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Author Spotlight: Quincy Long, Author of “Daughters of Io”

We took the time to reach out to Quincy Long, author of "Daughters of Io" and "The Virgin Molly".
Playscripts: Where did your writing career begin?

Quincy Long: It began in college. One of my professors played a recording of T.S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party, and, though I didn't know it at the time, I was gone, hooked, rendered permanently under the influence. I ended up majoring in theatre, and after college started an Equity dinner theatre with some friends in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. We called ourselves the Thoreau Theatre Ensemble, performed the classics ...
An Interview with Jonathan Dorf, Author of 4 A.M.

We caught up with Playscripts author, Jonathan Dorf, at Florida Thespians! Learn about Jonathan's path to becoming a writer, about his work, and what aspiring writers can take away from his success.
Q1: Tell us about your writing career- what inspired you to begin writing?

As a kid, I read a lot. And by a lot, I mean, for example, that we'd be on a cross-country trip and have to stop at a bookstore because I had already read everything we'd brought. My dad was a librarian, and my mom was very active in journalism in college (though she ended up becoming a social ...
Interview with Emmett Loverde, Author of “Good Business Sense”

We took the time to interview Emmett Loverde, author of Good Business Sense, A Timely Manuever, and The Maginot Line. Get to know Emmett below!


Playscripts: Tell us about your writing career- what inspired you to begin writing?

Emmett Loverde: I have been writing drama since I learned how to read. My siblings laugh about how I used to make up Peanuts skits that mostly consisted of, "Hi Charlie Brown." "Oh good grief." Any time there was a chance to put on a show, there I was.

I also learned very quickly, however, ...
6 Questions with Taryn Temple author of The Princess Capers

We sat down with author Taryn Temple to discuss her hit comedy The Princess Capers and what it takes to be an established playwright.

Playscripts: What was the inspiration behind The Princess Capers?

Taryn Temple: The basic premise of putting famous princesses in the same room and wondering what would happen came from a writing assignment in a class for my master’s degree. Once I had the princesses sitting down to tea together their conversation quickly turned to how boring everything was now that they had “settled down” ...
“Admissions”- How a Play Continues to Resonate with Time
When Admissions by Tony Vellela opened in New York in 1999 its frank portrayal of race and identity garnered it rave reviews and the Excellence in Playwriting Award from the New York International Fringe Festival. Today Vellela's powerful story is just as important and relevant almost twenty years later. We sat down with the author to discuss the play and its importance in a contemporary world.

Q: In your view what is Admissions about?

Tony Vellela: Every generation believes they have conquered the demons of personal prejudice.  But, like ...
FREE Reads of the Week
Read all of these titles this week and find your perfect show!

30-35 minutes
5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)


40-45 minutes
4 f, 7 m, 6 either (10-17 actors possible: 3-7 f, 5-13 m)


85-95 minutes
3 f, 1 m


85-95 minutes
2 f, 2 m
FREE Reads of the Week!
Read all of these titles this week and find your perfect show!


90-100 minutes
4 f, 4 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 4-15 m)

100-110 minutes
5 f, 3 m

100-120 minutes
5 f, 4 m (9-10 actors possible: 5-6 f, exactly 4 m)

45-60 minutes
10 f, 4 m, 2 either (16 actors possible: 10-12 f, 4-6 m)

Brand New Zolidis and McWethy Shows Now Available for Licensing!

From Don Zolidis (The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon) and Ian McWethy (13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview) whose plays have been produced over 13,000 times, comes 8 brand new hit shows - from zany one-act comedies, to though-provoking full-length dramas, these new releases represent some of the best work by these award-winning authors.

See the full list of new titles here!
Bring the Academy Award-winning film, Terms of Endearment, to your stage!


An Oscar-winning story comes to the American stage for the first time in a play by Dan Gordon, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry, and the screenplay by James L. Brooks. Terms of Endearment  traces the relationship between a highly opinionated mother and her feisty daughter as they seek to find humor and courage in the face of life's challenges.

110 - 120 minutes
3 f, 3 m (6-9 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-4 m)
Set: Three playing areas, which minimally ...
Direct from a Sold Out Run, the New Holiday Musical- The Silver Belles- is Now Available for Licensing
“A new holiday musical with heart, humor, and great new tunes.”
-- DC Metro Theater Arts

It’s Golden Girls meets Designing Women with a heaping helping of well-known Christmas tunes and clever new country and western ditties.

When Oralene, the longtime director of small town Sylva Ridge’s Christmas Pageant, suddenly passes away, the Silver Belles must come to the rescue! With the spirit of Oralene looking on, the sterling-hued vixens band together, discover their talents and pull out all the stops to keep the ...
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