Plays by Stacey Lane

Monday, December 23, 2013

"Pet Names" hits Chicago

On December 21st, Pet Names will be presented by Chicago’s EEK! Theatre as part of A Very Merry Mother-F@$#ing Christmas. In Pet Names, an over-bearing wife and an embarrassed husband struggle to get their little one to behave for the mall Santa. For production information, go to EEK! Theatre's Facebook Page. Visit or e-mail to preview this script or others by Stacey Lane.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

“Shoebox” featured in Mock Turtle Zine Issue 8

The eighth issue of Mock Turtle Zine has hit shelves and contains Shoebox. In this short play with an extremely flexible cast, a funeral-like procession begins with bearers of birthday cards and ends with condolences. To read Shoebox in its entirety online or to get your copy of Mock Turtle Zine Issue 8, visit For more about Stacey Lane’s available scripts and to obtain production rights, e-mail or go to

Thursday, December 12, 2013

“Pet Names” opens in Tennessee

Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga’s 5th annual Short Attention Span Theatre Short Play Festival runs December 12th through the 22th. Featured in this line up of plays about dysfunctional family Christmas celebrations is Pet Names by Stacey Lane. In this short comedy for a male and female actor, a couple fails to take a Christmas-card-worthy photo of their precious bundle of joy on Santa’s lap. For tickets or production information visit To read Pet Names or find out more about Stacey Lane’s other available scripts for adults and children, go to or contact the playwright directly at

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

“The Naked People Play” returns to Off-Broadway

The Naked People Play once again is the traditional closer to Endtimes Productions’ 7th Annual Naked Holidays. The show begins previews on November 29th, opens on December 8th and runs through December 30th at the Cutting Room at 44 East 32 Street at Park Avenue in New York City. In The Naked People Play, a recently dumped man is shocked to discover his former lover with naked people. For information about this bawdy flesh-filled evening of non-traditional holiday mischief, music and merriment, visit or call 212-352-3101  To preview this script, go to or e-mail

Friday, December 6, 2013

“Pet Names” plays in California

Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse presents Hardy Candy Christmas December 7th through 14th in Woodland Hills, California. This celebration of the ups and downs of the holiday season includes Stacey Lane’s Pet Names. In Pet Names, a stressed-out young couple in the throngs a long mall Santa line cannot get their precious baby to behave. This short comedy has a cast of one man and one woman. For more information about the show, visit WHC Theatre’s Facebook Page. To order tickets, go to or For a perusal copy of Pet Names or other works by the playwright, write to her at or go to


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

“The Hundred Dollar Hug” plays in Indonesia

On November 23rd, Sanata Dharma University in Societet, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia performs The Hundred Dollar Hug. In this monologue, a desperate man informs his theatre audience that he will give a one-hundred-dollar bill to the first person to come onstage and hug him. To learn more about this Monologue Marathon, visit  Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris. For a perusal copy of the monologue for audition or performance use or for information about the playwright and her other available plays, go to or e-mail

Ginong P performs The Hundred Dollar Hug


Friday, November 8, 2013

“Great Bellied Women” plays in NYC

On November 8th, Manhattan Theatre Source presents EstroGenius 2013 Xtended at Theaterlab on West 36th Street in New York City. The evening of one-acts begins with Stacey Lane’s Great Bellied Women and concludes with Lezlie Revelle’s Match. In period piece Great Bellied Women, a midwife tests and trains an apprentice-to-be in the delicate, disgusting, empowering and amusing art of delivering a baby in Elizabethan England. To learn more about this celebration of female voices, visit For a perusal copy of Great Bellied Women, a thirty-minute three-actor comedy well-suited for Renaissance Festival entertainment, women’s studies discussion, feminist events and theatrical performance, go to or e-mail

Monday, November 4, 2013

"Rainbow Sprinkles" presented in Minnesota

Laura Grieme, a senior at the University of Minnesota – Duluth presents Rainbow Sprinkles on November 4th for her college directing project. In addition to directing the play, Miss Grieme has written a paper extensively analyzing the script and the playwright’s background. In Rainbow Sprinkles, an untrusting, easily offended mother interviews a clown for her son’s birthday party. To preview this one-act comedy, visit or contact

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Seraphemera Books publishes "The Author’s Autopsy"

Released today! Garbanzo Literary Journal, a publication of Seraphemera Books, features its first play- Stacey Lane’s The Author’s Autopsy - along with an eclectic collection of works from forty other authors. In The Author’s Autopsy, experts weigh in on what caused a struggling writer’s untimely demise. Garbanzo Literary Journal is truly unique, as each limited edition book is hand-made and individually numbered. Not only are the pages of the book chocked full of literary artistic achievements, but the book itself is a piece of artwork. To learn more about this innovative publisher or to get your hand-crafted book, visit or Garbanzo's Facebook Page. For production rights for The Author’s Autopsy or for more information about Stacey Lane’s other available scripts, go to or contact the playwright directly at

Sunday, October 13, 2013

"Rainbow Sprinkles" plays in the Catskills

Open Eye Theater reprises Rainbow Sprinkles for the Catskill Women's Network on October 14th in Margaretsville, New York. In this one-act comedy, an  overly sensitive lawyer interviews a compassionate birthday party clown. Go to to learn more about the theatre company. Visit or e-mail for a perusal copy of Rainbow Sprinkles or other available scripts.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

"Rainbow Sprinkles" plays in Mt. Tremper, NY

A Columbus Weekend Celebration at Emerson Resort in Mt. Tremper, New York will include performances of the one-act comedy Rainbow Sprinkles along with musical acts, book signings, crafts, food tastings and other outdoor family activities on October 12th and 13th. In Rainbow Sprinkles, an uptight mother tries to find a suitable clown for her son's upcoming birthday party. For more information about the festival, visit Go to or to get a copy of this script or find out more about Stacey Lane's available plays for family, children or adult audiences.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Pet Names" featured on The Other Otter

Stacey Lane's short play Pet Names can now be read on humor website The Other Otter. In this one-minute comedy for one male and one female actor, a couple attempts to take the perfect photograph of their beloved, but misbehaving baby with the mall Easter Bunny.  To view the complete script, visit For production rights, please go to or contact the playwright at

Friday, September 6, 2013

"Residue" plays in NYC

The Secret Theatre presents Residue as the opening performance in their annual One Act Festival. The show runs September 5th through 14th in New York City. In Residue, a one-act dark comedy with a cast of one man and one woman, a lucid dreamer explores her sexual fantasies until her guilt over controlling her imaginary lover and betraying her real husband become more than she can bear. For tickets or more information about the festival, visit To preview this script, contact or go to

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Brooklyn Publishers releases “My Dog Ate the Constitution”

My Dog Ate the Constitution has been published by Brooklyn Publishers.  Studying for a test on the U.S. Constitution is boring enough to make you fall asleep! In this hour-long audience-participation adventure, a young girl does just that and is surprised to meet George Washington and Ben Franklin in her dreams. Even more surprising is that her dog is now wearing a powdered wig and claiming to be James Madison. During her nocturnal romp, she also meets the Articles of Confederation, the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, the Great Compromise, the Executive Branch, the Judicial Branch, the Legislative Branch, the Bill of Rights and other colorful characters who not only help her learn the facts for her upcoming test, but instill her with a new-found responsibility for standing up for what is right. My Dog Ate the Constitution has flexible casting and utilizes songs and games to teach elementary school students curriculum-based U.S. History in a memorable and interactive manner. A reading or performance of My Dog Ate the Constitution is a perfect way for your school to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th. To buy a copy of the script, obtain production rights or learn more about the play, go to or call 1-888-473-8521. For more information on the playwright and her other available works, go to or e-mail

Saturday, August 17, 2013

"Sleeping Beauty" plays in Louisiana

St. Edward the Confessor Elementary School in Metairie, Louisiana presents Sleeping Beauty on August 17th. In this hour-long play for all ages, a magical frog and a silly villain infuse this typically romantic tale with hilarity and audience participation. Please go to or call 1-866-NEW-PLAY to obtain production rights or get a copy of the script. Contact the playwright directly at or


Friday, August 9, 2013

"Sleeping Beauty" opens in Florida

Sol Children Theatre Troupe  presents Stacey Lane's Sleeping Beauty August 9th through 25th in Boca Raton, Florida. In this comedy for all ages, this classic romantic tale gets turned upside down when the feisty villain takes over as storyteller. To get tickets or learn more about this incredible youth theatre company, go to or Sol's Facebook Page. To read a free preview of most of the script online, buy a hard copy of Sleeping Beauty, or secure production rights for your theater or school, go to For more information about the playwright and her other plays for young audiences and adults, visit or contact her directly at

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"Rainbow Sprinkles" opens in NY

From August 8th through August 18th, the Open Eye Theater in Margaretville, New York presents Summer Shortcuts III. Featured in this diverse collection of ten-minute plays is Rainbow Sprinkles by Stacey Lane. In this short comedy for two actors, an easily offended mother finds petty reasons not to hire a well-meaning clown for her son’s birthday party. For production information, visit To preview this script or learn more about the writer, go to or contact

Marge Helenchild in Rainbow Sprinkles


Friday, August 2, 2013

"The Author's Autopsy" opens in Washington

Changing Scene Theatre Northwest presents The Author's Autopsy as part of Summerplay 2013. The show runs August 2nd through August 17th at Bremerton Community Theatre in Bremerton, Washington. In The Author's Autopsy, a postmortem does not go as planned when it is discovered that the deceased was an unfulfilled writer. For production information, visit For production rights, a script to peruse or more about Stacey Lane's other available titles, go to or e-mail

Briana Osborne and Jennifer Royer in The Author’s Autopsy. Directed by Pavlina Morris and Kyle Boynton.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

“Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue” plays in Texas

Children’s Educational Little Theatre (CELT) of Port Arthur Little Theatre presents Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue as their summer camp show on July 27th in Nederland, Texas. In this sixty-minute large cast comedy for young actors, favorite fairy tale characters collide as an old woman who has so many children she does not know what to do finds her family a new home in a giant shoe.  For more about Port Arthur Little Theatre, go to or Contact Dramatic Publishing at or 1-800-448-7469 to secure production rights for Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue, buy the script or sample a scene. For other TYA plays, visit to or e-mail

Monday, July 22, 2013

Smith and Kraus publishes “Storms, Sheets and Show Tunes”

Get your copy of The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2012 published by Smith and Kraus. In this anthology, you will find fifty award-winning ten-minute plays, including Storms, Sheets and Show Tunes by Stacey Lane. In this short play for 3 male and 3 female actors, theatre ghosts hold late-night auditions for the coveted role of haunting a historic theatre. To purchase the book go to or For rights to produce Storms, Sheets and Show Tunes or more information about the playwright, contact or visit

Thursday, July 18, 2013

“Pet Names” plays in Colchester, UK

Mercury Theatre will perform Pet Names on July 18th as part of Hotbed Festival’s One Page Play Competition. In this short play for a male and female actor, a young couple takes pictures of their misbehaving bundle of joy with the Easter Bunny. For tickets and festival details, visit or To preview the Pet Names script or get more information about the playwright and her available works, contact or go to

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

“Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue” presented in Illinois

Fairy Tale Theatre of Tinley Park Public Library performed Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue on July 12th and 13th in Tinley Park, Illinois.  How did the old lady end up living in a shoe? Why were Hansel and Gretel in the forest that day? Why did the Big Bad Wolf try to eat Little Red Riding Hood? This large cast sixty-minute comedy brings together all of your beloved fairy tale characters. For more information about the talented Fairy Tale Theatre teen troupe, visit To obtain production rights for Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue, purchase a script, or read a sample of the play, go to or call 1-800-448-7469. For more about the playwright, visit or contact her directly at



Sunday, July 14, 2013

“Shoebox” advances to the One Page Play Competition Finals in the UK

By audience vote, Shoebox has been chosen to be performed again on July 14th in the Hotbed One Page Play Competition Finals in Cambridge, England. For tickets, go to To request a perusal copy of this short play  for two to twenty actors about life and death and the milestones in between, e-mail or visit

Saturday, July 13, 2013

"Shoebox" plays in Cambridge, England

Menagerie Theatre Company presents the Hotbed Festival’s One Page Play Competition at Cambridge Junction on Saturday July 13th. Among the new writing being presented is Stacey Lane’s Shoebox. In this short play with flexible casting, a woman’s journey from cradle to grave is chronicled in the greeting cards she received during her lifetime. For more information about this celebration of playwrights, visit or For more on Stacey Lane and her available scripts for adults and children, visit or contact

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

“Great Bellied Women” opens in New Zealand

Don't Blink Theatre Company presents Stacey Lane’s Great Bellied Women in a double bill with Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom. The show runs June 26th through June 30th at Musgrove Studio in Auckland, New Zealand. This is the first time that Lane’s work has been performed in New Zealand.  In Great Bellied Women, a new one-act comedy with an all female cast, a Renaissance midwife and her high-spirited daughter test a potential apprentice’s skills in a pretend delivery. This period piece illuminates the peculiar practices of Renaissance childbirth, while celebrating the bond of women rising above their oppression in this sacred exclusively female arena, the Elizabethan birthing chamber. For production information, go to or Don't Blink's Facebook Page To preview this script that is well-suited for performance at Renaissance Fairs, professional theatres, educational institutes and one-act competitions, contact or visit

Prema Cottingham, Erin O'Flaherty and Aimee Gestro in Great Bellied Women. Directed by Andrew Parker. Produced by Grace Shelley. Photographed by Joyce Hipolito of Vogoƫ Photography.


Friday, June 21, 2013

“The Turtle and the Bunny” plays in Illinois

Harper College in Palatine, Illinois presents The Turtle and the Bunny on June 21st as part of their InZone On Broadway summer camp. In this twenty-minute large-cast comedic reimaging of Aesop’s The Tortoise and the Hare, woodland creatures compete in end-of-the-school-year festivities. To preview this children’s play or other TYA scripts, go to or e-mail


Thursday, June 13, 2013

“Lucy Dreaming” plays in New Jersey

The Barn Theatre ushers in the summer with its "Solstice Showcase: 2013 One-Act Festival" June 14th through 16th in Montville, New Jersey. One of the eight short plays being performed is Lucy Dreaming. In this experimental play for two women, a restless insomniac desperately trying to fall asleep encounters her strange and elusive subconscious counterpart. For production information, call (973) 334-9320 or visit To preview Lucy Dreaming or other scripts, contact or go to
 Katie Mitchell and Sarah Horwitz in Lucy Dreaming. Directed by Craig Zimmermann.  Photographer: Anthony Rubolotta.

Friday, June 7, 2013

“The Author’s Autopsy” opens in Brooklyn

Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds): International One Minute Play Festival presents 50 plays in 50 minutes on June 7th and 8th at 8:00 pm at the New Workshop Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. In one of these super short plays, The Author’s Autopsy, doctors open up a deceased novelist and riffle through his brainstorms, drafts, and dreams to determine what did him in. For production information, please visit For tickets, go to Visit or e-mail for more on scripts by Stacey Lane.

Helen Huff and Vera Khodasevich in The Author’s Autopsy. Directed by Anthony Ponzio.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"The Author's Autopsy" plays in Ontario

South Simcoe Theatre in Cookstown, Ontario presents The Author’s Autopsy as part of Four Play on June 1st. In this short dark comedy, pathologists try to determine what caused a writer’s demise. Their diagnosis: art kills. Visit for more information on the production. To preview this script or others for adults or children, go to or e-mail

Barb Canning, Cheryl Studdy and Kevin Scharf in The Author’s Autopsy.  Directed by Sandy Bishop.

Friday, May 31, 2013

"Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue" performed in Canada

Vincent Massey Elementary School in St. Andrews, Canada presents Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue on May 31st and June 1st. In this large-cast sixty-minute comedy for children, the old woman who lived in a shoe has so many children, she doesn't know what to do.  As if trying to feed her large family of beloved fairy tale characters isn't hard enough, a big bad wolf blows down their house.  The kids- Jack, Jill, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Hansel, Gretel and Mary- venture into the forest to find a new home or at least a snack. With the help of a witch with a pension for gingerbread, the family takes up residence in a giant's lost shoe.  To preview the first twenty pages of the play, purchase a script, or get production rights, go to Dramatic Publishing. For more information about the playwright and her other available plays, please visit or

Saturday, May 25, 2013

"Green" and "Commotion in the Ocean" published by Next Stage Press

Next Stage Press has just released Green and Commotion in the Ocean. In Green, a twenty-minute TYA play with a cast of three, the Planet Princess needs the help of the children in the audience to save her frog friend from the Garbage Goblin. By using the Three Rs- “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, the earth-destroying villain is defeated. In Commotion in the Ocean, a twenty-minute children's play with a large flexible cast, greed rears its ugly head when fishy friends discover a pirates’ treasure chest. Visit Next Stage Press or Amazon to obtain production rights or buy the book that contains both one-act plays. For other works by Stacey Lane, go to or contact

The Mascot Organization's production of Green

Wilmington Drama League's production of Commotion in the Ocean