Paige Zubel

Paige Zubel

Paige Zubel is a Philadelphia-based playwright and producer. Her plays have been staged internationally, with notable productions in her hometown of Houston, TX ($12.50/Hour, Sunday Flowers), NYC (In Full Bloom, The Pull of the Moon), and Scotland (Under Covers). Her plays and prose have been published by One Act Play Depot, Every Day Fiction, and Hashtag Queer. She is the Artistic Associate of Shakespeare in...
Paige Zubel is a Philadelphia-based playwright and producer. Her plays have been staged internationally, with notable productions in her hometown of Houston, TX ($12.50/Hour, Sunday Flowers), NYC (In Full Bloom, The Pull of the Moon), and Scotland (Under Covers). Her plays and prose have been published by One Act Play Depot, Every Day Fiction, and Hashtag Queer. She is the Artistic Associate of Shakespeare in Clark Park, National New Play Network Producer in Residence at InterAct Theatre Company, and a member of the Foundry, an emerging playwrights' lab partnered with PlayPenn. She holds a BFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Houston.

Plays

  • In Full Bloom
    Roger and Beth struggle to agree on the details of the most consuming event of their lives.
  • Gel Us
    Friends Laura and Kathy realize that running a marathon is a lot like some relationships: not worth it.
  • A String Between Man and the World
    Miles Alloway, a patient in a mental health facility, appeals for his release to an unseen panel of doctors (the audience). He claims his admittance was all one giant misunderstanding. His story of how he came to be there grows wilder and wilder, from timelines that don't add up, to government conspiracy theories, to a revelation on God himself. Ultimately, unbelieved, Miles breaks. We're left to...
    Miles Alloway, a patient in a mental health facility, appeals for his release to an unseen panel of doctors (the audience). He claims his admittance was all one giant misunderstanding. His story of how he came to be there grows wilder and wilder, from timelines that don't add up, to government conspiracy theories, to a revelation on God himself. Ultimately, unbelieved, Miles breaks. We're left to decide for ourselves if he really is insane or if maybe--just maybe--everything he said could be true.
  • Dead Meat
    It’s the end of the world. A once-promising medication goes awry, mutating 51% of the world’s population into shells of human beings, with only the basic motor functions left to chase, bite, and kill. (Yep. They’re zombies.)

    Three men—seemingly alone in the apocalypse—honestly are pretty all right with it. With all the women gone, they can finally kick back, relax, and get back to their men-only...
    It’s the end of the world. A once-promising medication goes awry, mutating 51% of the world’s population into shells of human beings, with only the basic motor functions left to chase, bite, and kill. (Yep. They’re zombies.)

    Three men—seemingly alone in the apocalypse—honestly are pretty all right with it. With all the women gone, they can finally kick back, relax, and get back to their men-only BBQ.

    Until Alex—an intersex woman—distorts the dichotomies in which they view their black-and-white world. How is Alex alive? Is Alex's life worth saving? And—ultimately—how can the men go about saving Alex when women are strictly against the BBQ rules?

    In a quest for survival, adaptation is necessary. Will masculinity bend for a new world, or is the pull of the routines of a lost time too strong to resist?
  • Made of Glass
    When Amy, an 18 year old with Down syndrome, leaves home for the first time in her life, her parents Margie and Jeff are left alone to stare their crumbling marriage in the face. How do we salvage our relationships, protect our loved ones, and keep our lives as we know them from shattering all around us?
  • The Pull of the Moon
    College couple Erin and Kaleb struggle with the lasting effects of trauma. Simultaneously, Peter, a college professor, gives a lecture on the cycle of waves. Peter insists there is no such thing as rebirth in the water, but Erin and Kaleb have to find a way to rebuild once their emotional waves crash down around them.

    This script has been published through One Act Play Depot.
  • A New Kind of Whole
    *still in development* As Lea, a college freshman, navigates the line between what is real and what is a projection of her deteriorating mental health, reality distorts and blurs.

    cw: depictions of depression and discussion of suicide