Recommended by Skye Robinson Hillis

  • The Flood
    20 Sep. 2018
    This is a smart and moving story that weaves (mostly) realistic characters into an almost mythical narrative, and does so quite seamlessly. Egdorf has built a beautiful arc for her characters...both literally and figuratively, and the play is compelling throughout.
  • A Driving Beat
    29 Jun. 2018
    A lovely play about the complicated, nuanced relationship between a mother and her adopted son, one which employs the road trip device better than any I've ever read. The characters are well-drawn and the occasional elements of magical realism (through the character of Reina) work well. Very much worth a read.
  • Homecoming 1972
    17 Apr. 2018
    I had the pleasure of assistant directing this play's world premiere at Chicago Dramatists several years ago. It is a lovely, poignant, heartfelt, and agonizing portrait of a small town in a broken, divided nation.
  • I Will Miss You When You're Gone
    19 Mar. 2018
    This is a play that really takes the idea of ghosts and hauntings and turns it on its head. What could be cliche becomes smart, moving, surprising, and emphatically unique. And the best part? Four fantastic roles for women. Very much worth the read.
  • Edmund Fitzwater Doesn’t Have Any Answers for You
    16 Mar. 2018
    This is a completely terrifying yet somehow totally delightful short play about the scary, omniscient play technology is heading. Smart, relevant, and eerie.
  • Addressing the Nation (10 min)
    16 Mar. 2018
    This is a lovely short play with whip smart dialogue that is surprisingly moving for its mere 10 minutes of length. Topical without being heavy-handed and a pleasure to read.
  • When They Came
    2 Mar. 2018
    This is a truly beautiful play. Moving, lyrical, strange, engaging. Like an extraterrestrial OUR TOWN. And like OUR TOWN, it packs a hell of a punch at the end. I have not read anything else quite like it.
  • Derailed
    2 Mar. 2018
    DERAILED is a smart, topical play that will keep you engaged throughout. The writer has created a number of intriguing plotlines, and relatable characters, even in a first draft. I'm looking forward to seeing where this play goes!
  • Twin Set
    12 Feb. 2018
    I love this play - it’s smart, totally engrossing, and more than a little unsettling, in all the right ways. And best of all it has three extraordinary roles for women!
  • I Enter the Valley (4W, 2M)
    3 Jan. 2018
    This is a stunningly beautiful play. Guha has created a world that is sensual, lyrical, mystical and just somehow very real. I would love to see it on stage.