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"So, I Killed a Few People..."

Author: Gary Rudoren and David Summers
A chillingly comic monologue delivered by a convicted serial killer on death row whose final request is to put on a one-man show.
Content Advisory: some adult language, one detailed description of a killing, not for children or impressionable teens, no nudity but character sits in an adult diaper for a time
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 7/6/2011

3 Themes Every Child Should Know

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

A Modest Suggestion

Author: Ken Kaissar
A black comedy that dares to ask why racism exists, how does racism turn into violence, and do Jews eat bacon?
Content Advisory: Mature content, strong language. A Modest Suggestion is a black comedy for consenting adults
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/11/2012

A Rain of Seagulls

Author: Meron Langsner
A parody of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, condensed into 45 minutes.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/24/2013

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

All the Indifferent Children of the Earth

Author: Eric Bland
A play about existing now.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2012

Al's Business Cards

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

American Badass

Author: Chris Harcum
Through a dozen monologue, the character that Bush Administration America struggles to present--both domestically and to the greater world--is examined.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

American Cake

Author: Jonathan Pereira
A solo satire about love and patriotism... and a lot of cake.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/27/2015

American Jataka Tales

Author: Ed Malin
The Buddha is reborn as an American, and following the ancient tales, he must "learn something" in order to be reborn.
Content Advisory: some discussion of church heresy and sexual orientation
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Americana Absurdum

Author: Brian Parks
An antic black comedy composed of two related plays, “Vomit and Roses” and “Wolverine Dream.”
Content Advisory: Suitable for audiences 16 and over
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Anhedonia Road

Author: Chris Harcum
A solo performance set at the intersection of Don Quixote, The Wizard of Oz, Huckleberry Finn, and The Twilight Zone. Joe Harper, an everyman at the end of his rope, goes on an uncommon adventure to capture a yellow balloon. But this ain’t no ordinary yellow balloon and it sends Joe crashing into a cast of colorful characters in an alternate-reality heartland where no GPS can help him. Are you on the right road?
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/15/2012

Antiquity

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

Any Day Now

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

Are We Freaks

Author: Bricken Sparacino
A science fiction comedy exploration of who really is normal and the search for companionship in a world gone askew. What's a claw between friends?
Content Advisory: Low-key innuendo, humor and one same-sex kiss
1 Act, 55 Minutes
9 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/12/2012

As Directed

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

Awkward Levity

Author: Richard Hinojosa
Three short dark comedies that look at inappropriate humor from three viewpoints.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Adult themes (Rape, Suicide)
1 Act, 75 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 6/1/2012

Bargains And Blood (How to Succeed In Home Shopping!)

Author: Blair Fell
A tragi-camp comedy about a trailer park Cinderella who becomes a messianic home shopping hostess while confronting the bloody and cut-throat business of television shopping.
Content Advisory: Some silly implied sexual talk, absurd references to addiction and make-believe drugs and some Grand Guignol bloodiness.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/9/2014

Barhoppers: The Answer Man and Other Bar Plays

Author: Joel Jones
A collection of short comedies set in bars to be performed in bars, pubs, restaurants, or even theaters.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexuality, comedic violence
2 Acts, 100 Minutes
9 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016

Be Story Free

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
The World's First and Only "Story Addiction" Destruction Seminar, FREE to all who sincerely desire to rid themselves of the EVILS of STORY, carried out by Dr. Jip Syuzhet's Be Story Free Brigade.
Content Advisory: adult language
1 Act, 120 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/29/2013

Better Lucky Than Smart

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

Biffing Mussels (3 Short Plays)

Author: Mike Gorman
Three surreal short plays from Mike Gorman's early days at La MaMa.
Content Advisory: Inferred violence, comical. Some profanity.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males, 7 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 6/18/2014

Blood: A Comedy

Author: David Lee White
Jacqueline Stanzi is a life-long atheist struggling with her pornographer son, her promiscuous daughter and her born again future son in-law in an effort to give her family some of that old time religion.
Content Advisory: Strong language, controversial subject matter
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 8/25/2015

bombsheltered

Author: Adam Harlan
War of the Worlds meets The Merry Pranksters as friends trip acid in a bomb shelter as they deal with the pressures of being the last people on Earth in this penetrating and hilarious satire where society is viewed in front of a fun house mirror.
Content Advisory: mature content, strong language, drug use.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/4/2013

Branched - a comedy with consequences

Author: Erin Mallon
An outrageous, biting satire with heart that will make you question helicopter parenting, the price of success, and what it means to give your family the best in life.

Content Advisory: Sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/16/2014

Browntown

Author: Sam Younis
Follows three brown-skinned actors as they audition for the role of a terrorist in a made-for-tv movie.
Content Advisory: Strong language, profanity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Buddy Becker's Big Uncut Flick

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

Captain Overlord's Folly or The Fool's Revenge

Author: John Clancy
A gang of homicidal clowns invade and destroy a 19th century well-made play.
Content Advisory: Nudity, violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/8/2011

Chosen

Author: Rick Vorndran
An irreverent take on the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chosen careens through 50 years of history in less than 60 minutes - with musical numbers!
Content Advisory: One character uses strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Circe

Author: Michael Hagins
A lonely man's phone becomes something more than a personal digital servant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual content
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/24/2015

Clean Alternatives

Author: Brian Dykstra
A no-holds-barred satire on corporate America about an environmentalist's fight against a toxin-spreading megacorporation. Dykstra takes on corporate narcissism, the meaning of love, the corruption of politics and the elusiveness of enlightenment in this dark-age of the almighty dollar.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 10/14/2011

Coffee/Evil

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

Colorblind'd

Author: Kirk White
A small college theatre department becomes a national punching bag when the school's lone African American professor casts a white girl as Rosa Parks.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/30/2016

Columbia, the Germ of the Ocean

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

Commedia dell'Artemisia

Author: Kiran Rikhye
A masked sex farce in rhyming couplets satirizing the rape of Italian Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Content Advisory: Adult themes
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 1/31/2012

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

Cycatrix Adaptitude

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Some crazy Romanian performers come to NYC and do a play about wanting to make it in the movies.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity required
2 Acts, 120 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/27/2013

Dazl, aka The Cradle Robber Within

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A play about a golden little being who charms everyone she meets...at least almost every one: This is Dr. Seuss meets Pillowman meets Death of a Salesman in a wild ride of a “kids of all ages” show that looks into the heart-wrenching realities of how “growing up is coming down.”
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity required
2 Acts

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/23/2013

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

Decompression

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

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 #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 #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 #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

Diva

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

Domestic Tranquility

Author: Rich Orloff
A nice family who live in a nice house in a nice suburb during the nice 1950’s are terrorized by three escaped convicts with bad table manners.
Content Advisory: None. A few irreverent passages, but nothing offensive. In fact, a nun saw one of the performances in Iowa and liked it a lot!
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 7/19/2014

Donkey

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

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

Edie & Alexander

Author: Megan Mostyn-Brown
Edie and Alexander are so glad you moved in next door. So very glad. They’d like to invite you over for dinner. They promise it will be an evening to remember.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 7/24/2014

Emancipatory Politics: A Romantic Tragedy (EP:ART)

Author: Eric Bland
A collection of contemporary New Yorkers struggling with the idea of how to live a meaningful life in today’s dislocated, post-everything world.
Content Advisory: Strong language, Sexual themes
1 Act, 120 Minutes
9 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

Face Value

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

Fatboy Romeo

Author: Neal J. Freeman
Fatboy Romeo employs puppets, projections, and live actors to tell a comic story of consumerism run amok using excerpts of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet."
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 2/9/2015

Faye Drummond

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

Film Noix

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

Final Countdown

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A torrid Balkan Americanized absurdist comic adventurette about balloons, children and deviant parents.
Content Advisory: some adult content, graphic sexual elements, a rape
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Fix Number Six

Author: Jerry Polner
Jane is a 40-ish travel agent who dreams of pursuing her true calling -- being an international spy; so when her rich, lovesick customer wants to hire her to "fix" his life with whatever tawdry subterfuge is necessary, she jumps at the chance.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations, but no nudity or strong language.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 5/6/2014

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

Free $$$

Author: Jonas Oppenheim
Robin and Randy Petraeus are a failed power couple throwing a self-help seminar, but it turns out they can’t help anyone—but maybe you can.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/11/2014

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

Funny as a Crutch

Author: Rich Orloff
A collection of nine acclaimed short comedies which skewer stereotypes, archetypes, prejudices and assumptions both towards and within the disabled community. Beginning with the unlikely story of the first disabled settlers at Plymouth Rock and ending with the fractured fairy tale of Cripperella, Funny as a Crutch finds humor in everything from representations of the disabled in popular culture to the challenges of personal relationships.
Content Advisory: A few sexual references and an occasional bad pun
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/5/2012

Gay Camp

Author: Philip Mutz and Susan-Kate Heaney
When 'confused' campers Josh and Anton are sent away to be 'cured' at Camp Acceptance, they find themselves having a gay old time, with a deliciously evil headmaster, gay Twister, Santorum surprises, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at!
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Generic Magic Realism

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

Goldsboro

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

Good Enough

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

Green

Author: Chris Harcum
An epic misadventure with crooked politicians, double agents, bickering robot lovers, supernova recording artists and the sweetest Scottish mercenary in the galaxy. Only a poet can straighten out this mess, but even if one of the last full-blooded humans in the universe can save the world, will there be a place for him in it?
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 18 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/6/2011

HA!

Author: Rich Orloff
A trio of Rich Orloff's most popular one-act comedies: <em>Oedi </em>(a parody of <em>Oedipus Rex</em> emphasizing the motherly side of Oedipus' wife), <em>The News from St. Petersburg</em> (a Chekhovian spoof about the effects of a political rumor) and <em>The Whole Shebang</em> (in which the entire universe is discovered to be a science fair project on another dimension).
Content Advisory: A few sexual references, but no more than you'd find in Greek mythology
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/8/2012

Hail Satan

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

Hamlet Bound & Unbound

Author: Andrew Rothkin
Robert has struggled for years… to stand up to his anxious mother, to hold onto a decent girlfriend, and above all, to “make it” as a respected, classical actor; after suffering the most horrible indignity of all -- watching his dream role being annihilated by the biggest no-talent movie star in Hollywood -- Robert takes matters into his own hands, with outrageous, hilarious results.
Content Advisory: Sexual innuendo; some strong language; mild stage combat/violence & a gun
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/20/2014

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

Helsinor

Author: Todd Alcott
Helsinor is Hamlet, told from the point of view of Claudius, and examines the famous drama from the vantage of middle age.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations. Adultery, romantic cruelty, sexual innuendo.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 3/7/2013

Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis

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

Home of the Great Pecan

Author: Stephen Bittrich
A giant pecan stolen, a minister on the make, aliens, a prom queen on the verge of a breakdown, Texas beauty parlor gossip, and a shotgun wedding -- just your average day in 1980s Seguin, Texas -- otherwise known as, The Home of the Great Pecan!
Content Advisory: A few curse words
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/17/2011

House of Trash

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

How and Why I Robbed My First Cheese Store

Author: Mike Gorman
A homeless playwright turns the tables on the patronizing Artistic Director of a downtown theater to expose the theatrical pretensions of those at the top.
Content Advisory: Minor profanity
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/19/2014

how i learned to become a SUPERHERO

Author: Dennis Flanagan
The play follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes"; the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present and the future uncertain.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/29/2013

I <3 Revolution

Author: Alexandra Panzer, Tara Schuster, Alice Winslow
Three ladies overwhelmed by their early 20s, swept up in the zeal of the Arab Spring, and taken by the boho-chic ways of Occupy Wall Street recruit followers for their own brand of fresh-to-death revolution.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/14/2012

I Stand for Nothing

Author: Eric Bland
A play that scatters anarchy, solitude, absurdity, sentimentality, and love through fifteen human lives wrestling with the feeling that it's weird to feel good but not good to feel weird.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and some sexual themes -- not for young children.
1 Act, 130 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Icons & Outcasts

Author: Suzanne Bachner
Set in the heart of Chelsea, 8 eccentrics—a vampire, a hustler, a redneck, an angel, a loner, a bimbo, a goddess and an actor—randomly intersect during one unforgettable day in New York City.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 2/3/2012

ILLUMINATIon

Author: Nicholas Priore
A series of vignettes on the topic of a secret society that seeks to enslave us all.
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
2 Females, 26 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 5/29/2016

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

Imminent, Indeed

Author: Bryn Manion
A macabre, post-modern gothic tale of innocence lost and wisdom gained wherein mathematical wunderkind, Miss Polly Peachum, descends most egregiously into the netherworld of villainous scoundrels captained by the nefarious Macheath.
Content Advisory: Sexual content and language, violence, strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

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

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

Islands of Repair

Author: Leslie Bramm
A husband and wife are stranded at sea in a rubber raft. They battle sharks, the elements and each other. How will they survive?
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations
1 Act, 35 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/24/2011

Join the Circus: A Collection of Short Plays

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

Kitsch, or Two for the Price of One

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

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

Little Black Dress

Author: Ronan Noone
Amy Beaudreaux hires a gigolo as a way to break the monotony of her daily grind.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and violence
1 Act, 95 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/22/2014

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

Love, Death and Vengeance: A Comedy

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

Mad Mel and the Marradians

Author: Gary Morgenstein
A science fiction political comedy about the Marradians, whose enslavement of the human race can only be stopped by -- a writer!
Content Advisory: Some adult content, occasional profanity, sexual innuendos
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/29/2011

Magic Bullets

Author: Adam R. Burnett
MAGIC BULLETS entertains a trip through modern health and wellness.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
7 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/15/2014

Magic Kingdom

Author: Cory Conley
A dramedy of a brother and sister fighting for direction and understanding in a theme park full of irresistible temptations, with a child caught in the struggle.
Content Advisory: Strong language, non-frontal nudity
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/27/2014

Me

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A theatrical meditation on self-identity, where Bromley starts out looking to write a play about himself and takes detours through his personal relationship with his placenta, the recent extinction of the white river dolphin of the Yangtze in China, and just what exactly he means when he says, “I am the chosen fish, chosen by me / To save the planet from humanity.”
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity
1 Act, 100 Minutes
10 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/28/2013

Mica's Skin

Author: Ana Asensio, Paloma Bravo and Jean Randich
Childless, single and just fired two days after her mother’s death, Mica faces the mirror with humor, wit and the ability to portray a generation caught off guard by the crisis while they were texting.
Content Advisory: Strong language as used in real life
3 Acts, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

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

Minimum Wage

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

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

Misshapen Jack, the Nebraska Hunchback

Author: Trav S.D.
A journey through one man’s fevered brain as he attempts to persuade us through the power of his words to join him in his quest to confront the evil represented by the title character.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1989
Date Added: 1/5/2013

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

Money Buckets!

Author: Adam R. Burnett
The play addresses the 2008 stock market crash, the Obama presidency, the long-last legacy of the Roosevelt administration on politics, Buckminster Fuller's utopia, the potential future for the apolitical citizen in American society, and a call to action.
Content Advisory: Strong language and nudity
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/22/2012

Motel California

Author: Richard Harrington and Chris Kauffman
The heartwarming tale of a ruthless Belgian mercenary who gives up his life of killing for the cabaret.
Content Advisory: Adult situations spoken of in the dialogue (not depicted)
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Author: Mark J. Mirsky
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is a comedy about family in which a father turns into a parasite and the mother and children's attempts to curb his behavior with the help of a professional exterminator turns everything upside down.
Content Advisory: Strong language hinted at but not spoken
2 Acts, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 8/1/2013

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

Mr. Satan Goes to Wall Street

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

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

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

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

Necropolis 3: At the Mountains of Slumberland

Author: Ian W. Hill
A fantasy in which Winsor McCay's classic comic strip character Little Nemo falls asleep as usual, but, rather than traveling to the dream-world of Slumberland, is instead transported into the universe of the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, and must help the alienist Randolph Carter to defeat The Old Ones so he can return back to his safe bed.
Content Advisory: some children's theater-level "scary" scenes
1 Act, 55 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 9/4/2012

Neither Here Noir There

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

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!

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

NIGHTMARES: a demonstration of the Sublime

Author: Adam R. Burnett
This play situates itself between terror and comedy (the sublime), beneath the gaze of Henry Fuseli's iconic painting, and in the midst of an enveloping soundscape to plumb the extremities of our contemporary condition and posit the question: are we still capable of being overwhelmed?
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, nudity.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/10/2013

Nihils: The Negation of Everything

Author: Trav S.D.
A nonlinear autobiography about a cat who can’t make the scene.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 1/5/2013

No More Pretending

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
An actor named Al sits on a stage. Another actor named Matt enters the stage and they talk about shit they used to do and how Matt is famous and Al is not. Finally, a third actor named Meg enters the stage and they all talk about how Meg still does that shit they used to do. It's a show about indie theater.
Content Advisory: Adult language, no nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 2/28/2013

Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy

Author: Lynn Marie Macy
The young Miss Catherine Morland experiences a dynamic and hilarious coming-of-age journey through the social whirl of 17th century Britain and the swashbuckling gothic adventures of her own vivid imagination.
Content Advisory: Fully family friendly!
2 Acts, 160 Minutes
6 Females, 5 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/22/2014

Nosedive Red Ribbon Gala 2011

Author: Nosedive Productions
Five original short plays by Jeff Lewonczyk, Qui Nguyen, Mac Rogers, August Schulenburg, and Crystal Skillman, written for Nosedive's annual fundraising gala.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
8 Females, 14 Males, 4 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/14/2012

On the Dark Side of Twilight

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

One, Two, Whatever you do...

Author: Vanessa Shealy
When former child star Angela L. Wilcox tells one teensy fib, it goes viral; the coverup spins her life, and the life of her son, out of control.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

Open Up

Author: Kimberly Pau
A demonic child pop prodigy struggles with his feelings of love for the other half of his act.
Content Advisory: Strong language and sexual situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/30/2012

Oscar Tango-Bravo

Author: Ed Malin
A comic look at conspiracy theories and the people who believe in them, in light of 20th Century events like the Cuban Sandwich Crisis.
Content Advisory: Some sexual jokes
1 Act, 50 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2014

Oswald's Backyard

Author: Leslie Bramm
An history fiction about a day in the life of Lee Harvey Oswald as he prepares to make his big break.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations, drug, alcohol, and cigarette use
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 10/24/2011

Out of Focus

Author: Geralyn Cassidy
A New York actor works the background and speaks without speaking.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/6/2016

Out to Lunch

Author: Joseph Langham
An outrageous absurdist farce about two losers camping out in a restaurant that is quite possibly an allegory about apathy.
Content Advisory: Nudity
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Panichorea

Author: Richard Hinojosa
A multi-media political/social satire that lampoons our paranoid and greedy reactions to a fabricated crisis that is played out in a series of related comic sketches and news reels.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, comic violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 14 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/16/2011

Park Slope

Author: Michael Reyes
An urban professional drug dealer attempts to "de-gentrify" Park Slope after getting kicked out of his Food Coop.
Content Advisory: Explicit Material; Adult Situations; Strong Language; Nudity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 4/23/2016

Planting the Seed

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

Platonov! Platonov! Platonov!, or the Case of a Very Angry Duck

Author: Eric Michael Kochmer
A smart and hilarious Chekhov parody rooted in post-post-modernism and hip-hop.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/25/2013

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

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

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

Presumed Retarded

Author: Ed Malin
This dark comedy explores the private lives of two World War II-era movie stars and their child, who has been hidden away in a mental asylum for most of her life.
Content Advisory: Dialogue about child abuse
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/13/2015

Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

Author: Duncan Pflaster
In this Shakespeare-styled Ridiculous Fairy Tale Play, Prince Trevor trades places with his manservant Grumbelino in order to escape marriage to the evil Queen Bluebella and find his true love, Toby the Stable Boy.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Sexual Situations, Homosexuality
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/4/2011

Principia

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

Pucker Up and Blow

Author: Daniel Reitz
David, a young actor with only children's theatre credits, is making his Broadway debut in a play by New York's "most inflammatory” playwright—but it means nudity and performing a lewd sex act. What's more important? Dignity or career?
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, explicit sexuality.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

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

Reconciled Differences

Author: Richard Warren
A satiric comedy about contemporary family situations and sensibilities including a rebellious daughter who is running an XXX rated internet site from her bedroom.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/25/2014

Removal

Author: Ian W. Hill
An aging novelist has reached the end of words and is ready to be done with his work, but who finds that his words don't feel like ending and his work isn't done with him. On the day he announces his retirement, his fictions rise up against him and take over not only his work but his life.
Content Advisory: adult language
2 Acts, 123 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/25/2012

Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays

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

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

Right on Target

Author: Gary Morgenstein
A bipartisan romantic comedy about an African American conservative – fired by PBS for what he claims are political reasons – and his liberal Jewish wife as they navigate sex, love and politics.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some sexual references
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Saint Arlecchino

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

Scarlet Woman

Author: Matthew Wells
A breakneck film noir fun-ride with two actresses, nineteen characters, and more dead bodies than the last scene of Hamlet.
Content Advisory: Gun violence
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Scream Queens and Crazed Fiends

Author: White Rabbit Productions
What do you get when nine great writers have three weeks to write short Halloween plays inspired by a 1970s horror movie and a 1970s world event? Nine great, fun, spooky 70s plays!
Content Advisory: Some pieces have strong language; some plays have dark, eerie and/or violent imagery and/or actions.
1 Act, 70 Minutes
13 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

Sisters Grimm: Fables for the Stage

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

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

Slippery as Sin

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

Smoke the New Cigarette

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A DJ recalls the brief performance career of the world's only "chamber punk" band.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes

Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/27/2013

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

Some Kind of Pink Breakfast

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

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

Spacemen from Space!

Author: Ian W. Hill
A loving pastiche of 1930s-40s b-movie serials that combines as many elements as possible of that straight-faced, sincerely-played genre into one big mashup of fast-moving fun — a single play made up of 6 episodes played one right after another (with cliffhanger endings, of course).
Content Advisory: no warnings - very innocent show
2 Acts, 180 Minutes
5 Females, 16 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/4/2012

Stale Magnolias

Author: Sean Owens
Six ladies in the hot, dry town of Rectal, Texas, share their dreams and confront enemies, new and old, in the Last Chance Salon, when they are forced together by Fate-- and a tainted water supply.
Content Advisory: There is some adult humor, most noticeably drag. (If this does not offend your child, he or she is probably a fairly well adjusted adult-in-training.)
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
6 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/7/2012

Standards of Decency Series 1

Author: Blue Coyote Theater Group
Seven short plays that explore what it means (or what it takes) to offend, to be obscene, and/or to be transgressive.
Content Advisory: All of the plays were required to include nudity, blasphemy, and/or violence; all contain strong language and adult material.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
11 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 1/9/2013

Standards of Decency Series 2: Blue Coyote's Happy Endings

Author: Blue Coyote Theater Group
A collection of six short plays about the lives of sex workers.
Content Advisory: All of the plays are about sex workers; lots of frank talk and language.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 11 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/9/2013

Stitched

Author: Warren Hoffman
June 2009: Michael Jackson is dead and sisters Mei and Qiao work all day in a factory in Dongguan, China sewing clothes that they will never wear. Thousands of miles away in Berkeley, California, the Charles family just wants to lead decent lives, but their shopping habits seem to be getting the best of them. Two families connected by a pop icon, dreams of a better life, and a single shirt that stitches their lives together.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/31/2014

Straight Talk

Author: Jeff McMahon
Debased and aggressive contemporary language and attitudes, with unexpected leaps into elevated speech and longing vulnerability examines the desires of young Americans.
Content Advisory: vulgar language and sexual situations not appropriate for pre-teen audiences
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 4/24/2012

Styrofoam

Author: Kevin Doyle
A young, wealthy New York power couple read the Sunday edition of The New York Times as their new apartment fills up with styrofoam.
Content Advisory: Strong language, graphic scene, partial nudity.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 12/24/2015

Sugarbaby

Author: Frank Cwiklik
A 17-year-old girl in love with Americana runs away from home with her best friend Jesus and becomes a media sensation and a hero to both the left and the right in this caustic, patriotic, outlandish road comedy.
Content Advisory: Very strong language
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 12/27/2011

Survivor: Vietnam

Author: Rob Reese
This ripe, ribald parody of reality television puts a group of eager contestants in the middle of the War in Vietnam, where they vie for a $1 million grand prize, if they survive.
Content Advisory: Includes obscenity, profanity, profundity, progeny, and pigeons
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 12/5/2011

TechnoPlays Part B

Author: Project Y Playwrights Group
Five ten-minute plays about science, technology, and human connection. In these plays, a mother, grandmother, and daughter find themselves in a generation gap based on technology; a pair of friends try out the Next Big Thing; a young man gets more than he bargained for when he puts an ad on Craigslist; a young actor decides to write a very "meta" solo show; and a married couple try to understand what it means when their phone keeps ringing in the middle of the night.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/23/2015

The Academy

Author: Mario Fratti
A school in Venice. Gigolos are taught how to conquer and exploit American tourists. The professor pretends he is giving his wife to test their sexual ability.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1962
Date Added: 10/9/2012

The Adventure of Barry Sachs

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

The Adventures of Nervous-Boy

Author: James Comtois
A dark comedy/horror about a young man living in a grotesque nightmarish version of New York City who desperately needs a night on the town to keep his sanity in tact.
Content Advisory: Violence, strong language. Recommended for adults only
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 10/8/2011

The A-is-for-Abortion Play

Author: Cassandra Hume
5 women, 15 characters explore the personal, dark and often comedic stories behind abortion and choice through a series of personal narratives and surreal fantasies.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/17/2013

The Asphalt Christmas

Author: Todd Michael
Veda Munson, a "possessed" teenager at St. Celestine's convent school circa 1950, creates havoc on students, a handyman, two nuns, a priest and her long lost burlesque queen mother, on the verge of the St. Celestine's annual Christmas pageant.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual innuendo
1 Act, 80 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/9/2013

The Big Picture

Author: Rew David Greer
Junior Muffin has been smothered by his parents his entire life, so when his house is robbed and he accidentally kills his grandma, he spirals into depression and searches for meaning in a meaningless world.
Content Advisory: Sexual situations, some profane language, drug use
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 12/15/2013

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 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 Color Brunette

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

The Cotton Plantation

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

The Deepest Play Ever

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

The Doctor Is NOT In

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

The Elephant Man-The Musical

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

The Elf, The Bunny & The Big Xmas Blowup

Author: Joshua James
A disgruntled elf and an understudy reindeer are determined to blow up Christmas and only Wendi, a nine-year old girl and her friend the Easter Bunny can stop them from their diabolical plan.
Content Advisory: Despite the presence of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, this is not a play for young children and neither should there be children in the play. VERY STRONG LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS.
1 Act, 85 Minutes
2 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 2/26/2012

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 Feast of the Flying Cow...and other stories of war

Author: Jeni Mahoney
Audrey, a socialite turned relief worker, finds herself in a war-torn nation awarding a free feast and celebrity-style photo shoot to the besieged family of Anya Andonov; trapped in a world that is as absurd, as it is brutal, Anya and Audrey struggle to salvage their feast as the world around them spirals into collapse.
Content Advisory: Adult situation (War)
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 10/9/2011

The Foul Stench of Death

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

The God of This World

Author: Don Thompson
A New York City lawyer tries to convince his unemployed blogger daughter that her affair with an extra-terrestrial is a fantasy. Mayhem results. 
Content Advisory: strong language, adult situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/21/2016

The House of Fitzcarraldo

Author: Buran Theatre Company
In 1979 Werner Herzog enlisted his megalomaniac best friend, Klaus Kinski, to help him drag a 300-ton steamship over a mountain in the Peruvian jungle.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 3/15/2012

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 Infinite Regress of Human Vanity

Author: Murphy Guyer
This comedy within a comedy within a comedy satirizes the contemporary theater and simultaneously illustrates the larger point that avoiding or transcending self-interest is logically and psychologically impossible.
Content Advisory: occasional strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 4/12/2012

The Last

Author: Warren Hoffman
Rosa Schwartzman is the world's last Holocaust survivor who is forced against her will to go on a worldwide Holocaust awareness tour where selling "Never Again" tshirts becomes more important than remembering what happened to 6 million Jews during WWII.
Content Advisory:
3 Acts, 135 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/10/2013

The Living Methuselah

Author: Edward Einhorn
The oldest living man survives every disaster in human history, with the help of his wife Serach, the oldest living woman, but when a doctor tells him he will only live until the end of the play, will this be his final curtain?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 1/31/2014

The Man Stanley

Author: Ken Kaissar
A comedy about the function of faith in contemporary society.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/21/2013

The Momentum

Author: Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell, Boo Killebrew and Jordan Seavey
A self-help-sploitation that asks: Unhappy? Listless? Broke? Alone? Depressed? Shoeless? Eventually you’ll learn it's not what you don't have that matters, but what you think you want to have but don't yet and aren't sure how to find and who even knows if what you want is what you need or if it's obtainable but if it is there's only one way to get it: THE MOMENTUM ™®©.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/22/2011

The Most Wonderful Love

Author: Matthew Freeman
When Mother and Father celebrate their long and happy marriage with an unprecedented ceremonial unwedding, their friends and relations gather from all over to feast on the spoils; get ready for this sprawling satire on contemporary marriage and American fundamentalism.
Content Advisory: Adult Themes, Strong Language
3 Acts, 150 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 9/6/2011

The Mother of God Visits Hell

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

The Navigator

Author: Eddie Antar
The story of a man, down on his luck due to decisions that have gone wrong, whose car navigator begins to give him the right decision to everything in his life.
Content Advisory: There is a lot of adult language. The F word is used frequently. But none of the language is sexual in nature. It’s always out of frustration
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/29/2012

The Nightmare 'Dream'

Author: Neal J. Freeman
Stoker’s Dracula collides with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a puckishly ‘biting’ woodland mashup where no ruffled neck is safe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/8/2015

The Plot

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

The Princemaker

Author: Robert Gelberg
Leslie "Les" Moore, a teenaged one-percenter and heir to a massive fortune, decides to personally bankroll the Presidential campaign of down-home 35-year-old Congressman George Lee; what starts as a strategic political partnership quickly devolves into something far more sinister when Les realizes he'd rather be on the stage than behind it.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug/alcohol use, mild violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/30/2016

The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots

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

The Renaissance Dueling Plays

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

The Rise and Fall of Miles and Milo

Author: Sara Farrington
Miles and Milo are the two greatest, most multi-talented, visionary artists in the entire world; that's why they don't get any grant money from The Sunshine Foundation for the Arts--- they're convinced the Foundation is holding them down to keep the world mediocre. But when Miles and Milo do get a Sunshine Foundation grant, they squander it all and become NPR-listening drones.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/18/2011

The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse

Author: Meron Langsner
A collection of parodies of major plays and pop-culture moments.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
7 Females, 8 Males, 6 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/14/2013

The Seventh Son

Author: Stephen Kaplan
A Curse, a Kingdom without laughter, a Princess who likes to run, a Prince who likes to read, and only the seventh son of the seventh son can make things right. But will he come in time?
Content Advisory: Two boys kiss on stage...adult content for some.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
14 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/8/2015

The Short Fall

Author: David Caudle
A hilarious look at America’s obsession with fame at any cost, via the mad adventures of a middle-class housewife.
Content Advisory: Some mild language, innuendoes, a brief, suggested sexual act
1 Act, 105 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/16/2012

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 Taint of Equality

Author: Duncan Pflaster
Adrian and Javier are a gay couple who don’t believe in marriage, but everyone assumes they’re married; when they realize they’ve never actually opened up their “open relationship”, they decide to each go out and get laid, with hilarious and erotic results.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Homosexuality, Simulated Sex
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 15 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/27/2012

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 Ultimate Stimulus

Author: Felipe Ossa
Amanda McCloud is a renegade economist who has a solution to rising income inequality: master-concubine relationships.
Content Advisory: This outrageous proposal is performed as a TED-style talk that imagines what might happen to our society if the rich were forced to take on concubines whom they mentor, sponsor, and sleep with. So, yes, sex is very much involved, but it’s described in a mostly playful, often bizarre and cartoonish, manner.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/9/2014

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 Whore of Sheridan Square

Author: Michael Baron
A new comedy inspired by the life and works of legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company artist Charles Ludlam and told in the spirit of the film, SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations, and drag humor
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 10/18/2011

Third Finger, Left Hand

Author: Randall David Cook
A wickedly funny and outrageous Southern Gothic murder mystery satire about a wedding gone badly awry.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/23/2014

This Is a Newspaper

Author: Jordan Seavey
Who has it worse – hostages in a Moscow theatre or Winona Ryder caught shoplifting? A satirical take on post-9/11 news that proves that the stories we read in the paper are just stories.
Content Advisory: Strong language and adult themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 7/22/2011

Thoroughly Stupid Things

Author: Montserrat Mendez
Sequel to Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest".
Content Advisory: does not contain nudity or course language, it does discuss sexual roles and identities in a honest yet funny manner; It is not recommended for children
3 Acts, 105 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/30/2011

Three P's (3 Short Plays)

Author: Mike Gorman
Three short absurd plays featuring a poet and a lumberjack in jail, an over-the-top collection of "professionals", and a litigious married couple.
Content Advisory: Partial nudity, a few profane words (usually used for absurd/comic effect).
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/10/2015

Three Ring

Author: Peter S. Petralia
A theatrical event that merges circus, theater, dance, and performance art, which is constructed from fragments of sanity, obsession, and love as told by five inmates in an insane asylum for circus performers.
Content Advisory: This play includes some strong language, adult themes and disturbing psychological content which may make it inappropriate for younger audiences
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 9/9/2012

Travis Tanner

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

Tropical Heat

Author: Rich Orloff
An outrageously campy comedy set on a 1920’s tropical island hotel: When a masterful missionary meets a tantalizing temptress, he doesn’t have a prayer!
Content Advisory: Numerous sexual wisecracks and repartee
2 Acts, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/2/2015

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

Ukulele Land

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

Un(en)titled

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
A series of lines, poems, songs and dialogues about a variety of extremely messy personal things.
Content Advisory: Extremely graphic sexual language and imagery
1 Act, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/27/2013

Vampire Cowboy Trilogy

Author: Qui Nguyen and Robert Ross Parker
A trio of irreverent action comedies about a paranormal detective, a pair of Cold War-era superduper- heroes, and a sassy teenage warrior princess.
Content Advisory: some language
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 7/22/2011

Vice Girl Confidential

Author: Todd Michael
An expose not for the faint of heart, Vice Girl Confidential uncovers the grime and grit plaguing the streets of late 1940's New York City.
Content Advisory: No strong language, however there is suggestive sexual references and double entendres.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

Waxing West

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

We Haven't Told Anyone About This

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

We live in financial times, Part 1: Blackberry Curve

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A darkly funny theatrical shell game wherein the conventions of character and story collapse and attempt to frantically reassemble just like global capitalism!
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 8/6/2011

what do you mean

Author: Bruce A! Kraemer
Chris Oakmont gets a script accepted to a play festival, except he hasn’t written one yet.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Nudity, depending on the direction
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/28/2013

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

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

Willy Nilly

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

Word Painting: Soliloquies Around An Easel

Author: Ann Morrison
A woman inspired by her own experience of life modeling, takes a profound look at her late mother, an artist and true "Renaissance Woman," through the personalities around an art easel: the Model, the Student-Artist, the Critic and the Art itself, leading her audience through a deeply poetic, lyrical dance.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/3/2014

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

YBW - Yellow Brick Wall: Angry White Men Played by Two Happy Asian Girls

Author: Marisa Marquez and Siho Ellsmore
Rice Flower, a WWII, novel is green-lit to be the next blockbuster but these anti-exotic-blossoms face exploitation, objectification, and sexism. Two gregarious gals navigate a not-so-silk road playing 24 characters including Rush Limbaugh, Jim Kramer and Al Pacino.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/14/2012

You Only Shoot the Ones You Love

Author: Jeffrey Sweet
A solo piece about Jeffrey Sweet’s dealings with the pioneers of improvisation and how anti-Semitism in Russia and Eastern Europe led to a comedy renaissance in America.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011