Theatre Arts: Find Plays & Criticism

Guide to research and library resources for students in theatre classes

PCC Student Playwrights

Find Plays

What Plays are in the Library?

If you already know of a title and/or a playwright that you're interested in, do a search in the catalog. If we don't have it, we can probably get it for you within a few days through our Summit borrowing system (see below).

Click on the links below to see all of the plays we have from each area. If you're browsing the shelves, you can find plays under the following call numbers:

Online Play Discovery Tools

Note: these plays are usually not free, however we may have them in our collection or be able to borrow them through Summit or ILL (Interlibrary Loan). Don't hesitate to contact a librarian for help!

Digital Theatre+

Getting a book we don't have

If we don't have a book, chances are we can get it for you!

When you find an item with a "Find and request" message that means the book is not in our collection or is checked out.

You may be able to request the book from a library in our region using the blue "Get it" buttons to request a physical copy of the book or digital chapters from the book. Click on the book you want, and if you don't see "Get it" buttons to request a physical or digital copy of the book, you will need to log in with your MyPCC username and password after you click the blue "Sign in" button. 

Screenshot of "Get it" buttons to request physical copies of books or digital copies of book chapters.

Physical Item Requests

Requested physical items can be delivered to any PCC Library at no cost for pick-up in the amount of time listed in the "Get it from other locations" section (usually 7 days). An email to your MyPCC account will notify you when your item is ready for pick up. Items must be picked up within seven calendar days after they are available. Return your borrowed items to any PCC library.

Digital Chapter Requests

Requested digital items (such as book chapters) should be delivered via email in the amount of time listed in the "Get it from other locations" section (often 24 hours). You will receive requested PDFs via email. 

Learn more at our "Requesting Library Materials" page

Find Monologues


Finding Criticism of Your Play

These three databases contain literary and drama criticism, and you may find criticism of your play in one of the following three databases and the eBook.

You can also try to do a search for the title of your play as a subject in the advanced catalog search to see what books exist about your play.