Happy Halloween!!!!!! Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. And instead of tricks……..

……..I decided to give you a treat. Here are 31 plays to read before the year is up. Many of them are on NPX.

  1. Flex by Candrice Jones
  2. Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner by Darcy Parker Bruce
  3. We are a Masterpiece by Gina Femia
  4. Am I White by Adrienne Dawes
  5. 23 Opinions No One Wanted by Britt A. Willis
  6. Fukt by Emma Goldman-Sherman
  7. Babel by Jacqueline Goldfinger
  8. Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly
  9. they were dancing by Jaisey Bates
  10. In the End by Sharai Bohannon
  11. Black Super Hero Magic Mama by Inda Craig Galván
  12. Canopy bt Rachael Carnes
  13. Funny, Like an Abortion by Rachel Bublitz
  14. be mean to me by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz
  15. Tiny, Thin Woman Inside by Courtney Meaker
  16. Legacy Land by Stacey Rose
  17. Brilliant Works of Art by Donna Hoke
  18. Rain and Zoe Save the World by Crystal Skillman
  19. Pass Over by Michelle Tyrene Johnson
  20. Bathsheba’s Psalms, Or A Woman of Unusual Beauty Taking a Bath by April Ranger
  21. Sinner Man by Liz Maestri
  22. The Good Girl is Gone* by DW Gregory
  23. The Gun Show* by EM Lewis
  24. Carlo at the Wedding* by Bryna Turner
  25. How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla
  26. Thrive, Or What You Will by LM Feldman
  27. Your Best One* by Meredith Friedman
  28. The Man in the Sukkah by Deborah Yarchun
  29. Cercle Hermaphroditos by Shualee Cook
  30. Ash Tree by Georgina Escobar
  31. Hazardous Materials by Beth Kander

Happy reading!

*I don’t think it’s on NPX

**This list intentionally only includes women + GNC playwrights. There is a huge parity issue in theatre. If there’s even one play on this list that you haven’t read, you should read it.

***Obvious failings of this list: I wish this list was more racially diverse. I need to be better. Theatre needs to be better.