Trepidation Nation

Trepidation Nation
a phobic anthology
by James Still, Gina Gionfriddo, Warren Leight, Cusi Cram, Richard Dresser, Erik Ehn, Keith Josef Adkins, Hilary Bell, Kirsten Greenidge, Glen Berger, Bridget Carpenter, Victoria Stewart, Julie Marie Myatt, Michael Hollinger, Sheila Callaghan, Stephen Belber

Productions (14)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 12 f, 11 m (4-23 actors possible)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible set, suggesting various locales
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-229-1

Trepidation Nation
a phobic anthology
by James Still, Gina Gionfriddo, Warren Leight, Cusi Cram, Richard Dresser, Erik Ehn, Keith Josef Adkins, Hilary Bell, Kirsten Greenidge, Glen Berger, Bridget Carpenter, Victoria Stewart, Julie Marie Myatt, Michael Hollinger, Sheila Callaghan, Stephen Belber

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Productions (14)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 12 f, 11 m (4-23 actors possible)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible set, suggesting various locales

We all have instinctive fears -- but what if a fear becomes inexplicable, illogical, and just plain weird? Then you're dealing with a phobia, one of those most extreme and fascinating of terrors. Actors Theatre of Louisville asked 16 frighteningly creative playwrights to find inspiration in real phobias, and the resulting collection of pieces might prove that not only is fear humankind's oldest emotion, but it's also one of our silliest, most serious, and stage-worthy. Read More

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99
NOTE: Each piece in this anthology can be licensed and performed separately.

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Play Details

We all have instinctive fears -- but what if a fear becomes inexplicable, illogical, and just plain weird? Then you're dealing with a phobia, one of those most extreme and fascinating of terrors. Actors Theatre of Louisville asked 16 frighteningly creative playwrights to find inspiration in real phobias, and the resulting collection of pieces might prove that not only is fear humankind's oldest emotion, but it's also one of our silliest, most serious, and stage-worthy.

To perform the entire collection, click "Order this play" above. To perform an individual piece independently, click on its title below:

  • The Gallows Monologue from Sidney Ryan's 'Gunpowder and Blood' by Glen Berger
  • The Message by Hilary Bell
  • Down to Sleep by Victoria Stewart
  • Cobra Neck by Keith Josef Adkins
  • Seal Skin by Erik Ehn
  • I Am Not Alone by Richard Dresser
  • The Joys of Childhood by Kirsten Greenidge
  • Octophobia by James Still
  • Hold This by Sheila Callaghan
  • Naked Lunch by Michael Hollinger
  • Normal by Cusi Cram
  • Euxious by Bridget Carpenter
  • I'm Here for You by Warren Leight
  • Safe by Gina Gionfriddo
  • Phobophobia by Julie Marie Myatt
  • Yes by Stephen Belber

    • Drama/Comedy
    • 80 - 100 minutes
    • 12 f, 11 m (4-23 actors possible)
    • Content Notes: Adult language and content
    • Set: Flexible set, suggesting various locales
    • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-229-1
  • Production History

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    Production Group
    Location
    NOV 29, 2018 - DEC 01, 2018
    Rancho Verde High School Theatre Club
    Moreno Valley, CA United States
    Rancho Verde High School Theatre Club Moreno Valley, CA United States
    APR 24, 2018 - APR 24, 2018
    Academy Of Music And Theatre Arts
    Penryn, United Kingdom
    Academy Of Music And Theatre Arts Penryn, United Kingdom
    OCT 16, 2016 - OCT 18, 2016
    Pasadena City College, Division Of Performing Arts
    Pasadena, CA United States
    Pasadena City College, Division Of Performing Arts Pasadena, CA United States
    OCT 01, 2015 - OCT 09, 2015
    Douglas Anderson School of Arts
    Jacksonville, FL United States
    Douglas Anderson School of Arts Jacksonville, FL United States
    OCT 14, 2014 - OCT 17, 2014
    Cosumnes River College Theater Department
    Sacramento, CA United States
    Cosumnes River College Theater Department Sacramento, CA United States
    JUN 20, 2013 - JUN 22, 2013
    San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA United States
    San Jose State University San Jose, CA United States
    MAR 23, 2012 - MAR 23, 2012
    Macabre Theatre Ensemble
    Ithaca, NY United States
    Macabre Theatre Ensemble Ithaca, NY United States
    AUG 24, 2010 - AUG 29, 2010
    Adam Roebuck Productions
    New York, NY United States
    Adam Roebuck Productions New York, NY United States
    MAY 10, 2010 - MAY 10, 2010
    Fort Defiance High School
    Fort Defiance, VA United States
    Fort Defiance High School Fort Defiance, VA United States
    MAY 14, 2009 - MAY 17, 2009
    The Actors' Mission
    Rock Springs, WY United States
    The Actors' Mission Rock Springs, WY United States
    JAN 20, 2007 - JAN 20, 2007
    Jefferson High School
    Cedar Rapids, IA United States
    Jefferson High School Cedar Rapids, IA United States
    APR 21, 2006 - APR 22, 2006
    McDaniel College
    Westminster, MD United States
    McDaniel College Westminster, MD United States
    NOV 18, 2005 - NOV 19, 2005
    Left Bank Productions
    Fort Thomas, KY United States
    Left Bank Productions Fort Thomas, KY United States
    MAR 01, 2003 - APR 30, 2003
    Actors Theatre of Louisville
    Louisville, KY United States
    Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
    Sort by Most Recent
    Production Group
    Location
    NOV 29, 2018 - DEC 01, 2018
    Rancho Verde High School Theatre Club
    Moreno Valley, CA United States
    Rancho Verde High School Theatre Club Moreno Valley, CA United States
    Sort by Most Recent
    Production Group
    Location
    MAR 01, 2003 - APR 30, 2003
    Actors Theatre of Louisville
    Louisville, KY United States
    Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States