Erin Moughon

Erin Moughon

Erin Moughon is a playwright and teacher based in New York City. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild and an Arthur Miller Fellow. Erin also loves being a cat mom to two tuxedo kittens and being married to David. Some of her short plays can be found in several editions of The Best Ten Minute Plays edited by Lawrence Harbison and one of her monologues about teaching can be found in Voices of America Vol...
Erin Moughon is a playwright and teacher based in New York City. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild and an Arthur Miller Fellow. Erin also loves being a cat mom to two tuxedo kittens and being married to David. Some of her short plays can be found in several editions of The Best Ten Minute Plays edited by Lawrence Harbison and one of her monologues about teaching can be found in Voices of America Vol 1 edited by Mike Lesser of the Playground Experiment. Check more of her plays out on the New Play Exchange and follow her on Instagram: @erinplaywright!

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?
  • 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?
  • Gertrude
    Gertrude is trapped in Hamlet. Yes. That Hamlet. She must repeat her final days, never veering from the script. Until-- Gertrude is trapped in Hamlet. Yes. That Hamlet. She must repeat her final days, never veering from the script. Until n-- Gertrude is trapped in Hamlet. Yes. That Gertrude. She must repeat her final days, sticking to the script. Until no-- Gertrude is…
  • Binders
    Grey is introducing their mother Hannah to their first female-identifying partner Ari. However, Ari hasn't read the binder Grey prepared about Hannah. And Hannah has a few binders of her own. No one is as they seem in this awkward family brunch.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Too Old
    It's Halloween, and Sam can't wait to go trick-or-treating with Chris. However, Chris is in high school now and too old for Halloween...and Sam. This is something Sam cannot accept, so they try to find a way to be with Chris forever.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • For Mr. Cuddles
    Mr. Fluffybottom McWhiskers Cuddles the Third (Mr. Cuddles to his friends), Molly's beloved cat and the bane of her sister Sarah's existence, has passed. Molly is throwing him a funeral with only Sarah in attendance when suddenly vet Beth appears with Mr. Cuddles' autopsy. Is this really a funeral to express Molly's love for her cat or an accusation of murder? A venue can serve two purposes!
  • Not My Fault
    Julie is in the emergency room on Christmas. But it's not her fault that her in-laws keep bringing up kids at the most inappropriate times. Or that grandma has a weak heart. Or that she minored in art, specifically drawing...
  • The Smell of Vicks
    MONOLOGUE: Paul just wants to get some Vicks Vaposteam. It has to be Vicks. Even though he hates it. His room needs to smell like Vicks because that is what his wife uses...used.