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Rights To Unpublished COMEDIES

Sometimes a play is too controversial, or not mainstream enough for publishers.  Here are several unpublished award-winning comedies written by William Missouri Downs that you can get the rights for quickly and easily. Just click on the image, enter your information, pay the royalty, and it’s yours to produce.  

How To Steal A Picasso    (small cast comedy) 

College and Community $90 per performance, Professional Contact Agent

FINALIST - Eugene O'Neill

A comed that questions the purpose of art in this modern pixilated world where everything is copyrighted, and art is no more than a commodity.

Life On My Knees    (small cast comedy) 

College and Community $90 per performance, Professional Contact Agent

WINNER - Lilian Nesburn Award, Beverly Hills Theatre Guild

A comedy about a agnostic professor from California who is forced to teach at an all-white fundamentalist Christian college in Kansas. 

Karl The Magnificent  (small cast farce)     

College and Community $90 per performance, Professional Contact Agent

FINALIST - Nick Darke Playwriting Award, London

An absurd farce that asks the question, “If we had to start the human race over with only four highly flawed individuals would we be up to the task?” Or are Homo sapiens a lost cause, an evolutionary mistake, a dud?

Forgiving John Lennon  (small cast dark comedy)    College and Community $65 per performance, Professional Contact Agent

WINNER - Millennium Playwriting Contest, Stepping Stone Theatre

A dark comedy about the treatment of Muslim women. Based on the cancellation of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s commencement speech at  Brandeis.