Ági Ábrahám as Lorelei in Party Girl by Kitt Lavoie (Transfjuz Company - Budapest, Hungary).
Students from Keene State College in Bake Sale by Jennifer Reichert (Keene, New Hampshire).
Martin P. Koob and Johanna Lücker in Occupied by Sharon E. Cooper (Keller Theater - Giessen, Germany).
Tuva Hultin and Anja Svenkerud rehearse Good Enough by Kitt Lavoie (Theatre Dramadrivhuset - Oslo, Norway).
Actors at CRY HAVOC (NYC), The Keller Theatre (Germany), and Dramadrivhuset (Norway) perform Sunshine by Kitt Lavoie simultaneously on November 17, 2012.
Actors from the Joburg Theatre rehearse Stay by Jenny Kirlin (Johannesburg, South Africa).
Yu Shibuya and Jenny Kirlin in A Spaceship Lands on Christmas by Sydney Painter (CRY HAVOC - Toyko, Japan and New York, NY).
ROYALTY-FREE ONE-ACTS
CRY HAVOC and its playwrights are pleased to make a wide selection of one-act plays developed with the company available for production royalty-free. These are dynamic, high-quality, well-tested plays that reflect CRY HAVOC’s commitment to creating raw, provocative, and humane new works.

If you are interested in producing any plays developed by CRY HAVOC that are not included in this royalty-free collection, we will be delighted to help facilitate production rights.


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Bake SaleBake Sale by Jennifer Reichert
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An exploration of the economics of female sexuality and the choices women make in concert and as individuals - with baked goods. Based on a series of scientific articles. (6+m, 4f – comedy)
Bank & TrustBank & Trust by Kitt Lavoie
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In the midst of a free-falling economy, two old friends – a construction loan officer and the wife of a building contractor – have no one to blame but each other. (1m, 1f – drama)
Good EnoughGood Enough by Kitt Lavoie
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Shortly after meeting her devoutly Christian future in-laws over Thanksgiving dinner, a Jewish college student receives a late-night visit from her fiancé's younger sister, who is determined to prevent the marriage from taking place. (1m, 2f – drama)

In the MeantimeIn the Meantime
by Sharon E. Cooper
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As they are packing up their shared apartment to separate, a couple gives themselves seven minutes on an egg timer to figure out how this happened. (1m, 1f – comedy)
Just Julian Just Julian by Jennifer Reichert
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Prototypical awkward John Hughes hero, Julian, wins the heart of the all-American girl, Madison, on prom night. But just as the credits are about to roll on their happiness, Julian's long-suffering best friend, Nadine, tumbles through the window to declare her love.
(2m, 2f – serio-comic)
Kat for ShortKat for Short by Kitt Lavoie
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Following the opening night of his first show, a young playwright is confronted by his longtime girlfriend about the coded messages contained in his play regarding the true nature of his relationship with her best friend.
(1m, 2f, 1 flex. – drama)
The Median LineThe Median Line by Kitt Lavoie
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The story of a young man coming to terms with his promiscuous lifestyle and trying to find love, perhaps, with the girl next door… and the one he already shares a bed with.
(2m, 4f – drama)

Michael Bay's America, Part IVMichael Bay’s America, Part IV
by Jerzy Gwiazdowski
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A former couple brokers an uneasy peace as they broker a deal with a movie star to purchase the sculpture one of them made about last days of their relationship.
(2m – drama)
Mikey Wears BracesMikey Wears Braces
by Jennifer Reichert
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Trapped in a blind alley behind a bar, a musician finds himself locked out of his own gig – and into an encounter with a teenaged fan. Both of them need a helping hand, but only one of their dreams can survive the night. (1m, 1f – comedy)
Not Entirely PlatnoicNot Entirely Platonic:
Variations on a Confession
by Kitt Lavoie
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Is there a way to tell your girlfriend you are in love with her best friend without losing them both? And if you could take it back, would you?
(1m, 2f – drama)
Party GirlParty Girl by Kitt Lavoie
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A young lawyer arrives at his cousin's bachelor party to find his girlfriend, an Ivy League PhD student, working the party as an exotic dancer. How do you introduce your family to a girl they've had a lap dance from? Maybe you don't. (1m, 2f – comedy)
pwnd[pwnd] by Kitt Lavoie
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There are certain things a guy doesn't do with his best friend's fiancée. Playstation and The Godfather are just the start. Game on. (2m, 1f – comedy)
Rising SeniorsRising Seniors by Kitt Lavoie
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A hyper-achieving high school student’s streak of perfection is broken when her best friend and boyfriend are both accepted to a summer engineering program that did not let her in. (2f – comedy)
Southern CrossSouthern Cross by Timothy Davis
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A wounded war vet returns home to find his family hanging on for dear life at the very last edge of the American dream. (2m, 1f – drama)
SunshineSunshine by Kitt Lavoie
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After waking up next to each other for the first time in two years, Grace and Davey have to decide if they ever want to wake up next to each other again. (1m, 1f – drama)
ThenThen... by Cynthia Franks
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On a moon-lit prom night, Madelyn has big plans for her childhood sweetheart. But Rhet has bigger plans for them both.
(1m, 1f – drama)
Waist DeepWaist Deep by Jennifer Reichert
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After the show she wrote for was cancelled for a joke that offended the president, a young comedy writer hides out in the attic to avoid her conservative family.
(2f – serio-comic)
The West WingThe West Wing by Jenny Kirlin
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Former colleagues collide over questions of patriotism, constitutional law, American exceptionalism… and whether a pigeon can be the president.
(2f – comedy)


LINCOLN CENTER ORIGINALS - Plays set on the campus of Lincoln Center - commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
(can be performed as an evening or separately)
Stars streak through a night sky with hills in silhouetteGrievous Circle
by Jerzy Gwiazdowski
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After his boyfriend disrupts a concert at Juilliard, a man lays down an ultimatum. (2m – drama)
A needle piercing a cellOut of Tune by Jenny Kirlin
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During a contentious date at Lincoln Center, a woman reveals to her girlfriend that she has secretly gone through with an artificial insemination months after she fled their doctor’s office. (2f – drama)
A sign for Opera Stage DoorSabbatical by Kitt Lavoie
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A young Classics professor travels across country to surprise his costume designer girlfriend at the stage door of her show at The Metropolitan Opera… only to find it closed months ago. (1m, 1f – drama)


THE DYLAN PLAYS – Plays inspired by songs from Bob Dylan’s classic 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks”
All Over Me (How Does It Feel)All Over Me (How Does It Feel)
by Jerzy Gwiazdowski
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A man realizes he can't always get what he wants when his fiancée announces she is winging off to Morocco with Mick Jagger. Inspired by “If You See Her, Say Hello.”
(1m, 1f – serio-comic)
Forsaken Forsaken by Kitt Lavoie
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As a former teenage bride is confronted by the youth she skipped, she and her husband struggle to find how they can possibly grow old together. Inspired by “You’re a Big Girl Now.”
(1m, 1f – drama)

StayStay by Jenny Kirlin
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At the tail end of a breakup, a man returns to the house he once shared to take the last thing he's left behind. Inspired by “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.” (1m, 1f – drama)


THE MUSEUM PLAYS – Plays set in the great museums of New York City (can be performed as an evening or separately)
A handheld video camera with shotgun micCourbet: or Woman with a Parrot by Kitt Lavoie
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Three drama students confront their personal and artistic differences as they try to surreptitiously shoot a scene for a thesis film in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
(3f – serio-comic)
Abstact painting of a nude woman raising her arm above her head Dirty Birds by Jenny Kirlin
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Months after she suffered amnesia in an accident, a young woman’s closest friend takes her to an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art with an unexpected surprise.
(3f – drama)

A brass figurine of the Empire State BuilidingVega by Jerzy Gwiazdowski
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A group of estranged friends meet at the American Museum of Natural History to hold a Love Funeral for the relationship that nearly ended one of their lives.
(1m, 2f – serio-comic)


THE FIVE BOROUGH PLAYS – Plays set in each of the five boroughs of New York City (can be performed as an evening or separately)
Highway Sign for Verrazon Br Staten IslandAll the Way Here by Kitt Lavoie
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A year after his wife disappeared from their home in St. Paul, a young husband and his best friend appear at her door in New York City to uncover the reason that she left. Set in Staten Island.
(2m, 1f – drama)
A baby giraffe being bottle fed Baby Giraffe by Katelin Wilcox
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A pair of sisters come to blows on a trip to meet the woman who gave birth to one of them. Set in the Bronx.
(2f – drama)

A man in a power suit and pocket squareDead Man Walking by Ali Keller
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A man holds his brother's engagement ring hostage. Set in Manhattan.
(2m - serio-comic)
A young man holds up a dogeball ready to throwDeflection
by Jenny Kirlin & Kitt Lavoie
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An internet start-up's company dodgeball team comes to blows when a pregnant team member reveals the identity of her baby's father, threatening their personal friendships and the future of the company. Set in Queens.
(1m, 2f – comedy)
A heart pattern latte in a Swallow Cafe to go cupTwo Birds by Jerzy Gwiazdowski
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When a young couple meets for coffee after four months apart, they discover that they had very different understandings of the terms of their separation. Set in Brooklyn.
(1m, 1f – serio-comic)


HOLIDAY THEMED TEN MINUTE PLAYS - Raw, provocative, and humane plays... for any time of the year!
And it came to pass in those days...And it came to pass in those days... by Kitt Lavoie
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A mother-to-be with no place to go goes the only place she can think of on Christmas Eve. (1m, 1f – drama)
Black Sleigh DownBlack Sleigh Down by Jim Fagan
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What do you get for the girl who has killed everything?
(1m, 1f – comedy)
CakeCake by Cavan Hallman
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A rotund law student, his meathead brother, and low-fat, low-carb Christmas. (2m, 1f – comedy)
Carry Me On Carry Me On by Will Clark
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A young math whiz tries to sneak out of his girlfriend's dorm the night before winter break.
(1m, 1f – drama)
The Christmas Angel of Marfa, TXThe Christmas Angel of Marfa, TX by Jerzy Gwiazdowski
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An artist and a cookie magnate negotiate over what you will see when you tune into celebratemarfa.org. (2m – drama)
Christmas for New Year'sChristmas for New Year's
by Jennifer Reichert
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When a medical resident is forced to choose holiday coverage, his best friend hops the first train out of town. (1m, 1f – drama)
Color Blind Color Blind by Will Clark
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A young man wants his girlfriend to change (her sweater) for his parents. (1m, 1f – comedy)
Dear NateDear Nate by Ali Keller
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Who defriends someone by Christmas card?
(1m, 1f – serio-comic)
The Earth You CreatedThe Earth You Created
by Sydney Painter
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A pair of teenage friends face the eternal question - does the holiday have room for both church camp and a solstice party? (2f – comedy)

FineFine by Kitt Lavoie
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An out-of-work couple confront the sparse pile of gifts under the tree this year. (1m, 1f – drama)
Frohliche WelhnachtenFrohliche Weihnachten
by Cavan Hallman
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This isn't exactly what he had in mind when he said he wanted "German lessons" for Christmas.
(4m – comedy)
Hot AirHot Air by Katelin Wilcox
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It's not easy being a 34 foot tall inflatable elf. (3 flex – comedy)
Invited Invited by Jennifer Reichert
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An act of holiday generosity threatens the friendship of a pair of skating rink employees.
(1m, 1f – comedy)
IRLIRL by Will Clark
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A man delivers a gift to the best friend he never met.
(1m, 1f – drama)
The Most Wonderful TimeThe Most Wonderful Time
by Jennifer Reichert
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College BFFs make plans to spend their Xmas together. (2f – comedy)

OccupiedOccupied by Sharon E. Cooper
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A woman demands from her bank what it owes her for Christmas.
(1f, 1 flex – comedy)
Puppy LovePuppy Love
by Becky Sterling Rygg
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A man gets his wife a puppy for Christmas, when all she asked for was a divorce. (1m, 1f – comedy)
SiriouslySiriously by Sharon E. Cooper
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Two men and an iPhone walk into a bar... (2m, 1f – comedy)
The Seven Men of HanukkahThe Seven Men of Hanukkah
by Sharon E. Cooper
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A man has the worst audition for the best role ever.
(1m, 1f – comedy)
Slut Claus Slut Claus by Ali Keller
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How do you meet your future in-laws dressed as Santa's trampy girlfriend? (1m, 1f – comedy)
The Spaceship Lands on ChristmasThe Spaceship Lands On Christmas by Sydney Painter
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What happens in orbit stays in orbit. (1m, 1f – comedy)
teethSpy Actually: A Bi-Polar Express by Jim Fagan
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With enemies like these, who needs friends? (2m – comedy)
Winter Break Winter Break by Kitt Lavoie
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What do you get for the boy who gave up everything?
(1m, 1f – drama)

Year After YearYear After Year
by Mélisa Breiner-Sanders
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One couple… and a Christmas dinner table set for three.
(1m, 1f – drama)