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The Auntie Network

Elenna Stauffer
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When a desperate, pregnant young woman makes her way to the sanctuary city of New York, Bex and Tish open their home and hearts to her. But an unexpected decision by their houseguest forces them to reckon with the consequences of their best intentions.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (4 female)
Full Length Comedy (about 90 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“THE AUNTIE NETWORK vividly illustrates the complexity and hidden impact of good deeds … Elenna Stauffer’s script is familiar, tight, and comes across as very authentic and believable. From the beginning, the dialogue between Bex and Tish immediately conveys a strong friendship and signals to the audience that the story unfolding will be an interesting one. The more dramatic scenes later in the play between the roommates and their young guest, Anne, are well written and, though fast paced, quite impactful.” —Joseph Harrison, Broadway World

About the Author


  • Elenna Stauffer

    Elenna Stauffer trained at Yale (BA) and Columbia (MFA). Her plays include HYSTERICAL! (Thrown Stone Theatre Company, NY Int'l Fringe Festival, UC Davis Ground & Field Festival, Second Act New Works, Lanford Wilson Semi-Finalist), THE AUNTIE NETWORK (Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol Staged Reading Series, Bechdel Group Finalist, SWTP Finalist), the one-act WOMAN’S WORK (Pittsburgh New Works Reading Series, Warner International Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist), and the ten-minute B-ROLL (Primary Stages’ ESPA Detention, InspiraTO! Festival winner, Short +Sweet Sydney and Hollywood Festivals). She is playwright 862 in Adam Szymkowicz's 1000+ playwright interview series. As an actress she has recorded hundreds of radio and TV commercials, promos, and audiobooks, and her voice is in the Library of Congress for her recording of Jennifer Crusie's GETTING RID OF BRADLEY.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 1/11/2023
Pages 64
ISBN 9780881459654

Special Notes

Special Notes

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The Auntie Network is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC