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Space Girl
Mora V. Harris
It's not easy fitting in when you're a sixteen-year-old alien from another planet. Stuck in a world where the only things that make sense are roller derby and salad, Arugula Suarez and her father must find out what it means to be human before time runs out for Planet Earth...
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Dramedy
80 - 90 minutes
5 f, 1 m, 1 either (7-11 actors possible: 5-10 f, 1-3 m)
There's an App for That?
Alan Griffith
Plots intertwine when everyone assumes the science lab is empty on a Friday afternoon. From a mischievous science teacher to two loveable nerds that are plotting to increase their social standing by developing a new smartphone app, stories collide...
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Farce
80 - 90 minutes
7 f, 6 m
How We Got On
Idris Goodwin
Dreaming of fame and fortune in the new Hip-Hop music scene, three teens must overcome cultural isolation, familial dysfunction, and ruthless rivalries to make the music that defines their lives...
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Coming of Age Drama
85 - 95 minutes
2 f, 2 m
Brownstone
Catherine Butterfield
Three points of time converge in a New York brownstone, spanning eighty years and encompassing the lives of three pairs of people. With nothing but the roof above their head in common, all these characters share in New York experiences of compromising ambition, falling in love, and making memories...
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Drama
75 - 90 minutes
4 f, 2 m
500 Words
Ruth McKee
Three New York City immigrant teenagers take an internship organizing submissions for an essay contest on patriotism in America. As they reveal their stories, their own senses of patriotism and the world are challenged in unexpected ways...
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Drama
70 - 80 minutes
4 f, 2 m (5-6 actors possible: 3-4 f, exactly 2 m)
A Spare Me
A. Rey Pamatmat
The final generation of children receive genetically-engineered spare life forms that will ensure no child's existence is ended by something as trivial as death. As they uncover the dark secrets behind their own lives, both the children and the spares set out to prove they have minds of their own...
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Drama
100 - 110 minutes
10 f, 6 m, 1 either (16-17 actors possible: 5-11 f, 3-7 m)
Beautiful Clear-Eyed Woman
Diana Amsterdam
Franny wants to be a writer but she doesn't have the time. Everyone agrees Franny can't let this love pass her by, not in her forties. With her niece on the run, her wealthy jerk of a brother in pursuit, and the clock ticking, what will Franny do?
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Comedy/Drama
110 - 130 minutes
4 f, 5 m
Blown Youth
Dipika Guha
Inspired by Shakespeare and set in those hazy post-college years, Blown Youth examines what happens to the universe when a woman is at its center...
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Drama/Comedy
80 - 90 minutes
7 f
Hype Hero (King Patch)
Dominic Taylor
In the not-too-distant future, in an urban center in America, welfare has been privatized. Society is divided into those who must wear the patches of corporations, and the elite celebrities and politicians who keep their autonomy...
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Comedy/Drama
90 - 100 minutes
5 f, 5 m
ReEntry
Emily Ackerman and 1 other
An unflinching look at the lives of Marines getting ready for and returning from combat, ReEntry is a docudrama exploration of the relationships between Marines and the civilians they fight for overseas and must contend with when they return home...
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Drama
75 - 90 minutes
2 f, 3 m (5-11 actors possible: 2-6 f, 3-5 m)
The Tangibles
India Kotis
It's Saturday night in New York City. High school is almost over, and Raina's throwing a post-breakup pity party. But when her friends arrive, they bring along problems of their own, and the night soon becomes a disappointment free-for-all...
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Comedy/Drama
60 - 80 minutes
5 f, 2 m
The Woman Who Amuses Herself
Victor Lodato
Based on a true story, this play imagines a thief's life through a series of monologues. A clever and poignant exploration of the world's most famous painting that takes us beyond the smile, into a keen examination of the mysteries and magnetism of great art...
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Drama
80 - 100 minutes
5 f, 6 m, 1 either (1-12 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
Defrosting Popsicles
Susan Emshwiller
Sally's father is on his death bed, but she just can't bring herself to emotionally confront the impending loss. Along with her wisecracking family, Sally discovers that grief manifests in many different forms...
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Comedy/Drama
70 - 90 minutes
3 f, 3 m, 5 either (7-11 actors possible: 3-8 f, 3-8 m)
Off the Main Road
William Inge
Faye can't hide forever, from her dangerous husband or her own desires, and she may not be able to control what happens when she's found...
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Drama
90 - 100 minutes
5 f, 6 m (10-13 actors possible: 4-5 f, 6-8 m)
Too Fabulous to Fail
Don Zolidis
It's a tale as old as time: an aspiring actress from a small town arrives in New York City to pursue her goal of performing on Broadway. Along the way, however, she somehow finds herself temping at a financial firm and chasing after the man of her dreams...
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Comedy
90 - 110 minutes
4 f, 4 m, 27 either (8-35 actors possible: 4-31 f, 4-31 m)
Unbroken Circle
James Wesley
In Galveston, Texas, a family is brought together for the first time in years on the day of its patriarch's funeral. As day turns into night, the devastating impact of the man on his family is revealed in unexpected ways...
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Family Drama
85 - 95 minutes
6 f, 1 m
The Beauty Inside (one-act)
Catherine Filloux
A young girl in southeastern Turkey becomes the target of an honor killing. In a terrifying clash of value systems, the girl's traditionalist mother and her Westernized female lawyer struggle with one another to seal her fate...
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Drama
15 - 20 minutes
3 f
Beer for Breakfast
Sean Grennan
A group of middle-aged buddies reunite for a "guys' weekend" in a snowed-in cabin to eat chili, drink beer, and relive the good old days. Despite divorce, unemployment, and a stroke, spirits are high until Jessie, the wife of absent friend Adrian, shows up in his place...
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Comedy
100 - 110 minutes
1 f, 3 m
The Box
Ed Shockley
The Box is an allegorical comedy inspired by the myths of Prometheus and Pandora. Encounters with four magical and zany figures constantly redefine a childlike character's adventure, which parallels the significant developmental stages in life...
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Allegorical farce
70 - 120 minutes
5 either (5-20 actors possible: 0-5 f, 0-5 m)
Wicked Queen
Rinne Groff
Alternate worlds collide in this fanciful tale about an eleven-year-old girl at a new school who discovers the power to be ruthless, and thus popular, when she is sucked into the evil kingdom of Grossland which resides just under the covers of her bed...
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Play for young audiences
50 - 65 minutes
5 f, 1 m (6-9 actors possible: 5-7 f, 1-2 m)