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All of our titles are available in pay-what-you-can digital downloads here.

Information about producing one of our plays can be found here.

To view our complete list of available titles, please visit our online store.


Death Co. 
by Miles McClean
Coming Soon
Story:
Characters: 1 female, 3 males. 
Genre: Dark Comedy
Length: One-Act Play/10 Minutes
Set: The lobby of a company called Death Co.
Rating: This play contains adult themes.
Production Highlights: This play received a world premiere at Red Rocks Community College, where it was presented by One Night Stand Theater.

Funeral in the Rain
by F.J. Hartland
Coming Soon
Story: At a funeral for Esther Dix Cavanaugh, friends and loved ones reveal their connections and the many ways their lives were impacted by hers.
Characters: 1 female, 1 male. Both actors play multiple roles.
Genre: Seriocomic
Length: One-Act Play/15 Minutes
Set: A cemetery on a rainy day.
Rating: This play contains mature themes.
Production Highlights: This play was originally produced by the McKeesport Little Theatre for the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.


by Christopher Hildebrandt
Story: After spending her life studying and working at a nearby hospital to avoid emotions about her father’s death, Harper-Anne is finally ready to take her head out of the books. She accepts a date from Wilfred, a co-worker, but her mother’s Alzheimer’s and lack of help from her brother keep her from going out. Harper-Anne invites him over for dinner instead, hoping Wilfred can accept her eccentric family.
Characters: 3 females, 2 male. The ages of the characters range from late 20's to early 60's.
Genre: Seriocomic
Length: One-Act Play/15 Minutes
Set: A small house in Bark River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Rating: This play contains mature themes.
Production Highlights: This play was originally produced at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado, where it was presented by One Night Stand Theater.

by Cruz Frankie Garcia
Story: Broken and lost, Leland ponders what to do after someone very close to him commits suicide. Corban, an old flame, finds Leland and offers him closure.
Characters: 2 males. Both characters are in their late teens to mid-20's.
Genre: Drama
Length: One-Act Play/10 Minutes
Set: A hospital waiting room
Rating: This play is suitable for older teens.
Production Highlights: This play received a world premiere at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado, where it was presented by One Night Stand Theater.


by Juliana Atteberry
Story: What does self-love mean to you? The approval of loved ones? Searching the cosmos for enlightenment? Maybe it just means that your health and body are taken care of at the end of the day. For Linette, it's deciding to give the love to herself she's always wanted someone else to give to her. As her invited friends gather at the chapel for her special day, they realize just how unconventional Linette's wedding is and maybe how needed.
Characters: 3 females, 1 male, 1 gender non-specific role. 
Genre: Seriocomic
Length: One-Act Play/10 Minutes
Set: A wedding chapel.
Rating: This play contains adult themes.
Production Highlights: This play has not been produced. A world premiere is available.

Popcorn Problems 
by Jonathan Burgart
Coming Soon Story: Jim, a somewhat apathetic young man, attempts to prepare for a blind date set up by his best friend, Alan. "Attempts" being the key word, due to the fact that everthing keep going wrong. And then there's the date itself...
Characters: 2 males, 1 female. All characters are in their 20's.
Genre: Comedy
Length: One-Act Play/10 Minutes
Set: A modest apartment.
Rating: This play contains mature themes.
Production Highlights: This play received a world premiere at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado.

A Quick Trip to Happiness
by Leodis Smith
Story: Jesse Malcombson is a young man/woman who deals with constant feelings of not being good enough, feeling like a burden, and wondering if he/she will ever get anywhere. Making it worse is his/her mind, who constantly feeds these thoughts to Jesse at the loudest possible volume. Jesse's only escape is to check in with his/her phone in order to keep him/her from ending it all.
Characters: 3 actors. Roles are not gender specific.
Genre: Drama
Length: One-Act Play/10 Minutes
Set: A bus stop.
Rating: This play contains mature themes but is suitable for older teens.
Production Highlights: This play received a world premiere at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado, where it was produced by One Night Stand Theater.

Shaving Lessons and Half-Windsor Knots 
by F.J. Harltand
Coming Soon
Story: A son reflects back on his complicated but loving relationship with his father.
Characters: 2 males, 1 female.
Genre: Drama
Length: One-Act Play/15 Minutes
Set: Various places in the past and present.
Rating: This play contains mature themes.
Production Highlights: This play was originally produced by Community College of Allegheny County for the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.

Wings 
by Noa Trode
Coming Soon
Story: At the age of 12, a young boy named Liam is sent to a mental institution for children . His mother fights off the stress of trying to get him out of the asylum, while his brother, Elija, dedicates his life to protecting his little brother.
Characters: 2 females, 2 males, 4 gender non-specific.
Genre: Drama
Length: One-Act Play/20 Minutes
Set: A hospital room
Rating: This play contains mature themes.
Production Highlights: This new play has not been produced. A world premiere is available.

All of our titles are available in pay-what-you-can digital downloads here.

Information about producing one of our plays can be found here.

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