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(o)n the 5:31

Author: Mando Alvarado
A bar. A blind date. And a trip into what could have been and what really happened.
Content Advisory: Some adult language and situations
1 Act, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/11/2012

167 Tongues

Author: Theatre 167
A Dominican manicurist wonders if her Chinese-Jewish boyfriend will propose before she gets deported; a Rwandan night nurse tries to understand the 167 languages spoken in the local emergency room; characters of all backgrounds converge and connect in this play about the emotional geography of the world's most diverse neighborhood.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
17 Females, 16 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/1/2014

19th Century Lesbians and Their Relationships

Author: Jess Eisenberg
3 short plays about 19th century Lesbian relationships.
Content Advisory: Drug Use, Suicide, Sexuality, Death
1 Act, 53 Minutes
14 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/8/2015

A List of Irrational Fears for Future Leaders of the World

Author: Andrew Kaberline
The play takes place over eleven years, as Kenrick and Jorja learn to live together while selfishly destroying the scary unknown that is twentysomething life, in a dark investigation of the power of fear, the state of trust in a youthful world, and the inane mental responses to tragedy.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, People in their Underwear (Mild Nudity?)
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/12/2014

A Memory Play

Author: Bob Stewart
What happens when a playwright tries to re-write his parents' wedding day, so they don’t get married!
Content Advisory: Adult Language & topic
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 4/24/2013

A Strange Disappearance of Bees

Author: Elena Hartwell
Five characters search for identity while bees disappear all around them.
Content Advisory: Appropriate for children over 14
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/27/2011

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

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

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

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

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

American Drum Circle

Author: Vanessa Shealy
A fast moving love story about family fraud and personal failure in a time when "Y2K" meant imminent fear and the internet promised eternal hope.
Content Advisory: Some strong language.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/2/2014

American River

Author: Micheline Auger
When Conner leaves rehab to find his childhood sweetheart, he finds there’s more than a bag of meth between him and the American Dream.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexuality and drug use
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/9/2014

American Strippers

Author: Kevin Broccoli
A group of goddesses crash a male strip club in Texas only to find that it's run by American folk legends.
Content Advisory: male stripping, nudity, strong language, sexuality
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/7/2016

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

Another Brief Encounter

Author: Stan Richardson
An homage to Noel Coward’s stiff-upper-lip romance as well as a riff on gay relationships and social politics.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter, strong language, sexual content
1 Act, 40 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Ariadne on the Island

Author: Isaac Allen Miller
A chorus of crabs help an abandoned Ariadne deal with a break-up of mythic proportions.
Content Advisory: Explicit language, allusions to sex, allusions to violence
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/28/2016

Arizona Territory

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

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

Ascending Bodily

Author: Maggie Cino
A fantastical solo play in which an unusual lady with many handbags muses about life, love and llamas.
Content Advisory: Suggested romance
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/12/2014

Ascension

Author: Cynthia G. Robinson
Two slaves' impending marriage is haunted by the woman's sexual relationship with the master of the plantation.
Content Advisory: Rape, abortion, mild violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/9/2014

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

Bears

Author: Mark Rigney
As human civilization collapses around them, three zoo-bound bears escape their enclosure and try to return to the wilderness
Content Advisory: Some sexual content
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/6/2014

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

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

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

Bring us the Head of Your Daughter

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

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

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

Certifiable

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

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

Chop Your Own Wood

Author: Lindsey Trout
An estranged husband and wife reunite in the woods of the Hudson River Valley for the Perseids meteor shower. Camping on the crumbling foundation of an abandoned homestead, they summon the ghosts of their troubled past.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, sex.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/10/2015

Christina

Author: Marina Shron
When Christina, a teenage orphan hustling to survive on the streets of New York, meets Lynn and Joe, an upscale Manhattan couple desperate to complete their family, sparks fly – and a monster family is born.
Content Advisory: Adult content
2 Acts
2 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 8/27/2013

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

Conversations While Dining Alone, A Monologue Play

Author: K.O. Johnson
Quote from review: "Collectively forming a mosaic of the human heart."
Content Advisory: Some monologues have strong language.
1 Act, 120 Minutes
20 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/20/2016

Coosje

Author: No.11 Productions
The story of two artists, husband and wife, finding their playful aesthetic together and attempting to escape death while a singing Pear simultaneously gains consciousness.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/26/2012

Cowboys!

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

Crunching Numbers

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
A comedic trilogy of related one-­‐act plays celebrating the difficult and often hilarious realities of artistic personalities pushed to the edge in New York City.
Content Advisory: "Once In A Blue Moon" has mildly strong language
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/29/2014

Death at Film Forum

Author: Eric Bland
Aspiring filmmaker/auteurs compete a la “Project Runway” in this very funny mixed media satirical drama.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/25/2013

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

Detention #1: What About Bob?

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

Detention #11: End of Days

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Twenty 2-minute monologues exploring the possibility of the Mayan Apocalypse.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #12: Detention, Interrupted

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

Detention #13: Scrabbopolyland

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays adapted from classic board games.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Detention #14: Detention The Musical!

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

Detention #15: Dear Jane

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

Detention #2: A Grimm La Ronde

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

Detention #3: Blind Date

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays examining the trials and tribulations of blind dating.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #4: Punk Rock Star

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Five 10-minute plays that are extremely dark and twisted in nature.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, graphic violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #6: Who’s Afraid of Lear’s War Horse

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Three 10-minute plays that parody great works of theater.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2013

Detention #7: One Minute Plays

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Thirty one-minute plays grouped into five clumps based loosely on a common theme.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
12 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #8: WHAM!

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

Detention #9: Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays inspired by one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
9 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

Die For Me

Author: Ethan Ness
Allie and Reese, two high schoolers deeply in love, decide to forge a suicide pact in this drama inspired by "Romeo and Juliet."
Content Advisory: Some Strong language, mature themes
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

Donkey Punch

Author: Micheline Auger
As the sexually adventurous Kareena explores her ability to be monogamous, she pushes her prudish best friend Sam to explore her sexuality which triggers events beyond their control.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations and language.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/6/2014

Doubles Crossed

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

Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo

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

Dov & Ali

Author: Anna Ziegler
In a high school English class in Detroit, an Orthodox Jewish teacher, Dov, and his student, Ali, a strict Muslim, get caught in a cultural crossfire, and both are confronted with the same choice: stand by their beliefs or face the devastating consequences?
Content Advisory: Some kissing
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 3/7/2012

Down the Drain

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

Duet in B-Flat

Author: K.O. Johnson
A young man, who is trying to be an artist, is conflicted by his bisexuality.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1981
Date Added: 12/24/2015

Eddie

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
A hard-of-hearing high school student in a poverty-ridden, gang infested school and how his relationship with a bully turns them both around.
Content Advisory: Stronge language, violence.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/2/2014

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

Elephant

Author: Margie Stokley
A family copes with loss and grief in this quirky and touching non-linear comedy.
Content Advisory: Ellen removes her shirt to reveal her bra in one scene. Strong language: Fuck is used often by the teenage character Michelle
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 3/8/2014

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

Endless Summer Nights

Author: Tim Errickson
Sam is finally over Tracy, just as she returns unexpectedly to their quiet beach town. Having faced their past with humor and mercy, Sam and Tracy must now face their futures.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language
2 Acts, 95 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/1/2012

Engagement Rules

Author: Rich Orloff
Two couples, one just engaged and one married over fifty years, affect each other deeply as they deal with problems of romance and relationships.
Content Advisory: Includes sexual references and situations.
0 Acts
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/15/2015

EverScape

Author: Allan Maule
Four friends play an online game to escape their bleak realities, but when they get the chance to win jobs as game developers, each has to decide what’s more important—the game, or their lives?
Content Advisory: Strong language, fantasy violence
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/16/2015

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

Fit

Author: Erin Austin
Three generations of Scottish women, all at the age of twenty grapple with psychological turmoil, family history, and the all-consuming desire to fit.
Content Advisory: Brief strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

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

Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand

Author: Duncan Pflaster
When Blanca invites Paul to her ranch in New Mexico for the Summer, he thinks it's for an artist's retreat, but it's also to help keep his gay bromantic college buddy Alonso, Blanca's brother, on his medication; tormented painters, sexual obsession, and crossed boundaries combine for a scorching new play.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Homosexual Themes, Alcohol/Drug Abuse
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/24/2013

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

Get Me a Guy

Author: Israela Margalit
A comedy about women who chase the wrong men who chase the wrong women, and what happens after they catch each other – or not.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/30/2014

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

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

Green Whales

Author: Lia Romeo
Karen is a middle-aged professor with a chromosomal condition that makes her look like a teenager, so she has trouble meeting men… until her sister decides to set her up on a date with the local pedophile.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, occasional strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/3/2014

Hand, Job: Four plays about love, sex and work

Author: Jonathan Kravetz
Four short plays about love, sex and work.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, Adult themes,
1 Act, 57 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/18/2014

Happy in the Poorhouse

Author: Derek Ahonen
A raucous, irreverent, action-packed comedy about chasing after dreams even when you’ve got a black eye and a broken spirit.
Content Advisory: Adult Language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/8/2012

Harvest Festival 2013

Author: Variations Theatre Group
The best short plays from Variations Theatre Group's 2013 Harvest Festival.
Content Advisory: Comedic blood, Anti-religious themes, some strong language, some anatomically graphic material.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Hassan and Sylvia

Author: Manuel Igrejas
A gay man reeling from the sudden death of his longtime lover meets an exotic couple, Hassan and Sylvia, who lure him into a spicy soup from which he may or may not emerge in one piece.
Content Advisory: Contains adult situations and strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/28/2011

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

Hit and Match

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

Hold Music

Author: Calla Videt and B. Walker Sampson
A symphonic story about the way people listen to each other and to the world around them, HOLD MUSIC takes us on a journey into the musical world of speech and memory, language and thought.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/27/2012

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

How You Kiss Me Is Not How I Like To Be Kissed

Author: Dan Giles
A romantic comedy for people who can't stand romantic comedies, the play follows a love story unlike any other (but just like every other) from first kiss to last goodbye.
Content Advisory: some swearing, discussion of sex
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/25/2015

Hunger

Author: Sheri Wilner
When a mysterious stranger named Seymour emerges from the depths of the ocean, the ravenously and newly-engaged Diana must choose either to stay earthbound with the man she loves, or accompany her seducer into the sea.
Content Advisory: Some mature content (sexual situations)
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 11/11/2012

I Have Been to Hiroshima Mon Amour

Author: Chiori Miyagawa
In “reconstructed” Hiroshima in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect have a passionate one-night affair, which conjures memories of their respective first loves, both of whom died during WWII.
Content Advisory: Brief descriptions of the aftermath of atomic bombing and human suffering
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/3/2011

Icarus and Aria

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A boy and a girl in Phoenix, AZ fall in love; he's a star quarterback for the football team her father owns and his brother is the biggest drug dealer in town; like Romeo and Juliet, but in a Latino/Redneck world.
Content Advisory: Shockingly graphic language throughout
1 Act, 180 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/20/2011

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

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 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

Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment With Jane Austen & Friends

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
December 1803, Miss Jane Austen, her family & friends have arrived at Manydown Park, the Hampshire Estate of the Bigg-Wither family for a Christmas celebration. Their holiday theatricals are to highlight Jane's own outrageously funny early writings. Friendship and family ties are put to the test when romance "erupts" within the ranks of the players and it is up to Jane to dry the tears, mend the broken hearts and save their Christmas performance form disaster.
Content Advisory: Family Friendly
1 Act, 90 Minutes
9 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 6/17/2014

Intrigue & Love, A Citizens Tragedy

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
In Schiller's drama Ferdinand is the son of Baron von Walter, the Premier Minister in the Court of a German Prince whose nefarious political intrigues require Ferdinand to marry the Prince's Mistress. But Ferdinand and Louisa Miller, a simple Musician's daughter, are in love and the Premier's attempted plots to separate them go awry resulting only in destruction and despair.
Content Advisory:
5 Acts, 135 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/7/2014

Jelly Jars

Author: Duane M. Abel
Everyday cartoonist Monte Grayson gets to draw the girl that got away…but what happens when she comes back?
Content Advisory: Nothing worse than what you would find from any classic sitcom that aired at nine o'clock!
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/19/2016

Jitter

Author: Richard Sheinmel
A one act comedy about a man who asks his fiancé if he can fool around with his best friend just once before they get married; she says “yes” but means “no” – he knows she means "no" but goes ahead anyway; both touching and funny, at its core are dramatic, sometimes disturbing revelations about the human condition.
Content Advisory: Brief nudity, sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 1/3/2013

Kansas City Or Along the Way

Author: Robert Attenweiler
A chance encounter alters the course of Joseph and Louise’s lives forever as they search for a place to belong amidst the scraps of Depression Era southern Ohio.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

La Vigilia

Author: Vincent Marano
When a rich woman invites a mysterious stranger to her Christmas Feast (La Vigilia), will he turn out to be her long-lost husband, an impostor or something much, much more.
Content Advisory: a comic Christmas fable that is suitable for all ages, though the language maybe too complex for young children
3 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/6/2011

Landscape With Missing Person

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

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

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

Leaving Ikea

Author: Monica Flory and Dano Madden
Two couples venture through their local Swedish superstore and become trapped in a blue and yellow purgatory, unable to escape until they solve the problems in their ailing relationships.
Content Advisory: Some adult content and humor
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/31/2013

Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens

Author: Johnna Adams
Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle) and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war.
Content Advisory:
4 Acts, 135 Minutes
5 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/13/2013

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

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

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

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

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 Labors' Loved

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
This play is an intricate updating of "Love's Labour's Lost," taking place 6 months (and 400 years) after the Lords of Navarre swore themselves to a year of celibacy, and containing innumerable character and linguistic connections to the original.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity required
1 Act, 120 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/1/2013

Lost, a Musical

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A Hansel and Gretel upgrade in which the fairy tale format is transplanted and twisted into a fresh new form, containing real American myths and ghost stories, intensely modern situations and dilemmas, and troubling meditations on the way children are treated in present American society.
Content Advisory: No adult language, no nudity
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
11 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 2/2/2013

Love Happens

Author: Rich Orloff
Two couples, one just starting and one approaching their 50th anniversary, affect each other deeply as they deal with problems of romance and relationships.
Content Advisory: Includes sexual references and situations.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 7/15/2015

Love in the Insecurity Zone

Author: Mike Folie
A romantic comedy set in a dystopian future.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/13/2013

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 Me

Author: Jason S. Grossman
Will lovesick Charlie ever find love or be eternally controlled by the incessantly critical voice in his head?
Content Advisory: Occasional strong language, sexual content, drug and alcohol use
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/25/2011

Lovers Leapt

Author: Leslie Bramm
A couple holds hands as they leap from the 83rd floor of the world trade center. On the way down they discover the relationship they might have had.
Content Advisory: Adult situations
1 Act, 19 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 8/28/2011

Lower East Side Plays

Author: Tom Diriwachter
The vacuum goes, light switch needs to be replaced, car fails inspection: it's the little things that get you in the end.
Content Advisory: A couple instances of strong language.
1 Act, 35 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/28/2015

Master Matthew

Author: Sarah Congress
Matt, a nihilist epileptic, shuts out the world with sex, drugs, and reruns, until a friend’s death shakes up his status quo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/16/2014

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

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

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

Midnight Brainwash Revival

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Taking place in Moab on December 31, 1999, the play tells the story of a wild array of millenarian weirdos trying to save or blow up the surrounding desert for a variety of noble and nefarious purposes.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity
5 Acts, 150 Minutes
21 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 2/1/2013

Monetizing Emma

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

Mostly Imperfect Moments of Unrelenting Humanity

Author: Jeni Mahoney
7 Short Plays ranging from 2 minutes to 10 minutes, and embracing those moments in which - quite unexpected - we find ourselves confronted with the best, worst, and most absurd aspects of our humanity.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Coming Out, Fertility Issues
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 7 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 3/8/2014

Mr. Melville's Playhouse

Author: David Lally
Join Mr. Melville, Bartleby, Billy Budd, Pierre, Ahab and all the others at Mr. Melville's Playhouse! Heck, even Moby Dick may show up!
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/27/2015

My Soul, The Pavement and Other Plays

Author: Michael Puzzo
Four short comedies by Michael Puzzo about young love, missed opportunities, misunderstood monsters and refrigerators.
Content Advisory: strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 65 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/15/2013

Natural Novice

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

Nature's Trace

Author: Scott Raker
As the duties of five summer interns at Norwester National Park change from mundane office work to a park-wide search and rescue, the mysterious Ranger puts their wilderness training to the test.
Content Advisory: Strong language and mature content
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/9/2014

Near Vicksburg

Author: Sara Farrington
Three completely powerless people hiding in a cave during the Battle of VIcksburg, 1863: Jane, a middle class Southern woman, her husband's slave, George, and Jane's teenaged daughter. As the war rages only inches away from them, Jane and George create their own version of society in the claustrophobic cave, with its own set of rules, boundaries, language and physicality.
Content Advisory: There is a 7-10 minute nude scene and a violent physical fight.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/29/2014

Neither Here Noir There

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

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

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 Strings Attached

Author: Manuel Igrejas
A seemingly happy gay couple meet a sexy waiter who rocks their world.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/3/2014

Nobody's Flood

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

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

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 the Origin of Darwin

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
The play tells the story of young Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle - his long-distance romance during the trip with Fanny Mostyn Owen, his conflicts and camaraderie with the ship's Captain and mates, and the human and animal discoveries he makes along the way that inevitably lead to his formulation of the theory of natural selection.
Content Advisory: No adult language, no nudity
1 Act
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/27/2013

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

Orbiting Astral Bodies

Author: Nathan Gregorski
When the Moon decides to leave Earth in search of something better, the lives of four people are upended as they struggle to seek their own meaning, reality, and purpose.
Content Advisory: Mild language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/19/2013

Our Kiki: A Gay Farce

Author: Seth Tucker
A gay and straight couple switch partners to fool Immigration.
Content Advisory: Same sex kissing.
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/10/2014

Over

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

Paper Son

Author: Christine Toy Johnson
The story of a young Chinese man who must learn to balance his American identity with his family’s immigrant journey.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 95 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/19/2016

Pink Knees on Pale Skin

Author: Derek Ahonen
A comedy about orgies gone wrong and a drama about marriage, regret, and family.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Nudity
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/28/2012

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

Please Lock Me Away

Author: Andrew R. Heinze
A 66 year-old woman takes revenge on two adolescent males who had cruelly and publicly humiliated her, but now that she has her teenage oppressors in her control, she doesn't know what to do with them.
Content Advisory: No nudity, but provocative content and language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/23/2016

Possum Creek

Author: Andrea Alton
Naive young Civil War bride Beth Ann discovers the joys, heartbreaks and befuddlement of waiting at home for her soldier husband in Possum Creek, Ohio.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/20/2015

Post Punk Life

Author: Simon Fill
A successful feminist book editor with an explosive secret must move into a small apartment occupied by her two ex-boyfriends—an incisive comedy about the Post-Punk generation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, that’s all
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 7/22/2014

Pre-Existing Condition

Author: The Drafts
Seven 10 minute plays around the theme of pre-existing conditions.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language, urination on stage
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/16/2014

Preparation Hex

Author: Bob Brader
Love is not the only ring of fire. This hemorrhoid tale and love story is monologist Bob Brader’s comic odyssey to get the girl and live to love her.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Pussy

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

Quest of the Hero

Author: Michael Hagins
A young hero quests to save a princess, be a hero, and get laid.
Content Advisory: Some language, sexual content
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
7 Females, 13 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/11/2015

Real True Crime

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

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

Right Cross Rhapsody

Author: Todd Michael
Spoof of 1930's prizefight and backstage musical films.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 12/18/2013

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

Running in Place

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

Ruth

Author: John Crutchfield
A lyric drama in which the Biblical story of Ruth is re-imagined in a contemporary, Southern Appalachian setting.
Content Advisory: Mild adult language; nudity optional
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/15/2012

Sacred Water

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

Scrambled Eggs

Author: Templeton Moss
Sally and Nathan are two strangers who have just been dumped by their long-term partners and who now must recover in order to find their way to happiness...and each other.
Content Advisory: Brief language, some sexual content
1 Act, 65 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 4/24/2013

Seven Lepcio Shorts

Author: Andrea Lepcio
Seven 10 minute plays by Andrea Lepcio produced from 2001 through 2011.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
11 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/28/2013

Shared Intimacy: Underground

Author: Roving Roots
During one train ride, one romantic relationship ends, and another hangs in the balance, both in a very public way.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 30 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/10/2014

Shirtwaist

Author: Ellen K. Anderson
Sparks fill the modern-day Brown Building, site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist fire, as ghosts of the girls who died in the blaze torment an NYU professor and a spunky woman NYC fighter.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 7/11/2011

Short Plays by Sheri Wilner, Volume One: Duets

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

Simone at Home

Author: Rita Anderson
An exploration of the complex private life of Simone De Beauvoir, and the contradictions between her philosophies and politics as played out in her relationships with Jean-Paul Sartre—and with American-novelist, Nelson Algren.
Content Advisory: Adult situations and sexual suggestion—but no nudity or strong language
1 Act, 30 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/9/2015

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

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

Sneaky Johnny

Author: Nicholas Priore
When a recently deceased studio head leaves all of his estate to the church instead of his son, Caleb, and wife, Nicole, they hatch a plan to change his will by having the butler, Gianni, pose as the old man.
Content Advisory: Sexual content, drug use, consistent obscenity, brief but graphic nudity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

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

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

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

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

Still Life with Parrot & Monkey

Author: Paula Cizmar
A comedy about consciousness and connection. A romantic but emotionally detached young woman goes off in search of meaning and instead encounters a downtown painter and an offbeat housewife who can’t stop channeling Frida Kahlo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/6/2014

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 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

Suki Livingston Opens Like a Parachute

Author: Robin Rice
A woman artist who has lost the ability to create travels back in time and relives important moments in her life hand-in-hand with her younger self, in order to face a devastating choice once again and hopefully emerge guilt-free so her creativity can flow once again.
Content Advisory: adult language, sexual situations, insanity.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males, 24 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/12/2014

Summer, Deepening Then Gone

Author: Tom X. Chao
As a callow poet celebrates what should be the greatest night of his career, a magic whistle summons him, and he discovers that an offhand promise made to a young girl years ago inextricably compels him to kill.
Content Advisory: Strong language, depiction of brief drug use, and mild discussion of sexual topics.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 5/22/2016

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

Tarragona

Author: Gary Giovannetti
An office drone in New York receives an e-mail from a mysterious woman in Tarragona, Spain and embarks on a life-changing adventure.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/15/2013

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 American Revolution

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Tells the story of the American Revolution - Washington, Arnold, the Brits, the rebels - in a pageant full of battles, espionage, romance, humor and song.
Content Advisory: No adult language or nudity
0 Acts
14 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Ask, Dream Tim, Backfire & One Night Stand

Author: David Lee White
Four, two-character comedies about sex, unrequited love and asking strangers for money.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/25/2013

The Bad and The Better

Author: Derek Ahonen
A detective noir that deals with contemporary issues.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language. No nudity. Lots of adult themes such as personal misery.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
9 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/24/2013

The 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 Bark & the Tree

Author: Vivian Nesbitt
With moments of discovery and surrender juxtaposing against the frequently laugh-out-loud comedy of human nature, this one-woman play is about connection and transformation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/10/2014

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 Blue Djinn

Author: Tom Rowan
Sometimes a one-night stand can make all your dreams come true. Or can he?
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual innuendo.
1 Act, 30 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/17/2014

The Braggart of Bourbon St.

Author: Kevin P. Joyce
An American commedia about Mardi Gras and the Freedom of Speech.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, some strong language, partial nudity, alcohol usage
5 Acts, 160 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/7/2016

The Bromantic Comedies

Author: Erin Mallon
Six short plays written for twelve dudes by one chick.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males, 10 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2014

The Burnt Woman of Harvard

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

The Chess Lesson

Author: Sari Caine
Three drastically different parents arrive to take a chess class with their children’s teacher and despite everyone’s best intentions, the adults devolve into children, the class slips out of control, and the teacher is one romance novel away from a nervous breakdown.
Content Advisory: One woman character appears in a bra, one male character undresses to his boxers. There is a small amount of strong language.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/21/2013

The Compass Rose

Author: Ronan Noone
Tiffany and Donal meet for the first time since their roadtrip when they crossed America ten years earlier.
Content Advisory: Some swear words.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/24/2013

The Couple Next Door

Author: Donna Hoke
When suburbanites Sadie and Vance try to remedy their marriage by hooking up with the swinging-savvy Janet and Rich, all four find that nothing–even chocolate–is as simple as it seems.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual suggestion, sexually explicit language sexual situations
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/8/2015

The Danish Mediations/slots

Author: Sergei Burbank
An out-of-work actor uses his savings to produce his dream show; he finds that the biggest threat to realizing his dream comes from within -- if his cast gets to opening night without killing each other.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 3/20/2013

The Death of Don Flagrante Delicto

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
On the last day of the American Civil War on an isolated farm in the hills of Virginia, a freed slave is captured and tied up along with a Southern soldier and a Northern nurse, at which point all three are shown a play performed by Don's slaves and children called "Aethelbert and Augustine" about the coming of Christianity to pagan England in the 7th century.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity
5 Acts, 150 Minutes
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/2/2013

The Death of Griffin Hunter

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

The 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 Draper's Eye

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

The Enchanted Maze

Author: Murphy Guyer
"What could be more terrifying than a labyrinth without a center?" C.K. Chesterton once asked. To which this playful absurdist comedy answers; "a labyrinth without a center populated with people who refuse to admit it."
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 6/23/2013

The Eyes of Love

Author: Ken Wolf
The story of therapist Mark Ryan, who himself suffers from conversion hysteria and PTSD, who falls in love with one of his patients.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and talk about sexual abuse.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 7/5/2014

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 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 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 Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer

Author: Michael Bradley
Inspired by Ibsen’s <em>Peer Gynt, The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer</em> follows a young man on a journey of sexual identification
Content Advisory: In the FringeNYC production, the Troll scene featured the company in leather and fetish attire with little clothing.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

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 Insidious Impact of Anton

Author: David Hilder
A romantic comedy with something on its mind.
Content Advisory: Contains strong language and suggested adult sexuality
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/28/2011

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 Lady Was a Gentleman

Author: Barbara Kahn
A “docu-comedy” about nineteenth-century lesbian actress Charlotte Cushman, a worldwide celebrity known for playing male roles, on the eve of her opening as Romeo in St. Louis, MO in 1858.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 3/9/2014

The Life

Author: Tammy McNeill
Rebecca has the perfect life, a loving husband and a beautiful son, but when the secrets of her past are revealed, she is forced to confront the person she has been, and try to make amends to those she left behind.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, drug use, sexual situations.
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/19/2014

The Living Room

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

The Living Room Series: Three short plays by Padraic Lillis

Author: Padraic Lillis
Three intimate three-character plays that were originally staged in a living room environment.
Content Advisory: Themes regarding relationships, art, and career. Some adult language.
1 Act, 105 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/12/2014

The Maternal Instinct

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

The Mother Ship

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Trevor and Penelope want a baby more than anything, but when their new water heater becomes a portal into another dimension, they find themselves on a space adventure to save all life on Earth—and their marriage.
Content Advisory: Sex farce with anatomical themes.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

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 Oath

Author: Jacqueline Goldfinger
In this Southern Gothic tale set during the Great Depression, a wandering preacher is embroiled in the passions and politics of a swampy Florida outpost ruled with a macabre sense of justice by two rival sisters. A darkly comic look at balancing ambition and ideals in a time of crisis.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Hear the sounds of sex off-stage once
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/5/2012

The 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 Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

Author: Derek Ahonen
A celebration of love and the search for human grandness—and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Nudity
3 Acts, 165 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 1/16/2012

The Playactor

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

The Qualification of Douglas Evans

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

The Sealing of Ceil

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

The 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 Sheik

Author: Deloss Brown
Jack, an advertising executive, hires a gay employee, Frank, to get Jack’s wife, Marty, into a compromising situation so that he can divorce her and marry his low-watt-bulb secretary, Patsy, whom he has gotten pregnant.
Content Advisory: Occasional strong language and sexual situations.
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 7/30/2013

The Songs of Robert

Author: John Crutchfield
A folk musical for one performer with a motley cast of characters that tells the story of a lonely teenager growing up in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/5/2011

The Starship Astrov

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A play written in the style of Anton Chekhov, set on a spaceship.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual Situations, optional nudity
4 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/4/2011

The Strategist, or: The Woman of Some Virtue, or: Before You Ever Heard of It

Author: Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson
A modern Restoration Comedy of Manners, in the style of THE MAN OF MODE or THE COUNTRY WIFE, only set in today's Brooklyn, with a cast of characters concerned with fashion, food, publicity, social media, social events, and, maybe, sex. The more things change...
Content Advisory: Some adult language
3 Acts, 150 Minutes
10 Females, 10 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/4/2013

The Sun Experiment

Author: Catherine Yu
Three eras revolve around each other based on Wittgenstein’s experiment with the rotation of the sun until in the end, they are spinning into the cosmos around a gender-­‐bending re-imagining of TWELFTH NIGHT.
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, 1 sex scene.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2014

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 Three Musketeers

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

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 Twine

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

The Unchained Collection

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

The Vampyres

Author: David Hansen
Witness as a young doctor enters a mysterious coffee house, encountering an old flame, two musicians with a taste for blood, and the seeds of his own destruction. Sex, blood and rock n' roll.
Content Advisory: strong language, violence, drug use, sexual acts, cutting, vampirism, Goth music, teenage poetry
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/14/2014

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

theMUMBLINGS

Author: Dan Kitrosser
Allen, a gay children’s performer and Jodie, anthropologist of sex and gender, tell the story of their marriage while playing the myriad of people in their lives, hoping the sum of their relationship is greater than all these parts put together.
Content Advisory: Frank discussions of sex and sexuality; drug use on stage; strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/18/2013

This is a Play About Artists

Author: Ginger Kearns
Two ex-lovers, a performance artist and a poet, use art to relive and explore their tragic love affair.
Content Advisory: Partial Nudity and Strong Language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/27/2013

Thousand Years Waiting

Author: Chiori Miyagawa
A storytelling piece with music and movement, threading three generations of women’s memories through time and space. A woman today, in New York City, is reading a memoir written one thousand years ago by a woman in Japan; the woman writing her memoir in old Japan is reading The Tale of Genji. The history of storytelling is woven like a spider’s web, and the woman in present steps in and out of real and fictional worlds in the past.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/10/2012

Three Dollar Bill

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Three plays all dedicated to the concept of the conservative homosexual: The first is a monologue by Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary Cheney, about her life; the second is a gay conversion therapy session that goes terribly wrong (or wonderfully right, depending...); the third is a family drama about coming out, with various weird twists.
Content Advisory: Lots of adult language, no nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/27/2013

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

Time's Scream and Hurry

Author: Paul Hoan Zeidler
Three searing single actor dramas linked by anger, violence, recovery and the ineffable moments that live above time’s scream and hurry.
Content Advisory: Explicit language, sexual situations. Sexual assault and bondage/S&M are described, but not dramatized.
2 Acts, 115 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/5/2015

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

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

Tuesday

Author: Marc Morales
On Tuesday September eleventh two thousand and one God sent an Angel to New York.
Content Advisory: Contains some profanity and deals with sensitive issues such as death and religion
1 Act, 105 Minutes
11 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 8/28/2011

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

Veronica's Position

Author: Rich Orloff
A famous actress teams with her ex-husband actor to do a Broadway-bound revival of "Hedda Gabler," but an out-of-town tryout in Washington, D.C. leads to complications with her fiancé (a U.S. Senator), her male assistant, the play’s young and sexy female director, and a controversial photographic artist.
Content Advisory: None (Well, a few risqué remarks, but nothing graphic.)
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 7/31/2014

Walker

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
An absurd comedy about four people trying to make meaning out of life, when none of the meanings other people have created make any sense.
Content Advisory: Sexual language and situations.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/30/2014

Want's Unwisht Work

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Four women start a house of feminist studies in Athens, Georgia, and hilarity ensues as all kinds of men try to get in.
Content Advisory: Some adult language, no nudity required
1 Act, 120 Minutes
18 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 2/1/2013

West Lethargy

Author: Stephen Kaliski
Two couples, both stalled on their journeys westward toward California, form a strange new neighborhood in this wildly inventive, surreal comedy.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/26/2011

What the Texas Board of Education Did On My Summer Vacation

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Carly Paige is a poor white girl with undiagnosed ADHD who goes to war against her family, her school, her community, and her behavioral problems in order to bring the truth about her ancestor to light.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

When Half the Sphere is Visible

Author: The Drafts
Can there be a perfect kiss? Will a wall of water burst a burden of guilt? Can a belt buckle baffle the TSA? An escapade forking in unexpected places, this genre-bending blend of storytelling explores the dichotomies we live with (and often choose to ignore).
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexually suggestive language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/16/2014

When I Met Juliet / It Was A Setup

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
I met Juliet Rylance one night in a bar and we had, I thought, a real connection, but she never spoke to me again, and this is how that made me feel.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity required
1 Act
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/23/2013

When it Rains

Author: Rahti Gorfien
An exploration of one woman's erotic nature and her struggle to unite love, passion, and conception in her life by any means necessary.
Content Advisory: Explicit language & sexual behavior of a non-vanilla nature.
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/9/2014

Where's Julie?

Author: Daniel Guyton
15-year old Julie runs away from home to escape her abusive father, her delusional mother, and her autistic younger brother, only to find herself "knocked up" by her pothead boyfriend, harassed by her selfish older sister, and shunned by her Born-Again Christian friend - but, when she contemplates abortion, that's when the play gets really funny.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual innuendo, implied drug use, depiction of child abuse
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 3/11/2015

While Chasing the Fantastic

Author: Derek Ahonen
A story of terrorism and the conclusions we jump to based upon fear.
Content Advisory: There is adult content in this play. Strong language.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 12/15/2014

White Baby, Entree & Chocolate Chip Fridays

Author: David Lee White
Three, three-character comedies about having babies, hiring crazy people and have allergic reactions to shellfish.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Whither Thou Goest

Author: Barbara Kahn
In 1922 New York City, initial conflicts of class and culture between a young Russian immigrant and a German Jewish American socialite give way to romantic feelings and scandal.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 9/19/2016

Wild Dogs

Author: Carol Carpenter
Small-town locals sabotage a visiting Disney movie production.
Content Advisory: Strong language and sexuality
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 3/20/2013

Women w/o Walls

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

Words, Razors, and the Wounded Heart

Author: James Presson
A Jacobean Revenge Comedy set in suburban Connecticut. Sacrifice! Betrayal! Prom!
Content Advisory: Sex, drugs, violence; plenty of bad language and bad behavior
5 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/1/2014

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

Yeah, That Happened

Author: Nick Rafello
Once there was a little boy that believed he could fly and in the end, he does.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/6/2016