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JULY 2024

Hilarious yet tender, this coming-of-age story focuses on narrator and central character Frank, opening the play using food-as-metaphor in recounting his immigrant parents’ journey from Sicily to Brooklyn. Young Frank and siblings Phil and Jennie are unfortunate witnesses to the volatile relationship between their overworked father Gaspare and domineering mother Maria. Years of volatility in her explosive marriage, plus the struggle of finding footing in a new country, take a mental-emotional toll on Maria. In the summer of 1966, she returns to Sicily with 7 year-old Frank in tow. There, Frank is exposed to the land’s rustic culture. He meets his colorful relatives, experiences death for the first time plus the histrionics that ensue, all leave an indelible imprint on his young psyche. Back in Brooklyn, Frank quickly becomes the buffer, nimbly maneuvering between his warring parents. Now, wanting to claim his own manhood and identity, he dances through the disco era eventually landing in a laugh-out-loud visit to a Nevada brothel. After his father’s sudden death, Maria takes emotional stranglehold of Frank’s life. He learns release the “husband role”, finally creating a healthy mother-son relationship. Frank eventually meets Teresa, also a child of Sicilian parents. They marry and honeymoon in Sicily where, after 29 years, Frank reconnects with his family. Compassion and forgiveness ultimately bring healing to his parents’ story.

  • Cast Size: 1M or Multiple Performers
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Adapted from Corrie ten Boom’s autobiography, The Hiding Place dramatizes one family’s efforts to do what is right during Hitler’s invasion of Holland. Spinsters Cornelia and Betsie ten Boom and their elderly father become central figures in an underground operation to rescue, house and relocate persecuted Jews. But when Nazis raid their home, they find only the family, their “guests” safely hidden. The three are brutally arrested, separated, and imprisoned. Corrie and Betsie are shipped by crowded cattle car to a German prison camp, arriving with nothing but a tiny bottle of vitamins and a contraband Bible. In unbearable conditions, they share scripture and hope with others. In a powerful moment, Corrie discovers that the seeds of faith she and Betsie sowed have begun to grow in the most unlikely of hearts.  

  • Cast Size: 7M 8W (flexible cast with doubling, plus extras)
  • Running Time: 40 minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance

A thriller, with strong comedic notes, in which a murder has occurred in an isolated village – and seems to have otherworldly origins. Michael, a resident in the village, is intrigued and soon discovers that his wife, Lara, is responsible for the crime, and, furthermore, has concealed her terrifying, true identity. When suspicion falls on Michael he realises the full extent of Lara’s betrayal, and soon Michael and his uncle Frederick appear to be at her mercy. Denied access to outside help, they are forced to use their ingenuity to escape her non-human clutches.

  • Cast Size: 6M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Molly Jones loves baseball, specifically the NY METS, still she’s never been to a real game. This brilliant 9-year-old reads Seneca and dreams of catching baseballs, while sleeping under a canopy of monitors in NY Presbyterian Hospital, being treated for Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Her Make-a-Wish is, of course, a Mets game and she has a ticket, not to just any Mets game, but a sudden death playoff game against the “Braves she hates”.  Meanwhile her physician, Dr. Teigen Marshall, has the rare opportunity to administer a new miracle drug, (Fluxamean) but, it must be today, right now, to save Molly’s life. The multiple chemo and radiation treatments haven’t worked. Molly is getting worse and both she and her Doctor know it’s “bottom of the ninth and Casey may be at bat”. Molly does not take this news well and decides to escape the hospital and steal away to the game. With the help of Lance Lane, a burned-out ex-Mets pitcher and Tammy the Toucan, an eccentric hospital clown, Molly sets out on her most unusual odyssey. Meanwhile Dr. Marshall and hospital security are just one step behind them. 

  • Cast Size: 3M 4W 
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

An Iranian, same-sex couple seeks to migrate from their homeland to a country where they will be able to live a peaceful life as their authentic selves. When a pious community member discovers their relationship, he threatens to destroy their lives. The couple struggles to navigate the situation hoping to find a way out.

  • Cast Size: 10M 1W (with doubling 6M/1W)
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

On the verge of a spiritual crisis, Barbara attempts to make up with her sister Annie before getting married to keep from bringing any of that baggage into her new life. That’s easier said than done when Barbara’s carrying a secret about their past and Annie can’t get over the fact that her pet turtle died – when she was five years old. Amid the difficulties of their reconciliation, Barbara’s Bride’s Maids are determined to give her a Bridal party to remember. Nothing can ruin Barbara’s big day except perhaps her domineering Mom and a therapist with a soothing voice and no boundaries. Will Barbara finally grow up and take control of her own life?

  • Cast Size: 1M 8W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

It’s late October of 1885. Author Robert Louis Stevenson’s health is failing and his work on his latest novel has stalled. Because his finances are in near-ruin, Stevenson agrees to write a “Gothic shilling-shocker” for his publisher despite an impossibly short deadline. When he is visited by a mysterious and sinister figure in the theatre of his imagination (Edward Hyde), Stevenson becomes increasingly obsessed by the notion of evil that can live under a veneer of respectability. Though his wife Fanny and his lifelong friends (William Henley, Charles Baxter, and Katharine de Mattos) try to support him, he gives himself over to his shadow self, spiraling downward into temptation, selfishness, and addiction before finding his way back to reconciliation and emerging with the manuscript Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

  • Cast Size: 4M 4W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

After almost three decades, Delphine (Dell) Snowville is determined to get a divorce from her husband, Matthew (Matt). Matt refuses to give Dell the divorce until she confesses the real reason she wants to leave him and their restaurant, Snowville Café, that has served it’s African American historic community since 1970. Matt’s best friend (Bobby), and Dell’s best friend (Stella), have a relationship that leads to death for one of them in the end, which leaves Dell angry and bitter towards life, with her only comfort coming from the poems that (Stella) wrote. Other people that enter the café (Jasmine) the waitress, (Jerome) Dell’s lawyer, and a (Stranger), help Dell and Matt make decisions that change both of their lives.  

  • Cast Size: 4M 3W 2-4GN
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

High-powered film executive Caroline Davis is on her way to a very important meeting on the Oregon coast. Preoccupied with phone calls, she takes a wrong turn and ends up stuck in the mud, on an old logging road. Thunder rolls. Cell service drops. Rain begins to pour. But there’s a light, in the distance. A cabin in the woods. Perfect! Caroline jumps out of the car and hurries off, through the rain, in search of a phone, unaware that her life is about to change forever, thanks to a mysterious old woman who lives in the cabin. Her name is Violet Underwood, and she’s the last living resident of Valsetz, Oregon – Population 1. 

  • Cast Size: 2W
  • Running Time: Over an Hour
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Vampires of the Wild West welcomes us to Empire Valley in 1865 where a rogue vampire brood, led by head vampire, Mickey, has taken over the town along with a corrupt sheriff named Big John Payne. Can a retired outlaw past his prime, named Jim Walker, along with two working girls, Cecelia and Brandy, turned vampire hunters, and an over ambitious cowboy named Billy Champion save the town? Vampires of the Wild West combines and parodies two popular genre styles of vampire and western movies. It is loosely inspired by the 1987 movie, The Lost Boys by Janice Fischer and James Jeremias and the 1992 movie, Unforgiven by David Webb Peoples. Characters and story lines are reimagined in this fun filled fang gun slinging adventure.

  • Cast Size: 10M 5W 5Any
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

A king makes an outrageous request of his wife, an ambitious networker social-climbs his way through a royal court, and anxious advisers conduct an empire-wide search for a new queen… involving makeovers, rose ceremony, and all the bits of the Book of Esther you don’t read in school. A comedy for the ages, for all ages. 

Also included: a shorter and even more kid-friendly version of the same play with flexible casting

  • Cast Size: 7-8 characters: 2W/1M/4-5 any
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

On the day of his retirement the famed “Nazi Hunter” Simon Wiesenthal welcomes one final group of students to his Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna, Austria. With warmth, wit and surprising humor this charming man known as “The Conscience of the Holocaust” recounts the remarkable story of how, after cheating death at the hands of Hitler’s dreaded S.S, he dedicated his life to tracking down and bringing to justice the greatest mass murderers in human history.

  • Cast Size: 1M
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

SEPT 2024

After fleeing an abusive religious cult, a mysterious young woman teams up with a mandolin-playing drifter who believes himself to be the devil, as they seek to navigate the underworld of the American Mother Road in search of a place to call home. The lines of belief, delusion, and religion are blurred—as are the definitions of good and evil—as a new, disturbing power emerges in this young vagrant woman who has nowhere to call home and nothing to lose.

  • Cast Size: 4M 1W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

When Matriarch Fumi Sasaki develops Alzheimer’s in 1998, her daughters have a handful: Dakota tries to kidnap her, Nori gets a shrink, Emi flees to Africa. Their father Tak, once a successful actor, gets temporarily lost on a train to Maine. After Fumi dies, secrets emerge from the shrink, Minister and family ghost. Flashbacks show the parents romance, and the roots of Fumi’s mental stresses, started at a concentration camp for Japanese Americans in WWII, when both were wed to others. Nevertheless, at her memorial, the family celebrates Fumi as the ‘rock’ who enabled their transition into east coast society.

  • Cast Size: 3M 4W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

It’s summer 1938 and the Newport social season draws to a close. At the last possible minute, Mitzi receives an invitation that could change her status and her life. This might be the chance the young, nouveau riche debutante has been waiting for, when the gates of the golden, fairy tale realm of the social elite open wide for her. That’s if she doesn’t make a fool of herself. And if her snarky-but-well-intentioned maid doesn’t ruin her chances. And if those gathering clouds on the horizon don’t foretell one of the greatest natural disasters in New England history. If she can survive all that, surely this is her time to shine. She knows she can do it! … Kinda. Set on the eve of the great hurricane of 1938, in the dying years of the Gilded Age, Girl on a White Elephant is a comedy about hope, class, and searching for a place to belong.

  • Cast Size: 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Apotemnophilia is an actual clinical disorder where those suffering want to remove one or more of their limbs or extremities in order to feel whole. Leg of Lam is the story of Afghan war vet, Lamar Delgado, who enlists his father, Oscar, to help amputate his leg, is more than a story of a man suffering with a disorder, but intended as a timely magical allegory of every human’s need to eliminate the negative effects of past personal traumas and generations of familial dysfunctions to be the true expression of their soul’s intention. Set in an isolated Colorado hunting cabin in the midst of a blizzard, Lamar has only until sunset on this 25th day of the ninth lunar month to complete his mission while miracles are possible. His fellow DeMilo’s around the world are also fulfilling their dream to be whole on this day,  and counting on him with his most ambitious goal. Oscar’s late arrival with a hidden agenda complicates the situation, but the task of amputation miraculously ends as neither expected.

  • Cast Size: 2M 
  • Running Time: 75+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

A bit of humor, a bit of romance, a bit of irreverence, a bit of Irish fairy tale. On a foggy Christmas Eve in a pub in Ballydonal, a small remote village that time and place have forgotten, 3 men gather to say farewell to Eileen. A newborn is discovered in the loo. All three men believe the child is theirs and will right their lives. Stories of an assignation with the Virgin Mary, whispers from God, and baptism by Guinness, lead to a resolution for all. But it is through the healing nature of forgiveness, redemption, love, and family, that a true miracle is achieved.

  • Cast Size: 3M 1W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

“Monsters are Made in the Minds of Men” is a thought-provoking play that delves into the destructive impact of trauma, obsession, and the blurred lines between reality and perception. The story follows a father who is obsessed with monsters and all things in the realm of the mystical. As his obsession takes hold, he becomes convinced that his own family has been replaced by bakenekos, a shapeshifting cat-like entity, and in his attempt to ‘save’ them, he ultimately destroys everything that he holds dear. The play bounces between the past and present to explore themes of mental health, the generational ripple effect of trauma, and the destructive impact of obsession.

  • Cast Size: 1M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

As Evie mentally recovers from a life event that has shattered her, her husband Lumiedelivers more news that is liable to drive her to the edge. In an attempt to save their marriage and better understand her husband and herself, Evie discovers unlikely support from an array of colorful characters, all attempting to help Evie recognize the love she has in her life, in all its forms, has been there all along.

  • Cast Size: 2F  1NBM/TransM 1NBF/TransF 1NB
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Kate Carden knows that, sometimes, keeping your boyfriend in a dog crate is a perfectly logical thing to do. In an unfiltered, no-holds-barred seminar, the self-described interpersonal guru takes her audience on a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of relationships and reality, seasoned with adult language and candid sexual references. It’s everything you wanted to know about relationships but didn’t have the balls to ask. But,just when Kate is on the verge of complete clarity, an unexpected discovery changes everything.

  • Cast Size: 1W
  • Running Time: 60+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Maya was eager to start her freshman year in college, but one night in September changed the landscape of her life forever. Plunged into an unexpected emotional turmoil, she found herself grappling with feelings she had never foreseen. Despite the presence of her supportive friends, can Maya navigate this darkness? Or will the secrets of that fateful night ultimately consume her?

  • Cast Size: 3M 4W 1NB
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

TRUE or FALSE?* 

1) Vikings wore horns 

2) Napoleon was short  

3) Marie Antoinette said “let them eat cake” 

History comes alive as students learn that fake news is old news and disinformation can be disastrous. With the school principal waiting for the slightest excuse to fire the students’ favorite teacher, Mr Parker, and Charlotte Locus manipulating the media to become Student Council President, will the students learn from the past or will they be doomed to repeat it? A trope-filled, historical myth-busting comedy, with a couple of songs thrown in. 
*FALSE!

  • Cast Size: 10W, 6M, 1 M/W (Flexible ensemble casting)
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

In May 2018, a three-day traffic jam persisted on the Schuylkill Expressway—a pride of peacocks, escapees from the nearby Philadelphia Zoo, were purposefully marching down the side of the highway on a top-secret mission.  The birds (Tom, Dick, Harry, and Pat) kept successfully evading capture, despite the efforts of zoo officials (Zoo Official) and state police (State Policeman), as covered by the press (Jim, Andrea). Two exhausted birds eventually returned to the zoo, one was hit by a car, and the youngest of them has yet to be found.  This is their story, from their POV.

  • Cast Size: 5M 3W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

This comedy of “speculative fiction” explores inter-gender politics in a time when a “matriarchal” society has replaced the world order we know. In this time, procreation is a highly regulated business with forms to file, quotas to meet, and successful “mergers”absolutely essential. It’s perceived as the perfect system; a vast improvement over “the old way.” But is it really? One by-the-book “breeder” will be left to wonder that when he arrives at the estate of an eccentric woman for what he assumes will be a routine breeding “session.” What he discovers upon his arrival will be anything but routine!

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

A shady businessman, Ralph, a physically disabled writer, Murphy, whose stories foretell every action Ralph would take, and a dingy basement serving as an interrogation chamber- that’s how ‘Strange Connection’ begins. As Ralph grills Murphy, he realizes that every step he takes to evade Murphy’s narrative propels him toward the destiny Murphy had already scripted for him. The power balance between the interrogator and the prisoner oscillates, relationships disintegrate, and the boundaries between past and present, good and evil, and right and wrong dissolve into a murky haze. Will Ralph unearth how Murphy is sabotaging his plans? Or will Murphy triumph in her quest to conquer Ralph?

  • Cast Size: 3M, 6W, 1 either (2M, 4W, 1 M/W, with doubling)
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Ellie Wolcott, a Southern Baptist woman fearing a tepid and lonely old age, attempts to reunite her daughter, Kate, with long time paramour Alan John in order to salvage her remaining years with some semblance of dignity.  When Kate shows up with an unexpected “guest”, Ellie is forced to confront many demons including her ideas about race, biology, bigotry, and sexuality.

  • Cast Size: 1M 3W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

OCT 2024

Abigail feels like an outsider, and for good reason – she claims she is from another galaxy, here only to study humans. After her unusual behavior intensifies, her parents place her in a psychiatric facility for adolescents. Despite her best efforts to isolate herself, Abigail forms a connection with another patient which leads her on a journey of self-discovery. As she begins to listen and share, Abigail gains powerful insights about belonging and the complexities of being human. “Abigail, For Now” is a poignant and surprising exploration of mental health, identity, and the search for connection in a world that often feels unfamiliar.

  • Cast Size: 3M 5W 1Any
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Revenge is a dish best served… period. Cold, hot, or with those little puff pastry hors d’oeuvres everybody loves… Just as long as Cheaters regret it. People don’t typically get retribution after being cheated on… until now… Now, you can call Kat Clyne to carry out her own brand of justice on adulterers. And she confesses all her steps – and hilarious missteps – in a court-ordered therapy session with Dr. Akbar. As we peel back the layers of how she became THE CHEATER EATER, we meet Cheater Zero (Cave Maverick), a blast from her past. Her mother (Mrs. Clyne) not only pits them up against each other to compete for the reins of her company, but she also forces them to work together to break a story about a local politician and his wife (Mayor & Mrs. Bowen). While working together, Cave surprises Kat in more ways than one and is the only one who sees her for who she really is. But will forgiving a former cheater make her lose more than just her heart? The Cheater Eater eats away at the question: can cheaters really change?

  • Cast Size: 4M 5W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Son of a slave and French aristocrat, Joseph Bologne has reached the top of his game – music teacher to Marie Antoinette and Europe’s fencer to beat. But when a bedridden Mozart is carried into his kitchen, he attracts the attention of a secret police force returning people of colour to slavery. As Paris hurtles toward Revolution, Bologne is forced to choose between his creative freedom and the crusade for equality. Can he sacrifice his bow for his sword? This is the true story of three immigrants – Marie Antoinette, Mozart, and the Chevalier – conflating the French Revolution with the resistance against authoritarianism unfolding today.

  • Cast Size: 10M 5W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Communion centers around Jane, a professional Chicago actress, and her acting friends, sister, and mother.  The five women treat themselves to monthly wine and pairings parties to discuss the trials and adventures of their journeys through divorce, love, descent into middle age, and fears of the unknown future.  Jane’s recent diagnosis of stage four cancer forces the group to confront their fears of death and their beliefs in the afterlife.  A touching story of the way women sustain each other through bold criticism, bawdy laughter, and steadfast support … and the way friends, family, and even former lovers can help us live life with love and light.   

  • Cast Size: 1M 6W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

This Christmas, treat yourself to CONVERGENCE (A Different Christmas Story), a story that serves up a dollop of mystery with your figgy pudding. Expect the unexpected when Tilly York hosts her annual Christmas gathering, facing off with her memories of happier holidays. Family tensions simmer just below the surface until they reach the boiling point. Come to Cropton, UK, population 321, where a Christmas convergence of family, strangers and secrets cross paths with synchronicity, and changes everything. 

  • Cast Size: 3M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Retired (i.e., “failed”) actors Tim and Flora, a married couple, now find themselves caretakers of Tim’s demanding and cantankerous Aunt Rosamunde. An idle conversation one afternoon in which they jokingly talk about murdering the old woman gradually becomes an actual plan, one that might succeed if the aunt’s suspicious attorney Clarissa and a local grocery delivery boy Emory don’t prove to be game-changers.

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty rate: $75 per performance

Flight is freely adapted by Steven Haworth from the play by Mikhail Bulgakov that was banned in the USSR until 1957, and with this version received its United States premier in 2003. The play follows the last days of the Russian revolution. As our refugees flee St. Petersburg, and the last remnants of the White Army flee the Crimea, all are hounded by the Red Army to Istanbul. The abandoned wife of a government minister Serafina, professor Golubkov, White generals Charnota and Kludhov, Charnota’slover Lyuska are thrown together in poverty, haunted by nightmares, love, hallucinations, shame, and an agonizing longing for home and justice that drives them back to Russia, even if it guarantees some their death. 

  • Cast Size: 8M 5W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Professor Greg Waverman and his love interest, doctoral candidate Annie Talon, spend the winter in an 1820s-era cabin in Gallows Falls, Vermont, for the purpose of debunking centuries-old ghost stories connected to the property. Their skepticism dissipates, however, as embodied spirits reenact scenes right before their eyes, pulling the couple into their narratives. The Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution, attempts to repatriate buried gold, while a romantic tryst turns deadly, and the exoneration of an executed woman hangs in the balance. Historical events intertwine with supernatural mischief, as Greg and Annie learn the truth about the house.

  • Cast Size: 5M 3F
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

The empire has been in turmoil since the late empress was tragically eaten by a bear. The emperor has gone mad. A mysterious bandit is on the loose, robbing the tax collectors and returning money to the poor. The emperor’s evil sister Jezebeth is scheming to take over the empire. The advisors fight all the time, and the guards are morons. But when a brother and sister team of con artists pose as tailors promising to sew an amazing outfit for the Emperor’s birthday, Princess Primrose’s troubles really begin. This fast moving retelling of The Emperor’s New Clothes is fun for any age group!

  • Cast Size: 3M 7W 11NB
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

For our heroine, Joy, her story is a familiar one – a small town girl leaves home, and tries to make it in the big city.  Except Joy’s story begins at the end, where we find her standing at a ballet barre in a pool of blood – murdered.  NEW YORK CITY 523 is a whodunit hybrid play, which combines naturalism with impressionistic dialogue, choral work, fantasy, story theatre, and at the same time, incorporates movement elements and dance directly into the narrative.  So put on your red shoes and dance the blues!

  • Cast Size: 2M 2F
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

PERMAFROST is the third in a Climate Change Cycle of Plays which opened with “Starlight” and went back in time to “1969”; we find The Scientist in a room overlooking the Atlantic in the company of a Cat, poring through research and documents going back to the mid-19th Century which may hold the solution to climate change and extinction.

  • Cast Size: 1-2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Living in the Appalachian foothills in Northeast Georgia, Abetta Asbury has an unusual gift: the ability to enter the minds of others and remove their pain and suffering through a psychic process her family calls bleeding. After her sister-in-law, Bella, convinces her to ignore a generations-old warning about bleeding family members, Abetta begins to bleed her shut-in brother, Harlan, with disastrous results. Harlan’s greatly improved mood coincides with a series of mysterious murders. And as Harlan seems to get better, Ethan, Abetta’s patient and crush, begins to slide further and further into mental decline.  As Abetta tries to strike an impossible balance, she begins to learn about the unpredictable consequences of trying to mold the world into a happier place.

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

From a makeshift Army call center in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn to the far away desert city of Fallujah, Iraq. Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, and Soldiers, their voices filled with loss, confusion, loneliness, hurt, anger and hope, try to make sense of the ever-changing landscape around them during a questionable time of an never ending war and a world where for some, home is nothing more than a disappearing distant memory they are desperately trying to hold on to in order to survive while for others on the front lines between life and death the idea of home and family is nothing more than a blur.

  • Cast Size: 10W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

A play about philosophy, love, and saving the Universe: Set in a desolate post-apocalyptic land called “the Universe” characters Hannah (a young woman philosopher from “the Beyond”) and Vlad (an older male teacher from “the Beyond”) come together to “help” the people of the universe: the Citizens and the Givers. Six actors are required to play the Citizens and Givers, each role can be played by any gender. All roles can be played by any race or ethnicity. Centers female characters. Dystopian drama that is experimental, fantasy, and political. A distinctly original take on the legacy of totalitarianism. 

  • Cast Size: 1M 1W 6 Any
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

In this timely and provocative drama, Carmen, the wife of an entertainment legend, is interviewing a nurse, Lisa, to supervise the care of her husband, who is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s. In the process, the questioner becomes the questioned as Lisa confronts Carmen with sexual assault accusations against her husband and with her complicity in the alleged incidents. 

  • Cast Size: 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

NOV 2024

43 STAGES OF GRIEVING: A COMEDY tells the story of a pregnant, dying robot and a human who attempted to live forever. Like almost anyone who has grieved, they can both attest that the idea there are only five stages of grieving is hilarious. But with a presumably incoming infant on the way, they can’t sit around and eat cheese all day (there are of course stages of grief for both hard cheese and soft cheese). Together they try to make plans for an unknown motherhood, kind but complicated technology, and a future without them. 

This is a comedy for a grief saturated world.

  • Cast Size: 3W or 3W 1M
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Cash-strapped Al is working way too many hours and his health is on the line. Chronically unemployed wife Claire is harboring a debilitating secret. Disaffected daughter Ashley is failing to launch. Meanwhile Aunt Barb is besieged by Tea Party terrorists at the abortion clinic where she works and Uncle Art – confounded by an aggressive influx of Brooklyn hipsters – threatens to pack up his landscaping business and leave town. When Barb discovers Ashley’s got an illicit side hustle, Ashley makes a shattering revelation. From the shock waves of the 2008 financial crisis to the storm surge of Election Day 2016, an American family struggles to keep their heads above water. When did it get so hard just to get by?

  • Cast Size: 2M 3W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

A romantic comedy about old friends, unrequited crushes and a Scandinavian sex curse. Charles’ third wife has just informed him she’s leaving. As he reels from the news and the reason she gives, he spends a weekend with his best friend Jack and their college friend Betsy, Betsy, who dabbled in witchcraft, reveals a secret from their college days that could be the reason for Charles’ failed relationships. Can Betsy help Charles win back his wife? Maybe, with the help of a Finnish coven.

  • Cast Size: 2M 3W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance  

Organized and proficient in her professional life, Tara is messy and lonely in her personal one. So, she does what any good project manager would, and creates a detailed project plan to launch a stable relationship. When there’s a problem, she logs a bug. When there’s something missing, she creates a feature request. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W
  • Running Time: 75 minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

The year is 1957 in Camden, Arkansas and Maud Crawford has vanished without a trace. She was a formidable woman, the first female lawyer in Arkansas and no one can figure out what happened to her. A chorus of townspeople speculates on what could have happened. There is no shortage of suspects in the sleepy town, but the mystery remains unsolved. This play is very loosely based on true events and small-town gossip. Production History: Tyler Civic Theatre (Winner of 2017 new play festival Leon Junior High (1st place winner Middle School UIL One Act Play) Highland Park, Amarillo (Middle School UIL One Act Play Entry) Byron P. Steele High School (Alternate to Area, UIL High School One Act Play 2023) Note: Casting is very flexible

  • Cast Size: 5M 5W 5NB
  • Running Time: 40 Minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance

Conrad sleeps under a bridge because it’s raining and takes pills because bad dreams keep them up at night. Is that young busker, Whalen, a ghost or a real flesh and blood fiddle player? While Whalen plays a lullaby Conrad shares more than a meal and more than intended. Sunny and Winter are young lovers. Love is an other-worldly presence. Winter struggles with trauma disorder. Sunny struggles with Winter. Love conquers all. But what does Neil Diamond and a “top 40 sing-along from the days of bell-bottoms and LSD” have to do with it all? An anthology of seven short plays about belonging, kindness and surviving trauma.

  • Min 6 with doubling. 18 individual roles. 9 Any Gender
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Norman Miller is an unemployed fiction writer who fills his literary work with passages so sexually explicit that no one will publish them. He puts so much emotional energy into the writing that he fails to satisfy his wife, Mixie. Long-suffering, sexually desperate, and concerned for her sanity, Mixie begins an affair with Ted, who may have deeper feelings for her than she wants. An argument leads to murder, and murder leads to disposal problems…just as an unexpected guest shows up with earth-shaking news in this new dark comedy.

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W 
  • Running Time: Over an Hour
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
  • NEVER IN A SMALL TOWN: THE WHEELER COMMUNITY THEATRE MURDERS by David Jensen

This play is intended for middle school or high school performers. Con-artist drifter Curley stows away on the early 1900s Mississippi River Paddlewheeler “The Mississippi Belle,” where her brother serves as a steward. The Belle may be cursed by the mummy brought aboard by Professor Julius T. Mayberry and his students. Shortly in their cruise to St. Louis, another professor – PJ Ricketts – is murdered, and his body and the killer are missing! Famed Detective Eloise Stout, a passenger aboard the Belle, declares her intent not to investigate the murder. She is on vacation, after all. Wealthy Socialite passenger Melinda Coates-Robertson decides to give away a million-dollar prize to the passenger who can solve the murder, so as toavoid any embarrassing police entanglement that might threaten her social status. And this is where Curley comes up with a devious plan: a master of disguise who can copy anyone’s handwriting if she sees it once, decides to adopt the alias of “Abel Underwood,” a southern gentleman. Curley will plant evidence framing “Mister Underwood” for the murder so that Curley can turn him in and win the prize! What threatens to undo Curley’s plan? That Melinda’s teenage daughter Violet falls in love with Mister Underwood… …and and Detective Stout believes this whole thing may not be a murder mystery at all

  • Cast Size: 4-14M 1-12F 10NB
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

2020 Chernobyl. Jim arrives at the infamously contaminated site of the dilapidated nuclear reactor to take part in a secret new life-changing treatment that promises to help him attain his “best self.” But what he thinks is a self-help retreat turns out to be less of a day at the spa and more of a mind-bending quantum physics experiment, one that will reveal the shocking truths of what the future actually holds for him. Could his “best self” be the key to mankind’s salvation?

  • Cast Size: 3M 1W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Snowball is a fantasy comedy set in the present day in a suburban home. It’s about a middle-aged couple who run a business together but whose marriage is in trouble. But then their recently deceased cat Snowball returns, reincarnated as a young woman.  Unfortunately, she still has the habits and characteristics of a cat.  They try their best to teach her how to behave like a human being, but without much luck.  She winds up turning their lives upside down, which in the end is just what they needed to save their marriage.

  • Cast Size: 3M 4W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

A comedy about two lonely New Yorkers on a high stakes blind date. Stella, a chatty, lovable dog trainer is no stranger to the world of J-Date, a label she longs to shed. Even with her intense baggage and deep-dark secrets, she has a hopeful shot tonight with Isaac, an affable, jazz-loving, alcoholic schoolteacher with his own skeletons in tow. Adding to the tension of the night is a third character, Don, a bully, a “Force” — born from Stella’s own neurosis — out once again to destroy her last chance at love, sanity, and happiness.

  • Cast Size: 2M 1W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

n 13th century Mali, Sundiata, a physically handicapped young survivor of violent political intrigue, has been prophesized to become Mali’s greatest king.  It is a tale of good overcoming evil.  The story of his recovery, his exile, and his evolution as a great leader is presented through dueling griots, traditional African storytellers and preservers of African history and traditions.  As the principal griot observes, “There are usually at least two sides to any story.”  He traces the legend of Sundiata, enacted by the characters in the play, with interruptions from a second griot presenting a contrary version.  They duel over episodes from Sundiata’s sickly childhood to his climactic victory over his evil rival, Sumanguru, at the battle of Kirina.

  • Cast Size: 14M 4W Many ensemble roles, doubling suggested
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

V (Veanne), recently separated from her twin brother Baz as a result of their parents’ divorce, starts her senior year at a brand-new school in Elmira, NY. With her boyish appearance, manner, and nickname, V gets misgendered by the other kids at school—but she goes along with their misconception because she feels surprisingly welcomed by them. Misunderstandings, miscommunication, and misdeeds abound in this freewheeling, contemporary, high school-set adaptation of William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT.

  • Cast Size: 6M 4W; 1W or NB; 1 M or W off-stage voice; Extras M, W, or NB
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

The Thanksgiving gathering in this small apartment is no Norman Rockwell picture. The vegan teenager in the family is horrified that a “poor bird” is roasting away in the oven. There’s not enough food, but two uninvited guests manage to wangle their way in for dinner. Another couple said they had “news” to share and the family figured they’d hear about the upcoming birth of a child. Wrong. When the turkey catches fire and folks decide to take off for roomier pastures, an environmental accident occurs and everyone must “shelter in place.” Can it get any worse?  Oh, yes indeed.

  • Cast Size: 4M 6W 1 ANY
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Set in 1901 Africa, the king has been kidnapped and the golden throne is in peril. His daughter princess YaYa’s pleas to save her father falls on the deaf ears of the elders. She goes to the witch Olumide for answers but is given a cryptic prophecy saying that she will be queen. Emboldened YaYa makes plans to save her father and the golden throne. Embarking on a murderous tale of loyalty, betrayal, family and destiny.

  • Cast Size: 13M 6W 
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

FEB 2025

  • FUNNY BONED -or- How I Learned To Schtick The Landing by H. Russ Brown
  • GODDESS OF THE HUNT by Doug DeVita


On the night of the 2016 presidential election, Boston University’s Women Loving Women club gathers to celebrate the birthday of their club secretary. Things go awry when the identity politics within the group suddenly come into question, and all hell breaks loose as surprise revelations amongst the lesbians catapults them into an all-out war for the future of their club. 

  • Cast Size: 1M 6W 1NB* (*The male and non-binary roles are transgender.)
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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