Recommended by Julie Zaffarano

  • Donna Orbits the Moon
    11 Oct. 2019
    Another brilliant play by Ian August. A glimpse of what happens when someone is juggling life and the unthinkable. We come to love Donna and her unwitting humor, so when she reaches her breaking point, we want to wrap her in our arms. I was fortunate to see this show performed in Philly by Sabrina Profit and cried. Well done.
  • A SHELL OF WHO SHE ONCE WAS
    11 Oct. 2019
    The devastation of loss is so thick in this play, you can almost taste it. As Carol grasps for something to help her understand, she is treated with simple empathy. Burdick gives hope in the wake of the shared and senseless tragedy through humanity.
  • SH*T TRAIN
    11 Oct. 2019
    Clever, funny, and frightening. “Sh*t Train is a dark satire of office life and employer/employee relationships. In this fast paced world, there are so many rules, there are no rules. This play is for everyone who has had a psycho boss — which is just about everyone.
  • Which Way to the Beach
    4 Oct. 2019
    Fun twists and turns in this family play. Parents have been embarrassing their children since beginning of time, but love and acceptance transcend the cringes. Well done.
  • COACH BECKY: A LITTLE LEAGUE T-BALL MONOLOGUE
    4 Oct. 2019
    Asher Wyndham is a master at bringing a character to life in just a few short paragraphs. A perfect audition piece or addition to an evening of shorts. We all know a Coach Becky, which makes this such a fun piece.
  • WOLFCRUSH (a queer werewolf play)
    4 Oct. 2019
    Hayden-Brice Walker has created another high energy, crazy, funny play that you cannot stop reading. But the best part is the authentic humanity and the universal desires of the characters. Read. Produce.
  • Zero
    1 Oct. 2019
    From the very first word, Ian August grabs his audience and takes them on a breathless ride. Where is the eye of sanity in this hurricane of insanity? This play is rich with overflowing emotions and desires and a desparate search for human connection. With all the emotional upheaval, there is a satisfying ray of hope.
  • All Together Now
    18 May. 2019
    Lovely, sweet story that unfolds gently with surpsining twists. We need this family — flawed, awkward, and loving — in our lives. I didn’t want the play to end, although the ending was perfect.
  • THE PLATYPODES
    17 May. 2019
    A powerful play about big issues told at a very personal level. As Allegra struggles to do what she feels to be right for the one she loves the most in the world, her brother, she is torn apart trying to make him understand. What should be a private matter becomes very public. A work that sparks conversations. Well done.
  • The Submission
    13 May. 2019
    This gripping and unnerving play makes you squirm and laugh and think. With each bad decision, the characters are drawn deeper and deeper, caught in a web of lies. Brilliant. A must read. Bravo, Jeff Talbott!

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