Available Plays

These plays are all new, unproduced and unpublished. To request a copy of any script for further development or production, please email us at BespokePlays@gmail.com with "Inquiry" and the title of the play you are inquiring about in the subject line and we will put you in touch with the playwright.

Analogue

By Christine Boylan

It’s late one night in 2059 when Hyacinth, an engineer, decides to emotionally dismantle her butler, Cleve. Cleve... is a sexy robot. What follows is an exploration of power dynamics in robot romance, the future of life extension, and the sublimated genius of women in this sci-fi tango about how to define human, and how to transcend it.

Characters: 1f, 1m

Run time: 80 minutes

Heretics

By Ellie Pyle

Part courtly romance, part spiritual allegory, this re-imagining of the Magdalene mythos, in 13th-century Languedoc, weaves a tapestry of historical heresies, sultry songs and witchcraft wisdom. Aesthetically Shakespearean, in modern prose, with one actor-musician or a cappella troubadour.

Characters: 3f, 4m

Run time: 2 hours

Creation

By J. Holtham

A group of creative-types hunker down in a room to create...something important. Stories, debate, accusations fly as loyalties are tested. Creation is a messy endeavor.

Characters: 2f, 3m, 1 any

Run time: 2 hours

Whiterock Cliff

Music and Lyrics by Ryan McCurdyBook by Ellie Pyle

A new musical about the Appalachian Trail, in which a rock star and a novelist decide to walk toward each from opposite directions. The magic of the trail confronts them with personal trials, memories, hard truths and a lot of humor as they encounter ghosts, eccentric fellow travelers, and even a bear.

Characters: 2f, 2m, 2 any

Run time: 2 hours

Meet Cute

By Christine Boylan

2019 O’Neill Center National Playwright’s Conference Semi-Finalist

An all female sci-fi rom-com, Meet Cute tells the story of two women who meet in a bar for the first time - or is it the twelfth? The high concept is matched only by the lyrical language.

Characters: 5f

Run time: 80 minutes

Sources

By Ellie Pyle

An intimate negotiation of complex conflicts of interest that begins in the early morning after the 2016 election, when a successful journalist receives a call from a corporate programmer who may or may not have invented an algorithm that can remove anonymity from the internet.

Characters: 1f, 1m

Run time: 80 minutes

Dark People

By Geoffrey Throne

Written in the tradition of SLEUTH and DEATHTRAP, the play's very much the thing in this tale of a low-rent movie producer kidnapped by a street gang to pay off a debt. But don't be fooled; things are very much not what they seem in this story of crime and mistaken identity. By the end the lines between victim and victor become decidedly blurred.

Characters: 1f, 7m

Run time: 2 hours

Supper

By Phinneas Kiyomura

A brute farce custom built for the age of Trump. As four super rich and estranged brothers (who are definitely not based on infamous right-wing industrialists the Koch brothers) reunite in Japan on the eve of the eldest brother’s wedding, what follows is a savage feast of lies, recriminations, and bitter truths served with a side of jet-black humor.

Characters: 1f, 4m

Run time: 2 hours

Life in Paradox

by Laura Bensick

A documentary drama that spans nine years in the playwright's life after her brother receives a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. It's an intimate, real-life exploration of mental illness in a family.

Characters: 1f, 2m, 1 any

Run time: 60 minutes

Scope

by Alex Engel

A gay army sniper grapples with his sexuality and morality in the American military before navigating the treacherous political process to deliver sudden and decisive change.

Characters: 1m

Run time: < 60 minutes

Snakeskin Suit

by J. Holtham

Lily's new boyfriend is funny, charming, sweet and one hell of a kisser. There's one catch: he's The Devil. Literally. Satan Incarnate. He's retired, left all that demon business behind, is just a nice guy, standing in front of a nice girl. But still. When you're dating in L.A., is that really a deal breaker? A comedy about falling in love, making it work and whether or not the road to hell is paved with good dates.

Characters: 2f, 2m

Run time: 70 minutes

Pretty

by Michael Yichao in conversation with Jayna Sweet

A fictional story drawing from true experiences that explores the triumphs and trials of a young girl growing up. It takes an intimate and hard look at the expectations and narratives we place on women from a young age.

Characters: Many. Was read with a flexible cast of 5w, 4m

Run time: 2 hours

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