Recommended by Steven Hayet

  • Winner
    26 Nov. 2019
    Berryman has written a play that lives up to its name with this powerfully honest (and funny) ten-minute piece about bias and privilege in the theatre community. Winner is a conversation starter. Instead of reading ‘“The Old Family” five hundred times,’ college students should be reading this. Berryman truly has a gift with dialogue. The conversation between Walker and Harvard is so natural yet also incredibly sharp and clever. Simply a fantastic play.
  • Paletas de Coco or, The Letter Unspoken or, The Christmas Eve Play
    19 Nov. 2019
    An emotional gut punch of a play. Franky Gonzalez has written a beautiful autobiographical piece that is vulnerable, honest, and just unapologetically Franky. We have all been in those situations where we regretted not saying something and vow to next time, hoping then we'll have the strength to speak at the moment when it’s most needed. However, when that moment does come, will we? And if we can’t, hopefully we have an Aaron to lean on for support.
  • Antagonism, or, Some People Like to P*ss in the Pool (a 1-minute play)
    11 Nov. 2019
    A sweet one-minute play about refusing to give in to negativity. Great addition to any short play festival. Perfect for performers of all ages.
  • Monsters Are Made
    27 Sep. 2019
    Langley has written a powerful captivating two-hander that stays with you long after you’ve put the script down. With this play, Langley dives headfirst into the darkness and poses impossibly difficult questions. Can someone make things right after he’s committed an unspeakable wrong? Or are some acts just unforgivable? Monsters Are Made is an extremely relevant conversation starter. Bold. Thought provoking. Theatres, produce this play.
  • Boxes Are Magic
    4 Jul. 2019
    A fantastic short play: funny, smart, and full of heart. Allie Costa cleverly verbalizes the inner thoughts of our feline friends. Whether you are a cat-person or not, you will find it absolutely hysterical. Both characters are terrific roles that actors will love to play, especially Cali. Boxes Are Magic would be a great part of any short play festival.
  • The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends
    26 Jun. 2019
    Such a clever short piece! John Bavoso had me hooked from the moment I read the title and he delivers a play that is funny, relevant, and packs a good amount of heart. A perfect addition to any ten minute play festival.
  • MacLear
    16 Jun. 2019
    I was able to see MacLear at The Barn Theatre and it was a big hit with the audience. A very funny and clever take on Shakespearian protagonist logic in today's age. Don't settle for being a "spear carrier!" Read this play!
  • This is How you Got Me Naked or My Sexy Fairytale
    1 Jun. 2019
    Saw a workshop of this play at Alchemical Studios in New York City and had an absolute blast! This play is hysterically trashy yet packs a ton of heart. To paraphrase her character Alaska, this play 'earned the laughter. It earned it so hard.'
  • 153
    28 Apr. 2019
    Absolutely love this play. 153 is a beautiful piece examining a character at three different stages in his life. Relatable and heartwarming. Clever and insightful. 153 will have you thinking about your own life and how your past experiences have shaped who you are and will be. This play needs to be produced everywhere. A wonderful addition to any short play festival.
  • That Kind of Boy (a 1-minute play)
    22 Apr. 2019
    A wonderfully cute play that will leave audiences with smiles on their faces. That Kind of Boy would be a perfect addition to any one-minute play festival.

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