Recommended by Steven Hayet

  • My Body
    13 Feb. 2018
    This play had its first reading in 2012, but it as still as topical as ever. An incredibly smart and pointed satire. Bublitz takes today's society, flips it, and holds it up for us to see. With incredibly real and relatable characters, Bublitz creates a world that makes us question our own. I hope, over time, this play becomes less relevant, but right now the world needs it.
  • The House the Grants Built
    12 Feb. 2018
    Absolutely loved this play. The way Bykowski tackles Rebecca's relationships with her family, both living and deceased, are fascinating and raise so many interesting questions. Are we our family? Can we choose our history? Read it several times already and each time I find something new. Okay, enough reminiscing. This play definitely goes in the "keep" box and needs to be produced.
  • Immortal Combat
    10 Feb. 2018
    Very fun one-minute play with an incredibly cool premise about a family having to face their son's imaginary friend. Don't want to say too much and give anything away. Just read it.
  • The Show Must NOT Go On!
    9 Feb. 2018
    The Show Must NOT Go On! is a zany off-the-wall comedy that would provide a jolt of energy to any 10 minute play festival lineup. Clever and crazy and absolutely nuts in the best way. Would love to see this on stage.
  • 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.
    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.