Recommended by Jacqueline Goldfinger

  • Yellowstone
    2 Jul. 2019
    I completely agree with the playwright when she writes "The tone is kind of a 'Cloud 9', 'True West' and 'Killer Joe' love child." However, I would also say that it is completely unique, modern, and in the playwright's own voice. She doesn't simply rely on mimicking these writers, she takes themes of reality and identity that they were playing with, and moves those conversations to the next level. Highly recommend you read this!
  • Recent Unsettling Events
    17 Apr. 2019
    In this powerful and electrifying drama, Stolowitz tackles challenging questions with incisive humor, fierce heart, and intellectual tenacity. Do yourself a favor, and read this play!
  • Blind Crest
    22 Feb. 2019
    A sharp, haunting, and necessary read, this play goes beyond the sensational headlines of prison love stories to explore the real, longing, loving, aching people who are caught in a system that betrays us - no matter what side of the bars we live on.
    22 Feb. 2019
    A beautiful, moving play that reminds us that sexual assault is not a modern phenomenon, and why the #MeToo movement is so important - both for today and in memory of those whose struggles were never recognized.
    18 Dec. 2018
    I love it when brilliant poets write plays! STARRY NIGHT is a funny, heartbreaking, and poetic force to be reckoned with by readers. I love these characters. The play digs deep into complex questions about how to define freedom in a modern, global society.
    18 Dec. 2018
    I had the pleasure of watching this play evolve during the PlayPenn New Play Conference. This beautiful, funny, moving new play is a unique approach to the topic of environmental dangers. Full of promise and possibility, these characters burst off the page with life and heart.
    4 Oct. 2018
    Zadravec's language is astounding and her characters are flawed grace. I am a fan of her ELECTRIC BABY play. Read that one too, but read this first. Her use of humor has become more sophisticated, and underscores the complexities of both the personal and political situations that the characters find themselves in; allowing us to open up to their tragedy and possibility in new ways. Highly Recommend!
  • Maid of Radiance
    4 Sep. 2018
    A thrilling work-in-progress! I highly recommend supporting the development of this play! The writer is smartly confronting and confounding our ideas of identity and relationship in this witty genre-shifting comedy that treads in the witty legacy of Moliere and Lope de Vega.
  • Storm Clouds for Lonely Hearts
    4 Sep. 2018
    A beautiful new play from an exciting emerging playwright. He is one to watch!
  • the shed, the fire, and what we found in the ashes: a gothic ghost story
    31 Aug. 2018
    Haygen-Brice Walker is a thrilling new voice in American theater. Always funny, always frightening, and always leading us to unexpected places where he inverts the mythologies of pop culture to help you see the world in new ways. SHED is a fantastic example of a Walker work, albeit in early draft form. Definitely add this to your reading list, and if you are looking for a play to develop this is a great choice. Run, do not walk, to your computer and email him. Now. I'll wait. ... I highly recommend supporting the development of this thrilling new play!