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, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Slovenia and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as 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. Plays include DEFLOWERING WALDO, PRETTY THEFT, FOOD FOR FISH, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, MY BASE AND SCURVY HEART, HERBIE, INCENDIARY, CLOWN BAR, FAT CAT KILLERS, THE WHY OVERHEAD, ADVENTURES OF SUPER MARGARET, ELSEWHERE, WHERE YOU CAN’T FOLLOW, A THING OF BEAUTY, UBU, MERCY, RARE BIRDS, VIOLENT BONES, SARAH SARAH SARAH, GOOD MORNING GOOD NIGHT, COLCHESTER, ALCOTT, SUCH SMALL HANDS, MARIAN SMOULDERING and NERVE. 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 first Ars Nova Play Group. 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 and to JAW at Portland Center Stage, served twice as Playwright in Residence at the William Inge Center, received a grant from the CT Commission on Culture & Tourism, and has been commissioned by South Coast Rep, Rising Phoenix Rep, Texas State University The NOLA Project and Flux Theater Ensemble. His plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Playscripts, Original Works Publishing, and Indie Theater Now and featured in New York Theatre Review ’07 and ’09, NYTE’s Cino Nights, Geek Theater, and numerous Smith and Kraus books. He has written articles for Howlround, New York Theatre Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail and has interviewed over 800 playwrights on his blog. He has a web series called Compulsive Love (NYTVF).

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:
The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
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