New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York

by  Jason Milligan

Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy  /  9m, 4f

Jason Milligan’s anthology of one-act plays set in New York City features a wide range of styles and tones, ranging from wacky comedy, to romance, to drama.

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New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York

by  Jason Milligan

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New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult

Additional Info

Jason Milligan’s anthology of one-act plays set in New York City features a wide range of styles and tones, ranging from wacky comedy, to romance, to drama. This collection includes:

Best Warm Beer in Brooklyn
John's Ring
Next Tuesday
Nights in Hohokus
Shoes

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1980s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Each of the plays lives within a single setting, accomplished with minimal sets and props.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

9m, 4f
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

If you were to produce the entire evening of plays, a total of 13 actors/actresses would be required (though doubling would be possible). The cast breakdowns for each of the plays is considerably smaller.  Please see each of the individual titles for a specific breakdown.

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Authors

Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest ...

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Each of these plays was originally premiered as part of an evening of one-acts on New York stages. SHOES was originally presented at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1984.

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