Recommended by Straton Rushing

  • Monsters Beyond the Midnight Zone
    16 Mar. 2022
    The kind of play that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Deeply engaging and gut-wrenching by the ending.

    I would also recommend Gather by the Ghost Light's audio production of the piece, very well produced!
  • Autophobia: noun. a fear of one’s self (a monologue)
    16 Mar. 2022
    A poetic and disturbing monologue that delves into fascinating tangents on personhood. This is the best use of psychological horror I've ever seen in such a short format.

    This would fit beautifully into an evening of horror theatre.
  • 153
    18 Apr. 2021
    As well written as Martin's synopsis of this play is I encourage you to go into this play "blind". Experiencing what this play is truly about the way an audience would is a true treat.

    To deal with such heavy themes and concepts in a 10 minute is a gift, one Martin no doubt has. I teared up a little reading this. It is at once universal and specific, and above all a lovely play.
  • Drowners
    12 Jun. 2020
    Rossi creates a very original setting and tells a very compelling story with this piece. Despite having a cast of eleven the stage never feels needlessly crowded and the plot never grows contrived. The show is fast-paced with a couple of beautifully dark moments.

    I really really hope I am there to see the premiere of Drowners someday.
  • What Melvin Bought for This Week's Game Night
    30 May. 2020
    I had the pleasure of reading this piece with Rossi in an informal setting and it is so much fun. I really hope to see several more productions of this show happen in the future. Very solid piece for your next comedic 10-minute festival!
  • Bears
    21 May. 2020
    I really did not expect a play about bears titled "Bears" to touch on so many topics from ethics, to society, to what it means to be an "animal". These 3 characters are brilliantly written and Rigney creates a world that feels vast yet never contrived. I cannot recommend this play enough, one of my favorite reads of 2020 (speaking of which, with the apocalyptic backdrop, the pay feels relevant in a totally new way).

  • NOWHERE MAN
    14 May. 2020
    Dames has here a heartbreaking piece about sickness, friendship and what it means to be remembered in an uncaring world.

    I hope to see a production of this piece someday. It is brilliantly crafted, not a word goes to waste.
  • The Last Shore Trip
    1 May. 2020
    It is hard for me to name another play that accomplishes what this piece does in just 10 minutes. This show consists of some of the most honest storytelling I have seen in a play in a very long time. Powerful, loving, and all-around real.
  • When Herod Came To Georgia
    18 Apr. 2020
    McLindon has a solid piece here. The small nuanced discussion of race in late-Civil War Georgia is very well done. However, this script's real punch comes from its ability to build tension and set up great circumstances for these characters to live in. Very original, very smart writing.
  • Paletas de Coco or, The Letter Unspoken or, The Christmas Eve Play
    24 Dec. 2019
    It doesn't get much more bare, powerful or honest than what Franky did with this script. I don't tear up reading plays, but this one got me 2-3 times.

    The ability to speak so frankly and honestly in a piece is not only a sign of great artistry but a sign of personal strength. I think this show is important, not just to Franky but anybody who can understand what it's like to be in his position.

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