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  • Jack Levine:
    5 Dec. 2020
    MARK LOEWENSTERN’s play, “One is the Road”, is one of the best short play monologues I have read on New Play Exchange. The device used to tell the story is poetic in my mind. Such a winning play! BRAVO!
  • Donna Hoke:
    3 Feb. 2020
    Sometimes you read a piece where the structure is so perfectly the play and vice versa that you understand what all the talks about structure are all about. Riveting and stunning.
  • Emily Hageman:
    5 Jul. 2019
    Wow, this is one of the most magnificent monologues I've ever read. A truly amazing piece of writing--incredibly theatrical and beautiful and striking, and the end floored me. What a marvelous piece, I highly recommend that you take a moment to read this fantastic monologue. It won't take more than five minutes and you will be a better writer because of it. I'm serious. Read it now.
  • Donna Gordon:
    24 Jun. 2019
    I like variations in structure, and this play does something new. Regardless of the listing effect, a story was developed. Though one might be led to judge the characters, Mark suspends that tendency.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    24 Jun. 2019
    I haven't read a monodrama in a long time where internalization, the stream-of-consciousness, the rush of the senses was so enthralling. Beautiful work. This will have any audience listening to every heart-felt word.
  • Jennifer O'Grady:
    3 May. 2019
    This unique short play is wonderfully inventive and theatrical, and so emotionally devastating. I finished it and immediately wanted to re-read it, even though I knew what was coming. Terrific!
  • Gemma Cooper-Novack:
    18 Jan. 2019
    A haunting piece that provides amazing opportunities for both actor and director! It's so difficult to make monologues stand on their own, and Loewenstern uses an echoing, poetic structure to drive the play towards its potently inevitable conclusion.
  • Dominica Plummer:
    28 Dec. 2018
    I saw this at the 2018 Midwest Dramatists Conference and it is a haunting piece that compels the audience's attention. Loewenstern grabs your attention with the first line, pulls you on board with the driver, and gives you the ride of a lifetime.
  • Eli Effinger-Weintraub:
    25 Oct. 2018
    Beautifully relentless. Pulls you into its rhythm from the beginning and pulls you along inexorably, even as you begin to see disaster looming. There's not a wasted word in the entire piece, and Loewenstern has worked real magic in creating incredibly vivid characters (yes, characters, even in a monodrama), settings, and relationships with real economy of language.
  • Greg Romero:
    8 Oct. 2018
    I saw a reading of this play at the 2018 Midwest Dramatists Conference and was so impressed with Loewenstern's writing. There is so much that is happening, literally, all at once, as Loewenstern theatrically expands time, expanding the audience's vision and understanding of a moment. Within these expansions are haunting, exquisite images, expressing a highly memorable sense of place in motion. Really excellent work.

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