Samuel French Red Light List

The following plays are not available for Irene Ryan acting auditions:

A Girl's Guide to Chaos

Action (Shepard)

The Adding Machine

Ah, Wilderness!

The Alcestiad or a Life in the Sun

All Over

All Summer Long


American Buffalo

Amy's View


Angel City

Another Time

Anton in Show Business

The Artificial Jungle

The Beggar or The Dead Dog

The Best of Friends

Better Half Dead

Big Hotel

Black Comedy

Blown Sideways Through Life


The Blue Room

Bobby Gould in Hell

The Book of Mormon

Born in the Gardens

The Braggart Soldier

Bread and Butter

Break A Leg

Breaking the Code

Brecht on Brecht

The Butter and Egg Man

Camille (Ludlam)



Caught in the Net

The Chalk Garden

The Cherry Orchard (Mamet)

Chex Nous

Chicago (Shepard)

Chinese Prime Minister

Chris Christopherson

Christmas Carol (Ludlam)

Cigarettes and Chocolate (Minghella)

Come Next Tuesday

Conquest of the Universe



Cowboy Mouth

Cowboys #2

Crossing Delancey

The Curse of the Starving Class

The Days Between

Days Without End

A Delicate Balance

Der Ring Got Farblonjet

The Desk Set

Dinner at Eight

The Disappearance of the Jews

Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth

Don't Drink the Water

Drat! The Cat!

The Dresser






The Enchanted Pig


Eunuchs of the Forbidden City

Exit the King

Exquisite Torture


The Farndale Avenue (Series)


Five Finger Exercise

Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage

Forensic and the Navigators

Forget-Me-Not Lane

The Fountain

The 4-H Club

The Fourposter

Fourteen Hundred Thousand



Galileo (Laughton)

Galileo (Hare)

Geography of A Horse Dreamer

The Gin Game

Glengarry Glen Ross


Golden Boy (Musical)

Goodbye, My Fancy

The Grand Tarot

Greater Tuna

The Happy Journey To Camden and Trenton

The Haunted House (Plautus; Erich Segal)

The Heart of the Art

His and Hers (Kanin)

Home Section

Hot Ice

The House of Blue Leaves

How to Write a Play

Icarus's Mother

The Ides of March

If Men Played Cards As Women Do

In White America


It Runs in the Family


Joe Egg

The Judas Kiss

June Moon

Jungle of Cities

Keely and Du

Killer's Head

Killing Time


La Turista


The Late Christopher Bean

The Left Bank

Lettice and Lovage

A Life in the Theatre

The Life of Galileo (Hare/Brecht)

The Long Christmas Dinner

Love's Tangled Web


Mama Drama

A Map of the World

The Matchmaker

A Matter of Gravity

Medea (Ludlam)

The Merry War

Merton of the Movies


Mr. Bundy

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Moon Over Buffalo

Morning's At Seven

Mother Courage (Hare)

Move Over, Mrs. Markham

My Giddy Aunt

The Mystery of Irma Vep

The National Health

Ned Mccob's Daughter

Not For Children

Now I Ask You

Oh, Hell!

The Old Neighborhood

Once in A Lifetime

One for the Pot

The Only Game in Town

Operation Sidewinder

Our Town

Out of Order

Pack of Lies

Passion (Peter Nichols)

Phantom Tollbooth

The Philadelphia Story

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Play It Again, Sam


Point of No Return

Polly with A Past


Position Available


The Private Ear

The Public Eye

Puntilla and Matti, His Hired Man



Recognition Scene from Anastasia

Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Tabori)


Reverse Psychology

The Royal Family

The Royal Hunt of the Sun

Run for Your Wife

Saint Joan of the Stockyards


Saturday, Sunday, Monday

The Scarlet Letter

Schweyk in Second World War (Rowlinson)

Schweyk in Second World War (Knight)

Sea Gull

Secret Life of the Sexists

Secret Rapture

Sexual Perversity in Chicago

The Shawl

Shirley Valentine

Silent Night, Lonely Night

The Silver Cord

The Skin of Our Teeth


The Slave

A Soldier's Play


Stage Blood


The Still Alarm

Street Scene

The Subject Was Roses

The Subway

Suicide in B-Flat

Tea and Sympathy

There Goes the Bride

They Knew What They Wanted

Tomorrow's Monday


The Tooth of Crime


Trial of Joan of Arc at Rouen 1413

True West

Trumpets and Drums

Turds in Hell

The Tutor

Two for the Seesaw

Two Into One

Uncle Vanya (Mamet)

Unseen Friends

The Unseen Hand


The Ventriloquist's Wife

Veronica's Room

Via Dolorosa

Vilna's Got a Golem

The Vinegar Tree

Visions of Simone Machard (Rank)

Visions of Simone Machard (Manheim)

The Water Engine

The Waverly Gallery

A Way With Words

Who'll Save the Plowboy?

Wife Begins at 40

The Woods


Zooman and The Sign

Plays by these authors are generally not available for Irene Ryan acting auditions. Please note, however, that some of these playwrights have plays published by other publishing houses, which would make them available to you for the Ryan auditions.

Woody Allen

Amiri Baraka

Enid Bagnold

Philip Barry

Samuel Beckett

Bertolt Brecht

Eduardo DiFillipo

Ben Elton

Michael Frayn

Charles Fuller

John Guare

David Hare

Eugene Ionesco

George S. Kaufman (and all plays with his collaborators)

Ira Levin

Charles Ludlam

Ken Ludwig

David Mamet

Jane Martin

Steve Martin

Peter Nichols

Eugene O'Neill

Elmer Rice

Willy Russell

Peter Shaffer

Claudia Shearer

Sam Shepard

Tom Stoppard

Hugh Whitemore

Thornton Wilder