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
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
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
The ghost of lesbian poet Renée Vivien returns to a pivotal memory from the summer of 1900, when she was in Bar Harbor (“Eden”), Maine, with her lover Natalie Barney. She wrestles... More > with scenarios of traumatic memories in an attempt to find closure.< Less
Thirty-five years after the infamous Fall River ax murders, an Irish woman, working in her kitchen in Anaconda, Montana, opens a newspaper to read about the death of the alleged murderer, Lizzie... More > Borden. The woman is Bridget Sullivan, the Borden's former maid. A gripping one-woman one-act that turns history on its head!< Less
Who was Lizzie Borden? Award-winning playwright Carolyn Gage explores this question in two lively one-acts, focused on the women who knew Lizzie. In Lace Curtain Irish, an Irish woman, working in... More > her kitchen in Anaconda, Montana, opens a newspaper to read about the death of the alleged murderer, Lizzie Borden. The woman is Bridget Sullivan, the Borden's former maid. A gripping solo one-act that turns history on its head! In The Greatest Actress Who Ever Lived, a closeted reporter arrives in the dressing room of veteran, bisexual stage and film star Nance O'Neil, and as Nance shares the details of her affair with alleged ax murderess Lizzie Borden, the two women share a moment of intimacy.< Less