December 1st through 31st
Anywhere you like to read


Here at the Playwrights' Center, we choose to assume good intent among our members and their work. Yet, we also want to provide a space that allows for constructive feedback from various identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Sometimes, a piece of writing can be unintentionally triggering for a variety of reasons. If you find yourself uncomfortable at any moment, don't feel pressured to continue reading. If you read a play description and are unsure whether it's right for you, please email Alayna Jacqueline Barnes,, for further information—including spoilers if that's what you need.


THE CHILD BRIDE by Achiro P. Olwoch 

Set in New York, an emerging artist who was a child bride in the Northern Uganda war feels her whole world will come crumbling down when an unwelcome man arrives at her gallery.

Is this script right for you?
This play includes violence, abuse, and war with discussions surrounding AIDS, rape, suicidal thoughts/ideation, and gun + knife violence.


With Valentine’s Day peeking ominously over the horizon, Mallory, Shannon, Mark, and Ellen are just trying to distract themselves from their lives -- and their woefully tangled relationships -- as well as they can. But in the early morning hours of February 13th, someone they all know is rushed to the hospital -- and their tightly wound facades all start to unravel. On Valentine's Day, they all find themselves at the hospital together, tightly holding together their lives and looking for something -- or someone -- to cling to.

Is this script right for you?
This play includes discussion of suicide and mental health (an offstage character makes a suicide attempt), discussion of IVF and pregnancy, offstage terminal family member

BEING BLACK OUTSIDE by Vinecia Coleman

Vee and Niecy return to their childhood home after their mother dies, just in time for the end of the world, the apocalypse, to begin. After meeting their mother's neighbor, the two sisters must contend with what it means to be Black...outside.

Is this script right for you?
This play is racially charged, but there is no violence, hateful language, or racial slurs. There are also discussions of suicide/some suicidal imagery.

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