Erin Moughon

Erin Moughon

Erin Moughon is an NYC-based playwright and teacher with an MFA from Columbia whose plays have been produced across the country.
Plays: Snow White Padded Room (BBTF, 14th St Y), Survived By (New Plays Now, 3LD), Slip Her a Mickey (Schapiro Theatre), Pretend That You Owe Me… (Schapiro Theatre) Short plays include “In Memory of Calvinball” and “Out of Body/On a Train” See erinmoughon.com for complete...
Erin Moughon is an NYC-based playwright and teacher with an MFA from Columbia whose plays have been produced across the country.
Plays: Snow White Padded Room (BBTF, 14th St Y), Survived By (New Plays Now, 3LD), Slip Her a Mickey (Schapiro Theatre), Pretend That You Owe Me… (Schapiro Theatre) Short plays include “In Memory of Calvinball” and “Out of Body/On a Train” See erinmoughon.com for complete list.
Erin has been a semi-finalist for both the Princess Grace award (‘10) and the National Playwrights Conference (‘12 and ‘14) She completed 31 Plays in 31 Days every year and participated in 365 Women a Year every year so far. She is published in The Best Ten Minute Plays of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Erin is proud member of the Dramatist Guild.

Plays

  • In Memory of Calvinball
    Murphy and Jones are playing a game, an elaborate game of their own creation. However, Jones confesses his love for Murphy at a critical moment of game play. How does Murphy feel? Who will win?
  • Sacrifices
    Iphigenia, Midas' Daughter, and Jephthah’s Daughter (from the Book of Judges) are having a slumber party in the after life. They have a fourth sleeping bag ready for the fourth girl who is supposed to join them: an innkeeper's daughter who is about to be sacrificed by her father to a bloodthirsty mob. Instead, a Woman (Levite's Concubine) appears instead having been sacrificed instead of the girl.
  • Out of Body/On a Train
    Leah wakes up hungover on a subway car. However, her fellow passenger Holly tells her none of this is real. What is really happening to Leah?
  • Element 109
    At the height of World War II, Lise Meitner, the woman responsible for nuclear fission, was courted by FDR to work on the Manhattan Project. Now, Ellen is being courted by the military to use her work with Element 109, named for Meitner, to create new weapons. Meitner is firm in her refusal (one of only two people to refuse), but Ellen is uncertain. Meitner convinces her of the value of work and importance of...
    At the height of World War II, Lise Meitner, the woman responsible for nuclear fission, was courted by FDR to work on the Manhattan Project. Now, Ellen is being courted by the military to use her work with Element 109, named for Meitner, to create new weapons. Meitner is firm in her refusal (one of only two people to refuse), but Ellen is uncertain. Meitner convinces her of the value of work and importance of holding fast to one's beliefs.
  • Don't Want Your Future to Melt
    In the future, One and Two are on the run from the dreaded invaders of Earth. While trying to escape, One falls, leading Two to question their friendship and ability to survive while together. Can One fend off the Werterberters? Or will both of their futures melt?
  • Ghosts and Gaslighting
    When a dead uncle leaves an odd stipulation in his will, two strangers are forced to spend the weekend at his haunted house, but an unexpected squatter and crazy happenings add cartoonish complications to their stay.
  • Just Say it Three Times
    Emilia and Joanna are once again at home drinking alone. What do you do when you're drunk? Summon playwright Aphra Behn of course! Behn comes and gives advice and criticism, and all three lives are changed.
  • Snow White Padded Room
    Adelaide is kept in a mental facility by her husband Mark when she suffers memory loss and hallucinations due to a car accident. As she is trying to recover what she’s lost, Mark isolates her further by keeping everyone else away. As her supposed delusions worsen, she tries to remember what caused the accident and who Mark really is.