The Love of the Nightingale

Fall 2007

Directed by Rebecca Webber

Hedda Gabler

​Spring 2012

​Directed by Christopher Knight

Into the Woods 

Fall 2012

Directed by Jessie Fields

Spring Awakening (Play)

​Spring 2011

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Spring 2012

Directed by Lily Nagy-Deak

Directed by: Kaelan Lynch. Stage Managed by: Leah Nadelman. Assistant Stage Managed by: Samantha Jean. Produced by: Amanda Ehrmann. Starring: Sophie Welch, Scarlett Huck, Norma Stobbe, Ryan Sands, Marek Haar

The Black Eyed

Fall 2006

Directed by Jennifer El-Far


Spring 2015

Summer Evenings in Des Moines

Fall 2006

​Directed by Katie Nadworny


​Fall 2008


Spring 2007

​Directed by Jennifer El-Far

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

Spring 2014

Greed (An Original Rap Musical)

Spring 2007

Written and Directed by William Chalmus

"Circle Mirror Transformation" by Annie Baker follows an artsy small town, where an unlikely collection of strangers sign up for Marty's "Adult Creative Drama" class: a recently divorced carpenter, a high school junior, a former actress, and Marty's husband. Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the group plays Marty's imaginative (and sometimes awkward) theatre games. But as their relationships develop over the course of the summer, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama

Circle Mirror Transformation

​Fall 2016

Bash: Latter Day Plays

Spring 2012

​Directed by Amanda Stern

Fall 2017 Season:

"Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay-Abaire follows a couple grieving the loss of the their two-year old son. They are surprised when a story written by a high school student is dedicated to their son. They slowly form a relationship with the student, and discover the motivation behind his visits. This drama is filled with comedic moments, and truth about life, family dynamics, and the drive to keep going. 

Our Past and Present Productions

A Year of Playback! 

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Productions: October 23rd and 24th, and December 12th 2015. April 9th and 15th 2016. 

A Savage in Limbo

Fall 2007

Directed by Aaron Arbiter

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, adapted by Samuel Berkoff, directed by Sivan Spector. October 5th at 8pm, 6th at 2pm and 8pm, and 7th at 2pm in the SCC Theatre.


Spring 2008

Note from Artistic Director, Amanda Ehrmann: I am in the process of looking through the archives of The Hoot and The Justice as well as talking to past Free Play artistic directors to fill in the gaps in our production history!


Fall 2011

Directed by Jessie Fields

Rabbit Hole

​Spring 2017

No Exit

​Fall 2010

Zoo Story

Fall 2008

​Directed by Ryan McElhaney

Directed by: Kaelan Lynch. Stage Managed by: Leah Nadelman. Assistant Stage Managed by: Jaime Gropper. Produced by: Amanda Ehrmann. Starring: Morgan Winters, Otis Fuqua, Abram Foster, Jessica Spierer, Amanda Ehrmann
"A satirical send-up of the George W. Bush administration’s politics, lust for war and … lust for each other. A gender-blind and racially-blind cast presents the true words and speeches of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and others side-by-side with imagined “back door” conservations."

Directed by Amanda Jane Stern/ Produced by Julian Seltzer/Stage Manager David Haft/ Starring: Andrew Agress, Aja Antoine, Maya Cooper, Sara Fried, Miriam Goldman, Sid Mehra , Sarah Steiker, Bezaye Takele

Julius Caesar 

Spring 2007

Directed by Sam Zelitch

Kennedy's Children

Fall 2013

Directed by Ben Lewin 

Next to Normal

​Spring 2012

​Directed by Dave Benger

The Last Five Years

Fall 2006

​Directed by Justin Becker

"Concerning issues of love, sexuality, betrayal, and revenge, "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" and "Fiction" confront the complexities of human relationships as a family (Goat) and two friends (Fiction) attempt to deal with trauma."

Directed by Ayelet Schrek/ Produced by Brian Dorfman/ Stage Manager Jessica Star/ Technical Director and Assistant Stage Manager: Julie Landy/ Assistant Stage Manager: Kiana Khozein/ Starring: Ariel Hopes, Yuval Yossefy, Connor Wahrman, Zephry Wright, Miriam Goldman, Sarah Duffett

A Behanding in Spokane

Spring 2013

Directed by Phil Skokos

When Rebellion Becomes Revolution

Spring 2013

​Directed by Amanda Stern and Julian Seltzer

" 'Columbinus' by Stephen Karam & PJ Paparelli cues in on Littleton, Colorado, in 1999 where two teenagers, Dylan and Eric, shocked their community and the whole country by walking into their high school and killing 12 students and 1 teacher, before committing suicide. Columbinus combines interviews, testimonies, diary excerpts, photos and phone calls to expose the story and the elements behind it, without giving any straight answers, Columbinus manages to question society, honor the victims, and ask 'why?'"

Directed by Amanda Ehrmann/ Produced by Ryan Millis/ Stage Manager Leah Nadelman/ Assistant Stage Manager Francesca DiLapi/ Starring: Jacob Klein, Dash Marley, Brian Dorfman, Ryan Millis, Shaquan McDowell, Sarah Skrovan, Emma Nissenbaum, Shira Harary

​​Free Play Theatre Cooperative

The Siegel

​Fall 2007

Stuff Happens

​Fall 2013