Recommended by Marcus Scott

  • we're all athletes (short version)
    3 Aug. 2021
    A hilarious observational comedy centered on a pair of facetious correspondents addressing the national pastime while pondering how human life spent its time on earth and the fumbling field reporter battling imposer syndrome. This smart workplace romp about happy-talk news and sports entertainment makes for a wild ride and is a key example of a writer on the verge with a singular voice and critical lens. Check this out.
  • The Best Worst Holiday Window at Burgdof Goofmans
    21 Dec. 2020
    A love-letter to New York City, this holiday-themed romp explores the dying art of window dressing while tackling the nature of authenticity with wry humor and knowing winks. In an ever-changing metropolis that has so many identities superimposed upon itself, what does a real holiday in NYC look like? Renn demands the audience skew their ideas of winsome winter wonderland jolly with payloads of Yuletide joy and trademark New Yawk cynicism.
  • Flashes & Floaters
    17 Jul. 2019
    Featuring one of the most realistic portrayals of contemporary relationships--romantic and paternal--as well as a comment on start-up culture in post-recession America, 'Flashes & Floaters' is a timely comedy about parenthood and the workforce that asks, "can we have it all?"
  • Bastard
    16 Jul. 2019
    Tylie Shider’s elegiac “Bastard” is a slow-burn dark and stormy American family drama that is both an effervescent meditation on August Wilson’s “Fences” and a soul-stirring time-capsule of Black life in 1965.
  • A Departure
    11 Jun. 2018
    The stellar prose of Grant MacDermott's exceptional short play "A Departure" doesn't dissect the history of a marriage nor does it indulge decay of the aging characters, but it peels back the husk of the somewhat dangerous clandestine secrets that ultimately keep the marriage in full bloom and makes the audience interrogate the nature of commitment and happiness. The final monologue is unornamented, unpretentious, and unassuming; a great piece for older actors and contemporary audiences.
  • Cost of Living
    11 May. 2018
    After reading the script and having viewed the subsequent production at Manhattan Theatre Club, it became apparent that American theatre had welcome a titan into their ranks. The characters and situations of Majok's play are treated with a great deal of emotional depth and striking psychological complexity. Class and ableism are portrayed with a delicate balance. The highlight? It's likely you'll be in awe of the bathtub sequences between Eddie and Ani, where a poignant and hyper-sensual plinking of a 'piano' turns to on-the-edge-of-your-seat terror the next. Exciting stuff.