Recommended by Joshua H. Cohen

  • A Semicolon is a Double
    28 Sep. 2019
    This play does a great job of subverting heterosexual teen rom-com tropes and finding fresh life in them by placing them in a gay context. All of a sudden, they're heartbreaking and heartwarming again.
  • Her Too - 10 MINUTE ONE ACT PLAY
    28 Sep. 2019
    There is a devastating moment when you know that this family is not coming back from this fight - not in the play, and probably not ever. You're rooting for the women of the family to finally be heard, and then you realize that even if it does happen, it's too little, too late. The play makes great use of the short play format to zero in on this one turning point in the life of a family.
  • Make Way
    26 May. 2019
    Everybody thinks they would be the hero if faced with actual authoritarianism, but in real life we stand silently while it creeps up on us. We have jobs to do, mouths to feed. We're just trying to get by. "Make Way" takes this reality to its logical conclusion in a way that feels frighteningly prescient.
  • Catching Lemons
    26 May. 2019
    Tender and warm, this play turns into a surprising portrait of regret for things left unsaid.
  • Big Iron Fires
    26 May. 2019
    This play will provoke intense, emotional reactions on all sides of the gun control debate - exactly as it's designed to do. It combines the confrontational and the symbolic/literary for maximum emotional firepower (pun intended).
  • I Saw Jesus in Toa Baja
    26 May. 2019
    A tour de force of heightened language, theology, and raw political anger at an island and a culture abandoned to the elements. A powerful voice.
  • YOU MOTHER
    26 May. 2019
    As a parent, this play was difficult to watch, in the way that good theater should be difficult to watch. Challenging, unsettling, powerful. You feel your sympathies shifting back and forth between the two characters, and the deliberate ambiguities baked into the script reflect your own assumptions back at you.
  • FAWZIE: A HOTEL CHAMBERMAID MONOLOGUE
    26 May. 2019
    An actor's dream: Funny, sharp, and ultimately inspiring, in an age when many of us feel powerless against encroaching hate.

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