Recommended by Greg Hovanesian

  • The Eighteenth Quinquennial Endlings Picnic
    11 Jan. 2024
    Wow. There’s a lot packed into this little 10-minute play. There’s wonderful banter as the characters navigate themselves through a hopeless situation. In many ways the animals represent people who face shared problems, but disagree on solutions. I was very moved by this play.
    11 Sep. 2022
    This play is lots of fun! There is good banter between interesting characters, both human and non-human. In these times we're living through, it's important to take dark subjects, e.g. alien invasion and potential world destruction, and have some fun with them. And Murphy's play does just that! Check this out if you're looking a good dark comedy about language and its intricacies, restaurant franchise management skills, and the end of the world as we know it.
  • That Kind of Boy [a 1-minute play]
    12 Feb. 2022
    Wow! What a beautiful little play. Wonderful.
  • Misplaced
    3 May. 2020
    There is something incredibly ‘human’, for lack of a better word, about Cassie M. Seinuk’s MISPLACED. At the core of this play is pain and loss: and yet it is surrounded by a beautiful ‘humaness’, as two adults who once knew each other work their way through a gauntlet of emotions - anger, surprise, regret, sadness, laughter - to come together anew. I’m so glad I was able to see this performed as part of Boston Theater Marathon XXII, Zoom Edition, 2020.
  • Happy Hour
    19 Apr. 2020
    This play is heart-breaking: a story of two women who have battled the same demons in different ways. And yet, as sad and terrible as their stories are, it is uplifting: a story of friendship, and the connections people make to end the pain of past scars. John Bavoso has written a wonderful 10-minute play.
    19 Apr. 2020
    This play is absolutely terrifying. Never before have I read a 10-minute play that turns so quickly into something chaotic: the reader/audience watches as civilization breaks down and becomes something wild and animalistic. And the scariest part is that it feels so, SO very real. Rachael Carnes has written a play that should be a warning to everyone about men the danger they can pose to those around them. This is a scary gem that would be amazing to see onstage.
  • Night Divers, a 10-minute play
    19 Apr. 2020
    A heart-warming 10-minute play about two people in a relationship coming to difficult understandings while partaking in an activity that shines a light on their differences. Susan Middaugh has written dialogue that is fresh and real with believable characters. It would be great to see this onstage!
  • Crater
    11 Apr. 2020
    ‘Crater’ evokes a lot in ten minutes: the imperfections of humans in relationships: our need for warmth, remembrance, physical touch; the lies we tell to achieve what we need. And then, in a beautiful turn, our eyes are opened to the magical world we live in, where mysteries abound. ‘Crater’, as indicated by the date on its pages, is a post-pandemic play: its title is significant. It reminds us that though the world has seemingly become smaller in the last few weeks, it’s still huge, it’s still awesome, and there is still beauty that we need to discover.
    11 Apr. 2020
    A sad yet uplifting look at the human spirit. This monologue proves that the global pandemic we are living through can be the source of great art.
  • Sarcophagus
    19 Mar. 2020
    Anyone who’s worked in the arts knows how difficult it can be: the endless socializing, the superficial encounters, the conversations with people of power who could make or break you on a whim. In ‘Sarcophagus’, Scott Sickles has a put a face and a heart on the people in the industry, hiding their true identities behind an image in order to survive and ‘make-it’. This is a heart-warming play that features lovely dialogue, cool costumes, and two genuine characters who grow through each other.