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American Association of Community Theatre AACT NewPlayFest Winning Plays: Volume 5 (2022) AN8000

American Association of Community Theatre AACT NewPlayFest Winning Plays: Volume 5 (2022)

Plays by Thomas Hischak, Karen Schaeffer, John Bavoso, Deanna Strasse, Jim Geoghan and Michael Higgins.

Product Code: AN8000

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Please note: Some titles in this collection may be licensed directly from the collection book, while others require the purchase of separate scripts. See the “Included Titles” tab below for more details.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

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Synopsis

The AACT NewPlayFest was created to develop new original work and spark communication and excitement among community theatres. Over a two-year period, playwrights submit their play to AACT for consideration, and winning scripts receive a world premiere. At the end of the festival, all of the winning plays from the 2021-2022 cycle were published in this anthology.

See the Included Titles tab above for more information about the winning plays.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code AN8000
  • Pages 400
  • Cost $30.95

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  • ISBN(13) 9781619592797
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Included Titles

Escaping the Labyrinth By Thomas Hischak.

In 1951, Bud encounters a disconcerting man who reveals himself to be a Greek god seeking passage to the Underworld to finally be at peace. Bud dismisses the man as crazy, but seven years later, he finds and falls in love with a waitress whom he knows to be the goddess Artemis. She flees, and for the next 40 years, Bud encounters various gods and goddesses in disguise, but not her. In the end, an elderly Bud finally finds Artemis, who invites him to join her in the Underworld, where they can spend eternity together.

  • Product Code: E97000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 3 to 7m., 1 to 3w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 95 minutes

License Available:
Through Collection

Unpacking Mother By Karen Schaeffer.

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.

  • Product Code: U45000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 75 minutes

License Available:
Through Collection

MLM Is for Murder (or, Your Side Hustle Is Killing Us) By John Bavoso.

Side hustles—it seems like everybody has at least one these days. For Minerva Ross, it is to write and narrate her own feminist true crime podcast about how and why women commit murder. Across the country, Felicity Evanston has just started selling ridiculously patterned leggings for a multilevel marketing company. The two haven’t crossed paths in years, but when Felicity starts killing off her competition, both women suddenly experience the kind of overnight success they’ve been so desperately craving.

  • Product Code: MS1000
  • Genre: Comedy|Satire
  • Cast Size: 1m., 4w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 120 minutes

License Available:
Through Collection

The Café Mocha Murders By Deanna Strasse.

Despite the raging storm outside, it seems like a perfectly normal night for an employee meeting at the local coffee shop, The Bean Shack. That is until the lights go out, and someone winds up dead. In this over-the-top whodunit, it’s all about latte art, caffeine content and the imminent threat of death.

  • Product Code: CT3000
  • Genre: Comedy|Farce
  • Cast Size: 4m., 5w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

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Of Men and Cars By Jim Geoghan.

If you want to have an intimate or meaningful conversation with a man, put him in a car. This semi-autobiographical play chronicles 26 years in the life of Jim and his father, who was a World War II bomber pilot. As a child, Jim thought his dad was amazing. As he grew up, he realized Dad was not as amazing as he thought and let him know it. Once an adult, Jim also realized he himself was not as amazing as he thought … and he made it up to his dad before it was too late.

  • Product Code: OB9000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 5 to 12m., 2 to 8w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 120 minutes

License Available:
Through acting edition

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Launch Day (Love Stories From the Year 2108) By Michael Higgins.

Told through a series of two-actor scenes, Launch Day (Love Stories From the Year 2108) follows six couples struggling with relationship issues in a high-tech but perilous future. These couples face challenges including a robotic arm gone rogue, advertising firms pushing products by implanting computer chips into participants’ heads, genetically engineered hybrid animals like the buffadillo and pandaroo and AI supervisors that may or may not be sentient.

  • Product Code: LN6000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 3 to 5m., 3 to 5w., 1 to 3 any gender.
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

License Available:
Through acting edition

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Location City State Opens Closes
The Sunset TTheater Asheboro North Carolina 10/25/2024 11/3/2024
By the Sea Productions Morro Bay California 7/19/2024 7/21/2024

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