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  1. Unpacking Mother

    Unpacking Mother

    By Karen Schaeffer.

    Product Code: U45000

    • Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 2w.
    • 75 min.
    Sisters Cassie and Kathryn have had little communication since Kathryn left for college. Upon their mother’s death, Kathryn, long absent, returns home to help Cassie, the primary caregiver, sort through their mother’s hoarded possessions. As they unpack boxes, they encounter their younger selves and unearth truths about their mother’s illness and father’s secrets. Unpacking allows both sisters to exorcise the demons that shaped their adult lives so they can meet on the other side, open to a new relationship. Learn More
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  2. Death Valley: A Love Story DH8000

    Death Valley: A Love Story

    By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Inspired by the journals, collages and photographs of Carol Emerson, LCSW, and Dr. David Nutter.

    Product Code: DH8000

    • Drama
    • Community | Professional
    • 3w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 75 min.
    In the winter of 2003, during their first glorious year of being in love, Carol and David spend a vacation week in Death Valley. On their return home, he is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Months of chemotherapy follow, culminating in a bone marrow transplant that goes awry, ending David’s life. Throughout their ordeal, Carol chronicles her passage through love, loss, grief and recovery. This play grew from the real journals, photographs and collages that make this universal story poignantly specific. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  3. The Cutting

    The Cutting

    Product Code: CT4000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 10 min.
    An interminably ill man tries to persuade his daughter-caretaker to help him die—a request complicated by the ambivalent nature of their past and present relationship. Learn More
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  4. Distance


    By Jerre Dye.

    Product Code: DG6000

    • Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 3w.
    • 120 min.
    Alzheimer’s is taking Irene further away from the people who inhabit her ever-devolving world. Navigating life with Alzheimer’s is a bizarre and endlessly changing process where the past becomes the present, the present becomes the past, and the future remains a terrifying mystery. Meanwhile, life must move on for Irene’s daughter, her in-home health worker and her hairdresser. The further she drifts into memory, the closer these relative strangers become inextricably connected to one another. Learn More
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  5. Frida Libre

    Frida Libre

    Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

    Product Code: FE7000

    • Drama
    • Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 2w., extras as desired.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 50 min.
    Quiet, shy Alex secretly wants to be a luchador (wrestler) and defeat bad guys in the ring. His life changes when he meets brave and colorful Frida, an unusual girl who dreams of being a doctor so she can help people. Forced to do a science project together on butterflies and metamorphosis, the pair discovers how true friendship can help you overcome fear and transform your dreams into reality. Learn More
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    Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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  6. Continuum of Care

    Continuum of Care

    Product Code: CT8000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Community
    • 2m., 2w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 30 min.
    Retirees Louise, a former middle-school principal, and Albert, a former university professor, cope with the growing challenges of aging and the well-meaning efforts of their daughter Eleanor, an attorney, to have them move out of their home and opt for residence in an assisted living community. Learn More
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  7. Steering Into the Skid

    Steering Into the Skid

    Product Code: S4W000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • Community
    • 1m., 1w.

      Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

    • 25 min.
    In 12 short scenes from New Year’s Day to New Year’s Eve, Amanda and Tim, both in their 60s, face the changes wrought by advancing age and the gradual realization of Tim’s advancing dementia, forcing each character to adjust to new demands on their imperfect but loving marriage. Learn More
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