225 Plays: By The New York Neo-Futurists from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Front Cover
Agate Publishing, Jul 5, 2011 - Drama - 352 pages
This book brings together over 200 short (very short) plays from the New York production of the acclaimed cult theater hit "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind."

"Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," created by Greg Allen, debuted in Chicago in December, 1988, and has been playing to sold out houses ever since. The show presents 30 plays in 60 minutes, 50 weeks a year, to a devoted following. The ensemble of writer-performers generates between two and 12 new plays each week, as dictated by a roll of the dice, creating a constantly changing menu of plays.

In 2004, a New York ensemble was formed and the show has been running there since, playing to houses of younger, culturally adventurous audiences as well as seasoned theater-goers. The 225 plays in this volume, culled from more than 1,300 the New York company has generated since 2004, reflect the diversity of 35 current and past ensemble members and the multiplicity of viewpoints and voices they bring to the stage. The material runs the gamut of style, tone, and topic: musical, confession, agit-prop, poetic gesture, physical comedy, puppet theater, audience interrogation, folk song, sex joke, and many more.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Plays in alphabetical order
AntiPlays in alphabetical order

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

The New York Neo-Futurists: The New York Neo-Futurists is an ensemble of 19 writer-performers who produce the long-running late-night hit, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, 50 weeks a year at the Kraine Theater in Manhattan.
Joey Rizzolo: Joey Rizzolo is a member of the New York Neo-Futurists theater company.

Bibliographic information