The Parking Lot

Adam Szymkowicz
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A couple decides their fate in a parking lot. A play meant to be performed outside by two actors quarantined together (1M, 1F) who can play a couple. It takes place in a parking lot and people watch from the safety of their cars.

Production Info

Cast: 2 total (1 female, 1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 55 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“This show is infinitely more than a public therapy session. It’s a humorous, heartfelt and thought-provoking narrative for all of us in life’s ‘parking lot.’ THE PARKING LOT is the opportunity we’ve been missing. It’s an outlet to remember that the arts are changing — forever, maybe — but they will never cease to do what they have always done: form us into deeper, better versions of ourselves.” —Little Village Mag

“Playwright Adam Szymkowicz hit on a simply brilliant plan, hatched during the pandemic, of penning a play revolving around a parking lot, to be performed in a parking lot, with audience members staying in their vehicles.” —The Gazette

About the Author


  • Adam Szymkowicz

    ADAM SZYMKOWICZ's plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, Wales, The Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Turkey, Switzerland, South Korea, Thailand, Sweden, Austria, Slovenia and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as Portland Center Stage, MCC Theater, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons, LCT3, LAByrinth Theater Company, The Lark, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Primary Stages and The New Group, among others. Published plays include DEFLOWERING WALDO, PRETTY THEFT, FOOD FOR FISH, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, HEARTS LIKE PLANETS, INCENDIARY, THE WHY OVERHEAD, ADVENTURES OF SUPER MARGARET, 7 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, RARE BIRDS, MARIAN OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD, KODACHROME, CLOWN BAR, CLOWN BAR 2, CLOWN BAR CHRISTMAS, MERCY, THE BOOKSTORE, OLD FASHIONED COLD FUSION, THE PARKING LOT, THE NIGHT CHILDREN, THE WOODEN HEART, STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, WHEN JACK MET JILL, HEART OF SNOW, THE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM, 100 THINGS I NEVER SAID TO YOU, 100 LOVE LETTERS I NEVER SENT and NERVE. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Concord/Samuel French, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Stage Partners and Original Works Publishing, and are featured in numerous Smith and Kraus and Applause books. His monologue book, Small Explosions, came out from Applause in early 2023. His book on playwriting, Letters to a Young Playwright, comes out from Applause in fall of 2024. He was the premiere Resident Playwright at The Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA and the first playwright to participate in Bloomington Playwrights Projects' Square One Series. He has been to The Orchard Project, Green Gulch, Theatre4ThePeople's the Barn and to JAW at Portland Center Stage, served twice as Playwright in Residence at the William Inge Center, and twice as a Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters. Szymkowicz received two grants from the CT Commission on Culture & Tourism, and has been commissioned by South Coast Rep, Rising Phoenix Rep, Texas State University, The NOLA Project, Single Carrot Theater, Majestic Rep, The Chance Theater, Concord Theatricals/The Educational Theatre Association and Flux Theater Ensemble. Adam received a Playwright's Diploma from The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program and an MFA from Columbia University where he was the Dean's Fellow. Szymkowicz is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writer's Guild of America, and was a member of Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer's Group, the MCC Playwright's Coalition and of the very first Ars Nova Play Group. He has interviewed over 1100 playwrights on his blog. For more, go to

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/16/2021
Pages 58
ISBN 9780881459043

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:
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The Parking Lot is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


12/8/2022 – 12/18/2022
Alliance For The Arts
Fort Myers, FL