Recommended by Nelson Diaz-Marcano

  • A Tree Grows in Longmont
    8 May. 2020
    As I write my own personal piece, I can’t help but to be inspired to dig deeper, motivated to open wider, and safe doing so because of what Philip has done with the his play. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and reflective, this is a gorgeous short that will stay with you for a long time
  • THE WORLD'S WORST THEATERGOER: THE WORLD'S WORST MONOLOGUE
    23 Apr. 2020
    Asher mastery of the monologue in its full display in this piece where not only did I groan out loud several times, but also felt in love with every Burts. He made me love a person that in real life I would certainly dislike!
  • This Not That
    23 Apr. 2020
    A fun exploration of how the expectations we put on ourselves could keep us away from living a life we love.
  • Evolve
    17 Apr. 2020
    Alisha Espiniosa is not here to play. "Evolve" keeps progressing toward places that are not expected, yet never feel out of place. The themes of sex as a liberating and enslaving concept are dissected here through a mixture of religious guilt and fantasy rage. Mixing those together in one bottle made not work in many places, but what Alisha does here is make magic with it. And we are the lucky ones that get to enjoy it.
  • Escobar's Hippo
    17 Apr. 2020
    A strong absurdist play which stands as both a tribute to the masters of yesteryears and as a bold new work that challenges our perception of our place in this world. Franky takes an old work like Ionesco Rhinoceros and turns it over, gives it a lift, and creates a new classic in the process.
  • Babel
    25 Feb. 2020
    Oh man, there’s not much I can say that haven’t been said about this highly recommended play besides that there’s a good reason it has these many recommendations. The work is brilliant, unique and will make many a season if theater knows what’s good.
  • The Swear Club
    24 Feb. 2020
    What a foul good time. To say it’s funny it’s to be obvious, the real triumph is the message about the power words carry and how Justin delivers it,
  • Canterbury Sextet
    5 Feb. 2020
    A hilariously original take on an old tale. Rinkel’s collection of short plays is not only connected masterfully, but it flows like one work.
  • Tracy Jones
    30 Dec. 2019
    This play may seem light, but the weight of its themes and Kaplan's writing shows a much heavier and poignant work by the end. Who we are, how we are, what determines that and what do we do with it are all essential questions when figuring ourselves out. Kaplan uses an absurd premise to peel the layers in which these questions affect our mental health and the importance of companionship during the journey.
  • BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART
    23 Dec. 2019
    An intricate look at the politics of romantic relationships and modern classism that bring every character to its knees. More importantly, Hoke puts all of us to task by making us judges of people that resembles ourselves, that ambitions are too big for their talents, and what you are willing to do and be fine with to get it all. A powerful work by one of the greatest voices out there.

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