Recommended by Steven G. Martin

  • Of Course I'm Right
    18 Feb. 2020
    Richter's sly, satirical monologue sets up the audience beautifully. It's all about civility and modern communication, modern communication and civility ... and then, WHAM, a reminder of just how shallow/pointless/ridiculous the world can be. This is a gift for a comic actor and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
  • Don't Mind Me
    18 Feb. 2020
    Richter's short play is an empathetic portrait of those who want social connections, but are unable to cultivate them. This is an entirely recognizable -- and for more than a few people, relatable -- character and situation. A "sigh" of a play.
  • The Volcano Play
    17 Feb. 2020
    The world's going to hell? In Otterman's short dark comedy, it inspires complacency, selfishness, and nonchalance. "The Volcano Play" is a quick, damning look at American priorities.
  • TOUCH THE MOON One Act Play
    17 Feb. 2020
    Rose uses highly theatrical methods to bring this nightmare scenario to the stage. This is a character-driven, very tension-filled one-act.
  • The PlayMakers
    2 Feb. 2020
    This is a satisfying, imaginative romantic comedy. Going into the theater, an audience will know exactly how the personal and professional conflicts will end. But they won't know what paths the characters will take to reach a resolution, and that's a testament to Zaffarano's skills as a storyteller.
  • Paperweight, a Monologue
    1 Feb. 2020
    Does owning and shooting a gun make you more of a man? Boyle shows the seductive nature of firearms in this monologue that has a strong, clear, singular voice.
  • Truth is...
    31 Jan. 2020
    Have you ever laughed out loud, only to be slapped hard in the face? That's what an audience will feel watching Siering's short play "Truth is..."

    It's a satire that feels like a documentary; a harsh, perceptive, very funny, yet still slap-in-the-face experience that shows insight not only about contemporary issues, but also the larger plots and schemes at the national level that keep politicians toeing the line.
  • Project Code— [no room at the inn]
    28 Jan. 2020
    A delightful workplace comedy set in Heaven, specifically God's waiting room. Funny, yet thoughtful: Can Heaven be overcrowded? Can a committee offer solutions within an allotted time? Will the person in charge consider change? But mostly, it's funny and endearing. I'd love to watch a production or to direct one.
  • The Spot (5-minute)
    27 Jan. 2020
    Stolnack places hell and paradise side-by-side on stage, simultaneously. And it's obvious he knows about both, as shown in the level of details he includes. That alone makes "The Spot" a play that would be moving to watch.

    But Stolnack goes further by telling a story of friendship and redemption that trusts audiences to fill in the details and perhaps ask more questions.
  • almost native or BuT yOuR eNgLiSh Is So GoOd!
    27 Jan. 2020
    I'd love to see Paloma Sierra's choreopoem in performance. "almost native or BuT yOuR eNgLiSh Is So GoOd!" showcases the frustrations of being condescended to, of being patronized, and how those frustrations wear down a person, incident after incident.