Play catalog

Armando McClain in RICHARD THE FIRST, 2012 (photo: Jim Norrena)

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Featured plays

The Human Ounce

written by Nicole Parizeau
directed by Gary Graves
Produced in: 2020

World Premiere #66: from the Central Works Writers Workshop

a new play about art and scandal

A fine old painting on the gallery wall.

Pride of place in the museum. The painter? An old master in his own right…admired worldwide, historically important, and an inspiration to thousands.  And revealed as a monster. What now?

 

Bamboozled

written by Patricia Milton
directed by Gary Graves
Produced in: 2018

World Premiere #58: from the Central Works Writers Workshop

a new comedy about family valuables

Abby is a young Black woman framed for defrauding a Daughter of the Confederacy out of a fortune in Civil War heirlooms.  She’s on the hook for a million bucks and her legal team is flailing.  Should she cop a plea?  Or take a long shot for justice?

 

Wonderland

a Kafka-esque comedy
written by Gary Graves
directed by Jan Zvaifler
Produced in: 2019

World Premiere #62: a Central Works Method Play

Down the rabbit hole …

Someone must have recommended Joseph Kaye, for one morning, without having done anything to deserve it, he was summoned to a place that looks an awful lot like the White House. He doesn’t know why. He doesn’t know who summoned him. He’s just a bank teller at National Savings and Trust. Why him?

 

King of Cuba

written by Cristina García (based on her novel)
directed by Gary Graves
Produced in: 2018

World Premiere #60: from the Central Works Writers Workshop

“El Comandante” is an ailing dictator in Cuba struggling to maintain his tenuous grip on power.  Goyo is a bitter exile in Miami determined to put the dictator in his grave.  Both are in their 80s.  What will get El Comandante first—old age or Goyo?

 

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