2023 NEW RELEASES

Four vengeful, narcissistic actors, with the assistance of a brutish stage manager and a cynical stagehand, abduct and hold captive a theater critic notorious for shutting down productions and ending careers through his malicious reviews. To confound matters, they intend to carry their plan out during a performance of a show they’re all currently appearing in. Less than an hour before the curtain is due to rise, their scheme begins to quickly unravel as we discover that none of the conspirators are familiar with the actual plan or its designed outcome. Brute Farce is a satirical commentary on the perpetually symbiotic, oftentimes dysfunctional, and occasionally turbulent relationship between actors and reviewers.    

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

A vaudeville-style comedy straight out of Saturday morning cartoons. This play has 18 characters and is intended to be performed by only 2 women. Captain Cobalt is an up-and-coming superhero trying to balance her heroic deeds with her secret identity, Cyanna Conda, the lowly pet store clerk. She battles everything from giant squid monsters to cheese-themed supervillains, encountering any number of bystanders (and a love interest) along the way. The final showdown, however, is with Captain Cobalt’s nemesis, the nefarious Dr. Killington, the mad scientist who insists that SHE is the hero of the story. Captain Cobalt et. al. encourage lots of audience interaction (cheering and booing especially) along the way. The set can be as stripped-down or elaborate as the production pleases, but the most important part…all the props are bananas. (Yes, actual literal bananas. The kind that pop when you throw them.)

  • CAST SIZE: 2W
  • RUNNING TIME: 90+ minutes
  • ROYALTY RATE: $75 per performance

These unique collections of drama and comedy one-act plays, written by professional women screenwriters, will  enthrall audiences worldwide.  From dysfunctional family relationships, unrequited love, coming-of-age issues, historical pieces about prejudice and discrimination, to life-altering accidental run-ins and absurd communication problems, these plays are crafted by writers trained to entertain for television and film, now turning their talents to the stage.
These anthologies will make you laugh and cry. From fighting over mattresses, confiding secrets to a stranger on an airplane or confronting a cheating spouse, these plays are about the moments that can potentially change a life.  GUILDED plays are diverse, ranging from stories of Chinese immigrants, to a young Latina finding romance, to teenage fashion angst and childhood monsters who threaten in the dark. Take your pick from the women of GUILDED, each one is a gem. 

This collection contains the following plays:

Foodie by Zoila Amelia Galeano

The Apology by Sharon Soboil

Take-Off by Linda Shayne 

Hysteria by Susan Cinoman

Happy Talk by Valérie A. Brotski 
Sizzler by Ellen Ancui

The Pinky Promise Dissolution Service by Tracy Held 

The Monster in the Dark by Catherine Wignall

These unique collections of drama and comedy one-act plays, written by professional women screenwriters, will  enthrall audiences worldwide.  From dysfunctional family relationships, unrequited love, coming-of-age issues, historical pieces about prejudice and discrimination, to life-altering accidental run-ins and absurd communication problems, these plays are crafted by writers trained to entertain for television and film, now turning their talents to the stage.
These anthologies will make you laugh and cry. From fighting over mattresses, confiding secrets to a stranger on an airplane or confronting a cheating spouse, these plays are about the moments that can potentially change a life.  GUILDED plays are diverse, ranging from stories of Chinese immigrants, to a young Latina finding romance, to teenage fashion angst and childhood monsters who threaten in the dark. Take your pick from the women of GUILDED, each one is a gem. 

This collection contains the following plays:

The Wife and Other Woman by Maria Elena Rodriguez

Gaslighting by Monique Sorgen             

Gam Saan by Amy Joe

Natural Son by Cheryl L. Davis

Boot Night by Carissa Kosta                    

Fifteen Candles by Linda Dillon Moya                       

Silver Linings by Susie Singer Carter 

Army wife Kate faces the toughest night of her life after learning of an attack at Camp Freedom, the Iraqi base camp where her new husband, Ray, is deployed. Unable to get information of whether Ray is dead or alive, Kate cries herself to sleep fearing the worst only to be visited three times by visions of Ray – a past, present, and (possible) future version of the man she loves. Through these interactions, the audience learns how they fell in love, the unique challenges of being a military couple and how overwhelming it is to be separated during war. This love story crescendos with sharp feelings, dramatic moments, and even some comedic levity all while draped in the constant uncertainty of whether Ray is already dead. Clues to Ray’s fate will keep the audience guessing until the play’s emotional climax, which delivers a new appreciation and admiration for military couples.

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

Mourning a matriarch is hard enough without her head sitting on the kitchen table talking to you every day. This peculiar situation is a reality for Robert, a wannabe playwright stuck in the family business after the untimely decapitation of his mother. As Robert and his father go at each other’s throats, Mama plots the best way to reunite with the rest of her body.

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

Set in the far distant future, One Empire, Under God – an epic, dystopian drama in two acts – tells the story of how an emotionally disturbed young man – with the help of virtual media technology – is able to rise to political power by inciting an uprising against America’s openly atheist president, and subverting democratic and military rule throughout Western civilization, paving the way for him and his descendants to rule for generations to come. Every step toward a more perfect union is followed by an enormous reactionary backlash. That historical trend remains very much alive in the future, as seen in this provocative indictment of nationalism, imperialism, and religious extremism.

Cast Size; 6M 4W 4NB

Dina Kummerspeck, a filmmaker in a small country that isn’t America, has been taken by the newly-fascist government and tortured for making supposedly seditious films. Now returned home under house arrest with an electric shackle on her ankle, she and her husband Tomas invite over their actor friends for a party, but unbeknownst to them, it’s going to be a secret reading of Dina’s new screenplay loosely based on her torture.

Cast Size: 3M 3W

Running Time: 90+ minutes

Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

“The Three Graces” moves Chekov’s “Three Sisters” to a segregated army base in the South during World War II where three daughters of a Black General deal with love, friendship, racism, and sibling rivalry. The play celebrates The Three Graces of every woman of color: Brilliance, Joy, and Flowering. While this play captures the differences still existing between the North and the South, as well as the stresses that arise between parents and children, siblings, and men and women, it is primarily a play about one family’s life together, with the warmth and memories of the past. It is a joyful celebration of Black lives with an emotional and dramatic ending. The work is also historic in how it accurately depicts how Black soldiers were treated at the time, thanks to playwright Zane A. Coleman who served in a military base like the one depicted in the play.

  • Cast Size: 6M 5W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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