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3 MEN

Author: Mike Folie
A middle-aged playwright/speechwriter given one more chance to have a play produced on Broadway remembers three charismatic older men who influenced his life and art.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/26/2016

7th and 11th Dimensions

Author: Brian Luna
One man’s tale of poverty, shame, and self-discovery as seen from the bottom of a Slurpee cup.
Content Advisory: A few cases of strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/11/2014

A History of Launching Ships (somewhat after Washington Irving)

Author: Avi Glickstein
Elizabeth Burgin, on the run from the British in 1779 New York for helping to free hundreds of Patriots from prison ships docked in Wallabout Bay, finds shelter with a pair of twins and their stepmother in a strange, gated house far from her intended destination of Philadelphia.
Content Advisory: One instance of strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
9 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/8/2012

A Little Piece of the Sun

Author: Daniel McKleinfeld
A documentary for the stage juxtaposing the story of the Chernobyl disaster with the life of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.
Content Advisory: Although the play invites very abstract staging, the text includes a great deal of very explicit sexual violence. It is not at all appropriate for children.
4 Acts, 180 Minutes
4 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 7/1/2011

A Rope in the Abyss

Author: Edward Elefterion
Named after Proust’s description of the moments between waking from a deep sleep and remembering who you are, the play is a tapestry of stories about the fluid nature of identity by focusing on people who survive brain injury and their equally challenged relatives: wives, sons, even doctors, all of whom are forced (sometimes moment by moment) to redefine who they are.
Content Advisory: Adult subject matter
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/23/2012

A Streetcar Named Desiree

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

A World Beyond the Bronx

Author: Patricia Canale
One woman's account of growing up the 1st daughter of 12 to religious italian immigrants.
Content Advisory: strong language, adult situations, re-enactments of violence
1 Act, 40 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/10/2012

After Anne Frank

Author: Carol Lempert
"March. 1973. Dear diary, I borrowed The Diary of Anne Frank from the library today, but I can’t bring myself to open it." And so begins 32 years of Carol Lempert ducking Anne’s legacy, but something keeps pulling her back. Again and again and again.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/11/2011

Alice in Black and White

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

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

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 Drum Circle

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

And Then You Die (How I Ran a Marathon in 26.2 Years)

Author: David Hansen
Hit the road with cartoonist Pengo in pursuit of the finish line - dashing through relationships, hurdling heartbreak, and threading through the Five Boroughs in a record quarter-century ... and time is running out.
Content Advisory: profanity, mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/21/2013

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

Ascension

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

Because of Beth

Author: Elana Gartner
In the aftermath of her mother’s death, teenage Penny risks her relationship with her irresponsible older sister and new guardian, to learn about their long-missing father but discovers treacherous and dangerous secrets no one wanted her to know.
Content Advisory: Strong language, some physical violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/19/2014

Becoming Cuban

Author: Carlos Lacamara
A young American woman volunteers to cut sugar cane in Cuba and gets caught in the struggle between a patriarchal state and those who yearn for independence.
Content Advisory: Strong language, which could be altered with playwright’s approval
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 3/27/2012

Bedlam Nightmares: Execution Day

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
This is the final night of the Blood Brothers' lives as they face execution for their many crimes in the sinister, off-the-books mental hospital run by the malevolent Doctor Queen. The bad Doctor has invited a select audience of the wealthiest and most powerful to watch the boys fry, but before they can be granted the release of death, they must host one final anthology of the horrific, mauled-from-the-headlines tales that are their stock and trade. They must provide the entertainment at their own execution.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 16 Males, 5 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/4/2015

Bedlam Nightmares: Shock Treatments

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
The execution of the Blood Brothers races closer and their captor, Doctor Queen, has vowed that she will break their minds before she destroys their bodies. So while she's away, that means exposing the boys to some of the ugliest, most rancid stories the hospital has to offer.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 9 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Bedlam Nightmares: Strapped In

Author: Blood Brothers Productions
Deep in the vaults of an institution for the criminally insane, The Blood Brothers await their final hours on Earth. In the custody of a physician as sinister as they are, the two brothers fill their last days feeding on the surreal stories of their fellow inmates.
Content Advisory: Violence, stage combat, blood and gore
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males, 7 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Breuckelen

Author: Chris Van Strander
Williamsburg: Present-day hipsters collide with Brooklyn residents from centuries past—including a Dutch widow, Russian squatter, and a notorious bootlegger; as they spin their stories, they recount the checkered history of this borough they all call home.
Content Advisory: Strong language; hipsters.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
6 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/20/2013

Broken Record

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

Brown and Black and White All Over

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

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

butyou'reaman or: The Seven Men I Came Out to in India

Author: Matthew Dicken
Navigating his travels in India, an out-since-13 American finds love and must relearn to see queer. Matthew daringly claims his mythic ancestors and messily mashes (pop) cultures. In the sticky space between sexualities, intimate landscapes of sensuous political variety await.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

Captain Ferguson's School for Balloon Warfare

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Upon entry into World War One, a pioneering and obsessed aviator must train US troops in the art of Balloon Warfare.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 3/6/2014

CLENCHED

Author: David Mogolov
David ostensibly sits down to tell the story of being struck overnight by a debilitating mystery illness, but in explaining how his doctor prescribed relaxation, his story veers into a comic exploration of the limits of self-control and self-knowledge, with results that audiences will find familiar, funny, and delightfully weird.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/22/2016

Clipping In

Author: Terrence S. Gray
An improbable, sometimes difficult, and altogether hilarious journey about self-discovery and finding community in the format of a 60-minute group exercise class.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/18/2016

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

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

Cry of the Mountain

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

Dad and the Dog

Author: Ken Wolf
It is the Summer of 1969, and Mom has left with the five kids to live with her parents, and Dad is left with the Family dog, Missy, and that is when everything changed.
Content Advisory: An occasional F- word but it can be cut in production
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/24/2013

Daniel Pelican

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

Dear Prudence

Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton
The courageous story of little-known civil and women's rights activist Prudence Crandall, a white woman who three decades before the start of the Civil War opened the first school in New England for African-American girls and created the first integrated school in America.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/16/2014

Detention #10: All the Single Ladies

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Four 10-minute plays honoring Women's History Month.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013

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 #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

Disappearing Act

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

Doctors Jane and Alexander

Author: Edward Einhorn
Using found, fabricated, and occasionally finagled text, the playwright explores the life of his grandfather Alexander S. Wiener, the co-discoverer of the Rh factor in blood, through interviews with his mother, a psychologist who recently retired due to a debilitating stroke.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/3/2012

Donna/Madonna

Author: John Paul Karliak
The award-winning adoption solo comedy about an adopted son with two mothers: the doting Catholic homemaker and the fashionista wife of a British pop star.
Content Advisory: mildly strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/21/2011

Dumber Faster

Author: David Mogolov
How can a man with a smartphone be so consistently stupid? A comedy about our stupid, broken brains.
Content Advisory: Drug references, strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Eating My Garbage

Author: David Mogolov
Dumbfounded by a call from a political pollster who sounds suspiciously like Laura Linney, David searches himself for a rational reason to believe the nation isn't utterly doomed. When he can't quite think of one, he turns to irrational reasons. That's when his search gets more promising.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 52 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2014

E-mail: 9/12

Author: Midge Guerrera
How sharing, caring, grieving and even allowing a spark of humor to fly through cyberspace helped our nation get through the painful aftermath of 9/11.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/5/2014

EMERGENCY A La Carte

Author: Nancy Redman
A comedian dies and finds that death is her toughest audience.
Content Advisory: Very little adult language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/12/2013

Familiar Stranger: Nancy Lane Smith

Author: Lynda Crawford
Lucy's mother, a homeless woman who abandoned Lucy at age one, leaves her daughter a lost memory of one afternoon when she saw her differently. Based on the book "Stranger to the System: Life Portraits of a New York City Homeless Community" by Jim Flynn.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 3/6/2015

Final Touches

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

From the Deep

Author: Cassie M. Seinuk
In this psychological drama, Andrew, a missing Boston University student, arrives in the surreal room of the missing, Ilan, an Israeli POW trapped in the same headspace, must convince Andrew to play the games, keep his mind active, and face the truth of his captivity before they both go missing forever.
Content Advisory: Strong language, disturbing story about abuse, real life dive into life of a prisoner of war, GLBT themes
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/10/2016

Gotham Standards

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

Green Eyes, Just Like You and Me

Author: Gary Walker
A story of one unusual family's collective open heart that explores why doing the right thing isn't always necessarily the right thing to do.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2015

Heel

Author: Jeff McMahon
Using text, movement, and imagery, HEEL marches through the collateral damage of September 11, 2001, examining both the attack and the culture of closure and forgetting.
Content Advisory: Some strong language. Not appropriate for children
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 4/30/2012

How I Came to Be Buffalo Bill

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

How to Be a Successful Teacher

Author: Michele Miller
A theatrical mockumentary that explores the reality of teaching through the eyes of Ms. M, an ‘unbreakable’ teacher…or is that what she puts on for the cameras?
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
12 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

How to Survive Crack Addiction

Author: Padraic Lillis
A solo show that is the reading of a self-help guide for addicts that want to keep using.
Content Advisory: Adult situation, some strong language.
1 Act, 40 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/3/2013

I Can't Give You Anything But Songs

Author: Pippa White
In this cabaret play, lyricist Dorothy Fields shares 28 of her greatest songs, gives suggestions as to how to write a great song, tells how a woman can survive in a field dominated by men, and talks about her fascinating fifty year career writing for Broadway and Hollywood.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

I Know What Boys Want

Author: Penny Jackson
A high school girl discovers that this week's Internet sensation is a video of her having sex and is determined to handle this crisis alone.
Content Advisory: Strong language. Sexual situations
1 Act, 87 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/27/2013

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

Immaculate Degeneration

Author: Pamela Sabaugh
A musical coming of age journey through the world with an invisible disability: after a rebellious teen becomes vision impaired-leaving her unable to drive in the Motor City-she must set forth on a quest to come to terms with and articulate just what it is to be, neither fully blind nor sighted, but somewhere "in between."
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/17/2012

Infallibility

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

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

It Goes Without Saying

Author: Bill Bowers
A fun and unflinching look at the life and mimes of performer Bill Bowers. From his days playing with his Barbie dolls in his backyard in Montana to his training with world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, Bill Bowers has observed the incredible power that silence can wield—whether onstage, between family members, among neighbors, or when we are alone.
Content Advisory: some mature themes are dealt with, such as coming out and coming to terms with being gay, and the AIDS crisis of the late 1980’s. There is minimal adult language.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/12/2012

Kalighat

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

Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince

Author: Glen Williamson
A boy, locked in the dark alone for years, appeared on the streets of Nuremburg in 1828, barely able to stand, walk or speak. A true story and a supernatural journey through darkness to light.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Leading Men

Author: Blake Walton
One man’s evolution into his true manhood as he understands and admires his own father when he becomes a father himself.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Life, Audited

Author: Steven W. Mize
A true David & Goliath story of self-discovery, while one average man defends himself against the IRS, told through receipts, anxiety, diet soda...and a hint of creativity. En route, he audits his life, and comes face to face with his own inner dilemma.
Content Advisory: This is a true American story, with adult themes about money, taxes, truth and the average American citizen's battle against the I.R.S. But there is no profanity, nudity or deferential language.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/7/2014

Little Edie and the Marble Faun

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

Lola Montez in Bavaria...

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

Looking for the Pony

Author: Andrea Lepcio
As funny as it is heart-breaking, this is a fast-paced journey through the places cancer takes us, dedicated to the fierce love of two sisters.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/9/2011

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 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

Love in Action

Author: Pippa White
Three women saw health care needed some work, and did it.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/1/2016

Magdalen

Author: Erin Layton
Long silenced voices are unveiled in this one woman play about the concealed lives hidden behind convent walls where unwed mothers, prostitutes and flirts are told they can "wash away their sins" in commercial laundries run by nuns.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Michael's Daughter

Author: Ciera Payton
Ciera's paper-trail relationship with her incarcerated father.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual movement, sexual themes, violent/drug abuse themes
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Modern Living

Author: Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo
Three short plays with songs about the life and times of a gay downtown performance artist.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 4/9/2013

Motswana: Africa, Dream Again

Author: Donald Molosi
A dynamic meditation on African identity on the African continent.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/15/2013

My First Autograce Homeography (1973-1974)

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A cut-up of memories, personal, political, traumatic, funny and absurd from a childhood in the weirdness that was 1973-1974 in America (Watergate, Patty Hearst, The 6 Million Dollar Man, experimental dance, The Living Theatre, unhinged caretakers and All Those Solo Albums).
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/3/2014

My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl

Author: Zoe Weil
Personal stories about writer/performer Zoe Weil's life as a humane educator and her challenges living according to the MOGO (most good) principle to do the most good and the least harm to herself, other people, animals, and the environment.
Content Advisory: Occasional Profanity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2013

My Penis – In and Out of Trouble

Author: Antonio Sacre
A remarkable, brutally funny, controversial, and disturbing personal exploration of sex, sexuality, and manhood.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, include strong sexual language and situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Natural Novice

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

Near Vicksburg

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

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

open heart

Author: Joe Salvatore
Explores gay relationships that allow for outside sexual partners through the actual words of men who shared their personal stories and thoughts on monogamy, fidelity, sex, and open relationships.
Content Advisory: strong language and described sexual situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/2/2011

Passion: Reincarnation of the Martyr

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

Pennysaver

Author: Nicholas Priore
Tommy has finally found Penny, and whether she likes it or not, he will never let her go.
Content Advisory: Strong language, brief violence
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Picture Incomplete, a one man musical

Author: Trent Armand Kendall
Feeling older, but not wiser, The Storyteller takes a journey of discovery told through multiple characters, monologues and original songs.
Content Advisory: Adult content, some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/10/2011

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

Pillow of Tears

Author: Lynda Crawford
A disappearing world of women’s voices, once hidden and neglected, now sought and fought after.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 25 Minutes
5 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 3/8/2015

Polanski Polanski

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A poetic monodrama imagining/exploring three threshold moments in the life of famed film director Roman Polanski; a fictionalized tale of desire, escape and punishment blending elements of film and theater as it delves into the brilliant mind of the controversial figure.
Content Advisory: Erotic language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/11/2013

Poop-A True Story

Author: Micheline Auger
When an actress is hired to be a piece of art, she gets more than she bargains for.
Content Advisory: Some strongish language and provocative anatomical metaphors.
3 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/5/2014

Preparation Hex

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

Quiet Peninsula

Author: Brandon Ferraro
Three darks stories of guilt and justice unexpectedly intertwine in this timely, twisted suspenseful drama.
Content Advisory: Adult language, mature themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/7/2014

Random Acts

Author: Renata Hinrichs
What happens when a young girl is left to fend for herself on the streets of the South Side of Chicago in the late 1960s?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/21/2015

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

Rhapsody in Black

Author: LeLand Gantt
Straddling the color line––never quite the right hue––a black man struggles with what it means to be black, and eventually discovers what it means to be a man.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
7 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/14/2015

Riddle Lost

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

Right Time to Say I Love You

Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton
Frozen in a moment of crisis, an emotionally and physically drained Cindy must choose: ignore the ringing telephone and get the sleep she so desperately needs, or make another late-night rush to help the ill mother who’s never once said I love you.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 40 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/4/2012

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

Rudolf II

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

SACREBLEU!

Author: Nicholas Priore
After one hell of an awful night in Montmartre, Zach returns to his hostel with a garbage bag around his waist, appealing to the mercy of the front desk clerk, who will not let him in without a room key, which is in Zach’s pocket, which is in his pants, which are somewhere on the streets of Paris, so he must relay his story in order to convince the clerk to let him upstairs before his friends come down and see him like that.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, obscenities, suggestive situations
1 Act, 30 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/3/2016

Salve Regina: A Coming Of GAY Story

Author: Javier Rivera
Born in Puerto Rico to an ultra-religious mother and a domineering father is not easy, especially when it’s likely you are a big Queen...thank God for Madonna.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/12/2015

Sense

Author: Tamara Rose
Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller all haunt the shoreline of Walden Pond while the audience is invited to swim across.
Content Advisory: Suitable for all ages. However, sensitive ears who are unprepared for historical references should be warned away.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
7 Females, 3 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/5/2014

Seven Lepcio Shorts

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

Shower Me

Author: Sheyenne Javonne Brown
In the midst of celebrating her baby shower, Sheyenne and her guests share their joys and fears of motherhood through the presentation of gifts received.
Content Advisory: strong language, graphic images of a violent nature
1 Act, 60 Minutes
9 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2014

Smoker

Author: Bob Brader
Award-Winning monologist Bob Brader realizes all the complex connections he has through smoking: how it helped him through a turbulent childhood and loveless relationships, how it created jobs and opportunities and community, and one particular connection too precious to let go.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/25/2016

So Close

Author: Marin Gazzaniga
Have you ever loved someone so much it makes you actually crazy? The story of a violent relationship is told by the people who lived it..
Content Advisory: Strong language, domestic violence described (but not seen)
1 Act, 95 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 5/21/2014

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

Sor Juana

Author: Cynthia Cooper
A young Mexican girl born in 1648 at a time when girls are denied education, Juana overcomes innumerable obstacles to follow her dream to read and learn, amazing all around with her abilities as a poet and scholar, and becoming a real-life cultural icon.
Content Advisory: This is a family play, appropriate for young audiences, grades 1-8.
1 Act, 40 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/20/2015

Sousepaw: ‘A Baseball Story’

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

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

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

Stabilized Not Controlled

Author: Frank Blocker
Dark comedy about a murderous New York City landlord who goes to war with rent-stabilzed tenants: a septuagenarian sex addict, a Log Cabin-accountant, an aging stoner, The Fake English actress, and homeless squatter Jackie O.
Content Advisory: Adult content and themes. Language is important to the New York locale. Situations include frank sexual discussions and substance abuse
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 13 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Stuff

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

Talk to me about Shame

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

Teenie

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

That's All I Got

Author: Addie Walsh
Addie lets it all hang out as she offers up her wacky journey to be creative and start anew as a divorced baby boomer and retired soap opera writer with an empty nest, too much time on her hands and too many poodles…still haunted by her twilighty-zoned-out dysfunctional family.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and curse words
1 Act, 25 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/13/2015

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 Bark & the Tree

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

The 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 Curing Room

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

The Director

Author: Barbara Cassidy
A woman is approached on the streets of NY by a film director, and having been affected by the experience, decides to interview other women who have had similar contacts.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, some nudity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
8 Females, 2 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/25/2014

The Echoes Off the Wall Underground Are Louder Than Your Footsteps Above Me

Author: Anthony Nikolchev
A man, salesman, an Orpheus of Dostoevsky’s creation and Witkacy’s nightmare, selling what people don’t need in a time when people have nothing until the unbearable happens, taking the audience through a schizophrenic waltz on the precipice of the recession.
Content Advisory: Brief strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/15/2013

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 Fortification of Miss Grace Wren

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

The Gin Baby

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

The Good Adoptee

Author: Suzanne Bachner
Award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of New York State’s sealed records - once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain the Good Adoptee?
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/25/2016

The March of the Bonus Army

Author: Isaac Rathbone
Six actors use text and period music to illuminate a little known US historical event when WWI veterans during the Great Depression marched on Washington to demand a bonus they were promised, but never received.
Content Advisory: A few minor curse words.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/30/2014

The Pink Unicorn

Author: Elise Forier Edie
A Christian widow must choose sides in her conservative Texas town, after her teenage daughter announces she is "gender queer" and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school.
Content Advisory: A few curse words
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

The Rope in Your Hands

Author: Siobhan O'Loughlin
Thirteen survivors tell their stories of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Content Advisory: Explicit Language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/10/2015

The Temple, Or, Lebensraum

Author: Nat Cassidy
An immersive and unrelenting journey into the horrors experienced by a German U-Boat crew trapped in a sunken submarine and commandeered by a madman.
Content Advisory: Very strong language, very graphic violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/12/2015

The Three Graces

Author: Robert Thomas Noll, Zane Coleman & Pamela Noll
An African-American adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters,” set in a segregated army base in the South during the Second World War that celebrates the three graces of every woman of color: Brilliance, Joy and Flowering.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
5 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 3/12/2013

The Tiffany Box, a love remembered

Author: Kathleen Buckstaff
Former LA Times humor columnist, Kathleen Buckstaff uses her personal emails, letters and humor columns in The Tiffany Box, a love remembered to tell the story of her mother’s last two year’s of life— intimate, surprisingly humorous and ultimately uplifting leaving audiences transfixed and raving.
Content Advisory: content ok for middle school and up
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 7/11/2012

The Tower

Author: Adam Scott Mazer
The Tower presents the psychedelic tragedy of The Donner Party, that notoriously ill-fated group of westward pioneers that became snowbound in the winter of 1846-47 and was forced to resort to cannibalism to survive.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence, sexual situations
1 Act, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/17/2014

The Vigil or The Guided Cradle

Author: Crystal Skillman
Linked tales of a young American woman on vacation in contemporary Prague and the creation of a legendary torture device in Prague 500 years ago; both contemplate the nature of control over another human, for good and evil.
Content Advisory: Frank depictions of torture, rape, and other brutality
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 10/4/2013

The Way Out

Author: Timothy Nolan
In the face-off between Rubin and the Judge, the raging interior dialogue of a wrongfully incarcerated man wrestles with the question: Can any man come to terms with the accumulated toll of time stolen by fear and prejudice?
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 6/15/2011

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

The Women in Me

Author: Charly E. Simpson
A one-woman show that explores and interrogates the stories and histories, the people and pain, the hauntings and ghosts that reside in the body and the words of one black woman.
Content Advisory: Strong language and themes.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/21/2014

The Year After

Author: Penny Jackson
Set a year after 9/11, these two plays show how strangers of different ages, religions and races discover healing and hope through random encounters on the New York City subway and The Staten Island Ferry.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 11/21/2013

The Year I Was Gifted

Author: Monica Bauer
A true gay-straight love story, in 1969, a scholarship kid from Nebraska meets her first gay friend at a boarding school for the arts, leading to a decision that will change both their lives forever.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/2/2014

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children

Author: Matthew Trumbull
Moving seamlessly between heartbreakingly funny and simply heartbreaking, the play journeys through the strange bonding days between Trumbull’s cancer-stricken 55-year-old father, an unassuming Minnesota engineer who takes his belief in usefulness above and beyond; and Trumbull, a New York City actor with a slew of day jobs both brief and bizarre.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

There Is No Good News

Author: David Mogolov
Tying together stories of fryolators, fake lawyers, junk science, tweakers, financial schemers and bomb threats, David Mogolov frisks his life experience for a single bit of wisdom he can share with his baby daughter.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug references
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/15/2013

Too Far to Go(d?)

Author: Mitch Montgomery
You are cordially invited to join film director Stanley Kubrick, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke and astronomer Carl Sagan for dinner and a multimedia infused debate about the nature of life in the universe.
Content Advisory: A few curse words
1 Act, 105 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Turn 22

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

Uncle Philip's Coat

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

Unearthing the Tramp

Author: Nicholas Priore
Two Slavic refugees exhume the mortal remains of a recently deceased celebrity in order to collect a ransom.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/8/2016

Vacation! All I Ever Wanted

Author: Bricken Sparacino
Bricken shares her love of life, adventure and ponies with humor and heart in this solo show about vacations.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/24/2014

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus

Author: Rich Orloff
Based on interviews with and letters from students who attended Oberlin College in the late 1960’s, the play charts one college’s journey through the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, focusing on how the war and changing campus life affected students both politically and personally.
Content Advisory: None, beyond a few profanities. (The play has been produced in colleges and high schools.)
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
7 Females, 5 Males, 14 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1989
Date Added: 8/1/2014

Voices from Ellis Island

Author: Pippa White
The amusing, frightening, inspiring and true stories of immigrants who came through "the front door to freedom" from 1890 to 1930.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 2/15/2015

Voices from the Resistance

Author: Pippa White
Stories of ordinary people who fought the underground war against Hitler, leading Jews to freedom, rescuing Allied soldiers, printing newspapers, risking their lives every day to do what they could to cripple the Third Reich.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/16/2015

Walking to America

Author: Alberto Bonilla
In this incisive docudrama, a fifteen-year-old boy travels on foot for two years to get to the United States from his native Honduras.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 9/29/2013

We Call Her Benny

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

What the Texas Board of Education Did On My Summer Vacation

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

When Thoughts Attack

Author: Kelly Kinsella
Clinging to her sense of humor and an emergency Xanax, a woman walks into a restaurant to order lunch and is sucked into a whirlpool of anxiety as she teeters between the salmon or a complete nervous breakdown.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Wild Dogs

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

Wonder Bread

Author: Danusia Trevino
With greater aspirations than growing tomatoes for her scheming father in communist Poland, a young woman escapes to New York, works at Burger King, marries her Valley Stream sweetheart, meets Iggy Pop, dates Dee Dee Ramone and while rebelling against it, she falls in love with the world.
Content Advisory: Adult language: very little and it is done with humor
1 Act, 80 Minutes
10 Females, 12 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Woodhull

Author: Liza Lentini
Biographical drama about Victoria Woodhull, the thirty-something former prostitute who ran for President against Grant in 1872 with a platform that included free love, legalized prostitution, and abolition of the death penalty, at a time when it was outrageous for women to show their ankles.
Content Advisory: Adult inuendo, but nothing too racy
3 Acts, 120 Minutes
8 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/8/2011

XY(T)

Author: Kestryl Cael Lowrey
Filled with testosterone and transgression, masculinity and mayhem, this playful solo performance charts one queer’s quest for a gender that makes sense.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexually explicit
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Yeah, That Happened

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

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