Applause is proud to continue the series that for over 60 years has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. Our editor Barbara Parisi has selected the following 16 plays: "Deboom: Who Gives this Woman?", by Mark Medoff; "And Then", by Amelia Arenas; "The Cleaning", by Zilvinas Jonusas; "Breakfast and Bed", by Amy Fox; "The News from St. Petersburg", by Rich Orloff; "Double Murder", by Scott Klavan; "Running in Circles Screaming", by Jeni Mahoney; "Witness", by Peter Maloney; "Asteroid Belt", by Lauren Feldman; "The Trash Bag Tourist", by Samuel Brett Williams; "Glass Knives", by Liliana Almendarez; "Hearts and Minds", by Adam Kraar; "In Conclusive Woman", by Julie (Pratt) Mollenkamp; "Mixed MeSSages", by Mike Pasternack; "The Date", by Joan Lipkin; and, "The Birth of Theater", by Jules Tasca.
Barbara Parisis is Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus. She founded and is the executive director of the nonprofit Ryan Reportory Company at the Harry Warren Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.