In 2011, PMP posted a call to submissions and produced its first year of PL.A.Y Noir with a mix of the classic 1940s Noir, including the re-restaging of The Zone Ranger, Your Name on a Cloud by Michael W. Moon, Antethesis​ by Sean Engard, and contemporary plays, Silencing Silas by Anthony Mora and Shoofly by Ann Coverly.  

Currently, Punk Monkey Productions receives hundreds of submissions not only from the continental United States and Canada, but has also received plays from the UK and Ireland, Spain, Israel, Italy, France, as well as, New Zealand and Australia.

Punk Monkey Productions is excited to announce the selections for this year's production of PL.A.Y Noir. Thank you to all the playwrights who participated.

Vixen by David-Matthew Barnes

All the Suspects by Daniel Weisman

Blonde Noir by Michael Cote

Swindled Heart by Dagney Kerr

Double Negative by Carl L. Williams

beatnoir by Joe Janes

PL.A.Y Noir - A Brief History

PL.A.Y Noir is celebrating thier fifth year of bringing the danger, suspense, and mystery of the Film Noir style to the stage.  Inspired by the originally written one-act The Zone Ranger, by Ben Goldstein and Mac Taylor and directed by James Elden at Harvard Westlake School in 2008, PMP decided to dedicate an annual one-act festival to one specific genre.

For playwrights wishing to submit material for PL.A.Y Noir 2018, the entry process will commence again in September. In the meantime, please visit our friend's at for other submission opportunities.

Selected Entries for PL.A.Y Noir 2017