Recommended by Straton Rushing

  • Light Switch
    14 Oct. 2019
    One of my favorite pieces I've read in a while. Osmundsen has a unique voice and manages to pack a hefty punch in this one. I think what stands out most is how I was able to feel so strongly for each character and how Henry's struggles, while never something I have experienced in my life, felt so real and somehow relatable.

    I hope to be there when this show finds it's way to the stage.
  • A Semicolon is a Double
    6 Oct. 2019
    Touching, original, and very heartwarming in all the right ways. Rinkel did an awesome job with shaping these young characters. Worth a read for sure.
  • There Are No Small Parts
    6 Oct. 2019
    This show is so funny Colley sets up the characters for some awesome punch lines and never lets this show lag. Lovely all around.
  • Overqualified
    6 Oct. 2019
    A very original, interesting, and for some of us, unfortunately, relatable show. Not totally grounded in realism but with very relatable characters, Vansant has something very unique here.
  • Women Wear White
    5 Oct. 2019
    Adams wrote one of the most interesting pieces of political theatre I've seen in a while here. She doesn't pull any punches with this one. Great piece.
  • The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends
    5 Oct. 2019
    Running across plays like this makes me wish I owned a publishing company. This show is original, hilarious and takes several unexpected turns. Bavoso killed it.
  • DRAGON SLAYERS: Quest for the Egg of Armagon
    5 Oct. 2019
    When I went to the Midwest Dramatists Conference, I couldn't walk away with an absolute 'favorite play' because I heard so many awesome stories.

    But I can say without a doubt nothing made me smile, laugh or held my attention as well as what Carter did here. This is my favorite short comedy I've read in a while. Plus as a young writer, I love the use of modern geek culture. Awesome play.
  • Through the Darkest of Stars, Toward the Brightest of Futures
    5 Oct. 2019
    The characters are original, the world is fascinating, the plot is a fun take on old-school structure. Adams has a very fun piece here worth taking a look at.
    5 Oct. 2019
    I know I'm just one voice of many praising this show, but Rachel did it again with this one! It's sharp, witty, very original and unflinching. I didn't see anything coming and I wasn't ready for the ending. Great work here.
  • Lost, yet Forever Here
    5 Oct. 2019
    This show has a really interesting balance- because, on one hand, it has a real 'slice of life' quality that draws in the reader. However, every line is purposeful, candid and honest.

    Esposito packs a lot of character development and a lot of story in a short, moving play. Worth a read for sure.