Plays

We'll All Hold Hands Over the Horizon

Camilla Dwyer

Tuesday, May 19

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Wednesday, May 27

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Two couples and a starving lighting technician climb out of the rut they've ended up in. Unfortunately for them, there are some thresholds nobody can come back from.

Content warning: Suicidal Content, Racial Epiphets

The Train Comes at Midnight

Grace Lowry

Wesnesday, May 20

at 11:00AM CDT

A harsh storm. A broken clock. A train that never comes. After a freak storm hits their neighborhood, strange things start happening in the home of Tom and Alice Hopper. As time begins to collapse around them, Tom and Alice must try to fix what’s broken or become lost in the rain.

Content warning: None

 

for the ones gone on

Wednesday, May 20 

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Thursday, May 28

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Chrissy comes home after 14 years in the wake of her mothers’ death. Waiting back there is her own daughter Abigail, who needs answers to questions of her own. The two redefine a tenuous relationship worn by the passage of time.

Content warning: None

CLOISTERF*CK

Sam Kerns

Thursday, May 21

at 11:00AM CDT

Nimschen, Germany, 1523. In the early hours of Easter Sunday, twelve nuns escape their convent by way of fish wagon. Determined to discover a new relationship with religion, these sisters risk their lives to join Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Unexpected alliances, scandal, deceit, love, and spiritual awakening are what penetrate the convent walls in CLOISTERF*CK

Content warning: None

Chinatown Lights

Ian Chong

Thursday, May 21

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Friday, May 29

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A carp with a broken fin floats out to sea, washing up in Chinatown. A local fishmonger carries out his job with brutal pleasure. Paper lanterns, old friends, and a dragon or two swirl around in the crashing waves as the carp tries desperately to dodge the ever multiplying fish hooks.

Content warning: Violence

Trials and Tribulations

Jacob Craigo-Snell

Friday, May 22

at 11:00AM CDT

When the patriarch of the Fox family dies, they are confronted with pieces of a puzzle that have to be picked up. Together Mrs. Fox, her two daughters, and granddaughter will solve an age old riddle that plagues their family.

Content warning: Discussion of death

715 Pearl Street (in the garage)

Megan Lucas

Friday, May 22

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Saturday, May 30

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In 1970’s Colorado Springs, a queer congregation forms against all odds. Starting out in a garage, the group meets in secret and discovers what it means to pursue faith and find community in a world that seeks to keep them apart.

Content warning: Homophobia, Transphobia, Discussions of Violence

A Love Play

Saskia Bakker

Saturday, May 23

at 11:00AM CDT

This play(?) is about willow trees and armpit smells and little birds and lots more that I haven't written about yet but WILL be written by the time you read this.

Content warning: None

Sundown

Matthew D. Carpenter

Saturday, May 23

at 11:00AM CDT

How long do we stay independent in a world that prides itself on rugged individualism? Sundown is a diary of what it’s like to die in the rural U.S.A. Follow Miriam and her sons as they fight for their lives, wading through the untethering free-fall that is dementia.

Content warning: Vulgar language

V.I.P.

Molly Rosen

Saturday, May 23 

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Sunday, May 31 

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Olivia has always wanted to be famous. When she wins an opportunity to spend a day in the life of her pop-star idol, Angelica, she finally has a shot—one she’ll do anything for. But the hustle of the celebrity lifestyle can transform a person with the most idealistic goals.

Content warning: Drug and alcohol use

Juvenescence

Victoria Andrus

Sunday, May 24

at 11:00AM CDT

When Emory finds out she’s pregnant, she's confronted with accepting more than being a teen mom. She quickly becomes displaced within her own body, leaving herself as her biggest challenge. Meanwhile, her mother is carrying the burden of having warranted this cycle. What happens when your childhood becomes someone else's?

Content warning: Prenatal/ Postpartum Anxiety and Depression, Suicidal Tendencies

TEACH ME

Grace Grindell

Sunday, May 24

at 2:00PM CDT

Lena doesn't even know who she's looking for. Neither does her high school drama teacher, Lev. Maybe it's each other.

Content warning: Descriptions of sexual assault

Insolvent

Elena Gonzalez Molina

Sunday, May 24

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Sunday, May 31

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Jobless in the trailer park she fought to escape, Veronica is forced to face the life she had manufactured after it suddenly crumbles into ruin. Her debt, marriage, and lost culture press at the very fabric of her identity. How do you choose between the things you love the most?

Content warning: None

Any Given Tuesday Night

Helaina Michele

Part of the Debutante Ball on May 26

at 5:00PM CDT

Noelle is a young, black college student who one night decides to thrust herself into the “oh so exciting” world of online dating, but she soon realizes her encounters on a dating app do not live up to the hype that the online dating scene seemingly promises.

Content warning: None

Middle of f***ing nowhere, Texas

Holly Dodd

Part of the Debutante Ball on May 26

at 5:00PM CDT

This is an excerpt from a play I am currently working on. I have been interviewing friends from my home town in Texas and am going to be writing each scene as a vignette. I will be submitting one of these scenes. It takes place at the local high school, all names will be changed to protect identities, and it is a journalistic play about the real scenarios which took place there.

Content warning: Homophobia, racism, sexism

Boys Will Be Frogs

Kenny Collymore-Williams

Part of the Debutante Ball on May 26

at 5:00PM CDT

Boys Will Be Frogs is a peek into a moment between two lovers who must decide whether or not they will take a leap further into their relationship. Their love and loyalty is brought into question by an innocent proposal that threatens to bring a croak - er, crack, between them.

Content warning: None

Sounds Better in the Dark

Henry Zahn

Part of the Debutante Ball on May 26

at 5:00PM CDT

A boy sits fire side and tells a story.

Content warning: Talk of death

Safety Blanket

Lila Engelhardt

Part of the Debutante Ball on May 26

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Do you remember your imaginary friend? What would it be like to have them back in your life? Rose is a 13 year old girl whose best friend is a giant iguana named Ziggy. With Ziggy the Iguana by her side she needs no one else. But when she starts to lose touch, Ziggy is left with a choice that might be mind altering. Cozy up in your room and come see Safety Blanket on your local computer.

Content warning: None

To Each Their Own

Felix Correa-Priest

Wednesday, May 27

at 11:00AM CDT

Three small time comedians navigate their way through their own obstacles in order to find their own ideal versions of success. Through their journeys, each one of them looks into the reasons why each of them find the need to try and be funny.

Content warning: Profanity and Alcoholism

Boxed In

Connor Ermir Bradshaw

Tuesday, May 27

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Spanning 40 years through interviews, monologues, phone calls, diary entries, family photo albums, and newspaper clippings are the artifacts, public and private, that absorb John and Louise's home. In this multimedia podcast, BOXED IN invites the audience to tear off the roof of this home and excavate the sentience of grief and the lingering consequences of parenthood.

Content Warning: None

After Gray Matters

Ethan Doskey

Thursday, May 28

at 11:00AM CDT

Is it better to remember the worst moments of your life or forget them? What if a committee of moral judges could decide whether or not to wipe your memory? After Gray Matters follows Delaney and her process of dealing with the past while the Forget Council implodes around her.

Content warning:  Adult themes (References to cancer, death, memory loss)

A Yellow Circus

ASHLI FUNCHES

Friday, May 29

at 11:00AM CDT

The play is for black girls.

Content warning: 14 year olds talking about sex, racism, drowning

Bad Luck (And Terrible Timing)

Madison Fargo

Saturday, May 30

at 11:00AM CDT

The aftermath of a horrific plane crash finds five people falling in and out of each other's lives in increasingly spectacular and bizarre ways in this modern fantasy. Haunted by the ghosts of the deceased, a rapidly changing climate and visions of the approaching apocalypse, they must ask themselves if they deserved to live while others perished, and if they survived the impossible only to die in the inevitable.

Content warning: Discussion of death, graphic sex/masturbation, a moment of extreme violence

The Transit of Gemini

McLennan

Saturday, May 30

at 11:00AM CDT

In 2018 the world's first gene-edited humans were born. "The Transit of Gemini" is about them, not as the toddlers that they are today, but instead as who they might become in the exponentially growing scientific world of the near future.


Content warning: Swear words and character death

The Legend of Jason: Argonauts Assemble

Brent Leibowitz

Saturday, May 30

at 2:00PM CDT

When Jason became a hero, he didn’t think his first quest would entail leading Greek Mythology’s most legendary warriors. Together as the Argonauts, these heroes face off against men and monsters alike. But little do they realize their greatest threat may just be their own inescapable reputations.

Content Warning: Language, Violence

Wrights of Spring Supported Workshop. Directed by Guest Artist Shade Murray.

landscape

Emma Durbin

Saturday, May 30

at 8:00PM CDT

landscape is about two groups of rock climbers, one in 2019 Boystown, the other in 1908 Scotland, both in the absence of men. Neither group knows of the other’s existence. landscape asks who can and should climb rocks, interrogates the history of compulsory heterosexuality, and highlights the power of friendship.

Content warning: Disordered Eating, Gender Issues, the Patriarchy.

Wrights of Spring Supported Workshop. Directed by Guest Artist Regina Victor.

I'm Eating My Own Head

Sunday, May 31

at 11:00AM CDT

Haunted by the thought of resembling her parents, a high school senior has only a few days to change.

Content warning: Blood, Drug Use, Self Harm

1997 Make-Believe

Lincoln Harrison

Sunday, May 31

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A woman finds that performing as the late Princess Diana simplifies much of her life— her girlfriend finds that it complicates much of hers.

Content Warning: Swearing, Mentions of Death

The Model Play

Madie Doppelt

Tuesday, May 25

at 7:30PM CDT

In the world of modeling, to "fit in" is to contort: socially, physically, mentally. In 1987, six young professionals seem to have fitting in down to a science…or so they think. Unsupervised and unfiltered, these models confront growing up while breaking down. What will they do to stay in vogue?

Content Warning: Available upon individual request

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