Blue Moon Plays Imprint
Scripts for plays published in the Blue Moon Plays Imprint are challenging plays for theaters with an edge. The scripts are about the lives of the underrepresented and ignored in society.
They include strange, provocative or controversial issues like school shootings, growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, drugs, black history, slavery, politics, political farce, demons, the occult, the irreverent, the weirdly wonderful.
Full of surprises these plays often challenge actors, directors, set designers with some aspect that’s way out of the ordinary.
Showing 1–16 of 28 results
- $11.00 – $125.00
- 100 minutes
- 2 Males, 1 Female
Colleges, Community, Diverse Cast, Drama
Adrienne Earle Pender’s “N” dramatizes the struggle between playwright Eugene O’Neill and actor Charles Sidney Gilpin over the inclusion of the “N” word in the script for O’Neill’s first box office hit, The Emperor Jones. in 1920. The play was turned into a film “The Black Emperor of Broadway” to be screened in 2020. O’Neill and Gilpin fight from rehearsal to Broadway run and, eventually, to the London tour. To Eugene O’Neill, a word is just a word. For Charles Gilpin, those six letters have the power to unravel everything that he has ever worked for. At stake for O’Neill? His artistic vision. For Gilpin? His entire career and family.Read More
- $10.80 – $79.98
- 10 - 60 minutes
- 1-6M; 1F; Min 1, Max 7
Auditions, Monologue, Poetic Drama, Variable Length, Bare Stage, Collection, Highly Theatrrical, Reader's Theater
Seven contemporary monologues that take the audience into a roller coaster ride of the psyche from predators to bizarre takes on the afterlife. Featuring an electric chair experiment, missing body parts and a weird scientific experiment to name a few. Great solo performance ideas.Read More
Backwards from Winter
- 60 Minutes
- 1 Soprano; 1 Electric Cello
Musical Drama, Poetic Drama, Bare Stage, Small Cast
Backwards from Winter is a modern opera, a “monodrama for soprano, electric cello, computer, and video.” Composed by Douglas Knehans with libretto by Juanita Rockwell, is the story of a young woman who loses her lover in a fatal accident. The story is told in four scenes – one representing each season.Read More
- $9.97 – $69.95
Ten After Ten: Ten 10-Minute Comedies
- 10 - 60 minutes
- 2 M/F - 20+ M/ F Doubling possible
Classroom Use, Farce, Seniors, Collection, Comedy
In Ten After Ten, Jack J. Berry uses unique settings to highlight current problems and issues. These short comedies can be performed as a single evening or used separately as part of a larger presentation to underscore a point. Excellent for classroom, church, or senior facility.Read More
- $9.00 – $60.00
Refraction of Light
- 100 minutes
- 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4
Drama, Professional, Simple Set
On the day World War II ends, another war begins. Joe Taylor, an African-American veteran decides he wants to marry Nettie French, a childhood sweetheart, and buy the house belonging to Rose Beauchamp. Rose is a white teacher who has befriended both Nettie and Joe and encouraged their friendship and academic aspirations. Rose’s prejudice rears its head and her reluctance to sell her house to Joe sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy all their futures. Harry Rosen, a Jewish immigrant from Nazi Germany, enters their lives and helps them find their way home.Read More
- $9.95 – $80.00
- 110 Minutes
- 2 Males, 5 Females; 1 African dancer (optional) (small roles are doubled).
Doubling Possible, Drama, Staging Design Potential
A well-meaning “foreigner” attempts to rescue the White Cliff Kinfolk – a mixed-race society isolated from civilization in the hills of New Jersey for over 200 years. Love. Death. History. Magic. Nature. Belief. All of these are played out on the stage. All but one character are mixed race, mainly African-American. One character is specified as African-American. The others are as diverse as desired. Highly theatrical staging possible.Read More
- $9.95 – $80.00
- 70 minutes
- 5 Male, 3 Female, Doubling Possible Cast: 7 - 14
Colleges, Community, Edgy Play, Large Cast
In this strangely magical play with songs, a woman wakes up in a train station someplace between Maybe and Nowhere. Everyone she meets is waiting for something or going somewhere, but she’s just looking for a way out. The play explores how we get stuck and how we get unstuck – and what can happen in those crucial moments when how we respond makes all the difference . . .
Great for site-specific theaters or professional theaters, as well as college and university venues.Read More
- $9.95 – $90.00
- 90 Minutes
- 8 Males; 2 Females; Doubling Possible
Colleges, Community, Doubling Possible, Drama, Edgy Play
Award-winning full-length drama for 8-10 actors, SNIPER is very loosely based upon the nation’s first school shooting in 1975. The drama explores the mind and life of seventeen year old Anthony Vaccaro, who fatally shoots 9 citizens of a small town in upstate New York. Moving back and forth in time, Vaccaro searches his own past and remembers….
Great for high school, college, and community theater and discussion groups.Read More