Recommended by Julie Zaffarano

  • Shiver and Shake
    1 Jan. 2020
    A sweet and funny play for all ages. Enjoyable with a message about learning to care for and understand others, Perfect for middle and high school. Would be a great addition to a Halloween One Act festival.
  • A First-Draft Second-Rate Love Story
    1 Jan. 2020
    Hahahaha! I laughed out loud while reading this hilarious piece that depicts the trials of a play reading in development. Fast paced and witty, I agree with another reviewer and wished I had written it first. So much fun.
  • Momma
    29 Dec. 2019
    Hernandez has created a haunting play that will keep an audience at the edge of their seats. The struggles are real — life and death — as our fears for the characters are realized. I’ll be thinking about this play for a long time. Excellent female roles. Bravo!
  • MLM is for Murder (Or, Your Side Hustle is Killing Us)
    29 Dec. 2019
    OMG, Yes! John Bavoso’s witty and compelling play is a smart and engaging commentary of our time. Fantastic mix of authentic and over the top characters. Would love to see this produced.
  • Domestic Service
    19 Dec. 2019
    Thank you, Jennifer O’Grady, for writing this piece about racism in the performance industry. A reminder that, while things have improved, we still have a long way to go.
  • Who Will Sing for Lena
    8 Dec. 2019
    “Who Will Sing for Lena” is a one woman play told in the voice of Lena, a victim of abuse who is killed when she finally and desperately fights back. A gripping and authentic narrative, this play transports the audience to the 1940s, while keeping us grounded in its relevance today. Janice Liddell’s gifts of imagery and a story well told are extensive. I’m excited to read more of this playwright’s work,
  • For Richard, for Poorer
    8 Dec. 2019
    This play is so sweet, so hysterically funny that I read it twice and intend to read it again, Pre-wedding doubts are usually about “what am I getting into?” - but Eddie’s concern is for Richard. They ARE the perfect couple.
  • 153
    8 Dec. 2019
    A lovely play about self acceptance and how we manage our “baggage” during different stages of our lives. Warm and hopeful, without being overly sweet. Well done.
  • Queen of the Goths
    7 Dec. 2019
    Jacqueline Goldfinger’s “Queen of the Goths” is inspired by “Titus Andronicus” and set in Florida in the late 1800s. This chaotic setting provide the perfect backdrop for this story which is relevant to today’s audiences. The language is strong, raw, and riveting. Jacqueline Is a brilliant playwright who creates unique worlds for her audiences. This play is no exception. Cannot wait to see how this play develops.
  • Wolves of Sherwood
    7 Dec. 2019
    A new twist on the classic tale of Robin Hood and Marion. Intrigue, battles, and romance. This large cast play is an excellent choice for a high school production. Refreshing to see so many solid female roles in this genre.