New Plays that will be released in the coming months (Release Date Subject to Change)

NOV 2022

Fault Lines by George Sapio

A robbery leads to revelations for three sisters: fragile Stazi, a forensic pathologist who is chronically single; Ginger, who’s “adventurous” past comes back to haunt her; and Theresa, a cigarette-smoking, foul-mouthed nun, who’s always been the stalwart sibling. Add in Ginger’s husband Shawn, whose battered ego and desperate attempt to make it as a chef further complicates matters. Sibling rivalry, pornography, a dead mother who’s still very much a potent presence, a handful of condoms, secret ingredients, and family secrets threaten to tear the sisters apart.

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

FleshEating Tiger by Amy Tofte

FleshEatingTiger chronicles a tumultuous affair between a married woman and an alcoholic man, both performing artists. As they struggle to stage a play, their personal lives intertwine with the action of the play. The man struggles to maintain his sobriety while the woman becomes increasingly addicted to his affection. The action unravels in a whirlwind of fragmented scenes portrayed with varying degrees of realism, absurdism and symbolism. Intended to be every bit as fun and heartbreaking as a toxic relationship.

The Feral Child by Rand Higbee

At the age of three, Mary disappeared near the Pench Jungle in India. Ten years later she was found. Fortunately, a family had taken good care of her for those many years. A family of tigers, that is. Mary now believes that she is a cat. Enter noted child psychologist Dr. James Hauser. Seeing an opportunity to not only “save” the girl, but to also earn a bit of fame for himself, James vows to turn the girl back into a human being. But what if Mary doesn’t want to be human? What if Mary would rather remain a cat?

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

For the Time Being by Andrew Martineau

Levon Lyons is a sixteen-year-old who has been battling depression after his mother leaves him. His teacher, Athena MIller, makes a home visit to discuss his mental health issues with his father, Mickey. We see Levon’s nightmares come to life, which include his mother, Kitty Lyons, a stripper who wears a lion costume, and Milo, Kitty’s abusive boyfriend. Mickey and Levon have been telling everyone that Kitty has died, but did she really pass away? Will Levon’s nightmares help him to understand his dysfunctional family, and will Athena’s concerns about him make a difference?

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

Getting Ahead by Meredith Yanchak

A glimpse into the all too real world of high school academics: Eddie is new to the ultra-competitive world of Northwood High School. While he struggles to catch up to his current classmates after moving across the country, privileged Riley can’t keep up with the expectations placed on her by her family. Meanwhile, Madison – an unexpected talent from a single parent home – is sailing to the top of her class. Riley finds a way to get – and stay ahead – by breaking the school’s academic honor code, and in so doing, takes down an unsuspecting Eddie. 

  • Cast Size: 7M, 10F, 6 any gender (doubling possible)
  • Running Time: Under and hour
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance

The Importance of Eating Ernest by Ben Plopper

The struggles of being British, rich, and self-absorbed can be rather difficult to manage. Do you serve pâté or caviar? Which high-end brandy should be always on-hand and in which crystal decanter? What to do when the regular hired help doesn’t show up for your fabulous dinner party, and how to handle the replacement houseboy who really doesn’t look that well and has a predilection for human brains? A zombie would normally be quite the bother, but there are so many more pressing concerns, like how to your infidelity from your possibly also cheating spouse? Is it possible to be so self-absorbed that you don’t even realize that there’s a zombie among you, and who will be eaten first?

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

One Time by Richard Lyons Conlon

Sometimes it takes a lifetime of stories to tell the story of a lifetime.

Sonia and Mason meet weekly to share stories from their individual lives. They tell each other just about everything – tales of unrequited love, an accidental shooting, posing in the nude, an abusive marriage, religious epiphanies, and nuns miniaturizing first-graders. Among many others. Tension mounts as each story reveals more about these two appealing individuals and the unexpected circumstances that led to their separation three decades before . . . and as Sonia begins missing their meetings without explanation. “One Time” uses humor to explore how social and religious constraints impact our most personal decisions . . . and how those decisions affect the lives of others and of ourselves. 

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

Saint Somebody by Rita Anderson

When an African-American “deserter” wanders into the camp of the Irish Brigade near Gettysburg, conflicts intensify, but the soldier carries an old statue that his family calls “Saint Somebody,” since they don’t know her real name. Based on real events at The Wheatfield, the play, SAINT SOMEBODY, suggests one solution as to how the Brigade of 600 held back Confederate troops for three days when they were outnumbered by thousands. What the Irish Brigade needed—and found—was a miracle. A play about the women and other unsung heroes in the Civil War, SAINT SOMEBODY explores a part of history that has not been dramatized. It confronts the brutalities of war (to include behind-the-battlefield issues), and the characters demonstrate love’s resilience and the necessity of hope to keep the spirit alive in dire straits.

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

Shakespeare and the Muses by Rebecca Salomonsson

William Shakespeare is having a bad day. After a bad review, he doubts his ability to write. As he laments his choice to be a playwright – and considers turning to glove making like his father – he is visited by the nine Muses of Greek mythology.  The Muses guide him through the stories that will become his source material for new ideas and leave him feeling inspired and ready to put his quill to paper again. Shakespeare and the Muses is an exploration of Greek mythology, Shakespeare’s works, and the question of where writers get their ideas from. 

  • Cast Size: Flexible cast of  9 M/ 12 F +Ensemble
  • Running Time: Under and Hour
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance

This is Not a Drill by Laurie Allen

“Lockdown!  Lockdown!  This is not a drill.”  When the announcement is made over the speaker, several high school students rush into an empty classroom and lock the door.  There is no teacher – just them.  Students who previously ignored each other in the hallways are now forced to communicate and band together to survive.  Personalities clash and tensions rise as they deal with the unknown.  Will they open the door when someone knocks and pleads to come inside?  And most importantly, will they come out alive?

  • Cast Size: 9 M/F (Roles can be either gender)
  • Running Time: Under an Hour
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance

FEB 2023

  • Brute Farce by Craig Houk
  • Guilded by Writers of the WGA
  • Love in Reserve by Eric Mansfield
  • One Empire, Under God by Anthony J. Piccione
  • Phillie’s Trilogy by Doug DeVita
  • A Touch of Cinema by Duncan Pflaster
  • The Three Graces by Robert Noll, Pamela V. Noll, and Hazel Coleman

MAR 2023

  • In Da Boogie Down by Mel Nieves
  • Ways to Be Happy by David Lee White

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