Full-Length Plays by Tara Meddaugh

FREE SPACE
Amelia spends her days under the watchful eye of her mother, doing the same nothing she has done for years. Yet when Bingo arrives at her local community center, a talking Bingo chip convinces Amelia that forming her own game is the way out of this life and away from her controlling mother. However, as her mother begins acting like her newly arrived sister, and the chip becomes increasingly dominating, Amelia discovers her new life is nothing as she imagined.

DETAILS
Cast: 3 female, 1 male
Genre: Dark Comedy/Absurd/Thriller
Set: minimal, impressionistic
Running time: Approximately 95-105 minutes
Great for: Strong female leads, unique plot, several good monologues, minimal set (easy to produce), creative directing and design, an eerie play, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats

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FOR MY SILENT SISTERS
Set in the countries of Cambodia, Romania, India and the United States, four teenagers struggle to escape the dark underworld of child sex trafficking.  Jorani has been sold to a brothel in payment for her sister’s gambling debt, and her Buddhist upbringing is put to the test.  Marta seeks a new life as a translator in England, but after finding her “employer” has vastly different plans for her, she must risk her own life to save another.  After a fight with her father, Claire meets an older man whom she starts to fall for—but whose manipulation over her brings on severe consequences. Abhay, living on the streets of Mumbai, finds employment at a brothel and must decide if the “good life” is worth the atrocities.  While living in four different parts of the world, their lives are intertwined, and their support of each other binds this connection.  This drama shines light on the real horrors that occur all over the world, and the hope and faith that allow children to survive.

DETAILS
Cast: 5 female, 3 male, 2 female children, 5-15 male/female children (nonspeaking)
Genre: Drama
Set: minimal, impressionistic
Running time: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
Great for: very strong leads for teens or young adults, intense dramatic acting matched with lighter moments, awareness for a serious social atrocity, fundraising, community discussions, 4 unique engaging storylines, many fantastic monologues of varying lengths, creative directing and design. This is a play about a serious social issue, but foremost, it is a play with developed characters and an engaging plot.

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MOVEMENTS OF THE WIND
As wind sweeps through a garden, its inhabitants must confront the volatile effects of Mother Nature, as well as their own changing nature. The story follows several short, intertwined pieces, as Carrot and Potato, taught to be enemies from birth, struggle to remain friends, Tulip wants more out of life than only her partner, and two pieces of pollen attempt to make a dangerous jump from a dying flower to a fresh one. Through sacrifice and friendship, they must not only survive their trials, but also come to populate another generation.

DETAILS
Cast: 3 female, 2 male (flexible casting. Doubling written in, but can be a larger cast with no doubling, as many as 12 characters/roles.)
Genre: dark comedy/drama/family
Set: minimalist, impressions of a garden, flower and greenhouse
Running time: Approximately 60 minutes
Great for: a large cast if you do not double roles, a minimal set, creative directing and design, discussions based on the allegoric nature of the play, a play for all ages (adults will get a lot of out of this but a younger audience can, as well), a play with a heightened kind of world, great roles for actors, scenes with very high stakes (much of the play is “life or death” for these characters), a play in one act that feels very full

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BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER
A frivolous couple passes the time by hiring and firing servants, and reading old newspapers they deem to be the current. But when the Wife wants more out of her life, she charges her Husband with a perilous task... Meanwhile, four eclectic strangers wind up secretly waiting together in this couple's bathroom. When they discover the reasons they have all been put together, the absurdities and danger of their situation become alarmingly clear.

DETAILS
Cast: 6 female, 6 male
Genre: Dark Comedy/Absurd Comedy/Thriller
Set: a bathroom and living room
Running time: Approximately 95 minutes
Great for: a play that is very thought-provoking (What do we trust as real news? Can we rely on our own interpretation of events? Can any act truly be altruistic? How far will you go for the one you love?), very funny, a large cast, an even cast (male/female), an absurd play harkening back to writers like Ionesco, Beckett, Durang), always relevant

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PINHOLE OF JOY
When David gives his ill wife, Leah, a wig for her bald scalp, he is thrilled to find this pleases her, so he complies with her request for more of them. However, as Leah’s demands become increasingly troublesome, and loose human hair with mysterious “red dots” now engulfs their entire apartment, David must decide how far he is willing to go to satisfy his wife.

DETAILS
Cast: 2 female, 2 male
Genre: Absurd Tragedy/Dark Comedy/Thriller
Set: a living room/kitchen of an apartment
Running time: Approximately 95 minutes
Great for: a play with 4 characters, a play with even male/female roles, an absurd drama of sorts, a thought-provoking play (dealing with obsessions, how far to go for the one you love, death, paranoia), humor within a darker setting

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FOR THE LOVE OF SOLOME

DETAILS
Cast: 2 male, 1 female
Genre: Drama
Set: A prison, the outdoors, minimal, impressionistic
Running time: Approximately 115 minutes
Great for: a play dealing with a biblical story from a new perspective, a play for 3 characters, great acting roles, a minimal set, creative directing and design

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BRUSH THEM FLEAS
As the owner of a high-end dog grooming salon, Tootsie takes great pride in presenting an upstanding establishment. Yet when Mr. Boland's dog is murdered on site, it stirs up ill feelings and suspicion amongst the staff and clients. Through the commotion, however, Mr. Boland discovers a rare connection with an awkward dog groomer, Stacy, who thinks he may give meaning to her past.

DETAILS
Cast: 4 female, 2 male
Genre: Absurd Comedy
Set: a dog grooming salon
Running time: Approximately 70 minutes

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THE LAST TWO
Scruffy has been a contented guard dog on an isolated island all his life, but when he meets Daisy, a spunky dog with a flair for adventure, he must decide if he'll join her in starting a new life in the city.  But the city is nothing as Daisy imagined, and soon her fate falls into Scruffy’s paws.  As they fight to find their way to safety, the two discover a very strange secret about their existence.

DETAILS

Cast: 2 female, 2 male, 1 voice
Genre: Dark Comedy/Absurd
Set: A house on an island, a city, impressionistic
Running time: Approximately 90 minutes

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