Recommended by Vicki Meagher

  • The Appliance Department
    13 Mar. 2024
    I loved this play! Ruby, the robotic companion (RC) who wants nothing more than to find a Forever Home, is such a sweet, delightful character. I wanted to buy Ruby and bring her home with me! I kept wondering why the writing of this play affected me so much. I'm still not sure exactly why. But this play knows what it wants to say and it says it well. The play seems to be simple but it shows the human condition and expresses humans' current fears about the future. I would love to see it produced.
    8 Aug. 2023
    I saw a production of this play in Santa Fe, New Mexico recently and was intrigued by the plot and the mix of characters. The four adult characters were all doing life assessment and not entirely liking what they saw. But they forged ahead, mistakes and all. It was a pleasure to see a sold-out show and a crowd absorbed in the play and hanging on to every word.
  • What Mom Said
    17 Jun. 2023
    I saw this play recently at FUSION in Albuquerque and to me it was the star of the show. The gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) back and forth of the two sisters was entertaining and funny. The audience enjoyed the play and laughed heartily. I had that pleasant experience where I felt that the playwright was totally in control of the material and I wouldn't want to make a single change.
  • Gun Play
    16 Jan. 2023
    I saw this play at an eight-play festival in New Mexico and for me it was the hit of the festival.

    The story is told at a slant and I didn't realize until the very end exactly what was being said and done.

    A stylized, gripping, well written play with a message with a punch at the end.
  • Headed Out
    2 Aug. 2022
    This is a delightful play if you enjoy dark comedy and intellectual banter (which I do). Act Two (the alternative) is completely different from Act One, but has some clever continuity of dialog and action. I'm not sure which one I prefer, though both are plausible and understandable. This is an "ideas" play but the characters seem like real, somewhat complex people. I would love to see this play performed.
  • Flowers of Hawaii
    26 Jan. 2022
    This play is funny. The dialog is skillfully written to make the most of the gentle humor and overt humor and sheer amusement on almost every page. I enjoyed all the different ways it entertained me. I got the impression the playwright was enjoying herself when she wrote this. I would love to see it produced.
  • In This House
    23 Jan. 2022
    This is a compelling play that takes us to surprising places. The four characters are all strongly developed and they manage to draw us in even when they're doing things that are not admirable. The South Boston setting is vivid and believable. At the end, I was cheering all four of them on.
  • Sound Mind
    8 Sep. 2021
    This monologue is a good melding of comedy and melodrama, showing the character's personality and spunk in the end game: Sam is promising to be a handful even in the afterlife.
  • "I love parties"
    8 Sep. 2021
    I adored this monologue in the Hear Me Out Monologue Competition 2021--so much so that I wanted to read it and adore it some more. (And it's a pleasure to look at it on the page--its layout is different. Even the stage directions were fun to read.)

    Bravo for fully capturing a character and giving us her life story in just a few pages!
    19 Mar. 2021
    I love how this play takes three characters and makes us care for them and believe them and see multiple facets in them. An endearing play.