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A Shylock

Author: Edward Einhorn
To find the title character of A Shylock, Jacob Levy interrogates every character in The Merchant of Venice, but a female Hamlet turns out to be his most reliable guide among the greatly varying impressions of the character
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 1/30/2014

Alice & the Bunny Hole

Author: Alex DeFazio
A young statistician named Alice thought she'd calculated the perfect relationship—until she discovers a wonderland of swinging twinks, Shakespearian fools, gogo boys who can’t dance, and one Black Bunny that scrambles all her formulas.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

ALONE.

Author: Edward Elefterion
August Strindberg searches for inspiration from the world around him and from the “Powers” that he believes are guiding him and learns that the fantastical universe inside of him is perhaps more real than the “real” world outside of him.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/5/2012

An Idiot

Author: Jeff Tabnick
In this retelling of Dostoevsky’s THE IDIOT, Prince Myshkin runs for U.S. Senate to incite a Christian revolution based on infinite pity. As his fame grows, he helps a recovering alcoholic win a porn-star’s love. But when she falls for Myshkin instead, can compassion prevent murder?
Content Advisory: Language, sexual content
1 Act
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Another Horatio Alger Story

Author: Jason Jacobs
An inner city high school teacher tries to save an at-risk student by exposing him to the work of 19th century rags-to-riches author Horatio Alger; but as he moves through Alger’s Ragged Dick, he must confront the author’s complicated relationship with boys – and ultimately, his own.
Content Advisory: This play contains mature content in its exploration of relationships between gay adults and youth
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/17/2012

Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)

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

Bright Swords

Author: Rick Creese
A one-man show that tells the true story of Ira Aldridge, the African-American actor who in 1825 fled racial hatred in New York, became a star of the European stage, inspired the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, and came to represent the causes of oppressed people across Europe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 95 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/22/2016

Burn

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

Burning in the Night

Author: Richard Warren
Semi-autobiographical, this memory play with music is the stage adaptation of a memoir by playwright Dale Wasserman’s ("Man of La Mancha," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest") journey from runaway teen to rail-riding hobo to globe-trotting writer for television, stage and screen. Throughout his fascinating life, he pursued the impossible dream of absolute freedom; only to discover it’s a delusion, fraught with debilitating limitations.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/6/2013

Citizen Cyborg

Author: Neal Utterback
A trans-textual hybrid of James Hughes’ seminal text on transhumanism and democracy genetically re-engineered with Shakespeare, Classical Greek plays, and science fiction.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
6 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 6/29/2015

Come Thick Night

Author: John Crutchfield
In this postmodernist mashup of Elvis, Sartre, and Shakespeare's "Scottish play," a young woman awakes from a nightmare about killing her father-- only to discover she is still in it.
Content Advisory: The play contains some instances of strong language, implied sexuality, and violence.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/26/2014

Crunching Numbers

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

Death in Venice in First Person

Author: Rory Lance
A new one-person adaptation of Thomas Mann's classic tale of Aschenbach's summer holiday and how it quickly becomes a journey of self-discovery and an exploration of the very depths of loneliness and obsession.
Content Advisory: Sexual themes
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/11/2013

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 #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

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

Down the Mountain and Across the Stream

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

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

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

Frankenstein

Author: Rob Reese
A text-faithful dramatic adaptation of Mary Shelley’s masterwork that presents The Monster as a psychologically divided chorus.
Content Advisory: NA
3 Acts, 100 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 12/10/2011

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

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

Going Up

Author: Penny Jackson
Some people can really push your buttons: A businessman and a drag queen get stuck in an elevator at the Marriott Hotel.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 4/14/2015

Granada

Author: Avi Glickstein
Bringing together characters and stories from Sephardic Jewish folklore and culture, Granada draws on a centuries-old tradition to create a tender, bizarre, and funny look at a people separated by continents but united by a state of exile.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 10/18/2012

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

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

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

If You Take One Elf Off The Shelf

Author: Francesca Sanders
Danika is writing a play, a novel or real life. You decide.
Content Advisory: There is a strip show which can reveal as much or as little as the director wants. We’ve always put a notice in the program saying “people sitting in the front row may get a lap dance.” There is no nudity at all
1 Act, 96 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 1/30/2012

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

Likeness

Author: David Caudle
The funny, poignant story of a callow artist in Colonial Boston learning to see beneath the haughty smirk of a spoiled girl he’s hired to paint.
Content Advisory: Some mild innuendo
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 9/1/2012

Little Red

Author: Mars Mraz
An examination of how we experience death - the play follows Catherine, a 16 year old girl living in rural America, as she discovers that her sick and dying grandmother is disappearing into the woods every night.
Content Advisory: Some adult language and sexual content
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/10/2013

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

Loose Canon

Author: Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman
From Moliére in IKEA to Chekhov in a Tex-Mex restaurant, this series of short comedies satirizes the world of the American consumer in the style of canonical playwrights. It's a walk through history...if history was a strip mall.
Content Advisory: Strong language and thematic elements
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/6/2015

Lost in Staten Island, More Tales of Modern Living

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

Lou

Author: John Carter
Nothing was off limits to her. Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud fell under her spell. Watch her peel back her life to reveal the amazing bodies in her wake.
Content Advisory: Some verbal description of sexual activity (masturbation and intercourse) and several expressions of discontent with God.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

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

Nick

Author: Laura Wickens
Nick Ivanov, a man of infinite promise and debt, gets pushed to the edge when confronted by mediocrity.
Content Advisory: strong language
4 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 4/7/2012

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

Not Dark Yet

Author: Timothy Nolan
Tom has a big hairy muse named Norman who's wrecking his life, and when Norman arrives in a tutu feeding Tom's doubts about his marriage and his work, Tom finds a writer can pick his friends, pick his wife, but can't pick his subconscious
Content Advisory: Discreet sex scene, some porn references.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

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

or what she will

Author: Charly E. Simpson
The story of Willa and Faulkner, adolescent twins whose literature-filled lives are changed forever in an instant by a traumatic event.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual & gun violence
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Pierce

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

Posing

Author: Jason Sebacher
Two men--each running from his past, each escaping his present, and each keeping an impossible secret--are bound together for days with the mutual goal of using each other for sex and drugs, until they confront in each other the consequences of trying to stay young forever.
Content Advisory: nudity, strong language, drug use, simulated sex
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/4/2013

Rag Fur Blood Bone: The Epic of Gilgamesh

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

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

Rough Writers Short Plays 2013

Author: Rough Writers: New Play Fest
Four short plays inspired by one of three works of art, created for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's first-ever play festival.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/1/2014

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

Scrooge Revisited

Author: Elena Hartwell
The past, present, and future visit Ebenezer Scrooge in his bedchamber on Christmas Eve in this unconventional retelling of Charles Dickens’ iconic story.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/23/2013

Solemn Mockeries

Author: Rick Creese
"Solemn Mockeries" tells the true story of William-Henry Ireland, the teenager who tried to win his father's love by forging "Shakespearean" papers including a tragedy called VORTIGERN. And when the forged play is staged at Drury Lane with the finest actors of the day, what could possibly go wrong?"
Content Advisory: A few mild sexual allusions.
2 Acts, 72 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/27/2014

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

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

Terrorist

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

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 Cage

Author: Mario Fratti
A very sensitive poet misunderstands Chekhov, closes himself in a cage, and is betrayed by the woman he loves.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1966
Date Added: 7/26/2013

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 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 Egg Play

Author: Candice Benge
A hilarious, heart-breaking, punch in the face.
Content Advisory: strong language, mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/13/2012

The Empress of Sex

Author: Duncan Pflaster
A woman in Ancient Greece, spurned in love, devotes herself to sex without love till her ex-lover tries to win her back.
Content Advisory: Nudity, Strong Language, Simulated Sex
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 10 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/24/2012

The Eternal Husband

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

The Expatriates

Author: Randy Anderson
A wild exploration of decay using the expatriate artists of 1920's as its vehicle.
Content Advisory: Mature themes, sophisticated dialogue
1 Act, 45 Minutes
4 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Family Shakespeare

Author: David Stallings
A young woman from the 18th Century is enraptured by the Bard's work, only to discover it has been censored by the family she uses his stories to escape from; inspired by the complete censored works of William Shakespeare, by Thomas and Henrietta Bowdler.
Content Advisory: Adult Situations
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
5 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 6/1/2012

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 Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller

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

The Metamorphosis

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

The Monologue Series: Confessions Of Sin

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

The Monster Tales

Author: Mary Jett Parsley Wrenn
There's nothing interesting about Mimi until a monster appears from under her bed and tells her the stories she weaves in her sleep, revealing her uniqueness, her beauty, and her true bravery.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 9/13/2013

The Mother of God Visits Hell

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

The Night of Nosferatu

Author: Stanton Wood
A story-theatre adaptation of Stoker’s novel Dracula and Murnau’s film Nosferatu, it tells the story of Jonathon and Mina Harker and their dangerous flirtation with the vampire Nosferatu and the border between life and death.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males, 8 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 4/9/2012

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 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 Red and the Black

Author: Deloss Brown
The play is based on Book One of Stendhal's novel, Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black).
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, violence
2 Acts, 140 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/12/2013

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 Secret Wisdom of Trees

Author: Christine Toy Johnson
The story of Abby Green, an intrepid and fiercely funny octogenarian who tries to prepare her family and herself for her journey into Alzheimer’s by planting trees at the locations of her biggest memories.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 7/19/2016

The Siblings

Author: Edward Elefterion
An adaptation of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, this play isn’t for children. Turns out Mom’s having a private conference with God and he’s telling her to abandon the children in the woods...in order to ensure survival. Or so she says. Events unfold that probe questions of loyalty, betrayal, and survival of the flesh at the cost of the soul.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 10/23/2012

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 Storm

Author: Laura Wickens
A dangerous fusion of romance and immorality unleashed as a woman attempts to escape her loveless marriage through forbidden passion.
Content Advisory: adult themes (adultery/suicide)
5 Acts, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 4/7/2012

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 Tale of Frankenstein's Daughter

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

The Theatre Made in Paradise

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

The 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

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

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

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

TOOTH & Other Short Plays

Author: Crystal Skillman
Five ten minute plays about romance, family, friendship, new loves lost and found.
Content Advisory: Some adult language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/4/2013

Unsex'd

Author: Jay Whitehead
Two Elizabethan boy players battle it out to win the role of the leading lady in Shakespeare's newly penned 'Scottish play' in this cheeky dramedy with lot's of humor and a wicked dark side.
Content Advisory: Potential nudity, strong language, suggestive language, sexual situations
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/28/2016

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

Wicked Tavern Tales

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

William and Judith

Author: Cody Daigle
Inspired by Virginia Woolf's “A Room of One's Own,” the play imagines a William Shakespeare at the end of his career in desperate need of a new play, a sister, Judith, who is equally talented as a writer and the act of creative thievery that tears their relationship apart.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/1/2014

Wrestling the Alligator

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