Recommended by Kevin King

  • Confirmation Bias
    17 Apr. 2020
    Malakhow gives us a fascinating and intimate view into the past. He does a fantastic job of capturing the feel of that time in history, both in terms of the fear of being outed and their manner of speaking. The characters are bold and well-defined. Malakhow treats the characters with a wonderful warmth.

    Works like this are important because they capture the experiences of queer men in the past. They serve as time capsules and, in their own way, a warning.
  • The Damp, Dark Room Just Off the Parlor
    21 Mar. 2020
    This is a supremely entertaining vaguely campy, Gothic pearl-clutcher of a play about a certain kind of conversion therapy, queer identity, and the perils of living in the closet.
  • Viral Love
    21 Mar. 2020
    This play is a deft snapshot of what dating in time of pandemic could look like. It's in turns haunting and cute.
  • Vanilla
    21 Mar. 2020
    This is haunting, moving, and lovely.
  • Corona with ICE
    21 Mar. 2020
    In a single page, Gonzalez creates 2 fleshed out characters and then pulls the rug under you with a duly scathing response to today's America.
  • Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes
    10 Feb. 2020
    This play is a work of beauty and heart that's also a scathing indictment of the prison industrial complex in America.
    Gonzalez manages to make many insightful points about poverty, the imbalances of capitalism, and the prison cycle without being pedantic or cloying. The play's about family, it's a love letter to theater, and it's a meditation on the meaning of time. This is a compelling, sprawling, and fast-moving play. It’s many things simultaneously that shouldn’t work together, but in Gonzalez's hands, they do.
  • MISFIT, AMERICA: An American Western With Color
    2 Sep. 2019
    Diaz-Marcano is so at home in presenting magical realism. He's equally at ease working with under-represented voices, be they Latinx, Native American, or trans. Misfit, America is a tour de force tale that turns the western genre on its head and inside out. He shows an intimate empathy for his protagonists and his characters speak with sharp dialogue that is both elevated and real.
  • OLD COWBOY CHUCK: A MONOLOGUE FOR A GAY SENIOR
    14 Jun. 2019
    This is a sweet, loving depiction of a older gay man facing homophobia. It's a touching look at how LGBTQ pride can be found, and held onto, everywhere, in the face of adversity - even in nursing homes.
  • Lipstick
    14 Jun. 2019
    This is a fast paced hilarious modern queer sex farce. It’s smart, ridiculous, outrageous, and super queer! I loved this play!
  • A Humble Path
    2 Jun. 2019
    This is an unexpectedly dark and riveting monologue! I was vaguely horrified and disgusted through the set up, and couldn't look away. And then, at the end, I smiled with cold satisfaction. I really enjoyed this!

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