TRW's Catalogue of New Plays 2023

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CATALOGUE of NEW PLAYS

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Welcome to TRW Plays

You’ve worked with Theatrical Rights Worldwide when licensing titles in our amazing catalogue of musicals— from SPAMALOT, JERSEY BOYS, MEMPHIS and THE COLOR PURPLE to THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ON YOUR FEET!, BRIGHT STAR and THE PROM—now we’ve added a new melody.

TRW Plays is here, featuring a diverse and growing catalogue of playwrights whose work you know and love, and new authors whose plays will be tomorrow’s classics. In this new catalogue—our very first—you can find everything you need to create an exciting season for your theatre, whatever type of theatre you are.

We’re dedicated to established writers alongside newly discovered voices, and we’re representing plays to suit all tastes, from family-friendly broad comedies to experimental pieces, from personal dramas and adaptations to the fantastical.

Whether you’re looking for stories that speak to today’s issues, like SANCTUARY CITY, AMERICA IN ONE ROOM and SELLING KABUL; or stories with BIPOC or LGBTQ+ themes like BARBECUE, RED BIKE, FAIRYCAKES, THE BINDING and SENSITIVE GUYS; or adaptations of classic stories from EMMA and DRACULA to Sherlock Holmes and Chekhov; our TRW Plays catalogue has the perfect choice.

Turn these pages and you’ll find exactly what you need.

While TRW Plays is newly launched, the people behind it, Lysna Marzani, Craig Pospisil and Robert Vaughan, have decades of experience, and our knowledge base and experience leads the curation of this catalogue. We are excited to work with your TRW UK licensing representatives, based in our new office in Margaret Street, London, to make this fantastic collection available to you all.

Starting now, TRW Plays is your first stop for finding the plays you want on your stage!

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Table of Contents

Full-Length Plays

Liz Duffy Adams BORN WITH TEETH pg 8

Kate Benson

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES pg 9 [PORTO] pg 9

Beaufield Berry IN THE UPPER ROOM pg 10

Douglas Carter Beane FAIRYCAKES pg 11

Angelica Chéri BERTA, BERTA pg 12

Carla Ching NOMAD MOTEL pg 12

THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP pg 13

Inda Craig-Galván

BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA pg 14

A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER pg 14

Carey Crim

DISTANCE LEARNING pg 15 MORNING AFTER GRACE pg 15

Adrienne Dawes TEEN DAD pg 15

Reina Hardy

GLASSHEART pg 24

James Hindman

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU pg 24

Tor Hyams & Lisa St. Lou

SENIOR LIVING pg 25

C. Julian Jiménez

ALLIGATOR MOUTH, TADPOLE ASS pg 25

William Missouri Downs

ASKING STRANGERS THE MEANING OF LIFE pg 16 HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO pg 16

Tyler Dwiggins THE BINDING pg 17

Jeffrey Finn & Bob Walton GAME SHOW pg 17

Dexter Flanders FOXES pg 18

Mark-Eugene Garcia & Luis D’Elias EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO pg 18

Jacqueline Goldfinger BABEL pg 19

CLICK pg 19

David Grimm

CYRANO DE BERGERAC pg 20

IBSEN IN CHICAGO pg 20

TALES FROM RED VIENNA pg 20

Kate Hamill DRACULA pg 22

EMMA pg 23

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B pg 23

JULIO AIN’T GOIN’ DOWN LIKE THAT pg 25

Jones Hope Wooten

BUDDY BRO BUBBA

DUDE: MEN IN TWISTED SHORTS pg 26

HONEY SUGAR LADY

DOLL: WOMEN IN BODACIOUS SHORTS pg 26

LICKETY SPLIT: WOMEN AND MEN IN OUTRAGEOUS SHORTS pg 26

Lila Rose Kaplan

SMALL ENCHANTMENTS pg 27

MJ Kaufman SAGITTARIUS

PONDEROSA pg 27

SENSITIVE GUYS pg 27

Sylvia Khoury

SELLING KABUL pg 28

Stacie Lents

COLLEGE COLORS pg 29

Ken Levine

4:05: A NOCTURNAL COMEDY pg 30

AMERICA’S SEXIEST COUPLE pg 30

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GUILTY PLEASURES— AN UNAPOLOGETIC COMEDY pg 30

ON THE FARCE DAY OF CHRISTMAS pg 30

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR HOUSE pg 30

WHAT IS “MURDER?”— A MYSTERY/COMEDY pg 30

David MacGregor

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EAR pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN SOUFFL É pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST MACHINE pg 33

John Maclay & Joe Foust

THE REVOLTING TEENS OF SHERWOOD pg 33

ROMEO AND JULIET WALK INTO A BAR pg 33

Martyna Majok

SANCTUARY CITY pg 34

Robert O’Hara

ANTEBELLUM pg 35

BARBECUE pg 35

MANKIND pg 35

ZOMBIE:

THE AMERICAN pg 35

Scott Organ

17 MINUTES pg 36

Rich Orloff

BLESSINGS FROM THE PANDEMIC pg 36

Tira Palmquist

TWO DEGREES pg 37

John Pielmeier HOOK’S TALE pg 37

Douglas Post

HOWARDS END pg 38

Jessica Provenz

BOCA pg 39

Psalmayene 24

LES DEUX NOIRS: NOTES ON NOTES OF A NATIVE SON pg 41

Lia Romeo

THE FOREST pg 41

Eric Rosen

LOT’S WIFE pg 42

Mark St. Germain

ELEANOR pg 42

Paul Schmidt

THE CHERRY ORCHARD pg 45

THE SEAGULL pg 45

THREE SISTERS pg 45

UNCLE VANYA pg 45

by Aoise Stratford

THE UNFORTUNATES pg 46

Caridad Svich

RED BIKE pg 46

Cori Thomas LOCKDOWN pg 47

R. Eric Thomas

MRS. HARRISON pg 47

Jason Odell Williams

AMERICA IN ONE ROOM pg 48

John Yearley

8 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS pg 49

Stan Zimmerman

RIGHT BEFORE I GO. pg 49

SILVER FOXES (co-written with James Berg) pg 50

YES, VIRGINIA (co-written with Christian McLaughlin) pg 50

Don Zolidis

A DARK SKY FULL OF STARS pg 51

THE BRIGHTEST

THING (OR, THE SQUONK PLAY) pg 51

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FAIRYCAKES PG 11 GREENWICH
HOUSE THEATRE’S WORLD PREMIERE OF FAIRYCAKES. PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY.

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One-Acts and Short Plays

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

SHOT: CAUGHT A SOUL pg 54

Michael Griffo

MATERIAL GIRLS pg 54

PROMAPOCALYPSE pg 54

VAMPIRE VALEDICTORIAN pg 54

Jon Jory and Michael Bigelow Dixon

THE CHRISTMAS CAROL FARCE pg 55

David Overton

MARY AND JOSEPH…AND COMPANY pg 55

SHAKESPEARE’S DEAD DAMES pg 55

THRICE UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR: A TRIPTYCH OF THREE-ACTOR TRYSTS pg 55

Jonathan Rand

#HASHTAG pg 56

THE ACTS OF LIFE pg 56

LAW AND ORDER: RHYMES AND MISDEMEANORS pg 56

Alvaro Saar Rios

MUSINGS OF A CRAZY

TEXICAN: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS pg 57

BY THE NUMBERS

Short Plays Inspired by Math Theorems

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POINT OF INTERSECTION by James Hindman

HEDY LAMARR MAKES

A MOVIE by Arlene Hutton

THE TRANSCENDENCE OF PI by Lynne Halliday

THE GRAND HOTEL by Craig Pospisil

SHRINKING THE NUMBERS by Lynne Halliday

THE FOUR COLOR

PROBLEM by James Hindman

THE INCOMPLETENESS

THEOREM by Arlene Hutton

THE BIG S HELL: A MATH NOIR by Craig Pospisil

TRW PRESENTS:

SHORT PLAYS, VOL. 1

DUMMY DIALOGUE pg 60 by David Ives

GLENBURN 12 WP pg 60 by Vickie Ramirez

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM ABERNATHY pg 61 by Lloyd Suh

A SENTIMENT pg 61 by Elaine Romero

STEM pg 62 by Arlene Hutton

THE SYSTEM pg 62 by Lynne Halliday

THE TALK pg 63 by France-Luce Benson

TASTING pg 63 by Eric Reyes Loo

TWELVE pg 63

by Vincent Terrell Durham

A WALRUS IN THE BODY OF A CROCODILE pg 63 by MJ Kaufman

TRW PRESENTS: SHORT PLAYS, VOL. 2

FAKE NEWS pg 64 by Doug Wright

CLEAN SLATE pg 64 by Rajiv Joseph

AS SLIMY AS YOUNG

SNAILS pg 65 by Arlene Hutton

CHRYSALIS pg 65 by Craig Pospisil

DISNEY & FUJIKAWA pg 66 by Lloyd Suh

G.O.A.T. pg 66 by Ngozi Anyanwu

LA TRAVIATA pg 67 by Lisa D'Amour

LOCKED AND LOADED. CAN I HELP YOU? pg 67 by David Ives

SWASTIKA pg 67 by Elaine Romero

TWILIGHT VISIT pg 67 by MJ Kaufman

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Theatre for Young Audiences

Rayven Craft, John Maclay, Austin Nelson and Emma Swain

CINDERELLA: THE REAL STORY pg 70

Patrick Flynn THE VELVETEEN RABBIT: A TOY STORY pg 70

Idris Goodwin

GHOST pg 71

JACKED pg 71

Carol Pugliano-Martin

SHAKESPEARE YOUNG@ PART: SOME COMEDIES pg 72

Alvaro Saar Rios

CARMELA FULL OF WISHES pg 72

Lloyd Suh

BINA’S SIX APPLES pg 73

LAST-MINUTE AQUISITIONS

Plays just added from these exciting authors. See pg 74 for more information.

Sarah Bierstock

Michelle Kholos Brooks

John Cariani

John Carosella

Julia Cho

Idris Goodwin

James Hindman

Tor Hyams

C. Julian Jiménez

Mona Mansour

Michael McKeever

Craig Pospisil

Psalmayene 24

Ray Roderick

Cheryl Stern

Lisa St. Lou

Robert Lewis Vaughan

INDEX

PLAYS BY CATEGORY pg 75

PLAYS BY MARKET pg 78

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GHOST PG 71
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THE CLEVELAND PUBLIC’S PRODUCTION OF BARBECUE. PHOTO BY STEVE WAGNER.

FullLength Plays

BARBECUE
“...an American classic, or the kind of classic we need.”
—The New Yorker

BORN WITH TEETH

An aging ruler, an oppressive police state, a restless, polarised people seething with paranoia: it’s a dangerous time for poets. Two of them—the great Kit Marlowe and the up-and-comer Will Shakespeare—meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime, and flirt like young men with everything to lose. One of them may well be the death of the other.

“It’s one part fan fiction, one part examination of egos, and another part commentary on the destructive capabilities of societal expectations.

We spend ninety minutes watching a game between the best writers of their time. The stakes range from who can be the most clever, to life and death.” Broadway World.

Liz Duffy Adams is the author of BORN WITH TEETH, which premiered at the Alley in Houston, and OR, which premiered Off-Broadway at WP Theatre. Her other plays include DOG ACT, DEAR ALIEN, A DISCOURSE ON WONDERS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD and ONE BIG LIE. Her work has been seen at Seattle Rep, Magic Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre, Portland Centre Stage, and Syracuse Stage. She has received the Lillian Hellman Award, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, the Women of Achievement Award, and the Will Glickman Award for Best New Play.

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“BORN WITH TEETH… [is a] jewel of a script.”
––Houston Chronicle
THE ALLEY THEATRE’S WORLD PREMIERE OF BORN WITH TEETH. PHOTO BY LYNN LANE.
BORN WITH TEETH

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES

DARK COMEDY UP TO 23 ACTORS

A Thanksgiving play called by sports announcers. Every family holiday is full of tradition. Every family holiday is full of strife and joy. Where do our traditions come from? Why do we hold so tightly to them? Join the family at Wembley Stadium as they play the game called Thanksgiving Day: a day of gratitude in which we watch some people knock some other people down in order to get the ball over the line.

“Benson’s writing majorly impresses in its sheer tenacity. She expertly subverts our expectations of gender roles as she takes a world traditionally thought of as feminine (the cooking of a large holiday meal) and places it in a male-dominated idiom of sports.”

—Theatremania

A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She’s a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender—a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?) Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it’s made?

Kate Benson is a writer and actor living in Brooklyn. Plays include A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES (New Georges), [PORTO], and RADIUM NOW. She is a member of the Jam at New Georges, and a graduate of the Brooklyn College MFA Playwriting program. Her work has been seen at Dixon Place, 13th St. Theatre, and Jimmy’s No. 43, among others.

inventive…dizzingly entertaining”

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PORTO
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES
“Spectacularly
—New York Times

Full-Length Plays

IN THE UPPER ROOM

The Berrys are a multi-generational Black family living under one roof in Omaha in 1974. At the centre of the family is Rose, a controlling and mysterious matriarch, who instills fear in everyone. But the stories of her past don’t add up, and she’s hiding dark secrets. Rose’s gregarious son, John, and his wife, Janet, struggle to reclaim ownership in their own home, as Rose pits her teenage granddaughters, Yvette and Josephine, against each other, bring-

ing issues of colourism and loyalty into the family dynamic. This is a play woven with storytelling, Black love, mysticism, family secrets, sisterhood and the ties that bind us all.

Beaufield Berry is a Midwest-based playwright, novelist, and arts education professional. Her work specifically takes on the drama, history and joy of the Black Diaspora, and has been seen at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Philadelphia Sparkfest, Manhattan Rep, Colorado New Play Summit and across the country. Berry’s plays include IN THE UPPER ROOM (Denver Center) BUFFALO WOMEN and RED SUMMER, and she is currently the Resident Playwright at Creighton University.

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“If you feel abuzz at the end of the world premiere of IN THE UPPER ROOM…it’s likely because you’ve been a mightily absorbed fly on the wall of the Berry household for a couple of hours.”
—Denver Post
IN THE UPPER ROOM

FAIRYCAKES

COMEDY

UP TO 19 ACTORS (GENDER-NEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

What happens when those woodland fairies aren’t busy with the business of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Why, it seems they all have jobs in some of our favourite fairy tales and have very sad love lives—that is, until Puck finds the famous flower touched by Cupid’s arrow. It’s all about love and kindness and accepting change. And it’s funny. Oh, and it rhymes.

Douglas Carter Beane is a five-time Tony Award nominated playwright and musical bookwriter. His plays include AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN, THE COUNTRY CLUB, THE NANCE, SHOWS FOR DAYS, MR. AND MRS. FITCH and THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED. Musicals include XANADU, LYSISTRATA JONES, SISTER ACT, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, each of which ran for two years on Broadway. His libretto for DIE FLEDERMAUS debuted at the Metropolitan Opera, and he wrote the film To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, which starred Partrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Robin Williams, and Stockard Channing.

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FAIRYCAKES
“FAIRYCAKES is part tribute to Charles Ludlam’s Theatre of the Ridiculous, part collegiate goof-around entertainment…”—Vulture
GREENWICH HOUSE THEATRE’S WORLD PREMIERE OF FAIRYCAKES. PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY. * Rights are not handled by TRW Plays in certain territories. Please contact your TRW licensing representative for more information.

BERTA, BERTA

After committing an unforgivable crime, Leroy is granted one final wish: a chance to make amends with his long-lost lover, Berta. Their reunion swells from a quarrelsome conjuring of the past to an impassioned plot to escape their impending fate.

Angelica Chéri is a playwright, musical theatre bookwriter/lyricist, screenwriter and poet. Plays include THE SEEDS OF ABRAHAM, CROWNDATION, SLOW GIN FITS and BERTA, BERTA, and her work has been seen at Signature Theatre, North Carolina Black Repertory Company, National Black Theatre Festival, Contemporary American Theatre Festival and others. Chéri and collaborator Ross Baum received the Richard Rodgers Award for their musical GUN & POWDER, which has been selected for the 30th annual NAMT Festival of New Musicals.

NOMAD MOTEL

On the not-so-sunny side of California, Alix bounces between motel rooms, taking care of her brothers for her MIA mother. Mason lives comfortably in a grand, empty house while his father runs jobs for the Hong Kong Triad. Until the day his father disappears and Mason has to figure out how to come up with grocery money and dodge Child Services and the INS. Mason and Alix develop a tentative friendship, and together they must learn to scrape by without giving up their dreams. Will they make it out or fall through the cracks?

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“A drama about who, and what, make a home.”
New York Times
“An enthralling story…mysticism, passion, and love, all over the backdrop of the early-20thcentury American South.”
—D.C. Metro Theatre Arts
Full-Length Plays NOMAD MOTEL

THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP

Diana and Max meet at 9 years old, the day their parents start having an affair. In the ensuing decades, they see each other through highs and lows, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did. A play about trying not to fall in love with your best friend so you end up hating them.

“Tracing three decades in the complicated relationship between two Asian American

urbanites struggling to find their place in the world, Carla Ching’s play impresses most with its delicacy of feeling.”

—Los

Carla Ching is a native Angeleno, and her plays include REVENGE PORN OR THE STORY OF A BODY, NOMAD HOTEL, and THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP. Her work has been seen at Atlantic Theatre, South Coast Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Berkeley Rep, The Lark Playwrights Workshop, and The Women’s Project among others. She is a founding member of The Kilroys and co-recipient of the 2021 Horton Foote Playwriting Award. On television, Carla has written on Graceland, Fear the Walking Dead, Preacher, and the forthcoming Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

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A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER

DARK COMEDY

2 WOMEN

A popular online political and social commentator is forced to examine her own legitimacy when agoraphobia prevents her from physically engaging in the very activism she boasts about on the internet. When a bootson-the-ground community organiser invades her space, they must both deal with manifestations of fear arising from existing in America while Black. Is it just in their heads, or has racism come to their doorstep?

BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA

DRAMA

3 WOMEN, 5 MEN

Sabrina Jackson cannot cope with the death of her son at the hands of a White cop. Rather than herald the Black Lives Matter movement, Sabrina retreats inward, living out a comic book superhero fantasy. Will Sabrina stay in this dream world or return to reality and mourn her loss?

A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER

Tackles the private toll on Black women activists. Craig-Galván has been quickly garnering national recognition.

—Los Angeles Times

Inda Craig-Galván is a Chicagoan who lives in Los Angeles, where it’s warm. Plays include BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA (Geffen Playhouse), I GO SOMEWHERE ELSE (Playwrights’ Arena), and THE GREAT JHERI CURL DEBATE (East West Players). A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER premiered at Skylight Theatre Company in a co-production with Playwrights’ Arena. Her plays have received the Kesselring Prize, Blue Ink Prize, and the Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Award.

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“Impressively daring, the play escapes into a comic-book universe to better come to grips with an overwhelming— and all too real—American horror.”
—Los Angeles Times
BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA

Full-Length Plays

DISTANCE LEARNING

6 WOMEN, 5

A group of high school seniors face their final year learning online with a beloved teacher as a pandemic rages outside. Together they will face social isolation, missed milestones, the potential loss of friends and family, their places in the world and what the birth of a new social justice movement means for them.

MORNING AFTER GRACE

1 WOMAN, 2 MEN

Hilarious and heart-warming, this unconventional comedy tackles love, loss, and coming to terms with growing old. Angus and Abigail wake up together one morning—after hooking up at a funeral. Strangers just the day before, Abigail thinks she may finally be ready to take another chance on love, but Angus has a few issues to work through. Enter Ollie, a neighbour and a former baseball player for the Detroit Tigers, who now enjoys golf and yoga. Nothing is as it seems with this trio and every disclosure reveals a new perspective. This charming and big-hearted comedy takes us on an unexpected journey toward a new lease on life.

Carey Crim is resident artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Company. Her play NEVER NOT ONCE (Purple Rose, Theatre Acquarius, Rubicon Theatre) won the 2017 Jane Chambers award and was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Her plays have been produced by Asolo Repertory Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Shakespeare and Company, Rubicon, Barter Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre and more. Works include CONVICTION and MORNING AFTER GRACE.

TEEN DAD

DRAMATIC DARK COMEDY

3 WOMEN, 2 MEN

Abby, a precocious emo-goth teenager, orchestrates a surprise reunion for her mother Tanya and birth father Tom, with the help of her mom’s fiance/healer John. Hoping to provoke long-lasting reconciliation between her parents before her high school graduation, Abby’s plans completely derail when Tom arrives with his new girlfriend Alisha. Can this family confront their past traumas, “deal and heal?”

Adrienne Dawes is an Afro-Latina playwright, producer, and teaching artist. Her plays include TEEN DAD, HAIRY & SHERRI, DENIM DOVES, and others. Dawes has been a resident artist at Colt Coeur and Crosstown Arts, and a Tulsa Artists and Alice Judson Hayes fellow. Her play AM I WHITE won the David Mark Cohen New Play Award and Outstanding Original Script by the B. Iden Payne Awards. Adrienne’s plays have been produced by Sacred Fools, B Street Theatre, Stages Repertory, NC Black Repertory, Teatro Milagro, and Live Girls! Theatre. TEEN DAD received a 2020 Max K. Lerner Playwriting Fellowship at Inkwell Theatre.

MORNING AFTER GRACE

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“A heartbreakingly beautiful story of love, loss, and acceptance.”
—Broadway World

ASKING STRANGERS THE MEANING OF LIFE

COMEDY

10 ACTORS (GENDER-NEUTRAL, FLEXIBLE CASTING)

In the opening scene, a writer meets the ghost of Franz Kafka, which sets off an existential chain of events forcing the cast to confront the meaning of life. Through a series of hilarious random encounters, the play questions: can we understand our existence, or is life just one long Zoom meeting interrupted by Amazon and Doordash deliveries?

HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO

The Smith family doesn’t agree on much, but when their son Johnny comes home for the first time in four years, they reconvene to celebrate the father (a failed painter) winning the Yoko Ono Lifetime Achievement Award for Non-Objective Art. In fact, Sean Lennon (the son of John and Yoko) is coming to present the award personally. But, when a Picasso goes missing from the nearby Detroit Institute for the Arts, the family is suspected and Johnny’s homecoming takes a dramatic turn. Soon it’s discovered the missing Picasso and the father’s award could both be part of a cruel hoax that forces the family to question the purpose of art in this modern, pixelated world where everything is copyrighted and art is a commodity.

William Missouri Downs has had over 250 productions of his plays, including two rolling premieres from the National New Play Network. His plays have been seen at Orlando Shakes, InterAct Theatre, San Diego Rep, Berkeley Rep, The Kennedy Center, Salt Lake Acting Company, and Detroit Rep, and produced in Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, India, Australia, and South Korea.

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“Hilarious…HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO has the audience chuckling by the end of the first several speeches.”
—Broadway World
HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO

Full-Length Plays

THE BINDING

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Set in the Midwest, THE BINDING tells the story of Isaac, a deeply closeted, religious teen whose childhood imaginary friend, Poppy, returns on the eve of his sixteenth birthday. As Poppy begins to unravel Isaac’s tightly wound secrets, both must learn to escape the smothering identities they have chosen. THE BINDING is a play about the ecstasy and pain of believing in something that can’t be seen.

Tyler Dwiggins is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter. His play, BUMP, was showcased at Actors Theatre of Louisville, FSU/Asolo Conservatory, and received a nomination for the National Partners - American Theatre Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. His plays include ORANGE IS THE NEW GLASS and UNBREAKABLE TIMMY CRATCHIT. Tyler was a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettists Workshop and Project Y Playwrights Group. Tyler is the creator of the LGBTQ web series, Queen’s English.

GAME SHOW

Based on an idea by Jeffrey Finn

Theme Song and incidental music by Bob Walton

COMEDY

1 WOMAN, 7 MEN

Set during a “live broadcast” of a fictional, long-running TV game show, GAME SHOW places the theatre audience in the role of the TV studio audience, in which members are picked as the contestants to play the trivia-based game and win actual prizes. In addition to watching and playing during the “broadcast”—where anything can and does happen—the audience also witnesses all the backstage, back-stabbing antics “behind the scenes” that go on during the “commercial breaks” of GAME SHOW.

“With the double-crossing, back-stabbing power struggles shuffled in with an actual trivia-quiz program in which contestants drawn from the audience play for real prizes, GAME SHOW is not only a funny comedy but also lots of fun.”—New York Times

Jeffrey Finn received the 2013 Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing. Broadway producing credits include: I’ll Eat You Last, American Idiot, A View From The Bridge, Oleanna, On Golden Pond and others. Off-Broadway: GAME SHOW. Regional Productions: Seminar (Ahmanson Theatre), Oleanna (Mark Taper Forum), and others. National Tours: On Golden Pond; The Who’s Tommy; Company; Chess; and numerous Broadway Songbooks concert tours.

Bob Walton, along with his brother, Jim Walton, has written MY BROTHER’S KEEPER (1997 Bistro Award, Best New Musical), MID-LIFE! (The Crisis Musical), and DOUBLE TROUBLE! As an actor in New York, Bob has appeared in The Drowsy Chaperone, Once Upon a Mattress, City of Angels, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, and Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back. TV: Law & Order: SVU, Newhart, Picket Fences.

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GAME SHOW
“Funny, clever, and totally enjoyable! It will surprise and delight!”
—New York Daily News

FOXES

Daniel, a young Black man, tries to keep up with his life, which is moving fast. When his relationship with best friend Leon undergoes an unexpected change it creates turmoil, bringing a taboo into his family home that has the power to tear the closest and most loving relationships apart. Shortlisted for the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award, Dexter Flanders’s debut play FOXES explores masculinity and identity within London’s Caribbean community and Black street culture.

“Through the story of one beautiful, fractured family, this debut play by Dexter Flanders shows how complex, and at times how devastating, the Black gay experience can be.”—The Guardian

“FOXES provides a voice to a community too often marginalized by theatre and demonstrates that the stories that emerge as a result have a universal resonance.”—Broadway World

Dexter Flanders trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts as an actor and now writes with a particular focus on stories of the unvoiced. FOXES was a finalist for the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year in 2018 and received its world premiere at London’s Theatre503 in 2021. In 2019, Dexter was chosen to participate in the Royal Court Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting Group. Dexter is currently writing a feature film for Joi Productions and Netflix.

EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO

In EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO, two sets of storytellers, some living now and some in 17th century Mexico, cross a country, risking everything for a new life. As they tell their tales, their lives and plots combine and intertwine into the same conclusion.

Mark-Eugene Garcia is a Mexican/ Honduran playwright. His work has won the Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre Winner, UnFringed Festival Best of Festival Award Winner, and Jacob Weiser Playwriting Award for a Fully Realized Drama. Productions include EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO (The Secret Theatre) STANDBY (New York International Fringe Festival), FACING EAST: A NEW MUSICAL (Jericho Arts Center) and (UN)MISSED CONNECTIONS (Planet Connections Theatre Festival).

Luis D’Elias was born in Caracas, Venezuela. After graduating from the Universidad Simón Bolívas he went on to pursue Film Composition and Electronic Production at Berklee College of Music. He has been nominated for the Independent Music, Venezuela Pepsi Music, and Hollywood Music in Media awards, among others. His music for EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO won the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Score. He is currently co-writing the upcoming musical BACK HOME.

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BABEL

DARK COMEDY

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BABEL is a dark comedy set in the near future. Two couples are having trouble getting pregnant and the lengths they go to in order to have a baby raises the specter of eugenics, explores the societal value of a baby, and asks us what we are willing to risk for love.

CLICK

CLICK follows a hacktivist named Fresh who turns industrial espionage into high art. As this virtual Banksy takes over the global imagination, the man who stole her life develops a technology that sends the two of them on a collision course at the heart of the corporate empire, where innovation comes at any cost. A cyberpunk story of trauma and reclaiming who you are.

Jacqueline Goldfinger is a writer, educator, and arts advocate. Their plays have won the Yale Drama Prize, Smith Prize, Generations Award, and Barrymore Award, and received a Special Citation from the McNally Award. Their work has been seen at the Kennedy Center, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Court Theatre (New Zealand), Perseverance Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Seattle Public Theatre, and others, and developed at the National Theatre (UK), New Georges, La Mama, McCarter Theatre, and others.

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“Remarkable… BABEL is a fascinating, at times funny, and at times terrifying vision of a future.”
THE VORTEX REP’S REGIONAL PREMIERE OF CLICK.
—Broadway World
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Full-Length Plays

IBSEN IN CHICAGO

COMEDY/DRAMA

3 WOMEN, 3 MEN

A little known fact: the world premiere of Ibsen’s controversial play, Ghosts took place in Chicago, performed by a group of Scandinavian immigrants. Grimm’s play spins a yarn based on this “great reckoning in a little room,” and explores the immigrant experience and opportunities for self-reinvention against the backdrop of changing artistic and social mores.

“...a wonderful new work that manages to sneak up on you with how engaging and meaningful it is amidst all the laughs…A cavalcade of fantastic characters…a lighthearted new work with tons of humor and an engaging story.”—Broadway World

TALES FROM RED VIENNA

3 WOMEN, 3 MEN

It’s 1920 in Vienna. Stefan was killed in the Great War, and his widow Heléna is bereft. A woman without means, Heléna is forced to do whatever she can to survive. Set as an enormous political tide is turning throughout Europe, TALES FROM RED VIENNA explores the effects of war on women, the circumstances that control their lives, and the dreams that set them free.

“ A romantic dance of wit and wills.”

—Variety

“Dense with desire and disgust...deliciously dark and enigmatic.”—New York Times

“...playwright David Grimm is a serious talent.”—Huffington Post

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

ADAPTATION

16 OR MORE ACTORS (DOUBLING, GENDER-NEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

A brand-new adaptation in verse of Edmond Rostand’s famous crowd-pleasing epic tale of love, honour, and panache, by way of a warrior-poet with a huge nose and a huge complex about it.

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David Grimm is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Plays include IBSEN IN CHICAGO (Seattle Rep), CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Perseverance), TALES FROM RED VIENNA (Manhattan Theatre Club), MEASURE FOR PLEASURE (Public Theatre), THE MIRACLE AT NAPLES (Huntington; Best New Play IRNE Award), and more. David has received commissions from Roundabout Theatre Company, and City Theatre Company, and has developed work at the Sundance Theatre Lab, Old Vic New Voices, and NY Stage & Film.

“Bursting with humor & lyricism”

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—Juneau Empire
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Full-Length Plays

DRACULA

Adapted from Bram Stoker’s novel

COMEDY

6 WOMEN, 3 MEN

Poor Jonathan Harker schleps all the way to Transylvania to make arrangements for a certain Count to travel to England. But Jonathan is locked up and Dracula plans to dine on Jonathan’s fiancée Mina and her best friend Lucy when he gets there. Fortunately for them, Dr. Van Helsing—a badass American woman—is on the hunt and vampires are her prey. This new adaptation confronts the sexism in Bram Stoker’s original work, turning it into a feminist revenge fantasy.

EMMA

Adapted from Jane Austen’s novel

COMEDY

5 WOMEN, 3 MEN

Emma Woodhouse prides herself on being a matchmaker with an impeccable track record, much to the chagrin of her dear friend Mr. Knightley. Her latest scheme revolves around the sweet Harriet Smith, whom Emma advises to reject a perfectly good marriage proposal in favour of another eligible bachelor. However, her best-laid plans are turned upside down by unpredictable displays of affection, unexpected rivals, and Emma’s sudden realisation that true love may have been under her nose all along. With screwball comedy and surprises aplenty, this fresh, fast-paced adaptation interprets the Jane Austen classic with delightfully unconventional flair.

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B

Adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels

COMEDY/MYSTERY

3 WOMEN, 1 MAN

This is an irreverent, darkly comic, completely modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and sidekick—a fast-paced feminist farce, re-examining the classic adventure stories with a fresh lens. In this highly theatrical, small-cast romp, female roommates Sherlock (yes, it’s also a girl’s name—wait, is it a girl’s name? Is it even a name?) Holmes & Joan Watson join forces to become a deeply codependent, quasi-dysfunctional odd couple solving mysteries and kicking butts, until they come face-to-face with a villain who seems to have all the answers.

Kate Hamill is an award-winning actor and playwright. She is passionate about creating new feminist, femalecentered classics. Her work celebrates theatricality, often features absurdity, and closely examines social and gender issues—as well as the timeless struggle to reconcile conscience/ identity with social pressures. She was named 2017’s Playwright of the Year by the Wall Street Journal. Kate was one of the 10 most-produced playwrights in the country for three seasons running (2017-2020) for her adaptations of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, LITTLE WOMEN and VANITY FAIR. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway, at American Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare, the Guthrie, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Rep, PlayMaker, Dallas Theatre, and elsewhere around the country.

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“With screwball comedy and surprises aplenty, this fresh, fast-paced world premiere interprets the Jane Austen classic with delightfully unconventional flair…absolutely fabulous!”—Broadway World
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GLASSHEART

3 WOMEN, 1 MAN

Beauty never showed up. After centuries under the curse, the Beast and his remaining magical servant (a hopelessly optimistic lamp) move into a shabby Chicago apartment, hoping for a lower cost of living and better luck with girls. In the threatening, impossible, completely ordinary world of paying rent and taking public transportation, is a happy ending even possible? A romantic tragicomedy about facing the witch in your head, and finding the wish in your heart.

Reina Hardy’s plays, which usually contain magic and sometimes contain science, have been produced across the United States, the UK and Australia. They include CHANGELINGS, FANATICAL and ANNIE JUMP AND THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN. Reina holds a Michener Fellowship in Playwriting and Screenwriting from UT Austin, has appeared on the Kilroy’s List, and is the winner of the Kennedy Center ACTF TYA Prize.

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WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU

DRAMA

1 MAN

A witty, contemporary comedy that follows one man’s journey through a heart attack, a gay marriage, an obsession with Cher, and a trip to a concentration camp. So, yes, it’s a comedy!

“A charming, funny, and moving theatrical experience…witty and wise…a comedic, yet thoughtful one-man show, written and performed by acclaimed actor and playwright James Hindman. A solo show…requires an appealing premise, top-notch writing, and an actor that captures the dynamism of the story. Hindman accomplishes this and more...”

—Broadway World

James Hindman is an actor and award-winning playwright, whose credits include: POPCORN FALLS, PETE

‘N’ KEELY, BEING AUDREY (Transport Group, NEA Grant recipient), THE GORGES MOTEL, and ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL (NY Fringe Festival). His work has been developed and performed at The Lark, Vineyard Theatre, Second Stage, Long Wharf, Goodspeed, Denver Theatre Center, New Jersey Rep and Papermill Playhouse.

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“WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU will warm the cockles of your heart.This is storytelling and stagecraft at its best and most contemporary.”
—Irish Times (Dublin)
Full-Length Plays

SENIOR LIVING

9 WOMEN, 9 MEN (DOUBLING ALLOWED)

A play with music about people dying to live. At Riverdale Manor, a retirement community in the Bronx, seniors contemplate the possibility of dying from a broken heart, if divorce is even worth it at a certain age, and when is the right time to have sex again. A talent show, with the promise of cake for dessert, sets the scene for a series of life-changing vignettes that debate what to do with the time we have left.

“Hyams’ and St. Lou’s script revels in simplicity, sweetness, and a healthy dose of schtick, and it mostly keeps things broad and literal. But peppering that easy-listening theatrical style are a few choice lines of zing and poetry.”—Portland Phoenix

Tor Hyams and Lisa St. Lou write big musical comedy stage shows, intimate dramatic plays, and teleplays. Original works include STEALING TIME and THE SKYLIGHT ROOM. Upcoming projects include the play IDIO(MA)TIC with actor/ writer John Cariani, and a musical adaptation of COLLATERAL BEAUTY, with screenwriter Allan Loeb. They were commissioned by Center Stage Capital to write a musical adaptation of the legendary sitcom Green Acres. Additional commissions include ENSEMBLE, a collection of previously unpublished letters by Tennessee Williams.

ALLIGATOR MOUTH, TADPOLE ASS

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A twistedly queer memory play about a troubled man in 1986 looking for answers at Miss Chelley’s Fortune Shop in NYC. Instead of the answers he craves, he connects with a young man working there whose memory is constantly triggered by their incredibly intense connection. They cruise and dance their way through the past leading them to a dangerous night of improper role play.

JULIO AIN’T GOIN’ DOWN LIKE THAT

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It is the morning after the brutal murder of Julio Rivera, a gay Puerto Rican man in Jackson Heights, Queens. The murder became the first gay hate crime tried in New York State during the 1990s. In JULIO AIN’T GOIN’ DOWN LIKE THAT, the community reacts and is taken on a journey of self-discovery by a fabulously unapologetic queen personifying the beauty and brutality of Jackson Heights.

C. Julian Jiménez (formerly known as J. Julian Christopher) is a Queer, Puerto Rican and Dominican playwright. Playwriting awards include: New Dramatist Residency, 2019/2020 Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellow at The Lark, Pipeline Theatre Company PlayLab, Public Theatre Emerging Writers Group, and Best New Work Motif Award. Productions include: MAN BOOBS, NICO WAS A FASHION MODEL, and BUNDLE OF STICKS. He is a co-producer and co-writer of the hit web series, Bulk.

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“The heartwarming SENIOR LIVING emphasizes both words in the title.”
—Press Herald

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BUDDY

BRO BUBBA DUDE: Men in Twisted Shorts

COMEDY

4 MEN (DOUBLING)

This rollercoaster ride of hilarious short plays is all about, and starring only, men! As these absurdly funny tales explode from the stage, you’ll meet men who are confident, men who are brave, and men who are as useless as the “g” in “lasagna.” You’ll encounter Wade, who, after badgering his widowed father to start dating again, has to scramble to keep his dad from a rendezvous with the last woman he should ever romance. You’ll meet Bubba, the radio show personality who spills the small town’s juiciest secrets during an on-air meltdown. And before your journey with the U.S. Male is through, you’ll witness two good ol’ Texas boys struggling to achieve the impossible—an honest conversation about the meaning of life…and sports. And these men are just a few of the colourful eccentrics in these rowdy and rollicking short plays.

HONEY SUGAR LADY DOLL:

Women in Bodacious Shorts

COMEDY

4 WOMEN (DOUBLING)

This sparkling and raucous new comedy offers delicious, fast-paced tales about—and starring—strong and sassy females. Women who are intelligent, eccentric, mysterious, baffling, bullheaded and brilliant. As this tapestry of short plays unfolds, you’ll meet Vivacia, a Southern social media star, whose singular quest is to elevate the mediocre standard of American funeral foods. Drop into a year-round Christmas shop where the overworked proprietress slowly unravels as she attempts to train a new crew of seasonal-hire “elves” for the holiday tsunami.

Spend an afternoon with theatre royalty in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There you’ll witness three theatre legends vie for “best friend” status as they compete for the white-hot heat of the spotlight in the hospital room of their lifelong colleague…and rival. And these are just a few of the unforgettable women you’ll meet in these joyous short plays that rapidly build to a delirious climax.

LICKETY SPLIT: Women and Men in Outrageous Shorts

COMEDY

3 WOMEN, 3 MEN (DOUBLING)

This fast-paced, rollicking collection of short plays combines some of the best scenes from BUDDY BRO BUBBA DUDE and HONEY SUGAR LADY DOLL into a laugh-out-loud adventure for all. You’ll encounter women who are brilliant, baffling and know a conscience is what hurts when other parts feel sooo good. And you’ll find men who are confident, strong and who are so brave they dare to drink water…just to surprise their livers. These delightful short plays build to a rip-roaring climax. In short, you’ll experience the story of all our lives, which boils down to “we knew better, but we did it anyway!”

Jones Hope Wooten is the team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, who enjoy the reputation of being three of the most widely-produced playwrights in the US. Between them, they’ve written classic television, hit movies and Off-Broadway comedy. Thousands of productions of their comedies—including THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY, DEARLY BELOVED, CHRISTMAS BELLES, THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR, ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID and more—have entertained theatre-goers across America, as well as in Japan, Netherlands, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the UK, Taiwan, France, South Africa, Belgium, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Kenya and elsewhere.

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SMALL ENCHANTMENTS

COMEDY/DRAMA

12 WOMEN

Twelve princesses sneak out to a ball every night. Or so they say. You see, their father locks them in the palace. Some say he’s overprotective, others say he’s evil. Either way, twelve young women are trapped. And where is their mother, you might wonder? Oh, their mother is a dying tree and their aunt a moody river. But these are twelve most unusual young women. These are fierce princesses unlike any you’ve met before. Can they free themselves? What will it take? SMALL ENCHANTMENTS is an apocalyptic fairy tale for our times.

Lila Rose Kaplan’s plays shine light on the stories we don’t tell about women. Her work has been produced by American Repertory Theatre, Second Stage, South Coast Rep, New Victory Theatre, The Old Vic, and Merrimack Repertory, among others, and developed at Huntington Theatre, Trinity Repertory, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, and The Lark. Awards include: National Science Award in Playwriting, The International Women’s Playwriting Award, and the I.J. Kapstein Award in Playwriting.

SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA

When his father falls ill, Archer (still Angela to his family) doesn’t want to move back to his childhood home. But at night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine, he meets a stranger who knows the history of the forests and the sadness of losing endangered things. As Archer accepts big changes in his family he discovers the power of names and the histories they make and mask.

“MJ Kaufman’s play…is note-perfect in showing how often people talk past each other, speaking only of their own desires…without ever truly listening.”—Chicago Reader

SENSITIVE GUYS

DRAMATIC COMEDY

5 ACTORS, ALL WOMEN OR GENDER NON-CONFORMING

Will is a freshman at college. Jordan is a senior film major. Tyler is writing a novel for his thesis. They are members of the Men’s Peer Education group. At meetings they unpack questions like: “What is male privilege? And what can we do about it?” They love each other and the group. Until accusatory posters appear on campus suggesting a member of the group committed sexual assault. Could it be that even sensitive guys working on their privilege sometimes turn violent?

MJ Kaufman is a playwright and TV writer from Portland, OR. Their plays have been seen at the Public Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Colt Coeur, Williamstown Theatre Festival, InterAct Theatre and others, and developed by the Lark Play Development Center, the Playwrights Realm, Page73 and NYTW among others. Awards: Helen Merrill Emerging Writers Award, ASCAP Cole Porter Prize in Playwriting, and Jane Chambers Prize in Feminist Theatre.

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SELLING KABUL

Taroon once served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Now it is 2013, and the Americans—and their promises of safety—have begun to withdraw. Taroon spends his days in hiding, a target of the increasingly powerful Taliban. On the eve of his son’s birth, he must remain in his sister’s apartment, or risk his life to see his child. With shattering precision, Sylvia Khoury’s tense drama traces the human cost of U.S. immigration policy and the legacy of our longest war.

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“...a tense thriller… a play as tautly made as a military bed.”
—New York Times
“ …an intense evening that sneaks up on you and before you know it has ahold of your heart.”
—Broadway World
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COLLEGE COLORS

This four-character play follows a pair of Black and White male roommates entering college in the 1960s, juxtaposed with a pair of Black and White female roommates in 2016.

Stacie Lents’ COLLEGE COLORS premiered at Crossroads Theatre. Other plays include HENRY’S LAW, LAUGH OUT LOUD (cry quietly) and FIRE EXIT, and she is working on an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel Hag-Seed, a commission from Prison Performing Arts. Her plays have been seen in the US, Canada, the UK and Thailand, and produced and developed by Jersey City Theatre Center, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Mile Square Theatre, Luna Stage, and Horse Trade Theatre Group.

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Sylvia Khoury is a New York-born writer of French and Lebanese descent. Her plays include SELLING KABUL (Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theatre Festival), POWER STRIP (LCT3), and AGAINST THE HILLSIDE (Ensemble Studio Theatre). She is currently under commission from Lincoln Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Awards include the L. Arnold Weissberger Award and a Citation of Excellence from the Laurents/Hatcher Awards. Her plays have been developed at Eugene O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference, Roundabout Theatre, Lark Playwrights’ Week, EST/Youngblood, and WP Theatre. She holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the New School for Drama and an MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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“See this extraordinary show…It is a richly crafted, entertaining theatrical piece that is humorous, moving and important… a true exploration of youth, growth, acceptance and unexpected bravery.”
—Broadway World

Full-Length Plays

4:05 A Nocturnal Comedy

COMEDY

7 WOMEN, 9 MEN (WITH DOUBLING 2W, 3M)

Multiple characters are all awake at 4:05 one morning for different reasons—insomnia, sex, crying baby, ominous phone call, at work, anxiety. Through the course of this comedy these stories intersect. Secrets are revealed, major decisions are made, and lives change all before the sun comes up.

AMERICA’S SEXIEST COUPLE

1 WOMAN, 2 MEN

Two actors, who were “America’s Sexiest Couple” on a popular ‘90s sitcom, reunite for the first time in 25 years. They face a lifetime of unresolved issues, longings, resentments, and regrets. Plus, the network wants to reboot the show. Career and personal aspirations collide. Professionally and personally, where do they go from here?

GUILTY PLEASURES— An Unapologetic Comedy

COMEDY

2 WOMEN, 2 MEN

Married couple Larry and Jinx embark on a luxury cruise and encounter a glamorous celebrity couple. A frivolous agreement leads to sex, comic complications, and Larry and Jinx having to resort to infidelity to save their marriage. GUILTY PLEASURES is a modern version of a screwball comedy.

ON THE FARCE DAY OF CHRISTMAS

3 WOMEN, 2

To keep her religious mother from knowing she’s divorced, Wendy pays her ex to pose as her husband and go home for the holidays. Havoc ensues.

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR HOUSE

2 WOMEN, 2

The lives of two couples are thrown into upheaval when a brushfire threatens their upscale Southern California homes. They must confront what’s really important to them—material items? Careers? Relationships? SMOKE GETS IN YOUR HOUSE treats the natural disaster seriously while still finding enough absurdity to make this play a genuine dark comedy.

WHAT IS “MURDER?”— A Mystery/Comedy

2 WOMEN, 3

Four former Jeopardy! champions meet for a weekend to prepare for the Tournament of Champions. When the front-runner is murdered, it becomes a game of cat-and-mouse between three brainiacs and a wily detective. Comedy, clues, and surprises await.

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Ken Levine is an Emmy-winning writer, director, playwright, and major league baseball announcer. His plays include AMERICA’S SEXIEST COUPLE, ON THE FARCE DAY OF CHRISTMAS, SMOKE GETS IN YOUR HOUSE, 4:05: A NOCTURNAL COMEDY and GUILTY PLEASURES. His work has been performed in New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the country. His many short plays have been produced around the world and have won numerous competitions. In his illustrious career, Ken has written over 200 episodes of television, served as head writer on M*A*S*H, producer of Cheers, consultant on Frasier, and writer and character voice on The Simpsons. His popular podcast is Hollywood and Levine.

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“Romance and comedy are the main ingredients in Ken Levine’s AMERICA’S SEXIEST COUPLE—mixed with some very current issues to create a perfect night of theatre.”
—New Jersey Stage
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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EAR

The notorious and as-yet undiscovered genius, Vincent Van Gogh, presents Sherlock Holmes with a most unusual case. Aided by his partner Dr. Watson and his paramour Irene Adler, the trio embark on a rousing adventure and find themselves confronting the evil daughter of Professor Moriarty. With a helping hand from Oscar Wilde, the world’s greatest detective attempts to solve one of the most audacious crimes of the Victorian era and uncover a Post-Impressionist conspiracy.

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN SOUFFLÉ

It’s the day before Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and her son, the playboy Prince of Wales, arrives at 221B Baker Street pursued by anarchist assassins. The greatest chef in the world, Auguste Escoffier, also arrives, his career about to be shattered by blackmail and scandal. This action-filled tale of royal debauchery, priceless gems, and gourmet food will provide Dr. Watson with the material for Sherlock Holmes’ tastiest and most bizarre case.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST MACHINE

MYSTERY/THRILLER

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London: November, 1905. England and the world are changing. As civilization edges towards the horrors of World War I, every day brings technological advances that make Victorian England feel like a distant dream. Into the rooms of Sherlock Holmes come Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison—with new inventions that will alter the course of human history—only both inventions have gone missing. Can Holmes, Watson, and Irene Adler unravel the latest diabolical scheme of Marie Chartier—evil daughter of the late Professor Moriarty? Can world peace be achieved by the most powerful weapon ever created? Can death be overcome by a scientific genius? And can Sherlock Holmes survive the greatest personal loss of his career?

David MacGregor is a resident artist at The Purple Rose Theatre, where he has had eight productions, including VINO VERITAS, GRAVITY, CONSIDER THE OYSTER and his Sherlock Holmes trilogy. His holiday comedy SCROOGE MACBETH premiered at Theatre B in Fargo, and his dark comedy THE ANTICHRIST COMETH premiered at Chameleon Theatre Circle in Minnesota. He has had his writing publicly burned, has been hung in effigy, and once was ranked one of the top hundred Scrabble players on the planet.

THE REVOLTING TEENS OF SHERWOOD

COMEDY

4-6

A funny, frolicking look at the legendary tale of Robin Hood. When Robin, Little John and Friar Tuck are captured, it falls to Marian and the Merry Men-in-training to come to the rescue. With swashbuckling adventure and laughs aplenty, this new take on a classic is fun for the whole family.

ROMEO AND JULIET WALK INTO A BAR

COMEDY

9 WOMEN, 1 MAN, 1 NONBINARY, 4-9 FLEXIBLE

A small midwestern college decides to stage Romeo and Juliet, with an all-female cast. Add in a mysterious guest director with a dubious resume and a bizarre show concept, and anything might happen. Can the students rescue the Bard from being hijacked? A hilarious, thoroughly contemporary look at what Shakespeare means to us today.

John Maclay is a playwright/lyricist whose work has been produced throughout the US and Canada. He co-wrote THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, ANATOLE and GOOSEBUMPS

THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM, among others. His play HOPPER received a reading at Pasadena Playhouse and his musical ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL, based on the PBS Kids series, premieres in the fall of 2022.

Joe Foust is a founding member of Defiant Theatre; credits include directing and co-writing ACTION MOVIE: THE PLAY and UBU RAW. He has acted at the Goodman, Steppenwolf, TheatreWit, Chicago Shakespeare, Cleveland Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, New Victory, and Milwaukee Shakespeare among others.

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“Magical…beautiful… shocking…will leave fans stunned!”
THE PURPLE ROSE
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—The Sun Times News
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SANCTUARY CITY

DREAMers. Love(r)s. Life-long friends. Negotiating the promise of safety and the weight of responsibility, two young people fight like hell to establish a place for themselves and each other in America. A story that asks what we’re willing to sacrifice for someone we love. Winner of the Edgerton Foundation and Off-Broadway Alliance award for Best New Play.

“For the undocumented immigrant teenagers in Martyna Majok’s unsparing, unsentimental new play, home is a heartbreaking lesson in betrayal.”—New York Times

Martyna Majok was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play COST OF LIVING. Other plays include SANCTUARY CITY, QUEENS and IRONBOUND, which have been produced across American and international stages. Awards include The Academy of Arts & Letters’ Benjamin Hadley Danks Award for Exceptional Playwriting, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding New Play, Greenfield Prize, Francesca Primus Prize, two Jane Chambers Playwriting Awards, Lanford Wilson Prize, Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play, Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, and NNPN Smith Prize for Political Playwriting.

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Full-Length Plays

ANTEBELLUM

3 WOMEN, 2 MEN

ANTEBELLUM focuses on themes of social injustice as it intercuts between two alternate stories throughout the play: one which takes place in Atlanta in 1939, the other in Germany in 1936. The Atlanta plotline centres on a young Jewish couple living in the South who dress up in Civil War era attire to attend the premiere of Gone with the Wind. In Berlin, a Third Reich officer at a Nazi death camp is in love with his prisoner, a Black, male cabaret performer, yet still allows him to be tortured.

BARBECUE

COMEDY/DRAMA

8 WOMEN, 2 MEN

The O’Mallerys gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness forces her siblings to stage an open-air intervention. But the event becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities. That, and there are two O’Mallery families, one White and one Black. Each appears in different yet similar scenes that create a dialogue about racial and family politics.

MANKIND

6 ACTORS (GENDER-NEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But, however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O’Hara’s audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future—one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment— where man’s capacity to eff everything up soars to new heights.

“A daring, topical comedy! The viciousness of MANKIND is perhaps its best quality.”

—New York Times

ZOMBIE: THE AMERICAN

DRAMA

3 WOMEN, 3 MEN, 2 GENDER-NEUTRAL

ZOMBIE: THE AMERICAN is a cross between Jacobean tragedy and Dr. Strangelove, a futuristic political satire set in the year 2063. Thom Valentine, the first openly-gay President of the United States, faces a host of problems: an imminent civil war, the threat of an African invasion, an adulterous First Gentleman, and zombies in the basement of the White House! With his power, his marriage, and the nation’s well-being at stake, he must decide what he cares most about saving…and at what cost.

Robert O’Hara is a playwright and director who has received the NAACP Best Play and Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obies and the Herb Alpert Award. His plays ZOMBIE: THE AMERICAN and BARBECUE premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theatre and The Public Theatre, respectively. Other plays include MANKIND, BOOTYCANDY and INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY.

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“A sizable talent, not to mention another important asset for a playwright who wants to make his mark by shaking up the world, one audience at a time: fearlessness.”
—The New York Times
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17 MINUTES

Seventeen minutes is the length of time Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Rubens stood outside of a school while an active shooter was inside. The play explores the communal and residual effects of a mass shooting through Andy, a man who struggles with his own complicity in the tragedy, and who seeks meaning in the wake of the shooting.

Scott Organ is a New York City based playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been performed throughout the US, Europe and South America. He’s been commissioned by the Atlantic Theatre Company and developed by theatres including New Group, Page 73, South Coast Rep, and Gulfshore Playhouse. Scott’s play, 17 MINUTES, premiered Off-Broadway at The Barrow Group, and PHOENIX premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays and was subsequently produced at Cherry Lane Theatre. His work has been translated into Portuguese, Spanish and French. Scott adapted his play THE THING WITH FEATHERS into the feature film Roost, directed by Amy Redford.

BLESSINGS FROM THE PANDEMIC

2-60

BLESSINGS FROM THE PANDEMIC, a theatre piece in five movements, is a mosaic of poetic reflections exploring our journeys in response to the events of the pandemic: the big, the small, the humorous, the challenging, and even the inspiring. The piece is designed for performance by an ensemble of variable size, either live on stage or virtual.

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Rich Orloff is a prolific playwright, whose plays have won such awards as the Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence, Abeles Foundation Playwrights Award, and Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. His work has been seen at Arkansas Rep, Detroit Rep, Florida Studio Theatre, New Jersey Rep, West Coast Ensemble, and abroad at Vienna’s English Theatre, Jewish Theatre of Bulgaria, and others. BLESSINGS FROM THE PANDEMIC has been performed by professional theatres, community theatres, schools, churches, and synagogues. MINUTES
extraordinary piece of theatre that should be widely seen.”
Full-Length Plays

(5 stars)

TWO DEGREES

2

Emma Phelps is a paleoclimatologist, focusing on ice in Greenland. In drilling and studying ice core samples, she sees firsthand the symptoms of our changing planet, which makes the need to act all the more crucial and urgent. In addition, Emma, as a recent widow, experiences grief that compounds itself with each passing month. Now she’s been asked to testify in Washington D.C. in a senate committee regarding climate change legislation, and in this intersection of science and politics, of politics and the personal, she finds more than just a little is breaking up under the strain of change.

Tira Palmquist is known for plays that merge the personal, the political and the poetic. Her most-produced play, TWO DEGREES, premiered at the Denver Center, and was subsequently produced by Tesseract Theatre in St. Louis and Prime Productions at the Guthrie, among others. Her other plays include SAFE HARBOR, THE WAY NORTH, TEN MILE LAKE and THE WORTH OF WATER. Tira teaches creative writing at the Orange County School of the Arts.

HOOK’S TALE

2

Captain James Hook (nee Cook), badly maligned by a certain play and despised by generations of Peter Pan fans, finally gets to clear his name. The good Captain, with the aid of his friend Smee, tells his life story in this family-friendly play, recounting his friendship with and ultimate betrayal by Peter Pan, his romance with Tiger Lily, his relationship with the Darling family, and his adoption of a lovable crocodile. In narrating his tale, he uncovers the hidden treasure of Neverland, discovers the identity of his long-lost father, and learns the importance of growing up and growing old.

John Pielmeier’s plays include AGNES OF GOD (winner, Great American Play), VOICES IN THE DARK (Edgar Award), SLEIGHT OF HAND, an adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s THE EXORCIST, and many others. He has written over 25 movies for television, including Sins of the Father, new adaptations of Flowers for Algernon and Sybil, and the screenplay for Agnes of God. His TV movie Choices of the Heart, about slain American missionaries in El Salvador, received the Christopher Award and Humanitas Award.

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“highly entertaining and well-told…”
—San Francisco Book Review
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Full-Length Plays

“Douglas Post’s new adaptation… resonates in our age of class unrest and digital disconnects”

Chicago Reader

HOWARDS END

Adapted from E.M. Forster’s novel DRAMA/ADAPTATION

5

The Bohemian Schlegel sisters are two independent women negotiating the seemingly unbridgeable gulfs that class, money and gender throw in their paths at the dawn of the 20th century. As they chart their course through a rapidly changing London, they encounter the Wilcoxes, who are wealthy capitalists, and the Basts, who struggle to make ends meet. HOWARDS END is a play about three very different families whose lives intertwine in a world speeding towards cataclysm.

Douglas Post’s plays include DROWNING SORROWS, EARTH AND SKY, and MURDER IN GREEN MEADOWS, and his musicals include GOD AND COUNTRY and THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. His work has been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Canada, the UK, Germany, Austria, and China. He has received the Arnold Weissberger Playwriting Award, Midwestern Playwrights Festival Award, Cunningham Commission Award, Blue Ink Playwriting Award and three Playwriting Fellowship Awards from the Illinois Arts Council.

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BOCA

COMEDY

3 WOMEN, 2 MEN (DOUBLING)

Are you ready for some laughs? Come, soak up the good life in Boca Raton, a city that offers the fountain of youth. In this Garden of Eden, the sun always shines, the lawns are always manicured, and the weather holds steady at a perfect 75, just like Boca’s well-maintained seniors. BOCA is a series of short intertwining comedies that follow a group of retirees in a fictional retirement community, the Boca Oasis, who, between rounds of golf, bridge, and Botox, discover that the key to happiness lies within their very community.

Jessica Provenz’ play BOCA was produced at Barrington Stage Company and GableStage, both directed by Julianne Boyd. Other productions include A WAKE ON CAPPAQUIDDICK (Irish Rep, New Georges), TRUE ART (Pioneer Theatre), and ANDROMEDA (Barrow Group). Jessica has received commissions from Araca Group and Killer Films, among others. and conducted research for the Spielberg/Hanks series, Masters of the Air. She is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte du Nuoy Award for Emerging Playwrights.

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“Creatively imagined… Psalmayene 24’s LES DEUX NOIRS crackles with energy like a delicious choreopoem.”
LES DEUX NOIRS
D.C. Theatre Scene

Full-Length Plays

LES DEUX NOIRS: Notes on Notes of a Native Son

DRAMA

Set in the legendary Parisian café Les Deux Magots in 1953, LES DEUX NOIRS reimagines the meeting between Native Son author Richard Wright and essayist/activist James Baldwin. It explores the tension between Baldwin’s searing critiques of Native Son and Wright’s unbridled indignation in response—a confrontation between two mighty African-American artists, with echoes of a present-day rap battle.

Psalmayene 24 (Gregory Morrison) is an award-winning playwright, director, actor, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Mosaic Theatre. He is the writer and lyricist of THE BLACKEST BATTLE and the writer, director, and lyricist of the film THE FREEWHEELIN’ INSURGENTS. CINDERELLA: THE REMIX completed his acclaimed Hip-Hop Children’s Trilogy, exploring hip-hop culture. Psalm has received the Imagination Award from Imagination Stage, grants from the NEA, Walt Disney, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and Boomerang Fund for Artists Inc.

—Out In Jersey

THE FOREST

Juliet is losing her marriage. Her mother Pam is losing her memory. And there’s a mysterious forest growing in and around their living room. Is it any wonder Juliet starts sleeping with one of her high school students? A play about weird love and what to do when there aren’t any right answers.

Lia Romeo was a 2021-2022 fellow in the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Her play THE FOREST was developed at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and was scheduled to receive a National New Play Network rolling world premiere this season. SITTING AND TALKING premiered at Mile Square Theatre and was produced by Laguna Playhouse, New Jersey Rep, and others. Her works have been seen Off-Broadway at 59E59 and regionally around the country.

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“THE FOREST is a sorrowful, humorous play about life changes.”
LES DEUX NOIRS: NOTES ON NOTES OF A NATIVE SON
“…the waters are deep, yet Psalmayene 24’s script surfs and splashes entertainingly.”
MOSAIC THEATRE
OF LES DEUX NOIRS.
—Washington Post
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Full-Length Plays

LOT’S WIFE

DARK COMEDY/MYSTERY

2 WOMEN, 2 MEN

When struggling actor Tom Braddle discovers that his former collaborator and romantic partner, Adam Mace, has written a new play with a part for him, his hopes for reuniting are dashed by a realisation that the play is all too autobiographical. Did Adam have a hand in the tragic death of his wife and child? A dizzying constellation of competing stories and interests swirl around the company and then…Adam disappears on opening night. A thriller, a comedy, a drama—a meditation on the impulse to make sense of tragedy in our lives through the theatre.

Eric Rosen has served as the Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre and was the co-founder and Artistic Director of Chicago’s About Face Theatre. He is multiple Jeff Award-winning director and has directed plays across the country and internationally. As a playwright, his works include LOT’S WIFE, VENICE, DREAM BOY, (Jeff AwardBest Play) and WINESBURG, OHIO (Jeff Award-Best New Adaptation).

ELEANOR

BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA

1 WOMAN

ELEANOR is an up-close-and-personal examination of the most important First Lady in history, the times in which she lived, and the personal cost of being the largely private wife of a public figure, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who loomed larger than life at a time when this nation, and the world at large, needed it most.

“What we have here is a great show, period.”—Wall Street Journal

Mark St. Germain is the author of FREUD’S LAST SESSION (Off Broadway Alliance Award), CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM (Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel awards) and BECOMING DR. RUTH, the story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, among other works. His adaptation of John Updike’s novel GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS premiered in repertory with HAMLET at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival and will be presented at the Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires, where he is an Associate Artist.

KANSAS CITY REPERTORY THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF LOT’S WIFE. PHOTO BY CORY WEAVER.
“...a clever, ninetyminute, dark comedy.”
—Broadway World
LOT’S WIFE

“Wonderfully entertaining... theatrical storytelling at its best.”

—Berkshire Eagle

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Full-Length Plays

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

Translated by Paul

DRAMA

6 WOMEN, 8 MEN

Liúbov Ranyévskaya returns to her Russian estate after five years in Paris, following her son’s death. But her family is ridden with debt, and their home and beautiful cherry orchard will be auctioned off at the end of the summer. Lopákhin grew up on the estate, the child of former serfs, and has become a wealthy merchant. He suggests they build vacation homes where the orchard sits. The income would save them, but Liúbov and her brother won’t even consider it. They—like the cherry orchard—are a relic from another time: beautiful, but now fruitless. Summer comes to a close, and the Ranyévskayas must leave—with the sound of axes coming from the orchard.

THE SEAGULL

Translated by Paul

DRAMA

5 WOMEN, 8 MEN

Irína Arkádina is a famous—but fading—actress in Russia at the turn of the last century. She and her lover Boris Trigórin, a well-known author, arrive at her brother Sórin’s country estate for the summer, just as her son Konstantín is staging an experimental new play he’s written and directed, starring his girlfriend, Nína. Konstantín wants to find “new forms of theatre” but Arkádina is far more traditional—and not about to let anyone forget that she’s the star in the family. Her snide comments during the performance enrage Konstantín, who stops the show and storms off. In Konstantín’s absence, Nína comes out and is introduced to Trigórin. Nína is soon enthralled by the successful author, which starts a love affair—and the ensuing jealousies and anger—that will eventually ruin lives.

THREE SISTERS

Translated by Paul Schmidt

DRAMA

5 WOMEN, 9 MEN

Raised in Moscow, Ólga, Másha, and Irína are stuck in a rural town they hate. Ólga is a schoolteacher, Másha is in a loveless marriage, and today is Irína’s 22nd birthday and the first anniversary of their father’s death. Friends visit, including Colonel Vershínin, the new dashing army base commander. Soon, the married colonel and Másha begin a passionate affair. Irína, meanwhile, has two suitors, but loves neither. The situation is like a dry forest waiting for a spark. When the smoke clears, one of Irina’s suitors has killed the other, and Vershinin must leave Másha when the army closes the base. The siblings are left to wonder what their suffering means and if there’s any reason to still hope.

UNCLE VANYA

Translated by Paul Schmidt

DRAMA

4 WOMEN, 5 MEN

An elderly professor and his glamorous, younger second wife, Yeléna, return to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. Ványa, brother of the professor’s late first wife, who manages the estate, and Ástrov, the local doctor, fall under Yeléna’s spell, while bemoaning their provincial existence. Sónya, the professor’s daughter by his first wife, who works with Ványa, suffers from unrequited feelings for Ástrov. Matters come to a crisis when the professor announces he plans to sell the estate, Ványa and Sónya’s home, to make more money for himself and his wife.

Paul Schmidt was an actor, librettist, poet, translator, professor, and Russian scholar. His translations of Chekhov’s plays have been praised as “the gold standard in Russian-English translation.”

Schmidt worked in both academic and professional theatre, translating the complete works of poets Arthur Rimbaud and Velemir Khlebnikov as well as works by Gogol, Brecht, and Marivaux for production.

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Full-Length Plays

THE UNFORTUNATES

DRAMA/THRILLER

1 WOMAN; OR 5-7 ACTORS (3W/2M OR 4W/3M)

Mary Jane Kelly is behind in her rent, her window is broken, and her boyfriend just moved out. And it’s 1888—not a good time to be poor and “unfortunate” on the streets of London. Somewhere in the foggy shadows, one of the world’s most notorious criminals is at work. Mary only has two ways to secure her own front door. One of them is prostitution. The other is selling something she shouldn’t have in the first place, something she’ll have to betray her friend and herself to give up.

Aoise Stratford’s plays have been translated and performed internationally and produced around the country at theatres including Looking Glass, City Theatre Miami, Lakeshore Players, The American Globe, Centenary Stage, Red Thread, Kitchen Theatre Company, and many others. She is the winner of a Pinter Review Silver Medal and the Yukon Pacific Playwriting Award. THE UNFORTUNATES (“haunting and engrossing”—NY Times) was a Time Out NY Critics Pick and winner of The Susan Glaspell Award.

RED BIKE

DRAMA

1 OR 2 ACTORS OF ANY GENDER OR ETHNICITY

(NOTE: POSSIBLE TO DO THIS PLAY WITH 3 OR MORE ACTORS)

What kind of future will you have living in these here United States? Remember when you were eleven years old and you had a bike, one that made you dream about a world bigger than the one in which you live? This is that memory. Except it is now. A play for one performer (two, three or more). This is the first play in the AMERICAN PSALM seven-play cycle.

Caridad Svich is a playwright, songwriter, editor and translator living between many cultures. She was born in the US of Cuban-Argentine-Spanish-Croatian parents, and while growing up lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina, Utah, New York, and California. The nomadic strain instilled in her has become an inevitable part of her writing vision. As a playwright, songwriter, editor and translator living between many cultures, including inherited ones, the idea of departure has always been not only an actual or metaphorical basis for writing the work.

PYGMALION PRODUCTIONS’ PRODUCTION OF RED BIKE. PHOTO
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“...poetic, thoughtprovoking…”
—San Diego UnionTribune
RED BIKE

LOCKDOWN

1 WOMAN, 3 MEN

Daily work with an inmate at San Quentin State Prison granted playwright Cori Thomas unprecedented exposure, as a volunteer, to the day-to-day routines and struggles of incarcerated people. The inmates she got to know were so gracious and open in sharing their lives that the process led Thomas to put her own life experience into her writing as well. The resulting play, LOCKDOWN, tells the story of a writer who agrees to help an incarcerated man with his parole statement and embarks on an unexpected journey confronting her own grief.

Cori Thomas is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Produced plays: LOCKDOWN; WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER; CITIZENS MARKET; PA’S HAT and more. Produced and developed at: WP Theatre, Rattlestick, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Mixed Blood, Horizon’s Theatre, Mosaic Theatre, and others. She has won the American Theatre Critics Osborn Award, Edgerton Foundation Prize, and Theodore Ward Prize. Cori is the Mellon Playwright in Residence at WP Theatre and a New Dramatists Resident Playwright.

MRS. HARRISON

DARK COMEDY

2 WOMEN

MRS. HARRISON is about two women and one story. At their 10-year college reunion, Aisha and Holly meet by chance. Is this the first time or has it just been a long time? They can’t agree. Aisha is a Black, successful playwright; she’s on the cover of the alumni magazine. Holly is a White, struggling stand-up comedian; she’s here for the free drinks. Aisha’s most successful play bears a striking resemblance to a tragic event in Holly’s life. Is it a coincidence or is it theft? As a rainstorm interrupts the outdoor reunion, they find themselves trapped inside, together. They both have a story that they’ve been telling themselves about what happened all those years ago and they’re both willing to fight for the truth in the present.

R. Eric Thomas is a bestselling author of Here For It, or How to Save Your Soul in America, and Reclaiming Her Time, a biography of Rep. Maxine Waters, co-authored with Helena Andrews-Dyer. He also writes for AppleTV’s Dickinson and FX’s Better Things. His play TIME IS ON OUR SIDE was commissioned by Simpatico Theatre Project and developed with PlayPenn. It won the Barrymore Award for Best New Play. Other plays include MRS. HARRISON, BACKING TRACK, CRYING ON TELEVISION and THE FOLKS AT HOME.

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“LOCKDOWN is capaciously compassionate... a rare night at the theatre, and a valuable one.”
—New York Times

AMERICA IN ONE ROOM

COMEDY/DRAMA

5 WOMEN, 4 MEN

When eight strangers receive an invitation to the America in One Room event in 2019, promising robust discussions on a wide range of social and political topics, sparks fly, tempers flare, and comedy abounds. At a time when everyone thinks they’re right, it will take more than political debate to find common ground. Inspired by the real-life convention of the same name, the play tackles our nation’s past, present and future (and even employs a little audience participation) to answer the question: is there hope for our country?

“Williams wisely focuses on the personal relationships [and] the play gains its strength during breaks when the characters…connect over everyday things like parenting challenges or work. Williams doesn’t set out to change attitudes, but he does want you to think a little differently about people and what they may stand for.”—Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Jason Odell Williams has been nominated for an Emmy Award, an Off-Broadway Alliance Best New Play Award and an L.A. Ovation Best Original Play Award. His plays CHURCH & STATE and HANDLE WITH CARE won a Henry Award and a Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Play, respectively, and are published by DPS. He won the 2012 Hudson Valley Writers Workshop contest, was a finalist for the 2020-21 McKnight National Residency, and a semi-finalist for Playmaker Rep’s Thomas Wolfe Playwriting Competition. Florida Studio Theatre commissioned him to write AMERICA IN ONE ROOM, which premiered there in 2021.

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Full-Length Plays

8 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS

Late one night, a small disagreement erupts into a fight that threatens to end a decade-long marriage. In this 90 minute play, we watch in real time as Ruth and Bo try to get past their disappointments, in life and each other, to answer the question: can you ever really begin again?

John Yearley is the author of THE UNREPEATABLE MOMENT, LEAP, EPHEMERA, ANOTHER GIRL and BRUNO HAUMPTMAN KISSED MY FOREHEAD. His plays have won the Mickey Kaplan New American Play Prize and John Gassner Award. Works for young audiences include THE LAST WISH (Macy’s New Play Prize for Young Audiences) and an adaptation of Sophocles’ ANTIGONE. He has written for the children’s TV program Treasure Trekkers and PBS Kids’ Arthur.

RIGHT BEFORE I GO.

Stan Zimmerman brings to life the last words written in letters by individuals lost to suicide—including celebrities, veterans, kids that were bullied, LGBTQ, and the clinically depressed—and those who have survived suicide attempts. Since its acclaimed first performance at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2015, the play has traveled across the country, raising awareness and offering hope for suicide prevention.

Stan Zimmerman’s entertainment career has included appearances on Broadway, in films, producing, and extensive directing credits. He has written for many television series, including The Golden Girls, Fame, Something Wilder, Roseanne, and The Gilmore Girls. His plays include YES VIRGINIA, (co-written with Christian McLaughlin), SILVER FOXES (co-written with James Berg), and RIGHT BEFORE I GO., which won a Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers’ Award.

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SILVER FOXES

COMEDY

1 WOMAN, 5 MEN

Inspired by Gen Silent, a 2010 documentary about LGBT seniors, SILVER FOXES is described as a gay version of The Golden Girls. Benny and Chuck, two older gay men, rescue their dear friend Cecil from a homophobic senior living facility and bring him to live with them in Palm Springs.

James Berg is an American television producer and writer. He has written for many television series including The Golden Girls, Roseanne and Gilmore Girls and the 1996 feature film A Very Brady Sequel. He has frequently collaborated with fellow producer and writer Stan Zimmerman. Berg and Zimmerman received two WGA nominations - one for The Golden Girls’ “Rose’s Mother” and for Roseanne’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

YES, VIRGINIA

COMEDY/DRAMA

2 WOMEN

Virginia was a longtime housekeeper for Denise, even helping Denise raise her children during a difficult divorce. But Denise is confused when Virginia shows up for work one day, because she let Virginia go several months earlier. When an accident keeps Virginia from being able to walk, Denise offers to care for her until she heals. Their roles reversed, the two women share memories of their lives over the course of Christmas Eve, learning secrets and bonding in a way they hadn’t been able to in the past.

Christian McLaughlin is an Emmy award-winning writer-producer, who has worked on an extensive array of comedies and dramas including Married... With Children, Clueless, and Desperate Housewives. He co-wrote, with Stan Zimmerman, the award-winning satirical MEET & GREET and YES, VIRGINIA. He’s also the author of two bestselling 90s novels, the Lambda Literary Award-nominated Glamourpuss and Sex Toys of the Gods.

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A DARK SKY FULL OF STARS

A play about a young man, Brandon, who is always in and out of trouble. Until he is shot in the back by a member of his community. Through the perspectives of his family, friends, and girlfriend we learn the circumstances of a young American man’s life and how seemingly unrelated events culminate in cutting it short.

THE BRIGHTEST THING ( OR, THE SQUONK PLAY )

DRAMATIC COMEDY

15-30+ ACTORS

CASTING ALLOWED)

An American fable that’s tinged with sadness about a girl’s imaginary journey in a hot air balloon to rescue her mother.

Don Zolidis is one of the most-produced playwrights in American schools. His more than 125 published plays have been performed over 30,000 times, appearing in every state, every Canadian province, and 67 different countries. His first novel, The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig (A Love Story) was published in 2018 by Disney-Hyperion. His second book, War and Speech, was published in 2020 by Little Brown.

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"A DARK SKY FULL OF STARS... delves not only into how gender is constructed and enforced... but also how it is performed."
A DARK SKY FULL OF STARS
—The Oregonian
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OneActs & Short Plays

—Time Out NY

GLENBURN 12 WP
“...smart and moving ...a politically charged conversation with wit, intelligence and a perceptiveness about what it’s like to be a person of color in this country today.”

SHOT: Caught a Soul

1 WOMEN, 2 MEN

Kareem, a Black teen, waits for the bus, at night, in a suburban White neighbourhood. He is approached by O’Donald, a White police officer. They struggle. A shot rings out. Kareem is dead. O’Donald says he feared for his life. The Police Union’s representative defends the shooting as self-defense. Kareem’s Aunt Janice protests her nephew’s death as racial profiling. There are no witnesses, but the truth will not die. Kareem’s spirit haunts Officer O’Donald, demanding to know why he was killed.

Gloria J. BrowneMarshall is a Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), and taught in the Africana Studies Program at Vassar. Plays include SHOT: CAUGHT A SOUL and DREAMS OF EMMETT TILL. She is also a civil rights attorney who litigated cases for Southern Poverty Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. She has spoken on issues of law and justice around the world.

MATERIAL GIRLS

12 WOMEN, 4 MEN (DOUBLING)

Some girls got it and some don’t. Materialism, that is. They’re fashionistas, influencers, girls who think they have all they need to succeed in life—but do they? As Tiffany and her material girl—and guy—

friends get ready to graduate high school, they start to realise there might be more to life than finding the most glittery eyeshadow. Is it too late to change? Penny doesn’t think so. With her help, Tiffany and her fashion-victim friends might discover they have other options to succeed in the material world.

PROMAPOCALYPSE

5 WOMEN, 5 MEN (DOUBLING)

Ask any high school senior and they’ll tell you prom is the most important night of their lives. But Julian—an evil alien warlord posing as an ordinary high school student—has turned the night into a disaster. And it’s all thanks to Becca, who made the colossally bad decision to ask Julian to the prom. Now Julian and his henchmen plan to bring the senior class back to

his planet to be his servants. It’s a fight to the finish as Becca and her friends try to save themselves from a horrible existence and—more importantly—save the prom!

VAMPIRE VALEDICTORIAN

7 WOMEN, 5 MEN (DOUBLING)

It’s vampires versus teenagers in this epic battle to stop graduation from turning into a bloodbath. Caitlin is class valedictorian, but she’s also acting really weird. So weird that Carly thinks she’s a vampire. And not a friendly high school vampire who likes to sleep in, but the kind that wants to destroy her classmates and turn them into an army of undead minions. Can Carly and her friends stop Caitlin before graduation? Or will they be doomed to live for eternity without a diploma?

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Michael Griffo has written 11 novels and over 25 plays and screenplays. His debut novel, Between Boyfriends, was published by Kensington Books in 2010 under the pseudonym Michael Salvatore. Under his given name, Griffo has published two young-adult supernatural trilogies: The Archangel Academy and The Darkborn Legacy. His latest novel, Murder on Memory Lake, is written under the pseudonym J.D. Griffo and is the first entry in a new cozy mystery series.

THE CHRISTMAS CAROL FARCE

17 WOMEN, 8 MEN

Charles Dickens’ ghost arranges for a high school production of A Christmas Carol to be broadcast on TV. The cast is ecstatic, until they learn their performance must be cut to one hour. At the TV studio, they discover it must be cut to 40 minutes for commercials. Just before they go on-air, an overtime football game forces them to cut again. When all that’s left is five minutes, they perform a hilariously fast holiday classic.

Jon Jory was the Producing Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville for 32 years, and directed over 125 plays and produced over 1,000 during his tenure. He conceived the internationally lauded Humana Festival of New American Plays. He was also the Artistic Founding Director of Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecti-

cut, and he has been inducted into New York’s Theatre Hall of Fame. For his commitment to new plays, he has received the Margo Jones Award, Carnegie Mellon’s Commitment to Playwriting Award, and the Special Tony Award for Achievement in Regional Theatre.

Michael Bigelow Dixon has taught theatre at Transylvania University, Goucher College, Carleton College, and Wofford College, was Resident Director at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Literary Director at The Guthrie Theatre, and Literary Manager and then Associate Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Michael has co-edited 38 volumes of plays, criticism, and social history. He’s also written two books for young readers: Once Upon a Pig, A Tell-It-Yourself Photo Storybook and Alice in Winter Wonderland with Janet Allard and illustrations by Michael O. Sanders.

MARY AND JOSEPH…AND COMPANY

COMEDY

2 WOMEN, 3 MEN

MARY AND JOSEPH…AND

COMPANY tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they journey toward Bethlehem to be counted in the census, and their surprising encounters with characters the whole family will recognise. This fresh reimagining of Mary and Joseph draws on the comedic styles of Don Knotts, Steve Carell, John Cleese, and Kristen Wiig and provides warmth and joy during the holiday season!

SHAKESPEARE’S DEAD DAMES

7 ACTORS (GENDER-NEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

After their in-performance deaths, six female Shakespearean characters find themselves in a holding area until the play they are a character in gets revived by another Shakespeare company so that they can (re)live their tragedy over (and over) again. It’s a comic romp that evokes Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit meets Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author meets Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

THRICE UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR: A Triptych of Three-Actor Trysts

COMEDY

3-9 ACTORS (GENDERNEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

THRICE UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR gives audiences a peek into the unlikely—but hilarious— conversations of The Three Wise Men, The Three Wise Women, and The Three Not-So-Wise Shepherds in this traveling triptych as they follow the Star of Bethlehem contemplating its wonder, its mystery…and a good game of golf!

David Overton is the founder and artistic director of Long Island Classics Stage Company in Centerport, New York, where he primarily works with young actors on performing the works of Shakespeare and developing their transferable life skills for stellar social interaction.

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COMEDY

One-Act & Short Plays

#HASHTAG

COMEDY

2-25 ACTORS (GENDERNEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

#Your #parents #definitely #know #everything #about #social #media.

THE ACTS OF LIFE

COMEDY

6-70 ACTORS (GENDERNEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

Through a series of metaphorical and literal comedic vignettes, THE ACTS OF LIFE follows

one family across multiple generations as they grapple with those big stages: dating, marriage, childbirth, school, parenthood, and beyond.

LAW AND ORDER: RHYMES AND MISDEMEANORS

14-81 ACTORS (GENDERNEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

In the nursery rhyme criminal justice system, citizens are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the nursery rhyme police who investigate

nursery rhyme crime, and the nursery rhyme district attorneys who prosecute the nursery rhyme offenders. These are their stories.

Jonathan Rand is among the most popular playwrights writing today, his stage plays having been performed over 24,000 times in theatres across 65 countries. His one-act comedy CHECK PLEASE was the #1 most-produced short play every season for the last 16 years. His work is published by Random House, Smith & Kraus, Dramatics Magazine, and Macmilllan.

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MUSINGS OF A CRAZY TEXICAN: Eight Short Plays

This “crazy” collection of comedic short plays contains works that have entertained, inspired and sometimes offended. To be enjoyed by Texicans & non-Texicans across the country.

JULIANA

1 WOMAN, 2 MEN

While rehearsing Romeo & Juliet, a Latina actress refuses to kill herself. She then discusses her reasons for wanting to change the ending of the play for the actual performance.

MENUDO POPS

1 WOMAN, 2 GENDER-NEUTRAL

In an effort to help Latinx families maintain their culture, a company makes a commercial for menudo-flavoured popsicles.

BROWN ONLY

1 MAN, 4 GENDER-NEUTRAL

When the director of Pancho Villa—The Musical refuses to let a Caucasian actor audition for the lead role, the actor pleads by sharing the historical tradition of white people portraying iconic Mexicans.

WHERE ARE YOU?

2 WOMEN

As the Covid pandemic rages on, a worried daughter makes a FaceTime call begging her joy-riding mother to return home and be safe. Mom has her own reasons for leaving the casa.

THE WANNA BE’S

3 WOMEN, 3 MEN

Six college students post hopes and dreams on Facebook while also revealing concerns about what will happen once they graduate.

THE HISTORY OF MEXICANS IN 10 MINUTES

3 ACTORS (GENDER-NEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

A fast-paced attempt to briefly tell 500+ years of Mexican history that includes human sacrifices, Aztec gods, smallpox, lisping Spaniards, and Mexicans with bad hair.

THE PLAY ABOUT 2 MOTHERS

2 WOMEN

A young woman settles into her new apartment. A stranger appears with a key to the same apartment. They both discover a connection to their own mothers.

PSYCHO GRINGA

1 MAN, 1 GENDER-NEUTRAL

After years apart, two friends reconnect. One recounts a disturbing tale that caused him to change his name, lighten his skin and disappear from his hometown.

Alvaro Saar Rios is a playwright and educator living in Chicago. His plays have been performed in New York, Mexico City, Hawaii, Chicago, and all over Texas. He has received commissions from Kennedy Center, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Alley Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, and Zoological Society of Milwaukee. He is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and Playwright-In-Residence at Milwaukee’s First Stage.

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By the Numbers

A fun, inventive and diverse collection of eight short plays inspired by mathematical theorems.

POINT OF INTERSECTION

1 WOMAN, 1 MAN

A watchmaker and a romantic find common ground, but can Sidney and Sydney synchronise their hearts?

HEDY LAMARR MAKES A MOVIE

2 WOMEN, 2 MEN

As Hedy Lamarr films a scene with an inexperienced young actor, the Hollywood star figures out the radio guidance systems and frequency-hopping technology that led to Bluetooth and GPS.

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THE FOUR COLOR PROBLEM

THE TRANSCENDENCE OF PI

2 WOMEN

Jane’s blind date is a matter of life and death for Rosie – literally. In the future, the E-Life Pheromone Connector is never supposed to be wrong. But if Jane strikes out on one more date then Rosie, Jane’s android life coach, will be repurposed.

THE GRAND HOTEL

2 WOMEN, 2 MEN,

2 GENDER-NEUTRAL

Shirley doesn’t understand how Hilbert, the unflappable concierge of the Grand Hotel, keeps finding rooms for guests when the hotel is already full. But if a hotel has an infinite number of rooms and an infinite number of guests, is it booked or not? And how do you feed them all?

SHRINKING THE NUMBERS

1 WOMAN, 1

Grace is a doctoral candidate in mathematics with a problem: She’s developed a math anxiety. Can her therapist Dr. Zamboni cure her? Maybe, but which one of them needs psychiatric help more is up for grabs.

THE FOUR COLOR PROBLEM

3

Is it worth invoking the Wrath of God to create a perfect world? Designers Tippy and Buzzy dare to colour outside the lines.

THE INCOMPLETENESS THEOREM

1 WOMAN, 1 MAN

During a birthday picnic, an artist and her mathematician ex-boyfriend connect with nature and learn new ways to communicate.

THE BIG SHELL: A Math Noir

3 WOMEN, 3 MEN

Private detective Philip Fibonacci is hired by a femme fatale to recover a priceless stolen nautilus. But the case takes an odd tangent and the variables multiply. Will Fibonacci’s theory add up?

Lynne Halliday is a performer and playwright. She has appeared at the York Theatre, 54 Below, and the Guggenheim Museum, and sung with ABT. She is a co-author of THE GORGES MOTEL and ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL. Her short play SOMETHING ABOUT EVE appeared in NJ Rep’s Theatre Brut Festival.

James Hindman is an actor and awardwinning playwright.

Credits include: POPCORN FALLS, PETE ‘N’ KEELY, BEING AUDREY (Transport Group, NEA Grant recipient), THE GORGES MOTEL, and ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL (NY Fringe Festival). His work has been developed and performed at The Lark, Vineyard Theatre, Second Stage, Long Wharf, Goodspeed, Denver Theatre Center, New Jersey Rep and Papermill Playhouse.

Arlene Hutton is the author of LETTERS TO SALA, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN and THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, which received a Drama League Best Play nomination and was a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize. Her play GULF VIEW DRIVE received a 2018 Ovation Award for Best Production. Regional credits: B Street, Chester Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Florida Studio Theatre, Kitchen Theatre, Mad Cow, and Washington Stage Guild.

Craig Pospisil is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker and essayist. He’s the author of MONTHS ON END, SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN, THE DUNES, LIFE IS SHORT, and CHOOSING SIDES. His work has been seen at New World Stages, Bay Street, New York Musical Festival, Barrington Stage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Stage West, performed on six continents, and translated into eight languages. He is a co-author of THE GORGES MOTEL and ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL.

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Vol. 1

DUMMY DIALOGUE

COMEDY 2 MEN

Max and Norman are ventriloquists’ dummies who’ve been on the road for years. Now they’re backstage before a show venting their frustrations to each other— like the stupid jokes they have to mouth every night. Then Norman starts to have some very large ideas. Maybe a Dummy Revolution is at hand.

DUMMY DIALOGUE

GLENBURN 12 WP

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

WILLIAM ABERNATHY

A SENTIMENT

STEM

THE SYSTEM

THE TALK

TASTING

TWELVE

A WALRUS IN THE BODY OF A CROCODILE

David Ives is perhaps best known for his evening of one-act plays, ALL IN THE TIMING and for his drama VENUS IN FUR, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. His plays include NEW JERUSALEM: THE INTERROGATION OF BARUCH DE SPINOZA; THE SCHOOL FOR LIES (adapted from Molière’s THE MISANTHROPE); THE LIAR (adapted from Corneille); TIME FLIES; and IS HE DEAD? (adapted from Mark Twain). He has also translated Feydeau’s A FLEA IN HER EAR and Yasmina Reza’s A SPANISH PLAY.

GLENBURN 12 WP

DRAMA

1 WOMAN, 1 MAN

Roberta, an Indigenous woman, and Troy, a Black man, wander into a deserted pub near Grand Central Station. While the bartender’s away, the liquor flows, as do some rough truths. But where is the bartender?

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TRW is pleased to publish this sparkling new collection of ten short plays—comedies and dramas, absurdist and naturalistic— from a wide-ranging group of exciting playwrights.

Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora) is an alumna of the Public Theatre’s Emerging Writer’s Group, and a founding member of Chukalokoli Native Theatre Ensemble and Amerinda Theatre. Her work has been seen at Labyrinth Theatre Company, Thunderbird Theatre, Eagle Project, New Native Theatre, The Flea, Roundabout Theatre’s Different Voices Program and 52nd Street Project. Recent productions: GLENBURN

12 WP for Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theatre and STANDOFF

AT HWY #37 for Native Voices at the Autry.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM ABERNATHY

DRAMA

2 MEN

On his 100th birthday, William Abernathy has a confession to make. His Korean American great-grandson Albert is the only one available to receive it.

Lloyd Suh is the author of AMERICAN HWANGAP, THE CHINESE LADY, CHARLES

FRANCIS CHAN JR.’S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY, and others. His plays have

been produced with Ma-Yi, Magic Theatre, EST, NAATCO, Denver Center, Milwaukee Rep, Children’s Theatre Co, and others around the country and internationally. He has received support from the NEA, Arena Stage, Mellon Foundation, Dramatists Guild, and residencies including NYS&F and Ojai. He received the 2016 Helen Merrill Award and the 2019 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.

A SENTIMENT

DRAMA

1 WOMAN, 1 MAN

Lucretia Mott arrives home late one night in 1848 to find her husband John waiting by the fire. An astonishingly frank conversation ensues as the 55-year-old wife and mother boldly and lovingly explains her co-creation of the Declaration of Sentiments, and her work to create a new future of possibilities for her daughters, their daughters, and all women.

Elaine Romero finds grist for her plays in an uncharted life. She saw Disneyland with the King of Zululand when he stayed with her family during his honeymoon. She learned Transcendental Meditation from a guru who imparted mantras from an altar fashioned from the family toilet. As a grad student in Paris, Elaine found herself with Mother Teresa, handing out ham sandwiches.

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A SENTIMENT

One Act & Short Plays

THE SYSTEM

COMEDY

2 WOMEN, 2 MEN

At a surprise 50th birthday/financial intervention for Bob, we learn that assumptions make an ass of you and me.

Lynne Halliday is a performer and playwright. She has appeared at the York Theatre, 54 Below, the Guggenheim Museum and sung with ABT. She is a co-author of THE GORGES MOTEL and ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN

MALL. Her short play SOMETHING ABOUT EVE appeared in NJ Rep’s Theatre Brut Festival.

STEM

DRAMA

3 WOMEN, 1 MAN

When their daughter was paralysed after falling off a pony, Margaret and Frank gave birth to a second child in hopes of using her stem cells for an experimental treatment to help her older sister. STEM examines the horrendous cost to a family after a child makes the ultimate sacrifice for her sibling.

Arlene Hutton is the author of LETTERS TO SALA, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN and THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, which received a Drama League Best Play nomination and was a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize. Her play GULF VIEW DRIVE received a 2018 Ovation Award for Best Production. Regional credits include B Street, Chester Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Florida Studio Theatre, Kitchen Theatre, Mad Cow, and Washington Stage Guild.

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THE TALK

THE TALK

2 WOMEN

Manu, a recently widowed, immigrant woman, awakens her estranged daughter, Claire, in the middle of the night to ask a wildly inappropriate question. But what begins as a confrontation between mother and daughter transcends into an honest and open dialogue about intimacy and identity between two women—one who never had the freedom to explore her own sexuality, and the other who, after many long years of ambiguity, has finally embraced her own.

TASTING

DRAMA

2 MEN

Malcolm’s presentation of a new tasting menu leads to a personal—and very public—debate about cultural appropriation and stolen family recipes when his ex, Paul, shows up to call him out.

play collection VOL. 1—A POST-RACIAL AMERICA.

Vincent has developed new work at Utah Shakespeare Festival and received commissions from Playground San Francisco/Planet Earth Arts and City Lights Theatre.

France-Luce Benson’s plays have been produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, City Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, and Billie Holiday Theatre, among others. Awards and honours include NEA Grant recipient, Dramatists Guild Fellow, Winner of the 41st annual Samuel French OOB Festival, Winner of the National New Play Network Award for Short Playwriting, Alfred P. Sloan New Play Commission (THE DEVIL’S SALE), Alfred P. Sloan Screenplay Award (Healing Roots).

Eric Reyes Loo is a playwright and TV writer. His work has been seen at Pacific Resident Theatre, Moving Arts, Lark Play Development Center, George Street Playhouse and Rattlestick. He is the Artistic Producing Director of Chalk Repertory Theatre where he also oversees the new play development initiatives. Eric wrote for the teen melodrama Guidance which can be found on Hulu and was an Executive Story Editor on the series A.J. and the Queen on Netflix.

TWELVE

DRAMA

5 WOMEN

Five mothers recount the loss of their Black sons over the course of several centuries.

Vincent Terrell Durham is an award-winning playwright, poet, and author. His plays include MASKING OUR BLACKNESS (Winner, Samuel French Short Play Festival, BLACK BOYS & PRAIRIE FRINGED ORCHIDS (Semi-finalist, O’Neill), 61 UNUSED PAGES, TWELVE, and the short

A WALRUS IN THE BODY OF A CROCODILE

COMEDY/DRAMA

4 GENDER-NEUTRAL

A support group for things inside of things. A class for women writers. A raucous frat party. An absurd exploration of language and gender.

MJ Kaufman is a playwright and TV writer from Portland, OR. Their plays have been seen at the Public Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Colt Coeur, Williamstown Theatre Festival, InterAct Theatre and others, and developed by the Lark Play Development Center, the Playwrights Realm, Page73 and NYTW among others. Awards: Helen Merrill Emerging Writers Award, ASCAP Cole Porter Prize in Playwriting, and Jane Chambers Prize in Feminist Theatre.

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—Delen Arts

One Act & Short Plays

TRW Presents: Short Plays Vol. 2

FAKE NEWS

DRAMA

3 WOMEN, 3 MEN (DOUBLING/ FLEXIBLE CASTING)

Reporting the news today can be dangerous, as anchors Bob Tunley and Fran Mercer discover in the middle of the KLWP News Hour. Their live broadcast is interrupted by bizarre and menacing clips and soon the studio crew fears they’re under attack.

FAKE NEWS

CLEAN SLATE

AS SLIMY AS YOUNG SNAILS

CHRYSALIS

DISNEY & FUJIKAWA

G.O.A.T.

LA TRAVIATA

LOCKED AND LOADED.

CAN I HELP YOU?

SWASTIKA

TWILIGHT VISIT

Doug Wright is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter. His Broadway credits include WAR PAINT, HANDS ON A HARDBODY, GREY GARDENS and I AM MY OWN WIFE (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize). Off-Broadway credits include POSTERITY, UNWRAP YOUR CANDY and QUILLS. Films include Quills (Paul Selvin Award) and the upcoming The Burial starring Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones. He is the former president of the Dramatists Guild of America and a member of SAG-AFTRA, SDC and the WGA.

CLEAN SLATE

DRAMA

2 WOMEN, 2 MEN

Special agents Angie Mallinson and Vince Lazar want to assure you that nothing horrible has happened at the KLWP News Hour. There have been rumors about a group of killers in Kabuki masks. You may have heard whispers about a mysterious vigilante group. Ignore them—no matter what you think you saw.

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TRW presents a second collection of ten outstanding short plays—comedies and dramas, personal and political—from a diverse and engaging lineup of authors.

Rajiv Joseph’s play BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and was awarded a grant for Outstanding New American Play by the NEA. He won the Obie Award for Best New American Play for his plays GUARDS AT THE TAJ (also a Lortel Winner for Best Play) and DESCRIBE THE NIGHT. Other plays include GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES and ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER. Joseph has been awarded artistic grants from the Whiting Foundation, and the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust among.

AS SLIMY AS YOUNG SNAILS

3 WOMEN

After years apart, Christy shows up unexpectedly at the home of her older sister Sharon, now married to Christy’s old high school friend Kimberly. A knock at the door forces Christy to reveal that she’s running from an abusive marriage. The dangerous situation causes the formerly estranged sisters to heal their past wounds and address the situation at hand.

Arlene Hutton is the author of LETTERS TO SALA, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN and THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, which received a Drama League Best Play nomination and was a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize. Her play GULF

VIEW DRIVE received a 2018 Ovation Award for Best Production. Regional credits include B Street, Chester Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Florida Studio Theatre, Kitchen Theatre, Mad Cow, and Washington Stage Guild.

CHRYSALIS

COMEDY/DRAMA

1 WOMAN, 1 MAN

The caterpillar in Mark’s school science project is not moving. Whether the creature is alive or dead takes on outsized importance to his mother Kathy, which causes a clash with her husband, Peter.

Craig Pospisil is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker and essayist. He’s the author of MONTHS ON END, SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN, THE DUNES, LIFE IS SHORT, and CHOOSING SIDES. His work has been seen at New World Stages, Bay Street, New York Musical Festival, Barrington Stage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Stage West, performed on six continents, and translated into eight languages. He is a co-author of THE GORGES MOTEL and ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL.

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DRAMA
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DISNEY AND FUJIKAWA

1 WOMAN, 1 MAN

A meeting in 1942 between illustrator Gyo Fujikawa and animator Walt Disney, as they navigate power, personal responsibility, and the art of cartoons in a time of war.

Lloyd Suh is the author of AMERICAN HWANGAP, THE CHINESE LADY, CHARLES FRANCIS CHAN JR.’S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY, and others. His plays have been produced with Ma-Yi, Magic Theatre, EST, NAATCO, Denver Center, Milwaukee Rep, Children’s Theatre Co, and others around the country and internationally. He has received support from the NEA, Arena Stage, Mellon Foundation, Dramatists Guild, and residencies including NYS&F and Ojai. He received the 2016 Helen Merrill Award and the 2019 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.

G.O.A.T.

3 WOMEN

Three women, Jay, Bonita, and Row, have gathered on the rooftop to burn the sage and drink the sacred Gatorade. To pray to the goddess Nike, and the power of Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe. To summon victory for their beloved champion: Serena Williams, the Greatest Of All Time.

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Ngozi Anyanwu is a playwright, storyteller, and a 2020 Steinberg Playwright Award winner. Works include LAST OF THE LOVE LETTERS (Atlantic Theatre), GOOD GRIEF (Vineyard Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Humanitas Award) and THE HOMECOMING QUEEN (Atlantic Theatre). Her plays have been on the Kilroys List, and she has had commissions with NYU, Old Globe, Two Rivers Theatre, Atlantic Theatre, and Steppenwolf, and received residencies from LCT3, Djerassi Resident Artists, New Harmony, New York Stage & Film and others.

LA TRAVIATA

DRAMA

3 WOMEN, 1 MAN

Three sisters gather on the porch of the family home outside New Orleans to celebrate Mother’s Day and to lament the scandalous fate of their wayward nephew. But, running under their breezy gossip, family secrets of operatic proportions yearn to be uncovered.

Lisa D’Amour is a playwright and half of the OBIE Award-winning duo PearlDamour. Her work has been produced by theatres across the country, including Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Children’s Theatre Company, Wilma Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Her play DETROIT premiered at Steppenwolf and

was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. Lisa received the 2008 Herb Alpert Award for the Arts, the 2011 Steinberg Playwright Award and the 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award.

LOCKED AND LOADED. CAN I HELP YOU?

Wayne is having a busy morning at his gun shop. Then Jesus walks in to ask about buying a gun. Jesus doesn’t know a lot about weapons, but Wayne is happy to assist. In the end Wayne finds that Jesus knows a lot more than he seems to. This play is a taut, funny, rich interchange circling one of the largest questions in America today.

David Ives is perhaps best known for his evening of one-act plays, ALL IN THE TIMING and for his drama VENUS IN FUR, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. His plays include NEW JERUSALEM: THE INTERROGATION OF BARUCH DE SPINOZA; THE SCHOOL FOR LIES (adapted from Molière’s THE MISANTHROPE); THE LIAR (adapted from Corneille); TIME FLIES; and IS HE DEAD? (adapted from Mark Twain). He has also translated Feydeau’s A FLEA IN HER EAR and Yasmina Reza’s A SPANISH PLAY.

SWASTIKA

DRAMA

1 WOMAN, 1 MAN

When Miranda’s son is arrested in a graffiti incident at the chapel on campus at a prestigious university, she goes to the jail cell to remind him of who he is.

Elaine Romero finds grist for her plays in an uncharted life. She saw Disneyland with the King of Zululand when he stayed with her family during his honeymoon. She learned Transcendental Meditation from a guru who imparted mantras from an altar fashioned from the family toilet. As a grad student in Paris, Elaine found herself with Mother Teresa, handing out ham sandwiches.

TWILIGHT VISIT

DRAMA

1 WOMAN, 1 MAN

Jonah meets a ghost at a queer dance party the same night a cemetery is desecrated.

MJ Kaufman is a playwright and TV writer from Portland, OR. Their plays have been seen at the Public Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Colt Coeur, Williamstown Theatre Festival, InterAct Theatre and others, and developed by the Lark Play Development Center, the Playwrights Realm, Page73 and NYTW among others.

Awards: Helen Merrill Emerging Writers Award, ASCAP Cole Porter Prize in Playwriting, and Jane Chambers Prize in Feminist Theatre.

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Theatre for Young Audiences

“BINA’S SIX APPLES is sweet, soulful, and ripe with symbolism.”
—Star Tribune

Theatre for Young Audiences

CINDERELLA: THE REAL STORY

ONE-ACT, COMEDY

5 WOMEN, 5 MEN, A GENDERNEUTRAL CHORUS

A new take on an old classic, this play tells the forgotten stories hidden in the fairy tale we all know so well. Hilarious, imaginative and surprisingly sensitive to social issues, this play is specifically designed to be performed by young performers and may be adapted to a virtual or in-person performance venue.

Rayven Craft is earning her B.A. in Music Theatre and a minor in Women and Gender Studies at Carthage College. Rayven is making her professional playwriting debut with the publication of CINDERELLA: THE REAL STORY and its premiere in the summer TYA Workshops at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. Apart from playwriting, Rayven works as an actor, a music producer, and a songwriter.

John Maclay is a playwright and lyricist with over a dozen plays and musicals that have been professionally produced throughout the US and Canada. His shows include THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS (with Eric Nordin), GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM (with Danny Abosch), ANATOLE (with Lee Becker and James Valcq) among others. His play HOPPER received a reading at Pasadena Playhouse and his musical ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL, based on the PBS Kids series, premieres in the fall of 2022.

Austin Nelson Jr. is an actor and playwright based in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Carthage College with a degree in Music Theatre. He is dedicated to bringing new stories to the world, especially stories highlighting the Black experience. CINDERELLA is his first published

work. Austin is proudly represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent. Much love to his family and friends for their undying support.

Emma Swain’s work has appeared in readings and workshops at New Match Collective, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and Carthage College. She was awarded the John Cauble Short Play Award for WIRE TAPS. "Ellen's Monologue" from WHAT WE HAVE NOW will appear in Smith & Kraus's annual Best Women's Monologues anthology in August of 2021. In-development plays include THE PAPIER-BLUMEN MEADOW and TWO WRENS.

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT: A Toy Story

Based on the book by Margery Williams

ADAPTATION

4-20 ACTORS (GENDERNEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

Margery Williams’ classic toy story gets a vibrant retelling in this brandnew adaptation. When the child gets the rabbit for Christmas, she is at first disappointed in her gift. But as the two quest and adventure through her storybooks, both rabbit and child grow to care for each other. They discover that love is the greatest force in the universe and can make impossible things real.

“Each aspect beautifully captures the childlike imagination we have when we are young.”

—Broadway World

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Patrick Flynn is a playwright and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. Works for the stage include THE BERBERIZING OF CORAL (winner, Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival), THE VELVETEEN RABBIT (Helen Hayes Award-nomination, “Outstanding Original Play or Musical Adaptation”), TINKER BELL, GIANT BOX OF PORN (“Best of Fringe,” D.C. Metro Theatre Arts). He is a 10-year veteran of the 48 Hour Film Project and has received multiple awards, including Best Film for his short For Whom the Whistle Blows.

GHOST

Based on the book by Jason Reynolds DRAMA

2 WOM EN, 5 MEN

Running is all that Castle Cranshaw, a.k.a. “Ghost,” has ever known, but he runs for all the wrong reasons until he meets Coach, who sees something in him: raw talent. The story follows Castle as he tries to stay on track, literally and figuratively, harnessing his aptitude for speed on an elite local track team while battling the difficult realities of his past and present. GHOST also highlights the importance of allyship. As his teammates become friends and Coach stands in as a father figure, Castle finds a place where he belongs.

“Ghost is an important story…that kids (and adults) in any community need to see—not just for its non-preachy and relatable lessons on tolerance, empathy, and privilege, but also for a model of possibility of what the rewards of pushing through barriers and comfort zones can bring.”

—Broadway World

JACKED!

ADVENTURE

2-10 ACTORS (GENDERNEUTRAL CASTING ALLOWED)

Inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk and designed and developed for children, JACKED! fuses storytelling and poetry with hip-hop and break beat music to encourage a dialogue about substance abuse and the overwhelming effects the opioid epidemic is having in our communities.

Idris Goodwin is a multiple award-winning playwright, breakbeat poet, director, educator, and currently serves as Artistic Director of Seattle Children’s Theatre. Idris is the author of over 60 plays ranging from his hip-hop-inspired breakbeat series to historical dramas to works for young audiences. Works include AND IN THIS CORNER, HOW WE GOT ON, HYPE MAN and FREE PLAY: OPEN SOURCE SCRIPTS FOR AN ANTIRACIST TOMORROW. Goodwin has created original content for and/or appeared on Nickelodeon, Def Poetry, Sesame Street, NPR, and the Discovery Channel.

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SHAKESPEARE YOUNG@PART: Some Comedies

FLEXIBLE CASTING

SHAKESPEARE YOUNG@ PART: SOME COMEDIES introduces the audience to six of Shakespeare's comedies. The shortened comedies that are included are Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Carol PuglianoMartin has been writing, directing, and performing in plays since she was putting on productions in her childhood home’s basement. Carol has written numerous plays and stories for Scholastic, Children’s Television Workshop, and many other publishers. She is currently an elementary humanities teacher in Greenwich, CT.

CARMELA FULL OF WISHES

Based on the book by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson

2 WOMEN, 2 MEN

It’s Carmela’s birthday, and her wish has already come true— she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. On their way to the laundromat, Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow on it, her brother asks, “Did

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you even make a wish?” If only she can think of just the right wish to make. Based on the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor-winning book.

“…this heartwarming tale of an exuberant Latina girl celebrates family, community and hope… Chicago-based Texican playwright Alvaro Saar Rios, who adapted the book for the stage, weaves Spanish into the dialogue in a way that feels authentic to the characters yet accessible to English-speaking audiences….well worth an outing for anyone with a little person in their life.”

—Chicago Tribune

“CARMELA FULL OF WISHES is a charming tale about the importance of imagination.”

—Times Square Chronicles

Alvaro Saar Rios is a playwright and educator living in Chicago. His plays have been performed in New York, Mexico City, Hawaii, Chicago, and all over Texas. He has received commissions from Kennedy Center, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Alley Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, and Zoological Society of Milwaukee. He is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and Playwright-In-Residence at Milwaukee’s First Stage.

BINA’S SIX APPLES

3 WOMEN, 3 MEN

It’s 1950 and Korea is being torn apart by war. Bina’s family is forced to flee their orchard and journey to safety in Busan on foot, carrying anything they want to keep on their backs. Bina wants to help, but she’s only ten, so her father gives her six apples from their orchard to carry. But almost immediately, Bina is separated from her family by a bomb blast, and now she must make the 70-mile trip alone, trying to find her family.

“BINA’S SIX APPLES is sweet, soulful and ripe with symbolism. Lloyd Suh’s bighearted play has a rich cast of characters.…The halfdozen apples that the child carries in her backpack, each intended for a family member in the fleeing party, bear metaphorical weight.”—Star Tribune

Theatre for Young Audiences

“Suh has taken this family story and turned it into a deeply engaging play, BINA’S SIX APPLES…[is] brimming with heart and vivid characters, an adventure packed with enough travails and quandaries to raise the anxieties of audiences of all ages.”

—Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Lloyd Suh is the author of AMERICAN HWANGAP, THE CHINESE LADY, CHARLES

FRANCIS CHAN JR.’S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY, and others. His plays have been produced with Ma-Yi, Magic Theatre, EST, NAATCO, Denver Center, Milwaukee Rep, Children’s Theatre Co, and others around the country and internationally. He has received support from the NEA, Arena Stage, Mellon Foundation, Dramatists Guild, and residencies including NYS&F and Ojai. He received the 2016 Helen Merrill Award and the 2019 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.

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These exciting plays have just been added to our catalog. Visit trwplays.co.uk for full details on these titles and many more.

AMERICAN PROM

BATTING ZERO

BRUISE & THORN

CORA AND DAVE ARE GETTING OLDER

DANIEL’S HUSBAND

AN ELOQUENT SLAVE FLEES TO IRELAND

FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS

GRACE’S LAND 2.0

HER HEAD ON THE PILLOW

H*TLER’S TASTERS

IDIO(MA)TIC

A LIFE'S WORK by

MR. PARKER by

NEW VOICES. NEW TRUTHS. NEW DISCOVERIES.

Monologues from the Next Narrative™ Monologue Competition

VAGRANT TRILOGY

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COMEDY

#HASHTAG pg 56

4:05: A NOCTURNAL COMEDY pg 30

ACTS OF LIFE, THE pg 56

AMERICA’S SEXIEST COUPLE pg 30

ASKING STRANGERS THE MEANING OF LIFE pg 16

BABEL pg 19

BIG SHELL: A MATH NOIR, THE pg 59

BOCA pg 39

BORN WITH TEETH pg 8

B RIGH TEST THING (OR, THE SQUONK PLAY), THE pg 51

BUBBA BRO BUDDY DUDE: MEN IN TWISTED SHORTS pg 26

BY THE NUMBERS pg 58

CHRISTMAS CAROL FARCE pg 55

CINDERELLA: THE REAL STORY pg 70

DRACULA pg 22

DUMMY DIALOGUE pg 60

EMMA pg 23

FAIRYCAKES pg 11

FOUR COLOR PROBLEM, THE pg 59

GLASSHEART pg 24

GAME SHOW pg 17

G.O.A.T. pg 66

GRAND HOTEL, THE pg 59

GUILTY PLEASURES pg 30

HEDY LAMARR MAKES A MOVIE pg 58

HONEY SUGAR LADY DOLL: WOMEN IN BODACIOUS SHORTS pg 26

HOOK’S TALE pg 37

HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO pg 16

IBSEN IN CHICAGO pg 20

LA TRAVIATA pg 67

LAW & ORDER: RHYMES AND MISDEMEANORS pg 56

LICKETY SPLIT: WOMEN AND MEN IN OUTRAGEOUS SHORTS pg 26

LOCKED AND LOADED. CAN I HELP YOU? pg 67

LOT’S WIFE pg 42

MANKIND pg 35

MARY AND JOSEPH…AND COMPANY pg 55

MATERIAL GIRLS pg 54

MORNING AFTER GRACE pg 15

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B pg 23

MUSINGS OF A CRAZY TEXICAN: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS pg 57

ON THE FARCE DAY OF CHRISTMAS pg 30

POINT OF INTERSECTION pg 58

PROMAPOCALYPSE pg 54

REVOLTING TEENS OF SHERWOOD FOREST, THE pg 33

ROMEO AND JULIET WALK INTO A BAR pg 33

SENIOR LIVING pg 25

SENSITIVE GUYS pg 27

SHAKESPEARE YOUNG@PART: SOME COMEDIES pg 72

SHAKESPEARE’S DEAD DAMES pg 55

SHRINKING THE NUMBERS pg 59

SILVER FOXES pg 50

SMALL ENCHANTMENTS pg 27

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR HOUSE pg 30

SYSTEM, THE pg 62

TALK, THE pg 63

TEEN DAD pg 15

THRICE UPON A MIDNIGHT

CLEAR pg 55

TRANSCENDENCE OF PI, THE pg 59

VAMPIRE VALEDICTORIAN pg 54

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU pg 24

WHAT IS “MURDER?” pg 30

YES, VIRGINIA pg 50

DRAMA

8 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS pg 49

17 MINUTES pg 36

ALLIGATOR MOUTH, TADPOLE

ASS pg 25

AMERICA IN ONE ROOM pg 48

ANTEBELLUM pg 35

AS SLIMY AS YOUNG SNAILS pg 65

BARBECUE pg 35

BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES, A pg 9

BERTA, BERTA pg 12

BINA’S SIX APPLES pg 73

BINDING, THE pg 17

BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC

MAMA pg 14

BLESSINGS FROM THE PANDEMIC pg 36

BORN WITH TEETH pg 8

BRIGHTEST THING (OR, THE SQUONK PLAY), THE pg 51

CHERRY ORCHARD, THE pg 45

CHRYSALIS pg 65

CLEAN SLATE pg 64

CLICK pg 19

COLLEGE COLORS pg 29

CYRANO DE BERGERAC pg 20

DARK SKY FULL OF STARS, A pg 51

DISTANCE LEARNING pg 15

DISNEY & FUJIKAWA pg 66

EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO pg 18

ELEANOR pg 42

FAKE NEWS pg 64

FOREST, THE pg 41

FOXES pg 18

GHOST pg 71

GLASSHEART pg 24

GLENBURN 12 WP pg 60

G.O.A.T. pg 66

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BIG SHELL: A MATH NOIR, THE pg 59

SWASTIKA pg 67

SYSTEM, THE pg 62

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM

ABERNATHY pg 61

HOWARDS END pg 38

IN THE UPPER ROOM pg 10

INCOMPLETENESS THEOREM, THE pg 59

JULIO AIN’T GOIN’ DOWN LIKE THAT pg 25

LES DEUX NOIRS: NOTES ON NOTES OF A NATIVE SON pg 41

LOCKDOWN pg 47

LOT’S WIFE pg 42

NOMAD MOTEL pg 12

[PORTO] pg 9

RED BIKE pg 46

RIGHT BEFORE I GO. pg 49

SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA pg 27

SANCTUARY CITY pg 34

SEAGULL, THE pg 45

SELLING KABUL pg 28

SENSITIVE GUYS pg 27

SENTIMENT, A pg 61

SHOT: CAUGHT A SOUL pg 54

STEM pg 62

SWASTIKA pg 67

TALES FROM RED VIENNA pg 20

TASTING pg 63

THREE SISTERS pg 45

TWELVE pg 63

TWILIGHT VISIT pg 67

TWO DEGREES pg 37

TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP, THE pg 13

UNCLE VANYA pg 45

UNFORTUNATES, THE pg 46

WALRUS IN THE BODY OF A CROCODILE, A pg 63

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU pg 24

YES, VIRGINIA pg 50

ZOMBIE: THE AMERICAN pg 35

SHORT PLAYS / ONE ACTS

#HASHTAG pg 56

ACTS OF LIFE, THE pg 56 AS SLIMY AS YOUNG SNAILS pg 65

BUBBA BRO BUDDY DUDE: MEN IN TWISTED SHORTS pg 26 BY THE NUMBERS pg 58

CHRISTMAS CAROL FARCE, THE pg 55

CHRYSALIS pg 65

CINDERELLA: THE REAL STORY pg 70

CLEAN SLATE pg 64

DISNEY & FUJIKAWA pg 66

DUMMY DIALOGUE pg 60

FAKE NEWS pg 64

FOUR COLOR PROBLEM, THE pg 59

GLENBURN 12 WP pg 60

G.O.A.T. pg 66

GRAND HOTEL, THE pg 59

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM

ABERNATHY pg 61

HEDY LAMARR MAKES A MOVIE pg 58

HONEY SUGAR LADY DOLL: WOMEN IN BODACIOUS SHORTS pg 26

INCOMPLETENESS THEOREM, THE pg 59

LA TRAVIATA pg 67

LAW & ORDER: RHYMES AND MISDEMEANORS pg 56

LICKETY SPLIT: WOMEN AND MEN IN OUTRAGEOUS SHORTS pg 26

LOCKED AND LOADED. CAN I HELP YOU? pg 67

MARY AND JOSEPH…AND COMPANY pg 55

MATERIAL GIRLS pg 54

MORNING AFTER GRACE pg 15

MUSINGS OF A CRAZY TEXICAN: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS pg 57

POINT OF INTERSECTION pg 58

PROMAPOCALYPSE pg 54

SENTIMENT, A pg 61

SHAKESPEARE’S

DEAD DAMES pg 55

SHOT: CAUGHT A SOUL pg 54

SHRINKING THE NUMBERS pg 59

STEM pg 62

TALK, THE pg 63

TASTING pg 63

THRICE UPON A MIDNIGHT

CLEAR pg 55

TRANSCENDENCE OF PI, THE pg 59

TWELVE pg 63

TWILIGHT VISIT pg 67

VAMPIRE VALEDICTORIAN pg 54

WALRUS IN THE BODY OF A CROCODILE, A pg 63

TRANSLATIONS/ ADAPTATIONS

CARMELA FULL OF WISHES pg 72

CHERRY ORCHARD, THE pg 45

CHRISTMAS CAROL FARCE, THE pg 55

CINDERELLA: THE REAL STORY pg 70

CYRANO DE BERGERAC pg 20

DRACULA pg 22

EMMA pg 23

FAIRYCAKES pg 11

GHOST pg 71

GLASSHEART pg 24

HOOK’S TALE pg 37

HOWARDS END pg 38

JACKED! pg 71

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B pg 23

SEAGULL, THE pg 45

SHAKESPEARE YOUNG@PART: SOME COMEDIES pg 72

SHAKESPEARE’S DEAD DAMES pg 55

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EAR pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN SOUFFLÉ pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST MACHINE pg 33

THREE SISTERS pg 45

UNCLE VANYA pg 45

VELVETEEN RABBIT: A TOY STORY, THE pg 70

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DRAMA (CONTINUED)

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B PG 23

BIPOC

ANTEBELLUM pg 35

BARBECUE pg 35

BERTA, BERTA pg 12

BINA’S SIX APPLES pg 73

BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA pg 14

COLLEGE COLORS pg 29

DARK SKY FULL OF STARS, A pg 51

DISNEY & FUJIKAWA pg 66

EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO pg 18

FOREST, THE pg 41

FOXES pg 18

GHOST pg 71

GLENBURN 12 WP pg 60

G.O.A.T. pg 66

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM

ABERNATHY pg 61

HIT DOG WILL HOLLER, A pg 14

IN THE UPPER ROOM pg 10

JACKED! pg 71

JULIO AIN’T GOIN’ DOWN LIKE THAT pg 25

LES DEUX NOIRS: NOTES ON NOTES OF A NATIVE SON pg 41

LOCKDOWN pg 47

MANKIND pg 35

MRS. HARRISON pg 47

MUSINGS OF A CRAZY TEXICAN: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS pg 57

NOMAD MOTEL pg 12

RED BIKE pg 46

SANCTUARY CITY pg 34

SELLING KABUL pg 28

SHOT: CAUGHT A SOUL pg 54

SWASTIKA pg 67

TALK, THE pg 63

TASTING pg 63

TEEN DAD pg 15

TWELVE pg 63

TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP, THE pg 13

ZOMBIE: THE AMERICAN pg 35

LBGTQ

ALLIGATOR MOUTH, TADPOLE ASS pg 25

ANTEBELLUM pg 35

BABEL pg 19

BINDING, THE pg 17

BORN WITH TEETH pg 8

FAIRYCAKES pg 11

FOXES pg 18

JULIO AIN’T GOIN’ DOWN LIKE THAT pg 25

LES DEUX NOIRS: NOTES ON NOTES OF A NATIVE SON pg 41

LOT’S WIFE pg 42

MANKIND pg 35

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B pg 23

RIGHT BEFORE I GO. pg 49

SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA pg 27

SANCTUARY CITY pg 34

SENSITIVE GUYS pg 27

SILVER FOXES pg 50

TALK, THE pg 63

TASTING pg 63

TWILIGHT VISIT

WALRUS IN THE BODY OF A CROCODILE, A pg 63

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU pg 24

MYSTERY/THRILLER

BIG SHELL: A MATH NOIR, THE pg 59

HOOK’S TALE pg 37

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B pg 23

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EAR pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN SOUFFLÉ pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST MACHINE pg 33

SILVER FOXES pg 50

UNFORTUNATES, THE pg 46 WHAT IS “MURDER?” pg 30

TYA

BINA’S SIX APPLES pg 73

CARMELA FULL OF WISHES pg 72

CINDERELLA: THE REAL STORY pg 70

GHOST pg 71

JACKED! pg 71

SHAKESPEARE YOUNG@PART: SOME COMEDIES pg 72

VELVETEEN RABBIT: A TOY STORY, THE pg 70

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HIGH SCHOOL

#HASHTAG pg 56

ACTS OF LIFE, THE pg 56

BIG SHELL: A MATH NOIR, THE pg 59

BINA'S SIX APPLES pg 73

BLESSINGS FROM THE PANDEMIC pg 36

BRIGHTEST THING (OR, THE SQUONK PLAY), THE pg 51

BY THE NUMBERS pg 58

CHERRY ORCHARD, THE pg 45

CHRISTMAS CAROL FARCE, THE pg 55

CHRYSALIS pg 65

CINDERELLA: THE REAL STORY pg 70

CYRANO DE BERGERAC pg 20

DISTANCE LEARNING pg 15

DRACULA pg 22

DUMMY DIALOGUE pg 60

EMMA pg 23

FOUR COLOR PROBLEM, THE pg 59

G.O.A.T. pg 66

GHOST pg 71

GRAND HOTEL, THE pg 59

HEDY LAMARR MAKES A MOVIE pg 58

IBSEN IN CHICAGO pg 20

INCOMPLETENESS THEOREM, THE pg 59

JACKED! pg 71

LAW & ORDER: RHYMES AND MISDEMEANORS pg 56

MARY AND JOSEPH…AND COMPANY pg 55

MATERIAL GIRLS pg 54

MS. HOLMES AND

MS. WATSON - #2B pg 23

ON THE FARCE DAY OF CHRISTMAS pg 30

POINT OF INTERSECTION pg 58

PROMAPOCALYPSE pg 54

REVOLTING TEENS OF SHERWOOD, THE pg 33

RIGHT BEFORE I GO. (SCHOOL

EDITION) pg 49

ROMEO AND JULIET WALK INTO A BAR pg 33

SEAGULL, THE pg 45

SENTIMENT, A pg 61

SHAKESPEARE YOUNG@PART: SOME COMEDIES pg 72

SHAKESPEARE’S DEAD

DAMES pg 55

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EAR pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN

SOUFFLÉ pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST MACHINE pg 33

SHRINKING THE NUMBERS pg 59

SMALL ENCHANTMENTS pg 27

SYSTEM, THE pg 62

THREE SISTERS pg 45

THRICE UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR pg 55

TRANSCENDENCE OF PI, THE pg 59

TWELVE pg 63

UNCLE VANYA pg 45

THE UNFORTUNATES pg 46

VAMPIRE VALEDICTORIAN pg 54

VELVETEEN RABBIT, A TOY

STORY, THE pg 70

UNIVERSITY

17 MINUTES pg 36

ACTS OF LIFE, THE pg 56

ALLIGATOR MOUTH, TADPOLE ASS pg 25

AMERICA IN ONE ROOM pg 48

ANTEBELLUM pg 35

AS SLIMY AS YOUNG

SNAILS pg 65

BABEL pg 19

BARBECUE pg 35

BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES, A pg 9

BERTA, BERTA pg 12

BINDING, THE pg 17

BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA pg 14

BLESSINGS FROM THE PANDEMIC pg 36

BORN WITH TEETH pg 8

BY THE NUMBERS pg 58

CHERRY ORCHARD, THE pg 45

CHRYSALIS pg 65

CLEAN SLATE pg 64

CLICK pg 19

COLLEGE COLORS pg 29

CYRANO DE BERGERAC pg 20

DARK SKY FULL OF STARS, A pg 51

DISTANCE LEARNING pg 15

DISNEY & FUJIKAWA pg 66

DRACULA pg 22

DUMMY DIALOGUE pg 60

EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO pg 18

ELEANOR pg 42

EMMA pg 23

FAIRYCAKES pg 11

FAKE NEWS pg 64

FOREST, THE pg 41

FOXES pg 18

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GLASSHEART pg 24

GLENBURN 12 WP pg 60

G.O.A.T. pg 66

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM

ABERNATHY pg 61

HIT DOG WILL HOLLER, A pg 14

HOOK’S TALE pg 37

HOWARDS END pg 38

IBSEN IN CHICAGO pg 20

JULIO AIN'T GOIN' DOWN LIKE THAT pg 25

LA TRAVIATA pg 67

LES DEUX NOIRS: NOTES ON NOTES OF A NATIVE SON pg 41

LOCKDOWN pg 47

LOCKED AND LOADED. CAN I HELP YOU? pg 67

MANKIND pg 35

MATERIAL GIRLS pg 54

MORNING AFTER GRACE pg 15

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B pg 23

MUSINGS OF A CRAZY TEXICAN:

EIGHT SHORT PLAYS pg 57

NOMAD MOTEL pg 12

[PORTO] pg 9

RED BIKE pg 46

RIGHT BEFORE I GO. pg 49

SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA pg 27

SANCTUARY CITY pg 34

SEAGULL, THE pg 45

SELLING KABUL pg 28

SENSITIVE GUYS pg 27

SENTIMENT, A pg 61

SHAKESPEARE’S DEAD

DAMES pg 55

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EAR pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN SOUFFLÉ pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST MACHINE pg 33

SHOT: CAUGHT A SOUL pg 54

SMALL ENCHANTMENTS pg 27

STEM pg 62

SWASTIKA pg 67

TALES FROM RED VIENNA pg 20

TALK, THE pg 63

TASTING pg 63

TEEN DAD pg 15

THREE SISTERS pg 45

TWELVE pg 63

TWILIGHT VISIT pg 67

TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP, THE pg 13

UNCLE VANYA pg 45

THE UNFORTUNATES pg 46

WALRUS IN THE BODY OF A CROCODILE, A pg 63

WHAT IS “MURDER?” pg 30

ZOMBIE: THE AMERICAN pg 35

AMATEUR SOCIETIES

4:05: A NOCTURNAL COMEDY pg 30

8 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS pg 49

17 MINUTES pg 36

AMERICA IN ONE ROOM pg 48

AMERICA'S SEXIEST COUPLE pg 30

AS SLIMY AS YOUNG SNAILS pg 65

ASKING STRANGERS THE MEANING OF LIFE pg 16

BABEL pg 19

BIG SHELL: A MATH NOIR, THE pg 59

BINA'S SIX APPLES pg 73

BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA pg 14

BLESSINGS FROM THE PANDEMIC pg 36

BOCA pg 39

BRIGHTEST THING (OR, THE SQUONK PLAY), THE pg 51

BUBBA BRO BUDDY DUDE: MEN IN TWISTED SHORTS pg 26

BY THE NUMBERS pg 58

CHERRY ORCHARD, THE pg 45

CHRISTMAS CAROL FARCE, THE pg 55

CHRYSALIS pg 65

CYRANO DE BERGERAC pg 20

DRACULA pg 23

DUMMY DIALOGUE pg 60

EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO pg 18

ELEANOR pg 42

EMMA pg 23

FAIRYCAKES pg 11

FOREST, THE pg 41

GAME SHOW pg 17

G.O.A.T. pg 66

GRAND HOTEL, THE pg 59

GUILTY PLEASURES pg 30

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM

ABERNATHY pg 61

HIT DOG WILL HOLLER, A pg 14

HONEY SUGAR LADY DOLL: WOMEN IN BODACIOUS SHORTS pg 26

HOOK’S TALE pg 37

HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO pg 16

HOWARDS END pg 38

IBSEN IN CHICAGO pg 20

IN THE UPPER ROOM pg 10

LA TRAVIATA pg 67

LES DEUX NOIRS: NOTES ON NOTES OF A NATIVE SON pg 41

LICKETY SPLIT: WOMEN AND MEN IN OUTRAGEOUS SHORTS pg 26

LOCKED AND LOADED. CAN I HELP YOU? pg 67

LOT’S WIFE pg 42

MANKIND pg 35

MARY AND JOSEPH…AND COMPANY pg 55

MORNING AFTER GRACE pg 15

MRS. HARRISON pg 47

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B pg 23

MUSINGS OF A CRAZY TEXICAN: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS pg 57

NOMAD MOTEL pg 12

ON THE FARCE DAY OF CHRISTMAS pg 30

RED BIKE pg 46

RIGHT BEFORE I GO. pg 49

ROMEO AND JULIET WALK INTO A BAR pg 33

SANCTUARY CITY pg 34

SEAGULL, THE pg 45

SELLING KABUL pg 28

SENIOR LIVING pg 25

SENTIMENT, A pg 61

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EAR pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN SOUFFLÉ pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST MACHINE pg 33

SILVER FOXES pg 50

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR HOUSE pg 30

STEM pg 62

SYSTEM, THE pg 62

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TALK, THE pg 63

TASTING pg 63

THREE SISTERS pg 45

THRICE UPON A MIDNIGHT

CLEAR pg 55

TWELVE pg 63

TWILIGHT VISIT pg 67

TWO DEGREES pg 37

UNCLE VANYA pg 45

THE UNFORTUNATES pg 46

VELVETEEN RABBIT: A TOY

STORY, THE pg 70

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU pg 24

WHAT IS "MURDER?" pg 30

YES, VIRGINIA pg 50

PROFESSIONAL

8 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS pg 49

17 MINUTES pg 36

ALLIGATOR MOUTH, TADPOLE ASS pg 25

AMERICA IN ONE ROOM pg 48

AMERICA'S SEXIEST

COUPLE pg 30

ANTEBELLUM pg 35

ASKING STRANGERS THE MEANING OF LIFE pg 16

BABEL pg 19

BARBECUE pg 35

BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES, A pg 9

BERTA, BERTA pg 12

BINA'S SIX APPLES pg 73

BINDING, THE pg 17

BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC

MAMA pg 14

BOCA pg 39

BORN WITH TEETH pg 8

BRIGHTEST THING (OR, THE SQUONK PLAY), THE pg 51

CHERRY ORCHARD, THE pg 45

CHRYSALIS pg 65

CLEAN SLATE pg 64

CLICK pg 19

COLLEGE COLORS pg 29

CYRANO DE BERGERAC pg 20

DARK SKY FULL OF STARS, A pg 51

DISNEY & FUJIKAWA pg 66

DRACULA pg 22

DUMMY DIALOGUE pg 60

EIGHT TALES OF PEDRO pg 18

ELEANOR pg 42

EMMA pg 23

FAIRYCAKES pg 11

FAKE NEWS pg 64

FOREST, THE pg 41

FOXES pg 18

GAME SHOW pg 17

GHOST pg 71

GLASSHEART pg 24

GLENBURN 12 WP pg 60

G.O.A.T. pg 66

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM

ABERNATHY pg 61

HIT DOG WILL HOLLER, A pg 14

HOOK’S TALE pg 37

HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO pg 16

HOWARDS END pg 38

IBSEN IN CHICAGO pg 20

IN THE UPPER ROOM pg 10

JACKED! pg 71

JULIO AIN'T GOIN' DOWN LIKE THAT pg 25

LA TRAVIATA pg 67

LES DEUX NOIRS: NOTES ON NOTES OF A NATIVE SON pg 41

LOCKDOWN pg 47

LOCKED AND LOADED. CAN I HELP YOU? pg 67

LOT’S WIFE pg 42

MANKIND pg 35

MORNING AFTER GRACE pg 15

MRS. HARRISON pg 47

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B pg 23

MUSINGS OF A CRAZY TEXICAN: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS pg 57

NOMAD MOTEL pg 12

[PORTO] pg 9

RED BIKE pg 46

SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA pg 27

SANCTUARY CITY pg 34

SEAGULL, THE pg 45

SELLING KABUL pg 28

SENSITIVE GUYS pg 27

SENTIMENT, A pg 61

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EAR pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE FALLEN

SOUFFLÉ pg 32

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST

MACHINE pg 33

SHOT: CAUGHT A SOUL pg 54

SILVER FOXES pg 50

STEM pg 62

SWASTIKA pg 67

TALES FROM RED VIENNA pg 20

TALK, THE pg 63

TASTING pg 63

TEEN DAD pg 15

THREE SISTERS pg 45

TWELVE pg 63

TWILIGHT VISIT pg 67

TWO DEGREES pg 37

TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP, THE pg 13

UNCLE VANYA pg 45

THE UNFORTUNATES pg 46

VELVETEEN RABBIT: A TOY

STORY, THE pg 70

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU pg 24

ZOMBIE: THE AMERICAN pg 35

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