Recommended by Steven Hayet

  • Prometheus Shrugs
    15 Mar. 2020
    I love when a playwright can take a well known tale and flip it on its head. John Bavoso does that and then some with Prometheus Shrugs. Putting us in the shoes of the titan Prometheus and the bird sentenced to an eternity of eating liver, Bavoso has written an exceptionally charming and quirky comedy about friendship and the comfort of predictably. A perfect blend of heart and laughs, Prometheus Shrugs would be a highlight of any short play festival.
  • Ground Control to Baby Tom
    11 Mar. 2020
    What an interesting premise! A mission to have the first child born in space. Two potential mothers. One sample. Who decides which candidate gets to make history and which will forgo her dream of motherhood? A clever piece about rules, dreams, and who is in charge of them.
  • Eleanor Descending a Staircase
    26 Feb. 2020
    I don’t know if “Eleanor Descending a Staircase“ is art or if it’s anti-art, but I know it’s hysterical.
    Ian August has written a gem of a short play that takes us around the world with sharp, witty, Monty Python-esque banter. Great roles for strong comedic actors. "Eleanor" would provide a jolt of absurd fun to any short play line-up.
  • Slow Dating
    5 Jan. 2020
    A beautiful solo piece. Szudrich is a truly gifted storyteller taking you on this journey that will make you laugh and break your heart. Would be a great addition to any short play festival.
  • Winner
    26 Nov. 2019
    Berryman has written a play that lives up to its name with this powerfully honest (and funny) ten-minute piece about bias and privilege in the theatre community. Winner is a conversation starter. Instead of reading ‘“The Old Family” five hundred times,’ college students should be reading this. Berryman truly has a gift with dialogue. The conversation between Walker and Harvard is so natural yet also incredibly sharp and clever. Simply a fantastic play.
  • Paletas de Coco or, The Letter Unspoken or, The Christmas Eve Play
    19 Nov. 2019
    An emotional gut punch of a play. Franky Gonzalez has written a beautiful autobiographical piece that is vulnerable, honest, and just unapologetically Franky. We have all been in those situations where we regretted not saying something and vow to next time, hoping then we'll have the strength to speak at the moment when it’s most needed. However, when that moment does come, will we? And if we can’t, hopefully we have an Aaron to lean on for support.
  • Antagonism, or, Some People Like to P*ss in the Pool [a 1-minute play]
    11 Nov. 2019
    A sweet one-minute play about refusing to give in to negativity. Great addition to any short play festival. Perfect for performers of all ages.
  • Monsters Are Made
    27 Sep. 2019
    Langley has written a powerful captivating two-hander that stays with you long after you’ve put the script down. With this play, Langley dives headfirst into the darkness and poses impossibly difficult questions. Can someone make things right after he’s committed an unspeakable wrong? Or are some acts just unforgivable? Monsters Are Made is an extremely relevant conversation starter. Bold. Thought provoking. Theatres, produce this play.
  • Boxes Are Magic
    4 Jul. 2019
    A fantastic short play: funny, smart, and full of heart. Allie Costa cleverly verbalizes the inner thoughts of our feline friends. Whether you are a cat-person or not, you will find it absolutely hysterical. Both characters are terrific roles that actors will love to play, especially Cali. Boxes Are Magic would be a great part of any short play festival.
  • The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends
    26 Jun. 2019
    Such a clever short piece! John Bavoso had me hooked from the moment I read the title and he delivers a play that is funny, relevant, and packs a good amount of heart. A perfect addition to any ten minute play festival.

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