Recommended by John Minigan

    19 Feb. 2018
    This is a powerful, clear, disturbing trip through multiple levels of truth and lies. Set in the campaign office of a Trump-like presidential candidate, the play quickly blows apart the difference between truth and the convenient lies we believe, and then goes deeper, looking at issues of race, conservatism, liberalism, media--and deconstructing the meaning of truth in each area it approaches. The play is relentless, totally compelling, and important for its unflinching look at how we seem to have decided that a lie is almost always better than the truth.
  • ZEN & the Art of Mourning a Mother
    4 Feb. 2018
    A gorgeous, complex and profoundly moving piece about the ways we try to know one another, try to understand and respond to love, and try to reconcile the ways losses from the past affect the present and the future. The play weaves the stories of several generations in two families, shifting poetically across timelines and locations, with surprising resonances among the generations. At times harrowing, at times magical, but always focused on true human moments.
  • The Formative Years
    21 Jan. 2018
    This is a tightly structured, crystal-clear, hilarious take on the terror expectant parents feel, crafted with a very fine-tuned journey for the parents-to-be. As with other great comedy, its jokes are its truths. And the unexpected ending? A brilliant shift of context.
  • Directive 47
    29 Jun. 2017
    Directive 47 takes on increasingly complex and compelling questions of 'doctrine' versus 'belief,' confronting questions of how we reconcile things we believe to be true with what outside arbiters of truth tell us. Along the journey, Sisters Barbara, Elizabeth, and Catherine--and even the most seemingly rigid character, Bishop Williams--struggle in deep and revealing ways with not only their duties to an abstract faith when it conflicts with the very real challenges of those around them, but also with their relationships with one another and their own senses of self. A thought-provoking and fully engaging play.
  • Cat's Pajamas
    23 Jun. 2017
    This is a lovely, quiet and sensitive piece. We experience the deeply intertwined lives of a middle-aged man and a young woman whose connection in the past was life-changing, but whose growing connection over the several weeks of the play may be even more life-changing for both. Beautifully imagined picture of how the tragedies in life can bring us to new connections and understandings of "self" and of "other."
  • Burning Up the Dictionary
    18 Jun. 2017
    The clear, simple, staccato dialogue in this play is a perfect metaphor for the way even our most clever and adept attempts to frame and express our feelings do little to capture the depth of those feelings. These two characters struggle on their own and together to describe and codify "intimacy," sometimes convincing themselves they've succeeded and sometimes convincing themselves they've failed. Throughout the whole play, the depth of their heartbreak and longing are palpable and devastating. Lovely work!