Recommended by Steven Hayet

  • Dear Neighbor
    26 Apr. 2021
    Was fortunate able to hear Soundscape Theater's production of "Dear Neighbor." Costa has created a very fun piece that will speak to anyone who's lived in an apartment. From furniture moving to laundry room etiquette, Costa covers it all. Well done!
  • An Awkward Conversation in the Shadow of Mount Moriah
    19 Apr. 2021
    In a time when we so often we see people using religion to justify horrible things, John Bavoso provides an clever spin on the Abraham & Isaac story. Packed with wit and a whole ton of heart, "Awkward Conversation" is a delightful conversation starter about faith, parenthood, and love, and would be a welcome addition to any short play festival. Well done!
  • Password: 2020 Escape Room [a 1-minute play]
    5 Mar. 2021
    In just one minute, Martin crams all of 2020 into our heads at the rate of Neo learning Kung Fu in the Matrix. The play is a terrifying metaphor for people who believe things will magically improve because of a calendar page turn. It takes effort, a will to keep fighting, and maybe a little bit of luck. (P.S. Did they try "Dolly?")
  • Behind the Shed
    10 Feb. 2021
    In Behind the Shed, Giselle Muise lets us spend a few minutes with two childhood friends during their return home from college for the holidays. It’s a beautiful slice-of-life play. These characters are real and relatable and would be an absolute delight for actors to portray. I want to know what happens next!
  • In the dark times, will there also be singing?
    31 Jan. 2021
    I was so lucky to catch a reading of this play by the talented team at Un-American Blackbox. Set in an alternate America, Dianne Nora has written a play with a fascinating crew of compelling characters and a story that’ll keep you guessing. Dark, weird, thought-provoking and I loved every minute of it. Can’t wait to see where this play goes!
  • Eating Crayons
    30 Jan. 2021
    Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The crayon eaters.

    In ‘Eating Crayons,’ three characters “wax” philosophical about the times they munched on crayons as children. Add in a Chorus to add some ‘color’ commentary, and you get a nostalgic, funny, and imaginative ten-minute play! Well done!
  • Spilled Tea
    30 Jan. 2021
    I was fortunate to hear a reading of Harper Lee’s “Spilled Tea” by Theatre Unmasked. Lee has written an beautifully honest portrayal of family and the individual struggle between ‘putting family first’ and ‘living your own life.’
  • Free Will
    30 Jan. 2021
    I was a able to see a production of this play by the students at LaSalle High School. A clever show pitting God vs Death in an argument about Will and Free Will. Full of witty dialogue and some laugh out loud lines, this play is a welcome addition to any short play fest.
  • Of the World
    30 Jan. 2021
    Was fortunate to see a production of “Of the World” by LaSalle High School. A beautiful and honest play, it was powerful to see these students bring this story to life on the stage.
  • Pangea (Part Two of The Second World Trilogy)
    15 Jan. 2021
    I was lucky to catch a reading of this play by Roly Poly Productions. After Marianas Trench, Sickles has done it again with Part Two of The Second World Trilogy. A beautiful play. Andy & Lincoln’s relationship coming together as the world (literally) falls apart will tug at your heart strings and have you eager for Part Three. Fantastic play. Bravo, Scott Sickles!