Recommended by Steven Hayet

  • BETWEEN CLASSES: A One-Minute Play
    23 Aug. 2023
    A fun one-minute short. I read it several times and each time I imagined different choices the actors could make. Would be great for a college theatre or scene study class.
  • Glamour
    30 Jul. 2023
    Caffrey has written a truly beautiful sci-fi piece about love and grief. I was so lucky to see a production of Glamour at the Atlantic Acting School’s One Act Festival. The two roles are perfect for any actors looking to do a play for a showcase or short play fest. Seriously. Produce this play.
  • Fridge
    30 Apr. 2023
    O'Grady has written a delightful play about the human/appliance relationship that will have audiences saying "scream." Is it better to settle for something old and broken, or to try to find something new hoping it'll be a perfect fit? As a new homeowner, the two repairmen hit very close to home. Scream. Well done!
  • Monsters Beyond the Midnight Zone
    30 Apr. 2023
    This could be Partain's darkest play yet...literally. I was lucky to see a production of Monsters Beyond the Midnight Zone at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Set in complete darkness, this play is a dream for sound designers and directors who want to push the boundaries of immersive theater.
  • Bottle Episode
    30 Apr. 2023
    A terrific short play for a university theatre festival. In addition to flexible casting, every role is smartly written so that it provides room for an actor to bring their own unique spin and make it their own. I was able to see the FDU University Players production and the wind blew (pun intended) the audience away with his comedic timing.
  • Two-Timing Loaf of Bread
    18 Nov. 2022
    Bultrowicz has written an absolutely absurd and hysterical crowd pleaser and a gift for two strong comedic actresses. The production I saw was the Act 2 finale of a college showcase and the perfect way to end an evening of short-plays. Fantastic!
  • That Must Be the Entrance to Heaven or, The Dawn Behind the Black Hole
    21 Feb. 2022
    I was so lucky to catch a reading of this play at Latinx Playwrights Circle. Franky Gonzalez has delivered another knockout of play. A thrilling, gut-wrenching piece about the amount of punishment we are willing to take to achieve our dreams. Gonzalez does a remarkable job of showing us the vulnerable side of these warriors and each fighter would be a dream role for an actor to play. (Juan’s monologue…can you say “Tony award, please!”) This play would be absolutely spectacular to see staged. It needs to happen!
  • The Ark of Negotiation
    13 Feb. 2022
    Another fantastic play from “The Book of John.” After covering Adam & Eve and Abraham & Isaac, John Bavoso puts his clever satirical spin on another Biblical story: Noah and his wife. 
Through the lens of a classic sitcom, Bavoso expertly tackles the challenge of trying to make the best of unprecedented times and the struggles of being the last surviving couple. The Ark of Negotiation would be a highlight of any short play festival. Read it. Produce it!
  • It's A Wonderful Satan
    24 Dec. 2021
    Everyone wants to feel that their work matters…even Satan. A darkly clever humorous take on a classic tale where George Bailey is replaced by the Prince of Darkness and Clarence is a demon trying to earn his horns. A fun show for any Christmas fest, especially ones that aren’t worried about getting a lump of coal in their stocking. Well done!
  • Becky's Xmas Wish
    4 Dec. 2021
    I love this play. Dark, twisted, diabolical, and absolutely hysterical. Was able to see Broward College's production and laughed out loud constantly. Just brilliant writing. If you are looking for a Christmas play that will 100% earn you a lump of coal in your stocking, you need to produce this Becky's Xmas Wish.