theAtrainplays, Vol. 1

theAtrainplays, Vol. 1
by Renee Flemings, Stephen O'Rourke, Anthony P. Pennino, Craig Pospisil, David Riedy

Productions (21)
  • Comedy
  • 65 - 85 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (4-14 actors possible: 2-9 f, 2-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A bench, suggesting the interior of a New York subway car.

theAtrainplays, Vol. 1
by Renee Flemings, Stephen O'Rourke, Anthony P. Pennino, Craig Pospisil, David Riedy

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Productions (21)
  • Comedy
  • 65 - 85 minutes
  • 7 f, 7 m (4-14 actors possible: 2-9 f, 2-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A bench, suggesting the interior of a New York subway car.

These six short comedies represent some of the best of theAtrainplays, a daredevil theater project in which playwrights create new work from scratch during the course of a single New York City subway ride. All of the characters are confined inside a single subway car -- from a stripper to a celebrity-stalker to the Savior himself. Alternately hilarious and deeply human, theAtrainplays hum with the relentless energy of their namesake. Read More

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

Play Details

These six short comedies represent some of the best of theAtrainplays, a daredevil theater project in which playwrights create new work from scratch during the course of a single New York City subway ride. All of the characters are confined inside a single subway car -- from a stripper to a celebrity-stalker to the Savior himself. Alternately hilarious and deeply human, theAtrainplays hum with the relentless energy of their namesake.

To purchase this book of six plays, click "Order this play" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

  • Tourist Attraction by Craig Pospisil
  • Everything You Want by David Riedy
  • Bounce and Roll by Renee Flemings
  • Foreign Exchange by Stephen O'Rourke
  • It's Not You by Craig Pospisil
  • Howard Hopped the A-Train by Anthony P. Pennino

    • Comedy
    • 65 - 85 minutes
    • 7 f, 7 m (4-14 actors possible: 2-9 f, 2-8 m)
    • Content Notes: Adult language and content
    • Set: A bench, suggesting the interior of a New York subway car.
  • Published Reviews

    "Lots of fun -- the entertainment content and energy level in the room are both substantially higher than at any random Broadway show."

    Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com

    "...sheer high-spirited, high-energy hijinks...a formula for sheer joyous fun."

    Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com

    "The audience enjoyed itself to no end. It was lots of fun."

    Clyde Haberman, The New York Times

    "Artistic limits stricter and stranger than any Danish film collective could have dreamed up."

    Randy Kennedy, The New York Times

    Production History

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    Production Group
    Location
    APR 22, 2017 - APR 22, 2017
    Manchester Middle School
    Midlothian, VA United States
    Manchester Middle School Midlothian, VA United States
    DEC 07, 2016 - DEC 10, 2016
    Meadowridge School
    Maple Ridge, BC Canada
    Meadowridge School Maple Ridge, BC Canada
    NOV 13, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
    Franklin High School
    Franklin, WI United States
    Franklin High School Franklin, WI United States
    MAY 01, 2014 - MAY 02, 2014
    St. Anne's-Belfield School-Fisher Black Box Theatre
    Charlottesville, VA United States
    St. Anne's-Belfield School-Fisher Black Box Theatre Charlottesville, VA United States
    APR 03, 2014 - APR 05, 2014
    Oak Park And River Forest High School
    Oak Park, IL United States
    Oak Park And River Forest High School Oak Park, IL United States
    NOV 14, 2013 - NOV 16, 2013
    Louisville Collegiate School
    Louisville, KY United States
    Louisville Collegiate School Louisville, KY United States
    APR 20, 2012 - APR 21, 2012
    Misawa Theatre Company
    APO, AP United States
    Misawa Theatre Company APO, AP United States
    MAR 19, 2010 - MAR 19, 2010
    Science Hill High School
    Johnson City, TN United States
    Science Hill High School Johnson City, TN United States
    OCT 02, 2009 - OCT 02, 2009
    The White Mountain School
    Bethlehem, NH United States
    The White Mountain School Bethlehem, NH United States
    MAY 21, 2009 - MAY 23, 2009
    Atlantic High School
    Port Orange, FL United States
    Atlantic High School Port Orange, FL United States
    NOV 06, 2008 - NOV 07, 2008
    Olathe East High School
    Olathe, KS United States
    Olathe East High School Olathe, KS United States
    AUG 22, 2008 - AUG 22, 2008
    International School Of Indiana
    Indianapolis, IN United States
    International School Of Indiana Indianapolis, IN United States
    JUN 09, 2007 - JUN 10, 2007
    O'Loughlin Catholic College
    Karama, NT Australia
    O'Loughlin Catholic College Karama, NT Australia
    DEC 01, 2006 - DEC 03, 2006
    The New Theatre Of Meriden
    Meriden, CT United States
    The New Theatre Of Meriden Meriden, CT United States
    JUN 02, 2006 - JUN 03, 2006
    Jamesville-DeWitt High School Drama Club
    DeWitt, NY United States
    Jamesville-DeWitt High School Drama Club DeWitt, NY United States
    APR 01, 2006 - APR 06, 2006
    Besselgymnasium
    Minden, Germany
    Besselgymnasium Minden, Germany
    MAR 30, 2006 - MAR 31, 2006
    Goddard High School
    Goddard, KS United States
    Goddard High School Goddard, KS United States
    NOV 04, 2005 - NOV 12, 2005
    Olympia High School
    Olympia, WA United States
    Olympia High School Olympia, WA United States
    OCT 22, 2005 - OCT 22, 2005
    Buffalo Gap High School Drama Club
    Swoope, VA United States
    Buffalo Gap High School Drama Club Swoope, VA United States
    OCT 07, 2005 - OCT 15, 2005
    Northwest School Of The Arts
    Charlotte, NC United States
    Northwest School Of The Arts Charlotte, NC United States
    SEP 12, 2005 - SEP 12, 2005
    Bruntcliffe High School
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Bruntcliffe High School Leeds, United Kingdom
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