium of career and marriage, discovers a bag of narcotics on a patient's body.
Content Advisory: Some moderately strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/2/2012

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

Honey Fist

Author: August Schulenburg
A group of old friends gather for their annual bender honoring a high school buddy who died young, when an adversary who turned Hollywood shows up to cast doubt on how he died.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/29/2013

Hot Steams

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

How I Came to Be Buffalo Bill

Author: Richard Warren
The adventures of Hon. William F. Cody, as told by himself in his very own words, mostly.
Content Advisory: Family-friendly
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 12/19/2011

How I Fell in Love

Author: Joel Fields
Two lost souls haplessly seek romance as they stumble into adulthood. When they accidentally find their way into each other’s lives, they discover that their individual stories may be more intertwined than they could have ever imagined… and they start to question the meaning of fate, friendship, and true love.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/16/2012

Humans Remain

Author: Robin Rice
A peaceful family, hidden in the mountains away from society, faces disease, loss of leadership, and exposure to the modern world.
Content Advisory: A little strong language, references to sex.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 6/25/2014

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

Immaculate (or)The Son

Author: Nicholas Priore
The untold story of Jesus Christ…the greatest story never told.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, drug use
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

In Memory of Edgar Lutzen

Author: David Hauptschein
In the year 1905, Sweden's most acclaimed painter, Edgar Lutzen, becomes obsessed with alchemy, and is beset by jealousy and paranoid visions that cause his marriage and life to unravel.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/5/2014

In Our Name

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

In the Valley of the Sun

Author: Richard Warren
Dreams collide with love when a country girl from Arizona leaves her cowboy lover behind and heads to New York hoping to dance in “Cats” on Broadway.
Content Advisory: Minimal adult content
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 3/29/2012

Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions From West of the Hudson

Author: Alexander Janosek Doyle
Written in the style of the absurdist comedies of Samuel Beckett, "Is That Danny DeVito?" focuses on the psychological nonadventures of two over-educated but under-employed millennials as they wait for a perpetually delayed bus to deliver them from their New England campsite to their beloved Garden State.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Ivory

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

Jeannine's Abortion: A Play in One Trimester

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

Jersey Intersections

Author: Tina Esper Kolomatsky
Trapped by their habits and needs, a group of friends spin their wheels in pursuit of happiness and a way out of Jersey.
Content Advisory: Strong language; references to drug use and sexually explicit content.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/6/2014

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

Juliet

Author: Omar Sangare
A woman appears on her balcony to develop her one-woman drama.
Content Advisory: Some Adult language
2 Acts, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Kalighat

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

Keep Your Baggage With You (at all times)

Author: Jonathan Blitstein
A provocative play told in seven scenes taking place over several years as we witness the devolution of a friendship between two young men who confront their troubled relationships and damaged psyches against the backdrop of the digital age.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/7/2011

Kingdom for a Horse

Author: Jonathan Pereira
A once powerful man, now on trial, finds himself trapped in his own house with his keeper.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 18 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/17/2015

Kiss and Cry

Author: Tom Rowan
America’s sweethearts, a rising movie star and a figure skater on his way to the Olympics, turn out to be gay.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 7/2/2011

Last Night at The Carmine

Author: Caroline Kelly Franklin
Beloved New York City landmark “The Carmine” is being condemned after 98 years, but not before its patron’s and tenants have one last epic night on its rooftop.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 67 Minutes
5 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/10/2015

Lights Up on the Fade Out

Author: Padraic Lillis
Steven, a 40-year old filmmaker, achieves the romance and fantasy he has been searching for, only to discover, when forced to care for his father with dementia, that holding onto love in every moment is the challenge and where beauty resides.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/23/2013

Liner Notes

Author: John Patrick Bray
With the aid of the guitarist for her Dad’s long defunct band, a young woman learns that the past is only as amazing as the one who chooses to write it down.
Content Advisory: This play contains adult themes and profanity
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/2/2012

Little Town Blues

Author: James Presson and Rachel B. Joyce
Navigating through delight and devastation, the boarding students of Deforest-Martin Prep rage against the machine of structured academia with the fire of a teenage rebel and the depth of a Russian poet.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/29/2012

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

Lost in Lvov

Author: Sandy Simona
The play brings to life several generations of an educated Jewish family as it transitions from the former Soviet Union to a new life in America, which is often overwhelming, often hilarious, always meaningful.
Content Advisory: Mature content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/16/2015

Lost in Staten Island, More Tales of Modern Living

Author: Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo
Get lost in Staten Island with Mitch Mitchell and his Mom as they journey through an extraordinary day. After the death of his brother, Mitch must return home to accompany his mother on a day full of difficult but necessary tasks.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/9/2013

Magic Trick

Author: Mariah MacCarthy
A beautiful paraplegic woman disappears from her lover’s bed. A story of deception, heartbreak…and burlesque.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexuality
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/29/2012

Marvelous

Author: Leslie Bramm
A father tries to mold his gay son, into the solider he failed to become; it kills him.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Men of Clay

Author: Jeff Cohen
The red clay tennis courts of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD, is the setting for this sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching biographical play about the playwright’s father and his Jewish buddies in the early 1970’s.
Content Advisory: Adult themes and profanity; no sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/13/2011

Mic.

Author: Brenton Lengel
A play that takes you into a world of painters, poets, and performance artists to witness love, art, sex, and music collide as can only happen in the NYC underground.
Content Advisory: Some Swearing, References to drug use
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/12/2013

Miracle Village

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
The harmony of a self-sufficient Christian community of sex offenders in rural Florida is shattered by their newest arrival.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually explicit, sexual content, violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/14/2015

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

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

Nicholas Maeve Marianne

Author: Matthew Stephen Smith
Plunged deep in the contemporary angst of today's not-so-young adults, the play follows three estranged friends who are fighting like hell to maintain a sense of safety, belonging, and home.
Content Advisory: Strong language, suggested sexual content
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/16/2013

Nico Was a Fashion Model

Author: J. Julian Christopher
Levittown teenagers Luis and Jesse will do anything to get into closing night of CBGB in NYC, but just when they realize their fake IDs are a bust, Luis meets his muse who becomes their ticket inside the club... until a series of events force him to examine his own identity and the character of those around him.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/27/2013

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

No Chaos: Pollock's Wife

Author: Michael Stock
A bio-drama that reimagines the bourbon-fueled love story between the painters Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner, that tore apart the 1950's art scene and left Lee alone with her work and her ghosts.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/30/2015

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

OD (or) Vice Versa

Author: Nicholas Priore
Nick Jr wakes up in a hospital bed after an overdose, trying to convince the sitter that he is not suicidal.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/11/2016

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

Old Familiar Faces

Author: Nat Cassidy
A time-jumping, heartbreaking drama about the astounding true story of Charles and Mary Lamb, juxtaposed with a modern-day American “adaptation” of the difficult romance between Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 145 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/18/2013

Old Flame

Author: Richard Ploetz
Barbara's high school boyfriend, Mike, reappears half a century later (with his much younger sexy girlfriend), still carrying a torch for "Babs", throwing her life and her 50-year marriage to Frank into crisis.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/11/2015

On Top

Author: John Patrick Bray
Is it really cheating if you’re on top? A couple re-examines the rules of their relationship after Bill accuses Janice of infidelity.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual Themes
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 3/5/2013

One and a Half Steps

Author: Nicholas Priore
Tony cannot stand to stay and watch his wife, Kris, deteriorate…but how can he possibly leave her behind in that state?
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes
1 Act, 31 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/22/2016

One Nation Under

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

One-Act Plays and Performance Monologues

Author: Robin Rice
Two short comedies and two performance monologues about strong, fascinating women who have colored the world’s landscape from the 19th Century to the present.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/1/2015

One-act plays by Isaac Rathbone, Volume One: Homeland Security

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Three one-act plays that explore the affects of combat experience on the American family, using three distinctive themes and styles.
Content Advisory: Some mild language in "Prodigal Father"
1 Act, 40 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 11/16/2015

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

Over the Mountain

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

P.O.

Author: Scott Klavan
A biting, raunchy, unflinching look at the changing face of American work: at a contemporary post office, two workers, middle-aged white men, find that their jobs are slowly but inexorably being fazed out.
Content Advisory: Strong language and adult content
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/14/2012

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

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

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

Pink!

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

Planting the Seed

Author: Little Black Dress INK's ONSTAGE Project
Winning collection of 10-minute plays and short monologues on the theme: Planting the Seed
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
13 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/8/2015

Plays for Actors (Short Plays For Actor Training)

Author: David Dannenfelser
A complete, comprehensive, skill development and training-centered source of materials for use by Instructors and Students in the study of Introductory and Intermediate Acting.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and challenging ideas
1 Act
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/15/2014

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

Poetics Justice

Author: Lee Summers
Poetics Justice is an urban near-tragedy that takes place in Harlem on an historic day.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 10 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/2/2016

Rabbit Island

Author: Chris Harcum
What more will it take for this verbose Canadian mime to become a Real New Yorker? "When life sucks as bad as your mental health, go to Rabbit Island."
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/6/2013

Real Dead Ghosts

Author: Jonathan A. Goldberg
Graham and Amber are a young married couple who promise to spend their anniversary in a secluded cabin away from work, friends and other distractions. But disappointments, secrets and regrets bubble to the surface when they're haunted by past choices and future responsibilities. A modern day ghost story. Unfinished business kind of shit.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/25/2014

Recovery

Author: Mark Jason Williams
An authentic and funny drama about people with cancer--and those trying to heal them--questioning the essential meaning of existence, dealing with the challenges of facing death, and discovering new, meaningful connections.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug use
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/1/2012

Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays

Author: Reproductive Freedom Festival
30 writers share short original works recognizing and celebrating reproductive freedom, health, rights and justice, including comedic and dramatic plays, as well as poetry, spoken word, lyrics and essays, divided into sections on: Heroines, Next Generations, Conflicts, Body Politics, Discoveries, and What We Know, plus special sections on Ireland and song lyrics.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 130 Minutes
43 Females, 9 Males, 11 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/19/2016

Reservoir

Author: Eric Henry Sanders
A reimagining of “Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner as the contemporary story of a returning veteran suffering from PTSD.
Content Advisory: Some strong language. Some violence.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/9/2015

Revokable Trust

Author: Richard Warren
A quirky domestic comedy that pits violence against virtue, deception against decency, and secrecy against sincerity.
Content Advisory: None
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 1/12/2016

Romeo Chang

Author: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
Jen is pregnant and dying. She seeks out ancient healer Romeo Chang to help her stay alive long enough to have her baby, but he’s got problems of his own. The clock’s ticking but the chi’s not flowing. Can Romeo pull off one more miracle?
Content Advisory: Some swearing
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/29/2014

Safe

Author: Donna Hoke
In 2011, a young gay teen hangs himself-but the events leading to the suicide began decades before, in 1986, when bullies tormented Nancy and her closeted best friend. Twenty-five years later, the cycle continues when Nancy is confronted by another bully-her son.
Content Advisory: Some F bombs, uncomfortable bully situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 7/31/2016

Sam and Gus

Author: Daniel Talbott
When Sam woke up today, she didn’t expect the world to be covered in darkness and snow, or to be visiting her long deceased and beloved brother. Whether a nightmare or a new reality, the opportunity to slaughter their past and move forward together comes knocking on their door.
Content Advisory: Adult content: strong language, extreme violence, nudity, and sexual content
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/25/2012

Scared of Sarah

Author: Laura Brienza
Sarah’s autistic. Lily’s pregnant. Sam’s scared. Could they handle a child like Sarah?
Content Advisory: Adult themes, strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

Sexual Healing

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

Shifting Gears

Author: Richard Warren
During the summer of 1961, a domineering father tries to enforce his expectations on his college-age daughter and young married son as they struggle to assert their independence.
Content Advisory: None
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/23/2013

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

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume One: Duets

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

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

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

Silence

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

Six Plays About Hope

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

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

Slice of Life

Author: Donna Hoke
Beginning with teens and ending with octogenarians, these eight plays present contemporary scenarios for each decade of life.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 1/8/2015

Slipping

Author: Daniel Talbott
Alone, numb, and friendless after the violent death of his father, high school senior Eli moves with his mom from San Francisco to a fresh start in Iowa. A new relationship with a boy named Jake at school exposes Eli again to the possibility of closeness and the danger of being swallowed by it.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexual content, and adult themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/6/2011

Small Talk

Author: Nicholas Priore
Gary just wants to be left alone, and Clarence just wants to talk.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 31 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Snap

Author: Richard Warren
A contemporary off-beat exploration of the insidious nature of bullying, its emotional and sometimes violent consequences, and the need to move on.
Content Advisory: Minimal adult content and violence
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/29/2012

Solstice

Author: John Crutchfield
A volatile black comedy for the darkest night of the year.
Content Advisory: strong language, sexuality, implied violence, implied drug use
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/10/2012

Some Kind of Pink Breakfast

Author: Chris Harcum
Chris Harcum turns his life in high school into a John Hughes' movie, peppered with '80s references, in this bittersweet solo comedy.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content. '80s references
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 22 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Sousepaw: ‘A Baseball Story’

Author: Jonathan A. Goldberg
Famed pitcher Rube Waddell has one last shot to make a big comeback, so he hires the Reptile Girl from the circus to keep him company -- and sober. This heartbreaking play explores their long night of broken promises, secrets, and past regrets.
Content Advisory: Adult language, brief nudity, adult situations
2 Acts, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/21/2015

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

Author: Bob Brader
The totally true story of Bob Brader discovering his abusive and charismatic ex-Marine father's dark secret.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and Adult Situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Standard Aptitude

Author: Sam Byron
Four years after he was caught and publicly ostracized for taking the SATs for other students at his high school, Zach Citron tries to rekindle his sense of hope when his childhood friend Becca returns from college wanting to make amends.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug and alcohol use.
90 Acts, 1 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/28/2014

Standbys

Author: Alex Riad
Two executives who used to be close friends, but who despise each other now, are forced to confront the moment when it all went wrong, while they fight through a blizzard to get home for Christmas.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some heavy drinking, and minor sexual content.
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/2/2014

Stealing Sam

Author: Steven Gallagher
Sam and Jimmy have been best friends for more than twenty five years and they are supposed to be facing “gay middle age” together. When Sam dies, it’s up to Jimmy to plan their final picnic together.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/13/2015

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

Still Not

Author: Harrison Bryan
An honest, comedic, skewed-romantic exploration into the traps of waiting for love...and the fear that it may never come.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/2/2016

Straight Faced Lies

Author: Mark Jason Williams
At the Ryans' Thanksgiving celebration, there's nothing to fear but family itself.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 85 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/24/2013

Strange Attractions

Author: David L. Epstein
Some things should remain secret. Or should they? Three sisters from the Chicago suburbs reunite only to be reminded of the reasons they became estranged.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 4/4/2012

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

Stuff

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

Sulphurwood

Author: Nathaniel Kressen
A group of old friends, a challenge that divides them, a mountainside smelling of brimstone.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/14/2014

Summerland

Author: Brian Thorstenson
A coming of age story set on the plains of western South Dakota.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/8/2012

Sweetness

Author: Gary Sunshine
The intertwining of four people--Demetrius; his skinny best friend, Corey; his eternally-cheerful respiratory therapist, Heidi; and her boyfriend, an elusive janitor named Lamb--determines whether or not an explosive tragedy will visit a small town.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 1/4/2013

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

Talk to me about Shame

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

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

Teenie

Author: Nicholas Priore
Nick and Tammy visit their eighteen year old daughter for the first time since injuring her as an infant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Adult Themes, Brief violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2016

Ten Mile Lake

Author: Tira Palmquist
A woman returns to Minnesota to see her dying father, and finds that coming home is more difficult – and more necessary – than she could have imagined.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/1/2014

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

That's Her Way

Author: Kathleen Warnock
From high school to middle age, Ferro and Stuckey have never been able to get it right...or get over each other.
Content Advisory: Kissing, no swearing, no nudity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/2/2014

The Ballad of Johnny 5 Star

Author: David Haupstchein and David Vlcek
Suspicious that his wife is having an affair with rock ‘n’ roll wannabe Johnny 5 Star, "Limo Kip" employs a private eye whose investigations unleash a chain of events that force Kip to stare down his own inner self.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/15/2014

The Better Man

Author: Blake Walton
Six years after Del is rejected by Paul, he is invited to be the Best Man at Paul’s wedding to Julie and arrives to find that not only does no one know of their past together, but that Paul might still be in love with him.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexuality
1 Act, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/1/2015

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 Bus Test

Author: David Meyers
After Michael Mason loses his job on Wall Street, a troubled decision lands him back in Iowa under the care of his distant father, Hal. Michael soon reconnects with an old friend and his ex-girlfriend, and decides to build a new life in Iowa. But then an unexpected phone call and betrayal change everything, putting his newfound beliefs to the test.
Content Advisory: Themes of suicide, depression
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/8/2016

The Caterers

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

The Concept Of Remainders

Author: Richard Martin Hirsch
A middle-aged couple deal with the insipid state of their 15-year marriage by creating a ten day agreement that allows either of them to have sex with other people.
Content Advisory: Content: not for children. Sexual situations, strong language
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/3/2013

The Curing Room

Author: David Ian Lee
The true story of seven NKVD officers imprisoned nude & possessionless in the basement of a monastery in Nazi occupied Poland.
Content Advisory: Contains nudity, intense and brutal violence, and strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/19/2011

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 Declaration

Author: Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson
A gay teacher’s foray into politics becomes a dangerous game of truth and lies.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 125 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/14/2012

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 Dirty Talk

Author: Michael Puzzo
A contemporary comedy about two men stranded together in a New Jersey cabin on a stormy night.
Content Advisory: Contains strong language and adult themes
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 6/30/2011

The Double Murder Plays

Author: Scott Klavan
A group of provocative one-acts featuring a man and woman in myriad forms of love…and crimes of passion.
Content Advisory: Adult in nature. RITALIN, SCRAPBOOK and SOCKS contain some obscenities and/or sexual situations. DOUBLE MURDER, however, has no obscenities and has been performed by high and college groups.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/27/2011

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 Foreplay Play

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

The Fortification of Miss Grace Wren

Author: Robin Rice
An elementary school teacher is so traumatized by the events of 9/11 she can’t return to the classroom until a statue of Peter Stuyvesant comes to life and gives her a renewed will to live.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/30/2014

The Germans in Paris

Author: Jonathan Leaf
A bittersweet comedy about the German poet and writer Heinrich Heine and his life in Paris in the 1840's, most especially focusing on his love affairs and his friendships with such famous socialist intellectuals as Karl Marx and Richard Wagner.
Content Advisory: The play has some adult themes - most specifically, adultery. It does not include nudity or foul language
4 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 4/25/2012

The Gin Baby

Author: Sarah Shaefer
A contemporary play about a young alcoholic whose life falls apart after getting sober.
Content Advisory: language, sexual violence
1 Act, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/29/2014

the goodbye room

Author: Eric Gilde
In the wake of their mother’s death, two estranged sisters reunite to bury the dead and find a way forward in their lives.
Content Advisory: Some Strong Language
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/30/2016

The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome

Author: Michael Ross Albert
When a painter tears the artwork off the walls of a struggling independent gallery, the relationships between a group of emerging artists are also torn apart.
Content Advisory: Strong language, mature content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/10/2014

The Gurney

Author: David Hauptschein
Clifford’s brother Wesley has disappeared, and when Clifford enters Wesley’s apartment to investigate, he discovers that a bizarre woman, who speaks a strangely poetic, broken English, has moved in.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 5/10/2014

The HVAC Plays (Or, Adventures in Living Without Basic Necessities, Like Heat and Air Conditioning)

Author: Laura Pittenger
6 exasperated city-dwellers, 3 crappy apartments & 1 absentee landlord: when central air fails, hot and cold collide and culminate in acts of desperation.
Content Advisory: Strong language (which can be edited with permission from playwright)
2 Acts, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/3/2014

The Jocker

Author: Clint Jefferies
Based on historical fact, The Jocker explores relationships between men riding the rails during the great depression.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Violence, Strong Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 8/24/2013

The Language of Kisses

Author: Edmund De Santis
An estranged mother and daughter come to terms with the past and themselves, as they struggle over a relationship the mother is having with a younger man.
Content Advisory: An adult play
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 11/28/2011

The Long Rail North

Author: Michael Hagins
A Black Union soldier saves a young girl from her plantation burnt down by a nearby Civil War battle.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexual content
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/3/2015

The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller

Author: Jeff Cohen
In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared among the cannibal Asmat tribe of Papua New Guinea; this is the story of what might have happened, as told by the Asmat.
Content Advisory: Adult themes and adult content. Some profanity. Simulated sex
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/13/2011

The Monologue Series: Confessions Of Sin

Author: James Fauvell
Five confessional monologues written by five different playwrights.
Content Advisory: adult language, adult themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/29/2014

The More Loving One

Author: Cory Conley
A comic drama about the uncertainties of lust, commitment, and marriage equality in which an underage sex trial shakes up the lives of two couples – one gay, one straight – during a summer weekend in a steamy college town.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual themes
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

The Other Day

Author: Mark Jason Williams
A tender, funny and honest journey through insecurities, addiction, betrayal, love, and loss that examines the complexities of intimate relationships, both gay and straight.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations (no nudity), drug references
1 Act, 100 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/24/2012

The Permanent Night

Author: Kari Bentley-Quinn
During a blackout that plunged NYC into darkness, secrets and betrayals illuminate the flaws of a wealthy couple's seemingly perfect marriage, a first encounter sheds light on the scars of a young woman's past, and the night leaves an indelible mark on them all.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/5/2013

The Persecution of Arnold Petch

Author: David Hauptschein
The central character of this drama is a man with an extraordinary persecution complex, whose worst fears, paradoxically, may in fact be coming true.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 135 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/11/2014

The Power of Birds

Author: Robin Rice
When Zoe’s mother relocates twin siblings to a different state, Zoe builds a treehouse and kidnaps her grandmother in a plan she hopes will help her beloved father locate her.
Content Advisory: Suitable for all ages
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/13/2014

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 Rubber Room

Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Six NYC public school teachers accused of misconduct are plucked from their classrooms and assigned to the same Sarte-like holding tank as they await disciplinary hearings.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
4 Acts, 125 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/14/2012

The Second Tosca

Author: Tom Rowan
Set during rehearsals for Puccini's Tosca, this witty, sexy play is a fascinating inside view into a rarefied world: the backstage of an opera house.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations and dialogue
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/5/2012

The Soap Myth

Author: Jeff Cohen
A young journalist explores the controversy surrounding the Nazi atrocity of making soap from the fat of murdered Jews – weighing a holocaust survivor’s eye-witness testimony against scholars’ insistence on evidentiary fact as a primary criteria and the pressures imposed by historical “revisionists” – i.e. anti-Semitic holocaust deniers. The play explores how history itself is determined.
Content Advisory: Adult themes. No profanity, no sexual content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/13/2011

The Third Seat

Author: Sergei Burbank
A man surveys the wrecked remnants of his life as the ghosts of his lost family swirl around him, blurring the line between nightmare and reality.
Content Advisory: Adult situations, strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/12/2013

The Unchained Collection

Author: Variations Theatre Group
Plays from the finals of the 2013 Unchained Festival, presented by Variations Theatre Group.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/23/2013

The Wickapogue Plays

Author: Hard Sparks
A trio of short plays written specifically for the space in which they are performed - the backyard of a beachfront home in the Hamptons
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language, sexual references
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/8/2012

To Be Made Flesh Again

Author: Stan Richardson
A darkly comic ghost story about a Being who must choose his/her next incarnation among the attendees of a lavish birthday party on Central Park East.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter, sexual content
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/6/2011

To Build A Fire

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

Top Floor

Author: David L. Epstein
A play about gentrification in New York City that weaves together the result the recent “bailout” had on people from vastly different economic backgrounds.
Content Advisory: No nudity / minimal strong language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/29/2014

Trailer Trash

Author: Clint Jefferies
Andrew, a self-absorbed, mildly suicidal, pushing-40 'Chelsea-boy,' escapes to the Oklahoma trailer park home of his childhood best friend and her ex-con son - with consequences none of them could have imagined.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence, Drug use
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/8/2013

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

Trio with Flute

Author: Richard Warren
A poignant story of loss, hope and determination involving a war crime survivor, a developmentally disabled man and the wife of an MIA.
Content Advisory: Adult content and language
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/22/2011

True Theater Critic

Author: Omar Sangare
This one-person show, a dark comedy from the point of view of a critic, explores themes related to artistic creation.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Turn 22

Author: Nicholas Priore
Bruno turns 22 today, and his only wish is that he doesn’t turn into his mentally ill mother, a once bright and promising young woman who lost her mind at his very age.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some obscenities, and blood.
2 Acts, 129 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Two Thirds Home

Author: Padraic Lillis
An exploration of the ways in which sharing secrets can both create and destroy intimacy.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/23/2013

Uncle Philip's Coat

Author: Matty Selman
A young man inherits an old, tattered coat from his late, homeless uncle and finds in its storied threads that it is the coat of dreamers.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/27/2016

Warm Enough for Swimming

Author: Maggie Cino
Estranged siblings clean the living room after the death of the grandmother who raised them.
Content Advisory: Language, sexual situations, death
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/1/2014

Waxing West

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

We Call Her Benny

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

What Happened When

Author: Daniel Talbott
Two young men, brothers who have recently been separated, reunite for a night of reminiscence and truth telling.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content, and adult themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/19/2011

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

When You Go

Author: Alex Riad
On an abandoned dock in a rural upstate NY town, a local musician's going away party thrown by a group of his friends turns into a hotbed for expressing what’s really happening below the surface.
Content Advisory: Strong language, alcohol, and some drug use
1 Act, 38 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/16/2014

Where the Wild Ones Play

Author: Job Ethan Christenson
David delves into his past with his younger self, exploring the one relationship that could've changed it all.
Content Advisory: Mental illness and sexual abuse
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/13/2016

White Picket Fences

Author: Tariq Hamami
An old friend shows up eight and a half months pregnant and causes everyone to question whether they’ve found happiness or just settled.
Content Advisory: A couple uses of the F word.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/18/2015

Why We Left Brooklyn

Author: Matthew Freeman
A darkly comic snapshot of an ambitious, aging, evangelically ethical, and heartbroken group who are navigating their own marriages, livelihoods, and sputtering dreams.
Content Advisory: Strong language
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/27/2014

With a Shrug

Author: Nicholas Priore
Shelley is cleaning out her old childhood home after the death of her estranged and reclusive father, when Chris, a boy from up the street, comes by to retrieve something he had let her father borrow.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and adult themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/12/2015

Women’s Work Short Play Festival: Group A

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

Wrestling the Alligator

Author: Sergei Burbank
A college professor descends into madness when the perfect storm of past indiscretions and present misdeeds converge, tearing him apart.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/24/2012

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