Recommended by Rachel Teagle

  • Convent of Pleasure
    15 Aug. 2021
    A frothy, witty romp that's fun for actors and audience. I saw the 2021 Theatre Pro Rata production and was delighted by the wordplay and big, broad performances. A fascinating peek into an almost forgotten corner of the 17th century, this would be a great choice for theaters wanting to do a classical comedy that works for modern audiences.
  • Ronald Reagan: Time Traveler
    9 Sep. 2018
    I saw this play at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2017 and it was a blistering romp through right wing politics and misplaced hero worship. Informative, informed, and super fun.
  • All of the Everything
    9 Sep. 2018
    I saw this play as a staged reading, and can’t wait to see it fully realized. This play uses bold theatricality to capture a woman’s grief and a deep, horrific sense of injustice. A timely, necessary piece.
  • The Hired Man
    9 Sep. 2018
    A sweeping drama with a juicy role for an actress in her late 30s/40s. This modern day Oedipus story traps its characters so effectively that you’ll be watching the last scene through your fingers.
  • G Train Exodus
    21 Jul. 2017
    Funny, and achingly magical. I caught a production at the Secret Theater one act festival and I still think about it every time I ride the subway. Fleitman has a way of finding the fantastical lurking behind the ordinary and bringing it on stage in inventive ways.
  • Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner
    3 Jul. 2017
    Sweet, fun, and full of SCIENCE! This queer time travel adventure lifts both its characters and the audience into another world.
  • Shut Up, I'm on a Diet!
    2 Jul. 2017
    Wild, aggressive, and surprisingly vulnerable. Catherine Weingarten deploys utterly contemporary language to obfuscate, avoid, and dive headfirst into Tess's troubled life and relationships. A piece for the fucked up mermaid inside all of us.
    2 Jul. 2017
    A respectful, sex positive look at desire and consent behind the scenes at a porn studio. The plot moves quickly as all the characters reveal who they are and what they really want.
  • La Llorona
    28 Jun. 2017
    A bold, poetic look at the fear and fascination of being a teenage girl. The characters are vibrant and beautifully realized, great parts for young women. I was particularly struck by the expansive mythology and the changing faces of La Llorona as our protagonists face their own demons.
    14 Oct. 2016
    Hypnotic, powerful, and unsettling. Scientific and emotional truths ring out long after the play is over. I still find myself thinking about animal distress calls.