Neil LaBute

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A suburban husband and wife have had to relinquish their foster son, who has turned criminal, to the authorities. Are they guilty of failure as parents or blameless?

Production Info

Cast: 2 total (1 female, 1 male)
Short Drama (about 20 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
About the Author


  • Neil LaBute

    Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre, London. He also attended the Sundance Institute's Playwrights Lab and is the Playwright-in-Residence with MCC Theatre in New York City. LaBute's plays include: BASH: LATTER-DAY PLAYS, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, THE MERCY SEAT, THE DISTANCE FROM HERE, AUTOBAHN, FAT PIG (Olivier Award nominated for Best Comedy), SOME GIRL(S), THIS IS HOW IT GOES, WRECKS, FILTHY TALK FOR TROUBLED TIMES, IN A DARK DARK HOUSE, REASONS TO BE PRETTY (Tony Award nominated for Best Play) and THE BREAK OF NOON. In 2011 his play IN A FOREST, DARK AND DEEP premiered in London's West End. LaBute is also the author of Seconds of Pleasure, a collection of short fiction which was published by Grove Atlantic. His films include In the Company of Men (New York Critics' Circle Award for Best First Feature and the Filmmaker Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Shape of Things, a film adaptation of his play of the same title, The Wicker Man, Lakeview Terrace and Death at a Funeral.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 12/19/2016
Pages 94
ISBN 9780881456844

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

AUTOBAHN was originally produced as a staged reading
of five one-acts by MCC Theater in March 2004

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Autobahn is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


4/4/2019 – 4/13/2019
Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, FL

4/6/2017 – 4/9/2017
New England College
Henniker, NH

11/4/2016 – 11/6/2016
University Of California
Santa Cruz, CA

5/25/2016 – 5/26/2016
Victoria Academy Of Dramatic Arts
Victoria, BC, Canada