Recommended by Kate Busselle

  • Love I AWETHU Further
    30 Jul. 2021
    I had the absolute joy of reading this play and thrilled it was selected as the winner of the Student Jane Chambers Playwriting Competition. This play exemplifies all of the goals of this competition and rises head and shoulders above the rest in style, form, and story. While it is inspired by Julius Caesar, Love I Awethu Further is revolutionary in its showcasing of black love (physical and emotional) and its poetic structure. Produce this script immediately!
  • En Las Sombras
    30 Jul. 2021
    I had the absolute joy of reading this play for the Student Jane Chambers Playwriting Competition. En Las Sombras is compelling, beautifully told, and is an exemplary work for feminist values and roles for women and queer folx. This play speaks to the heart of the issue of detention centers at the border through the use of allegory, metaphor, and cultural references. A brilliant work!
  • Arcade
    30 Jul. 2021
    I had the absolute joy of reading this play for the Student Jane Chambers Playwriting Competition. Arcade's magic and whimsy only intensifies the sinking feeling the reader gets when the plot fully unfolds. The creative implementation of video game technology and auditory distortion only heighten the feeling of being trapped in a fun house within the world of the play. A wonderfully inventive piece that I cannot wait to see produced!
  • Rx Machina
    21 Jun. 2021
    This play is exemplary in breaking down the complexities of big pharma’s influence in the opioid epidemic. Rx Machina shows moments of the machine grinding people to dust and the chain reaction that causes the reader to scream at the page for those with the most power to pay attention. A fascinating read for those who enjoyed films like "Spotlight" or docuseries like "How to Fix a Drug Scandal."
  • Blue
    21 Jun. 2021
    This play is one that made my chest feel tight and was incredibly relatable to the arguments Mia and Jay engage in. This script engages in the challenges of finding your other half but it not always being a better half and the challenges of loving through mental illness. A riveting showcase of queer relationships and the struggles we face behind closed doors.
  • Sancocho
    21 Jun. 2021
    This play has the unique distinction of making me RAVENOUS just from reading it! A beautiful snapshot into the home of Caridad and Renata and their challenges as family with the healing power of food. If you liked the movies "Chef" and "Big Night," you're going to love this play.
  • sad girl hours
    21 Jun. 2021
    This play is a master class in creating authentic teenage dialogue and highlighting the best of queer friendships (and more-than-friendships). This play is poignant as a coming of age story and has comedic moments that make you flash back to your own teenage antics! A great work for college campuses to produce and use in scene study courses!
  • Radial Gradient
    21 Jun. 2021
    This play is an incredible work that showcases the complexities around race, academia, power dynamics, experimental ethics, and Greek life. As a reader, I couldn't stop flipping the pages and absolutely devoured this script. A MUST produce for college campuses and definitely going on my directing bucket list!
  • YELLOW DREAM$
    7 Jun. 2021
    This play absolutely values feminist perspectives and simultaneously challenges notions of what it means to be Asian (or not Asian enough), Hollywood’s whitewashing of films from other parts of the world, and the patriarchal setup of film studios. Interspersed with wonderful songs, this is a work that will captivate your audience! A must read!
  • Juggernaut
    7 Jun. 2021
    This play lives up to the title—it is a true juggernaut! As a violence and intimacy designer, I am always on the hunt for complex femmes that fight. Female MMA fighters are not a topic usually covered in the theatrical realm, and the carefully constructed conflict builds to a cathartic climax that takes one’s breath away. This play truly “fights” against notions of what it means to be a “good” girl and a “good” fighter. A great play!

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