Mary Karty

Mary Karty

A Midwesterner with a penchant for Southern Gothic, Mary Karty is known for her wit, clever dialogue, and memorable woman characters. Although her debut was in comedy with "Unholy Trinity," she has delved into the world of drama as well. Her influences include Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Tom Robbins.

Plays

  • Small Gods/Big Problems
    Jay, the god of small pleasures, is facing a demotion unless he can find a reassignment. He tries to impress the Goddess of Love and Justice, Inanna, to become and Ambassador of Love. What will a mere mortals do when the gods mettle in affairs of the heart, especially when "The Competition" gets involved. This romantic comedy is a war for love and the soul of a minor god.
  • Not My Department
    Jay, the god of small pleasures, is looking for a promotion and his buddy Eris, the god of functional anxiety, is just trying not to get demoted. Things shake up when Allana, the god of self-care, is on a mission to re-brand.
  • Hello, Tommy?
    Charlotte, a young Midwestern wife in the 1950's, feels like her life is as cold, tasteless, and stuck as a shrimp suspended in aspic. Like aspic, she is fashionable and pleasing to the eye, but she'd chuck it all for a bit for something real and comforting, like the warm embrace of the lonely baker. Her husband, Gerald, controls her through belittlement, learned helplessness, and lots of sedatives...
    Charlotte, a young Midwestern wife in the 1950's, feels like her life is as cold, tasteless, and stuck as a shrimp suspended in aspic. Like aspic, she is fashionable and pleasing to the eye, but she'd chuck it all for a bit for something real and comforting, like the warm embrace of the lonely baker. Her husband, Gerald, controls her through belittlement, learned helplessness, and lots of sedatives. Gerald has his own secrets and he will do anything to keep them hidden. Everyone tells her she is crazy. When you're the only one who is willing to face the truth in a repressive society, the risk is insane.
  • Call Center Jesus
    Annie is a Teenagers in the 1990's with some questions for Jesus. Jesus is annoyed with the "Personal Savior" provision in the last few hundred years that has really increased His call volume.
  • Annabelle: A Bit of Sweetness Never Hurt
    An aging Southern Belle still welcomes a visitor to her boudoir for some tea and something sweet. She then tells a tale about her connection to her signature underthing, a slip, and the power she wielded in the swing of her hips once a strip-tease artist in New Orleans. This is the opening monologue to a longer collection of vignettes about characters connection to their underthings in "Unmentionables."
  • Unholy Trinity
    A woman's Mind, Heart, and Body are in crisis after too many disappointing dates and too many sensibly portioned dinners alone. Each has their agenda and they can't agree on what they want in a partner, let alone what wine goes with Rocky Road ice cream. They make a deal that each of them gets a chance to choose their own date on their terms. An examination of the soul, as well as the internet dating...
    A woman's Mind, Heart, and Body are in crisis after too many disappointing dates and too many sensibly portioned dinners alone. Each has their agenda and they can't agree on what they want in a partner, let alone what wine goes with Rocky Road ice cream. They make a deal that each of them gets a chance to choose their own date on their terms. An examination of the soul, as well as the internet dating options, are explored in this Comedy about Romance and self-actualization.
  • Terms and Conditions
    In the not so distant future, there is a company that provides "Artificial Romantic Interfaces" or ARI's for short. This company, called "Sirilicious", can create the ideal romantic partner that will provide as much or as little romance as you want. However, even robots have feelings. What happens to a man with more privilege than empathy wants the "Girlfriend" experience but...
    In the not so distant future, there is a company that provides "Artificial Romantic Interfaces" or ARI's for short. This company, called "Sirilicious", can create the ideal romantic partner that will provide as much or as little romance as you want. However, even robots have feelings. What happens to a man with more privilege than empathy wants the "Girlfriend" experience but has failed to read the "Terms and Conditions."