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SERIES ONE

SAMLET

by Kyle Smith

Sam, an amnesiac actor searches for the meaning of his existence in the middle of a production of Hamlet.

 

A FIREWORK UNEXPLODED

by Dave Osmundsen

Ned loves fireworks. Gina doesn’t. A seemingly meaningless difference that forces them to confront their insecurities, flaws, and what they mean to each other.

 

MOUND

by Tom Block

A heartwarming tale of karma, ants, love and America’s favorite pastime.

 

ADAM AND EVE'S DATE #5

by Boris Timanovsky

By their 5th date Eve concluded that there's not much chemistry between her and Adam and that they should probably start seeing other people.  "What other people??", said Adam.

 

THE ORIENTATION

by Joshua Young

A prestigious New York City hotel holds their annual front-line staff new hire orientation at a high end performance venue.  As two seasoned AV staffers watch the show the keynote speaker starts taking the orientation in unexpected, and dangerous, directions.


SERIES TWO

DIARY: A ONE ACT PLAY

by Dann Berg

A couple returns home to find that their babysitter is having difficulties remembering exactly what it is that she should be doing.

 

A SUPPORTIVE WIFE SUPPORTS HER WIFE

by Rex McGregor

After an epic Valentine’s Day fail a ruthless managing editor decides to prove how much she loves her wife.

 

THESEUS AND THE LABYRINTH

by Bryant Hernandez

Theseus and the Labyrinth is about a hero who ventures into the Labyrinth to slay the infamous Minotaur. Will Theseus defy the odds and save Athens?

 

11:22

by Alexandra Scordato

11:22 focuses on two strangers who are stuck in unfulfilling jobs, lives they hate, and an endless amount of terrible train rides. Can they figure out how to break the cycle?

 

PRISONERS OF LOVE

by Craig Campanaro

Detective Gore has made a career out o f locking up the bad guys, now it's her heart's turn to be taken prisoner.


SERIES THREE

LIVVIE and J. de BEAU IN THE GREEN ROOM 

by Joanne de Simone

Famed actresses and feuding sisters, Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine, about to be interviewed on TV, go a few 'ladylike' rounds in the Green Room.

 

THE LAST KISS

by Richard Brown

They fell in love... but it was strange.  Was it time for THE LAST KISS?

 

PORTRAIT OF 3 YOUNG PEOPLE... CONTEMPLATING

by Sarah Congress

Bridget is paying rent to live in her parent’s attic, Rosemary is getting her heart broken by Tinder, and Jeffrey is just trying to get some weed. How can you change the world when you’re broke, mixed-up, lonely and twenty-two?

 

FREUD, ELIZABETH BOWEN AND MRS. CHARLES BLACK

by Gloria Craig

In his London office, Freud treats two women for depression, both of whom are caught in a painful love triangle.

 

THE GREAT PARADE OF UPPER KENNINGTON

by Simon de Carvalho

Every fourteen years, the Missouri River floods the small town of Upper Kennington, Missouri. The Great Parade of Upper Kennington is the story of one family confronting the storms of their past as they weather the devastation of the present. 


SERIES FOUR

PARAPLEGIC

by Alex John Gibley

A horrific accident. A relationship under strain. A new woman in the house. 

 

THE ARCHIVIST

by Nate Chapman

THE ARCHIVIST is a vicious power struggle between father and son over the destiny of the family archive business.

 

THE END OF THE ROAD

by Jonathan J. Smith

What happens when life runs out of gas?

 

NEVER OPEN THE MINI-BAR

by Geoffrey Scheer

It’s not just good advice … it may just save your soul!!

 

POPPY'S HOUSE

by Christina Vinsick

Everyone comes to POPPY’S HOUSE for a place to belong. But when a painful secret is revealed, are love and acceptance enough to define the meaning of family?


SERIES FIVE

JARS

by Brittany Kay Taylor

After returning home, a soldier seeks to reconnect with the brother he left behind.

 

ST MARK'S HOSPICE 

by Zoe Wilson

ST. MARK’S HOSPICE is about 14 year old Charly who faces her junkie, convict and absentee father in a hospice where he lays dying. Sometimes it’s the strangest and smallest things that give us comfort. This play is about love. 

 

AN HONEST CRIME

by Ange Arabatzis

When the dust settles, what was really said and was anything actually done?

 

A RIVER

by Michael Joel

A RIVER is about two young people who face the realities of adulthood as they meet each other on the bank of the same river. Like a river keeps flowing, so must life.

 

RIBS AND EDDI

by Isaac Himmelman

From writer Isaac Himmelman and director Mark Greneir comes “Ribs and Eddi,” a sweet and funny play about omens, smoothies, and second chances.  


SERIES SIX

CIRCUS CHIMPS

by MacAdam Smith

Circus Chimps is about two elephants . . . wait, that's not right . . . chimps! Two chimps discussing bananas and whether circus life is a fulfilling existence—or if they're merely slaves to humanity. There's also a mule.

 

MAID OF HONOR

by Kim Carney

She's the only one who can save your butt

 

WELCOME TO THE FIRST ANNUAL...

by Brendan McGinn

The curtain for Michael Muldoon's new play is set to rise in ten minutes. The only problem? There's no script.

 

I INTEGRATED A LUNCH COUNTER

by Marshaline Letcher

Don't miss this amazing short play by Marshaline Letcher!

 

HELLOPOLOUS

by Paul DeSena

With the Duke of Frankton’s army camped out in the muck in front of the castle, the Kingdom of Turnberry must prepare for war.  Luckily, Jerry, the captain of the guards, knows just what to do.  But does he really?