What gives meaning to life? Who deserves forgiveness? Is it ever OK to compromise our values? Which is more important—justice or mercy? How can we move beyond racial stereotypes? Whose life is worth living and who gets to decide that? These are some of the questions posed by this collection, whose characters—parents and children, friends and lovers, colleagues and classmates, constant comrades and scary strangers—grapple with injustice, love, political passion, fear of dying and the curse of conscience. Learn More
Edited by William Davies King. Foreword by Risa Brainin. Written by Linda Alper, Katie Bender, Jami Brandli, Dan Castellaneta, Deb Lacusta, Leo Cabranes-Grant, Mia Chung, Yussef El Guindi, Anne García-Romero, Idris Goodwin, Enid Graham, Arlene Hutton, Lila Rose Kaplan, William Davies King, Jenny Mercein, Brian Otaño, Lynn Rosen, Cheri Steinkellner, James Still, Alison Tatlock, Annie Torsiglieri, John Walch, Cheryl L. West and Sheri Wilner.
Product Code: AN3000
Comedy | Drama
College | Community | Professional
Digital Script Available
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March 2020. As California entered a “stay at home” order due to the coronavirus pandemic, UC Santa Barbara’s LAUNCH PAD commissioned 24 distinguished playwrights to pen monologues and short plays inspired by the prompt “Alone, Together” and written to be performed live on Zoom. These 39 extraordinary pieces reflect the moment of lockdown and capture our longing for connection. This is a collection born of a moment, but one that will live on for the ages. Learn More
The House that Jack Built (2m., 3w.) is about a clash of old traditions and new love and the mysterious heartbreak that comes with getting what you think you want. Appoggiatura (3m., 3w., 1 or more either gender.) is about longing, grieving, ghosts and heartbreak, all set against the funny and tender path toward healing. Miranda (2m., 3w.) weaves a taut story of what happens as operatives become emotionally intertwined in the intimate lives of their assets against the high stakes of the agency’s work.
This trilogy is loosely based on the Hindu trinity of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer and Shiva the Destroyer. The deities are displaced into contemporary immigrants in the West, creating a new cosmology for the Indian diaspora and anyone who doesn't fit in. While each play is a different style and can stand alone, they also coexist in a common universe where displacement, identity, post-colonialism and puberty are explored. Learn More
2m., 5w., with doubling. Expandable to 4m., 9w., 5+ either gender.
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Eachthriller in this three-act evening is scarier than the last. Wake-Up Call: A young man wakes up from one nightmare, only to find that he’s in another. Now he can’t tell what’s real and what’s not. The New Margo: A young woman’s best friend disappears and is replaced by an entirely different person, but she’s the only one who seems to be able to tell. One Lane Bridge: A teenage driver realizes that his mysterious passenger isn’t who he thought she was—she’s something much, much worse. Each act gives the audience the horrifying feeling that all is not right with the world and that it’s going to be hard to sleep tonight.