A play with intense audience participation! Engrossing, controversial courtroom drama, where the audience must serve as judge and jury, deciding motions and verdict, in a case against the five women... More > who betrayed the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov, the last surviving daughter of the Tsar of Russia. Complex ethical questions on a set of folding chairs.< Less
The Gaia Papers is a fifty-page treatise exploring the age-old question of evil through a lens of radical feminist metaphysics. Gage applies principles of a radical spirituality based on the... More > teachings of Mary Baker Eddy to challenge the impact of gendered violence.< Less
Two counselors at a summer camp struggle with their love against a backdrop of homophobia. Scenes with the campers depict with chilling accuracy the cruelty of girls towards those they perceive as... More > outsiders. Powerful, award-winning lesbian drama!< Less
Three full-length dramas by Carolyn Gage:
The Goddess Tour: It’s a dark and stormy night at a remote inn on the Burren of Western Ireland, as six American women -- strangers to each other (or... More > are they?)—gather for a tour of ancient goddess sites. A murder mystery exploring potentially deadly mother-daughter dyads, played out amid ghostly sightings of lost children and pre-Celtic rituals involving various aspects of the goddess
Ugly Ducklings: Two counselors at a summer camp struggle with their love against a backdrop of homophobia. Scenes with the campers depict with chilling accuracy the cruelty of girls towards those they perceive as outsiders. Powerful lesbian drama!
Esther and Vashti: A romantic drama set against a backdrop of war in ancient Persia. A young Hebrew woman and her former lover, the Queen of Persia, struggle against their personal and political differences to form an alliance against a common enemy.< Less
A feminist meditation book written with a light touch, but a deep politic. In the words of feminist philosopher Mary Daly, “ It is a work of burning, uncompromising vision and daring... a... More > beacon of hope in these chilling times of compromise, timidity and apparent defeat. This book is Pure Fire.”< Less
Finally! A book for lesbians who are tired of “passing” at auditions and in acting classes and workshops! Here at last, from one of the most talented and inventive contemporary... More > playwrights, is a book of thirty-two monologues and sixty scenes by, for, and about lesbians. This collection includes scenes with characters taken from lesbian history: Jane Addams, Charlotte Cushman, Joan of Arc, Calamity Jane, Sappho, Babe Didrikson, Benedetta Carlini, Renée Vivien, Natalie Barney, and Eva LeGallienne. It also includes women from history whose sexual orientation may or may not have been documented, but whose survival strategies resonate with strategies of lesbians. These strategies include the separatism of Hildegard von Bingen, the confrontation of sexual violation in the art of Artemisia Gentileschi, the liberation struggle of Harriet Tubman, the repression and denial of Louisa May Alcott, the resistance of Mary Mallon (“Typhoid Mary”).< Less
Nine of Gage's most popular one-act plays, including: Bite My Thumb, Patricide, Jane Addams and the Devil Baby, Battered on Broadway, Louisa May Incest, The Rules of the Playground, The Obligatory... More > Scene, The Pele Chant, and Entr'acte, or The Night Eva Le Gallienne Was Raped.< Less
“... a classic in every feminist’s library.”—Sacramento Arts and Entertainment Examiner.
A collection of four short stories and one full-length play about lesbian goddesses,... More > princesses and woman princes, super-heroines, and fairy godmothers!
Becca and the Woman Prince: A European princess meets an African woman prince in this romantic, multicultural,feminist fairy tale!
The Princess of Pain: A woman struggling with disabilty sets out on a ten-goddess quest for answers. Illustrated by Sudie Rakusin!
The Furies: Three lesbian super-heroines debate the wisdom of accepting a young survivor into their league.
Andrea and Medusa Get Intimate: Two lesbian super-heroines discover that some of the most dangerous missions are the ones closest to home.
The Spindle: In this "children's theatre for adults," a young lesbian sets out to rescue the princess from the curse of the spindle-pricking on her sixteenth birthday, only to discover that the entire kingdom is under the spindle spell!< Less