Libby has written over a dozen full-length plays. Here are some favorites.
I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know)
Set in a small American city, I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know), confronts sex, faith, and race from outside the perspective of the educated coastal class. Nine actors step off the stage and into reality to perform a play that takes place at this exact moment in your actual life. 6 women, 3 men.
Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, 2012
The Little Room
Based in part on a true story: in May 2008 it was discovered that a man had kept his daughter imprisoned in the windowless basement of his apartment building, where he raped her and fathered her seven children, for over 20 years. Elsa and Katrin are locked in the basement. The only light they ever see is artificial. Their only connection to the outside world is the television and their captor. What they don’t know is that this is the last day they will have to stay in the basement, or the price of their freedom. 3 women, 1 man. 90 minutes.
Short listed: BBC’s 2009 International Radio Playwriting Competition; Semi-Finalist: Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2010 National Playwrights Conference; Reading: The Hive, NYC, 2012
At the heart of Zeropia is Marta, an urban planner who’s ready to take action, to make a stand, to get it done. Unwilling to settle for half-way, she sets out with her trusted assistant Amy to realize her vision of a net-zero town, a town that leaves an absolutely zero carbon footprint. Yet, as more and more people fill Zeropia, and Marta tries to take her vision to the national level, obstacles begin to mount both inside and without.
Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission winner 2009
The Girls from Afar
In Girls from Afar, two women have come from afar to work in the home of a wealthy family. What seems at first like a great opportunity quickly becomes a life of brutality. When the family’s daughter brings her boyfriend home for the weekend, the reality of the girls’ servitude becomes clear. Will the daughter be able to expose crimes the perpetrated by her parents, or will she continue to be complicit in them? The play is for three women and one man, all in their 20’s or early 30’s.
Finalist, Yale Drama Series 2010; Readings: East West Players, in collaboration with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, Los Angeles, CA, 2010; Desipina & Co., Teatro Circulo, NYC, NY 2009; Open Rehearsal Series, INTAR, NYC 2011
Bridge Over Sand
Caroline is an engineer designing a bridge for a demanding new foreign client. She and her colleague Keith have traveled to the desert to see the site. But once she arrived in country, she finds that the laws regulating a woman’s movement outside her home are drastic and restrictive. She’s unable to move around the city without male company, prohibiting her from getting to project meetings. Caroline can hardly manage the project if she can’t even leave the hotel, but the bridge means alot to her, and she’s not a woman who gives up without a fight. 1 woman, 2 men, 90 minutes.
Other full-lengths include:
Eyes of the Prophet, MFA thesis 2007, Columbia University School of the Arts, winner John Golden Award
Decomposition in Blue and White, Theatre Double, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
Arrested, reading: The Flea Theater, NYC, 2003
The Sustainable Future, Galapagos Art Space, 2004
Up the Coast
Man Under the Bridge