Recommended by Daniel Prillaman

  • The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows
    18 Apr. 2020
    Does faith demand we simplify difficult issues? Should it complicate feelings that should be simple? This is a touching and profound play filled to the brim with juicy roles for young women. Femia’s scenes are witty, honest, and potent, and strike a particular chord for anybody remotely close to a religious upbringing. Being human is hard enough, answering questions of morality is hard enough, and she perfectly captures how our beliefs (or the beliefs of others) manage to make our struggles easier and so much harder at the same time. Produce. This. Play. (And Minnie’s).
  • DESK JOB
    9 Apr. 2020
    “May I cry over this?” "Desk Job" is a captivating and addictive short for audiences and artists alike. Vovos raises a toast to the greats of the past, but gives us so much more than just mere homage with his world and instantly lovable characters. I devoured Uncle and Niece’s predicament and their family history with a fervor second only to Uncle’s passionate aspirations for his work. You will too.
  • It's an Espresso Drink with Foamy Steamed Milk
    7 Apr. 2020
    It only makes sense that the world would end on a Tuesday, but at least we can go out with macchiatos in hand! Martin, without effort, works absolute comic wonders in the shortest of scenes, hilariously condemning our attachment to our devices through the creation of an addictive, enthralling pair of characters. Lovely piece.
  • Top Shelf Tolstoy
    2 Apr. 2020
    There is little I love more than an absurd premise. Even better for one that feels nigh terrifyingly plausible in today’s society. The comic dryness of the dialogue shines throughout this piece, and wins you over in every way by the conclusion. It’s unfortunate that times are hard, but hey...who doesn’t love a good cocktail with their book?
  • Reykjavík
    17 Mar. 2020
    Ethereal. Disquieting. And like the Northern Lights...beautiful. We need more plays like this.
  • Faire
    13 Feb. 2020
    An utter treat to read. Storckman has penned a rollicking, raunchy, and heartfelt love-letter of a play...worthy of the Renaissance. The twists and turns set in motion by the Queen's departure escalate and surprise all the way to the closing pages. I can only imagine the fun a team of artists (and musicians!) would have creating the tantalizing world of the faire, and look forward to finding a queue for admission.

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