Recommended by Mark Loewenstern

  • CORNUCOPIA
    3 Jul. 2020
    This simply has to be a joy to watch in performance as this couple who know each other so well fight over semantics while they brainstorm solutions to a holiday emergency and simultaneously hash out their relationship. Carnes gives a kaleidoscopic view of the mundane that glitters brightly.
  • Last Ship to Proxima Centauri
    28 Jun. 2020
    Just saw a Zoom reading of this fresh and gripping play and it was fantastic. Like the best science fiction stories, it shines a light on where we are now and how we got here. With a skewering wit and a confident sense of world history, Lam asks important questions and avoids easy answers. Well deserving of multiple productions.
  • Cockeye(D)
    2 Jun. 2020
    Not just a devastating revenge story. Not just a canny depiction of the claims and counter-claims that come when abuse is alleged. Pflaster here launches a searing investigation into the mutual sexual jealousy between young and old, between vitality and experience.
  • EdanEv
    30 May. 2020
    Sparkling dialogue and breathing 4-dimensional characters who show us not only who they are, but who they were long ago and how that made them who they are now. Teele's hugely entertaining play masterfully shows us the complexity of love.
  • Don't Go Breakin' My Heart
    29 May. 2020
    In 10 minutes, Hoke shows us a compelling romance brought to its raw nerve crisis point. Two vulnerable, relatable lovers set against each other, at an impasse. Even if you don't think you're a fan of romances, I'm betting you'll find this one honest, moving and satisfying.
  • Invasion
    28 May. 2020
    A fun fantasy set during the COVID-19 isolation, about silver linings and making connections, and how the world looks different to non-humans. This play provides a much needed relief and raising of spirits.
  • Did I Get You?
    12 May. 2020
    In less than a minute, Sickles gives us several surprises and builds us to a powerful silent moment of communion. Great stuff and easy to produce!
  • Bulletproof Love
    8 Mar. 2020
    A beautifully written two-hander that is also wickedly funny, that also shows us something true about ourselves: We feel things deeper and clearer than our ability to express them. This is something many writers have TOLD us, but I am hard pressed to think of another writer who has SHOWN it to us as elegantly and compellingly as how Scott Sickles shows it to us here.
  • KING KIRBY (co-written with Fred Van Lente)
    13 Feb. 2020
    Love this play. It's surprising and informative to the nerdiest fan while still being accessible to someone who doesn't know Electro from Elektra. A very human story that makes for an uncommonly satisfying evening.
  • American Drum Circle
    9 Feb. 2020
    A remarkable tale about what we think the world owes us, the suffering that leads to, and the way out of that trap. Shealy crafts a seamless story full of authentic characters, compelling scenes, genuine tragedy and earned redemption.

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