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Ghostlight

Ghostlight
Stephen Gregg

Productions (77)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 3 W, 1 M, 15 Any (15-19 actors possible: 3-18 W, 1-16 M)

All Garbiela Nettles wants to do is leave her school, but she starts to hear sounds that no one else hears: echoes from the remnants of a long-ago tragedy. As she investigates the sounds, Garbiela uncovers a story that’s both surprising and surprisingly moving. Read more

They Promised Her the Moon

They Promised Her the Moon
Laurel Ollstein

Productions (40)
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 W, 3 M,  (6-18 actors possible: 3-15 W, 3-12 M)

The first American woman to test for space flight, Jerrie Cobb, steps into an isolation tank for a record-breaking nine hours as her memories unfold before her. This is a compelling drama about the challenges of sisterhood and fighting for the greater good. Read more

Community Garden

Community Garden
Justin Borak

Productions (7)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 80 minutes
  • 5 W, 6 M, 7 Any (8-18 actors possible: 3-12 W, 3-13 M)

In a series of heartfelt and humorous vignettes, Community Garden digs into the ways taking care of the environment helps people take care of each other. Read more

A Rock Sails By

A Rock Sails By
Sean Grennan

Productions (10)
  • Dramedy
  • 105 - 120 minutes
  • 2 W, 1 M, 2 Any

Dr. Lynn Cummings, an astrophysicist, tries to bring science and faith into balance while grappling with personal questions, reconnecting with her daughter, and mourning the loss of her husband. Read more

I and You

I and You
Lauren Gunderson

Productions (287)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 W, 1 M, 

As two students let down their guards and share their secrets, a seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness. Read more

Iris Lee's Audio Odyssey

Iris Lee's Audio Odyssey
Min Kahng

Productions (0)
  • Radio Play
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 1 W, 1 M, 1 Any (3 actors possible: 1-2 W, 1-2 M)

When her tears from a recent breakup mingle with her earbuds, Iris Lee finds herself thrust into a hilariously strange dream universe where each moment is a send-up of a contemporary radio show genre. Read more

The Bookstore

The Bookstore
Adam Szymkowicz

Productions (25)
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 W, 3 M,  (6-28 actors possible: 3-16 W, 3-17 M)

The future of a whimsical, almost magical bookstore is uncertain after the owner dies and leaves the shop to her niece Rachel. As the shop charms its new owner, she starts to wonder: Can you really put a price on a beloved community bookstore? Read more

Bars and Measures

BARS and MEASURES
Idris Goodwin

Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 1 W, 4 M,  (4-9 actors possible: 1-3 W, 3-8 M)

Two brothers, separated by bars, try to reconcile their differences through the language they know best: music. BARS and MEASURES is a beautiful journey through faith, family, melody, and time. Read more

Ideation

Ideation
Aaron Loeb

Productions (30)
  • Comic Thriller
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 1 W, 4 M, 

A group of stressed-out corporate consultants are slated to present their work on a mysterious project. But the question of what they aren't being told looms ever larger. If something truly monstrous is going on, wouldn't they know it? A ferocious and hilarious thriller. Read more

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)
Greg Allen

Productions (724)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 2 - 65 minutes
  • 5 W, 5 M,  (5-20 actors possible: 2-10 W, 2-10 M)

Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. This collection of 90 comic, tragic, political, personal, and abstract plays gives you the chance to program your own evening to reflect the lives and experiences of your own ensemble. Go! Read more

Lost in Place

Lost in Place
Lewis Black

Productions (3)
  • Dark Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 2 W, 2 M,  (3-11 actors possible: 1-4 W, 2-7 M)

Famed comedian Lewis Black weaponizes absurdity in this collection of darkly exuberant plays... Read more

Alice in Slasherland

Alice in Slasherland
Qui Nguyen

Productions (18)
  • Horror Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 W, 3 M,  (6-10 actors possible: 3-5 W, 3-5 M)

When young Lewis Diaz accidentally resurrects the soul of a brutally slain girl named Alice, he unwittingly unleashes a literal hell on Earth. Now, with every imaginable kind of demon, monster, and killer ravaging his small town, it's up to Lewis and his newly undead companion to protect his classmates -- including longtime crush Margaret -- from becoming freshly slaughtered carcasses. Read more

Recommended Reading for Girls

Recommended Reading for Girls
Ellen Struve

Productions (12)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 7 W, 

Reeling from a recent layoff and a broken heart, Amy is helping her mother through a round of chemo. Somehow, all the heroines from Amy's favorite childhood novels, from A Little Princess to Heidi, have appeared in her house--and just to make things even more perplexing, her sister Jackie can see them too. Recommended Reading for Girls is a winning love letter to family and literature that brims with humor and heart. Read more

Failure: A Love Story

Failure: A Love Story
Philip Dawkins

Productions (296)
  • Comedy
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 3 W, 2 M, 2 Any (7-50 actors possible: 3-48 W, 2-47 M)

By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead -- expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally consumption. A magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures. Read more

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth
Taylor Mac

Productions (6)
  • Comedic Play with Music
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 4 W, 6 M, 2 Any (10-12 actors possible: 4-6 W, 6-8 M)

Political activism meets bedazzled drag show in this story about two young friends who flee their suburban upbringing in "Real America" to join a ragtag group of activists on a protest march from D.C. to Nevada. This play explores how the idea of community sometimes fails to unite us, and sometimes brings us together in the most unexpected ways. Read more

The Taming

The Taming
Lauren Gunderson

Productions (136)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 3 W, 

Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison -- what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" inspired by Shakespeare's Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. Read more

Trevor

Trevor
Nick Jones

Productions (36)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 W, 4 M, 

Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity. Read more

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Lauren Gunderson

Productions (120)
  • Revenge Comedy
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 2 W, 2 M, 

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful past. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy. Read more

MilkMilkLemonade

MilkMilkLemonade
Joshua Conkel

Productions (54)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 5 Any (5 actors possible: 0-5 W, 0-5 M)

Emory is an effeminate 11-year-old boy who lives on a farm with his chain smoking Nanna and his only friend, a depressed chicken about to be processed. With absurd, poignant dialog and brutal characterizations, MilkMilkLemonade is a bitterly funny exploration of gender, sexuality, life, death, and the human body. Read more

The Trojan Women adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

The Trojan Women
Ellen McLaughlin

Productions (146)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 12 W, 2 M,  (12-40 actors possible: 10-30 W, 2-10 M)

Though the war is over, exile and degradation lie ahead and the fates of these women, including Queen Hecuba, her daughter Cassandra, the doomed, mad prophetess, and her daughter-in-law Andromache, widow of the great Hector, are still in the balance. Read more

Dark Road

Dark Road
Laura Lundgren Smith

Productions (591)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 8 W, 3 M, 1 Any (9-26 actors possible: 9-20 W, 0-6 M)

Two sisters in Nazi Germany begin leading two very different lives when the war comes to their doorstep. Though the two drift apart, their fates remain inextricably and dangerously linked. A powerful drama about the choices that allow evil to become ordinary. Read more

Booby Trap

Booby Trap
Ed Monk

Productions (658)
  • Drama
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 6 W, 5 M, 6 Any (11-17 actors possible: 5-12 W, 5-12 M)

In the near future, an American soldier sits in a combat zone, trapped by a land mine. As he waits to see what will happen to him, scenes from his past, present, and future unfold around him. Read more

Badger

Badger (full-length)
Don Zolidis

Productions (26)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 9 W, 5 M, 1 Any (15-45 actors possible: 9-40 W, 5-36 M)

In 1944, five young women take newly-available jobs at one of the largest munitions factories in the United States: the Badger Ordnance Works. Facing dangerous work with highly flammable powder as well as insidious sexism, the women form an unlikely friendship through joy and heartbreak. Read more

Hype Man, a break beat play

Hype Man
Idris Goodwin

Productions (17)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 W, 2 M, 

A rapper, beat-maker, and hype man start to find success making music together, but harmony is harder to find when the interracial hip-hop trio clashes over how to use their newfound platform in the wake of a police shooting. Hype Man is a rhythmically woven drama exploring race, representation, fame and friendship. Read more

Kafka's Metamorphosis

Kafka's Metamorphosis
Steve Moulds

Productions (16)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 13 Any (11-20 actors possible: 11-20 W, 11-20 M)

Gregor Samsa awakes from horrible dreams to find himself transformed into a colossal vermin. So begins Franz Kafka's most celebrated work--and this play that takes us inside Gregor's head to reveal the existential dread smoldering there. Read more

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
Jon Jory

Productions (0)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 8 W, 7 M,  (11-19 actors possible: 6-9 W, 5-10 M)

Newland's future is settled now that he's engaged to the sweet and respectable May, and he's about to fulfill all the expectations of New York society. But the moment that May's cousin, the Countess Olenska, steps into the family box at the opera, Archer begins to consider a less certain, more passionate future than he's ever dared to imagine before. Read more

Sweeney Todd: On the Razor's Edge

Sweeney Todd: On the Razor's Edge
Michael Bigelow Dixon

Productions (11)
  • Drama
  • 60 - 75 minutes
  • 4 W, 5 M,  (9-16 actors possible: 4-6 W, 5-10 M)

An apprentice finds himself in peril when he learns why people keep going missing in his master's shop; a young woman dons a disguise to find out the fate of her lover at sea; and in the cellar of a cheerful piemaker's shop, a prisoner discovers the terrible truth of what goes inside the flaky crust. Read more

Baltimore

Baltimore
Kirsten Greenidge

Productions (38)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 95 minutes
  • 6 W, 3 M, 

When a racially-charged incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have... Read more

Space Girl

Space Girl
Mora V. Harris

Productions (28)
  • Dramedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 5 W, 1 M, 1 Any (7-11 actors possible: 5-10 W, 1-3 M)

Arugula Suarez just wants to fit in. But it's not easy when you're a sixteen-year-old alien from the planet Zlagdor. Stuck in a world where the only things that make sense are roller derby and salad, Arugula and her father, Nancy, must find out what it means to be human before time runs out for Planet Earth. Read more

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy
Ike Holter

Productions (26)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 3 W, 4 M, 

The teachers of Tumbldn High School don't live in an inspirational teacher movie. When the school is slated for closure at the end of the year, and the weight of the inevitable bears down on the community, students and teachers alike discover their breaking points. Spiked with humor and brimming with fury, Exit Strategy is an exhilarating call to arms about what we owe each other. Read more

Anon(ymous)

Anon(ymous)
Naomi Iizuka

Productions (417)
  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 6 W, 5 M,  (11-35 actors possible: 6-20 W, 5-15 M)

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people -- some kind, some dangerous and cruel -- as he searches for his family. Read more

Now Let Me Fly

Now Let Me Fly
Marcia Cebulska

Productions (15)
  • Historical drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 W, 8 M,  (7-33 actors possible: 2-7 W, 5-26 M)

It is 1950 and Thurgood Marshall wants to fly in the face of tradition and overthrow the Supreme Court doctrine of "Separate But Equal." But when the ghost of his mentor, Charles Houston, visits him, he is stricken with doubt. Based on hundreds of oral histories and personal interviews, Now Let Me Fly, The Struggle Toward Brown v. Board tells the story of the unsung heroes and heroines in the battle for civil rights. Read more

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption
Dave Johns

Productions (19)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 12 M,  (12-24 actors possible: 12-24 M)

When Andy Dufresne is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in the notorious Shawshank prison, he must find a way to keep himself and his hope alive by using his wits and forging friendships. Based on the novella by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption brings the story of resilience made famous by the acclaimed film to the stage. Read more

Not Medea

Blackademics
Idris Goodwin

Productions (14)
  • Comedy
  • 55 - 65 minutes
  • 3 W, 

An exhausted working mother escapes for just one night to the sanctuary of the theatre - except the play is one she desperately doesn't want to watch. Myth and magic meet searing truths about parenting, love, and desire in this story that begins as Medea - and ends as something else entirely. Read more

Cal in Camo

Cal in Camo
William Francis Hoffman

Productions (6)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 1 W, 3 M,  (3-4 actors possible: exactly 1 W, 2-3 M)

Cal's desperation mounts as she strains to breastfeed and care for her newborn, while her husband Tim resents his struggle to make sales in his new territory. But the extent of the unease that pervades this couple's new house won't fully come to light until Cal's brother Flynt arrives, reeling from the recent death of his wife. Read more