Recommended by Steven Hayet

  • Dungeons & Dragons -- A Tragedy
    5 Feb. 2018
    A terrific short play. The relationship between Olivia and her father is very honest and real. Bowden is able to pack a lot of emotion into just four pages.
  • Elephants
    16 Jan. 2018
    An incredibly powerful and touching piece. Henry has a gift in her ability to create honest and relatable characters that draw the audience in emotionally. I was especially fascinated by Henry’s portrayal of Sue, a teenager with autism, and how logical it is for her to admire the elephants’ nuance-free method of communication. After finishing reading this play, my first thought was “I want to see this on stage.” The way Henry portrays Sue’s imagination interwoven with reality would be incredible to see performed.
  • Stuffed
    19 Dec. 2017
    Really enjoyed this very dark play by Jeanette Farr. A fascinating study of two oddly similar characters. I could see two actors having fun digging into these roles. Not going to lie. I read this script several times and each time I picked up little details that I missed. Farr drops a hint here and a clue there, but never lets the cat out of the bag.
  • Promised Lands
    18 Dec. 2017
    Very interesting premise. With states becoming more and more gerrymandered and politically polarized, the idea of a US divided into separate countries of only people who share the same race, religion, orientation, etc. is sadly not as fantastical as I would wish it would be. I would love to learn more about this world Diaz-Marcano created. While this play works well as a 10-minute play, it feels like a mouth-watering appetizer to a larger main course.
  • PORCH PAST
    11 Dec. 2017
    Loved this short play about friendship and forgiveness. Very sweet and touching. Keller has a way with her dialogue that is very natural and real.
  • SUPER-DEATH!
    11 Dec. 2017
    Really enjoyed this play. By telling the story through identical twin characters, Goldman-Sherman is able to play the with ideas of love, loss, and literally having to stare death in the face. Even in the moments of complete helplessness, we want to take care of those we love deeply.
  • SLEEPYHEAD: A 2-Minute Monologue Play
    15 Nov. 2017
    A very silly and funny short monologue. The style of the "dialogue" reminded me a bit of Robert Askins' "Hand to God." I can see an actor having a lot of fun with this piece at an audition or competition.
  • The Dress
    12 Nov. 2017
    How well does anyone know his or her parents? A very fun play with a cool premise and an unexpected reveal. I think this play could actually work well expanded to a full One Act. I’d love to find out more about these characters and the behind-the-scenes drama of this family.
  • Really Adult
    6 Nov. 2017
    Loved this play. Incredibly smart and insightful in the way it plays with the idea of being on a right path to adulthood. Bublitz's dialogue for Julie and Frank is lovably awkward and gives her characters a true realness and relatability.

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