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  • Doug DeVita:
    24 Jun. 2021
    An excellent example of a stream of consciousness monologue that is cogent, forceful, beautifully written, and unforgettable. What an opportunity for an actor to use these words to take us along with them on this realistic, engaging, and ultimately heartbreaking road trip.
  • Elana Gartner:
    22 Jun. 2021
    Poetic and rhythmic, "One is the Road" builds in its tension. Highly relatable for audience members stuck in a car with someone whom they love but who is just having an annoying moment and for those audience members who are hard on themselves.
  • Hilary Bluestein-Lyons:
    19 Jun. 2021
    This is a perfect monologue. It's poetic in so many ways, the rhythm, the language, the repetition, the music, the emotion, the story. With every count, I am seeing the car, the tires, Valerie's face, their relationship, his brain repeating those moments over and over, and the anguish in his heart.
  • DC Cathro:
    15 Jun. 2021
    The unusual structure of this piece is so incredibly well-used, it feels part play, part monologue, part free verse. Loewenstern’s words will fill your head with far more than seven thoughts about this play. Unique, dramatic, impactful, and visual. The drama builds and builds well, and although you know the final destination you still feel the tension rising until the climax. Just excellent.
  • John Mabey:
    7 May. 2021
    The structure and poetry of ONE IS THE ROAD is both beautiful and haunting. Mark Loewenstern has written two characters so vividly and provides a world of experiences in the Driver's monologue. This script can be cast and directed in many different ways with age and gender that makes it even more dynamic and exciting to produce.
  • Cary Mazer:
    7 May. 2021
    A gem: the relationships and the principal event unfold economically and hauntingly.
  • Vivian Lermond:
    8 Mar. 2021
    Structure is the backbone of every strong monologue, and ONE IS THE ROAD proves the point! Poignant, powerful and engaging in every sense, this monodrama is a superb example of expertise in capturing an audience and delivering a whole lot of "Pow"!
  • 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.

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