As you select something to perform, you might get ideas for exciting, contemporary work by looking at recent award winning plays, lists of frequently-produced plays, and recent reviews.
When you're looking to find a play or monologue that suits you or your group, having access to synopses, or plot summaries, of the plays is very important. Also important is knowing what the cast requirements are and whether the play calls for period costuming, etc. The sites that theatre professionals use to buy multiple copies of the play and to pay the performing rights to perform the play often organize the plays in ways that are helpful to performers looking for repertory.
Once you've identified titles that might be useful, return to Search@UW to locate a copy you have access to.
We also have access to details about plays through specialized library databases: