Recommended by Steven Hayet

  • Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes
    17 Nov. 2020
    Wow. Franky Gonzalez has written a beautifully and brutally honest portrayal of the lives of those in incarceration. Powerful. Thought provoking. Simply stunning. A mixtape for the ages.
  • COASTER
    6 Nov. 2020
    Mullen takes us on a wildly fun ten-minute ride in COASTER. This play would be an absolute joy for directors to stage & choreograph. Fast-paced and funny. Both characters (but especially Maria) would be a blast to play. Well done!
  • Write Your Name Upon My Heart
    6 Nov. 2020
    A touching play about love and the love that’s unrequited. Weaver packs a ton of heart (no pun intended) into ten minutes. Perfect for two talented actors in any short play showcase or festival. Just a beautiful piece.
  • A Craigslist Play
    6 Nov. 2020
    Love is alive in New Jersey! Carbajal has taken the Missed Connections and connects them in a way that does not miss. The piece is the perfect combination of humor and heart showcasing the raw authenticity of everyday people trying to find love. A beautiful piece for an ensemble to be performed in both virtual or in-person settings.
  • The Longest Opera Ever Written in Just One Minute
    8 Sep. 2020
    A hysterical one minute piece succinctly breaking down Wagner's 15 hour 'The Ring of the Nibelung' in a way that would make SparkNotes jealous. Now what am I going to do with the other 14 hours and 59 minutes I set aside?
  • Here There Be Pirates: A Ten-Minute Play
    24 Jul. 2020
    I was able to see Here There Be Pirates at The Barn Theatre and it was a big hit with the audience. When faced with the pressure of closing a high priced merger, don't buckle. Swashbuckle! An absurdly fun ten minutes. Read this play!
  • Suddenly Rippling, Out and Up (a 1-minute play)
    23 Jun. 2020
    A beautiful one minute play that'll tear at your heart. Martin puts so much into this little piece that perfectly encapsulates paternal love.
  • Three Year Summer
    13 Jun. 2020
    I was lucky to catch a reading of Three Year Summer at Kitchen Dog Theater’s New Works Festival. Berryman has written a fantastic play taking audiences way back to the time when we all waited with eager anticipation for the 5th Harry Potter book and a new broadband internet that doesn't tie up the phone line. Tommi and Pat’s relationship is absolutely adorable and perfectly captures the awkwardness of adolescence…even the weird parts.
  • Marianas Trench (Part One of The Second World Trilogy)
    6 Jun. 2020
    I was incredibly fortunate to see a reading of this play as part of Portland Stage's Livestream Series. Marianas Trench is an absolutely fantastic play. Sickles has a gift with words, even those that are [redacted]. Teddy and Anzor's pen-pal friendship will tug at your heart strings. This play will stick with you and have you thinking about it, and the world Sickles has created (or maybe predicted?) long after it ends. Can't wait to see it on stage. Well done!
  • Flying
    23 Mar. 2020
    Such an adorable play! Perfect for any class or school showcase. The two actresses would have a blast playing these sisters. Well done!

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