Plays

Most plays can be purchased via Samuel French (acting editions).

Jen Silverman: Three Plays can be purchased via Oberon Books (The Moors, The Roommate, Collective Rage).

Phoebe in Winter can be purchased via Playscripts.


COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES; IN ESSENCE A QUEER AND OCCASIONALLY HAZARDOUS EXPLORATION; DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND YOU READ ABOUT SHACKLETON AND HOW HE EXPLORED THE ARCTIC?; IMAGINE THE ARCTIC AS A PUSSY AND IT’S SORT OF LIKE THAT

(5f)

Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. And Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. Five different women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “thea-tah.”


THE MOORS

(5f, 1m)

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.


PHOEBE IN WINTER

(2f, 4m)

When three brothers return home from a distant war, they prepare to settle into their old lives. But a knock at the door yields a girl named Phoebe who accuses them of killing her own three brothers, and demands reparations. As Phoebe's presence changes the very structure of their family, a war that was once far away now threatens to re-ignite inside their home.


THE ROOMMATE

(2f)

Sharon, in her mid-50s, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robin, also in her mid-50s, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robin's secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life - and what happens when the wheels come off.


WINK

(1f, 3m)

Sofie is an unhappy housewife. Gregor is her bread-winning husband. Dr. Franz is their psychiatrist. Wink is the cat. And Gregor has just skinned the cat. A dark comedy about the thin, thin line between savagery and civilization.


WITCH

(2f, 4m)

A charming devil arrives in the quiet village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes. Elizabeth should be his easiest target, having been labeled a “witch” and cast out by the town, but her soul is not so readily bought. A darkly comedic retelling of a Jacobean drama, this subversive fable debates how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to come by.